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    *Official* 2007 Football World Cup thread

    Less than a week til it starts and no mention of it. Events of this magnitude usually have a forum of their own.
    You all know the score. 22 people run around trying to kick a spherical object into a net. No invasion of personal space allowed, as it knocks the other competitor over. The team of 11 that puts the spherical object in the other team's net the most wins. Overall winner crowned best in the world.

    The groups:

    Group A
    Argentina
    England
    Germany
    Japan

    Group B
    North Korea
    Nigeria
    Sweden
    USA

    Group C
    Australia
    Canada
    Ghana
    Norway

    Group D
    Brazil
    China
    Denmark
    New Zealand



    The schedule:

    10th September
    Germany v Argentina

    11th September
    England v Japan
    USA v North Korea
    Sweden v Nigeria

    12th September
    Norway v Canada
    Australia v Ghana
    China v Denmark
    Brazil v New Zealand

    14th September
    Germany v England
    Argentina v Japan
    USA v Sweden
    North Korea v Nigeria

    15th September
    Norway v Australia
    Canada v Ghana
    China v Brazil
    Denmark v New Zealand

    17th September
    Argentina v England
    Japan v Germany

    18th September
    North Korea v Sweden
    Nigeria v USA

    19th September
    Canada v Australia
    Ghana v Norway
    Denmark v Brazil
    New Zealand v China

    22nd September
    Quarterfinal 1 - 1st Group A v 2nd Group B
    Quarterfinal 2 - 1st Group B v 2nd Group A

    23rd September
    Quarterfinal 3 - 1st Group C v 2nd Group D
    Quarterfinal 4 - 1st Group D v 2nd Group C

    26th September
    Semifinal 1 - winner Quarterfinal 1 v winner Quarterfinal 3

    27th September
    Semifinal 2 - winner Quarterfinal 2 v winner Quarterfinal 4

    30th September
    Third place playoff
    Final

    Feel free to discuss.

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    Bah. Should have let him linger in ignorance.

    Groups A and B look by far the toughest; NZ a bit of a joke inclusion and Denmark the weakest side of the European qualifiers make Group D quite easy for the hosts. Australia had some decent results and are probably better than four years ago, and while I'm seriously worried about organisation at the back for Norway, they should make it through from the weakest group in the competition. Canada a definite danger though, and Brazil/China in the quarters is not a healthy proposition either.

    USA or Brazil to win it all, Germany are not what they once were - lack the physical mettle or, indeed, anyone but Prinz - and England have shown little at the highest level, European Cup win for Arsenal notwithstanding.
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    FIFA's been really clever, actually; putting us in a group solely consisting of countries who we fight wars against to get the patriotic juices following.

    Seriously tho, we any good? Ranks low on the give-a-toss-ometer I'm afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Seriously tho, we any good? Ranks low on the give-a-toss-ometer I'm afraid.
    We're ok. Not great, but slowly improving. Went to China to play a friendly tournament around January time and drew with USA and Germany, ranked 1 and 2 in the world, but they weren't really giving a toss. Lost to China in that tournament, and again to them last week. No chance of winning it. Could come out of the group second to Germany though. Best players are Faye White (captain, centre back, Arsenal, doubt for the start of the tournament due to fitness), Karen Carney (wide right, Arsenal) and Kelly Smith (up front, Arsenal again).
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