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#26 2006-06-21 22:50:58

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Re: World Cup 2006

Yep. Malaysia is football crazy.
England!!!! Win Ecuador!


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#27 2006-06-23 04:57:58

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Re: World Cup 2006

There's a bar called Kiplings in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA that has high definition TV of the World Cup games!! I might go there!!


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#28 2006-06-23 11:44:37

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Well, it has been pretty good so far, but the "Round of 16" starts soon (in theory the 16 best teams in the world) and it is sudden death. Hopefully not too many matches will be decided on penalty shootouts.

This is how the results of the first stage went:

Group A: Germany and Ecuador
Group B: England and Sweden
Group C: Argentina and Netherlands
Group D: Portugal and Mexico
Group E: Italy and Ghana
Group F: Brazil and Australia
Group G: Switzerland and France
Group H: Spain and Ukraine

(As a side note, I got only about half of that right in my initial guesses, but it was fun guessing)

These are the round of 16 matches:

Saturday 24 June 2006
Germany - Sweden    
Argentina - Mexico    

Sunday 25 June 2006
England - Ecuador    
Portugal - Netherlands    

Monday 26 June 2006
Italy - Australia    
Switzerland - Ukraine    

Tuesday 27 June 2006
Brazil - Ghana
Spain - France


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#29 2006-06-30 17:04:52

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Re: World Cup 2006

ganesh wrote:

I put my money on the hosts!

Nostradamus Ganesh smile
Germany beat Argentina smile smile smile


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#30 2006-07-01 12:17:27

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Re: World Cup 2006

Through to the semi finals:

Germany vs Italy
4 July 2006 at 21:00 in Dortmund

Portugal vs France
5 July 2006 at 21:00 in Munich

Who will go through to the final?

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#31 2006-07-03 04:01:30

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Frankly, I can never see future....who on earth can smile
But me thinks Germany win the cup!
Many say thats wishful thinking!!!
My sweetheart is in Germany, now you know why smile smile smile


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#32 2006-07-03 06:44:22

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Jersey made the national news!!!

Riots between Jersey and Portugese people.

Personally I found it disgusting


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#33 2006-07-03 12:10:12

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ganesh wrote:

My sweetheart is in Germany, now you know why smile smile smile

Aha!!! up


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#34 2006-07-04 00:17:48

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hahaha! I told you England is rubbish!
anyway I don't care because I think football is rather dull.


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

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Who's left besides France and Italy??


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#36 2006-07-06 15:36:03

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Re: World Cup 2006

John E. Franklin wrote:

Who's left besides France and Italy??

Fresh Air

(Germany and Portugal need a game to decide 3rd and 4th)


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#37 2006-07-09 09:06:58

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Congratz Italy!



But shame upon you Zidan! I cannot believe how a player like him, can do a think like that. Nothing can justify an action like that. down


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#38 2006-07-09 11:05:56

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Especially at the World Cup Final. Spectators should not be witnessing such shameful conduct.

Last edited by siva.eas (2006-07-09 12:22:38)

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#39 2006-07-10 00:24:21

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Heh. Zidane (or whatever) nutted an Italian guy!


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#40 2006-07-13 02:23:40

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Re: World Cup 2006

Ninja 101 wrote:

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

I heard the most pitfall of an England player now is that they cannot long pass the ball to his partner with precision. Or else they would be very mighty.

I still believe the German player Klose knee attacked the Agentina goal keeper to bring him down.swear

Italian players played so well at the last penalties for they are technical instead of physical.

What did Materrazzi say?????faint


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#41 2006-07-15 02:46:55

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Zidane says that MAterazzia called him a dirty terrorist and insulted his mother and sister

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#42 2006-07-16 06:22:31

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Even though most FIFA officials would say that is enough for a red, I still believe he should have gotten a yellow. I mean, seriously, wouldn't anyone defend themselvers for something like that? I know Zidane has a nasty temper (he always has had a bad temper wink) but...I guess that's life. :\

BTW, Portugal vs Netherlands, a game to remember.

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#43 2006-07-16 10:22:27

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I missed the France/Italy last game, and
I missed the 2nd place game.
Which one had this inappropriate kicking and which team did it, and what
made the player so angry??


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#44 2006-07-16 15:53:52

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Portugal vs Netherlands, a game to remember.

Perhaps a Kongfu fight to remember~ :lol


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#45 2006-07-16 19:34:35

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John E. Franklin wrote:

I missed the France/Italy last game, and
I missed the 2nd place game.
Which one had this inappropriate kicking and which team did it, and what
made the player so angry??

The final is the one that had the violent stuff mainly. Basically, Marco Materazzi, Defender, ended up insulting Zinedine Zidane (now voted best man in the World Cup), midfielder. This ended in Zidane headbutting Materazzi to the chest - In which the referee did not see this. But, however, the assistant manager did, and so did one of the FIFA officials. This was reported to the referee, and Zidane was instantly sent off with a red card. The French manager clapped - Sarcastically. Zidane's career may not be ended though, as USA are thinking of buying him...but Zidane certainly is getting slower. If he were to play in the next World Cup he'd be 38!

The 3rd place game was somewhat odd - Germany and Portugal both scored no goals by half-time. Then, after half-time, Germany got themselves 3 consecutive goals...Portugal had no chance. It was the 80th minute. Luckily, Figo scored once, which proved Portugal do have a chance against the host nation.

Portugal vs Holland...you don't get many games like that. Can't remember how many yellow cards...14? 15? 16? Whatever it was, it broke the record for the most cards ever given for a match. FIFA officials suggested that the referee should get a card himself, whether it be a yellow or a red. Anyway, I remember Deco was sent off, but I can't remember the other guy who got sent off, too. The whole Holland team got yellow cards apart from the Goalkeeper, Edwin Van Der Sar. There were fights - All the subs went on and proceeded to back up their men in the fights...both these teams have always hated each other, you can't change that...also, Deco got thrown harshly to the floor at some stage of the game - And who got the red card and got sent off? Deco. The Portuguese player.

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#46 2006-07-17 15:39:06

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The best game I think is Germany/Italy. And that's why I support Italy(Italia).


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#47 2006-07-17 23:52:13

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Re: World Cup 2006

ENGLAND! woot woot!
ENGLAND! woot woot!

(and now for the usual)
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#48 2006-07-18 01:44:27

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England lost.

England are lame.

England fail.


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#49 2006-07-18 06:49:43

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Oh well. I still root for england.


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#50 2006-07-18 07:25:26

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Nice triforce, elitemathlete! Though I'd say its perspective distortion is a tad exagurated.

I can't seem to get this straight. Italy won, correct? And it was an italion guy who did the headbutting?


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