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Old 07-05-2014, 04:57 PM
 
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What a semi final line up: Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Holland!

Europe vs America!
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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I hate PKs but someone had to win. Holland had quite a few opportunities to score through out the match but couldn't get the ball in the back of the net. Also, Holland had a boat load of off-sides- more today than their previous 2014 WC matches combined.

Hats off to Costa Rica. They had a very good tournament. They frustrated NED but really couldn't get anything going until late in the 2nd extra time period. It's unfortunate that PKs did them in.

NED vs. ARG is going to be a great match. NED better rest up quick.

-Cheers.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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What a semi final line up: Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Holland!

Europe vs America!
Who do you think will win the semi-final round?
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:26 PM
 
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I've been bad at the predictions but I have to say Germany beats Brazil, and Argentina beat holland.

What I would like to see is a Brazil vs Argentina match or Brazil vs Holland.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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That they've dominated the game is part of why I say they look more beatable. Going into extra time, scoreless while dominating, is not exactly a great showing, imo. Maybe they're having an off game or CR is having the game of their life, or a combo of the two (or each team is over/underrated). I'm quite stunned this is now in ET. It's certainly not what I expected going into the game.
It was just one of those games We hit the bar three times and had numerous chances that would've gone in 9 out of 10 times but not today. We had 20 shots of which 15 were on target, compared to 6 and 3 for CR.

What a bold move by LVG to swap goalkeepers in the last minute of extra time but it paid off I hope we can finally leave the penalties curse behind us.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I hate PKs but someone had to win. Holland had quite a few opportunities to score through out the match but couldn't get the ball in the back of the net. Also, Holland had a boat load of off-sides- more today than their previous 2014 WC matches combined.

Hats off to Costa Rica. They had a very good tournament. They frustrated NED but really couldn't get anything going until late in the 2nd extra time period. It's unfortunate that PKs did them in.

NED vs. ARG is going to be a great match. NED better rest up quick.

-Cheers.
Some of those off-side calls were clearly not off-side at all. It was very strange. But RVP was caught off-side way too many times for a player of his stature.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:31 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Before the tournament began, I predicted Germany, Brazil and Argentina to make it to the SF. I only had Spain as the fourth semi-finalist instead of The Netherlands. I'm glad I was wrong
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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Linda I know I always ask but how is holland like now? Relieved? Do the Dutch still believe or do they think Holland has bad luck like in 2010?
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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It was just one of those games We hit the bar three times and had numerous chances that would've gone in 9 out of 10 times but not today. We had 20 shots of which 15 were on target, compared to 6 and 3 for CR.

What a bold move by LVG to swap goalkeepers in the last minute of extra time but it paid off I hope we can finally leave the penalties curse behind us.
PK. What a terrible way to end a hard caught game. Pathetic... That , diving and injury faking and constant interpretive offside calls will always leave this potentially great sport wallowing in the stone ages.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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PK. What a terrible way to end a hard caught game. Pathetic... That , diving and injury faking and constant interpretive offside calls will always leave this potentially great sport wallowing in the stone ages.
Stone Age? What are you on about?
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