One interesting stat which came out of the CONCACAF tournament was a star from the Belize national team scoring 11 goals in just the first two rounds wow. An interesting tournament is the CONMEBOL in South America, with a mix of strong newcomers in addition to the top nations from recent World Cup tournaments. Argentina is leading the group, but Colombia has been surprising many people in its rise to second place. Assuming that the Colombians will qualify, they should be a tough team to handle in the World Cup.
While there are plenty of strong teams throughout the world, the UEFA group is where the qualifying gets really interesting. The 53 nations were split into 9 groups, all of which include close battles for the top spot. In Group A, Belgium has racked up 19 points after not losing a single match. The argument could be made that their group is not as talented as the others, but that a pretty amazing run. Group C has three countries tied for second place – Austria, Sweden and Ireland. Groups D and F have third-place teams sitting one point out of second. Well before next June the World Cup will be exciting as hell.
Following the last few games of each grouping’s tournament should be interesting to see which countries will make the extra jump into the final group of teams. Plenty of countries have very compelling rosters so look out for a new champion this time around to steal the thunder from reigning champion Spain. Who do you think is gonna win the FIFA World Cup 2014?