#1 Posted by bushwashere (7 posts) -

58 days and counting, anyone else excited?  GO USA!
#2 Posted by arab_prince (2053 posts) -

psht your crazy :P Brasil baby

#3 Posted by Rizla (126 posts) -

Deutschland... its been a long while that we wernt in, atleast, the semi final of the cups this is our year. We always do well and we expect nothing less from the team but we need our 4th Star. 

#4 Posted by Mistah_Murkle (13 posts) -

im supporting england but either spain/brazil will win it.

#5 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

Yeah kinda sorta, I'm supporting England as my home country and New Zealand because I know one of the players.

#6 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

America plays football? Since when? 
 
Anyway I hope England lose quickly so we can move on from this repetitive four year shit. Whats the point? We're not going to win and even if we did, its just a matter of losing again the next time. Spectator sports are for morons.

#7 Posted by Domar_DK (36 posts) -

I can't wait! I'm hoping the best for Denmark but I know we won't win. Although it would be nice to surprise everyone like in 1992. Spain will most likely take it this time around.

#8 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

North Korea have my support. After all, North Korea is best Korea.

They have a tough group with 2 of the top 4 teams in the world in their group, but socialism always succeeds. 
#9 Edited by obcdexter (591 posts) -

Logically, the Spanish would sack their first World Cup, since they are ahead of all the rest. Not as much as Barca is in the club competitions, but still. Xavi, Iniesta, Torres, Villa, Casillas, David Silva, Puyol - all absolute world class. England has a mad strong squad this year, too. One of those two, I'd say, but in the end it'll probably be Brazil ;)

#10 Posted by j_drace (353 posts) -

I can barely wait.  I'm surprised at the amount of international people here on GB.  My team didn't qualify so I'm supporting the same two teams as usual, Portugal and Netherlands.  On paper Spain should win it, but it's not always like that especially since it's only 7 games in 30 days.  If Rooney isn't back for England I can't see them doing any real damage considering all of their other forwards are lacking.

#11 Posted by j_drace (353 posts) -
@zudthespud said:
" North Korea have my support. After all, North Korea is best Korea.
They have a tough group with 2 of the top 4 teams in the world in their group, but socialism always succeeds.  "
@zudthespud: I may sound stupid for asking this, but was this actually a propaganda ad used or did someone just photoshop it?
#12 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" America plays football? Since when?  Anyway I hope England lose quickly so we can move on from this repetitive four year shit. Whats the point? We're not going to win and even if we did, its just a matter of losing again the next time. Spectator sports are for morons. "
Rooney is on fire right now, and we've got a stronger team this year then we've probably ever had.
#13 Posted by j_drace (353 posts) -
@girdz said:
" @MysteriousBob said:
" America plays football? Since when?  Anyway I hope England lose quickly so we can move on from this repetitive four year shit. Whats the point? We're not going to win and even if we did, its just a matter of losing again the next time. Spectator sports are for morons. "
Rooney is on fire right now, and we've got a stronger team this year then we've probably ever had. "
@girdz: Rooney is INJURED right now.
#14 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -
@j_drace said:
" @girdz said:
" @MysteriousBob said:
" America plays football? Since when?  Anyway I hope England lose quickly so we can move on from this repetitive four year shit. Whats the point? We're not going to win and even if we did, its just a matter of losing again the next time. Spectator sports are for morons. "
Rooney is on fire right now, and we've got a stronger team this year then we've probably ever had. "
@girdz: Rooney is INJURED right now. "
You know what I mean, he's been amazing this season, and he's going to be fit in time for World Cup
#15 Posted by j_drace (353 posts) -
@girdz said:
" @j_drace said:
" @girdz said:
" @MysteriousBob said:
" America plays football? Since when?  Anyway I hope England lose quickly so we can move on from this repetitive four year shit. Whats the point? We're not going to win and even if we did, its just a matter of losing again the next time. Spectator sports are for morons. "
Rooney is on fire right now, and we've got a stronger team this year then we've probably ever had. "
@girdz: Rooney is INJURED right now. "
You know what I mean, he's been amazing this season, and he's going to be fit in time for World Cup "
@girdz: I hope he'll be fit.  It would suck to have a player like him miss the world cup especially when this is his year to shine for England.  I don't wish for any of the greats to miss the WC, having them there just makes it more interesting.  I've seen many different reports so no one really knows aside from himself and his medical trainers.
#16 Posted by Rizla (126 posts) -

Youve seen United without Rooney, both of my teams (Bayern and Chelsea) have beat them no rooney no goals, same goes for england. Rooney will be back for england but the question is if he will be back in the form he was in. Sir alex`s mind games to play him vs bayern back fired he reagrivated his injury. If i was an england supporter i would not be very happy with Sir Al right now.  
Im still amused by the italian coach for england me and friend were talkin. Me german other friend dutch and other firend from england. Neither the germans nor the dutch would at any point accpect a non dutch/german coach it would feel odd. I dont know how english fans feel about it. I feel that all big footballing nations like germany italy france england brazil spain, and so on, should have a coach from the country it is after all a national team. 

#17 Posted by TUCKST3R (10 posts) -
@Rizla: As an England fan I don't mind having Capello as the manager because he has obviously been very successful in his career. I would like to see an English manager but there don't seem to be enough that are 'qualified' for the job. The only person I can think of from the top of my head is Roy Hodgson. Steve McLaren was the last Englishman to manage England and that was a disaster. I blame the media partly because they always hype our chances when other teams like Spain and Brazil are favourites.
 
I hope Rooney will be fit and that Gerrard and Lampard can bring their best form. The goalkeeping position is my biggest concern, Green and James are not exactly Buffon or Casillas.  
#18 Posted by Number1 (201 posts) -

Go the All Whites the most racist team in the world

#19 Edited by Rizla (126 posts) -
@TUCKST3R:   
From an outsiders perspective why not   Harry Rednapp, or David Moyes... but my guess is Moyes is going to Man u after Sir Al and Rednapp is goan stay put.  
 
As for GK, Joe Hart...  
But dont worry its not just england germany are having probs aswell our only on form striker, kevin kuranyi (Will probaly come to england this summer) is out fo favour with our coach, he has scored more goals in the bundesliga than 3 times Klose Podolski and Gomez combied yet our coach is gona loose face if he goes back on the ban he gave him years ago because he walked out on the team... All the big teams go through things like this i just wanna see the best cup we can get, all teams at full strenght... except for spain i dont wanna loose to them in another final... hehe
#20 Posted by Pessh (2459 posts) -
@Rizla said:
" Youve seen United without Rooney, both of my teams (Bayern and Chelsea) have beat them no rooney no goals, same goes for england.  ''

United scored three against Bayern in that game...
 

#21 Posted by Rizla (126 posts) -
@Pessh:  Ok ok, how about this take bayern out the equation add Blackburn and add Chelsea back in showing Man us current inabillity to score. And Bayern .... ok ok you beat us with and unfit Rooney on the second leg(which can stil be counted as a good game for us) however we beat you with a healthy on form rooney in the home leg so if anything Bayern is an odd result. My argument is that if Rooney was on form in the second leg he would have given the goal to beat us, would you disagree?
#22 Posted by abdo (1037 posts) -

I'm gonna be rooting for Germany, and maybe Italy. And North Korea just for laughs.

#23 Posted by LiquidS (971 posts) -
@Number1:
HAHA. 
 
I am excited and looking forward to the World Cup. Australia will have a tough time getting into the knockout stages but fingers crossed. Played the 2010 EA World Cup demo the other day and think I'll pick it up when it is released to highten my excitement.
#24 Posted by SoFuLL (67 posts) -

Can't wait for the world cup but my team, France, will probably suck!

#25 Posted by skidd (460 posts) -
@Rizla:  Didn't they score 4 against Bolton a few weeks ago without Rooney? 
But yeah, I take your point - United aren't nearly as threatening without him. We desperately need a new striker - an established one (as good as Hernandez may become, he's still relatively young and inexperienced). Seems like we've been heavily linked with Benzema recently, may be a good signing if we can get him in for a good chunk less than Madrid payed for him.  
As far as the world cup goes, I'll be supporting the Oranje again...and anyone who plays France (no prizes for guessing where I'm from)
#26 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

I have no idea how they're pulling this off in South Africa. I wouldn't be surprised if there was at least one high profile death. On a related note, I hope get to a point in the tournament where they look like they might win then lose in a real rough way.

#27 Posted by act26 (76 posts) -

England all the way!! 
 
#28 Posted by Pessh (2459 posts) -
@Rizla: Blackburn and Chelsea don't mean anything dude, you can't say that United can't score based on two games. Chelsea one on of the best teams around, (they didn't beat Blackburn either by the way) and if Rooney did play and it was a 0-0 draw no one would be saying shit. If you want to talk about the first leg of the quarter final don't forget the deflection and crossbar that rescued Bayern. Show me 5 games without Rooney and then we'll talk.
#29 Posted by Rizla (126 posts) -
@Pessh:  Nah i didt wanna make a thing about this, i just feel that Rooney is an amazing player and hes done a hell of a job replacing the goals that ronaldo was scoring for you, he has realy steped up to the game as he needed to. As Skidd is saying above i feel that united need a new stirker( berba is no pulling his weight) and mabey some new creative mid field for them to regain the top. 
#30 Posted by Rizla (126 posts) -
@HandsomeDead: Yea my ex-girlfriend is from SA and from Jo berg. Shes i very woried about wat lasting effect this may have on SA reputation, she grew up there and she knows in the wrong part of town at the wrong time you will die no two ways about it. Having said that ive been there with her and it is such an amazing country it would be sad for this not to be an amazing cup.
#31 Posted by Pessh (2459 posts) -
@Rizla: I get what you mean, it's true of most teams though, Liverpool without Torres for example, but United have always had the philosophy that no player is bigger than the club. Cantona, Beckham, Ronaldo, Ruud everyone said we wouldn't be the same without them but we're still going strong. Berbatov hasn't been performing but I don't think he's had much of a chance to be honest. This season we've played 4-5-1 a lot, I think Berba plays best alongside another striker. 
#32 Posted by DirrtyNinja (715 posts) -
Argentina will win, already laid my bet down.
#33 Posted by armaan8014 (5375 posts) -

Yay football!

#34 Posted by Teeknuts (189 posts) -

I really hope Argentina can overcome being managed by that beached whale so we don't have to hear any more of "Yeah Messi plays great for Barca but what has he done in the WC?"  Also, I really hope the US gets past the group stage because it will be pretty embarrassing if we don't. We'll probably lose to England, but the other two should be wins.

#35 Posted by Mistah_Murkle (13 posts) -
@Rizla said:
" Youve seen United without Rooney, both of my teams (Bayern and Chelsea) have beat them no rooney no goals"
 
except united went out the the most stupid fifa rule ever, away goals. fifa need to stop with these pointless rules to make it look like they actually benifiting the footballing community.
#36 Posted by TinaWood (116 posts) -

I don't like soccer, but my moms and my brothers do.

#37 Posted by Rizla (126 posts) -
@Mistah_Murkle: Well technically its the Uefa, but i know what you mean but i wouldt have a better way unless you play one game in an unpartial stadium but i dont know. However the fifth and sixth offical next to the goals is a good idea.