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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Karma Dorje » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:01 am

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The game against Panama ended 6-1. And England advance to the next round..however, the next game is against Belgium which is a horse of a different colour..
As it has been described a number of times this World Cup, Belgium is a team of superstars
England and Belgium are both in to the next round. Their next game against each other is meaningless, isn't it? Why do they even have to play? In baseball if the home team is up after 8 and a half innings, there is no need for them to play their final inning (chance at bat and scoring) since it would be meaningless as they have already won.

Perhaps it's just for seeding of the next round?
Yes. Top team in group plays the second in the group they face in Round of 16. In this case it is the difference between facing Brazil or Switzerland. The way Switzerland is playing, I am not sure it makes much of a difference. England v Belgium is going to be a cracker of a match, regardless of it not mattering to who goes through. It will be interesting to see how Belgium lines up against the three at the back England. This is a squad that can punish England on the wings.
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Simon E. » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:48 am

It is... :(
As you say, it should be a cracker. Neither manager shows a likeness for defensive and negative play.
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Simon E. » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:58 pm

By contrast France V Denmark half time...dull dull dull.
Both teams playing safe. :zzz:
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Karma Dorje » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:37 pm

Simon E. wrote:
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By contrast France V Denmark half time...dull dull dull.
Both teams playing safe. :zzz:
True, but Nzonzi is a *beast* and finally they managed transitional play without looking like a German side of old. They may sleepwalk their way to the final.

Argentina v Nigeria with everything on the line. Nobody is going to play safe in that one.
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Simon E. » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:42 pm

Kicking off shortly....
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by DNS » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:05 pm

Argentina is in to the Round of 16!

Another last-minute goal victory, this time it's Argentina in the 88th minute. A draw or loss would have eliminated Argentina.

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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Karma Dorje » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:10 pm

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Argentina is in to the Round of 16!

Another last-minute goal victory, this time it's Argentina in the 88th minute. A draw or loss would have eliminated Argentina.
They didn't deserve it. The penalty Ronaldo missed was a lot murkier than the handball from Rojo.

Very disappointing result.
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Karma Dorje » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:03 pm

Wow.
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by DNS » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:20 pm

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Wow.
Yeah, wild finish to Group F with Germany out, Mexico losing by 3 goals, but at least they still advance.

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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Norwegian » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:23 pm

Group F today was Fantastic. So, Sweden beat Mexico 3-0 which was not the result I wanted for Mexico, but South Korea destroyed the Germans in the last minutes. Was really great to see.

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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Simon E. » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:39 pm

Germany out in the first stage! Rather similar to England being eliminated by Iceland last time. :smile:
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Norwegian » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:57 pm

So Brazil vs. Mexico, and Switzerland vs. Sweden it is.

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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Simon E. » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:49 pm

Some silky skills from Neymar.
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by practitioner » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:47 am

Germany go out as Leroy Sane watches from home...
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Karma Dorje » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:44 pm

practitioner wrote:
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Germany go out as Leroy Sane watches from home...
Holy shit! Another favourite bites the dust.
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by DNS » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:47 pm

Karma Dorje wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:44 pm
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:47 am
Germany go out as Leroy Sane watches from home...
Holy shit! Another favourite bites the dust.
The World Cup is being hosted by Russia and Vladimir Putin, so of course Russia advances. :spy:
(just kidding) :tongue:

There were a couple of questionable calls, as usual. Something has to be done about the questionable calls; I don't know why they don't check on replays more often.

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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Karma Dorje » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:54 pm

DNS wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Karma Dorje wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:44 pm
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:47 am
Germany go out as Leroy Sane watches from home...
Holy shit! Another favourite bites the dust.
The World Cup is being hosted by Russia and Vladimir Putin, so of course Russia advances. :spy:
(just kidding) :tongue:

There were a couple of questionable calls, as usual. Something has to be done about the questionable calls; I don't know why they don't check on replays more often.
Watching that sequence in slow motion, Ramos and Pique were both grabbing shirts as it unfolded. It could have gone either way, but I don't think it was an egregiously bad call. Still kudos to Russia for grace under pressure! Spain missed *two* penalties, Russia none. I really hope Alexandr Goooooooolovin joins the Gunners. What a talent!

Now maybe the Spanish federation will start to ask themselves why they have the best defenders and midfielders in the game, but almost all of the top forwards in La Liga are from other countries. Possession doesn't win games unless you can capitalize on your chances. This is the tournament of the counter-press!
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Norwegian » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:02 pm

Referees did a disappointingly poor job with overseeing the penalties:
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This image shows Russian goalkeeper being nowhere near the goal line, which is where they should be when taking a penalty.

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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Karma Dorje » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:31 pm

Norwegian wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:02 pm
Referees did a disappointingly poor job with overseeing the penalties:
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This image shows Russian goalkeeper being nowhere near the goal line, which is where they should be when taking a penalty.
The keeper only has to stay on the line until the ball is struck. I've watched the replays and he leaps forward on the Koke save which this image is from, but he is on the line until it is struck. Fair ball.

Adiós España.
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by DNS » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:28 am

¡Oprah supports Mexico!


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