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Re: Greece: worst team of the World Cup

Postby Paphitis » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:05 pm

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erolz66 wrote:
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Greece 12th > Japan 46th > Aus .... :P ....62nd.
(Pop: 10,816,286 - 127,100,100 - 23,530,900)



http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/rankingtable/


Portugal - fifa world ranked 4th population 10.5 million
Switzerland - fifa world ranked 6th population 8 million
Uruguay - fifa world ranked 7th population 3.45 million
Belgium - fifa world ranked 11th population 11 million


I accept those small countries are excellent as well; but they were not under discussion in the context of the comparisons being made.


Greece is not excellent and would get annihilated against all those teams above. In fact Greece would get demolished by all teams bar maybe Algeria on a bad day.
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Re: Greece: worst team of the World Cup

Postby DT. » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:52 pm

Paphitis wrote:
zan wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
erolz66 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Greece 12th > Japan 46th > Aus .... :P ....62nd.
(Pop: 10,816,286 - 127,100,100 - 23,530,900)



http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/rankingtable/


Portugal - fifa world ranked 4th population 10.5 million
Switzerland - fifa world ranked 6th population 8 million
Uruguay - fifa world ranked 7th population 3.45 million
Belgium - fifa world ranked 11th population 11 million


Yes spot on Erolz.

And another thing. What does the population of Australia and USA got to do with it when Soccer is not a national pastime?



They were a bunch of time wasters. Made me stay up for nothing :evil:


I got to agree with you Zan (unfortunately)!

They showed nothing in their 2 games. Absolutely nothing and they are now prime candidates as the worst team seen at this World Cup.

Perhaps our Greek Cypriot forumers here need to eat some humble pie. They made fun of Australia but at the end of the day. The egg is on their face and not Australia's.

Australia holds its head up high because they came and they are playing a style of Football that can beat anyone. Can't say the same of Greece.


I'm seriously going to start worrying about you. Australia lost all their games in the World Cup! Hello? :lol:
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Re: Greece: worst team of the World Cup

Postby Paphitis » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:15 pm

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I'm seriously going to start worrying about you. Australia lost all their games in the World Cup! Hello? :lol:


Stop pretending to be stupid. :lol:

There is a big difference in Australia's opponents and the way they played compared to Greece and their opponents.

Sorry but the FIFA rankings are meaningless!

Now you tell me if Greece has shown one iota of spirit!
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Re: Greece: worst team of the World Cup

Postby erolz66 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:56 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote: I accept those small countries are excellent as well; but they were not under discussion in the context of the comparisons being made.


As you seem to enjoy and respect fifa rankings so much here is another one for you

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/stati ... kings.html

This one has Greece 61st just behind that footballing nation giant and population giant New Zealand and just ahead of Angola :)
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Re: Greece: worst team of the World Cup

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:37 pm

erolz66 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote: I accept those small countries are excellent as well; but they were not under discussion in the context of the comparisons being made.


As you seem to enjoy and respect fifa rankings so much here is another one for you

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/stati ... kings.html

This one has Greece 61st just behind that footballing nation giant and population giant New Zealand and just ahead of Angola :)


Listen, I'm not interested in football :roll: - and nor was Greece until recently .... But if you want a fight :) ... you have to play fair and judge from when they actually started playing football seriously at national level ... which wasn't until the 1990s; and pretty soon, by 2004 ....

.....they became European champions in only their second participation in the tournament.


What's more ....

... Since that victory Greece have qualified for the finals of all but one major competitions (European Championships and World Cups), reaching the quarter-finals of Euro 2012. Moreover, they have occupied a place in the top 20 of the FIFA World Rankings for all but four months since the 2004 triumph, and reached a high of eighth from April to June 2008, as well as in October 2011.
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Re: Greece: worst team of the World Cup

Postby Cap » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:15 pm

GiG, Greece has been entering WC qualification since 1954.
Qualified in 1994 for the first time, and predictably hold the worst record in WC history. 10-0 thrashing, all games lost.

2010 and 2014 are the other years they qualified. Equally traumatic.
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Re: Greece: worst team of the World Cup

Postby Paphitis » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:26 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
erolz66 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote: I accept those small countries are excellent as well; but they were not under discussion in the context of the comparisons being made.


As you seem to enjoy and respect fifa rankings so much here is another one for you

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/stati ... kings.html

This one has Greece 61st just behind that footballing nation giant and population giant New Zealand and just ahead of Angola :)


Listen, I'm not interested in football :roll: - and nor was Greece until recently .... But if you want a fight :) ... you have to play fair and judge from when they actually started playing football seriously at national level ... which wasn't until the 1990s; and pretty soon, by 2004 ....

.....they became European champions in only their second participation in the tournament.


What's more ....

... Since that victory Greece have qualified for the finals of all but one major competitions (European Championships and World Cups), reaching the quarter-finals of Euro 2012. Moreover, they have occupied a place in the top 20 of the FIFA World Rankings for all but four months since the 2004 triumph, and reached a high of eighth from April to June 2008, as well as in October 2011.
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You can't be serious? Greece has been playing competitive football for nearly 100 years. They've been trying to qualify for the World Cup since 1934.

Greece has been trying to qualify for European Championships and World Cups but couldn't.
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Re: Greece: worst team of the World Cup

Postby Paphitis » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:30 pm

erolz66 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote: I accept those small countries are excellent as well; but they were not under discussion in the context of the comparisons being made.


As you seem to enjoy and respect fifa rankings so much here is another one for you

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/stati ... kings.html

This one has Greece 61st just behind that footballing nation giant and population giant New Zealand and just ahead of Angola :)


Yeh, it's really funny Erolz. Australia is actually ranked higher than Greece in the all time points table.

Yet they have the audacity to say Australia is a nobody in Football.

Well the proof is in the pudding. Can Greece beat the nobody countries like Japan, and Australia? Highly and I mean highly doubtful.

The Japanese had 70% of possession before Greece was reduced to 10 men. All the can do is put every man behind the ball and defend. No creativity at all!

Even New Zealand would defeat Greece because the fight hard.
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Re: Greece: worst team of the World Cup

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:44 pm

erolz66 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote: I accept those small countries are excellent as well; but they were not under discussion in the context of the comparisons being made.


As you seem to enjoy and respect fifa rankings so much here is another one for you

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/stati ... kings.html

This one has Greece 61st just behind that footballing nation giant and population giant New Zealand and just ahead of Angola :)


Keep fiddling with finding select statistics to make a silly case. Greece have only had two representations from which to draw those numbers - because as I said, they are an emerging team.
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Re: Greece: worst team of the World Cup

Postby Cap » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:04 pm

Before 1954 they didn't enter WC qualifying Paphiti.
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