Bobby McMahon Handicaps WC2010 for Prost Amerika Soccer

FSC Senior Analyst Bobby McMahon chats with Prost Amerika after the 2010 World Cup Draw and has these observations to make:

  • Are South Africa the weakest host country? “They’re not the strongest hosts… but… the host nation more times than not finds a way to get through.”
  • On Mexico- are they underestimated?: “Mexico… can be intimidated…  when they get up against vert strong, physical sides that get on top of them they can have some trouble… The States… for the longest time have built a team equipped to beat the Mexicans”
  • On Argentina- ‘very dangerous to link qualifying performances with performances at World Cup’
  • “I’m not a big watcher of Slovenian soccer but I watched both games against Russia… the second leg performance… was outstanding…. If they’re a counterattacking team… I think they cause problems for England.”
  • If Slovenia and Algeria were replaced in Group C with Russia and Egypt, people would be calling it the “Group of Death”
  • Bobby’s predictions for which teams will make it through…
    • Group A: France & Mexico;
    • Group B: Nigeria & Greece;
    • Group C: US & England;
    • Group D: Serbia & Germany;
    • Group E: Netherlands & Cameroon;
    • Group F: Italy & Paraguay;
    • Group G: Brazil & Ivory Coast;
    • Group H: Spain & Chile

Listen to the whole conversation here.


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