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World Cup Draw ' 06

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jkritchey, Dec 9, 2005.


  1. jkritchey

    jkritchey

    Jul 23, 2002
    Northern Va.
    Groups are drawn:

    GROUP A
    Germany
    Costa Rica
    Poland
    Ecuador


    GROUP B
    England
    Paraguay
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Sweden


    GROUP C
    Argentina
    Ivory Coast
    Serbia & Montenegro
    Holland


    GROUP D
    Mexico
    Iran
    Angola
    Portugal


    GROUP E
    Italy
    Ghana
    USA
    Czech Republic


    GROUP F
    Brazil
    Croatia
    Australia
    Japan


    GROUP G
    France
    Switzerland
    South Korea
    Togo


    GROUP H
    Spain
    Ukraine
    Tunisia
    Saudi Arabia
     
  2. jkritchey

    jkritchey

    Jul 23, 2002
    Northern Va.
    France and Spain have gotten a good draw. England has to be pleased. They could be through before they play Sweden. The USA have their work cut out for them, but it could be worse.

    Argentina in the Group of Death again. Although, in looking twice, they don't have to play Holland until the end of the group. If they sack up, they can make that one meaningless. Just seems unlikely.
     
  3. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Go Belgium!


    oh wait :rolleyes: :scowl:
     
  4. England by far has the easiest group in the field. Good thing they're not going through North Ireland again, right?


    I'm pleased with the US draw. It wont be easy, but for anyone who thinks Italy or the Czechs can just walk over the US has got another thing coming. I'll be disappointed if we don't get past the group stage. I have a feeling it will be the US and Italy getting out to the knockout rounds.
     
  5. jkritchey

    jkritchey

    Jul 23, 2002
    Northern Va.
    US Better win the dang group. Second place gets the winner of the Brazil group... :rolleyes:

    Czech is good. Baros, Nedved are creative offensive players who can turn a game 'against the run of play'. Ghana went undefeated in qualifying. Itlee is Itlee.

    The US better pack a lunch.
     
  6. Monk

    Monk

    Jun 15, 2004
    i think italy will walk over the US. But then again thats just me. I am really hoping they do as well as last year (if not better) but i think that many americans are all hyped up and i'm afraid that the team won't be able to finsh up to expectaions.

    Thats all speculaton of course, as I don't even know who's on the US team this time around.
     
  7. flatwounds

    flatwounds

    Apr 22, 2003
    Sydney, Oz
    Ouch!
    That has gotta hurt. :help:


    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie... :rollno:
     
  8. trog

    trog

    Nov 8, 2003
    Scotland
    Ugh. England have an easy group, which means they'll get through... which means I'll be hearing about how the entire team are like olympian gods every day for a month.

    Well, at least until they get completely owned by Brazil or something.
     

  9. Eh, not exactly group of death - as long as you can survive Brazil I can definitely see Australia getting through to the knockout stage.
     
  10. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    'cos they're a real force right now????

    :)

    Scotland's been misplaced again...
     
  11. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    Have you ever seen Croatia play?
     
  12. It's been a while....but yes, and while I think they're good, they're hardly unbeatable.
     
  13. I'm looking at the seeding and it really sucks to be seeded 2, 3 or 4.
     
  14. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    By Australia?
     
  15. jkritchey

    jkritchey

    Jul 23, 2002
    Northern Va.
    Socceroos need to beat Japan, by a couple of goals would be nice, grab a point from Croatia, which is doable, and they're through.

    Could be much worse.
     
  16. flatwounds

    flatwounds

    Apr 22, 2003
    Sydney, Oz
    More importanty...have you seen Australia play ;)
     
  17. flatwounds

    flatwounds

    Apr 22, 2003
    Sydney, Oz
    Let's hope so.
     
  18. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    Go Ukraine! Commie bastards
     

  19. If they get up by 1 or 2, they REALLY tighten up the defence and work as a cohesive unit. You gotta get 1 or 2 on them really quickly and they fall apart and start playing as individuals. Or so I've noticed.