Well done Japan, thrilled tbh.
Wouldn't catch Martin O'Neil doing that.
What have France, England povided in this world cup so far? Boring games?
Didn't watch the Italian game last night... Knowing the Italians... would've been boring as hell.
So far Argentina, Germany and the south Africa match have been good to watch.
Tbh the Europeans have ruined football to certain extent with over emphasis on defending and having correct shape n just being too technical.... If I want to watch that ****... I watch it every year.... BPL, La-liga etc etc...
World cup is the chance to see what teams from other continents provide....love the attackng play of most south Americans and enthusiams of African teams is great.... They may not have the best set of skills but at least they play the game ...The way It's supposed to play... At least for me...
I enjoyed the Germans game and do appreciate the Spanish team... Most other games involving euro teams are pretty boring..... You expect a boring match because both teams are just too scared to attack.
World cup has never been about best 32 teams...
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Only one European is saying it to be fair.
World cup so so much better than Euros.
World cup means a lot more, but, TBF, the standard of play has been a fair bit below Euro 08 so far. The Dutch didn't look a patch on the team they had back then.
Of the teams we've seen so far only Jerry looks a potential winner. Although Italy didn't ever really look potential winners last time and still managed it, so impressions can be misleading.
- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
- The Guardian's Andrew Anthony
It's a professional game though, despite the rank amateur performance of our blokes. And this being the most important tourney there is, it's just all about the result surely?
The big teams surely would rather grind out a 1-0 win every match than lose 4-3? Just the reality of such a big sport I think.
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Originally Posted by Adolf Grünbaum
And Euro 2000 >>>> any other finals tournament.
All the best teams playing great attacking football, packed full of a generation of wonderful players at their peaks.
This world cup is not helped by the fact that alot star players from African teams have been injured just before the world cup.... Having them would only improve the standards..
Euros was won by Greece not so long ago......
The World cup is just better because it is the World cup as far as I am concerned. Regardless of quality (there are arguments to be had both ways on that) the Euros will never be able to match it.
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