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Sorry About the Noise

June 23rd, 2010 · 6 Comments

For all of you around the world who heard a very loud scream emanating from the general direction of Phoenix, Arizona at around 12:00 PM EST, I apologize. I’m pretty sure it won’t happen again (though it would be nice).

Tags: South Africa 2010 · Soccer!! · Uncategorized

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 DSMok1 // Jun 23, 2010 at 9:09 am

    The office was all abuzz here.

  • 2 Gold Star for Robot Boy // Jun 23, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Dude, ya shoulda been at Four Peaks! I was screaming my head off there, and I fit right in!

  • 3 Daniel // Jun 23, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    South Korea, Uruguay, USA and Ghana: One of these countries will be at the SEMI-FINAL. Is this the chance for Uruguay to recover its tradition and
    play a semi-final after 56 years???

  • 4 Sancho // Jun 24, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Congratulations, Vörös! Amazing how this USA MNT is mature. Great chances to advance further.

    P.S.: Daniel, I know it’s early to cry “Victory”, but I can’t help myself on wondering where could be so far our beloved eurocentric friend Mitz…

  • 5 dorian // Jun 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Where’s Europe?

    Recapping confederation success at making it out of the group phase:
    - S. America: 5 out of 5 (4 first place)
    - Europe: 6 out of 13 (3 first place)
    - N. America: 2 out of 3 (1 first place)
    - Asia: 2 out of 4
    - Africa: 1 out of 6
    - Oceania: 0 out of 1

    Then, what’s really interesting is that all six European teams play each other in the round of 16, so there will be exactly 3 of them in the quarterfinals.

    I wonder if there’s ever been a prior world cup where Europe had less than half the teams in the quarterfinals! I suspect that Europe typically has 5 or 6 of the eight quarterfinalists — would be interesting to see if anyone had this data available.

  • 6 ilias // Jun 25, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    It is the first time that Europe has less than 4 teams in the 1/4 finals.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_team_appearances_in_the_FIFA_World_Cup#Results_by_confederation

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