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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
(29-Jun-2014 12:59 PM)atttomole Wrote:  More cruel than a penalty shootout I think.

No kidding...

29-Jun-2014 01:09 PM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
brilliant game
29-Jun-2014 01:36 PM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
(29-Jun-2014 01:09 PM)1972Murat Wrote:  
(29-Jun-2014 12:59 PM)atttomole Wrote:  More cruel than a penalty shootout I think.

No kidding...
The match confirms that this could be the most entertaining world cup we have ever seen.
29-Jun-2014 01:55 PM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
I'm happy Holland went through. Nothing against Mexico but a Mexico vs. Costa Rica/Greece quarter final isn't exactly mouthwatering and the winner of that match would have been an obvious weak-link in the semis. Upsets are cool. Too many upsets are irritating.
29-Jun-2014 04:02 PM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
yes..Holland were struggling as bit in the 35c-40c and v humid conditions..

for some reason (heat/humid??) Holland got bogged down passing around in midfield and van persie / robben were heavily marked out of the game and/or they just couldn't move too much in silly weather. hope hollands QF is in slightly cooler weather. even the fans were moving out of the seats in the sun.

jan klaas huntelaar gets his first action of the world cup..and puts away the pen. klaas. the Holland amazing strikers list is endless, huntelaar missed 4 months of last season at least with injury at schalke 04. so it was good for him to get on finally.

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29-Jun-2014 04:43 PM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
(27-Jun-2014 11:01 PM)Kiu Wrote:  And here we are down to the last 16.

[Image: world-cup-tournament-bracket.jpg]

I have an office pool going on this, we are finalizing the picks tomorrow right before the first match starts.

Who is your pick?

I'm feeling Germany v. Brazil for the top half, though Colombia could replace Brazil. I'd say Germany gets through, but what if it's the host county?

Netherlands should make the SFs in the bottom half. Could US make it that far? Or will it be Argentina? Sorry…those aren't exactly picks. With so many So. American teams still in, I'd like to see one in the final. My least favorite final would be Germany v. Netherlands. My favorite would be Brazil v. US.
29-Jun-2014 06:17 PM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
the Greece v costa rica match was so dull in the first half I stopped watching..had the radio on..then went back to the telly after the sending off and it gradually became an unbelievably exciting match. you just don't know what can happen with football.

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29-Jun-2014 09:53 PM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
lionel messi is going to carry on scoring..i want him to win the golden boot, I think it is clear I am a messi fan..i tune in to watch him even on pirate streams in argentina friendlies if I can..

anyway. the ideal final is a match that cannot happen argentina vs Holland so hopefully that's a sf match.

argentina vs brazil final would be awesome, messi wasting brazil in front of the home brazil fans would be a laugh and a half.

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29-Jun-2014 10:12 PM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
(28-Jun-2014 01:33 PM)1972Murat Wrote:  Brazil- Chile heading towards penalty shots. 5 minutes to go in the overtime.

Chile were so close to knockout Brazil .. whew Smile
30-Jun-2014 05:31 AM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
(29-Jun-2014 10:12 PM)JesuslookslikeBorg. Wrote:  lionel messi is going to carry on scoring..i want him to win the golden boot, I think it is clear I am a messi fan..i tune in to watch him even on pirate streams in argentina friendlies if I can..

anyway. the ideal final is a match that cannot happen argentina vs Holland so hopefully that's a sf match.

argentina vs brazil final would be awesome, messi wasting brazil in front of the home brazil fans would be a laugh and a half.

I'm fan of Messi too and he absolutely deserves the Golden Boot. But Argentina's squad is not that good and I doubt that they are winning the World Cup.
My ideal final would be Argentina v Germany Smile
30-Jun-2014 05:57 AM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
Messi should wreak havoc today (I hope), but Germany is going to be tough for anybody. Chile really should be still in this over Brazil, but it is a game of inches like in tennis, no?

Virgil Cane is the name ...
30-Jun-2014 10:22 AM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
Germany look like they're going to knock Algeria off after looking pretty poor tonight. France won't be too scared of them if they play like this again.
30-Jun-2014 05:17 PM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
(30-Jun-2014 05:17 PM)TennisFanatic7 Wrote:  Germany look like they're going to knock Algeria off after looking pretty poor tonight. France won't be too scared of them if they play like this again.

to be fair to them , germany had about 16 shots on target . They just didnt go in until the end. This happens in Football a lot
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
(30-Jun-2014 10:22 AM)shawnbm Wrote:  but it is a game of inches like in tennis, no?

i guess it is
Argentina have only Messi and that's not enough, while Germans have a very strong squad. I like both teams but Germany obviously have an advantage.
01-Jul-2014 07:16 AM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
We are almost done with the round of 16
Last two matches are coming up.

BTW, I took Argentina.
01-Jul-2014 10:01 AM
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
Di Maria had a horrible game but a good 15 minutes at the end and he gets the player of the match. He is the key player for Argentina though,their game improved as his did

Belgium doing well now , I think they should go through
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
I picked USA to beat Belgium.
I am 5 for 7 in the round of 16 matches. Neither of my upset picks materialized.
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
If Belgium loses this one, they have only themselves to blame. So many chances they have wasted...

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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
Tim Howard playing a blinder
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RE: Fifa world cup: Round of 16
(01-Jul-2014 04:54 PM)TennisFanatic7 Wrote:  Tim Howard playing a blinder

He saved 15...there was only so much he could do. Belgium up 2-0. Deservedly so.

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