Who will win the world cup this year in South Africa?
Germany was looking promising but have lost Michael Ballack to injury which greatly hurts their chances of advancing. They still remain a threat.
England have too many distractions and they might have the best defence in the tournament but their strikers are thin if you take away Wayne Rooney. They always find a way to lose but do have an easy draw.
Brazil are probably given too much credit from the public. I don't expect them to do much damage and they don't even have Ronaldinho on their team. Kaka hasn't had a great year and their list of strikers will be their downfall as they have relied on offense in the past to win their World Cups.
Argentina are without Cambiasso and I think that will come back to haunt them. Maradona as a coach is a big joke and with a talented squad people will be calling out his name as the reason why they have failed with the world's best footballer in Lionel Messi.
France, forget it. They might be missing Ribery and Benzema didn't make the cut. Good defence but their offence might let them down.
Italy are another overrated team. Yes they won the last world cup in style but played perfectly. This years' team doesn't look anything as good as the last one. Their downfall will be their offense.
Spain have a good chance but it all depends on the health of Iniesta, Xavi and Fabregas. With their team they can certainly do better and by winning the 2008 Euro championships they now have the confidence they lacked previously.
Portugal always put together a good team and will be exciting to watch.
Some possible upsets in the making:
Serbia have a good strong team that don't have the best defense or offense but are stable in all aspects of their team.
Ivory Coast do rely on Drogba to carry them but the rest of the team can certainly play good football.
The rest of the teams have no chance at all.
Predictions on the winner. Germany!