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 Post subject: Whos going to win the world cup?
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:25 am 
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Im not a big football fan but come on England!


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I think Greece will win the World Cup!

Oh wait... we haven't qualified...!!! :P
(Well our coach is German, so it will be nice if Germany wins!)


And since I live in KangarooLand, GO AUSSIES!!! :D
(Trinidad and Tobago is also one of my favourites LOL)





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Brazil. But I'm rooting for USA of course!

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kastellorizo wrote:
Well our coach is German, so it will be nice if Germany wins!


He even is from my hometown.
While I hope it, I don't think that we will win.



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Q wrote:
He even is from my hometown.



Wow... I studied in Essen for six months, looooooong time ago!
I wonder what my mates at Roncalli Haus (a student place to rent) are doing now! :)
(nothing is a coincidence in this world LOL)



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While I hope it, I don't think that we will win.


Oh yes you will. World Cup history has shown that the home teams always go very high, and even win.
And we are actually talking about a team with more honors (3 WM + 3 EM) than any other in Europe! ;)




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I think it will be Brazil or Germany. Germany hasn't been playing very well lately but they are at home and that is an enormous advantage and like the saying goes, "Don't write off the Germans". I think Brazil is still the better side though and has every chance of winning it. So, I'll go for a Brazil v Germany final with Germany winning 1-0 with a controversial penalty (but it might be Brazil).


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Im rooting for South Korea(Yes I support my homecountry...) to just reach semi finals again like 2002 but I personally think that Brazil will win.

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Just watched the England v Sweden game last night. I predicted 2-1 England so I was GUTTED when Larsen pipped that equalizer at NINETY minutes! GRR! ARG!
I think England are in with the best chance they've ever had in terms of winning, but the loss of Owen is a blow (no offence to Crouch). Sven'll have to be real careful how he uses Rooney in coming matches.
COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!!

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I think England are in with the best chance they've ever had in terms of winning


Don't we say that every competition? I'm going to stick with my original prediction though Argentina are looking good.

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Seunghoon Yi wrote:
Im rooting for South Korea(Yes I support my homecountry...) to just reach semi finals again like 2002 but I personally think that Brazil will win.


Yup. Seeing as how I'm neutral about the whole soccer thing, I gotta root for the fatherland if I have to pick a team.

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I am English and proud, so it can only be ENGLAND!

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USA USA USA!!!!!

:oops: :oops: :oops: oh we're talking about the World Cup?! hehehe

hmmm, England vs Brazil!!! for the final match!

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netherlands or spain....although i should be rooting for england....i wouldn't mind seeing Togo get through to the seconds round. :lol:

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reeeech wrote:
hmmm, England vs Brazil!!! for the final match!


Well according to the draw, England may only meet Brazil in the semis.

Some interesting (and possible with respect to the draw) finals would be:


Germany - England... 1966 deja vu? 8-)

Germany - Brazil... the return leg for 2002? :wink:

Argentina - Spain... the spanish tango dancers! :oops:

Argentina - Holland... will they meet again in the same world cup??? :shock:

Ukraine - Ecuador... I wonder what are the bettting odds for this pair to be the final! :roll:

Australia - England... now THAT would be some final! :D :D :D

OI OI OI... AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!! :-P


All in all, so far it is a terrific world cup! :)



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Currently I'm just waiting for the korea vs swiss match right now.. only 2 more hours and it starts! Group G has been the closest in points that I have seen. If Switzerland and Korea tie and France wins Togo then there is a 2 way tie and Korea is out of the braket but if Korea wins and France wins then Korea and France go on but if France loses to Togo then it doesnt matter of the outcome of the korea vs swiss match.

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Seunghoon Yi wrote:
Currently I'm just waiting for the korea vs swiss match right now.. only 2 more hours and it starts! Group G has been the closest in points that I have seen. If Switzerland and Korea tie and France wins Togo then there is a 2 way tie and Korea is out of the braket but if Korea wins and France wins then Korea and France go on but if France loses to Togo then it doesnt matter of the outcome of the korea vs swiss match.


Yeah! It is going to be a very interesting and tough clash.

I am going for Korea as I have many Korean friends!!! :D

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aww...:( Korea lost and so did Togo..France and Switzerland and France go to 16s from group G...:(

But that ref was not calling anything at all...including 2 handlings and 1 running into the goalbox but hes denying it even when he saw the replay :( well...w/e

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Okay, so England made the 1/4s. No surprises there, and it's unlikely they'll lose to Portugal, so long as they amp up their game a bit and stop being so over-cautious (come on, Gerrard, you're better than that!).
My predictions for the semi's are:
Germany v Italy (Italy to win 1-0)
England v Brazil (Brazil to win 2-0 or 2-1)
Italy will go on to beat Brazil 1-0, a single goal in the second half.

Without Owen, England's chances are a little slimmer. If we start playing a stronger game (and with a 4-4-1 formation, midfield support will need to be flawless) then we *might* make the finals, but Italy will be extremely hard to beat. Fingers (and toes, etc.) crossed anyway!

Come on England!

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Germany v Italy (Italy to win 1-0)
Italy will go on to beat Brazil 1-0, a single goal in the second half.


Well... as long as they can "produce" penalties (like the one an hour ago versus Australia with the penultimate kick of the game), I am sure they will win... :roll:

Too bad that the only person in the entire world who thought it *was* a penaly was no one else than Mr arbitro himself... :?

Being Greek-Australian, it would be lovely to have Greece as Euro champs *and* Australia as World champs, but I guess lightning never strikes twice at the same spot! :P (LOL I know I am asking waaay too much).

Anyway, WELL DONE AUSTRALIA, YOU MADE US PROUD!!!





And what about Portugal vs Holland last night... four reds and twelve yellows? WOW 8-)
England should be able to go through easily now as Portugal has lost Deco, Costinha (red cards) and Ronaldo (through injury).

I can't wait for Germany - Argentina... both teams have their strikers in terrific form!!! :shock:


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PS Now I must suffer the winning screams of my brother in law LOL (he is Italian)

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kastellorizo wrote:
I can't wait for Germany - Argentina... both teams have their strikers in terrific form!!! :shock:


I can't wait for it, too.
What a freaking party on the streets after each game.
You guys really should be here. ;)



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Well all I have left to root for is Argentina since that's the old country of my brother-in-law. Go Argentina!

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Just watched Brazil beat, nay thrash poor ol' Ghana umpteen-nil (well, 3-0, but a thrashing is a thrashing). With Ronaldo & Ronaldhino on the same team, it hardly seems fair (for anyone else). Italy'll have their work cut out for them if my (rash?) prediction is to hold water!

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If you're Brazilian you're either a soccer player or into mixed martial arts like jiu-jitsu.

There, how's that for stereotyping. :wink:

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Heh heh, how very un-PC ;) Kidding!

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hehe, nah it's true. I'm very un-PC. I just try to tone it down around here and keep my wild opinions mostly to myself.

Back to soccer though, Beckham's putting on a pretty impressive show in his own right for Jolly Old. He's certainly out to prove he's one bad mofo. But still, Go Argentina!

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Jin H Kim wrote:
If you're Brazilian you're either a soccer player or into mixed martial arts like jiu-jitsu.

There, how's that for stereotyping. :wink:


I met some Brazilian guys in Ireland and we had a Jiu Jitsu training together.
So it seems to be true. ;)


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So, England self destructs once again. Who wants to buy my bet on Germany (8/1)? Sorry, it's not for sale!

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I couldn't believe the England v Portugal match yesterday. England out on penalties AGAIN. Too much pain.


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If Rooney hadn't got himself sent off we would have had a better go at the penalties. He's too hot-headed.
Some unexpected results as far as I'm concerned. Germany beat Argentina! Whoda thunkit?! (Well, I did!) France beat Brazil?? Okay, all the sensible money was on France...
Portugal got lucky...
Italy still to win (against France) 1-0 AET. I think.
Boy am I glad I don't gamble!

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So Italy are the new World Champions. Zidane on his last game doing that it was a disgrace to end his career.


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Perhaps but the spoofs of that hit that are going around can be quite entertaining!


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Congratulations to Italy!
I actually like those controversial matches. I know it sets a bad example and all that but a red card or two makes a far more entertaining match in my eyes.

Jin,
How on earth did you put that video thing directly in your post?

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How on earth did you put that video thing directly in your post?


Hi Tony

It is not a video, it is a animation, a gif archive (zidanesf9ee.gif). Gif archives are images so you can put it directly in the posts.

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Jin H Kim wrote:
Perhaps but the spoofs of that hit that are going around can be quite entertaining!


O.o Zidane's headbutt can own all!

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Do it yourself the Zidane way:
http://widelec.org/zidane.html


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