View Poll Results: Which is the World Cup's real 'Group of Death'?

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  • Argentina, Ivory Coast, Serbia, Holland

    11 57.89%
  • Italy, Ghana, USA, Czech Republic

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    Which is the World Cup's real 'Group of Death'?

    a) Argentina, Ivory Coast, Serbia, Holland

    b) Italy, Ghana, USA, Czech Republic

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    both group are equally strong,if i were to choose 1 then i will choose (a)


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    I quite worry abt the teams in the same group of USA, the bully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    I quite worry abt the teams in the same group of USA, the bully.
    Here's wishing a first round KO to team USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin
    Which is the World Cup's real 'Group of Death'?

    a) Argentina, Ivory Coast, Serbia, Holland

    b) Italy, Ghana, USA, Czech Republic
    Personally, I like Italy a lot but IMHO, I think A is more powerful, with Argentina & Holland. But then again, Argentina's standard have dropped quite a bit.

    It's hard to say. Football is round. It can go anywhere it wants.

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    i think the australia's group is pretty tough as well ..

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    Remember the ball is round... anything can happen.... in world cup some countries rise to the occasion.... so too unpredictable..... but first team I wanna see out is USA.....

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    I don't think there's a really Group of Death next yr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idor
    Remember the ball is round... anything can happen.... in world cup some countries rise to the occasion.... so too unpredictable..... but first team I wanna see out is USA.....
    Wonder why you are stuck in Houston of all places then? I assume you are there voluntarily?
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    Hi! Guys...to help wif your decision, here's a brief rundown of the teams:

    a) ARGENTINA
    Federation: Conmebol
    World Ranking: 4
    Group: C
    Fixtures: June 10: Ivory Coast; June 16: Serbia & Montenegro; June 21: Netherlands
    Coach: Jose Pekerman
    Player to Watch: Juan Roman Riquelme (Villarreal, Spain)
    Road to finals: Runners-up in group
    World Cup record: 1930, 1934, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002
    Tournament best: Winners in 1978, 1986; Runners-up in 1930, 1990

    b) IVORY COAST
    Federation: Africa
    World Ranking: 41
    Group: C
    Fixtures: June 10: Argentina; June 16: Netherlands; June 21: Serbia & Montenegro
    Coach: Henri Michel
    Player to Watch: Didier Drogba (Chelsea, England)
    Road to finals: Winners of Group Three
    World Cup record: First time qualifiers

    c) SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
    Federation: Uefa
    World Ranking: 47
    Group: C
    Fixtures: June 11: Netherlands; June 16: Argentina; June 21: Ivory Coast
    Coach: Ilija Petkovic
    Player to Watch: Dejan Stankovic (Inter Milan, Italy)
    Road to finals: Winners of Group Seven
    World Cup record: First time qualifiers*
    *Yugoslavia reached the finals in 1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1974, 1982, 1990, 1998. They reached the semi-finals in 1930, 1954(fourth).

    d) NETHERLANDS
    Federation: Uefa
    World Ranking: 3
    Group: C
    Fixtures: June 11: Serbia & Montenegro; June 16: Ivory Coast; June 21: Argentina
    Coach: Marco van Basten
    Player to Watch: Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg, Germany)
    Road to finals: Winners of Group One
    World Cup record: 1934, 1938, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994, 1998
    Tournament best: Runners-up in 1974, 1978

    e) ITALY
    Federation: Uefa
    World Ranking: 12
    Group: E
    Fixtures: June 12: Ghana; June 17: USA; June 22: Czech Republic
    Coach: Marcello Lippi
    Player to Watch: Luca Toni (Fiorentina)
    Road to finals: Winners of Group Five
    World Cup record: 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002
    Tournament best: Winners in 1934, 1938, 1982; Runners-up in 1970, 1994

    f) GHANA
    Federation: Africa
    World Ranking: 50
    Group: E
    Fixtures: June 12: Italy; June 17: Czech Republic; June 22: USA
    Coach: Ratomir Dujkovic
    Player to Watch: Sulley Ali Muntari (Udinese, Italy)
    Road to finals: Winners of Group Two
    World Cup record: First time qualifiers

    g) UNITED STATES
    Federation: Concacaf
    World Ranking: 8
    Group: E
    Fixtures: June 12: Czech Republic; June 17: Italy; June 22: Ghana
    Coach: Bruce Arena
    Player to Watch: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)
    Road to finals: Winners of group
    World Cup record: 1930, 1934, 1950, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002
    Tournament best: Semi-finals in 1930

    h) CZECH REPUBLIC
    Federation: Uefa
    World Ranking: 2
    Group: E
    Fixtures: June 12: USA; June 17: Ghana; June 22: Italy
    Coach: Karel Bruckner
    Player to Watch: Pavel Nedved (Juventus, Italy)
    Road to finals: Runners-up in Group One; Winners of play-off against Norway
    World Cup record: First time qualifiers*
    *Czechoslovakia reached the finals in 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1982, 1990. They were runners-up in 1934, 1962.

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    who cares .. as long as I win $

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon80
    who cares .. as long as I win $
    Haha, win as a bookie or punter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet
    Wonder why you are stuck in Houston of all places then? I assume you are there voluntarily?
    Well, cos i came here to studyand then cannot find a job in SG...... and by some miricle, I got a job here... So i am here lor.... but then voluntary a not difficult to say.... Hate this place but then no opportunity for me to move away....

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    eh~ i din know USA so powderful... world ranking at 8...
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    Have a spreadsheet of the groupings, timing and place for the worldcup, can also do simulation and keep score. Anybody want can email me your email address to me at 8dennisg8@gmail.com and I can sent the spreadsheet over to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkertR
    eh~ i din know USA so powderful... world ranking at 8...
    Ya... surprise dat they r rank no 8...
    Anyone know how the ranking of countries being rank what they base on???

    For wat i know is international matches n ??....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis
    Have a spreadsheet of the groupings, timing and place for the worldcup, can also do simulation and keep score. Anybody want can email me your email address to me at 8dennisg8@gmail.com and I can sent the spreadsheet over to you.
    Dennis, the BBC has a downloadable PDF chart of fixtures at

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/foot...06/4510476.stm

    Is there any kind soul who can convert the British times accurately? (Must be accurate hor!)
    Last edited by kahheng; 17th December 2005 at 12:44 PM.

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    How far u guys think england will go in this world cup? Quarter or semis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin
    How far u guys think england will go in this world cup? Quarter or semis?

    I am sincerely looking forward to a first round KO for England, but that's probably unlikely. It will be nice to see them doing their usual cameo, getting beaten in the quarter-finals, and then they can go home and sulk for another 4 years...................

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahheng
    I am sincerely looking forward to a first round KO for England, but that's probably unlikely. It will be nice to see them doing their usual cameo, getting beaten in the quarter-finals, and then they can go home and sulk for another 4 years...................
    i think it will be the same outcome as the last world cup, KO by Brazil in the quarter!

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