Write-up by Mark Stockton
So, all the play off matches have been played and – with the exception of Russia – somehow all the large European names will be at the 2010 Globe Cup Finals. Isn’t seeding a wonderful factor?
But arrive the summer of 2010, there is only one factor that matters: lifting the Planet Cup trophy. And, I know, it is really early and I’m sticking my neck out, but here are the real challengers for the 2010 Earth Cup Finals.
1: Spain – Everyone who has seen Spain play in the last couple of many years can’t aid but be impressed at their slick, passing football and cutting edge. They retain the ball greater than any other facet in planet football and have a solidity that preceding ‘golden generations’ of Spain players lacked.
If David Villa, Fernando Torres, Iniesta and Xavi are all fit, they are heading to be hard to beat.
two: Brazil – Nonetheless, Brazil are a single of the very couple of teams that have a practical opportunity of beating Spain. I really don’t know if you saw their friendly match towards England, you will have noted that not only are they skillful footballers, but they’re challenging also. Unafraid of tackling or becoming tackled is a pre-requisite for a profitable footballing facet.
Even greater, Brazil also have fantastic strength in depth so a couple of injuries are not going to derail them more than the length of the tournament.
Although Holland definitely have some silky capabilities and Germany will batter their way by way of the competitors as usual, it really is difficult to see past the top rated two teams in the planet for the potential winners of the South Africa Earth Cup Finals.
Nonetheless, there is always a single group that tends to make a shock cost to the Semi-Finals. A lot of people’s picks for this staff is the Ivory Coast. And they absolutely have some wonderful gamers who are nicely acknowledged both in England and throughout the planet : Didier Drogba, Yaya and Kolo Toure, even Didier Zokora and Salomon Kalou, to name but five.
These are massive names, but if you noticed what Egypt did to them in the previous African Cup of Nations, you will know that huge title gamers don’t automatically make a big staff. Ivory Coast have a thing of a soft centre and I don’t believe they are heading to do as well as a lot of pundits in the media are suggesting.
My pick for the ‘surprise semi-finalist’ berth has to go to Cameroon. They are higher in the FIFA Earth Rankings than Ivory Coast and they have a truly world class striker in the kind of Samuel Eto’o, as well as – in Carlos Kameni – a top course goalkeeper.
Whilst the rest of the squad is created up of lesser lights from top divisions around Europe, you will be amazed at how a lot of names you recognise. I assume Cameroon have been underperforming for many years and will have a thing to show at the 2010 Planet Cup Finals. So check out out for the Indomitable Lions!
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