yea man, quite a few are banging on russia as the underdogs, saying they have been playing well in international friendlies..
audio house has this promo, you buy anything from there then get the chance to choose one out of 5 teams as the winner, if that team you picked wins, you get back the amt you bought! i picked PORTUGAL..but now im thinking more of GERMANY!.. or even ITALY!!!
Is there any team that emerges from the Group of Death and become the eventual champion? I don't recall one and for this reason, don't favor Italy, France, Holland or Romania, no matter how good they are. It seems that the teams went all out to battle within themselves at the early group stage and ran out of stream in the later stage. Argentina was one example in the last World Cup.