Soccer World Cup 2014

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Re: Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby Cinemanolis » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:23 pm

mlrg wrote:Sorry Cinemanos, but I just fucking hate Greece. Even if the coach is portuguese, they play terribly and go to the second stage of the tournement with a negative goal average and winning with a non-existing penalty in additional time.


I agree that we play a very boring football. The penalty was non existing too. But it was a very average Group. Colombia was clearly the better team and Ivory Coast is probably a better team than Greece in general. But in this particular match they didn't show their higher quality. Both teams were average and a 1-1 score would be a fair result. We were lucky with the penalty i agree, but i don't think neither Ivory Cost nor Japan were that much higher quality teams. In general the greek soccer team play a very defensive-safe-boring football that sometimes pays off (2004 Euro), so i understand your feelings.

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Re: Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby mlrg » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:07 pm

Sorry Cinemanos, but I just fucking hate Greece. Even if the coach is portuguese, they play terribly and go to the second stage of the tournement with a negative goal average and winning with a non-existing penalty in additional time.

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Re: Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby mlrg » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:41 pm

ITALIANO wrote:See? :(

Now I really think it will be Brazil. Deservedly or not.


Either Brazil or France, but this world cup is a big dissapointment for european teams

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Re: Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby ITALIANO » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:00 pm

See? :(

Now I really think it will be Brazil. Deservedly or not.

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Re: Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby Sonic Youth » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:48 pm

Okay, it took a while but I'm finally a believer, along with many of my fellow Americans.... :)
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Re: Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby jack » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:52 pm

My money is on the Germans, though I don't think a European team has ever won the tournament in South America. However, the way this World Cup is going, anyone could win. I'm hoping for a European final, but I have a suspicion that Brazil will make it.

On a lighter note, as a Scotsman I took great pleasure watching England crash out.

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Re: Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby mlrg » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:49 am

ksrymy wrote:Are you fucking kidding me right now, Portugal?


We palyed terribly once again. Our team is, in theory, much better than USA but we were just horrible...

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Re: Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby ksrymy » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:02 pm

Are you fucking kidding me right now, Portugal?
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Re: Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby ITALIANO » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:53 pm

mlrg wrote:
Predicted winner: Italy



I wish :)

We aren't bad, I know... but it's really too soon to say.

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Re: Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby mlrg » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:35 pm

ksrymy wrote:Where I usually prefer to watch sporting events in the privacy of my own home, I will only watch US national soccer in public. The passion and pride and reactions are simply incredible.

You could not have scripted a better bookend game than the one the USMNT played against Ghana. The redemption feels so good.

I'm nervous about playing Portugal. Even though they don't have Pepe, that game against Germany had to have been a fluke.

Glad to see our neighbors Mexico draw against Brazil. Ochoa's goaltending has been incredible.

Also happy to see the Dutch spank the Spanish. The Dutch have been my #2 team since I first started watching in 2002.

My favorite players so far have been Ochoa, Dempsey, and RVP.

I couldn't even guess who would win. I'll just say Netherlands for now.


Well, we don't have Pepe, Coentrão, Almeida and the goalkeeper Patricio. The team overall sucks, except for Ronaldo and William Carvalho who hopefully will play on sunday. Either way, it won't matter because USA will win.

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Re: Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby ksrymy » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:32 pm

Where I usually prefer to watch sporting events in the privacy of my own home, I will only watch US national soccer in public. The passion and pride and reactions are simply incredible.

You could not have scripted a better bookend game than the one the USMNT played against Ghana. The redemption feels so good.

I'm nervous about playing Portugal. Even though they don't have Pepe, that game against Germany had to have been a fluke.

Glad to see our neighbors Mexico draw against Brazil. Ochoa's goaltending has been incredible.

Also happy to see the Dutch spank the Spanish. The Dutch have been my #2 team since I first started watching in 2002.

My favorite players so far have been Ochoa, Dempsey, and RVP.

I couldn't even guess who would win. I'll just say Netherlands for now.
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Soccer World Cup 2014

Postby mlrg » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:57 pm

I decided to start a thread.

Congratulations USA for a great victory yesterday. Next USA will play my couyntry, Portugal, who played terribly against Germany.

Favourite team so far: Costa Rica (who has no chance in hell)

Favourite player: Mexico's goalkeeper

Predicted winner: Italy


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