World cup fever; who will it be?

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  1. Doc

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    Allright everyone, since this kept on popping up on another thread, I guess it is time to debate. Who has the best chances going forward into this World Cup. Brazil, England, Argentina, US, etc.... Put in your vote, no explanation necessary, but one is always welcome.
     
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    Australia No doubt about it.

    Look at the results

    Last time against brazil tied
    Last game against England won by 2 or 3
    Beat uruaguy
    Beat Euro Champions Greece only last week

    We have a tough pool but we are the most under rated team in the comp


    Watch out
     
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    What's the World Cup?
     
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    And who cares anyway...?:tongue:
     
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    It's something that I have to put on to avoid being kicked in the groin.:wink:

    lol dreamer20

    ahaha
     
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    Not bad, I've never heard that one before
     
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    No disrespect, but you need alot more than than a couple of games under your belt to win the World Cup. Has Australia, ever been in the Semi's?
     
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    A british that does not know what the world cup is???

    You can not be british...were are you from????
     
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    LOL...those stereotypes; don't ya just love 'em.....:tongue:
     
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    Hahaha no i was jokin our team is a joke, last word cup we played was in 1974. So we have no chance i was just kiddin around
     
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    My guess? I'd say Brazil. I somehow doubt England'll get that far but that's just me. :tongue:
     
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    In all honesty, it will be Brazil. Wouldn't be surprised at all if Argentina took it either, but between Robinho, Dida, Ronaldinho....thats one hell of a lineup. I'm confident the Argos wont bow out of the group of death this year.

    Since most here are fans of either the USA or England,

    USA has one of the groups of death. They have the skill to beat the Czech's, have shown the abillity to drive forward when necessary, can play with the Italians. We've done it before, and our squad in 1990 was far less talented than it is this year.

    The problem for America is that if we finish second in the group, we draw Brazil (presuming they win their own group). So basically, the US needs to win the group if they want to advance past the round of 16. This means wins against the Czech's and Ghanians and hopefully play Italia to a draw or if we get lucky, a late winner. That's the only way we get past.

    England has a major problem on its hands without Rooney. Owen needs to pick up the slack, big time. You also need to hope Crouch doesn't shit the bed on the big stage (playing at a club like the mighty Liverpool should help alleviate some of the jitters.

    Englands national team has also choked at the last two major competitions. It could be Sven's fault, but unless you can overcome that, you will not make the finals, or possibly the semis.

    But Brazil is so ridiculously good, so it may all be moot.
     
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    I think that Brazil will have this one. But I hope that my country Sweden will make it aswell. They have England in their group aswell, and England usually has some trouble against Sweden, I don't know if it has to do with Sven or not ;)
    But I'll be fun to see Henrik Larsson, Zlatan and Ljungberg do this last thing before at least one of them will quit.
     
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    Oh yeah, just a couple of days left. You know it's really funny. I really hate watching sports in general. But the world cup, to me, is different. It's like the war of the nations, only it's peacefull. Whole countries get behind their teams, and in some nations, work grinds to a halt while they're watching the tube. I mean the national fervor really adds intensity to those few shots that can happen in a game. It truly is an incredible time. Yeah I'm a fan, but not of any team in particular, and not of any nation in particular, but of the world cup. From the first game all the way to the Final. Of course not every world cup is good, but hopefully this one will be this year. It certainly looks like it might hold some seriously heavy games.

    US and Iran
    England and Argentina
    Germany and England
    Brazil and Germany
    etc....

    It's gonna be one hell of a summer.
     
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    I'm the same, normally I'd rather watch radiators warm up than football but the World Cup invokes a certain benign (mostly :rolleyes:) nationlistic appeal in many nations and I sometimes watch the odd game, and with High Def TV and a home cinema maybe I should invite paying guests. :eek:

    There is a 1966/2006 thing going on in England and Wayne Rooney is almost a deity to many...:rolleyes: LOL.
     
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    My heart says England my head says Brazil.I just hope evryone has fun.
     
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    Hell England might just do it this year, they certainly are favorites.

    After all if the Red Sox could beat the Yankees, then anything can happen.
     
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    Yupi!!! Its today !!!! Finally here!!!:eek:

    OMG!!!!

    :fingersx: :banana:

    :laola:

     
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