2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Jax, May 8, 2014.

  1. { Emilia }

    { Emilia } Feminazgul Moderator

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    I'll be rooting for Chile tonight. Specially since they're fielding two Juventini (Vidal and Isla). It's going to be a tough game and I hope Vidal is approaching full match fitness now.
    He's had a very good season for Juve, one of our most important players. But having knee surgery a month before the WC is bound to hurt you. His game is very physical so he needs to be fit.
     
  2. Mario de Monti

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    I don´t know the first thing about club football, but I´ll be rooting for Chile too :)
     
  3. FPAlpha

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    I work in international logistics and am responsible for North and South America.

    The emails today with my Brazilian contacts were quite entertaining :lol: (half of the email was business, the other about the world cup).

    I was reminded how Oliver Kahn claimed that Manuel Neuer (Germany's goalie) was the best of the world.. may be but then i saw Ochoa :eek: (though some of his saves were just lucky but some were just brilliant).

    Tonight it's Croatia - Cameroon. Go Sahovnica!! :p
     
  4. Robert Comsol

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    What a tease! :klingon:

    Now that you started that, would you please tell us what the Brazilians had to say (did they make excuses, did they express hope or disappointment etc.). ;)

    Bob
     
  5. FPAlpha

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    They took it quite well.. no real doomsaying but they realize that there are better teams competing in the tournament and that Brazil has to shape up to keep up.

    Most saw Germany and Holland as the favorites now to which i agree (if the german team doesn't lose its nerves somewhere in the later parts of the knockout rounds as they did the last 10 years or so).
     
  6. Mario de Monti

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    Wow, that was lightning fast from 0-0 to 1-1 between the Netherlands and Australia!! You missed both goals, if you went to get a beer at the wrong time :lol:
     
  7. Shaytan

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    Interesting match from Australia, it's a surprise.
     
  8. Yanks

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    I'm not a soccer fan at all, but I was happy when my country's team won their first game.
     
  9. Mario de Monti

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    Indeed it is. And the Dutch don´t light any fireworks, as they did against Spain.

    That´s the point of the World Cup :lol:
     
  10. { Emilia }

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    I really don't think Holland is all that good. They have a great offense but their defense looked weak against a very lazy Spain.

    Watching the game versus Australia kinda reinforces that.
     
  11. Roger Wilco

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    Lol netherlands, but their games are always fun. :D

    clear penalty btw imo.
     
  12. Shaytan

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    It's a very entertaining world cup so far :lol:
     
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  13. Roger Wilco

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  14. Shaytan

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    Spoilsports :(
     
  15. Romulan_spy

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    Austarlia seem to be doing better against the Netherlands than Spain. At this point, Spain must be really embarrassed.

    Edit: Watching Spain-Chile game. If Spain keeps this up, they will be out.
     
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  16. { Emilia }

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    I've rarely enjoyed watching somebody lose as much as I do tonight.
     
  17. Rincewiend

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    Bruno Martins Indi has a concussion, it was a very nasty fall...
     
  18. Relayer1

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    Bye Spain !
     
  19. Shaytan

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    I confirm myself :lol:
     
  20. Mario de Monti

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    I concur :techman:

    Wow, Spain is out after just two matches. Who would have thought that a week ago?