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fragoletta
06-11-2010, 05:43 PM
Yeah, it's here, the WC has started!!! :cheer2: Unfortunately, I couldn't watch the first game as I was at work :yawn: but I am officially opening the season tonight by going to a friend's house to see Uruguay-France, which should be a good game (at least I hope so or my sister would kill me for dragging her half way around the city :rofl:)

Garden Kitty
06-11-2010, 06:01 PM
US team bus blocked by some on road traffic (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/cpress/20100611/capt.fos105_611_2010_153812_low.jpg?x=300&y=196&q=85&sig=H4qdmxe2OesXV_zVsouWsg--)

Braulio
06-11-2010, 06:58 PM
Same shit as always with my country (Mexico)

unable to convert the goals and score when it has to count big time!

Today they played better than South Africa IMO, but soccer games are decided by the teams who score the most, not who ´deserved to score´ today was just mediocre performance based on the same failures we have historically, with players like Guillermo Franco, Paul Aguilar (who has family ties to Coach Javier Aguirre) being a completely joke in the lineup

Chicharito peaked some months ago, Giovanni dos Santos CAN´T DO EVERYTHING and Blanco is just past his time, too old to play beyond 40 minutes

Every 4 years we suffer from the same pain, today was just part of the same

Incredible that many, many many people in Mexico is ´celebrating´

I forbid my friends to even think about celebrating tonight

sweetsparky
06-11-2010, 07:41 PM
Everybody is writing that Giovanni do Santos is an amazing player that seems to have improved a lot, that México deserved a better result, and first matches against the host country are always very difficult, so I think there are good reasons to at least be satisfied and hopeful :)

SHARPIE
06-11-2010, 07:57 PM
I love World Cup summers! :cheer: The house opposite mine is decked in England Flags! :lol:

dots
06-11-2010, 08:31 PM
Same shit as always with my country (Mexico)

unable to convert the goals and score when it has to count big time!


Chicharito peaked some months ago, Giovanni dos Santos CAN´T DO EVERYTHING and Blanco is just past his time, too old to play beyond 40 minutes
Incredible that many, many many people in Mexico is ´celebrating´

I forbid my friends to even think about celebrating tonight


Oh Braulio, relajate hermano! A tie was actually a good result when you look at Mexico as of late.


Wheee Uruguay :cheer: One of the best teams from Copa America from a few years ago :nopryde:



I want the USA to win this World Cup :hat1:

Braulio
06-11-2010, 08:44 PM
I am relaxed! trust me! LOL

Uruguay and France tied at zero atm

if this keeps until the end there will be again same chances for everybody in the group

dots
06-11-2010, 08:54 PM
I am relaxed! trust me! LOL

Uruguay and France tied at zero atm

if this keeps until the end there will be again same chances for everybody in the group



I really hope Uruguay and Mexico survive this group.

Jackie Sparrow
06-11-2010, 09:09 PM
Red for France :cheer:

I don't think I'll see much of the first two Swiss games :(

Jackie Sparrow
06-11-2010, 09:09 PM
Anybody else watching the Opening Ceremony?

Seeing Archbishop Desmond Tutu dancing to South African hiphop has made my afternoon. :lol:

Did you take the day off?

dots
06-11-2010, 09:31 PM
Red for France :cheer:

I don't think I'll see much of the first two Swiss games :(


I thought the Red was for Uruguay, and then another of their top players got a yellow at the very last minute. :fragile: Thank god they were able to get a point out of this match. A big bo ho to France. I bet they'll be the villains at this year's world cup :shuffle:

itsartemis
06-11-2010, 10:55 PM
:cheer2: the World Cup is underway. Watched the first match in full. Really happy that South-Africa scored the first goal of the cup, even though Mexico by far was the better team. :cheer:

France. :yawn: When they took Gourcuff off there was not much :grope: to look at any longer either. :(

The vuvuzela is going to make me go nuts. It is still ringing in my ears and this is only the first day. :yikes:
Looking forward to the USA - England match tomorrow!!! :cheer:

allezfred
06-12-2010, 12:20 AM
Did you take the day off?

Eh, no. :lol:

TV in the office at lunchtime. ;)

KHenry14
06-12-2010, 01:28 AM
The French are a mess. They have WAY too much talent to play as poorly as they did. Their idiot coach has them in a 3-5-1 formation and that leaves poor Anelka with no help. They looked more dangerous with Henry out there to be sure, but I bet their coach will keep him as a sub. But I wonder how they will score with this formation.

The Mexicans should have done better, but RSA exposed their defense on a number of times, plus their keeper Perez had himself out of position on a number of occaisions. The Tri's wont go far unless they can be more consistant. For example, Dos Santos was invisible in the second half, whereas he was very dangerous in the first. That may be because of the defensive sub of a LB that RSA made at the half, but a kid that good needs to find a way.

Uruguay can win this group if they can pot a goal or two. Their defense is very good. This should make the Mexicans and Frenchies very nervous...

Orable
06-12-2010, 02:47 AM
I got to see the France-Uruguay game in a big party in Daley Plaza in Chicago this afternoon (Stanley Cup? What, are you saying there was a parade today with 2 million teeming Chicagoans? Didn't notice :shuffle: ), hosted by the South African consulate :cheer: The French were out in droves, the Latinos supported Uruguay and the Africans represented. We all hung out in the heat-flash shower-heat, danced to K'naan at halftime and watched the game on a big screen. The experience was pretty fabulous, even if the game itself wasn't :P

Btw, some links to share:

1) If you missed yesterday's concert like I did, you can view it at this link (http://worldcup.vevo.com/) in very good quality.
2) Funniest Onion article ever about the lone American soccer fan (http://www.theonion.com/articles/nations-soccer-fan-becoming-insufferable,17553/). It may or may not have had me in tears while reading it this morning amidst a sea of loud, boorish, red-wearing Hawks fans invading my train :rofl: