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2006 WORLD CUP - Round of 16 - BRAZIL-GHANA/FRANCE-SPAIN
FIFAworldcup.com ^ | 6-27-06 | FIFAworldcup.com

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at fifaworldcup.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: 2006; 3rdworldsleepaid; borders; brazil; fifa; football; footballnot; futbol; futebol; germany; illegals; mexico; soccer; worldcup
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1 posted on 06/27/2006 7:06:19 AM PDT by soccer_maniac
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To: soccer_maniac; 04-Bravo; 1Old Pro; 6323cd; A Strict Constructionist; aequoanimo; AGreatPer; ...
World Cup Ping!
2 posted on 06/27/2006 7:07:57 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

Hang in there the NFL season begins soon.


3 posted on 06/27/2006 7:08:24 AM PDT by kjo
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To: kjo

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.


4 posted on 06/27/2006 7:10:08 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: soccer_maniac

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!!!!


5 posted on 06/27/2006 7:11:17 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: romanesq

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)


6 posted on 06/27/2006 7:14:03 AM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: romanesq
Bend over and take it like a man.

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.

7 posted on 06/27/2006 7:14:10 AM PDT by Petronski (I just love that woman.)
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To: Petronski

Please give it up guys.

Time for some great football soon.

Cheers.


8 posted on 06/27/2006 7:16:33 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: soccer_maniac

Come on Ghana!


9 posted on 06/27/2006 7:17:21 AM PDT by FostersExport
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To: soccer_maniac

Not sure who I want to win in the Ghana/Brazil game, but I'm sure pulling for Spain.


10 posted on 06/27/2006 7:17:27 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: soccer_maniac

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.


11 posted on 06/27/2006 7:17:52 AM PDT by Hurricane Andrew (History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.)
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To: kjo

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.



12 posted on 06/27/2006 7:18:00 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: kjo; romanesq

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.



13 posted on 06/27/2006 7:20:05 AM PDT by Imnotalib
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To: soccer_maniac

Thanks for the ping.


14 posted on 06/27/2006 7:21:04 AM PDT by bwteim (bwteim = Begin With The End In Mind. Save your finger - Oct 5, 2001)
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To: soccer_maniac

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.


15 posted on 06/27/2006 7:28:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: Petronski

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.


16 posted on 06/27/2006 7:29:37 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: Eurotwit

Ole!


17 posted on 06/27/2006 7:30:11 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: romanesq

Did you read that a Juve executive jumped out of an office building today?

He apparently is still alive, but badly hurt.

Gianluca Pessotto.


18 posted on 06/27/2006 7:31:03 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: soccer_maniac

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!


19 posted on 06/27/2006 7:31:45 AM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: Eurotwit

Are you serious? Do you have a link? That's pretty awful.


20 posted on 06/27/2006 7:32:18 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: Eurotwit

I saw a headline on football365.com but the link was broken at the time. Just went back to read the story.

Nasty.


21 posted on 06/27/2006 7:34:34 AM PDT by FostersExport
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To: dfwgator

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.


22 posted on 06/27/2006 7:34:47 AM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: romanesq

Only in Norwegian.

I'll have a look for an English language link.


23 posted on 06/27/2006 7:35:09 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: romanesq

Try this:

http://www.football365.com/news/story_187726.shtml


24 posted on 06/27/2006 7:35:21 AM PDT by FostersExport
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To: soccer_maniac
Unfortunely I don't have much hope for Ghana (though I hope I'm wrong).

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.

25 posted on 06/27/2006 7:35:47 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: Hurricane Andrew
All I know is that 10 Italians are better than 11 Australians ;-)

I don't know about that, but 10 Italians plus one Russian are clearly one goal better than 11 Austrailians.

26 posted on 06/27/2006 7:37:58 AM PDT by kevkrom (Posting snarky comments so you don't have to)
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To: soccer_maniac

Go Ghana! Viva Espana!


27 posted on 06/27/2006 7:38:25 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Allah is the opium pipedream of a desert pedophile...Freeper Ax)
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To: Eurotwit

Juve sports director hurt in 'fall'

http://www.football365.com/news/story_187726.shtml

Thanks to FostersExport.


28 posted on 06/27/2006 7:39:33 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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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.

Uh-oh.


29 posted on 06/27/2006 7:40:29 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: romanesq

Apparently second floor.

Pessotto hospitalised after fall

http://www.football365.com/news/story_187730.shtml


30 posted on 06/27/2006 7:42:08 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: cardinal4

I hope Spain smashes the Froggies. At least Spain was with us in Iraq for awhile.


31 posted on 06/27/2006 7:43:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: Eurotwit

Now how does a great athlete like that just fall out of a two story window?
It says he was alone. Sure.


32 posted on 06/27/2006 7:45:11 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: dfwgator

Sometimes you have to put that aside and just look at the game. And the odds.
A bet on France pays 2-1.


33 posted on 06/27/2006 7:45:53 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: romanesq

Pretty sure the implication is that he jumped.


34 posted on 06/27/2006 7:46:21 AM PDT by FostersExport
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To: billbears

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!


35 posted on 06/27/2006 7:48:43 AM PDT by Theoden (Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum europe vincendarum)
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To: safeasthebanks

If you put the donuts on Brazil, then I hope you're right. :)
Viva Brazil!


36 posted on 06/27/2006 7:58:01 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: FostersExport

I know that's the implication. But why do you jump from the second floor?
Maybe because you are running from someone?


37 posted on 06/27/2006 7:59:09 AM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: soccer_maniac


38 posted on 06/27/2006 8:00:46 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: romanesq

Yes I did think the second floor was a little odd if he was really trying to kill himself but…maybe he wasn’t sure.

Jumping still seems the more likely scenario than someone being after him.


39 posted on 06/27/2006 8:01:42 AM PDT by FostersExport
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To: romanesq

Apparently he was holding a rosary in his hands...


40 posted on 06/27/2006 8:02:20 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: Eurotwit

Ahh, that Brazilian girl is very nice.

Ummm…don’t come on Ghana!


41 posted on 06/27/2006 8:03:11 AM PDT by FostersExport
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To: Eurotwit

(He apparently is still alive, but badly hurt. )

Poor slob. He can't even commit suicide properly...


42 posted on 06/27/2006 8:03:23 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: kevkrom

(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.


43 posted on 06/27/2006 8:04:51 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: winner3000

And we have a record!

Congrats Ronaldo.


44 posted on 06/27/2006 8:05:09 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: winner3000

That goal was PERFECT. Ronaldo did a wonderful job. Goaly had no chance.


45 posted on 06/27/2006 8:05:35 AM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: Eurotwit

Announcer just said "300th yellow card" of the tournament?


46 posted on 06/27/2006 8:12:44 AM PDT by bwteim (bwteim = Begin With The End In Mind. Save your finger - Oct 5, 2001)
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To: soccer_maniac

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.


47 posted on 06/27/2006 8:13:41 AM PDT by SF Republican
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To: bwteim

Really. That's cool. But what was Brazil's fault? Tripping over a goaly?


48 posted on 06/27/2006 8:14:19 AM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: onja

This could get ugly for Ghana. They can't pull off the offside trap. Brazil could score four or five today.


49 posted on 06/27/2006 8:14:52 AM PDT by kabar
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To: onja

Yellow for diving apparently. Ha ha ha!


50 posted on 06/27/2006 8:15:22 AM PDT by FostersExport
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