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Old 06-18-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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What a rollercoaster this game was! From being 1-0 up to 2-1 down to 3-2 up. I don't even remember our group games of the previous WC but I'll long remember these games against Spain and Australia


I can't imagine we won't make it to the next round now.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:59 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I agree. After the game against Spain a lot of people in here got arrogant, thinking we'd beat Australia easily. But theyre always fit, they always work hard and do whatever they can, and you can tell Holland is struggling. Respect for the Aussies, but i still hope we'll get better and beat them of course
I disagree, I haven't met anyone who thought this game was going to be easy and the consensus in the media was that this was going to be a hard-fought battle (that we were going to win).

I hope Australia get a result against Spain, they don't deserve to leave this WC with zero points.

All in all, I'm so happy with the group we are in and the exciting games it has produced. Hopefully Spain-Chile tonight will be more of the same
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:05 PM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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Are you American ?
Yes I am an American.

I would love to see the USA Win, but based on what I have seen so far, the US could note beat Brazil or Mexico the way they are playing now.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Europe
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I disagree, I haven't met anyone who thought this game was going to be easy and the consensus in the media was that this was going to be a hard-fought battle (that we were going to win).

I hope Australia get a result against Spain, they don't deserve to leave this WC with zero points.

All in all, I'm so happy with the group we are in and the exciting games it has produced. Hopefully Spain-Chile tonight will be more of the same
Sure, all the news was warning people about taking this game very light, but i got the feeling of people around me that after the game against Spain they basically thought we were already halfway in the final haha.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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What's the foam that the ref puts down for free kicks made of? I'm assuming it's not a bottle of Barbasol shaving cream they're using.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:30 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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If Spain win tonight, Chile will have to beat us by at least 5 goals to overtake the #1 spot from us. For Spain to overtake us, they would have to beat Australia by huge numbers and we would have to lose against Chile.

In other words, I'll be rooting for Spain tonight
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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No way, Chile has to beat Spain. I think many people want to see the world champions beaten by a dark horse.
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Finland
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The Dutch defence was dangerously shaky at times. The Aussies did a good effort and got my respect, but in the end the difference in quality was just too great.


Miiko Albornoz seems to play as the right back for Chile. He had the possibility of representing Sweden, Finland or Chile, but he chose wisely, as otherwise he wouldn't play in the WC at the moment.

Well, in all honesty he was considered a persona non grata in the Swedish national team though playing at junior levels, as he was convicted for statutory rape a couple of years back.
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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What's the foam that the ref puts down for free kicks made of? I'm assuming it's not a bottle of Barbasol shaving cream they're using.
Ha ha. It does look like that, though, doesn't it?

It's this: Vanishing foam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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What's the foam that the ref puts down for free kicks made of? I'm assuming it's not a bottle of Barbasol shaving cream they're using.
Not sure what exactly is in it, but they used it in MLS last few seasons and its great. Stops defence charing the freekick taker and the taker moving the ball forward when hes taking a kick when the refs back is turned.



Actually just googled this
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This "vanishing spray" is called 9.15 Fair Play, patented by an Argentinean journalist named Pablo C. Silva. Silva was playing footie in a local league and had a crucial free kick of his blocked by a defensive wall--one that had rushed him to close the distance to a mere three meters. "The referee didn't book anyone and didn't do anything," Silva fumed to The Independent. "We lost the game, and driving home later with a mixture of anger and bitterness, I thought that we must invent something to stop this."
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