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June 11, 2010 9:12 AM

World Cup Picks

Between Steven and Harrison Stark's "Cup Running Over" blog and our World Cup news page, RCS has the world's best sporting event covered. However, fresh off our (sometimes) impressive run of NBA Playoffs predictions, we figured we'd throw our hat into the ring with some World Cup picks as well. The Starks have all the in-depth analysis covered, so, with no further ado, here are our picks for the group stages, as well as the semifinal and championship rounds:

brazil.jpgKyle Adams

Group A: France, Mexico
Group B: Argentina, Greece
Group C: United States, England
Group D: Germany, Serbia
Group E: Netherlands, Cameroon
Group F: Italy, Slovakia
Group G: Brazil, Portugal
Group H: Spain, Chile

Semifinals: Brazil vs. United States; Argentina vs. Spain

Championship: Argentina 3, Brazil 2

Fearless Prediction: The U.S. reaches the semifinals, making Americans die hard soccer fans until the World Cup ends and they try to watch an MLS game.


Jeff Briggsengland.jpg

Group A: France, Mexico 
Group B: Argentina, Nigeria
Group C: England, United States
Group D: Germany, Australia
Group E: Netherlands, Cameroon
Group F: Italy, Slovakia
Group G: Brazil, Portugal
Group H: Spain, Chile

Semifinals: Brazil vs. England; Argentina vs. Spain

Championship: Brazil 2, Spain 1

Fearless Prediction: Cameroon knocks off Italy and Nigeria takes down France in round of 16.


worldcup.jpgSamuel Chi

Group A: France, Mexico 
Group B: Nigeria, Greece
Group C: England, United States
Group D: Germany, Australia
Group E: Netherlands, Cameroon
Group F: Slovakia, Italy
Group G: Brazil, Portugal
Group H: Spain, Chile

Semifinals: Brazil vs. England; Germany vs. Cameroon

Championship: Brazil 4, Cameroon 2

Fearless Prediction: Argentina misses knockout rounds and Cameroon upsets Spain and Germany en route to final.


Tanner Munroe

Group A: France, South Africa
Group B: Argentina, Greece
Group C: England, United States
Group D: Germany, Australia
Group E: Netherlands, Cameroon
Group F: Italy, Paraguay
Group G: Brazil, Portugal
Group H: Spain, Switzerland

Semifinals: Brazil vs. England; Germany vs. Spain

Championship: Spain 3, Brazil 1

Fearless Prediction: South Africa makes it into the round of 16 and pulls off an upset over Argentina.

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