Wonder which high ranked team will fail worst?

Discussion in 'World Cup 2014 Brazil' started by Badgers, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Spain eh?
     
  2. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    LOLZ
     
  3. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    How are England, a team undefeated in competitive matches over 90 minutes for four years, ranked in the top ten?
    A complete mystery isn't it?
     
  4. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Is it coming home?
    Please tell me it is coming home?
     
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  5. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    We normally get into the quarters. Not always though. The ranking is about right but...

    WE WILL WIN THE WORLD CUP THIS YEAR.
     
  6. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    But, but, I have them in the sweepstake.
     
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  7. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    What teams were they playing though. Undefeated to Scotland doesn't mean much, for instance.

    /traitor]
     
  8. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    WE? WE? We will? :cool:
     
  9. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Still think this?
     
  10. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Around the same mix of teams all European sides play in qualifiers and then well enough to reach the knock out stage of the Euros two years ago.

    Qualifying undefeated is better than most. Going no further than last 16/8 is worse than the very best. Hence a top dozen ranking is pretty uncontroversial unless you're indulging in England bashing.
     
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  11. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Friendly fixtures count for less and England have lost a few, but the record since 2012 contains a win and a draw against Brazil and wins against Spain, Italy... And an improving Scotland who have moved into the top 30 themselves lately.
    10-12 seems about right
     
  12. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Having seen the opening game - i think brazil will struggle as soon as they meet a good team in the knockouts. And they could face chile, spain or holland in the second round.
     
  13. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    That defence is rubbish!
     
  14. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    It's not
     
  15. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    Spain to go out this stage.
     
  16. prunus

    prunus Gone

    Holland look pretty poor. I reckon they'll have particular trouble scoring.
     
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  17. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    err... yes and no. I think yesterday was a bit of a freak. and they'll not got to the final stages. that said once you've beaten the top seed you're more or less qualified anyway
     
  18. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Sorry I was a bit pissed when posting that. If we could make predictions that easily we would all get rich down the bookies.
    Before RVPs flying header I thought that Spain would walk it.
     
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  19. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    I predict most of the teams in the competition - including several of the favourites - will not win the world cup this year.
     
  20. quiquaquo

    quiquaquo Well-Known Member

    German mannschaft could wilt in the heat.
     
  21. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    4 of the top ten ranked sides lost their opening games

    Spain - Lost :D
    Germany - Won
    Brazil- Won
    Portugal - Lost :D
    Argentina - Won
    Switzerland - Won
    Uruguay - Lost :cool:
    Colombia - Won
    Italy - Won
    England - Lost :(
     
  22. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    Lose on Thursday and it's all over for England. No pressure then.
     
  23. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Yes :(
     
  24. strung out

    strung out (",)

    Not quite - if England and Costa Rica both lose on Thursday, then England could still qualify with a big win over Costa Rica and a Uruguay defeat to Italy.
     
  25. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Only four teams in the past four tournaments have qualified for the 2nd Round after losing their opening match. So by the law of averages it looks like Spain, Portugal and Uruguay are going out! On a more serious note, it's not just the defeats but the margins of defeat for those three sides; they probably need to win both remaining games as your're only likely to squeeze through on four points with a positive goal difference. (It does seem like a lot of groups have featured the two favourites meeting in the optning match.)
     
  26. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    At least we lost to another top 10 side.

    Once again though, how the fuck are Switzerland in there but not Netherlands?! They were finalists in the last World Cup!
     
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  27. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    The franc?
     
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  28. steveo87

    steveo87 Procrastinating for....a while

    .

    (Was funnier in my head)
     
  29. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    [​IMG]
    Too busy getting ready for Wimbledon
     
  30. steveo87

    steveo87 Procrastinating for....a while

    Now thats funny.
     

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