Hal LaRoux
By Hal LaRoux
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While most fans who have grown up watching and playing the game of football may support their national team to the end of their days, they won't expect their team to win the World Cup each time. Our American friends are different, and who can blame them, after all they come from a country that can't lose.

According to a Nielsen Poll most regions of the World picked Brazil to take home the spoils from South Africa, although...

one global region that didn’t pick Brazil? North America. Instead, 46% of the region – including 50% of U.S.-based respondents – displayed patriotic optimism by saying that the Stars and Stripes will win its first-ever World Cup. Only four percent of the rest of the world said they liked USA’s chances of winning.


Who can blame the Americans for their unnerving optimism, for they have World Championships for games that are only played in their own country, and those who have the passion for soccerball have had to put up with commentary like this.


Here you can see the pie-chart which combines the views of over twenty thousand "fans" across the world.



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