FIFA World Cup 2010: The Dark Horses

Essence DashtarayContributor IJune 11, 2010

With the 2010 World Cup just around the corner, many will put their money on favorites like Brazil and Spain to win, but there are plenty of dark horses that may just upset the odds. Of course, at some fantasy sports sites you don’t have to bet any money and can still win awesome prizes!


Ivory Coast

Being in their home continent for the World Cup 2010 , Ivory Coast, a West African nation could prove to be a tough opponent to many, especially with players like Drogba, Kolo and Yaya Toure who are ready to take on the world.


Holland is a team that could prove to surprise a few people in the World Cup tournament . Although Group E is not an easy one with rivals like Cameroon, Denmark, and Japan, they will have to be on top of their game to defeat three determined teams. If Holland takes each game as it comes, and use the talent they have, their team may make great progress in the tournament.


Australia could be one of the teams to shock everyone and knock out a big team in the World Cup tournament. Socceroos captain Lucan Neill believes that the team will draw inspiration from Brad Jones’ son’s battle with leukemia when they take on Germany on Sunday. Will this give them the extra inspiration we need to be successful? We will find out.


Chile will prove to be a big threat after having finished second behind Brazil in the South American group standings. Although they have been absent from the World Cup since 1998, their gold medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics and their 3 rd place finish at the U20 World Cup in Canada in 2007 may put emphasis on the talent that is developing on Marcelo Bielsa’s team.


These are just some of the few teams that are considered dark horses for the 2010 World Cup . It will be interesting to see who creates an upset. Take the time to fill out a bracket on a fantasy site today to get in on the action on a whole new level.