The 2010 World Cup

Jaffa Cake

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Aug 1, 2004
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The City of Culture, Englandshire
The 2010 World Cup – how exciting! Six months from now, the 32 qualified nations will gather in South Africa to contest the most sought after prize in international soccerballing.

Assembled throng of MacRumormongers said:
Six months? Aren't you starting this thread a bit early?
Ah, but you see – the draw for the finals is being made very shortly. In about an hour or so, we'll all know which teams will be facing each other in the various groups, and we can look at the schedules and try to plot a course through to the final for our favourite nations, while working out which team will likely be the ones to put England out on penalties at the quarter final stage. :p

I'll update this opening post with the Groups as they're drawn – but which country do you want to win next summer? And if you're not cheering for your home nation, what made you pick the country you're pledging your support to?

The Groups

Group A
South Africa
Mexico
Uruguay
France

Group B
Argentina
Nigeria
South Korea
Greece

Group C
England
USA
Algeria
Slovenia

Group D
Germany
Australia
Serbia
Ghana

Group E
The Netherlands
Denmark
Japan
Cameroon

Group F
Italy
Paraguay
New Zealand
Slovakia

Group G
Brazil
North Korea
Ivory Coast
Portugal

Group H
Spain
Switzerland
Honduras
Chile
 

swiftaw

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Jan 31, 2005
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ESPN here in the US bring out the big guns for their studio analysis team for the world cup draw today: Alexi Lalas, Efan Ekoku, and Steve McManaman.

Edit: and now they trot out John Harkes
 

Fizzoid

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Jul 11, 2008
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UK
England
USA
Nigeria
Slovenia

Probably in that order after the games are played as well :)
 
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