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    Official World Cup Thread - Germany World Cup Winners 2014



    The greatest show on earth is nearly upon us, folks. Expect drama, flair, skill and an undoubted amount of tears. For the as-of-yet uninitiated, the World Cup will comprise of eight groups, with four teams in each - totaling 32 nations.





    Team previews:

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/world-cup-2014
    http://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comme...roup_g_united/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/...ures-and-video

    Betting odds: http://www.oddschecker.com/

    Have a go at picking your greatest World Cup XI: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-27699398

    So - who are you supporting? Who do you think will win? How will the groups pan out? Who'll be the stars and who will flop?

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    Really looking forward to the world cup this year, don't think England will win it and to be honest I would be surprised if we make it out the group stage but I have to think Brazil are the favourites this year! I predict a Brazil vs Spain final with Brazil winning 2-1!
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    Here's who I think will make the last 16: Uruguay, Italy, Brazil, Croatia, France, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Belgium, South Korea, Colombia, Japan and Portugal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockwave View Post
    Here's who I think will make the last 16: Uruguay, Italy, Brazil, Croatia, France, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Belgium, South Korea, Colombia, Japan and Portugal.
    No Australia or USA??
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    Haha, I was torn with their inclusions! Probably the biggest omission's the Netherlands, and of course England. I think Chile will finish ahead of the former - what with their lightning quick pace and attack, it'll prove too much for a relatively unimpressive Dutch defense, plus they're lacking that real grit in midfield, too. England's plight's a little more difficult to quantify, what with Italy being relative tame in the run-up. They always turn it on in World Cups, though, and Uruguay will hopefully be a big surprise to some.

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    I think England can make it to last 16 the top 2 teams inthe groups go through right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    I think England can make it to last 16 the top 2 teams inthe groups go through right?
    Yup, although - provided Suarez is fit - I think Uruguay and Italy will go on through. With the former topping the group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockwave View Post
    Here's who I think will make the last 16: Uruguay, Italy, Brazil, Croatia, France, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Belgium, South Korea, Colombia, Japan and Portugal.
    Pretty good list, I too think the Netherlands will really struggle to get out of the group. Chile are excellent, a sort of Spain-lite but with more pace.

    I do think England will go through though. They consistently make it through the group stages and do not think either of Uruguay or Italy are that good. I'd probably fancy Uruguay to drop out from those three.

    Ivory Coast for Japan too, Ecuador for Switzerland (but very close).

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshboymick View Post
    Pretty good list, I too think the Netherlands will really struggle to get out of the group. Chile are excellent, a sort of Spain-lite but with more pace.

    I do think England will go through though. They consistently make it through the group stages and do not think either of Uruguay or Italy are that good. I'd probably fancy Uruguay to drop out from those three.

    Ivory Coast for Japan too, Ecuador for Switzerland (but very close).
    Switzerland are an odd one, they absolutely stormed the initial stages of the qualifiers but really fell off at the tail end of it. If they can muster up some of that form I think they'll do quite well. Probably even give France a run for their money.

    Ivory Coast/Japan is a fascinating dichotomy; you've for powerful, aerial threat of the former that will play havoc on Japan's defense, while the Blue Samurai's agile, quick intricate attacking trio will probably dismantle Ivory Coast's fairly dismal defense. It'll be the key match and I expect goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockwave View Post
    Ivory Coast/Japan is a fascinating dichotomy; you've for powerful, aerial threat of the former that will play havoc on Japan's defense, while the Blue Samurai's agile, quick intricate attacking trio will probably dismantle Ivory Coast's fairly dismal defense. It'll be the key match and I expect goals.
    That group is going to be so close, especially with Falcao now out for Columbia.

    Columbia- great in attack.
    Greece- just defend all day.
    Japan- lack any power but plenty of pace.
    Ivory Coast- absolute monsters physically.

    I think Bony is gonna have a great tournament, probably a decent shout for top goal scorer for Ivory Coast (best nickname at the tournament too, the Elephants!). 5 goals is usually enough to win it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockwave View Post
    Yup, although - provided Suarez is fit - I think Uruguay and Italy will go on through. With the former topping the group.
    You mean the biter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshboymick View Post
    That group is going to be so close, especially with Falcao now out for Columbia.

    Columbia- great in attack.
    Greece- just defend all day.
    Japan- lack any power but plenty of pace.
    Ivory Coast- absolute monsters physically.

    I think Bony is gonna have a great tournament, probably a decent shout for top goal scorer for Ivory Coast (best nickname at the tournament too, the Elephants!). 5 goals is usually enough to win it.
    Lukaku's my outside shout, great physical presence and finishing ability, plus he'll have a lot of invention and control behind him. He's 33/1, too. Massive odds. You'll score the majority of your golden boot goals in the group and Belgium's is hardly anything to shout home about. Russia aren't what they used to be, Algeria aren't special and South Korea can be decent but they're still relatively tame.

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    I fancy England to do quite well. I definitely think we'll make it out of the group. Brazil or Spain to win, probably the former.

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    Germany, wasn't it? Italy at Euro 2012.

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    Wonder if the director, will look for hot women in the stadiums this World Cup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LC77 View Post
    Wonder if the director, will look for hot women in the stadiums this World Cup?
    Complete with droll commentary from Mark Lawrenson: "Well she certainly looks excited" or full on sexism from Andy Grey and Richard Keys: "She would HAVE IT!"

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    can't get hyped for it personally. for my personal apathy, it's as much the fault of the media for overselling them as it is england simply not being sharp enough. they always fail to live up to the billing the press lay out for them.

    I can't help but think it will be another england calamity like last time. if they do manage to scrape through, it will be into the toughest half of the draw where they will get dumped out post-haste.

    then the same media that were building them up will proceed to tear them down.

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    Brazil looking dangerous. Croatia seem to be gifting possession away.

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    LOL at the piss poor picture quality on the ITV player.


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    I'm hopeful for England. My back up team is Germany. It would be surprising and wonderful if England won the World Cup and I'm just a casual futbol fan, I don't watch league games.


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