It has finally been four years and I have never been so excited. Three summers ago Germany finished off Argentina to clinch another World Cup championship. I seriously enjoyed every moment of the tournament and as you know I am College Basketball guru, so I am not even close to a die-hard soccer fan. I understand that there are many people who are like me who are not major fans but like to keep updated on a tournament that will have the entire world buzzing. I am going to try my best to post articles, to keep everyone informed throughout the tournament. Posts will include recaps, rankings, predictions, and many others!

To start today, below are the groups and my early prediction for the order of finish in each group. (Top two teams enter the knockout stage)

Group A

  1. Egypt
  2. Uruguay
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Russia

Group B

  1. Spain
  2. Iran
  3. Portugal
  4. Morocco

Group C

  1. France
  2. Peru
  3. Australia
  4. Denmark

Group D

  1. Argentina
  2. Iceland
  3. Croatia
  4. Nigeria

Group E

  1. Brazil
  2. Switzerland
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Serbia

Group F

  1. Germany
  2. Mexico
  3. Sweden
  4. Korea

Group G

  1. Belgium
  2. Tunisia
  3. England
  4. Panama

Group H

  1. Poland
  2. Colombia
  3. Japan
  4. Senegal

Tournament starts on June 14th!