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who do YOU think will win the WorldCup?

 
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I stand by the results played out by France and Italy in the previous month.
 
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I am shocked by these allegations of bribery, although it may explain south korea's contraversial appointment of Bruce Grobelear and Hansie Cronje as 'technical advisors'.
 
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How about the final four of " Turkey, United Kingdom , South Korea, and the United States " :roll:
 
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Io penso baggio e il meglio e deva giocare !!!
trapatonni e poco stupido....
[ June 19, 2002: Message edited by: Roy Ben Ami ]
 
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Not being a follower of soccer, or football, or footie, or whatever the hell you want to call it, and finding it only slightly more interesting than curling or cricket, I would have to say that I hope the U.S. does NOT win. It will do little to increase the popularity of the sport here, and I don't think I could deal with the crying that would result (you would think a beloved head of state just died in Mexico :roll: ). On the other hand, based on their conduct when they hosted the summer olympics as well as their conduct during the latest winter summer olympics, I hope the South Koreans go down in flames.
But basically, let the winners be a nation who particularly cares. We have the world championship in American Football, so what more could you ask for.
[ June 19, 2002: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]
 
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Oxymoron: World Championship in American Football (anyone, besides US plays?). Actually, 2 oxymorons, American Football is not played using feet either (well, almost....)
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Originally posted by Shura Balaganov:
Oxymoron: World Championship in American Football (anyone, besides US plays?).


And here I was afraid no one would catch that.
 
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Regardless, I am not sure the United Kingdom have entered a team into the World Cup, but thanks for coming out. I am here all week.
I personally would like to see Senegal win due to the fact that if they win Germany dont and so on and so forth
 
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USA will win the World Cup!
 
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Originally posted by Ashok M:
Go BRAZIL.. Go...


Go BRAZIL.. Go...
 
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erm
go england...go
 
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IMHO Football is the best sport because,
It's well easy to organise a game. You can get a decent game going with 1-30 players, a ball and enough space.
There are so many different qualities required to play football (and they are all finely balanced), more than any other sport I reckon :
passing
speed
strength
dribbling
volleys
control
vision
heading
shooting/finishing
And the World Cup is the best and most interesting because each team has different physical and mental characteristics, which means they play the game completely differently (e.g compare Denmark to Brasil). It is really interesting when two opposing views on how to play football clash.
Also going to watch football games is so much more exciting than any US sport because the fans are so much more passionate. I've been to basketball and american football games and there has been absolutely no atmosphere. The only time people cheered was when the TV cameras were on them !!
anyway enough of my opinion, I can't wait till Friday - England v. Brasil... literally wetting myself - COME ON ENGLAND !!!
 
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http://www.wipss.com/WIPSS_whitney.html

Is there significant risk of head injury from playing soccer? The studies and experiences to date would seem to indicate yes there is. The remaining question is how much damage? And how can we protect the players? Should we outlaw heading? This would of course change the game dramatically if not destroy it.


What a stupid game... everytime you play it you destroy brain cells. Hmmmmm... maybe that explains something about Europeans.
 
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Ok, now it's a personal attack, mister. We are not analysing your sissy sports here. Clear BS about head injuries. I've known a few people who played semi-pro, it's legs that get the most injuries. How can you injure a head when it is a bone?...
First of all, in order to produce a powerfull enough shot in soccer you have to be a pro player, and really mean it when you kick. Even watching World Cup you might see no more than 5-6 powerful enough shots per game. Obviously, noone in their right mind would want to stick their head into shot like that. There's a chance of course, but that what you take when you go out and play a REAL game.
In hockey, when defender dives to block a puck, the shot is powerful enough to KILL a player, especially if it gets under helmet.
I've had it with sissy bicycle helmets and kiddy knee pads. Go out and play like a man!
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Originally posted by Shura Balaganov:
In hockey, when defender dives to block a puck, the shot is powerful enough to KILL a player, especially if it gets under helmet.


That's true, but that might also be why most hockey players go to great length not to block pucks with their faces. :roll:
As difficult as it may be to believe, there is a strategy for how you block a puck.
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Originally posted by Corey McGlone:

That's true, but that might also be why most hockey players go to great length not to block pucks with their faces.
As difficult as it may be to believe, there is a strategy for how you block a puck.


That's beside the point. Whether your trying to block the puck or not, there is a much better chance of getting crippled from playing hockey than from soccer.
 
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Hockey theme is here

Two best matches in this World Cup might be happenning today (tomorrow for some of you ): Brasil-England and Germany-USA. Watch for US start pooring money into soccer if they pull unbelievable upset here.
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[ June 20, 2002: Message edited by: Shura Balaganov ]
 
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well I am counting on Brasil to Overthrow England and go on to win the WC.. I hope that happens!!!
Viva Brasil!!!
 
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Well ... match has almost started ... I am in office ........... I have a lunch date so I couldn't go out.
My logic says that england will win .... bcos
1. They have a good defence
2. They are improving every match
Only about 2 hrs to see what happens........

Originally posted by gautham kasinath:
well I am counting on Brasil to Overthrow England and go on to win the WC.. I hope that happens!!!
Viva Brasil!!!

 
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Oh my .... england is losing 2:1
 
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Oh no! Why is the score 1:2? Now I've lost $10000 on total goals bet!
 
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Now I probably have to support Germany.
 
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darn that Seaman.. all his fault!
what a bad goalkeeper! he costed england the game.
 
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BRAZIL FOR SURE!
 
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That Mexican referee deserves a red card as well Poor Ronaldinho! Shame that 11 English players could not score against 10 Brazilians!
Any way, England played really well in this tournament. No one will forget that 'Becks mania' ever. I hope they will learn more from this and will put up a better resistance in next world cup.
Come on Brazil!
 
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I hope that US team will be kicked out by german . The most powerfull country can't be either the World Champion, it would be too much
That's why I like this game, even a small country can beat a more powerfull country. What a revenge!!
Come on german give some KickAss!!! :roll:
I am still hoping that Senegal wins the world cup.
[ June 21, 2002: Message edited by: Younes Essouabni ]
 
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I bet the german "soccer" team would easier make a home run against the Dallas Cowboys than the U.S. "soccer" team a goal against Oli Kahn.
half time Germany - USA 1:0
(or is it touch-down? dun-king?, shoot out)

[ June 21, 2002: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
 
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I better go bar the doors and windows to secure against the inevitable rioting that will occur if/when the US loses to Germany. :roll:
 
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POOR DAVID SEAMAN.
Why does this man have to live with the burden of having let that goal in .It was a terrific shot and not many people might have stopped it . Its just one of those awkward kicks.
Well done ENGLAND........GO BRAZIL GO!!!
 
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he should live with the fact that it is HIS fault it went in.
ANY other goalkeeper would have stopped that kick.
 
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Thats Cruel Roy.
 
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Anyway ...its become pretty clear that Brazil would meet Germany in the final.

Now my heart wants Brazil to win.......but I guess the Germans are pretty evenly matched.
 
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well.... its his fault... sorry it sounds cruel...
anyway, i hope we will have at least 1 more suprise in this worldcup!
i hope spain wins germany, and senagal wins brazil so we have final: Spain vs Senegal
 
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Originally posted by Pranav Jaidka:
...but I guess the Germans are pretty evenly matched.


Don't you worry. Brazil has their name written in this Cup!!
 
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Hope that Turkey wins tomorrow, because I think >10% of the population of my city is turkish.
In spain vs. south corea I am still not sure about my feelings. I consider myself the greatest Fernando Hierro fan north of the pireneos. I know their language and had really good times in their country/ nice people. But South Corea is great, too.
 
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Watched the german game with my collegues. With one exception and me everybody complains about how bad they play. Same in german media.
Real fans don't care. Its not about playing football. Its about winning the cup.
 
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YEAH!
go Turkey!
Its pay back time Brazil!
This time the judges wont help you !
 
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Its pay back time Brazil!


I wish
 
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I got up to watch the Korea/Spain game. I didn't know who to root for, both teams played great and I thought it was a very exciting game!
Can't wait to see Korea play Germany!
 
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OOOOOOOOOOOh yeah Payback Time!!!
 
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