Somebody in my house is very much looking forward to the World Cup.
It's not that he wants South Africa to win, but he certainly supports the country in which the Cup will take place.
I don't know which country is his favorite this year. Maybe France? He bought a French flag (desk size) in Washington D.C. over the summer.
I know it's not the Italian team. James thinks they are cheaters and fake injuries well enough to be on a made-for-TV movie. Heck, trash talk by Materazzi about Zidane's (French team) mother, got him a headbutt in the World Cup '06. Zidane got sent off, as he should have. But goodness, you can't trash talk another man's mother and expect that bad things won't happen to you.