Friday, June 11, 2010

World Cup Preview, Part III

Top 5 Golden Boot candidates (Top scorer): Luis Fabiano, David Villa, Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi

My pick: Luis Fabiano (Brazil)
Dark Horses: Diego Milito (Argentina), Robinho (Brazil)

Top 5 Golden Ball candidates (Top player): Lionel Messi, Xavi, Wesley Sneijder, Wayne Rooney, Christiano Ronaldo

My pick: Xavi
Dark Horses: Lucio (Brazil), Maicon (Brazil)

Top 5 Yashin candidates (Top GK): Iker Casillas, Julio Cesar, Gigi Buffon, Maartin Stekelenburg, Hugo Lloris

My Pick: Iker Casillas
Dark Horses: Mark Schwarzer (Australia), Tim Howard (USA)

Top 5 Candidates for Best Young Player: Mezut Ozil, Javier Hernandez, Yoann Gourcuff, Angel DiMaria, Jesus Navas

My Pick: Ozil (Germany)
Dark Horses: Dominic Adiyiah (Ghana), Alexis Sanchez (Chile)

My Top 5 Picks to Win It All: Brazil, The Netherlands, Spain, Argentina, Germany

My Pick: Brazil
My Dark Horse Pick: The Netherlands

Top 5 candidates for Most Entertaining Team: Spain, Brazil, The Netherlands, Argentina, Portugal

My Pick: The Netherlands
Dark Horse: Chile

African country I pick to go the furthest: Nigeria & Cameroon (Quarterfinals)

Number of African countries I’m picking to make the second round: 3

Number of African countries I’d be picking to make the second round if the tournament were not being held in Africa: 0

Best Nickname: Jong Tae-se, North Korea. The prolific goal scorer with the slightly plump figure is known in Asia as “The People’s Rooney”.


Anonymous said...

You really seem to be in heaven! I'm glad you're enjoying the WC so much. Keep the updates coming, and I'll keep reading!

Anonymous said...

Where's Drogba?