World Cup 2006, BET AND WIN

World Cup 2006, BET AND WIN

Hello,

Let's bet/tip who is gonna be the next footbal (soccer) world champion!

@toptraveller: Pls convince Andre to sponsor a photo of his wonderful collection for the ones that get their tip right :-)

The final will be on July 9th 2006 in Berlin, Germany at 20h00 (ESMT)

Okay, here we go:

I say: ITALY  - ITALIA!!!!!!!!

Sunflower


HM

Hm. I was going to have a different kind of contest later, but o.k. Here it goes.

No more bets after kickoff.

I will send the winner a 12x18 inch print of one of my photos. 

In case of a tie between two betters, I will send each a 10x15 inch print.

In case of a 3 way or more tie, I will send the first two people who were right a picture.

Since I know next to nothing about Soccer I am going to bet on BRAZIL as it seems a rather safe bet to me. 

For those of you who like me didn't even know who is playing: The Teams

Andre

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England - home of football :-)

Hi guys,

I'm sure England will win the World Cup 2006!

Jacky

Argentina

I guess I am going to put my bet on Argentina.

Jacky: England is not only the home of soccer but also Hooligans

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Giving this a bump to keep the thread alive.

Ok Ok go ahead and laugh at

Ok Ok go ahead and laugh at me. But it would be nice once that the US would win a world cup in soccer. But I think it would go to Germany this time around.

Germany

I will count this as a bet for Germany lp!

Great idea, Sunflower, I am

Great idea to start this, Sunflower!

I am also gonna go with Brazil, even though it would be nice to see Germany win.

i think brazil will win in

i think brazil will win in afraid.

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Summary

Hello everybody,

We're still taking bets on who's going to win the WORLD CUP 2006. Participate and win Fine Art Photographies

up to date we've got:

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sunrider: Brazil

jamesx: Brazil

andre: Brazil

lpstong: Germany

cy: Argentina

jacky: England

sunflower: Italy

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You don't need money to place a bet.  Just register, login and tell us who you think will win.

You cannot lose but you can win Fine Art Photographies.

Sunflower

I am going for Holland or

I am going for Holland or Brazil or France  but i think Germany will have a very good chance of winning as they will be right in there back yard.

 

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which country?

Hi callis

Can you please decide for 1 country?

Thank you

Sunflower

well

well its very hard but i will say Germany as they are at home. 

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I will not count myself

I will not count myself towards a prize. Wouldn't make much sense, but my bet still stands.

Andre

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Summary Update

 

sunrider: Brazil

jamesx: Brazil

andre: Brazil (doesn't count in the contest)

lpstong: Germany

callis: Germany

cy: Argentina

jacky: England

sunflower: Italy

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You cannot lose but you can win Fine Art Photographies.

Deutschland

I'm hereby withdrawing my bet on Italy, as Italy has currently got the biggest football scandal ever going on and I cannot imagine that the players will be psychologically strong enough to make it to the final, let alone win the Cup.

My bet is on Germany, because I beleive Germany will beat England in the Final. I'd personally prefer a Germany-Brazil Final again like 4 years ago, but I'm afraid England will beat Brazil in the semifinal

 

S.

Re: Summary Update

Updated List:

Sunrider: Brazil

jamesx: Brazil

andre: Brazil (doesn't count in the contest)

lpstong: Germany

callis: Germany

cy: Argentina

jacky: England

sunflower: Germany

Sunflower, in order to win a prize you'd better choose something else (see my second post).

Re: Summary Update

andre wrote:

Sunflower, in order to win a prize you'd better choose something else (see my second post).

No. I'll stick to Germany.

If Germany wins the World Cup, 

it is correct that I don't have the chance of winning a prize being the 3rd person to bet on Germany, but neither do I if I bet on any other country.

S.

Hm. You may be right, as we

Hm. You may be right, as we already have 2 bets on Brazil. The way I see it, you could still bet on Argentina and just mention that you believe Germany wins, but bet on Argentina anyways. It's still a better chance to win something

Andre

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well not long now to find

well not long now to find out who will win.

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Yes i'l have to say brazil too, they are incredible when it comes to football .....and world cups, i have to be honest.... 

Re: Summary Update

@andre, okay, in order to have the chance of winning a prize I will say PORTUGAL but I beleive Germany will win the Cup.

Updated List:

Sunrider: Brazil

jamesx: Brazil

andre: Brazil (doesn't count in the contest)

dirty nappie: Brazil

lpstong: Germany

callis: Germany

cy: Argentina

jacky: England

sunflower: Portugal

Dirty nappie, in order to win a prize you'd better choose something else (see andre's post above).

LAST CALL - LAST CALL - LAST CALL - LAST CALL

Place your bets and win!

We're taking no more bets after June 9th 17:00hs MEST (middle european summer time)

My crystal ball clearly

My crystal ball clearly tells me that Holland is going to win. There is no doubt.

well holland looks really

well holland looks really good in the warm-up matches , but i think if they loose a few key players they will not go far. 

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Re: Summary Update

With the offical start half an hour ago, we don't take any more bets. Below is a list of active bets. 

Sunrider: Brazil

jamesx: Brazil

andre: Brazil (doesn't count in the contest)

dirty nappie: Brazil (3rd bet doesn't win a prize)

lpstong: Germany

callis: Germany

cy: Argentina

jacky: England

sunflower: Portugal

noop: Holland

Good luck to everyone.

TT 

Germany made a good start

Germany made a good start to the world cup but they need to defend much better if they are to win the competition. 

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Hm, bad news for you and

Hm, bad news for you and lpstrong I guess.

I am hoping they will

I am hoping they will improve as the go through the different rounds, poland lost yesterday so hopefully in the next round the will play sweden, they will have a better chance of beating sweden than they would england

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Deutschland

Germany play a completely different football style than they did 4 years ago. They used to focus on defense, and Klinsmann changed the focus to offense. Critics call it "offensive HURRAH!-Football". The team invite very clearly the opponent to shoot goals, but they are good enough to shoot one or two more, so they can win. I hope this tactics is successful. At least it was in the Confed Cup...Anyway, it's more exciting to watch matches like this, isn't it?

@callis: They may even play Paraguay in the next round....

they have better attacking

they have better attacking players than they do defence thats why i think theu focus on a more attacking game. they just dont have Good central defenders. It was really good watching germany play yesterday the score some of the best goals i have ever seen in a long time. @sunflower at the moment it does look as if it might be paraguay and i am sure germany will be able to beat them.

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arghh

I think I can forget my bet after seing todays performance of Brazil vs. Croatia. I think Croatia would have deserved to win. 

Andre

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go australia =D

poor australia..has no recognition, so im just saying go australia XDD they had a cool comeback in the japan aust game <:o)

Hurray

Hurray for Australia. Go Aussies go. The next one will be a lot tougher. All the best to them. Maybe Crocodile Dundee will have an upper hand with the strong Brazilians, doubtful since they are not  crocs, but I surely hope so. 

At the next game I will be cheering for Australia, just I was today for Croatia.  

Andre

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AUSTRALIA

Hey jangel,

Don't worry, the whole world will be cheering for Australia, when they play Brazil on Sunday. And Australia have good chances to win, considering the rather poor presentation of the Brazilian Seleção in the Croatia match.

GO SOCCEROOS GO!

GO SOCCEROOS GO!

GO SOCCEROOS GO!

Germany

Good news for the Germany supporters. Germany defence improved a lot ! Anyway they had a lot of 100% chances to score but the ball just woudn't go in. But they worked hard and scored in extra time. This proves you can't write Germany off until the referee blows the final whistle.

They defended much better

They defended much better this time round but the attackers where able to do there jobs until the last minute. i am glad they are through but now the job gets more difficult. Do you think they will be able to beat Ecuador?

I hope so

Yes, they are able to beat Ecuador. Germany usually like to play South and Central American teams. They have trouble beating European teams. They had not beaten any European team in a tournament in 10 years!!! ...until yesterday...

They'll have trouble playing the Netherlands, Czech Republic, or Italy, even the next round with England or Sweden will be tough but I think the Ecuador match should not be much of a problem.

Well, I can be wrong...We'll see next Tuesday....

Argentina - Serbia 6:0

Seems as if "cy" is going to win a prize......

Hm

They are going to play against Holland soon. This is going to be a very interesting match.

Reply

I doubt it will be interesting. Holland was pretty weak today, although they won the match. My bet is Argentina....

they didnt look that good

they didnt look that good but at least there werent playing like a one man team(i.e Robben), the played really well in the first half and in the second they were very weak in midfield. 

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GROUP A

1. Germany   9  (8:2)

2. Ecuador    6  (5:3)

Poland and Costa Rica are not in the competition anymore. Did anybody bet on those countries???   NOOOO! Good news, isn't it?

Germany

Having seen the last play of Germany I think they deserve to win.

I will be watching Sweden - England very carefully to see what Germany's chances are.

Andre

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Hm

The results are out (at least the simulated results):

http://www.footballmanager.net/en/a4/M2.htm

According to this, Jacky would win the prize

But according to these guys (another simulation):

http://www.easports2006fifaworldcup.com/news/view.asp?id=8162&lang=us

noone would win a prize, LOL

Andre

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Re: Hm

andre wrote:

The results are out (at least the simulated results):

http://www.footballmanager.net/en/a4/M2.htm

According to this, Jacky would win the prize

 

Yes!!! I knew it!

It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming.....Football's coming home

Re: Hm

andre wrote:

The results are out (at least the simulated results):

http://www.footballmanager.net/en/a4/M2.htm

According to this, Jacky would win the prize

What would you expect? This is an English Website,  they want the 1966 remake and England being the winner.....

andre wrote:

But according to these guys (another simulation):

http://www.easports2006fifaworldcup.com/news/view.asp?id=8162&lang=us

noone would win a prize, LOL

So, the Czech Republic is going to win the World Cup ??? No seriously, they have just been sent home by Italy and are not in the competition any more

USA - Ghana 1:2

God blessed America

.....and let Ghana win

Group B

1. England

2. Sweden

Paraguay and Trinidad&Tobago did not make it to the next round...Nobody bet on these 2 countries anyway.

Group C

1. Argentina

2. Holland

Ivory Coast and Serbia-Montenegro have been sent home...No bets on these countries as well...

Group D

1. Portugal

2. Mexico

Angola and Iran are going home...No bets on Angola nor Iran...

Group E

1. Italy

2. Ghana

USA and Czech Republic did not make it to the next round. Pretty hard group...., Nobydy bet on these countries....

Group F

1. Brazil

2. Australia

Japan and Croatia are going home. No bets on Japan. Neither on Croatia...

Group G

1. Switzerland

2. France

France were really lucky to make it to the next round. Well, South Corea and Togo are on their way home now...

Group H

1. Spain

2. Ukraine

Tunisia and Saudi Arabia are not in the competition anymore.

Round of 16

As far as I can see, all bets are still active. So good luck for the Round of 16!

Portugal

Portugal just kicked the Netherlands out. Sunflower, how did you know that? 

Andre

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4 players sent off

Did you see it?

This wasn't a match but WAR!!!

11 times Yellow and 4 times Yellow-Red!

This is a new record in World Cup history!!!

Yeah, just the end. I

Yeah, just the end. I already thought France-Togo was pretty bad. Someone was always hugging the ground. I guess at that stage noone wants to be thrown out.

This puts Portugal in a very bad situation against England

Andre

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Australia :-(

Australia played much better than Italy and should have won. It's just that Italy got a penalty shot 10sec before the final whistle

Holland

I cannot believe that I am out already. My stupid crystal ball was lying.

Germany - Argentina

Hey noop

Don't be sad. Germany will play Argentina this Friday, which means other people will follow you.....

S.

Argentina

Not too many people did bet on Argentina ;-). But someone has to go, we have bets on Argentina and Germany.

Argentina - Germany

Argentina is very strong and has performed very well so far. Actually it should be the final and not the quarter final.......

Argentina are fortunate to

Argentina are fortunate to go through the mexican played very well in the last 16 match against them , i think germany will beat them. Germany and france to the final

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Round of 16 - Results

Germany - Sweden 2:0

England - Ecuador 1:0

Argentina - Mexico 2:1 (extra time)

Portugal - Netherlands 1:0

ItalyAustralia 1:0

Switzerland - Ukraine 0:3 (penalty shoot out)

Brazil - Ghana 3:0

France - Spain 3:1

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we had a bet on Netherlands , sorry noop..

all other bets are still active !

Good Luck for the Quarter-Finals.

Sunflower

 

 

Re: Argentina are fortunate to

callis wrote:

Argentina are fortunate to go through the mexican played very well in the last 16 match against them , i think germany will beat them. Germany and france to the final

Beach Forum 

I'd love to see Germany - England in the Final. The Chances of France beating Brazil are not so good. 

Germany beats Argentina

The moderator on ESPN called this game the "clash of the titans". He pretty much nailed it with this comment. The game was very powerful. During the first half the Argentinian Team dominated the game but they tired themself out too much. After a 1:0 for Argentina in the 49th minute, Klose managed to even with a 1:1 in the 80st minute. After the overtime play of 30 minutes the game went into the penalty kick phase, where Lehmann proved his strength and saved two balls.

It was certainly a very good game. Both teams gave 110% and were very strong.

I placed a bet with the bookies yesterday, so when Germany wins I will have no trouble paying to send out the pictures :-) 

Andre

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Re: Germany beats Argentina

This game was even more exciting than the Germany-Poland game. I bet there are some fans who suffered from heart attacks on the German side as well as in Argentina. I was pretty close to a nervous breakdown....

Sorry, CY, you just lost your bet....

Re: Argentina are fortunate to

andre wrote:

The Chances of France beating Brazil are not so good.

 

In case you don't know....Brazil has not been able to beat France in the last 3 games....

Argh

Sunflower wrote:

In case you don't know....Brazil has not been able to beat France in the last 3 games....

This would mean my bookie would be very happy. 

Quarter Finals

Germany - Argentina 5:3 (penalty shoot out)

Italy - Ukraine 3:0

so, we have a´Germany - Italy semifinal

The last time Germany played Italy (march 2006) they lost 1:4

Re: Quarter Finals

Sunflower wrote:

The last time Germany played Italy (march 2006) they lost 1:4

Good. So they will stay more focused and win :-p 

Of course

Of course Germany is going to win. They'll be playing in the Dortmund Westphalia Stadium. Germany has never lost a game in Dortmund (13 games so far...and they have not lost a single one.) So I guess they won't start losing in the World Cup semi.

Yesterday match agianst

Yesterday match agianst argentina was a close one if the argentine manager didnt get too happy and take Riquelme off then  may be they would have won the game.

Beach

Re: Argentina are fortunate to

In world cup 1998 noone thought france would be able to beat brazil and look what happen , i really dont thnk brazil are playing that well the japanese were able to cut through brazil and score defence , so a better team will make brazil pay. France didnt start off well but they are slowly playing better, i cant wait to see the match tonight.

andre wrote:
callis wrote:

Argentina are fortunate to go through the mexican played very well in the last 16 match against them , i think germany will beat them. Germany and france to the final

Beach Forum 

I'd love to see Germany - England in the Final. The Chances of France beating Brazil are not so good. 

 

 

PORTUGAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Portugal beats England in Penalty Shoot Out !!!!

Has England ever won a Penalty Shoot Out ??? They got shot out 1990 (by Germany) 1986 (by Argentina) and 2006 (by Portugal). Obviously they keep on the tradition

Força Portugal!!!!

So Jacky lost his bet but my bet is still active

S.

France beat brazil wohoo

France beat brazil wohoo germany and france on there way to the final

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SEMIFINALS :-)

Here are the countries that made it to the semifinals

Germany - Italy

Portugal - France

no bets on France, no bets on Italy (I withdraw my Italy bet)

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So 3 uf us can still hope of winning the prize

lstong, callis and MEEEE :-)

Sunflower

Lost Money

I lost some money today having a bet on Brazil, but I was still happy the French won. They truly were the better team and deserved to win. They showed that they are a powerful team. 

Andre

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Re: Lost Money

If you would have read my post earlier before you made that bet may be you wouldnt have lost 

andre wrote:

I lost some money today having a bet on Brazil, but I was still happy the French won. They truly were the better team and deserved to win. They showed that they are a powerful team. 

Andre

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Not really

I already made my bet. But I also put a bet on Germany winning the World Cup itself. Chances aren't good, but betting odds were decent. 

Andre

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tonights the big night i

tonights the big night i hope they italian dont play a boring game, i hope this one will be a cracker like the argentina game. 

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i am so upset i cant

i am so upset i cant believe that Germany lost it was a good game though. 

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:-(

Pelé said: This has been the BEST game in this WC tournament....It was even faster than the Argentina game.

I guess Germany deserved to win. They had trouble in their set up, because Frings got susspended by the FIFA following Italian demand.

Anyway

Anyway, if I get this right, I am the only one left with an active bet on Portugal.

My 1st bet was Italy, but I withdrew it because of the Italian scandal, but I guess whole Italy is nothing but a scandal, just look at the Frings story.

And when I recall the Italy-Australia game when Italy got a Penalty Shoot in the 93th minute when it wasn't even a Foul, I am still sorry for Australia....

So what, I hope Portugal beats France tomorrow and beats Italy on Sunday, because Italy does not deserve to win the World Cup....

Damn

Well thats so unfortunate for Germany. Especially since the Goal happened in the 119th minute. I had already settled for penalty kicks and have seen the German team advancing. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this mishap. Unbelievable. The Italians were acting out every little fall they took like sissies, trying to get the Germans penalized.

The Italian team would defenitely deserve to win a world cup in acting! 

Andre

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Totti was doing that all

Totti was doing that all night it was so disgusting, they dont deserve to be at the final as they should have won againt the Austrilians, pray that the itlians dont win the world cup i am looking for france to beat portugal tonight, so france can beat the italians in the final, 

 

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Totti was doing that all

sorry for some reason i made a double post.

:-(

One day later and I am still shocked...

Re: Totti was doing that all

andre wrote:

The Italians were acting out every little fall they took like sissies

callis wrote:

Totti was doing that all night it was so disgusting

Perhaps we should baptize him Tootsie....

Crazy

The Italians have gone megalomaniac. An Italian reporter said last night:

"The Pope is German but God is Italian"

Anyway, my bet was England but I am sorry for Germany as they played attractive football. 4 years ago they were finalists. Now they are playing better but got beaten in the semifinal. Fortune wasn't with Germany last night. It's a shame that Italy are through to the final. It would be a scandal if  Italy won the World Cup. Actually they were supposed to keep their corruptive scandal where it belongs - at home in Italy.

So, I'm hoping Portugal (or France) will defend the honour of Europe and beat Italy in the Final and send the crying babies home to Mama in Roma....

wohoo France to the final ,

wohoo France to the final , i hope france will give the italians a wipping , the two teams that are in the final where so unexpected both teams had problems before the world cup yet they were able to play pretty well and advance to the final.

 

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I agree

Hopefully the French will show the Italians their way home, but you never know, the Italians have a lot of dirty tricks up their sleeves. I never thought I'd be cheering for France.

Unfortunately this also settles our betting game prematurely. What a shame.

Andre

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THANK YOU GERMANY

Thank you Germany for playing the most refreshing, most attracting football in the world (although not the most successful *sigh*, but that's due to missing fortune)

Germany have made new friends and lots of neutral people from all over the world have become Germany team supporters. You've done a great job.  Looking forward to seeing you in South Africa 2010.

I found a video tribute on the net. It's a bid sad though....

 I hope the admins don't delete the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW7nQJBBtJM

This video is more fun (Germany Goals in WC2006)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw7fUXtAkbE

Germany scored some of th

Germany scored some of th best goals in this years world cup, Lahn scored a cracker in the first match, i just wished it was germany not itlay in the final.

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Italy vs France

I wonder who going to win the world cup.

A lot of people wanted France to lose but seems to me the favor teams always losing at the end. Anyway, will support for Italy instead.

They sports channels are

They sports channels are saying that France is the favourite i would love if they win but itlay will give them a really stern test, they loving defending then they hit you on the counter attack and score. 

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GERMANY WINS FINAL OF HEARTS :-)

Germany beat Portugal 3:1 and won the Final of Hearts (although Germany played with the B-Team)...Thus Germany claimed the 3rd place at the FIFA World Cup 2006.

Pretty cool match, and above all 4 goals. I doubt the Final tomorrow will be as entertaining as this game was.

Entertaining or not, my

Entertaining or not, my prayers and hopes are going to be with France

Andre

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Re: GERMANY WINS FINAL OF HEARTS :-)

Sunflower wrote:

Germany beat Portugal 3:1 and won the Final of Hearts (although Germany played with the B-Team)...Thus Germany claimed the 3rd place at the FIFA World Cup 2006.

Pretty cool match, and above all 4 goals. I doubt the Final tomorrow will be as entertaining as this game was.

Yup, Germany won 3:1. I didn't watch the match since i was too tired from working but i did check the result. So they secure for a 3rd place. Didn't German get a 3rd place too last season (4 years ago)? Maybe i'm mistaken.

Anyway, the final Italy vs France.

Re: GERMANY WINS FINAL OF HEARTS :-)

bernkly wrote:

 Didn't German get a 3rd place too last season (4 years ago)? Maybe i'm mistaken.

No. They lost the final and became 2nd in 2002.

Re: Entertaining or not, my

andre wrote:

Entertaining or not, my prayers and hopes are going to be with France

ALLEZ  LES  BLEUS ! 

Hopefully God listens to your prayers. He did not listen to mine, when Germany got beaten in the semifinal...

Italy :-(

God does not listen to our prayers

Italy won the World Cup. It's a crying shame...

And I am glad I withdrew my bet on Italy as I would not be happy with the prize anyway....

Re: Italy :-(

Sunflower wrote:

And I am glad I withdrew my bet on Italy as I would not be happy with the prize anyway....

I am sure you would have enjoyed a fine picture on your wall for free.

Well the French captain hasn't exactly won my sympathies tonight either. I don't know what really happened either. 

i am glad i didnt watch the

i am glad i didnt watch the match my head was telling me that italy would win , but my heart wanted france to win i am so disappointed the italians won. 

Beach Discussion

Yep

Oh well. The world will keep on spinning. There will always be another world cup. Italy was incredibly lucky this time, they wont be again. 

Andre

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