The World Cup

 The biggest tournament in the world is only a few weeks away, teams like Brazil, Spain, Italy, England, Argentina, Holland and Germany are obvious favourites to win the biggest sporting prize in the world. I think Argentina might win it for the simple reason they can outscore any team in the tournament, they have the best player in the world in their team in the shape of Lionel Messi, who has scored 42 goals in only 50 games this season (from the wing!!!!!!!) and Carlos Tevez, the Manchester City striker has become a God in Manchester this year after making the switch from Salford United (oooppps I mean Manchester United) to the only REAL team in Manchester, Manchester City : ) he has 29 goals in 40 games this year and has been proven to be one of the best strikers in the world and has tore defences apart on his own ( John Terry is still having Nightmares about him), any way that’s my prediction but if Wayne Rooney is fit and take Adam Johnson to the world cup England have a chance. COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Chocolate Lantern

Although I do agree with you that Messi is the best player in the world, I do not see Argentina winning it all, they dont have the defense. The first article below is just for fun, but the next two show Italy seems to be trying very hard to get the best possible team. Bringing back Totti i think is a great idea, and Amauri is an Italian Citizen now and will most likly pay for Italy (suck it brazil! lol) The favorite (like every year) is Brazil, a solid team, but they seem to lack the chemistry right now and goal scorers, (sorry to say it Kaka is over rated! and Ronaldhino is not what he used to be). Spain is a great team, but I dont see them winning, England has a ligit shot, but they are fielding the same team over and over again and it just never works out for them. Although I would love Italy to win it all again, I don't see it happening, I feel they might try to bring back tooo many old timers, and their younger players just dont have what it takes. all in all it should be a great month of calcio! cannot wait 38 days 18 hours 9 min and 50.. 49... 48 seconds!  

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/page/worldcup101-03192010/ce/us/win&cc=5901?ver=us 
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/749308/ce/uk/?cc=5901&ver=us 
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/754125/ce/uk/?cc=5901&ver=us    

Posted by blade hunter

I think italy are to old their average age is something like 33 and i think Brazil will struggle in this world cup, they have great players like Kaka, Robinho, Fabiano and Elano but they cant operate as a team for some reason. I think Holland have a great chance players like Robin Van Persie and Ajan Robben would batter any team, by the way i get the feeling your'e from Italy and i was wondering is Mario Balotelli any good? He's said to be comming to Man City this summer.

Posted by Chocolate Lantern

heres a little italian drama for you lol: 

 
Gattuso attacks Amauri - Thursday, February 26

Gennaro Gattuso's knee might be out of action due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament but the Italy midfielder's tongue was in full working order when he told Juventus striker Carvalho De Oliveira Amauri, who is awaiting Italian citizenship, to sod off and play for Brazil.

The São Paulo-born striker was called up by Brazil coach Dunga for a friendly with Italy earlier this month but was blocked from playing by Juventus, who said the call came too late, and the delay in committing to either Italy or Brazil has riled Gattuso.

"We've won four World Cups and our football is as good as anyone's. I think Amauri should play for Brazil," Gattuso told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Amauri, who obviously quite likes the idea of playing for his country of residence, responded: "I don't care at all what Gattuso says."     
 
The Italians just cant get along with any one, Gattuso (the snarling dog, best nick name ever) needs to shut up and hope Amauri plays for Italy he would be a big pick up off the bench or possibly in center mid. I doubt he would start
 
Balotelli is average. I don't think hes special, but he is a worker

Posted by blade hunter

Haha i think you should play for the country your'e born in, what team do you support?

Posted by Chocolate Lantern

I agree, but look at Henry (born in Argentina plays for France) same with  Mauro Camoranesi (but he plays for Italy ) Some times i can understand it, actually Giuseppe Rossi is an American playing for Italy in this upcoming world cup. (if I had to choose between playing for the US and Italy I would also choose Italy)
 
My club team is Juventus, national (if you havent guessed it yet) Italy Forza Azzurri! what about you?

Posted by blade hunter

I'm a Manchester City fan :) We'v got a massive game against spurs tommorow night.

Posted by MKF30

I used to be into Soccer lost interest over the years but when it gets towards the end I tend to watch some games :)

Posted by Bio Guyver

Argentina better not win =/

Posted by hdorman1

feckin thierry henry 
cost us the chance to be in it......

Posted by geraldthesloth

This is the only time I really watch Soccer..to root for America :)

Posted by Yaujtapool

Im supporting South Africa =)

Posted by blade hunter
@hdorman1 said:
" feckin thierry henry cost us the chance to be in it...... "
France wont get very far in this world cup mate
Posted by hdorman1
@blade hunter said:
" @hdorman1 said:
" feckin thierry henry cost us the chance to be in it...... "
France wont get very far in this world cup mate "
we could have still qualified if it wasnt for this sh1te 

Posted by blade hunter
@hdorman1 said:
" @blade hunter said:
" @hdorman1 said:
" feckin thierry henry cost us the chance to be in it...... "
France wont get very far in this world cup mate "
we could have still qualified if it wasnt for this sh1te 

"
It a pitty Henry is probably the best player i'v ever seen in the prem.
Posted by Chaos Prime

Think Spain have a great chance of lifting the trophy if they have a full squad with no more injuries..
My outside bet to win the tournament is Holland :-)

Posted by Chocolate Lantern

any one else think Brazils new jersey sucks?

 
 
 
 
 
 
Compare this to the new Italy jersey
 
 
 
 
Posted by Chocolate Lantern

Italy captain and center back Fabio Cannavaro announced he will be retiring from international play after the world cup... just an fyi

Posted by geraldthesloth
@Chocolate Lantern: That Italy jersey is rad.
Edited by Stormultt

cristiano ronaldo sexy self WO! hM!
Posted by geraldthesloth

Ronaldo is wack, and I'm not even a huge soccer fan.

Posted by Stormultt
  @geraldthesloth:
Boy, sit your pressed self down! 
 
I said sexy!, nothing bout no damn skills, BOY BOOM! 
you mad? 

 
  
Posted by geraldthesloth
@Stormultt: Uhh?
Posted by King Saturn
@geraldthesloth said:
" Ronaldo is wack, and I'm not even a huge soccer fan. "
Ronaldo from Brazil is wack ? I dont know about that... dude was a monster in his Prime... almost reminded me of Pele a little...
Posted by geraldthesloth
@King Saturn: Personal preference, I don't even like LeBron James.
Posted by blade hunter
@King Saturn said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" Ronaldo is wack, and I'm not even a huge soccer fan. "
Ronaldo from Brazil is wack ? I dont know about that... dude was a monster in his Prime... almost reminded me of Pele a little... "

nah i think he means the ronaldo from portugal and real madrid, messi is better.
Posted by time

France should not be there in the first place. Henry is a cheat. Favourites to win would be Brazil,   Argentina & maybe Spain. Holland have a good chance, they have a good players. When it comes to England, I'm not going to get my hopes up, like I did in the previous  tournaments. They always get knock out at the same stage. I hope they do well, I want them to win, but if they don't I wouldn't be suprise. 

Posted by King Saturn
@Stormultt said:
"   @geraldthesloth:
Boy, sit your pressed self down! 
 
I said sexy!, nothing bout no damn skills, BOY BOOM! 
you mad? 

 
   "
lol 
 
 
@blade hunter said:
" @King Saturn said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" Ronaldo is wack, and I'm not even a huge soccer fan. "
Ronaldo from Brazil is wack ? I dont know about that... dude was a monster in his Prime... almost reminded me of Pele a little... "
nah i think he means the ronaldo from portugal and real madrid, messi is better. "
Messi is a better overall player now... but Ronaldo has been a Scoring Machine for years
Posted by blade hunter
@King Saturn said:
" @Stormultt said:
"   @geraldthesloth:
Boy, sit your pressed self down! 
 
I said sexy!, nothing bout no damn skills, BOY BOOM! 
you mad? 

 
   "
lol 
 
 
@blade hunter said:
" @King Saturn said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" Ronaldo is wack, and I'm not even a huge soccer fan. "
Ronaldo from Brazil is wack ? I dont know about that... dude was a monster in his Prime... almost reminded me of Pele a little... "
nah i think he means the ronaldo from portugal and real madrid, messi is better. "
Messi is a better overall player now... but Ronaldo has been a Scoring Machine for years "
Yh Messi scored 47 goals for barcalona last year ;-p
Posted by Supreme Marvel
Posted by blade hunter
@Supreme Marvel said:
" Sorry dude, already a topic about the World Cup. "
this blog is old man