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So long to the French and the Urugquayans. I won't miss either side. Especially the cheats from South America. There is obviously no sense of ethics or fair play to these people. Choppers and divers. I hope Brasil gets bounced too. Arrogant swine.:D
 

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What's really a shame is for defending champ France to bow out so early with all those mega stars on their team! Three games, no win, no goals, no honor!
 

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Defending Champions France never recovered from the shocking opener. At times they played some beautiful soccer this world cup, but:

1. They were unlucky;

2. They did NOT finish; and

3. They did not control the middle of the field.

These last two points should not be lost on us. We have finished pretty well so far, and better than any US team to date.

But, we lost the middle of the field in the Korean game and paid the price. Like France, we had the return of our purported "playmaker/possession" midfielder in the game and got run over. France will now verify that all the pretty passes in the world are for naught if you don't play tough in the center, too!

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