In the past Germany have won the FIFA World Cup on three occasions just behind Brazil and Italy on the honour roll.
The three wins by Germany were achieved in 1954, 1974 and 1990 with the nation competing as Germany FR on each occasion. The first victory was a shock 3-2 triumph against overwhelming favourites Hungary in Switzerland. The second was achieved on home soil after a 2-1 comeback victory against the Netherlands in 1974. The third and most recent success being a 1-0 win against Argentina at Italy 1990.
Brazil however have claimed five world titles and reigning champions Italy have claimed four following their triumph at Germany 2006. Both Brazil and Germany have more appearances in the Final than any other nation having achieved the feat on seven occasions.
So today the first games for the World Cup 2010 kick off:
South Africa Vs Mexico Showing on ITV1 at 3:00p.m
Uruguay Vs France Showing on BB1 at 7:30p.m
And England’s first game is tomorrow, 12th June:
England Vs USA Showing on ITV1 at 7:30p.m.
Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire wants to know who you think the favourites are to win this year. Obviously most people will be backing England and rightly so but are they good enough and strong enough to go all the way to the final? Or will we be seeing the usual favourites in the final like Brazil and Germany? Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire our fingers will be firmly crossed for England to make it all the way!
GOOD LUCK ENGLAND!