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I don't see how the English players will cope with the heat, humidity, travel and skill of the opposition they are up against. History goes against an European team winning in South America and England aren't even in the top 5 of the European teams going to Brazil. 

Yes, they have a 1/32 chance. But as the saying goes. Lies, damn lies and statistics.
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I don't see how the English players will cope with the heat, humidity, travel and skill of the opposition they are up against. History goes against an European team winning in South America and England aren't even in the top 5 of the European teams going to Brazil. 

Yes, they have a 1/32 chance. But as the saying goes. Lies, damn lies and statistics.
We have some good players though. I think Brazil will win, or Argentina. But if a European team wins, England might be the underdog in the latter stages, but then look at Greece in 2004.

This is part of the issue with England, they don't believe they'll win and they don't. Or they expect to just turn up and they will magically perform, which never happens. You have to believe you can do it, or you wont do it. Don't admit defeat before you are defeated England, do something for once!
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well we did pretty well in the 2002 world cup in Japan if I recall and if it hadn't been for Brazil getting lucky I think we could have won there having said that though I don't think we have the players this time. The players that have played  world cyp football are all ageing warhorses now :p and the rest have never even been to one.
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Brazil are the favourites in my eyes. Remembering back to the Confed Cup last summer the home crowd power for them was quite something. I think generally the European teams will struggle to deal with the heat. But its good to see Uncle Roy trying some simpler but probably quite effective ways of preparing them. The England players look pretty upbeat in training and I reckon they could have a good go. 

I don't think England will get anywhere near winning it. The way the draw is quarters would be a great achievement. Especially as I think England will come second in the group having drawn with Italy and Uruguay with it all riding on the Costa Rica game which England will win. Italy I think will lose to Uruguay though who will win all 3. Italy will beat Costa Rica as well. 

A possible dark horse after seeing a bit of their friendly the other night could be the French. It was only against Norway but they looked very organised, eager, worked together well as a team and had impact players like Remy off the bench. And they've got a much simpler group than most of the traditional big hitters.
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Also sorry to possibly burst a bubble but I did some fact checking and Fulham weren't relegated that year and Liverpool came back from 2-0 down against West Ham a few years back to win on pens in the FA Cup Final. Would be cool though if all those things aligned. The team for things like that are the Italians, who always win after they've had some kind of match fixing scandal in their domestic leagues ;) 1982, 2006, 2014?
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The world cup really should have been held over here. Certainly not in Brazil anyway - the accommodation is crap, the streets aren't safe and the stadiums aren't ready. Look at all the nice stadiums we have over here - Wembley, Olympic Stadium, Emirates, Etihad, St James', SOL, Old Trafford - even Craven Cottage and Anfield. Big mistake FIFA.
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fIsince08 said:
 Look at all the nice stadiums we have over here -- SOL,
Srsly? 

Still, could be worse, unlike Blackpool, you do have 4 stands...
What's wrong with it? The seats are pink instead of red, but it has I think the 5th biggest capacity (49,000), the pitch is great and there's nothing wrong with the facilities.
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fIsince08 said:
The world cup really should have been held over here. Certainly not in Brazil anyway - the accommodation is crap, the streets aren't safe and the stadiums aren't ready. Look at all the nice stadiums we have over here - Wembley, Olympic Stadium, Emirates, Etihad, St James', SOL, Old Trafford - even Craven Cottage and Anfield. Big mistake FIFA.
Come on man ! FIFA will make sure that the streets are safe , and that accomodation is up to scratch etc. Plus , the stadiums are just finished , so nothing to worry about. South Africa doesn't exactly have the safest streets in the world , but there were no problems there.
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SynGamer said:
Cannot wait for June 14th, Italia vs. England. Should be a good match :D

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/teams/team=43954/
Can't wait for any of the matches. Italy v England will be on at the same time as the 24 hours so it'll be hard to decide what to watch. I'll probably watch the match to get a break from the race though.  :D
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The world cup really should have been held over here. Certainly not in Brazil anyway - the accommodation is crap, the streets aren't safe and the stadiums aren't ready. Look at all the nice stadiums we have over here - Wembley, Olympic Stadium, Emirates, Etihad, St James', SOL, Old Trafford - even Craven Cottage and Anfield. Big mistake FIFA.
Come on man ! FIFA will make sure that the streets are safe , and that accomodation is up to scratch etc. Plus , the stadiums are just finished , so nothing to worry about. South Africa doesn't exactly have the safest streets in the world , but there were no problems there.
Have you seen the England rooms?! I wouldn't be happy sleeping in them and I'm not a millionaire!
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fIsince08 said:
The world cup really should have been held over here. Certainly not in Brazil anyway - the accommodation is crap, the streets aren't safe and the stadiums aren't ready. Look at all the nice stadiums we have over here - Wembley, Olympic Stadium, Emirates, Etihad, St James', SOL, Old Trafford - even Craven Cottage and Anfield. Big mistake FIFA.
Come on man ! FIFA will make sure that the streets are safe , and that accomodation is up to scratch etc. Plus , the stadiums are just finished , so nothing to worry about. South Africa doesn't exactly have the safest streets in the world , but there were no problems there.
Have you seen the England rooms?! I wouldn't be happy sleeping in them and I'm not a millionaire!
Ahh, well the FA decide where the team will be staying so....
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fIsince08 said:
The world cup really should have been held over here. Certainly not in Brazil anyway - the accommodation is crap, the streets aren't safe and the stadiums aren't ready. Look at all the nice stadiums we have over here - Wembley, Olympic Stadium, Emirates, Etihad, St James', SOL, Old Trafford - even Craven Cottage and Anfield. Big mistake FIFA.
Come on man ! FIFA will make sure that the streets are safe , and that accomodation is up to scratch etc. Plus , the stadiums are just finished , so nothing to worry about. South Africa doesn't exactly have the safest streets in the world , but there were no problems there.
Have you seen the England rooms?! I wouldn't be happy sleeping in them and I'm not a millionaire!
These rooms ? Or maybe I'm looking at the wrong ones ?  :-/
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fIsince08 said:
The world cup really should have been held over here. Certainly not in Brazil anyway - the accommodation is crap, the streets aren't safe and the stadiums aren't ready. Look at all the nice stadiums we have over here - Wembley, Olympic Stadium, Emirates, Etihad, St James', SOL, Old Trafford - even Craven Cottage and Anfield. Big mistake FIFA.
Come on man ! FIFA will make sure that the streets are safe , and that accomodation is up to scratch etc. Plus , the stadiums are just finished , so nothing to worry about. South Africa doesn't exactly have the safest streets in the world , but there were no problems there.
Have you seen the England rooms?! I wouldn't be happy sleeping in them and I'm not a millionaire!
These rooms ? Or maybe I'm looking at the wrong ones ?  :-/
They weren't the ones on the news yesterday...
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fIsince08 said:
The world cup really should have been held over here. Certainly not in Brazil anyway - the accommodation is crap, the streets aren't safe and the stadiums aren't ready. Look at all the nice stadiums we have over here - Wembley, Olympic Stadium, Emirates, Etihad, St James', SOL, Old Trafford - even Craven Cottage and Anfield. Big mistake FIFA.
I wouldn't class the streets of Liverpool as safe, it's a free-for-all.
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AMS97KRR said:
I really wish they added something a bit more interesting to the England white shirt. It's just a tad plain, could really use something else IMO.
I was going to say that, but i didn't want to appear anti English or anything..... ;)

It is a boring top, but what could you add to it?
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