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2006 SOCCER WORLD CUP - Day 9 Thread - USA v Italy, Czech v Ghana
MLSnet.com ^ | 6-17-06 | MLSnet.com

Posted on 06/17/2006 8:05:31 AM PDT by soccer_maniac

The U.S. national team faces a must-win situation Saturday against Italy (2:30 p.m. ET, ABC). The U.S. lineup could see some changes, including adding Eddie Johnson. Czech Republic and Ghana play earlier in the day (11:30 a.m., ABC), while Portugal advanced by beating Iran 2-0.

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TOPICS: Sports
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To: Michael81Dus

We shall see :-)


101 posted on 06/17/2006 10:42:41 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: rptr14a

So cool. Perhaps the Italians will beat the Czechs, we'll beat and tie Ghana and italy. Then Knockout round!


102 posted on 06/17/2006 10:43:03 AM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: JRochelle

The Germans are now singing "O wie ist das schön, o wie ist das schön, sowas hat man lange nicht gesehen, so schön, so schön!" (Oh, how nice is that, oh how nice is that, noone has seen that for long time, so nice, so nice!)


103 posted on 06/17/2006 10:43:10 AM PDT by Michael81Dus (1954, 1974, 1990, 2006)
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To: onja

or some other variation now that the Czechs are beaten up :)


104 posted on 06/17/2006 10:44:01 AM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: dfwgator

Or Ghana :-P

Sorry, I just got in, and I am exited.


Hihi.


105 posted on 06/17/2006 10:45:43 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: Michael81Dus

I seem to rememer a certain team who had the habit of limping through the group stages, then gradually build momentum, and before you knew it they were in the finals :-)


106 posted on 06/17/2006 10:47:42 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: Michael81Dus

I thought I understood the offsides rule-if the attacking team brings the ball across midfield, they cant be offsides. Thats how I thought it was. It appears to be different..


107 posted on 06/17/2006 10:47:54 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Allah is the opium pipedream of a desert pedophile...Freeper Ax)
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To: onja

This match is unusually lopsided: Ghana should have 4, at least. The Czechs seem gassed - the whole game, almost.


108 posted on 06/17/2006 10:48:31 AM PDT by IslandJeff (who drove the red sports car?)
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To: IslandJeff

If only the Czechs played this way with us :)


109 posted on 06/17/2006 10:49:41 AM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: onja

great save


110 posted on 06/17/2006 10:50:13 AM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: onja

x2. GHANA WINS!!!!


111 posted on 06/17/2006 10:50:55 AM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: onja

With the Red card and all their injuries, that old side came down to Earth in a hurry...

No more scoreboard watching: the US has to control its own destiny, now.

Great game. I think only the Ivory Coast/Argentina game compares.


112 posted on 06/17/2006 10:51:17 AM PDT by IslandJeff (who drove the red sports car?)
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To: onja

I wonder now if the US will change their plan against Italy, knowing a tie will keep them alive?


113 posted on 06/17/2006 10:53:03 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: onja

"If only the Czechs played this way with us :)"

I KNOW!!
Ah well.


114 posted on 06/17/2006 10:53:05 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: cardinal4

It IS different. The last field player of the defending team must be on the same height of the field as the player of the attacking team who gets the pass from his teammate. There´s an imaginary line - if the attacker is beyond that line, a possible goal won´t count and the defending team gets the ball.


115 posted on 06/17/2006 10:53:07 AM PDT by Michael81Dus (1954, 1974, 1990, 2006)
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To: dfwgator

You need to play on "win". Hoping for a tie means a loss in the end.


116 posted on 06/17/2006 10:53:53 AM PDT by Michael81Dus (1954, 1974, 1990, 2006)
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To: Eurotwit

Oh, you mean Brasil?? ;-)


117 posted on 06/17/2006 10:54:40 AM PDT by Michael81Dus (1954, 1974, 1990, 2006)
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To: Michael81Dus

Time for the U.S. to show what their made of.


118 posted on 06/17/2006 10:54:45 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: IslandJeff

What a game. Count out the African teams at your own peril. The guy kept saying saying no one called it for Ghana. My first thought-"Well someone on FR did!"


119 posted on 06/17/2006 10:55:03 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Allah is the opium pipedream of a desert pedophile...Freeper Ax)
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To: dfwgator

One of the Ghana players kept waving an Israeli flag. What was that all about?

Very interesting result though.


120 posted on 06/17/2006 10:55:06 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: Jameison

Thank you, Ghana. The United States is once again in control of its own destiny, for the moment.


Nice job by Ghana! Lots of missed chances in the second half, but they really controlled play nevertheless.


121 posted on 06/17/2006 10:56:03 AM PDT by soccer_maniac (Fine employers $100,000 for every illegal employee they hire-> millions of illegals will self-deport)
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To: soccer_maniac

Am I the only one who saw a Ghanian player flying Israeli flag? Jewish Ghanian?


122 posted on 06/17/2006 10:56:12 AM PDT by sagar
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To: dfwgator

If we tie Italy, then a win against Ghana and a win by Italy against Czech puts us through.

What we can't do is allow Italy to score first. If that happens, we are in a world of hurt.


123 posted on 06/17/2006 10:57:03 AM PDT by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!!!)
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To: Michael81Dus

I agree, but I think the US would have brought more players up and played more desperate against Italy.

Hopefully the US gets a mental boost from the Ghana result. But the important thing is, we still have a decent and we control our destiny, and that's all you can ask for.


124 posted on 06/17/2006 10:57:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: LdSentinal

Hoping for a US victory. You´re in a interesting group. At least in your group we won´t know who´ll reach the next round.


125 posted on 06/17/2006 10:57:14 AM PDT by Michael81Dus (For tonight: GO US BOYS, DEFEAT ITALY! But then: 1954, 1974, 1990, 2006 ;-))
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To: sagar

I saw it too. He also pulled it out after the second goal was scored.


126 posted on 06/17/2006 10:57:24 AM PDT by rptr14a (Hmph! Useless...)
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To: Eurotwit

"One of the Ghana players kept waving an Israeli flag. What was that all about?
Very interesting result though."

I was wondering about that too.
Interesting huh?



127 posted on 06/17/2006 10:57:32 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: onja

Hey, you (I mean the US team) were the one's that roughed them up so that Ghana could finish them.


128 posted on 06/17/2006 10:57:39 AM PDT by wolf78
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To: soccer_maniac

And thank you Ghana for getting those yellow cards so that some of your players will miss the game against the US. :)


129 posted on 06/17/2006 10:58:03 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: sagar

Can´t be. But today was also a day of protest against Iran and pro Israel - because Iran played today.


130 posted on 06/17/2006 10:58:30 AM PDT by Michael81Dus (For tonight: GO US BOYS, DEFEAT ITALY! But then: 1954, 1974, 1990, 2006 ;-))
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To: wolf78

We loosened the cap :)


131 posted on 06/17/2006 10:58:36 AM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: dfwgator

:-) I had the same thoughts!!


132 posted on 06/17/2006 10:58:56 AM PDT by Michael81Dus (For tonight: GO US BOYS, DEFEAT ITALY! But then: 1954, 1974, 1990, 2006 ;-))
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To: Jameison

Maybe the Israeli flag was a message to Ahmadenejad.

Hopefully there aren't too many Muslims in Ghana.


133 posted on 06/17/2006 10:59:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: Eurotwit

If the US manage to beat Italy, each team will have 3 points and there'll be a real final matchday for both the top spots.

If the US draws Italy, everything is still possible with the US having the least chances however.

134 posted on 06/17/2006 11:00:01 AM PDT by soccer_maniac (Fine employers $100,000 for every illegal employee they hire-> millions of illegals will self-deport)
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To: Jameison

I thought it wads kinda cool. I just hope that he isn't penalised by FIFA for breaking some rule or another...


135 posted on 06/17/2006 11:00:31 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: dfwgator

I saw a lot of Ghana players genuflecting and so forth. I don't think that's just a generic sports gesture, either.


136 posted on 06/17/2006 11:00:35 AM PDT by IslandJeff (who drove the red sports car?)
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To: dfwgator

While there are a lot of Muslims in West Africa, there are a lot Christians and Jews, as well.


137 posted on 06/17/2006 11:00:53 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Allah is the opium pipedream of a desert pedophile...Freeper Ax)
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To: cardinal4; All

138 posted on 06/17/2006 11:01:30 AM PDT by soccer_maniac (Fine employers $100,000 for every illegal employee they hire-> millions of illegals will self-deport)
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To: IslandJeff
I don't think that's just a generic sports gesture, either

many players from many teams are Signing the Cross as well, and during the Angola game, the ref did as well..

139 posted on 06/17/2006 11:02:16 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Allah is the opium pipedream of a desert pedophile...Freeper Ax)
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To: soccer_maniac

Oh My Goodness who would of thought Ghana would beat the Czechs???

Wait a minute I DID!

"And the Czechs lose to Ghana."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1647758/posts?page=259#259

Now the 2 guys that scored the 2 goals for Ghana are out of the next game due to yellow cards! That means they won't be playing against the US!! And the third Czech striker is out for the game against Italy due to yellow card (first two out on injury)!

Big Things are Happening!
Really Big Things Are Happening!!!


140 posted on 06/17/2006 11:05:32 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: cardinal4

Slightly OT, on the West Coast, the coverage is horrible: no replay of games, no post-game analysis, not every game has been covered.

I only know a little rudimentary Spanish, but I'm switching rapidly between ABC/ESPN and Univision.

Univision has the better coverage, by far: too bad I don't have a Univision Hi-Def channel...

[which would also be nice when "Caliente" comes on...]


141 posted on 06/17/2006 11:05:49 AM PDT by IslandJeff (who drove the red sports car?)
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To: wolf78
Somehow, I do not think winning a Game 3-0 can be considered being "roughed them up."

Losing a World Cup game 3-0 is the equivalent of losing an NFL game 56 to 0.
142 posted on 06/17/2006 11:06:29 AM PDT by H. Paul Pressler IV
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To: IslandJeff

And it looks like they have so much more fun on Univision too...


143 posted on 06/17/2006 11:06:34 AM PDT by rptr14a (Hmph! Useless...)
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To: soccer_maniac

Lineup announced is

Keller
Dolo-Pope-Gooch-Boca
Mastro-Reyna-Dempsey-Convey
Donovan
McBride


144 posted on 06/17/2006 11:06:36 AM PDT by soccer_maniac (Fine employers $100,000 for every illegal employee they hire-> millions of illegals will self-deport)
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To: Michael81Dus


145 posted on 06/17/2006 11:07:04 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: Eurotwit

Preview show on Espn2 right now.


146 posted on 06/17/2006 11:07:20 AM PDT by soccer_maniac (Fine employers $100,000 for every illegal employee they hire-> millions of illegals will self-deport)
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To: soccer_maniac

Brent Musburger better not be on there...


147 posted on 06/17/2006 11:09:32 AM PDT by rptr14a (Hmph! Useless...)
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To: soccer_maniac

Cool. Switching up the D a little.


148 posted on 06/17/2006 11:09:36 AM PDT by IslandJeff (who drove the red sports car?)
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To: Eurotwit

Ok, thanks for posting that. I have no explanation for it. But it´s a nice pic.


149 posted on 06/17/2006 11:09:41 AM PDT by Michael81Dus (For tonight: GO US BOYS, DEFEAT ITALY! But then: 1954, 1974, 1990, 2006 ;-))
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To: H. Paul Pressler IV

Nah, you can´t say a 3:0 is equivalent to 56-0 in American Football. Often enough, it´s just luck whether a better team scores one or more times. However, it´s safe to say that the Czechs were better than the US team.


150 posted on 06/17/2006 11:12:32 AM PDT by Michael81Dus (For tonight: GO US BOYS, DEFEAT ITALY! But then: 1954, 1974, 1990, 2006 ;-))
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