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Postby Hams » Tue May 14, 2013 10:09 pm

Brazil - Hosts
Italy - Guests
Japan - Asian Champions
Mexico - North American Champions.

Nigeria - African Champions
Spain - European Champions
Tahiti - Oceana Champions
Uruguay - South American Champions

Group A

1 Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2 Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3 Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4 Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Group B

1 Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2 Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3 Tahiti 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4 Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0


Sat 15/06/13 Brazil 20 : 00 Japan
Sun 16/06/13 Mexico 20 : 00 Italy
Mon 17/06/13 Spain 11 : 00 Uruguay
Mon 17/06/13 Tahiti 20 : 00 Nigeria
Wed 19/06/13 Brazil 20 : 00 Mexico
Thu 20/06/13 Italy 11 : 00 Japan
Thu 20/06/13 Spain 20 : 00 Tahiti
Fri 21/06/13 Nigeria 11 : 00 Uruguay
Sat 22/06/13 Japan 20 : 00 Mexico
Sat 22/06/13 Italy 20 : 00 Brazil
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Postby Hams » Tue May 14, 2013 10:12 pm

Brazil's Squad


Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Queens Park Rangers), Diego Cavalieri (Fluminense), Jefferson (Botafogo)

Defenders: Rever (Atletico Mineiro), Thiago Silva (Paris St Germain), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Jean (Fluminense), Marcelo (Real Madrid), David Luiz (Chelsea), Dante (Bayern Munich), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid)

Midfielders: Paulinho (Corinthians), Luiz Gustavo (Bayern Munich), Fernando (Gremio), Hernanes (Lazio), Oscar (Chelsea), Lucas (Paris St Germain)

Forwards: Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg), Bernard (Atletico Mineiro), Leandro Damiao (Internacional), Fred (Fluminense), Neymar (Santos), Jadson (Sao Paulo)

Scolari has decided not to select either Kaka or Ronaldinho.
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Postby Hams » Mon May 27, 2013 1:45 pm

Spain's squad

Goalkeepers:
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Victor Valdes (Barcelona), Pepe Reina (Liverpool)

Defenders:
Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Ignacio Monreal (Arsenal), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Javi Garcia (Manchester City)

Midfielders:
Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich), Xavi (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Benat Etxebarria (Real Betis)

Forwards:
Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), David Villa (Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Roberto Soldado (Valencia), Pedro (Barcelona), Juan Mata (Chelsea), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Fernando Torres (Chelsea).
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Postby Hams » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:49 pm

Shame on Nigeria's players who are refusing to fly to Brazil for the Confederations cup until they are paid bonus money which is owed to them.
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Postby Boris » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:19 am

Hams wrote:Shame on Nigeria's players who are refusing to fly to Brazil for the Confederations cup until they are paid bonus money which is owed to them.


Would you be happy at work if your boss didn't pay you 100% of what you earn? Regardless of how much it is, or what your profession is you're still entitled to the money you've earned.
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Postby Hams » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:49 pm

Boris wrote:
Hams wrote:Shame on Nigeria's players who are refusing to fly to Brazil for the Confederations cup until they are paid bonus money which is owed to them.


Would you be happy at work if your boss didn't pay you 100% of what you earn? Regardless of how much it is, or what your profession is you're still entitled to the money you've earned.


If I was a professional footballer already earning huge sums of money I wouldn't be worried about bonus payments!

These guys should be honoured to represent their country and shouldn't be paid for it or could give the cash to charity like England's stars do.

At least they have now left for Brazil so I guess they have got their way but this hasn't made Nigeria look very good in my view.
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Postby Boris » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:12 pm

Hams wrote:
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Hams wrote:Shame on Nigeria's players who are refusing to fly to Brazil for the Confederations cup until they are paid bonus money which is owed to them.


Would you be happy at work if your boss didn't pay you 100% of what you earn? Regardless of how much it is, or what your profession is you're still entitled to the money you've earned.


If I was a professional footballer already earning huge sums of money I wouldn't be worried about bonus payments!

These guys should be honoured to represent their country and shouldn't be paid for it or could give the cash to charity like England's stars do.

At least they have now left for Brazil so I guess they have got their way but this hasn't made Nigeria look very good in my view.


I'm sure you'd be perfectly happy if your employers withheld your holiday loading this Christmas then? It's technically a bonus. Or if you earn commission, you don't need that. You've got your wage already, no complaints expected!

I agree that as footballers they already earn a ton of cash, but they are entitled to those bonuses, they earned them by working hard to get where they are and earning their place in that national team.

I had to scoff when you mentioned England players donating to charities. England players are the most highly paid in the world, and spend so much of their cash on fines, injunctions and other legal fees to try and retain a better image. On the flip side, a lot of African players have come up from nothing and put their money back into their communities, supporting their villages, building infrastructure their government can't/won't build.

I'm not saying every English player, and every African player follow these lines, but I'd say a fair few of them do.
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Postby Hams » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:23 pm

Boris wrote:
Hams wrote:
Boris wrote:
Hams wrote:Shame on Nigeria's players who are refusing to fly to Brazil for the Confederations cup until they are paid bonus money which is owed to them.


Would you be happy at work if your boss didn't pay you 100% of what you earn? Regardless of how much it is, or what your profession is you're still entitled to the money you've earned.


If I was a professional footballer already earning huge sums of money I wouldn't be worried about bonus payments!

These guys should be honoured to represent their country and shouldn't be paid for it or could give the cash to charity like England's stars do.

At least they have now left for Brazil so I guess they have got their way but this hasn't made Nigeria look very good in my view.


I'm sure you'd be perfectly happy if your employers withheld your holiday loading this Christmas then? It's technically a bonus. Or if you earn commission, you don't need that. You've got your wage already, no complaints expected!

I agree that as footballers they already earn a ton of cash, but they are entitled to those bonuses, they earned them by working hard to get where they are and earning their place in that national team.

I had to scoff when you mentioned England players donating to charities. England players are the most highly paid in the world, and spend so much of their cash on fines, injunctions and other legal fees to try and retain a better image. On the flip side, a lot of African players have come up from nothing and put their money back into their communities, supporting their villages, building infrastructure their government can't/won't build.

I'm not saying every English player, and every African player follow these lines, but I'd say a fair few of them do.


I think we will have to agree to disagree about bonuses on this occasion but you made your point well.

What I will say is that Tahiti who somehow beat New Zealand to take part in this competition earned their bonus money!
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Postby Hams » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:30 pm

Here is a reminder of the group fixtures.

Sat 15/06/13
Brazil 20 : 00 Japan

Sun 16/06/13
Mexico 20 : 00 Italy
Spain 23 : 00 Uruguay

Mon 17/06/13
Tahiti 20 : 00 Nigeria

Wed 19/06/13
Brazil 20 : 00 Mexico
Italy 23 : 00 Japan

Thu 20/06/13
Spain 20 : 00 Tahiti
Nigeria 23 : 00 Uruguay

Sat 22/06/13
Japan 20 : 00 Mexico
Italy 20 : 00 Brazil

If your in the UK most of these matches will be live on BBC3 or BBC1.

It all kicks off on Saturday with the hosts Brazil taking on Japan who recently qualified for the 2014 world cup.
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Postby Ant » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:42 pm

Hams wrote:If I was a professional footballer already earning huge sums of money I wouldn't be worried about bonus payments!

I never understood that argument. At what point do you think you'd stop caring about money? When you have a roof over your head? When you can afford new clothes every once in a while? When you can buy a car or a small house?
99% of the people want more if they can get more, especially if it's something they worked for and that they are entitled to.
I can understand players who don't want to work for free and risk injuries for a meaningless competition like the confed cup.
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Postby Hams » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:48 am

Sat 15/06/13
Brazil 3 - 0 Japan

Neymar scored a really cracking goal on just 3 minutes to help
get Brazil off to a very good start then Paulinho and incredibly Jo who
once played for Everton but was a flop banged in a late 3rd to get the Confederations cup under way.
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Postby Hams » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:22 am

Sun 16/06/13
Mexico 1 - 2 Italy
Spain 2 - 1 Uruguay

Andrea Pirlo scored a cracking free kick in his 100th international
and Mario Balotelli the 2nd half winner to give Italy a 2-1 win against Mexico.

Luis Suarez also struck a beautiful free kick for Uruguay but it was too
late in the game to spark a comeback and Spain went on to win the match 2-1.

Any comments on the matches so far?
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Postby specnur » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:58 am

Well i'll tell you what, i have never rated the player in all the years of watching him ,but Arbeloa was massive in this game today! he just broke up almost everything Uruguay tried to get going.
The South american side were very anemic in the mid field area ,but he just seemed to come out of nowhere form way out of position. Great game from him.
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Postby Learning » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:46 pm

Football world is all corrupted today, I guess the same can be said with a lot of sports? Places like Nigeria obviusly even more so. Whether its the ppl high up withholding or the players asking too much, guess we will never know :P

Spain favourites and looking like it. Brazil vs Spain final rematch :)
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Postby Hams » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:13 pm

Mon 17/06/13 Tahiti 1 - 6 Nigeria

A hat trick from Nnamdi Oduamadi gave the super eagles an easy victory against the Pacific Islanders.

Group A

1 Brazil 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3 W
2 Italy 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3 W
3 Mexico 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 L
4 Japan 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0 L

Group B

1 Nigeria 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 3 W
2 Spain 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3 W
3 Uruguay 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 L
4 Tahiti 1 0 0 1 1 6 -5 0 L
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Postby specnur » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:02 pm

Did mention Balotelli scoring another Winner ?
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Postby eaman » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:17 pm

what makes me laugh is when commentators and others say hes looking to get one last big payday to look after his family. like the 20 plus million hes earned already wont do that
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Postby Hams » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:04 pm

Todays fixtures.

Wed 19/06/13
Brazil 20 : 00 Mexico
Italy 23 : 00 Japan
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Postby specnur » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:27 am

entertaining match between Italy and Japan.
ref was a joke as has been the case with every game i have seen thus far accept the Howard Webb officiated affair.
But even then he should have given Neymar a yellow card for going down far to easily.
Sad for Japan to go out ,but great effort from Kagawa and Okazaki, warrior spirit from those two the entire game.
Hope they will learn from this one.
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Postby Hams » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:48 am

Wed 19/06/13
Brazil 2 - 0 Mexico
Italy 4 - 3 Japan


It really was a brilliant game between Italy and Japan in Recife!
How the Italians won in the end or were awarded a penalty for their 3rd goal will remain a mystery!

Neymar was the star of the show again for Brazil scoring and setting up the 2nd in their win against Mexico
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