Official website 9 June 2006 it all begins when the host country Germany kicks off against Costa Rica. Personally, my pick to win it will be the Czech Republic. They have a solid group of veteran leadership on the side as well as up and coming youngsters playing throughout Europe. Will they be a match for powerhouses like Brasil? I feel as long as they are healthy - look out. The team formerly known as Czechoslovakia may very well shock the footballing world. Any feelings on who you think may lift the silverwear this year on 9 July?