2010 FIFA World Cup – Can England Or Spain Win?

It has been 4 years since the last FIFA World Cup and it has been 4 years for English and Spanish supporters asking the same question, "Will England or Spain win the 2010 World Cup?" Well Spain seems like a likely candidate after they captured the 2008 European Championship. However, under the guidance of Fabio Capello can England take the tournament?

England has a talented squad with the likes of Wayne Rooney at striker, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard at mid-field and John Terry in defence. They have a solid team from defence to mid-field. Even without the likes of David Beckham the mid-field is strong. However, when you look at their depth at the striker position, they are thin. Rooney is the only striker of top calibre. Playing for Manchester United, Rooney has proven himself as an elite striker. However, when you look at his substitutes you have Pete Crouch and Jermain Defoe from Tottenham and Emile Heskey from Aston Villa. Tottenham did finish fourth, just ahead of Liverpool in the English Premier League, however many critics have claimed that they were quite fortunate and will not fair well next season and will fall to sixth or seventh like they should have this season. Without more elite strikers at their disposal, England will be hard pressed to win the World Cup.

For Spain they too have a very talented squad, with David Villa and Fernando Torres at striker, Cesc Fabregas and Xabi Alonso at mid-field. All are returning to the squad from their triumph in the 2008 European Championship. They are looking to add the FIFA World Cup to their accolades. However, they have to overcome injuries to key players. Torres is coming back from knee surgery. They are trying to bring him back gradually. However, he will need to play in order for Spain to factor into the tournament. Also the health of Cesc Fabregas is in question. Fabregas suffered a fracture to his leg in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League and has been working hard in getting back fitness to take part in Spain`s opening match against Switzerland. Without Torres or Fabregas, Spain will be hard pressed to win the tournament.

When comparing the teams head to head, Spain has a better chance than England. However, in the FIFA World Cup anything can happen. That is what makes the tournament so exciting. In just over a month we will find out if England or Spain win the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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