Nearing the World Cup

These are the groups and teams that each team will have to face. Photo by FIFA http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/06/249253317/world-cup-2014-draw-is-set-u-s-will-face-germany-portugal-ghana
These are the groups and teams that each team will have to face.
Photo by FIFA
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/06/249253317/world-cup-2014-draw-is-set-u-s-will-face-germany-portugal-ghana
The German squad celebrates after scoring a goal. Photo by Martin Meissner http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/germany-seals-spot-in-2014-world-cup-1.1991691
The German squad celebrates after scoring a goal.
Photo by Martin Meissner
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/germany-seals-spot-in-2014-world-cup-1.1991691
Spanish player Xavi, runs down the field celebrating.  Photo bu Patrick Hertzog http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/grant_wahl/07/01/euro-2012-spain-italy-final/
Spanish player Xavi, runs down the field celebrating.
Photo bu Patrick Hertzog
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/grant_wahl/07/01/euro-2012-spain-italy-final/
Argentina's player, Lionel Messi, takes on two defenders. Photo by Jose M. Romero http://www.soccerbyives.net/2012/10/conmebol-rewind-argentina.html
Argentina’s player, Lionel Messi, takes on two defenders.
Photo by Jose M. Romero
http://www.soccerbyives.net/2012/10/conmebol-rewind-argentina.html
Brazilian player, Neymar, celebrates after scoring a goal.  Photo by Clive Rose http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20130630/brazil-spain-confederations-cup-live-blog/
Brazilian player, Neymar, celebrates after scoring a goal.
Photo by Clive Rose
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20130630/brazil-spain-confederations-cup-live-blog/

The World Cup only happens once every four years and I can not wait until it starts. All of the groups have been drawn and sadly it does not look to good right now for the U.S.. They are in one of the toughest groups and will be playing against Germany, Portugal, and Ghana. Each of these teams are very strong and the U.S need to be on top of their game to move on. Group B will also be interesting to watch as the two World Cup finalists from 2010 compete against each other in group stages. However, Group H seems to have a bit lower competition as Belgium should be able to easily get through to the elimination rounds. There are very many strong teams going into the world cup and it will be impossible to predict who will become world champions. Brazil has amazing young talent and is always in the mix when it comes to the greatest teams. Germany also has a very strong and young all-around team. Argentina has two of the worlds greatest and most creative attackers in Lionel Messi and Kun Aguero. Portugal has Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, who is also one of the greatest players in the world. Italy also has a very strong team. They have been getting better and better and I can not wait to see how Mario Balotelli plays in his first world cup.  This summer is going to be an  exciting one as the whole world compete for the world cup. Who are you rooting for in the world cup and who do you think will become world champions?

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