The World Cup Thread

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by ZooCougar, May 15, 2018.

  1. ZooCougar

    ZooCougar Shut Up Carl.

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  2. ZooCougar

    ZooCougar Shut Up Carl.

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  3. SAMCRO

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    Apparently Englands win is under protest for suspicious PK takers. 4257B907-2BFF-4C9A-A206-F6DA837A7814.jpeg
     
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    In Zoo's Colombia-England linked article, the video showing a Colombia technical staff member shoulder checking England's Raheem Sterling directly in front of the 4th ref is humorous. Look now, FIFA's copyright policy or embarassment appears to be resulting in the purportedly biased 4th ref's video being pulled from multiple media sources. ;) Couldn't find it in a Colombian news source.
    www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/colombia-vs-england-raheem-sterling-video-coach-world-cup-2018-watch-itv-highlights-a8429781.html
     
  5. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    In addition to England's suspicious penalty shot scorers, news reports indicate their goalie Air Jordan Pickford and coaching staff research correctly projected the target direction on 4 of 5 Colombian players. Only Colombia's Radamel Falcao kicked the ball in a different direction than research projected.

    Speaking of Pickford, the Everton goalie only had 3 caps for England prior to this World Cup. In addition, media reports indicate he was only 2 years old the last time England won a game decided by penalty shots (1996 Euro Cup vs Spain). Not sure this is accurate, but apparently England won a World Cup match decided by penalty shots for only the 2nd time. If accurate, that adds color to some England supporters' extended misery since 1966.
     
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  6. LIuconn

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    Brazil certainly had their chances! Belgium France will be a track meet
     
  7. businesslawyer

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    That was a great game. Good for Belgium.
     
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  9. LIuconn

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    Belgium over England
     
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    France over Croatia
     
  11. ZooCougar

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    France over whoever.

    Belgium is a good team, and France made them look almost pedestrian. France is hitting on all cylinders.
     
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  12. LIuconn

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    Mbappe + ball is faster than anyone without it. Scary good
     
  13. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    Yes, but the 19 year old will benefit by expeditiously refraining from his ronaldo, neymar, et al drop & roll impersonations.
     
  14. LIuconn

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    Trippier! Spurs showing up
     
  15. ZooCougar

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    Yeah, but can he do it on a rainy night in San Jose?
     
  16. LIuconn

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    Croatia over France
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  17. The X Man

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    What a mess Qatar will cause European leagues. Ideally, the US qualifies and most players are European based. However, MLS will absolutely need to compact or shift its' 2022 schedule earlier to enable some US and other international players to participate in pre-Qatar friendlies.

    France: Despite being outplayed much of the Final, the best team won. Now, on to Le Tour de France, a few CFL and MLS games, and waiting for gridiron football to begin.
     
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    "The president, who was elected to replace Sepp Blatter in 2016, revealed that 'leagues around the world have been informed already' and stressed FIFA's strict position on this announcement, by adding that 'of course they will have to adapt."

    So basically, "We know we're messing up the top 10 professional leagues in the world, but screw 'em! We have our money!"

    I know it would never happen but I wish all of these top leagues would refuse to release their players and force FIFA to have Liechtenstein vs. Fiji in the final.
    Head bang
     
  20. The X Man

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    I would be alright with messing up the leagues for one year in order to bring the World Cup some place where they could never hold it unless they changed the dates. But not this way, where they are basically using slave labor and over 1000 people have died building the stadiums. They move a head of the IOC in the corruption scale.
     
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    I'll go with Liechtensteinische Fußballnationalmannschaft blau rot!