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Chris Baron
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Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:The biggest mistake what England did during all their corner kicks turned out to be a goal for Germany. This was followed later on by Argentina, but Spain realized that and never attempted any corner kicks other than converting it to a short pass.

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These guys, Özil and Müller are like rockets and once the ball is out of the D ring as a result of the corner kick, they both turned that opportunity to a goal. I noticed this both during the England match and the Argentina match. Spain learned from that and never did the mistake.


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hi ,

It was awsome semi between Germay and Spain.Germany seems to defend more unlike Spain that were damn attacking and did not let Germay get hold of match. And what a stunner header took by Puyol Awsome Man!!!
Really helped spain through to the Final .
It was pretty enjoyable match .
I had fun .....!!


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Germany got its ass kicked


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Elchin Asgarli wrote:Germany got its ass kicked
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Raza Mohd wrote:hi ,

It was awsome semi between Germay and Spain.Germany seems to defend more unlike Spain that were damn attacking and did not let Germay get hold of match. And what a stunner header took by Puyol Awsome Man!!!
Really helped spain through to the Final .
It was pretty enjoyable match .
I had fun .....!!


I wish I could watched this match, I was working by this time and completely missed it.
I'm Brazilian and very disappointed with our elimination, not that I'm surprised, I wasn't expecting much from our team on this competition. Although I'm very proud of the Germany team which at least kicked the Argentina team out from the World Cup.

I'll be supporting for Spain team...Looking forward for the final match.

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Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:
Elchin Asgarli wrote:Germany got its ass kicked

There are a lot countries that can only dream of such an honor
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Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:
Elchin Asgarli wrote:Germany got its ass kicked


Out of 32 teams qualified for world cup, 30 got this honor and one more will get on this Sunday. I do not consider these teams have deficiencies or incapable. They all are good this why they qualified for world cup. Compare them with teams who could not qualify. They are better than them. It is tight competition when only few teams remain and sometimes few silly mistakes can make you go out of world cup. But they are still good.


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Which team was weak and got negative score among 32 teams in this world cup?

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Paul the Octopus knows it all !


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It will be an ausome Final . Spain who is confident enough to be first time in the finals whilst The Netherlands go into the final on the back of six wins, and if they are victorious on Sunday, they will become only the fifth side to register a 100% record in WC finals so far.

Spain’s last seven World Cup goals have been scored by Barcelona players (Villa, Puyol and Iniesta), whilst seven of Holland’s last eight have been scored by players who left Real Madrid in 2009 (Huntelaar, Sneijder and Robben).quite strange isn't it?

Supporting spain as are equally deserving..
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The Netherlands go into the final on the back of six wins, and if they are victorious on Sunday, they will become only the fifth side to register a 100% record in WC finals so far

I wondered if (assuming they win) they would be the first team to have a 100% record in the competition as a whole? I can't think if any other team has recorded nothing but victories in the whole competition. Anyone know if there has been one?


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Chris Baron wrote:
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:
Elchin Asgarli wrote:Germany got its ass kicked

There are a lot countries that can only dream of such an honor


Well, football isn't the only game.... may be other countries have this honor in some other games.
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Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:
Chris Baron wrote:
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:
Elchin Asgarli wrote:Germany got its ass kicked

There are a lot countries that can only dream of such an honor


Well, football isn't the only game.... may be other countries have this honor in some other games.

Maybe (Field) Hockey?
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Elchin Asgarli wrote:Compare them with teams who could not qualify. They are better than them.


I'd disagree with this. The world cup finals has never been the best 32 teams in the world. If it were, there a strong possibility there would be more European teams and teams like New Zealand wouldn't make it. Think of those that missed out that are arguably at least as good if not better than New Zealand (and Australia, and Algeria, and the USA etc.). Of the top of my head: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Ireland, Sweden, Turkey and more. The FIFA rankings are based on involvement in FIFA competitions, but its harder for a European team to make it to a FIFA competition than a team playing in the Oceanic group for example. FIFA has its own agenda for making the spread of teams in the world cup wider than just the best teams.

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What I was trying to say is if Germany has lost semi-final, there is nothing to laugh on it. It is far better than countries like India in football. And it is not correct to laugh if any country lose, it hurts feelings of their fans.
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Even I'm sad that Germany did not win, but happy that Spain won as it was one of my favorites.
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Octopus has picked Spain to wind WC.Germany will beat Uruguay. Octopus has also been provided security guard.


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I bet octopuses just like yellow.
Spain's flag has the most yellow and Germany has more yellow than Uruguay.
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I hope this time Octopus is wrong for final because
  • This is not Germany's match.
  • And I am supporting Holland.

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    Hope the hotels in Germany do not start to have Octopus menu in their dining cards.
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    Christophe Verré wrote:Paul the Octopus knows it all !

    But he made the wrong prediction for the final.

    Hmm, suddenly I feel like eating calamari. (Are you listening, Paul the Octopus?!).


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    Eating octopus will not change results. Does it's prediction makes psychological effects on players?
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    A parrot in India has picked up Holland.
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    Chris Baron wrote:I bet octopuses just like yellow.
    Spain's flag has the most yellow and Germany has more yellow than Uruguay.


    What abt serbia ?
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    Sandeep Awasthi wrote:Eating octopus will not change results. Does it's prediction makes psychological effects on players?


    Security is there now. no worries
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    Pradeep bhatt wrote:
    Chris Baron wrote:I bet octopuses just like yellow.
    Spain's flag has the most yellow and Germany has more yellow than Uruguay.


    What abt serbia ?

    You are right. It's completely radom.
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    Congrats to Germany for securing the third place.
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    This was good example that the match for the third place isn't superfluous. It was exciting to the last second. Literally, with Forlán's hit on the bar as last action. It was easily the best game i've watched in this tournament. I doubt that the final will even come close to that. The Spanish will govern any down any excitement.

    Great performance by Uruguay. They are the best south american now and i bet that some Brasilians already fear for the world cup 2014 in Brasil that they'll repeat 1950, where the Urus beat Brasil. In Brasil. In the final.

    And Germany? Germany will have a badass team in the next years. Müller, Özil, Kiesling
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    I think match between Ghana and Uruguay was more exciting than yesterday's match.

    Yes last free kick by Uruguay hitting the bar was most exciting in the match.

    Congrats to Germany.
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    My prediction says either Netherlands or Spain will win


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    You are too early to predict. You could have waited for few more hours, you would have predicted one instead of two
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    Going to Spain in a few months -- what are the odds to finding World Cup Champion T-Shirts then? ...

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    What a crappy match, and what crappy refereeing. The Netherlands should have been down to 8 men at the end by my count. Come on - a kick to the chest?


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    Ulf Dittmer wrote:What a crappy match, and what crappy refereeing. The Netherlands should have been down to 8 men at the end by my count. Come on - a kick to the chest?

    Good summary. Bad advertisement for football. And still, The Netherlands gave it away with the two 100% chances they missed.
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    Congrats for all Spanish ranchers here and Congrats for all attacking football lovers.
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    Sandeep Awasthi wrote:I hope this time Octopus is wrong for final because
    ..
  • And I am supporting Holland.



  • Don't tell this to Dutch.
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    Jesper Young wrote:
    Christophe Verré wrote:Paul the Octopus knows it all !

    But he made the wrong prediction for the final.

    Hmm, suddenly I feel like eating calamari. (Are you listening, Paul the Octopus?!).


    Paul is great
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    Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:Guys,

    Post your guess here. Let Javaranch offer a free book to the winners....kidding!

    My guess is Spain!


    Even before Paul predicted it, I predicted Spain to win just on the day the World cup started and now my prediction is true. Congratulations to Spain!
     
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