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View Poll Results: Who will win WC in 2014?
Brasil 8 20.00%
Spain 4 10.00%
Argentina 5 12.50%
Germany 13 32.50%
Italy 1 2.50%
Netherlands 0 0%
Other 9 22.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-30-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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Since I can't say an Asian country, Russia or New Zealand (the teams I'm most actively rooting for), I'm gonna have to say I hope for a Brazil vs Argentina Final - and may the best of the two WIN!
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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European teams will dominate I think. Germany, I can't see past them.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Reading, UK
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Would agree with you their mate, Although if the argies get their act together they could easily win it.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:09 AM
 
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Uruguay are the Copa America holders I believe and I think they'll be serious contenders. The best outside bet for me is Uruguay. They've as good a chance as any other South American team yet are often written off as not in contention for some reason.
Because Suarez sucks and is a dirty player


Germany seems to have the best shot at winning but they'll probably choke like usual if they let the games slide to pk's
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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Because Suarez sucks and is a dirty player
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Dirty player ? For sure, sucks ? No far from it.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:33 PM
 
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It's so hard to pick one team. To me I think they fall into two tiers of top contenders:

Tier 1 -
Argentina (home continent, European teams traditionally do poorly in South America, Brazil is slightly down and Messi is coming into his own on the international stage finally and has good support around him mostly)
Germany (great young and growing nucleus, great mental strength, continuing to grow and rise as a nation again)
Spain (what more needs to be said about them?)

Tier 2 -
Brazil (home nation but not exactly thrilling anybody of late with their performances)
Holland (can they ever fulfill the 'potential'?)
France (a good mix of established and young players, someone to watch out for)
Italy (great veteran leadership, some younger fresher faces, and always strong and dangerous especially when underestimated. Not thrilled with present coaching so dependent on him not getting in the way)

If I had to put money on one squad I would struggle between Argentina and Germany. I think I would lean Germany because I trust the defense and keeper more, but Argentina on home continent soil with a high flying Messi looking to finally put his signature on the biggest stage might be tough to hold down.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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I'm putting my money on Germany - Bayern Munich finally won the Champions League, and a majority of the German NT comprise of Bayern players so they might have finally got over their choking mentality xD Germany is a strong, attacking side with young, talented players and I'm hoping 2014 will be the year for them to end their streak of always being third, aha.

Brazil's NT isn't anything to brag about anymore IMO, and while Argentina has class players, I still don't see them going all the way. Obviously Spain are favourites, but I've never really warmed to the Spaniards, or the way how they play football.
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