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  1. World Cup: El Tri resurgent under Javier Aguirre

    Mark Young

    At one point in qualifying, it appeared doubtful that Mexico would even reach South Africa. However, under Javier Aguirre, El Tri have rediscovered their swagger. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2009
  2. World Cup: U.S. poised to repeat '02 success

    Mark Young

    Already battle-tested with playing conditions in South Africa, the U.S. is aiming to replicate its magical quarterfinal run from the 2002 World Cup. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2009
  3. World Cup: Uruguay all offense

    Mark Young

    Burdened by the weight of its past glories, an inconsistent Uruguay side will rely heavily on its explosive offensive talent. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2009
  4. World Cup: Honduras not to be underestimated

    Mark Young

    While Honduras lacks a World Cup pedigree, the burgeoning CONCACAF power aims to make up for it with a powerful midfield. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2009
  5. World Cup: France underachieving

    Mark Young

    With talent galore, it's a mystery why France continues to struggle with its form. Observers place the blame firmly at coach Raymond Domenech's feet. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2009
  6. World Cup: Nigeria's turmoil

    Mark Young

    Nigeria doesn't lack talent, but turmoil surrounds the squad, with rumors of internal strife and ongoing instability at coach. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2009
  7. World Cup: Ronaldo the key for Portugal

    Mark Young

    Although his national team form has been inconsistent, there's no doubt that in Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal has a player that can carry it all the way. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2009
  8. World Cup: Slovakia's discipline

    Mark Young

    Bereft of gifted stars, with the exception of Napoli's Marek Hamsik, Slovakia will rely on a well-organized foundation of defensive discipline. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2009
  9. World Cup: Serbia regains dark horse status

    Mark Young

    Regarded as potential dark horses in the last World Cup, Serbia crashed out in a disastrous campaign. This time round, things should be different. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2009
  10. World Cup: South Korea with a lot to prove

    Mark Young

    Already an established force in Asia, South Korea is determined to prove it can consistently compete against the traditional world powers. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2009
  11. World Cup: Slovenia a surprise package

    Mark Young

    Slovenia lacks big names but with its strong team unity and stout defense, it's not wise to underestimate Matjaz Kek's men. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2009
  12. World Cup: Greece ready to grind for Rehhagel

    Mark Young

    Will Greece's "Pirate Ship" of Euro 2006 set sail again, this time on a course for South Africa? Mark Young examines.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2009
  13. World Cup: Can Algeria build on momentum?

    Mark Young

    Toppling bitter rival Egypt to qualify for South Africa may not be the end of the story for Algeria, writes Mark Young.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2009
  14. World Cup: Australia has an ax to grind

    Mark Young

    Australia lacks a World Cup pedigree, but it's an experienced club with an ax to grind, writes Mark Young.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2009
  15. World Cup: North Korea will be offensively challenged

    Mark Young

    Goals might be a problem for North Korea in its second World Cup appearance. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2009
  16. World Cup: Bold predictions won't help Japan win

    Mark Young

    The Japanese manager has predicted a semifinals berth for his club, but don't count on it. Mark Young weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2009