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fragoletta
06-16-2010, 08:39 PM
Oh, Spain! :( I so wanted for them to do well, I think after Italy, they are my second favourite team...I still try to look positive, may be Swiss could lose some points next games and Spain could get the 1st place...Or even if they get Brazil in the last 16 may be they can beat them, get confidence and actually become champions...Or may be not :P

On the funny side, I got today my first original South African vuvuzela and have beel playing it all evening, much to the amusement of people passing by me on the street :D
(btw, it's not that simple to get a sound out of this thing, my sister and our roommates have to practice a little :lol:)

ballettmaus
06-16-2010, 09:09 PM
LOL, what a disaster for Spain even if they always start bad at World Cup, now in the best case is surely going to be 2nd of the group and that probably means Brazil and a ticket back home


In 2006 it was Brazil who went home. (can't remember against who)
They didn't enchant yesterday either and I think Spain produced the more exciting game today. Of course, they need to score but still, Brazil doesn't mean an automatic flight home.

genegri
06-16-2010, 09:27 PM
^ It was France who sent Brazil home, IIRC. And it was a surprise because France had been under performing leading up to that game.

Oh well, game over for SA. Kind of a shame many of the audience left early when they realized they had no chance.

On a positive note, I think the Vuvuzela has been growing on me.

deedeelocks
06-16-2010, 09:49 PM
... like Germany did so many years ... does that mean Holland will reach the final this year? :cool: :) ;)
I'm sure penalties will kill us at some point :P :shuffle:

Buzz
06-16-2010, 10:50 PM
I a disappointed for Spain but not really all that surprised because I hear the same thing about Spain almost every World Cup I can remember. Then as usual Spain always seems to come up short. However one lose does not mean it is game over. They still have time to get their act together. Great victory for Switzerland however!!!! :cheer2:

Buzz
06-16-2010, 10:54 PM
When I left work today Uruguay was leading SA 1-0 and now I reach home and see that they Uruguay won 3-0! :eek: Great for them but bad news for South Africa. Anyways my favourite African team is Ivory Coast so as long as they make it to the next round I will be happy. :)

beepbeep
06-16-2010, 11:30 PM
:confused:
I don't know what to make of Spain vs Switzerland...
Guess every underdog has its day, even heavily defensive ones...

I hate being at work during matches...

Buzz
06-16-2010, 11:38 PM
Here is a bit of a funny story. Two women were arrested for "ambush marketing" during the world cup. The two Dutch fans wore orange dresses and were trying to promote the Dutch beer Bavaria during the WC. World Cup sponsors spent about $1.2 billion for the privilage of advertising during the tournament and FIFA seems to be in a constant fight with "unofficial advertisers". It sounds like an over the top reaction but I think FIFA has a point. :shuffle:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/17/business/global/17ambush.html?hpw

zhenya271
06-16-2010, 11:42 PM
:confused:
I don't know what to make of Spain vs Switzerland...
Guess every underdog has its day, even heavily defensive ones...

I hate being at work during matches...

Well, Jackie Sparrow got off of work early. She was the Swiss team's good luck charm!:P

allezfred
06-16-2010, 11:43 PM
Uruguay v South Africa should be renamed "Karma of the Vuvuzelas" :EVILLE:

Buzz
06-16-2010, 11:51 PM
Sorry wrong thread.

MikiAndoFan#1
06-16-2010, 11:53 PM
I was in total shock when I knew Switzerland beat Spain! Come on, neighbours, you can do better! Força, Espanha!

:cheer2:

Beefcake
06-16-2010, 11:58 PM
The two Dutch fans wore orange dresses and were trying to promote the Dutch beer Bavaria during the WC. World Cup sponsors spent about $1.2 billion for the privilage of advertising during the tournament and FIFA seems to be in a constant fight with "unofficial advertisers". It sounds like an over the top reaction but I think FIFA has a point. :shuffle:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/17/business/global/17ambush.html?hpw
Actually, it wasn't just two women but a couple dozen, and by the reports I read they weren't Dutch, but rather South Africans recruited by Bavaria because they "looked Dutch". :lol:

Unless an orange-clad woman or three unrelated to this marketing ploy was thrown out/questioned (don't think any were), I'm not going to boo-hoo anyone here ...

Bavaria? (I love that beer, BTW) Sneaky move that turned genius ... they've received huge coverage for this (and vice the $1 billion, they've only had to purchase some dresses and tickets!). The women? I'm thinking that the women who were tossed/questioned/whatever wouldn't have even been in the stadium if not for the beer company plucking them from [wherever] and purchasing their tickets. Right? Even if they were already ticketed, they got some attention (I'm sure that some craved it, ergo their agreeing to wear the dresses) and missed just a half a match. FIFA? Heh, gets a temporary distraction from the vuvuzelas controversy. :watch:

Buzz
06-17-2010, 12:12 AM
FIFA also have those strikes by security workers who claim to not be paid what they were promised to worry about.

IceAlisa
06-17-2010, 12:25 AM
10 annoying things about the World Cup--great piece of snark! (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5288738)