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.
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