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Battle Royale: Team Naruto vs. Team One Piece

Who will win the Anime World Cup?

In case some of you are living in a cave, the World Cup is going down as we speak. In fact soccer/football is perhaps the most popular sport in the world, so you should have heard something about it. Would you believe soccer is also extremely popular in the anime multiverse as well? In fact, a very important game is about to start, a match we have all been waiting for.

Who would win in a soccer match, the cast of Naruto, or the cast of One Piece?



Rules

The rules of soccer have not changed for this match, but just to clarify: no weapons, no hands, and no hurting opposing players. Because of the power levels involved, the Anime Cup uses a special indestructible ball that will not break no matter what kind of force is applied to it.

Setting

To be fair, this match will be held within a neutral location. This time Soul Society will host the Anime Cup. The Kaien Shiba Memorial Stadium is an enormous stadium that will host fans from both the world of Naruto and One Piece. Characters used within this match will make use of current powers and abilities.

Team One Piece 

Goalkeeper: Luffy
Zoro
Sanji
Chopper
Robin
Franky
Brook
Rob Lucci
Bon Clay
Coby
Buggy the Clown

Team One Piece consists of the heavy hitters from the Straw Hat pirates; basically everyone except Nami. Sanji will be the team ace, possessing the greatest kicking power, followed by Zoro. Chopper, Robin, and Brook are special cards, seeing as they have unexpected abilities that can help steal the ball away from opponents. Franky will be pure defense, and help protect the goal with his bulk. Rob Lucci brings his amazing speed to the team, Bon Clay his superior kicking power and ball handling abilities (see what I did there?), Coby has soru and heart, and Buggy can split apart basically being the wild card.

Luffy as goalkeeper can use his gomu gomu powers to cover all four corners of the goal, but is he fast enough to catch a speeding ball?

Team Naruto 

Goalkeeper: Naruto
Sasuke
Sakura
Kakashi
Neji
Kiba
Shikamaru
Rock Lee
Killer Bee
Itachi
Orochimaru

Team Naruto’s main striker will be Sasuke, for he has power, speed, and technique; Rock Lee, Itachi, and Killer Bee will also provide support in this realm as well. Kakashi, Neji, Kiba, and Orochimaru all are swift and technical, able to use their ninja abilities to steal the ball away from their opponents. Sakura and Shikamaru will be on defense, using Sakura’s anger and rage as a way of defending the goal and scaring her opponents, while Shikamaru’s strategy will help turn the tide of the match.

Naruto will be on goal for this game. His Shadow Clone Ability will be of great use blocking the goal from incoming shots.

The Battle 

It would be no exaggeration to say that this soccer match would probably be the fiercest soccer match ever seen, even though both teams are newbies to the soccer world. Team Naruto might be overall faster than their opponents, but Team One Piece has the power. So the objective of Team Naruto should be to steal the ball away from One Piece’s strikers before they can shoot, and One Piece’s objectives to defend their strikers.

It is hard to say what direction the match will fall toward, but I can guess it is going to be about even throughout the game. But what I can expect are tons of yellow and red cards flying through the air. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if we were left with only a couple of players from each team at the end of the match.

The Winner

Team One Piece! Why? Because unlike team Naruto, this isn’t their first time playing the game. Plus Team One Piece will have better synergy on the field because of their close bonds. However, this match can go either way I believe, what is your take?
cfatalison June 16, 2010 at 3:02 p.m.
one piece, bigger goalie, more strength, better teamwork
FoxxFireArt moderator on June 16, 2010 at 3:20 p.m.
Ahh, why did you put Nami on the side lines, coach? Sure Robin is smarter and more deadly. Sure, she's more mature and worldly.......... I think I should stop while I'm behind. Nami would be good on the coaching staff. She's devious in her planning. 
I don't know if Robin would have the best kicking power, but she would be the best at ball possession and just imagine the trick shots. She's almost a team to herself.
 
Damn, man. You put Rob Lucci on the team. If anyone cheats or try to fake an injury. He's likely to try and kill them.
 
Ha ha, I knew I could count on you to bring up the One Piece Soccer King Special.(Though, I'm amazed they call it Soccer in Japan)
sickVisionz moderator on June 16, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.
I don't know jack crap about soccer.  Shikamaru is super smart and really good at breaking down strategies, so I think he'd be a great asset. 
 
I'd rather have Rock Lee or a sharringan user as the goalie though.  Robin not being a goalie seems like a waste since her power is to make a billion hands but the only soccer position that can use hands (and would greatly benefit from a billion hands) is goalie.
Nerxon June 16, 2010 at 5:35 p.m.
Cola power xD
 
and sanji would be an excellent striker
ninjadude853on June 16, 2010 at 5:41 p.m.
im gonna have to go with the one piece crew, since the majority of the members know each other really well and are much more used to working together than the naruto picks, although they'd put up a really good fight, (at least until orochimaru decides to screw everyone over)
 
although i do think franky should be the one piece goalie
Kuma_From_Argentinaon June 16, 2010 at 5:47 p.m.
Sanji kicked a ball around the world and make a goal.... 
Damn not even Tsubasa can brag about this feat... 
 
Sanji and Bon Clay are a Golden Combination....
hitsusatsu11on June 16, 2010 at 5:57 p.m.
Both lose to Germany
Kuma_From_Argentinaon June 16, 2010 at 5:58 p.m.
We could propose a team of each Anime we like and see who wins... 
like an anime world cup or so....
Naruto79on June 16, 2010 at 6:10 p.m.
Because of the lineup chosen, probably Team: One Piece due to the misuse of assets and lack of teamwork on Team: Naruto. But I think with a couple changes, it'd be a blowout for Naruto...
Nerxon June 16, 2010 at 6:22 p.m.
@hitsusatsu11 said:
" Both lose to Germany "
Because they have the ubermensch
D34dM4non June 16, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.
with sanji on team one piece a foot-focused sport like soccer would be an easy win for team one piece
taichokageon June 16, 2010 at 7:25 p.m.

Dude Luffy could just do a gomu gomu no super kick and break through any naruto defense.honestly Luffy by himself wouldn't be bad provided he's smart enough to know the rules.
hitsusatsu11on June 16, 2010 at 7:31 p.m.

DBZ_universeon June 16, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.
team one piece win cause they got Luffy....... 
DBZ_universeon June 16, 2010 at 8:31 p.m.
@hitsusatsu11 said:
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thats hella funny i like it....... 
hitsusatsu11on June 16, 2010 at 8:35 p.m.
@DBZ_universe: Ya lol, I never thought i'd find a use for this pic but it fits this thread.
DBZ_universeon June 16, 2010 at 8:42 p.m.
@hitsusatsu11 said:
" @DBZ_universe: Ya lol, I never thought i'd find a use for this pic but it fits this thread. "
hell yeah it does..... i didn't even know there were pictures like that i like it!!!!! 
GodLen staff on June 16, 2010 at 9:50 p.m.
@hitsusatsu11: wow that's awesome!
DBZ_universeon June 16, 2010 at 11:57 p.m.
@GodLen said:
" @hitsusatsu11: wow that's awesome! "
yes is awesome.........  
wwfunderakeron June 17, 2010 at 3:30 a.m.
One Piece, just because most of them have teamed up together. 

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