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Old June 15 2014, 03:21 PM   #91
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I'm looking forward to Argentina vs Bosnia tonight, weirdly enough. I've heard people praising the Bosnians who might be good for a surprise in this World Cup.
I hope so, but again fucking midnight game, I can't stay up that long.
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Old June 15 2014, 03:23 PM   #92
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I hope so, but again fucking midnight game, I can't stay up that long.
I watched Ivory Coast vs Japan last night.

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Old June 15 2014, 03:27 PM   #93
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Well, do have to get up at 6am? I like my sleep.
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Old June 15 2014, 03:39 PM   #94
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Sleep is overrated!
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Old June 15 2014, 03:55 PM   #95
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I usually have insomnia on sunday evening so today shouldn't be a problem. I will be over excited anyway, whatever the result of France-Honduras will be.

I discovered that except my natinal team, I don't have a favorite but I have a very long list of teams I don't want to see winning this cup
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Old June 15 2014, 04:07 PM   #96
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I dislike people who follow football only when a World Cup rolls around
That's me then. I made a concious decision to give up pretending to follow club football a while ago as I just wisn't interested or enjoying it anymore.

I am, however, pleased to discover that my enthusiasm for the international game (which I always preferred) remains unaffected.

Also unaffected was my enjoyment of Manchester United's first post Ferguson season !

P.S. - I fancy Germany to win it.
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Old June 15 2014, 04:24 PM   #97
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I used to be very much into club football as a teenager but I lost interest over the years to the point where I look at the league results but not much else. I still like international tournaments, maybe because they're more to the point. Due to my not following club football anymore I'm clueless about many of the players, though.

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I discovered that except my natinal team, I don't have a favorite but I have a very long list of teams I don't want to see winning this cup
Everyone except France?
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Old June 15 2014, 04:43 PM   #98
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Everyone except France?
No.
There is also a list of teams I don't care about, for example the Netherlands. I don't mind if they win.
Italy is on my "mixed feelings list" with Brasil because they have some important Parisian players. Without them, they would be on my "no-list".
Germany is a big NO because it's our personnal football nemesis
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Old June 15 2014, 04:57 PM   #99
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Germany is everybody's nemesis.

And club football surely sucks if you aren't really a fan of one specific club. Because imo, unless you're a fan of Bayern or Real or something, the truth is that the majority of football games really are boring most of the time, so I don't really understand the point of watching if you aren't rooting for one side or the other.
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Old June 15 2014, 05:06 PM   #100
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Germany is everybody's nemesis.
Germany is the reason why Platini is what he is now
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Old June 15 2014, 05:44 PM   #101
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I'm kind of both excited and nervous about tomorrow. On paper the US should be able to beat Ghana, but they've been thorns in our side in both of the last two tournaments, so they're certainly not pushovers. But I think if the US is going to have any hope of making it past the group stage, they're probably going to need to win tomorrow.
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Old June 15 2014, 05:47 PM   #102
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I'm kind of both excited and nervous about tomorrow. On paper the US should be able to beat Ghana,
Really?
I'm not trying upset you but I don't see any US player who's as good as Asamoah, Boateng, Essien or even Muntari.

For some reason you never know with African teams but on paper at least Ghana seems way better than the US. Ghana looks weakest in defense, that's for sure, so there's hope.
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Old June 15 2014, 05:54 PM   #103
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I'm kind of both excited and nervous about tomorrow. On paper the US should be able to beat Ghana,
Really?
I'm not trying upset you but I don't see any US player who's as good as Asamoah, Boateng, Essien or even Muntari.

For some reason you never know with African teams but on paper at least Ghana seems way better than the US. Ghana looks weakest in defense, that's for sure, so there's hope.
To be fair I'm just going off of current FIFA rankings, where the US is ranked higher than Ghana. But in retrospect I don't know exactly how they come up with those rankings, so I probably shouldn't have said that.

Regardless, Ghana is going to be a really tough team to beat, too. I hope the US doesn't forget about that because they're too busy thinking about Germany and Portugal.
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Old June 15 2014, 05:56 PM   #104
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The FIFA ranking is notorious for being bullshit so it's pretty useless.

Ghana's defense (and goalkeeper) aren't all that. But especially the 4 players I've mentioned have been household names in European top teams for years. Boateng alone has won games for a struggling AC Milan before he moved to England. Asamoah has been a starter for Juventus for 2 years (winning two championships). Essien is well-known anyway and Muntari doesn't suck at least.
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Old June 15 2014, 06:04 PM   #105
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Yeah, I know Boateng (though most of my exposure to him came from the 2010 tournament), and Essien of course from when he was playing at Chelsea for years. But I'm not very familiar with anyone else on the team.
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