Slovenia - Rookies of the World Cup, Slovenia enter this tournament just trying to gain some experience for future years. No one has any real expectations of this club, and even salvaging a point or two from three matches would be considered a legitimate triumph.
Algeria - For just the third time in the history of its nation, Algeria will make an appearance in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Home field advantage may be about the only thing going for the Algerians though, as this is clearly a team that is outmatched against the best in the world.
England - Always a favorite, particularly of the European punters, Team England enters the 2010 World Cup full of a sense of optimism that they can go all the way in South Africa.
United States - After a fantastic run in the World Cup in 2002 and the Confederations Cup in 2009, the United States has to feel like this could be the year that it can bust onto the world stage and make a huge move at the World Cup in South Africa.