World Cup 2022 Thread

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Post by D-train » Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:28 pm

Michael K. wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:19 pm
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Yeah I thought it was idiotic of him to do it. Not like the guy had and easy goal or even a shot on goal if he didn't. Reminded me of our football when a will commit pass interference on a guy even thought it is completely uncatchable.
There was a guy on Sports Center last night talking about it. Said it was a foolish play, but then broke down the entire play. The guy from Wales very quickly grabbed the ball to throw it in, and two or our defenders were slower to react, giving the opening that Whales took advantage of. It was pretty interesting. OK, not really, but I watched what he was saying. I am just not that into soccer. I tried. Going to a Sounders game in person is a blast, but watching on TV is nap time.
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Post by D-train » Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:33 pm

I watched a bit but SO much time was spent just passing back and forth around mid field waiting for some sort of opening or opportunity. Then when finally they attempt to push forward 90% of the time the ball was lost to Wales within like 5 seconds with not even getting remotely close to a shot on goal.
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Post by D-train » Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:19 pm

Great goal by Japan at the end of this for the win and upset of the Germans!

https://www.foxsports.com/watch/play-60bd88c24001519
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Re: World Cup 2022 Thread

Post by mostonmike » Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:54 pm

D-train wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:19 pm
Great goal by Japan at the end of this for the win and upset of the Germans!

https://www.foxsports.com/watch/play-60bd88c24001519
Upset Germans.

The most beautiful 2 words for an Englishman to hear. :lol: Add in the upset Argentinians the other day and this has been a great start to the World Cup. Long May it continue.

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Re: World Cup 2022 Thread

Post by D-train » Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:14 pm

mostonmike wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:54 pm
D-train wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:19 pm
Great goal by Japan at the end of this for the win and upset of the Germans!

https://www.foxsports.com/watch/play-60bd88c24001519
Upset Germans.

The most beautiful 2 words for an Englishman to hear. :lol: Add in the upset Argentinians the other day and this has been a great start to the World Cup. Long May it continue.
I knew you would love that! Are you having Sushi and Saki tonight to celebrate? :)
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Re: World Cup 2022 Thread

Post by D-train » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:19 pm

Whoa. Iran stuns Wales! I assume that is bad for the US unless we beat Iran.

Looking like this right now: England > Iran > US = Wales?
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Re: World Cup 2022 Thread

Post by mostonmike » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:30 pm

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There should be an official contract signing for this.

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Re: World Cup 2022 Thread

Post by mostonmike » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:35 pm

D-train wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:19 pm
Whoa. Iran stuns Wales! I assume that is bad for the US unless we beat Iran.

Looking like this right now: England > Iran > US = Wales?
Makes the US - IRN encounter particularly tasty now. Obviously tonight's game still has to be played first. England have never beaten USA in the World Cup.

29 Jun 1950 USA 1 England 0
12 Jun 2010 USA 1 England 1

The 1950 game has its own Wikipedia page
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_ ... World_Cup)

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Re: World Cup 2022 Thread

Post by D-train » Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:10 pm

mostonmike wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:35 pm
D-train wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:19 pm
Whoa. Iran stuns Wales! I assume that is bad for the US unless we beat Iran.

Looking like this right now: England > Iran > US = Wales?
Makes the US - IRN encounter particularly tasty now. Obviously tonight's game still has to be played first. England have never beaten USA in the World Cup.

29 Jun 1950 USA 1 England 0
12 Jun 2010 USA 1 England 1

The 1950 game has its own Wikipedia page
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_ ... World_Cup)
Did you see that one live Mike? :) ;)
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Re: World Cup 2022 Thread

Post by D-train » Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:12 pm

Wow, only goal was by a guy that was murdered at age 40 in 1964.
On July 8, 1964, the morning after Duvalier declared himself "president for life", the rest of the Gaetjens family fled the country in fear of reprisal for the younger Gaetjens brothers' rebellious associations, but Joe stayed, thinking that Duvalier's regime would be uninterested in him since he was only a sports figure. That morning, he was arrested by the nation's Tonton Macoutes secret police and was taken to a prison called Fort Dimanche notorious for its brutally inhumane practices,[3] where it is presumed he was killed some time later that month. His body has never been found.[citation needed]
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