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  • Sandra
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    Don and Margaret
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    It's hard for us Yankees to get so wound up about soccer since we didn't grow up with it. It's just now getting started good here in the states.

    That said though we had high hopes for the US this year but it looks like we aren't going to do so good. <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

    We'll just have to root for Australia. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    Karin
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    I tried to resist but everyone here has caught the football fever, or madness, depends on how you see it. It is impossible not to follow the world cup, one is surrounded by fans dressed up in blue and yellow (the colours of the Swedish flag). So far Sweden have met Trinidad and Tobago and scored 0-0, which is very disappointing. I thought that would cool everyone off a bit, but no: “we can still make it to the final” <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> Tonight Sweden will meet Paraguay and unless we win this match we are out, and if that happens people will sure cry their hearts out so please send the Swedish fans a thought. I will let you know what happens <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />

    VEGAS LADY
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    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY YOU ARE IN.

    MY DEAR HUSBAND KEEPS SAYING, “ITS ONLY A GAME”, SOMEBODY IS GOING TO HANG HIM FROM A GOAL POST BEFORE VERY LONG…. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> OUR STREET IS FESTOONED WITH THE ENGLISH FLAG.

    ENGLAND HAVE JUST WON 2-0 AGAINST TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO…… <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    My Regards to you all……. Margaret

    VEGAS LADY
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    HI KARIN,

    CONGRATS, SWEDEN WON…… <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

    YOUR PLAYING US ON TUESDAY….. <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ /> GOOD LUCK… <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    Margaret

    Sandra
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    <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ /> Should be a good game, Karin and Margaret !! Looking forward to watching it. And don't the English sing?!? When England play, the whole game is like a loud singalong . . . . !!

    Aussie's are still riding high on their one win so far . . . . . Brazil is next and we will be nail biting . . . . ! <img src='style_emoticons//cool.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’cool.gif’ />

    VEGAS LADY
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    Yeh Sandra, its so funny…. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> Half these macho men that go to football matches would not be seen dead singing, yet they go to a football match and sing their hearts out….. mind you, they have been told to keep the songs clean for this world cup….. you want to hear some of them….. <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ />

    Good luck against Brazil, it will be a hard match, so GET SINGING…. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

    Endland against Sweden, I think we will lose…. <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

    Regards……Margaret

    Karin
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    Margaret, I am equally sure that we will loose… Maybe it will be 0-0 then <img src='style_emoticons//tongue.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’tongue.gif’ />
    I am really having trouble with this world cup thing. I thought that if we won against Paraguay we were going further in the cup but now it seems that it depends on how Paraguay and Trinidad & Tobago plays <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ /> This is too complicated for me, shouldn't be enough just to win <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ /> I don't think I can ever become a real football fan. No matter how I try I don't even have figured out this “off side” thing yet.

    Karin

    VEGAS LADY
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    Hi Karin…. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    The finer points of football escape me as well…… <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ /> I only know it goes on points, 3 for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 if you lose and the team with the highest points in the group goes into the next round…….THINK I HAVE THAT RIGHT.

    Just watched the Italy v USA match…… What a dirty game both teams played, IT HAD ME GLUED TO MY TELLY….. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> Best match I have seen in ages.

    Margaret

    Bring on Wimbledon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sandra
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    <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> Yeah – a few send-offs in that match!!

    Well – we lost to Brazil, but still have a chance to get into the next round with a win or draw against Croatia (thanks to Japan holding them to a draw).

    I have the off-side down pat, I just get a little tired of watching the ball go up and down the pitch without anyone scoring . . . . . !! <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ /> I like watching the highlights and seeing all the goals in minutes, not hours.

    Looking forward to Wimbledon as well – Hewitt just won Queens. <img src='style_emoticons//cool.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’cool.gif’ />

    Aussie Girl
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    Hi you three – Sandra, Karin & Margaret. We are watching here too – 2.00am – 4.00am for the Brazil-Australia match this morning. I would have prefered to be asleep but would ever have forgiven myself if we had won & I missed it. As Sandra said Australia is in the grip of World Cup Fever – a new ball game for us – well internationally anyway.

    Karin I think it is great that you are watching & supporting your country particularly when you are not that keen on the game and Margaret I don't mind missing a little sleep to watch Beckham playing – he's certainly worth watching.

    Sandra our next big match is at 4.30 am – help, but I think we could win so I guess I will up watching – will you stay up for it?

    Karen (very tired <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    VEGAS LADY
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    Hi Sandra….. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    It was a good win at Queens for Hewitt and well deserved. Tim Henman does not have what it takes to be a Wimbledon champion, he may make it to the quarter finals but after that his game is just not good enough. Good to see Agassi still playing, wish he had beaten Henman.

    Did you all see South Korea score the equaliser against France, the look on the fans faces said it all…… <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

    Karen……. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> I will send you over two little sticks to prop your eyes open with….. <img src='style_emoticons//ph34r.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ph34r.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//ph34r.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ph34r.gif’ />

    Margaret

    Sandra
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    QUOTE(Aussie Girl @ Jun 19 2006, 05:18 AM)
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    Sandra our next big match is at 4.30 am – help, but I think we could win so I guess I will up watching – will you stay up for it?

    Karen (very tired  <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

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    Hi Karin – I must admit I'm cheating – SBS is showing replays of the 'game of the days' (it's usually the australia and england games) at the very reasonable time of 5pm – 6:30pm each evening. That's when I watch the games as I don't have the stamina to stay up night after night and then work all day the next day!

    I also watch the goals of the days so that I don't have to wait all game to see them. There have been some fantastic goals this year . . . pity they aren't all from Australia!

    So, I will be watching the game at 5pm. <img src='style_emoticons//cool.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’cool.gif’ />

    Sandra
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    <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ /> REF: England vs Sweden

    Karin and Margaret – you were right – a draw!! But 2 – 2. I must admit, I thought England was going to win it near the end. (I actually watched it live as it was on early (5am – 7am) and I was getting up to go to work anyway, so I caught it late in the 2nd half when the score was at 1 – 1.

    Good to see two goals in quick succession and a nail biter ending. <img src='style_emoticons//cool.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’cool.gif’ />

    Good luck to both teams in the next round.

    Karin
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    <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> Yes, we didn't loose against England. I just have to share with you the joy of the Swedish football fans in Germany. I saw on TV how they were celebrating in Kˆln/Cologne and singing a song about our goal maker that went: “Henrik Larson walks on water” <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> Cute, isn't it?

    Karin

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