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So who do you think will win the trophy? Who will win the Golden Boot? And who will be the new kid on the block that everyone will be talking about.
WebmasterWorld is a global forum so there must be lots of different opinions out there.
Gk - Cech - Czech Rep
Def - Toure - Ivory Coast
Def - Marquez - Mexico
Def - Chigrynskiy - Ukraine
Mid - Riquelme - Argentina
Mid - Ronaldinho - Brazil
Mid - Kaka - Brazil
Mid - Zidane - France
Str - Messi - Argentina
Str - Valdez - Paraguay
Str - Toni - Italy.
Still, it's early days yet and, bearing in mind that it's a tournament of two halves I could be sick as a parrot or over the moon depending...
I agree that Ghana looked a bit naive up front but they played some good stuff. Italy looked relieved when the second goal went in.
Tonight it's the turn of the Brazilians, looking forward to seeing France too.
Oh... and how many times has the U.S. even made it to a final? Never... We made 3rd once. The first year of the competition in 1930! XD... And there were like 13 countries involved. USA really ranks at about 26... pathetic.
I don't think there is a team that (insert word here) so much for the size of their nation. I've heard that top 10 malarky too, and hmmm... coincidental that it's coming from an american source?
(Too bad Canadians aren't as good at soccer as they are at hockey, or we could pay them to live here and play soccer too)
PS - Even Australia would pummel our team.
But I'd really appreciate subtitling whenever those Scottish experts are in the studio - what language is it they speak
We speak English with our accent, which is recognised throughout the world. This is just like English people speak English with an accent, e.g. Cuckney, Beermeengam, Laivehpool, Nyook ASSEL, Saffend, etc, etc.
Do you know that some of we Scots struggle to understand what is being said in programs like Eastenders? Is that what you would call English? ;)
BTW, we Scots also have to get to the World cup somehow and Scotland is playing in the World cup this afternoon. (That's Jason Scotland of TnT).
The FIFA rankings are very skewed and are based on how US have performed in qualifying etc. EG Competitve matches against teams in their group - and does not seem to take into account the opposition.
Therefore both Mexico and USA rank high because they play and beat sides in the North American region - eg other poor footballing countries.
For some reason the rankings work out as:-
Poor Footballing Country Beat Poor Footballing Country = Good Rank.
US and Mexicos true world ranking must be 20-30s.