Spain Will Reign

SI senior writer Grant Wahl predicts the order of finish for each group and the winners in the knockout rounds. Final forecast: La Furia Roja will hoist its first World Cup
June 06, 2010

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GROUP STAGE

GROUP A

1. Mexico

2. Uruguay

3. France

4. South Africa

GROUP C

1. England

2. United States

3. Slovenia

4. Algeria

GROUP E

1. Netherlands

2. Cameroon

3. Denmark

4. Japan

GROUP G

1. Brazil

2. Portugal

3. Ivory Coast

4. North Korea

ROUND OF 16

(1A) Mexico

(2B) Nigeria

(1C) England

(2D) Germany

(1E) Netherlands

(2F) Slovakia

(1G) Brazil

(2H) Chile

QUARTER-FINALS

Nigeria

England

Netherlands

Brazil

SEMI-FINALS

England

Brazil

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England

Spain

CHAMPION SPAIN

SEMI-FINALS

Serbia

Spain

QUARTER-FINALS

Argentina

Serbia

Cameroon

Spain

ROUND OF 16

(1B) Argentina

(2A) Uruguay

(1D) Serbia

(2C) United States

(1F) Italy

(2E) Cameroon

(1H) Spain

(2G) Portugal

GROUP STAGE

GROUP B

1. Argentina

2. Nigeria

3. Greece

4. South Korea

GROUP D

1. Serbia

2. Germany

3. Ghana

4. Australia

GROUP F

1. Italy

2. Slovakia

3. Paraguay

4. New Zealand

GROUP H

1. Spain

2. Chile

3. Switzerland

4. Honduras

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