FavoritesBrazil is probably going to win the World Cup this year. They are the best team. And the other best team, Spain, will likely be on the other side of the bracket, so if you’re a betting kind of person, bet on a Brazil/Spain final. Here’s what’s so good about Brazil and Spain:
BrazilAs usual, Brazil is pretty much overloaded with talent. Top of the list has to be Real Madrid striker Kaka (whose real name is kind of a mouthful) on account of he can do superhuman shit like this: You should also keep an eye out for Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano, who was the top scorer in last year’s Confederations Cup, with five goals in Brazil’s cup-winning appearance. The only real knock on Brazil is that they have a tough draw in the early rounds, with both the Ivory Coast and Portugal to contend with on their way out of the group stage. They call Brazil’s group, Group G, “The Group of Death.” (There’s always a group of death in the World Cup. It’s kind of a tradition.) What makes Group G particularly fatal, honestly, is Portugal, who are ranked fifth in the world and have Cristiano Ronaldo, who is an asshole but an undeniably talented asshole. Cristiano Ronaldo
SpainBarcelona Striker David Villa leads a talented Spanish squad in what may be their best ever chance at World Cup glory. Coming off a Euro Cup championship in 2008, the Spaniards may be the best contenders to knock off Brazil and bring home the cup.
Highlights of Spain decimating Belgium in the qualifying rounds If the Brazilians and Spaniards aren’t doing it for you for some reason, the other absolute best teams in the world are England and Argentina. Here are some things to think about when you’re thinking about England and Argentina.