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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #60 on: July 01, 2006, 11:07:26 PM »
It's to do with Northern Island.  The British Army has occupied it for years due to the continued civil unrest between Protestent and Catholic people.   They have had several referendums in NE and they always vote for a British army pressense.   The ones that don't want British rule get nasty about it, even though the majority votes for the army to stay - thast's what the IRA terrorists were about.

At least this is what it's about from what I can tell  -  I'm sure there would be Irish people out there who could tell the story alot better than I can.

I wouldn't say that's the case, particularly the reasons for occupation and the non-existence of any such referenda that I'm aware of, but this isn't a thread for anglo-Irish history..  ;D ;D
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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2006, 03:05:50 AM »
Brazil eliminated by France....in a way they deserved to be eliminated, Brazil didn't play good football from the beginning of the world cup ::)

My previsions for the semifinals:

Italy - Germany => Italy (I hope so, although it's gonna be tough for Italy... :P )

Portugal - France => Portugal

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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2006, 05:01:58 AM »
All-european semifinals :)
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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2006, 05:13:23 AM »
Already on other forums, they are complaining that there was never a red card today

Not defending them I tend to agree - I don't understand referee decision. And while they could definitely play better (only six shots on goal in 90 minutes, almost none from the distance - and they have several players that know how to shot from the distance) IMHO they didn't deserved to loose (which doesn't mean they deserved to win ;) ).

But Portugal didn't deserved to win either.
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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2006, 05:21:43 AM »
Italy - Germany => Italy (I hope so, although it's gonna be tough for Italy... :P )

Portugal - France => Portugal

Since the end of the group phase I feel like Germans are favorites. They have a strong team, they have 12th player (fans) and they play on their own soil - there is a saying in Polish that even walls help the host :)

Hopefully it will not look like in 2002 - where you have to kick in three to score one playing against Korea ;)
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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2006, 06:15:00 AM »
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But Portugal didn't deserved to win either.
Yeah, but I have to say that Ricardo (Portugal's goalkeeper) was very good.

You're also right about the 12th player Borek :P

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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2006, 06:20:22 AM »
Yeah, but I have to say that Ricardo (Portugal's goalkeeper) was very good.

I am not referring to individual performances - just IMHO overall none of the teams showed anything spectatcular.

But that's nothing unusuall - all teams in this phase are more concentrated on not loosing than on winning. Thus there is no open, fast, interesting game, boring tactics is what dominates.
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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #67 on: July 02, 2006, 06:24:22 AM »
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Thus there is no open, fast, interesting game, boring tactics is what dominates.
Yes, although I was very surprised by Italy: normally, they score a goal and do nothing afterwards, this time they did a bit better....

Brazil vs. France was one of the most spectacular matches so far. Did you see Zidane: omg was he good  :o  :)

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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #68 on: July 04, 2006, 11:08:17 AM »
I wouldn't be surprised at all by a Germany versus France final. Just a simple question: what is the German technical sponsor of these two teams?... ::)

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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #69 on: July 05, 2006, 09:23:38 AM »
mmm....Italy won...I think that the final will be Italy - Portugal.
I also think that the german team is so depressed that they'll loose and end on the 4th place :P

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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #70 on: July 05, 2006, 09:57:32 AM »
mmm....Italy won...I think that the final will be Italy - Portugal.

I think (and hope) the final will be Italy vs. France.

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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #71 on: July 06, 2006, 01:28:22 PM »
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I think (and hope) the final will be Italy vs. France.
Your thought was correct ;)

My previsions:

1. Italy
2. France
3. Germany
4. Portugal

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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #73 on: July 10, 2006, 06:39:11 AM »
Italy does not deserve the World Cup.

All hail France! All hail France! All hail France! All hail France! All hail France!
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Re: 2006 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #74 on: July 10, 2006, 07:19:26 AM »
Italy does not deserve the World Cup.

All hail France! All hail France! All hail France! All hail France! All hail France!

I think what Zidane did means that France doesn't deserve to win the World Cup more than anyone else. Also I think that there shouldn't have been a penalty given to France.

Hmmm... I wonder if they will show Euro 2008 in Canada, or maybe that'll be a good excuse to go to Austria & Switzerland for a holiday. ;D
Then, if I can afford it, I'll go to Beijing for the Olympics. 8)

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