World Cup 2006 - and it's called football, not soccer!

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  1. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    don't remember that [face_whistling]



    :p
  2. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Friendlies don't count with Erikson anymore as all he ever does is play the first team (which can't really be bothered) and then bring in the cover players.

    I'd prefer it if he used friendlies to try out the reserves from the start and then add the senior players slowly in the second half.
  3. Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA

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    Like against Northern Ireland? :p
  4. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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    damn, there goes my selective memory again 8-}


    :p





    yeah, what he said :p


    [face_whistling]
  5. LifeSabre Jedi Master

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    Group E looks like the toughest division to me....some great teams and no game will be easy for any country in that division...



    Italy, Usa, and the Czechs can all play ball well
  6. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    My predictions:

    Group A
    Germany
    Costa Rica
    Poland
    Ecuador

    Germany 3 - 0 Costa Rica
    Poland 2 - 1 Ecuador
    Germany 1 - 1 Poland
    Costa Rica 0 - 1 Ecuador
    Germany 2 - 0 Ecuador
    Costa Rica 1 - 2 Poland

    Final Table:

    1. Germany: 7 points, 6 for, 1 against.
    2. Poland: 7 points, 5 for, 3 against.
    3. Ecuador: 3 points, 2 for, 4 against.
    4. Costa Rica: 0 points, 1 for, 6 against.

    Group B
    England
    Paraguay
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Sweden

    England 2 - 2 Paraguay
    Trinidad 1 - 3 Sweden
    England 2 - 0 Trinidad
    Paraguay 1 - 0 Sweden (Upset)
    England 0 - 0 Sweden
    Paraguay 2 - 1 Trinidad

    Final Table:

    1. Paraguay: 7 points, 5 for, 3 against.
    2. England: 5 points, 4 for, 2 against.
    3. Sweden: 4 points, 3 for, 2 against.
    4. Trinidad: 0 points, 2 for, 7 against.

    Group C
    Argentina
    Ivory Coast
    Serbia and Montenegro
    Holland

    Argentina 2 - 1 Ivory Coast
    Serbia 2 - 2 Holland
    Argentina 1 - 0 Serbia
    Ivory Coast 0 - 5 Holland
    Argentina 2 - 3 Holland
    Ivory Coast 2 - 0 Serbia

    Final Table:

    1. Holland: 7 points, 10 for, 4 against.
    2. Argentina: 6 points, 5 for, 4 against.
    3. Ivory Coast: 3 points, 3 for, 7 against.
    4. Serbia: 1 point, 2 for, 5 against.

    Group D
    Mexico
    Iran
    Angola
    Portugal

    Mexico 4 - 1 Iran
    Angola 0 - 3 Portugal
    Mexico 2 - 1 Angola
    Iran 2 - 5 Portugal
    Mexico 2 - 3 Portugal
    Iran 3 - 3 Angola

    Final Table:

    1. Portugal: 9 points, 11 for, 4 against.
    2. Mexico: 6 points, 8 for, 5 against.
    3. Angola: 1 point, 4 for, 8 against.
    4. Iran: 1 point, 6 for, 12 against.

    Group E
    Italy
    Ghana
    USA
    Czech Republic

    Italy 2 - 0 Ghana
    USA 0 - 4 Czech Rep.
    Italy 3 - 1 USA
    Ghana 2 - 3 Czech Rep.
    Italy 0 - 1 Czech Rep.
    Ghana 0 - 0 USA

    Final Table:

    1. Czech Rep.: 9 points, 8 for, 2 against.
    2. Italy: 6 points, 5 for, 2 against.
    3. Ghana: 1 point, 2 for, 5 against.
    4. USA: 1 point, 1 for, 7 against.

    Group F (This is where it gets interesting)
    Brazil
    Croatia
    Australia
    Japan

    Brazil 2 - 2 Croatia
    Australia 3 - 3 Japan
    Brazil 0 - 2 Australia
    Croatia 0 - 1 Japan
    Brazil 2 - 1 Japan
    Croatia 3 - 0 Australia

    Final Table:

    1. Croatia: 4 points, 5 for, 3 against.
    2. Japan: 4 points, 5 for, 5 against.
    3. Australia: 4 points, 5 for, 6 against.
    4. Brazil: 4 points, 4 for, 5 against.

    Group G
    France
    Switzerland
    Korea Republic
    Togo

    France 2 - 1 Switz.
    Korea 1 - 0 Togo
    France 3 - 2 Korea
    Switz. 4 - 1 Togo
    France 0 - 2 Togo
    Switz. 2 - 1 Korea

    Final Table:

    Switz.: 6 points, 6 for, 4 against.
    France: 6 points, 5 for, 5 against.
    Korea: 3 points, 4 for, 5 against.
    Togo: 3 points, 3 for, 5 against.

    Group H
    Spain
    Ukraine
    Tunisia
    Saudi Arabia

    Spain 4 - 2 Ukraine
    Tunisia 2 - 0 Saudi
    Spain 1 - 0 Tunisia
    Ukraine 5 - 2 Saudi
    Spain 6 - 1 Saudi
    Ukraine 2 - 3 Tunisia

    Final Table:

    Spain: 9 points, 11 for, 3 against.
    Tunisia: 3 points, 5 for, 3 against.
    Ukraine: 3 points, 9 for, 9 against.
    Saudi: 0 points, 3 for, 13 against.

    Second Round

    1. Germany 0 - 2 England
    2. Holland 3 - 1 Mexico
    3. Paraguay 1 - 2 Poland
    4. Portugal 1 - 1 Argentina (1 - 1 AET, 5-3 Portugal on Penalties)
    5. Czech Rep. 3 - 0 Japan
    6. Switzerland 2 - 2 Tunisia (Tunisia win on Silver Goal)
    7. Croatia 0 - 0 Italy (0 - 0 AET, Croatia fluke 3-0 Penalty win)
    8. Spain 2 - 1 France

    Quarter Finals

    A. England 0 - 1 Holland
    B. Czech Rep. 2 - 0 Tunisia
    C. Poland 1 - 4 Portugal
    D. Croatia 2 - 1 Spain

    Semi-Finals

    I. Holland 2 - 2 Czech Rep. (Holland gets silver goal)
    II. Portugal 2 - 0 Croatia

    Playoff

    Czech Rep. 2 - 1 Croatia

    Final

    Holland 3 - 2 Portugal

    Holland = Winners
  7. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Wait - you are suggesting Australia will beat Brazil?
  8. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Gus Hiddink is your manager, is he not?

    He could train a flock of seagulls to beat Brazil.
  9. Darth_Mysterious Jedi Master

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    Australia will not beat Brazil, I fancy a Brazil England final.
  10. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Haha, yeah, Gus is our manager. I hear he's good, yes, but Brazil? That's crazy talk. :p

    I guess we'll see, huh?
  11. Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA

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    Brazil not to qualify? That's a bold prediction.
  12. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    I'll stick with it, even if I get ridiculed afterwards :p
  13. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Ohhhh, only a couple of days left!
  14. gaiatha Jedi Grand Master

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    :D

    Can't wait. Michi and I are going to watch the opening game at the big screen in our town.
    My father and I are planning to take the family to Frankfurt for one of the games. The instaled a swimming hughe screen in the middle of the river with enough seats for 30.000 people to watch the games :eek: :D
    Makes it alot easier to forget that we didn't manage to get tickets for a single game ;)
  15. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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  16. JED1 Force Ghost

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    It's going to be a great few weeks, can't wait for it to kick off, no pun intended! :)
  17. Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA

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    Gaaaah and I realized I was likely to be unable to watch the first game AND the final :oops:
  18. Star_Rocker Force Ghost

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    It's soccer. not football.:p

    Can;t wait for it to start.

    Brazil just had a friendly with New Zealand and wom 4-0. I was expecting a bigger gap like 7-0
    Oh well.

    Go New Zealand...but since we're not in the WC go Aussie.
  19. gaiatha Jedi Grand Master

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    It's so great to have the World Cup in my home country.
    I guess I have never experienced a world or euro cup the way I'm already enjyoing this one.

    It's such an excited atmosphere and whenever a few people get together they talk about nothing else but football and the health of Michael Ballack. :p

    So who do you think is going to win? My bets are on Brazil (as always :p), but I think a few teams have really good chances to win too.
    But surpises and wonders can happen as we all know *points at greece* ;)
  20. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    ENGLAND :D ;)

    I think we have a chance and if Roooooney can make it, then we have an even better chance. I think we can qualify without him, and if we can win our first two games then we'll be in a great position.

    If I were a betting man, my money would be on Brazil. However, I want to see a team really attack them because I don't think their defence is all that and if you scare them I think they could crumble. I don't think many teams could do that but England is one of them because we have a very attack minded midfield and wingbacks.

    I've seen the BIG screens at Frankfurt and it looks great. I'd love to be there soaking the atmosphere (and sun, and beer :p ). You're very lucky Jule :D
    Fredrik should be in Germany now waiting for the Sweden game....and chasing the girls no doubt, lol.

    Good luck to Germany. I think your team is weak but you can never write them off, a la World Cup 2002 ;)
  21. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    Brazil is most likely going to win but hopefully England will have something to say about that :)
  22. Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA

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    Hmm. I do have a spot spot for Englishmen (hell, I married one) but I must say the fans are so ungracious in defeat or in victory that I can't see myself rooting for England :p
  23. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    Well the fans have nothing to do with it as far as I am concerned. I am marring an English lady and are 100% behind England :)
  24. gaiatha Jedi Grand Master

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    Isn't there an english saying that "in the end Germany always wins."?! [face_devil] :p

    Honestly I don't expect too much of the German team. They haven't won anything important in the last 10 years and defenitly lost contact to the leading nations. I think the FiFa listing of the national teams has us at position thirteen. Even behind Japan...
    But the sentence you are reading most often in newspapers these days is that the germans are a tournament team.
    And "we" are the current vice world champion. At least till early july :p

    Anyways I hope for a peaceful time and fair games. :)
    Hope you all can enjoy the opening game tonight [face_peace]
  25. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    Here, here Jule!! In the end I hope that it's a great, peaceful tournament :D
    And that's right, we do have that saying about the German team and sadly it's always true, lol :p

    Can't wait for kick-off and I really like the new Bayern Munich stadium. I don't think it'll be a great match due to nerves, but it will be a great spectacle before-hand.

    Looking forward to seeing the Soccorroos in action too!! They will have no pressure really (due to low expectations) and so they could be the dark horses....or should that be dark kangoroos?? ;)
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