The W
Views: 98991683
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
18.9.14 0244
The W - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - World Cup 2014 Draw
This thread has 5 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 7.19
Pages: 1
(12 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (4 total)
Packman V2
Bratwurst








Since: 16.3.04
From: Albuquerque, NM

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 8 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
Group A
Brazil
Croatia
Mexico
Cameroon

Group B
Spain
Netherlands
Chile
Australia

Group C
Colombia
Greece
Ivory Coast
Japan

Group D
Uruguay
Costa Rica
England
Italy

Group E
Switzerland
Ecuador
France
Honduras

Group F
Argentina
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Iran
Nigeria

Group G
Germany
Portugal
Ghana
United States

Group H
Belgium
Algeria
Russia
South Korea

Well, at least the US didn't get drawn into group D, but wow, group G is going to be rough. France has to be loving their luck of the draw.

Spain v Netherlands, England v Italy, and Germany v Portugal is a great way to kickoff the upcoming World Cup.









Promote this thread!
Big Bad
Scrapple








Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 day
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.72
Group G is the clear 'group of death' winner of this World Cup but Groups B and D are beasts as well. Group C is also fascinating, as you could argue for just about any final finishing order for those four teams.



"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Canard
Cotechino








Since: 25.7.05
From: England

Since last post: 52 days
Last activity: 11 hours
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Group G is the clear 'group of death' winner of this World Cup but Groups B and D are beasts as well. Group C is also fascinating, as you could argue for just about any final finishing order for those four teams.


I disagree. Group B is by far the harder group to get out of. Spain and the Netherlands were the finalists the last time round and are still both incredibly strong (Holland unlucky not be seeded themselves) and Chile should really be a top 10 side if the rankings were based on competitive matches alone - apart from their recent victory over England, their record in friendly matches leaves a lot to be desired and that counts against them. All three could easily win the group and one big team will go home.

In Group G, you have Germany likely to win it (they're a seeded team, so no surprise), but Portugal and the US aren't huge like the teams mentioned in Group C, so whichever one of those miss out, it isn't going to be as much of a shock. I'm ruling out Ghana as they are nowhere near the threat they were previously (but if they can get a draw against one of the others, it will help decide who finishes second). Portugal look highly ranked, but only because of their playoff wins (in October's rankings on which the seedings were based, they were about 15th) and if Ronaldo doesn't perform, they'll struggle to beat anyone, while what I've seen of the US this year, their performances seem to depend on what team Klinsmann picks - with at least half of the time he seems to want to shoot himself in the foot!
dMr
Andouille








Since: 2.11.02
From: Edinburgh, Scotland

Since last post: 9 days
Last activity: 19 hours
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.98
    Originally posted by Canard
    I disagree. Group B is by far the harder group to get out of.
Yeah, the only argument I can see for G being tougher is that Australia aren't the best just now, but even their world ranking is probably a bit lower than it should be. I'd happily take Spain and Holland over Germany and Portugal, and Chile over the US. Ghana would probably edge Australia more often than not but that doesn't offset the superiority of the other three teams in B.

You could even make a reasonable case for Holland and Chile being seeded given that Chile qualified ahead of Uruguay and Holland only dropped out of a spot that would have seen them seeded because they beat Indonesia in a friendly.
Thread rated: 7.19
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: #3 returns. Yay? Nay?
Next thread: UFC 168 results
Previous thread: UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks
(12 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Though Penn/St. Pierre would be the more interesting fight, I'd think Forrest/Chuck would draw much better. If they go that route, everything else is probably going to moved to accommodate it. Nog/Mir does not sound like a very effective draw.
- samoflange, No UFC 86 Thread? (2008)
Related threads: Russia, Qatar awarded 2018 and 2022 World Cups - More...
The W - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - World Cup 2014 DrawRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.056 seconds.