Not the teams you think will win, but the ones who you will try to follow from beginning to end. Some will watch every game from start to finish, of course, but which teams do you really not want to miss in action? Could be one team, could be eight. Could be because you like a team, could be because you like a player, could be because you like a country. Whatever.
Also: "guilty pleasure" teams, who you aren't necessarily that interested in, but will try to catch, out of curiosity.
Let's make this thread NON-confrontational. Just post your lists, and reasons why the teams made your list (rather than criticize another person's list).
Teams don't need to be in any particular order.
Okay, I'll go:
Reasons: basically, I like technical players, technical teams, and clever creative attacking. It's why I like Barça. I enjoy good passing, good touch, smart and elegant play.
Reasons: the USMNT is actually watchable for the first time (assuming they don't retreat into a defensive shell and start playing athletic hoofball, as in past years). I'll be curious as to how they develop along this more modern path. Iran: I've played plenty of pickup ball with Iranian players, and it's clear to me they have sophisticated football culture. I'm interested to see how they do.