Draw for the world cup

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There must be some people here who are interested in football (the proper kind), so I thought I'd start a thread on the draw for the world cup next summer:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/8383755.stm

I'm sure Greg at least is looking forward to one of the first group games, with the USA taking on the mighty England!
 

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I think England got a very good group draw.
 
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So did the US!

Assuming the US advances as second place team in the group, that would most likely mean a round of 16 game against Germany. Or Ghana if we take care of England.
 
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There always has to be a Group of Death, I guess. Particularly so with a bit more parity throughout the world. Poor North Korea.
 
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the USA taking on the mighty England!

Been there done that, next...
 
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Been there done that, next...

LOL, nearly 60 years ago, maybe, but we should probably look at more recent form.

I think the US will probably advance, but I predict that we'll actually play to our ability this year. Group G certainly looks interesting!
 
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LOL, nearly 60 years ago, maybe, but we should probably look at more recent form.

I think the US will probably advance, but I predict that we'll actually play to our ability this year. Group G certainly looks interesting!

I was thinking the same thing!
 
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The World Cup wouldn't be the same without a Group of Death.
 
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I'm glad it was the Ivory Coast (rather than, say us) who got stuck with Brazil and Portugal.
 
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I feel sorry for South Africa.

South Africa
Mexico
Uruguay
France

The chances of advancing are virtually nil...
 
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You could tell from their faces that they were really disappointed.. I hope SA makes it to the next round.
 
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I have a weird feeling SA will advance, despite all evidence to the contrary. The host country usually finds a way even when they're not favored (Korea, USA, etc.). Their group is one of the tougher ones but the host country has never failed to make it past the first round. It sure doesn't look good for them, but you can never underestimate home field advantage and national pride in the World Cup.

On a much better note, I'm extremely pleased with the draw for Group C. USA should be able to really do something this year, I can't wait to see the opening match.
 
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I have a weird feeling SA will advance, despite all evidence to the contrary. The host country usually finds a way even when they're not favored

Yeah, the Reverees! :biggrin:
 
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Woohooo Nederlands!!!!!!!!!
 
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Yeah, the Reverees! :biggrin:

Lol, I'm just hoping there isn't another Italy-Korea debacle. That was an embarrassment to the game
 
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You heard it here first... haha..

Group Stage

Group A
Date Location Matchup
June 11 Johannesburg (Soccer City) South Africa vs. Mexico (tie)
June 11 Cape Town Uruguay vs. France (tie)
June 16 Pretoria South Africa vs. Uruguay
June 17 Polokwane France vs. Mexico
June 22 Rustenburg Mexico vs. Uruguay
June 22 Bloemfontein France vs. South Africa

Mexico: 7 pts
South Africa: 7 pts
France: 1 pts
Uruguay: 1pts

Group B
Date Location Matchup
June 12 Johannesburg (Ellis Park Stadium) Argentina vs. Nigeria (tie)
June 12 Port Elizabeth South Korea vs. Greece
June 17 Johannesburg (Soccer City) Argentina vs. South Korea (tie)
June 17 Bloemfontein Greece vs. Nigeria (tie)
June 22 Polokwane Greece vs. Argentina
June 22 Durban Nigeria vs. South Korea (tie)

Argentina: 5 pts
South Korea: 5 pts
Nigeria: 3 pts
Greece: 1 pts

Group C
Date Location Matchup
June 12 Rustenburg England vs. United States
June 13 Polokwane Algeria vs. Slovenia
June 18 Cape Town England vs. Algeria
June 18 Johannesburg (Ellis Park Stadium) Slovenia vs. United States
June 23 Pretoria United States vs. Algeria
June 23 Port Elizabeth Slovenia vs. England

England: 9 pts
United States: 6 pts
Slovenia: 3 pts
Algeria: 0 pts

Group D
Date Location Matchup
June 13 Durban Germany vs. Australia
June 13 Pretoria Serbia vs. Ghana
June 18 Port Elizabeth Germany vs. Serbia
June 19 Rustenberg Ghana vs. Australia (tie)
June 23 Nelspruit Australia vs. Serbia
June 23 Johannesburg (Soccer City) Ghana vs. Germany

Germany: 9 pts
Ghana: 4 pts
Serbia: 3 pts
Australia: 1 pts


Group E
Date Location Matchup
June 14 Johannesburg (Soccer City) Netherlands vs. Denmark (tie)
June 14 Bloemfontein Japan vs. Cameroon
June 19 Durban Netherlands vs. Japan
June 19 Pretoria Cameroon vs. Denmark
June 24 Rustenburg Denmark vs. Japan
June 24 Cape Town Cameroon vs. Netherlands (tie)

Denmark: 7 pts
Netherlands: 5 pts
Cameroon: 4 pts
Japan: 0 pts

Group F
Date Location Matchup
June 14 Cape Town Italy vs. Paraguay
June 15 Rustenburg New Zealand vs. Slovakia
June 20 Nelspruit Italy vs. New Zealand
June 20 Bloemfontein Slovakia vs. Paraguay (tie)
June 24 Polokwane Paraguay vs. New Zealand (tie)
June 24 Johannesburg (Ellis Park Stadium) Slovakia vs. Italy (tie)

Italy: 7 pts
Slovakia: 5 pts
Paraguay: 2 pts
New Zealand: 0 pts

Group G
Date Location Matchup
June 15 Johannesburg (Ellis Park Stadium) Brazil vs. North Korea
June 15 Port Elizabeth Ivory Coast vs. Portugal (tie)
June 20 Johannesburg (Soccer City) Brazil vs. Ivory Coast
June 21 Cape Town Portugal vs. North Korea
June 25 Nelspruit North Korea vs. Ivory Coast
June 25 Durban Portugal vs. Brazil (tie)

Brazil: 7 pts
Portugal: 5 pts
Ivory Coast: 4 pts
North Korea: 0 pts

Group H
Date Location Matchup
June 16 Durban Spain vs. Switzerland
June 16 Nelspruit Honduras vs. Chile
June 21 Port Elizabeth Spain vs. Honduras
June 21 Johannesburg (Ellis Park Stadium) Chile vs. Switzerland
June 25 Bloemfontein Switzerland vs. Honduras
June 25 Pretoria Chile vs. Spain

Spain: 9 pts
Honduras: 6 pts
Chile: 3 pts
Switzerland: 0 pts

**Note: I have not contemplated tie-breaker criteria.**
 

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