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Former U.S. coach Bruce Arena offers his World Cup predictions
Former U.S. coach Bruce Arena offers his World Cup predictions

The greatest sporting event on the planet, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, begins Thursday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the host country and favorite, Brazil, taking on a competitive Croatian team. I believe this World Cup will leave many of the traditional powers in the sport vying for the world's most coveted trophy. There will be a number of challenges for the competing teams, FIFA and the local organizing committee. This World Cup resembles the '94 Cup in the United States because the geographical distances between the Brazilian venues are great and the weather conditions (heat and humidity) will be challenging. The logistics and venue readiness are also of concern. It will require...

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