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2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by leroy, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. TheRealist137

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    USA looked amateurish and immature tonight. Scoring 13 goals is one thing, but celebrating after every single one was classless. Most respectable teams that have sportsmanship stop celebrating after 5-0.

    Act like you've been there before.
     
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  3. leroy

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    Not to be a wet blanket...but if you want to start a "Women of the Women's World Cup" thread, go ahead. This one is about the football.
     
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    Whenever we would dominate a team and get a huge lead our coach would put in scoring rules -- a few: only on a bicycle kick, 25 yards+ out, header only. I don't really care about this 'controversy', but the big celebrations after those goals in the second half were silly. Just give a quick high five and head to your side of the field.
     
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    Super Eagles Fly!!!
     
  6. dumbartonbass

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    Really good match between France and Norway. Each team has good pace, but France should've scored more than once so far. 1-1 right now after an own goal by France.
     
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    Brazil let that get away.
     
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    Guess they're not planning to play Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Megan Rapinoe today against Chile. It's the 82nd minute and no sign of them.

    The Chilean keeper has been phenomenal to keep it to 3-0 thus far.
     
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  9. leroy

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    There was no reason to play them yesterday (obviously). If not for the keeper, that's another double digit whoopin. The US dominated possession and shots and corners. The Chilean keeper was awesome.

    I was reading something this morning questioning whether the US wants to win the group. Winning the group likely means France in the Quarters. Finishing 2nd means you wouldn't see them until the final. I don't believe it's in their nature to even give the appearance that they're ducking anyone. Why should they? They're the defending champs and playing very well as the #1 team in the world. Why there's even a suggestion that the US should duck someone and not the other way around is baffling to me.

    On a side note...i had a free suite ticket for the Dash game on Saturday. The NWSL should've suspended the schedule for the World Cup. There's just way too many players missing. It was a tough watch. The Dash were missing 3 (1 df with England, 1 mf and fw with Canada). Orlando was missing many, including Alex Morgan.
     
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    Didn't know the 3rd place in the WC can advance too, never happened in the Men WC....but I'll take it.
     
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    At least there’s Kealia Ohai, The soon-to-be Mrs. JJ Watt, still playing.

    There was in 1994 when they had 24 teams. That’s the last time they used the format before they expanded it to 32 teams. Now they gonna expand it again to 48 teams in 2026.
     
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    What a comeback for Argentina! From being down 3 goals to getting a draw to eliminate Scotland. Wow!
     
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    USA looking good so far against Sweden. Lots of great runs and we really should have more than 2 goals.
     
  14. Beavis Stiffler

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    Nigeria advances to the Round of 16. They barely got in thanks to a crossbar save on Chile’s penalty kick.

    Also, Cameroon advance in dramatic fashion after giving up a own goal then they scored at the last minute.
     
  15. DonnyMost

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    I'm just looking for any national soccer related thread to complain about this, but why do our uniforms always suck so much?

    The concepts are always so disjointed and all over the place without any central design principles.

    I wish we would just adopt these for all of our squads and be done with it.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. leroy

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    This game and the outcome of 2 others so far have been affected by VAR giving a 2nd chance on pk's for the goalie's moving forward early. While technically correct, this is not what VAR should be used for...especially when 2 of them were just misses. Not to mention that the movement called was so minimal. It's not like the keepers had run out to the 6 before the shot was taken. To the letter of the law, yes, they were the right call. I just disagree with the use of VAR for instances like this. Are they going to stop play for a bad throw-in? What if the ball placed for a corner was just outside the arc? Did that winger cross midfield before the kickoff? While the one in this game is probably the only one that should've been called (keeper took an early step and actually made the save), the other 2 should not have been. If anything, let advantage take over. They missed wide in both. The keeper's 1/2 step didn't affect the outcome.
     
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