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Our Expert Predictions for the World Cup 2014 Podium

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Predictions for countries that will reach the final stages of the upcoming World Cup tournament in Brazil 2014.

The group stages in Brazil will prove to be quite eventful, considering that each group contains teams that are able to deliver fantastic quality to the tournament.

Brazil lift World Cup for 6th time

•Messi’s Argentina finishes second

Germany once again claims third place

Spain’s dominance is over

However, the final stages of the competition will be the jewel of the competition, with the best teams left fighting for glory. Those planning to bet on the World Cup 2014 are in for a treat.

Experts are highlighting the fact that Brazil will be playing in its own back yard, which will undoubtedly grant them success that might lead them to actually winning the title. Familiarity with the home grounds, local support and a great team is the winning formula.

Nevertheless, the road to glory is marred with superb opponents that all maintain a deep desire within them to win. It will not be easy for Brazil, but nevertheless, home court is generally a great advantage.

Spain

The current World champions will try to defend their title, however some believe that Spain’s dominance has subsided since their last World Cup triumph. Others on the other hand are certain they could well claim the world title once again, and become the only team to ever win four major tournaments in a row, considering their success in EURO 2008 and 2012.

Spain heavily depends on their midfield that has seen them win all there is in international football. However, in recent years, teams have started to get around their passing game by reading their game plan successfully. Some players are also reaching their twilight years in football, therefore their personal game is on a steady decline.

We predict that Spain will reach the semi-finals, but end up losing the tie, as they will be faced with the might of Argentina. Spain will have a chance to redeem themselves with a bronze medal, but end up losing against the Germans, that have won third place on two recent editions of the competition.

Germany

Germany is one team that is always on the top, considering that in the last three World Cups they managed to win medals, along with already claiming the trophy on three separate occasions. In 2002, they finished 2nd, while in 2006 and 2010, they finished in 3rd place.

Many mobile betting providers are predicting a podium finish for Germany. However, luck is usually not on their side, as they advance to the latter stages of the tournament, but never claim the ultimate prize. In reality, Germany will most likely finish third for a third successive time.

Their team prides itself in having a big name player in virtually every position, while young stars are also emerging from the bench. If any player receives a suspension or suffers through injury, the team can be easily backed up with adequate talent to replace the previous man.

It is no surprise that Germany is second on the FIFA world rankings, just behind current World Cup winners Spain. Our predictions are that Germany will be coupled with Spain for third place glory, which they will once again end up winning.

Argentina

In recent years, they have been developing into a fearsome team lead by the great Messi that has been labelled by Maradona himself as his the successor.

Argentina heavily depends on its attacking talent, which boasts some of the biggest names in world football. Messi, Aguero, Higuain, Di Maria, Lavezzi and some others all form part of the attack. Argentina’s manager Alejandro Sabella will have a headache thinking how to accommodate all that talent up front.

Messi is undoubtedly guaranteed a starting place, however others will have to battle it out for the other two attacking positions on the wings.

We would predict a final between Argentina and Brazil, whereby Argentina loses and Brazil ends up lifting the trophy for the sixth time in their illustrious history. Their long standing rivalry would be put to the ultimate test, however the immense home support for Brazil would prove too much for the Argentinians.

Brazil

World Cup 2014 results are expected to work in Brazil’s favor, due to a number of obvious factors. The host nation will be looking to capitalize on the fact that they’ll be playing in front of their home fans.

Although they do not possess the same squad that used to cause shivers in the opposing teams, they still maintain a certain number of strong and prominent individuals that can make a difference.

According to many football experts and various gambling news, Brazil is the nation that just might clinch the title. The team is less popular than the team that won their last World title in 2002, but they are still among the top class sides filled with the trademark Brazilian talent on the ball.

Based on our predictions, Brazil will proceed to the final to face Argentina, as they will beat Germany in the semi-finals of the tournament. In the final, Brazil will relish in the role of playing the host, and join the ranks of countries that have won the title in their native land.

If the final comes down to a face off between Argentina and Brazil, it could potentially be the greatest final in the history of the competition. The two respective nations would be testing each other’s resolve for top glory, while the match would reverberate throughout the world as the great “Latin Clasico.”

Currently, Messi appears to be reaching his prime, while Neymar, although not fully tested, is expected to become the new footballing star. By the next World Cup in Russia 2018, Messi will be 31 years of age, which is considerable for an attacker, so Brazil will possible be his last chance for glory.

Neymar is on a steady rise and has the support of over 200 million Brazilians, which, if predicted correctly, could spell out his first World title success.

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