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FIFA World Cups
This thread starts at the run-up stages to the 2014 Football World Cup with, as seems to be customary, controversy surrounding the event.

Will the stadiums be ready in Brazil? Will the Brazilian zest for fun win out over public concern over the cost over-runs and the resulting unrest?

Meanwhile, accusations continue regarding the allocation of the 2018 event to Qatar.

The UK Sunday Times (1st June)  claims to have several secret documents (millions - yes you read that correctly, millions), which are alleged to show that payments totalling US$5m were made in support of Qatar's  bid, suggesting bribery on a massive scale. Calls are being made to rerun the competition to host the event.

But is FIFA capable of making a credible decision? Maybe they could decide that the Antarctic would be a good venue!

Oh yes, there is that other little matter - who is going to win the World Cup?

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Brazil playing Germany next. Any thoughts on that one?

  • krake
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Brazil defeated us at the world cup in Korea/Japan (2002) and are IMO also this time the team with the better chances to win.


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Brazil playing Germany next. Any thoughts on that one?

A win for Brazil, if the current standard of refereeing is anything to go by. 
The start and end to every story is the same. But what comes in between you have yourself to blame.

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A game so interesting, that it doesn't need scoring.


Go Luxembourg United Go!!!

  • Last Edit: 2014-07-06, 23:51:38 by SmileyFaze

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In my opinion Brazil went already too far beating Chile and Colombia. I'm going for Müller, Özil & Co.

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I would prefer a Championship where some outsider could go into the final.

To have Brazil/Argentina at one "side" and Germany/Holland at the other it's just plain boring.
The entire thing should be annulled and start all over again.
A matter of attitude.

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I would prefer a Championship where some outsider could go into the final.

Whom would you prefer?

  • Belfrager
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Uruguay? Switzerland? :)
Anyone but the usual ones.
A matter of attitude.

  • krake
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Uruguay? Switzerland? :)
Anyone but the usual ones.

Uruguay did already won the world cup twice, so you could mention the USA instead :)

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Uruguay? Switzerland? :)
Anyone but the usual ones.

Uruguay did already won the world cup twice, so you could mention the USA instead :)

The reason I didn't was just because I don't think that turn the World Football Championship into "The biggest World's Soccer Super Bowl" to be that much interesting...

In no time, they would start playing dressed as Captain America... :)
A matter of attitude.

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Uruguay hosted and won the first FIFA World Cup
Quote from: Wikipedia
The 19 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight different national teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Italy, with four titles; Germany, with three titles; Argentina and inaugural winners Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, France and Spain, with one title each.




Based on the above map and your criteria, something like India-Ethiopia would be nice. If it were restricted to be two countries that got through group stage Algeria-Costa Rica would be good as well.

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The reason I didn't was just because I don't think that turn the World Football Championship into "The biggest World's Soccer Super Bowl" to be that much interesting...

In no time, they would start playing dressed as Captain America... :)

Think about it twice. It could be funny, Portugal vs USA  :)
The below screenshot was made during a game between FC Porto and ManU.


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I really don't know what to say....
:lol:
A matter of attitude.

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Deutschland Deutschland über alles,  über alles in der welt!

  • Syav
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Brazil got beat up & humiliated by Germany 7-1 :eyes:

  • Barulheira
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Finally, this is Brazil.

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de blitzkrieg  :ninja:

  • Belfrager
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Finally, this is Brazil.

You say it well.
Football is the opium of the people. Nothing as such a result to put people back to the reality.

A matter of attitude.

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At least something memorable to look back on when the new stadions are to be paid.


Here's a Twitter replay

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  • Barulheira
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I really appreciate that uniform! :rolleyes:

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Nice photographs, Krake...
Poor German, look how they suffer for massacring others... :)

Congratulations, by the way. That's how to play football and solve a game. :)

(Any possibility the anti doping tests to be positive? no? shit.)
A matter of attitude.

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I really appreciate that uniform! :rolleyes:

Reminds of the Mengo uniforms (Flamengo) :)

  • krake
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Nice photographs, Krake...
Poor German, look how they suffer for massacring others... :)

That is Dante with Müller and Schweinsteiger. They know each other very well since they are playing together at FC Bayern Munich.
Therefore the gesture of Müller and Schweinsteiger could be less hypocritical as you might think.


Congratulations, by the way.

Thanks, even though it's too early for congrats. The decisive game is on sunday.
You can congrat or express your condolence after that game :)