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    Desperate for Chile to boot them out. Can't stand Big Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Desperate for Chile to boot them out. Can't stand Big Phil.
    Got mixed feelings about this.

    I want Chile to win for sure but I do think the whole tournament needs the hosts cliche holds true for this one. It has been great to watch and would still be without Brazil but something would be missing without them going into a semi-final with the massive pressure that will be coming their way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I agree in principle, but there's no denying that on the whole the teams from Africa for the last few tournaments (with the exception of Ghana perhaps) have been really poor. As I said earlier, it's not like they're short on quality or anything, but the teams always seem to be disjointed, striking over pay or some other scandal, or show up at the tournament looking like they don't give a crap. Cameroon last night were a prime example of this, and it was the exact same story with them 4 years ago. Same with Nigeria, they played like dogs against Iran the other night, and they were a non-runner 4 years ago too. Ivory coast look a bit better this time, but they were also garbage 4 years ago.
    Yea but would the lesser sides from Europe really result in a better tournament? Maybe they're a little better but you aren't really excluding anyone who is going to win the tourney. All you're doing is denying whole regions a compelling reason to be involved in the sport and getting rid of the global flavor which makes this tournament as good as the Olympics.
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    Don't really rate Neymar like most seem to do, Brazil would've been royally ****ed without him in this WC. Overall Brazil don't really look like a team that has a very good chance at winning this at all. Fred and Hulk are rubbish, their defence looked pretty shaky when Cameroon went on the attack in that spell in the first half and Luiz is a bad defender who will be found out in the knockout rounds.

    Unless Neymar continues scoring for fun, (which is going to be very difficult once teams properly start double-triple teaming him like they did Messi) and Brazil somehow get an easy run of matches, I can't see them come close to winning this

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    Don't think Brazil are as poor as people think or Chile as good.
    Brazil are capable of better play than what they have shown so far (we saw that in the confer cup last year) . World Cups aren't won in the opening rounds - if Brazil improves from here that's what will matter.

    I'll be surprised if they don't get past Chile.
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    Mexico v Netherlands promises to be a great game.
    Dutch start favorites but definitely think Mexico are good enough to beat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Haha, love these. Robert Lewandowski almost joining Big Sam at Blackburn in 2010 a personal favourite of mine.
    I thought the entire, "we almost signed" was a Spurs std. West Ham must've caught it.
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    Seems that 7 Cameroon players are being investigated on suspicion of match fixing. Which might explain a bit.

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    Cameroon Facing Fraud Probe

    The convicted match-fixer betting on things doesn't bode well. No idea on the accuracy of the above mind you.
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    I bet Alex Song is ****ting himself right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I bet Alex Song is ****ting himself right now.
    Hopefully he'll get a massive ban if anything comes of it.

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