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(Un)Official World Cup Thread


  1. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

    With the World Cup starting in less than a day, I thought we were in need of an official thread.

    So who does everyone think is going to win? Who do you want to win?

    Personally, I want USA and Ghana. If they get knocked out, it's all about the underdog.

    I am thrilled for tomorrow, can't wait to watch South Africa vs. Mexico.

    Day 1 results:

    South Africa vs. Mexico 1-1
    Uruguay vs. France 0-0

    Day 2 results:

    South Korea vs. Greece 2-0
    Argentina vs. Nigeria 1-0
    USA vs. England

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  2. svrich

    svrich Active Member

    Looking forward to it myself, hopefully it'll be a great event. Going to be supporting England as I think they do have a real chance this time but realistically I think it could be Spain or Argentina.

    Cheers
  3. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    I'll be rooting for the USA (first) and the Netherlands (second).
  4. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    Soccer's boring lol.
  5. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

    Completely false. The World Cup is a completely different atmosphere.
  6. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    The World Cup is the only soccer I watch. It's truly a unique spectacle.
  7. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

    Same here, I'm a motor-racing fan except during the football world cup.

    Getting all excited 5 mins till kick off :D
  8. svrich

    svrich Active Member

    I'm stuck in work so will have to settle for watching Uruguay v France tonight.

    Looking forward to tomorrow though, England v USA should be a good. I think the USA have come a long way in football (soccer) so really looking forward to this one.

    Cheers
  9. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    I suppose you are right. I could say the same about the NBA Finals.
  10. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

    The what now? :D
  11. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

    Well, they're not very similar. The World Cup is one of, if not the biggest sporting event in the world. The only thing close is the olympics.
  12. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

    Top sporting events in the world:

    1) FIFA World Cup
    2) IOC Summer Olympics
    3) ICC Cricket World Cup
    4) European Championships( Football)
    5) UEFA Champions league
    6) Rugby World Cup
    7) FIA Formula 1 World Chamionships
    8) Tour de France
    9) IOC Winter Olympics
    10) Superbowl( only takes place in the United States of America)

    um, sorry America!

    Go south Africa!!!!!! 1-0 :D
  13. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

    Hell yea, that goal was phenomenal. Far post upper 90, nothing better than that. Great through ball too. Mexico did get robbed of a goal in the first half, though.
  14. gordon green

    gordon green Well-Known Member

    thats the thing with like the superbowl and world series arnt really world related.
    the world cup and olympics do bring the world together and i love how its been in the office getting together
  15. svrich

    svrich Active Member

    Upper 90? Is that what you guys over the pond call the top corner ;) :D

    Cheers
  16. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

    That's what I've always known it as, been playing soccer my whole life. I guess it's an American thing?

    Damnit, 1-1.
  17. svrich

    svrich Active Member

    Must be, :D nothing wrong with that just found it funny, never heard anyone refer to it as that before. Aways known it as the 'top corner' or 'top bin'

    Cheers
  18. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    It's basketball.. pretty terrible if you ask me (American league)
  19. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

    I'll consider that a good tie for South Africa. That last attempt was a really tough shot. They should feel lucky that the ref botched that offsides call in the first half.
  20. johnsifu

    johnsifu New Member

    Outstanding first World Cup Game!!!! Its only going to get better.


    ****Watching World Cup Matches from my Sprint HTC EVO 4G :) *******
  21. Rapdaddy

    Rapdaddy Member

    Ugh, whats with that awful buzzing sound from those trumpets. First I thought it was something wrong with the broadcasting but then found out its these stupid trumpets. Enough with it, totally idiotic to be playing them all game long.
  22. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

    I forget that they're even there. I'm sure the players are more focused on the game and don't really notice them.
  23. svrich

    svrich Active Member

    Not a bad game so far, neither team seems to be outplaying the other but France shouldn't underestimate Forlan. All he needs is a view on goal and he's dangerous. Also I can't believe Henry is on the bench, he's to good to be sitting this one out.

    Cheers
  24. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

    Definitely. Henry is way to good for that. What is the French coach thinking?
  25. svrich

    svrich Active Member

    I know! There's no excused really, him an Anelka with their pace would be unstoppable on the break. Only a mater of time, I think he'll be on by the hour mark?

    Cheers

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