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Old 06-08-2014, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Reading, UK
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England will probably make the round of 16, along with Italy. However, I believe they're rather over-hyped and not good under pressure. This always becomes apparent, as it has in previous World Cups. I think they will exit in the Round of 16. They will come second in their group table, after Italy.
Italy really are nothing special. Although they do have a habit of grinding out results.
No great expectations on us this tournament. Young-ish team. I'm fairly optimistic myself
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:09 AM
 
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Thanks for the post about World Cup. Just a tip about those who don't live in countries that stream world cup online. You can use UnoTelly to remove the geoblock and stream World Cup 2014 in your country free https://worldcup.unotelly.com
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Predicting who will win the World Cup is pointless
No you have to have points to win the group stage.

It's probably going to be the usual suspects in contention with Brazil obvious favourites. In terms of my team England, I don't think we stand much chance of winning it, but we won't embarrass ourselves either, as I think this is the best England team we have had for a while.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Earth
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thanks for the link! It helps to have a backup streaming site if mine is down
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Finland
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What a farce from the beginning.

The first half was quite ok, but completely ridiculous penalty. Ok, Lovren did use his hands a bit, but a player of that size don't fall like a house of cards like that. Fred was completely unbalanced trying to turn, but wouldn't had hit the ball even if the Croatian wouldn't had even touched him.

The Croatian equaliser, ok, it looked like a foul first and referees often whistle in those situation, but the replays showed that it was a pure contact, and the goalkeeper didn't even try to counter it. And before the whole thing, the referee I think gave advantage to Croatia. The situation as a whole was quite messy, but the goal should've stood.

This was not the first time when referees can't be impartial. Well, Blatter is happy, the host won and Neymar got two goals. Hope we don't see anything of the 'Korean style 2002' level rubbish this World Cup, which was the ultimate corruption.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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What a farce from the beginning.

The first half was quite ok, but completely ridiculous penalty. Ok, Lovren did use his hands a bit, but a player of that size don't fall like a house of cards like that. Fred was completely unbalanced trying to turn, but wouldn't had hit the ball even if the Croatian wouldn't had even touched him.

The Croatian equaliser, ok, it looked like a foul first and referees often whistle in those situation, but the replays showed that it was a pure contact, and the goalkeeper didn't even try to counter it. And before the whole thing, the referee I think gave advantage to Croatia. The situation as a whole was quite messy, but the goal should've stood.

This was not the first time when referees can't be impartial. Well, Blatter is happy, the host won and Neymar got two goals. Hope we don't see anything of the 'Korean style 2002' level rubbish this World Cup, which was the ultimate corruption.
True.
A shame: Neymar diving like a swimmer, an invented penalty, fouls only for Brazil, a regular goal for Croatia annulled because of a supposed foul on the goalkeeper.
On the other hand, if Brazil doesn't win, they seriously risk a civil war.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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World Cup 2014


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C058wv48oms
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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What a farce from the beginning.

The first half was quite ok, but completely ridiculous penalty. Ok, Lovren did use his hands a bit, but a player of that size don't fall like a house of cards like that. Fred was completely unbalanced trying to turn, but wouldn't had hit the ball even if the Croatian wouldn't had even touched him.

The Croatian equaliser, ok, it looked like a foul first and referees often whistle in those situation, but the replays showed that it was a pure contact, and the goalkeeper didn't even try to counter it. And before the whole thing, the referee I think gave advantage to Croatia. The situation as a whole was quite messy, but the goal should've stood.

This was not the first time when referees can't be impartial. Well, Blatter is happy, the host won and Neymar got two goals. Hope we don't see anything of the 'Korean style 2002' level rubbish this World Cup, which was the ultimate corruption.
The fix is on!

-Cheers.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:53 PM
 
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Nice to see a completely sold out stadium and also it looked like Croatia had some pretty good support in the crowd. Ian Darke on ESPN said a couple hundred Croatian fans, but it looked like there were two pretty good sized pockets of fans and then a good number scattered throughout the rest of the stadium. I'd imagine they had over 2,000 fans that made the trip.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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True.
A shame: Neymar diving like a swimmer, an invented penalty, fouls only for Brazil, a regular goal for Croatia annulled because of a supposed foul on the goalkeeper.
On the other hand, if Brazil doesn't win, they seriously risk a civil war.
I'm hoping they lose! Go Mexico
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