Yesterday, this publication started a prediction for the opening round of the World Cup. With the teams already selected from the group stage here is a look at how the first round of knockouts would unfold in this scenario.
The World Cup draw took place last Friday and after some time to digest the groups and situations of every nation, it is time to do an early prediction of how the entire tournament will turn out. In this edition, we will predict the group stage. Here we go.
Argentina got the easiest World Cup draw of any team in the world. Lionel Messi's side wound up with a group that features Nigeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran.
The last time England was eliminated in the first round of the World Cup was in 1950 in Brazil. It looks like history will repeat itself this year as England enters the second of three Groups of Death in the 2014 World Cup.
Can Spain make it four major tournaments in a row? The defending World Cup champions will have a tremendously difficult task ahead as they take on the Dutch, Chile and Australia in Group B.
Group G is being anointed as the Group of Death in the upcoming World Cup. With the likes of Portugal, Germany, Ghana and the United States, there is no surprise that many view this as the toughest group of all. Let us examine the situation for each team.
As expected, a ton of teams suffered nightmares once the World Cup draw was revealed. Here are the teams that will be sleeping less easy in the next few months.
The World Cup draw begot a number of winners and losers. Here are the teams that benefitted from the draw.
The World Cup draw took place on Friday.
Xavi Hernandez insists that Barcelona is not giving up on its coach Gerardo Martino.
A year ago, everyone was comparing Gareth Bale and Neymar to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Now Luis Suarez has joined the club courtesy of his Liverpool Coach Brendan Rodgers.
Tim Tebow offered $200K to play in the Italian league for American football.
Cristiano Ronaldo thinks that Portugal could be a surprising team at the upcoming World Cup.
Pepe Reina continues to talk up his interest for moving to Barcelona.
Can Spain repeat as World Cup Champions? Brazil's Captain Thiago Silva still believes that La Furia Roja could be the top team heading into the contest.