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will Argentina and France failed to advance to the 2nd round?

  • Yes, both get eliminated in the 1st round

    Votes: 4 22.2%
  • No, only Argentina gets eliminated in the 1s round

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No, only France gets eliminated in the 1st round

    Votes: 9 50.0%
  • No, they both make it to the 2nd round

    Votes: 5 27.8%
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What do you guys think? Whatever happens in will be close and if it happens, I am sure it will be the first time that two pre-tournament favorites get eliminated in the first round.
 

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i think that both of them will qualify....
 

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In 66 Brazil and Italy got out in the first round


And i hope both of them start packing home pretty quickly.... Aerolineas Argentina and Air France must be quickly preparing those luxury seats back to Buenos Aires and Paris!;) :cool:
 

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I voted for the third option. I think Argentina will qualify, whereas france will not.

It is just too difficult for them to beat Denmark by 2 goals, without Henry and Zidane:(
 

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Zidane will play. He'll be training for full tomorrow.

I hope Sweden go through and of course Denmark too.

Weird things could happen and Denmark/France and Argentina/Sweden all go through.

But I think that 1 of the big ones will fail and most likely it'll be France.
 

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i dont know what to think anymore, but it will be very difficult to beat the swedish. i dunno who has it harder, france or arg???

i just hope this defeat bring us back the guts we lost dunno when.
 

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Both have to fave very tough Scandanavian teams, but I think Argentina has the better chance of progressing to the 2nd Round. Hard to see them not beating Sweden, Bielsa just has make a couple of changes.

France are gonna find it very difficult to beat Denmark by 2 goals and if they do I believe it would be very hars on Denmark to go out in the first round because they deserve it a lot lot more than France.
 

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You could add Italy to this poll (down 2-1 to Croatia)...


What a WC - France, Argentina AND Italy could go out in the group stages!

I don't think it'll happen. Only one of the big ones will fail.
 

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I'd vote for France & Argentina both not making it. France will probably win but not by 2 goals and Zidane won't be enough, I can imagine seing the French cry! Payback for us Brasilliero might come back earlier then expected. :D

I can't see Italy getting anything less then a win with Mexico; but it all depends if Mexico win tommorow.
 

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You could add Italy to this poll (down 2-1 to Croatia)...


What a WC - France, Argentina AND Italy could go out in the group stages!

I don't think it'll happen. Only one of the big ones will fail.

It would be a total disaster if all of these teams fail, even if one fail, particularly Italy, as they are the glamour team of the tournament, voted best looking team by the Japs :D
 

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It would be a total disaster if all of these teams fail, even if one fail, particularly Italy, as they are the glamour team of the tournament, voted best looking team by the Japs
The Japs have something with long hair.

:D
 

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Speaking of which, has there ever bene a more ugly side in international football than the current Argentina team? From mullets to wet perms to lank, greasy locks, they run the whole gamut of tonsorial misdemeanours. Ortega is my personal choice for uggo of '02, not only was he thrashed with the ugly stick from birth, but he compounds it with a magnificently dreadful 'do, that's as impractical as it is vile, and a puss like the proverbial bulldog licking piss off a nettle. Good player though.
 

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Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari believes key rivals Argentina, Italy and even France will join his team in the World Cup second round.

His bold prediction came after Brazil secured a place in the last 16 courtesy of a 1-1 draw Sunday between Group C rivals Costa Rica and Turkey.

The result leaves Brazil with six points and one game to play. Costa Rica have four points and Turkey one. China prop up the group table.

"We have completed our first goal," he said of qualification. "We have made our first steps but there are still many steps on the road to the final."

Brazil have firmed as favourites for the title after first round stumbles by France, Argentina and Italy.

Defending champions France are fighting for survival after losing to Senegal and drawing with Uruguay. Argentina lost to England and Italy went down 2-1 to Croatia.

Scolari though thinks they have what it takes to make the second round.

"I think France, Argentina and Italy will all qualify," he said at the Brazilian team hotel in Ulsan.

"I think tradition, quality, the difficulties they had in the first two games will give them determination for the third match and I think all three will move to the next round."

While Brazil are safely through, he cautioned that nothing had been won yet.

"For us we still haven't won anything, we have just put ourselves in the next round," he said.

Brazil though are starting to find their feet after losing six games during qualifying.

In their 4-0 win over China in Seogwipo late Saturday there were
signs that all the old confidence and arrogance was flowing back.

Confidence is growing to the extent that the latest opinion poll carried out by the Folha de Sao Paulo daily has 57 percent of people saying that Brazil will win an unprecedented fifth title.

The bookies are also impressed with Ladbrokes, the world's biggest betting agency, installing Brazil as 11/4 favourites following Italy's collapse against Croatia.

www.dailysoccer.com
 

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I guess Scolari wouldn't want to jinx it... If France, Italy, Argentina and even Portugal fail to go through I think Brasil will find it a lot easier to take the throne.

Don't think it will happen - as said before I think just 1 of the big ones will fail - France or Argentina.
 

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Well..Im voting on a 50/50 Shot now..."cause France is already packed and left for European soil" I just dont Believe Argentina will be eliminated too....
But in under 24 hrs we will know..Wont we ????
If Argentina is in fact eliminated, it wont upset me...I just thought they have the "class" to take it all in 2002 . ;)
 

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Whoever voted for both teams to be out were seers:D Guys tell me it's Italy next.
 
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