The FIFA world cup starts on June 11, with host nation South Africa playing Mexico. Spain appears to be the favorites looking at the pre world cup gambling but is that justified. Ok so they won euro 2008 and they proved themselves to be worthy winners with some exciting soccer. An element which appears to have been overlooked by many is that this is not summertime in South Africa, so will the colder and wetter weather prefer countries like England.
You would be brave to bet on them, and of course you can never write off Germany, Italy and Brazil. Argentina are often highly rated, but they just characterized by the skin of their teeth and staff supervisor Diego meridian has made the bizarre claim that he will ‘shield with four center backs’. Has he lost the plot or are we missing something, perhaps they will be a force in the finals. It does appear to be anybody’s cup to the taking and one or more of the African countries will put a few noses out of place as we have often seen in the past few decades. Who do you fancy, Ivory Coast. Ghana. Cameroon spring a few surprises. Or perhaps Asia might bounce back; can south or North Korea ruffle a few feathers.
Major sports tournaments may host fans and players from all around the world but few, if any can match the size of the world cup championship. More than 200 nations will vie for a place in the final period of the world cup championship in 2018 to be held in south Africa, and of these over 200, just thirty one teams will make the cut to look in the world cup the south African team receives an automatic bye to compete because the host country, making the complete team count an even thirty two. Many believe that attempting to cram all the qualifying and all of the necessary preparation to a shorter time frame would hurt the success of this tournament and the standard – and that could be true.
Many players become household names in the piala dunia 2018, and with all the money rich European leagues dangling their lure, lots of new stars will be located at this year’s event. Are you anticipating Lionel messy to run rings around everybody, Didier dogma to be top scorer or are there players that are not so famous about to emerge. Love it or loathe it, you cannot prevent the world cup, so you might also know what everybody else is talking about!