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    I see quite a lot of Germans in this forum. Are any of you actually going to watch a match??
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    We will get ze germans this time. We still haven't forgiven them 194- damn I do it again. 1974.

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    Well maybe England can so a bit better than a penalty shoot out loss, but I think that would be a fools hope.
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    Let's see if Norway wins against Italy at 4th June...which we of course won't. Will be interesting to see which Italians will be doing acting lessons during the match. Damn wussies falling down all the time!!

    But yeah, World Cup 2006 will be fun, and I'll be watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krusader
    Let's see if Norway wins against Italy at 4th June...which we of course won't. Will be interesting to see which Italians will be doing acting lessons during the match. Damn wussies falling down all the time!!

    But yeah, World Cup 2006 will be fun, and I'll be watching.
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    who wouldn't be excited about the world cup?
    now i'm here, and history is vindicated.

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    Let's see if Norway wins against Italy at 4th June...which we of course won't. Will be interesting to see which Italians will be doing acting lessons during the match. Damn wussies falling down all the time!!
    Actually, a person from the BigSoccer forum predicted that Norway and Italy wil tie 1:1.

    Plus I have a good feeling Korea will snatch the WC miraculously defeating Germany during the final (3:2)
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    I think Brazil. They have some good youngsters who I think will be playing in the World Cup.

    England might do a little better this ear, but I still don't think that they'll win it.

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    Holland, de beste!!
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    Isn't England playing the US. Is that to do with the world cup?

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    I think that everyone in England will get behind the team, only for us to bomb out in the quarter-finals. As usual, the bloody Brazilians will win.
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    England will hopefully win but i think we should try 5 at the back with Terry, Campbell and big Rio with Neville and Cole as wing backs. I tell you no one would get past that defense .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG
    Well maybe England can so a bit better than a penalty shoot out loss, but I think that would be a fools hope.

    i´m sure Portugal will be there again waiting for you guys


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    Sorry folks, but a WorldCup in Germany - only Germany can win.
    Sure I will watch all games. However, I think I will not have a chance to get into one of the new stadions. I do not like the way they sell their tickets

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    I hope England do well for a change. With the quality and depth of talent in the present England squad I think they finally have the team that was always being promised in 4 years time for the past 16 years.

    The problem with England is that although they claim to be unlucky in penalty shoot-outs, but look at the facts:

    E 2004:
    Finish 2nd in group. Lucky to reach penalty shoot-out against Portugal. Lose.
    W 2002:
    Finish 2nd in group - played well against Sweden for a draw, got a scrappy 1-0 win against Argentina requiring a penalty, played a boring 0-0 draw with Nigeria. Beat a poor Denmark 3-0. Played an exciting first half and then a terrible second half to crash out to Brazil 2-1.
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    Finish 3rd in group - throw away a great lead against Portugal, beat a dire Germany and then throw it away again against Romania.
    W 1998:
    Finish 2nd in group - beat Tunisia and Columbia easily enough, but lose to Romania. Eliminated in a gripping game against Argentina on penalties.
    E 1996:
    Finish **1st** in group - embarrassinly draw with Switzerland, but then beat Scotland and stuff the Netherlands. Hold on against Spain to win on a **penalty shoot out**. Lose to Germany on a penalty shoot out.

    England haven't won their group since 1996 - when they were the hosts. If they can't win their group, they cannot expect to win the competition easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Khalifah
    The problem with England is that although they claim to be unlucky in penalty shoot-outs.
    Do not call in unlucky, call it destiny

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    I honestly think England have a chance to win this time. having followed England since the first world cup i remember Italia 90 (yet more penalty heartbreak)

    I really feel although England fans tend to hype up the team saying 'were going to win this time' i never listened since Italia 90 when we really did have a good team.

    But this time i would argue we have the best form team in the world.

    Defense :On form there would be no space for Campbell and hes a fantastic defender . Terry is one of the best centre backs in the world at the moment
    we also arguably have the best left back in the world Ashley Cole

    Midfield :Lampard and Gerrard (champions league winning captain) are the two best midfielders in the world ,and Beckham is still the best free kick taker in the world, and Joe Cole has been playing well this year

    sTRIKERS: Owen is a proven finisher , and Rooney (what can i say)

    On form we are with Brazil the best team in the world and i am looking foward to 2006 Germany
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    do we know the draws yet? i'll have to see the groups before i can make any solid predictions. but keep an eye on the czech republic.
    now i'm here, and history is vindicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franconicus
    Sorry folks, but a WorldCup in Germany - only Germany can win.
    Sure I will watch all games. However, I think I will not have a chance to get into one of the new stadions. I do not like the way they sell their tickets
    Come on !!!!!!!!
    Germany dont have a chance of winning look at there team apart from Ballack they are appaling.

    Dont remind me of how they got to the final in 2002 .Talk about outragoius luck. Germany faced s.korea and u.s.a on the way to the final. despite loosing to engalnd in qualifying 5-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Arthur
    Defense :On form there would be no space for Campbell and hes a fantastic defender .
    What?!?! No room for Campbell? I really hope you aren't thinking about Rio/Terry centre-back combination. Rio Ferdinand is nowhere near as good as Campbell, he is an overpaid, overrated player.

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    Ferdinand is nowhere near as good as Campbell, he is an overpaid, overrated player.
    Get Jamie Carragher in the team. You always get 110% with him. I agree that England have the best team they have had since 1990, but that isn't enough to guarentee a World Cup.
    Even the best team in a World Cup only has around a 20% chance of success (if you listen to the bookies or statisticians), which means there is 80% chance of failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Arthur
    I honestly think England have a chance to win this time. having followed England since the first world cup i remember Italia 90 (yet more penalty heartbreak)
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    Ferdinand is overrated. Carrager is much better than him. It looks like he is actually works hard for the team.
    Did you see the final? He had cramp in his groin and a minute later he had to strech out his leg to stop a cross. Thats a real player.



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    Quote Originally Posted by King Arthur
    I honestly think England have a chance to win this time.
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    this time i would argue we have the best form team in the world.
    Yes, and I would argue that Louis IV, Jennifer Aniston and Paris Hilton would be the hottest trio in the history of sexual reproduction.

    That is, let's not get our hopes up, hey?

    It's the same old song again: the excitement of the Premiership has led the English to believe they must have a world-class squad. Sorry to break the news lads, but Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, France, Italy and Spain outclass the English almost player for player.

    And dump Eriksson - he's a natural born loser. He spends more time making up excuses than thinking up a winning battle plan. Come to think of if, why don't you slip Mourinho or Rafa Benitez a few million to take over just for the World Cup? That would give England a fighting chance...


    But, alas, France won't win either. The old hero's have quit, and it's too early for the new generation. My money is on yet another - oh the horror of it all - Germany/Italy vs Brazil final.
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    The world cup only means one thing for me...........bombing the Italians, the French and the Portuguese with water bombs as they come hooting down the street.
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    i hate football, i hate germany i hate this thread i hate wales. i hate brazil. *oooh this thread is going to be sooo closed*

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    lol, I just realized that the match between USA vs England was actually USA A team vs England B team. England still won 2:1 i think.
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    Yeah i know Gary Neville ain't great but thank god his brother hardly plays

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    I wouldn't say it was England B team

    It was More England U21 with 3 regulars

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