The TAN Alternative World Cup- Group Matches open, post #131

Some questions need to be answered:

How did COG get to stage this World Cup? Did it involve ‘brown envelopes’?

How many workers were exploited by COG?

Are we allowed to wear armbands?

I’m neither. Or both.

Depends upon how you define a misanthrope.

Your questions have been answered.

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Quick reminder that voting on the second round of group matches will close at the end of tomorrow evening’s Portugal v Uruguay game in Qatar. :sunglasses:

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In case the following result stands, will it be a draw, even if the draw option lose out?

That would be a draw.

The draw option in the poll is for when people cannot make up their minds, and will not be available in the knockout stages.

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Doesn’t need defining, your photograph is under the word in The Oxford English Dictionary :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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What year was it with the Germans that had a prime Lothar Matthias, Klinsmann etc.

That was a hell of side.

Was it 1990? They didn’t make 1994 and the Euro 1996 Klinnsmann wasn’t involved if I remember rightly. That was all about Bierhoff.

Updated tables after the second round of group games:

Group A

Hungary 1954 2 0 0 33 9 +24 6
Scotland 1978 1 0 1 1 21 18 +3 3
Uruguay 2010 1 0 1 17 26 -9 3
Bulgaria 1994 0 0 2 10 28 -18 0

Group B

Italy 1982 2 0 0 40 3 +37 6
Argentina 1978 2 0 0 37 5 +32 6
USSR 1986 0 0 2 6 37 -31 0
Austria 1934 0 0 2 2 40 -38 0

Group C

Brazil 1982 2 0 0 32 10 +22 6
Spain 2010 1 0 1 26 19 +7 3
Brazil 1970 1 0 1 23 20 +3 3
West Germany 1954 0 0 2 6 38 -32 0

Group D

England 1966 2 0 0 31 13 +18 6
Yugoslavia 1990 1 1 0 27 13 +14 4
Cameroon 1990 0 1 1 16 25 -9 1
Ghana 2010 0 0 2 10 33 -23 0

Group E

France 1998 2 0 0 33 9 +24 6
Netherlands 1978 1 0 1 28 13 +15 3
France 1958 1 0 1 14 26 -12 3
Iran 1998 0 0 2 6 33 -27 0

Group F

Netherlands 1990 2 0 0 23 14 +9 6
Portugal 1966 1 0 1 22 19 +3 3
Romania 1994 1 0 1 15 19 -4 3
Wales 1958 0 0 2 15 23 -8 0

Group G

Argentina 2002 1 1 0 21 12 +9 4
Netherlands 1998 1 1 0 22 16 +6 4
Republic of Ireland 1994 1 0 1 20 21 -1 3
Belgium 1986 0 0 2 11 25 -14 0

Group H

Argentina 1986 2 0 0 27 9 +18 6
West Germany 1974 1 0 1 23 14 +9 3
Senegal 2002 0 1 1 14 26 -12 1
Denmark 1986 0 1 1 12 27 -15 1

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Time for the final round of group fixtures:

Group A

  • Hungary 1954
  • Scotland 1978
  • Draw

0 voters

  • Bulgaria 1994
  • Uruguay 2010
  • Draw

0 voters

Group B

  • Argentina 1978
  • Italy 1982
  • Draw

0 voters

  • USSR 1986
  • Austria 1934
  • Draw

0 voters

Group C

  • Spain 2010
  • Brazil 1982
  • Draw

0 voters

  • West Germany 1954
  • Brazil 1970
  • Draw

0 voters

Group D

  • England 1966
  • Yugoslavia 1990
  • Draw

0 voters

  • Cameroon 1990
  • Ghana 2010
  • Draw

0 voters

Group E

  • France 1958
  • Netherlands 1978
  • Draw

0 voters

  • France 1998
  • Iran 1998
  • Draw

0 voters

Group F

  • Portugal 1966
  • Romania 1994
  • Draw

0 voters

  • Wales 1958
  • Netherlands 1990
  • Draw

0 voters

Group G

  • Argentina 2002
  • Republic of Ireland 1994
  • Draw

0 voters

  • Belgium 1986
  • Netherlands 1998
  • Draw

0 voters

Group H

  • Argentina 1986
  • Senegal 2002
  • Draw

0 voters

  • West Germany 1974
  • Denmark 1986
  • Draw

0 voters

These ties will close at the end of the Group G games on Friday evening in Qatar.

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Are West Germany 1974 in group C and H?

Nah; Group C is 1954. That was due to me typing while talking to a colleague.

Typical corrupt World Cup host excuse. No doubt Beckenbauer slipped a couple of Deutschmarks in a brown envelope.

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At this stage, I am lost, i am just clicking through the groups.

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However hard I try I can’t vote for a Austria 1934 side with good conscience.

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They were arguably the first exponents of total football. A team with a fascinating background but, sadly, recency bias counts against them and others in this poll.

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Yeah I know it’s more circumstance.

I’ve generally gone for what I know bar the Italian 82 side which I spent a few hours watching some of the footage from that World Cup a few years back and it stuck.

MH - watch some Brazil 70. They revolutionised the game.

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As did Hungary before them. And Austria before them. The difference is television.

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