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King Adriano2010-05-05 02:21:06 +0000 #1
The World Cup is 2morrow and i want 2 let u all Inter forum members have Fun and participate in this Big Event.

So here we will have discussion between me and another member or a moderator about the game.

I will have to ask the other member some questions about his point of View about the game like what will u think the coach will do 2 get the game done and who are the players 2 watch and so.

I will put a Report for Each game before the game and i will put a summary for the game after it ends.

i will choose the person who i will discuss the game with due 2 his readiness if he is free or not.

I will put the schedule for all the games 2.

Anyone would be free 2 participate just PM me and i will assign him for the game.

Thanx all and have Fun.


King Adriano2010-05-05 02:23:27 +0000 #2
Group A

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Germany

2

2

0

0

5

2

6

Costa Rica

2

0

0

2

2

3

0

Poland

2

0

0

2

0

2

0

Ecuador

2

2

0

0

5

0

6

Group B

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

England

2

2

0

0

3

0

6

Paraguay

2

0

0

2

0

2

0

Trinidad and Tobago

2

0

1

0

0

2

1

Sweden

2

1

1

0

1

0

4

Group C

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Argentina

1

1

0

0

2

1

3

Côte d'Ivoire

1

0

0

1

1

2

0

Serbia and Montenegro

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

Netherlands

1

1

0

0

1

0

3

Group D

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Mexico

1

1

0

0

3

1

3

Iran

1

0

0

1

1

3

0

Angola

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

Portugal

1

1

0

0

1

0

3

Group E

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Italy

1

1

0

0

2

0

3

Ghana

1

0

0

1

0

2

0

USA

1

0

0

1

0

3

0

Czech Republic

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

Group F

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Brazil

1

1

0

0

1

0

3

Croatia

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

Australia

1

1

0

0

3

1

3

Japan

1

0

0

1

1

3

0

Group G

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

France

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

Switzerland

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

Korea Republic

1

1

0

0

2

1

0

Togo

1

0

0

1

1

2

0

Group H

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Spain

1

1

0

0

4

0

3

Ukraine

1

0

0

1

0

4

0

Tunisia

1

0

1

0

2

2

1

Saudi Arabia

1

0

1

0

2

2

1
King Adriano2010-05-05 02:52:36 +0000 #3
Group A

Match Date Venue

Teams

Time/Score

1 9-Jun-2006 Munich GER:CRC 18:00

2 9-Jun-2006 Gelsenkirchen POL:ECU 21:00

17 14-Jun-2006 Dortmund GER:POL 21:00

18 15-Jun-2006 Hamburg ECU:CRC 15:00

33 20-Jun-2006 Berlin ECU:GER 16:00

34 20-Jun-2006 Hanover CRC:POL 16:00

Group B

Match Date Venue

Teams

Time/Score

3 10-Jun-2006 Frankfurt ENG:PAR 15:00

4 10-Jun-2006 Dortmund TRI:SWE 18:00

19 15-Jun-2006 Nuremberg ENG:TRI 18:00

20 15-Jun-2006 Berlin SWE:PAR 21:00

35 20-Jun-2006 Cologne SWE:ENG 21:00

36 20-Jun-2006 Kaiserslautern PAR:TRI 21:00

Group C

Match Date Venue

Teams

Time/Score

5 10-Jun-2006 Hamburg ARG:CIV 21:00

6 11-Jun-2006 Leipzig SCG:NED 15:00

21 16-Jun-2006 Gelsenkirchen ARG:SCG 15:00

22 16-Jun-2006 Stuttgart NED:CIV 18:00

37 21-Jun-2006 Frankfurt NED:ARG 21:00

38 21-Jun-2006 Munich CIV:SCG 21:00

Group D

Match Date Venue

Teams

Time/Score

7 11-Jun-2006 Nuremberg MEX:IRN 18:00

8 11-Jun-2006 Cologne ANG:POR 21:00

23 16-Jun-2006 Hanover MEX:ANG 21:00

24 17-Jun-2006 Frankfurt POR:IRN 15:00

39 21-Jun-2006 Gelsenkirchen POR:MEX 16:00

40 21-Jun-2006 Leipzig IRN:ANG 16:00

Group E

Match Date Venue

Teams

Time/Score

9 12-Jun-2006 Hanover ITA:GHA 21:00

10 12-Jun-2006 Gelsenkirchen USA:CZE 18:00

25 17-Jun-2006 Kaiserslautern ITA:USA 21:00

26 17-Jun-2006 Cologne CZE:GHA 18:00

41 22-Jun-2006 Hamburg CZE:ITA 16:00

42 22-Jun-2006 Nuremberg GHA:USA 16:00

Group F

Match Date Venue

Teams

Time/Score

11 13-Jun-2006 Berlin BRA:CRO 21:00

12 12-Jun-2006 Kaiserslautern AUS:JPN 15:00

27 18-Jun-2006 Munich BRA:AUS 18:00

28 18-Jun-2006 Nuremberg JPN:CRO 15:00

43 22-Jun-2006 Dortmund JPN:BRA 21:00

44 22-Jun-2006 Stuttgart CRO:AUS 21:00

Group G

Match Date Venue

Teams

Time/Score

13 13-Jun-2006 Stuttgart FRA:SUI 18:00

14 13-Jun-2006 Frankfurt KOR:TOG 15:00

29 18-Jun-2006 Leipzig FRA:KOR 21:00

30 19-Jun-2006 Dortmund TOG:SUI 15:00

45 23-Jun-2006 Cologne TOG:FRA 21:00

46 23-Jun-2006 Hanover SUI:KOR 21:00

Group H

Match Date Venue

Teams

Time/Score

15 14-Jun-2006 Leipzig ESP:UKR 15:00

16 14-Jun-2006 Munich TUN:KSA 18:00

31 19-Jun-2006 Stuttgart ESP:TUN 21:00

32 19-Jun-2006 Hamburg KSA:UKR 18:00

47 23-Jun-2006 Kaiserslautern KSA:ESP 16:00

48 23-Jun-2006 Berlin UKR:TUN 16:00
King Adriano2010-05-05 03:09:11 +0000 #4
Germany vs Costa Rica

The waiting finally comes to an end at 18:00 CET on Friday, when hosts Germany run out in front of a 59,416 full house at the FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich to open the 18th FIFA World Cup™ against Costa Rica.

FIFAworldcup.com assesses the key personalities and facts in the build-up to a Group A match that is equally anticipated several thousand miles away in Costa Rica.

Colours for the game

Germany: white shirt, black shorts, white socks

Costa Rica: red shirt, blue shorts, red socks

The players

Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann had one or two surprises up his sleeve when he announced his squad for the FIFA World Cup. Kevin Kuranyi and Fabian Ernst of Schalke and Werder Bremen's Patrick Owomoyela all failed to make the cut, but uncapped Borussia Dortmund prodigy David Odonkor received a shock call-up. Not to be outdone, Costa Rica boss Alexandre Guimaraes provided a surprise of his own by declining to name Norway-based Roy Miller, a left-back with Bodo Glimt.

How they qualified

Germany qualified automatically for the 2006 FIFA World Cup as the host nation. Costa Rica finished third behind the USA and Mexico in the CONCACAF Zone, sealing a berth at the finals with five victories, a draw and four defeats in ten qualifying fixtures.

Previous meetings

The sides have never previously met at full international level, although they have twice crossed swords at FIFA U-20 World Championships. The Ticos won 2-1 on both occasions (Doha/Qatar 1995 and Lagos/Nigeria 1999).

Tournament history

The 1930 and 1950 finals aside, Germany have competed with distinction at every FIFA World Cup tournament, lifting the Trophy on three occasions (1954, 1974 and 1990). Costa Rica make a third visit to the event after appearances in 1990 and 2002. The Central Americans won plaudits for their unencumbered attacking flair and fine individual skills in both Italy and Korea/Japan.

Key contest

The outcome could well depend on the form of the teams' star strikers, Miroslav Klose and Paulo Wanchope. Few will forget the German centre-forward's explosive display in his team's opening match at the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, as he contributed a hat-trick to a thumping 8-0 victory over Saudi Arabia. The Polish-born striker finished top scorer in the Bundesliga last term with 25 goals. However, Wanchope is no mean goal-getter himself, a record of 43 goals in 67 internationals making him the Ticos' all-time leading scorer. At 29, Wanchope has clocked up a decade in the national team, and experienced the European stage at Derby County, West Ham United, Manchester City and Malaga.

Coaches

Klinsmann took the Germany helm in the summer of 2004 after their debacle at UEFA EURO 2004 in Portugal. The California-based 41-year-old has earned praise for rebuilding the team around a crop of promising youngsters. The Germans have won 15, drawn seven and lost five in 27 matches under Klinsmann. Guimaraes is justifiably regarded as one of the most able coaches in Costa Rican footballing history. The Brazil-born tactician has twice plotted a course through FIFA World Cup qualifying for the diminutive Central American nation. As a player, he contested all four of Costa Rica's matches at their historic first finals appearance in 1990.
Rafael2010-05-05 03:20:22 +0000 #5
i think that the game was very interesting, especially in the first 25 or so minutes. ze germans showed real mental toughness to get back in the lead after conceding wanchope's brilliantly taken equalizer. i must express my doubts about costa rica's scouts. i mean i've been watching lahm for quite some time and although he plays left back he almost always switches the ball to his right foot and tries to send in a useful cross or takes a shot. don't get me wrong-his goal was a thing of beauty but costa rica's defense didn't respond very well in many situations. schweinsteiger had a great game and he will be very influential for "elf" regardless of ballack's return. also, podolski showed with a couple of moves that he's talented. even so, i sincerely doubt that ze germans will go very far. their central defenders had a dreadful game, they allowed themselves to be dragged to about 35m from their goal and were thrown out of the game with swift through balls through the middle of the pitch (link between centeno and wanchope). somehow i don't see nesta and cannavaro doing the same mistake... maybe it's just me but i really loathe miroslav klose. like he did in the last world cup against saudi arabia, he will be a goal-scoring machine versus lesser opposition but will almost certainly disappear when matched up against world class defenders.

again, the refereeing wasn't at the highest level since wanchope scored his 2nd goal of the game from an offside position...

also, i was very impressed with ecuador. i am aware that the polish team isn't that talented but ecuador put in a real professional team performance, took a lead through a brilliantly orchestrated set piece and waited their chance for the final stab. polish players were indeed unlucky not to score at least once in the final 7-8 minutes of the game but ecuador really deserved to win this one.

world cup really kicked-off in great fashion. i believe we are about to witness one month of really spectacular football. i just hope that argentina and italia will put in strong and dominating performances...
King Adriano2010-05-05 04:46:36 +0000 #6
Group A day 1



The World Cup started yesterday with 2 very strong matches.This will just encourage teams to show all their abilities and also will push small teams 2 struggle so maybe they can do something like Ecuador did yesterday.

This is my own summary for both games and i want 2 read ur comments about it and give ur opinions.

Germany vs Costa Rica

As it is usual the World Cup opening game starts very carefully and with a lot of fears on the Other hand this opening between Germany and Costa Rica started quickly and also the goals came quickly.

In the 7th minute Philipp Lahm the German left back Entered the box from the left side and from a very hard angle he shot a curved ball with his right foot 2 announce Germany's first goal and the 2006 World Cup 1st goal.

But this lead didn't stay for a long time as in the 12th minute a through ball 2 Paolo Wanchope who took the ball and ran 2wards the goal due 2 a one line defence from Germany both Metzelder and Mertesacker were slow 2 catch up with Costa Rica finest who scored the Tie.

Germany didn't wait 2 take the lead back by their Former World Cup 2002 Top scorer Klose' in the 17th minute.

First half ends with 2 - 1 lead for Germany.

Second half started with German control of Midfield without threatening but in the 61 minute a cross from Philipp Lahm which was deflected by a header from the defender but unluckily it went 2 open Klose who hit a fine header which was saved by the keeper but went back 2 close to score Germany's 3rd and his 2nd.

But from the same mistake although there were suspects that there was offside but Wanchope didn't wait again 2 take his way 2 Lehmann's Goal and score Costa Rica's Second in the 73rd minute.

It looked like Costa Rica was happy with just a 3 - 2 loss and didn't play for the tie but Germany wasn't satisfied and from a free kick the ball was passed 2 Torsten Frings who gave a great far shot to score the 4th goal for Germany in the 87th.

Final score Germany 4 - 2 Costa Rica.

Man of the match : Philipp Lahm.

Best Goal : Germany's 4th Torsten Frings.

Ecuador vs Poland

A game that no one suspected 2 be that good but actually there was more sense of Football in this game than Germany's game.

Luis Suarez’s Ecuador side began their 2006 FIFA World Cup™ campaign with a convincing 2-0 win over Poland in Gelsenkirchen on Friday, 9 June 2006.

A hard-fought encounter witnessed goals either side of half-time for La Tri. Carlos Tenorio profited from Agustin Delgado’s flicked header in the 24th minute to give the South Americans the lead.

With ten minutes of normal time remaining, the provider turned goalscorer as Delgado side-footed home from close range to put Ecuador second in the Group A table behind Germany on goal difference.

The match:

5': The balmy late spring conditions in Gelsenkirchen contrasted with those in Barcelona where the teams met in a friendly last year just ahead of the Final Draw for Germany 2006. On that evening, a torrential downpour did not prevent Poland from scoring a convincing 3-0 victory. However, Ecuador began this first competitive fixture between the nations brightly and Luis Valencia had the first attempt, screwing a 20 yarder wide of the target.

11': It was a fast opening with the excitement generated by the teams' colourful and boisterous followings adding to the tempo. While Ecuador goalkeeper Cristian Mora's painted face caught the eye, Artur Boruc was the busier of the two keepers. The Celtic custodian had to be alert to stop a speculative 30-yard volley from Segundo Castillo.

24': Chances were few and far between but just as it appeared the game would become a midfield battle, the South Americans struck in a straightforward fashion. Ulises de la Cruz hurled in a long throw from the right, Agustin Delgado provided the flick-on and Tenorio, reading the move to perfection, raced in to guide his header into the far corner of the net. (0-1)

29': On top now, Ecuador almost doubled their lead with a copycat move. De la Cruz threw the ball in, Tenorio, this time at the near post, muscled his way to the goal-line and cut the ball back but Delgado, six yards out, could not keep his effort down.

38': Boruc was called into action twice in four minutes as Ecuador refused to sit on their lead. He kept out a thunderous 35-yard free-kick from Edison Mendez before holding on well to Valencia's effort from the right-hand side of the box.

Plenty of spirit:

46' The legions of Polish supporters that had travelled across Germany for the game saw their team dominate possession at the beginning of the second half but they were getting no joy from an Ecuadorian defence prepared to throw their bodies into every challenge.

62’:Now playing on the break, La Tri almost grabbed the second goal. Delgado turned neatly on the edge of the box, raced towards goal before tumbling under the challenge of Mariusz Jop. The referee waved play on as the hearts of Polish fans skipped a beat.

73’: Pawel Janas' men were unable to create a clear-cut opening while the sights of Ecuador’s forwards were set firmly between the goalposts. Another Mendez effort from distance forced Boruc into more action as the game became increasingly stretched.

80’:The South Americans doubled their advantage with a devastating move. Mendez split the Polish defence with an inch-perfect pass, substitute Ivan Kaviedes, unselfishly, drew Boruc before squaring to Delgado, who, completely unmarked, side-footed the ball into the empty net.

86’: With the clock ticking down, Poland twice came within a whisker of halving the deficit. First Ireneusz Jelen saw his left-foot snapshot strike the bar, then another substitute, Pawel Brozek, watched agonisingly as his curling effort from the right edge of the box crashed off the post to safety.

In conclusion:

Learning from their debut at the FIFA World Cup four years ago, Ecuador produced a highly efficient team performance to deservedly take the three points in their opening game. Poland, more direct and anxious, will need to improve if they are to take something from their eagerly awaited fixture against hosts Germany.
King Adriano2010-05-05 03:43:25 +0000 #7
My own conclusion about the games

Germany vs Costa Rica

Germany is very good team in controlling the middle even without Ballack.

Borowski and Frings Ruled the middle but in a very boring way cause they are not creative they pass a lot but they can't start an attack.

The only Creative player in Germany's mid line was Schweinsteiger but as a young unexperienced player he was affective on few occasions yesterday but with the Presence of Ballack he will be much affective.

Philipp Lahm was The man of the match no doubt he was a perfect example for the full back.

But Germany's weak point is their 2 centre defenders Metzelder and Mertesacker cause they are so slow and play as one line defence, they even move on the same time 2wards the ball holder and leave Wanchope wide open on their back who is so fast for them 2 catch him after he take the ball.

Costa Rica was a very good Example for the counter attack.

They are much faster and fit than Germany players which they used a lot but as a team who face the home country in their first game they were so afraid and hesitant and on the attcks u can only find 3 players of them, one on the right wing another one holding the ball and they depend on Wanchope's off the ball movement 2 give him through balls which they succeeded 2 do it perfectly in the 2 goals they scored.

The only thing i can say for Germany if they want 2 be a real threat in the World Cup u must be much balanced on ur defence.

Klinsmann must give his words 2 let Metzelder cover Mertesacker because in a game like Ecuador they will even face more and more difficulties defensivly because Ecuador depend on a variety of attacking weapons like De la Cruz on the Right full back or Valencia's mid cuts and also 2 mature strikers Delgado and Carlos Tenorio.

Ecuador vs Poland

Ecuador appeared yesterday as a real team 2 challenge for the 2nd ticket with Germany.

A very well balanced team on Attack and on defence.They have 2 very well experienced Centre backs who allowed no easy balls for Poland strikers who are Hurtado and Espinoza, They take very wise decisions defensivly like when 2 cover each other and when 2 tight marking and also where 2 take their positions.

They have a midfield who can take the attack from the lower level(defence)to the upper level(offence)Quickly.

their midfiled have the sense of the brazilian style talanted and have a good look and wise football minds.The player that dragged my attention so much is Valencia he is very talanted, well build and also a great attack starter.

When we come 2 the offensive line they have 2 Strikers that do well together Tenorio and Delgado.

they can fool any defence line with their switching positions that they do in seconds so u cant realize them and they are also good in air balls which was clear in Tenorio's 1st goal.

De La Cruz had a big role on the right wing with his forward runs and also experience covering.

As for a winning card that they have off bench is Kavides they 20 or 25 minutes that he played were very effective.

Poland is a very hesitent team although they are well organised in the mid line but they have the same fault of germany's defence line, 2 very slow centre backs who also play as one line defence.

They have no creative players 2 do something special against the very well organised Ecuador defence.

also they didn't move offensivly until they were down 2 - 0 , in the last 10 minutes they were unlucky 2 hit the post twice but Ecuador deserved the win.

Hurtado was substituted after a crash with Poland's striker which affected the Ecuador defence and i hope that his injury isn't serious.

Player of the match : Hurtado (ECU).
Rafael2010-05-05 03:23:04 +0000 #8
First of all, King Adriano, I would like to congratulate you on your amazing effort on this thread. It looks really great and I enjoy reading your comments. Mine on the other hand won't be so detailed and I will focus only on a couple of games but I hope that people will find them interesting. So here it goes:

England : Paraguay

I've never liked England, I believe that although they have some fabulous players (Gerrard, Lampard, Terry) they are one of the most overrated teams on the planet and if the game against Paraguay is any indicator, they have no chance of winning the World Cup. Perhaps they should wait for another tournament on their home soil...

When they scored through Gamarra's own goal in the 4th minute, I thought that they would run away with the game, especially since Paraguay looked pretty much lost in the first half an hour. As the game went on, it seemed that the heat affected both teams and their performance. Ferdinand and Terry were impressive in the back but I expected more forward runs of Ashley Cole. Gerrard and Lampard (as expected) controlled the midfield, Beckham tried to the best of his (in my opinion) limited abilities while Joe Cole constantly slowed down the flow of the attacking movements through his slow dribbling without much being gained. Call me an ignorant dumb bastard, but I cannot understand why Peter Crouch has a place in the English NT but there is no room for Defoe...

Paraguay's two bright points were Valdez and Paredes. On the other hand, I expected more from Santa Cruz and veteran Acuna. After extremely shaky start in the first 30 minutes, Gamarra and Caceres settled down and Paraguay looked much better defensively. Although they didn't have much of the game in the first half, who knows what would have happened if the linesman kept his flag down and allowed Valdez through on Paul Robinson. In my opinion, it was clearly a lousy call. In the second half, England faced a scare on a couple of occasions but managed to hold on to their advantage. Luckily for them, they are not in a tough group so they should have little problems progressing but I don't share Eriksson's optimism. In a very average match, I would say that the man of the match award should go to either Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard.

Trinidad & Tobago : Sweden

In the other match of this group, Trinidad & Tobago managed to hold on despite playing with ten men for almost entire second half. With all due respect to Shaka Hislop's performance, Sweden really should have won the game by a large margin but poor finishing put them in a tough position and they will have to put in a magnificent team effort in the next two games to go through. Trinidad's tackling was really terrible and after seeing some tackles from Avery John and Brent Sancho, I believe that they were indeed lucky not to have more players sent off. I also believe that Lars Lagerback made a mistake by not sending Kim Kallstrom in as soon as John received marching orders. Linderoth and Svensson were really non-factors in the game (remember how Ibra got upset in the half time with Linderoth's passing). When Allback entered the game, Larsson withdrew to attacking midfielder position and things looked better for the Swedes, especially so when Kallstrom finally came in. Ljungberg and Wilhelmsson tried really hard but Sweden's problems come from the fact that they are lacking creative attacking midfielder whose passes can put Ibrahimović and Larsson in the scoring positions. Also, they lack better full-backs – Edman didn't impress me while Alexandersson is a natural midfielder, not a right-back.

I would also like to say that Yorke played very well in midfield but what impressed me was Stern John's performance upfront who was constantly matched up against strong defenders like Lučić and Mellberg and yet managed to keep possession of the ball each time he received it and passed it to his teammates.

Man of the match was, without any doubt, Shaka Hislop.

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