World Cup 2010 South Africa

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  1. randy Mc rupp

    randy Mc rupp INTERNET HATE MACHINE

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    May 6, 2007
    So we have an american "football" thread. So why not one about soccer.

    I'm really not the sports guy anymore, since living behind closed louvered blinds doesn't include that much physical activity :lol:

    But yeah I'm still down with any good match. Naturally since I'm from soccer crazy Germoney.

    So any predictions? I've seen a lot of Euros and other nonamerican folks on here so there must be a few guys of you being excited.
     
  2. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    I would be, 'cept it's months away and nothing is happening with it.
     
  3. randy Mc rupp

    randy Mc rupp INTERNET HATE MACHINE

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    May 6, 2007
    Well then someone will have the honor to bump this in a few months.

    Laters.
     
  4. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    Fuck the world cup.
     
  5. randy Mc rupp

    randy Mc rupp INTERNET HATE MACHINE

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    Hmm let me check...what's that Sweden's not qualified. Well what are the odds. :lol:
     
  6. Rain

    Rain First time out of the vault

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    Feb 22, 2010
    well it is certanly going to be better than whatever happening in ukraine and poland in 2012 :mrgreen:
     
  7. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    As a good brazilian, i like soccer, and I really believe our chances of getting the title this year are high :D although the team this year isnt that great, and Dunga (Brazil coach) is kind of stubborn. But, I believe in our team's potential, we still have some pretty great players in the team.
     
  8. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Would be nice to see an African team either win or to make the final. A little sad that many interesting teams that haven't yet been in the world cup didn't make the tournament.
     
  9. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Heh. If i see an African team getting "helped" to the finals like a certain asian team a few years ago that's it with the world cups for me.
     
  10. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    I will be rooting for North Korea.
     
  11. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    Brazil is going to play against North Korea in the first games.
     
  12. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Awwww, you must be Spanish.
    These conspiracy theories are so cute, but they're also nonsense. Poor officiating happens at every level of the sport, doubly so when the FIFA decides to play political games with its referees rather than assigning the best referees to the games.
     
  13. Sicblades

    Sicblades Antediluvian as Feck
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    Aug 28, 2008
    Actually the worst call I saw at the last world cup was Australia vs Italy. Tied game at 90th minute, Italy tying would have meant they were out, Italian dives in the box, penalty given, Italy advances.

    Shit like that makes soccer really unwatchable.

    Anyways, Spain seems strong, even if they lost against the Americans, Argentina doesn't seem strong whatsoever(Maradona fails). Other than the usual suspects, I don't think we'll see any surprises.
     
  14. Clever Rat

    Clever Rat First time out of the vault

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    Yeah, Maradona seems to be having difficulties with his team. In my opinion Argentina has a lot of really great players it's just a question of - will they get their team vibe or not.

    A lot of really good teams playing this year, it's gonna be fun watching it.
     
  15. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    Maradona is an idiot, in almost every sense. Too good Argentina has a good team to rely on, because if they were to rely on theirs coach skills...
     
  16. Clever Rat

    Clever Rat First time out of the vault

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    Apr 13, 2010
    So here are the groups if anyone needs refresh memory:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/5179512.stm

    Brazil and Portugal are in the same group with Ivory Coast, I guess this one is tough. Also Germany, Ghana, Serbia and Australia is a tough one.

    Argentina is with Greece and I'm not sure South Korea is that tough. Uruguay?

    Which group do you think is the toughest?
     
  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    letz see how far Serbia gets this time.
     
  18. Sicblades

    Sicblades Antediluvian as Feck
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    Aug 28, 2008
    Uruguay was atop the South American qualifying. They should do good.
     
  19. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    Is good to see the groups are pretty well divided. At least one strong team for each group.
    But I really think Brazil's group (G) is the toughest.
     
  20. Clever Rat

    Clever Rat First time out of the vault

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    Apr 13, 2010
    Some people would notice that Brazil should be in the toughest group :P