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World Cup 2006

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by odoreater, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Man, no world cup thread on styleforum? What's up with that? Anyway, here are my predictions. Do you agree or disagree?

    Group Stage
    Group A: Germany & Poland
    Group B: England & Paraguay
    Group C: Argentina & Serbia/Montenegro
    Group D: Mexico & Portugal
    Group E: Italy & USA
    Group F: Brazil & Croatia
    Group G: France & Korea
    Group H: Tunisia & Ukraine

    Round of 16
    (49) Germany
    (50) Argentina
    (51) England
    (52) Serbia/Montenegro
    (53) Croatia
    (54) France
    (55) Brazil
    (56) Korea

    Quarterfinals
    (57) Germany
    (58) Croatia
    (59) England
    (60) Brazil

    Semifinals
    (61) Germany
    (62) England

    Third place
    Brazil

    Champions
    England

    Those are my predictions.

    I hope that I'm wrong about the United States and they beat Brazil in the second round. I will be rooting for the USA.
     
  2. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    No love for the world cup on styleform I guess.
     
  3. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I thiought there was a thread...

    Anyway, I will be VERY surprised if England makes it far.
     
  4. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    If Brazil does not win the World Cup (considering they have, um, 4 or 5 of the top 25 players in the world) I will be amazed. I'm rooting for our country as we have the best stateside team ever essentially, but with the tough group I don't think we'll advance. The number 5 seeding confounds me.
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Oh, there is, but I really don't think England will win. Also, I really hope ESPN coverage is better than I hope it will be. While, I do have a native-720p HDTV and ESPN broadcasts its HD channels in 720p (thus no up / down conversion), unfortunately the Argentina games are broadcast on ESPN 2 HD, and I don't have ESPN 2 HD.

    Jon.
     
  6. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Well, I can't wait until it starts. I am flying out to Germany a week from today!!

    Thank god this gives me something to do for a couple weeks while it's not football season.
     
  7. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    I thiought there was a thread...

    Anyway, I will be VERY surprised if England makes it far.


    There's a thread on the main forum, but they are discussing what people would be wearing. I thought this would be a more appropriate place to discuss the game and tournament themselves.

    Why don't you think England will make it very far? I think if Rooney is healthy they can win the whole thing.
     
  8. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    There's a thread on the main forum, but they are discussing what people would be wearing. I thought this would be a more appropriate place to discuss the game and tournament themselves.

    Why don't you think England will make it very far? I think if Rooney is healthy they can win the whole thing.


    Historically they tend to have one or two phenomenal players but lack the spirit and cohesion to overcome their opponents.
     
  9. countchocula8

    countchocula8 Well-Known Member

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    is there a schedule of all the games posted somewhere? Admittedly, I'm too lazy to google and sort through all the results, but I'm sure some of you already have a few good sites bookmarked. THanks. edit: nevermind. I googled anyways. World Cup fever got me [​IMG]
     
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    I just learned that a guy a grew up with (and played soccer w/ for 10 yrs) is commnetating a bunch of games for ESPN! [​IMG] I think he's paired w/ the Cosmos goalie, Shep Messing. Might have to get cable....
     
  11. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    in the last world cup the u.s. made it to the quarter-finals, but that fact gets mentioned here almost casually. i don't think americans appreciate what an amazing feat it is for a non-soccer country to make it that far.

    also, americans never mention the fact that they thoroughly outplayed germany in that QF match, and if the ref had awarded them a penalty on that handball on the goalline, they may very well have made it to the final (they would have faced s. korea in the semis.)
     
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    Rooney in for England.

    Cisse out for France.

    So say the latest reports.

    bob
     
  13. manicturncoat

    manicturncoat Well-Known Member

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    also, americans never mention the fact that they thoroughly outplayed germany in that QF match, and if the ref had awarded them a penalty on that handball on the goalline, they may very well have made it to the final (they would have faced s. korea in the semis.)
    A handball in the box needs to be intentional to qualify for a penalty kick, as far as I could tell, that was not intentional.
     
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    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    A handball in the box needs to be intentional to qualify for a penalty kick, as far as I could tell, that was not intentional.

    it was a handball on the goal line and the player's hand was outstrectched from his body = penalty plus expulsion.
     
  15. manicturncoat

    manicturncoat Well-Known Member

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    it was a handball on the goal line and the player's hand was outstrectched from his body = penalty plus expulsion.
    At the moment the ball was kicked(at close range) his hand was at his side, subsequently he did not move his hand to try and block the ball. This was not a penalty.
     
  16. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Well, I used to be a referee and it sure looked like a penalty to me. 9 times out of 10 the whistle blows on that play.
     
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    Australia 3 - 1 Japan
    Australia have scored their first goal in the WC ever and registered their first goals ever. Hopefully they make it to the round of 16 but if not they are still the most successful Australian side ever.
     
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    usa looked lacklustre against czech - have they not taken freddy adu (or did i miss something - my girlfriend doesn't let me watch the whole of whatever match i'm watching out of principle)?

    england looked very poor against paraguay, but we might get our shit together, highly doubt we'll win.

    fairplay to the ozzies - dukes has gone through a bit of a rennaisance over here, and kewell lost some weight from a season or two ago - i hope they do well.
     
  19. manicturncoat

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    Well, I used to be a referee and it sure looked like a penalty to me. 9 times out of 10 the whistle blows on that play.

    Then nine times out of ten the referee makes a mistake.
     
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    Australia 3 - 1 Japan
    Australia have scored their first goal in the WC ever and registered their first goals ever. Hopefully they make it to the round of 16 but if not they are still the most successful Australian side ever.



    And boy did we celebrate this victory today, felt like we won the whole thing!
     

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