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7/6/10 10:20 A

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I will guess Netherlands 2-0 and Germany 2-1. Just a guess at this point as this has been a really unpredictable Cup.

As for the infamous intentional handball, I thought it was the play of the tournament and even though it seems like it was an obvious move, it really was pretty heady because unless you are a goalie, every instinct for a soccer player is to keep your hands DOWN, especially in the box like that. You're thinking the last thing in the world you want to do is give up a PK on what would have been the last play of the game, but if he didn't they would have lost. As for the Ghana fans crying that the penalty wasn't harsh enough - hey, just make the PK like happens 90% of the time (or for that matter, kick that ball almost anywhere else and it is a goal!) and you're moving on anyway and this is a non-issue.

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7/5/10 3:34 P

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sorry, but if if comes to a penalty shoot-out, we are done!!! ;-))

I would love to have a final Netherlands vs. Germany.. that is THE classic!! BUT I think, that Uruguay has done sooo well this tournament. I would like to see them in the final.
And well.. the other game, Germany of course. I would just predict for Spain over my dead body ;-)

And the handplay? I think, it is pure instinct. You are on the goalline, the ball comes towards you, and there is only you between the ball and a goal.. and we are in minute 122. Any more questions? ;-) I would have done the same. I'd rather take a 50% chance that the goalie protects his goal than having a 100% score against me.

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7/5/10 1:46 P

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Netherlands vs Uruguay
Spain vs Germany

What are your predictions for the 2 upcoming semifinal games? Who would you like to win?

Also, what does everyone think about the Uruguay handball at the end of the Uruguay-Ghana quarterfinal match?

I predict Netherlands wins 2-0
and Spain wins 4-3 in a penalty shootout

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