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[Soccer] Confederations Cup 2009 - South Africa

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by halfbreed, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. halfbreed

    halfbreed Contributing Member

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    The Confederations Cup is here.

    Here are the groups (and their FIFA rankings):

    Group A
    Spain - 1
    South Africa - 72
    Iraq - 77
    New Zealand - 82


    Group B
    Italy - 4
    Brazil - 5
    USA - 14
    Egypt - 40


    The tournament got underway earlier today with a 0-0 tie between Iraq and South Africa. Spain currently leads New Zealand 4-0 at halftime.

    The United States opens up play against Italy tomorrow at 1:30 PM.
     
  2. Uprising

    Uprising Contributing Member

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    If it's on tv, I'll be watching.
     
  3. halfbreed

    halfbreed Contributing Member

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    All games are on ESPN or ESPN2 and every game is in HD.

    Tomorrow's game against Italy is at 1:30 on ESPNHD.
     
  4. Kam

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    all games are on ESPN and ESPN2. Mostly on ESPN2.
     
  5. Kam

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    Looks like it is also on Univsion.
     
  6. Bassfly

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    ESPN360 is also an option.

    Spain is playing New Zealand now on ESPN2 up 5-0. Spain is just ridiculously stacked. I don't see anybody stopping them.

    Looking forward to the USA game too.
     
  7. Kam

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    I wish USA was playing Iraq. The only way we play each other is in the semifinals I don't think were making it out of Group play.

    Maybe if they put us in the same group.



    Political awesomeness.
     
  8. Pete Chilcutt

    Pete Chilcutt Contributing Member

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    How and why did they choose these specific teams?

    Chilcutt
     
  9. peleincubus

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    didnt even know about this. italy and brazil wow :eek:
     
  10. DrLudicrous

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    The 6 winners of the different confederations plus the defending World Cup winners (Italy) and the host country (South Africa).
     
  11. Pete Chilcutt

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    Thnx man, makes sense now

    Chilcutt
     
  12. ChrisBosh

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    Spain vs. New Zealand just finished.

    ITs 5 - 0, a real thrashing, Torres I think had 3 goals. I hope we see Brazil - Spain, that'll be a great match... I don't think there is a better team than Spain right now. I really like Torres/Villa/Farbegras/Iniesta/Xavi/Ramos, some of the best young talent out there.....
     
  13. Pete Chilcutt

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    I cant wait for the world cup! Hopefully Iran will get in, if not I love the Spanish team

    Chilcutt
     
  14. Uprising

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    Cool thanks guys.

    I get out of class at noon after 4hrs of lecture. Have 2 exams on Tuesday morning, but I'll be watching.

    USA!
     
  15. leroy

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    Think they could have split up the groups a little better. Spain is going to roll through those 3 teams. They have no reason to use starters until they have to face what should be one of Brazil, Italy, or the USA in the semis. Also, the winner of group B, in theory, has a cake walk to the finals, playing what ever crap team finishes less worse than the other 3. I'm expecting the USA to lose to Brazil, tie Italy (again) and beat Egypt. May or may not be enough as you have to figure Brazil and Italy will both beat Egypt.
     
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    Egypt will beat either Brasil or Italy. BOOK IT. I am expecting US to shed the bad image of the CONCACAF to the rest of the world. I want to see a good showing.

    Schedule in SPANISH, should be the same time for the ESPN network:

    Copa Confederaciones 2009 - Cadena de Univisión
    Lunes 15 de junio, 9:00 AM Centro Brasil vs. Egipto Galavisión
    Lunes 15 de junio 1:30 PM Centro Estados Unidos vs. Italia TeleFutura
    Miércoles 17 de junio 9:00 AM Centro España vs. Irak Galavisión
    Miércoles 17 de junio 1:30 PM Centro Sudáfrica vs. Nueva Zelanda Galavisión
    Jueves 18 de junio 9:00 AM Centro Brasil vs. Estados Unidos TeleFutura
    Jueves 18 de junio 1:30 PM Centro Egipto vs. Italia Galavisión
    Sábado 20 de junio 1:30 PM Centro España vs. Sudáfrica Univision
    Sábado 20 de junio 1:30 PM Centro Irak vs. Nueva Zelanda TeleFutura
    Domingo 21 de junio 1:30 PM Centro Italia vs. Brasil Univision
    Domingo 21 de junio 1:30 PM Centro Egipto vs. Estados Unidos TeleFutura

    :( Why so pessimistic?

    I still say it doesn't matter who you play in the BEGINNING or THE END, play to WIN IT ALL regardless of whom you play. :eek:
     
    #16 SwoLy-D, Jun 15, 2009
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2009
  17. SamFisher

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    33 match unbeaten streak, reigning Euro champs, yep that's a safe bet.
     
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    Brazil up 2-1 against Egypt right now.

    Still 15 minutes in the first half though.
     
  19. peleincubus

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    what time does usa play today?
     
  20. DrLudicrous

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    1:30

    Brazil just got number 3 from a corner.
     

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