The World Cup Brazil 2014

Interrobang

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Naturally, people are speculating that the Germans and Americans will fix the game to a draw in order for both of them to advance. Klinsmann has dismissed this of course. I certainly think (and hope) that both teams play to win. If there is a draw, I'm sure conspiracy theorists would inevitably believe it was pre-arranged.[...]

I don?t believe in the "pre-fixed" thing with these two teams, but it is a problem when both teams really have no (or very little) Incentive to risk something, to go the extra mile ...
 

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I heard that Ronaldo is now refusing to clear up his hotel room... to be called messi...
 
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I wouldn't say diving, but a kinda exaggerating the fouls a bit in the first half of Chile/Netherlands
 

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Has anyone figured out what Fred is supposed to be doing?
 

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He is supposed to score goals, but...
 

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Good result from Mexico, the game got a little chippy towards the end there.
 

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Has anyone figured out what Fred is supposed to be doing?

Good question. :think:

He is supposed to score goals, but...

.. ah, righto, to score goals . Good!

He finally scored one...

Which looked offfside to me, but apparently it wasn't offside. :?

Anyway, a good win by Brasil amd they win the Group. Congrats. :cool:


Good technical performance & win by the Netherlands, impressive setup by Coach LvG as well. :cool:
 

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Good technical performance & win by the Netherlands, impressive setup by Coach LvG as well. :cool:

Chile pressed them quite far back in the beginning of the game throughout the 1st half. After half time they had more possession of the ball. :)
 

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Chile pressed them quite far back in the beginning of the game throughout the 1st half. After half time they had more possession of the ball. :)

Oh yeah, absolutely. I think that's what LvG expected.

Chile had 70% possesion and lost 2-0. Caught out by set-pieces and break-away goals.
If you want an example of how not to set up, see Croatia vs. Mexico, or probably England vs Costa Rica on Tuesday. :lol:
 

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I don?t believe in the "pre-fixed" thing with these two teams, but it is a problem when both teams really have no (or very little) Incentive to risk something, to go the extra mile ...

I don't see how this is a problem. Germany and the US put them self in this position. I agree, neither team has any incentive what so ever to play an attacking style of football, but if a ball falls the right way in a corner or set piece, expect either side to put a dagger in the heart. I'm on pins and needles about this one. Never before has "80% chance to qualify" sound so awful... and the reward for qualifying is to play Belgium all the same...
 

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Pretty boring first half. Mostly the Italians rolling around on the grass
 

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Wow the refs in this cup. I bet the mexican ref goes around handing out red cards to people sneezing in the library.
 

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Odd match, Italy gets red carded for nothing and Suarez goes around biting people in the penalty box. Apparently eating the competition is allowed.
 
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