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    World Cup - educate me!

    So I'm going to have free time this summer and I'll try watching the event. What teams are the most exciting to watch generally?
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    Italy. Excitement guaranteed.
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    Do they do the Haka? If so, I'm in.


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    Do you follow football generally? Depends on your football-watching tastes.

    Do you go for teams with the biggest stars? If so, Argentina might be the team for you - Lionel Messi will be trying to emulate Maradona's feats from the 1986 WC with Maradona coaching the team (or sabotaging it, as some might say ). Or Cristiano Ronaldo, the fiercely individual star who cares for nothing but individual glory, but is capable of dragging his team Portugal along with him.

    Do you prefer an aesthetic footballing philosophy based on technique, passing and ball retention? Then Spain might be the team for you, with the midfield maestros Xavi, Iniesta and Alonso orchestrating everything. Or do you prefer a quick, counter-attacking style based on defensive solidity with players capable of scoring with some individual brilliance? Then go for Brazil, Germany or England. Do you prefer a team that turns defense and tactical intelligence into a fine art? Go for Italy. You might support an African team if you prefer to watch incredible athleticism trying to beat out the more tactically experienced teams with an entire continent cheering them on.

    I am going for Netherlands, because they offer a decent mix of all the above qualities - they play with excellent technique, flair, and not overly reliant on any individual stars - but they often underperform on the big stage.

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    Argentina or Netherlands I think would be the best to watch. Argentina have the cheating druggie as manager so they won't be much cop at defending.

    Spain are the like the international version of the CDMs. Look great when teams are rolling over and having their tummy tickled, so if you see Spain playing against unprofessional, weak defensive sides then you might get to see Spain trash someone like that 4/5 nil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Do they do the Haka? If so, I'm in.
    Pretty sure they will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Pretty sure they will.
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    America to win the WC. It'll be awesome when we're the best at sport none of us care about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    America to win the WC. It'll be awesome when we're the best at sport none of us care about.
    At opposed to being the best at a sport no-one else cares about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    At opposed to being the best at a sport no-one else cares about.
    It's called the world series so it must be true. We don't actually bother to check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    It's called the world series so it must be true. We don't actually bother to check.
    You actually wouldn't rule out that there is a world outside of the US of A? You piece of liberal filth.

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