Canada - Finished 3rd place last year and should continue to be a top competitor this year. Known mostly for their defensive discipline and immense work ethic Canada looks about the same as they have in years past. Rumour is they may have added a player or 2 but no real huge additions. Look for much of the same.
Norway - Norway were Champions a decade ago I think... and they will never ever let you forget it. I think they could tell you down to the minute how long its been since they won. As the tournament has expanded and teams have improved Norway have remained stagnant keeping essentially the same team year after year. Because of that they are now nothing ore than a middle of the pack team that no longer possesses the athletic ability to get under teams' skins.
Hungary - I can't remember much of Hungary's performances from last year but I did play them this year in an exhibition so here are my observations. They are moderately organized at the back but will struggle mightily going forward. Goals will be hard to come by. Don't expect much out of them especially being stuck in this group.
Nigeria - I had Nigeria on the cusp of being one of the elite teams last year before thing took a turn drastically south. Nigeria seems to be another team that tends to flounder when it comes to crunch time. They are a speedy team intermingled with some quite skilled player but they lack some depth. Another team that could spoil someone's tournament.
Poland - Everyone's favourite from last year looks like they may be in a bit of down year by their own tremendously high standards. They have lost their two best goal scorers and from what I saw at the RSA tournament that is going to hurt a lot as they struggled to score. They play sound defense and will be hard to break down and score on but they need someone (maybe Dustin "Dorothy" Sembaluk and his spectacular footwear) to step up and score some goals.
Greece - One of the scariest teams to play as they are big and strong and painful to run into. However, they aren't growing any younger or more skilled any time soon. They need an injection of youth and I have no idea where to get that. Greece are what they have always been and I think they are up for another middle of the pack finish.
Canada was actually a fairly easy choice for here as I think they are simply a better version of Poland. Then came the tough part Nigeria vs Poland. My instincts said to go with Poland but after reflecting on Poland's performance in the RSA tournament I see Nigeria winning the head to head battle. Now I think Poland will beat on all the other teams and I am not sure I can say the same about the inconsistent Nigeria. So who knows where that really leaves me. Norway almost certainly beats Greece in my opinion and Greece beats Hungary. Should be very tight in a few spots though.
Canada should go undefeated in the group stage but they never seem to make things easy for themselves. Poland have recruited a couple of players but have also lost some key player. I see Poland being just ahead of the rest of the group mainly on goalkeeping. It was tough for me to decide the 3rd/4th but I have Nigeria and Greece beating Norway just because I don't think Norway has the pace or physical presence. I have Hungary 6th but I could see them winning a game or 2 and maybe leap frogging Norway.