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Old 10-21-2013, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I hope Iceland qualifies

And i hope Portugal doesnt so that smug Ronaldo stays at home
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Few weeks ago this thread was raving how strong Portugal is. Now lots of you starting to write them off.

I couldn't care less about who is going to qualify or not, but am hoping for Greece NOT to.
Can't stand their negative approach, idiotic fans and their enormous luck.
Portugal is one of those teams which struggle in the qualifiers but do much better at the actual tournament. I can't remember the last time they qualified with ease. Sweden is a very decent and organised team and when Ibra is having a good day, they can cause Portugal a lot of trouble. I predict a draw in Portugal and a win for Sweden at home. A bit of it is wishful thinking (like I said, I don't want to meet Portugal in the WC) but it's not that far-fetched.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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I think FIFA and its Brasilian hosts would like to see Ronaldo more than Ibra at the WC.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I think FIFA and its Brasilian hosts would like to see Ronaldo more than Ibra at the WC.

Ronaldo vs Messi in quarterfinals
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
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Believe me when I tell you, Romania has had about a dozen bad years, not just a couple - I should know, I'm Romanian and I pay attention - I think most of the time they're terrible.
I always encourage return of "golden-past" teams like Romania and Hungary, I heard that politicians
passively affected Romania team after George Hagi's era; what do you think?
Do you agree that Romania's current squad lacks experience? Aren't Mutu, Chivu and Pancu
essential?

P.S. I was really eager to see Norway and Hungary qualifying to regain the good past; Every real soccer fan wanna see
Puscas and Tore Andre Flo reborn again, all the world remembers the 50s Hungary and 93-98 Norway.

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Old 10-21-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Don't tell anyone, but I'm gonna support Portugal.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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I hate the uefa playoff draws.
I was hoping for
Portugal vs Romania
Greece vs France
Croatia vs Sweden
Ukraine vs Iceland

Teams advancing in bold.

Instead the 4 strongest teams end up playing each other. The world cup is suppose to have the best players and teams looks like it won't.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:02 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Don't tell anyone, but I'm gonna support Portugal.
That's surprising. I thought Sweden and Finland were supposed to be friends?

It would be nice to see one Nordic country in the WC at least. Since I doubt Iceland will get the job done, I'm counting on Sweden.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I hate the uefa playoff draws.
I was hoping for
Portugal vs Romania
Greece vs France
Croatia vs Sweden
Ukraine vs Iceland

Teams advancing in bold.

Instead the 4 strongest teams end up playing each other. The world cup is suppose to have the best players and teams looks like it won't.
I know, it's a shame that Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and Ribery might have to watch the World Cup at home while teams like Ecuador have already booked their tickets to Brazil. It's not fair, why do European qualifiers have to be so hard?

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Old 10-21-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Don't worry guys, I just found out that UEFA made a huge mistake in determining the teams for the play-offs! These could not possibly be the teams to face potential elimination from the WC. I mean, look at this:

Ukraine 9-0 San Marino
San Marino 0-8 Ukraine

Sweden 2-0 Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands 1-2 Sweden

Romania 4-0 Andorra
Andorra 0-4 Romania

Portugal 3-0 Luxembourg
Luxembourg 1-2 Portugal

Greece 2-0 Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein 0-1 Greece

They all have a perfect record against the group minnows and they still haven't qualified? How is that possible? I thought all you had to do is beat the likes of Luxembourg and San Marino in order to qualify from UEFA
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