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The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by Tortilla Slim » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:39 am

Brazil vs Chile
Colombia v Uruguay
France v Nigeria
Germany v Algeria
Netherlands v Mexico
Costa Rica v Greece
Argentina v Switzerland
Belgium v USA


I think the following will win

Brazil
Colombia
France
Germany
Netherlands (don't tell my wife)
Costa Rica
Argentina
USA
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Post by Kilombo » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:56 am

I would pick up the same but USA - Belgium will be tight
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Post by kekkles » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:15 am

Nearly the same but for Uruguay to win and Belgium to win by a narrow margin.

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by Tortilla Slim » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:29 am

That's Uruguay without Suarez now, though.
I would love to see a Mexico go through and even think it's remotely possible if their goalkeeper pulls off another miracle, but it seems unlikely, they have a habit of choking when it gets exciting.

Degree AmeriKKKa game will be close. Could go either way.
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Post by steveogolf » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:43 am

Same as Tortilla Slim, except (unfortunately) Belgium to win over the U.S.A.
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Post by kekkles » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:44 am

Forgot about Suarez.Colombia to win.

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Post by Scrubb » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:01 am

Brazil vs Chile - think this one will be close, but Brazil
Colombia
France
Germany
Netherlands
Costa Rica
Argentina v Switzerland - think this one may be close, but probably Argentina in the end.
Belgium v USA - Belgium
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Post by Lost Soul » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:58 am

Tortilla Slim wrote:Brazil vs Chile
Colombia v Uruguay
France v Nigeria
Germany v Algeria
Netherlands v Mexico
Costa Rica v Greece
Argentina v Switzerland
Belgium v USA


I think the following will win

Brazil
Colombia
France
Germany
Netherlands (don't tell my wife)
Costa Rica
Argentina
USA

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Post by davebt » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:04 am

From world cup history, you need to forget what you've in these group Ames. The top teams tend to be in 1st gear during the qualifiers. Teams that have outperformed tend to be put to rest quickly.

Secondly, European teams don't tend to do well.

I'd guess

Brazil
Uruguay
Nigeria
Germany
Holland
Costa Rica
Argentina
Belgium ( although not surprised if USA)


But hey, don't listen to me. I thought England would win the WC, and score a record 676 goals in the final.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:04 am

The same, apart from USA.

Although, i won't be amazed if the USA beat Belgium.

However, i think there will be some upsets this weekend.
Mexico and Chile could get results.

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Post by brodie_bruce » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:11 am

Brazil vs Chile - Brazil
Colombia v Uruguay - Colombia
France v Nigeria - France
Germany v Algeria - Germany
Netherlands v Mexico - Netherlands
Costa Rica v Greece - Costa Rica although I have a soft spot for Greece so wouldn't mind an upset
Argentina v Switzerland - Argentina
Belgium v USA - tough one. Belgium though.

Might have to stick a few quid on a game or two. Not with Bet365 though - I can't stand seeing Ray Winstone's giant floating head all the time.
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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by andybox » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:37 am

Chile
Colombia
Nigeria
Germany
Netherlands (penalties)
Costa Rica
Argentine (penalties)
USA.

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Post by coffeeguy » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:04 am

Chile over Brazil
Colombia over Uruguay
France over Nigeria
Germany over Algeria
Mexico over Netherlands
Costa Rica over Greece
Argentina over Switzerland
USA over Belgium

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Post by Iolar » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:58 pm

Brazil v Chile
Colombia v Uruguay
France v Nigeria
Germany v Algeria
Netherlands v Mexico
Costa Rica v Greece
Argentina v Switzerland
Belgium v USA

Brazil v Colombia
France v Germany
Netherlands v Costa Rica
Argentina v Belgium

Colombia v France
Netherlands v Belgium

France v Netherlands
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Post by andybox » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:07 pm

Why France iolar?

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:09 pm

iolaR knows next to nothing about football.

If they are the four semi-finalists i will eat a hat.

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Post by Iolar » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:22 pm

They're simmering along quite nicely. Also, their recent history suggests that they underperform in a world cup campaign, then in the next one get to the final. Plus I put €20 on those predictions yesterday! I've money on Belgium, Netherlands, and now France. I'll accept any one of them winning it!

iolaR knows next to nothing about football.


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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:28 pm

How did Croatia fair?

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Post by Iolar » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:39 pm

Better than several other teams. I was surprised that Mexico beat them, yes. I expected them to get out of the group, though. I still think they're a better side than a number of teams which did qualify, including the hosts who are essentially a one man show.

Had they had a competent referee in the first game, who knows?
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:46 pm

It's a fair point.

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Post by andybox » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:52 pm

Jimbo you're very conservative in your responses these days.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:59 pm

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Post by andybox » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:11 pm

True that

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Post by VinnyD » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:48 pm

There's a surprising amount of consensus here. I was going to say Uruguay but I was forgetting about Suarez too. My heart says USA over Belgium but if there was money on it I would have to say Belgium; otherwise I agree with Slim.

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Post by snowgirl » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:07 pm

Brazil vs Chile
Colombia v Uruguay
France v Nigeria
Germany v Algeria
Netherlands v Mexico
Costa Rica v Greece
Argentina v Switzerland
Belgium v USA --it's a tossup. I haven't seen Belgium play but I thought the US looked weak yesterday against Germany. I guess I'd put money on Belgium if pressed.
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Post by Higgs Bossom » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:23 pm

Brazil
Colombia
France
Germany
Netherlands
Costa Rica
Argentina
USA

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Post by ceylon_tea » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:06 pm

Belgium US game will be close. Argies are going to knock out Swiss, I hope. I'm supporting Argies. Hope they make to the finals.

I really hope Mexicans beat the Dutch.

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Post by sodelicious » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:18 pm

Brazil
Colombia
France
Germany
Netherlands
Costa Rica
Argentina
USA
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Post by grecian » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:56 pm

I think that any fucker can win it who's left in...

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Post by Nines » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:14 am

VinnyD wrote:There's a surprising amount of consensus here. I was going to say Uruguay but I was forgetting about Suarez too. My heart says USA over Belgium but if there was money on it I would have to say Belgium; otherwise I agree with Slim.


It pains me, but I agree with VinnyD.

Go Uruguay!

Go Belgium!

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Post by Agent009 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:26 pm

Chile - im really torn in this one. Chile has played better so far, but this could be the game the hosts show up.
Colombia
Nigeria - France will be exposed as the fraud they are.
Germany
Mexico - Robbben will dive and it wont be enough.
Costa Rica
Argentina
USA

Load of crap having all the south america teams stuck together.
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Post by VinnyD » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:35 pm

Nines wrote:
VinnyD wrote:There's a surprising amount of consensus here. I was going to say Uruguay but I was forgetting about Suarez too. My heart says USA over Belgium but if there was money on it I would have to say Belgium; otherwise I agree with Slim.


It pains me, but I agree with VinnyD.

Go Uruguay!

Go Belgium!

No, I'm picking Colombia over the Suarez-less Uruguay. I agree with Slim's picks except I say Belgium over USA. I'd be happy to be wrong about that, of course,

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Post by Tortilla Slim » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:07 pm

Agent009 wrote:Chile - im really torn in this one. Chile has played better so far, but this could be the game the hosts show up.
Colombia
Nigeria - France will be exposed as the fraud they are.
Germany
Mexico - Robbben will dive and it wont be enough.
Costa Rica
Argentina
USA

Load of crap having all the south america teams stuck together.


I would love for it to play out this way, but I just don't see it happening.
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Post by 2wilzgood » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:21 pm

Tortilla Slim wrote:
Agent009 wrote:Chile - im really torn in this one. Chile has played better so far, but this could be the game the hosts show up.
Colombia
Nigeria - France will be exposed as the fraud they are.
Germany
Mexico - Robbben will dive and it wont be enough.
Costa Rica
Argentina
USA

Load of crap having all the south america teams stuck together.


I would love for it to play out this way, but I just don't see it happening.


My thoughts as well.

Those are my sentimental eight to move on. Rationally, a nod to Brazil, and FIFA will not let the Netherlands lose, but agree that Nigeria win.

Load of crap having all the south america teams stuck together.


Criminal corrupt fucking FIFA. I've written here before that they were terrified of a near Europe-free semi-finals in 2002, and would NEVER allow that to happen again. Six Eurps in the Round of 16 and none play another? Four of five SoAmers placed so that only one of them can reach the semis? The obviously bullshit rankings, that convoluted system for potting the balls, and then the skipping groups when particular teams/confederations are drawn. Wonder no more. SoAmer can max three team in the quarters, two teams in the semis, while Eurps could have all six in the quarters and three of four spots in the semis.
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Post by jedgarandclyde » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:00 pm

At the mo' i am watching the Brazil/Chile game and it is 1-1 at the break, if you tend to believe the odds posted about the game, after looking at them i did think this was supposed to be cut and dried?

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Post by jedgarandclyde » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:06 pm

Please, do try and speak some facts here, true FIFA has been shown to be tainted by corruption, but i hardly think it is there fault that Spain, Italy, Portugal and England failed to get out of their groups!
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Post by grecian » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:25 pm

jedgarandclyde wrote:Please, do try and speak some facts here, true FIFA has been shown to be tainted by corruption, but i hardly think it is there fault that Spain, Italy, Portugal and England failed to get out of their groups!


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No it was not, you moron.
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Post by Kilombo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:41 pm

Stephen_Dedalus wrote:iolaR knows next to nothing about football.

If they are the four semi-finalists i will eat a hat.

you won´t eat that hat. These semifinals in Brazil won´t never happen
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:04 pm

there will be semi finals in Brazil

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Post by 2wilzgood » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:09 pm

Stephen_Dedalus wrote:there will be semi finals in Brazil


Two from South America, Argentina and either Colombia/Brazil. I tilt toward Brazil, but that quarterfinal ought to be balls to the wall.

Za Chermans should get through to play on July 8.

And a dark horse, one from Concacaf, Costa Rica or Mexico. If they meet in the quarter, then another GREAT game to come.

Fuck the Netherlands after that display four years ago in the final.

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Post by 2wilzgood » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:32 pm

2wilzgood wrote:Six Eurps in the Round of 16 and none play another? ...Eurps could have all six in the quarters and three of four spots in the semis.


Of course, the danger in such manipulation is that NO European team appears in the quarterfinals. Choke on it, FIFA.

More likely result is that Germany is the sole Eurp in the quarters...
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Post by grecian » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:32 pm

Well...

Mexico are on the short flight home and Holland are still there....

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Post by jedgarandclyde » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:10 pm

This manipulation stuff is crap, we have conspiracy theory paraded here as fact, Spain, Italy, Portugal and England are going home because they were not good enough on the football field ...................FACT!!

I mean England were in a group the included Costa Rica, after the events on the football field and they played their group matches Costa Rica were on top, and England last, please tell us all how is this FIFA manipulation?

I say again, the above teams were not good enough on the football field to progress, do not blame FIFA, they were just not good enough on the field.
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Post by grecian » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:20 pm

Oh...

..Dear....

Someone else reply as I CBA to...

It really isn't worth it...

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Post by 2wilzgood » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:13 pm

I'll try.

It isn't that FIFA can make teams "just not good enough" advance, it's that FIFA can make it so that teams good enough to advance don't.
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Post by jedgarandclyde » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:26 pm

Australia got beat, we were not good enough on the field, and we accept that we were not, and that is why we are no longer in the WC.

So take on the chin and i know be hard for some to accept the very obvious, and pass of a failure by saying something really stupid and be in constant denial, but PLEASE stop saying it just because it was a FIFA plot, and do realize that the European sides were just not good enough, OK?
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Post by Tortilla Slim » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:48 am

Mexico got robbed. Even the Dutch kants at the bar said they felt it was not a win.
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Post by Lost Soul » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:00 am

grecian wrote:I think that any fucker can win it who's left in...

Yet another Stooopid OP....

Except that Tortilla and I are 4-0 so far, and you're not.

Please insert 'smart' between any and fucker.

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Post by andybox » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:59 am

Oh hang on

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