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    The World Cup Thread

    Hi folks, just starting my thread 'time for the kick-off' under a new name.

    Would love to see a lot of World-Cup related pictures here, in the coming four weeks.

    Cheers and have fun!










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    At your service

    Yes, it sure is! We are ready

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    Thanks Michiel!

    Right so - I'm delighted about your pictures - and would love to see more of this stuff in this thread.

    Thanks for sharing.

    And in four weeks time we're friends again, right? *smiles*

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    The fever is rising!

    Since Podolski scored our 1:0 against Australia, even our Bearcoat Shar Pei John Patrick McEnroe has caught the World Cup fever. And while he even is drinking our World Cup beer, I have to take a seat in the second row.



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    Great to see some photos....surely there must be more? :-)

    Could anyone point me to a website with an explanation of how the World Cup tournament scoring/advancement works? I'm confused about what happens when there is a tie game and how teams advance or are eliminated in such cases. I've searched the web, but haven't found that "World Cup for Dummies" site yet. Thanks!

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    >I'm confused about what happens when there is a tie game and how teams advance or are eliminated in such cases.

    Let me start:

    1. Group phase

    - 8 groups at 4 teams
    - In the group they play against eachother
    - The top 2 in the group (50%) advance to the elimination phase
    - A win give 3 points, tie 1 point and loss 0
    - Point count first
    - then the goal diff
    - then ...

    2. Eliminations phase

    - Who wins in 90 minutes continues
    - Tie after 90 minutes requires 2x 15min over time
    - If still a tie there is a penalty kickout

    Hope it helps a bit.
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    Thanks for that very helpful explanation Uwe! Now I'll be able to figure out what's going on and not feel like a complete idiot when talking with my co-workers (BP....that's right BRITISH Petroleum)...lots of UK soccer fans, even up here in Alaska.

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    Here's a great match timetable . . .
    http://www.marca.com/deporte/futbol/...o-english.html

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    Great!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    An old football fan

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    Must be something going on with balls somewhere.

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    Yes indeedy - looks like!

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    Football is a game with a ball, 2 goals and 22 players.
    And in the end Germany wins.

    Ran into this Orange Cafe in Tilburg.

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    Lovely shot!
    And right you are.
    But as it seems as if 'The hand of God' wins against Mexico *f*ck*, I think our way will be over in the next round.

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    Argentina are without any question the least boring team in this world cup.

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    Having just watched the match against Mexico I definetely disagree. And now I think that they won't stop us. Completely uninspired and boring - that's absolutely no title material.

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    ENGLAND

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    Penalty shoot-out

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    Oké Germany, now it's your turn to deal with the South Americans.

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    It was a pleasure. *gg*

    See you im the final.

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    >Two sculptures on the Rijksmuseum being restored at the moment.

    Lived 6 months in Utrecht but never explored Amsterdam enough.

    A final Germany vs. Holland could be fun (and tough) but Spain is always to count on.
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    Up to yesterday I would have agreed - although Spain never did shine in a World Cup - but following the disastrously poor performance against Paraguay I'm now convinced that the Netherlands have got the tougher semi-finals opponeent than our guys. Had the South Americans been 10 centimetres taller, Spain would have lost the match clearly. Their way most definitely will end on Wednesday.

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    Certainly Germany is playing the most sparkling football in this tournement.
    But the Dutch have (hopefully) learned that playing the most attractive football is no quarentee for becoming the champion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Certainly Germany is playing the most sparkling football in this tournement.
    But the Dutch have (hopefully) learned that playing the most attractive football is no guarantee for becoming the champion.

    Michiel
    Very true (1974).
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    But - as our 1972 European Championship team demonstrated then, the Dutch in 1988 and the Brazilians often before and afterwards in World Cups - you can do it both. So let's wait and see. Just another week to go.

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    The Spain vs Paraguay game was interesting and how often do you see a goal that bounces off both side poles before going in?

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    Right. I can't contradict regarding the goal. Regarding the match...

    But as the referee let the Spaniards repeat their penalty, he most definitely should have done the same one minute earlier on the other side as their were fivee players in the box before Praguay's player kicked the ball. And who knows if he hadn't scored in the second effort - and I doubt that Spain would have been able to strike back had Paraguay taken the lead.

    Anyway - as I see it, Spain's way will end in the semi finals and the same applies to Urugay as they will have to eplace their entire defence.

    And so we will witness a thrilling final next Sunday were everything can happen.
    On the other hand, anything can happen in football and so, even a final Uruguay vs Spain isn't totally impossible.
    Aaah - I love this sport and the thrills it gives me.

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    Still not convinced about the playing, but it works.

    Here are 2 photo's from before the match this afternoon.
    Left the passing supporter and right the man doing his job in the regular outfit.


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    Yes it works - but the stunninge moments of the past are history, aren't they? A pity. Anyway, congratulations on your win.

    And: I thought we Germans currently are football crazy but yesterday, friends of mine returned from their holidays in your home country - with loads of pictures. And I have to admit: against what is going on in the Netherlands, it seems as if the World Cup doesn't bother us at all. Your entire country seems to have gone orange. It's so... I lack the words, but I love it. It just fantastic.

    If I had the time, I'd definitely make a photo trip to the Netherlands before Sunday. Awesome!!!

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    Very sorry, Don Parrot, but Spain is a tough and very experienced team.
    Their combination football is remarkable.
    But you see, beauty ain't not all you need.
    We want results now, with or without beauty.

    Can't wait for the outcome. It will be tough.
    People with houseboats in te canals of Amsteram are very frightened to suffer a loss and hope to loose.

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    What a pity! They played such a poor tournament and just against us they prove that they still have got what made them the best team in the world in the past three years.

    Anyway - now I'm crossing my fingers for Oranje. Despite the fears of the guys with their houseboats.

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    One good news is:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/10521867.stm

    I will look out for its prediction for the finals.

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    The octopus is right so far

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    Amsterdam, a few hours ago- getting ready..

    The pre party sampler:







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    Spain!!!!!

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    Before and after the match!






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    Thanks for sharing the world cup photos . . . . .

    Congratulations to Spain on the hard fought victory!

    Only one winner, but I would rather have my team make it the finals then exit prior to the final match. A physical match with a lot of yellow cards, although there did appear to be a few flops along the way for dramatic effect.

    . . . . . and Congratulations to the Netherlands 'Orange' team as well for a great run in the world cup!

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