Today is the opening day of the Fifa World Cup 2010.
The opening ceremony is at 13:00 and the first game is at 15:00.
Who's looking forward to it?
As for England, Rio Ferdinand is out, Wayne Rooney is having temper problems, James Milner has been ill, David James has a minor knock and Emile Heskey is being Emile Heskey.
What do you think England's chances are? Top 4 finish? Winners? Quarter's again?
I can see King replacing Ferdinand and playing a 4-4-2 formation with Rooney and unfortunately, probably Heskey up front. Though I'd prefer to see Crouch as the drop off striker to hold the ball up. I just hope King can stay fit and healthy as he is a bit fragile these days.
I'd also like to see Hart start in goal, Green is a decent keeper but he's had chances and never taken them and James is too old. Hart should be given the chance, like Casillas was many years ago. Young talented keeper who can gain the experience at a young age and mature into a keeper as good as Buffon (Hopefully).
My ideal 4-4-2 formation would include:
Johnson - King - Terry - A. Cole
Lennon - Lampard - Barry - J. Cole
Obviously that will never happen since Gerrard has the armband, but he never seems to perform for England as well as he does for Liverpool so I suppose if they swap Lampard for Gerrard and keep it as above, it wouldn't be too bad.
Yet again though, we select a squad with no natural (good) left footed midfielder.
Who will win the tournament though?
Argentina? - Messi, Tevez etc
Spain? - Xavi, Villa etc
Portugal? - Ronaldo, Simao etc
Brazil? - Kaka, Robinho etc
England? - Rooney, Lampard etc
Italy? - Ribery, Henry etc
Germany? - Lahm, Klose etc
Netherlands? - Robben, Huntelaar etc
Italy? - Pirlo, Cannavaro etc
PS: Curious, will the other nations of Great Britain support England or will they support everyone else who England has to play? (This could get heated)