FIFA wc 2014 groups are announced

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#1 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -
#2 Posted by JML897 (33120 posts) -

As an American I'm looking forward to the 2018 World Cup

#3 Posted by mjorh (650 posts) -

I'm so excited that we're gonna play against Argentina ! (IRAN)

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Group D is the death group and France has got the easiest one IMO .

#4 Edited by Solid_Link22 (5591 posts) -

I think Mexico can draw against Brazil and win the 2 others as their best case scenario.

#5 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

I think Mexico can draw against Brazil and win the 2 others as their best case scenario.

Not too sure about that. They could win against the other 2, but Brazil will probably still win from then. Not that it really matters, as they would still advance in this scenario.

#6 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@JML897 said:

As an American I'm looking forward to the 2018 World Cup

Why?

#7 Posted by mjorh (650 posts) -

@JML897 said:

As an American I'm looking forward to the 2018 World Cup

You don't have a chance against Germany but there's hope against Ghana n Portugal ....

#8 Edited by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@mjorh said:

@JML897 said:

As an American I'm looking forward to the 2018 World Cup

You don't have a chance against Germany but there's hope against Ghana n Portugal ....

Ghana maybe, but Portugal? Probably not.

#9 Edited by johnd13 (7885 posts) -

My country(Greece) is in a pretty good group. No obvious favorites which increases our chances to qualify. I can't wait for the summer!

#10 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

Germany, Portugal, and Ghana? Oh man going to be tough for USA.

#11 Edited by JML897 (33120 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@JML897 said:

As an American I'm looking forward to the 2018 World Cup

Why?

The US is boned.

Germany is Germany.
Ghana is always a really tough opponent for the US.
Portugal's not as strong as Germany but still better than the US.

I wouldn't be surprised if the US lost against all three of them.

#12 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

@JML897 said:

@deeliman said:

@JML897 said:

As an American I'm looking forward to the 2018 World Cup

Why?

The US is boned.

Germany is Germany.

Ghana is always a really tough opponent for the US.

Portugal's not as strong as Germany but still better than the US.

I wouldn't be surprised if the US lost against all three of them.

Yeah it looks pretty grim for the US. What sucks is this is probably the last World Cup for Dempsey, Howard, and Donovan. Hopefully the US has some young players in the next generation that can fill those shoes. Depth has been somewhat a problem.

#13 Edited by Aljosa23 (24515 posts) -

LOL the US and England are gonna get fvcked HARD. RIP in peace, good night sweet prince, etc. etc.

I'm glad we (Bosnia) got mad lucky and drew a relatively easy group. Have a great chance of making it to the knockout stage.

#14 Edited by Master_Live (13931 posts) -

Well, maybe next time for the USA.

#15 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

LOL the US and England are gonna get fvcked HARD. RIP in peace, good night sweet prince, etc. etc.

I'm glad we (Bosnia) got mad lucky and drew a relatively easy group. Have a great chance of making it to the knockout stage.

Aren't you Canadian?

#16 Edited by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@johnd13 said:

My country(Greece) is in a pretty good group. No obvious favorites which increases our chances to qualify. I can't wait for the summer!

I reckon Japan'll be tough to beat for you guys. Good luck.

#17 Edited by Aljosa23 (24515 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@Aljosa23 said:

LOL the US and England are gonna get fvcked HARD. RIP in peace, good night sweet prince, etc. etc.

I'm glad we (Bosnia) got mad lucky and drew a relatively easy group. Have a great chance of making it to the knockout stage.

Aren't you Canadian?

Yeah but I was born in Bosnia.

#18 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@JML897 said:

@deeliman said:

@JML897 said:

As an American I'm looking forward to the 2018 World Cup

Why?

The US is boned.

Germany is Germany.

Ghana is always a really tough opponent for the US.

Portugal's not as strong as Germany but still better than the US.

I wouldn't be surprised if the US lost against all three of them.

I see. Well, better luck next time lol

#19 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@deeliman said:

@Aljosa23 said:

LOL the US and England are gonna get fvcked HARD. RIP in peace, good night sweet prince, etc. etc.

I'm glad we (Bosnia) got mad lucky and drew a relatively easy group. Have a great chance of making it to the knockout stage.

Aren't you Canadian?

Yeah but I was born in Bosnia.

Ah ok. It seems the only opponent you'll almost certainly lose to is Argentina, the rest can go either way.

#20 Posted by JML897 (33120 posts) -

Argentina can send their B-team and still get out of their group pretty easily

#21 Edited by mjorh (650 posts) -

After all, u can't say for sure which teams gonna nail it ...

@deeliman Japan got lucky !

#22 Posted by Aljosa23 (24515 posts) -

@deeliman: definitely. I'll be content with a win, a draw, and a loss. Couldn't have drawn a better group unless it was like Switzerland instead of Argentina.

#23 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@deeliman: definitely. I'll be content with a win, a draw, and a loss. Couldn't have drawn a better group unless it was like Switzerland instead of Argentina.

For my country (The Netherlands), I'd be content with a draw, a win and a win. It'll probably be a draw against Spain, since neither if us can really afford to lose that match so it'll probably be a defensive game. As for the other 2 countries, we should be able to win against them.

#24 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@mjorh: How? I haven't really been following their matches, so I don't know.

#25 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@deeliman: definitely. I'll be content with a win, a draw, and a loss. Couldn't have drawn a better group unless it was like Switzerland instead of Argentina.

Haven't being paying attention to European qualifiers. But how the hell did Switzerland get seeded, but not Netherlands?

#26 Posted by Aljosa23 (24515 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@deeliman: definitely. I'll be content with a win, a draw, and a loss. Couldn't have drawn a better group unless it was like Switzerland instead of Argentina.

Haven't being paying attention to European qualifiers. But how the hell did Switzerland get seeded, but not Netherlands?

FIFA's rankings are stupid and make no sense. Switzerland are rated 8 in the world and Holland are 9th. Switzerland was seeded because of that.

#27 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -
#28 Edited by mjorh (650 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@mjorh: How? I haven't really been following their matches, so I don't know.

My bad ! thought you're from Japan :D .

Btw you've got a great team , hope u make it to final like 2010 .

@Aljosa23 said:

@deeliman: definitely. I'll be content with a win, a draw, and a loss. Couldn't have drawn a better group unless it was like Switzerland instead of Argentina.

We've beaten bosnia once or twice , i think it was 4-1 . hoping beat the hell outta u guys this time too :D!

Win against bosnia , draw against Nigeria and Loss against Argentina , would be great for us.

#29 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@CommanderShiro said:

@Aljosa23 said:

@deeliman: definitely. I'll be content with a win, a draw, and a loss. Couldn't have drawn a better group unless it was like Switzerland instead of Argentina.

Haven't being paying attention to European qualifiers. But how the hell did Switzerland get seeded, but not Netherlands?

FIFA's rankings are stupid and make no sense. Switzerland are rated 8 in the world and Holland are 9th. Switzerland was seeded because of that.

Yeah, they're pretty stupid. Brazil wouldn't have been seeded if they weren't the host country lol

#30 Edited by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@CommanderShiro said:

@Aljosa23 said:

@deeliman: definitely. I'll be content with a win, a draw, and a loss. Couldn't have drawn a better group unless it was like Switzerland instead of Argentina.

Haven't being paying attention to European qualifiers. But how the hell did Switzerland get seeded, but not Netherlands?

FIFA's rankings are stupid and make no sense. Switzerland are rated 8 in the world and Holland are 9th. Switzerland was seeded because of that.

What the? I can't see how Switzerland could be ranked higher. Thanks for the clarification.

#31 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@mjorh: Haha, thanks bro good luck to you too ;)

#32 Posted by Aljosa23 (24515 posts) -

We should take bets on how many goals CR7 will score against the US.

I'm thinking 4 or 5...............in the first half

#33 Edited by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@CommanderShiro said:

@Aljosa23 said:

@deeliman: definitely. I'll be content with a win, a draw, and a loss. Couldn't have drawn a better group unless it was like Switzerland instead of Argentina.

Haven't being paying attention to European qualifiers. But how the hell did Switzerland get seeded, but not Netherlands?

FIFA's rankings are stupid and make no sense. Switzerland are rated 8 in the world and Holland are 9th. Switzerland was seeded because of that.

What the? I can't see how Switzerland could be ranked higher. Thanks for the clarification.

You shouldn't really use those rankings to determine which team is better.

#34 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

ugh. the US gets a group and the worst travel schedule. i wasn't expecting them to win the cup or anything, but getting into the knockout round would have been nice.

even worse is that brazil got such an easy group. neymar is going to be diving for so long.

#35 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

@deeliman said:

You shouldn't really use those rankings to determine which team is better.

Well aware of that.

#36 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

ugh. the US gets a group and the worst travel schedule. i wasn't expecting them to win the cup or anything, but getting into the knockout round would have been nice.

even worse is that brazil got such an easy group. neymar is going to be diving for so long.

Yeah, the US is pretty much f'd.

#37 Posted by killerfist (19807 posts) -

Netherlands should be able to go through.

#38 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

Netherlands should be able to go through.

I hope so after the dismal performance of 2012 lol

#39 Posted by Praisedasun (444 posts) -

@johnd13 said:

My country(Greece) is in a pretty good group. No obvious favorites which increases our chances to qualify. I can't wait for the summer!

I disagree.Colombia is a pretty strong team with amazing talents upfront,and the ivory coast has some pretty decent players.

Japan also is a pretty fast team,and we always have trouble against fast teams(remember south korea in 2010?).

There were much better groups for us.I am optimistic though.If we draw against colombia and win the ivory coast we should be able to qualify.

#40 Posted by johnd13 (7885 posts) -

@johnd13 said:

My country(Greece) is in a pretty good group. No obvious favorites which increases our chances to qualify. I can't wait for the summer!

I disagree.Colombia is a pretty strong team with amazing talents upfront,and the ivory coast has some pretty decent players.

Japan also is a pretty fast team,and we always have trouble against fast teams(remember south korea in 2010?).

There were much better groups for us.I am optimistic though.If we draw against colombia and win the ivory coast we should be able to qualify.

Yeah we won't have necessarily an easy time. I think it's good that we avoided the traditional football powers though like Brazil, Argentina etc. Now even first place is open to all four teams. If we play to the best of our abilities I'm optimistic about 1st or 2nd place in our group.

#41 Posted by johnd13 (7885 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@johnd13 said:

My country(Greece) is in a pretty good group. No obvious favorites which increases our chances to qualify. I can't wait for the summer!

I reckon Japan'll be tough to beat for you guys. Good luck.

I'm eager to see how the matches will turn out. Good luck to the Netherlands as well. Besides my country, I'm usually a supporter of you guys.

#42 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

Australia is the most screwed LMAO.

SPAIN!!!

Netherlands!!!!

Chile.. lol RIP Australia T_T

Also Colombia will easily dominate their squad which is good to see. Falcao is a great captain who has guided his team well.

#43 Posted by GTR12 (9030 posts) -

Australia is the most screwed LMAO.

SPAIN!!!

Netherlands!!!!

Chile.. lol RIP Australia T_T

Also Colombia will easily dominate their squad which is good to see. Falcao is a great captain who has guided his team well.

Yup we're screwed, have the Aussies even drawn against Chile? That's the best option we have.

#44 Posted by nomsayin (1141 posts) -

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

#45 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@nomsayin said:

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

American?

#46 Posted by nomsayin (1141 posts) -
#47 Edited by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@nomsayin said:

@deeliman said:

@nomsayin said:

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

American?

Yup, lol.

I always thought Americans don't really like football.

#48 Posted by nomsayin (1141 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@nomsayin said:

@deeliman said:

@nomsayin said:

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

American?

Yup, lol.

I always thought Americans don't really like football.

Well, most of us don't. But we do have a quite large immigrant population (esp. Hispanics) who obviously are huge fans. I've personally always had an appreciation for it.

#49 Posted by deeliman (2340 posts) -

@nomsayin said:

@deeliman said:

@nomsayin said:

@deeliman said:

@nomsayin said:

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

American?

Yup, lol.

I always thought Americans don't really like football.

Well, most of us don't. But we do have a quite large immigrant population (esp. Hispanics) who obviously are huge fans. I've personally always had an appreciation for it.

coolio

#50 Posted by Aljosa23 (24515 posts) -

@nomsayin said:

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Sorry bro. :(

At least take solace in the fact that the Brits got just as screwed as you guys.