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Old 06-11-2009, 10:56 AM   #31
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England doesn't ever choke, right?

England doesn't choke, their talent is just vastly overrated.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:16 AM   #32
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Hasn't Spain diminished a little bit of the choking aspect by winning the last Euros?
Without a doubt.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:57 AM   #33
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Default Re: The World Cup is exactly one year away ... who's the favourite?

Obviously, Spain are the favorites. They're not chokers anymore after winning Euro so dominantly.

Let's see...they have the two best strikers in the world, two best midfielders in the world (Xavi and Iniesta), the best goalie in the world (even if Casillas had a subpar year for his standards at Real), and one of the best center backs in Puyol, arguably the best DM in the world (Senna). Right now, the team is ****ing stacked.

The only negative is that it's not played in Europe and that it may be difficult to continue the unbeaten streak.

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Old 06-11-2009, 12:05 PM   #34
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Spain is obviously the favorite. Unbeaten for 33 straight games, and counting.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:58 PM   #35
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How about Ecuador? they beat Argentina this week.

this has next to no meaning, el salvador just beat ecuador 3-1, does that mean they can beat argentina....hell no.....
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:08 PM   #36
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Just like they choked last Euro, right. England doesn't ever choke, right?
England don't choke, they just play too fair and always lose to teams that cheat better than they do. For example Portugal in World Cup 06, hacking and grabbing Wayne Rooney all game pissing him off.

Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Spain are the top nations in world football and also the best at cheating. Teams who don't have the talent, but are extremely adapt at cheating and diving, such as Uruguay and Paraguay, also always punch above their weight in international tournaments. England doesn't have any players who cheat like that, they are all honest types who believe too much in 'fair play' and that just doesn't work. Starting 11 England has a team that can match any other on paper, the other teams are just much better at cheating then they are.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:23 PM   #37
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No f'ing way England comes close to winning this thing, they're so overrated in my opinion.

Either Spain or Argentina's taking this, they have my two favorite players too (Messi and Torres)

I think South Korea can do pretty well (gotta support your native country), as in quarterfinals-ish, they did pretty well the past two world cups.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:27 PM   #38
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SPAIN anddd..... Netherlands? Sleeper? Argentina prob too, I heard Portugal is doing poorly.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:03 PM   #39
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Spain hasn't lost a match since November 2006,so Spain carries the weight of overall favorite (Casillas,Puyol,Xavi,Iniesta,Torres,Villa)

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Old 06-11-2009, 03:05 PM   #40
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:27 PM   #41
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I believe it's the spanish world cup to lose but then again they always find someway to lose lol a sleeper team could be argetina IF Maradona gets sacked cause he obviously doesn't know what the hell he's doing, I mean come on what does Higulan & Cambassio have to do to get a call up? you could argue Higulan should be starting over El Kun Or Tevez and Italy always seems to show up for the big stage.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:18 PM   #42
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Holland and Tinidad/Tobago!

I've rooted for them since I started watching soccer. (Edgar Davids was my first favorite soccer player.)
I'm also looking out for those teams. TnT took down mexico this week didn't they?
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I believe it's the spanish world cup to lose but then again they always find someway to lose lol a sleeper team could be argetina IF Maradona gets sacked cause he obviously doesn't know what the hell he's doing, I mean come on what does Higulan & Cambassio have to do to get a call up? you could argue Higulan should be starting over El Kun Or Tevez and Italy always seems to show up for the big stage.
Higuan shouldn't start ahead of Tevez, Milito, Aguero, Lavezzi or Messi.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:28 PM   #44
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Higuan shouldn't start ahead of Tevez, Milito, Aguero, Lavezzi or Messi.

Irrelevant. Higuain doesn't play the same position as Aguero, Messi, Lavezzi or Tevez.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:42 PM   #45
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I think Argentina will win it all, it should be Messi's year.

US to me are dark horses and I could see them get to the semi's, what will work in their favour is that they will have experience playing in SA courtesy of the Confederations Cup this summer and this is not a home tournament for the UEFA or CONMEBOL teams so that should be a leveller. I expect good things from the US next summer. Also I like the make up of the US team, world class goalkeeping, Donovan will have to play to his potential.

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