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Argentina a heavy favorite in Newsday.com's pick 'em game

Argentina's coach Diego Maradona holds Jabulani, the Official

Argentina's coach Diego Maradona holds Jabulani, the Official 2010 World Cup Match Ball, during a press conference at Loftus Versveld Stadium. (June 11, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

As of 7:30 a.m., it seems as though Argentina has the easiest path out of the group stage ... according to Newsday.com readers.

In our World Cup pick 'em game, where readers can compare their picks with others, 95.6 percent of readers picked Argentina to finish first in Group B. Also, Group A proved to be the most unpredictable -- and deservedly so as the only group without a "seeded" team. Mexico is the top pick, but only 42.3 percent of our readers feel that way.

The full results are listed below with a complete list of teams and the most popular first- and second-place teams ... In a few weeks, we'll see how smart you are ...

Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France
1st - Mexico (42.3); 2nd - Uruguay (32.7)

Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, Greece
1st - Argentina (95.6); 2nd - Greece (44.4)

Group C: England, USA, Algeria, Slovenia
1st - England (68.9); 2nd - USA (55.6)

Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana
1st - Germany (83.8); 2nd - Serbia (43.2)

Group E: Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon
1st - Netherlands (78.4); 2nd - Cameroon (60.5)

Group F: Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia
1st - Italy (87.5); 2nd - Paraguay (52.5)

Group G: Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal
1st - Brazil (77.5); 2nd - Portugal (57.5)

Group H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile
1st - Spain (80.4); 2nd - Chile (45.1)

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