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World Cup Predictions: Group B

ISH soccer writer, Adam Leightman, predicts every match in the 2014 World Cup. Who will win each group? Will Brazil win the tournament they are hosting? Is there a dark horse ready to make a deep run in the tournament? Join International Sports Hub every day as each group is predicted and eventually a country will be crowned champion.

Group B:

Group B has both teams that made the final in the 2010 World Cup. Spain is looking to repeat as champions, while the Dutch look to dethrone the champs in the first game of the group. Chile could surprise a lot of people in this tournament with a strong group of attacking players. And then there is Australia, who will be happy to score a goal.

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1. Spain:

The regaining champs will bully their way through this group. Spain won the 2008 and 2012 Euros and the 2010 World Cup, so they should have plenty of confidence. Diego Costa will lead the team with 3 goals, but Spain will score 7 in total in the group stage.

2. Chile:

The Chileans will shock a lot of people by getting out of their group this summer. In 2010 they were knocked out in the round of 16 and I expect a similar a result in 2014. Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas will provide the goals for the Chileans as they fight  through the very tough.


3. Netherlands:

The 2010 runner ups will have a disappointing tournament in Brazil. They will not qualify for the knockout rounds and will only win one game in the group. The defense will look weak and the attackers will struggle to find the back of the net. The Dutch will go home looking for answers after a poor showing.


4. Australia:

The Socceroos have been drawn into a brutal group this summer. Everyone knows that they have no chance of getting through this group. Tim Cahill will score the only goal for the team at the tournament. The fans will put on a good show, probably better then the team on the pitch.




Friday, June 13:

Chile 2-0 Australia

Spain 3-1 Netherlands

Wednesday, June 18: 

Australia 1-2 Netherlands

Spain 1-1 Chile

Monday, June 23:

Netherlands 1-1 Chile

Spain 3-0 Australia

Final Table:

1. Spain – 7 Points

2. Chile – 5 Points

3. Netherlands – 4 Points

4. Australia – 0 Points

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