How Europe Decides Who Wins the World Cup
In this week’s edition of the Real Time World Cup Preview, we talk about France and Germany’s first game and then look at the World Cup itself. Also, we discuss the impact of Ronaldo and the rest of the Portuguese team. We talk about the impact of the European Championship on the world’s greatest soccer competitions. And, we look ahead to the final.
Plus, we look at all the changes to the World Cup and talk about what it means to be a World Cup champion to be at the center of all of this.
I think the biggest difference of this World Cup compared to the last one is that there is less focus on who will win the World Cup. In 2002, we had a team that was looking like it would be the last team standing. A team that almost would not make the last 16 if it had not played against Portugal. A team that had no problem outplaying Germany, who were then ranked number one in the world. A team that was about to be the last team standing if it took the tournament by forfeit.
This time I think that you’re going to see a very similar game plan, with France and Germany looking like they’re going to be the last team standing. You’ll see another team that is going to have to outplay another team that is very well respected. This will probably be more of the same from the United States since the U.S. team is very good and now the Germans and France will be able to say, “Well, we beat the United States.”
The only thing that I would expect to change is that Germany and France will be better than the United States. I don’t believe that the U.S. team is going to be good enough to beat anybody. So, I don’t think that the U.S. will win the World Cup, that’s the thing I’m most skeptical of as it relates to.
So, the one thing that would be very interesting to see is the U.S. team going into this tournament and the United States beating Germany and then Germany beating France and then Italy beating Spain. Maybe there is even another World Cup as it relates to the European Championship coming up soon.
The only thing is that we’ve been hearing about how the Euros are going to be the worst World Cup ever and if we have a great performance in these European matches maybe we can start to get the World Cup back on track. I