2014 FIFA World Cup

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  1. riczaj01

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    Germany isn't a sick team and wasn't considered a favorite? Fifa has them ranked #2 in the world!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...ssing-recent-performances-from-top-contenders

    Germany, the world’s No. 2 team according to FIFA, had perhaps the most impressive match of the tournament outside the Netherlands’ dismantling of Spain. The Germans defeated Portugal, 4-0, behind Thomas Muller’s hat-trick and a solid German defense that frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo—perhaps the best player in the world— by limiting his opportunities to create....

    Germany will likely advance out of Group G, especially if they can defeat Ghana on June 21. Ghana played well in a 2-1 loss to the United States, dominating possession but failing to create enough realistic shots on goal. Expect Ghana to have a harder time holding the ball against Germany.

    Although the Germans are the only team of the top contenders discussed that have yet to play two matches, they are in the best form of the trio. While that could certainly change with their match this weekend, look for Germany to continue their recent success and defeat Ghana with relative ease.


    The other two teams discussed were Brazil and the Netherlands. If a top 5 WC team isn't considered sick w/a shot to win I don't know who is.
     
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    It's going to be tough for both teams b/c of the weather, but even w/the Portugal team down some men I think it's still going to be to much for the US, I honestly think the best they can hope for is a tie.
     
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    Just realized US Boys will play tomorrow night, not tonight. Sorry.
     
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    Call me a homer, but I think USA beats Portugal with relative ease...
     
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    Like I said, people who know what they are talking about dont consider this Germany sick, neither do I, they were lucky to draw agains Ghana
     
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    a_mij, I work w/two people that play soccer, and they watch soccer year round, they KNOW soccer, and both consider Germany sick w/a shot to win. Bef

    Spain was defeated by 2 lesser teams, Costa Rica over Italy was an upset, no one is talking about how Germany's tie w/Ghana is some kind of huge win for Ghanna, or a huge upset for Germany, not w/this years WC at least.


    BH got flat robbed btw, that game should have ended in a 1-1 tie, dude straight beat the Nigerian goalie w/ease.
     
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    I know next to nothing about soccer, but does the US have any shot of getting out of group G? Will a win vs Portugal tonight give us enough points to place in the top two and advance?
     
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    If they beat Portugal tonight, they're qualified for the round of 16. Will be VERY hard, though.

    Portugal needs to win to stay alive, so they'll do whatever it takes to win this game. Go US Boys!
     
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    Michael Bradley was nothing a liability all night; POR should have never had that last second try…bald headed pecker wood…
     
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    I was sitting there most the game thinking yep this is how I figured it would be. Then the US was able to tie it and I was thinking, well good for them, best case scenerio. Then the bastards had the gall to take the lead up until 95 min's and I was omg they're actually going to win this SoB! And then they decided they didn't need to keep playing....

    well they got the tie which isn't horrible. I'm guessing they need to hope Ghanna wins and then hope for a tie w/Germany?
     

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