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Re: World Cup Thread
« Reply #900 on: August 10, 2010, 10:43:32 PM »
In Brazil we usually place Maradona as maybe 3rd best, after Pelé and Garrincha. But even though Pelé is revered 'round here as "The King", many people question his character. I'd rather have a beer with Maradona.

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Re: World Cup Thread
« Reply #901 on: August 10, 2010, 10:47:11 PM »
Just watched the USA vs Brazil match. Good game, I think Brazil is on the right path. The new coach kept only 4 of those that went to the cup. Great to see our younger and very promising talents like Neymar, Pato and Ganso in action.

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Re: World Cup Thread
« Reply #902 on: August 11, 2010, 04:41:35 AM »
In Brazil we usually place Maradona as maybe 3rd best, after Pelé and Garrincha. But even though Pelé is revered 'round here as "The King", many people question his character. I'd rather have a beer with Maradona.

I agree with Maradonna's assessment of Pele as simply a walking talking billboard these days....he's become a bit of a joke.  Willing to tow the FIFA line on any subject in the world, no questions asked.

However, Pele is clearly the greatest player of all time....

Maradonna would certainly be a more fun drinking buddy....

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Re: World Cup Thread
« Reply #903 on: August 11, 2010, 12:39:23 PM »
In Brazil we usually place Maradona as maybe 3rd best, after Pelé and Garrincha. But even though Pelé is revered 'round here as "The King", many people question his character. I'd rather have a beer with Maradona.

I agree with Maradonna's assessment of Pele as simply a walking talking billboard these days....he's become a bit of a joke.  Willing to tow the FIFA line on any subject in the world, no questions asked.

However, Pele is clearly the greatest player of all time....

Maradonna would certainly be a more fun drinking buddy....

So, we're agreed that Maradonna is the better drinking buddy, and Pele is the guy we call to bail us out of jail afterward.
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Re: World Cup Thread
« Reply #904 on: August 11, 2010, 04:45:26 PM »
FIFA probes alleged North Korea player punishment

SINGAPORE – FIFA President Sepp Blatter said soccer's world governing body  has opened an inquiry into allegations that North Korea might have mistreated players and coaches after the team lost all three of its World Cup matches.

Blatter said Wednesday that FIFA sent a letter to the North Korean football federation on Tuesday seeking information about the allegations of mistreatment and the recent election of a new federation president.

"It's a kind of investigation to tell us about the election of a new president, and if it is true, the allegations made by the media that the coach and some players have been condemned or punished," Blatter said.

"The first step is the federation and we'll see what the answer will be, and then we can elaborate on that."

Radio Free Asia reported last month that North Korean officials summoned the national team to a closed-door meeting in the capital Pyongyang to criticize it for its losses to Brazil, Portugal and Ivory Coast at the World Cup in South Africa. The report said players were then ordered to reprimand coach Kim Jong Hun.

The report cited unidentified sources in North Korea and a Chinese businessman described as knowledgeable about North Korea affairs. South Korea's main spy agency couldn't confirm the report, and there was no mention of any such meeting in North Korean state media.

Asian Football Confederation chief Mohammad bin Hammam told reporters on Wednesday that he spoke with four players in North Korea last month and they didn't report any mistreatment.

"There was an unconfirmed report that these players have gone through torture or something like that, but I can't confirm that," bin Hammam said. "I haven't seen anything with my eyes or heard anything with my ears.

"Maybe this FIFA investigation can clear the air."
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Re: World Cup Thread
« Reply #905 on: June 29, 2011, 05:30:52 PM »
New wacky stories from the Dear Leader.

North Korea blames loss to the US on players getting struck by lightning

I vote that North Korea be granted permanent entry into all World Cup events just to have the awesome post match press conferences.
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Re: World Cup Thread
« Reply #906 on: June 29, 2011, 08:44:52 PM »
New wacky stories from the Dear Leader.

North Korea blames loss to the US on players getting struck by lightning

o.O Well, that would do it, surely.

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I vote that North Korea be granted permanent entry into all World Cup events just to have the awesome post match press conferences.

Hear, hear.
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