OFFICIAL FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 THREAD

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  1. Michele

    Michele Praise Brad Delson, our Lord and Savior. LPA Addict

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    At least the game is over yet :lol: Why did the game has to be so boring the whole time? The last 30 mins was interesting thought. Noone could take theire chances :lol:

    Argentina will be not easy, but i am ok with it. Netherlands would just be more bering i think.
     
  2. Kaique Smart

    Kaique Smart There's nothing to fear but fear itself

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    Romero !!! HA I would never expect anything like that from him. He has been very good in this World Cup. I'm sorry for Robben though, I really like him.

    I'm glad Argentina is on the final. Now I really have no idea who I want to win it. I like both and they were always the teams I wanted to win it since the beginning (Plus Uruguay too). I would love to see Messi winning it, but after yesterday's match I don't know. Germany deserves it and it would be devastating for them to have five 2nd places, especially after scoring 7 goals on Brazil at Brazil in a semi-final.

    Well, I will be happy with any of them winning it anyway.
     
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  3. Vic

    Vic No game no life

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    Meh, I'm really not pleased with this result. Argentina was weak in all matches and they didn't do anything special in this World Cup. Netherlands played very bad today also.
     
  4. Andreina

    Andreina Proud Venezuelan LP fan. With adorable feet. LPA Contributor

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    If Argentina wins it it'll be very unfair and it'll go down in history as the biggest fluke in sports. No superiority whatsoever' unable to score, and over reliant on one player. I am so nervous for the Final.
     
  5. Jack_Farrell

    Jack_Farrell KTTK is Chester suicide-diving off a cliff naked

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    Time to crush some germans. This is it, after 24 years.
     
  6. outcastboy

    outcastboy Sure God's all powerful, but does he have lips?

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    exactly, it will be very unfair if argentina beat germany
     
  7. Reed To Black

    Reed To Black Prog, bro.

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    Hopefully they move the 2022 cup to the USA :p
     
  8. Louis

    Louis Message me if you need to talk. We love you all. LPA Team

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    I don't know why people say it's unfair. Look at it this way, folks. Some of the best teams in the World Cup have been unable to score on Argentina - much in the fashion of the Greeks of Euro Cup 2004. I think everyone is under this impression that you somehow have to score numerous goals to be considered a team of superiority, but if you can prevent opponents from scoring and break them down at the last minute in the fashion that Argentina has - are you not the better team?

    It's not a shame if Argentina wins, and I think everyone needs to rethink what good football is. Yes, Argentina has largely relied on Messi for offense - but they're not without their good offensive players. They do a great job of keeping the ball (and did a good job of that against a strong team like the Netherlands), and the Argentinian goalie had the better of a great Netherlands squad. They certainly haven't showed a whole lot of strength, but it doesn't make them a bad team. Would they really be in the Final otherwise?

    Think of it this way - too. Germany hasn't played very well either since their opening match against Portugal. They couldn't beat Ghana and barely beat the United States. They struggled against Algeria and France, and beat up on a Brazil team that was missing players and did not really show up to play. If you ask me, by your standards, they don't deserve to win either.

    If we can all admit that some of the best teams in this World Cup have been largely underwhelming, then perhaps you'll accept this Final for what it is. No one has had to pay outstanding football to get to the Final - like it or not. Either way, that doesn't mean those teams didn't deserve to get here. They did enough to win, and that's what counts in the end.
     
  9. Robert

    Robert You are not alone Über Member

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    Argentina did deserve to win yesterday. I was rooting for the Netherlands, but when the shoot-out started, I admitted to myself it would be kind of lame for them to win as a penalty shoot-out is what had brought them into the semi-finals in the first place.
     
  10. Andreina

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    There's no way you can compare a traditionally tough side like Ghana and a continuously rising team like the USA (which everyone has to admit performed BRILLIANTLY) with rivals like Iran (Argentina didn't even deserve to win that game) and Bosnia & Herzegovina, who were just a smokescreen and made everyone thought they had talent when they really were a load of crap.

    Surely Germany struggle with Algeria, but if I'm going to put all games in the balance, I think it inclines Germany's side, they're more compact, have equally talented players on each line and are able to elaborate on the pitch without just hoofing the ball or just passing it to the "different" guy.

    When I wasn't talking about superiority it doesn't really mean about goals, it's about the overall performance what makes you superior, if you're effective going up front, if you create clear cut chances, if you're able to hold your ground defensively, and win convincingly even if it was for a one goal difference, something that Argentina has not done this World cup.
     
  11. Susy

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    This is just embaressing now.
     
  12. Robert

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    Yeah, you can complain about how the Netherlands' penalty should not have been judged as one, and how an offside offence occured before the second goal, but the team's defense was strong, their offense was capable and determined (unlike Brazil's), and the third goal was, to translate a Croatian phrase, as clean as a tear. Oranje deserved it.

    And Brazil deserved what they got, too. :p
     
  13. outcastboy

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    i feel bad for a few players that i like, but brazil deserved it
     
  14. Kaique Smart

    Kaique Smart There's nothing to fear but fear itself

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    That was embarrassing, but I can't say it was unfair.
     
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    I'm really glad how Brazil just crashed and burn at the end. It's so perfect.
     
  16. Wizardofozil

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    Come on Germany
     
  17. Robert

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    Wow, I'm so glad this did not end in a shoot-out. The game was so intense, both teams were great, and so was Götze's goal.
     
  18. Agent

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    Congrats to Germany, they've been my fav since the beginning. But I gotta say it was a little bittersweet because I really wanted Messi to lift the cup.
     
  19. Andreina

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  20. Kaique Smart

    Kaique Smart There's nothing to fear but fear itself

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    Well done Germany, they definitely deserves it! I'm glad they have finally won it. They were pretty good in the last 3 WC (And this one too), so I guess it was about time for they to win it. They were great in the last few years, but still didn't win anything, so yeah, they deserve all of it! Hopefully they will win their 5th title in Russia.

    I'm sorry for Messi. I'd love to see him winning it, but I guess it's not easy when you have Higuain, Palacio and Aguero beside you.
     

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