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krasnyj bibliotekar
written by Serpens on Jun 11, 2010 01:00
Wheee! Another sports thread, isn't even on the second page. But I do believe that many more of us care about soccer than about winter sports.

The 2010 World Cup hosted in South Africa is about to begin in some 15 hours. They say it's going to be an organizational failure (certainly not much more than the upcoming Euro 2012, but never mind), but I only care about the actual matches. So, who are your favourites?

As for me... Poland didn't make it, only beating San Marino in the qualification group, so I can temporarily drop patriotism and support Germany, as I did since World Cup 2002. And I wish all the best for the national teams of Australia and New Zealand. They can both make it to the second stage.

Personal sympathies aside, Brazil or Spain are very, very likely to win this World Cup and I don't see any other clear favourites. I don't mind Brazil, but Spain only recently beat Poland 6:0, so hopefully they don't make it out of their group.
rawr
written by Raptorjedi on Jun 11, 2010 01:04
My favorite is whatever team catches on fire and causes everything related to soccer burns along with them, and it causes no one to play the sport again :3=
r'lyeh sweet r'lyeh
written by Neuzd on Jun 11, 2010 01:25
I wish for Italy to fail in the most humiliating way possible.
standing on my title
written by Gligar on Jun 11, 2010 01:43
The England flags are in evidence. It must be time for the team to fail dramatically.
krasnyj bibliotekar
written by Serpens on Jun 11, 2010 11:12
Oh, such negativity! But yes, England keeps failing on big tournaments since times immemorial (or rather 1960s), so it's very possible.
i do my own stun-- avatars
written by Albeyamakiir on Jun 11, 2010 13:59
People keep saying "Oh, the world cup is starting." I ask "What world cup?" and they look at me weirdly and never actually answer the question.

Thank you for telling me.
r'lyeh sweet r'lyeh
written by Neuzd on Jun 11, 2010 16:06
I'd like to be able to watch tomorrow's match with US vs England.

It's just a bit too early in the evening for me to reach some friends and watch it together, it starts right when I will have finished having dinner.
I'm going to see if we can organize to meet and dine together.

I'll support England, but if the team plays really bad and US play a good game I may easily switch for US.
That's because I like to see a good game, and when a team is slacking I want them to lose.
whoosh
written by Buuks on Jun 11, 2010 19:42
I support The Netherlands, we got a good change to come far this time. Our team got a good offense, that must make it up for our mediocre defense.
written by Cryoburner on Jun 11, 2010 21:32
So, what do they do at this "World Cup"?

I assume they play badminton, or something?
rawr
written by Raptorjedi on Jun 11, 2010 21:35
Maybe that ball in cup game?
written by Cryoburner on Jun 11, 2010 21:44
Tally ho! We shall win this World Cup!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Battledore-and-shuttlecock.jpg
krasnyj bibliotekar
written by Serpens on Jun 12, 2010 23:41
Yes... Obviously, England couldn't beat the USA. Everything's going according to the plan so far.
hidden agenda
written by Trad.a on Jun 20, 2010 16:24
New Zealand is kicking up a storm.
krasnyj bibliotekar
written by Serpens on Jun 20, 2010 18:10
Oh yes, New Zealand - Italy 1:1. I'm very happy with New Zealand's performance. Neuzd probably likes them now, too.
whoosh
written by Buuks on Jul 11, 2010 12:51
Tonight the big final.
The Netherlands - Spain

I can't wait for it. (and it is also my b-day today!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reCVc53qwAM
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