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Re: Anyone following any of the World Cup?
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2010, 10:36:23 AM »
I love the World Cup. There's nothing like it for spectacle and drama, as far as I am concerned. Soccer is just like any other sport as far as grasping nuance, I think. I think I enjoy the free flow of the game the most, especially missing all the commercials at halftime. So much of the game depends an being able to anticipate what your team mate is going to do.

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Re: Anyone following any of the World Cup?
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2010, 08:03:32 PM »
I've watched more soccer in the past two-weeks than my previous lifetime. OK... maybe NOT but it's been fun watching all of the great games. I even skipped a class or two to catch the England v. Algeria game at the conference hotel bar last Friday. Good stuff!  ;)
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Re: Anyone following any of the World Cup?
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2010, 10:13:23 PM »
This Thursday morning Italia was losing 2-0 until the last 10 minutes until Italia came through and scored in the last 10 minutes against Slovakia making 2 goals, 2-2.  Then Slovakia scored with 2 minutes left making it 3-2. So Italia lost and Slovakia won. 
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Re: Anyone following any of the World Cup?
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2010, 10:25:18 PM »
I'm just hoping USA does well enough to show we aren't totally behind the times when it comes to Football... I mean Soccer. There's a big difference in public interest compared to 10 years ago. And with all these kids growing up with (it) we may be a force to be reckoned with some day.

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Re: Anyone following any of the World Cup?
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2010, 05:05:26 AM »
There's a big difference in public interest compared to 10 years ago.
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Re: Anyone following any of the World Cup?
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2010, 07:09:13 PM »
I'm at a conference this weekend and the only thing I absolutely have to attend coincides with the first half of the US - Ghana game >:(
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Re: Anyone following any of the World Cup?
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2010, 08:16:47 PM »
Go Slovakia!
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Re: Anyone following any of the World Cup?
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2010, 12:39:32 AM »
I usually root for team USA until we are out and then whatever other anglophonic country is still in (except Canada). This year I will be excited if USA goes past Ghana, because England has no chance of beating Germany. As a red blooded American,I tend not to like soccer much, but I have too many friends abroad who live and die for it, so I relish any and all opportunities to run athletic victories in their faces. Also, all my south American and Mexican (not Mexican-American) friends root for the Yankees, which drives me crazy (Oakland fan).