The 2014 soccer world cup is quickly approaching. With just a few more months to go, people across globe are super excited and of course busy making predictions. It is the 2014 World Cup that the biggest of teams and the finest of players will meet delivering what can be summarized as sizzling hot entertainment. Starting from May all the airways, roads and railways lines will be heading towards Brazil. We are talk 31 teams, 64 matches being played in twelve cities across the country. Who will bag the cup this year?
Highly favoured Argentina
In as much as all roads are leading to Rio, Brazil’s next door neighbour Argentina is definitely not sleeping. This South American country has produced some of the world’s best players and it is speculated that they will be lifting the World Cup come 13th of July. This will be the third time the country has carried away football’s most prestigious tournament. Perhaps the best thing about it is that they have been able to defeat Brazil, their neighbour and host on their grounds.
Well, either way, with other teams like Uruguay, Italy, Spain and Brazil predicting a winner is a hefty task for a many a sports journalist. There are so many factors to consider. It is not all about palm-reading and crystal balls here. If performance history were anything to go by, then Brazil would be the winner for the 2014 World Cup. They have won far too many times.
They have not won in the past two tournaments, do you want to predict based on history? It is so hard to make, even the most educated of guesses, when it comes to such a tournament. Why should Argentina win on Brazil’s soil? What is it that they have that all the other 31 teams lack?
For starters they have the will. This will be a win that has been long time coming. The last win was in 1986- that is too long a time for a super team like Argentina. The fact that the tournament is held in South America gives them an advantage over a good number of all the other teams. They have the local knowledge which they can employ to beat their rival.
If local knowledge was the factor that will allow a team to win the World Cup then Argentina has Brazil to battle with. This is why you have to think of the third factor here. Who is playing? Argentina boasts of some of the finest in football including the likes of Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain. These players can win the game on their won. So, there you have it, 2014 World Cup is taken by Argentina.