Pwc10 Group G

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Apr 10

Pop World Cup 2010: Group G – Portugal 2 Brazil 1

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Portugal and Brazil share a language and a complex colonial and post-colonial history. Today, however, they share a pop-football pitch, and both sides are still hoping to qualify  for the next round. Job de Wit’s Portugal need a win to be sure to progress (though a draw might do); Brazil and Chris A need a win, PLUS the other result in the group going their way. Everything is still to play for here.

This match closes at midnight on Tuesday 20th April

Pop World Cup 2010: Group G – Korea DPR 1 Cote D’Ivoire 1

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We return now to Group G, where nothing is decided. Anyone could go through, anyone could go out. Cote d’Ivoire, managed by Wichita Lineman, have been muscular and impressive so far, while Mark S’s Korea DPR seem to approach us from a different pop reality entirely. We’ve been waiting for this match – will it live up to expectations?

This match closes at midnight on Tuesday 20th April

30
Mar 10

Pop World Cup 2010: Group G – Brazil 1 Cote D’Ivoire 1

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Brazil are one of the giants of pop football but got off to a shaky start in their first game – they’ll be looking to pick up points to stay in touch with this group. The Cote D’Ivoire are full of beans after an exuberant win over a strong Portuguese set-up.

Voting on this match finishes at midnight of Monday the 5th April.

29
Mar 10

Pop World Cup 2010: Group G – Portugal 2 Korea DPR 1

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The Portuguese left the pitch after their disappointing first match with a look of steely determination in their eyes. they knew what was coming next, which was that they didn’t know what was coming next: the unpredictability of Korea DPR.

Voting on this match finishes at midnight of Sunday the 4th April.

2
Mar 10

Pop World Cup 2010: Group G – Brazil 0 North Korea 4

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Group G’s second game sees Brazil take on North Korea. Brazil are the most successful side ever in the football World Cup – in pop competition they are more of a sleeping giant, and it’s down to Chris Ambrose to revive their fortunes. As for North Korea, it’s been more than 40 years since anyone in the West has even seen them play: Mark Sinker is the spokesperson for their management team.

Despite formal protests from the DPRK’s representatives we will still be using the concept of “voting” to decide the outcome of this match. You have until midnight on the 8th March.

1
Mar 10

Pop World Cup 2010: Group G – Ivory Coast 3 Portugal 1

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With the defending Pop World Cup champions Czech Republic failing to qualify for this year’s tournament, Portugal are the most successful 2006 team represented here. Managed by Job de Wit, they open Group G with a game against the Ivory Coast, in whose dugout sits Wichita Lineman of Popular comments crew fame.

Let’s vote! You have until midnight on March 7th to pick a winner here.