Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-08 20:22:32
I'm really thrilled, we're only three days away from it! Too bad I'll still have classes on the opening game, though, but at least the local TV stations will transmit every game on the cup! Way better than their lame afternoon programs! :)
Also, injury reports:
Apparently, Robben will only be able to play the second game of the group. I don't think he'll be that necessary during the qualifiers, but he should play the last two games...
Drogba is fine, apparently, at least he is confirmed against Brazil on the second round.
Nani is out of the cup, which puts Portugal in a tricky situation, since he's au pair with C. Ronaldo.
Kaka should play all the games, but apparently he's not "100%" yet. He has a week to get in shape, when we have our first match against North Korea...
Both Essien and Muntari are out for Ghana, and they're the referential players in there... Maybe Muntari will play the cup, but it's not confirmed yet.
At 6/6/10 09:17 PM, Ismael92 wrote:At 6/6/10 09:02 PM, Sir-Nuts wrote: Yeah, if they were playing well, they wouldn't need to rely on the last game against Uruguay.Anyone who watched that game knows that Maradona is a pussy and that Argentina got lucky >:(
Actually, I'm starting to think that Maradona could surprise us as a decent coach - he isn't a tough guy, he really likes to have some fun during the practice. I think that should make Argentina's players less nervous over the upcoming matches...
And Maradona is in the same situation as Dunga - a first time coach, already on the National team.I know I sound rude because of all the hating against Argentina, but Maradona shouldn't have become a coach in the first place.
Maybe, we'll see if he's actually a good coach or not in this cup.
LOCO ABREU.yay :D
He plays for a Brazilian team, and he's possibly the best player in there. :)
At 6/7/10 02:45 AM, Sentio wrote: I'd suggest that Germany are going to struggle with so many high profile injuries, and have a tough group (Serbia are very underrated, they made France look terrible in qualifying).
Germany is always criticized before the cup, but they always do well in it, somehow. As for Serbia, indeed they are underrated, but I don't think they'll get past the quarter finals...
...That would teach Brazil for playing boring football (by their high standards), and give a Brazil- Spain last 16 game, which I think everyone would love to see!
I'd love to see that match, but I'm not too sure about Brazil either. And Ivory Coast has a strong team even without Drogba - Keita, the two Toures, Gervinho, Eboue, Dindane... only to name a few, although he is still their best player. ;)
At 6/7/10 05:04 AM, Auz wrote:At 6/6/10 09:02 PM, Sir-Nuts wrote: Heh, I just wrote down what came into mind that I thought it would be important mentioning, like the issues they're having, favourites, match ups to look forward to... It isn't the best opening post ever, but it's decent, heh. ;)I think it's a fine opening post ^^
Well you gotta have some faith in young players. I'd say it would be a good investment in the future to take him with you.
Indeed, but a few more younger players were left out as well, there was some protestation over that in here...
As for Ronaldinho, has he not been selected in three years then? I heard he was doing great in AC Milan at the moment. Surely he can still do better than some of the other players that were selected.
Not really, he was being called in the first few years, but I think that since 2008 he hasn't been called. Yeah, he is slowly coming back to what he used to be, but still... calling a player that you aren't sure how well he'll do on the cup? =/
The thing is, we needed a substitute for Adriano, who is a strong striker, while Pato is a "lighter" one. Grafite has little experience in the national team, yes, but he was the only option...Ah alright. I understand. But I guess they'll start with Robinho and Luis Fabiano and keep Grafite as some kind of 'pinch-hitter'?
Grafite is the bench for L. Fabiano and Nilmar is the bench for Robinho - depends on what Dunga thinks it's best at the time.
I personally hope Nilmar plays really well. ^^
But they really need Didier Drogba to be recovered for the group stages. Nobody knows if he's going to be alright, but he's the team's main player!Yes, Didier Drogda is of course their star player. They're probably gonna need him, if it was for the morale boost alone.
Yeah, he's the captain as well. Ivory Coast has a good team, but Drogba is still the "reference player" - the teams plays with his style, they play "around" him...
At 6/7/10 11:00 AM, Gagsy wrote: Anyone else besides Ejit going to use their national team in their sig somehow for this great event?
Hmm, I might make one now, even though I'm not too sure over who will win the cup... oh well, cheering is cheering, VAI BRASIL!!! ^^
At 6/7/10 05:57 PM, Ship wrote: Let's not forget about Cameroon either. Even though Eto'o is being a little girl about being criticized, they still have a very solid team.
Whatever Roger Milla says, it's true. If he called Eto'o a sissy, the he IS a sissy. :P
At 6/7/10 06:41 PM, RohantheBarbarian wrote:At 6/7/10 11:42 AM, Auz wrote: But they didn't even quality... =/ Remember that Thierry Henry incident?YES
We all remember that - I hope France losses a match with a hand goal.
At 6/8/10 07:41 AM, Slightly-Crazy-Dude wrote: Thoughts?
At 6/8/10 05:33 PM, Scarab wrote: Great thread!
Thanks! I'm liking the way this is going... ^^