2014 FIFA World Cup Soccer - Discussion

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  1. Jun 12, 2014 #21 of 146
    yosoyellobo

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    Weak opening ceremony compare to South Africa. Must not have too much money left over after all they have spend so far.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2014 #22 of 146
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    !rolling
     
  3. Jun 12, 2014 #23 of 146
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    Excellent game by Brazil, although the Penalty kick is arguable, they did come out very strong


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  4. Jun 12, 2014 #24 of 146
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    The penalty kick was complete junk and never should have happened. And he should have been tossed with a red card for the embellishment.

    I love soccer, played for years, need to play again too.. but I cant stand the fake flopping for something like that.

    And then they missed some real bad calls that should have gone Crotias way. They just got screwed. I think without that penalty kick the game would have ended tied myself because they wouldn't have played so aggressive and Brazil wouldn't have gotten that last shot in.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2014 #25 of 146
    peds48

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    While I agree that the penalty kick was a wrong call, Croatia let loose (the defense) at the end to try to score leaving themselves vulnerable for a Brazil attack.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2014 #26 of 146
    inkahauts

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    Yeah but they where cheated out of a goal tht should have counted and several other terrible calls.

    The key is they wouldn't have been loose on defense had they not been down in the first place! It just sucked for soccer fans IMHO.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2014 #27 of 146
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    Having refereed at the U18 levels and above for several years, I tend to sympathize with the officials. The problem is unless you're standing right on top of the play, which Yuichi Nishimura was not, it is very difficult to know when the player is expertly simulating. Nishimura saw the arm come up on Fred's shoulder and saw Fred go down. Watching the replay from at least one angle I can see why it appeared to be a genuine foul.

    Now, would Nishimura have given the penalty if it had not been a Brazil player who went down in the opening game of the World Cup hosted by Brazil in a stadium teeming with 60,000 overwhelmingly Brazilians? We can only speculate. But he had to make the call in an instant and he didn't hesitate. I can't condemn him for that, even considering the second-guessing of endless TV replays from every angle.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2014 #28 of 146
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    Certainly isn't looking good for Spain after this whooping today.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2014 #29 of 146
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    It's true. Spain had the been beaten blue or let's say orange by the Netherlands today

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  10. Jun 13, 2014 #30 of 146
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    Hand writing was on the wall after the confederation cup.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2014 #31 of 146
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    Colombia after 16 years of being absent from the world cup, came out kicking (pun intended) and went to beat Greece 3-0. If they keep up their game, they could be the underdogs for this world cup. What a play by Cuadrado when Armero scored. James Rodriguez did ad awesome goal at the end!
     
  12. Jun 14, 2014 #32 of 146
    peds48

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    Best goal of the work cup so far.... this is perfection

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3GfP8j2UC8
     
  13. Jun 15, 2014 #33 of 146
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    Yeah not sure that will get topped . Incredible.
     
  14. Jun 15, 2014 #34 of 146
    Laxguy

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    Sure it will. Just before the 25 foot mark in front of the goalie, the break away man spins, flips the ball in the air with his personal gear, and lobs it in off the back of his head.....

    :hurah: :goodjob: :rolling:
     
  15. Jun 15, 2014 #35 of 146
    yosoyellobo

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    Bicycle kick from mid field.
     
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  16. Jun 16, 2014 #36 of 146
    Bronxiniowa

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    Never saw Pele's amazing World Cup goals; I can't recall seeing anything more spectacular than Van Persie's.
     
  17. Jun 16, 2014 #37 of 146
    Laxguy

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    Can anyone explain the difference between all the ESPN web based offerings - really, what I need to know is can I watch WC if I have only Comcast Internet?
     
  18. Jun 16, 2014 #38 of 146
    peds48

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    You can use UnivIsion app until the second of July ast which point you will need a cable subscription


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  19. Jun 16, 2014 #39 of 146
    Chandu

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    Yes you can. If you have an iPad, iPhone or XBox, simply install & use the WatchESPN app on those devices.

    If you don't have those devices, simply go to following website in a Flash enabled browser & rest is self-explanatory. (Do not choose events for channels ESPN or ESPN2. Always choose events for channel ESPN3, and you can watch it all.)

    http://watchespn.com

    OR

    http://espn3.com
     
  20. Jun 16, 2014 #40 of 146
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    Go U.S.A what a game
     

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