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World Cup 2014 General Discussion

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:00 pm
by March
Admittedly, I don't know a ton about soccer, but I do know that team USA was put in a really rough group with Germany and Ronaldo Portugal.

Thoughts thus far? Who do you like to win it all? I might post groups at some point unless someone else wants to do the honors?

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:35 pm
by I am nobody
I'd prefer Spain, since being there during the 2010 run was what got me watching the sport in the first place. Really I'll take anyone that isn't Brazil, because their insistence on flopping every time anyone looks at them and repeatedly kicking the ball out ruins the game, even if they are obviously a legitimately talented team.

Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon

Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia

Group C: Colombia, Greece, Côte d’Ivoire, Japan

Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy

Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras

Group F: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria

Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA

Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:12 pm
by Tyler
I was into soccer (er, football) about a year ago, but really haven't done/seen much of it since.

I suppose, go USA.

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:13 am
by Calamity Panfan
USA got so screwed with that group.

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:32 am
by Deku Tree
I've always been a Germany man.

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:57 pm
by smol Kat
^ditto. Maybe I'll actually watch this year!

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:09 am
by GruffMeister
I feel I should comment on this as a British man. Portugal or Argentina will win. That said the world cup is always a bitter disappointment as no player will ever bring their a game as they will not risk injury and not playing for their club as that is what earns the money. Lets face it they now get paid more than NFL players but only when they play for their club. Its a sad state of affairs but half of the really big hitters will probably be "injured" and wont even play. I have examples but that will just bore everyone so am gonna leave this rant now.

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:55 pm
by Calamity Panfan
Brazil scored all four goals in the opener and only won by three.

also the call that gave Brazil their second goal was some BUSH LEAGUE **** but whatevs

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:58 pm
by I am nobody
That was just about the worst call I've ever seen. The one that took away Croatia's second wasn't much better.

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:07 pm
by Calamity Panfan
Yeah, game should've ended 2-2 probably. Brazil got the luckiest **** breaks they could get to give them a win.

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:01 pm
by Sir Bolt the Dragoon
Refs off to a smashing start, eh?

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:45 pm
by renegadeRatatosk
There is no way that man wasn't bribed

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:10 pm
by I am nobody
Mexico 1-0 Cameroon

Both sides should have had penalties, and one of Mexico's disallowed goals was questionable. Awesome start for the refs continues.

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:26 pm
by Calamity Panfan
Yeah these refs so far are Really Bad. I can maybe see one of those disallowed goals, but both goals being disallowed seems ridiculous

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:40 pm
by Calamity Panfan
ANOTHER ******** penalty call leads to a goal. What the **** is up with these refs.


Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:54 pm
by I am nobody
Spain 1-5 Netherlands

A combination of amazing shots from Van Persie and Robben and terrible goalkeeping by Casillas.

Bonus: Costa may get a retrospective suspension for a headbutt and Torres is still completely useless.

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:55 pm
by renegadeRatatosk
That header was fantastic yes, but oh my god Casillas's goalkeeping was awful

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:56 pm
by Calamity Panfan
My reaction around 85 minutes when the Dutch were STILL shooting bullets at Casillas:


Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:05 pm
by I am nobody
Chile 3-1 Australia

Only saw the second half. Australia flopped a lot. Kind of boring.

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:55 pm
by Calamity Panfan
Yeah that was definitely the most boring match of the Cup so far. I turned it off a little bit after the second half started. Don't seem to have missed much.