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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Official Thread
« Reply #75 on: November 23, 2022, 02:35:00 PM »

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Another ex-New England Revolution guy, Tajon Buchanon, starting for Canada vs Belgium. Great up and down match so far. Canada is a lot better than many think.

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Official Thread
« Reply #76 on: November 23, 2022, 05:16:11 PM »

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Japan and Saudi Arabia upsetting Germany and Argentina so far is awesome and makes things a lot more exciting over the next week!

One of my coworkers is from Germany and we were kinda teasing her especially in the 2nd half as they blew the lead then lost lol  :laugh: and their next game is against Spain who won 7-0 today and look great
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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Official Thread
« Reply #77 on: November 23, 2022, 05:28:48 PM »

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Japan and Saudi Arabia upsetting Germany and Argentina so far is awesome and makes things a lot more exciting over the next week!

One of my coworkers is from Germany and we were kinda teasing her especially in the 2nd half as they blew the lead then lost lol  :laugh: and their next game is against Spain who won 7-0 today and look great

Not only that but Morocco drawing with Croatia and Tunisia with Denmark. This definitely makes things more interesting for the second game. I am getting for my Brazil with all these upsets.

I think the lesson though is stay aggressive in theses games. Tunisia stayed strong and although they didn't score, they kept Denmark on the defense enough that they didn't score either. Same with Germany (at least from the parts I saw). I think the US weren't aggressive enough, especially after scoring and that let Wales back in the game.

Let's hope we can get another upset on Friday though.
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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Official Thread
« Reply #78 on: November 25, 2022, 07:06:36 AM »

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Quite possibly one of the most entertaining matches of the WC yet...Iran beat Wales with 2 goals after 8 minutes of added time - the 98th minute and again in the 100th minute. Probably a 0-0 draw would have been the best result from GD but the US still has control of their own destiny. All they have to do is not lose as badly against England as Iran and beat Iran and they should make it. Easier said than done given how Iran played today.

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« Reply #79 on: November 25, 2022, 09:11:28 AM »

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Garbage start to the weekend to be honest, even as a laundry-casual fan.

This is from a few months ago but clearly it hasn't been on repeat often enough:
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Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time.

But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.

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« Reply #80 on: November 25, 2022, 10:15:30 AM »

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I don't think I've ever seen a country hosting the World Cup yet not have their stadium sold out when the host nation is playing. That's honestly just embarrassing for Qatar. Not only was it not sold out but it only looked like 60-70% of the stadium was filled.

And it's not just for the Qatar games, most of these games honestly look half-filled
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« Reply #81 on: November 25, 2022, 10:52:54 AM »

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I don't think I've ever seen a country hosting the World Cup yet not have their stadium sold out when the host nation is playing. That's honestly just embarrassing for Qatar. Not only was it not sold out but it only looked like 60-70% of the stadium was filled.

And it's not just for the Qatar games, most of these games honestly look half-filled
All the more evidence of the just flat out corruption that makes up the World Cup hosting process.  There is no logically or reasonable explanation for Qatar hosting except for bribery. 
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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Official Thread
« Reply #82 on: November 25, 2022, 11:15:48 AM »

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Japan and Saudi Arabia upsetting Germany and Argentina so far is awesome and makes things a lot more exciting over the next week!

One of my coworkers is from Germany and we were kinda teasing her especially in the 2nd half as they blew the lead then lost lol  :laugh: and their next game is against Spain who won 7-0 today and look great

Not only that but Morocco drawing with Croatia and Tunisia with Denmark. This definitely makes things more interesting for the second game. I am getting for my Brazil with all these upsets.

I think the lesson though is stay aggressive in theses games. Tunisia stayed strong and although they didn't score, they kept Denmark on the defense enough that they didn't score either. Same with Germany (at least from the parts I saw). I think the US weren't aggressive enough, especially after scoring and that let Wales back in the game.

Let's hope we can get another upset on Friday though.

I hope you guys get Neymar back…he got kicked so much I guess he got injured and could miss the rest of the tournament  :-\
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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Official Thread
« Reply #83 on: November 25, 2022, 11:59:15 AM »

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Quite possibly one of the most entertaining matches of the WC yet...Iran beat Wales with 2 goals after 8 minutes of added time - the 98th minute and again in the 100th minute. Probably a 0-0 draw would have been the best result from GD but the US still has control of their own destiny. All they have to do is not lose as badly against England as Iran and beat Iran and they should make it. Easier said than done given how Iran played today.
The Wales result was a bad result for team USA. They played like chickens in the second half. They should have beaten Wales. Beating Iran is no guarantee.

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« Reply #84 on: November 25, 2022, 02:03:17 PM »

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Let's go USA!!! If we're going to lose let's not lose by a lot at least  :angel:
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« Reply #85 on: November 25, 2022, 02:23:22 PM »

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Quite possibly one of the most entertaining matches of the WC yet...Iran beat Wales with 2 goals after 8 minutes of added time - the 98th minute and again in the 100th minute. Probably a 0-0 draw would have been the best result from GD but the US still has control of their own destiny. All they have to do is not lose as badly against England as Iran and beat Iran and they should make it. Easier said than done given how Iran played today.
The Wales result was a bad result for team USA. They played like chickens in the second half. They should have beaten Wales. Beating Iran is no guarantee.

The US's chances aren't looking good to me. Tying Wales instead of beating them hurts their chances, and they'll probably lose to England. Might not even get out of the group stage.
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« Reply #86 on: November 25, 2022, 02:48:58 PM »

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Solid 1st half.  Had some good looks.
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« Reply #87 on: November 25, 2022, 03:20:48 PM »

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Quite possibly one of the most entertaining matches of the WC yet...Iran beat Wales with 2 goals after 8 minutes of added time - the 98th minute and again in the 100th minute. Probably a 0-0 draw would have been the best result from GD but the US still has control of their own destiny. All they have to do is not lose as badly against England as Iran and beat Iran and they should make it. Easier said than done given how Iran played today.
The Wales result was a bad result for team USA. They played like chickens in the second half. They should have beaten Wales. Beating Iran is no guarantee.

The US's chances aren't looking good to me. Tying Wales instead of beating them hurts their chances, and they'll probably lose to England. Might not even get out of the group stage.

I’m not expecting them to beat England either but they might be good for a draw, though they’ve had some sustained pressure on the England goal for a while now. Right now it looks like they won’t lose by 4 goals, so really all they need to do is beat Iran and hope Wales doesn’t beat England and they will go through  :angel:
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« Reply #88 on: November 25, 2022, 03:52:55 PM »

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US survive with a draw against Old Blighty!
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« Reply #89 on: November 25, 2022, 03:53:23 PM »

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Well a draw.. beat Iran and advance, any other result and they go home.
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