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Today's Match (14th June)

 
ankur rathi
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1.
6:30pm - Group H - Match #15
Spain vs. Ukraine

2.
9:30pm - Group H - Match #16
Tunisia vs. Saudi Arabia

3.
12:30am - Group A - Match #17
Germany vs. Poland

My Guesses are:

1. Spain
2. Tunisia
3. Germany

What's your???
 
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1. Spain
2. SA
3. Germany
 
Dave Lenton
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Originally posted by Vinod Ennes:
2. SA
Really? If Saudi Arabia get a single goal in the entire competition I shall be surprised. They're probably the weakest team in the tournament... perhaps apart from T&T.

Mind you, as the Ecuador-Poland game showed, surprises can happen.
 
Sameer Jamal
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I think SA was the top tema in the Asian qualifier group.
 
Jeff Albertson
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
I think SA was the top tema in the Asian qualifier group.


Here's an interesting precis on the Saudi team, although some of the British humor escapes me -- what's that about Osama Bin Laden's niece?

http://football.guardian.co.uk/worldcup2006/story/0,,1787877,00.html

It gives them odds of 750-to-1.
 
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British humor What you don't get British sarcasm then?

1) Spain.
2) No idea.
3) Germany. This should be a good match, and we are due one after the last games featuring England and Brazil.
 
Jeff Albertson
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Originally posted by Peter Rooke:
British humor What you don't get British sarcasm then?


Depends. In that article linked above I read: "Saudi football has its own extra-curricular interests, such as a recent fatwah urging players to give up the game and wage jihad in Iraq." Is that humor, sarcasm or the truth?
 
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1: Draw or Ukraine win!
2: Tunisia
3: Germany
 
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humor, sarcasm or the truth
- No idea, hopefully just a joke.
Don't take to much notice of the SA team.
 
Jeff Albertson
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Originally posted by Peter Rooke:
- No idea, hopefully just a joke.
Don't take to much notice of the SA team.


What about this:

If they were shoes . . . Flip-flops free with a magazine
Here they are again, on display to a vast audience. But beware: they may look OK but expect low quality to tell soon. History shows they could fall apart the minute they're given a run out.

That must be humour, but I have no idea what it means. What is he going on about?
 
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
Really? If Saudi Arabia get a single goal in the entire competition I shall be surprised.

Of course now SA have gone 2-1 up :roll:
 
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Originally posted by Jeff Albertson:


Depends. In that article linked above I read: "Saudi football has its own extra-curricular interests, such as a recent fatwah urging players to give up the game and wage jihad in Iraq." Is that humor, sarcasm or the truth?


There was a mistranslation of a minor crackpot's opinion to this effect, but it's to be ignore: or more appropriately, it's to be treated with the same degree of serious consideration one affords faith-based snake handlers.
 
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hey've kept us occuppied with them- singing, and soccer, and smoking, stuff like that, satellites used for things which are blasphemous while they occuppy themselves with science etc.


And those are just the S's!
 
Dave Lenton
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Originally posted by Jeff Albertson:


What about this:

If they were shoes . . . Flip-flops free with a magazine
Here they are again, on display to a vast audience. But beware: they may look OK but expect low quality to tell soon. History shows they could fall apart the minute they're given a run out.

That must be humour, but I have no idea what it means. What is he going on about?
Women's magazines often give away free gifts like flip-flops. Usually they market this as a fantastic free gift, but within a few days the shoes fall apart because they are complete rubbish. My girlfriend has something of a tendency to buy these kinds of magazines, and our flat has numerous cheap broken shoes and bags in it.

The article is saying that Saudi Arabia may look like a good team, but as they play a few games they will begin to look more like a poor team. "Fall apart" is often used to describe a team that is not playing well again e.g. "Our defence fell apart again today". "Run out" is used to describe something being tried out. So, the shoes will fall apart when they are worn, and the team will fall apart when they play.

There's also a pun thrown into the mix: "History shows they could fall apart the minute they're given a run out". Geddit? Run out... shoes... footballers.. running....


OK, I agree, its not a great joke
[ June 15, 2006: Message edited by: Dave Lenton ]
 
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:

Of course now SA have gone 2-1 up :roll:


They won :roll:
 
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If Saudi Arabia get a single goal in the entire competition I shall be surprised

How do you feel now ?

They're probably the weakest team in the tournament... perhaps apart from T&T.

How happened to draw against Sweden, with only 10 players.

They won

We're watching different games ?
 
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:


They won :roll:


And here I thought it was a 2-2 tie with Tunisia
 
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Indeed it was. Pradip Bhat must have turned his TV off before the final whistle.
 
Jeff Albertson
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Originally posted by Paul Sturrock:
Indeed it was. Pradip Bhat must have turned his TV off before the final whistle.


So Pradip, did you see Poland tie Germany, too?
 
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