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    Quote Originally Posted by nibbs
    if fifa could think logically, oceania would become a sub-group of asia, whereby the winner of oceania would go into the final stage of asian qualifying...makes perfect sence really. nz would make world cups from time to time i think...
    Certainly is better than the 2010 groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Ex-Gooner! Turd & always injured tho....

    Think he's Egyptian/Swedish, not a combo I'd imediately think of!
    Yeah, career move from Arsenal to Fredrikstad seems to have done him good (besides; Premiership turd = Norwegian Premier League gold. Witness Stig Johansen.). Probably got in because Eddie Gustafsson (the normal third choice keeper) was dropped by Lyn and the Swedish coaches figured they might as well replace him with someone else from Norway.

    Actually, he's Egyptian/Finnish, but grew up in Sweden. It's not that strange, actually, Sweden have got quite substantial immigrant communities - and they're also very keen on playing football. There's a team founded by Assyrian refugees - Assyriska Södertälje - who played in the Premier League last season, and of course Zlatan Ibrahimovic (who, good as he is, doesn't quite give you the Viking associations.)
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    I've always liked Brazil because they play such entertaining football, but it seems a bit pointless to support them now, given that they've made the final of every world cup I've watched extensively.

    If Australia get knocked out early, I'll probably end up supporting England, and I've got a soft spot for Spain as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Yeah, career move from Arsenal to Fredrikstad seems to have done him good (besides; Premiership turd = Norwegian Premier League gold. Witness Stig Johansen.). Probably got in because Eddie Gustafsson (the normal third choice keeper) was dropped by Lyn and the Swedish coaches figured they might as well replace him with someone else from Norway.

    Actually, he's Egyptian/Finnish, but grew up in Sweden. It's not that strange, actually, Sweden have got quite substantial immigrant communities - and they're also very keen on playing football. There's a team founded by Assyrian refugees - Assyriska Södertälje - who played in the Premier League last season, and of course Zlatan Ibrahimovic (who, good as he is, doesn't quite give you the Viking associations.)
    I was kinda aware of that, but my mind likes to go to the easy "blonde haired, blue eyed Swedes" stereotype.

    I think Anders Limpar's (another Swedish Gooner!) dad was actually a Hungarian refugee from their revolution & isn't Larsson's dad a sailor from the Virgin Isles? &, I dunno about his heritage, but I'm guessing Dahlin wasn't of 100% Sandinavian stock either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Anders Limpar's (another Swedish Gooner!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    I think Anders Limpar's (another Swedish Gooner!) dad was actually a Hungarian refugee from their revolution & isn't Larsson's dad a sailor from the Virgin Isles? &, I dunno about his heritage, but I'm guessing Dahlin wasn't of 100% Sandinavian stock either!
    Hehe, very true. I remember seeing Dahlin on the TV aged about nine and wondering: "that's not Dahlin. Dahlin sounds Swedish, not Afro-American."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
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    Just wanted to dig this up...


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    Anyway a bit late, but other than Australia I've been supporting T&T and Spain. T&T because they're awesome and Spain because my best mate is Spanish and they're entertaining to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Just wanted to dig this up...

    I've made worse calls (Vandort!) this month, so what the hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    I've made worse calls (Vandort!) this month, so what the hey.

    What are you doing after Round 2?
    Looking forward to beating Switzerland or Ukraine, and playing Argentina in the semis hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    I've made worse calls (Vandort!) this month, so what the hey.

    What are you doing after Round 2?
    cause England have been setting the world on fire....

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoman
    cause England have been setting the world on fire....
    Well they are unbeaten, have put the ball in the back of the net in each game and topped the group, so its not as if they squeaked through to the next round.

    I would prefer a team like England to underperform and breaze through the 1st round and then continue to heat-up as the comp. continues.
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    Well, Paraguay put the ball in the back of the net for them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by new_age_ar
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    Man i think that a pretty good call if Australia get up on Tuesday. Pretty good for a bandwagoner i must say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot
    Well, Paraguay put the ball in the back of the net for them...
    At the end of the day still counts as an England goal...and England completely outplayed them.
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