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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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That is Dante with Müller and Schweinsteiger. They know each other very well since they are playing together at FC Bayern Munich.


And good money that is. Even the match losers make their clubs richer. Nine of the Costa Rica team have played for Norwegian clubs, so ideally for these Costa Rica should have won over Germany rather than lose for Netherlands.

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"And now you pray for yours, whereas I pray for mine."

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You were faster Barulheira :)
I had the same image prepared for posting it on sunday.


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I think it'll be very hard for Argentina to beat Germany,  but I had voted Argentina since the early rounds so...!!Go !!

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Even before it's over, it's over for North Korea. And they won! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJoRZOK18Fg

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The world cup trophy will left the safe today for a short time.


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Even before it's over, it's over for North Korea. And they won!

From the Canadian site http://www.cbc.ca/news
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What appears to be a North Korean news service reported Friday that its soccer team has advanced to the knockout phase of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and will play Portugal in the Round of 16.
There are three things immediately wrong with this statement:

The Group Phase ended two weeks ago
Portugal did not make it into the Round of 16
North Korea is not in the 2014 World Cup


Other than that gaffe, North Korea is spot on. :yes:

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Let's celebrate that with a little song&dance!


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Surprise!! Germany won.  :lol:

My congratulations Herr Von Krake.
A matter of attitude.

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Well,  I' m just happy Argentina made it to the Finals!  :cheers:

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My congratulations Herr Von Krake.

Obrigado senhor Belfrager :)

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Don't be kidded by fake news: Fake North Korean news report shows World Cup triumphs over Japan, U.S. and China


You have to hand it to the North Koreans. They don't just have fake news like the rest of us, they have fake fake news.

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Surprise!! Germany won.  :lol:

My congratulations Herr Von Krake.

:yes:

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They don't just have fake news like the rest of us, they have fake fake news.

Fake fake news which happens to be... true news, no? :)

Same day Germany won the World Cup, a German cyclist won the Tour de France stage.  It was impressive the way he did it, amazing.
We don't even know his name of course...

Thanks God we'll not speak about football for the next four years.
A matter of attitude.

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Thanks God we'll not speak about football for the next four years.

What, there won't be a Euro 2016? :P

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And before that the 2015 Asian Cup, the 2015 North/Central American Cup, and the 2015 South American Cup, and then the 2017 African Cup and 2017 Confederations Cup. There are plenty of cups to run over before 2018.

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My cup is full! :wine:

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Surprise!! Germany won.  :lol:

My congratulations Herr Von Krake.

:yes:

  :cheers:


My cup is full! :wine:

Speaking of full cups :)


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Oh yes, I should have added, Congratulations to Germany - they thoroughly deserved to win the tournament, being the best team.

The other team that won my respect was the Algerian Team.





England for the 2018 World Cup !

Perchance to dream
Perchance to scream
well, you know what I mean.


:jester: :drunk: :hat:

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And before that the 2015 Asian Cup, the 2015 North/Central American Cup, and the 2015 South American Cup, and then the 2017 African Cup and 2017 Confederations Cup. There are plenty of cups to run over before 2018.

The question remains how much of that'll be given much media attention in Europe/Portugal. But the fans'll have plenty if they want.

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Yep, a game so interesting, it doesn't require scoring...      

Go Lithuania!!!    


  • Last Edit: 2014-07-15, 20:25:54 by SmileyFaze

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Indeed. It doesn't require scoring to be interesting. :rolleyes:

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I was wondering what the hell is missing from this thread about the world cup won finally by Germany.
Our hero member SmileyFaze gave the answer. It was a dancing Hitler.
:down:

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