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    World Cup!-thats_the_joke.jpg

    Sorry, had too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    Yes... It was meant to be a joke! :|

    I.know.it.was.a.joke.

    I was just joining in, complimenting you on your...............never mind.


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    thread killer

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    World Cup Maps

    Link 1: NASA goes to the World Cup 2014 Brazil!

    On Thursday, 12 June 2014, NASA tweeted a Flickr album of images from space of each country playing in the World Cup 2014 Brazil. Here are same images "on a map".


    Link 2: Gallery | Story Maps

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    Browse a selection of story maps created by the story-telling community and Esri. You can filter the gallery by app, topic and author, or explore an interactive map of location-specific story maps created by Esri and the community.

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    Have we all lost interest in this now?

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    Nope, still got an eye on it. Belgium vs USA was an absolute belter of a game.

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    So glad Belgium won. I feel as though the USA shouldn't even be allowed to qualify because they insisting on calling it "soccer". Pet peeve right there.

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    harhar, my better half is half American, so i have to tread carefully :P

    They've also resorted to calling diving, flopping.

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    Belgium are good guy Gregs....knowing the Americans are celebrating their independence day soon, they sent them all home...

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    Yeah, I hate the 'soccer' bit too.

    Really good game though, Belgium v USA. If the USA had gone through, it would have caused all manner of navel-gazing over here, I think. After all, they're not supposed to be any good at 'soccer', are they? Certainly not as good as we're supposed to be.

    France v Germany will be good.

    My predictions for the semi's:

    France v Brazil and Netherlands v Messi.....sorry.....Argentina.

    Anyone else?

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    Deffo think columbia will give brazil a run for their money

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    I agree that France will beat Germany, France have really surprised me in this tournament so far, them and columbia are probably the only 2 teams that haven't had a bad game yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    France v Germany will be good.

    My predictions for the semi's:

    France v Brazil
    I think you are right, the way Germany defended against Algeria you have got to think that France will be able to exploit that.

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    I think Columbia have been very impressive. However, I think France haven't had too much of a challenge so far. The teams they've played have been mediocre at best. They exploited Switzerland's frailties which is what I think made them park the bus against Argentina. Germany certainly showed their potential against Portugal and have faced an inspired Ghana, USA and Algeria side who were happy to go out at it hammer and tong. France certainly won't go for the all guns blazing approach against Germany and I think that might just play in to Germany's hands. Ozil really did have a shocker against Algeria though and I'd consider dropping him against France. I still think they need to play with a striker up front, but the only recognised person they have for that role is Klose and he doesn't look like he can do 90 minutes.

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    Ideal present for any world cup fans!

    Luis Suarez Bite Bottle Opener

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    Last edited by flyinghaggis; 4th July 2014 at 02:13 PM.

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