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So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« on: December 06, 2013, 11:53:07 AM »

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Not really a fan of football (soccer) but I am really excited about this.

Where will the USA go? Group of Death?
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Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 12:23:17 PM »

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Ahh, hate seeing Chile get stuck in a group with Spain and Holland. Very hard group.

Italy, England and Uruguay. That is another tough one.

Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 12:25:29 PM »

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Not watching it though apparently people are distressed with the US group draw.

Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 12:30:35 PM »

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US in a very tough group.

It's also crazy how Spain and Holland will be their first game against each other. The draw seems scripted.  ;D

And boy, Mexico. Got lucky getting in, got lucky getting that draw. Of course Croatia and Cameroon are no pushovers, but it could not have been better for Mexico.

And Argentina. Only they would beat themselves from being out of the Semis. That's one very easy group for them.
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Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 12:31:17 PM »

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Not watching it though apparently people are distressed with the US group draw.

Yeah, twitter the past 20 minutes or so has been pretty hilarious.

US team in a pretty bad draw there.


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Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 12:32:06 PM »

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Not watching it though apparently people are distressed with the US group draw.

Yeah, twitter the past 20 minutes or so has been pretty hilarious.

US team in a pretty bad draw there.

Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA.

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Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 12:36:25 PM »

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USA got a tough draw, gonna be difficult to see them come out of the group stage.

Oh well, at least Italy looks primed for a Cup run.

Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
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Tough luck for US...

I love their improvement, but I don't know if they can make it out of that group.
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Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 12:41:26 PM »

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Tough luck for US...

I love their improvement, but I don't know if they can make it out of that group.

ESPN is saying Portugal is just "a one man team". So, great! Only have to worry about Ghana and Germany.  ;D
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Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 12:51:19 PM »

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Portugal is #5 in the FIFA International Rankings. I don't think that is solely from Ronaldo.
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Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2013, 12:55:16 PM »

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Group D is probably the most BRUTAL.

Then again, Uruguay had a little hard time qualifying. But jeez, Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy!?
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Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
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I hope Platini is satisfied with the draw France got... If not we an draw again until they get a suitable group.



Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2013, 01:26:05 PM »

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  Without knowing which team we'll play second, the best way to advance is to win game won, end up playing (and tying or beating) the loser of the Germany/Portugal game in the 2nd game and then going against a team that's won twice and doesn't need a result in the 3rd game. It's not impossible to advance but that assumes we bring (and play) the right players.

Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
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  Without knowing which team we'll play second, the best way to advance is to win game won, end up playing (and tying or beating) the loser of the Germany/Portugal game in the 2nd game and then going against a team that's won twice and doesn't need a result in the 3rd game. It's not impossible to advance but that assumes we bring (and play) the right players.
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Re: So, who's watching the World Cup Draws?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013, 01:55:53 PM »

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Group D is probably the most BRUTAL.

Then again, Uruguay had a little hard time qualifying. But jeez, Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy!?
If you go by rankings then Group G with the US is the best group with #2 Germany, #5 Portugal, #14 US, and #24 Ghana.

Group B (though Australia is very weak) and Group D are pretty similar and not that far behind.

 

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