PDA

View Full Version : 2010 FIFA World Cup (South Africa) - Vuvuzelas at the ready!



Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 [41] 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68

Orable
06-22-2010, 05:53 AM
A nice article on Germany's multicultural squad (http://www.qantara.de/webcom/show_article.php?pwcn=741_85&wc_c=478&wc_id=1065) :)

fragoletta
06-22-2010, 08:03 AM
A nice article on Germany's multicultural squad (http://www.qantara.de/webcom/show_article.php?pwcn=741_85&wc_c=478&wc_id=1065) :)

During Germany's first match Italian commentators explained why Cacau's nickname is Helmut. Apparently, in order to pass the citizenship test, he learnt by heart the names of all the German chancellors from 1870 till today (I seriously doubt there are a lot of native Germans to know that stuff, probably even less on a football team :P). In honour of this achievement his teammates named him after Helmut Kohl...:D

Ajax
06-22-2010, 02:59 PM
During Germany's first match Italian commentators explained why Cacau's nickname is Helmut. Apparently, in order to pass the citizenship test, he learnt by heart the names of all the German chancellors from 1870 till today (I seriously doubt there are a lot of native Germans to know that stuff, probably even less on a football team :P). In honour of this achievement his teammates named him after Helmut Kohl...:D

What a cute story. :)

Beefcake
06-22-2010, 03:28 PM
And here I was joking earlier about how France might not show up for the game tomorrow... :shuffle:

This is beyond ridiculous. To think they're supposed to be grown ups and are paid what they are paid... Though I have to admit, it's providing some great entertainment :P
Have the French drama queens here have managed to make the French Skating Federation look well-managed and sensible? :cold:

Lorac
06-22-2010, 03:31 PM
OMG - SA up one goal and France down a man. I must admit a sly pleasure with this storyline - and really hope SA can make it through by some miracle :)

oleada
06-22-2010, 03:36 PM
OMG! Who is the Uruguayan cutie with blood all over his face?!
This last few games have gotten so physical. Pique, now this one....

Jackie Sparrow
06-22-2010, 03:42 PM
This is too good :rofl:

Beefcake
06-22-2010, 03:45 PM
:watch: The prospects for home crowd :drama: racheting up? SA crowd vs. Uruguayan and Mexican sqauds if they are perceived to be playing for the tie late into their game?

Lorac
06-22-2010, 04:00 PM
Uraquay are up by one so who makes it through is very much in the balance. SA have to overcome the GD that came out of their lose to Mexico - basically a 4 goal swing!! Do we believe in miracles?

oleada
06-22-2010, 04:03 PM
Well, another goal from Uruguay would help them.

topaz
06-22-2010, 04:04 PM
LOL at the comments about France. Playing devils advocate, from what I've read from other sources, the choosing of the french team and the coach has been a long standing grievance in French soccer. The problem is the coaches, they set the standard and spirti of the team and its obvious NO ONE has faith in Domenech. Patrick Vieira,
that just shows that team spirit is more important than individual quality.”
The French are going to voice their opinions, strongly, in all matters.

Its unfortunate that it happened on the world stage, but maybe now they can start over which appears to be what lots of people in the federation and throughout France want.

The US has the similar situation with USA basketball in regards to pride regarding their sport.

skatefan
06-22-2010, 04:33 PM
lol, 'Even the vuvuzelas fell silent' - ITV Sport commentator when France scores :)

Jackie Sparrow
06-22-2010, 04:57 PM
So Uruguay and Mexico qualified despite the victory of SA?

I'm looking forward to the Argentina game. It's a real pleasure to watch :cheer:

Garden Kitty
06-22-2010, 04:59 PM
Fair enough, but I mean has something similar to this ever happen in the past? there must be if so many people automatically assume those atheletes might be in trouble. Or else it's a pretty wild assumption if all it's based on is that the leader/government are asshats

Article in USA Today about the North Korean loss. (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/worldcup/2010-06-21-north-korea-television_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip)


But defectors, including the ex-North Korea coach, said poor play overseas has meant punishment back home, including being "purged" and sent to coal mines.

The North Korea coach insisted Sunday that there would be no punishment awaiting the team if they fail to reach their goal of advancing to the second stage.

"Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose; it doesn't always turn out the way you want. But there are going to be no further consequences," he told reporters.

Jackie Sparrow
06-22-2010, 05:00 PM
It's certainly sad for SA but hey, no one expected them to go further, so... :cheer: for the French to be out :D