Bailey10 said:Don't sleep on Algeria. I think they have the potential to be biggest shock to reach the round of 16. Belgium should breeze through but neither Russia or South Korea are that formidable IMO.
Algeria drew England 0-0 and were beaten by Donovan's goal in extra time (GOAL GOAL USA) last World Cup. Forgetting that both England and the US were somewhat offensively challenged in 2010, they've shown they can at least play some tough, organized defense in the WC.
Add some young exciting players playing in big leagues like Feghouli (Valencia) and Bentaleb (Tottenham), Algeria should not be written off by any means.
Phil Plantier said:Goyang, I'm excited for Korea's 6'6" striker, Kim Shin-Wook, who has the early lead for nickname of the tournament, The Wookie. Does he, as the cliche goes, have a good touch for a big man?