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Arena The *Official* 2014 FIFA World Cup Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth_Omega, Jun 7, 2014.

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Who will win the tournament?

Poll closed Jun 21, 2014.
  1. Brazil

    25.0%
  2. Spain

    4.5%
  3. Germany

    15.9%
  4. Argentina

    11.4%
  5. Other

    43.2%
  1. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 19, 2002
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    Welcome to the FIFA World Cup 2014 thread.

    This thread is for discussion of tournament events only. Any other football discussion, whether it be Manchester United, Liverpool, Benfica, Real Madrid or Accrington Stanley (who are they?) related should still go in The Beautiful Game thread.

    The qualified teams:

    Group A
    Brazil​
    Croatia​
    Mexico​
    Cameroon​


    Group B
    Spain​
    Netherlands​
    Chile​
    Australia​

    Group C
    Colombia​
    Greece​
    Ivory Coast​
    Japan​

    Group D
    Uruguay​
    Costa Rica​
    England​
    Italy​

    Group E
    Switzerland​
    Ecuador​
    France​
    Honduras​

    Group F
    Argentina​
    Bosnia and Herzegovina​
    Iran​
    Nigeria​

    Group G
    Germany​
    Portugal​
    Ghana​
    United States​

    Group H
    Belgium​
    Algeria​
    Russia​
    South Korea​


    Some links:
    Football
    FIFA World Cup
    Brazil
    Venue guide
    BBC Official World Cup mini site
    FIFA Official Website

    Previous official world cup threads:
    2002
    2006
    2010
     
  2. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have £30 in my betting account which is reserved for World Cup games. How much do you think I'll have left at the end of the tournament?
     
  3. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Feb 27, 2013
    If you bet smart, stick to low risk, low reward, you should be up. If you bet crazy and get lucky on a couple, you should be up.

    So, I don't know.
     
  4. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 27, 2000
    I'm planning to go with the favourites, and always bet against England (though that's the same thing).

    However, beer may lead to crazy bets...
     
  5. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Nov 8, 2001
    The US clearly is the favorite in Group G!

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  6. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 10, 2003
    Uruguay is my pick. Because Suarez.
     
  7. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 21, 2002
  8. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    As a proper Chelsea fan, I cannot support Suarez in anything he does. Apart from suicide.
     
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  9. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 10, 2003
    I don't support him. But I think he's the best player in the world.
     
  10. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Feb 27, 2013
    he'd have to Maradona it if Uruguay are to win. And by that I mean Maradona's second against England, not the first :p
     
  11. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 4, 1999
    Doesn't score against the big teams. In fact 61% of his goals in the EPL this season came against the bottom 5 teams.

    In any case, no guarantees he'll be fit. Or if fit, in any kind of form.
     
  12. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 10, 2003
    If he's not, Cavani can still pick up some slack.
     
  13. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    Nov 4, 1998
    Since Sweden didn't qualify this year I've had fun with making tests about which teams I should support. So far I've ended up with Germany and Chile. Well I don't mind Germany, but I have a tendency to revert back to rooting for the Netherlands when I can't support Sweden. This year I also have some hopes for Belgium, and I'm hoping that they will be the underdog that goes to the bronze match.
     
  14. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 19, 2002
  15. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Nov 26, 2000
    I've got a feeling that the Armenian national squad isn't very good, but non-the-less it would have been lovely if they had made it.
     
  16. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Oct 3, 2003
    It should be an interesting tournament. Group B looks set to be entertaining as does Group D.
     
  17. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 19, 2002
    For a bit of light lunch time reading ZonalMarking has posted tactical previews of all the teams in the first four groups of the World Cup.

    Also we need more people in the fantasy football league, it's just me and heels. :p
     
  18. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 31, 2005
    I signed p for the fantasy league, though I need to do some work o the team the FIFA server gave me.
     
  19. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Feb 27, 2013
    That's a myth. He has scored against every single Premier League team, therefore saying he doesn't score against the big teams is rubbish.
     
  20. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 4, 1999
    he doesn't score against the big teams........................ enough.
     
  21. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Feb 27, 2013
    He scored 20% of his goals against Norwich, so he's rubbish!
     
  22. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Feb 27, 2013
    He scored 45% as many goals as the entire Manchester United team, he sucks!
     
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  23. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    he'll be scoring 92% of his goals against Spanish opposition next year and you'll be then crying yourself to sleep 74% of nights across the span of the football season. 54% of those nights you spend crying yourself to sleep will also involve cradling your pillow which will by then have a Suarez cover on it.
     
  24. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Feb 27, 2013
    He's going to score 388 Champions League goals? That is exactly 388 goals more than the entire Manchester Untied team will score in the Champions League.
     
  25. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    which is why we shall overtake the weary wreck of a team that will be Liverpool FC in the premier league next season. when they remember what it's like to play twice a week every week, when Sturridge realises he's a bit poor without his best bud Suarez, when Can can't and when Gerrard's tortured and agonized soul leads him into a season long depression.