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World Cup 2014 General Discussion

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World Cup 2014 General Discussion

Post by March » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:00 pm

Admittedly, I don't know a ton about soccer, but I do know that team USA was put in a really rough group with Germany and Ronaldo Portugal.

Thoughts thus far? Who do you like to win it all? I might post groups at some point unless someone else wants to do the honors?
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Post by I am nobody » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:35 pm

I'd prefer Spain, since being there during the 2010 run was what got me watching the sport in the first place. Really I'll take anyone that isn't Brazil, because their insistence on flopping every time anyone looks at them and repeatedly kicking the ball out ruins the game, even if they are obviously a legitimately talented team.

Groups:
Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon

Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia

Group C: Colombia, Greece, Côte d’Ivoire, Japan

Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy

Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras

Group F: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria

Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA

Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic

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Post by Tyler » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:12 pm

I was into soccer (er, football) about a year ago, but really haven't done/seen much of it since.

I suppose, go USA.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:13 am

USA got so screwed with that group.
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Post by Deku Tree » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:32 am

I've always been a Germany man.

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Post by smol Kat » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:57 pm

^ditto. Maybe I'll actually watch this year!
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Post by GruffMeister » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:09 am

I feel I should comment on this as a British man. Portugal or Argentina will win. That said the world cup is always a bitter disappointment as no player will ever bring their a game as they will not risk injury and not playing for their club as that is what earns the money. Lets face it they now get paid more than NFL players but only when they play for their club. Its a sad state of affairs but half of the really big hitters will probably be "injured" and wont even play. I have examples but that will just bore everyone so am gonna leave this rant now.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:55 pm

Brazil scored all four goals in the opener and only won by three.

also the call that gave Brazil their second goal was some BUSH LEAGUE **** but whatevs
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Post by I am nobody » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:58 pm

That was just about the worst call I've ever seen. The one that took away Croatia's second wasn't much better.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:07 pm

Yeah, game should've ended 2-2 probably. Brazil got the luckiest **** breaks they could get to give them a win.
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Post by Sir Bolt the Dragoon » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:01 pm

Refs off to a smashing start, eh?

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Post by renegadeRatatosk » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:45 pm

There is no way that man wasn't bribed

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Post by I am nobody » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:10 pm

Mexico 1-0 Cameroon

Both sides should have had penalties, and one of Mexico's disallowed goals was questionable. Awesome start for the refs continues.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:26 pm

Yeah these refs so far are Really Bad. I can maybe see one of those disallowed goals, but both goals being disallowed seems ridiculous
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:40 pm

ANOTHER ******** penalty call leads to a goal. What the **** is up with these refs.

Edit: OH MY GOD THAT HEADER THOUGH
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Post by I am nobody » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:54 pm

Spain 1-5 Netherlands

A combination of amazing shots from Van Persie and Robben and terrible goalkeeping by Casillas.

Bonus: Costa may get a retrospective suspension for a headbutt and Torres is still completely useless.

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Post by renegadeRatatosk » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:55 pm

That header was fantastic yes, but oh my god Casillas's goalkeeping was awful

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:56 pm

My reaction around 85 minutes when the Dutch were STILL shooting bullets at Casillas:

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Post by I am nobody » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:05 pm

Chile 3-1 Australia

Only saw the second half. Australia flopped a lot. Kind of boring.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:55 pm

Yeah that was definitely the most boring match of the Cup so far. I turned it off a little bit after the second half started. Don't seem to have missed much.
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