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North Korea 1 - 0 Nigeria

So all the matches today are done.

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I am stunned about not only the USA's result, but nearly all of the games.

New Zealand nearly defeated Japan!

Norway scored twice in five minutes against the US.

China defeated Sweden!

Germany & Brazil played very sloppily!

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Also here are the standings now

Group E

1. China +1 3pts

2. Canada +1 3pts

3. Sweden -1 0pts

4. Argentina -1 0pts

Group F

1. North Korea +1 3pts

2. Brazil & Germany +0 1pt

4. Nigeria -1 0pts

Group G

1. Norway +2 3pts

2. Japan & New Zealand +0 1pt

4. United States -2 0pts

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1. Good crowd at the China-Sweden match.

2. Didn't like the Chinese jersey.. looked cheap.

3. Didn't like the Shenyang Stadium where they played the Germany-Brazil & North Korea- Nigeria matches. It looked too big and the grass is not that green.

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Here are the number of peoples that went to today's matches:

Canada - Argentina: 23,201

China - Sweden: 37,902

Germany - Brazil: 20,703

Nigeria - North Korea: 24,084

Japan - New Zealand: 10,270

Norway - USA: 17,673

Is it just me or are those numbers kinda disappointing (especially since all the tickets where supposed to be sold...).

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Tomorrow's matches:

FOOTBALL (Men) - 5.00PM

*Australia vs Serbia

*Japan vs USA

*Brazil vs Belgium

*Honduras vs Italy

FOOTBALL (Men) - 7.45PM

*Côte d'Ivoire vs Argentina

*Netherlands vs Nigeria

*China vs New Zealand

*South Korea vs Cameroon

So, what do you guys plan on watching tomorrow? I think I will watch the Japan - USA match (those two teams should be quite even) and the Côte d'Ivoire - Argentina match (could very well be the best game on offer tomorrow).

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So, what do you guys plan on watching tomorrow? I think I will watch the Japan - USA match (those two teams should be quite even) and the Côte d'Ivoire - Argentina match (could very well be the best game on offer tomorrow).

Thats what I plan on watching as well. I really hope that the USA will win, since it's a must win for them.

Also, about the tickets/crowds, the tickets were only sold out for events in Beijing.

Here is the attendance from when China hosted the Women's World Cup last year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_FIFA_Wom...rld_Cup#Group_A

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Correction: The chinese audience seems to be very fond of cheering loudly.

The amazing thing is that Shenyang Olympic Stadium looks only (at best) half-full (rather only 1/3 full), but it sounds like there are all 60,000 seats occupied. Thumbs up, Chinese audience!

You got to hand it: Chinese and Japanese (especially women) can scream for two or three normal people. :lol:

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I will watch the Honduras -Italy game, since I am half honduran, Go HONDURAS!!!!!

I am glad Brazil was able to tie Germany in their first game in the Female Tournament.

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Here are the number of peoples that went to today's matches:

Canada - Argentina: 23,201

China - Sweden: 37,902

Germany - Brazil: 20,703

Nigeria - North Korea: 24,084

Japan - New Zealand: 10,270

Norway - USA: 17,673

Is it just me or are those numbers kinda disappointing (especially since all the tickets where supposed to be sold...).

Those are not disappointing numbers at all if we compare what happened 4 years ago in Athens where the football venues were empty most of the time , including at the big finals. I'm pleased with Chinese crowds so far .

On the other hand, pollution was very notable at the venues with its characteristic foggy aspect .

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Is it just me or are those numbers kinda disappointing (especially since all the tickets where supposed to be sold...).

All tickets for events in Beijing that went on sale are sold out.

So most of the tickets left were for Football.

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Here are the number of peoples that went to today's matches:

Canada - Argentina: 23,201

China - Sweden: 37,902

Germany - Brazil: 20,703

Nigeria - North Korea: 24,084

Japan - New Zealand: 10,270

Norway - USA: 17,673

Is it just me or are those numbers kinda disappointing (especially since all the tickets where supposed to be sold...).

Here are numbers from the first day of women football from Athens. It's from wikipedia, but they don't have the numbers from group C which included Greece.

Sweden-Japan: 10,104

Germany-China: 14,657

The final average according to FIFA was 10,431. Only one game got less then that & this is only the first day. So that doesn't include the quarterfinals, semifinals, bronze, or gold match which likely had higher attendance.

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Three football clubs filed a lawsuit against the FIFA, since three football players (younger than 23 years)) left their clubs to join their national teams to play in Beijing.

Today the CAS agreed to the point of view of the club that the Olympic tournament is not an official FIFA tournament and the clubs don't need to give their players the opportunity to play at Olympic Games...

This means that the FIFA has to approve the Olympic tournament, what has been avoided by the FIFA so far! Otherwise the Olympic Football tournament will get into huge problems...

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Well, as fox334 and others have done, here is the summary of yesterday's matches (because it is already the early morning hours there) from the women's tournament.

GROUP E:

- Canada: 2 - Argentina: 1

- China: 2 - Sweden: 1

GROUP F:

- North Korea: 1 - Nigeria: zero

- Germany: zero - Brazil: zero (tie)

GROUP G:

- Japan: 2 - New Zealand: 2 (tie)

- Norway: 2 - USA: zero

TODAY, in local Beijing timezone, the men starts their tournament. Here are the match-ups for THURSDAY afternoon and evening.

GROUP A:

- Australia vs. Serbia -> 17:00 (5:00pm) @ Shanghai

- Côte d'Ivoire vs. Argentina -> 19:45 (7:45pm) @ Shanghai

GROUP B:

- Japan vs. USA -> 17:00 (5:00pm) @ Tianjin

- Netherlands vs. Nigeria -> 19:45 (7:45pm) @ Tianjin

GROUP C:

- Brazil vs. Belgium -> 17:00 (5:00pm) @ Shenyang

- CHINA vs. New Zealand -> 19:45 (7:45pm) @ Shenyang

GROUP D:

- Honduras vs. Italy -> 17:00 (5:00pm) @ Qinhuangdao

- South Korea vs. Cameroon -> 19:45 (7:45pm) @ Qinhuangdao

Good luck to all the men's teams here!

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Is it just me or are those numbers kinda disappointing (especially since all the tickets where supposed to be sold...).

Preliminary rounds, especially those of the countires OTHER than the host, do NOT sell well. Same as the World Cup; the prelims really don't get too many people excited.

It's just FOOTBALL is an over-rated sport that the Europeans and Latins simply go ape over. Yeah, it's got a worldwide following, but the basic truth is you waste so many hours of your life you can't get back.

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One more reason to replace it with beach soccer, for instance.

beach soccer? I think that futsal in a more serious option...

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China betting Sweden is the worst possible result for Canada, we traditionally have troubles against the big European teams and its unlikely we'll get more than a draw from them.

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beach soccer? I think that futsal in a more serious option...

Yes, futsal would be a good option, but beach football wouldn´t be bad either.

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beach soccer? I think that futsal in a more serious option...

Don't see why is it "more serious", but futsal would be great imo, as well. Both are fast, intense and exciting sports. They work wonders spectator-wise.

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I will be watching New Zealand vs. China! Good luck New Zealand heres hoping for a win tonight after the women drew 2-2 with japan!

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1. Good crowd at the China-Sweden match.

2. Didn't like the Chinese jersey.. looked cheap.

3. Didn't like the Shenyang Stadium where they played the Germany-Brazil & North Korea- Nigeria matches. It looked too big and the grass is not that green.

me too~a lot of Chinese fans complaining Shengyang's grass~it's just a eyesore. :blink:

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