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Zunaid
June 11, 2014, 12:29 AM
Opened this forum for all the WC discussions. Currently at the top level. Once the cup is over, we will move it to the archive level. We will migrate some some threads from other sports to here. Let me know which ones.

Zeeshan
June 11, 2014, 12:36 AM
I think opening match threads would be too cumbersome but neat and categorized. Or should we have a sticky single match thread?

Zunaid
June 11, 2014, 01:03 AM
IMHO - matches are short relative to cricket and people have less time to post updates here as the match is progressing (unless your name is Sohel and this is NHL).

Look to the past, grasshopper.

What seemed to have worked was Sagar's idea of opening a thread for each Group in the prelim rounds.

Check out the archive.

Sohel
June 11, 2014, 01:45 AM
Great idea. Rooting for Brazil, the USA and all of the African and Asian teams (except Australia).

USA's in tough group and without Donovan, arguably the best American player to date. Doesn't look good but I expect them to compete hard and maybe even surprise their naysayers. I'll also be rooting for Mexico, Honduras and Costa Rica. Mexico may actually make it to the next round.

Don't know why Brazil's without Robinho and Kaka, but I still expect them to win it all. Obviously there's a lot of pressure to win, but the Brazilians know exactly how to handle that at home.

Expecting both Ghana and Ivory Cost to do extremely well and advance. Algeria also has a great team but needs goalscorers. Cameroon is but a mere shadow of what they used to be, and I don't think they'll do very much in the tournament.

Expecting both Japan and Korea to do well and advance. Iran also has a strong side but won't. Couldn't care less about Australia.

I see a Brazil-Germany final with the hosts prevailing 3-1.

Zeeshan
June 11, 2014, 10:47 PM
Khaise boss to dekhi purai 3-0-5 dale thread opening spree mode ey chole gelen dekhi...dada

Naimul_Hd
June 12, 2014, 06:32 AM
guys, can you please post few good HD quality chorai links here ? Need to bookmark those before game starts :)

thanks.

BengaliPagol
June 12, 2014, 06:53 AM
guys, can you please post few good HD quality chorai links here ? Need to bookmark those before game starts :)

thanks.
http://www.wiziwig.tv/competition.php?part=sports&discipline=worldcup http://lag10.net/

BengaliPagol
June 12, 2014, 07:00 AM
Naimul bhai World Cup tho SBS e dhakabe.

Naimul_Hd
June 12, 2014, 07:16 AM
http://www.wiziwig.tv/competition.php?part=sports&discipline=worldcup http://lag10.net/

Naimul bhai World Cup tho SBS e dhakabe.

thank you.

Jani re bhai, kintu ei winter er raat e ke kombol theke uthe khela dekhe :)

ami kombol e, laptop thakbe kole, khela cholbe shoman taal e :)

Roni_uk
June 12, 2014, 01:29 PM
Go England :D

Ajfar
June 12, 2014, 04:59 PM
guys, can you please post few good HD quality chorai links here ? Need to bookmark those before game starts :)

thanks.

http://www.feed2all.eu/type/football.html

http://www.stream2u.me/

BengaliPagol
June 12, 2014, 06:17 PM
thank you.

Jani re bhai, kintu ei winter er raat e ke kombol theke uthe khela dekhe :)

ami kombol e, laptop thakbe kole, khela cholbe shoman taal e :)
bhujlam bhai :) din din kotho tandha. Sharadin heater tho on thake. Amar electricity bill tho kobor ache...

Roni_uk
June 12, 2014, 07:36 PM
Australia is possibly the most boring place on Earth to watch the World Cup from

roman
June 12, 2014, 07:50 PM
Australia is possibly the most boring place on Earth to watch the World Cup from

You are forgetting "Amrika"

Ajfar
June 12, 2014, 09:01 PM
You are forgetting "Amrika"

I think it's changing. America will never get excited about the entire world cup. But a lot of buzz going around regarding team USA. Landon Donovan getting dropped was front line story all over the place. Klinsman saying USA thinking about winning world cup is not realistic is being discussed all over the place. It's not like other places where everyone's got something to say about every single game, but I think we are getting there. If you go out west, they have a much bigger fan base for the game than we do in the east coast.

NoName
June 12, 2014, 09:20 PM
guys, can you please post few good HD quality chorai links here ? Need to bookmark those before game starts :)

thanks.

www.cbc.ca, though I'm not sure if it will work for viewers outside Canada.

Naimul_Hd
June 13, 2014, 06:26 AM
http://www.feed2all.eu/type/football.html

http://www.stream2u.me/

www.cbc.ca (http://www.cbc.ca), though I'm not sure if it will work for viewers outside Canada.

Thank you all.

I actually found sbs is also streaming live along with tv coverage. :)

Naimul_Hd
June 13, 2014, 06:33 AM
Australia is possibly the most boring place on Earth to watch the World Cup from

bhai, trust me only bangladeshi people know how to go crazy about World Cup football. I miss watching World Cup in Bangladesh big time. I miss Bangladesh every moment but that feeling is immense when it comes to Eid or World Cup football. :flag::flag::flag:

Roni_uk
June 13, 2014, 08:39 AM
bhai, trust me only bangladeshi people know how to go crazy about World Cup football. I miss watching World Cup in Bangladesh big time. I miss Bangladesh every moment but that feeling is immense when it comes to Eid or World Cup football. :flag::flag::flag:

South Americans are equally crazy. I am lucky enough to see this staying in London.

Aus is bad mainly due to timing issue. Interest level is bad enough but timing just brings it down to zero.

reverse_swing
June 19, 2014, 08:04 AM
On June 7, groups of Argentina and Brazil fans clashed over the World Cup — but not on the streets of Rio or in a sports bar in Buenos Aires. Instead, the unlikely location was Barisal, which is not — as it vaguely sounds — some upcountry Amazon backwater. It’s a port city of some 270,000 souls on the Kirtankhola River in Bangladesh. And the fans were Bangladeshi.

http://time.com/2898794/world-cup-soccer-football-bangladesh-argentina-brazil/

Zeeshan
June 19, 2014, 05:51 PM
Thanks RS!

Btw, ekekta pleyar j ki handsome baba.....respect! makes you wanna work out... ekekta pura hollywood hero der moton dekte...and they don't take substance...so another thing to love them aobut

reverse_swing
June 24, 2014, 08:23 AM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/AjWK_i9sWK8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Dilscoop
June 24, 2014, 11:07 PM
Is it just me or they finally figured out how to score T20 style in soccer? I don't watch soccer at all. I only watched a handful of games from SA2010 and was turned off by it. But this time I watched or at least kept up with 95% of the games. When the cup started, I didn't think I was gonna watch any games until the final. It really took on me this time. It could be this "new soccer" everyone keeps talking about.

Sohel
June 25, 2014, 12:30 AM
I've been watching the World Cup since 1978 and this has been the best one by far. The tournament being held in Brazil may have rubbed off on so many teams playing positive soccer whilst teams holding on to game-killing tactics are falling away like dead flies. The number of non-White players playing for European teams has added a great deal of flair to traditionally boring sides like Belgium, Switzerland and off course, Germany. Coaches like Klinsmann and Peckerman have also tuned their teams (USA and Colombia) into playing to win, rather than "playing not to lose" and we're seeing the difference. Then there's the genius of Messi, Neymar, Oscar, Luiz and Thiago Silva we've been blessed to witness. My two cents.

Zeeshan
June 25, 2014, 12:35 AM
amader shomoy ek shomoyo chilo socrates, pele, jico, maradona, batistuta, romario, roger miller....koi. tomader super star akhon kara kara

Sohel
June 25, 2014, 01:08 AM
The players who've impressed me so far:-

1. Goalkeepers: Howard (USA), Ochoa (Mexico).

2. Defenders: Mensah (Ghana), Luiz (Brazil), Thiago Silva (Brazil), Godin (Uruguay), Brooks (USA), Bougherra (Algeria), Beasley (USA).

3. Midfielders: Gustavo (Brazil), Jones (USA), Ozil (Germany), A. Ayew (Ghana), Honda (Japan), Fellaini (Belgium), Bentaleb (Algeria), Cahill (Australia).

4. Forwards: Neymar (Brazil), Messi (Argentina), Campbell (Costa Rica), Sanchez (Chile), J. Rodriguez (Colombia), Robben (Netherlands), Benzema (France), Atsu (Ghana), Oscar (Brazil), Klose (Germany), Gervinho (CIV), Sterling (England), Dempsey (USA).

BengaliPagol
June 25, 2014, 01:35 AM
I'd add Memphis Depay to that list and also Mathew Leckie. Leckie has impressed me way more than Cahill.

Tigers_eye
June 25, 2014, 03:16 PM
You are forgetting "Amrika"
This year it is different. The games are on day time. See the WC watch parties in the weekend games in big cities?

After the game ESPN has plenty of time to kill and those having a great coverages. In previous WCs the matches were late nights. By the next day, ESPN and viewers weren't interested.

I think people are getting the hang about it. It will never be Football. However, Futbol is a start.

Zeeshan
June 25, 2014, 06:09 PM
root goolit ki khele tele na R?

Sohel
June 26, 2014, 05:11 AM
So now that the group stage is coming to an end, what's the plan for the next stages? Individual match threads? If so, I request Zunaid to open them since he did such a great job with the initial stage.

Sohel
June 26, 2014, 05:20 AM
This year it is different. The games are on day time. See the WC watch parties in the weekend games in big cities?

After the game ESPN has plenty of time to kill and those having a great coverages. In previous WCs the matches were late nights. By the next day, ESPN and viewers weren't interested.

I think people are getting the hang about it. It will never be Football. However, Futbol is a start.

Of course the overall quality of the USMNT has improved over the years although it will take more time for our guys to reach the excellence of the USWNT. Thanks to millions of kids playing soccer at some level and greater, more regular coverage of the sport on cable, the game is on its way up in the country. Incredible fan organizations like The American Outlaws are also driving its popularity, more in some parts of the country than others. That said, soccer will never reach the popularity of indigenous American sports such as football, basketball or baseball in terms of their cultural significance, but I do see soccer becoming at par with hockey in the near future. Not in hockey country such as Michigan, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Alaska, but certainly in other parts especially without a championship NHL team.

shaad
June 26, 2014, 02:32 PM
Unintentionally hilarious and staggeringly idiotic column by our favorite right-wing wacko, Ann Coulter:

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-06-25.html

Choice excerpts:

"One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time."

"Individual achievement is not a big factor in soccer. In a real sport, players fumble passes, throw bricks and drop fly balls — all in front of a crowd. When baseball players strike out, they're standing alone at the plate. But there's also individual glory in home runs, touchdowns and slam-dunks.

In soccer, the blame is dispersed and almost no one scores anyway. There are no heroes, no losers, no accountability, and no child's fragile self-esteem is bruised. There's a reason perpetually alarmed women are called "soccer moms," not "football moms.""

NoName
June 26, 2014, 03:13 PM
^ Is that for real?

shaad
June 26, 2014, 03:23 PM
^ Is that for real?

Unfortunately, with some of these right-wing nutjobs, it often is.

Zunaid
June 26, 2014, 03:50 PM
Waiting for Pamela Geller's insightful analysis of football.

reverse_swing
June 26, 2014, 03:54 PM
http://time.com/2925260/world-cup-teams-tech-companies/

reverse_swing
June 26, 2014, 04:03 PM
Top 10 ticket buyers
1. Brazil - 1,363,179

2. US - 196,838

3. Argentina - 61,021

4. Germany - 58,778

5. England - 57,917

6. Colombia - 54,477

7. Australia - 52,289

8. Chile - 38,638

9. France - 34,865

10. Mexico - 33,694

Source: Fifa


http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-27978699

Dilscoop
June 26, 2014, 04:36 PM
^ And that's AFTER the fact that no one gave this team a chance with Group of Death.

Good summer vaca

Zeeshan
June 26, 2014, 05:35 PM
i like football

al-Sagar
June 27, 2014, 03:53 AM
i like football

but I love football:goal:

reverse_swing
June 27, 2014, 05:59 AM
World Cup 2014: Nigeria boycott training in money row

The Nigeria squad at the World Cup have missed a scheduled training session in a row over money.
BBC Sport understands the players believe they are each $15,000 short of the bonus they were expecting for reaching the last 16 in Brazil.
They refused to train in Campinas on Thursday and officials later confirmed the session had been cancelled.
Nigeria are scheduled to play France in the knockout stages on Monday having finished as runners-up in Group F.
BBC Sport has learned the problem lies in the interpretation of the bonus structure, with the players believing they will only receive $10,000 for their win 1-0 over Bosnia-Hercegovina and $5,000 for the 0-0 draw with Iran.
The players' understanding was they would receive a $30,000 payment for qualifying from the group.
However, it is believed the Nigerian Football Federation's offer to the players also includes the agreed win and draw bonuses plus 30% of the prize money due from Fifa for reaching the knockout stage.
This is understood to rise to 40% of the prize money from Fifa if Nigeria were to win their round of 16 match, 50% for a quarter-final victory, 60% for a win in the semi-final stage and 70% for lifting the trophy.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28055186

Tigers_eye
June 27, 2014, 11:56 AM
Unintentionally hilarious and staggeringly idiotic column by our favorite right-wing wacko, Ann Coulter:...
Just read that. The comments and tweets are funnier. :lol:

Tigers_eye
June 27, 2014, 11:57 AM
Ei bar Costa Rica atho sundor khello. I think they will beat Holland if they meet in the Quarter finals.

Ajfar
June 27, 2014, 05:30 PM
The Amazing Soccer Ball That’s Virtually Indestructible (http://news.yahoo.com/katie-couric-one-world-futbol-223434918.html)

reverse_swing
June 30, 2014, 09:26 AM
A ten-year European plan to gradually phase out American football in the United States and replace it with soccer is “very much on track,” a spokesman for the European Union confirmed today.

The E.U. spokesman, Alf-Jergen Holmboe, said the replacement of American football with soccer was the third in a three-step plan to transform the U.S. into a European country.

“The first two steps were electing a socialist President and instituting national health care,” he said. “Once soccer replaces football, our work will be done.”

Holmboe said that the E.U. could take no credit for the legalization of gay marriage in the United States, but called it “a very welcome development.” He added, “Once a country has socialism, national health care, and gay marriage, soccer is usually next.”


http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2014/06/plan-to-replace-american-football-with-soccer-on-track-says-europe.html?utm_source=tny&utm_campaign=generalsocial&utm_medium=facebook&mbid=social_facebook

reverse_swing
July 2, 2014, 02:40 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28059445

Sohel
July 2, 2014, 03:30 AM
My top players from the RO16:-

1. Goal: Howard (USA); Julio Cesar (Brazil); Navas (Costa Rica); Ochoa (Mexico).

2. Defense: Kompany (Belgium); Djourou (Switzerland); Boateng (Germany); Lahm (Germany); Gonzalez (USA); Marcelo (Brazil); Yedlin (USA); Rojo (Argentina); Sagna (France); Salcido (Mexico); Yepes (Colombia); Halliche (Algeria).

3. Midfield: Jones (USA); Gustavo (Brazil); Fellaini (Belgium); Hazard (Belgium); Pogba (France); Valbuena (France); Ozil (Germany); Herrera (Mexico); Sneijder (Netherlands); Cuadrado (Colombia); Feghouli (Algeria).

4. Forwards: Messi (Argentina); Di Maria (Argentina); Sanchez (Chile); Origi (Belgium); Slimani (Algeria); Muller (Germany); Ruiz (Costa Rica); James Rodriguez (Colombia).

reverse_swing
July 2, 2014, 05:37 AM
http://time.com/2947520/no-twitter-prince-harry-did-not-score-for-belgium/

Tigers_eye
July 2, 2014, 09:20 AM
http://time.com/2947520/no-twitter-prince-harry-did-not-score-for-belgium/

Yes, we were watching the game at the office conference room. Many commented on Prince Harry. Left at the end. At home found US 2 down. What a pity. Then the sub scores.

al-Sagar
July 3, 2014, 07:10 AM
World Cup 2014: What's wrong with Brazil? (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28121729)
By Tim Vickery
BBC Sport

Monday must surely have been a great day for Brazilian cardiologists.

After the scare of the previous Saturday's second-round tie against Chile, when Brazil scraped through on penalties, the entire country felt like having a check-up.

"How much did you suffer?" was a frequent Monday morning greeting.

For Brazil's legion of admirers all around the world, one of the dominant emotions was probably disappointment. Win, lose or draw, people always expect more from the five times world champions.

They want to feel like the Argentine coach Angel Cappa, who was in Spain for the 1982 World Cup, and gleefully recalls that when he was watching Brazil "the ball arrived in one part of the field and disappeared to reappear again in the form of a rabbit and then a dove, and then hide again as the opponents rushed about trying to find it, all of us in the stadium looked at our watches with the intention of making time stand still because we wanted the game to go on for ever".

The 2014 model Brazil may battle their way through the rounds and go on to win the World Cup but they will surely not be remembered all around the world with the same affection of their predecessors from 1982, who did not even reach the semi-finals. Why not?

Full Story (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28121729)

al-Sagar
July 3, 2014, 07:24 AM
World Cup 2014: Who holds the balance of power in world football? (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28117029)

Brazil's World Cup has been played in the style that so many hoped for once football's showpiece was awarded to the country regarded as the home of the game's free spirits.

The last three weeks have provided a consistent narrative of fast, attacking football and excitement - exactly as the game's rulers would have imagined it when they handed the tournament to Brazil.

Even the line-up for the last eight has a balance that brings pleasure to the purists, as four teams from the Americas are complimented by a quartet from Europe - all of them group winners.

The destiny of this World Cup will be decided in the iconic surroundings of the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday week but all quarter-finalists have the opportunity to show where the balance of power lies between the two continents.

The seven World Cups held here in the Americas have failed to produce a European winner. On the flip side, Brazil are the only nation from the Americas to achieve a win on European soil - when they triumphed 5-2 in the final against hosts Sweden 56 years ago.

So for Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, France's Didier Deschamps, Germany's Joachim Low and the Belgian Marc Wilmots there is the dual opportunity to make history for their countries and exert European domination.

For the likes of Luiz Felipe Scolari, attempting to win his second World Cup with Brazil, and Argentina's Alejandro Sabella in particular, there is the chance to send Europe home empty-handed once more.

Full Story (http://http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28117029)

Tigers_eye
July 3, 2014, 11:22 AM
I am amazed with number of goals in the stoppage time this year. This is a first. The Cup stays in Brazil this time.

Ajfar
July 6, 2014, 06:07 PM
Every Young Boy's Dream in Brazil

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/szHhT6z9Q_Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

This is a really neat documentary on how young players in Brazil are developed by local clubs and academies, some for the sole purpose of selling players to europe. There's also a short interview with the scout who discovered Neymar.

Dilscoop
July 6, 2014, 11:45 PM
The underdog stories, or as cricket would call it, minnows made this WC even better. Something cricket WC should take note. We had all our fun with the unknown and fairy tail stories, yet the Semis will be played by the super power contenders. How can you play sports when try to get rid of those amazing aspect of sports? It's just not sports. If the good teams are good enough, they'll make it, or else they are just not good enough (Spain). Sure, Brazil-Spain knockout game looks great on paper, but Brazil-Chile game was better. You can't just kill those games just because you think it'd either be a) boring b) shock knockout defeat.

Keep the BCCI World Cup to 16!

Tigers_eye
July 7, 2014, 09:23 AM
...b) shock knockout defeat.

Keep the BCCI World Cup to 16!
The power of FIFA is much much more than ICC. No country controls FIFA. Thus the shock Konckout defeat is too big a hit for ICC to take.

Ajfar
July 7, 2014, 05:38 PM
The underdog stories, or as cricket would call it, minnows made this WC even better. Something cricket WC should take note. We had all our fun with the unknown and fairy tail stories, yet the Semis will be played by the super power contenders. How can you play sports when try to get rid of those amazing aspect of sports? It's just not sports. If the good teams are good enough, they'll make it, or else they are just not good enough (Spain). Sure, Brazil-Spain knockout game looks great on paper, but Brazil-Chile game was better. You can't just kill those games just because you think it'd either be a) boring b) shock knockout defeat.

Keep the BCCI World Cup to 16!

I'm surprised to see that you are a 'futbol' fan. I thought you would be like typical Americans who complain about how the game is so boring and low scoring.

Dilscoop
July 7, 2014, 09:28 PM
^ I'm more surprised (http://www.banglacricket.com/Alochona/showpost.php?p=1789623&postcount=23) than you're!

Dilscoop
July 7, 2014, 09:43 PM
The power of FIFA is much much more than ICC. No country controls FIFA. Thus the shock Konckout defeat is too big a hit for ICC to take.

IDK much about FIFA or how it works. I did watch John Oliver's LWT segment on FIFA. Pretty messed up stuff. Also I read FIFA has to pay the club teams for the players? What? So it's complete opposite of ICC (Not that ICC gets paid by the clubs but they/country teams have control over the players). Weird.

Dilscoop
July 8, 2014, 05:13 PM
If anything this world cup was missing, it's THAT. Freakshow.

al-Sagar
July 11, 2014, 11:44 PM
World Cup 2014: Fifa announces Golden Ball shortlist (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28274011)


Fifa has announced the shortlist for the 2014 Golden Ball, the prize awarded to the best player at the World Cup.

Argentina have three nominees in Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi, while their opponents in Sunday's final Germany, have four.

Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Phillip Lahm and Thomas Muller are the players nominated from Joachim Low's side.

Colombia's James Rodriguez, Brazil's Neymar and Arjen Robben of Netherlands complete the 10-man shortlist.

Fifa has also announced the nominees for the Golden Glove competition, awarded to the best goalkeeper at the World Cup.

Costa Rica's Keylor Navas, Germany's Manuel Neuer and Argentina's Sergio Romero will compete for the prize.

Meanwhile, Netherlands' Memphis Depay and Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane of France have been nominated for the best young player at the tournament.

The winners of each competition are to be announced after Sunday's final

iDumb
July 12, 2014, 12:27 AM
hmmm... interesting....

Messi if Argetina wins otherwise I would go with dare I say, Robben for the Golden ball.

Goal keeper, don't get it... I think HOward and Ochoa should be there...

Best young player, instead of those nominations, i would give to James rodriguez, instead of him being the the 10 list for Golden ball... he is not gonna win..

iDumb
July 12, 2014, 11:55 AM
Best young player, instead of those nominations, i would give to James rodriguez, instead of him being the the 10 list for Golden ball... he is not gonna win..

he is 23, never mind..looks young.... you have to be less than 21.

NoName
July 12, 2014, 12:08 PM
Lol only one Brazilian nominee all together, worst WC ever for them :lol:

al-Sagar
July 13, 2014, 03:19 AM
Lol only one Brazilian nominee all together, worst WC ever for them :lol:

Brazil are totally Doomed

reverse_swing
July 13, 2014, 05:34 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28266510

al-Sagar
July 13, 2014, 10:11 PM
end of 1 exciting month ... .....

have to wait 4 years for such a time again

Rifat
July 14, 2014, 01:35 AM
world cup jokes: the way Russia, Italy plays is more like a game of chess than Soccer...

Rifat
July 14, 2014, 01:38 AM
Next world cup(If i am alive and healthy), I am gonna root for Colombia. they really did a super job this world cup. besides James Rodrigues, they have a couple of other players who give their heart out and looks to be a promising threatening opponent. If they keep this up, boy, They have real potential to go really far next world cup i reckon.

al-Sagar
July 14, 2014, 02:23 AM
Next world cup(If i am alive and healthy), I am gonna root for Colombia. they really did a super job this world cup. besides James Rodrigues, they have a couple of other players who give their heart out and looks to be a promising threatening opponent. If they keep this up, boy, They have real potential to go really far next world cup i reckon.

I always root for a totally new champ.

last WC I rooted for spain, chile, south korea


this WC I rooted for ...... Belgium, chile, south korea

next WC ...... Belgium, chile/Colombia, Asian team (depending on qualification)

mufi_02
July 14, 2014, 11:59 AM
So can we (Bangladesh) make it to the next World Cup? I thought we had a vision 2022. Who is our coach? Who is our best player? How far we went in the last qualifying? So many questions..

iDumb
July 14, 2014, 12:07 PM
So can we (Bangladesh) make it to the next World Cup? .

only if shakib decides to quit cricket and start playing football

al-Sagar
July 14, 2014, 10:03 PM
So can we (Bangladesh) make it to the next World Cup? I thought we had a vision 2022. Who is our coach? Who is our best player? How far we went in the last qualifying? So many questions..

we had a Vision 2022 thread ...... need to dig it up i feel

al-Sagar
July 14, 2014, 10:12 PM
World Cup 2014: Sepp Blatter says finals were 'a 9.25 out of 10 (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28300991)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was a "9.25 out of 10".

Germany won their fourth World Cup on Sunday, ending a tournament that featured a record 171 goals and was described by some - including voters in a BBC Sport poll - as the best ever.

"We were calculating using all the computers and Facebooks, and then out of 10 we came 9.25," said Blatter.

Blatter marked the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as nine out of 10.

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/76207000/jpg/_76207435_best_wc_vote_2.jpg

"Brazil has improved since South Africa," added the 78-year-old.

With pre-tournament fears surrounding security, transport and stadiums proving largely unfounded, the drama of 20th World Cup came on the pitch.

Full Story (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28300991)

al-Sagar
July 14, 2014, 11:27 PM
World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi Golden Ball surprised Sepp Blatter (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28294339)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter was "surprised" Argentina's Lionel Messi won the World Cup Golden Ball award.

Barcelona forward Messi, 27, was named as the tournament's best player after his side lost 1-0 to Germany in Sunday's final in Rio de Janeiro.

Blatter said: "I was a little bit surprised when I saw Messi coming up to collect the best player of the competition."

Argentina legend Diego Maradona called the decision "unfair".

The 53-year-old, who was named the best player when Argentina won the World Cup in 1986, said "marketing people" had chosen the wrong man.

Speaking on his television programme, De Zurda, Maradona said Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez should have received the award.

The Golden Ball and other individual prizes, such as the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper, are decided by world governing body Fifa's Technical Study Group, a panel including former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier.

Blatter believes Messi was given the award on the strength of his four goals during the group stage.

"If you compare the beginning of the tournament and why the Argentina team got into the final, they were decisive," he said.

Source (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28294339)

al-Sagar
July 14, 2014, 11:32 PM
Germany win World Cup: 'Miracle boy' Gotze told to outshine Messi (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28288692)

Germany coach Joachim Low hailed Mario Gotze as the "miracle boy" after his extra-time strike sealed a 1-0 win over Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final.

Low also revealed he told Gotze to show the world he was better than Lionel Messi minutes before the substitute came on to score the winner.

Victory gave Germany a fourth World Cup title and first for 24 years.

Gotze, 22, said: "It is an unbelievable feeling. You score that goal and you don't really know what's happening."

Gotze, who began the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Germany's starting line-up, came on as an 88th-minute substitute for Miroslav Klose in Sunday's final.

With seven minutes of extra time remaining, the Bayern Munich midfielder volleyed home with his left foot after controlling Andre Schurrle's left-wing cross on his chest.

"He is the wonder who can play in numerous positions, he is the decider who can come on and make a difference," said Low. "That is what he did."

Gotze, who joined Bayern in a £31.5m deal from Borussia Dortmund last summer, added: "It's indescribable. The dream has become a reality. It is absolutely sensational."

Full Story (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28288692)

Rifat
July 16, 2014, 12:30 AM
only if shakib decides to quit cricket and start playing football

if i am not mistaken, Shakib wanted to be a footballer when he was young, so he switched his focus to cricket after Bangladesh won the ICC Trophy, Alhamdulillah.

Tigers_eye
July 16, 2014, 01:09 PM
Archive this forum. The shelf life is over. This is an eye sore for me now. Had Brazil won.....

taratari eita udhao koren please!!!

Dilscoop
July 17, 2014, 04:40 PM
Team USA won the "Best Sports Moment" at the ESPYs. I was surprised they won in a category that had KD's MVP speech that had everyone in puddles. And Rivera's last walk which had everyone standing for 10 min. Glad they won. They gained a lot fans and got people into soccer. After this WC lot of people came to like soccer. But I still don't get the hate I see on every comment section from other places about how we don't care about soccer. But this so called "World Sports" still not big in India and China, and US is just getting to it. That's top 3 countries. USA isn't the only place where people are focused on their own sports. Australia, Canada, Russia care more about their own sports just like us. Except it's wrong if we do it.