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Tue, Oct 4, 2022 5:49 PM

Live Poll: FIFA World Cup 2022

FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French for "International Federation of Association Football") is the organization that controls international football ("soccer" in the United States).

The organization’s main buildings are in Zürich, Switzerland.

FIFA organizes major international football tournaments, and the most famous one is the FIFA World Cup, which has been held since 1930.

FIFA was established on May 21, 1905 in Paris and has 209 national associations as its members.

The organization’s official languages are English, French, German and Spanish.

Which team are your rooting for?

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2 months ago

Option 33 for me. lol

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2 months ago

Habitually, I would root for Germany because the first year I took interest they won (2014).

But, this year, it is different. Canada is finally in the competition (only the 2nd time in our history).

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18 days ago

1.- My country, Mexico (altought never in my lifetime had we felt more pessimistic about our chances).

2.- Spain, since my family came from there, so once Mexico's out I'm all for them.

3.- I like surprises so countries like Senegal, Ecuador, Wales, Poland Denmark, Tunisia, Japan, Costa Rica, Canada, Morocco, Croatia, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon, Ghana, Australia or South Korea come here. Denmark gets an edge because I feel they can do something important this year.

4.- Iran, I'm ambivalent, I have an Iranian friend and I would hope that a good showing of their team could serve as inspiration for the people in their country to manage a change in their country, but I'm also aware that it will more likely be used as propaganda for their regime.

5.- "Big" teams that don't win much, so they would be a nice variation like Uruguay, England, Belgium, Netherlands.

7.- Big teams that win a lot, so I rather someone else for a change like France, Argentina, Brazil or Germany.

8.- Portugal, I love the country and their people, but I have a strong dislike for Cristiano Ronaldo.

9.- Qatar and Saudi Arabia, unexciting teams representing countries with huge human rights problems and contrary to Iran, with no movement by their people to change things.

10.- Mexico sports arch-enemy, the USA.

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18 days ago

You don't need two "fors" in the question:

For Which team are your rooting for?

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18 days ago

Any dark horse team.

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18 days ago

Sorry, but I won't be watching.  I don't care for the game (unless one of my grandkids is playing AYSO).

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17 days ago

How about "Morocco" for Morocco? (1930 film, Dietrich, Cooper...)

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17 days ago

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/iptIyTIYaDM/

Congratulations Mario.

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10 days ago

After today's match, Iran has gone up in my preferences all the way to number 3. The players stood with the protesters and against the islamic goverment in their country, they were brave and they have my full support.

A heavy defeat makes it unlikely they'll go far, but they deserve to give some happiness to Iran's people.

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@Pencho15​ I haven't watched the game, but what you wrote reminded me of the movie:

The Devil's Double

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270262/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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Commiserations, Pencho.

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@Peter_pbn​ Our worst World Cup in 44 years, and it could have easily been avoided, our manager refused to take the top striker in the Europa League and instead took and injured player who had not played a full game in months and he got exactly 0 shots in his 3 matches. A goal against Poland or the goal we missed against Arabia would have been possible with a fit player in the roster.

I am really surprised about Denmark, I followed their games in the Euro and I saw how they crushed everyone in the qualifiers, I was expecting them to even reach the semifinals.  Lets hope we both have a better tournament in 4 years, I wasn't born yet, but it would be cool if Denmark gets to play in Mexico again after their great world cup in 1986.

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@Pencho15​ 

I had been rooting for Mexico to escape their second round curse but didn't expect it to end this way :(. On the other hand, I'm happy about Argentina and Poland because of family ties.