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FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Team Profile

FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Team Profile

World Cup Appearances: Mexico has played in the World Cup twelve times (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2002). The 2006 World Cup will be their thirteenth appearance. Best Finish: Mexico has made it into the quarterfinals of the World Cup twice (1970 and 1986).

Team Colors: Mexico wears green, red, and white.

Current FIFA World Soccer Ranking: Mexico is currently ranked fourth in the FIFA World Soccer Rankings. Although they have the talent to make a run deep in the tournament, very few soccer critics are even giving Mexico a chance of winning it all in 2006.

Key Players:

Oswaldo Sanchez: Sanchez has, arguably, been Mexico’s top goalkeeper over the last decade. Due to some struggles and unlucky situations, Sanchez was forced to sit on the bench for many of Mexico’s big international tournaments. Tragedy struck once again for Sanchez as his father passed away just before the World Cup. Sanchez should finally get the chance to display his goalkeeping abilities on a major stage when he starts for Mexico in the 2006 World Cup.

Jared Borgetti: Borgetti made his World Cup debut in the 2002 World Cup where he showed his incredible attacking ability. He will be the key to Mexico’s offensive attack in the 2006 World Cup and should net a few goals in their opening matches. In 2005, Borgetti signed with the Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League after playing in the Mexican First Division since 1994.

Claudio Suarez: Although Suarez was a surprise pick to even be on the roster for Mexico in the 2006 World Cup, his experience could be a huge factor in helping some of the less experienced Mexican players. He has the most international appearances in the history of men’s international play including playing for Mexico in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups.

Coach: Ricardo La Volpe coaches Mexico. He has been the coach since 2002. Between 1983 and 2002, La Volpe had coaching stints with several teams in the Mexican First Division.

Group Schedule: Mexico is in Group D with Iran, Angola, and Portugal. Mexico opens their World Cup on June 11 in Nuremburg against Iran. Their second game is on June 16 in Hanover against Angola. Mexico finishes up group play against Portugal on June 21 in Geisenkirchen.

Published by Shane Carney

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

2014 FIFA World Cup group stage analysis and predictions The 2014 FIFA World Cup is only 40 days away and the groups look very interesting. The groups are and winners are Group A: Brazil; Croatia; Mexico; Cameroon. Brazil and very hard fought second will be Croatia because Brazil has recovered there fast and smooth tempo of play that they lost for a bit, then you perfect mix of young and old talent with Neymar, Marcelo, Fred, Hulk, Dani Alves, David Luiz. and so on and so on. Croatia will take because i feel Cameroon may have the pace but not sufficient level of play and Mexico i feel does not get enough competition in there qualifiers to help them improve.

Group B: Spain; Netherlands; Chile; Austria. This group is very clean and cut choice it would be the 2 of Europe’s powerhouse teams Spain and Netherlands. Unfortunately for Chile a team who grown in the past few years they would have play two of the best national teams in the world and i would say they will not make it to the best of 16. Group C: Colombia; Greece; Cote d’Ivoire; Japan. This group is going to be much more even and hard fought but Colombia who is going through a very good moment in there football but the x factor would be if Radamel Falco will recover from his knee injury because he is a very important peace in there on offense. Then the second team that will make it would be Japan barely muscling out Cote d’Ivoire because Japan is a team raising the level on the way they play football.

Group D: Uruguay; Costa Rica; England; Italy. Sadly enough Costa Rica does not have a shot in this group. England and Italy would be my choices to make it to the next round because both teams are trying to recover there dominance in European football. Although do not be surprised if Uruguay pulls an upset on a Italy team who are still not at there highest level yet. Because Uruguay has many players in there prime like Luis Suarez, Cavani, Godin, and Fernando Muslera. England to me is a sleeper that a lot of people are overlooking and i can see they moving all the way the semi finals.

Group E: Switzerland; Ecuador; France; Honduras. France will dominate this group and will not lose a single game in this group. Coming in second will be Ecuador that can out class Switzerland and Honduras on the field having a strong overall squad but there defense can be very inconsistent. Group F: Argentina; Bosnia and Herzegonvina; Iran; and Nigeria. Argentina lucked out in with this group because this is the group that has the lowest level of football. Argentina will win all there games in this group and humiliate all of they by a large score because of the large amount of all stars in Argentina that are going trough there best moment. In second will Nigeria for the main fact that Nigeria is a fast and strong physical team.

Group G: Germany; Portugal; Ghana; USA. This is a very simple cut dry group Germany and Portugal will move on to the next stage. Germany is one of my favorites on making it to the finals and Portugal i can only see them making it to the quarter finals. Although if Ronaldo, Pepe, Neto, Coentrao, and Moutinho can perform at there highest level they can be sleeper for the final. Ghana and USA will not stand a chance against Germany and Portugal in this group. Group H: Belgium; Algeria; Russia; and Korea Republic. Belgium I feel is the most under rated team in this world cup who has the potential to go far. They will come in first and Russia will come in a hard fought second but the real challenge is Korea Republic. Which that match up has shown to to be very even but i will give to Russia.

This world cup group stage will be very interesting and my 3 favorite teams from the group stage to make it to the final would be Brazil, Germany, and Spain. My 3 sleepers are Belgium, Portugal, and Japan who have the potential to pull some upsets past the group stage.

5/3/2014 Kevin Arana

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Will Armenia make the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Will Armenia make the 2014 FIFA World Cup

you dont know anything about soccer so dont speak.

Neither do you fool! The fact that your country’s biggest soccer win was 3 0 v. Albania doesn’t help you much! Even though our soccer sucks, we’re still on the map compared to YOU guys. YOU guys need to make the WC for people to find out about your country otherwise “what the fuck is a ‘Armenia'” ” is all you’ll hear from soccer fans. Ranked 100th? Not good especially considering the fact that we’re ranked 109th for no reason but we’ll beat you guys and move ahead of you guys in the rankings so don’t trip.

You’ll never even make the WC and even if you do you’ll be like Togo you won’t score a goal in your FIRST AND LAST world cup. the world cup is ONLY for countries that are superior than the other.

There you go that outta sum it up for you.

Neither do you fool! The fact that your country’s biggest soccer win was 3 0 v. Albania doesn’t help you much! Even though our soccer sucks, we’re still on the map compared to YOU guys. YOU guys need to make the WC for people to find out about your country otherwise “what the fuck is a ‘Armenia'” ” is all you’ll hear from soccer fans. Ranked 100th? Not good especially considering the fact that we’re ranked 109th for no reason but we’ll beat you guys and move ahead of you guys in the rankings so don’t trip.

You’ll never even make the WC and even if you do you’ll be like Togo you won’t score a goal in your FIRST AND LAST world cup. the world cup is ONLY for countries that are superior than the other.

There you go that outta sum it up for you.

What’s your largest victory? 4 0 over Liechtenstein. That’s hilarious you guys r on the map. Teams want to vs u guys bc its an easy victory. We beat Poland when they where top 20. We beat them when they finished ahead of Portugal in our group. We tied Portugal, Serbia. We beat Belgium. We were beating France 2 1 when they had zidane and djorkaef. Has your country ever been ranked under 100? No. We wanted to play u guys but u were to scared so the games were cancelled. Armenian soccer is better and will always be better. Don’t talk.

What’s your largest victory? 4 0 over Liechtenstein. That’s hilarious you guys r on the map. Teams want to vs u guys bc its an easy victory. We beat Poland when they where top 20. We beat them when they finished ahead of Portugal in our group. We tied Portugal, Serbia. We beat Belgium. We were beating France 2 1 when they had zidane and djorkaef. Has your country ever been ranked under 100? No. We wanted to play u guys but u were to scared so the games were cancelled. Armenian soccer is better and will always be better. Don’t talk.

“Has your country ever been ranked under 100? No.” Obviously,we are in the top 50!!! If you guys are so good then why are you still ranked 100th?????? EXPLAIN THAT TO ME!!