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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2010, 02:16:18 PM »
Altidore sprained ankle

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IRENE, South Africa -- U.S. forward Jozy Altidore has sprained an ankle during a training drill and is day to day.

Altidore hurt his right ankle during a workout on a shortened field Wednesday, U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Neil Buethe said. Altidore was taken to a hospital for X-rays and was diagnosed with a mild sprain.

"It's nothing more than that," Buethe said Thursday. "He'll undergo a fitness test tomorrow to determine whether he can play Saturday."

The U.S. faces Australia on Saturday in Roodepoort in the final exhibition for both teams ahead of the World Cup. The Americans open against England on June 12.
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2010, 02:55:14 PM »
Chingon's World Cup Teams to Cheer For:

Yay
USA
Mexico
All of South America BUT Argentina

Boo
Everyone else but special boos for:
Spain
France
England
South Africa

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2010, 03:07:35 PM »
steve dave's World Cup Teams to Cheer For:

Yay
USA
Mexico

Boo
Everyone else but special boos for:
Euros except for Ireland/Scotland (if they get their own teams)

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2010, 03:22:00 PM »
steve dave's World Cup Teams to Cheer For:

Yay
USA
Mexico
Boo
Everyone else but special boos for:
Euros except for Ireland/Scotland (if they get their own teams)

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Thierry Henry has admitted he had handled the ball to set up William Gallas' controversial equaliser against Ireland, but laid responsibility for the goal at the door of the referee.
this knocked Ireland out of World Cup qualifying: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=700494&cc=5901

Scotland was not really close to qualifying.

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2010, 03:29:28 PM »
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #55 on: June 03, 2010, 03:32:33 PM »
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:

Swimming?
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« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2010, 03:41:05 PM »
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:

Swimming?

I think they're just best because they're the only ones that do it

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #57 on: June 03, 2010, 03:46:09 PM »
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:

Swimming?

I think they're just best because they're the only ones that do it
Strongman
Highland Games
Beach/Regular Volleyball
Water Polo
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« Reply #58 on: June 03, 2010, 04:57:04 PM »
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:
GermanNationalFootballTeam.jpg
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2010, 05:22:19 PM »
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:

Swimming?

I think they're just best because they're the only ones that do it
Strongman
Highland Games
Beach/Regular Volleyball
Water Polo
:dunno:

hmmmm, yeah, starting to feel a little better about my scotch/irish/welsh/danish ancestry now

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2010, 06:05:20 PM »
God, white people suck ass at sports that don't require a bat/raquet/stick of some sort  :embarrassed:

 :nono:

I would actually say white people are surprisingly good at soccer.  If you take out the US who doesn't care, I'd say whitey has a pretty good ratio of top players.

Also, why are people rooting for Mexico?  To me that would be like the people that root for uk in the tourney after our season has ended.  I know they are also underdogs and they are neighbors, but they are also dirty as hell and our rivalry with them should extend to the WC!

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #61 on: June 04, 2010, 12:03:57 AM »
Im all about cheering for little brother until we have to play them. Besides, I'm half Mexican and married into a Mexican family. Te amo el tri.

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #62 on: June 04, 2010, 07:42:25 AM »
final warmup game before WC for USA: http://theshinguardian.com/2010/06/03/tuning-fine-tuning-usa-v-australia/#more-14453

the lineup i'm hoping to see (4-2-2-2) or (4-4-2):

                      howard

cherundolo  onyewu  demerit  bocanegra

          bradley              torres

   holden                             donovan

            dempsey
                               altidore
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #63 on: June 04, 2010, 07:59:27 AM »
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #64 on: June 04, 2010, 08:16:21 AM »

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #65 on: June 04, 2010, 08:41:23 AM »
english injuries  :pbj:
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Fabio Capello has revealed that Rio Ferdinand has suffered a knee injury in training and the defender is now having a scan at a local hospital.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11095_6190876,00.html


altidore ankle sprain (mild)  :ohno:

http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2010/06/altidore-suffers-ankle-sprain.html
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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #66 on: June 04, 2010, 10:22:27 AM »
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Rio Ferdinand has been ruled out of the World Cup after injuring his left knee in training.

The England captain broke down after a tackle in the final few minutes of his team's first training session since landing in South Africa, and was taken to hospital for a scan.

The results of the scan are believed to indicate knee ligament damage and the 31-year-old will take no further part in the World Cup.

 :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jun/04/rio-ferdinand-injury-world-cup

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #67 on: June 04, 2010, 10:26:37 AM »
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Didier Drogba was ruled out of the World Cup after breaking his right arm in a warmup match on Friday, a teammate said.

Drogba scored 29 goals in 32 English Premier League matches this season to power Chelsea to the title.

eff

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/soccer/world-cup-2010/06/04/drogba.injured.ap/index.html

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #68 on: June 04, 2010, 11:21:49 AM »
This thread (and all the soccer ones) are very Cubs-kono-ish.

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #69 on: June 04, 2010, 11:31:19 AM »
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Didier Drogba, the Ivory Coast captain, will undergo an emergency operation today in an attempt to save his chances of participating in the World Cup. The striker was initially reported to have been ruled out of the tournament after dislocating his elbow in a friendly against Japan yesterday but, according to the French sports newspaper L'Equipe, he will have surgery and could be fit for his country's opening match against Portugal in 10 days' time.

 :crossfingers:  :ohno:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jun/04/didier-drogba-world-cup-injury

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #70 on: June 04, 2010, 11:32:28 AM »
This thread (and all the soccer ones) are very Cubs-kono-ish.

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #71 on: June 04, 2010, 12:44:20 PM »
Thanks for all the updates mcm, that first video got me all hot and bothered for the 11th/12th to get here

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #72 on: June 04, 2010, 03:17:14 PM »
Yay
USA
Cameroon
Italy
South Africa

Boo
England
Portugal
Argentina

Can't Decide
Germany

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #73 on: June 04, 2010, 04:39:19 PM »
Yay
USA
Cameroon
Italy
South Africa

Boo
England
Portugal
Argentina

Can't Decide
Germany

I was also going to be rooting for South Africa until I saw the E60 segment on how the South African Women, especially athletes who are lesbians continually get raped without any repercussions for the person who does it.  They consider it "corrective rape" because they figure that if someone is a lesbian, they obviously don't know how good sex is with a man so raping them will "correct" their sexuality.  After that I was all like eff South Africa.

Turns out most of Africa feels the same way.

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Re: Offical World Cup Thread
« Reply #74 on: June 04, 2010, 05:33:25 PM »
Well eff South Africa then. Love watching Booth play though. It's hilarious watching tall, goofy players like him and Peter Crouch