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THE 2010 FOOTBALL WORLD CUP

Postby XIII » Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:53 am

188 days to go.

The draw was yesterday and well, it wasn't too bad for France. (please note how FIFA decided to "punish" France for Henry's handball by giving our Pot-1 spot to Holland. All for the best in the hand as group A looks much easier than group E)

Group A
South Africa
Mexico
Uruguay
France

Group B
Argentina
Nigeria
South Korea
Greece

Group C
England
USA
Algeria
Slovenia

Group D
Germany
Australia
Serbia
Ghana

Group E
Netherlands
Denmark
Japan
Cameroon

Group F
Italy
Paraguay
New Zealand
Slovakia

Group G
Brazil
North Korea
Ivory Coast
Portugal

Group H
Spain
Switzerland
Honduras
Chili


Noticeable : disgustingly easy groups for Italy and Spain. Group G is the closest thing to the usual "Group of death". France should be alright.
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Postby CBKA » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:34 am

Englands group looks pretty easy.

If france play like they did against ireland they will struggle
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Postby MGM » Thu May 27, 2010 1:02 pm

Goalies
Stekelenburg
Vorm
Boschker

Defense
Van der Wiel
Boulahrouz
Heitinga
Mathijssen
Ooijer
Van Bronckhorst
Braafheid

Defensive midfield
Van Bommel
De Jong
De Zeeuw
Schaars

Offensive midfield[/b]
Van der Vaart
Sneijder
Affelay

Wingplayers
Robben
Elia
Babel

Strikers
Kuijt
Huntelaar
Van Persie


9 players whose mind is set on attacking. And Van Bommel who has the drive to take to offense as well. The Dutch are crazy and will never make it to the final, but it'll be fun to watch.
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Postby XIII » Fri May 28, 2010 1:09 am

Keeper

23 Cédric Carrasso
1 Hugo Lloris
16 Steve Mandanda

No surprise here, Lloris will be n°1 during the World Cup. Mandanda had one last chance on Wednesday and wasn't too good against Costa Rica.

Defense

3 Eric Abidal
22 Gaël Clichy
13 Patrice Evra
5 William Gallas
6 Marc Planus
4 Anthony Réveillère
2 Bacary Sagna
17 Sébastien Squillaci

There was big talks about Gallas being fit for the World Cup. But he is here and will likely have his place. Starting defense : Sagna - Gallas - Abidal - Evra.
Planus is the surprise, he has 0 cap.

Midfields

19 Vassiriki Abou Diaby
18 Alou Diarra
8 Yoann Gourcuff
15 Florent Malouda
14 Jérémy Toulalan

Lassana Diarra had to withdraw due to some blood disease they force him to rest. So we'll have to change our system and play a triangle midfield with only one defensive midfield. I like that system a lot. Starting midfield : Gourcuff - Toulalan - Malouda

Forwards

7 Franck Ribéry
20 Mathieu Valbuena
21 Nicolas Anelka
9 Djibril Cissé
11 André-Pierre Gignac
10 Sidney Govou
12 Thierry Henry

Many surprises here, mainly Nasri and Benzema staying home. But they lost a lot of credit during the Euro 2008 where they acted as divas. And Benz had a difficult season with Madrid. They'll most likely be back after the World Cup when Blanc takes over.
Valbuena is considered the new Ribéry, played his first game with France on Wednesday and scored the winning goal. But I'm still not convinced.
Cissé and Gignac being here was also kinda unexpected but Domenech took them because he knows they won't throw fits if they have to stay on the bench.
Starting forward line : Govou/Anelka - Henry - Ribéry.

So, starting eleven :

Lloris
Sagna - Gallas - Abidal - Evra
Toulalan
Gourcuff - Malouda
Anelka/Govou - Henry - Ribéry


Five forwards players. Very unexpected and a good surprise.
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Postby MGM » Fri May 28, 2010 1:58 pm

The Dutch starting eleven are a big subject here, presumably, it'll look like this:



Stekelenburg

Van der Wiel - Heitinga - Mathijssen - Van Bronckhorst

Van Bommel - De Jong

Sneijder

Robben - Van Persie - Van der Vaart


Given how Kuijt's always been playing under the coach, there's also the possibilty that Robben will be on the left wing, Kuijt on the right wing and Van der Vaart on the bench.
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Postby XIII » Fri May 28, 2010 11:38 pm

Nice team. Just how old is Van Bronckhorst?
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Postby MGM » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:54 pm

I think 34 or 35.

Robben injured, very likely not to the WC.
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Postby XIII » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:17 pm

It has started!!!

South Africa drew with Mexico in a very even game. Final results is fair.

Tonight: France vs Uruguay!!!

ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!!!
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Postby CBKA » Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:34 am

well france were lucky to get a point imo.
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Postby MGM » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:44 pm

So far pretty shitty matches, I must say. The French got a deserved point, but what cowardly play, especially with 11 against 10.

Argentina was not so great either, Nigeria had a few good chances for the equalizer and Argentina refused to get their second in.
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Postby MGM » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:24 pm

Although the US was surprisingly good, the Brits disappointed.

They're not going to make it far, with a defense like that and a coach who doesn't put Rooney in a striker position.
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Postby CBKA » Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:17 am

ive come to face the music :(

fucking rob green couldnt catch aids in africa, trying to blaim the ball for a shot that was straight at him. wish john terry had boned his missis
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Postby MGM » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:26 am

Well, are your goalies are rubbish and have been in a the past decade or so. So it wouldn't matter anyway.
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Postby MGM » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:54 am

Well, my pool isn't going that grand. Than again, the Serbs had a shitty coach, Lazovic should've been brought in much earlier.
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Postby MGM » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:55 am

And on an unrelated note: apparently I've got neighbours from Ghana. :D
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Postby ChimeraCreative » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:00 pm

Germany and Australia in a half hour. Who am I rooting for? ^_^
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Postby CBKA » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:17 pm

MGM wrote:Well, are your goalies are rubbish and have been in a the past decade or so. So it wouldn't matter anyway.


sad state of affairs when you wish david seaman was still playing. but still, rob green?

i could probably name 10 better keepers that qualify for england
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Postby CBKA » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:29 pm

i will never support germany, set of laderhausen wearing bastards.

I would imagine MGM's feelings are similar
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Postby XIII » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:38 pm

But Germany is doing pretty well. And at least they are nice to watch which is a change considering how piss poor this WC has been so far.
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Postby MGM » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:50 pm

Actually, I don't mind the Germas at all. They're playing well at the moment and that indeed is a nice change. And even besides that, I'd rather win from the Germans, but I'd actually prefer them as winners over Brazil.

And Green isn't alone: Schwarzer and the dude from Alergia were pretty bad as well.
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