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#201 ifmanis5


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 02:28 AM

Shaping up to be 2nd lowest scoring WC ever (unless more than 3 goals are scored in the final).

1930 - 70 goals scored (3.89 per match)
1934 - 70 goals scored (4.12 per match)
1938 - 84 goals scored (4.67 per match)
1950 - 88 goals scored (4 per match)
1954 - 140 goals scored (5.38 per match)
1958 - 126 goals scored (3.6 per match)
1962 - 89 goals scored (2.78 per match)
1966 - 89 goals scored (2.78 per match)
1970 - 95 goals scored (2.97 per match)
1974 - 97 goals scored (2.55 per match)
1978 - 102 goals scored (2.68 per match)
1982 - 146 goals scored (2.81 per match)
1986 - 132 goals scored (2.54 per match)
1990 - 115 goals scored (2.21 per match)
1994 - 141 goals scored (2.71 per match)
1998 - 171 goals scored (2.67 per match)
2002 - 161 goals scored (2.52 per match)
2006 - 147 goals scored (2.3 per match)
2010 - 144 goals scored (2.29 per match, excluding spain v holland)


#202 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:12 PM

I popped in to read the Final gamethread...did someone misbehave?\

EDIT - Nevermind!

Edited by Mystic Merlin, 11 July 2010 - 04:13 PM.


#203 Harry Hooper


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE (Mystic Merlin @ Jul 11 2010, 05:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I popped in to read the Final gamethread...did someone misbehave?



I don't know. Maybe one of the dopes fat-fingered something?



Edit: Who had a better tournament, Forlan or the octopus?

Edited by Harry Hooper, 11 July 2010 - 04:15 PM.


#204 I12XU

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:22 PM

Forlan awarded Golden Ball

Well deserved, he was a joy to watch.

#205 Sprowl


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:03 PM

The octopus's life has been spared (via JoeMyGod):
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After he accurately predicted the winner in six straight matches, Spain's Minister of Fisheries says he will ask the German government to ensure that Paul The Octopus is never eaten and will be allowed to die naturally of boredom during the next World Cup.


#206 Harry Hooper


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:07 PM



Casiilas won the Golden Glove. I think I would have awarded him the Silver Ball behind Forlan.


#207 Infield Infidel


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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:07 AM

Totally random thought -

I'm all for more soccer, so what do people think of a game the day before the third-place game between the host nation and a nation from their continent (as long as neither advanced to the final or 3rd place game)? It would be kind of a final reward for the fans of the host country. (if the Host is in the final or 3rd place game, just pick two teams from their continent)

Call it "The Host Nation Match". I would have certainly watched a South Africa-Ghana matchup this passed Friday.

#208 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE (Infield Infidel @ Jul 12 2010, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Totally random thought -

I'm all for more soccer, so what do people think of a game the day before the third-place game between the host nation and a nation from their continent (as long as neither advanced to the final or 3rd place game)? It would be kind of a final reward for the fans of the host country. (if the Host is in the final or 3rd place game, just pick two teams from their continent)

Call it "The Host Nation Match". I would have certainly watched a South Africa-Ghana matchup this passed Friday.


I would prefer the formation of another 4 groups in the round of 16. It would give an extra 2 games in order to win the tourney. More fair.

#209 Infield Infidel


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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:14 PM

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