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Bogara_ZO June 11th 2006 11:14

Football World Cup
 
what about the world cup??? What do you think who will be the winner??
Asking who is your favourit would be a bit stupid question, because as far as I know most of your countiries are playing on the VC...bot unfortunately not mine, so I want the Netherlands to win ;)

Richie June 11th 2006 16:41

Köszönöm,

I want them to win too!

Viszontlátásra,

Richard

Steve C June 12th 2006 07:43

Hi

Australia V Japan tonight. Come on Aussies.

Steve

Bogara_ZO June 12th 2006 13:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richie
Köszönöm,

I want them to win too!

Viszontlátásra,

Richard

How nice!!!! :laugh: and also perfect :agree: when have you been here/there??

Steve, I saw the match...also your team won it's first match..3:1 ;)

SoCalGL June 12th 2006 17:12

Italia All The Way!

Richie June 12th 2006 17:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bogara_ZO
How nice!!!! :laugh: and also perfect :agree: when have you been here/there??

Hello,

:D I've been there very often, I'm half Magyar, half Dutch. But my knowledge of the language just goes far enough to order food and drinks and (very important) chat with women! ;)


Cheers,
Richard

Bogara_ZO June 13th 2006 08:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richie
(very important) chat with women!

I see..... :D :laugh: :D In dutch I know only one sentence, but I don't know how to write it...(Ik vill ön cigarette...or stg like this :cool: )

Yeah, also Italy played well, and I was really surprised by the Czeh Republic!! Looking for the Croatia-Brasil in a few hours...

Steve C June 13th 2006 19:53

Hi

I cant beleive that we won, its like everyone in the country has won the lottery at the moment. Football is called soccer down here, we have 3 other codes of football and soccer has been the 4th code for a long time. We have rugby league, rugby union and Australian football League and in the summer cricket.

It great that we can take part on a true world championship, one where other countries are invited to attend.

Steve

Bogara_ZO June 16th 2006 06:27

The rugby is more popular in there, isn't it? But anyway you played well, it was a great victory. You are not so lucky to play against the Brasilians...but who knows ;)

alt+f4 June 16th 2006 20:50

You know the majority of Americans reading this thread are totaly lost.....I am included.


Its odd Soccer isnt more popular here. Seems like most americans like BORING Sports. ie NASCAR!!


I hate Nascar.

krems June 17th 2006 05:43

lol....here i am in Jamaica...good to see that out fellow Carib. friends over in Trinidad were able to grind out a result against Sweden :D


im supporing England tho

Bogara_ZO June 17th 2006 07:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by alt+f4
You know the majority of Americans reading this thread are totaly lost.....I am included.


Its odd Soccer isnt more popular here.

Yeah I know it. That's why I was surprised when the commentetors said that in the States the level of the American Soccer League (?) is developping very well in the past 5-6 years, and it's strong enough at the moment. And it is shored up by the actual team, they play better than I/we expected..

oasis June 17th 2006 11:43

Actually, soccer (as we call it) is very popular in the states. The two main obstacles against it here is (1) the best athletes usually gravitate to other sports, and (2) it lacks the local interest.

Now when I say "local interest," I am referring to North America as being "local." Baseball has its leagues. American football has its leagues. So does basketball and hockey. NASCAR will always be more popular as a whole than open-wheel racing because it is done primarily here. Except for Hawaii, all of North America is within three hours of itself.

One has to look no further than the television ratings of the Olympics. It is always higher if nearer to North America than Europe, and nearer to Europe than anywhere else.

I imagine Europe's lack of fascination with baseball and American football is for the same reason. Hockey rules not because of the NHL but because of European leagues.


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