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Quick plug-in 11

Posted Jun 22, 2006 in Sport.

48th-ranked Ghana beat 5th-ranked USA to go forward to the second round of the 2006 World Cup, although it has to be said that the poor ranking system adopted by FIFA rather flatters the US team. Ghana will probably play mighty Brazil in the second round, and the US team will return home thinking of costly errors and missed opportunities.

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    Reading this was actually amusing.

    Posted by James Henry on Jun 22, 2006.

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    I was a disappointed to see the US get knocked out. But...my support is with Italy. Being that I am Italian, and very proud of that, I have to cheer them on. Plus, soccer (football) is really the only sport in which Italy is any good at. So I am definitely pulling for them to win the World Cup!

    Posted by Vince on Jun 28, 2006.

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    "my support is with Italy"

    I expect Italy to do well against the Ukraine, but Germany or Argentina will be tough. Pity poor England - we have to fight through Portugal and Brazil (France has no chance, in my opinion - although they are very good at cheating, so who knows?) to get into the final.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Jun 29, 2006.