Skip to comments.2006 WORLD CUP - Round of 16 - BRAZIL-GHANA/FRANCE-SPAIN
Posted on 06/27/2006 7:06:16 AM PDT by soccer_maniac
Defending champs Brazil encounter surprise Group E second place finishers Ghana (10:55 a.m. ET ESPN). Then, at 2:55 p.m. (ESPN), European powehouses Spain and France meet.
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Hang in there the NFL season begins soon.
Stock up on your steroids and human growth hormone now. It's going to be a long NFL season. Bend over and take it like a man.
Let's rock n roll baby. The elimination matches continue.
Go Brazil and show us the beauty on the big stage.
France it's put up time with the streak against Spain on the line.
Let's Do It!!!!
Come on Ghana!! Pull one out of your tails :) (not that I'm pulling for Ghana but it gives the English an easier trip to the final)
You European-types always resort to the gay sex thing, don't you?
I don't think you'll find many takers for your gay propositions on FR, though. Maybe your favorite bathhouse would be a better place to start.
Please give it up guys.
Time for some great football soon.
Come on Ghana!
Not sure who I want to win in the Ghana/Brazil game, but I'm sure pulling for Spain.
All I know is that 10 Italians are better than 11 Australians ;-)
Actually, the Aussies played a heck of a match. They outplayed Italy for most of the match. It was a shame it had to end as it did.
As long as Italy wins the Cup, I'll be happy. Not as happy as if the US team had played as they are capable of, but at this point, I'll settle.
There is plenty of room in my world for both NFL and Soccer...
I'm a NY Jets season ticket holder but the NFL season is relatively short. Having been stationed in many parts of the globe, I absolutely love the international aspect of the World Cup. Wake me up when NFL provides the exciting matchup of USA v Italy, or Mexico v Iran or Portugal v Angola (where Angola was a Portugese colony until the 1970s). I guess you get my point.
Yeah, then it's proponents can huddle together and take pride in being Number One in a sport nobody else plays.
184 nations competed for the 32 spots in the World Cup. There are currently 192 nations.
Thanks for the ping.
There has got to be a shocking upset somewhere, and since the Aussies didn't beat Italy, the only shocker left is Ghana over Brazil. So go with Ghana.
Take a hike. I'm an American in NYC, not a European type. Like you'd know.
Now bend over we have your fix to get to 300 pounds. Steroids and donuts.
Did you read that a Juve executive jumped out of an office building today?
He apparently is still alive, but badly hurt.
Go Brazil,Spain! I don't hate the Ghanans. They're nice, humble, etc. But I still don't think they should be there. We should. So, Go Rinaldhino!
Are you serious? Do you have a link? That's pretty awful.
I saw a headline on football365.com but the link was broken at the time. Just went back to read the story.
Even the fact that Ghana made it this far is a huge upset. I don't think anyone, or very many, people thought that Ghana would completely dominate the Czechs.
Only in Norwegian.
I'll have a look for an English language link.
They looked nervous as hell for the first 20 minutes of the US game (which the US, of course, couldn't take advantage of) and I can't see them being any more relaxed for this match.
It will be especially difficult for them on offense without Essien and I can see the nervousness leading to much fouling on the defensive end.
I'll start the over/under on red cards at one for the Black Stars, possibly even before half time.
Again, I hope I'm wrong though.
I don't know about that, but 10 Italians plus one Russian are clearly one goal better than 11 Austrailians.
Go Ghana! Viva Espana!
Juve sports director hurt in 'fall'
Thanks to FostersExport.
What the? They don't mention how high the office window is in the story?
This guy was an excellent player for Juve.
Apparently second floor.
Pessotto hospitalised after fall
I hope Spain smashes the Froggies. At least Spain was with us in Iraq for awhile.
Now how does a great athlete like that just fall out of a two story window?
It says he was alone. Sure.
Sometimes you have to put that aside and just look at the game. And the odds.
A bet on France pays 2-1.
Pretty sure the implication is that he jumped.
I'm with you on Ghana. It would be one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history, and it is not impossible at all. Also, go Spain! Vivat Hispania!
If you put the donuts on Brazil, then I hope you're right. :)
I know that's the implication. But why do you jump from the second floor?
Maybe because you are running from someone?
Yes I did think the second floor was a little odd if he was really trying to kill himself but
maybe he wasnt sure.
Jumping still seems the more likely scenario than someone being after him.
Apparently he was holding a rosary in his hands...
Ahh, that Brazilian girl is very nice.
Ummm dont come on Ghana!
(He apparently is still alive, but badly hurt. )
Poor slob. He can't even commit suicide properly...
(All I know is that 10 Italians are better than 11 Australians ;-) )
After seeing the game, I am convinced that 10 Italians and an incompetent Spanish referee are better than 11 Australians.
And we have a record!
That goal was PERFECT. Ronaldo did a wonderful job. Goaly had no chance.
Announcer just said "300th yellow card" of the tournament?
We are so lucky at this time, we only get to see the great Brazilians play about 3-4 great games every 4 years; today is one.
Really. That's cool. But what was Brazil's fault? Tripping over a goaly?
This could get ugly for Ghana. They can't pull off the offside trap. Brazil could score four or five today.
Yellow for diving apparently. Ha ha ha!