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2014 World Cup Predictions

Around this time in 2006, I predicted Spain would make it to the semis, and they did. Now it’s 2010, so I’ll make predictions for the 2014 World Cup.

First, France and Italy will advance past the first stage, and America should make it to the elite eight, maybe. America is a weird and unpredictable team. They do well in the regular season of qualifiers, but fall apart in World Cup play. Though this time the refs led to some of the downfall.

Brasil, as the home team, will definitely make it to the semis. They will have the drums in the crowd beating out the rhythm they need to play good ball. The reason they didn’t make it this year is because the vuvuzelas drowned out the drums. The Brazilians had no rhythm against the Netherlands, plus they got a little ego after that first goal. But it was really the vuvuzelas to blame for the loss.

Ghana should also make it to the semis. They’ll recover after that heart-breaking loss to Uruguay, who will lose today to the Netherlands. Ghana is so talented and so young, they will only get better. I love Ghana. I loved them after their first game.

Germany, who will beat Spain tomorrow, will be in the semis in 2014, too. Germany’s always in the semis, so that’s safe. Spain could be even better if they open up the game some more.

Who else is of interest. The Ivory Coast played good ball and will advance to the second round in 2014. I like how Japan played. They should repeat what they did this year in 2010. Spain and Portugal should be good again. Uruguay won’t don’t as well unless they get a scorer. They’ve a great defense, but they need a striker. I still like Chile to do something, too.

So for the 2014 World Cup semis it will be Brasil, Germany, Ghana, and an unknown.//


10 Responses to “2014 World Cup Predictions”


  1. July 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I agree with 2014 assessment, just add Spain to the three teams in the final four and think you have it

  2. 2 Search Central
    August 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I wonder if it’s possible to have a all concacaf teams semi finals. Example: Fist Semi Final: USA Vs. Mexico and 2nd Semi final: Costa Rica vs. Honduras. Of course 3 qualify directly and the b4th from playoffs.

  3. 3 ayian
    October 1, 2010 at 4:18 am

    group a

    belgium 4
    mexico 7
    south africa 4-advance
    luxemborg 0

    group b

    russia 4
    croatia 6
    uruguay 2
    cameroon 0

    group c

    brazil 10
    s korea 5
    nigeria 0
    liechistan 0

    group d

    argentina 9
    japan 5
    france 2
    djibouti 3

    group e

    germany 9
    serbia 5
    cameroon 0
    new zealand 6

    group f

    netherlands 9
    portugal 5
    italy 8
    uruguay 2

    group g

    spain 5
    denmark 2
    chad 0
    congo 2-advance

    group h

    cameroon 4
    ghana 5
    turkey 3
    paraguay 6

    round of 16

    1-mexico vs russia-0
    3-brazil vs japan-0
    4-germany vs portugal-1
    1-spain vs ghana-2 a.e.t
    1-croatia vs south africa-3
    4-arg

    • 4 V
      May 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      “group f

      netherlands 9
      portugal 5
      italy 8
      uruguay 2”

      You are aware there are too many high-ranked teams in one group per seeding rules? Or were you just chuckling at the thought of Uruguay being crushed by those teams? (“Booooo, Suarez is a cheater, booooo”) Then again, anyone who suggests that Liechtenstein and Djibouti will play the 2014 World Cup…

  4. 5 ayian
    October 1, 2010 at 4:25 am

    4-argentina vs south korea-1
    1-netherlands vs new zealand-1 4-3 penalties
    0-paraguay vs congo-1

    quarter finals

    1-mexico vs brazil-2
    3-germany vs ghana-1
    0-south africa vs argentina-0 penalties 5-3
    2-netherlands vs congo-1

    semi finals

    3-brazil vs germany-0
    1-south africa vs netherlands-1 penalties 3-2

    third place

    1-germany vs netherlands-0

    final

    2-brazil vs south africa-0

    brazil wins 2014 world cup

    1st-brazil
    2nd-south africa
    3rd-germany
    4th-netherlands

  5. 6 ayian
    October 1, 2010 at 4:29 am

    portugal advances because of deafeting italy and italy got -4 points

    group f

    netherlands 9
    portugal 5
    italy 4
    uruguay 2

  6. 7 ayian
    October 16, 2010 at 3:38 am

    GOLDEN SHOE/BOOT:WESLEY SNEIDJER
    YOUNG FAIR AWARD:THOMAS MULLER

  7. 8 ayian
    October 16, 2010 at 3:39 am

    2018 HOST ENGLAND
    WINNER:NETHERLANDS

  8. 9 John Bishop
    February 18, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Brazilian soccer team sucks. Under pressure and there will be a lot they suck much more.
    Brazil does not produce qualified coaches. They mix soccer and politics. Brazilian soccer
    players are cocky, lazy and disorganized.The coaches are incompetent and all the mess keep going because the faulty coverage that the Brazilian media/press does for corporatism reasons. Laziness, arrogance are the trademark of the Brazilians soccer players. They and the idiot Brazilian fans believes they can decide a game whenever they can – even though most of the time this doesn’t happen! And when it happens is in favor of the opponents like in the match against
    Netherlands and ultimately France when their performance was beyond lame. So no chances for
    Brazil. The winner will be a very organized team not a mess like Brazil.
    Sorry Brazilians maybe it is still time to put corruption and pride aside and take good care
    of the team hiring a foreigner coach to begin with.
    Thanks
    John


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