FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2010 Thread (banter, chat, stats, updates, news, injuries, results, fixtures)

Right then, as it is only 24 days until the 2010 world cup gets under way in South Africa, i thought we might as well have a thread dedicated to the tournament.

Feel free to discuss anything world cup related.

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Ballack is out of the world cup. ;-)

Heart says England but head ( & Ladbrokes ) says Portugal

Original Poster

Ballack out of the world cup due to injury picked up in the fa cup final.

Gutted for him really as it will probably be his last chance to captain his country in a world cup.

I'll start off with my 1st team then.

James
Cole
Ferdinand
Terry
Johnson
Cole
Lampard
Gerrard
Milner
Rooney
Heskey.

Scotland for the win.

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greg_68;8627015

I'll start off with my 1st team … I'll start off with my 1st team then.JamesColeFerdinandTerryJohnsonColeLampardGerrardMilnerRooneyHeskey.



I thought you were being serious until ............... :w00t: :w00t:

My heart says italy but my head says spain

Can Global Domination be mentioned in this football banter thread?? Seeing as it's teams from around the world, surely the winners could stake a claim for that :-D

greg_68;8627015

I'll start off with my 1st team … I'll start off with my 1st team then.JamesColeFerdinandTerryJohnsonColeLampardGerrardMilnerRooneyHeskey.



Ferdinand is a serious doubt what with his back injury problems all season, doubtful he'd be able to play every game required. Joe Cole has been a bit part player all season, hes far more likely to be an impact player off the bench, cant see Cappello starting Milner even though he deserves it. Heskey shouldn't even be in the squad

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midlandscomics;8627039

Can Global Domination be mentioned in this football banter thread?? … Can Global Domination be mentioned in this football banter thread?? Seeing as it's teams from around the world, surely the winners could stake a claim for that :-D



Please no ........... :cry:

roryk83;8627040

Ferdinand is a serious doubt what with his back injury problems all … Ferdinand is a serious doubt what with his back injury problems all season, doubtful he'd be able to play every game required. Joe Cole has been a bit part player all season, hes far more likely to be an impact player off the bench, cant see Cappello starting Milner even though he deserves it. Heskey shouldn't even be in the squad



That was my first team not who I think will start. (obviously injuries can't be accounted for at this time)

antman101;8627010

Ballack is out of the world cup. ;-)



and so is rene adler, sucks to be germany lol

greg_68;8627056

That was my first team not who I think will start.



so you would have Heskey?!

I will possibly be the only Scotsman saying this,but I will be supporting England all the way,as I would with any British team. Cant wait for it to start.

My only concern is that,as usual the tv pundits have already started dismissing englands group games as almost a formality. There are no easy games anymore and it will be tougher than the tv "experts" imagine.

I am certain capello will keep the players focused and not let them be influenced by the press nonsense.

Cant wait for the tournament to start!

quick list of players not going who id like to see going
lucas, cambiasso, zannetti, mexes, veira, benzema, ronaldinho, pato, van nistleroy, nasri, totti, gago, neymar, adriano, diego, balotelli, cassano, moutinho, kuranyi, menez, guti, raul and sebastian frey
edit.and obv ballack!lol!
and del piero(thanks micoo)

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midlandscomics;8627039

Can Global Domination be mentioned in this football banter thread??



Only if you want to make youself look a complete prat. :-D

I wonder what Harry's shopping list will include from the World Cup for the European Championship.

shaneomac;8627071

quick list of players not going who id like to see goinglucas, cambiasso, … quick list of players not going who id like to see goinglucas, cambiasso, zannetti, mexes, veira, benzema, ronaldinho, pato, van nistleroy, nasri, totti, gago, neymar, adriano, diego, balotelli, cassano, moutinho, kuranyi, menez, guti, raul and sebastian freyedit.and obv ballack!lol!



mostly agree but Lucas?!?!!? WTF

Original Poster

Now here is something intersting for you all.

These are the official slogans each team will have on their official coaches.

Algeria
نجمة وهلال من أجل هدف واحد: النصر
(Star and crescent with one goal: Victory!)

Argentina
Última parada, la gloria
(Last stop: Glory)

Australia
Dare to Dream, Advance Australia

Brazil
Lotado! O Brasil inteiro está aqui dentro!
(The whole of Brazil is in here!)

Cameroon
Les lions indomptables sont de retour
(The Indomitable Lions are back)

Chile
Roja la sangre de mi corazón, Chile campeón
(Red is the blood of my heart, Chile will be Champion)

Côte d'Ivoire
Eléphants, battons nous pour la victoire!
(Elephants, let's fight for victory!)

Denmark
Det eneste der kræves, er et dansk hold og en drøm
(All you need is a Danish team and a dream)

England
Playing with Pride and Glory


France
Tous ensemble vers un nouveau rêve bleu
(All together for a new dream in blue)

Germany
Auf dem Weg zum Cup!
(On the road to get the Cup!)

Ghana
The hope of Africa

Greece
Η Ελλάδα είναι παντού!
(Greece is everywhere!)

Honduras
Un país, una pasión, ¡5 estrellas en el corazón!
(One Country, One passion, 5 Stars in the heart)

Italy
Il nostro Azzurro nel cielo d'Africa
(Italian Azzurro on African sky)

Japan
侍魂はくじけない!日本勝利!
(The Samurai spirit never dies! Victory for Japan!)

Korea DPR
또다시 1966년처럼, 조선아 이겨라 !
(1966 again! Victory for DPR of Korea!)

Korea Republic
승리의 함성, 하나된 한국
(The Shouts of Reds, United Republic of Korea)

Mexico
¡Es tiempo de un nuevo campeón!
(It is time for a new champion!)

Netherlands
Let niet op de grote 5, maar pas op voor de oranje 11
(Don't fear the big five, fear the Orange eleven)

New Zealand
Kickin’ it Kiwi style

Nigeria
Super Eagles super fan united we stand

Paraguay
El león Guaraní ruge en Sudáfrica
(The Guarani lion roars in South Africa!)

Portugal
Um sonho, uma ambição…Portugal campeão!
(One dream, one purpose… Portugal victorious!)

Serbia
Igramo srcem, vodimo osmehom!
(Play with the heart, lead with a smile!)

Slovakia
Rozbehnime to: Slovensko do toho!
(Shake the green field: Go Slovakia!)

Slovenia
Z enajstimi pogumnimi srci do konca
(With eleven brave hearts to the end)

South Africa
One nation, proudly united under one rainbow

Spain
Ilusión es mi camino, Victoria mi destino
(Hope is my road, victory my destiny)

Switzerland
Hopp Schwiiz! - "Hop Suisse!" - "Forza Svizzera!" - "C'mon Switzerland!"

Uruguay
El sol brilla sobre nosotros. ¡Vamos Uruguay!
(The sun shines upon us. Go Uruguay!)

USA
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Victory!

guv;8627077

Only if you want to make youself look a complete prat. :-DI wonder what … Only if you want to make youself look a complete prat. :-DI wonder what Harry's shopping list will include from the World Cup for the [COLOR="Red"]European Championship[/COLOR].



I know Spurs have never been in it before, and it's all new to you lot, but it's called the Champions League

shaneomac;8627071

quick list of players not going who id like to see goinglucas, cambiasso, … quick list of players not going who id like to see goinglucas, cambiasso, zannetti, mexes, veira, benzema, ronaldinho, pato, van nistleroy, nasri, totti, gago, neymar, adriano, diego, balotelli, cassano, moutinho, kuranyi, menez, guti, raul and sebastian freyedit.and obv ballack!lol!



no del piero?

roryk83;8627088

mostly agree but Lucas?!?!!? WTF



lol!a strange choice maybe...however he's defo better than kleberson.:thumbsup:

micoo;8627102

no del piero?



lol!im sure ive forgotten a few-i would add him to that list tho yea man:thumbsup:

smithyp1;8627089

Now here is something intersting for you all.These are the official … Now here is something intersting for you all.These are the official slogans each team will have on their official coaches.New ZealandKickin’ it Kiwi style



They clearly dont give a crap and just though **** it this'll do :lol:

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midlandscomics;8627094

I know Spurs have never been in it before, and it's all new to you lot, … I know Spurs have never been in it before, and it's all new to you lot, but it's called the Champions League



Yes, but Armchair fans can call it what they want. And its bull to call it "Champions League", when its played mostly by teams that are champions.

roryk83;8627062

so you would have Heskey?!



Absolutely, I agree he is rubbish (especially down the Villa) but look at Englands record with him in the team against when he's not. Both Owen and now Rooney reap the rewards when he plays. I don't care if he does nothing and scores none it's the team result that counts. If it means Rooney bags more I'll play him every time.

I still cant believe why brazil never chose ronaldinho and pato. Can they amend the squad?

MarzBarz;8627534

I still cant believe why brazil never chose ronaldinho and pato. Can they … I still cant believe why brazil never chose ronaldinho and pato. Can they amend the squad?



or neymar or lucas:whistling::thumbsup:
thats the final squad...only changes will be for injuries...and i think the cut-off point for that is soon.

MarzBarz;8627534

I still cant believe why brazil never chose ronaldinho and pato. Can they … I still cant believe why brazil never chose ronaldinho and pato. Can they amend the squad?



Ronaldinho really? He's been pants for a long time a pale shadow of a once great footballer

pato seems a strange one though

MarzBarz;8627534

I still cant believe why brazil never chose ronaldinho and pato. Can they … I still cant believe why brazil never chose ronaldinho and pato. Can they amend the squad?



shaneomac;8628157

or neymar or lucas:whistling::thumbsup:thats the final squad...only … or neymar or lucas:whistling::thumbsup:thats the final squad...only changes will be for injuries...and i think the cut-off point for that is soon.



They had the option to pick 30 (like we did) then narrow it down to 23 but the coach, Dunga, said he is just picking his 23 and then 7 back-ups incase of injury. So he can change his mind if he wants until i think it's 1 June is it? Also, they dont need to be in the 30 to be picked for the 23 man squad that will actually travel to South Africa.

Spain will win it, but I can support Italy and England (grandparents rule). Would love to see England do well but I actually don't think we'll do that well.

Not again youtube.com/wat…ted

(((ROBBO)));8628610

Ronaldinho really? He's been pants for a long time a pale shadow of a … Ronaldinho really? He's been pants for a long time a pale shadow of a once great footballer



have you seen him play lately?heres some stats from this season past...:whistling:
Milan scored 60 goals in Serie A.
Ronaldinho scored 12 goals and had 15 assists.

not too shabby imo...:?

shaneomac;8629049

have you seen him play lately?heres some stats from this season … have you seen him play lately?heres some stats from this season past...:whistling:Milan scored 60 goals in Serie A. Ronaldinho scored 12 goals and had 15 assists.not too shabby imo...:?



Stats some times dont tell the whole story

(((ROBBO)));8630069

Stats some times dont tell the whole story



neither does "he's been pants for a long time"

but really-i agree - they dont always tell the full story, but they go to show he was instrumental for milan and is far from a bad player.as i said it was my personal opinion, and i think he should be a definite rather than just on standby.

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teamtalk.com/new…oes

David James has revealed he 'genuinely doesn't know' where he ranks among the England goalkeepers in Fabio Capello's World Cup squad.

Original Poster

Had forgotten all about this one.

England vs Mexico

Friendly

Monday, 24/05/2010

Kick off 20:00 BST at Wembley Stadium

smithyp1;8640946

Had forgotten all about this one.England vs MexicoFriendlyMonday, … Had forgotten all about this one.England vs MexicoFriendlyMonday, 24/05/2010Kick off 20:00 BST at Wembley Stadium



Sold out now as well, which other country would get 90,000 for a Monday night friendly against Mexico?

C'mon England.

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greg_68;8640970

Sold out now as well, which other country would get 90,000 for a Monday … Sold out now as well, which other country would get 90,000 for a Monday night friendly against Mexico?C'mon England.



Yep, great support.

Lets hope the 'new turf' doesn't cause any injuries etc ...

Banned

Excellent... A world cup thread.

Not long to go now..... Nice to see a large contingent of Spurs players in the 30.

Banned

someone must have steam coming out of his ears:lol:


only 23 go tho guv lol

Lets hope Jo Hart gets the keepers gloves although I have a feeling itll be whatshisface
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