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Old 12-06-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Netherlands may play in my city, Fortaleza, in the round of 16, if comes in second place in the group.

Probably against Mexico, because Brazil will surely come in first in the group!

Oh, and the match will be 1:00 PM. I would NEVER play football here in Fortaleza at 1:00 PM but you know, FIFA is FIFA... It's not our fault if some players pass out due to the heat!

Sorry, I calculated it wrong.

Netherlands must come in first in the group to play in Fortaleza in the R-16

If it comes in second, the R-16 match will be played in Belo Horizonte.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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This is what adds excitement to the WC. I would hate it if all groups were perfectly balanced and predictable.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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If you look how stupid FIFA decided to chose the group headers with their pathetic ranking plus the distribution of seeds in the pots, it was not hard to predict that one big name in South America would have very easy path to the semis and big names in Europe would have to struggle to get there too. It just happened that Argentina and Germany were the lucky ones. Oh well, FIFA is the reason I'm diminishing my passion for soccer, no wonder.

Not only big names in europe: uruguay and chile got the hardest groups!

the only SA that have it easy are Argentina and Brasil

I agree its too uneven, i cant believe SWITZERLAND group for example, who cares about any of the games on that group? must be the most uninteresting group in the history of wc
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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The USA draw was close to a worst case scenario as can be. Horrible.
Yeah the US is DOA, no chances against Germany and Portugal, besides Ghana may be the strongest African too.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Not only big names in europe: uruguay and chile got the hardest groups!

the only SA that have it easy are Argentina and Brasil

I agree its too uneven, i cant believe SWITZERLAND group for example, who cares about any of the games on that group? must be the most uninteresting group in the history of wc

GROUP H is the most uninteresting group EVER...

Belgium, Russia, Algeria and South Korea?

Seriously?
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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It's true, but still, you got 5 WC champions plus Holland competing hard so early in the tournament while having Germany and Argentina in practice mode until the semis is utterly ridiculous.
Germany in practice mode? Germany has a difficult group draw. The progression after the groups is a little easier, but one of Belgium (very tough team)/Russia/South Korea, followed by France followed by (probably) Brazil is not an easy path to the final.

Argentina got an easy draw, and should walk to the quarters, but there they are likely to face Portugal or Belgium, both very tough teams.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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US really got screwed there

i was hoping we didnt get them. i was afraid we were gonna get either mex or USA, but we got iran instead
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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Not only big names in europe: uruguay and chile got the hardest groups!

the only SA that have it easy are Argentina and Brasil

I agree its too uneven, i cant believe SWITZERLAND group for example, who cares about any of the games on that group? must be the most uninteresting group in the history of wc
Brazil gets Holland or Spain in the round of 16, then England or Uruguay or Italy in the quarters. Easy???
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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GROUP H is the most uninteresting group EVER...

Belgium, Russia, Algeria and South Korea?

Seriously?

Yeah, that one too.

And then you got Germany group, Uruguay group and Chile group, who might have some of the most exciting matchups in the tournament.....in the first round!



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Old 12-06-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Brazil gets Holland or Spain in the round of 16, then England or Uruguay or Italy in the quarters. Easy???

oh, i was talking about the groups.

yeah, they are in the bad side of the draw
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