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Dennis' World Cup Predictions

The last of Lion of Vienna Suite's writers finally writes out his surefire, 100%, no doubt, going to happen, predictions. Get to your bookmaker!

Everyone loves the World Cup (and hates FIFA)
Everyone loves the World Cup (and hates FIFA)
Matthias Hangst

As all of my esteemed colleagues (even that Manning fellow) have already revealed their World Cup predictions, it is time for me to make mine. Back in 2010 I was well-versed in the world game and confident in my picks.  I don't have the same feeling this time.  Between injuries, new managers, young (and unproven) players, and the chance that some stadiums will still be under contraction as matches are played, we could be in for some surprises:

Winners - Germany

Second Place - Brazil

Semi Finalists - Spain, Argentina

Golden Ball Winner - Mesut Özil (Germany)

Top Goal Scorer - Neymar (Brazil)

Golden Glove Winner - Manuel Neuer (Germany)

Best Young player - Neymar (Brazil)

Teams Who Might Surprise Us - France, South Korea

Fifa Fair Play Trophy - Belgium

Where Will England Finish? - I'm not sure England will get out of their group.  Even if they do, I don't think they will win a match in the knockout stages.

England's Top Goal Scorer - Daniel Sturridge (England, Bolton Wanderers Academy)

Bonus Ball: I think Germany's final Group G match against the USA will mean something, and I think the USA will push them to the brink in what could be the match of the tournament.

And don't forget to make your own picks below in the comments, or in a fan post.  We'll be offering coverage of the tournament via these very pages with focus and insight into the daily happenings at the world's biggest football competition.