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#1 2006-06-11 19:34:31

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World Cup 2006

So, who's watching the Soccer?

Got a favorite team?

These are my guesses for the groups (1st then 2nd):

Group A: Germany and Costa Rica
Group B: England and Paraguay
Group C: Netherlands and Argentina
Group D: Mexico and Iran
Group E: Italy and USA
Group F: Brazil and Australia
Group G: France and Korea
Group H: Spain and Saudi Arabia

Put up your guesses, too ... smile


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#2 2006-06-12 06:24:20

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Re: World Cup 2006

I am trying to avoid it, as people have gone crazy about it where i live. I got into maths this morning, (I am the only girl in the class) and all the boys were taking tatics, and players and I didn't have a clue about it.:o

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#3 2006-06-12 07:30:58

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Re: World Cup 2006

England didn't even score a goal. They're lame.


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#4 2006-06-12 07:47:12

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I'm watching it, yeah tongue


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#5 2006-06-12 09:31:31

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Re: World Cup 2006

Zach wrote:

England didn't even score a goal. They're lame.

True! Yet they won 1:0.

I thought the USA would do better, but they lost to the Czechs. And Australia beat Japan!


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#6 2006-06-12 19:36:51

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Re: World Cup 2006

MathsIsFun wrote:

And Australia beat Japan!

Yeah! 3-1!

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#7 2006-06-13 00:02:41

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I saw 30 minutes of games so far and it is awesome!  I love soccer.  I used to play soccer on hour lunch breaks from Markem in Keene, NH, in the early 90's.  I also played soccer in 6th grade or so (age 11).   I saw a replay video of two players rolling the ball backwards to each other around opponents!  Really amazing footwork!


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#8 2006-06-13 03:14:08

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I put my money on the hosts!


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#9 2006-06-13 03:21:42

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Re: World Cup 2006

Group A: Germany and Costa Rica --- agree
Group B: England and Paraguay --- agree
Group C: Netherlands and Argentina --- agree
Group D: Mexico and Iran --- may be Mexico and Portugal
Group E: Italy and USA --- Czech not USA
Group F: Brazil and Australia --- agree
Group G: France and Korea --- agree
Group H: Spain and Saudi Arabia --- no comments

waiting to watch BRZIL in action from 3.5 hours from now mad

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#10 2006-06-13 07:47:46

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Brazil just got a goal on Croatia at 43:30 into the game!!
It's 1-0.  I'm watching on TV and internet, but the internet is 55 seconds behind the TV.


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#11 2006-06-13 15:02:58

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In this screenshot, it tells what's tommorow on ESPN in ET time, which is GMT - 5  or  UTC - 4 this time of year.
ET (East Coast of USA)

View Image: Times.jpg

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#12 2006-06-13 20:09:23

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Take a close look at this horrific injury:

http://www.joga.com/VideoView.aspx?videoId=691271332472055172

You'll need Flash, I think.

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#13 2006-06-13 23:49:10

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Re: World Cup 2006

$10 says that one of his friends said, "Break a leg" before he went out to play.


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#14 2006-06-14 00:15:20

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Ouch!

Pure Skill: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6063478215160948442


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#15 2006-06-14 00:35:07

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my dog doesn't like the football- he growls at the cheering noisy people


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#16 2006-06-14 01:21:35

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Guy in center of photo just headed the ball.
See ball to the right and its shadow below it.
About 10 minutes into Spain vs. Ukraine.
(Click on photo to enlarge)

View Image: HeadBall.jpg

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#17 2006-06-14 02:14:41

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I don't know if Spain or Ukraine won since it was in another language.
Here is a happiness photo after a goal.

View Image: 3rdGoal.jpg

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#18 2006-06-14 04:31:36

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http://livescore.com/worldcup.dll?page=group_h
Spain won smile


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#19 2006-06-14 06:14:50

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The two pictures are shown in reverse order below; I don't know why...

Tunisia started off the game against Saudi Arabia at 16:00 UTC today (June 14, 2006).
Tunisia gets first goal.  In second half, Saudi ties it, then gains lead near end.
Then see picture of Saudi player praying to keep lead.
Then after 92 minutes, Tunisia ties the game up again, and see picture for this final tie.
Hard to see where the ball is in the photo when I hit the print-screen key with Gadwin PrintScreen.
Then game ended at about 4:14 or something after 90:00, but I don't know why it ends then.
It was a tie, 2-2.

View Image: TunisiaTiesItUp.jpg View Image: pra.jpg

Last edited by John E. Franklin (2006-06-14 06:17:43)


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#20 2006-06-14 09:46:53

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Thanks for the shots, John. I love the guy praying!

The extra time is "stoppage time" (to make up for time wasted during the game, such as when the guys walk on and off during substitution), and totally under the control of the referee.


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#21 2006-06-19 21:46:46

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I'm a huge England fan. England for the win!
They're gonna play Sweden. It will be exciting...


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#22 2006-06-19 22:20:43

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England are in with a chance for sure!

Many soccer supporters in Malaysia?


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#23 2006-06-20 00:00:39

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No, england is rubbish and it has been for the last 40 years...


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#24 2006-06-20 00:48:18

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Being swede, I'm really looking forward to the game against england today smile


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#25 2006-06-20 09:27:16

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In an amazing twist of fortune - it was a draw!

Both England and Sweden are through to next round.

Sweden plays Germany next.

England plays Ecauador next.


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