One of the favourite things that people like to do before every World Cup is predicting the winners. Of course, as we all already know, pre-tournament favourites almost never win the Cup.
But on the other hand, just because a team is a favourite doesn’t necessarily mean they WOULD NOT win it too. So what shall we make of it then? Shall we stick to the favourites or go for the dark horses? The truth is, there is no way to tell. A game of football contains too many variables for us to predict with any significant accuracy.
Anyway, just to stick to the spirit of World Cup, I shall boldly make my predictions in this post and the winners of my choice goes to…… ENGLAND!!
While they may not be as hot a favourite as Brazil, Spain or Argentina, they are not entirely no-hoppers like, with all due respect, North Korea or New Zealand. In Rooney, Lampard, Gerrad, they possess players who can mix with the best in the world, and after suffering from bad luck all these years, perhaps this is finally the year that they are going to nick the big prize.
But honestly, the only reason for my choice is the fact that I know the names of every one of their players. Can’t say the same for the rest…. haha.
Rooney… the man who carries the hopes of a nation.