Official World Cup Thread

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#1 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

Don't know why this hasn't been created before.

Who do you think will win it all?

#2 Posted by Put_in_Kitna (2693 posts) -

I was gonna make one but decided to shit on the refs instead.

Anyway, Germany just bitch slapped Portugal. 4-0. Once again the refs missed a penalty, and that red was a bit harsh but meh im not gonna blame them too much on that one. Pepe is a moron.

#3 Edited by mjorh (1096 posts) -

Man games are so unexpected and hard to predict! results like 5-1 and 4-0 are just mind-blowing !

We're minutes away from the next game, Iran Vs Nigeria ! Hope Iran be the victorious ...

#4 Edited by CWEBB04z (4622 posts) -

The U.S finally beat Ghana. Thank god.

#7 Posted by CHAOSpectre (20 posts) -

I'm supporting NL, but only because I'm half Dutch..

Germany and Brazil look really strong though

#8 Posted by OhJayDubya (1172 posts) -

Has been a great tournament so far, looking forward to see how Belgium will play with the strength of that squad.

#9 Posted by _Judas_ (671 posts) -

I'm guessing the winners will be Italy or Germany.

Italy is far from my favorite team, but the do possess an amazing team of talents, both old players and youngsters. Mario Balotelli can achieve wonders with the ball, and Pirlo.... its hard not to love Pirlo: he may not be the most physical of players, but he does possess that old man wiseness!

Germany is a powerhouse of a football side. Their work-rate is fantastic, and they are true, hard-working professional stars. Perhaps not a very "big" squad their iron-will and avoidance of injury will possibly give them the trophy. They vary their football tremendously (based on the game against Portugal) and often find gaps and nooks to attack the defense. It is easy to jump on the "band-wagon" of Germany given that if Pepe hadn't been shown the red card, the outcome of the game might have been different.

Spain also has a good team. They did get shellacked by my favorite team, Netherlands, in the opener, but this they will turn around. Spain has a really possession-like team; they are all very good with the ball at their feet. The midfield is a powerful force consisting of players like Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Juan Mata, David Silva etc. What they do lack, is a really poacher-like striker. Brazil and Argentina are also good contendors, but I believe their teams won't reach all the way. Brazil WAS the best, but now I feel most of the world has caught up with them. Argentina also has a powerful legacy, but I feel they struggle as a team (based on the game they played).

Outsiders : I think perhaps Belgium will produce a positive performance. They possess an excellent squad of young, talented players and have the ability to stun some of the more known and established teams.

My favorite teams: The Netherlands. They have always been my favorite side since I first saw Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, Ruud Gullit and hans Van Breuklen (my favorite keeper at the time). They play great football!

Japan; I feel Japan can accomplish many things in a World Cup. Maybe not win the trophy, but they will prove to us Europeans (Americans and Africans) that Japan can play ball! They're disciplined and structured, play fast-paced football, and have technical abilities. Go Japan, Go!

#10 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

@Put_in_Kitna said:

I was gonna make one but decided to shit on the refs instead.

Anyway, Germany just bitch slapped Portugal. 4-0. Once again the refs missed a penalty, and that red was a bit harsh but meh im not gonna blame them too much on that one. Pepe is a moron.

Pepe escalated the situation and provoked Müller. Also him headbutting him and making the physical contact does not help the matter either. Germany was way better. Ronaldo did not do much for the team except that one free kick he actually got past the one man wall

#11 Posted by yokofox33 (30180 posts) -

That Mexican goalie is my new favorite player across all sports. Dude was fucking majestic against Brazil. Bailed that Mexican team out multiple times.

#12 Edited by 4myAmuzumament (1791 posts) -

I think Germany or Holland will win.

#14 Posted by Put_in_Kitna (2693 posts) -

Spain is out. LMAO. Wow.

#15 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

Bye, bye Spain!

#16 Posted by Put_in_Kitna (2693 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

Bye, bye Spain!

Adios Espana. (squiggly line plz)

#17 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

I am calling it now, Germany vs Brazil in the finals :3

#18 Posted by Put_in_Kitna (2693 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

I am calling it now, Germany vs Brazil in the finals :3

Brazil has looked like shit. Out played by Mexico and deserved a tie in that Croatia game imo. Also they might play Netherlands in round of 16, so who knows. Chile can also beat them. Yes Brazil is the home team and they will def play better than they have but im just pointing out I am not impressed by them at all and they have a tough draw ahead in the first game.

#19 Posted by Chutebox (37941 posts) -

@Put_in_Kitna said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

I am calling it now, Germany vs Brazil in the finals :3

Brazil has looked like shit. Out played by Mexico and deserved a tie in that Croatia game imo. Also they might play Netherlands in round of 16, so who knows. Chile can also beat them. Yes Brazil is the home team and they will def play better than they have but im just pointing out I am not impressed by them at all and they have a tough draw ahead in the first game.

They were out played for like 20 minutes. Brazil dominated the rest of the game. Goal keeper just had a fantastic game for Mexico.

#20 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

@Put_in_Kitna said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

I am calling it now, Germany vs Brazil in the finals :3

Brazil has looked like shit. Out played by Mexico and deserved a tie in that Croatia game imo. Also they might play Netherlands in round of 16, so who knows. Chile can also beat them. Yes Brazil is the home team and they will def play better than they have but im just pointing out I am not impressed by them at all and they have a tough draw ahead in the first game.

Mexico were defensive for most of the game and Ochoa had the match of his life. I doubt that is going to happen again. Scolari knows what he's doing

#21 Posted by Put_in_Kitna (2693 posts) -

@Chutebox said:

@Put_in_Kitna said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

I am calling it now, Germany vs Brazil in the finals :3

Brazil has looked like shit. Out played by Mexico and deserved a tie in that Croatia game imo. Also they might play Netherlands in round of 16, so who knows. Chile can also beat them. Yes Brazil is the home team and they will def play better than they have but im just pointing out I am not impressed by them at all and they have a tough draw ahead in the first game.

They were out played for like 20 minutes. Brazil dominated the rest of the game. Goal keeper just had a fantastic game for Mexico.

I think not.

#22 Posted by Put_in_Kitna (2693 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@Put_in_Kitna said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

I am calling it now, Germany vs Brazil in the finals :3

Brazil has looked like shit. Out played by Mexico and deserved a tie in that Croatia game imo. Also they might play Netherlands in round of 16, so who knows. Chile can also beat them. Yes Brazil is the home team and they will def play better than they have but im just pointing out I am not impressed by them at all and they have a tough draw ahead in the first game.

Mexico were defensive for most of the game and Ochoa had the match of his life. I doubt that is going to happen again. Scolari knows what he's doing

Thing is they won't be playing Mexico again. They will play Netherlands or Chile, Netherlands is top class and Chile knows how Brazil plays. They play like they have so far, they will get bounced. Of course if the refs don't help them out.

#23 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

@Put_in_Kitna said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@Put_in_Kitna said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

I am calling it now, Germany vs Brazil in the finals :3

Brazil has looked like shit. Out played by Mexico and deserved a tie in that Croatia game imo. Also they might play Netherlands in round of 16, so who knows. Chile can also beat them. Yes Brazil is the home team and they will def play better than they have but im just pointing out I am not impressed by them at all and they have a tough draw ahead in the first game.

Mexico were defensive for most of the game and Ochoa had the match of his life. I doubt that is going to happen again. Scolari knows what he's doing

Thing is they won't be playing Mexico again. They will play Netherlands or Chile, Netherlands is top class and Chile knows how Brazil plays. They play like they have so far, they will get bounced. Of course if the refs don't help them out.

But Brazil have played well aswell. Just look at the chances they had against Mexico. The keeper alone saved them

#24 Posted by Put_in_Kitna (2693 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@Put_in_Kitna said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@Put_in_Kitna said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

I am calling it now, Germany vs Brazil in the finals :3

Brazil has looked like shit. Out played by Mexico and deserved a tie in that Croatia game imo. Also they might play Netherlands in round of 16, so who knows. Chile can also beat them. Yes Brazil is the home team and they will def play better than they have but im just pointing out I am not impressed by them at all and they have a tough draw ahead in the first game.

Mexico were defensive for most of the game and Ochoa had the match of his life. I doubt that is going to happen again. Scolari knows what he's doing

Thing is they won't be playing Mexico again. They will play Netherlands or Chile, Netherlands is top class and Chile knows how Brazil plays. They play like they have so far, they will get bounced. Of course if the refs don't help them out.

But Brazil have played well aswell. Just look at the chances they had against Mexico. The keeper alone saved them

They had one more shot than Mexico. And Mexico defense has been suspect. They have not played well at all imo. This is Brazil we are talking about, and they are at home.

#25 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

@Put_in_Kitna: Look at the chances Mexico vs Brazil. If Neymar or Silva had managed to put the ball a little more on the side of the keeper, it would haev gone in. Mexico basicly just shot longshots and most of them went outside of the actual goal

#26 Posted by Put_in_Kitna (2693 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@Put_in_Kitna: Look at the chances Mexico vs Brazil. If Neymar or Silva had managed to put the ball a little more on the side of the keeper, it would haev gone in. Mexico basicly just shot longshots and most of them went outside of the actual goal

Alot of those shots missed the bar by inches, even if they were outside. They were still great shots.

Anyway, who cares. England loses 2 games, and they are still in it and I think they have a great shot to advance because Italy will beat Costa Rica and they can definitely beat Uruguay. I think England is up to the task to score a few on Costa Rica.

#27 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

@Put_in_Kitna said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@Put_in_Kitna: Look at the chances Mexico vs Brazil. If Neymar or Silva had managed to put the ball a little more on the side of the keeper, it would haev gone in. Mexico basicly just shot longshots and most of them went outside of the actual goal

Alot of those shots missed the bar by inches, even if they were outside. They were still great shots.

Anyway, who cares. England loses 2 games, and they are still in it and I think they have a great shot to advance because Italy will beat Costa Rica and they can definitely beat Uruguay. I think England is up to the task to score a few on Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has to lose both games, Uruguay has to lose against Italy and England has to win with at least two goals

#28 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

Holy shit, 5-0 to France and England is out with Costa Rica winning against Italy

#29 Edited by mjorh (1096 posts) -

Damn you referee !

We did a great job and i'm proud of our team ...

#30 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

messi is just so clutch

#31 Posted by mjorh (1096 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

messi is just so clutch

Wish he would wait for just 3minutes ..he finally did what he is best in ....

#32 Posted by Put_in_Kitna (2693 posts) -

@mjorh said:

Damn you referee !

We did a great job and i'm proud of our team ...

Not shocked at all. Refs are awful so far.

#33 Edited by sailor232 (5007 posts) -

@Put_in_Kitna said:

@mjorh said:

Damn you referee !

We did a great job and i'm proud of our team ...

Not shocked at all. Refs are awful so far.

Yeah that was a horrible miss. Iran played an amazing game, would had been the perfect day for me if they kept Argentina 0-0.

#34 Edited by Put_in_Kitna (2693 posts) -

Another offside goal disallowed that should of counted. This is awful.

#35 Edited by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

Germany did not play well, i really hope the crush USA

#36 Posted by yokofox33 (30180 posts) -

Algeria giving the casual fans what we want!

GOALS! GOALS! GOALS!!!!

#37 Posted by CWEBB04z (4622 posts) -

The U.S was sooo close to knocking off Portugal. God damn it Ronaldo.

#38 Posted by yokofox33 (30180 posts) -

Game would have been over a minute earlier if that USA dude just got off the fucking field for the substitution. They initially put up 4 minutes of free time, but since that dude took his sweet ass time they added another minute.

Lesson: Get the fuck off the field!

#39 Posted by sailor232 (5007 posts) -

I couldn't believe the score line when I checked my phone, 2-1 USA, such a shame Portugal scored in the last minute, I love seeing big upsets.

#40 Posted by Chutebox (37941 posts) -

Hopefully Portugal beats Ghana. If that's the case, US advances (most likely).

#41 Edited by Chutebox (37941 posts) -

@yokofox33 said:

Game would have been over a minute earlier if that USA dude just got off the fucking field for the substitution. They initially put up 4 minutes of free time, but since that dude took his sweet ass time they added another minute.

Lesson: Get the fuck off the field!

This x10000. I hate that shit. Bradley can also suck a dick. Terrible ball handling in center field caused that shit.

#42 Posted by Braun_Roid_Rage (790 posts) -

Fuck you Ronaldo. I like how the US is playing nonetheless.

#43 Posted by Put_in_Kitna (2693 posts) -

Luis Suarez. The player I dislike the most, have for years. This guy is a POS and should be banned from the WC. He better be. Step up your game FIFA.

#44 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

Woah, Ivory Coast out with a late penalty and what the fuck is Suarez doing?

#45 Posted by sailor232 (5007 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

Woah, Ivory Coast out with a late penalty and what the fuck is Suarez doing?

Yeah that penalty was ridiculous, this cup will be remembered for bad ref calls more than anything else.

#46 Posted by Jag85 (5055 posts) -

Now that England is out of the World Cup (what an embarrassing performance), I guess I'll be rooting for Brazil from now on.

#47 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

@sailor232 said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

Woah, Ivory Coast out with a late penalty and what the fuck is Suarez doing?

Yeah that penalty was ridiculous, this cup will be remembered for bad ref calls more than anything else.

I thought that was a better call than the penalty Fred got

#48 Posted by Chutebox (37941 posts) -

I'll take the advance but man did US play like shit. Absolutely no possession and Bradley does what he does and gives the ball away. They got to have someone better than him on the roster.

#49 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73943 posts) -

@Chutebox said:

I'll take the advance but man did US play like shit. Absolutely no possession and Bradley does what he does and gives the ball away. They got to have someone better than him on the roster.

Germany didn't use their chances, but they had good control over USA. They had no shots on target and a few shots that went over or out. I think the weather got to them both

#50 Posted by Chutebox (37941 posts) -

LOVE it! Adios, Mexico