Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana

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  1. CelticKing

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    Group D

    Standings

    [​IMG] Germany
    [​IMG] Australia
    [​IMG] Serbia
    [​IMG] Ghana


    Fixtures and Results

    13 June 2010 [​IMG] Germany 3-0 Australia [​IMG]

    13 June 2010 [​IMG] Serbia - Ghana [​IMG]

    18 June 2010 [​IMG] Germany - Serbia [​IMG]

    19 June 2010 [​IMG] Ghana - Australia [​IMG]

    23 June 2010 [​IMG] Ghana - Germany [​IMG]

    23 June 2010 [​IMG] Australia - Serbia [​IMG]
     
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    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    I'm quite happy with Germany's chances to emerge from this group not only victorious but healthy, too.
     
  3. CelticKing

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    I have Germany and Serbia advancing.
     
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    I also have Serbia and Germany advances but Ghana will put up a good fight.
     
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    In fact, Australia also have a strong squad, pretty sure we'll see them steal some points.
     
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    I'll do the other groups either later tonight or tomorrow :)
     
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    Germany
    Serbia
    Australia
    Ghana

    Won't be easy for any team, I can see it being very close throughout.
     
  8. CelticKing

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    Exactly, very competitive group.
     
  9. DUB

    DUB Da, da da, da dah!

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    I don't have high hopes at all for Australia.

    I reckon these FIFA World Cup Finals will be a disaster for us.

    We won't win a match; we'll be lucky to even get a draw.
     
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    I'm confident you guys will pick up a win or two.
     
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    Zee Germans announced their provisional roster. Here's the article on Soccernet.

    For some reason, they don't include the entire roster, but they focus mostly on two guys with zero caps. Bayern Munich's Holger Badstuber and Hamburg's Dennis Aogo. Aogo has 21 caps with the U-21 side and Badstuber has 12 caps at various youth levels for Germany.
     
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    ^ Interesting, coach was supposed to let us know of the roster this week.
     
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    I think the whole roster is out, its just not posted in that article.
     
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    They probably added it now.

    The roster:

    • Goalkeepers: Joerg Butt (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Schalke), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen)

    • Defenders: Dennis Aogo (Hamburg), Holger Badstuber (Bayern Munich), Andreas Beck (Hoffenheim), Jerome Boateng (Hamburg), Arne Friedrich (Hertha Berlin), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Serdar Tasci (Stuttgart), Heiko Westermann (Schalke)

    • Midfielders: Michael Ballack (Chelsea, England), Sami Khedira (Stuttgart), Toni Kroos (Bayer Leverkusen), Marko Marin (Werder Bremen), Mesut Oezil (Werder Bremen), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Christian Traesch (Stuttgart), Piotr Trochowski (Hamburg)

    • Forwards: Cacau (Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich), Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Lukas Podolski (Cologne)
     
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    Only one guy who isn't based in Germany? I wouldn't have expected that.
     
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    They had only two guys that weren't based in Germany in 2006. I think that's usually how they roll.
     
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    haha exactly. Good team IMO, they have two turks (born in germany of course) in Serdar and Mesut.

    Kurányi was left out 123, the guy from Brazil. I wanted him in but supposedly Low wants to go different direction with the team. (he has 18 goals with Schalke)
     
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    Yep, it would be cool to see him in action for Germany. But they are always a dangerous team.
     
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    And here are the provisional Socceroos:

    Goalkeepers: Mark Schwarzer (Fulham), Brad Jones (Middlesbrough, Adam Federici (Reading)

    Defenders: Craig Moore (No Team), Lucas Neill (Galatasaray), Luke Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow), Scott Chipperfield (FC Basel), David Carney (FC Twente), Mark Milligan (JEF United), Jade North (Tromso), Michael Beauchamp (Al-Jazira), Shane Lowry (Aston Villa), Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough)

    Midfielders: Jason Culina (Gold Coast), Tim Cahill (Everton), Brett Emerton (Blackburn), Mark Bresciano (Palermo), Vince Grella (Blackburn), Brett Holman (AZ Alkmaar), Carl Valeri (Sassuolo), Mile Jedinak (Antalyaspor), Richard Garcia (Hull), Nicky Carle (Crystal Palace), Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht), James Holland (AZ Alkmaar)

    Forwards: Harry Kewell (Galatasaray), Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus), Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough), Dario Vidosic (FC Nuremberg), Nikita Rukavytsya (FC Twente)

    That's one guy without a club and one from their domestic league. I think that will end up being the fewest domestic based players of any roster we'll see.
     
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    I forgot that Zee Germans were already posted. Anywho, here's Ghana:

    Richard Kingson (Wigan), Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals), Stephen Ahorlu (Hearts of Lions), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars); Samuel Inkoom (Basle), Eric Addo (Roda JC), Jonathan Mensah (Granada), Lee Addy (Bechem Chelsea), Rahim Ayew (Zamalek), Hans Sarpei (Bayer Leverkusen), John Mensah (Lyon), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim), John Pantsil (Fulham); Sulley Muntari (Inter Milan), Derek Boateng (Getafe), Anthony Annan (Rosenborg), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah (both Udinese), Andre Ayew (Marseille), Michael Essien (Chelsea), Stephen Appiah (Bologna), Haminu Draman (Lokomotiv Moscow), Quincy Owusu Abeyie (Al Sadd), Bernard Kumordzie (Panionios), Laryea Kingston (Hearts), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Portsmouth); Matthew Amoah (NAC Breda), Asamoah Gyan (Rennes), Prince Tagoe (Hoffenheim), Dominic Adiyiah (AC Milan)

    That's 29 in total, four are based in Ghana, so my comment about Australia holds true still. I think Ivory Coast is the last remaining threat.
     

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