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Re: Who will win the World Cup in 2010?

South Korea have a good shot of progressing. Them' date=' Nigeria and Greece are all on a similar level. I agree that the Ivory Coast have a decent chance. I can see Portugal going out of that group. [b']Brazil could well beat Spain; they aren't invincible you know [/b]:rolleyes:

Well I Have To Agree , Despite My Nation

Remember We Got Beat Againt USA 2-0 , Yes We Did Have Our best team out

and all fairness i think everyone will think USA Are Bad but there not...

USA Have Alot of Injuries that's why i don't see them progressing through

Also South Africa they have amazing squad but underated by everyone..

Tshabala Class Act , Booth Great CB , Sibaya Class Defensive Midfielder that i rate highly... , Pienaar , Parker and also how could i forget Gaxa the man that is almost as fast as Bolt , Yes i said Usaine Bolt

Spain For World Cup :D

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i think this will happen

Group A France - 2nd Uruguay

Group B Argentina - 2nd Greece

Group C England - 2nd USA

Group D Germany - 2nd Serbia

Group E Holland - 2nd Denmark

Group F Italy - 2nd Paraguay

Group G Brazil - 2nd Portugal

Group H Spain - 2nd Chile

France vs Greece - France win England vs Serbia - England win

Germany vs USA - Germany win Angentina vs Uruguay - Argentina win

Holland vs Paraguay - Holland win Brazil vs Chile - Brazil win

Italy vs Denmark - Italy win Spain vs Portugal - Spain win

Holland vs Brazil - Brazil win France vs England - France win

Argentina vs Germany - Argentina win Italy vs Spain - Spain win

Brazil vs Argentina - Brazil win France vs Spain - Spain win

Brazil vs Spain - Brazil win

Top Scorer Luis Fabiano

So basically your saying there won't be ONE surprise throughout the entire World Cup!!

South Africa will obviously win the World Cup though, they have Pienaar. ;):P

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Anybody dismissing Brazil's chances of turning over Spain would benefit from opening their mind a little. Sure Spain would be the favourites because they simply have more talent and countless weapons in the final third but Brazil are always impeccably prepared physically and look well balanced tactically. That Spanish defence is far from impenetrable and if anybody has the personnel, organisation and defensive nous to sit deep, deny space and frustrate them then launch effective counters they're just as susceptible as anybody else.

Ivory Coast have got a horrible draw, you could plonk them in a lot of the other groups and make them favourites for a 2nd place finish, the presence of Portugal makes things more difficult for them, but they've still got a good chance. I'd be surprised if not one team from CAF or Asia progress.

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Ivory Coast have got a horrible draw' date=' you could plonk them in a lot of the other groups and make them favourites for a 2nd place finish, the presence of Portugal makes things more difficult for them, but they've still got a good chance. I'd be surprised if not one team from CAF or Asia progress.[/quote']

You must have missed Portugal's inspiring 0-0 draw with the Cape Verde Islands :P Full strength team as well :o I'd put money on Ivory Coast nicking second in the 'Group of Death' and IMO Nigeria and South Korea are both stronger than Greece so an Asian or African second round team is very possible.

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Anybody dismissing Brazil's chances of turning over Spain would benefit from opening their mind a little. Sure Spain would be the favourites because they simply have more talent and countless weapons in the final third but Brazil are always impeccably prepared physically and look well balanced tactically. That Spanish defence is far from impenetrable and if anybody has the personnel' date=' organisation and defensive nous to sit deep, deny space and frustrate them then launch effective counters they're just as susceptible as anybody else.

Ivory Coast have got a horrible draw, you could plonk them in a lot of the other groups and make them favourites for a 2nd place finish, the presence of Portugal makes things more difficult for them, but they've still got a good chance. I'd be surprised if not one team from CAF or Asia progress.[/quote']

And not to mention playing the more attacking sides suits this particular Brazilian side a lot more than perhaps the previous sides. Their entire play is based on counter attacking.

Portugal couldn't beat Capre Verde:o

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I think Brazil have a fair chance of beating Spain. We all saw in the Confederations cup how Spain played against USA and almost also lost to South Africa. They took the team for granted and thought they could beat them easily. In WC, you only get one chance. If you don't take it, your out. This Brazil team lacks several players other nations would have dreamed to have in their teams (Ronaldinho, Pato, Adriano to name a few) and instead players like Kleberson and Gilberto are in the WC. Although I'm a Dunga hate, I wouldn't say Spain just have to walk through Brazil. Spain maybe favourites, but Brazil aren't just a samba show now, it's more of an hard-working side and they have dangerous counter-attacks. I have a Spain v USA feeling on this one.

I also believe Ivory Coast will advance from the group stages and pretty easily too. Portugal may have Ronaldo, Simao, Pepe and more, but they lack a really good, quality striker. Also, Gervinho vs Duda on the right-flank, KO!

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You must have missed Portugal's inspiring 0-0 draw with the Cape Verde Islands :P Full strength team as well :o I'd put money on Ivory Coast nicking second in the 'Group of Death' and IMO Nigeria and South Korea are both stronger than Greece so an Asian or African second round team is very possible.
And not to mention playing the more attacking sides suits this particular Brazilian side a lot more than perhaps the previous sides. Their entire play is based on counter attacking.

Portugal couldn't beat Capre Verde:o

Well Cape Verde superstar Pele used to turn out down the Albion so they do have some top notch players. ;)

Though they're nowhere near where they should be, it's dangerous to read too much into friendlies. With the amount of talent Portugal have there's always going to be the threat that things click into place and they string a few results together. Ivory Coast for all their ability are a team badly in need of shape and defensive discipline, they were far and away the most giftyed team at the ACN but compare them organisationally to somebody like Egypt and they were lightyears behind. It'll be interesting to see whether Sven's the man to instil that in them.

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Germany win 24-0 , Yes 24 - 0

Against Amatuer Team :P

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12040_6174582,00.html

Edit: Holland squad

Goalkeepers: Sander Boschker (FC Twente), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht)

Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), Edson Braafheid (Bayern Munich), John Heitinga (Everton), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg), Andre Ooijer (PSV Eindhoven), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Ryan Babel (Liverpool), Eljero Elia (Hamburg), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Robin van Persie (Arsenal).

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I think Brazil have a fair chance of beating Spain. We all saw in the Confederations cup how Spain played against USA and almost also lost to South Africa. They took the team for granted and thought they could beat them easily. In WC' date=' you only get one chance. If you don't take it, your out. This Brazil team lacks several players other nations would have dreamed to have in their teams (Ronaldinho, Pato, Adriano to name a few) and instead players like Kleberson and Gilberto are in the WC. Although I'm a Dunga hate, I wouldn't say Spain just have to walk through Brazil. Spain maybe favourites, but Brazil aren't just a samba show now, it's more of an hard-working side and they have dangerous counter-attacks. I have a Spain v USA feeling on this one.

I also believe Ivory Coast will advance from the group stages and pretty easily too. Portugal may have Ronaldo, Simao, Pepe and more, but they lack a really good, quality striker. Also, Gervinho vs Duda on the right-flank, KO![/quote']

Good points, though it's strange reading Maradona hyping Brazil :D I have to say, what impresses me the most in the current Brazil squad is defence. Exactly, defence. It surprised me to see, that it's by far their strongest area. This time they don't maybe have the strongest midfield or attack, but try beating Maicon-Lucio-Juan-Maxwell with Cesar on goal. Or whatever combination they will prefere, I just figured out this one from the top of my head. It's so bloody strong 4 that.... well, Spain is fairly strong too, although I wonder who they have on left flank??? France has left backs more than we need, could we trade them for CB:s? :P Clichy for Pique? Cissokho for Juan?

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Spain is fairly strong too' date=' although I wonder who they have on left flank???[/quote']

Capdevila will almost certainly play LB. I don't think he's as flashy as Evra or Lahm, but he is reliable and rarely makes mistakes. Very good at crossing too imo.

I'd imagine David Silva will be LM.

Spain will probably have more problems at RB and CB. Ramos is class, but lazy and quite error prone. Puyol is one of those players I've always thought is quite useless and way overhyped (good leader, but terrible at reading attackers moves and always out of position). Albiol... well his season at Real says it all. Pique is decent, but still a bit inexperienced internationally. Time will tell with him.

Spain will likely hog the ball too much for their weak(ish) defence to matter that much though.

I'd say Brazil are still very strong in attack too. A lot better balanced than in the past. Kaka is still on the same level as Messi and Ronaldo when he's wearing a yellow shirt, Elano and Robinho somehow perform far better than even their best moments at club level, and Luis Fabiano and Nilmar might not be Ronaldo and Romario but they still bang in goals for fun.

Their only weakness is at DM. Felipe Melo isn't really suited to the tough-tackling, ball-winning role, so that leaves Gilberto Silva or Josue... neither of whom are the same players they once were. :confused:

Brazil are my favourites to take the trophy, ahead of Spain, and that team who seem to specialise in saving their best performances for major tournaments, Germany.

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I think for once' date=' in quite a while, there is one clear favourite. Expect no one to come remotely close to Spain.[/quote']

They aren't unbeatable really. Obviously they're going to be most people's favourites because of their performances in the last Euros and in qualifying, but they are vunerable at the back.

They're also predictable tactically. They only ever play one way (don't get me wrong, they are brilliant at playing that one way), so if some other top team gets their tactics spot on they could quite easily cause an upset (in the same way Inter did by beating Barca).

It might also make things interesting if David Villa gets injured early on. Can Torres really be relied upon in a Spain shirt? Aside from the 3 he put past New Zealand at the Confederations Cup, he hasn't scored a single competitive goal since the one against Germany 2 years ago (and he only scored 2 that whole tournament). That's 0 goals in 11 games... not really the best record for one of the world's best strikers is it?

Now I rate Torres highly, so I'm not doubting his quality... he just doesn't seem to perform at international level (or hasn't yet).

I imagine the Spanish midfield would be good enough to help out, and Llorente might chip in with a couple, so I think they'd still do well.

Probably unlikely to happen, but just something to think about... could Spain go all the way without David Villa? :P

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Spain won't win, their 3 superstars (fabregas, torres and xavi) are returning from injury, other countries will try and use that against them, and 1 knock and they are out.

Germany are hard to predict, they can play good or bad and still go far. No ballack this time, will be a harder job to get far.

Argentina, some people say, good attack force with the best in the world but not good defence. Messi international record isnt that good(4goals in 15 apps) and with maradona who knows how they do.

England, forget about it, they will mess it up and blame it on something, havent got a number 1 keeper, and reling on rooney too much.

some people say Holland, maybe, good attack, good midfielders, not too sure with the defenders and keeper.

Brazil, great team, julio cesar one of the best keepers in the world, got one of the best RB in maicon and a great replacement in dani alves, Lucio has been a build in brick wall, kaka and robinho who knows how they play, luis fabiano been hitting them in with 8 in 8.

Dark horses = Portugal and Serbia

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Spain won't win' date=' their 3 superstars (fabregas, torres and xavi) are returning from injury, other countries will try and use that against them, and 1 knock and they are out.

Germany are hard to predict, they can play good or bad and still go far. No ballack this time, will be a harder job to get far.

Argentina, some people say, good attack force with the best in the world but not good defence. Messi international record isnt that good(4goals in 15 apps) and with maradona who knows how they do.

[b']England, forget about it, they will mess it up and blame it on something, havent got a number 1 keeper, and reling on rooney too much.[/b]some people say Holland, maybe, good attack, good midfielders, not too sure with the defenders and keeper.

Brazil, great team, julio cesar one of the best keepers in the world, got one of the best RB in maicon and a great replacement in dani alves, Lucio has been a build in brick wall, kaka and robinho who knows how they play, luis fabiano been hitting them in with 8 in 8.

Dark horses = Portugal and Serbia

Here we go a again about england, how can you say we rely to much on rooney when we have players like gerrard, lampard, lennon, johnson, terry-all players capable of changing a game, just look at the poll:p

Portugal should'nt even be considered anything, if anyone relies on a single player, it is them wit ronaldo, dark horses are teams who are real underdogs such as Ivory Coast:D

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Here we go a again about england' date=' how can you say we rely to much on rooney when we have players like gerrard, lampard, lennon, johnson, terry-all players capable of changing a game, [b']just look at the poll:p[/b]

Portugal should'nt even be considered anything, if anyone relies on a single player, it is them wit ronaldo, dark horses are teams who are real underdogs such as Ivory Coast:D

for starters England are relying on Rooney to much, look at that time when Rooney got injuried thanks to Bayern Munich, it seems like the whole country was worrying, you don't see that when it was like Cashley Cole injury or Rio injury or even Johnson injury or Lennon injury.

secondly when you say look at the polls, polls mean nothing it just opinion.

thirdly i think, my opinion that Portugal and Serbia will be dark horses.

Lastly, England wont win, reason being we havent got a permanent number 1 keeper, the RB can't defend, the left sided player needs to be sorted, Lennon, Walcott and SWP cant cross and sometimes they are too quick with the ball, and sort out who partnering Rooney because they keep changing it.

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I regret that I voted for Brazil. I think Germany will win it eventually. Everything is like made up for it, injuries on CM's like Träsch and Ballack and the death of Enke. I just feel it's like they're turn to win it now and they are a very dangerous team. Perhaps no magic samba player, but they are perhaps the strongest team in work-rate. Remember also that they've been in the finals or semi-finals 3 times out of 5 times this decade.

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Spain will beat Brazil in the final, maybe England and Germany in the semis.

Argentina could make a surprise bid for the title, although missing their best midfielder, Cambiasso.

The other powerhouses such as France, Portugal and Italy dont really have high prospects this year.

France - Domenech seems to be insistent to play to wrong team.

Portugal - Didnt seem to qualify with ease, players not experienced enough?

Italy - An ageing team that were arguably in their prime last year.

EDIT: African teams such as Ivory Coast and Ghana might have a slight off chance of reaching the Quarter Finals. But with Ghana missing Essien will they really be strong enough to hold off the other teams?

Portugal - Drew 0-0 on Monday against Cape Verde? Honestly.. Not really top 8 form.

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It's interesting( to not use other word), that how the 3rd best national team in world isn't included in the pool.. maybe overrated by FIFA, but don't know if it's worst than be overrated by media.. i don't believe in us, but it's football and you never know..

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