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  1. AliceLG

    AliceLG \m/^_^\m/

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    If Argentina wins in Maracana no one will remember about what happened to Brazil in Mineirao :lol: This would be even worse than that.
     
  2. hairychris

    hairychris Hairy Old Bloke

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    I thought that NL would get through (mainly due to what they did to Spain), so was quite wrong. They really screwed up the penalties though. Dull game. Both teams played to not lose.

    I really hope that the final is better!
     
  3. Santuzzo

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    I think Argentina deserved to win this yesterday. They did play stronger than the Dutch, but still IMO it was a pretty boring game to watch. The other half-final was at least more entertaining.
    I would have liked to see Germany-Netherlands in the finals, but ever since Robben started his acting/diving, I was not so pro-Netherlands anymore.
    Also, after they won the penalty-shootout against Costa Rica, I was pretty sure they would lose a 2nd penalty shootout.

    I am hoping for a good final, but also for a good 2nd final (Brazil-Netherlands).
     
  4. Sang-Drax

    Sang-Drax God is dad

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    I'm genuinely concerned myself for the safety of Argentinians around here if their country wins. I fear some pricks might take this rivalry too far.

    That said, I'm not sure whom I'll be supporting on the finals. Germany plays an exceptional, beautiful football, and their players are probably the nicest guys in the tournament. Argentina, on the other hand, deserves more than two world cups and, well, they're our neighbors and stuff. Unless all of their best players decide to actually play their best at the same time for once, I don't think they really stand a chance.
     
  5. ilyti

    ilyti Lazy Ryebread Viking

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    Okay, sure you can view it that way. But on the other hand Germany struggled against Ghana and Algeria, were lucky against USA and France and essentially played a disabled team in the semi final. Doesn't get any more lucky than that.
     
  6. Santuzzo

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    Almost every team struggled. Argentina struggled in every single match they won. So did Brazil.

    In the Germany-Ghana match I agree, I think Ghana was equally strong and the deuce was fair.
    In the other matches (against Algeria as well as US and France) Germany was the stronger team IMO, even though the end-result did not necessarily reflect that very obviously.
     
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    bautista hi :)

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    Germany is a strong team, but if Argentina is there and others teams don't, it's for some reason IMO
     
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    Slightly away from the World Cup, Arsenal signed Alexis Sanchez last night. I literally ran about the house celebrating. He's so good I might be tempted to get his name and number on the back of one of our horrible new kits!
     
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    ^ Sure looks easy with that wide open goal. :lol: :fawk:
     
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    Adidas should totally use this match and the modified Volkswagen slogan for a commercial. Have the entire team step out of a VW Golf, let them kick the ball around a bit, 'Adidas. That's Das Fussball!' Sure, the correct form would be 'Der Fussball', but who cares...
     
  12. IbanezDaemon

    IbanezDaemon Raptus regaliter

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    Damn only 2 games to go. :wallbash:

    Any diehards here gonna watch the 3rd/4th place
    play off tomorrow??
     
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    I'd be interested in that game for 3rd place, and I am planning on watching it, unless my g/f and I make other plans.
     
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    Definitely going to watch the playoff. Got to make the most of these matches before we reach the barren desert of August, with only the transfer window to keep us going....
     
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    Best Player in the World. :wub::wub::wub::wub::wub:

    Vamos Alexis CTM!!!!!!!

    Sincerely, World's Newest Diehard Arsenal Fan :lol:
     
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    ilyti Lazy Ryebread Viking

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    This turns my entire German language education upside down. All we did was agonize over the proper gender of nouns, and seeing an actual German not care about that is a huge slap in the face to every German teacher.

    Thank you.
     
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    Will be watching the third place play off tonight, here's hoping Holland can further humiliate the Brazilians.
    My allegiance tomorrow will be with Germany and then that's it for another four years.
    In the UK regular club football has been taken away from the terrestrial channels. Sky TV and BT SPORT have got all the rights to the premier league and European football so once the world cup is over I won't have be able to watch any club football.
    To be honest I've lost a lot of interest in the premiership for the reason that it has a negative impact on the national team. Club sides just buy foreign players which stifles young English players opportunities.
    That's why we've been on the slide for the last twelve years.
     
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    It's ridiculous that all the pay per view stations have snapped up most of the sport on British TV. I get all my matches on streaming sites for free.
     
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    It's pretty common everywhere nowadays.
    We Europeans weren't used to it, but now that's the standard.
    And yes, it sucks.
     
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    The FA Cup is still on terrestrial at least!
     

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