16 Jun 10 Honduras HON – CHI Chile
16 Jun 10 Spain ESP – SUI Switzerland
21 Jun 10 Chile CHI – SUI Switzerland
21 Jun 10 Spain ESP – HON Honduras
Group H Analysis & Preview:
Our final kickaround preview of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa takes us to Group H, home of World No. 1 Spain, Switzerland, Honduras and Chile. The Spaniards finished 2009 as the No. 1 ranked football team in the world according to FIFA and as no surprise they are also the betting favorite to win the Cup.
Our DailyFootballBlog.com bloggers break down Spain’s chances to get out of their group.
Greg Neville: The world No.1 Spain are sitting pretty in this group, but what troubles them is their round of 16 opponent coming out of Group G. The key clash in this group will be Chile v Switzerland in Port Elizabeth. Spain and Chile advance.
Ron Patel: Ten wins in 10 qualifying games kept things going for Spain, and the Spaniards should go 3-for-3 in Group H. Chile owns danger man Humberto Suazo, good enough to advance ahead of a resilient Honduras and solid but unspectacular Switzerland.
Alex Michaels: This is the perfect group to dedicate time to the other halves come next June. Spain will easily progress without getting out of second gear, but I have no idea who will join them. The vociferous Chilean support might just give them the edge.
Peter Howard: Mucho suerta para Espana. The Spanish will roll through this group. I like Chile to join Spain, but cannot help but take advantage of this chance to relive the excitement that came to Honduras upon qualifying on a late US goal against Costa Rica.