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#93173 - 06/02/14 08:58 AM The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming
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and I predict a win by Spain!!! hehehe!
and you?
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#93178 - 06/02/14 05:44 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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ESPN choose an Argentina-Brazil final with Brazil as the victors. Maybe the US will step up and make it out of their group!;)

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#93179 - 06/03/14 03:20 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: teachertraveler8]
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well ESPN is all Argentinian since Mario Kempes started doing commentaries for them. I see it on the internet and blah, change.

The key will be how Spain finish in the group. If they finish first must likely will face Croatia, but if they finish second the next round must likely will be Brazil.

So the first game against Holland is huge.
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#93183 - 06/03/14 07:51 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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I predict Spain too ! They are the most talented, spectacular team in modern football history .

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#93186 - 06/03/14 05:13 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: steve robinson]
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Another "Me too" on Spain winning the Cup. smile
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#93187 - 06/03/14 11:01 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: Puna]
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ESPN deportes are anti Spain and anti REal Madrid, I hate seeing games on their channel!

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#93190 - 06/04/14 03:42 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: laduque]
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haha well I won't go that far, but yes they are very biased indeed.
ESPN

heck you still have Fox Sports over there... here if not on regular TV i go to the internet and its ok, you have choices.

Spainn did its first training session in Wash DC, next friendly vs El Salvador.
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#93199 - 06/04/14 08:53 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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Luckily we have Dish Network (satallite) and all La Liga regular season games are on Bein Sport, We like them. We only have to watch Champions League and World Cup on ESPN or Fox.

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#93200 - 06/05/14 04:42 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: laduque]
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Bein sport is own by Aljezeera the Arab consortium, they have it in France too. I am not a member, prefer to watch in internet because its free ::)
and more choices of commentators in various languages I can undertand lol!
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#93206 - 06/05/14 10:46 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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BeIN has commentators from Spain so I enjoy it more. Sorry, the Latin American commentators are so biased...for example, if they are commentating a Real Madrid game, they will say something about CR7 and then go right into talking about Messi. Any excuse to talk about Barca and Messi, and I am not afraid to say it out loud, but I CAN NOT STAND MESSI!!!!!!!!

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#93208 - 06/08/14 04:49 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: laduque]
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well not too many stand LM, and its hormone legal rehabs. oops!

but now Spain is on its way to Brazil and had a great time over the win by Rafael Nadal in the tennis roland garros.

The WC is here and I am ready.

by the way Steve, Honduras O England O ,,?
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#93212 - 06/09/14 11:25 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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Not a good sign Pedmar after we did so well against Peru . I think Spain will win this world cup smile

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#93219 - 06/10/14 07:43 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: steve robinson]
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Yes, you know Spain is hq in Curitiba, the town I lived while working with french auto co. as financial consultant. and there is a small but vibrant Spanish expat community there so they are well received.

the issue is there now is 10C and their first game in Bahia is at 30C, so big change of weather north south in Brazil. For all the teams as well.

In addition strike in Sao Paulo small metro system starting on wednesday, another face of Brazil will be seen.

Enjoy the Cup I am ready, all the trimming even past by Paris to pick up some jabugo ham, olives, chorizos, and olive oil. I will be fine ::)
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#93225 - 06/11/14 01:26 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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You all know I'm an "American" and so, by default, I'm not all that interested in SOCCER, but a fellow American sent me a link to a 13-minute video about FIFA and the upcoming World Cup event. It's both funny AND shocking:

"John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans (VIDEO)"


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#93229 - 06/11/14 02:17 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: MadridMan]
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very good video all true, but who made FIFA?

all those who go and buy tickets and join their religious movement lol!!!

I am a fifain follower ::)
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#93230 - 06/12/14 01:03 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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Pedmar, this is from a satire show on HBO.

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#93239 - 06/13/14 01:17 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: laduque]
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yes I know HBO does a lot of those ::)
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#93240 - 06/13/14 01:19 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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#93242 - 06/13/14 02:59 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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#93244 - 06/13/14 05:10 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: Puna]
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well Spain was totally out it nobody play well. The worse loss since 1963 VS Scotland (2x6) . However we lost the first game in last WC too vs Switzerland 0X1 and came back to win it all.

hoping for a reaction as next game is vs Chile and Spain must win.
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#93245 - 06/13/14 06:19 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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Spain still should make it out of the group. They may have to face Brazil in the 2nd round which would be tough. Should Reina be put in? Why wasn't Valdez included on the roster? I would continue with Castillas over Reina.

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#93249 - 06/14/14 01:07 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: chivasusa]
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Valdes is injured and has been out for some time now. I am still in shock this morning and really did not see our team show up yesterday. I will keep the faith.

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#93252 - 06/14/14 04:15 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: laduque]
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Spain needs to beat Chile and make a big number on Australia to advance.

the FIFA rules are by points first, then if tied with points they go by goal average, and then by goals amongst the tied teams.

So far ,Spain is at -4 and chile at +2. They will come back , the key will be the next game Monday vs Chile.
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#93255 - 06/15/14 09:59 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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well for Spain
they need to beat Chile by a 3x1
Holland will beat Australia

so Holland will have 6 points, and Spain and Chile 3. Chile will still be ahead on goal average, 0 and Spain -2

then on the final day,
Holland beats Chile and we beat Australia ,we pass
Holland ties chile, and we beat Australia, we pass
if Chile beats Holland we are out.

that is the most positive scenario. THe decisive day will be after the game with Chile , monday night.
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#93258 - 06/15/14 03:46 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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Thank you for the heads up Pedmar. Now I know what we are up against in terms of goals. I am keeping the faith but it doesn't look promising.

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#93259 - 06/15/14 05:47 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: laduque]
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Another thank you for an easy to understand who has to do what for Spain to remain in contention!!
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#93262 - 06/16/14 05:17 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: Puna]
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thanks just a correction the game with Chile will be 18 June wednesday.

and tonite CR Portugal vs Germany.

My other love won but not convincing except Benzema (that is why he plays for the Real Madrid) France 3 Honduras 0.The first electronic goal in history was recorded against the Honduran goalie Valladares!!!
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#93263 - 06/16/14 05:18 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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and not to forget the USA vs Ghana tonite midnite EU time and I will be awake ::)
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#93266 - 06/17/14 03:29 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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well and the USA won !!! 2x1 vs Ghana.
tonite a dandy Brazil vs Mexico...
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#93267 - 06/17/14 01:08 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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Pedmar - 'cos you understand the standings much better than I do, please update your "what must happen for Spain to stay in (and win smile )" when appropriate.


Edited by Puna (06/17/14 01:09 PM)
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#93269 - 06/17/14 02:58 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: Puna]
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well its very simple Puna, Spain needs to win the last two. I was talking with an Asturian today living in Germany and we discussed this as her German husband could not explain well.

the only glitch is what is going to do Holland in their last game vs Chile. if they already qualify would they let Chile win to keep Spain out.???

time will tell.
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#93270 - 06/17/14 04:45 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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Thanks, Pedmar. I can yell louder than I can figure odds. smile smile
So if Spain beats Chile on the 18th of June it all comes down to what happens w/ Holland.




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#93271 - 06/17/14 07:30 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: Puna]
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Could the Netherlands let Chile win without anyone realizing what was happening? Isn't that illegal or only when there is betting involved?

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#93272 - 06/18/14 04:19 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: teachertraveler8]
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well of course you won't hear anyone sayaing it. Its just the history of the WC and it has happenned . last I remember the 1978 WC W Germany vs Austria.

It would be very diff to prove, lets see first tonights game and we will talk later.
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#93279 - 06/19/14 05:33 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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well no need for strategies. Spain is out badly, there was really never a team there.

Thanks for the memories of Two European championships and one World Cup, enough.

Now its time for the new generation to take over starting in the next European Championship in 2016.

Cheers

ps so now what is your team, I have two ::) France and USA still in the running!
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#93280 - 06/19/14 08:16 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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USA, although I think they have won their only game. I will also root for England, Argentina, Australia and Mexico.

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#93284 - 06/19/14 01:25 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: teachertraveler8]
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well I still have passports to cheer for, will see at the end who is left.
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#93296 - 06/21/14 04:36 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: laduque]
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yes but its normal of course. We have Portugal, Germany ,and they have neymar and messi on the Real Madrid thing.

ON Spain you always go after the one who is No 1 to its normal too. And we will be back. Euro 2016 is next.

as far as todays' game Ecuador 2 Honduras 1,and Ghana vs Germany are now tied at 2X2. This helps the USA. Which plays tomorrow night vs Portugal.

France is awesome ::) 5X2 vs Switzerland::: already in the 8th finals.
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#93299 - 06/22/14 12:15 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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Swiss team was disheartened when their player Von Bergen had his orbital bone fractured by Giroud, What a barbaric challenge, hopefully won't lose vision in that eye. I'm sure French fans are downplaying this reckless challenge as accidental. Refs are allowing too much. Wouldn't have bothered me if Giroud had been sent off. European teams are not faring as well as expected. France and Germany gonna go down like Spain and England and probably Italy too. Belgium could be the best of Europe. I only support 1 team USA . Spain supporters seem to be jumping off that bandwagon and supporting 3 or 4 or 5 teams.

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#93301 - 06/22/14 06:37 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: chivasusa]
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refs allowed too much on both sides , that is for FIFA to handle. I just focus on the game. They were awesome!!! And Benzema top scorer at the WC! if the same ref allowed the last goal he would be undisputed leading goal scorer too, but it was disallowed, that is football/soccer.

And I don't support other teams jumping on the band wagon as you said. I am a Citizen of passport carrying Citizen of Spain, France, and the USA lol!

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#93305 - 06/23/14 06:04 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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not bad for those soccerfans huh!!! USA 2 Portugal 2, the USA is just a bit closer to advancing to the 8thfinals.

All they need is a tie with Germany.
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#93310 - 06/24/14 04:45 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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Mexico and Chile advance too. So far my old CONCACAF ares is doing brilliant with USA, Costa Rica, Mexico doing great ,only Honduras is out which expected been the weakest.

Another round tonite; Colombia is on.
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#93316 - 06/26/14 04:12 AM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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France moves on, will see USA tonite vs Germany!

World cup fever and me will celebrate Mexico there depart Sunday lol!
chau chau
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#93317 - 06/26/14 03:08 PM Re: The World Cup Brazil 2014 is coming [Re: pedmar]
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USA 0 Germany 1 but USA goes on to eightfinals with Germany.Awaits the opponents in the next round could be Belgium.

Go Yanks ::)
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