Football World Cup 2006

The Berlin Event - before and after
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Post by Henning » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:14 pm

Because of a blind mole, dressed as referee, Australia had to depart from the tournament. They really did well but were beaten by an undeserved penalty 10 seconds before the end of injury time. Lucky Italiens.
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Post by lizzytysh » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:20 pm

Those are the WORST kinds of action to try to reconcile in sports :shock: :cry: ! I'm sorry to all our Aussies here :( .

Great description of the ref, Henning :wink: :( .


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Post by Andrew (Darby) » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:57 pm

Henning and Elizabeth, thank you for your words of commiseration - but Italian friends here, don't let this spoil the enjoyment of your team getting through to the quarter finals! :D :( :?

Cheers :)
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Post by Dem » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:00 pm

My bet for today:

Brazil-Ghana 1
Spain-France X

What do you think?

Dem
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Post by Kush » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:12 pm

All my Korean colleagues are back to work now - they have no further interest in the proceedings.

My bet is Brazil vs. Germany in the final.
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Post by lizzytysh » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:43 pm

All my Korean colleagues are back to work now - they have no further interest in the proceedings.

This reminds me of a comment made by a radio commentator here after the U.S. was eliminated... "The U.S. can now stop pretending that they're interested in soccer." :roll:
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Post by Henning » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:58 pm

6 of 7 former champions made it to the quarter finals:

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Post by mat james » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:48 am

The Italians won with the aid of one poor actor and one reckless umpiring decision.
You can say I'm a bad sport, but I say it was a bad decision.
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Post by Tony » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:20 am

That's the way it goes. There is always Australian Rules Football where you can be world champions! Even the cricket and rugby - but they are not quite the same.
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Post by mat james » Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:27 pm

I know. Iknow.
It is such an unforgiving game. So much frustration and emotion and so little outlet!

It has never been about the winning for me.
I gladly congratulate my opponents when they defeat me. But if they sook and cheat and win and the game allows it, then the game sucks.!
You rarely see a sook in Aussie Rules or Rugby. They would be abused by their own supporters if they did.
Why are they so sooky in soccer/football?
What did they do with their balls????

I want to like the World Game but I am used to a better one!!!
Few sooks. Few cheats. And many goals to satisfy the soul.
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Post by Tony » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:57 pm

I assume you deliberately left out the cricket!
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Post by mat james » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:07 am

Good point, but I can't claim that it was "deliberate" !
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Post by Henning » Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:04 pm

With the departure of Argentine and Brasil it's a European competition now.

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Post by Pete » Sun Jul 02, 2006 6:52 pm

I declare this thread officially closed

The world cup is over

there's nothing more to see

everyone go back to your homes and families

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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:14 pm

everyone go back to your homes and families

And to your back pain, too? Or, has it shifted :wink: ?


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