The World Cup of World Cup Posters

Even if you’re not a soccer fanatic, you should know that the 2010 FIFA World Cup is getting underway in just over a week. Since we’re not the most sports-inclined site on the web, we thought we’d make our prediction of which country will bring home the championship based on recently released promotional posters designed by ESPN and the New York ad agency Wieden + Kennedy — yes, the same one that made that epic “Write the Future commercial for Nike. There are 32 posters in total to represent each country competing in South Africa this summer, but for our own little experiment we scaled it down to ten.

Click past the jump for a competitive mixture of sports and art. May the fiercest poster win.

South Africa: Since they’re the host country, we’ll give them a couple points despite the lack of anything intimidating present in this poster. The horns are a little bit threatening.
Fierce factor: 2/10