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Old 06-09-2006, 12:40 AM   #1
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Post World Cup Fever


"Thirty-two teams from across the globe make up the field for the 2006 FIFA World Cupô finals. Six continents are represented and six past winners will take part, including hosts Germany, who head the 14-strong European contingent, and holders Brazil who lead the South American challenge."

1. Which 2 teams will make it to the FINAL?
2. Who will WIN the GOLDEN BALL?
3. Who will WIN the GOLDEN SHOE?
4. Who will be WIN the BEST YOUNGEST PLAYER award?

PLEASE VOICE YOUR OPINIONS.

1. Brazil & Czech Republic
2. NO IDEA
3. Ronaldinho (BRAZIL)
4. Wayne Rooney

http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/team/index.html
 
Old 06-09-2006, 12:45 AM   #2
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i can only input on one of them sorry.
1. Germany vs Brazil
 
Old 06-09-2006, 04:12 AM   #3
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I go for Brazil/Argentina. But maybe we'll see Croatia and Italy going to finals.

There's a weird numerology thing that predicts Brazil as winner:
http://footballworldcupwho.blogspot....-will-win.html
 
Old 06-09-2006, 04:42 AM   #4
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I'd like to see Australia do well. Soccer isn't exactly huge down here but recently it's grabbed a whole lot more attention. Making it in a few rounds and maybe even beating a major team would do wonders for the sport over here so fingers crossed.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 05:14 AM   #5
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Just wanted you all to know i am collecting the statistics here. I am thinking of publishing the final results during the end of semi-finals and see how closely our guesses match.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 06:06 AM   #6
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the schedule:
http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/schedule.html

all 736 squad profile:
http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/060516/1/6svc.html

the craze:
http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/...aid=318543&d=1

matches and results page:
http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/schedule.html

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Old 06-09-2006, 06:46 AM   #7
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Hmmmmm

1. Brazil & Germany
2. ...
3. Ronaldinho (BRAZIL)
4. ...

Brazil is always a favorite and Germany playing at home can make for a very exciting final. Ronaldinho is the best player I've ever seen ^_^.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 09:17 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cs-cam
I'd like to see Australia do well. Soccer isn't exactly huge down here but recently it's grabbed a whole lot more attention. Making it in a few rounds and maybe even beating a major team would do wonders for the sport over here so fingers crossed.
Carn the Aussies!!!

Lets hope we get through the first round ...
 
Old 06-09-2006, 03:57 PM   #9
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Brazil v Germany rematch. Germany takes it all.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 04:05 PM   #10
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Actually ,I do not care.I am a girl...
 
Old 06-09-2006, 04:19 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by efi
Actually ,I do not care.I am a girl...
Why is there always one in public forums that has to say something like that. You see the title, you know what it is about but you still have to post and say "Actually ,I do not care.I am a girl...". It's exactly like those peoples who search for Britney Spears fan forums, find one, sign up and then start a thread saying how much she sucks...

It is no pun intended. I just wanted to know what makes one to post something like that... is it boredom?

And.. what is wrong with a girl enjoining Soccer anyway? Are you more like a girl who plays with Barbies or you live in one of those nice countries where women are treat like s***?
 
Old 06-09-2006, 06:07 PM   #12
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Germany-Netherlands 1-2
just like in '74
(...but this time for real)

egag
 
Old 06-11-2006, 12:47 AM   #13
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Match countries score sheet
-------------------------------------------------------
1 Germany Vs. Czech Repulic 4-2
2 Poland Vs. Equador 0-2
3 England Vs. Paragway 1-0
4 Trinidad Vs. Sweden 0-0
5 Argentina Vs. Ivory Coast 2-1
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Originally Posted by efi
Actually ,I do not care.I am a girl...
actually do you know what the UN chief kofi annan told media about soccer?
soccer unites the world, and there is a healthy competition between the countries to outperform each other and show they are the best. He wished the same applied in the field of human rights and taking care of poor countries.

Last edited by prozac; 06-11-2006 at 06:31 AM.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 12:58 AM   #14
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Actually ,I do not care.I am a girl...
You being from Greece, I'm surprised.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 06:26 AM   #15
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today's matches:
Match Date Venue Teams Time/Score
--------------------------------------------------------------------
6 11-Jun-2006 Leipzig SCG:NED 15:00
7 11-Jun-2006 Nuremberg MEX:IRN 18:00
8 11-Jun-2006 Cologne ANG:POR 21:00
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