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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:18 pm

Bye bye France unless they pull off something awesome
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:24 pm

annabel wrote:
Bye bye France unless they pull off something awesome

Hmm, looks like they need a 1-0 Mexico over Uruguay and a +6 goal win over South Africa. Enjoy the plane ride home, boys.

EDIT: After reading the tiebreaker rules, they only need a +5 win over South Africa assuming a 1-0 Mexico/Uruguay. For the record, group-wide tiebreakers are

1) Goal Differential
2) Total Goals

After that it goes to head-to-head points, goal differentials, and total goals. If 3 teams have the same number of points, the head-to-head is a 3-way.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:21 pm

annabel wrote:
Bye bye France unless they pull off something awesome


Even if they do it will be a short lived victory since whomever comes second in Group A is going down to Argentina. They are looking very solid. Perhaps a bit shaky in the back 4 but with their ball possession skills opponents don't get many chances to exploit it. Their biggest problem in qualifying was scoring goals but that hasn't been much of an issue thus far in the tournament. I like their chances despite the fact I'm an Oranje fan.
 
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:39 am

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lots of interesting things


I know ;)

Much more likely Mexico - Uruguay will play 1-1 They don't need to beat each other, this way they both go through... I'd find that quite likely, they'll just let it sit at that. But y'never know.

USA match - oooooh good match, 3rd goal should never have been disallowed
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:05 pm

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USA match - oooooh good match, 3rd goal should never have been disallowed


That's what I said!!!!
Does not compute
 
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 pm

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That's what I said!!!!


heck yeah. Don't know what the ref was seeing, thought he had a pretty clear view at it as well. The guys were tugging back USA all over the place and the scorer was clear so... Yeah, bad shout.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:21 pm

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Fighthouse wrote:
That's what I said!!!!
heck yeah. Don't know what the ref was seeing, thought he had a pretty clear view at it as well. The guys were tugging back USA all over the place and the scorer was clear so... Yeah, bad shout.

Not much to discuss there. The ref saw the US winning and wouldn't stand for it. If he won't even identify who committed the foul (per Donovan), it's pretty clear why it was called.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:26 pm

There's bad calls in every match - didn't you see Germany earlier on?
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:51 pm

Nuts and bolts! Nuts and bolts! We got screwed! :evil:
 
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:59 pm

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There's bad calls in every match - didn't you see Germany earlier on?

At least here in US sports refs/umps who make bad calls either explain it to death to try to defend it or (much more rarely) admit they were wrong. Calling a foul but not identifying the foul or the fouler? That's either incompetence on a grand level (hardly unknown among World Cup refs) or the result of bias.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:03 pm

It's the world cup. Get over it! Not in the US now, playing with the big boys :p

It was nothing to some of the real injustices over the years
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:17 am

Was at the USA vs. Slovenia match.
One word ... EPIC.

The absolute best fans are the US. Seriously.
Friendliest, passionate, and funny!

I saw the statue of liberty, and Capt. America! Unbelievable!

As for the match - disappointing. At half time I think I had a tear or two - 2-0 down against Slovenia is not a joke..
But then.. that which the US is famous for came along... Spirit and self-belief.

I kid you not. Every American in the stands (which must have been at about 39% of the total support) was shouting "USA, USA..." When the ref made a bad call (plenty of them) then came the "B*LL*hit, B*llsh*t".
Amazing.

I'm framing my ticket and USA shirt, and sending my USA scarf and USA-branded vuvuzela to my uncle in Austin, TX.
Took lots of photos, I'm trying to upload them somewhere so you guys can see. I will post the location, once it's been done.

Next stop.. a win against Algeria (1-0), and second round, here we come!

Go USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FVGwF14-5Y

Oh, sorry.. here's a youtube link to a very poor video I took on my mobile (Hero) in the heat of the moment.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:25 pm

Wow this stuff with the France squad is crazy
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:29 am

Wow....that USA goal should have been allowed. Offsides my ass.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:54 am

Dizik wrote:
Wow....that USA goal should have been allowed. Offsides my ass.


You think after that call during the last match they would have given us a little slack.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:52 am

Woop, nicely done USA
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:53 am

Screw you Algeria! Hell of a goal by Donovan. There's a reason why he wears the #10.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:01 am

Top of the group as well you lot!
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:01 am

Heh, reigning champions worth a penny right now..
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:57 am

Wow, the last 15 minutes of that game were wild!!
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:49 pm

Awesome game! One of the best USA had. So many opportunities they had.
Algeria needed a win, but it seemed they played for a draw. Weird...
 
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:40 pm

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The vuvuzela, is part of South African football culture. Been around for decades.


Actually, it hasn't. It was brought in by a company from another country who began mass-producing it in 2001.
 
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:05 am

This World Cup has thrown up quite a few surprises already. Italy, France, Denmark are out. US finishing top of their group means England will play Germany on Sunday. Today's Brazil vs. Portugal and Spain vs. Chile should be interesting matches too. Feel bad for Ivory Coast...they probably won't make it into the next round inspite of being better than some of the teams which have qualified.
 
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:41 pm

FFS USA. Score already. Stressing me out watching

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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:31 pm

Blown calls, bad reffing, and feigning injury "won" the game for Ghana.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:11 pm

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Blown calls, bad reffing, and feigning injury "won" the game for Ghana.

Not really. More like the US being lazy in the beginning of both the 1st half and the 1st overtime.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:51 am

Well, so much for Group C.
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Re: I just got tickets for the Soccer World Cup !!!

Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:59 am

Yay Germany
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