Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Suit U Sir !!!

Germany 2006 Fifa World Cup

Recommended Posts

I can see why Australia want to be part of the Asian qualifying zone. The Asian teams have qualified, are: Japan, S.Korea, Iran and Saudia Arabia, with possibly Bahrain joining.

Dosen't sound very difficult to qualify through Asia, so we'll be seeing an Australian team at the 2010 world cup, almost definetly.

Makes you wonder what state the Chinese team is in, if they didn't qualify.

Japan and Iran are very good teams - both could make it well into the tournement

Korea has been weaked over the last 3 years - they had a run similar to Greece and look where Greece is now - its no big deal that they got so far - don't try and take away what those players worked so hard for

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Makes you wonder what state the Chinese team is in, if they didn't qualify.

Men's soccer in China isn't as advanced as the women's, that is why I am wondering why some folks here keep saying China is a viable candidate for the 2018 World Cup - before the US.  It is not.  Of course, how their under-23 team performs in '08 remains to be seen.  But like in volleyball, their women will kick butt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
World Cup top seeds as of 19 October*:

1 Brazil 64 points

2 Spain 49

3 Germany 48

4 Mexico 47

5= Argentina 46

5= ENGLAND 46

7= France 45

7= Italy 45

(* Based on Fifa using the system employed to calculate seedings for 1998 and 2002 World Cups)

well, that is if Spain makes it.  They aren't in as of this date.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
World Cup top seeds as of 19 October*:

1 Brazil 64 points

2 Spain 49

3 Germany 48

4 Mexico 47

5= Argentina 46

5= ENGLAND 46

7= France 45

7= Italy 45

(* Based on Fifa using the system employed to calculate seedings for 1998 and 2002 World Cups)

well, that is if Spain makes it.  They aren't in as of this date.

very true. I'd be shocked if they don't make it through though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
World Cup top seeds as of 19 October*:

1 Brazil 64 points

2 Spain 49

3 Germany 48

4 Mexico 47

5= Argentina 46

5= ENGLAND 46

7= France 45

7= Italy 45

(* Based on Fifa using the system employed to calculate seedings for 1998 and 2002 World Cups)

BBC article about seedings

I don't think it's too harsh to say that all the non-seeded teams will be crossing their fingers and hoping they draw Mexico in the group stages!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I highly doubt that Korea will ever advance as far as they did back when they hosted the world Cup.

Exactly, TG we will see if Korea would ever qualify if they played against Southamerican or European teams to qualify. :rolleyes: And of course Spain will beat Eslovakia... they hadn't been qualified for any WC or European Cup... (the old Czechoslovakia yes, as well as the new Czech Republic, but no Eslovakia...) :glare:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
don't try and take away what those players worked so hard for

No-one's taking away anything from teams like Korea and Iran (which actually beat Australia in the play-offs to qualify for the 1998 world cup).

But you have to admit, that this is a very clever move by the Australian football association to guarantee, which will result in the country almost definetly qualifying for SA 2010. In the 2002 world cup Saudia Arabia lost 8-0 to Germany and 3-0 to Ireland. No doubt Aus will fancy their chances against such teams.

Greece's story of having won no matches at the 1994 world cup, then not qualifying for the 1998 and 2002 world cup, then all of a sudden going on to win Euro 2004, is something that won't be very frequently repeated.

Does Australia fancy joining the European qualifying group? I doubt it.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No-one's taking away anything from teams like Korea and Iran (which actually beat Australia in the play-offs to qualify for the 1998 world cup).

But you have to admit, that this is a very clever move by the Australian football association to guarantee, which will result in the country almost definetly qualifying for SA 2010. In the 2002 world cup Saudia Arabia lost 8-0 to Germany and 3-0 to Ireland. No doubt Aus will fancy their chances against such teams.

Greece's story of having won no matches at the 1994 world cup, then not qualifying for the 1998 and 2002 world cup, then all of a sudden going on to win Euro 2004, is something that won't be very frequently repeated.

Does Australia fancy joining the European qualifying group? I doubt it.....

Wouldn't it be nice and to pick and choose your opponents?   :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anybody know, where the teams will resident during the WC?

Sweden will resident in Bremen. I have heard rumors, that the US-Team will resident in Hamburg and Brazil want to get paid for their visit in one region of Germany.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Does anybody know, where the teams will resident during the WC?

Sweden will resident in Bremen. I have heard rumors, that the US-Team will resident in Hamburg and Brazil want to get paid for their visit in one region of Germany.

g, will "base themselves" or "use ____ as their base..."    :wink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Does anybody know, where the teams will resident during the WC?

Sweden will resident in Bremen. I have heard rumors, that the US-Team will resident in Hamburg and Brazil want to get paid for their visit in one region of Germany.

The Netherlands will reside in a luxurious hotel somewhere in the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). They will use SC Freiburg's stadium as a training ground.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
World Cup top seeds as of 19 October*:

1 Brazil 64 points

2 Spain 49

3 Germany 48

4 Mexico 47

5= Argentina 46

5= ENGLAND 46

7= France 45

7= Italy 45

(* Based on Fifa using the system employed to calculate seedings for 1998 and 2002 World Cups)

BBC article about seedings

I don't think it's too harsh to say that all the non-seeded teams will be crossing their fingers and hoping they draw Mexico in the group stages!

The official draws for Germany 2006 occurs in December, right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was reading forums about the CONMEBOL qualification for SA 2010 . CONMEBOL is searching a new format of tournament, so in the forum were different options, but I read one that I found interesting, althought it is completly impossible...

What do you think about a BIG qualifying tournament joining CONMEBOL and CONCACAF? 4 groups with 5 teams, qualifying to South Africa the top-two of the group.

In my opinion, I think it could be great... what is your opinion about this crazy idea?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I was reading forums about the CONMEBOL qualification for SA 2010 . CONMEBOL is searching a new format of tournament, so in the forum were different options, but I read one that I found interesting, althought it is completly impossible...

What do you think about a BIG qualifying tournament joining CONMEBOL and CONCACAF? 4 groups with 5 teams, qualifying to South Africa the top-two of the group.

In my opinion, I think it could be great... what is your opinion about this crazy idea?

Good because the USA won't qualify  :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good because the USA won't qualify  :P

Another amateur opinion from Mikel.  

BUt OK, if you say so.  'Cuz it means you are afraid of a strong USA team that will come in and whoop your asses.    :laugh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
In fact, I think the idea could be good especially for USA, because a stronger competition that now (Grenada, Saint Kitts, Trinidad and the rest) could boost the football at the United States. Probably, if USA was in the same group of Brazil or Argentina, they will be second, but if they are in a group with Uruguay, Mexico, Paraguay, Colombia or Chile, I think USA have real options of get the first place. Also, USA could prove that they are a real good team and not a overrated team because they play in a zone without good teams (with the exception of Mexico)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know where mikel and that little pimp mexico1968 get this sick idea that the U.S. is some non-active member of the world soccer community when:

1.  We are the 3rd most populous country in the world;

2.  We staged the MOST SUCCESSFUL World Cup in history so far.

3.  The US kicked Mexico's butt 2-0 in Korea.  We got to the quarterfinals; Mexico didn't.

4.  For 2006, we were among the first 8 in.  Spain is still fighting for a spot. :rolleyes:   

5.  Half of our A-list players play in European teams.  

I guess the little spics must be so afraid of us/U.S. when indeed our new generation gets to play.  And you guys better get ready -- our national team will hit its stride in 2010!!  :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be fair Baron, point 4 says more about the qualification systems in the two continents than it does about the quality of the US as a footballing nation  (I understand you were having a dig at Mikel).

Point 2 is a little subjective but it was certainly one of the most succesful world cups.

The other points are pretty hard to dispute.

Would you want the US (and other North American nations) to join with the South Americans though?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
To be fair Baron, point 4 says more about the qualification systems in the two continents than it does about the quality of the US as a footballing nation  (I understand you were having a dig at Mikel).

Point 2 is a little subjective but it was certainly one of the most succesful world cups.

The other points are pretty hard to dispute.

Would you want the US (and other North American nations) to join with the South Americans though?

As Kratk pointed out, it might be good for our boys.  But then again, playing with countries who only live for football is a little disconcerting.  But yeah, if it'll toughen and improve our team, go for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i see no problems with having one group for all of the Americas - 8.5 spots - though the tournement will probably run like the Asian or African tournement were a few teams get eliminated early than in the final stages have 8 groups of five teams - first place in each group qualifies - best second gets the 0.5 spot - it would give legitamacy to both Mexico and USA, along with allowing for better annual competition for CONCACAF teams

Australia is not a sure thing to qualify for 2010 - in Asia i would still give the tops spots to Iran and Japan. Saudi Arabia and Korea are also tough oppenants, and teams are coming on strong in the Asian zone including Kuwait, Bahrain and others. Not to mention if China or India ever got their sh!t together

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2.  We staged the MOST SUCCESSFUL World Cup in history so far.

4.  For 2006, we were among the first 8 in.  Spain is still fighting for a spot. :rolleyes:   

2. Of course it wasn't. The MOST SUCCESSFUL World Cup in history was in 1970 in Mexico, so... :rolleyes:

4. We will see if you have to qualify in the European Classification Table... you will finish last of group, like San Marino  :laughlong:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WORLD CUP SOCCER NOTE

#Past World Cup Attendances#

----------------------------

YEAR   SITE         MATCHES    TOTAL ATTENDANCE  AVERAGE

====   ====   =======    ================  =======

1998   France             64              2,770,000       43,000

1994   United States   52          3,567,415       68,604

1990   Italy                 52           2,514,443     48,354

1986   Mexico              52           2,441,731     43,956

1982   Spain                52           1,856,277     35,698

1978   Argentina          38           1,610,215     42,374

1974   West Germany   38           1,774,022     46,685

1970   Mexico            32           1,673,975     52,312  :glare:

1966   England           32           1,614,677     50,458

1962   Chile                32             776,000     24,250

1958   Sweden            35             868,000     24,800

1954   Switzerland       26             943,000     36,270

1950   Brazil              22           1,337,000     60,772

1938   France             18             483,000     26,833

1934   Italy                17             395,000     23,235

1930   Uruguay           18             434,500     24,139

st 05-30-02 16:00 et

Oh, and the 1994 Tournament made, like a $25 million profit and like most international events held in the US -- WITHOUT using taxpayer and public monies.

As usual, you open your mouth for nothing, mikel.  Look at the figures above.  And the 2002 figures (even though held in 18 cities did NOT match the 1994 attendance figures.  It is estimated that maybe 2010 MIGHT...read MIGHT...surpass the 1994 figures BUT that depends on actual paid attendance then.  The overall stadia in Germany next year will NOT match the seating capacities AND Paid attendance of the 1994 WOrld Cup.

You're quite pathetic, mikel.  Do you really think I buy the arguments of some kid who comes from a second-rate power like Spain, still thinking of the old glory days of their vanished empire?  You still have a bit to learn about the world, mikel.    :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WORLD CUP SOCCER NOTE

#Past World Cup Attendances#

----------------------------

YEAR   SITE         MATCHES    TOTAL ATTENDANCE  AVERAGE

====   ====   =======    ================  =======

1998   France             64              2,770,000       43,000

1994   United States   52          3,567,415       68,604

1990   Italy                 52           2,514,443     48,354

1986   Mexico              52           2,441,731     43,956

1982   Spain                52           1,856,277     35,698

1978   Argentina          38           1,610,215     42,374

1974   West Germany   38           1,774,022     46,685

1970   Mexico            32           1,673,975     52,312  :glare:

1966   England           32           1,614,677     50,458

1962   Chile                32             776,000     24,250

1958   Sweden            35             868,000     24,800

1954   Switzerland       26             943,000     36,270

1950   Brazil              22           1,337,000     60,772

1938   France             18             483,000     26,833

1934   Italy                17             395,000     23,235

1930   Uruguay           18             434,500     24,139

st 05-30-02 16:00 et

As usual, you open your mouth for nothing, mikel.  Look at the figures above, fool.  And the 2002 figures (even though held in 18 cities did NOT match the 1994 attendance figures.  It is estimated that maybe 2010 MIGHT...read MIGHT...surpass the 1994 figures BUT that depends on actual paid attendance then.  The overall stadia in Germany next year will NOT match the seating capacities AND Paid attendance of the 1994 WOrld Cup.

You're quite pathetic, mikel.  Do you really think I buy the arguments of some kid who comes from a second-rate power like Spain, still thinking of the old glory days of their vanished empire?  You still have a bit to learn about the world, mikel.    :rolleyes:

Blah, blah, blah... but you don't have answered me to this IF THE USA WAS IN THE EUROPEAN QUALIFYING ROUND, WHERE WOULD THEY FINISH? THIRD OF GROUP? FOURTH OF GROUP?

P.D Spain isn't a second-rate power and I am not thinking of our Empire (To that by chance California, New Mexico, Florida and other States of the US concerned). :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm surprised at how low the attendence was in France. And even more surprised at Spain!!

Judging the success or otherwise of a World Cup is not just a case of looking at attendences though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...