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Who are you looking forward to seeing in action at the World Cup?

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maybe not a popular opinion but I'd love to see Argentina win the World Cup and Messi to be at the centre of it so he can get the people who go on about his international career off his back

I would like to see Brazil go far as well, will be interesting to see how Neymar does. Belgium are another, been tipped for success for a while but here is their big chance with players like Courtois, Kompany, Hazard, Lukaku and many others

generic answers featuring teams but I've mentioned players as well

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I really am quite excited to see Shola Ameobi play for Nigeria (if selected at any point). Failing that, I always quite like watching the Japanese and seeing if any of the African teams can progress.

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Interested to see how some of the England youngsters do tbf, Barkley, Shaw, Lallana etc. See what Lampards role will be as well.

Also want to see how Hazard does in his first World Cup.

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Looking forward to seeing how far Ronaldo single handily can take Portugal.

Team wise looking forward to Belgium and how well they cope, most people will be expecting them to make the last 8, but could so easily bomb out at the group stages.

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Actually the answer is, lets find out, players that you aint even heard of or barely heard of that "shine" at the world cup and then see where they play etc etc.

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Team wise looking forward to Belgium and how well they cope, most people will be expecting them to make the last 8, but could so easily bomb out at the group stages.

People rate us too highly. I'm hoping for the second round but given that fact we're playing two very solid but relatively unknown teams (South Korea and Russia) and our poor record when it comes to Norh African teams (Algeria) I can see us screwing it up.

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Waris Majeed. Only five years ago he was playing college football for Hartpury in Gloucestershire, now doing very well in Ligue 1 and for Ghana.

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not so much individual players but I am interested in seeing Holland play, due to the impending appointment of LvG at Man Utd.

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There's so much football on TV nowadays that all the tops players are seen pretty much every week so it's hard to get excited for them. It's the players that take the world cup by storm that you really haven't heard of before that are most exciting, Senegal and South Korea 2002, Greece 2004, New Zealand 2010 and random players that come from nowhere and score loads or make ridiculous saves or amazing tackles etc.

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Looking forward to the whole thing! I do like seeing the African and Asian teams play though. Usually find a few players from these countries who shine who hardly anyone has heard of before.

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Interested to see how some of the England youngsters do tbf, Barkley, Shaw, Lallana etc. See what Lampards role will be as well.

Also want to see how Hazard does in his first World Cup.

Lallana is 26...

Also I agree with jmr. I guess I am interested to see if Wilshere can hold up for 3-5 games.

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Looking forward to Neymar taking the **** out of some players

And get his **** kicked out

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Belgium, Bosnia, Joel Campbell, the younger English players. Hoping for some good performances by the African teams but don't expect it.

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Looking forward to seeing how far Ronaldo single handily can take Portugal.Team wise looking forward to Belgium and how well they cope, most people will be expecting them to make the last 8, but could so easily bomb out at the group stages.
Single handedly? Have you seen their team? They are as good an outsider as anyone else.

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Keylor Navas

Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo

And especially all the Brazilian league players that get called up, like Fred (and the other 3 in Brazil's squad), Erazo, Valdivia, etc..

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Single handedly? Have you seen their team? They are as good an outsider as anyone else.
It's OK. Still the same flaws that it's had for years though.

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Mateo Kovacic
Keylor Navas

Like both these suggestions :thup:

Carlos Bacca if he gets a start for Colombia, no idea if he will though, and Alexis Sánchez for Chile.

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Who is likely to be in goal for Portugal?

Rui Patricio surely?

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Single handedly? Have you seen their team? They are as good an outsider as anyone else.

The team was that good that without Ronaldo they'd be watching the WC at home.

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The team was that good that without Ronaldo they'd be watching the WC at home.

You mean the team that was dragged by Hélder ****ing Postiga into the play-offs when Cristiano was a no-show in the qualifiers?

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Portugal lacks a top striker, ever since Pauleta retired. That's the main problem.

Whoever plays there nowadays is just a decoy to hopefully move one or two defenders away from Ronaldo.

The rest of the team is good.

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excited to see if william carvalho can hold a midfield as well as they say he can

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From the teams front, really keen on tracking Chile and Bosnia to see how they fare as I think they could do really well at this tournament.

As for individuals Pjanić, GDS and Klose (for the goalscoring record part of it) to name a few.

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bosnia are my backup team, will be wearing my shirt bought in mostar with pride bowdown.gif.pagespeed.ce.PKqybR2Dbe.gif

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You mean the team that was dragged by Hélder ****ing Postiga into the play-offs when Cristiano was a no-show in the qualifiers?

Not sure who turned up in Northern Ireland.

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Not sure who turned up in Northern Ireland.

Well done for picking 1 of the 2 games he actually scored in :thup:

He's obviously their best and most important player, but enough of the single handedly crap.

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It's OK. Still the same flaws that it's had for years though.

Sure but all teams of that calibre (right below the favorites) have their flaws.

Overall they have a solid team + a star. They have players in defense, midfield and attack playing for the biggest teams.

Ronaldo will not win it on his own. No-one has ever done that and no-one ever will. (No not even Maradona)

They will need him however, if they are going to go far in the tournament. The team is decent, but obviously Ronaldo is expected to tip the balance.

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Miroslav Klose.

I hope he breaks Ronaldo's record. :cool:

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For Oranje: Sneijder and Robben. Both have had a terrific season and I hope they can continue it during the World Cup. Also Huntelaar and Kuijt, but van Persie would start even with a broken leg :thdn:

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For Oranje: Sneijder and Robben. Both have had a terrific season and I hope they can continue it during the World Cup. Also Huntelaar and Kuijt, but van Persie would start even with a broken leg :thdn:

I'll be rooting for the sacking of Van Gaal if he brings Dirk Kuijt along. Atrocious...

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Oh, I bet van Gaal will not be bondscoach anymore after the WC ;) He could do worse than to bring Kuijt. The old man has had a good season in Turkey, and we can always use a worker like him.

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He's been subpar for a few years and a forward not scoring in 14 caps (might be a few more) is unacceptable.

RvP

Huntelaar

Robben

Lens

Depay

Boetius

Is enough forwards... leave Elia, Narsingh and Kuijt at home, please.

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Not really excited for any particular player by the way - just hope we'll see some wonderful football and have a few players show some amazing things in a sporting fashion. (so bugger off Spain)

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Looking forward to any England player that can grasp the nettle and play without fear and full of confidence

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