2016 predictions?

Discussion in '2016 Olympic Women's Soccer Tournament' started by hotjam2, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    this would be my prediction

    1 Brazil
    2 USA
    3 Australia
    4 France

    quarter finalists
    Germany
    Canada
    Sweden
    New Zealand

    btw...........anybody knows how to start a poll?
     
  2. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    click on post new thread.

    scroll down the page to post a poll, and enter question, possible responses, etc.
     
  3. WWC_Movement

    WWC_Movement Red Card

    Dec 10, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Papua New Guinea
    I also think New Zealand squeaks in by beating Colombia (who won't have Rincon).
    Colombia will not play with the same "heart" as NZ in their head-to-head match, and that will be the difference.

    I think China and South Africa will draw each other, essentially eliminating one another.
    China will also draw Sweden, but both China and South Africa will lose to Brazil.
    China with 2 points as a 3rd place team will fall short of New Zealand's 3 points from the other group.
    Therefore, China is out as the worst 3rd place team from the 3 groups.


    The 8 teams that will advance: USA, France, NZ, Germany, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Sweden

    USA and Brazil will eventually face in the knockout round.
    It will go down as the most dramatic, controversial, and exciting game in the history of soccer.
    Already had a dream about it. It makes the 2012 Semifinal against Canada look like chopped liver.
    Carli Freaking Lloyd, unbelievable.
     
  4. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    21016? FIFA won't even exist. USA men will have won a WC. No clue who will be women's HC.

    Global Warming will be awful, though.
     
  5. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    #5 SiberianThunderT, Jul 16, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2016
    Even with them hosting, no way I see Brazil making it to the final, much less winning. They've been on a slow slide downward ever since 2011.

    Here's what I think...
    Advancing from the groups:
    E1 China
    E2 Sweden
    E3 Brazil
    F1 Germany
    F2 Australia
    G1 USA
    G2 France
    G3 *coin toss*

    Place those teams as appropriate in the bracket, and I'd say
    QF *G3*
    QF Brazil
    QF France
    QF Sweden
    4th China
    3rd Australia
    2nd Germany
    1st USA
     
  6. WWC_Movement

    WWC_Movement Red Card

    Dec 10, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Papua New Guinea
    It's going to be a BOOM or BUST tournament for Canada.
    They'll either pull off the unthinkable, by getting a result against Germany, or they'll bomb out completely.
    You just get that feeling about them. They'll either over-achieve, or under-achieve.
     
  7. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I would pick Germany higher, but their own posters have said that the Olympics isn't a big deal to them, and even coach Neid has been low key, with just one friendly(vs light weight, Ghana) before the tourney starts. But who knows, if they do win, all of a sudden the Olympics will be the greatest thing to them since the discovery of leder hosen!

    USA there's too many iffy's! it usually takes 9 months minimum to come back from an ACL and that would put Pinoe's recovery date only in September. Lloyd, Brian & Heath all going through lighter injuries, and me just not liking Horan & Pugh as starters

    Brazil is likely the team that's going to want this the most. after the non stop failure of the men's NT, this is the most opportune time they'll ever have to fight machismo and put women's soccer on the map in their own country, Christiane was the French League's 2nd leading scorer last season, Marta is still going strong,. they got now a way more versatile midfield with Andressa & Alves, as well as a tougher defense than even before with Poliana, Monica, Souza & their more athletic gk, Barbara. But if they put Erika again back there, all bets are off!
    well if they don't medal at least a bronze, then our Olympic medalist, Lauren Sesslemann will get the last laugh:laugh:!
    lauren.jpg
     
  8. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    My predictions:
    Advancing from the groups:
    E1 Brazil
    E2 Sweden
    E3 China
    F1 Germany
    F2 Australia
    F3 Canada
    G1 USA
    G2 France
    (New Zeeland and Colombia is to close to each other and to far from US and France so E3 and F3 will have better GD and possibly more points)

    QF:
    Brazil-Canada
    USA-China
    Germany-France
    Sweden-Australia

    Semi:
    Brazil-USA
    Germany
    -Sweden

    3rd:
    Brazil-Sweden

    Final:
    USA-Germany

    USA takes another Olympic gold
     
  9. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    if the US wins it will be than the most dominating team in history as nobody before has win the WC and follow up with Olympic gold. That cliche the world is catching up will be permanently discarded. Don't think it's particular good for woso too have one country win everything. We've all ready seen on this message board purist fans loose interest in the International scene after the US won last year's WC.

    Only one NT stands between them, born from the ashes of the destroyed Spanish men, the French have their own version of the ticky tacky(beignets not included)
     
  10. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    My predictions

    E1 Sweden
    E2 Brazil
    E3 China
    E4 South Africa

    F1 Germany
    F2 Australia
    F3 Canada
    F4 Zimbabwe

    G1 France
    G2 USA
    G3 New Zealand
    G4 Colombia

    QF:
    France vs. China
    Brazil vs. Australia
    Germany vs. USA
    Sweden vs. Canada

    SF:
    Sweden vs. France
    Germany
    vs. Brazil

    3rd
    Sweden vs. Brazil

    Final
    France vs. Germany
     
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  11. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    my only prediction:

    the gods will be on the side of france - as they were on japan's in '11.
     
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  12. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    if pugh isn't a starter, who is?
     
  13. WWC_Movement

    WWC_Movement Red Card

    Dec 10, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Papua New Guinea
    :thumbsup:
     
  14. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    The title of the thread is indeed quite awkward: can't a mod change it? :rolleyes:

    I chime in just to say that I agree and that I'll strongly root for France in Rio, for a boatload of reasons that would be too much long for writing them all here.

    Well, I didn't even want to spill a single one, because it would be unfair to all of the other reasons, but I can't resist: Louisa Nécib would deserve it, for the whole of her career. I somehow see her as what Sawa has been for Japan in 2011: it would be a shame, should Nécib leave the game without winning a major tournament.
     
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  15. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    brilliant goal by 18 year old Jessie Fleming as Canada beats China 1-0. The Canadians take on France tomorrow in a friendly


    another surprise, scoring wise, Sweden's rather easy victory over Japan, 3-0, yesterday. I'll try and find highlights of that game. It would surely help if I can read Swedish though, lol
     
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  16. flax

    flax Member

    Feb 8, 2012
    Sweden
    Strong Japan in the first half with a lot of possession but struggling to create chances. Sweden better in the 2nd half when Asllani and Schelin came in. Solid defense from Sweden all throughout the game and very good game from Fridolina Rolfö as the new center forward.

     
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  17. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    thanks, strong performance from Sweden and showing that their very deep in talent. Wonder if Schelin's super sub role will played out as well at the Olympics? The switch of Rubensson from fb to mid must be paying off dividends? Sweden must be considered one of the favorites, their excellent record vs the US means that the latter would like to avoid them at all costs. i think their only problem might be playing with only 3 mids is going to be hard against vs the likes of Germany & France, who usually like to dominate the midfield by throwing in way more numbers
     
  18. flax

    flax Member

    Feb 8, 2012
    Sweden
    Rubensson did go back to playing fullback in the 2nd half when we scored the goals so difficult to say where she should be playing.

    While defending against Japan it looked more like a 5 player midfield with Rolfö as solo forward and that will probably be needed against the stronger teams in the Olympics too.

    Pia Sundhage has finally realized she needs a strong defense. It only took four years.
     
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  19. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    here's Germany's whole sale destruction of technically deficient Ghana. The score at ht; 9-0


    very, very odd about Ghama; they came in unbeaten since 2014, only loosing out in various qualification games due to away goals from ties. But take a look at their roster; they got only two players in their twenties, two in the 40's, and the rest are in their 30's!. What does that mean, they hey have a competitive or pro league in their country that keeps them going to such a late age?
    http://us.women.soccerway.com/teams/ghama/ghana/5972/
     
  20. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    I think those are players from their 2007 World Cup team. But the ages are how old they are now.
     
  21. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Doubt it, if they had a competitive or pro league there would be younger players up to replace most of the old ones around 30 or so.
    Pure guess from me but I would say that WNT composition indicate that they have a residence system where the WNT players are paid living wages, that means they are motivated to stay playing and the girls outside the WNT isn't pro so have hard to compete or stay playing until they are good enough to compete.
     
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  22. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    That do seem even more likely.
     
  23. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    my pick for gold puts their stamp on this one with a strong game against #5 Australia. Though not shown in the highlights; the Matildas had a 1-0 lead until their captain, Gorry gets red carded for arguing with the ref. But you got to hand it to the Brazilians, all their goals come from beautiful, deft touches with the ball. Particularly their 2nd one, where Raquel lobs it over the gk in traffic
     
  24. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    here's highlights of the final major tune up for France & Canada, before Rio. Despite winning the game,1-0, France seemed out played by Canada, especially in the midfield/ it was the zealous fouling that gave way to one too many free kicks from dangerous areas that did the Canadians in. That and that they are in serious need for a goal scorer too, as even though she was set up so well, Sinclair is continuously looking a step too slow. Too their credit, the French didn't play their usual starting 11, but still, their gk, in one play(not shown in the highlights) looked simply atrociously awful as she came way out of position. If they play like this in Ro, I don't see the French winning a medal in Rio. For Canada; Ashley Lawrence proved to be the best player of the game. Even though she just played left bak, she's pretty much dominates the highlights(when CA is atttacking), but without a decent target player, their hopes will pretty much go up in smoke as well


    btw.........the name, Necib, is no more, it's Cadamuro. Oh Louisa, why couldn't you pull an Alex Morgan and just stick with your old name?
     
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  25. WWC_Movement

    WWC_Movement Red Card

    Dec 10, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Papua New Guinea
    Hotjam knows his stuff.
    Brazil is going to be a force in these Olympics.
    And they have the right recipe (ingredients) to give the USWNT fits more than any other team.
    Marta always plays at her best against the USWNT in big tournament matches, or on home soil in Brazil.
    Now she's combining both of those in the same tournament.

    The USWNT vs. Brazil match in the knockout stage will be the most epic match in the history of soccer.
    It takes two to tango, and the Samba Queens will be awesome to watch in this tournament.

     

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