World Cup 2014

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  1. Shawn@PRS

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    How many of you are watching the World Cup? Brazil kicked it off yesterday by hosting Croatia. There were some bad calls (already) but Brazil was the better team and did win the match. I'd love to see the US go all the way, but with Germany, Portugal and Ghana all in the same group, they have a real struggle ahead of them. Ultmately I think Brazil will win it at home. So who are you picking?
     
  2. Raymond

    Raymond New Member

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    Yup, I intend to watch as many matches as I can.

    Being 5 hours ahead in England though could prove tricky with kick off and time difference but I'll try.

    The teams I think in contention to win it are obviously:

    Brazil – Home advantage, good squad, experience coach

    Argentina – good squad, arguably world's best player in Messi, but I doubt Maradona's coaching and tactical ability.

    Germany – They always do well, and always find a way to win, very strong mentally

    Spain – Can beat anyone on their day, reigning world champions and European champions, now even has a striker in Costa. The only negatives are that some of their players may have passed their sell by date such as Xavi and Inesta.

    Outside bet

    Begium – Been really strong through qualifying and with Hazard in their side, who can create something out of nothing, they can beat anyone.
    Holland – If Van Persie somehow find form again, there is no better finisher of the ball in the game.
    Portugal – very outside chance. If you don't contain Ronaldo then you'll have problem but if you do, Portugal won't go very far. They barely just qualified.

    Who do I think will win? I think Argentina will win. Brazil was really ordinary last night, if it wasn't for a few dodgy referee decision they could have easily drawn or even lost that match.
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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  4. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    Brazil for favourites...

    But this won't be a traditional World Cup if England don't go out on penalties... Doubt we'll even make it past the group stage this year! :(
     
  5. gball

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    I'll be watching every minute of it that I can. Streaming the Spain v Netherlands match right now.
     
  6. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Can't believe what happened to Spain today...
    A testament that anything is possible...
     
  7. gball

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    No kidding. The Dutch really undressed them - a payback 4 years in the making I suppose.
     
  8. Shawn@PRS

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    I agree that it's (almost) anyones ballgame at this point. Holland put the smack down on Spain. WTF was that all about?

    I'm glad to see Australia scored against Chile. That should boost their morale moving forward.

    Sergio, why you picking on Arsenal?
     
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    My co-worker is Dutch. Talking with him today, he was just hoping for a tie. I bet he is pretty happy right about now!
     
  10. jcha008

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    That Van Persie header was just awesome. Superman style for sure.
     
  11. Shawn@PRS

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    I'm not a fan of Van Persie since he broke my heart and left Arsenal for Man U, but that was a glorious header.
     
  12. Raymond

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    The flying Dutchman :D
     
  13. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    You know where he makes his pizza? Dutch oven.
     
  14. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Love it.
     
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  15. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    We lost 3-0 over Colombia... Oh well... :(
     
  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Just to get a rise outta you. :flute:
     
  17. Shawn@PRS

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    I'm looking forward to this game. How about you Serg?

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  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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  19. Shawn@PRS

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    That Brazilian guitar player is in trouble-ort!

    In other news, how about Costa Rica upending Uruguay?
     
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  20. Shawn@PRS

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    So after watching the rocumentary, I'm hooked. Where and when are Group or Death playing again?

     
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