Wednesday, June 09, 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup Predictions

The team-by-team capsules are done, and now it's time for my picks for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

We'll list the picks by group, with links to each team preview. From there, it's on to the round of 16, as the top two teams from each group advance.

Group A
1. Mexico
2. France
3. South Africa
4. Uruguay

Group B
1. Argentina
2. Nigeria
3. Greece
4. South Korea

Group C
1. United States
2. England
3. Algeria
4. Slovenia

Group D
1. Germany
2. Ghana
3. Australia
4. Serbia

Group E
1. Holland
2. Cameroon
3. Denmark
4. Japan

Group F
1. Italy
2. Paraguay
3. Slovakia
4. New Zealand

Group G
1. Brazil
2. Portugal
3. Ivory Coast
4. North Korea

Group H
1. Spain
2. Honduras
3. Chile
4. Switzerland

Round of 16
All games listed in pairs to conform to actual bracket
Second round
Mexico over Nigeria
United States over Ghana

Holland over Paraguay
Brazil over Honduras

England over Germany
Argentina over France

Cameroon over Italy
Spain over Portugal

United States over Mexico
Brazil over Holland

England over Argentina
Spain over Cameroon

Brazil over United States
Spain over England

Third place
England over United States

Brazil over Spain

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