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Who will win?
Brazil
25%
 25%  [ 8 ]
Spain
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
Germany
19%
 19%  [ 6 ]
Argentina
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
England
12%
 12%  [ 4 ]
France
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
Belguim
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
Netherlands
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
Portugal
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Italy
12%
 12%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:02 pm    Post subject: The *official* FIFA Football World Cup 2014 thread Reply with quote

Who will win? I voted Germany

Lloyds gave a list of how much the costs would be to insure:

http://www.lloyds.com/news-and-insight/news-and-features/market-news/industry-news-2014/fifa-world-cup-how-much-are-those-leg-worth

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The *official* FIFA Football World Cup 2010 thread
World Cup 2006 - Who's Taking It Home?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: The *official* FIFA Football World Cup 2014 thread Reply with quote

Butts McCokey wrote:
Who will win? I voted Germany

:lol: :lol: :lol:
If Germany actually wins this World Cup, I'm gonna laugh and laugh and laugh.
Personally, I see this World Cup more as an experiment: How far can a team get, without fielding a striker; because Löw forgot to bring one. Oops.

IMO there is no clear favorite - so Brazil is gonna win.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brazil or Arg.
my money is on brazil though
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: The *official* FIFA Football World Cup 2014 thread Reply with quote

Dr.Willy wrote:
Butts McCokey wrote:
Who will win? I voted Germany

:lol: :lol: :lol:
If Germany actually wins this World Cup, I'm gonna laugh and laugh and laugh.
Personally, I see this World Cup more as an experiment: How far can a team get, without fielding a striker; because Löw forgot to bring one. Oops.
Yeah, what is with bringing Mueller, an attacking midfielder, as your only striker? At least bring a youngster like Timo Werner to give your future some experience. England took Wayne rooney to the Euros at 17 and he scored loads of goals
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You forgot the "Who Cares, The Whole Thing Is Fixed" option.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to see anyone but Brazil win. Would be nice for England to win so they can shut up about 1966. England or Holland I would like to see win actually. But really anyone but Brazil.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You forgot the "Who Cares, The Whole Thing Is Fixed" option.
I ran out of options
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you don't think the US will make it out of the first round?


It's ok, I don't either. My (uneducated) vote is for the home team.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:44 pm    Post subject: Re: The *official* FIFA Football World Cup 2014 thread Reply with quote

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Yeah, what is with bringing Mueller, an attacking midfielder, as your only striker? At least bring a youngster like Timo Werner to give your future some experience. England took Wayne rooney to the Euros at 17 and he scored loads of goals

Well Germany isn't exactly loaded with strikers at the moment. Mario Gomez is injured and Löw doesn't like Kießling because he doesn't fit into "the system" - and that's the end of our proven-and-at-least-solid-strikers list.
As far as I know Timo Werner wasn't even considered. Löw did try Kevin Volland, but apparently he wasn't convinced and decided that what Germany really needed was another centre back.
So here's us again, desperatly hoping that Miroslav Klose ages like good wine…
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
You forgot the "Who Cares, The Whole Thing Is Fixed" option.
This.

My vote's on Brazil though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mario Gomez. What a great Teutonic name!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
Mario Gomez. What a great Teutonic name!

Mario Gómez García to be exact. His father is from Spain.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: The *official* FIFA Football World Cup 2014 thread Reply with quote

Dr.Willy wrote:
Butts McCokey wrote:
Yeah, what is with bringing Mueller, an attacking midfielder, as your only striker? At least bring a youngster like Timo Werner to give your future some experience. England took Wayne rooney to the Euros at 17 and he scored loads of goals

Well Germany isn't exactly loaded with strikers at the moment. Mario Gomez is injured and Löw doesn't like Kießling because he doesn't fit into "the system" - and that's the end of our proven-and-at-least-solid-strikers list.
As far as I know Timo Werner wasn't even considered. Löw did try Kevin Volland, but apparently he wasn't convinced and decided that what Germany really needed was another centre back.
So here's us again, desperatly hoping that Miroslav Klose ages like good wine…
Have a look at Werner, he plays for Stuttgart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDgkOeoNAPw

This is where Football Manager is good. You get to know all these new wonderkids by name :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdeininger wrote:
Old School wrote:
You forgot the "Who Cares, The Whole Thing Is Fixed" option.
This.

My vote's on Brazil though.
They are 0 - 1 down in their first game already :P
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make that 1 - 1 (Neymar)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol fifa
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Brazil wins the oscars.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can anyone not want Brazil to win

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/incoming/article102286.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/Brazil-attractions.jpg

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01863/brasil_1863344c.jpg

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brazil looked pretty weak in their game against Croatia. Croatia might well have beat them, had a butterfly (or a referee) flapped its wings differently here or there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Croatia still didn't score, so 2:1 in good taste would be fine. But that penalty ... lol. It sort of killed the spirit though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:30 pm    Post subject: Hilarious ... Reply with quote

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): FIFA and the World Cup
http://youtu.be/DlJEt2KU33I

I personally don't care about sport at all. It surprises me how many people are passioned and dedicate time on something which is completely meaningless and does not improve anything in the world to the better.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, referees during the world cup's group stage.
Get some good refs from Italy, England or Germany? Nah man let's pick dudes from, El Salvador, Gambia and Bahrain.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr.Willy wrote:
Oh yeah, referees during the world cup's group stage.
Get some good refs from Italy, England or Germany? Nah man let's pick dudes from, El Salvador, Gambia and Bahrain.
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Don't bother picking the best referees who referee top class games week-in week-out :roll: They should have had someone from Britain, Germany, Spain or Italy in the first game because that penalty decision was atrocious
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:16 am    Post subject: Re: Hilarious ... Reply with quote

CarstenIQ wrote:
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): FIFA and the World Cup
http://youtu.be/DlJEt2KU33I

I personally don't care about sport at all. It surprises me how many people are passioned and dedicate time on something which is completely meaningless and does not improve anything in the world to the better.

Yes. It is surprising how those billions of people are wrong and silly, while you are wise and enlightened. Or maybe there is great value to it which you simply cannot see.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Butts McCokey wrote:
Dr.Willy wrote:
Oh yeah, referees during the world cup's group stage.
Get some good refs from Italy, England or Germany? Nah man let's pick dudes from, El Salvador, Gambia and Bahrain.
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Don't bother picking the best referees who referee top class games week-in week-out :roll: They should have had someone from Britain, Germany, Spain or Italy in the first game because that penalty decision was atrocious

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