Which Team Will Win the 2010 World Cup ?

SA20101 150x150 Which Team Will Win the 2010 World Cup ?Most of the heavy favourites have already qualified for the World Cup due next summer in South Africa. Previous World Cup winners such as Brazil, Germany, England, Argentina and Italy (also current WC Winners) all booked their spot in South Africa following a long and arduous road. Some teams such as Argentina have struggled while others such as England have cruised, yet the World Cup stage is a different playing field and previous results will not count. The only two teams with an outside chance that have yet to qualify are France and Portugal while the Spaniards have impressed in their group following their 2008 triumph in Europe.

Spain cannot be overlooked due to its rich talent, in particular the likes of David Villa, Xavi Herndandez and Fernando Torres among others. Other than Spain, the English national team under Italian Coach Fabio Capello had an impressive tally of points after convincingly navigating the qualifying group stage. Capello can count on the likes of Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, and Steven Gerrard to carry England all the way into the final stages.

The Brazilians and the Germans as well as the Italians often perform their best when it matters most. Brazil has a plethora of talent beginning with current Real Madrid star Kaka and stretching to right-back Maicon who plays for Inter Milan. The Italians are current World Cup holders so there will be additional pressure on the Azzurri to perform following  a relatively uninspiring qualifying campaign. It will be wrong to undermine Italy’s chances when considering that Gianluigi Buffon is recapturing his best form which had him labeled as the best custodian in the world while Daniele De Rossi remains a considerable driving force in the midfield engine room.

While Argentina had a horrendous sequence of results before securing qualification  in the very last match, it is not wise to exclude the Argentines from the list of potential winners though Diego Maradona as a coach has shown over and again that he not only lacks the know-how but also is clueless when it comes to strategies, team selection and tactics. After all, Argentina still has Lionel Messi though he continues to underperform when compared to his exploits with Barcelona.

Will one of the traditional powers (i.e. Brazil, Germany or Italy) or will an emerging nation (Spain and England) or a new rising team (Ivory Coast) triumph in South Africa? For the record no European team has ever won outside Europe and the trend could very well continue if Brazil performs up to expectations or perhaps a surprising African package rises to the occasions just as the South Koreans did in Asia 2002 when they made it to the semi-finals.

1,123 Responses to Which Team Will Win the 2010 World Cup ?

  1. emmex says:

    i think argentina will be the winner for the 2010 world cup. that team is the best and always will be

    • Maradonut says:

      FO Buddy. Arg should pack or come with little baggage. They are going out in the first round like 2002. Their 3rd game, they should check out from the hotel. After the game should head to the airport and back home.

      • cristina says:

        anda a cagar pedazo de putooooooo aguante argentinaaaaaaa

        • cristina says:

          argentina les va a romper el ortito jajaja. messi, tevez. pipa higuain the best and argentina have the best player Messi byee

          • christian says:

            hahahaha funny agentina sucks bad they got lucky they qulifyed aganst uruguay.uruguay was playing much better on that game then agentina,but agentina got a lucky goal like always.

          • sulfiker says:

            we want argentina……………………….. i love it

          • mike says:

            you are right argentina has the world’s greatest player but the rest of the team isn’t all that great compared to Spain

          • Lau says:

            People who think Argentina’s only player is Messi need to f off and go look at our team. We have other great players too, if you don’t know about the rest, just admit it. Just because you’ve only heard of Messi doesn’t mean you should say he’s the only good one.

            Vamos Argentina!

          • farmboiusa says:

            Argentina will be suck in 1st round tournament and sont rely on messi because he’s going to play messy nasty style

          • Nasser says:

            That is only ur dream . Messi can play in barcelona not in maradonnas argentina team

          • puede tener el mejor jugador pero el solo no puede’ messi supposely the best player didnt even score’

      • cristina says:

        Maradonut porq no te metes el baggage bien en el orto putoooo, chupa pija anda mirar partiditos de baseball que seguro no sabes un sorete de futbol… : Maradonut shuve some baggage up your ass, whore.

        • Maradonut says:

          Cool down buddy. Truth hurts right.

        • Ricardo says:

          BIEN AHÍ CRISTINA.. AGUANTE ARGENTINA CARAJO.. Y QUE SE META EL BAGGAGE EN EL OJETE ESE GIL…. LOS MEJORES JUGADORES DEL MUNDO ESTAN ACÁ EN ARGENTINA… Y LOS MEJORES EQUIPOS DEL MUNDO TIENEN ALGUN ARGENTINO, SI NO NO SON NADA….

          POR QUE NOSOTROS JUGAMOS CON EL CORAZON Y MUCHA GARRA. LOS DEMAS SON TODOS UNOS –PECHO FRIO–

          • indra Paudel says:

            i have made the one opinion that argentina should not win the match, because the play of germaney and urugay has more better than argentina so i support 3 teams they are : Brajil, Jermany and Urugay.

          • sergio says:

            tas bien pendejo’ argentina alomejor tiene uno’s de los mejores jugadores pero no es el mejor equipo’ no hables a lo pendejo’ angertina no vale verga’ segun tienen el mejor jugador del mundo y no iso nada ni metio gol

        • Kelsey says:

          I think i might diagree I think the final will be Brazil vs Argentina
          Maybe it will be a draw ORRR maybe Brazil will Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          Brazil Are the best team in THE WORLD. So watch out for the!!!!!!!!!
          Okay! I acn’t believe you like argentina I really didn’t even know they igsisted!

          • TOKOOL says:

            Hey Moran, You never head of “ARGENTINA”? did you just come out of a hole somewhere in the gehetto of BRAZIL!!! In case you didn’t know we are the BEST #1 WORLD CHAMPIONS!!! and next time you get out of the “JUNGLE’ go back to SCHOOL cause you can’t spell!!! ARGENTINA #1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • sergio says:

            that’s dumb’ that would be a good final’ but argentina has a bad coach’ & brazil has a bad midfield’

      • Almighty says:

        Maradonut: Watch your foul language. Give your input but don’t criticize others. Each and everyone have their point of view.

      • Argentina_Aquante says:

        hahahahha stupid maradonut, i hope you watching the world cup.

        ARGENTINA first hat-trick in the world cup this year 4-1. with 6 points now…

        Next time you “try” to talk trash maybe you should learn a thing or two about what you are actually talking about. Go home and grow up F@ggot…

      • Leon says:

        I can say one thing after reading u’r comments. You are mad or do not understand football. What do you think after seeing 2 Albiceleste matches ?
        If u do not understand some thing u shut off u’r mouth.

      • okupa says:

        Dude yesterday arg won korea 4-1, and by now the team has 6 of 6 points, so think before talking bullshit…

      • argentino clue says:

        maradonut you are a bloody legend

    • cristina says:

      yes your right argentina is the best always vamo vamos argentina vamo,vamos a ganar que esta hinchada quilombera no te deja no te deja de alentarr AGUANTE ARGENTINAAAA!!!!

      • Maradonut says:

        ARGENTINAAAA!!!! Go and spank your monkey

        • cristina says:

          y vos anda y metete un palo en el orto balin

        • Argentina_Aquante says:

          Maradonut maybe you should go and spank your monkey; since obliviously you don’t know SH%T about football (aka soccer)…

          Argentina first hat-trick in the world cup 4-1 and 1-0…6 points now….

          When we hold the world cup this year i cant wait to see you cry in agony…

      • Ashraf - from India says:

        Argentinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
        Messsiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
        Cristina, Im also the Argentinian fan, can you reply to my gmail.
        ashruak@gmai.com

    • Argentina Lover says:

      yes emmex that is so really.

    • Almighty says:

      emmex: Best team wins. God will help those who help themselves.
      Hope your dreams come true

    • David Jones says:

      Yeah, hahaha. I still the remember last match between Spain and Argentina, some months ago. Have you, argentinians, found the ball yet or still looking for it? Spanish players won easily just like walking in the park (I doubt they even sweated) while Argentinians defenders and midfield played with a knife in the teeth (attackers didn’t even see the ball). The final result had nothing to do with the match, we all know that. That was a football lesson. From start to end. From A to Z. Even argentinian papers agreed on that (do some research) which, considering angentinian natural one-sided blindness, is a whole achievement itself. Your only strenght is in attack (Messi, Milito and Aguero) and they need someone to gently put the ball to them. Where is Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, Alonso? Is Mascherano your remedy? Hahahaha. Keep dreaming on, boludos.

      ;o)

      • Parsa says:

        Nah dude, Argentina’s coach isn’t so bright, but they kick ass, I bet you are one of those sore Mexican losers. Don’t worry, no matter how much Argentina lacks a reliable coach, it will always kick your ass.

      • get lost says:

        shut the fuck up bud or else il kick ur ass so bad u wont beable to shit for a week

      • Argentina_Aquante says:

        I hope your watching the world cup…Hey Spain have you scored a goal yet???? and why did you lose to Switzerland???? ya that’s what i thought; cant say Sh*T now…

        and i think this world cup just answered your question…uhhh…yes Argentina found the ball and we have scored 5 goals now…first hat-trick in the world cup by the way…6 points..

        Vamos Maradona y Argentina…best team and country in the world….

        • Patch says:

          WE LOST THE FIRST MATCH BUT WON THE LAST ONE AND THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS!!!!!!1!!!! 8DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

      • Argentine American says:

        Listen David, Every dog has his day just like spain did! Oh by the way we did find the ball! We shouved it up your –ss! I feel for your Euro teams all their greats went home to represent their own countries!!! All the best Euro players are from Argentina and the rest of latin america so good luck and enjoy!

      • Argentine American says:

        David,
        What did you get dumped by a hottie argentine girl? Your dick to limp to satisfy a real woman? Because I sense some resent! Oh well not Everyone can be Argentine. I will remain silent from here on out the best of the best footballers are Argentine!!!

      • Leon says:

        I bet Spain will play lot of football in their home again as they will be kicked out soon from world cup. Where is Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, Alonso etc when loosing ???????? Ha ha ha. Spain is the most stupid team in world cup and their history in world cup will again be repeated.

        • Patch says:

          OH YEAH. I hope we’ll repeat the same the next WC!!!!1!! 8DDDDDDD
          The stupids WON THE WORLD CUP!!!!1!!

        • Juan says:

          JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA…. JAJAJAJAJAJAJA….. JAJAJAJAJAJA
          (Spanish stupid laugh)

          PS: JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA!!!!!!!!

      • Vero says:

        Sweety, check the results. ;)

      • Nazyk says:

        Where were your Xavi, Cecs, Iniesta and Alonso when Spain played with Switzerland??? You were right: “The final result had nothing to do with the match, we all know that. That was a football lesson. From start to end. From A to Z”. Spain had dominated throughout the game, but they coudnt win the game!!!

      • thata says:

        all teams that are left are good ones…otherwise they wouldn’t have made it to the quarter finals…they will all have to work hard and here’s where it gets interesting… i think that the top winners will be Brazil, then Germany and then Spain…MAradona has no class so he and his team dont deserve to win so hopefully they wont. Go Brazil!

      • parag says:

        yeah man!iiiiiiii like you

    • santanu says:

      Argentina can win the world cup if messi get chance to score a goal by hand.Dnt expect again.Brazil is always best.

    • sumit pai says:

      i agree ……………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Germany says:

      Germany will win not argentina get your head out of the clouds

    • lksryan says:

      actually, brazil has won all games against argentina in the past 5 years. brazil has won 5 world cups. So no, argentina is not the best team and it never was… yes im brazilian and u can suk our 6th wc

      • Stevie N says:

        How about Brazil vs Argentina FINAL and Brazilians win?

        • argnetinaaa says:

          dddddd, are you stupid?? unless you think Brazil won’t come out first of its group its imposible to meet in the finals. think before you say things you idiot. Besides pele sucks, maraodna is muuuuch better

          • Giorgio Armaddi says:

            That is not true. We could go on to see Uruguay-Brazil and Chile v. Argentina in semis. Check the fixture.

          • Bra says:

            What an idiot… Both Brazil and Argentina will come out first, and yes, they can only face each other in the finals. And Brazil will kick your asses…. Dream argentines… Dream…
            Brazil ***** a five star team…
            …..six stars on July.

          • kelly says:

            Maradona is a midget and Argentina sucks. How many cups have won? Are you stupid? Brazil will be the 6 time champ. No debate here, moron. have you seen stats. Pele and Ronaldo have scored the most goals ever. Look at “Diego the greasy midget” stats. Vamos Brasil.

        • Lorena says:

          Brazil ,no va a llegar a la final.

        • ARSLAN ASLAM says:

          How about Portugal vs Argentina FINAL and portugal win?

        • ARSLAN ASLAM says:

          Portugal Win That World cup
          U CAN CCCCCC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Argentina_Aquante says:

        Brazil??? best team in the world. are you stupid? Quit hiding behind pele; that was 50+ years ago….who cares…….and maradona is the best player in the world. Can pele handle the ball like maradona can? no….i didnt think so.

        Argentina will win this world cup you pelotudo so go back to brazil and shuve the football up your a$$.

        • timmol says:

          I AM AN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN,AND EVEN I CAN SEE BRAZIL WILL WIN THE WORLD CUP SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE EFFICIENT,PASSIONATE,CONFIDENT,THEY DONT PANIC AND AS A TEAM THEY ARE ALL TOTALLY UNITED.ARGENTINA ON THE OTHER HAND HAVE SOME GREAT PLAYERS BUT THEY HAVE BEEN LET DOWN BY A MANAGER WHO DOESNT HAVE ANY TACTICAL NOUS THEY ARE WEAK IN MIDFIELD.IF THEIR MIDGIT MANAGER HAD INCLUDED CAMBIASSO AND ZANETTI IT WOULD HAVE GAVE THEM A FAR BETTER CHANCE! GOOD DAY PEOPLE

        • teves says:

          ” maradona melhor que pele ,?!argentina win this wold cup?! you crazy ..you berly maded to this cup rsrsrsrsrsrsr!

        • Maradonut says:

          Watch your mouth buddy. ARG is going to cry after playing with Germany. To save the tax payers money, check out from the hotel. After the game head to the airport and get your as…s out from Africa. Your couch is good to be a Santa Clause. He should be keep himself busy during Christmas not at the world cup. Maybe we should call him, shorty Santa. Ho Ho Ho

      • Giorgio Armaddi says:

        Oh, great! winners by historical reasons! I guess we are thinking like Germans or French now, right? With that logic Uruguay will trash you in the finals… AGAIN!

      • Lorena says:

        ARGENTINA!!!!!!!!!!!!! AGUANTE MARADONA ,MESSI, TEVEZ, HIGUAIN,

      • Mexico-brazililian chick says:

        :D

      • MacDaddy says:

        To bad they are a third world country.I know most live in Florida to get away from the shit hole.

    • Qazi Morshedul Hoque says:

      I think ARGENTINA will be the winner for the 2010 world cup.Because Argentina have Great Lionel Messi !!!!!!!!!!

    • sonny says:

      Brazil, Brazil, BRAZILLLLLLLLLLL. I love their women too. Too hot.

    • mo says:

      Argntina. This team will not reach semi fnal. they have very very bad defence

    • Julian says:

      You just forgetting Holland..

      • M Rani says:

        Holland has won against Brazil- just to upset those who think that football is predictable.
        What will the Brazil lovers do now?
        Will they change loyalties in favor of Argentina?

    • FrankZgerman says:

      You must know a lot about football.

    • aubrey says:

      sorry but germany is kicking argentina’s ass!

    • yazan says:

      no mate haha they got knocked out 4-0

    • Marius says:

      I think one south american team will win. Probably Brazil or Argentina. They are the best and they are both from south america. Go Argentina!

    • Maradonut says:

      Argentina’s go and hang yourself. Loosing is one thing. But loosing 4 zero is humiliation and embarrassing. Maradona should take up Santa clause job and keep himself busy during Christmas. We should give a unique name and call him, Shorty Santa. Ho Ho Ho Ho

    • meeee says:

      Germany will be the Champion for the 2010 World Cup!…

    • jamima says:

      ARGENTINA IS OUT OF THE WORLD CUP EMMEX THEY LOST 4 NILS BY GERMANY

    • jeffrey says:

      wrong it will be holland that win the wc

    • ADAM says:

      judging that there already out im guessing they wont

    • Maradonut says:

      Finally Argentina made the right decision to get their ass out from Africa. The teams who went out in the first around are spending great time with their families. Having beer, margarita, cool ice tea, women’s etc. Spain, Holland, Germany and Uruguay are still running like a mad dog, cursing and swearing. After the world cup who gives a shit about who won the world cup. The winner will carry the cup and shaft up. Guys who are watching get a life. You guys are making the organisers, media, players, couches and etc rich for nothing. It is just a ball 22 knuckle heads chasing it to put in the back of the net. You guys think the players care whether they win the cup or not. All they really do care is how much bucks or money goes in their pocket or bank account. Clear examples Messi who messes the game all the time in club level he performs well but for his country he does not get hurt and messes the game. Why, if gets permanently hurt which club wants him. So he does not give shit about whether Argentina wins the world cup or not. Italy and France made the right choice by going out in the first around. They pretend they are sad and cry a little. Most of them are at a resort island and having a great time. I don’t think they are even watching any game. They watching women pussy and sucking tits. Spain pain in ass and Holland holes you guys mission are still not accomplished. The team that losses are still losers. So why go so far and exit. Exit early would be better.

  2. barca rlz says:

    this is my prediction, off course we can only predict, tournament is no friendly nor qualifier… one bad result and you’re out

    First, Brazil and Germany has the best chance based from the qualifier, confederation and european cup performance, Spain too but they never reach the final at world cup, only 1 time they’ve reached semi and remember in 2002? they had 6-0 victory and still went out at group stage. Holland elimination by Russia in Euro is another proof why we shouldnt predict a result just from previous match performance, in knock out stage you’re losing 0-1, you’re out.

    Italy with the 2006 squad has getting much older, and there’s no promosing youngster that could produce magical moment. Argentina has been struggling but they managed to beat Uruguay at Montevideo for the first time in 33 years, this proof what? no, they havent found their beautiful football back but it shows you how a team with small chance of winning above the paper still able to turn everything around. Argentina will no fav this time which would be an adventage for them.

    To me Brazil most likely to take this one, since no European team ever win world cup outside Europe, if there’s any surprise, it would be Argentina emerge as a winner which is not impossible.Keep in mind Brazil 2002 and Argentina 1986 were both struggling at qualifier.

    England? well it’s England, what ‘s their best opponent in qualifier? can they beat Brazil, Spain, Germany? or even Portugal and France if these team qualify? hmm, you guess… England only reached the final once at homesoil and just that.
    In Euro? even worst. So the winner to me would be Brazil or Argentina

    • jordan says:

      its just a question lol, u didnt need to write a essay bout it for god sakes !

    • Jemma Noble says:

      Hey its 4 years after and most teams have different players now and going off bad background will make them stronger. And england had a bad manager then now we have one of the best there is in the world of football so shut up coz u no nowt!

    • Issy says:

      i really support you, but hmm……., Argentina their chances of winning this world cup is low, it’s either Brazil or Spain nothing else. England… forget it.

    • Maradonut says:

      barca rlz- Don’t talk history here. It won’t happen all the time. Best team wins no matter where are they from except Argintina cos they like to play with their hands like Mardona. Since that incident, the most they went is until quarter final. That is also by luck. So stop dreaming.

      • Almighty says:

        Maradonut: Bad bad boy. Everyone has a favourite team. Why you like to criticize others and make them curse you. Teams that work double or three times hard would win the world cup. That’s the message from god. God will help those who help themselves.

        • Joseph says:

          Unless something something really unexpected takes place, Brazil for sure has the greatest chance. Dunga has resisted pressures while choosing a powerful, renewed and rejuvenated team without all the older, traditional players who tend to have declining performance with age. He knows exactly what he’s doing and his choice for the selecao is almost perfect. The new stars will perform magic…BRAZIL 2010!

          • Almighty says:

            Joseph-Brazil has a very balance team with lots of good subsitude. But still they have to work double hard to win the world cup. Over confidence and ego will kill. That’s how they lost some of the previous world cup. They have to stay very focus in every game. Whole world like to watch their game including me because of their indiviual skill. They have to remember God will only help those who help themselves. Hope your dreams come through.

        • Parsa says:

          god = not real XD

          • lebanon says:

            i no that its between the following three nations: brazil, argentina, and italy. Brazil won 5 imes before and Italy 4 times. I think argentina won once or twice. Even though germany won 3 times before which is more than argentina, they have not been playing welll. And for the people that think England is gonna win SHUT UP because freakin Portugal has a higher chance than England

          • get lost says:

            there is a god bitch

      • Ricardo says:

        COMO TE DOLIÓ EL CULO… INGLES DEL ORTO.. SE MERECIAN ESO “LA MANO DE DIOS (GOD’S HAND)”… ESO FUE UNA VENGANZA PARA MUCHOS OTROS PAICES QUE SUFRIERON SUS TORMENTOS.. ENGLAND AND ENGLISH PEOPLE ARE THE WORST, PIRATES AND THIEFS

        • cristysanz says:

          bien dicho ricardo ingleses putos usa ahora los esta cogiendo en el partido jajajaj son cojidos por los perros jajajjajaja

    • Xuls says:

      Great analysis! I’m from Argentina, and to be honest I think they’re not going to reach more than quarters. The whole team is really commited with the cup, but the lack of strategies from Maradona is going to be definetely more important than the love and passion for the shirt.

      Spain and even Portugal are going to break up the tradition.

    • Lorena says:

      ARGENTINA!!!!! YEA BaBe!!!!

  3. Buddy Irons says:

    I think the climate will be fine for the European teams this time around, so the Rest of the World might lose their ‘home’ advantage there. England have made the semis twice too, don’t forget, which is no mean achievement, and it only says how high the expectations of England are that they are seen as underachievers. Uruguay have won it twice, but don’t face the same level of expectation. I don’t think Argentina are contenders under Maradona, unfortunately, whilst Chile may be the dark horse from that continent. I like their attacking play, and their unique 3-1-3-3 formation. The USA overachieved at the Confederations Cup, and I don’t like the paranoid and Europhobic attitude of many of their supporter’s blogs, so I hope they bomb! France and Italy are dying teams, although Benzema and Bassano (if called up) may offer some hope for them. Germany’s record can’t be ignored.

    Spain and Brazil are clear favourites. The sheer talent at their disposal, and a number of incredible performances have confirmed this. Personally I favour Brazil, because of their strength in depth. It doesn’t really matter if any Brazil player gets injured, except perhaps Julio Cesar, since the replacement is likely to be just as good. I like Nilmar and I think Adriano will be back to his best by the summer.

    But who knows – maybe Didier Drogba’s Cote D’Ivoire will steal it.

    • Shaz says:

      “I think the climate will be fine for the European teams this time around, so the Rest of the World might lose their ‘home’ advantage there…”

      For your information,I had already heard so many people saying the same thing you said above before when having arguments about who will win World Cup 94 in USA and World Cup 02 in Korea/Japan.When I said Non Euro team will win WC94 and WC02,my opponents replied to me as exactly as you typed above.

      The winner of WC2010 is obviously a non european team because this World Cup is held outside of Europe.History always repeats itself and no human(except me) ever learns to accept it.

  4. Buddy Irons says:

    OK maybe I’m being a little unfair to the USA!

  5. barca rlz says:

    yes, Italy and Brazil were medicore in 2002 & 2006 qualifier but once in the world cup, it’s different story
    Nobody think Italy was going to win 2006 world cup, they have internal problem with the serie A scandal and they’re not spectacular or anything in qualifier

    Brazil won copa in 2004 and also confederation in 2005, they finished first in 2006 qualifier too, same achievement as today… but they’re not even in semi final, with Ronaldo, Kaka, Ronaldinho, Adriano, Robinho, Roberto carlos, they only managed to get one shot on goal against France.

    So while they’re clear fav and most likely to win above the paper, there’s still going to be a surprise, I think one of African team will make it to semi final but the final would be Brazil, Germany, Italy or Spain… outside bet would be Argentina, because we all know past history often played part in world cup run.

  6. wanker says:

    Spain hands down! No1 plays like SPAIN right now…u people are blind! BEST FORWARDS, BEST MIDFIELDERS, PROBABLY BEST DEFENSE RIGHT NOW AND OBVIOUSLY THE BEST GOAL KEEPER…BRAZIL IS THE ONLY 1 THAT CAN STOP SPAIN…

  7. the fouf says:

    i have to admit it was a good article.

  8. Mohammad says:

    From my point of wiev, Holland will win the world cup 2010, because it has young and good players. I remember well that Holland lost for Russia in Eurro cup 2008 and I am sure they will not repeat the preious mistake in world cup 2010.Accually in Eurro cup Holland played very well from begging and specailly against Russia and it was the bad chance for Holland to lost for Russia.
    Thanks

    • alex says:

      i wudnt say they’ll win this 1 but i would watch out for them next world cup but my prediction for this 1 is argentina

      • Maradonut says:

        Alex: Argentina playing football worst than school kids and yet you predict they are going to win the world cup. What’s wrong with you guys. ARG scoring own goals, playing with hands and use gods name, headbutt, bribing other teams to win like 1978 and yet you morons choose Argentina. Wake up buddy. Choose an Asian team they might win the world cup.

      • Prosper says:

        no man its england my friend thinks its portugal

    • Maradonut says:

      Mohammad-Holland always bad luck. Name Holland sounds like hole. That’s the reason they cannot win the world cup. Defence have many holes.

    • cristinaisabitch says:

      yeah man idont think so, maybe, i think brazil will win. but its true that a possibility

    • M Rani says:

      Mohammad, that appears to be quite a prophecy you made in October 2009. Today on July 02, 2010, the Dutch have upset the most favorite team- Brazil.

  9. nesonwaight says:

    italy spain, brazil, france,

  10. saed batshon says:

    Argentina has a good chance of winning, and I think theyre the top contenders to win this year, because since world cup began the winners were in a pattern : europe- south america-europe-south america, and since Brazil won for south america the last two times. Argentina will triumph.

    • Maradonut says:

      FO buddy. ARG games sucks. They should learn how to play with school kids

      • cristina says:

        maradonut cerra el orto putoooo when argentina win we are going to shuve the trophy up your f@*ing azz go and watch baseball putoooo

        • Maradonut says:

          ARG cheated wining the world cup in 1978 and 1986. 1978 they bribed a team and won 6-0. It would have Brazil that should had qualified. Shame on ARG. 1986 Marodona scored a goal with his hand. Shame on him. As a professional he should not do that. England should have qualified. ARG do not dream of winning the world cup again. Cheaters would not prevail

          • colly says:

            i like that saying CHEATERS WOULD NOT PREVAIL, so i pray france go out early for what they did to the rep of ireland, they didnt deserve to go out the way they did. Ireland were the better side on the nite. I recken it will be brazil v spain final, with spain coming out on tops.

    • Maradonut says:

      FO Buddy. Arg should pack or come with little baggage. They are going out in the first round like 2002. Their 3rd game, they should check out from the hotel. After the game should head to the airport and back home.

      UN:F [1.8.1_1037]

  11. Tim says:

    England are over-rated, Spain have a bad world cup final record. Brazil and Argentina would start joint favourites for me, with Italy, Germany and Holland close behind. My prediction – ARGENTINA, Maradonna is born lucky and will lead them to the 2010 world cup even though he has no managerial idea!

  12. Tim says:

    Argentina @ 9/1 is a must bet, England 6/1 – WHAT A JOKE, ARE THE BOOKIES MAD ? How can England be third favourites, we won`t get past second round – no chance.

    • Rami S. says:

      Hello Tim,

      It’s hard to predict at this stage with so much time left till the World Cup (injuries, suspensions and other factors can play a decisive role). At this point, Argentina’s track record under Maradona does not bode well for the Latin American side. He just does not have the managerial skills and certainly does not seem to get the best out of his players. More significantly, he is not getting Leo Messi to play at a high level to contribute to winning in South Africa 2010.

  13. Mach says:

    I think the Argentinian are playing dumb. waiting to get in WC2010 and show that what they can do. To see Messi and other playing as worst that I ever saw and barely made it has to be a trick.

  14. Jad says:

    Of course, the winner of world cup 2010 will be eeeeeeeggggggggggggggggggggggyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyppppppppppppppppppppppppppptttttttttttttttttttttttt.

    Go egypt, go egypt goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    You are the winner of WC 2010.

    • TAC says:

      its ethier South Africa or Argetina they have a bunch of black people but one things for sure THE MEXICAN SORE LOSERS WONT WIN

  15. Guillermo says:

    For the past 35 yrs, Argentina has produced some of the best futbol talent the world has ever seen, even greater than Brazil. They have won a record 6 Under 20 world titles, 2 World Cups, 2 Olympic titles, and several Copa Americas etc…
    The main problem, as everyone knows, is that as soon as these great players are old enough to make it big in Argentine clubs they are bought up by mostly European clubs etc…If these guys would stay in Argentina and playes out their carreers there, Argentina may have won another 1-2 World Cups in my opinion.
    The other and most current headache for Argentina is the coaching. I hate to say this but Maradona was one of the best players to ever touch a futbol, but he should’ve never been selected to coach Argentina. Unfortunately, Argentina will probably not make the finals if they do not change coaches right now. I would select Bilardo or better yet “el pelado” Bianchi, at least those guys know what they’re doing as far as tactics go.
    I would also call up Riquelme and npw you have a team that may have a chance to win it all in South Africa.

    • Maradonut says:

      Guillermo, ARG did not produce any good players. They are only good at spanking their own monkey. As I said earlier, all their players sucks. CHEATERS WOULD NOT PREVAIL. To save the ARG tax payers money, ARG should pack as little as possible. You guys are going out in the first round like 2002. 2002 ARG was the Favourite. Favourite my ass. This time check out the hotel at the last game of first round. After the game as expected you guys will lose at least 3 – 0. head straight to the airport. In this way you guys will save the tax payers money.

      • Argentina Lover says:

        you mad man do you know something about footbal?

        Argentina IS place of THE biggest football players Like : Batistuta- Ortega_ Veron – Zanetti – Stambiele- Canigia_ Crespo- Aimar – Sorin- and………………………………..
        and the Gods of futball (( Messi- Maradona))

        • Maradonut says:

          Argentina Lover :Batistuta is only good for running like a mad dog. Ortega-Only knows how to headbud and spank his monkey. Veron he is snake without any venom. Zanetti too old to play for 2010 world cup. Time for him to spank his moneky. Canigia good for taking Cocaine. Sorin Good for Scratching his balls. Messi good for messing a game. Maradona-Everyone know he is cheater. Only know to play football with his hand.

          • HOWARD says:

            ITS ALSO A FACT THAT ARGENTINA ARE THE WORLDS WORST LOOSERS AND ALSO WELL KNOWN FOR THERE CHEATING HAND OF GOD. THEY CERTAINLY WOULD NOT WIN ANY FAIR PLAY AWARD. AND AS FOR MARADONNA SHOULD HIS NEW NAME NOT BE MARACOKEAHHHHHH.

          • tosky says:

            What ugly your situation, one country that invented the football, but only won one fucking WC…jajajaja…only one, and you never forget that the best gool of history, maradone did…do you remember???? jajaja

        • Brasil FTW says:

          Argentina is playing crap. Saying Argentina is the place of the biggest football players is like saying Maradona is better then Pelé. It’s called common sense.

          Oh and if you do say that Maradona is better then Pelé, ask yourself this question: at what, sniffing crack or playing football?
          Crack: Maradona
          Football: the master himself.

          Argentina needs to get over themselves.

      • Guillermo says:

        not good players? i you dont know much about futbol do you? Di Stefano, Valdano, Maradona, Higuain, Tevez, Zanetti, The Militos, Messi, you want any more?

  16. Rami S. says:

    Guillermo,

    I agree with you about Maradona and his lack of managerial skills. Argentina may have the best record in the World U-20 titles but what really matters is the World Cup. Brazil faces the same issues as most of the Brazilian players tend to move to Europe once they flourish. The key is Argentina does indeed have some of the most talented players to ever play the game but temperament and mentality remain an issue as they seem to often lack discipline. Currently, Messi is the best player in the world and he has talent around him, so let us see what happens in South Africa 2010.

  17. Guillermo says:

    Rami…. My opinion is the the World Cup is not the only tournament that matters, and according to FIFA, the Confederations Cup and the Olympics are the other two that with the WC are considered to be the three most important men’s intercontinental futbol championships today, and only France and Argentina have one all three. Argentina and Uruguay share the most international titles won by a National futbol team, with 19 titles.
    In fact, aside from the WC, Argentina has twice as many titles (National team and Club) compared to Brazil.
    As far as the temperament etc…issues by Argentina players, I agree, but these issues are not only seen in Argentinian players but players from all over the world that are playing at this level. Besides, Argentina would not and could not have won that many titles w/o having a well diciplined team at that time.
    The bottom line is that I would love to see a coaching change for Argentina, call for Riquelme et all back on the team, hope that Argentina and Brazil meet in the finals, and may the best team win.

  18. Rami S. says:

    Hi again Guillermo,

    Well debated but I still believe World Cup is what matters and I think the majority of the people in the world think so as well. For me, the Olympics are like the French Cup or Coppa Italia. Yes, a medal is won but not as significant as winning Ligue 1 or Serie A. As for Confederations Cup it is like Copa del Rey, it is fine but it is not la Liga! These comparisons are perhaps not the best to use but the ones I can think of now. The World Cup triumphs are the only wons which allow a national team to stitch an extra star for every tournament won and it is by far the world’s greatest sporting event (perhaps even greatest non-sporting event).
    I actually have been a big fan of Argentina for decades and I think the three best players to grace world football since 1980s are Maradona, Zidane, Paolo Maldini (in his position) and Messi.

  19. Rami S. says:

    Just one thing to add:

    In 1986, Argentina had Maradona at his best (excluding the Hand of God) what this player did has yet to be repeated (his goals against Belgium and Argentina are simply amazing!).
    You are right about Argentina always having talented players but the difference is the team often disappoints in big tournaments as seen in 1994, 1998, 2006….

    • Maradonut says:

      Simply amazing!). my ass. Same player could not even convert 3 penalty 3 time in a row. What a shame.

      • Argentina Lover says:

        what a mad man anywhere your reply is there.

        can you not to comment about our lovely Argentina
        there is no need to your comment. ok don,t be like a mad sticky and gadfly ok ok

        • Maradonut says:

          Argentina Lover- The thing is Argentina cheated and won the 1978 and 1886 world cup. No body likes that. Time for you guys to hang the boot and start spanking your monkey.

        • Almighty says:

          Argentina Lover- Don’t worry about Maradonut. He is nut that’s the reason he choose that name. He is just winding and knows nothing about world cup. Ignore this person and give your positive input. Best person who knows to analyse a team and game, he will choose wisely. And that the team would win the world cup. Even best team like Brazil or Italy can lose to an unknown team. It’s a 90 minutes game. Everyone can make mistakes and lose a game in a knockout stage. So still it goes down how well a team stay focus to win in the final. If anyone teams could not make it, it’s not your year. That’s the name of every game.

  20. Guillermo says:

    Rami…I appreciate you being a long time fan of Argentina, epecially for an old gaucho like me. Anyway, although I understand and somewhat agree with your position that the WC is the only FIFA futbol championship that matters, in my opinion, I still do not agree and here’s partly why:

    1. The WC was not a worldwide championship until more recent cups. Ever since the first cup final in 1930 between Argentina and Uruguay, it was mainly a battle between South American and European National teams, whereas the Olympics (for example) have been a world wide stage since their inception, and so has the Confederations Cup. Now, I do not believe that these other World titles are better than the WC, just that they are very important and they really do matter, to the whole world now.
    It’s kind of like winning a Grand Slam in Golf or Tennis, which are not equivalent to futbol, but you see what I mean.

    2. FIFA world futbol ranking, although not perfect by any means yet, has been known to place teams that have even recently won a WC for example, in second or even third position etc…this is because their overall performance in other International and Continental championships was not that great heading into the WC.
    Italy is a great example, I think they were very lucky to win the 2006 WC, in fact, if Argentina would’ve beat Germany (I do not want to go there at the moment), Argentina may have gone all the way. Don’t get me wrong, I think Italian futbol is one of the best in the world, but not in 2006.

    3. So the bottom line for me, and I have played, starting in Argentina in 1957 until 1985 in the US, coached in the US since 1975 to 1995, and also listened to and/or have watched WC, Copa Americas, Intercomntinental Club Championships, you name it…since the 50s…The WC is the ultimate futbol tournament, but it is not the only Chamionship that matters.
    Vamos muchachos, vamos Argentina !!!

  21. Guillermo says:

    Rami…You probably already know this but just FYI: I agree, Maldini and Zidane were great players in their time, but when it comes to which were the best of all times (so far), the list is short, and it’s not just Pele and Maradona or vise versa, although Maradona was voted the best futbol player of all times a few years ago. Of course the Brazilians will always see Pele as being the best. I understand and partly agree, but Maradona was definitely the most naturally gifted player of all times in my opinion.

    According to many futbol experts, past and present players, coaches, futbol analysts, etc…there was also a very gifted player by the name of Alfredo DiStefano, also from Argentina, that should be included here.
    In fact, Pele recently stated that DiStefano was probably better than he was, it’s just that most of the world never got a chance to watch DiStefano play mainly because he played between the mid 40s to about the mid 60s, when the media was mainly local and not international.

    So here it is: Maradona, Pele, and DiStefano, and not necessarily in that order. There have been many other great players that came before and after these three but most of those guys do not even come close to how complete these three were. They were simply on a completely different playing and skill level, in my opinion. Not even the great Messi and others are close to being there yet.

    Guillermo

  22. Rami S. says:

    Hello Guillermo,

    I cannot comment on players before the 1980s because I’ve never seen them play. I’ve read about Di Stefano and I have seen many of Pele’s goals but I wanted to give an opinion on players I have seen play on TV or live. I’ve seen Maldini play and as a left-back and then centre-back he is probably one of the best ever. I feel without Maradona and without Zidane, Argentina would not have won WC 1986 and France would not have won WC 1998 respectively and this shows how great they were. As for Messi, he is the best natural talent since Zidane and Maradona. If he can lift the World Cup before he retires, then he can be compared with the best ever.

  23. Rami S. says:

    Hi again Guillermo,

    I am not a big fan of FIFA’s rankings! They remind me of College Football in the US and how they start to talk about surprises when the top team loses but in reality rankings are subject to many variables and are not accurate in many cases. I cannot see the English Premier League or the Italian Serie A or other leagues start giving out pre-season rankings but then perhaps the previous season can serve as a reference point. I just feel FIFA rankings are close to ‘ineffective’ because how does the seeding system work for Euro Cups (for nations), for the World Cup and other tournaments?
    The issue I have with both U-20s and Olympics is they are not representative of the true football of a nation due to the restrictions on age.
    What makes the World Cup great is players from ages 17 till 40 can probably participate depending on form and performances. The qualifying allows all countries in the world the chance to compete and stake a claim too.

  24. Jacqueline says:

    I’d love to think that Uruguay could reclaim a little of it’s almost forgotten glory (last world cup win 1950 – but what a win!). I have become so discouraged with the attitudes of the players from years past, that I haven’t kept up with these new young guys. I don’t foresee Uruguay as champions (although stranger things have happened), but a respectable exit would at least restore some national pride (no over feigning for time & no plethora of excuses from the team). We’ll see.

  25. Rami S. says:

    Hi Jacqueline,

    As you mentioned anything is possible but logic dictates keeping in mind certain variables which unfortunately indicate Uruguary will not go too far. You just never know and hope is one way to create belief before moving forward and trying to achieve something. Hopefully the Uruguayan players have the determination and commitment as well as discipline to achieve respectable results. You are 100% right about the attitude of some players in recent years affecting the national team.

  26. Big Ed says:

    i think brazil looks awesome…i would like to see italy win, but i think their luck has run out…they got very lucky in o6…that’s not going to continue for a very long time…i can’t see argentina win…they barely qualified for christ sakes…england is a good team, but they lost against brazil in the friendly they desperately wanted to win to prove something. germany is alway the surprise team. they may reach the final as usual but not win it. i’m not going to put much on spain after they got beat by the usa in conf cup…come on the usa…spaniards are are not born winners, not since the armada. but i got to give them credit for winning the euro in good form. none of the african or asian countries have a chance either…they dont have what it takes… savy…portual? ronaldo is overrated and does not seem to care about his country’s team. he’s a club boy. portugal does not have much else going for it.
    so, my money is on what appears to be an unstoppable and talented brazil…look how confident they are, they are not even bothered by the so called group of death they are in. i dont think they think it’s a group of death. maybe they are thinking, DEATH BEATS.

  27. brazil sucks spain will win the wc italy are oldish and same with france spain only lost to the usa because the didnt put on there best players

  28. ahmed said says:

    spain will win world cup 2010

  29. Jose saldivar says:

    In my opinion the winner will be MEXICO for some reason I think all the new young players the Mexican team has and the way they’re playing it’s just wonderfull…but if it’s not Mexico for sure it would be holland or Spain…maybe England

  30. Rami S. says:

    The Mexican team is talented but I feel they will not go far because of the lack of experience on the big stage. The Mexican often had very talented players at previous World Cups but could not reach the latter stages.
    As for the Dutch, I don’t think they will make the semis but perhaps the quarter-finals at best.
    The Spaniards have what it takes, in particular after gaining the winning mentality at Euro 2008, but they must perform up to their skill level. I think they will make the semi-finals and I expect England to make the semis too. Rooney is playing extremely well and Capello has been a positive influence inside the English camp. Let’s wait and see; anything is possible! This is what makes the World Cup such a fascinating event. One incident and everything can change.

  31. Modz Web says:

    Hey Buddies! WHAT ABOUT GERMANY??
    Remember that when they are bad, they reach the finals. And remember that when they show average skills in football, they win the cup!
    First semi final is gonna be between Germany and Spain, and Germany might be looking for a revenge, they reached the semi finals in the last three major cups (WC2002,WC2006,EURO2008), and dont forget that Spain is not lucky in the knock out stages, though they have the best team today, but i think that realistic Germany will defeat Spanish revolution!
    Second semi final will be between Brazil and England. A 50-50 match.
    Italy? Not this time, OLDIES.
    Argentina? Is Maradona a coach? Argentinians will travel back to Buenos Aires after the round of 16.
    France? I have no idea, i still cant believe how they reached the finals in 2006.
    Netherlands? They proved that they’re the best in the Qualification stage, only.
    WC2010 Winner: Brazil, Germany, or England.

    • Maradonut says:

      Modz Web-Germany can forget it of reaching the second round. They cannot smell black ass. When the Africans fatt the Germans will faint. And further more to many old cocks are playing. Time for them to hang their booth and spank their monkey.

    • Sarah says:

      you got a few things right. the semi’s between germany and spain. and italy didn’t do too well…and neither did france. that huge scandal really screwed them over.
      argentina did a lot better than i expected.
      and the netherlands surprised me so much. i didn’t think they’d last very long. the same with ghana, i felt myself routing for them during the match between ghana and uruguay
      i don’t know what was up with england this year. they turned out to be such a mess.

  32. Rami S. says:

    It’s too early to judge because injuries, suspensions and what happens during each match could change the outcome of the World Cup.
    Brazil & Spain are probably two of the strongest teams at the moment and the Spaniards finally have the right approach to winning after the Euro 2008 triumph.
    Brazil are very dangerous and have a big opportunity to make up for the disappointing 2006 tournament.
    England will falter when they meet one of the elite teams.

    • Maradonut says:

      Rami S-Spain is pain in ass so they cannot win the world cup. As for Brazil, they are not dangerous of playing football. They are dangerous of showing off like Ronaldino and taking bribes like Roberto Carlos. The winner of the world cup 2010 will be the super AFRICANS. The have a special super weapon called atomic gas (Fatt). When they fatt the opponents will faint. 2010 WORLD CUP BELONGS TO THEM. ( MIGHTY AFRICANS)

  33. Paul says:

    Holland, i think, but it would be set in concrete if van nistleroy can swallow his pride and come back 1 last time for his country

  34. Nelson Franco says:

    ARGENTINA IS GONNA WIN, ARGENTINA IS GONNA WIN. I might be portuguese but argentina have the BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD: LIONEL MESSI.

  35. Rami S. says:

    Messi is the best in the world at the moment but he does not have the same influence on the national team. He plays better for Barca because Argentina are lacking a Coach who knows the game. Maradona was a great player but his judgment has always been a disappointment (whether as a person or as a coach).
    I think Brazil, Spain & England are better equipped for WC 2010.

    • Maradonut says:

      FO Rami S. Messi know shit about football. He should lick Pela balls to play better football. Maradona should quit coaching ARG and should screach his own balls.

    • WC2010 says:

      Rami S,

      You cannot be serious in what your saying right now. One his PERSONAL decisions on how he lived his life will never take away from how great he was. Also, him being a great player (the best), and knowing how’s it’s like to be a world cup champion and knowing what it’s like to work as a team to get ahead already gives him a heads up. Messi was highly criticized during qualifications because everyone said he played better for barca. But lets be real, one he was getting used to his new teammates, and also, he has busted his ass off this world cup. Unfortunately he has no goal yet, however has the most shots on goal. It’s not his fault other players cant keep up with him and have to take him down all the time.

      There is probably not anyone coach that KNOWS the game more than Maradona. He knows what it takes to make a winning team. And his relationship with his players is a great help too considering how much faith he has in them. He’s not a disappointment. I was in Argentina studying and you mention Diego Maradona and he’s an idol, a legend, whatever you want to make of it. He’s a God to many. In a country where soccer is a way of life, it’s hard to not admire him. And England, is out due to a bad coaching and not dedicated players. Spain being the best, cant seem to do anything right. They think they’ll take out Argentina in the semi’s well.. they better pray for that, because if it was all based on talent and soccer abilities they have no chance against Argentina the way they are playing now.

  36. 1962 3rd place says:

    Brazil, Italy and Germany have little to prove anymore, they’re always the ones who know how’s done, only that this is in So. Africa and Europeans never win outside their comfort zone. Spain has been enjoying Euro 2008, and enjoying FIFA’s #1 world ranking; that’s all fine and I sure hope that every Spaniard is enjoying this fully, however, Spain is just one of 100′s of nations who have never won a World Cup and if they do not win this one for whatever excuse, they’ll continue to be an also-run, therefore, ALL the pressure in the world is on them to win the Cup. They simply have no other choice and comes June, comes the quaters finals and the semi finals, if they’re still in contention at that point, they will be sweating bullets faced with the moment of truth as to whether they really possess what it takes to overcome the proven experience and savvy of the Italians, the Brazilians, the Germans, even the Argentines, Brits and French on this, the hottest of football stages, where you cannot choke, where you cannot do it if you don’t possess that “ne sais quoi” of the proven ones.

  37. 1962 3rd place says:

    However, and in all fairness, because of Spain’s tremendous contribution and entertainment they provide to all of us enthusiasts in the football world of today, not to mention their world renown great players, not only in La Liga, but elsewhere, I would be happy if they could finally overcome that ugly and down right strange history of major World Cup disappointments. In fact, by my screen name here some could probably figure out why I lived through one of these examples of a real poor preparation for a national team in the part of Spain. In the 1962 WC, I was a very young little local enthusiast, but I sure knew everything that went on, and I do remember the incredible team, full of true bright stars that Spain brought to Vina del Mar, mostly based on that invencible 5-straight Euro Cups winners, Real Madrid. Names? Segarra, Santamaria, Luisito Del Sol, Luisito Suarez, Peiro, DiStefano, Puskas, Gento. And to help even more, by the third game in the group (Spain-Brazil) Pele was already hurt and out. End result: After losing to Czechoslovakia 1-0 and to Pele-less Brazil 2-1, all those superstars went right back home. — I sure hope that the people in charge this time will get absolutely everything that they can get from the team on the field. If not, it’s deja vu.

  38. Maradonut says:

    Argentinian pack with smaller bags. You guys are going out in the first round

    • WC2010 says:

      Maradonut,

      WHERE ARE YOU FROM… and why are all your comments about hating on Argentina. If you were seriously a soccer fan you would recognize good soccer when you see it. Talent is what matters if you have a passion for this sport. Argentina along side with Brazil, Spain, Germany, and some others have the most talented players, and play a unique soccer that will always make them amongst the best of the best. Thats why in all the the WC history, only 7 teams have every won the world cup. It’s always the same teams you see in finals and semis and so on.. Argentina has more than proved itself with it’s soccer abilities, and has shown they have great players. So what are you talking about? And messi doesn’t know about soccer, you obviously don’t either. He’s named the worlds best player.

      • Maradonut says:

        WC2010- You are right. Loosing four zero to Germans. What a shame. Germans were toying with ARG. Messi was running like a mad dog. The keeper busy strocking his hair instead of catching the ball. He looks like a gay with his hair style. All the ARG players sucks. Maradona should be a Santa Clause now. He knows that he don’t have it. Cheaters won’t suceed. The best thing ARG should do is spank your monkey and hang your boots. Merry Chrismas to our new appointed Santa. Call shorty Santa. Ho Ho Ho

  39. shane says:

    some teams that i would lay a little bit of money on for a long shot!!

    Ivory Coast
    Netherlands (NOT REALLY A LONG SHOT)
    Uruguay
    USA (LETS GOOOOOOOOOO)

    Anything can happen!

  40. 1962 3rd place says:

    I do believe that Spain is actually the team that’s playing the best football right now. However, like I said before, this is not about who’s playing best; it’s about who knows how’s done, or has what it takes to face and to beat (during the knockout stages and final) the likes of Germany, Italy or Brazil, and I would even include Argentina because they’ve won this thing at home and away and they may have a retarded coach, but their players do qualify as world first rate, just ask a whole bunch of European teams whether that’s true or not. I’d probably add France and England as well, although they could only win it at home and only once.
    Also, NO European has ever won it outside their comfort zone, unlike Brazil (Sweden, USA and Korea/Japan. This is why I add what has been “proven” + a new found physical strength that, added to their well known skills will be enough edge to give poor and great Spain, yet another and unfortunate disappointment.

  41. Sebastian says:

    look at the facts:
    a european team has NEVER and i repeat NEVER WON THE WORLD CUP OUTSIDE OF EUROPE so i exclude any european team from the possibility of winning in south africa.Im not saying their wins were corrupt, some were faire (not the italian ones though..ugh)

    Brazil is filled with talent and very good as a team
    Argentina has the best players in the world individually but a a team maradona has screwed us up.
    Maybe argentina will win but the odds point to brazil.
    (IM from argentina btw)

    VAmos argentina carajo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Guillermo says:

    It’s still too early to tell, but with or without Maradona, I strongly believe that if Argentina get’s past the round of 16, and really start to gel as a team, they will be much harder to stop, like what happened to Brazil with Pele in 1970, and Argentina with Maradona in 1986. Argentina may go all the way and possibly meat Brazil in the final, which has never happened, yet in the history of the WC. I hope history is made in 2010 !

    Messi is considered by many to be the best player in world at the moment, but he will be also surrounded by superstars stars like: Higuain, Tevez, Aguero, D. Milito, Macherano, Di Maria, Veron, De Michelis etc…

    The main problems now are: 1. As usual, most of the National team stars are abroad, not at home, so time playing together and friendly matches prior to the WC are very limited. That’s always been a big problem.
    2. Grondona should of never selected Maradona as the coach, but it’s too late now. Now, although Maradona will never be the best coach in the world tactically, he may the best in ther world when it comes to raising the level of heart and spirit of these great Argentine players at the WC.

  43. Jimmunk says:

    we all know that ahha, who’s ganna win the world cup!!!
    #
    Go, go England!? Go, go Rooney! Go, go Terry!
    Go, go Lampard! Go, go Ferdinand! Go, go Gerrard!

  44. Mike says:

    I think that Spain is the team to beat right now without a doubt. My biggest worry for that side is that they may want it too bad and mess up. I would also worry about burnout, which, at least to me, appears to be the reason they crashed out of the Confederations Cup to a very spirited American side. I also tip Brazil to be a dangerous side with the Netherlands, Ivory Coast, and Portugal all appearing to be contenders if they bring their best game.
    Outsiders are Italy (too old and Lippi is too stubborn), Argentina (Maradona is a loose cannon), England (too over-hyped for what they actually have), and Germany (they just appear to be missing that special something).

    For full disclosure I support the Azzurri.

  45. Guillermo says:

    Great win for Argentina over Germany today, played in Munich !

    Vamos con todo muchachos, vamos Argentina !!!

  46. Jeroen Leunissen says:

    After EC 2008 I don’t think that Italy and France stand a chance. There glory years are over. I think Spain, England, Germany or the Netherlands will have the best chance. Argentina had troubles qualifying so I don’t think they will stand a chance. There win over Germany was a lucky goal and a keeper error. So don’t be to happy about it. BTW i am not a German I just think they have what it takes.

  47. Guillermo says:

    Argentina had trouble qualifying for the 1986 WC yet they won it, so just because they had trouble this time means nothing. BTW, they won their last 2 qualifying games, including the big win (1-0) against Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay, not an easy task.

    Their win against Germany was not based on luck but rather great defence, especially by W. Samuel, excellent midfield play by Veron, Di Maria, and even Messi, and an army of great strikers like Higuain. Maradona’s equipo is getting there, slowly but surely. Messi will shine this June/July, that he will.

    In my nopinion, Higuain’s golazzo was fantastic, and not lucky due to the German keeper coming out to far from his box to stop him. The keeper actually made the right choice, he was just a split second to late.

    Here’s what was said about Higuain’s goal: Angel Di Maria’s long left-footed pass was perfectly weighted and curled, and it tore the German defence to shreds, forcing goalkeeper Rene Adler to come 35 yards out of his goal to try to cover stranded defender Per Mertesacker. But Higuain got a deft touch to the ball, drifted away from the defence and slotted easily into the open net from 30 yards out – a clinical piece of class that was the difference between the sides.

    I’m glad to see Argentina play well, although not nearly at their best form, yet. They have the great player in “La pulga” Messi, excellent supporting cast, and Maradona is starting to show that he can coach after all.
    I strongly believe that Argentina will be one of the top teams at the 2010 WC and has a good chance to reach the finals, and I hope it’s against Brasil.

  48. josh says:

    all of u guys r wrong. When spain was the champion and hadn´t loose for 28 games tha USA came and beat them, after in the American cup Mexico beat the US by 5 goals, and then to qualify for the wold cup they scored another five goal, so recently mexico has won the American cup from there they been brutalizing all the teams that get on their way, they scored 5 on bolivia and recently 2 on New Zeland, all u people don´t know about soccer and make ur bets on teams that had won the world cup. Most of u beat on Argentina that burly made it to the world cup and Spin that lost against the USA and germany that hasn´t been playing good lately. Well my beat is on Mexico

  49. Paul says:

    I want to make a few comments. I think Spain are most likely to win. I am from England who are not overrated, they play clearly with the most spirit. Please dont go back about who won in previous years, it’s like picking the next lottery tickets, the past dont ever really come up next time. Each world cup you will have new players, older players, ones who are improved and others not so good, even injured players who cannot show. Probably even a different manager. So go by performance recently on players in the team and keep the manager in mind!

  50. upyours says:

    SPAIN-SPAIN-SPAIN-SPAIN-SPAIN

  51. Jas says:

    KNVB!!! Holland are winning the 2010 world cup… fire squad~!!!

  52. Dennis says:

    I dont understand why everyone is picking Spain to win? did you already forget what happened to them against the U.S? yes the U.S?! Italy was great in 06 because they had a quiet run. no one thought they would go anywhere, after winning the group they had one or two good games which they won not by talent but by determination and the greatest keeper of all time GiGi. They had the best sweeper in the world in Fabio Cannavaro and the mid man in the world at that time (or atleast played like it) Pierlo. Yes I am an Italian fan but even I know where to draw the line.. Brazil!! hands down will win this world cup! Germany will make a run and will probably be in finals. The dark horse uruguay.

  53. Dennis says:

    England on paper is the best team second to brazil..ON PAPER! just like spain! Spain, England, Nederlands, Brazil will all make it to the second round no doubt. Nederlands and England will lose in the round of 16 and Spain will round of 8 because they cant paly on a big stage. If the US beat found a way to beat spain in confederation cup I am sure brazil and other great team will find a way beat them easily. dont forget brazil knows how to play two separate halfs.. They can come always come back the seconf half and dominate a team with no problems.

    • Maradonut says:

      Dennis-If Brazil do not take under table money, they might win. 1998 and 2002 they were bribed by France. Analyse the game you will know. So don’t bet on Brazil too much. Roberto Carlos is the biggest culprite.

  54. Jimmy says:

    England. They are missing out on players but they’ve recently been playing great. Spain I’m not bothered about for some reason. Arg,,, nah not botherd. France, used to be but not so much now. Germany… possibly yes. Brazil… yes. I just hope we can play as good as we have recently and we may stand a chance. :D

  55. Rami S. says:

    It is still too early to tell with injuries and other incidents potentially derailing any of the favourites.

    I feel Brazil is the clear favourite at this stage but others such as Spain and England could be a major threat. England is suffering from injuries but Capello can still help guide the team to glory for the second time in history.

    Argentina is dangerous with Messi being considered by many as the best player of his generation. Please refer to following link for an update:

    http://www.worldcupbuzz.com/world-cup-2010-update-on-tournament-favourites/

  56. Tom Gordon says:

    ” Italy was great in 06 because they had a quiet run.” Astute. I don’t like Spain at all, though they probably have the most talent. Attacking teams like Spain this year and the total football Dutch get ground down with so many big games coming so quickly. Spain will likely win a QF game 5-1 against a good team, everyone will talk about what a great team they are, and they’ll go out 1-1 on penalties in the semifinals.

    The winner will be a team that conserves its energy, like Italy last time. I like Brazil this year. A lot of talent, and a conservative game plan. If not, I don’t like Italy, Germany, the Netherlands or England, for various reasons, including no particular. Which leaves Argentina. Why not? Maradonna seems to have finally realized all they have to do is keep enough bodies in front of the ball for their attacking talent to have a great chance of winning. If he can stick with the same 11, any 11, for the month or so before the tournament begins, and then for the tournament itself, I think they have a real chance.

    Also, the past doesn’t come into it, but teams with a rich history of failure have extra trouble getting over that hump. I’m talking about England. Capello can bully them into the semis, but no farther.

  57. Tom Gordon says:

    “Argentina @ 9/1 is a must bet, England 6/1 ” Really? Anyone who bets on England to win the cup @ 6/1 needs an introduction to football, a psychiatrist, substance abuse counseling or all three. Let’s just picture it, shall we? Begin with England winning its group, which it probably will, then winning its second round game, maybe against Nigeria. Okay. Then they need to beat France, or maybe Argentina or Mexico, in the QF. That’s about 50-50. And then they’re going to go on and beat, say, Spain and Brazil in the semis and finals? You’re dreaming. They never beat Brazil. Spain toyed with them. And they can’t win big games.

    I’m not saying Argentina @ 9/1 is a good bet, but it’s not an awful one. They have the talent, they have the history, it doesn’t look like they have the manager, but things are looking up…

  58. Rami S. says:

    I agree regarding England but I can see them make the Semis under Capello. As for Spain, they’re one of the most talented teams but they’ve never won the World Cup and this would require overcomingsome major psychological barriers yet the Spaniards succeeded in Euro 2008.

    It will very much depend on how the big teams do in the group stage and their opponents in the second round and QFs. I still think Brazil are my top choice for now. If Messi can be set free by Maradona and can be surrounded by the proper players then Argentina can go far.

    • lester says:

      I breally bet all my money England will go home after group stage,too high expectations!!! Premier league is great but led by foreign players. Holland squad is gonna win World Cup!

  59. Jay says:

    Brazil for me. Not huge odds, but they do reflect their chances.

    11/2 to win and I have covered my stake with a saving bet at 5/2 to reach the final.

  60. Football says:

    New Zealand will clearly win the World Cup!

  61. lucio says:

    Against facts there are no arguments. Brazil , Italy and Germany were in the final game at World Cup 15 times since 1930. This mean 15 times in 18 times possible

    ITALY – 1934, 1938, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006.
    GERMANY – 1954, 1966, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990 and 2002.
    BRAZIL – 1950, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 1998 and 2002.

    15 TIMES: 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006.

    IMPRESSIVE: Brazil and Germany together were in the final game in 13 times (considering 2002 just 1 time) among 18 possible: 72%.

    This numbers indicate that 1 or 2 of them will be at the final game in 2010. As i said FACTS, just facts.

    • 1962 3rd place says:

      Lucio, I absolutely agree with your statistical numbers. People tend to say that history doesn’t count, but that’s probably what they said every time that either Brazil, or Germany, or Italy won it. It is not the “old players”, but it is that, generation after generation, certain countries keep confirming that their players do know how’s done and other countries players do not, immaterial of how good they looked going in

  62. You Bitch!!! says:

    U fukin guys r gay <,.> W dun cae tht we lost, cuz refree “Kodja Coffee” is super gay. not only gay , also homo fuckig biiitch.

    1 2 3 Viva L’algerie & France !!!!

  63. joaquin says:

    all yo are all wrong mexico is probaly playing the best in my opinion. so mexico-mexico -mexico

  64. chh says:

    england!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    they were the best and are the best

  65. England Faithful says:

    Check out this sweet video of England at their very best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3SJmJ6R4ho

    • Maradonut says:

      England Faithful-Best in what? Playing football wearing panties like David Beckham? England if luckey, might go to second round. That’s all buddy. They can only play well in England. Their balls comes heavy if they play else where.

  66. bob says:

    Argentina can win the world cup with messi with 34 goals he is on form and evry one is say sapin but italy won 2006 world cup and they where not fav so i am going to bet argentina to win world cup 2010 with9/1 good price and england willl go far as semis

    • Maradonut says:

      120 bob-You are damp wrong. Argentina might as well skip this 2010 world cup to avoid embrassment. Going out in the first is confirmed.
      ARG cheated wining the world cup in 1978 and 1986. 1978 they bribed Peru and won 6-0. It would have Brazil that should had qualified. Shame on ARG. 1986 Marodona scored a goal with his hand. Shame on him. As a professional he should not do that. England should have qualified. ARG do not dream of winning the world cup again. Cheaters would not prevail

    • g-ray bown b says:

      I’m not an argentine but I do believe they have a great team.now every body are talking about diego moradona doesn’t do his job well.I wonder what do they want from him?He was a great player. I think he’s doing good, wait you will see that too.for this moment they have the best player in the world no body can’t deny that.lionel messi,gonzalo higuain and sergio argueo rule spain.tevez is in good shape,diego millito is a murderer right now.take a closer look with lavezzi. for this wc I think the final will be between brazil and argentina.but don’t forget about the african’s teams believe me they are not gonna be easy to beat.I stay like this because the future is not ours to see.

  67. Nexye says:

    BRASIL FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Maradonut says:

      Nexye, Brazil down fall is mainly due to over confidence, eco and show off samba. That’s the reason Dunga did not select our FIFA player of the Ronaldino. All ways wants to show is trick and loses the ball to the opponent. Next on the least to go will be our former player from real madrid and macaster city Robinio.

  68. Smak says:

    spain at this rate should win,best team on paper raul and torres at front then there defence and mid is crazy

    but i got a fealing england should do ok last world cup for must of the players they will wanna go in style

  69. yousif alromaithi says:

    i believe Spain, Italy, Brazil, and England will win because they are the favorites well people hope that Spain will win but if they wanna have a chance to win they need the best forward in the world well Fernando Torres is obviously one of the best in the world but he suffered a lot of injuries let us hope he will be better and help Spain win the first world cup. well Brazil, let us not mind that Brazil is a team that has spirit during play and passion they got speed, agility, power and strength to control the game and the outcome of the match. they have kaka, robinho, Luis Fabiano these players are the best while they can be, they showed us in the qualification i don’t care if their national play reflect their club they usually play better in Brazil but still they are the best in what they do. England national got the best midfield in the world they changed the national players in the past few years due to their bad play in the last world cup, they brought a new coach he knows what he is up to for the world cup, he is the best for what he does. Italy let us forget i know Italy play like shit but obviously they play, the team got the best defense and goalie in the world, they are the second most world cup holder but they keep winning well Italy is the team of luck.

  70. luis says:

    ahhh el que va aganar va ser brazil. perros

  71. cesaromo says:

    paraguay will win this world cup 4 sher even with out cabanas paraguay have alot of talented players better than argentina remember in 98 paraguay made to the semi then lost but wer the talk about team after cuz of jose luis chavariia then was the greatest gol keeper lucas barrios is now paraguayan and will steal the show at the wc im not paraguayan but i been a fan of thers for a while

    • 1962 3rd place says:

      That’s not correct, cesaromo. Paraguay got kicked out by France in the round of 16. They didn’t even make it to the quarters, how could they be in the semi’s? The semifinalists in France ’98 were: Brazil vs. Holland, and France vs. Croatia. By then, Paraguay was back at home watching it on TV…

  72. malay says:

    For sure NOT BRAZIL , because their player are too young and leak of world cup finale experience. I think their few more senior players if they think they whan to win this world cup.

    JUST give some atteantion to netherland and espanyol and may be england

  73. malay says:

    for sure NOT BRAZIL , they need more senior player to compete more experience player of world cup finale. DUNGA is greater player but not wise coach.

    go for netherland or espaynol or england

    • Maradonut says:

      Malay, If Dunga is not suitable than we should replace him with Zico. How about that for a change. Anway what you know about coaching? Do you know why FIFA set 45 mins for each half? If you can answer that then you would be able to judge a coach. Okay Buddy

  74. L Ramos says:

    I just did my bracket

    My Final Four is England Vs Brazil, Argentina Vs. Spain

    but you cant count out Germany and italy

    • spain all the way says:

      you have to be jokin England

    • 1962 3rd place says:

      L Ramos, you’re right on the spot, man. Those are exactly my four semifinalsts. I’m dying to see the Argentina-Spain revanche…where it really counts, that is..

      • Maradonut says:

        1962 3rd place- You mean Argentina in semifinalsts. Dam it, you are not reading all the above. Argentina is going out in the first around. How to meet up with Spainpain in the ass. Argentina will be watching the semifinals at home and holding their monkey.

  75. parrrrrissss says:

    messi…….. all the way…i cant decide between torres n messi..i want both teams to battle it out in the finals…i dont mind other countries winning as long as its not portugal or usa…

  76. malay says:

    FOR SURE NOT BRAZIL THIS WORLD CUP 2010, JUST YOU CAN SAW THIER ABILITY TO SCORE JUST WITH ESTONIA, I THINK BRAZIL WILL NOT WIN THE FIRST ROUND. THERE NEED SENIOR PLAYER AT THE BACK AND CENTER.
    DUNGA IS NOT A CORRECT COACH FOR THIS LEVEL OF GAME.

    JUST YOU ALL SEE THE GAME AGAINT ESTONIA , THEY SEEM HAS NOT STING AT ALL, PLS ……. ESTONIA IS AMATURE LEVEL OF FOOTBALL TEAM

    BYE BYE BRAZIL IN WORLD 2010…….

    • Maradonut says:

      If Dunga is not the right coach than put Zico as coach. How about that malay boy. Malay buddy what you know about coaching anyway? Do you know why FIFA put 45 mins on each half? If you can answer that, then you will be a great coach like Frank Beckanbour.

  77. Lula says:

    Simply Argentina, we rule.

    • Maradonut says:

      Lula-Rule what? Netball. Can’t even win any cup for such a long time talking about rule. How many teams did you guys bribe in order to qualify for the world cup. Looks like you guys could not bribe Dunga. That’s the reason you guys got trash in you own country. Last two games you guys bribed PERU and Uruguay right.

  78. Highender says:

    Netherlands this time, they have a superb attacking system with Van Persie, Robben, Sneijder, Van der Vaart, Van Nistelrooy (if selected), Huntelaar and Kuyt. The midfield with Van Bommel and De Jong is also very good. Their defence does seem to be the weakness but they are very well organized (records prove that). They are still quite young on average but already have vast experience on the international stage.

    • Edward says:

      I agree. Holland has an immensely talented team. If you saw the CL finals, the two best playmakers on the pitch were Dutch (Robben/Sneijder). But people are afraid of their history. They dominated Euro 2008 opening rounds and then fizzled out. Seems to be the repeating story every tournament. But talent wise, they match up with anyone.

      USA is good darkhorse. If they beat England, watch out. USA does not care about history, and like their country, they are full of confidence (sometimes arrogance) and will put up a fight against anybody.

  79. santiago says:

    group A will be mexico advancing group B argentina group C england group D germany group E holland group F italy group G brazil group H spain from then on its anyones game the best eight im routing for mexico i know they wont get that far but i hope they give the other teams something to think about but one of these 8 teams r the favortites to win i garantee it

  80. Simon R says:

    OUt of everything i have seen so far from all the 32 participating national soccer teams at the world cup, my top 4 picks to win the fifa 2010 world cup are:
    1- Brazil- they are very very confident of how they are going to play, and it’s hard to stop them at this time. Dunga needs to take Ronaldinho and it’s all good.
    2- Spain- They have been tough, though they need to really focus more, because one mistake and they are out.
    3- Mexico- Even though they lack experience in some young talent, for some reason they are always giving a spectacular show at the world cups, they have made themselves noted and like i said before, not only because im part Mexican i will vote them in, but because they can do it.
    4- Nigeria- Nigeria will be the biggest surprise this world cup will have, just remember this.

  81. Simon R says:

    If they arent the ones then these are my other 4 options:
    1- Germany
    2-England
    3-Netherlands
    4-Cote d’ ivore

  82. Sompong W says:

    My favourite teams are: Spain, Italy, Argentina, England, and Netherlands. I think Spain will be the champion in 2010!!!

  83. Jay says:

    I think Spain or Netherlands depending off Torres beeing back on time.
    Netherlands have some players in great form at the moment like Robben, Sneijder.
    Off course they also have van Persie, van der Vaart, Kuijt maybe van Nistelrooij.

  84. Jemma Noble says:

    I think that england will win the world cup because the three stadiums in South Africa have three different climates. And as England are one of the only clubs who can play in hot, cold and rainy climates. This will give England an advantage as Spain and Brazil dont like playing in cold countries. Other countries include, Argentina France Portugal Italy and lots others. SO I THINK IT IS ENGLANDS TURN! SO COME ON ENGLAND

  85. Simon R says:

    I’m not joking, i said they might, just like Korea and Turkey went all the way to the semi finals 12 years ago, why not Nigeria or mexico, they can make it all the way to the semi finals at least, other than that i dont think teams such as Italy or England will always be the main ones to reach all the time to the big stage, because teams like them can fail and be surprised by teams like Cameroon or Nigeria or even Mexico,it’s not like we will always see major competition from Italy or England like usual, this year will be the best world cup and i know for sure that most european national teams are not making it to the quarter finals, only spain and Germany are cpable of doing so and maybe Netherlands this time around, the rest would be south and north american countries and african also.

  86. Simon R says:

    And well England is a favorite for the world cup, but i dont think they will win it, what happened in 2002 when France was defeated by Senegal? What happener do Argentina not making it out of the 1st round?? What happened with Portugal losing to United States 3-2??? What happened in 2006 when France beat Brazil 1-0?? It’s really funny how this happens, but i can assure you that there will be alot of surprises this time, because teams such as Mexico, Nigeria, and Chile, can sure make surprises against teams like France, England or Spain, just think about it, any team can win or lose.

    But for sure i know North Korea or New Zealand won’t ever make it past the 1st round.

  87. hamoodi says:

    netherland will be the world cup 2010 winners inshallah

    • Maradonut says:

      Hamoodi, You mean Holland? Holland the name does sound good. Sounds like asshole. Assholes normally give a game a way cheaply.

      • Simon R says:

        Netherelands is a good team right now, Argentina only has Messi, Tevez, Riquelme(which by the way he is not making it to the world cup), and Mashcerano as the best in their national team, Netherlands will beat Argentina by a festival of goals so dont talk a lot Maradonut, because Maradona is full of bull****, he won’t make his team go far.

  88. esper mansour says:

    braziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  89. Vex says:

    I believe Spain, Argentina, Germany, England, Italy, Brazil, Serbia and Cote d’ Yvoire are top teams. We ll see , its going to be very interesting!

  90. RAFA. says:

    Uruguay, a small country of barely 3 million people
    along with Argentina and Brazil has the most international titles in the history of world football
    For the huge financial problems all their players are in Europe
    what has made it difficult to pinpoint compete the last 30 years, has found in this 2010, a team that will talk
    It has assembled a strong group with the traditional character of Uruguay with a solid defense in the figure of Captain Lugano, a very strong midfield, with players like Gonzalez and Lodeiro and an attack …. EXCELLENT Forlan, Suarez, Abreu, Cavani, need no introduction!
    Uruguay as always will not only beat their rivals, will play to beat your own fifa. It is a shame that FIFA does not recognize Uruguay as seeded for countries like Spain and Holland, which have no qualifications or history.
    Without ignoring Argentina and Brazil, Italy and Germany, see in this Uruguayan team full force and decicion to dream of a new World Cup!
    URUGUAY CHAMPION!!

    • Simon R says:

      Uruguay has history, but like always, they don’t do what they used to do, get past the 2nd round during the last what 16 years???? And plus Uruguay didnt make it through the world cup 2006, they got eliminated by Australia no??? Yes, so don’t criticize Spain or Holland, because right now they could pop Uruguay in no time, it’s better to see results in the world cup than start criticizing other teams like Spain.

  91. RAFA. says:

    These countries ….
    They are not serious candidates! Their records are a joke!
    Spain: 30 does not participate
    34-5 th
    38 does not participate
    50-4 th
    54 does not participate
    58 does not participate
    62-12 th
    66-10 th
    70 does not participate
    74 does not participate
    78-10 th
    82-12 th IN YOUR OWN HOME!
    86-7 th
    90-10 th
    94-8 th
    98-17 th
    2 to 5 th place
    06-9 th
    England: 30 does not participate
    34 does not participate
    38 does not participate
    50-8 th
    54-6 th
    58-11 th
    62-8 th
    66 – champion! CHAMPION?? at home! Germany cheats
    70-8 th
    74 does not participate
    78 does not participate
    82-6 th
    86-8 th
    90-4 th
    94 does not participate
    98-9 th
    02-6 th
    06-7 th
    Holland: 30 does not participate
    34-11 th
    38-14 th
    50 does not participate
    54 does not participate
    58 does not participate
    62 does not participate
    66 does not participate
    70 does not participate
    74-runner
    78-runner
    82 does not participate
    86 does not participate
    90-15 th
    94-7 th
    98-4 th
    02 does not participate
    06-11 th

  92. Max says:

    Argentina will hopefully bomb out on the first round…. And England will reign supreme, and will be hoisting the Jules Rimet trophy aloft on July 11th :-)

    • Maradonut says:

      Max-Both team are going to bomb out in the first round. As for England, the whites cannot smell the blacks fatt.

  93. cristina says:

    esooo aguantee diegooooo loco

  94. DIEGOO says:

    aguante cristine, con ella no te metas o te metes conmigooo. OJOO

  95. Simon R says:

    o sea, Mexico va a salir 1ro del grupo y argentina 2do de su grupo, se van a enfrentar en la segunda ronda y mexico ganara 2-0. Mexico hara historia eliminando a Estados Unidos en cuartos de final por 3-2, y pasara a semi finales enfrentandose a espa~a o Brasil.

  96. Chuck says:

    Je crois que le Honduras va remporter la Coupe. Haut la main!!!!!!!!

  97. kennedy masiga says:

    Well, they have said what they had to say! but wait and u will see magic happen at the world cup! you won’t believe it,this time it has to be an African country and that is Ivory Coast (The Elephant). Having seen the likes of Drogba,Kalou,the Toure’s,and the kone’s just to name afew, they’re in their best form and gearing to vibrant in South Africa. I want to send these early warning to these favorite teams to watch out! it’s not going to be history,but HISTORY will be made. BRAVO IVORY COAST, BRAVO AFRICA!

    • 1962 3rd place says:

      I sincerely hope that an African team goes far in the WC. They have so many great players all over Europe, yet, they so far have nothing to show for. Maybe the Ivory Coast, but there are only two spots out of that group….

  98. Maradona says:

    For all you hating on Argentina…all you should be shot! You guys act like you know futbol. Ha! Quit talking out your asses! All your moms and dads you should be slapped for giving birth to you dumba**es! Know what you are talking about before you post, morons!

    Argentina has a great chance to win the World Cup! GO ARGENTINA!!!

    • Maradonut says:

      Maradona: Argentina is good for spanking monkey. ARG put players in the team who could not convert 3 panaltys in row and expects to win the world cup. Only morons talk like that. Loosing to Brazil in your own county isn’t it a big shame. You guys let Brazil toy with your players. Loosing 3-1 it’s a big shame. My advise is pack smaller bags. As expected you guys are going out in the first around like world cup 2002. 2002 you guys were favourites but exited in the first round. What a shame. If you guys wants to win the world cup stop spanking your monkey then maybe you guys can win the world cup in a million years. See you holding the WC after million years. In mean time learn how to play football from the Aficans or Nepal.

    • Simon R says:

      Y quien te dijo a ti que nuestras madres no deberian parirlos hombre de malaboca. Si Argentina solamente puede jugar sucio no limpio, es por eso que siempre ganan.

    • Sabrina says:

      hahhahahhahaha

      VIVA L’ARGENTINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  99. 1962 3rd place says:

    “Mexico siempre a hecho buen papel en el mundial”…es chiste esto? Veamos el “buen papel”…Mexico como anfitrion en 1970, pasan el grupo y luego son goleados por Italia 4-1. En 1986 Mexico es anfitrion otra vez y mientras Argentina se lucia ganando su segundo mundial, Mexico pasaba al round de 16 y luego son eliminados por Alemania. Ni siquiera a las semifinals llegan jugando en casa, que verguenza. En comparacion, todos los equipos Sudamericanos se lucen como anfitriones: Uruguay campeon, Argentina campeon, Brasil segundo en el Maracanazo que gana otra vez Uruguay y hasta Chile es tercero en 1962 perdiendo en la semifinal contra uno de las mejores escuadras Brasilenas de todos los tiempos. Y que paso con Mexico en los dos ultimos mundiales? En 2002 eliminados por EEUU, donde todavia estan aprendiendo a jugar futbol…y en el 2006, eliminados por Argentina, de la cual hablan peste todo el tiempo (como es que se llama eso?). — Y en futbol nunca se usa la palabra “si” (Borgetti, etc.) solo los perdedores dicen “si (no fuera por)”, o “injusto”, o “el arbitraje”, o “mala suerte”, o “deberiamos (haber ganado)”, etc. Y..”no me digas que Argentina tiene mas estrellas que Mexico”… eso si que es para meterse en lios… Cuantos jugadores mexicanos alinearon hoy en el triunfo de Inter sobre el Barca? Uno, dos, tres, cuatro? NINGUNO. Habia algun Argentino? Solamente cuatro!! El Barca tiene un Mexicano que esta en la banca porque es considerado (mas que nada por los propios hinchas) no estar al nivel del resto, incluyendo Gavi Milito… el otro mexicano que tenian, Giovani Dos Santos, ya lo largaron y ahora esta en la banca de un equipo de Turquia (que orgullo) Mas etrellas titulares Argentinas: Mascherano (Liverpool), Tevez, Man City, Iguain (Real Madrid), DiMaria (Benfica), DeMichelis (Bayern Munich), Insua (Arsenal). Mas? O basta ya? – - – “Porque yo se que Sudafrica tiene buen equipo, y hasta a lo mejor le gane a Uruguay”…y se puede saber de donde sale eso? Un senor de Sud Africa me conto que su equipo no le ganara a nadie; se quejaba que acaban de empatar con Namibia “ a quien Brasil les habria ganado 10 a 0” agregando que el futbol no es popular alla porque el Rugby lo es. Finalmente, “Mexico tiene garra y Corazon”…no de acuerdo a la historia…esa leccion hay que ir a la escuela y aprenderla de Uruguay. Mas equivocado en todo no se puede estar…

    • Simon R says:

      Si, Si, Si, solamente porque Mexico si tiene jugadores que van a tener futuro en europa uno no lo mira, pero se me hace que tu quieres decir que Mexico no sirve, es haci??? pues piensa lo que quieras, aunque Chile alla sido 3er lugar 1 o 2 veces, Mexico a llegado a mas mundiales que ellos, tu solamente te implementas a la historia pasada, porque no te pones a pensar a lo de ahora?? Se me hace que solamente vives en el pasado compadre, es mas, te aseguro que cuando Mexico llegue al mundial hasta tu mismo te vas a sorprender, pero ya veras como te vas a tragar tus palabras 1962 3er lugar, ya veras.

  100. 1962 3rd place says:

    Esta respuesta era para Simon R

  101. 1962 3rd place says:

    Argentina no tiene mas estrellas que Mexico? En que planeta?
    Cuantos Mexicanos participaron por Inter hoy? Zanetti, Milito, Cambiasso, Samual son Mexicanos, cuando se nacionalizaron?

    Iguain, Tevez, Mascherano, DiMaria, DeMichelis? Esos si son Mexicanos?

    Oh, me olvidaba. Si, seleccionados nacionales de Mexico, se me pasaron..el calentador de banco del Barca que los hinchas odian? O el calentador de banco en un equipo Turco?

    Buen pues, ahi estan….

    • Simon R says:

      Haha, estas ardido porque ya Mexico tiene estrellas en inglaterra incluyendo a chicharito y vela verdad? no no no, a Dos santos ni lo critiques que ese muchacho tiene mas tecnica que el propio cambiasso, o tal vez dire que el propio Demichelis. Mejor no digas nada, que palabras sobran.

  102. Info says:

    Robben, Sneijder, Van der Vaart, Van Persie, Huntelaar, Van Bommel….etc.

    Holland has the best team and will be the winners.

    • 1962 3rd place says:

      Holland is another team that I wish some justice was made to. They have a very respectable history in the last 40 years, playing phenomenal football and losing only to the “proven ones” at their home (Germany 1974 and Argentina 1978). Is it possible that Holland suffers from the same maladie as Spain does? That their players don’t have that extra “savoir faire” that the proven ones have? After all, one of the most solid concepts that I have regarding the WC is that players from the same countries have not only won it multiple times, but they have won it 16 out of 18 times. I’m talking about Brazil (5), Italy (4), Germany (3), Argentina (2) and Uruguay (2). True that Uruguay is no longer in that exclusive company, which makes it actually worse, because that only leaves 4 teams sharing just about all the WC’s. Winning only once, and at home, England and France still need to win it away from home to prove that they really belong with the elite group of only four nations whose players, generation after generation, confirm that they know how to play smart and winning football under the greatest pressure of all, without choking. Not every one of those four always wins it, that’s impossible, but while the other three may do shitty, one of them always winds up winning it. That is why it will be so hard for Spain against history, and that’s even without factoring in that no European team has ever won the WC outside their comfort zone.
      If Holland wins it, I’m OK with it; good for them.

  103. Zizzou says:

    England?..dream on..most people judge by the qualification group,Brazil 2002 is the simplest example of that judge is always wrong.Argentina have a pack of players much like Brazil were in 2002..They will win The World Cup in South Africa!

    • Maradonut says:

      Zizzou:Argentina have a pack of players much like Brazil. Bullshit. Argentina players are not even close to school kids. Better give up football and play netball. Maybe you guys can win the world cup in Netball.

  104. EAST LOS ANGELES says:

    MEXICO ALL THE WAY PUTOS!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. 1962 3rd place says:

    FIFA has just published their latest world rankings, as follows:
    Brazil #1
    Spain #2
    Portugal #3 (bad news for Ivory Coast)
    Netherlands #4
    Italy #5
    Germany #6
    Argentina #7
    England #8
    Croatia # 9 and
    France #10 (so, it will be either Mexico or France, but not both)
    USA #14
    Chile #15
    Mexico #17
    Uruguay #18
    Paraguay #30

  106. FUCK ARGENTINA says:

    ONLY 3 THINGS:

    1.- ARGENTINA DOES HAVE MANY STARS IN EUROPE, BUT THE COACH IS ONE BIG IDIOT HE HAS SHOWN MANY TIMES HE SUCKS AT COACHING AND BESIDES HE IS A DRUG ADDICT YES I’M TALKING ABOUT MARADONA (CARA DE CULO).

    2.- ALL PEOPLE FROM ARGENTINA ARE IDIOTS AND THEY LIVE IN A MEDIOCRE COUNTRY AND THEY THINK THEY ARE THE LAST BOTTLE OF WATER IN THE DESERT! JAJA PLEASE.

    3.- I HATE ARGENTINES THEY ARE IDIOTS AND LIVE IN EXTREME POVERTY JAJA

    • 1962 3rd place says:

      To “Fuck Argentina”: I am not Argentine, but I bet anything that you are Mexican, huh?

      (It’s really aweful to have to write down your “classy” screen name, sir)

  107. fergus says:

    it’s hard to say who will win but there are good chances of brazil,france,italy and maybe spain. England dont hav much of a chance and who knows an african team may get far!

  108. fergus says:

    USA hav no chance of winnin world cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  109. rosanna says:

    BRazil…zil…zil….

  110. Christiane says:

    BRAZIL!!! Cause we are the best, period.

    • Simon R says:

      I go for Brazil more than Argentina for 2 reasons:
      1- Brazil plays way better than Arhentina
      2- Brazil has always shown they are better than Argentina by the score of 2 or more goals by difference in every game.

      • Maradonut says:

        Simon R-Don’t compare Brazil with Argentina. Argentina you must compare them with school girls. Don’t whether they can play better than the school girls. Argentina is not even close to any of the 31 teams that had qualified. Argentina always cheat and bribes other teams to qualify. They are good at scoring own goals

  111. Chuck says:

    Hey yall juste pour vous faire savoir que le Honduras va gagner tout à la fin

  112. 1962 3rd place says:

    Spaniard, me da mucho gusto de que hayas respondido de manera mas seria y menos agresiva (mucho mas como los espanoles a los que estoy acostumbrado). En primer lugar, yo encuentro de que la relacion entre EEUU y PR no es una razon o motivo para hablar de PR en forma despectiva. Son buena gente que no le hacen mal a nadie; tampoco se porque PR esta envuelto en esta conversacion de futbol….

    OK, aqui hay una bien y la otra, mal…Primero, Messi es un gran jugador (pero, personalmente, para mi gusto tal vez no necesariamente el mejor en este instante -podemos hablar sobre eso si quieres-). Segundo, estas insistiendo de que es “de lo peor” nada mas que por ser argentino. Eso es muy injusto con el muchacho que, fijate, siendo Argentino, no te haz dado cuenta de lo humilde y sencillo que se presenta? Si odias a los argentinos (yo se exactamente por que), considera que Messi no se comporta como el resto, entonces es totalmente injusto que lo juzgues de esa manera.

    En cuanto a “chilenos defendiendo a los argentinos”, me doy cuenta que obviamente no sabes como es la cosa por aca. Por su fatal falta de humildad, que mas se muestra como un “complejo de superioridad”, los argentinos desgraciadamente tienden a no caerle bien a nadie en latinoamerica, y eso incluye a Chile, por supuesto. Yo, personalmente, no tengo nada en contra de ellos, es mas, no me engano acerca de la tradicion y la historia de su excelente futbol y jugadores. Fijate en algo muy interesante en referencia a este tema… En mi experiencia con mucha gente de diferentes paises, me he dado cuenta de que los Americanos y los del oeste de Europa (ingleses, franceses, espanoles, alemanes, etc.) tienden a ser menos humilde, mas arrogantes y mas “sabelotodo” que la gente sudamericana, en general. Para esto, por favor ten cuidado de que no te confunda la lamentable cantidad de gente sin principios o educacion que se esconden y abusan de la anonimidad del Internet para expresarse en forma casi animal. Esos no cuentan, OK? Lo que sucede es que en este sentido, la actitud del frances, del espanol y del ingles son muy parecidas a la de los argentinos en cuanto a ese “aire de superioridad y de saberlo todo”, sin embargo, el latinoamericano elige aceptar eso de los europeos, pero no de los argentinos, nada mas porque los argentinos lo hacen ver “mas obvio” con su manera “italianizada” y fanfarrona de hablar, especialmente los portenos, por supuesto; los del interior son muy distintos. Desearia que la gente se atuvieran mas a lo que ha sucedido y a lo que sucede en el campo de juego que a su sentir personal en relacion a diferentes culturas. Mucha gente que odio a Cassius Clay por asuntos “personales” termino adorandole basado en su excelencia dentro del cuadrilatero.

    No, no hablo mal de la Madre Patria… Solo mis impresiones basadas en hechos, pero de eso hablamos en otro posting. Este ya se hizo demasiado largo…

  113. SpainGoinToWinItAll says:

    Spain is ridiculously good. Argentina has the best player in the world in Messi but as the UEFA championship proved the best player doesn’t mean the best team. Germany is going to be good and so is Italy. England will come stacked and ready to play also. I predict Spain or Germany to win it all. Dark horses are Italy, England, Brazil, Argentina, and my black horse is Portugal… Portugal has a very good offense.

  114. Simon R says:

    Nadamas esperen a que el mundial empiece, y despues hablan y critican cuando vean resultados, y si Mexico hace historia bien, pero si no, pues ustedes ganan, ahora yo defiendo a la seleccion de Mexico porque muchos pero muchos han criticado a Mexico de ser un equipo que solamente puede contra equipos faciles. Yo he visto que no solamente Mexico le puede ganar a equipos faciles si no tambien a equipos de calidad. Y para terminar mi comentario tengo que decir que subestimar a un equipo que supuestamente no tiene chance de ganar la copa mundial (Inglaterra, Mexico, Australia, Holanda, Costa de Marfil) pues no los subestimen a estas selecciones porque solamente miran a las potencias del futbol como los favoritos, sinceramente no siempre van a ser los favoritos los que van a ganar.

  115. OSKER says:

    SORRY BUT MEXICO ALL THE WAY I KNOW THEY MIGHT NOT WIN BUT I SUPPORT MY TEAM . AT LEAST THEY WILL MAKE IT TO QUARTER FINALS

  116. Maradonut says:

    2010 WORLD CUP BELONGS TO MIGHTY AFRICANS.THEIR SPECIAL AND DEADLY TRICK IS GOING TO SUPRISE THE WHOLE WORLD.

  117. alex says:

    i think mexico will win the year

  118. alejandor says:

    i think mexico will bet argentina and the us

  119. (Raul) The next C. Ronaldo says:

    I honestly have to say that Argentina’s team have a good chance of winning the World Cup of 2010, But me and the people of my country are all hoping Mexico has a winning chance. Mexico’s team from last year was truggling they were one of the lowest 15 teams world wide, but i think you all can agree with me that they are making a come-back, so hopfully when the day comes when they face off North Korea, im sure that alot of people are gonna be hoping for the best.

    • Simon R says:

      Hey Raul, Mexico won’t be facing North Korea,lol, North Korea won’t even pass the 1st round, but i’m with you, Mexico has made a come back.

  120. g-ray bown b says:

    now all of you can say whatever you wanna.but soon will be the truth, you who r talking trashes will regret what you have said about the teams.

  121. SpainGoingToWinItall says:

    España es absurdamente buena. Argentina tiene al mejor jugador en el mundo en Messi pero como el campeonato de UEFA demostró al mejor jugador no significa el mejor equipo. Alemania será buena y tan es Italia. Inglaterra vendrá amontonado y se prepara para jugar también. Predigo España o Alemania para ganarlo todo. Los enigmas son Italia, Inglaterra, Brasil, Argentinas, y mi caballo negro son Portugal… Portugal tiene una ofensa muy buena.

  122. Almighty says:

    Maradonut should be banned from this World Cup Buzz.

    • g-ray bown b says:

      I’m with you in this I dont say maradonut should be banned,I don’t like his/her thoughts.even though you don’t like a team you not supose to talk badly about it.soccer is for happyness not for hateness.

    • Maradonut says:

      Hi everyone, Sorry for all the criticism. I should have not done that. I agreed with Almighty. I apologize to all Argentina and other fans.

  123. mickey says:

    usa is going to take the cup. gunna shock everyone

    • Simon R says:

      USA can make it to the quarter Finals but i don’t think they will take it, they have a good squad no doubt about that.

  124. Brian Walker says:

    British bookmakers have Spain as the favorites. I think it wil come down to Spain, Brazil, Germany or the Dutch! France backed in and now will probably lose some of their better players to scandel! Stop Ronaldo and you can pretty much keep Portugal out. England looks good on paper, but then they always find a way to under-achieve! I guess the US must have paid FIFA lots of money to have them ranked No 11 in the World! There are at least 10 other teams in the World better than the US and I don’t look for them to get out of group play. Italy has a chance but I don’t think they can repeat. Argentina has the talent to win the WC in 2010, unfortunately, they also have a Coach who doesn’t know how to use that talent, basically – he doesn’t have clue on what it takes to Coach a soccer team! What a waste! There will be some good teams playing in World Cup 2010 I look for Germany, Spain, Brazil or the Dutch to lift the trophy!! Good luck to all!

  125. Jesus Padia says:

    One word why Argentina won’t win the World Cup – Maradona. He is too inexperienced an international manager for Argentina to win it. The country has the talent but their tactics will fall short of what’s required to win it all. Spain or Brazil for me.

    • Simon R says:

      Yup, that’s what i have been saying all along, Maradona should have never been Argentina’s coach.

  126. DR. M. ASHAD says:

    I HAVE THE FOLLOWING PROBABILITY ANALYSIS ON WORLD CUP,2010.
    GROUP A:SAF 1 vs MEXICO 2./URU 2 vs FRN 1./SAF 2 vs URU 2./FRN 3 vs MEX 2./MEX 2 vs URU 2./FRN 2 vs SAF2 ———–. SO POINT TABLE OF GROUP A. SAF:0+1+1=2 GOALS:+5/-6=-1
    MEX:3+0+1=4 GOALS:+6/-6=0
    URU:3+1+1=5 GOALS:+6/-5=+1 chpion
    FRN:0+3+1=5 GOALS:+6/-6=0 run-up
    ***********************************************************************************************GROUP B:ARG 2 vs NGR 1/SKR 1vs GRC 2/GRC 1 vs NGR 2/ARG 4 vs SKR 2/NGR 1 vs SKR 2/GRC 1vs ARG 3……………., SO POINT TABLE OF
    GROUP B. ARG:3+3+3=9 GOALS:+9/-4=+5 chpion
    NGR:0+3+0=3 GOALS:+4/-5=-1 run-up
    GRC:3+0+0=3 GOALS:+4/-7=-3
    SKR:0+0+3=3 GOALS:+5/-7=-2
    ***********************************************************************************************
    GROUP C:ENG 2 vs USA 2( probably it will be a making game)/ALG 2 vs SLO 3/SLO 2 vs USA 3/ENG 3 vs ALG 1/SLO 2 vs ENG 2/USA 2 vs ALG 2………………, SO POINT TABLE OF
    GROUPC: ENG:1+3+1=5 GOALS:+7/-5=+2 chpion
    USA:1+3+1=5 GOALS:+7/-6=+1 run-up
    ALG:0+0+1=1 GOALS:+5/-8=-3
    SLO:3+0+1=4 GOALS:+7/-7=O
    ***********************************************************************************************
    ##DEAR FOOTBALL FANS, WORLD CUP CRAZY FANS, OTHER MATCH PROBABILITY ANALYSIS WILL BE GIVEN TOMORROW ON 12/5/10. IF ANY BODY OF QUALIFIED NATIONS GET HURT BY THIS PROBABILITY ANALYSIS, PLEASE I BEG PERDON TO HIM/HER. I BELIEVE THIS IS ONLY A PROBABILITY ANALYSIS. MATCH RESULTS MAY BE REVERSE TO MINE ASSUMPTION.SO PLEASE DONT MIND. DR.ASHAD. DHAKA BANGLADESH. drashad689@hotmail.com/dranonno@yahoo.com. any body interested to chat with me on your team please add me in facebook

    • Simon R says:

      I think the only bad analysis you did was the one with MEX vs FRN, it would be 1-1 or 0-0.
      And another one, ARG VS SKR it would be 1-2 or 2-3 for a win for South Korea.

  127. Kayla says:

    JUst to let you know the prettiest team flag will win. thats right you guessed it United States. they are going to take it all from you guys and hoist the cup on July 11th. just you watch

    • Simon R says:

      That’s alright to dream on kayla, but like I always said, the US has the capability to go all the way to the quarter finals, and that’s about it, i dont think they will get far off to the semi finals.

  128. DR.M.ASHAD says:

    NOW THE REST TEAM RESULTS OF MY PROBABILITY ANALYSIS;,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    GROUPD:GRM 2 vs AUS 2 /SRV 2 vs GHN 2 / GRM 3 vs SRV 1/ GHN 1 vs AUS 1 / GHN 2 vs GRM 3/AUS 2 vs SRV 3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, SO POINT TABLE;
    GRM:1+3+3= 7 GOALS: +8/-5=+3 CHPION
    SRV:1+0+3=4 GOALS: +6/-7=-2 RN-UP
    AUS:1+1+0=2 GOALS: +5/-6=-1
    GHN:1+1+0=2 GOALS:+5/-6=-1
    ****************************************************************************************
    GROUP E : HLD 3 vs DNK 1/ JPN 1 vs CMR 2/ HLD 5 vs JPN 1 /CMR 2 vs DNK 3/DNK 2 vs JPN 1/ CMR 2 vs HLD 3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, SO POINT TABLE OF
    GROUP E
    HLD:3+3+3=9 GOALS : +11/-4=+7 CHPION
    JPN:0+0+0= 0 GOALS: +3/-9=-6
    DNK:0+3+3=6 GOALS:+6/-6=0 RUN-UP
    CMR:3+0+0=3 GOALS:+6/-7=-1
    *******************************************************************************************
    GROUP F: ITL 1 vs PRG 3/ NZD 2 vs SLK 2/ SLK 2 vs PRG 2/ ITL 3 vs NZD 1/ SLK 2 vs ITL 3 / PRG2 vs NZD 2 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, SO POINT TABLE OF
    GROUP F :
    ITL: 0+3+3=6 GOALS :+7/-6=+1 CHPION
    NZD:1+0+1=2 GOALS:+5/-7=-2
    PRG: 3+1+1=5 GOALS:+7/-5= +2 RUN_UP
    SLK :3+0+0=3 GOALS:+6/-7=-1
    *****************************************************************************************
    DEAR FANS PLEASE DONT GET HURT IF YOUR OWN TEAM IS LOOSING, ITS JUST AN ASSUMTIP RESULT OR PROBABILITY ANALYSIS. UI HAVE DONE IT NOT TO HURT ANY FAN. WORLD CUP FOOTBALL IS THE BEST AMUSEMENT OF LIFE. SO ITS JUST PALMISTRIC FUN. I WISH EVERYBODY,S HOPE MUST COME TRUE. THE LAST 2 GROUP ANALYSIS WILL BE GIVEN TOMORROW. THANKS DR. ASHAD. DHAKA, BANGLADESH. drashad689@hotmail.com /+8801916093430

    • Simon R says:

      That’s alright, because analysis sometimes fail, and plus you have made analysis based on the results that have been given due to the teams’ friendlies, plus, your analysis are based mostly on wins for almost all european teams, but o well.

  129. DR.M.ASHAD says:

    its not possible for s, korea to beat argentina, dear friend

    • Simon R says:

      Yes, it is, mostly when South Korea is playing good, just like they beat Italy in 2002, they can surprise another team this time around, or maybe they might tie.

  130. chrisK says:

    This is going to be a great WC. Probably one of the best, since almost all of the strong teams managed to qualify. Can’t wait for it to start.
    As for a winner, I’m guessing Germany is going to make it. Just a feeling.

    • Simon R says:

      Maybe, but the different squad that Joachim Low gave, doesn’t make me feel like Germany can take it, maybe they get far off to the semi finals again but to me not a guest to take the world cup.

  131. adriana says:

    MEXiC0 G0NNA WiN THE W0RLD CUP
    iT 0NLY 0VI0US!!!!

  132. DR. M. ASHAD says:

    now the last two groups analysis of probability.
    GROUP G: COTV 2 vs PGL 3/BZL 2 vs NKR 2/ BZL 3 vs COTV 2/PGL 4 vs NKR 1/PRG 2 vs BZL 2 /NKR 2 vs COTV 3 …………………………. SO POINT TABLE IS
    GROUP G
    COT d V:0+0+3=3 GOALS:+7/-8=-1
    BZL: 1+3+1=5 GOALS:+7/-6=+1 RUN-UP
    PGL: 3+3+1=7 GOALS:+9/-5-+4 CHPION
    NKR:1+0+0=1 GOALS:+5/-9=-4
    ******************************************************************************************
    GROUP H : HDS 1 vs CHL 3/SPN 3 vs SZD 1 / CHL 2 vs SZD 1/ SPN 4 vs HDS 2 / CHL 2 vs SPN 4 / SZD 2 vs HDS 2 …………………. SO POINT TABLE OF
    GROUP H
    HDS :0+0+1=1 GOALS :+5/-9=-4
    SPN:3+3+3=9 GOALS:+11/-5=+6 CHPION
    CHL:3+3+0=6 GOALS:+7/-6=+1 RUN-UP
    SZD:0+0+1=1 GOALS:+4/-7=-3
    ********************************************************************************************
    SO , MY ROUND ROBIN LEAGUE ANALYSIS IS JUST END NOW. I HAVE ANALYSED THE TEAM ACCORDING TO THEIR ABILITY . NO PREVIOUS WORLD CUP PERFORMANCE IS CONSIDERED HERE. ONLY RECENT PERFORMENCE, WORLD CLASS PLAYERS OF THESE TEAMS PLAYING IN WORLD CLASS LEAGUES CONSIDERED HERE. UNFORTUNATELY SOME GOOD TEAM LIKE MEXICO , S KOREA , , AUSTRALIA, COT D VORE, SWITZERLAND SLOVAKIA , SLOVENIA, GREECE ALGERIA HAVE ALSO THE ABILITY TO MOVE 2 ND ROUND. MY PROBABILITY ANALYSIS IS JUST LIKE THE PALMISTRY. SO I BEG PERDON TO ALL THE FOOTBALL FANS PLEASE DONT GET HURT IF YOUR OWN NATION OR DESIRED TEAM IS NOT CONSIDERD FOR 2 ND ROUND. EVERY WORLD CUP TEAM HAS THE CHANCE TO WIN . I WISH EVRYBODY SHOULD BE HAPPY WATCHING THE MOST FAVOURITE EXITING SPORTS FOOTBALL. ALONG THE NATION OF WORLD CUP 2010, WE THE VEWERS ALL ARROUND THE WORLD SHALL ENJOY MOST. DR. ASHAD, CITY OF DHAKA, BANGLADESH . +8801673665747. drashad689@hotmail.com

  133. ?????? says:

    Brazil seria un encuentro donde pueden saborear la derrota

  134. Samer says:

    Brazil, no more talk, we watch! Brazil!!!!!!

  135. hvg82 says:

    Holland,

    Holland will win this time…. Lots of players in great form like : Robben, Sneijder, van Bommel, Stekelenburg (Goalie).

    And stars like van Persie, Kuyt and van der Vaart who are eager to prove themselves.

    Also they playing in a trusted system and the atmosphere between the players seems really good this time.

    All this makes Holland my favourite despite i am German
    Watch my words!!!

  136. Wim says:

    Don’t rule out the Dutch…

  137. Uno says:

    Para, para ¿Y desde cuando importa que opinen los yankis sobre futbol? que mierda van a saber si nunca ganaron nada, hacen especulaciones sobre el aire, alla hasta el gordo trgaleche de palacios podria darselas de entendido alla, entende, grindo de mierda, que la pelota sigue siendo nuestra satifaccion, porque todo ese presupuesto que tienen ustedes, se lo meten en el orto cuando empieza el partido, cualquiera se los coje a ustedes, cuando tengan la mitad de tradicion futbolistica que tenemos nosotros van a poder opinar, hasta entonces, la van a tener adentro.
    Segui chupandola yanki

  138. kim jong il says:

    North Korea will destroy everyone!

    Not only do they have a frikkin amazing team,
    they have a pimp coach: KIM JONG IL

    North Korea FTW!!!!!!!!

    BTW: Italy has zero chance because their whole team is old and ready to retire. ITALY = GRANDPAS

    • Simon R says:

      Lol, you wish, they might tie at least or win by surprise, but i dont think they can win the world cup. And by the way, you re right about Italy, they won’t win the world cup this time.

  139. WEBB says:

    i am from england wish they could win it but its looking for spain from my point of view .

  140. 1962 3rd place says:

    CarlosSpain,
    “That’s more like it”… Suena mucho mas como los representantes de la Madre Patria a que estoy acostumbrado. Yo casi sospechaba lo mismo de su credibilidad como Espanol… pero bueno, es el riesgo de una plataforma protegida por la anonimidad.

    De football, bueno, con la excelente covertura de TV en estos dias, me doy un festin, es mas, peco de gula de football todas las semanas y, por supuesto, veo al Barca y al Madrid con la misma, o aun mas, frecuencia que a los italianos, ingleses, etc. El football espanol es muy bueno y me entretiene cantidades y creo que ya se merece una copa mundial. Lo malo es que (como decia Cantinflas…) “Ahi esta el detalle”… “merece” es una cosa, ganar un mundial es otra cosa absolutamente distinta.

    Hay algo en que yo comence a creer hace como dos mundiales atras y se me esta confirmando: hay tres (casi cuatro) naciones que consistentemente producen jugadores que saben como se gana un mundial, sin importancia absoluta de con que pergaminos lleguen a la competicion. Jugadores de Brasil,de Italia y de Alemania (el cuarto seria Argentina) han mostrado historicamente que siempre se las arreglan para ganar, no se como, pero lo hacen de todas maneras. Esto en realidad no es bueno para el entusiasmo universal porque comianza a apagar las esperanzas de tantos paises que juegan excelente football, pero que mundial tras mundial acaban dandole la copa a esos nombrados. Es por esto de que para mi seria absolutamente OK que esta vez no la ganara uno de esos “fijos” y que en su vez la ganara un pais como Holanda, Espana, Portugal o, aun el mismo Costa de Marfil para que crezca mas el football Africano.

    Pero…. una vez que comienza la actividad sobre el cesped y su transmision al mundo entero, cuando nos acomodamos todos nerviosos delante de la TV, ahi si es cuando LA REALIDAD llega, ahi es cuando los que “se sienten comodos” nos muestran una vez mas “como se hace” (How’s done”). Te digo, si este mundial lo gana una Italia o una Alemania por quien muchos no estan dando un cinco, voy a comenzar a perder las esperanzas de que otros paises puedan ganar mundiales en el futuro. Por lo menos Brasil es uno de los favoritos y Argentina tiene mas estrellas que un show de fuegos artificiales y no serian tanta sorpresa, pero Italia o Alemania? Eso confirmaria mi teoria, para desgracia del espiritu de los mundiales futuros (Llegan mal y lo ganan de todas maneras, hay!). La conclusion seria de que el ideal campeon esta vez (para el bien del futuro de esta competicion) es Espana. Si no, Holanda y aun mejor (y a la vez mas dificil) USA, que basado en el actual crecimiento y el poder economico, ya no esta tan lejos de ese inevitable futuro entre los mas grandes.

  141. 1962 3rd place says:

    CarlosSpain,
    Te envie un reply, pero quedo situado como unas 13 posiciones mas arriba, como en medio de Abril. Fue mi error de no presionar “Replay”.
    Saludos

  142. CarlosSpain says:

    1962 3rd place, en ningún momento he criticado tus comentarios, al contrario, le has contestado a ese tal Spaniard de una manera mas que educada, y no he visto ningún error tuyo, al único que critico es a Spaniard por dejar asi de mal a los espñoles hablando mal de los demas e insultando, y como dije antes, hasta dudo que sea español.
    Y lo de messi……es para alucinar lo que ha dicho, pero si es el tio mas humilde que conozco ( que sea del BarÇa no tiene nada que ver :)

    • Swiss army says:

      Chile y España no cruzaran de octavos,
      Estan dando verguenza ajena esas 2 selecciones,
      ya vereis cuando enfrenten a Portugal O a los Brasileiros.

      Sweden kicken Spains Ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  143. Chris says:

    I want Mexico 2 win I think they have improved a-lot, and they have very young players 2.

    B-Boy Glosik

  144. gana mexico says:

    Mexico imbeciles.. tan todos bien pendejos.. ballan a chupar al de un burro.. ..

  145. Shivaram says:

    It is going to be next history.
    England & Argentina will fight against each other in final of FIFA world cup 2010 at Johannesburg Stadium.

    And Argentini player are going to Kiss THE “WORLD CUP”.

    • 1962 third place says:

      How interesting…

      An Argentina vs. England final? Wow!! That would be the most exciting final ever. — With the obvious and unmatched rivalry that exists between those two nations, such final game would be the most important sports event ever for every citizen of England and Argentina.

      However, if Argentina does arrive to such final game, it would actually mean that Maradona was, indeed, able to make all those players play together as a team, not to mention that in all probability, Messi was also finally “clicking” with the NT in the fashion that he’s accustomed to at Barca, so…. this would mean that…

      Based on the fact that Argentina is, no doubt, a NT composed of the highest number of world recognized stars in their line up, if that assembly of stars is playing together well enough to reach the final WATCH OUT!! Because it’ll be a train very hard to derail, and if England (which, being on the final game, themselves, wouldn’t be exactly a push-over either) was to beat such team, they’ll be earning one heck of a lot of praise.

      • Guillermo says:

        If Argentina actually do get that far, they will be unstoppable, as the tournament carries on, the team will play better together, if they reach the final i think it will en 3-1 for argentina with 1 goal from milito, 1 from tevez and 1 from messi

  146. You guessed it says:

    NZ is gonna take it out for sure. No doubt.

  147. You guessed it says:

    NZ Vs Argentina in the final… 9-9 with one minute of extra-time to go… Leo Bertos of NZ knocks in a stunning cross and… Ryan Nelson volleys it first touch like a bullet into the top right corner of the net. 10 – 9 to NZ.

  148. DR. M. ASHAD says:

    spaion is the best of all teams. spanish team played extremely well in qualifying roung. spain may play at least semifinal. mexico is also very good. they should play semifinal this time. i love uruguya. england is a balanced team. slovenia, and slovakia very good recently. i love holland. holland and engletere may play final of 201. but all are prediction only. may god fulfill the wishes of all the vewers all the supporters of this world cup.specialy the supporters otheir respective national team should be happy. we from the one corner of the third world, hope a very nice specticular, keen contested, enjoyble and exciting worldcup. dr.ashad, dhakla BANGLADESH.

  149. Jojo says:

    What about South Africa ? I think it ca win the World Cup.

  150. hugo says:

    mexico will win!

  151. Jack says:

    Mexico all the way!!!!

  152. VivalaRaza says:

    quidado con el tri van abril las bocas. no estes mamando con argentina no valen madre.

  153. Distefano 2 says:

    uuhhhhhhhhh

  154. Distefano 2 says:

    Cual es el paramatro para designar quien gana el mundial??? la raza, la historia, la idiosincracia de un pais. veo mucha ignorancia y agresividad entre los participantes. tal vez esto los ayude: en un porcentaje demasiado elevado, son campeones del mundo los paises de origen latino: Italia, Francia, Uruguay, Brasil y Argentina (con idiosincracia de esfuerzo y talento para los logros) y de origen anglosajon-germano: alemania e inglaterra (con idiosincracia de potencia y empuje para los logros) Los europeos le dieron prioridad a la tecnica, mientras que los sudamericanos le dieron prioridad al show y a la fantasia con el balon. Holanda del 74 y hungria del 54, son los campeones morales de la historia, tambien, los mas grandes jugadores de todos los tiempos pertenecen a los paises ya mencionados. Por lo tanto, hasta el momento ganan los mundiales aquellos paises, cuya historia futbolera es parte de una nacion (superacion, esfuerzo, talento, potencia, empuje) y luego tactica y tecnica deportiva.

  155. Distefano 2 says:

    No puedo creer que usen una pagina de internet, que habla de futbol (el deporte mas hermoso) para agredir a un pais por detras…eso si es realmente bajo y cobarde….un cosejo sano: no empleen este metodo en sus vidas…les ira muy mal….Viva el futbol…y todos cerraremos el pico, cuando veamos al campeon del mundo, sea de nuestro placer o no.

    • 1962 third place says:

      Que bien, Distefano 2,
      Gracias por contribuir a la causa. Desgraciadamente, el Internet es una arma de doble filo y asi como es rica en oportunidad para compartir, es tambien un lugar que ofrece anonimidad a aquellos que no les basta con su pobre educacion, pero que tambien sienten la necesidad de insultar desde su escondite.

      Que gane el mejor!!!

  156. My favorite team are brazil, france and Italy..but i think Germany will win the game..

    • 1962 third place says:

      I was thinking the same, but now with the additional loss of Ballack it is no longer looking good for then Germans.

      • Neutral says:

        After Germany’s first game, would you say that they have a chance at winning the WC even without Ballack?

        And you mentioned something about the three countries: Brazil, Italy, and Germany winning the WC and being in the semifinals. What is it about these teams that make them win the cup. The training? Players? Attitude? Culture?

  157. marc says:

    Spain will beat the crap of Brazil. Right now they are the best. Only Italy and their dirty game can stop them.
    Go Spain!!!

  158. julian says:

    you guys all know squat about soccer we all know who the winner is going to be it will be brazil since they have the best player in the world on there team kaka, and it will not be argentina since they will loose to france in the third round. I hope you people except the facts before you just randomly say argentina because maradona takes weed

  159. MENDONI says:

    i hope we gonna have a good time and a lot of surprises from african countries, i can’t wait to see that.
    actually i am supporting my team algeria but does not matter if we will lose (fair play guys!!) i am sure the egyptians does not know nothing about it, booooo….

    • 1962 third place says:

      I would actually be happy to see an African nation win the WC because it would further promote the sport there by injecting even more enthusiasm to all young people and generating more of those great players that today succeed in Europe.

      I know that it won’t happen this time, but it may happen soon.

  160. 1962 third place says:

    I am not Mexican, but I have nothing against Mexico or the Mexican NT, in fact to the contrary. I have been reviewing this whole pre-WC scenario and I’m coming up with a conclusion that I never thought I would’ve come to my mind.

    I think that in the last few years, Mexico has shown flashes (like “warning” flashes) that their football is, indeed, special and that it can potentially go a long and surprising way. Although Mexico has not had a particularly awe-inspiring pre-cup record, the football they play is very interesting. They’re a Latin nation, yet, they do not play much like Southamericans play; they truly resemble more of a European style, plus they seem to be quite comfortable in their few incursions in Southamerican competition, and particularly good against Argentina and Brazil, typically better than most of the rest of the Southamerican nations do against those two perennial powers. This is why I was not very surprised recently when a young, reserve Chivas team won pass to the semis in the Libertadores at the expense of no less than Velez Sarsfield, even when the rest of the Mexican teams that participated didn’t do so good.

    What I mean here is: Do not, at all, be surprised if Mexico winds up in the semi finals this year. I’m convinced that Mexico’s football is destined for much better achievements than they have, so far, and that if Mexico doesn’t do good it’ll be because of a sort of “deja vu Spain”: “football that should, but for some reason doesn’t”. They definitely should, so I won’t be surprised.

    • MEXICAN CHIVA says:

      1962 third place,

      ME DA MUCHO GUSTO QUE LAS CHIVAS SE HAYAN DADO A CONOCER EN SUDAMERICA,

      DE HECHO EL CUADRO JOVEN QUE UTILIZARON CONTRA EL VELEZ SON LA MAYORIA SUPLENTES LOS TITULARES ESTAN PREPARANDOSE PARA LA COPA MUNDIAL.
      HONESTAMENTE NO CREO QUE MEXICO GANE LA COPA MUNDIAL PEEEERO ME ALEGRARIA MUCHO QUE LO HICIERA, LO QUE SI SE ES QUE HAREMOS UN BUEN MUNDIAL, COMO TU LO HAS DICHO EN EL 2006 NOS PUSIMOS A L TU POR TU CONTRA ARGENTINA Y FUIMOS SUPERIORES EN TODOS LOS SENTIDOS YA QUE LOS CONTRARIOS RECURRIERON AL JUEGO SUCIO PUEDES BUSCAR EN YOUTUBE,

      MEXICO SIEMPRE HA SIDO BUENO FUTBOLISTICAMENTE PERO EN MUNDIALES SE ACHICAN POR UNA U OTRA RAZON NO PASAN DE OCTAVOS.

      ESPERO ESTA VES LLEGUEMOS A LAS SEMIFINALES Y QUE MEJOR HASTA LA FINAL.

      ARRIBA MEXICO CABRONES!!!!

      Y GRACIAS 1962 third place POR TU COMENTARIO.

      MEXICAN CHIVA

  161. Dawn says:

    FORZA ITALIA ! SEMPRE ITALIA ! BELLA ITALIA !

  162. DR. M. ASHAD says:

    i think the world cup finalists are Engleterre VS SPAIN

  163. ben says:

    choices

    1: Spain
    2: Brazil
    3: Ivory Coast

    1 choice: spain

  164. arie says:

    Has everybody lost there mind? Argentina is a mess and wont go far, brazil is too old, france and italy are just shadows of what they were.
    Doesnt anybody remember the last european championships? The dutch destroyd the world champions and the runners up for the last world championships!
    The past is in the past, who cares how many times brazil won in the past, the best players now are from the dutch and spanish squads. Think about it; The best club competition is the champions leaghe and the best players of the final 2 teams this year are dutch: For Bayrn its robben and the CAPTAIN van bommel! ribery was kind of a dissapointment this year and he is probably france’s best player. And with inter they have sneyder!
    Apart from that they have people like van van persie (1 of the best 10 players in the world).
    The only other team i see beating them is spain or maybe england and brazil (but the big stars in that team are kind of over the hill). Ok; the dutch lost to russia but they had the best coach in the world who happend to be dutch! Hiddink knew exactly how to play the dutch because he was coach of allmost all the dutch players at 1 point in time and knows dutch football better then anybody.
    For sure the dutch have the best offence at the WC with robben (this year a phenomenon and maybe with messi the best player in the world! and hardly injurd this year), van persie, huntelaar, kuyt, elia and attacking midfielders like sneyder en v/d vaart.
    I agree that the dutch defence is not great, but unlike the last european championships the dutch have van bommel (who is married to the coaches daughter, so no problems and fights there:)) and dont forget de jong who had an amazing season at manchester city (and the best payed dutch player for a reason) . So unless the best offence in the world doesnt score they will go to the final, but they allready proved they score A LOT!
    Oh yeah, i forgot all the USA fans; be real! They play with semi amatures. They only play bad teams for the qualifiying rounds and should be ashamed of theselves if they didnt qualify! But at the WC they will probably go out first round, you never know, mirricals can happen! And who cares about them beating spain at the confederations cup? Spain had just won the EC, after the WC the most important fotball event! And they really played it like it was a training. I didnt mention portugal either because they only have one good player who, when they are behind acts like an ass and is way to arrogant and not really a team player. Everybody knows who i am talkng about.

    • 1962 third place says:

      Quite amuzing….

    • Simon R says:

      agree with you arie, teams like France, Italy, and USA can be eliminates soon, they might not even pass the 2nd round. BIg surprises will come up to this world cup, but you too shouldnt be too sure that Spain and Nethrelands will win the 2010 world cup because they can be the biggest upsets of the world cup.

    • mike says:

      the dutch have no chance of winning this world cup. they are the biggest choke artists of all time along wit spain. so what spain won the EC before that is was 40 years since they won anything. spain has a great squad but they are also riddled with injuries to key players like torres, iniesta, and fabregas. i cant see them going past the quarters…..

  165. Maximiliano says:

    Maradonut!your knowledge about soccer is the same as mine about american futboll, u have no clue, i hope you saw the champions league finals! where are you from? american? hahahahaha! u cant talk about soccer!, americans invent their own sports so they can be the best at! u suck balls! i feel sorry about you

    • Maradonut says:

      Maximiliano May _ I am from Iraq you damp fool. I hate Americana. A..sss hole. You have good knowledge about soccer then take a soccer ball and shaft up your ass.

  166. jordan says:

    i think with Portugal’s strong team and very go players i think they will be in the final with spain

  167. tungern says:

    What argentina?? they will go into eternal oblivionn after this cup. Maratona was very good as a corporal but is obviously very bungling being a general

  168. tungern says:

    God help Portuguese and Cameroonians !!!

  169. tungern says:

    #1 Portugal, Spain, who knows I’d like to Cameroon, too.
    #2 Denmark, , Germans, Purugyuayans, well, umm Brazil?
    # etc.

  170. Mantis says:

    Brazil !!!! But like in every championiast can be surprizes like holland own england 10-0 …Just i think every team can win if she is lucky,better players more chances :)

  171. DR. M. ASHAD says:

    we shall pray for the success of new or almost new comers of world cup2010; NORTH KOREA, SOUTH KOREA, ALGERIA, SERBIA, NEWZEALAND, AUSTRALIA,JAPAN,USA, HONDURAS, IVORY COST, DENMARK,GHANA,SOUTH AFRICA,. MAY GOD BLESS THESE COUNTRIES WITH THEIR EVERBEST SUCCESS IN THIS WORLD CUP. DR. ASHAD

  172. DR. M. ASHAD says:

    MAY PORTUGAL, SPAIN, NETHERLAND, NORTH KOREA, USA DO BEST IN THE WORLD CUP

  173. azmi anuar says:

    Italia is going too win the CUP again….

  174. Pat says:

    Brazil, Argentina & Spain must be the favored ones.

  175. Pat says:

    England will beat USA

  176. Lostuniverse says:

    best teams RIGHT NOW are Brazil,England,Spain,Germany and holland maybe france, i think England will win it. They have Ronny and they are going to get lucky. Im fan of Germany but England will win it.

    • Simon R says:

      I dont think they will for the same reason that they arent playing the friendlies at their level, they beat Mexico but didnt dominate the game, Mexico played better than them, and against Japan, they were a joke, all goals were Japanese. I think they are only making it to the 2nd round and maybe the quarter finals.

  177. Stubborn_Ass says:

    Final = USA VS Holland, and USA takes the Cup.

  178. Aurelie says:

    i think that afcoarse brazil will win because it has alot of key playres like kaka, louis,maicon,robinio,alves,lucio,diego and i

  179. TomUSA says:

    Hey everyone,
    I’ve read A LOT of these posts, and all this information is great.
    I am a great Brazil fan, and will always be, and ill be happy if they win because they are skilled.
    But I was wondering something… I’m also a huge fan of team USA. I know, know, they aren’t the BEST, but they aren’t bad either, especially after confederations.
    I was wondering if you guys may give me your input on how team USA will do this year… I personally like them because they have high spirit, and try their hardest against the top teams. 3-2 vs Brazil at confederations, beat Spain and Egypt, I personally think they should get an award for that!

    I feel like they are a true team, that respect each other and work together, and they don’t give up, and give their hardest at every game.

    I’d like to see your opinions on how USA will do. Do they have a chance at winning the cup? Please respond with some useful info.

    Brazil/USA 2010!

    • Simon R says:

      I think the US has a high chance of giving the best, but up ahead are teams like paraguay and Mexico who are giving their best at high spirit too. Brazil will always be a favorite, so i think Brazil might take it. The confederations cup was only 8 teams actually and the world cup is 32 teams, possibility for the US is 32%.

  180. g-ray boun b says:

    if you are a real soccer fun you have to take a look closer to the argentines.now they realy gain their confidence,not only they play great but they play with autority.let’s not only say what;s not good let’s talk about the good to.for me they already take the cup.at this moment no teams can play better than them.i hope they keep playing like this to make the final between south american teams (ARGENTINA VS BRAZIL) THAT’S WOULD BE FUN TO WATCH.

    • Simon R says:

      Yea right, they only play against low level teams like haiti and guatemala in friendlies, the beat Germany when Germany didnt have all of their main players. Argentina is a good team no doubt about that, but they will only make it to the quarter finals i think, but who knows maybe they might take it, by surprise with a hand goal.

  181. ranndino says:

    Spain is the clear favorite, in my opinion. They have a tremendous team and are very deep at every position. They play the game the way it was meant to be played and have great chemistry. The argument that they have not done well historically at World Cups is nonsense. We are talking about the current team, not what happened in the past. What happened in the past is completely irrelevant. The same historical argument was flying around before the last European championship and it didn’t matter. Spain went out and won it in style.

    Argentina would also be one of the favorites to win, if they had anyone, but Maradona (even me) as their manager. As it stands they have Maradona who continues to amaze everyone by just how bad he is. How can someone who was such a great player be such a terrible manager? I remember my shock when I first found out he was named manager and he has done nothing to dispel my impression that he’s not manager material. The man can barely manage himself (some would argue he can’t even do that), let alone a top national side.

    Brazil, on the other hand, has an excellent manager who really knows what he’s doing. They also, as always, have the talent.

    Holland is very good at the moment and if they can keep their usual bickering to a minimum they might just do it.

    England looks good under Capello and if they play to their potential they can win it all.

    It would also be great to see an African team go deep into the tournament on their home continent. The best bet here is Cote d’Ivoire led by Drogba.

    As much as Italy is going through a generation change you can never count them out.

    My really dark horse is South Korea. Their talent is underrated, they’re extremely well organized, disciplined and hard working. Most of all they play extremely well as a team.

    Germany and Portugal should be in play, as well.

  182. Rohit says:

    Guyz.. watever is the result, as a football maniac, i would look forward for an exteme intersting finale. Hope that, similar Materazzi cases do not spoil the game.. am supporting for any team who exhibit their guts and entertain with their play… Cheers for all soccer fans….Cheers for Fifa World Cup 2010… As a request to all other fans in this forum, just mention ‘luv futbal’ as your signature after posting ur comment here… this will keep alive the true intention and love for the game..May the most deserving team wins..:)
    Rohit ‘ Luv futbal ‘

  183. Prosper says:

    Definetly England

  184. SPANIARD says:

    CarlosSpain,

    SI SOY ESPAÑOL,

    Y COMO LO DICES ENGREIDOS EN TODOS LADOS HAY,

    YO SIGO PENSANDO QUE ESPAÑA SERA CAMPEON MUNDIAL, OJALA Y SE ME CUMPLA, LA MEJOR FINAL SERIA ENTRE ESPAÑA VS BRASIL EN ESO COINCIDO.

    LASTIMA QUE RONALDINHO NO JUEGUE COMO EN SUS MEJORES TIEMPOS
    ME HUBIERA GUSTADO QUE JUGARA EL CONTRA EL NIÑO TORRES EN UNA FINAL MUNDIALISTA.

    COMO DICES LO MAS IMPORTANTE ES QUE NOS MUERAMOS DE NERVIOS CADA QUIEN CON SU RESPECTIVO EQUIPO NACIONAL.

    Y AUN SIGO PENSANDO LO MISMO DE LIONEL MESSI, SERIA MEJOR QUE SE NACIONALIZARA ESPAÑOL Y JUGARA CON NOSOTROS, MARADONA NO SIRVE DE DIRECTOR TECNICO, EN SUS TIEMPOS FUE UN EXCELENTE JUGADOR PERO DUDO QUE COMO DIRECTOR TECNICO LO SEA.
    APENAS Y CALIFICARON AL MUNDIAL.

    SEÑORES LOS VERE DESPUES DEL MUNDIAL…
    QUE YA EMPEZARON TODOS CON SU PREPARACION…..

    FALTAN 17 DIAS!

    PD. LOS ARGENTINOS SIEMPRE SERAN LO QUE DIJE ANTERIORMENTE.

  185. michael says:

    mexico iz qana win!!!

  186. Farooq says:

    England, England, England, England, as they have in form Rooney and also have good players like Lampard and Gerrade and they are also accompany by good defenders. But yes they would feel the absence of David.B in his presence their chances were 90% but they still have 60% chances to become the world champions.

  187. Max Mueller says:

    Germany!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  188. Mel says:

    ARGENTINA IS TAKING IT HOME. PERIOD. DONE. NOOO COMPETITION!

  189. jay says:

    BRAZIL will be in the final, without doubt.

  190. nader says:

    argantina will win goooooooo cuz they have messi

  191. kambwity says:

    people ,……….. stop making funny . Spain won arldy……………………… .and portugal is on the 2nd place

    • kambwity says:

      i dont think so,,,,, comon peole lets sopport Brazil

      • Simon R says:

        This is my predicitions and analysis after the group stages due to the results they have had in last 3 months friendlies:
        round of 16

        Mexico vs Argentina – 2-1 Mexico will prevail
        England vs Australia – 1-1 (4)-(5) Australia will surprise everyone
        Germany vs USA – 3-2 Podolski will make the winning goal
        South Korea vs Uruguay – 2-2 (3)-(5) Uruguay will have inspiration
        Holland vs Italy – 2-0 Holland will outplay Italy
        Brazil vs Chile – 1-0 Brazil will have a hard time against Chile
        Paraguay vs Japan – 3-2 paraguay will beat Japan in extra time
        Spain vs Cote d Ivore – 1-0 Spain will have a hard time beating CIV

        Quarter Finals:
        Holland vs Brazil – 0-0 (4)-(5) Van Bommel will miss the last penalty
        Mexico vs Australia – 3-2 Mexico will silence the critics after beating Australia
        Uruguay vs Germany – 0-1 Germany will try to reach the stars again
        Paraguay vs Spain – 1-2 Spain will shatter Paraguay’s dreams

        Semi Finals:
        Mexico vs Brazil – 2-2 (6)-(7) Brazil goes through to the finals with sudden death penalty shoot out
        Germany vs Spain – 0-1 Xavi will be the MVP of the game scoring the only goal

        3rd place:
        Mexico vs Germany – 2-0 Mexico will have redemption taking 3rd place

        Finals:

        Brazil vs Spain – 4-2
        Brazill will become champions for the 6th time with a double by Kaka, 1 goal by Robinho, and 1 goal by Lucio.

  192. Spain will win the world cup

  193. bruno says:

    GO BRAZILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  194. lebanon says:

    u no what i think, england, spain, italy, france, germany, bazil, and argentina are the obvious favorites. And each have won the world cup before. I know, 95%, that one of these nations is gonna tak it home. 4 % chance that Portugal might win. 1/2 chance that an African country will win. And anotehr half chance that other country will win.

  195. lebanon says:

    the favorites are spain, england, france, italy ,germany, brazil, and argentina
    Chances of victory
    Spain 1 in 10
    England .5 in 10
    France .2 in 10
    Italy 1 in10
    Germany .5 in 10
    Brazil 3 in 10
    Argentina 1 in 10
    African country .1 in 10
    Asian country .005 in 10
    USA .001 in 10

  196. lebanon says:

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ITALY
    AND GO ARGENTINA

    ENGLAND AND GERMANY SUCKS MY D***

  197. Player says:

    Spain? Brazil? Italy? Germany? Portugal? NO!!

    NETHERLANDS WILL WIN!

  198. Saurabh says:

    Netherlands are the best..

    And the World will acknowledge this at the World Cup 2010.

  199. Joe L says:

    I’d say it will be one of the top 5 of the FIFA world ranking
    http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranking/lastranking/gender=m/fullranking.html

  200. pia helou says:

    brazil is the best & i am sure brazil will win

  201. Argentina will be the winner of world cup 2010

  202. Deepak k Nambiar says:

    why ARG not strengthaning their back foot. Defense must be very strong & their they are lacking.

    Thnaks

  203. Patricia says:

    GREECE will surprise everyone again and win World Cup 2010..Sotiris Ninis will be their shining star…

    What? I can dream, can’t I??

  204. Nikhil says:

    Portugal Going to win this era yooooooooooooooooo……………. m/ m/

  205. Krystian says:

    Best bets are on Argentina, (Messi) Spain, Or germany. IM GERMAN :)

  206. Helas says:

    Holland will take it. Just wait!

  207. ulove says:

    Argentina is the team,u know eh!messi,teves,higuain,milito,aguero..
    our ofensive is more expensive than all countries jajaa

  208. scaripo29 says:

    Brazil taking it back home oncemore…

  209. Mahesh says:

    Argenitna for sure……..Vamos Vamos Argentinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :) ))

  210. silene says:

    Brazil, for sure!!!!

  211. kama says:

    My fav team has always been Brazil(as my own country sux at football),but for this one i’ll have to add Spain to my preference, simply because they play in a truly magnificent style and their team bursts with talent.
    I’d love a Spain vs Brazil final with the spaniards winning their first World Cup.
    That being said, i wouldn’t rule out Italy,Germany who are always boring and with an “ugly” game but have fantastic determination,willpower and pure tactical brilliance.France is spent, Netherlands unconvincing when it counts, Argentina swims with disaster having Maradonna as coach(they’ll either go for the trophee or loose big time).England,well they look good but i’m skeptical about them(funny they’re the ones usually skeptical about anyone and anything).Portugal aren’t going far.
    The rest of the world doesn’t rly have a chance afaik.I guess i’t be a great feat for Ghana or the Ivory Coast to win this but it’s extremely hard.

  212. visitante says:

    La lógica dice que probablemente ganará uno de los mismos paises que han ganado una o varias veces la copa del mundo como Alemania, Brasil, Francia etc

    Italia tambien está en esa lista pero veo muy dificil que puedan repetir lo que hicieron en el mundial pasado y vuelvan a salir campeones, aparte eso sería una tediosa sensacion para todo el mundo futbolistico, que vuelvan a ver el mismo campeon festejando de nuevo (a excepcion de los italianos) pero en verdad eso sería muy improbable. Como mucho, si tienen suerte, llegan a la semifinal otra vez y obtienen el tercer o cuarto puesto.

    Una seleccion que se esta mostrando como favorita pero que no tiene ninguna historia exitosa en los mundiales es España. Mucha gente cree que ganará el mundial pero España nunca estuvo ni siquiera cerca de ganar un mundial antes. Eso sería mas un deseo de sus fanaticos antes que una opinión con gran fundamento. Yo creo que le ira mejor que en mundiales anteriores y hasta podria llegar a quedarse entre las primeras selecciones en la competencia pero no creo que gane el mundial.

    Lo que no entiendo es como alguien puede decir o incluso pensar que Argentina esta a la altura de ganar un mundial. Muchisima gente (en su mayoria argentinos) siempre dice en cada Mundial que Argentina ganará la copa y saldrá campeón, pero despues todo el mundo ve como Argentina cae en octavos, cuartos o incluso en PRIMERA RONDA. Es increible como la gente se engaña a si misma y sobrevaloran a esa seleccion ya que desde Francia 98 “todo el mundo” viene diciendo que ganará el mundial pero ni siquiera quedan entre los primeros.

    Que en su historia tengan dos copas del mundo no significa que sea un equipo competente, bueno y necesariamente favorito a ganar el mundial en la ACTUALIDAD. Yo creo que no llegaran muy lejos y quedaran eliminados en octavos o cuartos como siempre, más aún con el hecho de haber clasificado a la copa del mundo de pura suerte, jugando muy mal y con lo justo y necesario para entrar a ultima hora. Argentina está extremadamente lejos de volver a ganar un mundial y eso es lo que ellos vienen demostrando a todos en cada copa del mundo los ultimos años.

    Lo que me encantaria ver seria un pais que nunca ha ganado una copa y esta totalmente ausente en la boca y opiniones de la gente, sea cual sea la seleccion ¡a ese pais me encantaria ver ganando el Mundial!

  213. visitante says:

    La lógica dice que probablemente ganará uno de los mismos paises que han ganado una o varias veces la copa del mundo como Alemania, Brasil, Francia etc

    Italia tambien está en esa lista pero veo muy dificil que puedan repetir lo que hicieron en el mundial pasado y vuelvan a salir campeones, aparte eso sería una tediosa sensacion para todo el mundo futbolistico, que vuelvan a ver el mismo campeon festejando de nuevo (a excepcion de los italianos) pero en verdad eso sería muy improbable. Como mucho, si tienen suerte, llegan a la semifinal otra vez y obtienen el tercer o cuarto puesto.

    Una seleccion que se esta mostrando como favorita pero que no tiene ninguna historia exitosa en los mundiales es España. Mucha gente cree que ganará el mundial pero España nunca estuvo ni siquiera cerca de ganar un mundial antes. Eso sería mas un deseo de sus fanaticos antes que una opinión con gran fundamento. Yo creo que le ira mejor que en mundiales anteriores y hasta podria llegar a quedarse entre las primeras selecciones en la competencia pero no creo que gane el mundial.

    Lo que no entiendo es como alguien puede decir o incluso pensar que Argentina esta a la altura de ganar un mundial. Muchisima gente (en su mayoria argentinos) siempre dice en cada Mundial que Argentina ganará la copa y saldrá campeón, pero despues todo el mundo ve como Argentina cae en octavos, cuartos o incluso en PRIMERA RONDA. Es increible como la gente se engaña a si misma y sobrevaloran a esa seleccion ya que desde Francia 98 “todo el mundo” viene diciendo que ganará el mundial pero ni siquiera quedan entre los primeros.

    Que en su historia tengan dos copas del mundo no significa que sea un equipo competente, bueno y necesariamente favorito a ganar el mundial en la ACTUALIDAD. Yo creo que no llegaran muy lejos y quedaran eliminados en octavos o cuartos como siempre, más aún con el hecho de haber clasificado a la copa del mundo de pura suerte, jugando muy mal y con lo justo y necesario para entrar a ultima hora. Argentina está extremadamente lejos de volver a ganar un mundial y eso es lo que ellos vienen demostrando a todos en cada copa del mundo los ultimos años.

    Lo que me encantaria ver seria a un pais que nunca ha ganado una copa y esta totalmente ausente en la boca y opiniones de la gente, sea cual sea la seleccion ¡a ese pais me encantaria ver ganando el Mundial!

  214. Abriham GYohannis says:

    Brazil will win the 2010 world cup!

  215. John Hogan says:

    Hi,

    I have just uploaded this page that deals with my theory on why there can only be one winner of the 2010 World Cup – i.e. Brazil.

    http://www.soccer-ireland.com/footbal-miscellany/world-cup-theory.htm

    Kind Regards,

    John Hogan

  216. anthony says:

    As spaniard no doubt I would like spain wins, I consider not to reach the semifinal would be a total disater, on the other hand we do not have experience as Brazil. Germany and those teams which have won the world cup, I think Brazil, England, Spain and Argentina will be in the semifinals, and then anything can happen. I hope Spain plays as well as in the last eurocup, I think little National Teams have ever played so fantastic in Eurocups, worldchampionships, etc.

  217. Gedi says:

    Netherlands, Holland, Holanda, Dutches = CHAMPIONS

  218. Gabriela says:

    I AM FROM ARGENTINA AND WHEN I SAW THOSE COMMENTS ABOUT OUR SELECTION I GOT ANGRY (SORRY BUT MY ENGLISH IS NOT WELL)
    LA VERDAD QUE NI ME IMPORTA TODO LO QUE SE PELEAN EN INTERNET POR DEFENDER SUS EQUIPOS DESPUES DE TODO CUANDO QUEDAN ELIMINADOS LO PRIMERO QUE HACEMOS ES LLORAR TODOS X IGUAL

    ARGENTINAA ? Y VI CUMPLIR 200 AÑOS AHORA T QIIERO VER CAMPEON DEL MUNDO :D

  219. DJ LEGEND LANCASTER,PENNSYLVANIA says:

    FORZA AZZURI!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITALY MAY NOT REPEAT IN THE 2010 WORLD CUP BUT I CAN PROMISE YOU THIS MUCH,, THEY WILL KICK ALOTTA AZZ OUT ON THE GRASS. SO HERE’S HOW I SEE IT. BRAZIL,OVERATED. GERMANY WILL CHOKE. ARGENTINA, LOL PLZ, GIVE ME A BREAK.WITH MARADONNA SNIFFING COKE ON AND OFF THE FIELD???NOT A CHANCE. ENGLAND,THEY SHOULD STICK TO RUGBY. AND SPAIN LOOKS LIKE THE ONLY TRUE TALENTED TEAM I MUST SAY BUT THE ITALIANS WILL NOT BACK AWAY FROM THEM OR ANYONE!!! BRAZIL COULD HAVE BEEN A TRUE FORCE BUT THERE NOT HUNGRY ENOUGH AND SOME OF THERE PLAYERS ARE VERY OVERRATED,(KAKA). SO, LAUGH IF YOU LIKE BUT I’LL TAKE MY PISANS TO WIN THE WHOLE THING ONCE MORE. BETTER THEM THAN THE REST OF THE PRETENDERS AND WANNABE’S ABOVE!!!!!!!!!! GOOOOOOOOOO ITALY!!!!!!!!!

    • Simon R says:

      Ok, the probability for Italy winning the world cup again are 10% out of 100%, they aren’t the same anymore, they are also overrated like Brazil, but Brazil is much better than the Forza Azzuri, stop criticizing any other team, because some Italians like you are too cocky and arrogant, just like most of these past 4 years, and by the way Mexico beat them 2-1 and even dominated the game so you shouldnt be talking about Brazil the way you did.

  220. DJ LEGEND LANCASTER,PENNSYLVANIA says:

    READ ABOVE IF YOU ALL WANNA LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT THE SPORT OF SOCCER.

  221. Vicky says:

    Deutschland~!!!! Wir fahren nach Johannesburg und bekommen Weltmeister~!!!!

  222. Vicky says:

    Deutschland~!!! Wir fahren nach Johannesburg und werden Weltmeister bekommen.

  223. amar says:

    well, in my view spain will win because it has shown a nice action on euro cip.

  224. C says:

    Brazil and Spain are obviously favourites.

    Argentina, England, Germany and Italy have a good chance aswell if they play to their best.

    Holland are capable of going far if they rise to the occasion, but they never seem to.

    As an England fan I am confident, I feel if we play to our best we can challenge the worlds best teams (Brazil and Spain) despite the fact we did lose to them in Friendlies, but the world cup is a whole different ball game, it’d 1 game where you’re either out or in, England would know they’d have to go all out. We have to make sure we don’t slip up in the first game against the USA, we shouldn’t slip up, but the USA have shown they can upset teams, so we have to be careful of that.

    Maradonut, you’re an arsehole. I love how you’re saying the worlds best teams and players are rubbish. Messi, not a good player? You dumbass.
    And what makes it even more funny is that the teams that you’re saying are actually the best in the world are the African teams!
    Bearing in mind that an African team has NEVER won the world cup.
    You twat.

    As for everybody backing Argentina’s chances, they have a team that could take them far, but as for the coach, he’s a nothing coach, he has no idea. This could set them back.
    Somebody said further up that England will struggle if they come up against teams like Argentina and Mexico in the Quarter Finals, let’s not forget that Argetina haven’t beaten England since the 1980′s, England beat them in a Friendly in 05, and in the WC 2002, and the 2 matches before that were draws.
    And as for Mexico, we beat them 3-1 last week and we weren’t even playing very well.

    So yeah, Brazil and Spain favourites, but as an England fan i’m confident about our chances.

    • Maurice says:

      Hi C, I think that England will be one of the favourites, however in this tough tournement you need substitutes who are as good as the based players. It is my opinion that this time,the dutch are capable to put together two equivalent strong teams outof the 23 players who are in South Africa now . That will be decisive.
      Have a lot af fun!

  225. sumit pai says:

    final 4 this time will be
    spain
    germany
    argentina
    france,italy,brazillll
    lets see who winS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  226. BRAZIL says:

    8R@Z!L R GONNA WIN CAUSE I VE WORKED IT OUT.

    btw if u have cod4 add me im killerboyjack. im 10th prestige and i am amazing. R£D T!G£R

  227. Andryo says:

    It is a very difficult question to ask.

    Here is the easier one, which team is the worst in the upcoming world cup?

    I am doing a sort of research about “Can we make money from gambling?” I am planning to bet on the worst team to always lose, and see if I can grow my money. So which team is the worst and will never win a single game?

    Cheers.

  228. Ali Baba 1951 says:

    Viva la Brazilia.
    Estamos con vosotras
    ???? ?????? ?? ??????????.
    ??? ??????? – Brazilia – sestacampione !!!
    Avanti popolo, a la riskosa
    Bandiera Rosa, bandiera Rosa

  229. Will says:

    Brazil is always the potencial, Spain is good in European Cup but no World Cup!

  230. elro says:

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    TENEMOS A DIOEGO ARMANDO MARADONA COMO TECNICO Y A MESSI!!!! Y AL RESTO!!! BRAZIL NO PUEDE GANAR NI UNA RIFA!!! ESPAÑA JAJAJAJAJA POR DIOS, CREEN QUE TIENEN ALGO Y SU FUTBOL ES LO QUE ES PORQ ESTA LLENO DE ARGENTINOS!!!! MUERTOS. Y A LOS DEMAS, LOS GARCHAMOS DE PARADOSSSSSSSSS

    • Simon R says:

      Haha, otro Argentino ignorante, man, en los ultimos recientes partidos amistosos Argentina solamente a jugado con selcciones nacionales bajos como Guatemala y Haiti, que te hace pensar que Argentina es mejor que todos??? Brasil es mucho mas mejor que Argentina y Espana igualmente, no importa si esta Diego Maradona o Messi, piensa en el equipo entero, se trabaja en equipo no solitario, ademas Maradona no es tecnico de lo mejor, el lo que fue es una estrella que al ultimo choco en este planeta por sus malas decisiones como las que hizo con Riquelme y Zanetti. A Argentina no lo veo mas de la 2da ronda, desde alli bye bye.

    • Argentinos_narizones says:

      pero que engreidos son ustedes los argentinos, siempre he dicho:
      Si el continente americano fuese un cuerpo, Argentina seria el culo.
      Un poco de humildad no les haria daño.
      Muy apenas pudieron contra Nigeria, y quieren ganar la copa???????
      Despierten por favor, Alemania va a ganar esta.

      • WC2010 says:

        Que no pudimos contra nigeria… dale pensa en lo que estas hablando. Los nigerianos hicieron fouls traz fouls que hacen un partido dificil. No pueden parar a los Argentinos entonces les hacen fouls.

        Y vos, es obvio que debes ser de un pais que envidia a argentinos. (capaz Mexico porque no nos superan en nada… hasta el futbol).

  231. lebanese people says:

    germany will win it for the 4th time

  232. sean says:

    ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!! rooney and lampard to win it for us c’mon england we all love our english lads do us proud this year lads :)

  233. GV_Kosova says:

    First place: Netherland (Holland)
    Second : England
    Third: Brasil
    Forth: Italy
    Sixth: Spain
    Argentina

    • Maurice says:

      You are very realistic and well informed, if you are not dutch!! We will go for orange this year.

      • Simon R says:

        I think Holland might surprise everybody this year.

        • aamir M. says:

          Simon R your thoughts on the game are very impressive, you predicted spain and holland in finals in april 2010 wow !!! who would think of that until you have a crystal ball. I totally agree with you on Holland may surprise the world this time. But in the back of my head, i think spain will be it though.

  234. Patrick says:

    How about Brazil or Spain? Only those 2 can win it all. They’ll play in final for the precious trophy!

  235. alisha says:

    england alll d way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  236. rohan says:

    hey frnds listen….

    brazil is and will remain the champion..thats the fact..except it….

    argentina may have a good team but they need to display their good in the field which they doesnt know…
    and rest of the team just making world cup crowdy

    brazil will b the champion……

  237. spain has to win this time and stop talking about agentina just coz they have messi!!!!!!!!!

  238. jose says:

    Holland will suprise you all. They’ll go far this year, they have great players like roben, van persie, sneijder and van der vaart. Have you seen the friendly match agains hungary? Holland killed them with 6-1! They show they are very fit and in great form. Furtheron they have the greatest supporters in the world! Holland for the world cup 2010!!!!!

  239. Ale says:

    I have a feeling that Paraguay or Brazil will win the world cup

    • Simon R says:

      I think Paraguay will only make it to the quarter finals, Spain might beat them in the quarter finals.

  240. unkle cyril says:

    wot world cup???

  241. EngulFinG says:

    Dont rule out Portugal…They will be the dark horses of the tournament…As for England….NO CHANCE!

  242. Dave L says:

    How about England, Italy, Brazil & Spain making the semis. Robben is injured again so no Dutch fairytale.
    Final between Brazil and Spain.
    I vote Villa to be top scorer and you?
    http://www.worldcupbuzz.com/who-will-be-world-cup-2010s-top-scorer/

    • Maurice says:

      Correction Dave, Robben will be available!!! The Dutch will be stronger then ever and they finally bring the cup to……

  243. Mad Tomato says:

    ¿Cuáles son los cuatro equipos finalistas de la Copa Mundo 2010?

    Mine would be España, Argetina, Italia and Alemania.

  244. Xtiaan says:

    Holland will win!

  245. argentine supporter says:

    east or west argentina is the best……nd maradonut u r a fugly rubbish anushole who don’t know anything about football….so stop commenting u idiot….

  246. ZOLA says:

    Spain or Brazil to win it all. If Kaka healthy then Brazil will win. Spain will need Fabregas, Iniesta and Torres to be healthy to win.

    FINAL: Brazil 3-2 Spain

  247. Osama says:

    Brazil is going to win they have got the best players.

  248. Karina says:

    Vão são idiotas o Brasil ja ganhou a Espanha nunca ganhou nenhuma Copa e a Argentina num vai ganhar o Maradona é um louco,maluco ela vai liberar para os jogadores até sexo que absurdo….
    Vai Brasil,já ganhou!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  249. Spike says:

    Are you all dumb Holland will win van Persie, Robbe, Sneijder, Huntelaar, van Bommel, Kuijt just do dro p[some names Messi is a child compeared to these and the defense of spain we walk right triough them so if you wanna put your money on a good tip bet on Holland because the wil take home the cup

  250. Maurice says:

    I wonder why Holland is not mentioned in your list of favorites. I think the dutch will suprise the world in South Africa!!!!

  251. Maurice says:

    Why it is impossible to vote for the Netherlands? Are you all afraid for them? Indeed, they will bring the worldcup to Holland. Do’nt ignore worldplayers like Sneijder, van Persie, Robben, Kuijt, van der Vaart, van Bommel etc, etc….!!!!!!!

  252. liam carter says:

    england england england england is going to win the world cup

  253. lester says:

    Holland team is now different from earlier world cups. They have now players in their squad like sneijder,robben, van der vaart and van persie that dont give a damn about the big squads like brazil,argentina,england etc. The attacking line is too good! They will win the world cup like peace of cake!

  254. soulreaper says:

    ghana is giong to win the world cup because they have the best team in the world

  255. soulreaper says:

    GHANA IS GIONG TO BEAT EVERY ONE
    AGENTI NA SUCKS THEY ONLY HAVE MESSI THATS WHY YOU GUYS THINK THEY ARE GIONG TO WIN

  256. reinaldo says:

    argaytina?? are you fu** kiding me,those bastards will go home ,MEXICO will send em home.
    as for the Winner my choice is either Holland,England.Spain will make it to the SF,but no more.

    • Simon R says:

      So true, I did the predictions on a sheet of paper according to how they will play and who will face who in the 2nd round, Mexico will send Argentina home.

  257. mamilo says:

    eggs

  258. Lucy says:

    omg england is going to win they have terry and he will win it 4 us all just like he did 4 chelsea

  259. Hello .
    I think Brazil is one of the win team in south africa 2010 football world cup

  260. tej says:

    may be brazil

  261. Hardik says:

    Hi to all the football fans out there, no offense, but Holland is a team to watch out for…The team’s got gr8 bunch of players, their defense is strong as well… Though Brazil, Spain, Portugal & Germany to me are top nominees…

  262. jordan says:

    im not realy botherd

  263. Goodfella says:

    The Italians may possibly cheat their way to the final again, but really I think England will cause a big upset this time and go on to win

  264. Cal says:

    Scotland.

  265. Lauraa says:

    GowaaN Englaand :D Am Irishh MySelf Buttaa I Want Thee Britz Taah Wiin Ih :D Captaiin The Gorgeous Steviee G :P

    How Could Ye Not Win ?? Runners Up Spaiin ~:D Hopee All Thee Iriish Get Behindd Themm This Yeaar ~:D x

    • Simon R says:

      I’m Sorry, but to me England is not going to win they might not even make it to quarter finals, but like always England is a good team too.

  266. omer says:

    spain will definately win coz they have fernando torres d villa and fabregas and the best goal keeper cassilas so they will win just like they won the euro 2008….. no chance for argentina they will come back home after first three matches…. nd maradona will be fired he is a very bad manager with no sense so he should stick with only drinking alcohal…. england and spain will be in final and spain will slight past england to be crowned the world football champs!!!!…

    • Simon R says:

      You’re right, but take out England, i dont think they will reach the final after i been looking at their last friendlies, they haven’t been at the level of the world cup.

  267. Drew says:

    Well I’m gonna have to go with the U.S.A they have been doing good and if they beat england they got this world cup in the bag!

  268. frabricio says:

    Maradona is a clueless drug addict that has been pumped up too much, NO WAY argentina wins, they only have one SO-SO player, Messi, with all the pressure on him, led by a coach that lives in mars, they are all a bunch of morons if u ask me, so argentina is totally out of the question, Brazil is by far a vastly superior team, my prediction, BRAZIL WINS.

  269. soccerbeast13 says:

    U.S. is going to win it all if they can get pass england

  270. Esteban says:

    I’m all for Spain.=D but if any other teams it will be England or Brazil. =D

  271. Tshewang Jigs says:

    I think Germany will WIN…………………

  272. Pisith says:

    I love Spain only one…………!!!
    I love Spain only one…………!!!

  273. ForTruth says:

    From what I’ve saw from the friendlies there is Spain …and the rest.. They’ve got a fearsome team , their pass and their play is top notch

  274. MUSSIE says:

    ITALIA ….I DONT KNOW WHY ..BUT AM SURE OF IT

    • Simon R says:

      Like always, people choose european teams mostly because supposedly of their record in the world cups, but i say that the friendly games say it all, Italy, Argentina and England aren’t the ones that are going to win the world cup this time around, there will be surprises this time.

  275. Hamburgmaedel says:

    Ich glaube das Deutschland im oberen Bereich liegen wird !

  276. jack says:

    I reckon that Spain will win the world cup

  277. HOLLAND says:

    The Netherlands Will WIN!!!

  278. sangat says:

    It will Either be Argentina or Spain will win World cup 2010!!

  279. Tolkin says:

    Ghana for the win

  280. ivan says:

    USA/MEXICO!!!

  281. kingsley says:

    i think Brazil is better than Argentina, argentinas main hope is messi
    but has no team spirit unlike brazil as they do,,,,, SO BRAZIL WILL LIFT THIS CUP AS THEY DO

  282. kingsley says:

    BRAZIL will win this cup, brazil rokzzzzzz

  283. Dani says:

    Lets stick uo with the facts. Defitely by a historical analysis brazil would take this once more, regarding the winnings on the playoffs and confederations cup. However, in WC history favoritism never (and never will, hopefully) win the cup.
    So, then what? England? Spain? Italy? Holland? Germany? One might say Spain, but will they be able to play against the favoritism? I dont think they can. England clearly face lack of team work. There is no leader to unity the team as a common spirit. Italy? might win in the case of fantastic healthy and motivate day for all their senior players.
    I dont wanna extend this anymore, but t my point is that there is a great chance of a Brazilian WC, if they play as a experienced team (as they are) and be able to manage all the pressure. Lets face it: they got strong players in every position, and further to that, their subs are even stronger.

  284. Ana says:

    Ya’ll need to stop arguing. Spain is the best right now and will win! They got the Euro Cup and are going for the world cup this year!

  285. hadeeer says:

    i would like to say that egypt deserve to go to the world cup and wiiiiin
    if egypt was in the world cup i would choose egypt that will win
    because they won when they played with italy

  286. Xander says:

    Even though im from the UK i want england to win but realistically our chances are very slim, my bets would be on spain to win, guaranteed, going down to the bookies later for a £1000 bet on them winning. BIG MONEY FOR ME!!!

  287. Sherif says:

    well i say it’s Spain with a strong force they will pull through just like the surpise by Italy i 2006. They have talent a well known great keeper Cassilas….Spain all the way.

  288. charlie says:

    im a england supportet but feel are team is weaker than 2006 and cant see us winning it tbh. i feel like i have a bit if dejavu and i can see USA winning the trophy cant you?…

  289. Mlamuli says:

    This cup will not leave Africa.

  290. oliver says:

    camon england you can do it this time

  291. Daniela says:

    Mexico WILL win NO matter wat. OK.
    ViVa MeXiCo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MEXICO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  292. HollandWillWinAndYouKnowIt says:

    I totally agree with you Maurice, Gus D read that comment about a milion time please and thank-you.

  293. Juan says:

    I’m a mexico fan and this world cup i think mexico has a good chance of making it to at least semi-finals. Now to who will win the world cup i think will be either brazil or holland. (-:

  294. Alex says:

    I can’t decide which African teams going to win I was looking at the stats and Algeria, South Africa, and Cameroon are all pretty equal. I don’t think Ghana will win or Cote. I’m rooting for mostly South Africa right now.

  295. carlo says:

    I THINK THAT SPAIN OR ITALY WILL WIN THE WORLD CUP,THE COACH FOR ARGENTINA’S A JOKE,GERMANY HAS A CHANCE TOO,AND SO DOES BRAZIL

  296. James Quainoo says:

    I think Ghana will win this cup

  297. cameron says:

    NETHERLANDS !!!!!!! THE DARK HORES ITS THEIR YEAR

  298. jhonas says:

    portugal will lift d world cpz……..they will go potugal

  299. Jason says:

    I think England will win because there lots of awesome soccer players.

  300. Jason says:

    I think England will be the winner of 2010 WC, because they have lots of awesome soccer players.

  301. soho says:

    England Team suck !! just star only !! ARGENTINA WIN the CUP !!

  302. padmaraj says:

    italy one and only

  303. Wesdras says:

    I’m afraid of Brazil can win easily, i wonder if that team will won. :(

  304. DeGrand says:

    Spain ONLY

  305. St. George says:

    I personally think that the main 4 teams will be Brazil, England, Spain, and Germany. My money is on England, as the squad is so strong in every area of the field. If England come across Brazil, England will win as Brazil’s defence is a bunch of monkeys, and the likes of Wayne Rooney and Defoe will rip them apart. If England Come across Germany, we will beat them as their is allot of passion to play for. But the only team I would think will be a real hard game is Spain, as they are quality.
    With the4 Arge’s and Portugal, they wont make it past the quarters.

    COME ON ENGLAND!!!

  306. adje says:

    The Netherlands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  307. St. George says:

    STEVE GERRARD, GERRARD, HIS A BIG AND HIS FU*KING HARD, HE SCORES A GOAL FROM 40YARDS, STEVE GERRARD GERRARD.

  308. Newland Hup says:

    I think Spain is definitely going to win…I mean when you have Fabregas one of the best midfielders in today’s soccer as a substitute you know their good!!

  309. kumaran.dp says:

    Hope the Argentina will win the championship of football 2010. The star play Lionel Messi will rock for his team. Second chance team is Brazil.

    Regards,
    kumaran.dp

  310. JOSHUA KWEKU NUN)) says:

    I believe Ghana would make a great ammends even to the extent of Finals. This is my assessment of my analysis.

  311. jim says:

    portugal gunna winz

  312. areyoulucio says:

    hope in italy.. but honestly Spain is the most favourit… anyway peace and lovvvvvveeeeeee

  313. Moby152 says:

    liars

  314. Natalia says:

    y donde pija esta URUGUAY?!?!! URUGUAY MUST WIN

  315. omgican'tbelievehejustsaidthat says:

    North Korea will win the world cup. They will beat France 2-0 in the final.

  316. omgican'tbelievehejustsaidthat says:

    North Korea 2-0 France, World cup final!

  317. leo says:

    i think mexico could go to simifinals but not win the cup the final is going to be brasil vs spain.

  318. Sabrina says:

    VIVA L’ARGENTINAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE U MESSSSSSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

  319. allan says:

    ENGLAND WILL NEVER WIN THEY ARE SHIT AND THEY ARE BAD LOSERS YOU HEAR IT FOR EVER

  320. david says:

    i think mexico is going to win hoes !!

  321. Alixx says:

    ENGLAND ENGLAND ENGLAND ENGLAND WILL WIN :) WOOP WOOP xx

  322. tharu says:

    England…

  323. footballman says:

    Dude, itll be a close one but out of nowhere, its gonna be argentine, just cos theyre cool. they got messi, hes like omd he owns all and milito, the next level ownage dude will wipe the other teams ass

  324. blurrr says:

    dude i got one thing to say,

    ARGENTINA, BLOW UR HEADS OFF
    ARGENTINA, SHANK UR FACE OFF
    ARGENTINA, SCARE THE SHIT OFF THOSE MEN
    ARGENTINA,VICTORY IN WHEN?
    ARGENTINA,ARGENTINA,ARGENTINA,
    WILL LEAD TO VICTORY
    IN 2010

  325. Many thanks says:

    awesome song dude
    lets chant when they win the game hehe heh lol

  326. blurrr says:

    yh well duh theyll win theyre like omg and some more like omg

    u know wat i mean

  327. GAR says:

    USA! LOL No, really, I’ll just be happy if they beat England and that could happen.

    Spain and Brazil in the final. Spain wins.

  328. Football Lover says:

    Ok lets all face it.

    Brasil always has their ups and downs. It is almost like every other World Cup. They are doing very well this time. Let’s see how two of their best players do after returning from injuries.

    Argentina is always a favorite. However, they have not been playing their absolute best. Maradona is completely clueless. They better hope Messi doesn’t get hurt.

    Spain. Everyone always says Spain is a great competitor for the series. They always seem as though they will win but they always fail us. Again, they have not yet won one World Cup.

    There isn’t much to say about the others because I believe it is going to be between those three and maybe Germany.

    In my opinion, it will be Brasil.

  329. Man says:

    Spain’s sucks, and I don’t think Argentina has any chances with its only Messi!
    I

  330. fabrigas says:

    Brazil is the only team who played brilliant in the presure games other teams like Argantina, Spain , and Portugal are not a Big tournament wining teams , That’s why I am Supporting Brazillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.

  331. Mandarina says:

    I am Hoping Serbia wins! Just a stray answer…

  332. Bakht Muhammad says:

    I think the Winner Will France I think so…..
    Because … I Dont Know How To Tell
    In Previce worldCup They Went Till Sami Final
    And They Were Sure That The Cup Is Waiting For Them But When The Loss
    Oh My God…….. Thats Why Im Sure This WorldCup Is For France

  333. Bakht Muhammad says:

    I Love France And I Will Pray For France To Win
    +971502810973 Im Bakht Muhammd From Dubai

    • Leo says:

      Bakht, you will have to be praying a lot more than you think because France have the worst coach in South Africa in R. Domenech!

  334. Nicholas Hunter says:

    Argentina is going to win, you saw them beat Nigeria today! And they have the best player in the world LIONEL MESSI!

  335. devark says:

    you all see when argentina scores his last winng goal the team has got the world best coach and tactis

  336. devark says:

    next chance to spain , italy

  337. Fran says:

    O Brasil é o grande vencedor, e rumo ao hexa , os únicoos e melhooores !!

    BRASIL É O CAMPEÃO ! I LOVE BRASIL !

  338. someone says:

    Argentina won’t win the World Cup, they barely beat Nigeria. They set up a million opportunities to score but Messi just didn’t come through, in fact he was largely terrible. The only player who did score was a defender (Heinze) and that was highly unexpected and it was mostly luck that he was in the right place. Spain have a great chance, as does Brazil. Italy can win it to. The USA have no chance, they are a good team but no that good.

  339. Germany says:

    It is completly obvious that germany will win hands down.

  340. NIDAL says:

    VIVA SPAIN !! VIVA SPAIN !! SPAIN WILL WIN 2010 WORLD CUP

  341. NIDAL says:

    GO SPAIN :p

  342. Nirma says:

    I think argentina or spain will win!

  343. ZELAYA says:

    HONDURAS WILL SHOCK THE WORLD!!! PAVON, NUNEZ, AND SUAZO CAN TAKE ON ANYONE!!

  344. I think Mexico will be the winner

  345. DR.M.ASHAD says:

    dear football fans. last time i said that, ENGLAND VS USA WILL BE A MAKING GAME WITH 2-2 GOALS. UNFORTUNATELY , IT SEEMED TO BE OK. I CONSIDERED THE FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP OF THE TWO COUNTRIES. YESTERDAYS MATCH, SHOWEDUS , IT WAS A BIT TRUE. ENGLISH GOAL KEEPER UNFORTUNATELY LOST HIS GRIP TO HOLD THE BALL. I CANNT UNDERSTAND WHY MR GREEN DID SO. IT WAS NOT A STRONG KICK. BUT OBSERVING THE EXPRESSION OF MR. GREEN, I CAN SAY, IT WAS ONLY AN UNFORTUNATE MOMENT. US TEAM PLAYED WELL. ENGLAND COULD NOT PLAY UPTO THE MARK. SO , 1-1 DRAW WAS NOT A MAKING GAME RESULT. IT WAS A PERFECT RESULT.NO MAKING GAME PLAYED AMONG THEM. I LOVE USA. ALSO ENGLAND. I HOPE THEY WILL PLAY BETTER NEXT MATCHES. DR.ASHAD. drashad689@hotmail.com/dranonno@yahoo.com

    • begaga says:

      i think PORTGUEL IS GANA WIN COZ I LOVE THEM AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HATING LOVE YA ALL MWHA. AND I STIL HATE YAL BUT IM BEING NICE LOVE YA MY GURLS OUT THER LOV YAH 2

  346. humam says:

    hi all teams will fall but spain will not fall guys go spain goooooooooooo :)

  347. duke says:

    may be south africa may be not

  348. Dutcher says:

    I think Mexico has a good chance of winning this and I have to say South Africa surprised me a lot. I think the underdog countries are going to grap the winning spot. But for now.. Go Hollandd!

  349. Ian says:

    I’m South African (Dutch/English descent) and there is always massive support for England, Portugal, Greece, Dutch and Germans. Depending how Portugal fares I’d say they are going to hit the finals. The Dutch against Cameroon? The Dutch will win. Netherlands against Portugal? That’s what I want to see. From an African perspective I’d like to see Bafana make the first group. And then Ivory Coast walk off with the title. Bafana has shown some great spirit but inexperience is going to be their downfall. Not next time though!

  350. Magarsa says:

    I hope and believe that Birazil will win world cup 2010
    God bless you

  351. LECEA says:

    Spain!!!!!!!

  352. Larry says:

    Brazil will win! Stop wasting too much time on the rest

  353. ciara says:

    i think that if an african country win, they will be lucky because fist of all the world cup is in an african country (south africa (duh))
    i want cameroon to win but obviously it looks like they won’t but i dont care

  354. DK says:

    I agree with Ian Portugal and Netherlands wil be a good final

    I think Portugal has a chance of winning this world cup if C.Ronaldo, Nani play ther best Portugals rankd 3rd in the world now that is a big improvment!

    itz gna be Portugal , Spain , Netherlands or Brazil

    and the guy that said serbia s gna will bro they gt beetan by New Zealand

    Im frm New Zealand i hope they will at least go pass the group stages…

    peace…:)

  355. debbie says:

    goooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! england .England will win THE WORLD CUP

    • Stevie N says:

      England probally quarter-final at best. Maybe semis if lucky to face weaker teams. No way England going past Brazil in semis

  356. akos says:

    Germany

  357. akos says:

    Germany is a very quiet but an extremely strong young team.They will break out from nothing and win their games confidently.

  358. cyatman says:

    brazil will win

  359. A Obvious Win says:

    Brazil for sure.

  360. Lalit Kumar Gahle says:

    The German team will win the 2010 world cup if they don’t lose their confident in the playing game and don’t try to play the being over confident . If they don’t took opponet team understimate they win the 2010 world cup surely. Because of the world best footbal strategy of German.

  361. Alex says:

    i think spain are going to win the world cup because they are going to beat brazil in the final 3-1. sorry england, we will lose to brazil in the semi-finals 5-4 in penalties after battling to a 2-2 draw.

  362. Mariazinha says:

    Brazil has won a world cup on every continent but Africa. It’s time to complete the set.
    And YES! We are the best and we’ll ever be. We have the 5 stars to prove it!

  363. Abhijith says:

    Dont bother watching the world cup …Germany is going to win fo shizzle ! Germany owns …. I dont support them cause Im a german ..Im from India , Since our gay country doesn’t have a soccer team . I support germany ! <3

  364. GUGUGAGA says:

    your mom will win the world cup :)

  365. fabri /nick name says:

    Belive me “Ethiopia” will be the winner of this world cup . KIKIKI .

  366. fabri /nick name says:

    To say the Truth ,Eventhouh i do not like them , the winner of this cup is Geremen but i pray for Argentina .

  367. dicki says:

    Most of the heavy favourites have already qualified for the World Cup due next summer in South Africa. Previous World Cup winners such as Brazil, Germany, England, Argentina and Italy (also current WC Winners) all booked their spot in South Africa following a long and arduous road. Some teams such as Argentina have struggled while others such as England have cruised, yet the World Cup stage is a different playing field and previous results will not count. The only two teams with an outside chance that have yet to qualify are France and Portugal while the Spaniards have impressed in their group following their 2008 triumph in Europe.

    Spain cannot be overlooked due to its rich talent, in particular the likes of David Villa, Xavi Herndandez and Fernando Torres among others. Other than Spain, the English national team under Italian Coach Fabio Capello had an impressive tally of points after convincingly navigating the qualifying group stage. Capello can count on the likes of Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, and Steven Gerrard to carry England all the way into the final stages.

    The Brazilians and the Germans as well as the Italians often perform their best when it matters most. Brazil has a plethora of talent beginning with current Real Madrid star Kaka and stretching to right-back Maicon who plays for Inter Milan. The Italians are current World Cup holders so there will be additional pressure on the Azzurri to perform following a relatively uninspiring qualifying campaign. It will be wrong to undermine Italy’s chances when considering that Gianluigi Buffon is recapturing his best form which had him labeled as the best custodian in the world while Daniele De Rossi remains a considerable driving force in the midfield engine room.

    While Argentina had a horrendous sequence of results before securing qualification in the very last match, it is not wise to exclude the Argentines from the list of potential winners though Diego Maradona as a coach has shown over and again that he not only lacks the know-how but also is clueless when it comes to strategies, team selection and tactics. After all, Argentina still has Lionel Messi though he continues to underperform when compared to his exploits with Barcelona.

    Will one of the traditional powers (i.e. Brazil, Germany or Italy) or will an emerging nation (Spain and England) or a new rising team (Ivory Coast) triumph in South Africa? For the record no European team has ever won outside Europe and the trend could very well continue if Brazil performs up to expectations or perhaps a surprising African package rises to the occasions just as the South Koreans did in Asia 2002 when they made it to the semi-finals.

    Which Country will Lift the World Cup in 2010?
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    Italy (will retain WC after 2006)

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    1 emmex October 16, 2009 at 2:26 pm
    i think argentina will be the winner for the 2010 world cup. that team is the best and always will be

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    2 Maradonut February 22, 2010 at 9:01 am
    FO Buddy. Arg should pack or come with little baggage. They are going out in the first round like 2002. Their 3rd game, they should check out from the hotel. After the game should head to the airport and back home.

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    3 cristina March 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    anda a cagar pedazo de putooooooo aguante argentinaaaaaaa

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    4 cristina March 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    argentina les va a romper el ortito jajaja. messi, tevez. pipa higuain the best and argentina have the best player Messi byee

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    5 christian April 23, 2010 at 11:40 am
    hahahaha funny agentina sucks bad they got lucky they qulifyed aganst uruguay.uruguay was playing much better on that game then agentina,but agentina got a lucky goal like always.

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    6 sulfiker May 4, 2010 at 8:59 am
    we want argentina……………………….. i love it

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  368. Joffrey says:

    Listen Maradonut England are better than Argentinian Cheats will ever be, in fact i bet Maradona is teaching them the hand of God right now.

  369. Paqualena says:

    Viva Italia – Italy baby!!

  370. pyrus [fire] says:

    hey look stop fighting . its either brazil or italy anyway its not spain because spain is a pain in the ass and every one knows that

  371. pyrus [fire] says:

    its brazil or italy guys and cetainly not spain wich is a pain in the ass

  372. THE ROMAN EMPIRE says:

    ITALY FOREVER NONE SHALL DEFY US.

  373. THE ROMAN EMPIRE says:

    BOW DOWN TO ITALY INFERIOR SOCCER NATIONS.

    • Italy is only good making pizza says:

      U should be embarrased of being Italian,
      You will not win this world cup, you couldn’t even beat paraguay or
      new zealand that is really embarrasing.
      Please don’t even mention Italy on this blog any more please
      leave it to the classified teams you are just waisting your time and space in this blog.
      I would appreciatte it.

  374. ADOLF HITLER says:

    DEUSTCHLAND.

  375. Ceci says:

    i think spain will come out and win this year for sue. even if argentina has messi, spains team looks more prominant with a better strategy.

  376. samuel says:

    England better than any team,so England will win.I am telling you guys belive me.you will remember me

  377. danny says:

    fark that go the aussies!! LOL

  378. Vinicius says:

    Go Brazil, Go Brazil, we will win the fifa word cup again!!!

    the brazillian team is the best!

    5 times Champions!

    Go Dunga, Kaka, Robinho, Julio Cesar, Luis Fabiano…..

  379. REEECE says:

    this makes me feel like no one watched the Germany VS Australia game. The Germans have a sweet chance of making it all the way I think. Go deutschland!

    • Rami S. says:

      Hello Reeece,

      I think Germany have a chance at the World Cup every 4 years and not just now because they have the players who understand what it takes to win since the winning mentality is built inside them and they’re expected to follow through with it. Germans have one of the best records after Brazil and Italy in the World Cup.
      I actually wrote an updated article and you can vote for Germany by itself as an option. You can reach me at Twitter for any further comments @RamiSoufi

      http://www.worldcupbuzz.com/world-cup-2010-update-on-tournament-favourites/

      Thank you for your comments

  380. Azmi says:

    For a fact how about Portugal winning the cup

  381. Maurice says:

    Up till today, only the Germans impressed, however they played on sea level. For that reason, you cannot compare the quality of the played matches. Some are played on high level like the Dutch and other on sea level. The dutch team seamed to be very slow, but I am convinced that it will show its true face futher in the tournement.

  382. Spankyou says:

    It took me a few mins to scroll all the way down on my iPhone to write this comment. Stop talking like you r some sorta expert n dissing every team that’s out thr! Just queitly watch the matches. N if ur beloved team wins, be happy bout it okay! No one is god to predict the future. Just wait n see….

  383. Shey says:

    Germany will win this year’s world cup. I’m a woman. And everyone knows that a woman has got great instinct. :p

  384. rana says:

    Holland will surprise everyone with year!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO HOLLAND GOOOOOO

  385. Hanky Panky says:

    North korea will win this world cup because they are so happy to have jerseys now..they didnt even have jerseys two weeks before the world cup. North korea vs. South korea is going to be the final and North korea will win 22-20. AWESOME YES!!!!

  386. ej says:

    if argentina has been the best team in the world, why aren’t they rank number 1 in fifa ranking, emmex??? lol…you’ll only mkae semi-finals.

  387. DIE MANNSCHAFT says:

    The Fatherland (Germany) can beat France, Portugal, Argentina, Ivory Coast, or England, and england is where I was born. Spain and Brazil may be a challenge, but i believe Germany can easily get to the semis and beat them.
    We have Podolski, Schweinsteiger, Lahm, Klose, a young power in Ozil, and Muller leading everyone. It stinks that Ballack is hurt, but I think that is a chance for the others to step up. Also if a forward gets injured, we have great subs in Cacau and Mario Gomez.
    2010 WILL BE DEUTSCHLANDS 4TH WC WIN!

  388. mario says:

    ITALY WILL WIN

  389. Roshan R. Gartaula says:

    My best country is Argentina. But I think Brazil will be the winner for the 2010 world cup.

  390. Ahmad Shah says:

    Brazil Will get the South Africa 2010 World cup.
    Brazil is the winner of the game.

    Thanks
    Ahmad
    Afghanistan

  391. commentatory says:

    maybe, italy even can be the champions….because of their packed defense

  392. ro says:

    There y’all go!

    Spain – 4/1 (+400)
    Brazil – 9/2 (+450)
    Argentina – 6/1 (+600)
    England – 7/1 (+700)
    Netherlands – 10/1 (+1000)
    Germany – 14/1 (+1400)
    Italy – 16/1 (+1600)
    France – 20/1 (+2000)
    Portugal – 22/1 (+2200)
    Ivory Coast – 50/1 (+5000)
    Serbia – 50/1 (+5000)
    Chile – 50/1 (+5000)
    USA – 66/1 (+6600)
    Uruguay – 66/1 (+6600)
    Paraguay – 66/1 (+6600)
    Cameroon – 80/1 (+8000)
    Ghana – 80/1 (+8000)
    Mexico – 80/1 (+8000)
    Denmark – 100/1 (+10000)
    Nigeria – 125/1 (+12500)
    South Korea – 125/1 (+12500)
    South Africa – 150/1 (+15000)
    Australia – 150/1 (+15000)
    Greece – 200/1 (+20000)
    Switzerland – 200/1 (+20000)
    Japan – 250/1 (+25000)
    Slovakia – 250/1 (+25000)
    Slovenia – 250/1 (+25000)
    Honduras – 500/1 (+50000)
    Algeria – 500/1 (+50000)
    North Korea – 1000/1 (+100000)
    New Zealand – 2000/1 (+200000)

  393. ro says:

    I’d still go for Holland.
    Last EC they played heavenly! I still wonder what would have happened if they’d met Spain in the finals..
    And after that they haven’t lost a single match. Same players.
    I hope this time they will finally show us what they’re made of on a world stage, cause that’s where they’ve always sucked unfortunately.
    I’m from Argentina, but really think they play in a beautiful style and deserve the cup.
    Go Holland!

  394. gadisa says:

    haha again&again argentina ,brazil,italy.there is no formation of new history?why not america,ghana or spain? spain is the winner ……fabri,xavi,david vila.torres ….the stars than messi,milto,tevez,kaka,robinho.

  395. GERMAN WINNER says:

    DEUTSCHLAND – GERMANY

    WE ARE THE BEST 54 – 74 – 90 – 2 0 1 0

  396. MJ will kick Messi’s ass into the back of the net in the finals. For Boston Celtics.

  397. Jojo says:

    Hello boys and girls from all over the world!

    I hope Germany will do it! Because I’m from Germany an my heart is german and I think we have got a great chance to win it!

    But I think:

    the most important thing is, the world celebrates a big party and everyone can celebrate it with us!
    And if we can continue this it’s not important who will win!

    Best wishes and god bless you

    Jojo from Germany

  398. vishal says:

    germqny will win the world cup

  399. sumit says:

    Argentina hv 1 of the bst current players in d world Lionel Messi n 1 of d bst player in d history of football as coach Diego Maradona.
    With Champions League hero Milito & others like Carlos Tevez, Maxi
    Rodriguez & Sergio Aguero in the lineup, d Argentines r in d
    cup vd mch more thn a chance………. they fuck ol………….

  400. Bol says:

    Absolutely & A History Revealed GERMANY Will Be 2010 World Cup, Winner!! They deserved & bring all the best ever Germany Talented, Skill & Team Spirit Players to rockin the field!!!

  401. Tommy says:

    I think South Korea will win the cup because they have prepared a bunch of money to reward the referees whenever they play just like they did in 2002 WC.

  402. rayan sahel says:

    argentin or brazil will win their the best

  403. torro says:

    u guys dont even know soccer stfu

  404. peace&love says:

    we all know slovenia is gonna win no contest

    • Simon R says:

      ESlovenia tied because the referee denied the U.S a goal which seemed to be the winning goal, so the U.S should’ve won it, they got stole from.

  405. Skittlez says:

    i say its between Italy Andd Argentina (:Those Are the Best Teams Riqhht Now. Andd All The TeamsAre Great There All tryinqq There Best .! So Everybody needs To stop Hatinqq on otherr teams Andd Just Grow Tha F*** Up. Damm Show Some RESPECT.! Im Only 14 Andd i know Better Than You Guys.! But Seriously , Grow Up…. Andd Let The Teams Decide whos Gunna win cuzz who everr wants it more is always qunna qet it . But riqhht now iTs Between Italy Andd Argentina The Will Go to The Finals. (: ** There Showinnq that they want it more .

    • Simon R says:

      lol, you’re a kid, so i dont think you are right, Argentina are doing good, but i doubt they will be champions, and Italy, plz, they tied againts Paraguay so i think they won’t make it past the 2nd round. My bets are on 4 teams
      1- Brazil
      2- Germany
      3- Mexico
      4- Holland

  406. dee says:

    I think argentina will win it because they have maradonna with them. He has passion and a team with passion can never go wrong. I think he deserves more credit guys; he is doing well with the team and although i am voting for england (being from england) think that argentina have played the best by far! Hat off to maradonna, leave him alone; after all there will only be one maradonna. I’d like to view these message boards if argentina take home the cup with maradonna! Give them a chance and give him a chance! Good luck everyone.

    1-argentina
    2-germany
    3-england

    • Simon R says:

      Think again, the only teams that have tried too hard so far are
      1- Argentina
      2- Mexico
      3- Brazil
      4- Holland

      England hasnt done anything.

  407. Igor says:

    I think you forgot to mention the Dutch. The dutch has always been known to play one of the most attractive football at tournaments and they are usually loaded with talent. It is true they have have been a disapointment in the past few tournaments but I think we also have to look at the circumstances, Euro 2008 the death of a players unborn son and in 2006 the performance of the russian referee who showed a record 11 yellow and 4 red cards in a single game. 1998 was a good year for the Dutch as well, ended up being 4th of the tournament after the semi-final loss against brazil after PK’s. I think the Dutch can be one of the teams that could easily go all the way as they are filled with talent on every line (defense, midfied, attack).

  408. Pablo says:

    Vamos Argentina Carajo! Demostremos al mundo porque somos lo mejor de america y que podemos ganarle a cualquier equipo europeo! Salud! Y si, soy bien agrandado, bien argentino, porque el resto no cuenta! Porteño hasta la muerte!

  409. Pancha says:

    Argentina is the best team forever and obviously Argentina will WIN the world cup.

  410. Robert says:

    I’m a kiwi, so I’ll be backing the New Zealand All Whites to do their best, but in terms of the actual world champions it is Germany’s time to shine. England is a mess again, Italy are too old, France just lost to Mexico!, Spain have lost to Switzerland, Brazil only beat the worst ranked team 2-1, and Argentina- well I don’t like them. Germany will win the World Cup this year.

  411. Erdogan says:

    Turkey could have won the worldcup if we had qualified. When we qualify we always perform extremely well.

  412. argentina2010 says:

    Argentina 2010 let’s go baby. And maradonut I bet ur stupid ass anonymous team never won a world cup.

  413. Jess says:

    Argentina should not win the Cup not only they’re annoying as f** , but they have no talent, bunch of cocky ass losers!!!

    • Simon R says:

      So true, but i think the only player that i like from Argentina is Messi, he has got real talent and he is humble.

  414. somedude says:

    soccer sucks. i used to like but since hispanics especially mexicans devote their entire lives to the sport, i now consider soccer or “fotbol” (sounds so gay) a mexican sport. here in the us, if you give a mexican a tequila and a soccerball, he will move mountains. you won’t see me playing the ridiculous game called soccer.

    • Simon R says:

      Somedude, i think you quit playing soccer because you were never born to play it, plus it seems you are lame, you sound just like some of my friends, “soccer is boring”, “soccer is lame”, you know what, go tell a Brazilian that soccer sucks and i bet you 100% they will Joga Bonito your sorrymind.

  415. dave says:

    i guess all the cursing by these people arguing with argentinians is part of the reason they call football the beautiful game. its like kids fighting lol

    anyways, Hup Holland Hup

  416. Maurice says:

    My favorites :
    1. Holland
    2. The Netherlands
    3. The dutch
    4. The smallest country participating this W.C. with the most talented players.
    5. The country that is able putting together two or even more equivalent strong teams.

    Shame on you England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy etc. etc……….!!

  417. mahesh says:

    i believe that either england or brazil will win the world cup.but im sure south africa wont win because they already lose to uroguay. just have to wait and see la.

  418. I think Argentina will probably win. They all know how to work together as a team. GOOO ARGENTINA!

  419. sexychick says:

    england i want them to win but there gone crap now i think argentian will win
    tell me wat footie team u want to win and leave note on amna251@hotmail.co.uk bye boys hope u guys have repleyed to me on my e mail xx