World Cup group A and B preview and predictions. For you, the reader!

Messi will look to take a tough Argentina squad out of the group stage and into the final. Photo va fcdenver.org

And the so it begins, the first real post here on DMV Sports isn’t really about sports in the District, Maryland or Virginia. But it is something that is what’s so great about soccer in Washington and the fans that live and die for not only DC United, but the US Men’s National Team*. The best play for the US Men’s National Team happens in the nations capital at RFK Stadium. It’s one of the more hostile venues for the USMNT to play their home games, in large part thanks to the Barra Brava and Screaming Eagles. So without further ado, I present my (non-definitive) guide to the 2010 South Africa World Cup.

Warning: Do not use my predictions to gamble in ANY WAY! You will lose.
Group A:

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1st Mexico

I’m giving the edge to Mexico because they are a strong team that is due for some more success as well as the way France limped through qualifying, getting in on a very lucky call. Like, very very lucky.

2nd France

Did I already note France was very very lucky to get into the World Cup/ Like, very very lucky? Ok, good. Their game against Uruguay may give them some trouble. A struggling French team could succumb to the young and talented team. Do not be surprised if France gets bounced early.

Maybe next time

Uruguay

What else can I say about the country that won the first World Cup. They’ve drastically improved their FIFA ranking to number 15 in the world, but they got a tough draw with Mexico and France.

South Africa

Played well in the Confederations Cup, but really, how long can this luck run them? A handful of African nations were expected to advance this tournament before a series of injuries, but South Africa was never one of those teams.

Group B

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Argentina

I think we can all chalk up Argentina as the winners. Yeah, when people say that the world gets stunned. Instead I’ll say this; Argentina has a great squad with Messi leading the charge along with Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano and Juan Veron… oh who am I kidding, I just want to see Maradona get out there and play. Or smoke a pack of cigarettes per half on the sidelines. Yeah, I want to see that.

Greece

Greece plays a tough game of soccer under Otto Rehhagel. Big on defense, not on scoring, although they do get their chances. They play nothing but close games and frustrate strikers to no end. Argentina and Nigeria boast fantastic strikers that can break away from any pack at the drop of a hat, but I have Greece advancing because of the picture below.

Nah, nah, nah, nah. Hey, hey, hey, goodbye

Nigeria

This isn’t a good sign…

Well that’s not good.

South Korea

Kim Jong Ill has got to be at the matches. I will watch solely so they flash to Kim Jong Ill scoring 25 goals in a game. Playing as the goalie. That’s North Korean propaganda for you! CATCH THE WAVE!

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(*notice how my first two sentences start with ‘And’ and ‘But.’ My grammar teacher is currently tracking me down to kill me.

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