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Old 2022-11-22, 22:13   #12
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Who is going to win ?

Airways, the Qatari catering and hotel industry, the people running after an innocent ball to kick it and getting disgusting salaries for it, the top officials of the FIFA, ...

And of course the advertisement industry who call themselves the communication sector. Some say the services of the GAFAM are free and that the users are the product, it is worse than that : the users data is the product and the users indirectly pay for the services because the cost of advertising and sponsoring is incorporated in everything we buy.

The losers will be the migrant workers who died while working on the infrastructure of this event, those remaining alive but not paid in time and living in degrading conditions, human rights, the climate, ...

Even sport loses by this type of event : all those people watching could be doing some physical exercise instead ;-)
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Old 2022-11-22, 22:36   #13
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Even sport loses by this type of event : all those people watching could be doing some physical exercise instead...
LOL... Blatent promotion of a sporting event that is self-funded, and also jolly good fun.
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Old 2022-11-23, 01:43   #14
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Belgium or France.
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Old 2022-11-23, 15:04   #15
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Next surprise: Germany - Japan 1:2



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Germany will beat England on penalties, though whether in the final is open to question..

That is the traditional result.

They won't meet this worldcup.
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Old 2022-11-23, 21:13   #16
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They won't meet this worldcup.
Probably not the way Germany started, but it is not 100% certain like your statement sounded like.

If 1 of them wins their group and the other is #2 in their group, they will meet in the semifinals (IF they get that far). If both are group winners or both are group #2 they will meet in the final (IF they get that far).
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Old 2022-11-24, 06:40   #17
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Argentina = 55459*2^n+1 (higher weight)
Saudi Arabia = 10223*2^n+1 (lower weight)

Everyone guess that Argentina should win (55459*2^n+1 should require smaller n to be prime), but the fact is that Saudi Arabia wins (10223*2^n+1 requires smaller n to be prime)
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Old 2022-11-24, 07:01   #18
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Now, I have a prediction ....

the game that South Korea v.s Uruguay on 2022/11/24 16:00

South Korea = 5128*22^n+1
Uruguay = 3656*22^n-1

Which team wins = Which form requires smaller n to be prime

Do you think that my prediction is true?
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Old 2022-11-24, 18:31   #19
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Indeed! I was visiting my back doctor today (L3 and L5 are semi-herniated), and he said "are you following the cup?

Me: "What cup? Dr.: "The world cup.
Just for the record, many here in the U.S. dislike it being called "football." It's "soccer." The ball is round. I do not have to specify was a "football" looks like here.

Off-topic: chalsall: I have a congenital L5 problem. I never knew about it until recently. Now, my lower back hurts somewhat all the time. Bending down gets rough on occasion. All of this started recently...
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Old 2022-11-24, 19:17   #20
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Just for the record, many here in the U.S. dislike it being called "football." It's "soccer." The ball is round. I do not have to specify was a "football" looks like here.

Off-topic: chalsall: I have a congenital L5 problem. I never knew about it until recently. Now, my lower back hurts somewhat all the time. Bending down gets rough on occasion. All of this started recently...
American football is a corruption of the name. Football as a name describes what we call soccer, but doesn't describe what we call football. We have a habit of naming things with names that don't fit and misusing names that are already in general use for something else.

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American football is a corruption of the name. Football as a name describes what we call soccer, but doesn't describe what we call football. We have a habit of naming things with names that don't fit and misusing names that are already in general use for something else.
Historically though, there have been a lot of different games called football. The world generally accepts "football" with no prefix to mean what we call soccer, except of course for the US where we're special and the rest of the world doesn't exist except with us at the center, so we won't put the prefix American on anything we do.
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Just for the record, many here in the U.S. dislike it being called "football." It's "soccer." The ball is round. I do not have to specify was a "football" looks like here.

Off-topic: chalsall: I have a congenital L5 problem. I never knew about it until recently. Now, my lower back hurts somewhat all the time. Bending down gets rough on occasion. All of this started recently...
In the civilized world it is called "football" because the game is played with a ball-shaped object which is primarily controlled and propelled by the feet.

In the US they don't realise that the sport they follow is really called "handegg".
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