Just a day to go before the biggest spectacle in the world begins in South Africa. FIFA World Cup Soccer 2010.
32 teams, 32 dreams, which one will become a reality in months’ time?
Going by the past world cup winners, there has been only 6 different nations that have won the world cup. Brazil has won it 5 times, Italy has won it 4 times, Germany has won it thrice, Argentina and Uruguay has won it twice with England and France winning it once each. Barring 1958 edition, all world cups played on European soil have been won by European teams and all played outside Europe have been won by South American teams. Going by the trend it augurs well for a non-European team to win the world cup this time around.
Although, I will be personally supporting every African team, whenever they play, especially Ivory Coast. Africa’s time has come now!!
However here are my early bird predictions for the 4 semi finalists, purely based on my gut feel.
It would be Argentina, Spain, France and Brazil as the 4 Semifinalists, with Germany, Holland, England and Italy missing out in the quarter finals.
I would bet Argentina to win the cup this time around.
Lets see if any of my predictions come true or not.
Here are my Updated Predictions after 1st round of Matches, just before the knock-outs begin.