Algeria vs. Slovenia
Algeria is a good team but they are not a great team. The high-spirited team will be playing their first World Cup in 24 years and will want to make a point. Let’s hope they come to the party.
Slovenia is a team to be scared of. They knocked out both Russia and Poland to make it this far and qualified whilst only conceding four goals in 10 matches. They definitely have the power to cause a major upset.
Germany vs. Australia
Will the loss of Ballack set Germany back? We doubt it because Germany is one of the most decorated and experienced teams in World Cup history. They are yet to walk away from a FIFA World Cup empty-handed this millennium.
Australia will be looking to improve on their 2006 performance and, with their qualifying performance, they definitely look set to do just that. They dominated their Asian qualifying campaign and were one of the first nations to qualify for 2010.
Serbia vs. Ghana
Serbia should be known as an infant team, according to their stats, having only played their first match in 2006. However they are formed by two, now disbanded, teams in Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro which have both been playing football for many years.
Africa’s biggest hope of success lies in Ghana. They may not have the most amazing record as a national side, but have a junior-level record that is one of the best in the world. Yes, Ghana are the U20 world champions and will be hoping to bring home yet another FIFA trophy at this World Cup.