Thursday, May 6, 2010

World Cup: Group D analysis


From top to bottom, this is probably the most competitive group in the tournament. Group G -- with Brazil, Ivory Coast and Portugal -- has better talent at the top, but also North Korea for comic relief. Here, on the other hand, there can be no letting up. Germany, of course, is always tough; the Serbians have an underrated roster; Ghana is playing on its home continent, and Australia -- though the riskiest bet of the four -- can shut down opponents on its better days and is capable of one or more upsets. Nothing should be taken for granted, particularly the position of Germany, which is about 60 percent to advance against this competition. FULL ARTICLE