World Cup Soccer Thread

Discussion in 'General' started by nxw0016, May 29, 2002.

  1. nxw0016

    nxw0016 Well-Known Member

    In 2 days! World Cup Soccer will begin.

    Who else is as excited as I am about this event? What are your favorite teams?

    --wish there could be a World Cup VF /versus/images/icons/smile.gif --
     
  2. Madin

    Madin Well-Known Member

    bloody England!, what!
    Go beckham!!
     
  3. BakuBaku

    BakuBaku Well-Known Member

    Brazilian Futebol oWz U!
     
  4. Myke

    Myke Administrator Staff Member Content Manager Kage

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    I'm pretty excited about the World Cup, which finally starts today!

    Although I don't think they'll win, I'm backing Portugal. I'll be happy if they make the semis /versus/images/icons/smile.gif

    Fun fact: The stadiums in Japan which are near railway lines have had all the rocks around the tracks glued! If you've ever seen the stupid post-game riots you'd understand why /versus/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  5. GLC

    GLC Well-Known Member

    My favourite team is Australia...! But wait, are they even in World Cup Finals? Myke? No wait, they aren't, got smacked in eliminations -_^
     
  6. nycat

    nycat Well-Known Member

    Re: World Cup Soccer

    My picks for advancement to the second-round “knockout stage†in caps.
    GROUP A
    FRANCE, Uraguay, Senegal, Denmark
    GROUP B
    SPAIN, Paraguay, Slovenia, South Africa
    GROUP C
    BRAZIL, Turkey, Costa Rica, China
    GROUP D
    KOREA,Portugal, US, Poland
    GROUP E
    CAMEROON (Indomitable Lions), Germany, Ireland, Saudi Arabia
    GROUP F
    ARGENTINA/versus/images/icons/wink.gif/versus/images/icons/cool.gif/versus/images/icons/smile.gif(goalie, has the Hands of God), UK, Nigeria, Sweden
    GROUP G
    ITALY, Mexico, Croatia, Ecuador
    GROUP H
    RUSSIA, Japan, Belgium, Tunisia
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  7. nxw0016

    nxw0016 Well-Known Member

    Re: World Cup Soccer

    nycat you only pick one team from each group? mmmm that leaves the other spot open for error /versus/images/icons/smile.gif

    I only got to see the last few minutes of France vs Senegal this morning. Surprised that France lost 0:1.
     
  8. nycat

    nycat Well-Known Member

    Re: World Cup Soccer

    lots of room for surprise, yes! The vast majority of Senegalese players play professionally for French clubs. A little like an apprentice who's learned his lessons well, and now faces his master like VF here in NYC! France must now win two in a row to qualify for next round.
     
  9. Myke

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    Way to troll, GLC! /versus/images/icons/tongue.gif I won't stoop down to your level though, so all I have to say to Poland is, good luck! They have some work to do for that no.2 spot in the group behind Portugal /versus/images/icons/smile.gif

    Anyway, I'm happy about Denmark's 2-1 defeat over 'dirty' Uruguay (Uruguay defeated Australia for a spot in the World Cup.)
     
  10. GLC

    GLC Well-Known Member

    Poland is likely to get smacked by Korea, they've been playing well lately plus they're the hosts - even the grass helps them :p
     
  11. Murasame

    Murasame Well-Known Member

    England is winning this thing.
     
  12. Murasame

    Murasame Well-Known Member

    Erm....that wasn't the best start......
     
  13. Kali

    Kali Well-Known Member

    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    Poland is likely to get smacked by Korea, they've been playing well lately plus they're the hosts - even the grass helps them :p

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    What did you say? LOL /versus/images/icons/wink.gif . Maybye Koreans can kick our butts in VF, but not in soccer... I hope so /versus/images/icons/wink.gif . 13.5 h left...
     
  14. Kali

    Kali Well-Known Member

    Hoooly shiiit!!!
     
  15. uk_kid

    uk_kid Well-Known Member

    World Cup Links

    Seeing as there is some World Cup interest here, I thought some of you may be interested in a few links I've found:

    The Guardian (an English newspaper)
    http://football.guardian.co.uk/worldcup2002/planner

    BBC
    <a target="_blank" href=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/worldcup2002>http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/worldcup2002</a>

    Bill's Blog
    http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com

    Nike
    <a target="_blank" href=http://nikefootball.nike.com>http://nikefootball.nike.com</a>
     
  16. Kali

    Kali Well-Known Member

    Geeeeezzzzzzzzz......:(((
     
  17. Kali

    Kali Well-Known Member

    Damn... Koreans are really fast... Maybye next time...:/
     
  18. GLC

    GLC Well-Known Member

    I've won 120 bucks betting against Poland /versus/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  19. nycat

    nycat Well-Known Member

    Re: World Cup Links

    thx UK-G excellent! I like the BBC for reports. Japan has earned their first points ina tie w/ Belgium today. Tomorrow the US team is up against a tough group from Portugal.
     
  20. uk_kid

    uk_kid Well-Known Member

    Re: World Cup Links

    >thx UK-G excellent! I like the BBC for reports

    No Problem.

    For anyone who hasn't got the time to check out all those links I listed, I would recommend you at least pay a visit to the BBC site if you are looking for comprehensive coverage.

    It has a page dedicated to every player - and team - in the tournament.

    Here are some links to some of these pages, based on some teams people have mentioned in this thread:

    BBC England pages:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/worldcup2002/specials/html/linekers_verdict/poland.stm

    BBC Portugal info:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/worldcup2002/specials/html/linekers_verdict/brazil.stm

    The U.S. Page can be found here:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/worldcup2002/specials/html/linekers_verdict/usa.stm>http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/worldcup2002/specials/html/linekers_verdict/usa.stm</a>
     

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