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Old 06-30-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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How I hope and wish it was other than The Usual Suspects (i.e., Germany, France, Netherlands, Brazil) heading towards the WC finals.

Would love to see others get into the mix someday.
Me too! Sick of the "usual suspects" BS. It would be so cool if Colombia and Costa Rica make it into the semifinals.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Clueless, this was the biggest dive of the game, it doesn't require soccer IQ to tell he flopped. just because Marquez made contact with Robben the PK was called (robben felt the contact and dove). in Brazil's controversial PK there was contact on Fred and just after that contact Fred threw himself back, everyone called Fred out for that, now that Robben did the same thing its all fine because Holland and robben deserved a PK because of the previous kicks given to robben (he admitted to diving) in the box. unbelievable.

A clear PK , please. even after Hector Herrera got kicked in the HEAD, in the box, no PK was called, oh, I know why it wasn't called, because Herrera DIDN'T THROW HIMSELF in the box, and continued fighting for the ball and tried to score. maybe if he would of flopped the ref would have called it, just maybe.
the refs seem to carry a bias in favor of the traditional powers judging by the way the games have gone until now, was hoping Mexico would have been able to overcome this.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:13 PM
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Clueless, this was the biggest dive of the game, it doesn't require soccer IQ to tell he flopped. just because Marquez made contact with Robben the PK was called (robben felt the contact and dove). in Brazil's controversial PK there was contact on Fred and just after that contact Fred threw himself back, everyone called Fred out for that, now that Robben did the same thing its all fine because Holland and robben deserved a PK because of the previous kicks given to robben (he admitted to diving) in the box. unbelievable.

A clear PK , please. even after Hector Herrera got kicked in the HEAD, in the box, no PK was called, oh, I know why it wasn't called, because Herrera DIDN'T THROW HIMSELF in the box, and continued fighting for the ball and tried to score. maybe if he would of flopped the ref would have called it, just maybe.
As much as I would have preferred Mexico to win, I'm sure any Mexican player would have done as Robben did had the opportunity presented itself. It's an unfortunate part of the game which I - as a relatively newcomer to the game - grossly detest.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Jozy Altidore will be available tomorrow, Belgium however is in dire straits fitness wise:

Belgium injury update: Thomas Vermaelen out; Vincent Kompany still doubtful | ProSoccerTalk
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires
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Mañana: Argentina vs. Switzerland!

Lawd my heart...

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Old 06-30-2014, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Mañana: Argentina vs. Switzerland!

Lawd my heart...

After seeing how much Brazil, Netherlands, France and Germany struggeled to win R16 (particulary brasil and germany) im PANICKED about tomorrow. I have amazing plans to see it with a lot of friends in san martin square with the giant screen and thousand of insane people again, but what i REALLY want to do is to go to an isolated cave from 1pm to 4pm and then find out how it went after is all over. My heart might not be able to resist the match
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:11 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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After seeing how much Brazil, Netherlands, France and Germany struggeled to win R16 (particulary brasil and germany) im PANICKED about tomorrow. I have amazing plans to see it with a lot of friends in san martin square with the giant screen and thousand of insane people again, but what i REALLY want to do is to go to an isolated cave from 1pm to 4pm and then find out how it went after is all over. My heart might not be able to resist the match
Find a recording of France's game against Switzerland and rest easy...Messi 3, Switzerland 1
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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Jozy Altidore will be available tomorrow, Belgium however is in dire straits fitness wise:

Belgium injury update: Thomas Vermaelen out; Vincent Kompany still doubtful | ProSoccerTalk
Altidore > Van Buyten...some of the time, anyway. US might win this game if the lineups we'd project right now are the ones in use come 4 PM tomorrow
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Find a recording of France's game against Switzerland and rest easy...Messi 3, Switzerland 1
You make it sound like the Swiss defense has more holes than a block of Swiss cheese.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Find a recording of France's game against Switzerland and rest easy...Messi 3, Switzerland 1

OMG, i hope you are right!
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