World Cup 2010 Countdown

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The countdown has begun for the biggest sporting event on the planet; and the stage is set for a month of unpredictable and electrifying matches, as national teams fight for the honor of hoisting up the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Thirty-two countries have fought and clawed their way to the playing grounds in South Africa, and this year's tournament promises to be one of the most thrilling of all time. Forget the Super Bowl; this is real football we're talking about. The beautiful game will inspire millions of fans and make heroes of the players who lead their teams to victory.

Sure, we know all the big names, teams that are expected to make it to the final stages—Spain, France, Brazil, Argentina and Italy. The Italians hope to become the first repeat champs since Brazil in '58 and '62. But what about teams that are itching for upsets, hoping to make a name for themselves? What are the odds that Uruguay or Chile will make it out of the first round?

To guide you through the countdown to the opening match on June 11, STACK will provide complete breakdowns for every team, as well as key matches, players to watch and predictions of how far each team will progress.

Check back each day on stack.com for a new team bio, broken down by the groups set up for the first stage of the tournament. For a complete World Cup schedule, click here.

Only one team will raise their flag, celebrate their national colors with joy and pride, and lay claim to the title of 2010 FIFA World Cup Champions—and that team will be...

 Group  Teams
 A South Africa
Mexico
Uruguay
France
B  Argentina
Nigeria
Korea Republic
Greece
 C  England
United States
Algeria
Slovenia
D  Germany
Australia
Serbia
Ghana
E  Netherlands
Denmark
Japan
Cameroon
F Italy
Paraguay
New Zealand
Slovakia
 G  Brazil
Korea DPR
Côte d'Ivoire
Portugal
H  Spain
Switzerland
Honduras
Chile

 


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