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View Poll Results: Who will win FIFA World Cup 2010?
Algeria 0 0%
Argentina 73 31.20%
Australia 1 0.43%
Brazil 24 10.26%
Cameroon 0 0%
Chile 0 0%
Côte d'Ivoire 2 0.85%
Denmark 0 0%
England 4 1.71%
France 1 0.43%
Germany 58 24.79%
Ghana 0 0%
Greece 0 0%
Honduras 0 0%
Italy 0 0%
Japan 0 0%
Korea North 1 0.43%
Korea South 0 0%
Mexico 1 0.43%
Netherlands 20 8.55%
New Zealand 0 0%
Nigeria 0 0%
Paraguay 0 0%
Portugal 3 1.28%
Serbia 1 0.43%
Slovakia 0 0%
Slovenia 1 0.43%
South Africa 0 0%
Spain 41 17.52%
Switzerland 0 0%
United States 0 0%
Uruguay 3 1.28%
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Old 2nd July 2010, 11:26   #196
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Striker helping each other, no one going for glory playing selfish game.

Netherlands has always been a team full of stars but they delivered very little. This team is a deviation from all that.

Hope they win this one.
Well said, this team doesn't have the internal strife (yet) of the earlier great dutch squads. They haven't played the total football that is associated with them, but they have looked really tight at the back, and sharp in midfield and the front (though wasteful). Brazil midfield is questionable with Kaka looking out of sorts, Robinho is an overrated showboater. Good thing for them is that Fabiano (that kid has a super eye for goal) has looked good. The goalkeeper is iffy, though the back line is strong and in Gilberto Silva they have a very good defensive midfielder. This one won't have more than a goal in it, tight game.
This being a world cup of Firsts ( first time in Africa, first time neither the defending champions nor the runners-up got past the group stage etc. etc.), I am hoping that we will have a new champion. Spain or the Oranje.
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Old 2nd July 2010, 11:32   #197
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Argentina.

They have the God coaching them and is very shrewd.

Messi is playing well and the strategies seem to be in place.
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Old 2nd July 2010, 17:10   #198
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So they will be using their hands to play huh? Thats all he could possibly "coach".

Waiting for the Germans to end this cheater's lucky run. Sorry Messi.
Hey, words are cheap. His team is in the QFs of the World Cup and he's done much better at coaching than 'pros' like Capello, Lippi and Domenech who all had their teams knocked out early.

As for cheating, it's been going on since 1966 since England won the World Cup with a 'goal' that never went in.

I am feeling like an octopus now so I am predicting a 3-1 win for Argentina.

Brazil vs. Netherlands should be interesting this evening. If Kaka gets a yellow, he's out of the next match.
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I am feeling like an octopus now so I am predicting a 3-1 win for Argentina.
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That was good one Gilead.
Me second your prediction. Let us see. As you say, Maradona has done far better than any other biggies and he deserves his team to be in Finals at least.
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So they will be using their hands to play huh? Thats all he could possibly "coach".
I hope you are joking. Dude you are talking about one of the best player and one glitch in his footballing carrier can't erase what he actually is. He is a legend and always will be. It's like commenting on like of Sachin Tendulkar by mere mortals like us. And what he does outside football is none of business so I hope that won't come into discussion

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Waiting for the Germans to end this cheater's lucky run. Sorry Messi.
Cheaters?? Oh please, give me a break. Germans were bigger cheaters when they won the Worldcup on 90's. They won by cheating the referee most of the time. Anyway, we'll see what happens tomorrow.
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Voted for Argentina.

A really nice summary and calendar to follow last few matches.
Calendar World Cup 2010 by MARCA.com

EDIT: Do view full screen mode.

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Old 2nd July 2010, 18:19   #202
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Brazil all the way ... just a few steps away from glory !
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Old 2nd July 2010, 18:28   #203
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Cheaters??
If he is coming up against the Team I am rooting for he is a cheater.

Otherwise...
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Man I cannot wait to watch the match tomorrow. It has generated more hype and anxiety than the actual finals. I don't care who wins but I would sure like to see men battle it out and give us some pure sporting thrill. There has been a go-live somewhere and no body is willing to work tomorrow even from home. Thats the spirit !
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Old 2nd July 2010, 18:54   #205
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Though this maybe not the right place to post this, but wanted to ensure some folks can benefit:
Any soccer fans who are near palace grounds- kinda last minute but i got passes to the match they are showing on the big screen- sponsored by coke.
If anyone wants free passes and is around there, call me on 9845056728 and i can give them to you. Sorry for the last minute post, hope a few can benefit(esp those near that area)
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If he is coming up against the Team I am rooting for he is a cheater.

Otherwise...
Mannnnnnnnnn, you are too much. Then I would also have a similar rule, whoever calls Argentina cheaters the team he is supporting is the loosers he he.

BTW, Brazilian magic is back and back with a bang, they are playing an awesome game today. Hope they continue this and now I'm really worried for Argentina in the Final
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BTW, Brazilian magic is back and back with a bang, they are playing an awesome game today. Hope they continue this and now I'm really worried for Argentina in the Final
Don't think you have to worry about that anymore.
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Brazil all the way ... just a few steps away from glory !
you can say that again .... perhaps in 2014.
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THANK YOU Brazil for making it easier for Argentina to win the cup!

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Don't think you have to worry about that anymore.
Let me guess. You must be a Germany supporter right?
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Don't think you have to worry about that anymore.
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THANK YOU Brazil for making it easier for Argentina to win the cup!
Yup yup. But still feeling sad for the Brazilians. They played well in the 1st half and might be Dunga kicked in the second half

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Let me guess. You must be a Germany supporter right?
I doubt that, he is from England.

And today Robben acted really well and brought his team home to the Semis. Oscar winning performance.

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