Ten unknowns that lie 2014

Ten unknowns that lie 2014

Today 1 of January of 2014, we "hung up" want to raise a series of doubts that invade us about this new year. We will have to wait for others 365 days to make a summary of the next course and analyze what happened. At the moment these are the unknowns that haunt our heads for the 2014.

1.- Will the “lower” teams be able to keep up with the big boys in their different countries??

Everton in the Premier, Lille in France, Roma in the Scudetto and Atlético de Madrid in the Spanish League. From Colgados we bet because at least one, will be able to lift the title in their respective championships.

2.- Will the hegemony of German football in Europe continue??

Everything seems to indicate that yes. Pep's Bayern seems equal to or better than Heynckes's and is the top favorite to retain titles. Dortmund seem to have lost a bit of steam lately and struggled more than expected to qualify., that if, in the so-called group of death. We have to wait until spring to check the level that teams like Real Madrid can reach, Manchester United, Chelsea, F.C. Barcelona o P.S.G. and see if they are able to dethrone the Teutons.

Will Pep Guardiola's Bayern dominate during the 2014?.
Will Pep Guardiola's Bayern dominate during the 2014?.

3.- Will a European team be able to prevail in a World Cup held on American soil??

Never has a non-South American team managed to win a World Cup on the continent discovered by Columbus. Only Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil won on American grass. Germany, Spain, Italy or France, among other, they aspire to put an end to this unwritten rule in the football regulations.

4.- Will Messi go back to being the best in 2014?

It seems to indicate that we are facing the best player in history, and in 2014 He will continue to demonstrate it to the entire planet if the injuries respect him again. However, there are not a few who think that the supremacy of the Argentine has come to an end and it is the turn of others like Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Costa, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Ibrahimovic or Ribery among others, knocking at the door of the soccer throne.

Will Messi go back to being the one he was??.
Will Messi go back to being the one he was??.

5.- Will the long-awaited generational change finally take place in the two greats of Spanish football??

Tanto F.C. Barcelona and Real Madrid can boast of having a group of talented players who ensure their future. Morata, Jesse, Isco, Illarramendi, Tello, Bartra, Montoya, Sergi Roberto, they are all tremendous players who are amply prepared for the turning point of their careers. From afar they are ready and from Colgados we would dare to say that the two great teams in Spain would do much better if there were many of these homegrown men trusted by Tata and Ancelotti when the crucial games of the year arrive.

6.- Where will the men who are destined to change clubs play next year??

It is clear that Víctor Valdés will not continue at Barcelona, You can say higher, but not clearer, and the azulgrana team has a difficult mission when it comes to replacing the goalkeeper. The list of players who will change colors is obviously very wide. Xabi Alonso, Falcao, Ander Herrera, Alves, Lewandowski, Balotelli, Aguero or Villa, it even seems like the 4 times Ballon d'Or winner, Lionel Messi, I could change the air. The brilliant appearance of Neymar in the Barça ship, the recent statements of some of the Catalan directors and their problems with the Treasury, they can take you away from the Camp Nou in 2014.

7.-Who will be the revelation team of the World Cup?

Colombia or Belgium are selections of the so-called second or third row, but this year they should play a more than remarkable role a priori. Located in affordable groups, Both must be between 16 best in the tournament and either of the two can put the clear favorites in serious trouble in single-match qualifiers. Let's not forget teams like Bosnia, Nigeria, Croatia, Ivory Coast or Ecuador, everyone with license to dream.

Colombia has high hopes for his national team.
Colombia has high hopes for his national team.

8.- Who will be the world stars that will not be in Brazil?

Ibrahimovic, Bale o Lewandowski son tres de los grandes futbolistas que serán baja en el Mundial. Ninguno ha sido capaz de clasificar a sus países para dicha cita, y sin animo de ser gafes, desde ahora hasta Junio caerá alguno mas, either by injury, por decisiones técnicas o rebeldías. A día de hoy el primero ha sido Sami Khedira, que aunque tiene claras opciones de estar, si lo hace no será en óptimas condiciones.

9.- ¿Quién será el mejor jugador en el Mundial?
Messi tiene revalida este verano, si es capaz de alzar la Copa del Mundo con la albiceleste obtendrá uno de los pocos títulos que le faltan en su carrera y vital para ser recordado como el mejor de historia. ¿Hasta donde llevará Cristiano a Portugal?, ¿ se proclamará Neymar rey del fútbol mundial en su casa?. Iniesta, Rooney, Balotelli, Ozil, Ribery, Van Persie, Benteke, Falcao, Vidal …muchos nombres y un trono.

10-¿Quién será el portero de España en Brasil?

España puede presumir de tener dos de los mejores porteros del mundo. Valdés ha sido el mejor durante el 2013, aunque cierto es que Casillas no ha tenido ni la oportunidad. El catalán merece ser titular por meritos propios, salvo a España en el Parque de los Príncipes de París y sus actuaciones siempre son sobresalientes. Que duda cabe que por delante tiene la figura de Iker Casillas, gran capitán y salvador tantas veces que parece impensable que no sea el guardameta inicial a pesar de ser suplente en el Real Madrid. El titular, Diego López, no cuenta ni para tercer portero en España, caso curioso.

Casillas seems to be the starting goalkeeper of Spain again despite being a substitute for Madrid.
Casillas seems to be the starting goalkeeper of Spain again despite being a substitute for Madrid.

The 2014 just getting started. Days, weeks, and months of entertainment ahead that will serve to resolve all these and other unknowns. What is clear is that from Colgados, we will not lose detail of the world of football after the excesses of this past night. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!!!

Alberto Marrodan

Other football specialist, that few people know in Colgadosporelfutbol.com. You can also follow me on @mohikanno


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