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.
Brazil 11 vote(s) 25.0%
Spain 2 vote(s) 4.5%
Germany 7 vote(s) 15.9%
Argentina 5 vote(s) 11.4%
Other 19 vote(s) 43.2%
  1. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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    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 Chosen One

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    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 Chosen One

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    The US clearly is the favorite in Group G!

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  6. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Uruguay is my pick. Because Suarez.
  7. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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  8. halibut Chosen One

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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 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    I don't support him. But I think he's the best player in the world.
  10. Diggy Force Ghost

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    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 Ex Mod / RSA

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    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 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    If he's not, Cavani can still pick up some slack.
  13. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    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 Force Ghost

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  15. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    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.
    Last edited by DarthTunick, Jun 9, 2014
  16. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    It should be an interesting tournament. Group B looks set to be entertaining as does Group D.
  17. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

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    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 Force Ghost

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

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    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 Ex Mod / RSA

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    he doesn't score against the big teams........................ enough.
  21. Diggy Force Ghost

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    He scored 20% of his goals against Norwich, so he's rubbish!
  22. Diggy Force Ghost

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    He scored 45% as many goals as the entire Manchester United team, he sucks!
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  23. epic Ex 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 Force Ghost

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    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 Ex 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.