I have to restate that I am still supporting Spain for the Cup. A good friend explained two theories why Germany will win, its amazing. The first one has been around for years, much like our own RAHMAN predictor for Malaysian prime minister. The second one was devised by my talented friend, I wish I had spoke to him before this World Cup.
During the 18 tournaments that have been held, seven national teams have won the title. Brazil have won the World Cup a record five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. Italy, the current champions, have won four titles, and Germany are next with three titles. The other former champions are Uruguay, winners of the inaugural tournament, and Argentina, with two titles each, and England and France, with one title each.
BRILLIANT THEORY #1 - Its The Germany Brazil Thing!!!
|1950||Uruguay||Uruguay 2-1 Brazil|
|1954||Germany||Germany 3-2 Hungary|
|1958||Brazil||Brazil 5-2 Sweden|
|1962||Brazil||Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia|
|1966||England||England 4-2 Germany|
|1970||Brazil||Brazil 4-1 Italy|
|1974||Germany||Germany 2-1 Holland|
|1978||Argentina||Argentina 3-1 Holland|
|1982||Italy||Italy 3-1 Germany|
|1986||Argentina||Argentina 3-2 Germany|
|1990||Germany||Germany 1-0 Argentina|
|1994||Brazil||Brazil 3-2 Italy|
|1998||France||France 3-0 Brazil|
|2002||Brazil||Brazil 2-0 Germany|
|2006||Italy||Italy 1-1 (5-3) France|
A - The theory states that Brazil or Germany will ALWAYS be in the final EXCEPT for the 28 year cycle hypothesis. The only years when both have not been in the finals were 1978 and 2006. Take 1950 + 28 = 1978. Take 1978 +28 = 2006. In 1978 Argentina beat Holland, and in 2006 Italy beat France.
B. Thus this not being a 28 year cycle year for 2010, at least Germany or Brazil will have to be in the final = Germany. Which means that Germany will beat Spain in the semis (bookies, please take note).
C. Of course being in the finals does not mean they will win. Germany lost to England in 1966. Italians beat the Germans in 1982. Argentina beat Germany in 1986. France beat Brazil 1998.
BRILLIANT THEORY #2 - The Mirror Theory / The Palindrome Theory
Since my friend thought of this, I will help him coin it as the Palindrome Theory. A palindrome is a word that spells the same from the front or the back. For example: madam, aha, racecar, noon, etc.
Again both theories start from 1950 because of the interrupted war years. The theory uses 1982 as the center year of where the mirror is located.
The Palindrom theory basically takes 1982 as the mirror, which is why Argentina won in 78 and 86, both sides of the center. Then it works itself out with Germany winning in 74 and 90, and Brazil winning in 70 and 94. Taking this theory, Germany should be winning the 2010 Cup, and Uruguay will win the Cup in 2014. But the theory failed on one year, and that may be enough to put things to rest.
BRILLIANT THEORY #3 - Location, Location, Location
No European team has ever won the Cup outside of its continent. Hence take out Spain,, Germany and Holland. Based on this premise, Uruguay will win the Cup!!!
Uruguay has to win the Cup in 2010 and 2014 for the second and third theories to continue to be correct.
Sigh, theories are theories, you still got to go where your intuitive and emotive muscles dictate. GOOOOOOO SPAIN!!!!