Group H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile

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  1. CelticKing

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    Group H

    Standings

    [​IMG] Spain
    [​IMG] Switzerland
    [​IMG] Honduras
    [​IMG] Chile


    Fixtures and Results

    16 June 2010 [​IMG] Honduras - Chile [​IMG]

    16 June 2010 [​IMG] Spain - Switzerland [​IMG]

    21 June 2010 [​IMG] Chile - Switzerland [​IMG]

    21 June 2010 [​IMG] Spain - Honduras [​IMG]

    25 June 2010 [​IMG] Chile - Spain [​IMG]

    25 June 2010 [​IMG] Switzerland - Honduras [​IMG]
     
  2. CelticKing

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    Easy group for Spain and Switzerland I think.
     
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    The group will finish the way it has been ordered. Spain are my favorites to win it all.
     
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    I think Chile will be 3rd.

    Spain are favorites together with Brasil, Germany and Holland for me. (hopefully England can join that group)
     
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    Honduras posted their 23 man final roster. Carlo Costly is injured and has been replaced by Georgie Welcome. Shame for Costly as he was among the leading scorers and had many clutch goals throughout qualifying.

    Goalkeepers: Ricardo Canales (Motagua), Donis Escober (Olimpia), Noel Valladares (Olimpia)

    Defenders: Victor Bernardez (Anderlecht, Belgium), Osman Chavez (Platense, Argentina), Maynor Figueroa (Wigan, England), Oscar Garcia (Olimpia), Emilio Izaguirre (Motagua), Sergio Mendoza (Motagua), Johnny Palacios (Olimpia), Mauricio Sabillon (Hangzhou Lucheng, China)

    Midfielders: Edgard Alvarez (Bari, Italy), Julio Cesar de Leon (Torino, Italy), Roger Espinoza (Kansas City, United States), Amado Guevara (Motagua), Ramon Nunez (Olimpia), Wilson Palacios (Tottenham, England), Hendry Thomas (Wigan, England), Danilo Turcios (Olimpia)

    Forwards: Walter Martinez (Marathon), Carlos Pavon (Real Espana), David Suazo (Genoa, Italy), Georgie Welcome (Motagua)

    And before you say who to most of these guys, take a look at the Englishmen who you all know. Amado Guevara is the all-time cap leader for Honduras and is one of the best players in MLS history. I'm not going to say that this group is going to win, but they are taking points off someone and will decide second place.
     
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    The Swiss name something other than cheese:

    Goalkeepers: Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg/GER), Johnny Leoni (Zurich/SUI), Marco Woelfli (Young Boys/SUI)

    Defenders: Mario Eggimann (Hanover/GER), Stephane Grichting (Auxerre/FRA), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Lazio/ITA), Philippe Senderos (Arsenal/ENG), Christoph Spycher (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER), Steve Von Bergen (Hertha Berlin/GER), Reto Ziegler (Sampdoria/ITA)

    Midfielders: Tranquillo Barnetta (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Valon Behrami (West Ham/ENG), Gelson Fernandes (St Etienne/FRA), Benjamin Huggel (Basel/SUI), Goekhan Inler (Udinese/ITA), Marco Padalino (Sampdoria/ITA), Pirmin Schwegler (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER), Xherdan Shaqiri (Basel/SUI), Hakan Yakin (Lucerne/SUI)

    Strikers: Eren Derdiyok (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Alexander Frei (Basel/SUI), Blaise Nkufo (Twente/NED), Marco Streller (Basel/SUI)

    Reserves: Fabio Coltorti (Racing Santander/ESP); Francois Affolter (Young Boys/SUI), Fabian Lustenberger (Hertha Berlin/GER), Albert Bunjaku (Nuremberg/GER), Nassim Ben Khalifa (Grasshopper/SUI), Valentin Stocker (Basel/SUI)

    A very neutral squad. Good to see Blaise N'kufo, who will be with Seattle in MLS after the Cup.
     
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    Spain rolled out their squad yesterday:

    Porteros
    Iker Casillas Fernández (Real Madrid CF)
    David De Gea Quintana (Club Atlético de Madrid, SAD)
    Diego López Rodríguez (Villareal CF SAD)
    José Manuel Reina Páez (Liverpool)
    Víctor Valdés Arribas (FC Barcelona)

    Defensas
    Raúl Albiol Tortajada (Real Madrid CF)
    Alvaro Arbeloa Coca (Real Madrid CF)
    César Azpilicueta Tanco (Club Atlético Osasuna)
    Joan Capdevila Méndez (Villarreal CF, SAD)
    Carlos Marchena López (Valencia CF, SAD)
    Gerard Pique Bernabéu (FC Barcelona)
    Carles Puyol Saforcada (FC Barcelona)
    Sergio Ramos García (Real Madrid)

    Centrocampistas
    Xabier Alonso Olano (Real Madrid CF)
    Sergio Busquets Burgos (FC Barcelona)
    Francesc “Cesc” Fabregas Soler (Arsenal FC)
    Andrés Iniesta Lujan (FC Barcelona)
    Javier Martínez Aguinaga (Athletic Club)
    Marcos Antonio Senna Da Silva (Villarreal CF, SAD)
    David Jiménez Silva (Valencia CF, SAD)
    Xavier Hernández Creus (FC Barcelona)

    Delanteros
    Santiago Cazorla González (Villarreal CF, SAD)
    Jesús Navas González (Sevilla FC SAD)
    Juan Manuel Mata García (Valencia CF, SAD)
    Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma (FC Barcelona)
    Daniel González Güiza (Fenerbache SK)
    Fernando Llorente Torres (Athletic Club)
    Alvaro Negredo Sánchez (Sevilla FC SAD)
    Fernando Torres Sanz (Liverpool FC)
    David Villa Sánchez (Valencia CF, SAD)

    I wouldn't expect any surprises, but they did bring in a few kids to hang out.
     
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    3 Albanians playing for Switzerland, pretty cool. Behrami, Shaqiri and Bunjaku. Have to be rooting for them. :)

    They also have around 5 in the under 21 team. (and a bunch of other balkan nationalities as well)
     
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    Unreal how easy of a group spain got.....wow
     
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    Yeah, Spain and Swiss will not have hard time here.
     
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    Just completed my WC Sticker Album with this guy.
     
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    Spain
    Honduras
    Switzerland
    Chile
     
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    Watch out for the Swiss!
     
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    spain and chile will advance
     
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    Spain and Chile.

    Spain are also heavy favorites to win the World Cup and I think they should progress through the tournament without too much trouble. Without a doubt they have the most complete squad in the world with world class players at every position. To put it into the most basic way that I can - they're scary as hell. Chile have a nice squad with a mix of young stars and solid veterans. Plenty of their players have experience abroad. They should be able to make it through in the second spot. Switzerland and Honduras will put up a solid fight for second, so this should be a solid group to watch. Do not miss the match between Chile and Honduras.
     
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    Chile won the game.

    Now I need some goals from Spain.
     
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    In my "streak for the cash" on ESPN I took Switzerland to win, draw or lose by 1....and the favorite was still Spain. Are Spain really 2 goals better than the Swiss??
     
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    Lol @ Del Bosque clearly saying "Puta Madre"


    haha
     

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