World Cup for me is the same as for many other football fans, a big exciting party. I’ve tried to look at the teams to see who I think will win. But with the teams involved, it is almost an impossible task. The two strongest teams are perhaps Brazil and Spain, but this is the World Cup and they are probably not the only ones who want to win this championship. Spain got a crazy team. Just look at these guys: Torres, Villa, Pedro, David Silva, Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas, Alonso, Ramos, Pique, Capdeville, Puyol, Casillas and Pepe Reina. Good luck on trying to stop those guys!
But when you look at Brazil they are just as good. They have three very good goalkeepers, where Cesar is among the best in the world. They have two superb centre backs in Juan and Lucio, and perhaps the best side backs in the world in Maicon and Alves. With Kaka, Robinho, Baptista, Melo, Fabiano and all the other Brazilians who are born with fierce striking abilities and technique that only Brazilians have, they might have a very good world cup. Brazilians in general are so good to play football that I suspect some of them to perform tricks with the placenta before they are born. With these two teams in mind I thought that the final could be played even now, what’s the point for anyone to even bother trying. I got no further than to the next team until I began to reconsider.
(Brazil is so good they can leave this man out)
Argentina. Crazy, and I mean crazy is the word that best describes their coach. But in football, he is God. Maradonna is not only the coach of Argentina; he is the symbol and the origin of football in Argentina. The man is actually so great in his own country that he has become a religion. But if he is good or bad for Argentina remains to be seen. On the good side, they may have the most frightening attack I have ever seen . Messi, Tevez, Higuain, Aguero and Milito. WOW is the word..WOW! Their greatest enemy can still be their own God. But then the question is what their own little Jesus, or Messi, as his real name is can do. It is certainly exciting to follow them.
(What can Messi do in this world cup)
England is a story of its own when a championship comes along. The entire nation stands still and the media goes crazy. The players who get the honor of getting dressed with three lions on their chest live under an inhuman pressure. When you see how the tabloid section of English writers treat the English squad one would think that they all come from Germany or Argentina. Because they certainly don’t want England to win any championships. Gerrard, Rooney, Ferdinand, Lampard, J. Cole, A. Cole is so good that they can play on every team in this World Cup. Capello is a genius and has won almost everything he can with his clubs, and if there is anybody who can lead England to glory, it is him. However, where Argentina has a loco padre, England has the media. England is good enough to win, but I doubt it since the media will cook up a good bowl of shit soup as soon as they approach the box.
These are four of the teams that can be found in a semifinal, but there are several other teams that want to join in. Tomorrow I will have a look at them. Later I will also present my dream team in the World Cup and I will present the team I like in this world cup.
Morten Gamst Pedersen