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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2018, 03:26:19 PM »
I feel kinda bad for Portugal's defeat.
Probably because of your sentiments. Urugay was better.
Yeah, in one hand I'm from a Portuguese family, on the other I'm Brazilian so I have a natural distaste for Uruguayans.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2018, 03:27:50 PM »
That was a strange game today. It went on forever.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2018, 03:42:30 PM »
That was a strange game today. It went on forever.
Yeah, it was... cold. Spain should have been more agressive to win the game.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2018, 07:47:09 AM »
That was a strange game today. It went on forever.
Yeah, it was... cold. Spain should have been more agressive to win the game.
But it's against their strategy of tiki-taka. Russian defensive was well prepared for this and Spain hasn't prepared another option, it seems.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2018, 04:17:42 PM »
I was cheering for Japan today, but Belgium's third goal was amazing! Pure art.

But it's against their strategy of tiki-taka. Russian defensive was well prepared for this and Spain hasn't prepared another option, it seems.
True that. One must be creative and flexible, so their traditional strategy sometimes won't apply, specially when it gets predictable...
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2018, 09:58:56 PM »
Brazil vs Belgium this Friday.  This should be a very interesting match.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2018, 10:48:40 PM »
I was cheering for Japan today, but Belgium's third goal was amazing! Pure art.



That whole comeback was true artistry. 
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2018, 10:07:00 PM »
Might be my own biases, but that BEL-JPN game was a delight because it seemed like there was (relatively) very little foul appealing or flopping. Made me wish both teams could have gone through.

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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #53 on: July 04, 2018, 10:18:40 PM »
Might be my own biases, but that BEL-JPN game was a delight because it seemed like there was (relatively) very little foul appealing or flopping. Made me wish both teams could have gone through.
Nope, I agree.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2018, 12:18:51 AM »
Note to self: wear the Brazilian team jersey this Friday.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2018, 04:18:05 PM »
Well, it was a great game from both sides, but we're unfortunately off...  :-\ 
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2018, 04:39:56 PM »
Well, it was a great game from both sides, but we're unfortunately off...  :-\
Indeed, it was a great match to watch (and I can't tell it was true for the 1st play of the day), but... Your team was runnning running, shootind and shooting but.. Without any effect. It seems the trainer and his staff have made a bad (tactical) job.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2018, 04:57:23 PM »
This secret of good play of Belgium

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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2018, 05:56:54 PM »
Belgium better win the World Cup now, as it's a tad less bad to lose to the best team.  :-[
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2018, 03:21:35 PM »
Well, it was a great game from both sides, but we're unfortunately off...  :-\
Indeed, it was a great match to watch (and I can't tell it was true for the 1st play of the day), but... Your team was runnning running, shootind and shooting but.. Without any effect. It seems the trainer and his staff have made a bad (tactical) job.
I believe the tactics were pretty good, but there were a couple of little yet fatal mistakes, such as insisting on Fernandinho and Jesus (Brazilian football has a terrible resistance to exchanges). Tite is pretty good, I hope he is kept as a trainer and improves himself instead of fired.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #60 on: July 07, 2018, 03:30:36 PM »
Who could score goals against the Belgian goalie?

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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2018, 03:41:54 PM »
lol, he had pretty amazing moves indeed!
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2018, 04:16:48 PM »
This secret of good play of Belgium



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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2018, 04:27:47 PM »
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #64 on: July 07, 2018, 07:21:30 PM »
Ah, the Asterix connection did not click with me.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #65 on: July 08, 2018, 07:03:20 AM »
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2018, 01:40:30 PM »
"75.8% of the calls to 112 (European 911) aren't emergencies either", lol!

Now seriously, I think Neymar's notoriousness in overreacting ends up letting other players get away with doing obvious fouls on him.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2018, 02:31:08 PM »
Now seriously, I think Neymar's notoriousness in overreacting ends up letting other players get away with doing obvious fouls on him.
He cried wolf too many times and, once or twice in the match against Belgium, saw fouls being overlooked.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #68 on: July 08, 2018, 03:15:47 PM »
True that.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #70 on: July 14, 2018, 04:51:15 PM »
Too bad for England.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #71 on: July 14, 2018, 10:01:54 PM »
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #72 on: July 15, 2018, 01:13:31 PM »
I'm sad. Croats - except some minutes - were better.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #73 on: July 15, 2018, 01:55:50 PM »
I am devastated I was supporting Croatia!!!
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #74 on: July 15, 2018, 02:29:40 PM »
France didn't really deserve this title. Pretty average game across the tournament.
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #75 on: July 15, 2018, 06:52:13 PM »
I'm sad. Croats - except some minutes - were better.

The best team doesn't always win.  That's why the game is played because there's always the chance of an upset.  I'm disappointed though. 
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #76 on: July 15, 2018, 10:51:17 PM »
Very disappointed.  I'm glad that I resisted the temptation of missing Divine Liturgy for such a lousy result.  France was probably the most meh team that made it to the semi finals, though many were downright bad, like Russia, which made it so far through random chance of grouping early in the tournament.

The previous World Cup final was one of the best ever, when both teams had played thoroughly well all along and deserved equally to win, in spite of my natural aversion to Argentina.  The stuff of football history, quite unlike this final.

Kudos to the intrepid Croatians, in spite of the final score!
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Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Reply #77 on: July 16, 2018, 06:28:25 AM »
France was probably the most meh team that made it to the semi finals
It definitely was...
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