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    2014 FIFA World Cup


    Just less than 2 weeks before the tournament gets under way in Brazil. I'm sure we're looking forward to some incredible matches, rising stars and there's sure to be some memorable sporting moments.

    Predict and discuss anything related to the tournament in this thread. I'll try to update the thread with results and stats as often as possible. Poke me if I forget .

    Let's have fun!

    Group Stages
    Group A
    • Brazil
    • Croatia
    • Mexico
    • Cameroon
    Spoiler: Fixtures show



    Group B
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Chile
    • Australia
    Spoiler: Fixtures show


    Group C
    • Colombia
    • Greece
    • Ivory Coast
    • Japan
    Spoiler: Fixtures show


    Group D
    • Uruguay
    • Costa Rica
    • England
    • Italy
    Spoiler: Fixtures show



    Group E
    • Switzerland
    • Ecuador
    • France
    • Honduras


    Spoiler: Fixtures show



    Group F
    • Argentina
    • Bosnia-Herzegovina
    • Iran
    • Nigeria
    Spoiler: Fixtures show


    Group G

    • Germany
    • Portugal
    • Ghana
    • USA
    Spoiler: Fixtures show




    Group H
    • Belgium
    • Russia
    • Russia
    • Korea
    Spoiler: Fixtures show



    Second Round

    Spoiler: Fixtures show



    Quarter Finals

    4 July 2014
    Quarter-final 1:
    Winner Second-round 5 v Winner Second-round 6
    Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 17:00

    4 July 2014
    Quarter-final 2:
    Winner Second-round 1 v Winner Second-round 2
    Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 21:00

    5 July 2014
    Quarter-final 3:
    Winner Second-round 7 v Winner Second-round 8
    Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00

    5 July 2014
    Quarter-final 4:
    Winner Second-round 3 v Winner Second-round 4
    Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 21:00


    Semi-Finals

    8 July 2014
    Semi-final 1:
    Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2
    Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 21:00

    9 July 2014
    Semi-final 2:
    Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4
    Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 21:00


    3rd Place Play-off

    12 July 2014
    Loser semi-final 1 v Loser semi-final 2
    Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 21:00
    FINAL



    13 July 2014
    Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2
    Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 20:00

    All match times shown are British Summer Time (BST)
    Last edited by goldb; May 31, 2014 at 09:39 AM.

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    I was thinking of doing a thread like this but I guessed someone actually relevant would do it, lol.

    Are we gonna have a predictions league or something? This site is pretty cool and should be helpful for anyone feeling like sharing their predictions (I know I will, later).

    Edit: In fact, f it, here's mine:

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    Last edited by Hardy; May 31, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    That's a really cool website, I like that idea. I tried to find something similar but a lot of the ones I came across you had to predict the scoreline too, and I'm not into that at all, but I guess with this, we can have a lot more to talk about besides the matches themselves.

    Edit: I found one on ESPN, which I think is better imo. What do you guys think? In the end I don't really mind, though I have my preference. The ESPN Bracket seems a lot more straightforward.

    I hope a lot of us will sign up and share their predictions. Shall we say the cut off whichever one we choose, cut off point for submitting the predictions/brackets is Sunday 8th June?

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Oh, I like yours a lot better, as I noticed that in mine whenever 2 teams had the same points, the one that had alphabetical priority would advance, lol. Overall, it's the same prediction, and either one of the 3 big teams in both Group B and D should be able to advance into the second round.

    I objectivly can't see us winning this, and I see Germany 1 step ahead of every other team.

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    My predictions would be something like that: http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data...qsomtruglrg1e1

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Mexico? Really?

    Poor Chile and Ecuador btw, we should support our bros

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    ---------- Post added at 12:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:13 PM ----------

    Lol, just now I noticed that in yours you beat us in the finals, you bastard

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy View Post
    Mexico? Really?

    Poor Chile and Ecuador btw, we should support our bros

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    ---------- Post added at 12:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:13 PM ----------

    Lol, just now I noticed that in yours you beat us in the finals, you bastard
    What's the problem with Mexico? It is the most troublesome team in our group, we have to be careful to not lose for them. The first Brazil trainings are already thinking of Mexico by what Felipão said in the trainings, Croatia will be a piece of cake.

    I cannot support a team that has Spain and Netherlands in its group, sorry. Chile can be good, but the odds are against it, those two are better. XD
    Between Ecuador and Switzerland, I pick the second, but I might be wrong.

    I bet in you guys to reach the finals, be thankful.

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    Nah dude, Mexico is garbage, they are in Honduras' and Costa Rica's tier. Getting to the 2nd round will be a miracle for them. They changed their coach like 7 months ago, lol. Croatia is a way bigger menace, they have quality players and their stars (Modric and Rakitic) just had a huge season.

    I don't think too highly of Spain (never did tbh). Just like Barcelona, most of its players are showing a really poor level. I wouldn't be really surprised if they don't advance to 2nd round.

    I haven't watched a lot from Switzerland, but I've seen Ecuador and I find them pretty solid (good defense, and 2 wings that could give a lot of trouble to most defenses). Also, if the local climate (high temperatures, but I guess you know this better than me) is gonna favour anyone, it'll be them.

    Yeah, I'm thankful, but you guys have no chance against us, sorry

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    I don't think Brasil will end up the champion this year... and in every WC hosted in America, the champion was from south-america, so...

    Go Chile/Equador/Colombia!


    (I honestly think Argentina will win, but more often than not I'm wrong)

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy View Post
    Nah dude, Mexico is garbage, they are in Honduras' and Costa Rica's tier. Getting to the 2nd round will be a miracle for them. They changed their coach like 7 months ago, lol. Croatia is a way bigger menace, they have quality players and their stars (Modric and Rakitic) just had a huge season.

    I don't think too highly of Spain (never did tbh). Just like Barcelona, most of its players are showing a really poor level. I wouldn't be really surprised if they don't advance to 2nd round.

    I haven't watched a lot from Switzerland, but I've seen Ecuador and I find them pretty solid (good defense, and 2 wings that could give a lot of trouble to most defenses). Also, if the local climate (high temperatures, but I guess you know this better than me) is gonna favour anyone, it'll be them.

    Yeah, I'm thankful, but you guys have no chance against us, sorry
    Very uncommon way of thinking by what I heard about Mexico...

    Spain doesn't convince me either, but I guess they will get by Quarter-Finals at least.

    Coincidentally, the temperatures has been very low lately here. IF it continues, we will have a "cold" (20º~25ºC is cold) World Cup. Since almost everybody plays in Europe, it will not be a advantage for anyone, the high temperatues I mean.

    pff

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    No, Leoat, Mexico are garbage right now. They actually shouldn't be in the WC, but the US did them a favor and won a game that they had no stake in. If the US took a draw or something, Mexico would've been out.

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    I just love how everyone outside of Germany is overrating them while we in Germany always underrate them

    My guess, though just made on the spur of the moment, http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data...43b9crdglrgrrl

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    I stopped to read in the tie between Brazil and Croatia.

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    You overrate Brazil and underrate Croatia

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    Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy View Post
    Nah dude, Mexico is garbage, they are in Honduras' and Costa Rica's tier. Getting to the 2nd round will be a miracle for them. They changed their coach like 7 months ago, lol. Croatia is a way bigger menace, they have quality players and their stars (Modric and Rakitic) just had a huge season.
    Following 2010 I've said a few times that I thought Mexico could be a legit dark horse in 2014. But they fell off so hard this qualification round, and yeah, they were lucky to get in. And if you have to be lucky to get in through CONCACAF qualifying, then you have no shot at winning anything. It even bums me out a bit. We were a lot more dominant in qualifications but they get a slightly weaker group than us.

    ---------- Post added at 01:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:37 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by goldb View Post
    Edit: I found one on ESPN, which I think is better imo. What do you guys think? In the end I don't really mind, though I have my preference. The ESPN Bracket seems a lot more straightforward.

    I hope a lot of us will sign up and share their predictions. Shall we say the cut off whichever one we choose, cut off point for submitting the predictions/brackets is Sunday 8th June?
    Can we create our own league for pick 'em? I remember we did it via Yahoo Sports in 2010, I think.

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