I'm going to say Argentina. Really good team, lost in 2006 in a penalty shootout which is mostly luck. England has a lot of talented players, but they need a clearer game strategy. Their strategy in 2006 was pretty much try to make Beckham score all the goals from free kicks (that probably wasn't their actually strategy, but that was what it looked like they were doing from an outside observer).
toss up between Italy & France .. IMo thats where the competition game is .. the art is in south America .. but the marketplace is in the med .. Would be great to see an African team pull some magic ..
actually, Fabio Grosso is a full back for Internazionale and L'Azzuri, not a striker
England should be concentrating on qualifing for Euro '08 before they even consider WC '10. I'm hoping that i'll be able to head over to the games and support the boys in Green and Gold. Spewing i missed out on Germany