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  • The World Cup is on, any soccer fans around?... *Spoiler Alert*

    I'm wondering if I'm in the minority here when it comes to the real sport of "football"... Probably as you already know by now, the biggest single sport tournament in the world has started today with its first match between Brazil and Croatia, and it will continue until July 13th.
    We have eight groups of competing teams, and each group consists of four teams, totaling in 32 teams representing 32 countries... So if you are interested, I'll try my best to keep you updated with the results in this very original post whenever I can.

    Although I come from an Armenian and Greek ethnic backgrounds, Argentina remains to this day my favorite national soccer/football team since I was a kid while playing sports, so naturally I'll be vowing for them. That being said, I'm still a neutralized American citizen and USA and Greece will have my support as well despite their history and achievements in this sport.

    So if you are a fan, what's you favorite team and who you're ruling for?

    ***Results in progress***

    Group A:
    Brazil vs Croatia: 3-1... Brazil: 3 Points- Croatia: 0 Points
    Mexico vs Cameroon: 1-0... Mexico: 3 Points- Cameroon: 0 Points
    Brazil vs Mexico: 0-0... Brazil: 1 Point- Mexico: 1 Point
    Cameroon vs Croatia: 0-4... Cameroon: 0 Points- Croacia:3 Points
    Cameroon vs Brazil: 1-4... Cameroon: 0 Points- Brazil: 3 Points
    Croatia vs Mexico: 1-3... Croatia: 0 Points- Mexico: 3 Points

    Total Points and Goals:
    Brazil: 7 Points- 7 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Winner)
    Mexico: 7 Points- 4 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Runner up)
    Croatia: 3 Points- 6 Goals (Out of the tournament)
    Cameroon: 0 Points- 1 Goal (Out of the tournament)


    Group B:
    Spain vs Netherlands: 1-5... Spain: 0 Points- Netherlands: 3 Points
    Chile vs Australia: 3-1... Chile: 3 Points- Australia: 0 Points
    Australia vs Netherlands: 1-3... Australia: 0 Points- Netherlands: 3 Points
    Spain vs Chile: 0-2... Spain: 0 Points- Chile:3 Points
    Netherlands vs Chile: 2-0... Netherlands: 3 Points- Chile: 0 Points
    Australia vs Spain: 0-3... Australia: 0 Points- Spain: 3 Points

    Total Points and Goals:
    Netherlands: 9 Points- 10 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Winner)
    Chile: 6 Points- 5 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Runner up)
    Spain: 3 Points- 4 Goals (Out of the tournament)
    Australia: 0 Points- 3 Goals (Out of the tournament)


    Group C:
    Colombia vs Greece: 3-0... Colombia: 3 Points- Greece: 0 Points
    Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) vs Japan: 2-1... CIV (Ivory Coast): 3 Points- Japan: 0 Points
    Colombia vs CIV: 2-1... Colombia: 3 Points- CIV: 0 Points
    Japan vs Greece: 0-0... Japan: 1 Point- Greece: 1 Point
    Japan vs Colombia: 1-4... Japan: 0 Points- Colombia: 3 Points
    Greece vs CIV: 2-1... Greece: 3 Points- CIV: 0 Points

    Total Points and Goals:
    Colombia: 9 Points- 9 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Winner)
    Greece: 4 Points- 2 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Runner up)
    CIV: 3 Points- 4 Goals (Out of the tournament)
    Japan: 1 Point- 2 Goals (Out of the tournament)

    Group D:
    Uruguay vs Costa Rica: 1-3... Urugay: 0 Points- Costa Rica: 3 Points
    England vs Italy: 1-2.. England: 0 Points- Italy: 3 Points
    Uruguay vs England: 2-1
    Italy vs Costa Rica: 0-1... Italy: 0 Points- Costa Rica: 3 Points
    Italy vs Uruguay: 0-1... Italy: 0 Points- Uruguay: 3 Points
    Costa Rica vs England: 0-0... Costa Rica: 1 Point- England: 1 Point

    Total Points and Goals:
    Costa Rica: 7 Points- 4 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Winner)
    Uruguay: 6 Points- 4 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Runner up)
    Italy: 3 Ponts- 2 Goals (Out of the tournament)
    England: 1 Point- 2 Goals (Out of the tournament)


    Group E:
    Switzerland vs Ecuador: 2-1... Switzerland: 3 Points- Ecuador: 0 Points
    France vs Honduras: 3-0... France: 3 Points- Honduras: 0 Points
    Switzerland vs France: 2-5... Switzerland: 0 Points- France: 3 Points
    Honduras vs Ecuador: 1-2... Honduras: 0 Points- Ecuador: 3 Points
    Honduras vs Switzerland: 0-3... Honduras: 0 Points- Switzerland: 3 Points
    Ecuador vs France: 0-0... Ecuador: 1 Point- France: 1 Point

    Total Points and Goals:
    France: 7 Points- 8 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Winner)
    Switzerland: 6 Points- 7 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Runner up)
    Ecuador: 4 Points- 3 Goals (Out of the tournament)
    Hondurans: 0 Points- 1 Goal (Out of the tournament)


    Group F:
    Argentina vs Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2-1... Argentina: 3 Points- Bosina: 0 Points
    Iran vs Nigeria: 0-0... Iran: 1 Point- Nigeria: 1 Point
    Argentina vs Iran: 1-0... Argentina: 3 Points- Iran: 0 Points
    Nigeria vs Bosnia: 1-0... Nigeria: 3 Points- Bosnia: 0 Points
    Nigeria vs Argentina: 2-3... Nigeria: 0 Points- Argentina 3 Points
    Bosnia vs Iran: 3-1: Bosnia 3 Points- Iran 0 Points

    Total Points and Goals:
    Argentina: 9 Points- 6 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Winner)
    Nigeria: 4 Points- 3 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Runner up)
    Bosnia: 3 Points- 4 Goals (Out of the tournament)
    Iran: 1 Point- 1 Goal (Out of the tournament)

    Group G:
    Germany vs Portugal: 4-0... Germany: 3 Points- Portugal: 0 Points
    Ghana vs USA: 1-2... Ghana: 0 Points- USA: 3 Points
    Germany vs Ghana: 2-2... Germany: 1 Point- Ghana: 1 Point
    USA vs Portugal: 2-2... USA: 1 Point- Portugal:1 Point
    Portugal vs Ghana: 2-1... Portugal: 3 Points- 0 Points
    USA vs Germany: 0-1... USA: 0 Points- Germany: 3 Points

    Total Points and Goals:
    Germany: 7 Points- 7 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Winner)
    USA: 4 Points- 4 Goals- 4 Goals against (Moving to the next stage) (Runner up)
    Portugal: 4 Points- 4 Goals- 7 Goals against (Out of the tournament)
    Ghana: 1 Point- 4 Goals (Out of the tournament)

    Group H:
    Belgium vs Algeria: 2-1... Belgium: 3 Points- Algeria: 0 Points
    Russia vs Korea Republic: 1-1... Russia 1 Point- Korea: 1 Point
    Belgium vs Russia: 1-0... Belgium: 3 Points- Russia: 0 Points
    Korea vs Algeria: 2-4... Korea: 0 Points- Algeria: 3 Points
    Korea vs Belgium: 0-1... Korea: 0 Points- Belgium: 3 Points
    Algeria vs Russia: 1-1... Algeria 1 Point- Russia: 1 Point

    Total Points and Goals:
    Belgium: 9 Points- 4 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Winner)
    Algeria: 4 Points- 6 Goals (Moving to the next stage) (Runner up)
    Russia: 2 Points- 2 Goals (Out of the tournament)
    Korea: 1 Point- 3 Goals (Out of the tournament)

    ------------ End of Stage One----------



    Round of 16 (Second Stage):
    Winner of Group A plays with Runner Up from Group B
    Winner of Group B plays with Runner Up from Group A
    WC vs RD
    WD vs RC
    WE vs RF
    WF vs RE
    WG vs RH
    WH vs RG

    1- Brazil vs Chile: 1-1, Penalty Shoot-Out: 3-2! (Brazil: To the Quarter Finals, Chile: Out of the tournament)
    2- Netherlands vs Mexico: 2-1, (Netherlands: To the Quarter Finals, Mexico: Out of the tournament)
    3- Colombia vs Uruguay: 2-0, (Colombia: To the Quarter Finals, Uruguay: Out of the tournament)
    4- Costa Rica vs Greece: 1-1, Penalty Shoot-Out: 5-3! (Costa Rica: To the Quarter Finals, Greece: Out of the tournament)
    5- Argentina vs Switzerland: -0, (Argentina: To the Quarter Finals, Switzerland: Out of the tournament)
    6- France vs Nigeria: 2-0, (France: To the Quarter Finals, Nigeria: Out of the tournament)
    7- Germany vs Algeria: 2-1, (Germany: To the Quarter Finals, Algeria: Out of the tournament)
    8- Belgium vs USA: 2-1, (Belgium: To the Quarter Finals, USA: Out of the tournament)

    Quarter Finals:
    Brazil vs Colombia: 2-1, (Brazil moves to the Semi-Finals, Colombia is out)
    Netherlands vs Costa Rica: 0-0, Penalty Shootout: 4-3, (Netherlands moves to the Semi-Finals, Costa Rica is out)
    France vs Germany: 0-1, (France is out, Germany moves to the Semi-Finals)
    Argentina vs Belgium: 1-0, (Argentina moves to the Semi-Finals, Belgium is out)

    Semi-Finals:
    Germany vs Brazil: 7-1, (Germany goes to the Final match, Brazil plays for the third place)
    Argentina vs Netherlands: 0-0, Penalty Shootout: 4-2, (Argentina goes to the Final match, Netherlands plays for the third place)

    Play-Off for the Third Place:
    Brazil vs Netherlands: 0- 3, (Netherlands wins the Bronze medal, Brazil is out).

    The Final Match:
    Argentina vs Germany: 0-1, (Argentina gets the silver medal, and Germany wins the gold medal and the World Cup)

    - Germany is the new world champion/s -
    Last edited by Mechanizor; 07-13-2014, 09:48 PM.

  • #2
    Huge soccer fan here. I've got some German blood in me (my dad came from there), so I always cheer for Germany (especially since Canada will never have a decent team).
    But I'll cheer on any team who tries to actually score goals, instead of trying to win 1-0 by flopping around in the 18 yard box.

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    • Mechanizor
      Mechanizor commented
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      Germany has always been a very strong contender, and their start up group is somehow challenging especially knowing Portugal is right up there with them.
      Aside from my favorite team, I usually go for the underdog myself...

  • #3
    I must add here, the game between Spain and Holland/Netherlands was a historic one, seeing the world champions getting destroyed like that (5-1) by the Dutch in their first game of the current FIFA tournament was unprecedented according to the sport commentators! Wow what a game!

    I just hope the rest of the world cup will entertain us with more epic surprises and upsets in a similar manner! :manefaces:

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    • #4
      Another major upset has just happened, Costa Rica beats the great team of Uruguay 3-1, a history in the making for the Costa-Rican fans for sure!

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      • #5
        Holland looking pretty impressive,but remember Spain got beat 1-0 by Switzerland in South Africa and then blew the rest of the teams away.
        Yeah the mighty Costa Rica are back,i remember them beating Scotland all those years ago and i do have a weak spot when it comes to Germany b/c they do play some good football.

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        • Mechanizor
          Mechanizor commented
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          Agreed... So far the tournament hasn't been boring, actually more like exciting, but still, there is a long way to go, and we'll see how the none south american teams will adapt to the high humidity and the casual rain!

      • #6
        A huge game for Germany today, and what a nightmare for the Portuguese and their fans!... And definitely another huge game for the USA after beating Ghana 2-1! Wow, what an interesting world cup day to witness!
        Last edited by Mechanizor; 06-17-2014, 12:14 AM.

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        • #7
          Wow, the world champions (Spain) are out of the tournament and have been eliminated by the Chileans, a history in the making because Chile has never won a game before against the Spaniards!

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          • #8
            Even though I was cheering for Uruguay against Italy yesterday, I hope FIFA throws the book at Suarez for biting.... and the BS play acting he did after the biting incident.




            .......unless he was really hungry & couldn't wait until the end of the game to go out for a little bite of Italian.....



            Seriously though, that was pathetic by Suarez.

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            • #9
              That's why they nicknamed Suarez the cannibal at one point! Yep, that was a disgusting move by him although I was also cheering for Uruguay... It'll be interesting to see what FIFA would do, although they've become a corrupt organization themselves!

              Regardless, many major players are already out of the tournament, and some of those unpredictable turnouts make things even more exciting like Greece for example! Today and tomorrow should have some interesting events to look forward to as well, then afterwards the real bloodbath should start in the next round. Hehehehe...
              :throne:

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              • #10
                Wow. Never in my wildest dreams did I think Germany would pull off a 7-1 win over Brazil!

                Happy for Klose to get the record for most World Cup goals.

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                • #11
                  I thought it's going to be a tough one for the brazilians after Neymar and Silva were out, but witnessing that kind of devastation was beyond everyone's imagination! That was a history in the making that will probably haunt the brazilians for the next 50 years!!!

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                  • #12
                    Finally it's over, and Germany wins the World Cup.

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                    • He-man121
                      He-man121 commented
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                      I did say i fancied Germany for the cup,but how lucky was their keeper to stay on the park,high knee is always dangerous play.
                      But well done,now the mighty Scotland is next up in Septembers Euro Qualifiers.

                    • Mechanizor
                      Mechanizor commented
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                      Congrats on the win, but it was a little tough for me by watching my favorite team losing during the last minutes in the extra time with a single goal difference after battling it through for a whole month! However, Germany in the end had more energy and a much better composure and tactics.

                      I blame a big portion of the loss on the coach though, he took out some of the key players out (9, 22) without leading the game with a goal or having serious injuries! You just ****ing don't do that in the final game, you just don't!!! What a ****ing idiot! He could've at least gambled a little by letting a big player like Angel Di Maria (7) play in the extra time!

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