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Post by Winter is Coming Mon May 26, 2014 1:03 am

Well the season is over now and with the world cup around we can keep track of some of our players and dicuss their performance here.

Here is the list of players from Barcelona who will be at the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Spain – Xavi (130 caps), Andres Iniesta (94 caps), Sergio Busquets (caps), Cesc Fabregas (87 caps), Pedro (37 caps), Gerard Pique (59 caps), Jordi Alba (25 caps)

Argentina – Lionel Messi (83 caps), Javier Mascherano (95 caps)

Brazil – Neymar (47 caps), Dani Alves (72 caps)

Chile – Alexis Sanchez (65 caps)

Cameroon – Alex Song (39 caps)

Croatia - Ivan Rakitić (62 caps)

Ter Stegen is on stand by for Germany depending on Neuer injury.

Any particular side anyone rooting for?


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Post by The Franchise Mon May 26, 2014 5:23 am

Nice thread, im sure we had this 4 years ago too. Time flies.

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Post by neuro11 Mon May 26, 2014 8:04 am

Neymar already have 47 caps for Brazil??  Shocked  Thats more than half of Messi.....
Is it firm that if Neuer is excluded due to injury Ter Stegen will be added to the squad ??

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Post by rwo power Mon May 26, 2014 8:18 am

neuro11 wrote:Is it firm that if Neuer is excluded due to injury Ter Stegen will be added to the squad ??
Yes. He was told by Andy Köpke (the DFB goalie coach) to continue a special fitness training and not to go on vacation so that he would be able to stand in on short notice.
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Post by Winter is Coming Mon May 26, 2014 12:40 pm

If Neuer doesn't play I'm assuming Weidenfeller will be the starter and Leno the second choice, with Ter Stegen as third?
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Post by rwo power Mon May 26, 2014 2:30 pm

Nope, Bernd Leno is not considered at all. Jogi Löw thinks Ron-Robert Zieler is the better option, however he got to this idea. If Manu Neuer stays out injured, it would be
1. Roman Weidenfeller
2. Ron-Robert Zieler
3. Marc-André ter Stegen

If it was for me I would probably choose Weide / ter Stegen / Fährmann (or Leno)
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Post by matpol Tue May 27, 2014 12:31 am

I will support Netherlands, Argentina and Spain in this World Cup, in that order.
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Post by Donuts Tue May 27, 2014 2:30 am

my order is
Mexico...all south american teams, spain, any african team
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Post by The Franchise Tue May 27, 2014 7:03 am

I dont support anyone.

I would like to see Argentina and Brazil do well, because they have some players I really personally enjoy and when they play well, really look great.

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Post by neuro11 Tue May 27, 2014 9:04 am

Started supporting Argentina since i was kid....untill 2006 was pretty annoyed/upset to see this team's early exit...Now a days feel a bit relax because i don expect anything from them...that makes it easy for me to enjoy their game....

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Post by BarrileteCosmico Tue May 27, 2014 10:41 am

1. Argentina
2. Italy
3. Someone that has not won the WC before
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31. England
32. Brazil

Obvious reasons
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Post by windkick Tue May 27, 2014 1:18 pm

I support in order

1. Mexico
2. Spain
3. Netherlands
4. Argentina just cause I like to see our own Messi succeed. But historically, as a Mexican, I don't root for Agentina lol (even though I'm a big Lucas Matthysse and Sergio Martinez fan). So when Messi retires Argentina will fall down to a few notches on my support list

31. USA : me la pelan los gringos
32. Portugal : Would like Messi to win the WC ahead of you know who
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Post by messixaviesta Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:19 pm

Winter is Coming wrote:Any particular side anyone rooting for?

Like last time, Argentina and Spain. However Spain has already won and I have long said WC 2014 is Lionel Messi's date with destiny. Other than these among big teams I like seeing Italy and Netherlands do well. Among "smaller" teams I will first go for South American teams such as Uruguay, Colombia and Chile.

Since everyone is mentioning their hate list as well mine is above all England and Portugal.


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Post by messixaviesta Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:22 pm

BarrileteCosmico wrote:1. Argentina
2. Italy
3. Someone that has not won  the WC before
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31. England
32. Brazil

Obvious reasons

Beautiful answer Smile


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Post by messixaviesta Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:24 pm

windkick wrote:I support in order

1. Mexico
2. Spain
3. Netherlands
4. Argentina just cause I like to see our own Messi succeed. But historically, as a Mexican, I don't root for Agentina lol (even though I'm a big Lucas Matthysse and Sergio Martinez fan). So when Messi retires Argentina will fall down to a few notches on my support list

31. USA : me la pelan los gringos
32. Portugal : Would like Messi to win the WC ahead of you know who

Another great reply!

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Post by Winter is Coming Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:48 pm

I'm going to side with Spain and wouldn't mind Argentina winning it neither. I also hope Chile do well they've been playing some amazing football.
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Post by CBarca Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:32 pm

I'd like the US to win for obvious reasons, but that is a pipe dream.

After that I don't have any strong allegiances, but I'll be hoping Argentina do well, for Messi and also because I've been predicting they'll do very well.
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Post by neuro11 Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:46 pm

Its interesting to see a lot of people here will be cheering for Argentina after their own team....

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Post by futbol Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:40 pm

Messi fanbois. Hope Argentina crush badly. If Messi lifts the WC in Brazil he'll come back as a semi-retired man, walking 3 km per game.

No offense, BC. Proud

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Post by BarrileteCosmico Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:59 am

Well that would be an improvement on the current 2 kms per game Proud
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Post by windkick Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:00 am

After the last World Cup he went on an absolute tear for 4 years. I hope the same things after this one.

If he starts walking around again then I hope Enrique benches him to help get his head out of his ass
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Post by Valkyrja Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:36 am

windkick wrote:After the last World Cup he went on an absolute tear for 4 years. I hope the same things after this one.

If he starts walking around again then I hope Enrique benches him to help get his head out of his ass


Messi will fire him if that happens
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Post by FalcaoPunch Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:33 am

You guys see Argentinas group?
Messi has no excuse not to tear it up.
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Post by BarrileteCosmico Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:54 am

Nigeria 's Enyama foiled him once, he can do it again :coffee:

I'm actually glad a European team took notice of him and signed him, anyone that watched that match could tell he is quality.
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Post by The Franchise Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:24 pm

Tear what up? He hasnt torn anyone up in ages, why will he do it now?

But I am very interested to watch his performances and more importantly off ball movement.

If we see something closer to his old self, I will be upset he decided to short change us during the season.

If he is the same old him, then clearly the decline has begun and this is what he is now.
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