OK, so I was wrong about it being the Czech Republics year this year. My original tip for the top is out of the World Cup. They played some good football but early injuries and some unfortunate bookings scuppered them. They played excellently against the US in their opening match and then saw things go downhill from there. Well done to Italy and Ghana for qulaifying in their group. I'd love to see Ghana do well but they're probably up against Brazil in the second round. Reversely I'd love to see Italy go out but they're probably playing either Australia or Croatia.
My new tip for the Cup (which admittedly came about after their very first game) is Argentina. I really do think they have a chance this year.
I'm also not looking forward to the England - Ecuador match. I'd have preferred to have played Germany.