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World Cup 2022 Thread

With Qatar v Ecuador about to kick off, I'm starting THE DL thread for the tournament. Footy fans express yourselves here on all the games and accompanying tournament silliness.

by Anonymousreply 500December 7, 2022 2:45 AM

Wtf with this opening ceremony?

by Anonymousreply 1November 20, 2022 3:46 PM

As a homosexual, I'm boycotting this one. Having said that, I'm rooting for the Americans and the Canadians.

by Anonymousreply 2November 20, 2022 3:51 PM

Mixed feelings and least excited about the world cup ever. I haven't followed the build up like I usually did for previous world cups. I selected Brazil but honestly, I don't really know the teams well enough to make a good guess.

I thought about boycotting, but is that really going to make a difference? The tournament is happening in Qatar no matter what happens.

I'm hoping for some great games and every country and the players will make very overt their support of human rights.

I always root for the host country to do well. It's great to see the host fans happy. But for the 2nd tournament in a row, I won't be rooting for the hosts at all.

by Anonymousreply 3November 20, 2022 3:51 PM

[bold]BOYCOTT QATAR MUDIAL 2022!![/bold]

by Anonymousreply 4November 20, 2022 3:54 PM

^^^^[bold]MUNDIAL[/bold]

by Anonymousreply 5November 20, 2022 3:55 PM

Come on Ecuador!

Kick off!

by Anonymousreply 6November 20, 2022 4:02 PM

Qatar should have not gotten World Cup but I am watching anyway. Illogical maybe but my boycott wouldn’t make a difference.

by Anonymousreply 7November 20, 2022 4:05 PM

Italy didn't make the tournament but the opening game referee is Italian and he is an attractive man.

What are the odds Fifa will make sure Qatar isn't humiliated in their games?

And Ecuador has already scored!

by Anonymousreply 8November 20, 2022 4:05 PM

go Ecuador!

by Anonymousreply 9November 20, 2022 4:08 PM

The Qatari keeper, what was he doing.

Oh course, VAR has taken the goal away. Offside.

by Anonymousreply 10November 20, 2022 4:08 PM

Almost already

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by Anonymousreply 11November 20, 2022 4:09 PM

I hope Canada and the US make it out of the group stages. My guess for winner is Brazil but I'm rooting for France or England

by Anonymousreply 12November 20, 2022 4:09 PM

Qatar can't even make it out of their half. This is going to get ugly. They are going to need a lot of help from VAR. Their keeper looks very amateurish.

by Anonymousreply 13November 20, 2022 4:15 PM

R10/R13 VAR is the true secret Bond villain of this tournament, just watch

by Anonymousreply 14November 20, 2022 4:16 PM

Yep, the keeper gives away a penalty to Ecuador.

GOOOOOOOAAL!

by Anonymousreply 15November 20, 2022 4:18 PM

the rules while we watch:

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by Anonymousreply 16November 20, 2022 4:22 PM

France's best players are injured unfortunately (Benzema, best player in the world, Kante, Pogba...) just awful. It's the curse of the Champions, previous winner of the World Cup never passes the group stage. We shall see.

by Anonymousreply 17November 20, 2022 4:26 PM

Bullet header, Ecuador up by 2 within 31 minutes. This game could be 4 or 5 nil at the end. Qatar is going to lose for sure but I wonder if some calls will go their way so it's not super ugly.

by Anonymousreply 18November 20, 2022 4:37 PM

[quote]I thought about boycotting, but is that really going to make a difference?

Yes, it does except when weasely shits find an excuse not to.

by Anonymousreply 19November 20, 2022 4:46 PM

You could have dropped Qatar and USA and included Netherlands and Denmark in your poll. They're both coming in strong.

by Anonymousreply 20November 20, 2022 5:02 PM

R20 Netherlands are lethal in big tournaments. They are proud and organised and never want to concede. Wouldn't overlook or count them out.

by Anonymousreply 21November 20, 2022 5:03 PM

I'm a France supporter but I can't say I'm upset about Benzema not being able to play--haven't liked him ever since his troubles with the law/his teammate.

by Anonymousreply 22November 20, 2022 5:28 PM

The Netherlands are always the bridesmaid, never the bride, no matter their football pedigree.

I included the USA and Qatar for the laughs.

by Anonymousreply 23November 20, 2022 5:28 PM

The Belgium team often act needy and affectionate with each other so I rate them highly

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by Anonymousreply 24November 20, 2022 5:29 PM

My dark horse favorite is Uruguay.

by Anonymousreply 25November 20, 2022 5:31 PM

I would love to be a soccer team whore giving pleasure to those guys.

by Anonymousreply 26November 20, 2022 5:33 PM

R26=Jack Grealish

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by Anonymousreply 27November 20, 2022 5:38 PM

Go for it, R26, 30+ lusty nights in Qatar.

Can I have your stuff?

by Anonymousreply 28November 20, 2022 5:41 PM

LOL. The Ecuadorian fans inside the stadium are chanting "we want beer" in Spanish

by Anonymousreply 29November 20, 2022 5:48 PM

R29 lmao see this is why I love football. In what other realm of life can you be reasonably expected to and forgiven for demanding permission for a piss-up? True culture.

by Anonymousreply 30November 20, 2022 6:04 PM

Had no idea this is the first team hosting the World Cup to ever lose their first match. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch.

by Anonymousreply 31November 20, 2022 6:06 PM

I guess Qatar didn't send in their "super-player" weird mascot La'eeb as substitute, huh?

R31: I am reminded of how Uday Hussein punished his losing players, and pray those horrific times are behind us.

by Anonymousreply 32November 20, 2022 6:13 PM

Yanks up against Wales tomorrow, Reddit is going to be insufferable. And I mean that mainly from the other side, i.e. non-Americans bashing US fans simply for being what they naturally and inescapably are -- overly confident and opinionated and above all LOUD as fuck. Saw some of that today already. I wish people gave others space to be as obnoxious as they want to be, it's all just a bit of fun at the end of the day.

by Anonymousreply 33November 20, 2022 6:25 PM

R33 yeah, U.S. fans do tend to get caned every time they come to a big football tournament. Overly hostile and hypocritical I agree, but honestly, half the time I don't think it's that personal or meant grievously to offend.

It's more the way you banter off someone who isn't really in the 'inner circle' group, which N. America just aren't because their football culture isn't intense and entrenched and life-ruining like that of Europe or Britain or S. America. It's like having a dorky over-earnest noisy kid brother who wants to be included and get in the spirit.

And anyway, every single team gets like that with each other as the competition progresses. Bit catty, bit vicious. It's the game. Last Euros, some people were absolutely howling angry and emotionally ready to send their nearest pizza parlour up in the flames. But we move, and it's all fine. Just trading barbs, at the end of the day, and nothing to take deeply to heart.

I for one would be sorry to see N. America stop attending or playing because of abuse. The world honestly do appreciate their presence in the sport. But at the same time I think if they learned to embrace the back-and-forth for what it is, they'd get on better as a team and a fanbase.

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by Anonymousreply 34November 20, 2022 6:37 PM

just a little hilarious fyi: the ecuador goalscorer once faked an injury during a game because the police came into the stadium to arrest him for not paying child support

by Anonymousreply 35November 20, 2022 6:38 PM

r34 Agreed, and I love seeing them taking part in World Cups and hope the sport gets way more popular over there. Obviously won't happen with this shitty WC, but the 2026 one might genuinely move the needle in this regard. Just hoping it's not fucking Trump declaring the games open, which is the same fear I have for the 2028 Olympics.

by Anonymousreply 36November 20, 2022 7:04 PM

The Wales/U.S. fixture is going to be a cracking game, I have a feeling.

All respect to the U.S. and I have no wish to see them fail, but Wales deserve this opportunity and want it more than any other team. They need to progress.

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by Anonymousreply 37November 20, 2022 8:24 PM

US will win because they have the Lebron James of soccer.

by Anonymousreply 38November 20, 2022 8:31 PM

Reports coming in that James Maddison & Kyle Walker won't play for England against Iran tomorrow, due to niggles in training.

Hard to guess the exact team lineup for tomorrow. Most expect Mason Mount & Kalvin Philips respectively as the likely candidates to start in their place.

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by Anonymousreply 39November 20, 2022 8:38 PM

am getting dizzy like a schoolbitch crushing over Hendo. like just listening to him talk boring shop about the Iran game tomorrow is making me sweaty and lightheaded.

this man is xtian and married with kids ffs. plus i am not a 19-21 y.o. slimthicc influencer/instaho. so there is no shot for me, and i wish my traitorous body could accept the sad reality that i will never get an opportunity to taste that fruit or even look into those beautiful eyes fr. sigh

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by Anonymousreply 40November 20, 2022 11:15 PM

Ladies and gents, feel free to show public affection for each other in Qatar. You're sick in the head, but you may not get beheaded for it. Don't you feel better already?

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by Anonymousreply 41November 21, 2022 12:47 AM

^ Oh, I forgot: When you do show affection, don't do it with a beer in your hand though.

by Anonymousreply 42November 21, 2022 12:49 AM

Qatari fans and supporters left the stadium midgame lmao!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 43November 21, 2022 1:00 AM

R43 Definitely no "you will never walk alone" bunch.

by Anonymousreply 44November 21, 2022 1:04 AM

[quote] US will win because they have the Lebron James of soccer.

R38 who lol? TAA? He doesn't play for you and never will, though he was eligible for a U.S. callup if he wanted (his mother is a New Yorker).

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by Anonymousreply 45November 21, 2022 1:20 AM

Lol, someone(s) chose Qatar in the poll.

by Anonymousreply 46November 21, 2022 2:12 AM

Just learned that the Iran manager was just three months ago the manager for Egypt. Wtf? The previous manager for Iran was sacked really unfairly imo.

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by Anonymousreply 47November 21, 2022 2:16 AM

England has surprisingly good looking team. Some of those Persian men look good, too.

by Anonymousreply 48November 21, 2022 12:57 PM

I don’t think I can despise Fifa more than I do now.

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by Anonymousreply 49November 21, 2022 1:02 PM

I’m supporting Germany, Australia, Senegal, Brazil

by Anonymousreply 50November 21, 2022 1:03 PM

It’s nice that FIFA cleared England to take the knee after the armbands were banned.

by Anonymousreply 51November 21, 2022 1:05 PM

[quote] The captains of England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and Denmark will not wear "OneLove" armbands after FIFA made it clear they would be booked, the associations said in a joint statement on Monday. "You don't want the captain to start the match with a yellow card.

Only yellow card? I thought FIFA would have threatened them with putting the entire team on a plane and sending them home.

by Anonymousreply 52November 21, 2022 1:09 PM

That Iranian goal keeper’s nose is quite a big one to break 😬

by Anonymousreply 53November 21, 2022 1:12 PM

If you still don’t know why a Wirld Cup in Qatar is fucked up John Oliver lays it out

by Anonymousreply 54November 21, 2022 1:20 PM

Link here sorry:

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by Anonymousreply 55November 21, 2022 1:21 PM

R52 It is a big deal. Two yellow cards bring red card and ban from the next game. I agee, fuck Fifa!

by Anonymousreply 56November 21, 2022 1:32 PM

R53 it's ok his nosey was tenderly kissed by his teammate

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by Anonymousreply 57November 21, 2022 1:32 PM

FFS KANE WILL YOU FINISH ONE TIME

the two Harrys between them are trying to ruin my whole week and it's only lunchtime on a monday

by Anonymousreply 58November 21, 2022 1:34 PM

Jude starboy Jude GOAT Jude the only girl in the world xxxxxxx

make him Captain if not Hendo honestly. and also bring him to LFC

by Anonymousreply 59November 21, 2022 1:36 PM

R54 Thanx for the John Oliver link. What I don't understand is that what Oliver correctly pointed out was known from the get-go, especially kafala, which is the continuation of over a millennium of Muslim slavery. Why wait until it's too late to have an effect to highlight the horrors of Qatar and FIFA's woefully empty-headed decision.

by Anonymousreply 60November 21, 2022 1:39 PM

^^that was Bellingham's first international goal btw!!!!! Amazing for a lad who's only just turned 19 and only arrived at SGP a year and half ago. That's my son!!!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 61November 21, 2022 1:42 PM

Iran trying to blame Maguire for that conceded goal is it

try playing with him in your team lads then you'll know what true liability is lol

by Anonymousreply 62November 21, 2022 1:46 PM

England is crushing Iran

by Anonymousreply 63November 21, 2022 1:46 PM

Raz Sterling is the secret sauce that makes Kane so good. I said what I said

by Anonymousreply 64November 21, 2022 1:47 PM

Mans on TalkSport commentary just said "Three Lions scoreline" hahaha. Here in England we're honestly such oblivious shitbags when it comes to these competitions but we don't care!

by Anonymousreply 65November 21, 2022 1:52 PM

C'mon guys, take your cue from the ladies... I want to see 8 goals today

by Anonymousreply 66November 21, 2022 1:52 PM

^^love how this comment was #66. Very auspicious uno ;)

by Anonymousreply 67November 21, 2022 1:55 PM

Not watching, but I heard that the Iranian players refused to sing their national anthem. That's courage.

by Anonymousreply 68November 21, 2022 1:57 PM

Stones/Pickford in their own little lovebubble. Boys we know you have the hots for each other but can we have a bit less flirty backpassing and a bit more switched on defense? Ta loves

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by Anonymousreply 69November 21, 2022 1:59 PM

R68 True. Total silence.

by Anonymousreply 70November 21, 2022 2:15 PM

Is Iran throwing the game as an F-U to their government? I mean England is a good team but not AMAZING.

by Anonymousreply 71November 21, 2022 2:15 PM

[quote] his nosey was tenderly kissed by his teammate

So, this is how things unfold now? The only male on male affection in the Qatar world cup comes from two Muslims? The world is a complicated place.

by Anonymousreply 72November 21, 2022 2:21 PM

My takeaway from Qatar 2022 so far... Muslims aren't very at the footy are they?

Kidding aside, I have read the Iranian players have spoken out in support of Iranians against their government. As much as Iran to lose big because of their shit government, I feel for the players. Maybe maguire will pull off one of his patented donkey moves and Iran will score a consolation goal.

by Anonymousreply 73November 21, 2022 2:31 PM

Wow, maybe it really coming home this year.

by Anonymousreply 74November 21, 2022 2:32 PM

NO!!!! PICKERS!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 75November 21, 2022 2:36 PM

Haha, called it. Maguire loses his man, Iran have scored.

by Anonymousreply 76November 21, 2022 2:36 PM

also the Iranians were fucking with their subs on purpose to distract us the cunts

That’s any hope of a clean sheet run in tatters ToT

by Anonymousreply 77November 21, 2022 2:38 PM

Um excuse me we only have 10 men???

Not a fan of Dier (by name and by nature) but...he has done bits for England before. So he'll probably save the situation, embarrassing as it is.

by Anonymousreply 78November 21, 2022 2:40 PM

Finals…Brazil and Germany with Brazil winning.

England, as usual, goes nowhere.

by Anonymousreply 79November 21, 2022 2:42 PM

How does Rashy do that? He was a non-entity a year ago. Missed that crucial Euros penalty. Wasn't playing for England anymore until two weeks ago. Out of nowhere he's back??? Comeback King

by Anonymousreply 80November 21, 2022 2:43 PM

hello Jack my babygirl <3

can't wait for her to fall over and try to seduce an Iranian

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by Anonymousreply 81November 21, 2022 2:45 PM

comms: Jordan Pickford is absolutely furious

ah familiar territory...

by Anonymousreply 82November 21, 2022 2:51 PM

[quote] US will win because they have the Lebron James of soccer.

For the humor-impaired posters, this was a joke.

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by Anonymousreply 83November 21, 2022 2:55 PM

So relieved to be getting past Game 1. Sounds stupid because England usually do and it's expected, but you still feel anxious until it actually happens, don't you...

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by Anonymousreply 84November 21, 2022 3:00 PM

JACK! ANGEL!

That tap-in was for the rights of dumb bi sluts everywhere xxxxxx

by Anonymousreply 85November 21, 2022 3:02 PM

Freed from desire, mind and senses purified

Na-na-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na

Na-na-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na

Na-na-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na

Na-na-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na

by Anonymousreply 86November 21, 2022 3:04 PM

right then who's chanting jingle bells in the stadium I just wanna chat babes

by Anonymousreply 87November 21, 2022 3:09 PM

peno????? for a cheeky gay shirt tug???? yew fackin WOT

by Anonymousreply 88November 21, 2022 3:13 PM

There we go, 6-2.

by Anonymousreply 89November 21, 2022 3:13 PM

R88 = FEWMIN’

by Anonymousreply 90November 21, 2022 3:15 PM

^^^^

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by Anonymousreply 91November 21, 2022 3:17 PM

bleeeeggh dont play H a rry St yles songs thats fully ruining the vibe

by Anonymousreply 92November 21, 2022 3:19 PM

bukayo saka=youngest player for england ever to score a brace at the opening match of a wc😭💕😭

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by Anonymousreply 93November 21, 2022 3:28 PM

[quote]Freed from desire, mind and senses purified

I would like to request Boom Boom Boom

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by Anonymousreply 94November 21, 2022 3:37 PM

I know you all think he’s just a dumb slut but Jack’s actually a good guy.

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by Anonymousreply 95November 21, 2022 3:50 PM

R95 why can't Jack be both? Being a stupid whore doesn't have to be a negative!!!

Jacky is the sweetest sexiest prettiest loveliest one on Earth, and soooo special and precious and beloved to England fans actually xx

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by Anonymousreply 96November 21, 2022 3:56 PM

I want a Central or South American team to win, but not Brazil.

by Anonymousreply 97November 21, 2022 3:58 PM

The World Cup DJ must have been hired from an over-45s nightclub in Ibiza

by Anonymousreply 98November 21, 2022 4:01 PM

I would love Mexico to win. Failing that, I want Argentina just so we can see Emi Martinez hump the World Cup trophy.

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by Anonymousreply 99November 21, 2022 4:13 PM

R99 would be a such a massive laugh to see Argentina take it just to watch R0naldo lose what's left of his mind

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by Anonymousreply 100November 21, 2022 4:18 PM

I want to see Emi Martinez trash talking Neymar or Ronaldo before saving a crucial penalty.

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by Anonymousreply 101November 21, 2022 4:22 PM

Grant Wahl was detained just a little bit ago when trying to enter the stadium for the USA game.

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by Anonymousreply 102November 21, 2022 4:55 PM

Good old Grant, it’s always all about him!

by Anonymousreply 103November 21, 2022 4:58 PM

[quote] I know you all think he’s just a dumb slut but Jack’s actually a good guy.

The dumb sluts are always the most fun.

by Anonymousreply 104November 21, 2022 5:11 PM

For the record and fwiw, most England fans disagree with the decision to eschew the One Love armband.

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by Anonymousreply 105November 21, 2022 5:30 PM

[quote] The dumb sluts are always the most fun.

R104 fun and endearing and iconic

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by Anonymousreply 106November 21, 2022 5:32 PM

On serious side all my respects to Hajsafi for supporting protestors in Iran and the entire team following his lead.

by Anonymousreply 107November 21, 2022 6:08 PM

I'm excited to watch the first US match in the World Cup in a very long time. I'm also prepared to be disappointed.

by Anonymousreply 108November 21, 2022 6:30 PM

Okay, let’s see what Team USA is able to bring to the party. Wales has several excellent players. I wish soccer would become more popular in US.

by Anonymousreply 109November 21, 2022 6:56 PM

Wales supporters must feel the need to drink beer beer beer! Wow what a way to sing Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau!

by Anonymousreply 110November 21, 2022 6:58 PM

Ref to the captains right before the match: right lads be respectful and keep it clean. also remember theres VAR and cameras everywhere so tell your players don't foul

Joe Rodon at his first opportunity: *fouls someone right in front of the camera lmao*

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by Anonymousreply 111November 21, 2022 7:34 PM

Impeach the Ref!

USA! USA!

by Anonymousreply 112November 21, 2022 7:35 PM

Ramsey needs to create us some space in midfield, these lads are trying to bully us off the field..

by Anonymousreply 113November 21, 2022 7:35 PM

Fantastic goal to US!

by Anonymousreply 114November 21, 2022 7:37 PM

Cymru has done SO MUCH to get here so why are we looking so meek out there now? Didn't get here just to get *here* did we....

We're trying to cover touchline to touchline here :/

by Anonymousreply 115November 21, 2022 7:37 PM

We're baaaaack!

USA! USA!

by Anonymousreply 116November 21, 2022 7:38 PM

CER I GRAFFU PULISIC

Chelsea cunt >:(

by Anonymousreply 117November 21, 2022 7:39 PM

Fuck yeah!!!! Brilliant run by Pulisic! Good finish by Weah

by Anonymousreply 118November 21, 2022 7:40 PM

never a yellow come on now. ych a fi

by Anonymousreply 119November 21, 2022 7:42 PM

right get top shagger Kieffer on NOW

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by Anonymousreply 120November 21, 2022 7:43 PM

sorry how do the US have all this energy and drive? have you all been chaining Monster energy drinks or sth?

by Anonymousreply 121November 21, 2022 7:46 PM

Wales is playing a little dirty, no?

by Anonymousreply 122November 21, 2022 7:49 PM

Up the Welsh.

by Anonymousreply 123November 21, 2022 7:53 PM

Yr wyf yn trallodus ToT

50 minutes in yet we haven't won a second ball. Tournament football is built on that, not pretty footwork.

We can't get up the pitch, can't get out our final 3rd. U.S. have dominated possession so far, and when we have been in possession we've just given the ball away. Pam fod hyn yn digwydd i ni?

by Anonymousreply 124November 21, 2022 7:54 PM

Anyone know the approximate number of Americans in attendance? (Drinking on their behalf and asking for my bladder.)

by Anonymousreply 125November 21, 2022 7:55 PM

am highly conscious that USA are the only reason Putin and his mates haven’t smashed our (Britain's) back doors in yet so I’m going to keep a lot of my more venomous lagered up thoughts to myself but. let's be honest it's a 90 minute open season whenever USA meet England. the Lions just pick you off. so perhaps don't get too used to this yeah?

by Anonymousreply 126November 21, 2022 7:55 PM

This is the first US men’s team I’ve seen that isn’t a chore to watch. We don’t play at the level of the top European or South American teams, of course we don’t, but we finally have some speed and skill. I’m surprised.

by Anonymousreply 127November 21, 2022 7:56 PM

R127 yes full credit where it's due, mate. By your usual yardstick, this is the performance of a lifetime. If you keep this up for every game, you are a serious threat. Whatever the US coaching team has been doing for the last three years, it's bloody working wonders.

by Anonymousreply 128November 21, 2022 8:01 PM

it's just hit me i've worked it out

d'you know what's ruining this welsh team? the Tottenham effect. half the current starters play for that clowncar club. this is literally a Spursy showing

by Anonymousreply 129November 21, 2022 8:05 PM

farewell Dan my short king. hope this isn't your last game boyo

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by Anonymousreply 130November 21, 2022 8:09 PM

Um.. so... who's gay?

by Anonymousreply 131November 21, 2022 8:15 PM

R131 how can you be thinking about sex at a time like this????

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by Anonymousreply 132November 21, 2022 8:18 PM

Tim Ream is very much not Reem...

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by Anonymousreply 133November 21, 2022 8:22 PM

so many trash tats

by Anonymousreply 134November 21, 2022 8:23 PM

usa GK just saved a goal! yeah!

by Anonymousreply 135November 21, 2022 8:24 PM

grrrrr this half feels like torturous edging, like there's a Wales goal potentially coming with just a little...bit...more....

mor rhwystredig

by Anonymousreply 136November 21, 2022 8:26 PM

Funny that neither Ronaldo nor Messi have ever won a World Cup.

by Anonymousreply 137November 21, 2022 8:27 PM

has someone told Christian he's getting deported out the Prem if he doesn't win this? it's demonic this showing. he isn't half this good for Chelsky

by Anonymousreply 138November 21, 2022 8:33 PM

Pulisic is a cutie!

by Anonymousreply 139November 21, 2022 8:33 PM

Yeah, I'd eat his ass!

by Anonymousreply 140November 21, 2022 8:34 PM

Just let Ben Davies score. It’s an immutable rule of the game like a) you have to wear shorts b) don’t foul in the penalty box c) if Daddy Davies fancies a goal you get out the fucking way

by Anonymousreply 141November 21, 2022 8:39 PM

dumb cunt, penalty for wales

by Anonymousreply 142November 21, 2022 8:40 PM

well, at least I prepared myself to be disappointed

by Anonymousreply 143November 21, 2022 8:42 PM

GARETHHHHHHHHHHH SHAG ME RYDYCH CHI'N FRENIN SYDD MOR RHYW

by Anonymousreply 144November 21, 2022 8:43 PM

[quote]Cymru has done SO MUCH to get here so why are we looking so meek out there now? Didn't get here just to get *here* did we.... We're trying to cover touchline to touchline here :/

It's quite amusing that ITV have the very handsome Hal Robson Kanu to represent Wales as a pundit, when he has a former England youth international and only qualifies for Wales because his great grandmother gave birth to a daughter in Caerphilly.

And BBC have Ashley Williams, another English player with a Welsh grandparent.

At least Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are proper Welsh lads.

by Anonymousreply 145November 21, 2022 8:50 PM

This ref is handing out cards like parking tickets. Can we all just calm down

by Anonymousreply 146November 21, 2022 8:51 PM

Nine minutes of added time is dicey. Wales have a horrible habit of last minute concessions. Biting my nails down here...

by Anonymousreply 147November 21, 2022 8:54 PM

RyRen's hush bf Rob McElhenney is a neutral then is he?

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by Anonymousreply 148November 21, 2022 8:56 PM

Ethan Ampadu is another former England player who wasn't good enough for England so switched to Wales.

The Welsh goalkeeper is a fluent Welsh speaker but his life's experiences don't say much about the Welsh education system.

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by Anonymousreply 149November 21, 2022 8:56 PM

R149 if you want to go down that road, at least several of the England seniors are eligible for Ireland. Two of them (Jack & Declan) literally put on the green shirts and played for Ireland U21s.

A player doesn't have to declare fixed loyalty until they're in their twenties. They just want to play, can't blame them for going where they think their chances of success are best.

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by Anonymousreply 150November 21, 2022 9:00 PM

ohhhhhh a halfway line screamer would have been orgasmic. that's a shame

by Anonymousreply 151November 21, 2022 9:02 PM

I think England will top the group with ease and Wales will squeak through in second place. The USA are no pushovers, though.

by Anonymousreply 152November 21, 2022 9:09 PM

Mae breuddwyd y dreigiau yn dal yn fyw...

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by Anonymousreply 153November 21, 2022 9:10 PM

Fuck, a win would have been a cushion. Now the US has to win against Iran and all the pressure will be unbearable. Especially if US loses to England on Friday and Iran is a must win as the final game.

Imagine if Iran wins. Their shitty government will no doubt crow and cackle.

by Anonymousreply 154November 21, 2022 9:11 PM

[quote][R149] if you want to go down that road, at least several of the England seniors are eligible for Ireland. Two of them (Jack & Declan) literally put on the green shirts and played for Ireland U21s. A player doesn't have to declare fixed loyalty until they're in their twenties. They just want to play, can't blame them for going where they think their chances of success are best.

Yep, many players have dual heritage. Bukayo Saka could play for Nigeria if he wanted to. Michael Owen grew up in Wales but felt English, Ryan Giggs grew up in England but felt Welsh

I don't blame a player for making a career decision, but I find it grating when players who have no emotional or cultural links to a country makes a change based on the flimsiest of circumstances, especially when Wales prides itself on positioning itself as different to England.

by Anonymousreply 155November 21, 2022 9:12 PM

And it was penalty, so obvious. Idiotic tackle.

by Anonymousreply 156November 21, 2022 9:13 PM

A lot of the Ireland players, especially in the 80 and 90s were English with Irish parents or grandparents.

by Anonymousreply 157November 21, 2022 9:16 PM

This made me laugh

[quote]Moore was born in England and represented England C on a single occasion in 2016, however later chose to commit to Wales at senior international level.

[quote]Moore is eligible for the Wales national team through his paternal grandfather, who hailed from Llanrug. The Chinese Football Association, however, had tried to get contact with the hope to get Moore into the Chinese team, using the Chinese ancestry of his maternal great-grandfather, who hailed from Guangdong before migrating to Liverpool in the 1940s (although great-grandparent Is not a valid international qualification); Moore later arrived at Beijing to discuss the matter in 2019 but the move failed to materialise.

by Anonymousreply 158November 21, 2022 9:18 PM

So will going through to the next round come down to goal differences?

by Anonymousreply 159November 21, 2022 9:31 PM

LOL. Why did us United States fans expect anything different than what just happened?

by Anonymousreply 160November 21, 2022 9:32 PM

So the most likely results will be that both Wales and United States lose to England by a couple goals and win against Iran by a couple goals.

by Anonymousreply 161November 21, 2022 9:33 PM

Matt Turner is hot

by Anonymousreply 162November 21, 2022 9:34 PM

Sad news you may have missed: this morning, former Swiss international footballer Karim Gazzetta killed himself, at age 27.

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by Anonymousreply 163November 21, 2022 10:19 PM

I just read that. That is indeed sad.

by Anonymousreply 164November 21, 2022 10:25 PM

RIP

so sad

by Anonymousreply 165November 22, 2022 4:47 AM

Messi Messi Messi

by Anonymousreply 166November 22, 2022 10:21 AM

Ooof Argentina WTF? You are losing complete control in the second half. Embarrassing

by Anonymousreply 167November 22, 2022 11:21 AM

Every scorer from yesterday’s three matches had their first World Cup goal, which is unprecedented.

Weird but cool stat. And goes to show how difficult it usually is to get on the scoreboard for the World Cup as compared with other competitions.

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by Anonymousreply 168November 22, 2022 11:22 AM

I have a nasty feeling that the media and broadcasters are doing a good job getting their virtue signalling out of the way but once the tournament gets going people will quickly forget that literally thousands of poor people have died in order to hold this World Cup..

by Anonymousreply 169November 22, 2022 11:27 AM

Ooft just caught up with Group C. The first time Argentina have conceded once in 3 years and 36 games. Such an epic powerful win streak ended in a group stage match vs. a nothing country. That has to sting the pride and dent the enthusiasm a bit.

by Anonymousreply 170November 22, 2022 11:29 AM

Who knew there was so much black representation in the gulf nations

by Anonymousreply 171November 22, 2022 11:32 AM

Qataris launch authoritarian crackdown on pro-LGBT fans in rainbow hats: Officials tell supporters they are enforcing anti-gay laws 'for their own safety'. Fans wearing rainbow bucket hats or T-shirts are being turned away.

by Anonymousreply 172November 22, 2022 11:33 AM

Checked the score and initially thought I'd read it wrong! 2-1 to Saudi Arabia. Who'd have guessed?

by Anonymousreply 173November 22, 2022 11:40 AM

The Qataris regularly buy top athletes from other countries and their money is from oil, not from innovation or similar development.

by Anonymousreply 174November 22, 2022 11:42 AM

Both goals were Rodrigo de Paul’s fault (opinion I just made up)

Alvarez saves them all day btw😔

by Anonymousreply 175November 22, 2022 11:43 AM

Not watching the games live, but it looks from what I'm reading as if Scaloni was completely outplayed tactically, plus Saudi Arabia are a lot better than expected. I'll be really disappointed if Argentina goes out early.

by Anonymousreply 176November 22, 2022 11:43 AM

The Saudi coach is daddy male model hot.

by Anonymousreply 177November 22, 2022 11:44 AM

Argentina manager once lost West Ham a trophy? Always liked him yenno

by Anonymousreply 178November 22, 2022 11:44 AM

International football is just like here’s a man you’ve never heard of in your life and can’t even verify if he’s real. Tagliafico? Okay slay

by Anonymousreply 179November 22, 2022 11:46 AM

[quote]The Saudi coach is daddy male model hot

He's a former player from France. Big nose, big hose!

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by Anonymousreply 180November 22, 2022 11:50 AM

Why tf is Lisandro Martinez on the bench? Argentina need him or someone like him out there to create, strike fear, bring star quality.

by Anonymousreply 181November 22, 2022 11:54 AM

He was brought on, I think.

by Anonymousreply 182November 22, 2022 12:01 PM

The Saudi goalkeeper is the dog’s nuts

by Anonymousreply 183November 22, 2022 12:05 PM

Dang they just can’t score. Sad

by Anonymousreply 184November 22, 2022 12:06 PM

Tbf to Argentina all is not lost. During Italia ‘90 they lost their opening game to Cameroon yet still made it to the final.

by Anonymousreply 185November 22, 2022 12:06 PM

What a match! Both Saudi goals were stunning. This is why I watch the World Cup

by Anonymousreply 186November 22, 2022 12:10 PM

Bit torn emotionally on this result. On the one hand, ugh Golf State homophobe fundies. On the other, at least a few of the Argentinian squad play for Man City. So both are wretched and idc who wins.

by Anonymousreply 187November 22, 2022 12:10 PM

The Saudi goalkeeper was playing out of his mind

by Anonymousreply 188November 22, 2022 12:11 PM

Just woke up to see Saudi Arabia has beaten mighty Argentina. Shocker! Incredible.

Guess Argentina isn't going to win the world cup.

by Anonymousreply 189November 22, 2022 12:13 PM

Fuck me. One single game away from an all-time win streak record, and they get done by a team ranked 53rd with 20/1 odds. That’s the World Cup for you🤯

So this means France/Argentina Ro16 then?

by Anonymousreply 190November 22, 2022 12:16 PM

Probably not gonna bother following the other games live today (busy/tired/cba) so in advance come on you Mexicans come on you Danes cum(dog) on you Roos!!

by Anonymousreply 191November 22, 2022 12:22 PM

Do England fans still hate Argentina? Just a yank wondering

by Anonymousreply 192November 22, 2022 12:24 PM

[quote]Do England fans still hate Argentina? Just a yank wondering

Yes.

DIRTY CHEATING BASTARDS.

by Anonymousreply 193November 22, 2022 12:46 PM

R192 to this day my Dad in his sixties refers pejoratively to them only as ‘Argy Bargies’.

by Anonymousreply 194November 22, 2022 12:49 PM

You can't say they didn't deserve it. Played a really good match, so many instinctual flicks of the ball in the second half to defend their two goals from being tied. Messi looked like he was running out of ideas.

by Anonymousreply 195November 22, 2022 12:53 PM

A fun fact for those who are boycotting the matches.

A measure of just how SERIOUSLY countries take their football:

La guerra del fútbol; colloquial: Football War), also known as the Hundred Hours' War or 100 Hour War, was a brief military conflict fought between El Salvador and Honduras in 1969. Existing tensions between the two countries coincided with rioting during a 1970 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The war began on 14 July 1969 when the Salvadoran military launched an attack against Honduras. The Organization of American States (OAS) negotiated a cease-fire on the night of 18 July (hence "100 Hour War"), which took full effect on 20 July. Salvadoran troops were withdrawn in early August.

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by Anonymousreply 196November 22, 2022 12:56 PM

R195 Saudi defense was outstanding

by Anonymousreply 197November 22, 2022 12:58 PM

No fan of Saudi Arabia the country but these games will be much more interesting with surprises like this. Saudi Arabia played well.

by Anonymousreply 198November 22, 2022 1:24 PM

Is it just me, or is this public statement pretty brave? Being that outspoken against the Iranian government sounds pretty risky. The team will go home probably rather sooner than later, and I'm sure a lot of 'questioning' will be conducted. This and not singing the anthem... I'm in awe, really. Or am I overestimating the Iranian government's reach.

And others cannot even wear a fake armband.

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by Anonymousreply 199November 22, 2022 1:36 PM

[quote]I have a nasty feeling that the media and broadcasters are doing a good job getting their virtue signalling out of the way but once the tournament gets going people will quickly forget that literally thousands of poor people have died in order to hold this World Cup..

Well people here don’t care, why should the media?

by Anonymousreply 200November 22, 2022 1:49 PM

[quote]Or am I overestimating the Iranian government's reach.

Not at all. It puts them and their families in real danger.

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by Anonymousreply 201November 22, 2022 2:03 PM

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia:

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by Anonymousreply 202November 22, 2022 2:40 PM

Fox sports has replays on demand. But my fs app on roku keeps stopping every 5 minutes. Happy to discover Tubi also has free replays on demand.

by Anonymousreply 203November 22, 2022 2:49 PM

Rigged.

by Anonymousreply 204November 22, 2022 2:55 PM

Brazil is winning this WC!

pele looked weak and has cancer...sad last days

by Anonymousreply 205November 22, 2022 2:58 PM

manifesting the ugliest portugal loss in history!!!! i want 7-0 to ghana and a red card + broken leg for you know whom

by Anonymousreply 206November 22, 2022 3:00 PM

Blond Danes vs. dark Tunisians. Hot game.

by Anonymousreply 207November 22, 2022 3:02 PM

R206 It’s one thing not like someone but wishing him something bad is wrong.

by Anonymousreply 208November 22, 2022 3:03 PM

Messi just will not win a WC.... ever. Snake bitten but also annoying.

And now, Go El Tri!!! Meh - hee - co! Meh - hee - co!

by Anonymousreply 209November 22, 2022 3:04 PM

R208 am pretty sure the banter rule for world cups has been explained before but in case you missed it--no one actually means most of the rude cruel things they sling at players or teams during a tournament!!! its normal and acceptable in this window to slag each other off!!!!!!!! so you can calm your tits and stop moralistically whiteknighting for rich narcissistic men who could buy your life!!!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 210November 22, 2022 3:08 PM

That's what everyone says about Messi, he never does well when he plays for mexico. doesn't deserve the "greatest" title.

Pele is da best!

by Anonymousreply 211November 22, 2022 3:08 PM

R211, I meant his own country Argentina.

by Anonymousreply 212November 22, 2022 3:08 PM

The Saudi coach is hot! That's why they won.

by Anonymousreply 213November 22, 2022 3:09 PM

One fan said: 'Messi choked yet again. he is not winning this world cup.

A second quickly posted: 'Messi the greatest choke artist of all time for Argentina and big moments.

A third tweeted: 'Messi remains the biggest choke artist in international play. What a loser!

More fans chimed in by agreeing that the 35-year-old continues to choke when it comes to the international stage, having failed to win a World Cup in his illustrious career.

by Anonymousreply 214November 22, 2022 3:12 PM

oh my days i panicked seeing Eriksen trending 😭 glad to see it’s just people tweeting they’re happy he’s back at an international tournament

by Anonymousreply 215November 22, 2022 3:38 PM

Ah, Penaldo fans are out of hiding, I see. ;)

by Anonymousreply 216November 22, 2022 4:31 PM

BREAKING NEWS! Ronaldo to leave ManU with immediate effect!

by Anonymousreply 217November 22, 2022 5:46 PM

Wtf Argentina?

by Anonymousreply 218November 22, 2022 5:48 PM

Unsurprising.

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by Anonymousreply 219November 22, 2022 5:49 PM

R217 He needs to realize he's too old. Dude is nearly 40 yet complains on national tv that he's getting benched. Dude, fuck off. You're delusional. Just retire already.

by Anonymousreply 220November 22, 2022 5:51 PM

Adios, motherfucker!

by Anonymousreply 221November 22, 2022 5:53 PM

Any hots in the US team?

by Anonymousreply 222November 22, 2022 5:57 PM

Poland drew against Mexico so that makes things a bit easier for Argentina. Lewandowski had a penalty saved.

by Anonymousreply 223November 22, 2022 6:02 PM

Memo is truly Mexico's #1!

Ditto Pickford for England.

Love me some goalees.

by Anonymousreply 224November 22, 2022 6:08 PM

Seems like Memo has been there for El Tri for about 40 years. Saved Mexico's ass.... again.

by Anonymousreply 225November 22, 2022 7:41 PM

he did that interview just to get out of Man Utd. He hated the coach and the aging facilities. He's in fab shape and i think he can still play, maybe in a slow league like the Serie A. He turned down big money to play in the middle east.

by Anonymousreply 226November 22, 2022 7:50 PM

Whatever happened to the cute twink James Rodrigues of colombia? He was the fucking star a couple of world cups ago.

by Anonymousreply 227November 22, 2022 7:50 PM

R227 Twink is now over 30 and pretty much a has been... Greek club, after disappointing career in Spain, Germany and EPL.

Colombia did not make the WC this time. James (ha-mezz), will be seen lip synching in a gay bar in Medellin within a few years.

by Anonymousreply 228November 22, 2022 7:57 PM

France should be further ahead. The Australian defence isn't great. France will have to up their game if they want to defend their title.

by Anonymousreply 229November 22, 2022 8:23 PM

^ Okay, I take it back. France have well and truly woken up.

by Anonymousreply 230November 22, 2022 8:36 PM

[quote] Memo is truly Mexico's #1!

I love him so much. Guy stands on his head for 90-plus minutes and never has a hair out of place.

by Anonymousreply 231November 22, 2022 8:57 PM

And there’s always room for pics of Giroud.

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by Anonymousreply 232November 22, 2022 9:00 PM

Is this a 'handball offense' ?

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by Anonymousreply 233November 22, 2022 9:22 PM

Beautiful France, unbeatable still. What a team

by Anonymousreply 234November 22, 2022 9:26 PM

R232 yes! He looks hot and handsome year after year World Cup after WC. I have wanted him inside of me for years. And I think he looks hotter than before.

by Anonymousreply 235November 22, 2022 9:52 PM

Giroud isn't ugly but I don't like his tats. trash

by Anonymousreply 236November 22, 2022 9:54 PM

Adrien Rabot your pussy juice is ow you sey....le toxic waste

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by Anonymousreply 237November 22, 2022 10:00 PM

Leckie vs Vlaar square up....little bit of shithousing....bumping chests and heavy breathing....hmmmm yes points made i'm taking notes....

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by Anonymousreply 238November 22, 2022 10:02 PM

Nah, R233, Frenkie's just into that kind of thing.

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by Anonymousreply 239November 22, 2022 10:04 PM

[quote] Whatever happened to the cute twink James Rodrigues of Colombia? He was the fucking star a couple of World Cups ago.

Oh, that fella, yeah. Got eaten by lions, didn't he mate.

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by Anonymousreply 240November 22, 2022 10:06 PM

Looks as though France are going to break the curse of defending champions going out in the first round.

by Anonymousreply 241November 22, 2022 11:45 PM

slightly OT but big sexy Tyrone Mings living his best bicon life out on the golf course while his teammates all get heatstroke and blueballs locked in their guarded D0ha hotel rooms is sending me

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by Anonymousreply 242November 23, 2022 2:47 AM

Stevie G & Lampsy both interviewed about their thoughts on the World Cup first week, and ofc they think the same. MFEO.

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by Anonymousreply 243November 23, 2022 2:53 AM

tomorrow do we think ruben dias takes that weird overly competitive grunting alpha male status in the portugal national side or does that role still go to the currently unemployed senior citizen

by Anonymousreply 244November 23, 2022 12:22 PM

Crusty dusty sour old codgers Souness & Keane grit-teeth arguing about the venue while trying not to say anything too racialist or un-PC is the most uncomfy bit of TV you'll see this year.

Keano genuinely looks like he's been manning a ghostly pirate galleon for the last fifty years. Or like he's been hiding in a WWII spider-hole.

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by Anonymousreply 245November 23, 2022 1:11 PM

Ref checking Neuer's armband for signs of gayness. Get a fucking life FIFA

this may be the only time in history I'm rooting for the Germans in the football too so well fucking done on that

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by Anonymousreply 246November 23, 2022 2:05 PM

Not a vintage Japanese team. I'm hoping they can snatch a goal but the Germans are outplaying them.

by Anonymousreply 247November 23, 2022 2:14 PM

World Cup facilities: state of the art gym and arcade and hotel with all modcons

England nt: for fun let's put a fork on a table and see if we can roll a coin into the prongs

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by Anonymousreply 248November 23, 2022 2:31 PM

2nd half of Germany and Japan heated up! Japan leveled at 1-1. They have the momentum but Germany have had their shots too. Great game.

by Anonymousreply 249November 23, 2022 2:42 PM

Oh my word. Asano brings down a long pass just outside the box with the first touch of the gods. And smashes it from an acute angle on the right to make it Japan 2-1! What a goal.

by Anonymousreply 250November 23, 2022 2:48 PM

Japan beats Germany 2-1!!!!

by Anonymousreply 251November 23, 2022 2:49 PM

Fuck, 7 added minutes. Come on Japan! Another shocker!

by Anonymousreply 252November 23, 2022 2:53 PM

Germany are potentially in trouble if this is a result, Spain are in the same group. Unlike Germany, they are in good form right now.

by Anonymousreply 253November 23, 2022 2:57 PM

I hate the politics around this tournament but the games have been sensational

by Anonymousreply 254November 23, 2022 3:01 PM

Incredible comeback from Japan.

by Anonymousreply 255November 23, 2022 3:02 PM

France and England have been the best looking teams so far

by Anonymousreply 256November 23, 2022 3:02 PM

WTF has happened to German football in the last few years?

by Anonymousreply 257November 23, 2022 3:06 PM

65 min: Asano knocks the ball past Rudiger down the right and takes the big defender on in a footrace. Rudiger wins it, and showboats to boot, performing a couple of comic high-kicks while ushering the ball out for a goal kick in full flight.

by Anonymousreply 258November 23, 2022 3:09 PM

The squad is fucking old. do you know how old Muller is?!

by Anonymousreply 259November 23, 2022 3:13 PM

Rooting hysterically for Japan but respect to Germany for actually taking a stand.

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by Anonymousreply 260November 23, 2022 3:15 PM

Yeah, couldn't believe muller started. Is this his 8th world cup?

by Anonymousreply 261November 23, 2022 3:17 PM

^^mte like Japan are cute lil guys who try so hard and care so much plus I (Wenglish) don’t want to face the Krauts later on so ganbatte!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 262November 23, 2022 3:17 PM

R260 great moment, fuck Fifa

by Anonymousreply 263November 23, 2022 3:34 PM

You know what maybe we should have seen this coming when Germany couldn’t even beat flop era England who were losing 4-0 to Hungary in the nations league

by Anonymousreply 264November 23, 2022 3:57 PM

Müller isn't THAT old. At 33, he's younger than Ronaldo and Messi. This is his 4th World Cup.

by Anonymousreply 265November 23, 2022 4:06 PM

The mind is pretty tricky... my memory is that Muller has been around since the 80s... older than grandpa Memo.

Spain is the prettiest team - some of those boys are lovely. Also, France or Spain will win the WC... they look on a different level from other teams, watch England return to disappointing form on Friday and get only one point with US on Friday.

by Anonymousreply 266November 23, 2022 4:58 PM

is gerald pique in the team from Spain?

by Anonymousreply 267November 23, 2022 6:28 PM

R67 He retired completely from football this month. The current Spanish team are two generations younger than he.

by Anonymousreply 268November 23, 2022 6:35 PM

getting vexed with pedri and gavi solely because they look extremely annoying

sorry to laporte’s son but i don’t care for him or his weird little mate. back the playground lads off you pop

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by Anonymousreply 269November 23, 2022 7:07 PM

Oh Canada 🙄

by Anonymousreply 270November 23, 2022 7:11 PM

A chance for Canada to take the lead and set up another shocker, but Davies serves up a terrible penalty kick.

by Anonymousreply 271November 23, 2022 7:13 PM

no because that was going to be canada’s first ever world cup goal…that was soooooooo mean i'm genuinely gutted for my syrupy commonwealth mandem😭

by Anonymousreply 272November 23, 2022 7:15 PM

Spain looked superhuman though I suspect Costa Rica was abject more than anything. Embarrassing for them and concaaf.

by Anonymousreply 273November 23, 2022 7:15 PM

He took so long to take the penalty, you could sense the pressure. Not surprising that the penalty was so meek. The super cool penalty takers lash it into lower or upper corners and it doesn't matter if the keeper guesses correctly.

by Anonymousreply 274November 23, 2022 7:22 PM

R273, but you could tell that it wasn’t simply due to Costa Rica playing poorly. This Spain plays classic Spanish-style football, with all of those rapid short passes; they have a strong team identity.

by Anonymousreply 275November 23, 2022 7:38 PM

I know they all hate laporte at Spain but they have to put up with him bc who the fuck else are they meant to play at centre back

by Anonymousreply 276November 23, 2022 7:43 PM

no way did this commentator just say that ‘vertonghen is extraordinarily not the oldest man on the pitch’

fr though jan is so hot these Canada players are all jealous of the size of his massive cock

by Anonymousreply 277November 23, 2022 7:44 PM

I can't stand Vertongten. Is talent at the cb position that bad for Belgium. Can't believe Martinez is still starting the traffic cone.

by Anonymousreply 278November 23, 2022 7:49 PM

R272 Canada isn't playing bad at all. I'm sad for them. Typical that they would miss the penalty. It's even worse considering they were cheated out of a world cup attandance last time. They only needed to win against fucking Honduras, they were the favorites then fucked it all up. Ugh. I'm still pissed about it. Their first world cup showing in like 50 years and it's in fucking Qatar. Shame.

by Anonymousreply 279November 23, 2022 7:52 PM

btw Happy 26th birthday to England's James 'Madders' Maddison!

Good time to have a birthday, surrounded by mates in a hot country with a whole two days off before the next game.

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by Anonymousreply 280November 23, 2022 7:52 PM

R275, yes and that is why teams would play the Spanish teams from 2008 and on very tight. It was boring to watch but then at worst you lose 1 or 2 nil. Playing Spain that wide open when you're a minnow is suicidal.

by Anonymousreply 281November 23, 2022 7:53 PM

This is this Belgian generation's last real chance at winning a major tournament, but it won't happen if they carry on playing like this.

by Anonymousreply 282November 23, 2022 7:56 PM

My one wish is for Canada to score this world cup. Just one goal. Pretty please. I don't want them to go home goalless. They are better than that. I'm not saying they are anywhere near good enough to win the world cup, or to even advance from the group stages, but they're definitely good enough to score one fucking goal during the cup. There are worse teams competing... *cough* Costa Rica *cough*. For fucks sakes Canada showed a lot of promise against Belgium today, one of the stronger teams! A goal should be possible before flying home.

by Anonymousreply 283November 23, 2022 7:56 PM

Belgium in general fuck off but I must say that Dries Mertens is a very hilarious fella on the socials

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by Anonymousreply 284November 23, 2022 8:00 PM

We all want Canada to score but for fuck sakes, they can't get the ball into the box from a corner.

That short pass was a little too short, Davies.

by Anonymousreply 285November 23, 2022 8:18 PM

And now a delivery far too long from a corner. What a waste.

by Anonymousreply 286November 23, 2022 8:51 PM

this world cup so far is like “penalties, yellow cards, offsides”…where are my babygirls red card and own goal?

by Anonymousreply 287November 23, 2022 8:59 PM

Belgium might be taking Ls left and right but they got that Flavortown-lookin ass uniform

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by Anonymousreply 288November 23, 2022 9:06 PM

Canada surprise me today with how well they played against a very good European team.

by Anonymousreply 289November 23, 2022 9:07 PM

de bruyne embarrassing himself on the international stage oh ho ho how i have prayed for times like these

hope pep saw a clip of that checking his phone out on the golf course with dictat0rs and whomever

by Anonymousreply 290November 23, 2022 9:27 PM

Canadian men are hot, yet gentle. I volunteer to console them.

by Anonymousreply 291November 23, 2022 10:07 PM

Japan left the locker room spotless after their win against Germany. Japanese fans even picked up trash in the stadium...

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by Anonymousreply 292November 24, 2022 12:44 AM

Feel so proud about the US. It feels like we're finally in an upward trajectory in the sport, When we get more youth interested in the next 8 years, we will be contenders to win it all.

by Anonymousreply 293November 24, 2022 4:07 AM

Vivian Vance, silly!

by Anonymousreply 294November 24, 2022 4:08 AM

Canada - always the disappointment. Seriously, why can they NEVER perform on the big stage? They fail time and time again. They should have scored on that penalty and made it a draw against Belgium. Instead they failed and lost. Shame.

by Anonymousreply 295November 24, 2022 6:36 AM

The Spanish team has to be the hottest in this world cup. There are at least 4 or 5 guys on that team who are gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 296November 24, 2022 8:23 AM

R288, you made my day.

by Anonymousreply 297November 24, 2022 8:24 AM

Gavi on team Spain is so cute🥰

by Anonymousreply 298November 24, 2022 12:17 PM

[quote]Japan left the locker room spotless after their win against Germany. Japanese fans even picked up trash in the stadium...

It's a cultural thing. When I attended a baseball game in Japan, the ushers passed trash bags down each aisle and the fans put their trash in the bag, cleaning the venue before they left.

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by Anonymousreply 299November 24, 2022 2:33 PM

Japanese supporters displaying respect for self and for others by example. Pay attention to their invaluable message, World, and pass it on.

Giving thanks today (a/k/a Happy Thanksgiving).

Peace.

by Anonymousreply 300November 24, 2022 3:51 PM

Hot handsome very emotional Ronaldo crying during national anthem

by Anonymousreply 301November 24, 2022 3:56 PM

^ That rapist?

by Anonymousreply 302November 24, 2022 4:03 PM

can’t get over the Sonny/Benty video. Holding hands and an arm around the waist and even a little butt pat, in the MIDDLE OF THE GAME, though you are on OPPOSING TEAMS, you are playing a game of football AGAINST each other, in the WORLD CUP, you are ENEMIES right now… have some couth

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by Anonymousreply 303November 24, 2022 4:10 PM

Entire South America flops. NID. The south american teams aren't that good anymore, with the exception of Brazil.

by Anonymousreply 304November 24, 2022 4:24 PM

R304 Keep your eye on Ecuador.

by Anonymousreply 305November 24, 2022 4:26 PM

Uruguay barely qualified. Suarez is slow, he shouldn't be starting.

by Anonymousreply 306November 24, 2022 4:40 PM

sorry to my other lfc girlies but it's cute you thought darwin would do bits in this tournament. YES his hair is glorious and i love him for us at prem level but. come on now

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by Anonymousreply 307November 24, 2022 5:08 PM

R302, he's a homo. Homos don't rape women.

by Anonymousreply 308November 24, 2022 5:11 PM

Whoa. Ronaldo scores a penalty--and then Ghana equalizes. SCENES!

by Anonymousreply 309November 24, 2022 5:34 PM

And Portugal scores two more. It was a plodding game until about ten minutes ago.

by Anonymousreply 310November 24, 2022 5:39 PM

I miss big dick Jack Wilshere

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by Anonymousreply 311November 24, 2022 6:03 PM

yeah, I love it when they have white shorts. lots to see.

by Anonymousreply 312November 24, 2022 6:21 PM

brazil up next! How many times Neymar gonna dive?

by Anonymousreply 313November 24, 2022 6:46 PM

stadium is fucking empty!

by Anonymousreply 314November 24, 2022 6:46 PM

R313 minutes in and he's already on the floor ffs

This will be the most traffic lighty game because the Brazilians just want everyone to bow down to them and let them cheat while Serbians are hard as nails

by Anonymousreply 315November 24, 2022 7:23 PM

Alisson’s moustache is a jump scare, a trigger warning, and a hate crime all in one :/

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by Anonymousreply 316November 24, 2022 7:24 PM

R311 yeah tbf looking back Wheelchair was quite fit and could be a right laugh.

That said he didn't have much going for him except cakes. Anyway, we've upgraded our team Jack a couple of times since him.

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by Anonymousreply 317November 24, 2022 7:24 PM

R316 maybe I’m a weirdo, but I like it. I like a fat mustache.

by Anonymousreply 318November 24, 2022 7:25 PM

The world needs to follow suit:

The Japanese fans also picked up Ecuadorian and Qatari flags that had been left on the ground and stated that the country's symbols "command respect."

Of course, there are always the critics:

This being the age of social media, there is always criticism to be found and one user was quick to point out that the Japanese fans appeared to be using plastic bags to collect the rubbish. “It’s great but look at the amount of plastic waste there is!” chrispeel28 tweeted. “Their efforts are almost immediately undone by the damage the single use plastics they are clearing all of the other single use plastics into! Lovely sentiment but execution missed, perhaps not their fault.”

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by Anonymousreply 319November 24, 2022 7:28 PM

serbian goalkeeper on demon time 💀

what is it with goalies these past couple of internationals? all caught fire lately

by Anonymousreply 320November 24, 2022 7:39 PM

R313 yo Ney...sunny innit?

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by Anonymousreply 321November 24, 2022 7:43 PM

Serbia nt: beaten kicked pulled over etc

Ref: I miss the part where that is my problem

by Anonymousreply 322November 24, 2022 8:02 PM

Interesting trivia: many Brazil fans, particularly the young l iberal-leaning contingent, are politically eschewing the classic & iconic yellow national team shirt for the newer blue.

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by Anonymousreply 323November 24, 2022 8:12 PM

R323 Yellow representative of support for that creep Bolsonaro... Neymar supported him (and loose with homophobic prattle..). I hate Neymar anyway.

by Anonymousreply 324November 24, 2022 8:16 PM

Mason Mount looking very cute and sparkly and pocket-sized on TalkSPORT. Seems cool, collected.

The liquid replacement regime the England boys are on to cope with the sweat & the heat sounds fucking horrendous, though.

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by Anonymousreply 325November 24, 2022 8:28 PM

It's Richarlison's solo show. Neymar is screaming inside.

by Anonymousreply 326November 24, 2022 8:38 PM

Richarlison's second goal was the best of the tournament so far.

by Anonymousreply 327November 24, 2022 10:27 PM

Is Ronaldo gay? Straight? Bi? I've lost track.

by Anonymousreply 328November 24, 2022 10:28 PM

^A huge a gay pain in the arse!

by Anonymousreply 329November 24, 2022 11:16 PM

[quote] It's Richarlison's solo show. Neymar is screaming inside.

Neymar is Bolsonaro fascist and Richarlison, while not openly supporting Luka, hates Bolsonaro and supports social justice causes. And he’s not a God botherer like so many of them. I thought he was a twat at Everton but converted now. A good human off the pitch.

by Anonymousreply 330November 25, 2022 12:30 AM

usa vs england tomorrow is everyone ready to be irritating insufferable unpalatable and generally unpleasant to be around

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by Anonymousreply 331November 25, 2022 1:58 AM

USA fans are just hoping this Wales/Iran match ends in a draw

by Anonymousreply 332November 25, 2022 11:08 AM

If Iran plays like this in their next match then the USA will struggle to get a point out of it. USA has to be kicking themselves for giving up that equalizer in Match 1

by Anonymousreply 333November 25, 2022 11:23 AM

So the USA has to win against Iran early next week and has to keep the goal difference in the England game to less than four and they'll finish second in the group (barring any epic collapse from England).

by Anonymousreply 334November 25, 2022 12:12 PM

Serbia deserved to lose. Pro-Russian assholes.

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by Anonymousreply 335November 25, 2022 1:33 PM

Was lazing about and lying in this morning (early start on the weekend/emotionally prepping for England and a hangover later) and so completely missed and forgot about streaming my Wales boys playing early, let alone commenting along.

Probably for the best it passed me by, I’d be feeling very kmsy right now if I’d actually seen that defeat. Aeth y sefyllfa o ddrwg i waeth—a grievous error from the keeper, and two late goals from Iran (one of which looked offside, to me anyway, looking at the highlights) is no way to exit a tournament opportunity we’ve wanted and needed for half a century. It’s wrong and it’s cruel is what it is.

Roedd hi wedi canu ar Cymru. Teg edrych tuag adref...

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by Anonymousreply 336November 25, 2022 1:41 PM

Two gay hating countries where homosexuality is illegal are playing now. It's impossible to choose which one to root for. I guess Senegal is the lesser of the two evils.

by Anonymousreply 337November 25, 2022 1:43 PM

All I wanted was an England-Wales 1-2 and instead I got mi capten Bale crying on my tv :(((

no point to this now just give Brazil the cup tonight and end it early so everyone can forget about this mess of a year and go back to Xmas drudgery and the regular Prem aye

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by Anonymousreply 338November 25, 2022 1:48 PM

R337 yeah at least Senegal haven’t bribed FIFA (yet) and their people are mostly impoverished and trying their best rather than abusive greedy slav ers

Also the Senegalese speak french which is a beautiful language

by Anonymousreply 339November 25, 2022 1:51 PM

Poor Wales. Looks as though Euro 2016 really was a fluke.

by Anonymousreply 340November 25, 2022 3:20 PM

Neymar will miss two games due to an ankle injury.

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by Anonymousreply 341November 25, 2022 3:21 PM

Qatar is out of the World Cup after losing to Senegal. I think Qatar may be the first host nation to ever be knocked out in the first round, actually.

by Anonymousreply 342November 25, 2022 3:25 PM

As an Australian who never wants to hear Three Lions again, let me say the following…

USA! USA!

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by Anonymousreply 343November 25, 2022 6:39 PM

just saw the starting line up on camera, one of the guys pings to me from USA. the blonde (dyed) hair guy. gonna catch his number later.

by Anonymousreply 344November 25, 2022 6:57 PM

[quote]As an Australian who never wants to hear Three Lions again, let me say the following…

How about this one?

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by Anonymousreply 345November 25, 2022 7:02 PM

Wait! England, facing the U.S., takes a knee, but the gesture is not mutual? Fuck that shit!

God bless the king. Go England!

by Anonymousreply 346November 25, 2022 7:10 PM

^God save the king.

by Anonymousreply 347November 25, 2022 7:13 PM

US needs to get it’s act together if they want to stay in the game.

by Anonymousreply 348November 25, 2022 7:15 PM

Knee taking has been part of a whole effort of anti-racism and pro-equality activism by the English Football Association, which has naturally been very unpopular with certain sections of the population.

As of earlier this year they have ceased to do it prior to all matches and only on special occasions.

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by Anonymousreply 349November 25, 2022 7:17 PM

number 8 has clown hair for the USA. dumb cunt wasted chance

by Anonymousreply 350November 25, 2022 7:26 PM

[quote]As of earlier this year they have ceased to do it prior to all matches and only on special occasions.

R349: I've seen PL teams taking a knee consistently this season.

As you were. Enjoy the match. Peace.

God save the king.

by Anonymousreply 351November 25, 2022 7:32 PM

selfish cunt from the USA should have passed the ball.

by Anonymousreply 352November 25, 2022 7:41 PM

The captains decided to reserve taking the knee for special occasions in August

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by Anonymousreply 353November 25, 2022 8:08 PM

I am enjoying America’s scrappiness.

by Anonymousreply 354November 25, 2022 8:09 PM

the guy who pings to me wears number 2 jersey for USA

by Anonymousreply 355November 25, 2022 8:48 PM

Sergino Dest

by Anonymousreply 356November 25, 2022 8:56 PM

USA wins 0-0!!!

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by Anonymousreply 357November 25, 2022 8:57 PM

Group B all comes down to next Tuesday. Anyone could still drop out. If the USA wins against Iran they are through to the next round.

by Anonymousreply 358November 25, 2022 9:54 PM

Wales are, to all intents and purposes, out. England will almost certainly make the last sixteen, although they will not necessarily top the group.

Looking forward to Mexico v Argentina tomorrow! Argentina have something to prove.

by Anonymousreply 359November 25, 2022 10:02 PM

Argentina ain't gonna do shit. Mexico will win!

by Anonymousreply 360November 26, 2022 12:44 AM

I want to see Mexico win but it would be a sad and embarrassing loss for Messi.

by Anonymousreply 361November 26, 2022 2:17 PM

R361 Agreed, pulling for El Tri, and/but if Argentina lose it will an epic fail, AGAIN, for the man who once was the world's greatest player. Astonishing.

by Anonymousreply 362November 26, 2022 3:37 PM

Canada may have one of the hottest teams of the tournament

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by Anonymousreply 363November 26, 2022 6:03 PM

Not impressed by them, R363.

by Anonymousreply 364November 26, 2022 6:19 PM

Most western European countries (England, Wales, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany) have teams that show the impact of immigration - great diversity of players, or even the majority players of color - then there are countries that show the old "national characteristics" - Denmark, Poland, Serbia, Croatia... watching France play and defeat Denmark demonstrated this.

I know Denmark has immigrants and the children of immigrants. Is there something essentially racist about some countries?

France really does look like they can win again. Perhaps only Brazil looks as good so far. England was exposed by being tied by a fairly mediocre US.

by Anonymousreply 365November 26, 2022 6:20 PM

Poland, Croatia, and Serbia are almost all white. Now Poland has even more white people (Ukrainians).

by Anonymousreply 366November 26, 2022 6:23 PM

R366 Explain Denmark. I've worked in Copenhagen - there are a lot of immigrants. The team is completely white.

by Anonymousreply 367November 26, 2022 6:27 PM

I kinda feel like USAvsIran will end in a draw with England and Iran advancing out of the group

by Anonymousreply 368November 26, 2022 6:44 PM

Messi, finally.

by Anonymousreply 369November 26, 2022 9:31 PM

Some of the referees are very handsome. Fit daddies in their forties.

by Anonymousreply 370November 26, 2022 11:45 PM

I wouldn't count Denmark out just yet. I think they have a decent chance of beating Australia, in which case they'll progress to the next round (unless by some miracle Tunisia beat France).

by Anonymousreply 371November 26, 2022 11:59 PM

Go Canada!

by Anonymousreply 372November 27, 2022 3:57 PM

Glad Canada finally got their World Cup goal.

by Anonymousreply 373November 27, 2022 4:26 PM

I see USSoccer has started an international incident by altering Irans flag on one of their posts ahead of Tuesdays match. Iran's government is asking FIFA to punish the USA team by banning them for at least 10 matches

by Anonymousreply 374November 27, 2022 5:01 PM

The Biden administration has been forced to come out and make a statement that they had no part in creating or approving the post. That is probably harder to understand in the many countries where the national teams are supported by the government. Here in the US the government has nothing to do with funding or running any sports

by Anonymousreply 375November 27, 2022 5:04 PM

R372 Go home Canada

Go to top Croatia!

by Anonymousreply 376November 27, 2022 6:03 PM

Bye bye Canada. Croatia are not suffering from Belgium's fatigue.

by Anonymousreply 377November 27, 2022 6:04 PM

Belgium fatigue? Then they are not the winning material. Canada is not a big team, while Croatia was 2nd in the world in last world championship, they were 3rd in world too and they are a small football force.

by Anonymousreply 378November 27, 2022 6:47 PM

Tom Brady roots for Croatia.

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by Anonymousreply 379November 27, 2022 9:33 PM

The most handsome team.

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by Anonymousreply 380November 27, 2022 9:50 PM

Spanish team is way hotter than the Croatians.

by Anonymousreply 381November 27, 2022 9:52 PM

What's a round robin?

by Anonymousreply 382November 27, 2022 9:55 PM

No way, Spanish footballers are ugly ever since that pretty Torres has retired.

by Anonymousreply 383November 27, 2022 9:56 PM

Italians would be cute, but they stayed at home

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by Anonymousreply 384November 27, 2022 10:01 PM

veratti has amazing eyes. I've looked right in them in person. too bad he's kinda short. but Many hot past Italian players are super hot!

by Anonymousreply 385November 28, 2022 7:14 PM

Marcos Asencio from Spain is very hot!

by Anonymousreply 386November 28, 2022 7:15 PM

Are the Italians still smoking? Gigi is a smoker, he's retired by now right?

by Anonymousreply 387November 28, 2022 7:15 PM

His taking credit for this purloined goal is why we hate ronaldo.

by Anonymousreply 388November 28, 2022 8:19 PM

predictions for tomorrow? I see a scoreless draw between USA and Iran.

by Anonymousreply 389November 29, 2022 3:03 AM

FUCK IRAN! EYE-RAN!

by Anonymousreply 390November 29, 2022 3:52 PM

i'm hoping Senegal holds on

by Anonymousreply 391November 29, 2022 4:08 PM

Senegal cikanam!

by Anonymousreply 392November 29, 2022 4:24 PM

The Qatarites seem upset that their blood money can’t buy goals.

by Anonymousreply 393November 29, 2022 4:35 PM

[quote]I see a scoreless draw between USA and Iran.

Yep, this seems almost inevitable, doesn't it?

Too bad about Ecuador, I thought they were a genuine dark horse that could do a deep run in the tournament.

by Anonymousreply 394November 29, 2022 5:15 PM

Congratulations to Sénegal, first African nation to the round of 16

by Anonymousreply 395November 29, 2022 5:54 PM

So Tom Brady is a traitor like his Orange Anus?

by Anonymousreply 396November 29, 2022 5:57 PM

Here we go. USA v Iran

by Anonymousreply 397November 29, 2022 7:10 PM

Weah is the best player for the US right now

by Anonymousreply 398November 29, 2022 7:25 PM

CCV is thicc!!

by Anonymousreply 399November 29, 2022 7:33 PM

It is all USA in the first half but they just can't put it in the net

by Anonymousreply 400November 29, 2022 7:36 PM

When Pulisic did put it into the net, he got kicked in the balls

by Anonymousreply 401November 29, 2022 7:41 PM

Pulisic scores!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 402November 29, 2022 7:41 PM

Weah is good but his decision making is just slightly off over the last 15 minutes

by Anonymousreply 403November 29, 2022 7:47 PM

USA's looking good, but they've got to work on their finishing. So many chances, just one goal.

by Anonymousreply 404November 29, 2022 7:54 PM

Which one of the American boys is DL approved?

by Anonymousreply 405November 29, 2022 7:58 PM

To me, the US men's team all look like boys or Phish concert-goers.

by Anonymousreply 406November 29, 2022 8:00 PM

Do we know if any of them are horny or slutty?

by Anonymousreply 407November 29, 2022 8:08 PM

Pulisic has been subbed out for the second half 😬

by Anonymousreply 408November 29, 2022 8:10 PM

The US looking a little bit out of sync in the first few minutes of the first half and Iran is getting more chances.

by Anonymousreply 409November 29, 2022 8:15 PM

Iran desperately trying to get a penalty kick

by Anonymousreply 410November 29, 2022 9:04 PM

So sorry, Eye-Ran! So very sorry, Eye-Ran. Very very sorry, Eye-Ran.

I'm NOT sorry, you whiney little bitch!

by Anonymousreply 411November 29, 2022 9:10 PM

WTF made Iran think they could get a penalty kick at the end? Nothing happened. Sheer desperation.

by Anonymousreply 412November 29, 2022 9:21 PM

R412 Kind of standard for that position - losing, seconds left.

What an exciting game. Pulisic, such promise a few years ago and disappointing so consistently with Chelsea and the USMNT, came through. It was a perfect touch. Epic hero time (especially if the US can win one or two more games). Apparently abdomen injury, was taken to the hospital.

The US has players with talent who make poor decisions, wilt under pressure. Not today. Adams, the captain, is so solid.

And for the "DL approved" pretty boy, I nominate goalie Matt Turner.

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by Anonymousreply 413November 29, 2022 9:54 PM

R413 Matt Turner's eyes are lovely and he used to be a drama kid. Perfect DL cat nip.

by Anonymousreply 414November 29, 2022 9:57 PM

It's just a 'penalty', dear Americans; you don't need the 'kick'. It's implied in the correct name of the sport.

by Anonymousreply 415November 29, 2022 10:00 PM

Rashy got two goals for England! England beats Wales 3-0! Go England!

by Anonymousreply 416November 29, 2022 10:10 PM

[quote] It's just a 'penalty', dear Americans; you don't need the 'kick'. It's implied in the correct name of the sport.

There’s more to the world than just jolly ole England, you inbred.

by Anonymousreply 417November 29, 2022 10:13 PM

^^ Wrong country, septic.

by Anonymousreply 418November 29, 2022 10:15 PM

R415 Soccer!! Soccer! IT'S SOCCER!

by Anonymousreply 419November 29, 2022 10:19 PM

wait, so puslisic is injured?

by Anonymousreply 420November 29, 2022 10:28 PM

as he was scoring, he took the goalkeepers knee and boot right in his abdomen. He struggled on for another few minutes and was subbed at half time and transported to the hospital.

by Anonymousreply 421November 29, 2022 10:31 PM

Good news! He just sent out a message from his hospital bed.

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by Anonymousreply 422November 29, 2022 10:33 PM

Pulisic was holding his balls and dick while he was on the ground for an extended period of time. It looked like a groin hit that they're just referring to as "abdominal injury"

by Anonymousreply 423November 29, 2022 10:37 PM

i cannot stand Alexi Lalas

by Anonymousreply 424November 29, 2022 11:08 PM

Yikes! Hope the dude didn’t lose his future kids in the win 😲

by Anonymousreply 425November 29, 2022 11:12 PM

Who here has had him?

by Anonymousreply 426November 29, 2022 11:17 PM

[quote]i cannot stand Alexi Lalas

He is truly the asshole of these World Cup presentations. Who hired the has-been Lalas, the humorless Black woman former footballer, and the bottle-brassy blonde skank who hosts the evening program? Sheesh!

by Anonymousreply 427November 29, 2022 11:22 PM

I also hate this woman commentator. She is horrible. She is a former player, don't know her name but I wish she would just shut the fuck up and let the English guy do the commentating.

by Anonymousreply 428November 29, 2022 11:45 PM

Where is Italy?

by Anonymousreply 429November 30, 2022 12:20 AM

R429 they didn't qualify for the tournament

by Anonymousreply 430November 30, 2022 12:33 AM

I watch in Spanish because I love the drama and catty commentary.

by Anonymousreply 431November 30, 2022 12:34 AM

[quote] WTF made Iran think they could get a penalty kick at the end? Nothing happened. Sheer desperation.

The desperation probably has something to do with the outlook that they all get tortured, then shot, once they enter Iranian soil again. Kinda makes them want to stay in the World Cup as long as possible.

by Anonymousreply 432November 30, 2022 12:53 AM

yeah, plus the whole team didn't sing the national anthem in the previous match. they probably gonna die now...

by Anonymousreply 433November 30, 2022 1:14 AM

R433 Hypervigilance... I mean 2/3 of the US players didn't sing the SSB today. And 1/2 of the Iranian players did sing today.

I loved the clip they showed of the Iranian reporter correcting US captain Tyler Adams' pronunciation of Iran and then baiting him about US racism. Shrewd, kind, classy answer. Adams should run for office some day... that cool-under-fire grace can't be taught.

by Anonymousreply 434November 30, 2022 1:52 AM

Football legend Pele, 82, is hospitalised over 'swelling all over and heart failure issues, with chemotherapy for cancer not working' as he 'struggles to eat' with his wife by his side for tests in Sao Paulo

by Anonymousreply 435November 30, 2022 4:41 PM

The ginger commentator is annoying but I would probably still service him. I have a thing for tall gingers.

by Anonymousreply 436November 30, 2022 4:46 PM

Good job, Australia!

by Anonymousreply 437November 30, 2022 5:17 PM

I'll be rooting for Saudi Arabia today

by Anonymousreply 438November 30, 2022 5:17 PM

Denmark had no business being there

by Anonymousreply 439November 30, 2022 5:32 PM

R439 Unclear in what sense you mean this. FIFA #10 team (above Germany, Croatia, Mexico, Switzerland), and almost won the last European Championship. They just couldn't finish with goals while playing well.

Similarly Mexico... always so talented EXCEPT they just don't finish with goals. I predict they will dominate the game today and lose 1-0.

by Anonymousreply 440November 30, 2022 5:56 PM

World Cunt Championship

by Anonymousreply 441November 30, 2022 6:07 PM

I wonder if any of Team Iran took the opportunity to defect?

by Anonymousreply 442November 30, 2022 7:14 PM

I would gladly take them in, R442.

by Anonymousreply 443November 30, 2022 7:16 PM

that was not a penalty

by Anonymousreply 444November 30, 2022 7:39 PM

R442 I think Iran and Qatar have a pretty close relationship. I don't think they could defect there.

by Anonymousreply 445November 30, 2022 8:07 PM

They can't defect, their families in Iran would be slaughtered.

by Anonymousreply 446November 30, 2022 8:11 PM

That possibility exists regardless, R446.

I'm uncertain as to protocol for defection, but it may not be limited to the "host" nation. Let's leave it to another thread.

Mexico comes alive!!!!

by Anonymousreply 447November 30, 2022 8:19 PM

México! México!

Come let’s go !!

by Anonymousreply 448November 30, 2022 8:32 PM

Mexico won't make it. Poland and Mexico has the same number of points but Poland has less yellow cards so they will move through to the last 16

by Anonymousreply 449November 30, 2022 8:33 PM

Does the player in the hospital need his groin and pelvis massaged?

by Anonymousreply 450November 30, 2022 8:34 PM

Yes Saudi!

by Anonymousreply 451November 30, 2022 8:57 PM

Argentina played beautifully today

by Anonymousreply 452November 30, 2022 9:03 PM

Poland were so weak tonight. I would rather have seen Mexico go through, they were giving it their all.

by Anonymousreply 453November 30, 2022 11:09 PM

R453 Yep, Mexico finally played to their capacity. Today they looked in the knockout stages they could stay with any time left... Spain, Brazil... too bad they showed up too late.

by Anonymousreply 454December 1, 2022 2:20 AM

^^ autocorrect is getting pushier and pushier. "could stay with any team left"

by Anonymousreply 455December 1, 2022 2:21 AM

France file complaint to FIFA as they claim Antoine Griezmann's last-gasp equalizer against Tunisia was 'wrongly disallowed' by VAR for offside

by Anonymousreply 456December 1, 2022 4:19 AM

USA please. The only other team I would root for first is Ukraine but that's not gonna happen.

by Anonymousreply 457December 1, 2022 4:50 AM

Wow, Japan is thru!

Germany is out! too fucking old!

by Anonymousreply 458December 1, 2022 9:25 PM

Some of the Netherlands players are battling the flu.

Gives us an advantage but also exposes our team to the flu.

by Anonymousreply 459December 2, 2022 10:35 PM

Bye bye USA! Sorry, Pusilic, but it really IS called football!

by Anonymousreply 460December 3, 2022 4:54 PM

There's a soccer tournament in North America in 2026. Pulisic and the boys will be ready. Not sure who Pusilic is.

by Anonymousreply 461December 3, 2022 5:09 PM

Wow Australia is getting their asses handed to them by Argentina! I’m embarrassed for their keeper.

by Anonymousreply 462December 3, 2022 8:30 PM

It looks like Pele will die before the 18th.

by Anonymousreply 463December 3, 2022 8:58 PM

Messi was phenomenal! Such sad news about Pele, though.

by Anonymousreply 464December 3, 2022 9:20 PM

Is the player that got hit in the nuts able to get his aggression out with a good fuck tonight or does he need abstain for a bit longer?

by Anonymousreply 465December 3, 2022 10:52 PM

Mbappe > Messi

by Anonymousreply 466December 4, 2022 4:51 PM

Are you guys getting the ad for pet insurance with the psychotic-looking pitchwoman? She’s really angry about something.

by Anonymousreply 467December 4, 2022 6:03 PM

Anyone watching England vs Senegal?

by Anonymousreply 468December 4, 2022 7:04 PM

Senegal Rek!

by Anonymousreply 469December 4, 2022 7:29 PM

Here.

by Anonymousreply 470December 4, 2022 8:25 PM

Poor Senegal are waaay out of their depth.

by Anonymousreply 471December 4, 2022 8:34 PM

France 2 0 England

Tears before bedtime in the New Jerusalem...

by Anonymousreply 472December 4, 2022 9:10 PM

I legit thought Henderson & Bellingham were going to kiss

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by Anonymousreply 473December 4, 2022 10:41 PM

Raheem Sterling flew home to be with his family after an armed robbery at his house in London worth his family inside

by Anonymousreply 474December 4, 2022 11:25 PM

Do you think Japan will beat Croatia?

by Anonymousreply 475December 5, 2022 12:08 AM

no. The time for big upsets was in the group stages. At this point the elite teams are firing on all cylinders and are disciplined and cautious.

by Anonymousreply 476December 5, 2022 12:11 AM

Croatia team is old as fuck. I think Japan will beat them.

by Anonymousreply 477December 5, 2022 12:13 AM

R477 those old legs lasted through extra time and were strong enough to kick in those penalties. It does seem that Modric has been around 30 years...

by Anonymousreply 478December 5, 2022 5:46 PM

i'm very sad Japan lost. was rooting for them. Now all of them will be practicing penalty kicks for the rest of their lives.

by Anonymousreply 479December 5, 2022 5:54 PM

Only Europe and South America are left in the competition.

by Anonymousreply 480December 5, 2022 9:45 PM

Me too R479. I liked their spunk. I thank Brazil will win at all.

by Anonymousreply 481December 5, 2022 9:48 PM

[quote] Only Europe and South America are left in the competition.

Morocco is still in. Unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 482December 5, 2022 10:59 PM

R747, it's now being reported his family were not in the house during the burglary.

by Anonymousreply 483December 5, 2022 11:27 PM

I don't care who wins, as long as it's not Argentina.

by Anonymousreply 484December 5, 2022 11:40 PM

I hope Brazil wins it!

by Anonymousreply 485December 5, 2022 11:46 PM

I forgot about Morocco, R482! I think Spain will beat them. The round of sixteen has been quite predictable so far, unlike the group stage.

by Anonymousreply 486December 6, 2022 12:43 AM

Morocco!

by Anonymousreply 487December 6, 2022 5:49 PM

hopefully Switzerland have another upset today.

by Anonymousreply 488December 6, 2022 5:49 PM

Well, that showed me!

by Anonymousreply 489December 6, 2022 5:55 PM

wow. this is interesting.

by Anonymousreply 490December 6, 2022 6:02 PM

Ronaldo is not in the starting lineup for Portugal. He is not injured, but will start on the bench.

by Anonymousreply 491December 6, 2022 6:17 PM

Major upset as Morocco ousted Spain! Their joy was palpable.

by Anonymousreply 492December 6, 2022 6:19 PM

What an ugly kind of defensive football Morocco plays, but how well they play it! How stupid was Spain just to assume they could continue to pass the ball around at midfield and something would happen. Stupid Spain.

Well, the WC needs an underdog to progress to keep all interesting. So go Atlas Lions! (all of you sitting on the bus parked in front of the goal)

by Anonymousreply 493December 6, 2022 6:59 PM

I wonder why Ronaldo's spent most of the game on the bench.

by Anonymousreply 494December 6, 2022 8:33 PM

lalas is really annoying. I don't know anyone who likes him

by Anonymousreply 495December 6, 2022 8:42 PM

FIFA is probably hoping for a Portugal vs Argentina final. Ronaldo vs Messi.

by Anonymousreply 496December 6, 2022 9:04 PM

R494 they probably waned to save him for the quarterfinals and hopefully the finals. Switzerland was not a challenge for this team at all.

by Anonymousreply 497December 6, 2022 9:10 PM

R494 He had a hissy fit when he was taken off for a sub in the last game... and talked smack about the manager afterwards. So the manager sat him down until 17min left. The young player who replaced Ronaldo scored THREE goals, and the whole team looked better than it did with Ronaldo. CR is 37. we are seeing the end of his career.

by Anonymousreply 498December 7, 2022 1:09 AM

tbat man who scored 3 goals for spain is listed at only age 21. he looked so much older.

by Anonymousreply 499December 7, 2022 2:10 AM

R499 Funny, that's what I was thinking too. I like my young football players to be sweet twinks, I guess. He's only been with the national team over a month or so. It's quite a story.

by Anonymousreply 500December 7, 2022 2:45 AM
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