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    World Cup 2014

    Here is the World Cup 2014 thread.

    Admittedly, I don't know the game of football well, but since 2002, I've always followed the World Cup.

    Can knowledgeable members of the forum chime in? Coaches, player, and team trends?

    I love the World Cup!


    GROUP A
    Brazil
    Croatia
    Mexico
    Cameroon

    GROUP B
    Spain
    Netherlands
    Chile
    Australia

    GROUP C
    Colombia
    Greece
    Côte d'Ivoire
    Japan

    GROUP D
    Uruguay
    Costa Rica
    England
    Italy

    GROUP E
    Switzerland
    Ecuador
    France
    Honduras

    GROUP F
    Argentina
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Iran
    Nigeria

    GROUP G
    Germany
    Portugal
    Ghana
    USA

    GROUP H
    Belgium
    Algeria
    Russia
    Korea Republic
    ............

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    Argentina have the best strike force. And it's on South American turf.

    Them or Brazil I reckon.

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    Would seem that group D is the toughest?

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    ^ Agree, the toughest on paper but also group B and E are not easy at all.

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    With the backdoor qualifying French having the easiest ride of all.

    Not down to them having high up influential people in football at all of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNF55
    group B and E are not easy at all.
    Hang on, are you saying Ecuador, Switzerland and Honduras are difficult opponents for the French?

    Seriously?

    You must mean groups B and G, surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CNF55
    group B and E are not easy at all.
    Hang on, are you saying Ecuador, Switzerland and Honduras are difficult opponents for the French?
    Yes, France are shit at the moment.

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    I'm expecting a couple of least known and unpredictable sides to win their way out of group play.....I believe that a developing parity has grown over the last few cups throughout the football world.

    Best, that the traditional powers not see themselves too highly or it will come back to bite them in the arse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CNF55
    group B and E are not easy at all.
    Hang on, are you saying Ecuador, Switzerland and Honduras are difficult opponents for the French?

    Seriously?

    You must mean groups B and G, surely?
    My apologies - yes - B and G was what I meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    I'm expecting a couple of least known and unpredictable sides to win their way out of group play.....I believe that a developing parity has grown over the last few cups throughout the football world.

    Best, that the traditional powers not see themselves too highly or it will come back to bite them in the arse.
    Agree with that - both Chile and Belgium should not be understimated.

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    So Argentina is looking strong?

    How about England. I've always been interested in how England has most of the top players, but they don't gel as a team in the World Cup.

    How are England's prospects looking this year?

    Spain?

    Portugal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro View Post
    I've always been interested in how England has most of the top players, but they don't gel as a team in the World Cup.
    Can you name them?

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    To be fair, he did point out that...

    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro
    I don't know the game of football well

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    Yeah, there is that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro
    Admittedly, I don't know the game of football well
    Admittedly, I don't know the game of Soccer well.

    After all, the 2010 world cup final was played at,
    Soccer City Stadium, South Africa .

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro View Post
    I've always been interested in how England has most of the top players, but they don't gel as a team in the World Cup.
    Can you name them?
    Most of the 2010 squad, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro View Post
    I've always been interested in how England has most of the top players, but they don't gel as a team in the World Cup.
    Can you name them?
    Most of the 2010 squad, yes.
    Well right there you've excluded most of the "top players".

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    Is barbaro snaff?

    Has his 'not really interested but want a century thread' tone about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
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    I've always been interested in how England has most of the top players, but they don't gel as a team in the World Cup.
    Can you name them?
    Most of the 2010 squad, yes.
    Well right there you've excluded most of the "top players".
    In 2010, I think England had a lot of the top players, or players that were considered the top echelon.

    I stand to be corrected, and yes there are a lot of great players from other countries of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro
    I stand to be corrected
    Why not name the players you considered to be 'top players' from the 2010 squad, as harry suggested?

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    england had a crap 2010 team

    who'd even want to remember ther names.

    remember Rooney as the biggest let-down of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro
    I stand to be corrected
    Why not name the players you considered to be 'top players' from the 2010 squad, as harry suggested?
    He knows he's talking shite, you can't correct him if he doesn't tell you who he thinks is a "top player".

    They were all a load of bollocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro
    I stand to be corrected
    Why not name the players you considered to be 'top players' from the 2010 squad, as harry suggested?
    Because he never asked. It was 2010. We be in 2014, now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    england had a crap 2010 team

    who'd even want to remember ther names.

    remember Rooney as the biggest let-down of all time.
    But some of the names were big.

    I remember a lot of British saying they were good: Rooney, Gerard, the tall skinny guy who danced like a robot, and some others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro
    I remember a lot of British saying they were good
    No snaff.

    You're imagining things.

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