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Old 10-21-2013, 11:48 AM   #1501
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Iceland are going to hold on to a 0-0 draw at home vs Croatia and snatch a 1-1 tie in the second leg to advance to the World Cup on away goals .
Croatia haven't gotten a win in their last 5 games and they fired their coach recently so I'm feeling optimistic!

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Old 10-21-2013, 12:02 PM   #1502
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Portugal is obviously going to win. They always play their best in the playoffs and their quality is far above that of Sweden.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:45 PM   #1503
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Portugal is obviously going to win. They always play their best in the playoffs and their quality is far above that of Sweden.
Maybe, no one is confident on our team this year
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #1504
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I assume Ukraine will play France because FIFA would love to have Greece, Portugal, France and Croatia/Sweden make it. lol

Ya...didn't see this coming....

I always scoff at the conspiracy theorists who say things such as the NBA draft being rigged....but FIFA is the one organization where I think everyone assumes and just accepts that they rig draws and such. lol

Oh, you want an average Croatia in? Give them the worst team in Iceland. Greece not much better? Here's Romania. Definitely don't want France and Portugal knocking one or the other out. They are just hoping they play to their potential and knock off the less attractive Sweden and Ukraine, but Sweden has more appeal than Ukraine so definitely have them play the team more likely to choke in Portugal. lol
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:03 AM   #1505
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What a crappy draw. How the F they going to have Portugal play Sweden.

Can't believe France is even struggling to get in.

well France was in a group with the
World cup champs
they drew quite a few games

Its somewhat in favor of the mire exciting,popular,bigger,higher ranked teams
this draw

FIFA could have made it worse

Croatia-Iceland
France-Romania
Portugal-Greece
Sweden-Ukraine

That wouldve been even more in favor of the Bigger teams or just switch Ukraine and greece


Portugal and France not getting it thatll be tough if either of them dont make it

Croatia was good in one wc the 98 getting 3rd
and they can provide some exciting matchups

Either Way none of these teams are seeded and theresa lways the Group of Death

Having Iceland(ugh)make it is just going to make it easier on whatever group there in barring maybe the US group
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:09 AM   #1506
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Id rather Croatia,France,Portugal,Sweden make it than
Portugal or Sweden and either Greece or Romania just ugh

Only 8 Teams seeded as top which leaves quite a few out

For example a team with
Spain
Netherlands
Ghana
Iceland would suck

but a matchup with
Belgium
USA
Ghana
Iceland

really favors the US chances

Basically if Iceland,Greece,Romania get it
Theyre the easy matchup along with an asian team
and you got two "easy" matchups which if say even seeded with
Germany,Spain,Brazil,Netherlands
you could draw out with them and win other 3 and end up top out of group
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:00 AM   #1507
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Id rather Croatia,France,Portugal,Sweden make it than
Portugal or Sweden and either Greece or Romania just ugh

Only 8 Teams seeded as top which leaves quite a few out

For example a team with
Spain
Netherlands
Ghana
Iceland would suck

but a matchup with
Belgium
USA
Ghana
Iceland

really favors the US chances

Basically if Iceland,Greece,Romania get it
Theyre the easy matchup along with an asian team
and you got two "easy" matchups which if say even seeded with
Germany,Spain,Brazil,Netherlands
you could draw out with them and win other 3 and end up top out of group

Both of the groups you show are imposseble because Iceland will be in special pot as lowest ranked UEFA team and drawn in a group with Brazil, Argentina, Colombia or Uruguay, (then one of the other 8 UEFA teams), then 2 teams from other confederations because there can only be 2 teams from same confediration in same group.

AND BTW!!! Iceland would beat USA I'm pretty sure of that.

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Old 11-05-2013, 02:14 PM   #1508
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Leaked World Cup jerseys:

http://imgur.com/a/clecN#0

Some pretty sick ones.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #1509
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Leaked World Cup jerseys:

http://imgur.com/a/clecN#0

Some pretty sick ones.
Wow, the german jersey is amazing as always. The russian one is beautiful as well, and the japanese is nice. The rest are all meh for me.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:20 AM   #1510
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Soon game start!!!
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:36 AM   #1511
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Leaked World Cup jerseys:

http://imgur.com/a/clecN#0

Some pretty sick ones.

Here's a draft (and 100% not a fake) of the Italy one.

I like it, mostly because the recent ones we had were awful while this one is fairly simple, as it's meant to be. I only have problem with the Iranian flag on the sleeves (I'll never understand why they rotate our flag when there is no specific reason to do it).





The away kit is quite revolutionary instead. Italy never had pinstripes on their jerseys. I like it as well.

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Old 11-12-2013, 09:53 AM   #1512
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Leaked World Cup jerseys:

http://imgur.com/a/clecN#0

Some pretty sick ones.

I am not sure I love the German one.
I've read they won't have the traditional black shorts, replaced by white ones.
That's because FIFA is forcing one-colour kits into the game for TV reasons.
I hate that.

I want to see more of this:


and less of this:



All-red Spain vs all-blue France?

But I am afraid we are going to get some serious rubbish at this 2014 WC with all-white Germany, all-red Spain, all-blue France, all-blue Italy, yellow-white Brazil , white shorts for Argentina , and so on

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Old 11-12-2013, 10:15 AM   #1513
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I'm just happy Bosnia is finally going to have a real sponsor (Adidas, Puma and Nike are in talks with the NT). We've been with Legea for years and they sponsor teams like North Korea, Montenegro, Palestine, Ukraine etc. The jerseys are awful too, big numbers on the back and bad designs.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:27 AM   #1514
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I'm just happy Bosnia is finally going to have a real sponsor (Adidas, Puma and Nike are in talks with the NT). We've been with Legea for years and they sponsor teams like North Korea, Montenegro, Palestine, Ukraine etc. The jerseys are awful too, big numbers on the back and bad designs.

The current Bosnia shirt looks pretty bad, but Adidas is the worst shirt provider by far to me. All their shirts have that awful Adidas branding over the shoulders.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:49 AM   #1515
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I want to see more of this:


and less of this:


yeah im with you man, more of iniesta embarrassing opponents and less injuries and crazy tackles
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