World Cup Group A
South Africa - As a host nation they have a massive boost in confidence, and you must remember that no host nation have ever failed to get beyond the group stage.
Key Man - Steven Pienaar he is the star of the team; he could boost his career in England by shining at this summer’s tournament.
Mexico – They are from South America so they are naturally gifted footballers, but miles behind the like of Chile, Argentina and of course Brazil. They will be more than happy if they get out the group.
Key Man - Javier Hernandez, there will be no better way for the new united front-man to make a mark on united fans by proving what he can do on the biggest stage of them all.
Uruguay – The two time winners are one of the most inconsistent teams at the World Cup and after years of player division Nacional and Penarol (players based at home and playing abroad) they are more united than ever.
Key Man Diego Forlan- The Madrid front-man is 31 and will probably be his last World Cup; he will want to add to his already impressive CV in Spain after his disappointing Manchester United career.
France - They shouldn’t be there but they are, but the French are nothing like they use to be. It was a mediocre qualifying campaign and Raymond Domenech is not exactly number one in his nations eye. France may be good enough to qualify but not winners.
Key Man Yoann Gourcuff is the star man at Bordeaux if he turns it on this summer he could find himself at a top European team very soon.