Assuming this is the correct place for this thread as it didn't really fit anywhere else. Any soccer fans out there? World Cup begins in 9 days and I get the feeling it's gonna be a good one. USA has their work cut out for them trying to get out of a group with Germany, Portugal and Ghana. The first game against Ghana will be key and then pray for a tie between Germany and Portugal. Other tough games in the opening stage: Spain vs Netherlands (6/13) England vs Italy (6/14) Brazil vs Mexico (6/17) Uruguay vs England (6/19) Depending on how these go, there might be some really tough and exciting games going on the week of 6/23. So, who do you like? Which team do you have your money on? Do you think USA will get out of the group stage? I like Brazil's chances. Home court advantage and all that. Hoping for a Latin America showdown in the Final with Brazil vs Argentina. It'll require complete focus and a lot of luck for USA to come out of the group stage, and I just don't see it happening. My Cinderella team is Bosnia-Herzegovina. I have a lot of Bosnian friends. This is the very first World Cup ever for them and boy can they use some good news nowadays. I hope they edge out Iran and Nigeria and get the 2nd seed behind Argentina. Planning to watch the England-Italy game with a bunch of Italian and British friends. I'm looking forward to egging them on against each other. It oughta be fun.