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06-28-2010, 09:32 PM
They did it again! They removed their star player! This time it was Kaka. Oh well at least there is little chance of Chille equalizing in the next 8 minutes. LOL
Not at all surprising, considering his yellow card (as Hindernisse said) and he's been injured. He was really weak in the first match against North-Korea but has gotten better with each match. He was good today and didn't look too unhappy when he was substituted. :)

Brazil is looking really strong. They are more disciplined than ever, thanks to Dunga. Everything is so controlled. They are my favorites for the title.

06-28-2010, 09:35 PM
Congratulations to Brazil! Very well done. :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

06-28-2010, 09:36 PM
Brazil is looking really strong. They are more disciplined than ever, thanks to Dunga. Everything is so controlled. They are my favorites for the title.

I agree. They are really gelling as a team now. I can see them getting their 6th title.

06-28-2010, 09:58 PM
Michael Ballack will visit the German team for the QF (http://www.bild.de/BILD/news/bild-english/home/regularieninhalte/sports-ticker/sports,rendertext=13111370.html)

Wish he wouldn't; afraid it'll be bad luck. :(

Interesting animation on TV right now; it was about the goal yesterday, the one for England that wasn't given and they moved the camera to eye level of the referee and assistant. It was impossible to tell for either because of the distance and their height and the short moment the ball had crossed the line.

Miro Klose, by the way, is all for video evidence.

And I just love those who plead that they don't want it because it takes away the drama. In my opinion it would help with injustice and cheating... can we argue now that the judging scandals in figure skating add to the drama? :P

06-28-2010, 10:34 PM
It's not Armenian for sure :) I believe it's Arabic.

Ooops, sorry if I have confused anyone :cold:

oppps... .. My bad :slinkaway They still sound better when calling those goals than the English commentators. LOL

I'll join you in rhe corner of the ashamed ;)
South Americans are cool, but I find it annoying in some other cases, like the guys were trying too hard and not really feeling "it" :D Even Bulgarian commentators try it sometimes and it's awful...:scream:

Anyway, Brazil was impressive today (just like the whole tournament) so an Argentina-Brazil final looks deadlock to me.

Germany also looking very good and Italian commentators said they have missed the final 8 only once :eek: in the whole history of the WC and it was in 1938!!! :eek::eek: I am looking forward their game with Argentina but why, oh why should it start at 16:00 CET when pretty much everyone is at work??? :yikes:

Netherlands...sigh! I am rooting for them but I can't watch even 1 whole game of theirs! So boring...but if this ugly game brings them success, so be it! I hope they can show something more against Brazil!

06-28-2010, 11:17 PM
Yay!! Brazil finally playing a decent match!! (though, it looked easier...)

The problem is that when Brazil thinks the opponent is weak, they play weakly, thinking it won't take much to win. Hence, those crappy 1st round matches. Today it looked different: though Chile is an old customer, as we say here, they could surprise. So the team just went for it and played that much better.

Must be said: if they make some of those mistakes while playing with the Netherlands, they'll be going down...

Brazil x Netherlands and Argentina x Germany are going to be fantastic matches.

06-28-2010, 11:28 PM
Not sure who cheer for tomorrow between Japan v Paraguay, and Spain v Portugal. Would not mind at all if any of these countries won and moved on because they all have a story of their own to tell. So it will be tough for me as a fan. LOL So good luck to them all and may the best team win. :)

06-28-2010, 11:33 PM

:lol: :lol: AMAZING! You'd think his son scored the goal!

(boy, that was a very pretty goeal :hat1: )

06-29-2010, 01:11 AM
I think the second one is Armenian, that looks like the sign of the Armenian TV
Oleada's right; that second link is actually in Arabic. Egyptian commentator to be precise. And that guy's infamous for his, um, overreactions in commentating. LOL.

06-29-2010, 01:17 AM
When Paraguay plays tomorrow, keep Salvador Cabañas in mind. He is the Paraguayuan footballer who was shot in the head just prior to the start of the World Cup. He is apparently recovering very well but no one knows yet if he will be able to play up to his old standards. But for sure he will be routing for his teammates.


06-29-2010, 10:25 AM
Ironic that in three matches over the last two weeks Kaka' has been awarded with the same number of yellow cards (3) that he got in 25 matches for Real Madrid last season.

06-29-2010, 11:33 AM
Snarky commentary on England v Germany (http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/screenshot/2010/06/27/dont-mention-the-war-i-mentioned-it-once-but-i-think-i-got-away-with-it/)

“Debacle”, “Hopeless”, “Awful”. The BBC panel come clean on their punditry. And England.


06-29-2010, 12:53 PM
Octopus Paul stroke again!!! :cool:

http://www.focus.de/panorama/welt/fussball-tintenfisch-paul-naechstes-spiel-wird-nervenkrieg_aid_524848.html (German)
http://www.bild.de/BILD/sport/fussball-wm-2010-suedafrika/2010/06/29/deutsch/okrakel-paul/oktopus-kraken-orakel-sagt-knappen-sieg-gegen-argentinien-voraus.html (video evidence)

It looks like it's gonna be a killer of a match! Paul swam to the German box immediately, but he needed almost one hour to make a final decision, which means to open it and devour that particular titbit ... and what should I say ...

Don't cry, Argentina, it's Germany again!!! :D :cheer2: :P

06-29-2010, 01:03 PM
Thank you, Zokko.
I have been waiting for Paul's next prediction. :)

06-29-2010, 04:41 PM
Sepp Blatter apologizes to England and Mexico for referee errors that helped eliminate them from the World Cup.
FIFA, he promises, will reopen debate on video technology (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2010-06-29-434338675_x.htm)to assist referees.