FIFA World Cup 2014 is just around the corner.
Before the start of any tournament, the fans love to discuss and predict who will win the converted trophy.
I love football. But during any World Cup, I do not stay up to watch the matches. I only get the results and follow the tournament as it progresses. I only watch Manchester United play. Manchester United players have players in 9 different countries which I leave it at that.
Here is my prediction. The winner will be among the past winners. 5 from Europe and 3 from South America. I also predict that the 5 African teams will be the surprise teams. Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Algeria and Ghana.
Brazil won on European soil, while Spain won on African soil. But on South American soil (minus Mexico), the winner are two team - Uruguay (Uruguay-1932, Brazil-1950) and Argentina (Argentina-1978).
So, the obvious choice to pick for the winner is - Brazil.
If they win, it is expected. But if they lose, then it is an upset. In Felipe Scolari, they have a very experienced manager.
In Malaysia, with Brazil hosting the World Cup and the time difference is -11 hours, the matches are played in the early morning of day. Expect productivity to drop as many people will take the opportunity to watch the matches with ALL matches to be screen LIVE. Matches will be at 12am, 3am, 6am and 9am Malaysia time.
Let the tournament begin.