At 6/6/10 03:36 PM, Ismael92 wrote:
Argentina is not that good IMO. Also, if my country (Uruguay) comes out second in the A group we'll probably play against Argentina. I'm really looking forward to that match :)
Honestly I have a few friends from Uruguay. They all seem to think Argentina are over-rated. To be honest it would be unfair even comparing Uruguay to the likes of Argentina alone based on sheer player power:
Messi = Questionably the worlds best play
Mascherano = Questionably the best CDM player
Di Maria = Seems to score the goals when it counts.
With this calbar some people think Argentina may win the world cup.
Whilst Uruguay have only 1 player who has proven himself as a good player in my books that being:
However Uruguay have proven to be a strong team unit in qualifying and they did pull off some surprising results. This said I cant see them getting past the quarter finals if they are lucky.
Also please don't assume they will make it past there group. We all know France are the favorite for group A. But i wouldn't rule out Mexico giving Uruguay some challenge though they don't have much strength in terms as player power as i would like. They always seem to do well recently at the world cup. Look at them in 2006. Sadly I can't see the hosts SA coming out of this group.
In terms of who will win the world cup
I would like it to be England (me being english). And i'm optimistic we can make it to the semis. Recently we have a habit of getting results even when top players don't turn up. The feel to the team is different than 4 years ago. We have an Italian manager and our team seems to be better at grinding out results.
I feel the favorite side for me though has to be either Spain or Germany. In terms of sheer stats Spain are most certainly the best team to this day. Forget about Brazil and Argentina look at Spain's record against arguably better clubs than Paraguay! HAHA
I also feel the Germans also outperform there expectations on the grandest stage of them all. I always see them getting to Finals. However the stats probably disagree with me anowncing Germany as world cup favorites.