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World Cup Nutshell Predictions: Group F

Italy won the last World Cup. They will be a contender in this one, too. Slovakia is another eastern European team. I’m telling you, they can sneak up on you. Paraguay had an excellent qualifying campaign, finishing only a point … Continue reading

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World Cup Nutshell Predictions: Group E

As usual, the Netherlands is a team packed with talent, but they can never seem to keep everyone cohesive. Japan is another Asian team that always qualifies for the cup, but again, qualifying in Asia isn’t as tough. Denmark could … Continue reading

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World Cup Nutshell Predictions: Group D

Germany is always a favorite, even if they aren’t as strong as they’ve been. Australia looked pretty weak in the run-up to the cup. Ghana has injury problems, but is probably going to benefit from pro-African crowds. Serbia is probably … Continue reading

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World Cup Nutshell Predictions: Group C

England is the favorite, but they have some confidence problems. Some overconfidence problems. The US is stronger than ever and looks ready for a surprise run. Algeria barely qualified and have looked shaky in the run-up. Slovenia is in eastern … Continue reading

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World Cup Nutshell Predictions: Group B

Argentina is awesome. They have Messi, the best player in the World. Nigeria used to be a power in Africa, but have faded a bit. Greece are substantially stronger on the soccer field than in the financial market. South Korea … Continue reading

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World Cup Nutshell Predictions: Group A

France is old. Mexico is talented, but inexperienced and jumpy. South Africa is the host, which can make up for a lot of lack of talent. Uruguay is the other team in the group. Here’s how they’ll finish: 1. Mexico … Continue reading

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Revised Predictions

I’ve gotten a few more submissions for the World Cup prediction contest. The tournament kicks off next Friday, so hopefully the deadbeats will, uh, undeaden? Interestingly, we haven’t had a repeat winner predicted yet. The winners selected so far are … Continue reading

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Abigail’s Selection

Abigail filled out her own World Cup bracket today, and, according to her, South Africa will win it all. This might seem like a longshot, but she had a pretty comprehensive system. Sure, in the later rounds it was based … Continue reading

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