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Who's going to win the World Cup?

Who will win the World Cup?  

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  1. 1. Who will become World Champions?

    • Brazil
      28
    • Croatia
      0
    • Mexico
      0
    • Cameroon
      0
    • Spain
      4
    • Netherlands
      0
    • Chile
      1
    • Colombia
      2
    • Greece
      0
    • Ivory Coast
      1
    • Japan
      2
    • Uruguay
      1
    • England
      3
    • Italy
      2
    • Switzerland
      1
    • France
      1
    • Argentina
      10
    • Nigeria
      1
    • Germany
      15
    • Portugal
      0
    • Ghana
      1
    • USA
      1
    • Belgium
      5
    • Russia
      0
    • South Korea
      1


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It is finally that time again - the world's greatest sporting spectacle* is back with a vengeance and should prove to be more competitive than ever. Some veritable footballing titans will go head-to-head, and people worldwide are asking the question - who will win?

 

Will Brazil pull it together on home soil?

Will Spain maintain their dominance and solidify their status as one of the all-time great international sides?

Will Germany finally fulfill their potential?

Will Argentina find a way to combine Messi, Tevez and Aguero into an almighty attacking force?

Will France be rejuvenated by their close shave in qualifying?

Will England... never mind.

 

So what will it be?

 

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or...

 

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So who do you think will win the World Cup?**

 

If you need some help, here is a World Cup predictor: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/10501412/World-Cup-2014-Wallchart-Predictor-Game.html

 

 

 

 

*I'm sure some would argue that this would be the Olympics... or even the Super Bowl. Those people are sadly misguided and should be treated with sympathy rather than scorn.

**Unfortunately there is a maximum of 25 options for any poll question - I had to leave Australia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Iran, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ecuador off the poll - no offence intended to anyone from any of those countries.

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I'd tip Germany, I think Spain aren't the force they were 4 years ago and I think it's too soon for Brazil.

 

I already feel bad for Oscar and Luiz who are going to come under enormous scrutiny of any mistake they make.

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I'm going for Brazil, the home advantage, with crowds behind them I think they can do it. 

 

Spain are always going to be in the running but I think their International dominance will be broken this year. 

 

The Germans are always likely to have a good run but do they have a striker good enough to lead the line for them? 

 

Argentina's defense will let them down and I think Italy lack over all quality in their squad. 

 

England? Quarter final exit on penalties beckons. 

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Hard to look past Brazil on their home soil, they have the added bonus of keeping some Chelsea boys in the competition which is nice to watch.

 

Argentina would be my next choice.

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Brazil for me, home advantage I think will be massive as long as they don't get carried away with it and freeze.

Germany are also a good shout and I'd like to see Belgium have a good run to the semis.

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I'm going for Brazil, the home advantage, with crowds behind them I think they can do it. 

 

Spain are always going to be in the running but I think their International dominance will be broken this year. 

 

The Germans are always likely to have a good run but do they have a striker good enough to lead the line for them? 

 

Argentina's defense will let them down and I think Italy lack over all quality in their squad. 

 

England? Quarter final exit on penalties beckons. 

 

If we make it out of our group i'll be thoroughly surprised. If we finish with 4 points then we've exceeded my expectations.

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If we make it out of our group i'll be thoroughly surprised. If we finish with 4 points then we've exceeded my expectations.

 

I think we will beat Costa Rica and draw against Italy and Uruguay making us finish 2nd in the group.

 

England aren't a terrible international side, we have quite a good record against a lot of big sides but have always lacked the creativity and ruthlessness in attack to dominate.  

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I think we will beat Costa Rica and draw against Italy and Uruguay making us finish 2nd in the group.

 

England aren't a terrible international side, we have quite a good record against a lot of big sides but have always lacked the creativity and ruthlessness in attack to dominate.  

 

We'll see, however Italy's squad is far, far superior to ours. Then again their slow build up play might suit us, we're more likely to get undone by a quick counter attacking team like Uruguay.

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England are going home at the first hurdle, and it will be hilarious.

 

Why would it be hilarious ?

 

Spain going out at the first hurdle would be hilarious.

 

I hate all this England bashing, i find it pathetic that any English football fan would want their national team to fail. We must be the only nation in the world who thinks this way.

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I've got a feeling Argentina, I don't know why I've got a strong sense tingling in my toes (that could be the diabetes). Brazil must be favourites, surely? Especially after thumping Spain in the Confederations Cup; but Argentina's attack is gonna take some stopping.. As someone has mentioned; Messi, Aguero & Tevez.. Quality!

 

Fair play, someone's voted for USA, love the optimism! :biggrin:

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I've got a feeling Argentina, I don't know why I've got a strong sense tingling in my toes (that could be the diabetes). Brazil must be favourites, surely? Especially after thumping Spain in the Confederations Cup; but Argentina's attack is gonna take some stopping.. As someone has mentioned; Messi, Aguero & Tevez.. Quality!

 

Fair play, someone's voted for USA, love the optimism! :biggrin:

 

Imagine Argentina winning on Brazil's turf, it would be pretty funny.

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I think Brazil are going to win. I can't see Spain winning again, they've had enough time in the spotlight. Don't rule out Belgium though, they're the dark horse of this competition, I can see Hazard having a great tournament.. As much as it pains me to admit this, we (England) don't stand a chance.

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Belgium for the win! FTW

 

I like that you wrote "for the win" and then put the short hand for it as well... Double For The Win! 

 

Anyway, Belgium are a lot of people's dark horses but I've changed my mind about them since the start of the year. 

 

I used to think Kompany was really solid defensively but I now think he can be quite erratic, especially when things aren't going his way. 

 

Fellaini has had a woeful season at United and obviously De Bruyne has had a disruptive season because he couldn't force his way through with us.

 

Neither Lukaku or Benteke are the finished article up front and although both are very talented I'm not sure they have enough quality to push Belgium to success.

 

If they make it to the semi-finals I think they will have had a very good World Cup. 

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I like that you wrote "for the win" and then put the short hand for it as well... Double For The Win! 

 

Anyway, Belgium are a lot of people's dark horses but I've changed my mind about them since the start of the year. 

 

I used to think Kompany was really solid defensively but I now think he can be quite erratic, especially when things aren't going his way. 

 

Fellaini has had a woeful season at United and obviously De Bruyne has had a disruptive season because he couldn't force his way through with us.

 

Neither Lukaku or Benteke are the finished article up front and although both are very talented I'm not sure they have enough quality to push Belgium to success.

 

If they make it to the semi-finals I think they will have had a very good World Cup. 

 

 

No, no FC, FTW = Fot The Wuck!  (not my own invention, alas, an ex Shed-Ender coined that one)

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No, no FC, FTW = Fot The Wuck!  (not my own invention, alas, an ex Shed-Ender coined that one)

 

Que?!

 

For the longest time I thought it meant f**k the world because of a song by a psychobilly band Tiger Army's song:

 

 

 

Then I caught on that it was generally internet shorthand for "for the win".

 

Now I'm discovering a third meaning?

 

This is too much for me.... 

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I think Spain will come back and win it again. Not sure why, just think they man for man probably have the best side

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I like that you wrote "for the win" and then put the short hand for it as well... Double For The Win! 

 

Anyway, Belgium are a lot of people's dark horses but I've changed my mind about them since the start of the year. 

 

I used to think Kompany was really solid defensively but I now think he can be quite erratic, especially when things aren't going his way. 

 

Fellaini has had a woeful season at United and obviously De Bruyne has had a disruptive season because he couldn't force his way through with us.

 

Neither Lukaku or Benteke are the finished article up front and although both are very talented I'm not sure they have enough quality to push Belgium to success.

 

If they make it to the semi-finals I think they will have had a very good World Cup. 

Bit optimism, I would say simply making it out of their group would be a good World Cup for them. 

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