Skip to comments.FIFA official says World Cup soccer fans will have hard time in Brazil
Posted on 05/10/2014 1:19:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
How do you say [in advance] it is not going to work?
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Before it’s over, at least one fan from abroad will be eaten by piranhas in the Amazon..
or will wake up missing a kidney.
Our group, Germany, Ghana and Portugal. It will be difficult for the USA to advance but not impossible.
England’s group, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Italy. Not easy either.
I’ll say Spain wins it again.
-——Before its over, at least one fan from abroad will be eaten by piranhas in the Amazon..-——
This is South America Soccer...expect to see a few heads on pikes, disembodied refs, fans shooting each other, toilet bowls thrown from the top seats.....
Really...who cares about soccer?
And overtly public displays of exhibitionism cheered on by the crowds.
So you've been to carnaval! :D
The stadiums look nice, even if some of them won’t be completely finished, and you’ve got to expect a few abandoned hotels and such given the tradition of corruption in Latin America.
I expect it will be quite successful, in spite of all the problems and crime. South America loves it’s soccer.
“O Pais do Futuro” - The Nation of the Future (that never seems to quite arrive)
For the record, I browsed the ESPN FC magazine ($10) at the grocery store.
They put down each teams chances percent wise of advancing out of their group. Roughly, they gave the USA 33% of a chance to advance out of their group with Portugal about 45% behind Germany. Ghana was roughly, 23-25%.
Usually, in group play in the World Cup, isn’t 4 points enough to usually advance?? What the USA will have to do is beat Ghana, that’s 3 points and then, with Germany or Portugal, the latter more likely, USA will need a draw.
But that ESPN mag could be full of beans,
For England’s group, they have Italy 3rd in the percentages of advancing behind Uruguay and England, Italy’s chances too were something like 34%. I personally disliked the 2006 Azzurri team but most of the other teams are okay and Pirlo seems to be a good guy and very talented.
Hope Ross Barkley makes the England squad.
If he doesn’t, they say there is a bias towards the big clubs, Ashley Cole is retiring from International play.
Preliminary USMNT Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3) :Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (11) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (10) : Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (6) : Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)