World Cup 2006 - No Haters Please

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    One week from Today...I can't wait!

    I hope the U.S. advance out of group play. I doubt we will beat Italy, but a good result (one win, win and a tie or two ties) against the Czech Republic and/or Ghana could put us through. Nedved is back for the CR so that will be a tough game. Ghana will show a few flashes of quality play, but they won't be consistant.

    If the U.S. does finish 2nd and advances, it will really be moot. Second place in Group E plays the winner of Group F - which will most likely be Brazil.

    England, France and Spain won't make it out of the Quarterfinals.

    There is a good chance of seeing Brazil, Holland, Italy and Portugal in the Semifinals. If so, I think a Brazil - Italy final would be a classic.

    I would love to say that Italy will win if this happens, but....I think Brazil is just too strong.

    Another Cup for Brazil.
     
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    I have noticed a lot of money in advertisement is being dropped surrounding this thing. I'm not sure if I'll watch much, but I'll definitely be interested in the highlights and general progressions of teams.
     
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    I like the Joga Bonito series and the one commercial talking about how two warring factions in the Ivory Coast declared a cease-fire to watch their national team play in the cup.
     
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    i will watch every game.....this is italy's cup....dark horse holland
     
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    Sounds kinda boring, I'd watch a USA vs Iran for the final though! That would be entertaining!
     
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    last time iran and the us played the us lost
     
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    In 2000, we played Iran to a 1-1 tie.

    In 1998, they beat us 2-1 in the 98 World Cup.
     
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    Yea but that was then and this is now. The U.S. has such a better playing team this time around. Not many superstars, but a team that really works together to get the job done. Can anyone confirmed the rumor that the U.S. team is being ask not to fly our Nations flag on the team's bus? Anyway I will be watching every game and staying up late and paying for it the next day at work. But hey its THE WORLD CUP, BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!:cheers2:
     
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    USSF has said they will not be flying the flag on the team bus :salute:
     
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    forgive me i thought we were speaking of cup matches
     

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