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Which country do you think will win the fifa world cup.
I reckon Spain
I agree! It's going to be great!
so you think spain will win
Yes I do, rewtasw Here are my picks out of the first round, what are yours?
Group A: France/S.AfricaGroup B: Argentina/S.KoreaGroup C: England/SloveniaGroup D: Germany/SerbiaGroup E: Cameroon/NetherlandsGroup F: Italy/ParaguayGroup G: Brazil/PortugalGroup H: Spain/Chile
Ok. I reckon:
Group A:France/South Africa
I'm serious. That joke is just tooooo obvious to be funny
They did beat spain last year and spain are the favorites
I hate the U.S. If you are right and they make it out of the group, I won't stop throwing up for twelve hours
Anyway, I'll keep track of who you've picked, and keep adding to your post if you don't mind. This is fun!
No worries but you come from the U.S?
I hate this country. It has beautiful landscapes, wonderful rivers and lakes, and amazing seasons. The wild life is astonishing. Some people are quite lovely. The government sucks, most of the people suck, and it's a plague on the world. That's my tiny opinion on the matter
I think England is in with a big chance.
I like the U.S.A.'s style of play, and hope they do well.
The support for South Africa here is tremendous. The whole country is buzzing - flags on cars, everyone wearing SA soccer shirts etc... I am not the flag-waving type, but it's good for our country.
Germany or France
I wish soccer was as popular as the NFL here in the U. S. Every where else people are crazy about World Cup. Maybe there is hope with so many young people playing soccer these days.
Yes it's strange that soccer being such a huge world sport has not become big in the U.S. but having said that there is a well established soccer league (USSF I think) which has been around for many years. Three teams in S.Africa are named after U.S. teams (Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Jomo Cosmos) as the founders of these three teams played in the U.S. in their youth, and were inspired by their time spent there in the days when the likes of Pele played for NY Cosmos.
I am going to be boring and go for Brazil.
I would love it if England won it, but being realistic, we won't!
To all you chess-geeks (not me, of course), here are the top 20 teams by Elo ratings:
PS: Any math mind would care to explain why is Elo for leading football teams so much lower than for leading chess players?
Here are their FIFA rankings as well (Source:Wikipedia).
The way they calculate it is quite complex, with various formulae: view it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Football_Elo_Ratings
How much brain power does it take to kick a ball into a net? You only have to get by the opposing team. Seriously though, I have very little knowledge of football strategy. I do understand it takes a lot of passing to get in position for a shot.
In group B, rewtasw, South Korea looked as good as Argentina today!
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