Germany, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, the World
I've just been looking at who England are likely to face in the unlikely event we beat Germany tomorrow. The path to the Word Cup for England is Germany, Argentina, Spain and Brazil.
I'm always an eternal optimist when it comes to England. It's kind of like supporting West Ham really, you always expect the best but are too often disappointed. However, even my eternal optimism has struggled to get going after England's first poor showing against the USA.
Now looking at who they will probably have to beat to win the World Cup even the hope I had left is beginning to look a bit laughable. The USA however look to me to have a reasonable chance to make the semi-finals. If England hadn't been so negative in the qualifying rounds and had gone out from the start to win the group they would have had a reasonable chance to make the final.
I just hope England's next manager is a supporter of attacking, attractive football. I know who I'd like to see replace Capello, a choice I don't think many West Ham fans would like, even if he is an ex-manager of the club. Go on ... you know who ...