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Old 06-01-2002, 12:12 PM   #16
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Despite their 8-0 win over S.Arabia I still don't believe Germany have a chance to win. Their team is not great plus they have big injury problems. I can't see them beating relatively injury free teams like Argentina, England, Italy, and even France (yes I know France lost yesterday....)
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Old 06-01-2002, 01:21 PM   #17
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Germany beat a BAD team. Thats all there is to read into that.

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Old 06-01-2002, 01:33 PM   #18
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I hope we finish last. I dont want America to be associated with soccer in any way.
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Old 06-01-2002, 02:11 PM   #19
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Haha

I think Canada is like 90th or worse in the "football" rankings.
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Old 06-01-2002, 03:46 PM   #20
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I hope we finish last. I dont want America to be associated with soccer in any way.
I agree. I can see the American pushing for stupid rule changes if they become a force in FIFA. Things like timeouts, commercial breaks, etc. Believe it or not they talked about these ideas and most of the talk came from MLS circles/USSF (United States Soccer Federation). Thank god FIFA didn't even consider them seriously.
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Old 06-02-2002, 10:33 AM   #21
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what does FIFA stand for again?.... something-something-football-association I'm guessing?

I saw some of DEN/UGR yesterday.... you would think with like 20 million people in the stands they could make some noise but it seemed to be quiet and there was only 1 announcer which I found strange and he was quite dull and he was talking UNDER what little noise the crowd was making so I couldn't even hear him. It was quite boring I thought, but the 2-1 goal for Denmark was really good... you hafta appreciate the skillful parts of it at least. Still, I can't see how that many people get excited about football. It's so slow and boring.... and how come the refs don't call those offsides!?
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Old 06-02-2002, 01:50 PM   #22
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Admittably,there has been some boring football so far, but also some good games too. This will improve as the tourmament progresses. FIFI stands for "the FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE de FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION". It was formed in Paris in 1904 by delegates from Holland,Belgium,Switzerland,Denmark,Sweden and Spain.
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Damn... England only drew.. Still its better than a loss
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Old 06-02-2002, 05:58 PM   #24
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Yes, night and day between the first half and the second.And to think I got up at 3:30 A.M. to watch.
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Old 06-02-2002, 06:21 PM   #25
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Hey -- that's what a true sports fan does!! .... like me with hockey -- '98 Olympics I woke up at 2AM to watch Team Canada women's team WASTE Japan 13-0.... I mean, EVERYONE knew CAN would win easily... but I watched it anyway
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Old 06-02-2002, 06:28 PM   #26
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Yes I am watching all the games too. Doesn't matter what time.
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Old 06-05-2002, 08:42 AM   #27
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The States apparantly beat some little country big on soccer. I didn't read into it much. (yawns)
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Old 06-05-2002, 09:25 AM   #28
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Portugal! SC should have a World Cup article on the main site Saturday.
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Old 06-05-2002, 06:05 PM   #29
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A great win for US soccer in general.
They did something that they hadn't done even at USA'94:Finish their chances.
Young players like the 19 year olds DaMarcus Beasley and Landon Donovan played like veterans.
US still need to work on thie defensive coverage, especially on set pieces (corners, freekicks ...) but all in all a great game and I give a lot of credit to coach Bruce Arena.
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Old 06-20-2002, 12:45 PM   #30
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Win, win, and more wins for the USA! We take on Germany at 7 AM EST tomorrow, in what could be a great game. We've made it the round of 8, this is huge for America. Any World Cup thoughts?
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