Will Germany win the World Cup in 2010?

Will Germany win the World Cup in 2010?

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Rebecca

Cambridge, Canada

#1 Jul 3, 2008
I'm a huge Germany fan! Does anyone also think they stand a chance in winning in 2010?
BritishSon

Long Beach, CA

#2 Jul 3, 2008
As always Germany will be in the finals.
I hope England will be in the finals as well.
contraman

UK

#3 Jul 7, 2008
Michael Ballack has NEVER won anything! Why? Because for Germany AND for Chelsea he wears number 13! Did he win anyting with Bayer "Never" kusen? No!
GET HIM TO CHANGE HIS SHIRT NUMBER--- FOR THE SAKE OF GERMANY!

“God Save the Queen”

Since: Jul 08

Washington, DC

#4 Jul 7, 2008
ENGLAND!! ENGLAND!! ENGLAND!!

We will win the world's cup!!

“God Save The Queen”

Since: Jul 08

Washington, DC

#5 Jul 9, 2008
And then we'll take a bloody piss in it, cheers !
troll finder

Allentown, PA

#6 Jul 10, 2008
EastCoastBritt wrote:
And then we'll take a bloody piss in it, cheers !
Don't feed the trolls !!
Rebecca

Cambridge, Canada

#7 Jul 14, 2008
BritishSon wrote:
As always Germany will be in the finals.
I hope England will be in the finals as well.
England didn't even qualify for Euro. That said, things can change. Germany always seems to be up there, but I'm tired of them being runner-up! They know how to win, but what use is all the work of getting to the final when they lose?

“God Save the Queen”

Since: Jul 08

Washington, DC

#8 Jul 14, 2008
Rebecca wrote:
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England didn't even qualify for Euro. That said, things can change. Germany always seems to be up there, but I'm tired of them being runner-up! They know how to win, but what use is all the work of getting to the final when they lose?
They will win, they just need better tactics. For starter, they should IMPROVE their defense in the middle.
Warren

Springfield, OR

#9 Aug 5, 2008
I agree with you 100%. Germany is long over due for a solid victory above all others. I was furious over their recent loss to Spain in the Euro Cup and I am still having nightmares concerning their World Cup debacles from 2002 (against Brazil-albeit, they're an incredible team) and to the Italians in 2006 on their home turf. I could go on with this but enough has been said. hopefully, they can pull it off in 2010 otherwise I will be ready for a straight-jacket!

“wat”

Since: Apr 08

Kraut-City

#10 Aug 5, 2008
i don't care if germany wins. it's only important that italy doesn't win :P
Rebecca

Cambridge, Canada

#11 Aug 6, 2008
Warren wrote:
I agree with you 100%. Germany is long over due for a solid victory above all others. I was furious over their recent loss to Spain in the Euro Cup and I am still having nightmares concerning their World Cup debacles from 2002 (against Brazil-albeit, they're an incredible team) and to the Italians in 2006 on their home turf. I could go on with this but enough has been said. hopefully, they can pull it off in 2010 otherwise I will be ready for a straight-jacket!
I know! How much longer do we have to watch them make it to the top 2 or 3 but not win? They are a really good team and they know how to win, how come not when it really matters? I was heartbroken when they lost to Spain and my only consoltation was in thinking that they'd win the next World Cup. They'd better.
Stathis

Greece

#12 Aug 7, 2008
England Will Win World Cup 2010
Warren

Springfield, OR

#13 Aug 8, 2008
I'm sure that we are not the only people out there Rebecca that are hoping Germany can finally get the job done. Misery also loves company so I'm glad that I'm not the only one reeling from Germany's dismal performance against Spain.
As far as the Italians are concerned, they won 2006 and that should be enough to hold Italy over until the next century. The 2006 World Cup was quite traumatic event for me as well- I have quite a few friend from my hometown of NY that called me as soon as Germany fell to Italy to rub in the Fatherland's loss- of course, these fellas are Italian. I almost forgot that a lot of my friend's are Italian until that horrific day on July 4th, 2006!
Italy succumbed to Spain in the 2008 Euro so at least both countries have some shared grief there. Hang in there Rebecca, we will keep out fingers crossed for Ballack and the rest of the crew!
Rebecca

Cambridge, Canada

#14 Aug 8, 2008
Warren wrote:
I'm sure that we are not the only people out there Rebecca that are hoping Germany can finally get the job done. Misery also loves company so I'm glad that I'm not the only one reeling from Germany's dismal performance against Spain.
As far as the Italians are concerned, they won 2006 and that should be enough to hold Italy over until the next century. The 2006 World Cup was quite traumatic event for me as well- I have quite a few friend from my hometown of NY that called me as soon as Germany fell to Italy to rub in the Fatherland's loss- of course, these fellas are Italian. I almost forgot that a lot of my friend's are Italian until that horrific day on July 4th, 2006!
Italy succumbed to Spain in the 2008 Euro so at least both countries have some shared grief there. Hang in there Rebecca, we will keep out fingers crossed for Ballack and the rest of the crew!
Thanks for your support! It's nice to know that in a place where they're called "nazis" if they win (Poles in Euro) and are laughed at for a long time if they lose (Croatia?) that some people are actually rooting for them besides me!

When Germany lost to Spain, I was driving through town and kept seeing guys with Spanish soccer shirts on our Spanish flags on their cars. Even though I hated how they were rubbing it in, it made me so mad that I couldn't be the one doing that!

My brother told me to "be happy" for the Spanish because they hadn't gotten a cup for so long, but I could not be happy for them. Germany has just been ripped off so many times too, didn't they deserve it? Their time MUST be coming soon!

3rd in the World Cup, second in Euro...I hope there's a pattern! They're such a good team, I hope they finally bring it togehter in the next World Cup!
Warren

Springfield, OR

#15 Aug 8, 2008
Rebecca wrote:
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Thanks for your support! It's nice to know that in a place where they're called "nazis" if they win (Poles in Euro) and are laughed at for a long time if they lose (Croatia?) that some people are actually rooting for them besides me!
When Germany lost to Spain, I was driving through town and kept seeing guys with Spanish soccer shirts on our Spanish flags on their cars. Even though I hated how they were rubbing it in, it made me so mad that I couldn't be the one doing that!
My brother told me to "be happy" for the Spanish because they hadn't gotten a cup for so long, but I could not be happy for them. Germany has just been ripped off so many times too, didn't they deserve it? Their time MUST be coming soon!
3rd in the World Cup, second in Euro...I hope there's a pattern! They're such a good team, I hope they finally bring it togehter in the next World Cup!
Well, Rebecca, I'm glad you find my words comforting and, believe me, I'm extremely happy to find others that are waiting in anticipation of a long awaited German victory.
Don't worry about how others react to Germany winning (e.g. Poland). Growing up on Long Island and and having a mother directly out of Germany (with the strong German accent to boot), I've heard all the derogatory comments you can imagine; one just has to roll with the punches and defend your position, if necessary. There are quite a few German Americans though (considering that approx. 20% of the U.S. population is of German descent)that root for Germany or align with them one way or another. The World Cup and Euro are highly patriotic events and emotions run high when your rooting for your home country or 2nd home country. The English probably represent the best example of this.
Quite a few people I know gave me a rough time over Germany's recent defeat against Spain since I was shooting my mouth off that Germany was going to put Spain in their place. I really don't care that they hadn't had a victory in 44 years or so- if it was up to me they would have had to wait until at least 2012 or later so long as Germany was in there. But as the old expression goes....live by the sword die by the sword. Just like you Rebecca, I am longing for Germany to win in 2010 and the waiting in between now and then will be somewhat agonizing.
I was in Nuremberg in 1998 when Germany got mauled by Croatia in that World Cup and I nearly had a nervous breakdown when all the Croatian fans took to the streets and partied til the wee hours of the morning. Of course, the Croatians back then were still recovering from the Civil War in the former Yugoslavia and I was slightly happy for them.....But, nevertheless, I was still displeased to see these people so happy at Germany's expense. And that was ridiculous when they lost to them in the Euro! So, yeah, I'm getting really sick and tired of Germany losing especially when they're so close to taking it all in the end. They're kind of the New York Yankees of soccer, in a way (apart from Germany, I'm always behind the NY teams). All we can do is wait and see and, in my case, try to be less miserable- although I am going to continue to vent. I guess it could be worse when you take a look at this from an English fans perspective. Anyway, hopefully we will be waving the flag od the Bundesrepublik soon enough to put an end to our torment!
Rebecca

Cambridge, Canada

#16 Aug 9, 2008
Warren wrote:
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Well, Rebecca, I'm glad you find my words comforting and, believe me, I'm extremely happy to find others that are waiting in anticipation of a long awaited German victory.
Don't worry about how others react to Germany winning (e.g. Poland). Growing up on Long Island and and having a mother directly out of Germany (with the strong German accent to boot), I've heard all the derogatory comments you can imagine; one just has to roll with the punches and defend your position, if necessary. There are quite a few German Americans though (considering that approx. 20% of the U.S. population is of German descent)that root for Germany or align with them one way or another. The World Cup and Euro are highly patriotic events and emotions run high when your rooting for your home country or 2nd home country. The English probably represent the best example of this.
Quite a few people I know gave me a rough time over Germany's recent defeat against Spain since I was shooting my mouth off that Germany was going to put Spain in their place. I really don't care that they hadn't had a victory in 44 years or so- if it was up to me they would have had to wait until at least 2012 or later so long as Germany was in there. But as the old expression goes....live by the sword die by the sword. Just like you Rebecca, I am longing for Germany to win in 2010 and the waiting in between now and then will be somewhat agonizing.
I was in Nuremberg in 1998 when Germany got mauled by Croatia in that World Cup and I nearly had a nervous breakdown when all the Croatian fans took to the streets and partied til the wee hours of the morning. Of course, the Croatians back then were still recovering from the Civil War in the former Yugoslavia and I was slightly happy for them.....But, nevertheless, I was still displeased to see these people so happy at Germany's expense. And that was ridiculous when they lost to them in the Euro! So, yeah, I'm getting really sick and tired of Germany losing especially when they're so close to taking it all in the end. They're kind of the New York Yankees of soccer, in a way (apart from Germany, I'm always behind the NY teams). All we can do is wait and see and, in my case, try to be less miserable- although I am going to continue to vent. I guess it could be worse when you take a look at this from an English fans perspective. Anyway, hopefully we will be waving the flag od the Bundesrepublik soon enough to put an end to our torment!
I know what you mean. My father was actually born in Germany, so it is a really patriotic thing. I know that in Germany, they are crazy about their soccer so it must be even more upsetting for them.

It still annoys me so much when people take joy in the fact that Germany loses, whether or not they're even rooting for the other team. There's some Dutch people I know who made a point of telling me many times how Croatia had "slaughtered" Germany, not because they really cared about Croatia, but because they were happy that Germany had lost.(Fortunately, Russia came in and totally humiliated them, so I managed to get back at them).

The problem with these games is that I'll go around wearing my Germany shirt and flying a German flag on my car, and then they'll get beaten in the final. It's so disappointing! I hope I don't wait another two years just to see them lose agaain.
Warren

Springfield, OR

#17 Aug 9, 2008
Yes, I know what you mean. I used to live in an apartment building where we had a common area with an immense HDTV screen and during the 2006 World Cup there would a large group gathered to watch the games. Every time Germany played people appeared to be rooting for the other country regardless of who they were playing. A Brazilian guy and his wife walked in about 20 minutes into the match against Sweden and went into a rage when he saw Germany was up against them 2 nothing. I didn't have my German soccer shirt on at the time so no one knew where I stood on the game but I asked him and a group of the Asian students why they were getting so upset at Germany winning and the response from the International group was they were rooting for the underdog and the Brazilians wanted to see Germany lose to avoid another showdown with Germany (if it would have progressed to that stage). At least there was no profound animosity there although it is disturbing that Germany is perceived as the black sheep of the soccer]football world (so-to-speak).
I've been to Holland and I know they have no particular love for Germany so I wouldn't give what they say too much thought and, yeah, they were crushed by Russia which was really something else!
I am also worried about 2010 since I get pretty stressed over this and take this event quite serious. I think what you're looking for is reassurance that 2010 is going to be Germany's year and you're just not going to find that even though I look for more encouraging info on-line everyday! No one can predict what's going to happen except by the usual historical standards- Brazil, Italy, Germany and, maybe Argentina are always expected to advance into the latter stages (the climate in South Africa is going to tough on all the European teams). And this is no guarantee either. We can just hope that Germany's team will make some more progress which I'm sure they're going to do. Maybe they should just put the women's team in there instead- at least they can get the job done!
Rebecca

Cambridge, Canada

#18 Aug 9, 2008
Warren wrote:
Yes, I know what you mean. I used to live in an apartment building where we had a common area with an immense HDTV screen and during the 2006 World Cup there would a large group gathered to watch the games. Every time Germany played people appeared to be rooting for the other country regardless of who they were playing. A Brazilian guy and his wife walked in about 20 minutes into the match against Sweden and went into a rage when he saw Germany was up against them 2 nothing. I didn't have my German soccer shirt on at the time so no one knew where I stood on the game but I asked him and a group of the Asian students why they were getting so upset at Germany winning and the response from the International group was they were rooting for the underdog and the Brazilians wanted to see Germany lose to avoid another showdown with Germany (if it would have progressed to that stage). At least there was no profound animosity there although it is disturbing that Germany is perceived as the black sheep of the soccer]football world (so-to-speak).
I've been to Holland and I know they have no particular love for Germany so I wouldn't give what they say too much thought and, yeah, they were crushed by Russia which was really something else!
I am also worried about 2010 since I get pretty stressed over this and take this event quite serious. I think what you're looking for is reassurance that 2010 is going to be Germany's year and you're just not going to find that even though I look for more encouraging info on-line everyday! No one can predict what's going to happen except by the usual historical standards- Brazil, Italy, Germany and, maybe Argentina are always expected to advance into the latter stages (the climate in South Africa is going to tough on all the European teams). And this is no guarantee either. We can just hope that Germany's team will make some more progress which I'm sure they're going to do. Maybe they should just put the women's team in there instead- at least they can get the job done!
I know a lot of people who will say that whenever Germany's playing, regardless of who it's playing, the two teams are "enemies". Anyone who's not German generally roots for the other side, as you pointed out. It just seems so pathetic that things that happened 65 years ago are interfering with a football game. Give me a break!

Also, I hate it that the Poles can call the Germans nazis as soon as they fairly beat them, but if Germans called Poles this they would recieve so much critiscm. They're very respectable, they didn't get into any fights when they lost to Spain, but no one seems to notice this.

In the end, football is so unpredictable. They could make it the finals or they could be knocked out in the quarter-finals, depending on who they're placed with. When Russia totally dominated Holland, I was pretty happy because I know the Dutch do not like the Germans, but it was also a reminder of how things can change to quickly!

Thanks anyways, I'm glad to know that there are other people who support Germany's soccer team besides me. I know some people who support them but don't have the guts to fly the flag on their car or wear a shirt, I guess they're afraid of being made fun of.
Warren

Springfield, OR

#19 Aug 9, 2008
Once again, Rebecca, I'm being drawn to your commentary similar to the way chum draws in the sharks. I'm sorry that people have been problematic for you by using WWII as a basis for criticising you simply since you're a Germany soccer fan (I haven't come across any Polish soccer fans at all though so I have no frame of reference here). It is kind of absurd but I know for Europeans 65 years is just a blink of an eye in their grand scheme of things. I can see some people venting and stereotyping the other country- I'm not 100% innocent here in this respect either. If I had hypothetically been in the same situation you were in, it would have been pretty easy for me to retalliate (especially if it had been Polish fans- that would have been an enjoyable event for me). That's a shame that things have to be this way and I understand why that irks you to no end.
I usually have a Germany shirt (soccer or otherwise) in my rotation at least once every couple of weeks and haven't drawn too much criticism (usually the opposite from exchange students that have been to Germany, etc.) apart from an occaisional dirty face or frown but that may have to do with my appearance- but I have been fortunate not to have too many serious altercations involving German history. And the World Cup/European Cup seems to be inseperably intertwined into this history. I guess some perceive these tournaments as the equivalent as modern day warfare. Don't let that drag you down although I know this is a lot easier said than done- just don't be bullied). Alot of countries are also jealous of Germany's success- I'm sure this plays into this equation too; the German National Team is symbolic and representational of the entire country and everything that it embodies. And when you look at it from this angle, who really cares what the Poles or English say (and not to say that people from these countries hate Germany even though this generally may be the perception)? It doesn't change anything and, fortunately, most people I speak to on the subject are very objective and considerate on soccer matches with Germany, etc. Some people may say hurtful things but that's not just involving Germany- other countries get attacked for different reasons also. I wish others would say something here besides just us (whether positive or negative)! I'm glad that you feel that strongly about this issue; you have reason to be proud.
Gilbert Lukat

Gladenbach, Germany

#20 Aug 10, 2008
Everybody knows Germany play crummy but....they always end up winning.

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