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I'm well up for discussing the tournament but not sure I have time to do predictions. (basically tagging thread).

I will say though, as an England fan, I think Germany will win it.



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Germany will not win the world cup because they do not have Mario Gomez at striker. I think they will be out in the semis.



 

 

 

 

murika will be last. but who cares there.

enjoy it folks!



 

Kane1389 said:

I never understood this envy and hatred the English have for other European teams. In 2006 was France, 2010 was Germany and now Italy?


We only really dont like France and Germany, for obvious reasons.

Im wanting Italy to fail spectacularly because theyre in the same group as England.





Stage 1st team 2nd team
Group A Brazil Mexico
Group B Spain Netherlands
Group C Colombia Ivory Coast
Group D Italy Uruguay
Group E France Switzerland
Group F Argentina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group G Germany Portugal
Group H Belgium Russia
1A-2B Brazil Netherlands
1C-2D Uruguay Colombia
1B-2A Spain Mexico
1D-2C Italy Ivory Coast
1E-2F France Bosnia and Herzegovina
1G-2H Germany Russia
1F-2E Argentina Switzerland
1H-2G Portugal Belgium
W53-W54 (QF) France Germany
W49-W50 (QF) Brazil Uruguay
W55-W56 (QF) Argentina Portugal
W51-W52 (QF) Spain Italy
W57-W58 (SF) Spain Brazil
W59-W60 (SF) Argentina France
3rd place Brazil France
Final Argentina Spain 


That's my guess. Regardless of what happens; I believe that the winner will be Spain, Argentina or Brazil. Western European football is not on the same technical level and way too reliant on counterplay and big room, which has proved rather a waste as a tactic against fast-paced, ball-controlling Hispanic and Portugese football.



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Mummelmann said:

Western European football is not on the same technical level and way too reliant on counterplay and big room, which has proved rather a waste as a tactic against fast-paced, ball-controlling Hispanic and Portugese football.


I dont know about that. More and more teams are perfecting the counter attack strategy that counters the tikka-takka style at club level, so I wouldnt at all be surprised to see some of that stuff used at the WC.

I fully expect England to park the bus and rely on the Ox, Sturridge and Sterling with a pacey counter attack, especially against Uruguay.



This time, Spain can't win again, can they?



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ClassicGamingWizzz said:

 

Stage 1st team 2nd team
Group A Brazil Mexico
Group B Spain Netherlands
Group C Greece Colombia
Group D Uraguay Italy
Group E France Switzerland
Group F Argentina Nigeria
Group G Portugal Germany
Group H Belgium Russia

 

 

 

sign me up

 

btw , i think you sould make this in 2 parts , first the group phase and then you count the points then we should pick again based on the teams that passed the group phase.

So Brazil would be the champion winning every match (post first round) by the same score? hahaha that would be pretty rare.



TomaTito said:

This time, Spain can't win again, can they?


That's what a lot of people said the last time though. I'm hoping that at least one African team makes it out of the groups and into QF's, preferably Ghana, just because they play such fun and exciting football.

Spain is a very strong contender, without a doubt the strongest from Europe but I think Argentina will take it home this time despite Brazil's home advantage.

One thing is for sure; I'm really, really, really looking forward to this! We even bought the World Cup package at work so we won't miss that much!



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Mummelmann said:
TomaTito said:

This time, Spain can't win again, can they?


That's what a lot of people said the last time though. I'm hoping that at least one African team makes it out of the groups and into QF's, preferably Ghana, just because they play such fun and exciting football.

Spain is a very strong contender, without a doubt the strongest from Europe but I think Argentina will take it home this time despite Brazil's home advantage.

One thing is for sure; I'm really, really, really looking forward to this! We even bought the World Cup package at work so we won't miss that much!

I was surprised when they won the Europeans two years ago. But this time Brazil bought the World Cup :P

Matches are well after work over here, so it wont be a problem to follow.



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