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View Poll Results: Who will win the world cup?
Argentina 7 16.28%
Brazil 6 13.95%
England 1 2.33%
France 1 2.33%
Germany 8 18.60%
Holland 4 9.30%
Italy 1 2.33%
Ivory Coast 0 0%
Portugal 0 0%
Spain 6 13.95%
USA 9 20.93%
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:12 PM   #951543  /  #1
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I'm excited.

A good tournament for England would be the semi-finals. I'd be pretty pleased with that. I also get quite pleased when we go out, because I find the national mourning that follows quite amusing. But on balance I hope we do well. I think we're probably in the second tier of teams, behind Spain and Brazil who look a cut above the rest. We're alongside Holland (although they do look quite strong), Argentina, Italy, France and Germany I reckon. If we don't win, I hope Spain do; I love the way they play football.

We've got a pretty easy qualifying group, that we should top. Most difficult game will be against the USA, who I imagine will come second. Looking forward to that match, will be watching it with a mixed English/American audience.
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All of the local pubs and sports bars will be broadcasting the games live. My wife and I have a favourite pub in Ottawa to watch World and Euro Cup matches at, and its grand fun as all of the national expats and fans come in dressed to the nines. In Toronto two World Cups ago Korea Town went a little nutty, and the rest of the town bemusedly went along with it. Its a great spirit.

I also want England to do well, damn me but I always get suckered into supporting them every tourney. This is also a tourney I don't mind supporting the US in because 1) I played junior soccer there, and its very much a minority sport 2) they don't dominate it on the world stage, and 3) supporters do not whip up the same nationalistic fervor as is on display often at the Olympics. Plus, every other country is in there too.
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which country does that young lady on the right support?
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Ahem. Apologies for my momentary sexist lapse.

I also agree with you Steve about loving Spain's play--and I still really like Fabregas (or "The Gimp"). I also love watching Portugal and Christiano Renaldo ("The Cheating Cunt") has the best footwork of any player I've ever seen. When he stays on them, that is. Also interested in how Messi and Argentina play this tourney. Plus, I'm rooting for a massive fatal heart attack during the tourney, to be suffered by Maradona at some point.
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She appears to be Italian American Bart. Like damian.
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I'm going to be at a wedding during the England USA game
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Go England.

I rate Hollands chances at doing well and have always kinda liked their style so they are my usual second choice.

Luckily the grad bar on campus is showing all the games regardless of time difference.,


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halii is also italian american, but she is also a broad
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Wait. Did you just say that was a picture of halii?
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I believe he said halii was fat
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I'm excited.
I'm not!

Germany will suck big time!
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USA is the new South Korea.
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The US damned near sent Brazil into a state of national shock when they didn't roll over and lose without a fight during the confederations cup final last year. At least then they looked good. Dunno about them now. I'll be supporting Brazil as per usual, since Norway never even qualifies. Hope they win, and that Argentina doesn't get out of their group so that they will rid themselves of the embarrasment that is Diego fucking Maradona.
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Even Intelligitimate has someone to root for

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I don't think the US is going to do anything spectacular this year.

maybe some of the Africa teams will have a good run.
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Ghana, one of its players kicked our Michael Ballack out of the tourney!

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