2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA)

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Who advances from Group F?

Poll ended at Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:18 am

Argentina
50
49%
Bosnia-Herzegovina
35
34%
Iran
4
4%
Nigeria
13
13%
 
Total votes: 102

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2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#1 » by LittleOzzy » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:18 am

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15 June 19:00 Argentina Bosnia-Herzegovina
16 June 16:00 Iran Nigeria
21 June 13:00 Argentina Iran
21 June 19:00 Bosnia-Herzegovina Nigeria
25 June 13:00 Nigeria Argentina
25 June 13:00 Bosnia-Herzegovina Iran

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#2 » by magik9113 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:08 pm

Certainly Argentina will advance with their eyes closed
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#3 » by ATL Boy » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:44 pm

Man, qualifying for the World Cup meant so much for our country. Hopefully we can make a memorable Croatia-esq (back in 1998) debut.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#4 » by PANDEMONEUM » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:06 pm

Arg and BosniaH, both advance, easily

for some reason, i really DONT like how BosniaH plays
i feel like they use professional fouls, to gain advantage
and continuously foul and force the ref to make/miss calls
still, they are a skilled team and will advance out of this group, easily
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#5 » by Point forward » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:55 pm

Next to the US, BIH is the one national team with the largest quota of BL players. Not too hard to imagine an "all-Teutonic" BIH squad:

Fejzic
Mujdza, Bicakcic, Spahic, Kolasinac
Zukanovic (Eupen is almost in Germany :lol: ), Zahirovic, Misimovic, Salihovic
Dzeko, Ibisevic

BTW, how do you guys see Spahic? He is rapidly developing a "fake tough" image in the BL, on one hand gritty and dirty, on the other hand error prone and at times helpless. Ever since Zlatan made him his b**** in the CL, his game is "foul one minute, blunder next minute".
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Post#6 » by cgf » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:32 pm

That right there would be why they called him the butcher in France, he was either butchering an opposing player or his own assignments.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#7 » by ATL Boy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:57 am

yea, Spahic is one of the most aggressive players out there. But, he's been pretty consistent when it comes to his play for the national team, he was the anchor of our defense in the qualifiers and is no doubt the team's spiritual leader. He and Dzeko are, for the most part, the heart and soul of our team.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#8 » by KI-DW-TT-AB » Fri May 16, 2014 8:48 am

ATL Boy wrote:Man, qualifying for the World Cup meant so much for our country. Hopefully we can make a memorable Croatia-esq (back in 1998) debut.


That's what I'm thinking.

Cro run in 98 was memorable even for us (at least to me anyway)

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#9 » by LittleOzzy » Mon Jun 2, 2014 10:25 pm

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#10 » by TheHartBreakKid » Wed Jun 4, 2014 12:51 am

As an American-Iranian, I'm going to be focusing on this group. BIH and NGA are obviously better teams, but I couldn't have asked for a better group in terms of chances of advancing. (upgrade from 0% to 1%). Iran isn't the team to get blown out and destroyed, as they play a heavily defensive style. Our forwards this year are actually decent, but I don't see them doing much. Realistically, I hope we manage to get a point or two. That would be a nice. I think they could hang with BIH and NGA, but it would be unrealistic to expect a win against either team, who are considerably more talented. I think I'm pushing my luck hoping for a draw, lol.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#11 » by truth18 » Wed Jun 4, 2014 1:35 am

ATL Boy wrote:Man, qualifying for the World Cup meant so much for our country. Hopefully we can make a memorable Croatia-esq (back in 1998) debut.


Gl, man! As someone of Trini descent I totally understand. When we qualified in 2006 it meant the world to Trinidad.

Enjoy it! You'll definitely have a better chance to make it out of the group than we did.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#12 » by ATL Boy » Wed Jun 4, 2014 5:30 am

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ATL Boy wrote:Man, qualifying for the World Cup meant so much for our country. Hopefully we can make a memorable Croatia-esq (back in 1998) debut.


Gl, man! As someone of Trini descent I totally understand. When we qualified in 2006 it meant the world to Trinidad.

Enjoy it! You'll definitely have a better chance to make it out of the group than we did.

Thanks! You know the World Cup means everything to the people when the streets of Sarajevo literally fill up to greet the team arriving back home at around 3 am. Image Also, I like Trinidad and Tobago: hopefully you guys make it to the next World Cup!
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#13 » by Foye » Thu Jun 5, 2014 7:53 am

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#14 » by SniperHawk10 » Thu Jun 5, 2014 10:01 am

wafer88 wrote:As an American-Iranian, I'm going to be focusing on this group. BIH and NGA are obviously better teams, but I couldn't have asked for a better group in terms of chances of advancing. (upgrade from 0% to 1%). Iran isn't the team to get blown out and destroyed, as they play a heavily defensive style. Our forwards this year are actually decent, but I don't see them doing much. Realistically, I hope we manage to get a point or two. That would be a nice. I think they could hang with BIH and NGA, but it would be unrealistic to expect a win against either team, who are considerably more talented. I think I'm pushing my luck hoping for a draw, lol.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#15 » by ATL Boy » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:55 pm

ATL Boy wrote:Man, qualifying for the World Cup meant so much for our country. Hopefully we can make a memorable Croatia-esq (back in 1998) debut.

http://bhdragons.com/1998-croatia-and-2 ... cup-paths/

I wrote this article talking about the resemblances between that Croatia team and this Bosnia team.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#16 » by Next Coming » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:57 pm

This is Messi's World Cup.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#17 » by AdamTheGreek » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:29 am

Considering the fan support and Messi knowing he needs to have a great tournament, Argentina should win the group. Bosnia-Herzigovina should beat Nigeria and Iran to advance as well. They've got enough offense and defense to be too much for those other two sides.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#18 » by ATL Boy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:03 pm

http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2014/6/1 ... cup-bosnia

Great SB Nation article about the Bosnian national team.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#19 » by aboveAverage » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:05 am

Really excited to see Bosnia compete on an international stage. They're a very underrated team.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Group F (ARG/BIH/IRN/NGA) 

Post#20 » by BetterCallSaul » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:20 pm

My team is Argentina.
I picked Bosnia-Herzegovina #2 in the group.
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