Arguably one of the most balanced groups, consisting of hosts, South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay and France. Uruguay and France both have had the pleasure to savor the World Cup, Mexico is still in the hunt and has been a logn wait, whilst not undermining South Africa, the host nation can surprise and is capable of turning tables.
South Africa's gallant performance at the FIFA Confederations Cup last June, when they lost narrowly to Brazil in the semi-finals and to Spain in the third place play-off, should certainly serve as a chilling reminder to their detractors that this team, when stretched to its potential, cannot be underestimated. Brazil just managed to win, but what a thriller match.
Mexico seems to be riding in calmer waters now, after having sacked 3 coaches and trialed over 60 players, they look in good shape with second place in the final six-team qualification group in the CONCACAF Zone, winning five games, drawing one and losing just the one.
Uruguay's glorious footballing history can be matched to a few nations, a small country, with great talented footballers, its time for the coach, Oscar Tabarez (El Maestro), to channelize the resources to get the world cup,with resources playing in the best league of Europe, he has the best pick to stand a relentless squad.
France have had their share of soccer glory, but there has been a significant drop in their performance since the world cup winning legends left.
They have just managed to get to the finals, and have earned a name for not so good reasons.
At this stage all the teams have proved that they are worthy of the spot except one (and i know that you know whom am i talking about, the world famous jugler).No wonder France were booed around while the draws were taking place. Its just one of those things that has a glitch to the world Cup.
Nevertheless, my prediction is that Mexico and Uruguay would manage to the next level.