Twenty teams will be competing for the title of 'World Champions'.
This is a bit like being AFL champions, except it allows teams from outside Queensland to win. Each of the 20 teams represents a different country, which is a lot different to AFL. However don't let this confuse you. Most of the teams are very similar to one of the AFL teams, and they even have club songs (called 'national anthems'). When you're tipping just think of the corresponding AFL club and you can't go wrong. Well, not much anyway.
New Zealand = Collingwood. Appear to be top notch, and think it's their destiny to win - but rarely do, much to everyone's delight.
England = Port Adelaide. Chokers.
Australia = Brisbane. Always seem to win the games that matter - somehow.
France = Sydney. Underestimated.
South Africa = Essendon. Not as good as they used to be.
Ireland = St Kilda. Sentimental favourites but never do much.
Wales = Hawthorn. Were good once. A long time ago.
Scotland = Geelong. Skirt wearers and too inconsistent to threaten.
Argentina = Fremantle. Better than they used to be, but not there yet.
Italy = Richmond. Long-haired pretty boys.
Samoa = Melbourne. Mystery men.
Fiji = West Coast. Entertainers...and that is all.
Canada = Western Bulldogs. Love a scrap.
USA = Adelaide. Everyone wants to beat them.
Georgia = Kangaroos. No supporters.
Tonga = Carlton mark I - enough said.
Namibia = Carlton mark II
Uruguay = Carlton mark III
Japan = Carlton mark IV
Romania = Carlton mark V