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Title: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 21, 2014, 10:07:43 PM
I don't watch much soccer (football) even though it is the world's sport, but I find the World Cup enthralling.  The competition is so intense.  So much importance for each game.  Also, USA can advance out of group play with a win tomorrow so suck it England and Spain (both eliminated already).  I don't care how corrupt the system is, it is good television.

EDIT:  This is big enough to live outside of the sports thread.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Vindictus on June 21, 2014, 11:12:44 PM
Spain got wrecked this year.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: spoon on June 21, 2014, 11:42:26 PM
USA will probably advance even with a tie.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: DuckDodgers on June 22, 2014, 01:33:01 AM
Bosnia got cheated by the officials in tonight's game.  Worst officiating ever.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Thork on June 22, 2014, 06:54:39 AM
I'm still not ready to talk about the World Cup.  :'(
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Пардисфла on June 22, 2014, 10:31:56 AM
It seems like everyone is getting worked up over nothing. It's so serene to not give a fuck about sports.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: spoon on June 22, 2014, 12:02:29 PM
It seems like everyone is getting worked up over nothing. It's so serene to not give a fuck about sports.

While I agree, it's also pretty nice to follow sports and have an interest in games without being emotionally dependent. The athletes are incredible. Your country played extremely well. You should find a video of Cahill's goal (an Australian player) against the Netherlands. It will go down as the best goal of the tournament. I am sure of that.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 22, 2014, 07:02:28 PM
USA will probably advance even with a tie.
F that, I want the victory.

I'm still not ready to talk about the World Cup.  :'(
Sorry, bro.  Better luck in 2018.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 23, 2014, 01:11:03 AM
What a crushing goal by Portugal in the last 30 seconds to come away with a tie.  USA is still in a good spot, but they should've closed it out today.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: spoon on June 23, 2014, 01:28:57 AM
What a crushing goal by Portugal in the last 30 seconds to come away with a tie.  USA is still in a good spot, but they should've closed it out today.
god fucking dammit
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: rooster on June 23, 2014, 03:05:04 AM
Is anyone else seeing "since when did America care about soccer" or "if the USA wins then the sport is officially called soccer" facebook posts? It's more annoying than just regular sports posts. STFU and let people enjoy a sport that's not American football.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Vindictus on June 23, 2014, 03:35:20 AM
Haha. Heaps of drama on Reddit because of that match.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Vindictus on June 23, 2014, 07:25:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bsuWM8d.jpg)
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Снупс on June 23, 2014, 09:24:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bsuWM8d.jpg)

I'm much in the same position as Parsifal, but that's actually pretty damn lol-worthy
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Vindictus on June 23, 2014, 10:31:30 PM
Welp, Australia just got wrecked by Spain. Goes to show the difference that lacking a couple of key players can make. I wonder who I should give a crap about now.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 23, 2014, 10:32:38 PM
Welp, Australia just got wrecked by Spain. Goes to show the difference that lacking a couple of key players can make. I wonder who I should give a crap about now.

USA.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Vindictus on June 23, 2014, 10:33:42 PM
Yeah that's probably a good suggestion. Reddit seems to explode with drama no matter what happens with the USA team, so it's at least entertaining.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 23, 2014, 10:49:44 PM
Yeah that's probably a good suggestion. Reddit seems to explode with drama no matter what happens with the USA team, so it's at least entertaining.

Yes, USA is very polarizing in that regard.  Super drama in the group as well with so many possible outcomes.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: spoon on June 24, 2014, 01:45:32 AM
USA is in a pretty good spot. We are 3 points up on Ghana and Portugal and our goal differential is 2 above Ghana and 5 above Portugal. I find it interesting that FIFA and most leagues consider goal differential as a tie breaker in front of head-to-head competition. It makes for very interesting finishes.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Particle Person on June 24, 2014, 04:02:25 AM
"Team USA's soccer teams coach is a trader cause he is German and has to try and beat his home country by playing as the team thats Country has the alot of other country's in the world by there nuts."

-somebody on Facebook

Part II: I replied "Very well said. What is he trading though?" to which he said "That's a stupid ass question, I just answered that in my status, you ask to many questions that's answers are right in front of you". I now understand the World Cup 2014.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: spoon on June 24, 2014, 05:22:25 AM
Did you fight? Also, stop asking to many questions that's answers are right in front of you.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Particle Person on June 24, 2014, 05:27:34 AM
I told him to fight me on twitter like a real man and shut him right up.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Снупс on June 25, 2014, 04:58:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Jfxituv.png)

holy shit i died
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Vindictus on June 25, 2014, 05:15:43 AM
lol
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Pete Svarrior on June 25, 2014, 05:39:16 AM
football/football would read again
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Thork on June 25, 2014, 10:55:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Jfxituv.png)

holy shit i died
Too soon, snupes! >o<

In other news
(http://i1.cdnds.net/13/17/618x464/odd_suarez_bite_5.jpg)

Having bitten two players before, some Norwegian's backed Suarez to bite someone during the world cup at odds of 174/1. I wish I'd seen that coming.  :(
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-2014/luis-suarez-bite-second-norwegian-3759462
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 26, 2014, 01:55:16 PM
USA/Germany starts in just over two hours along with Portugal/Ghana.  Hoping for a tie or win against Germany or even just a tie in the Portugal/Ghana game.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: rooster on June 26, 2014, 04:16:54 PM
US is going down.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Lemon on June 26, 2014, 05:16:11 PM
Deutschland!
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 26, 2014, 06:13:37 PM
US is going down.

That's the spirit...

Didn't matter anyway.  Moving on to the next round.  Hopefully they play better or it will be a quick exit.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: DuckDodgers on June 26, 2014, 06:24:04 PM
They will have their work cut out for them against Belgium. 
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Thork on June 26, 2014, 06:40:58 PM
US is going down.

That's the spirit...

Didn't matter anyway.  Moving on to the next round.  Hopefully they play better or it will be a quick exit.
I think losing 1-0 to Germany is a very respectable score. They are my tip for winning it. I shudder to think how many they would have put past England. Apparently our national team has managed to get some new sponsors.

(http://i61.tinypic.com/r1iznl.png)
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 26, 2014, 06:48:47 PM
They will have their work cut out for them against Belgium.
Altidore will be back and I think they will have a much better outing.  They didn't attack at all except to maybe sneak a goal at the end, whereas Germany was constantly pushing it.  I am hoping how lazy they looked was part of a bigger plan.

I think losing 1-0 to Germany is a very respectable score. They are my tip for winning it. I shudder to think how many they would have put past England.
Agreed.  Germany was playing for the win.  No collusion for a tie as was speculated.  Germany kept pushing after the first goal, though, until late in the game.  With how lax the USA looked, I think it could be a good sign if they show up in the next game.  Or, it is all wrong, they got lucky and are going to get bounced.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: DuckDodgers on June 26, 2014, 06:56:27 PM
They may have been playing reserve to try to throw of their next opponent.  There was only one way they would get bounced, a Ghana win,  and that wasn't looking likely at half.  I would be ecstatic to see them get to the 8 round but I'm not counting on it.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 26, 2014, 07:09:57 PM
They may have been playing reserve to try to throw of their next opponent.  There was only one way they would get bounced, a Ghana win,  and that wasn't looking likely at half.  I would be ecstatic to see them get to the 8 2 round but I'm not counting on it.

FTFY

Even Thork is on board... USA football is going to be put on the map with either a 1st or 2nd place finish.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Thork on June 26, 2014, 07:18:27 PM
They may have been playing reserve to try to throw of their next opponent.  There was only one way they would get bounced, a Ghana win,  and that wasn't looking likely at half.  I would be ecstatic to see them get to the 8 2 round but I'm not counting on it.

FTFY

Even Thork is on board... USA football is going to be put on the map with either a 1st or 2nd place finish.
No, you are going to lose to Belgium. But there is no shame in that. They are pretty good too.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 26, 2014, 09:06:37 PM
They may have been playing reserve to try to throw of their next opponent.  There was only one way they would get bounced, a Ghana win,  and that wasn't looking likely at half.  I would be ecstatic to see them get to the 8 2 round but I'm not counting on it.

FTFY

Even Thork is on board... USA football is going to be put on the map with either a 1st or 2nd place finish.
No, you are going to lose to Belgium. But there is no shame in that. They are pretty good too.

Belgium just lost DeFour for the next game for his red card.  Not the end of the world, but every little bit counts.  USA will advance.  Book it.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Thork on June 26, 2014, 09:11:01 PM
They may have been playing reserve to try to throw of their next opponent.  There was only one way they would get bounced, a Ghana win,  and that wasn't looking likely at half.  I would be ecstatic to see them get to the 8 2 round but I'm not counting on it.

FTFY

Even Thork is on board... USA football is going to be put on the map with either a 1st or 2nd place finish.
No, you are going to lose to Belgium. But there is no shame in that. They are pretty good too.

Belgium just lost DeFour for the next game for his red card.  Not the end of the world, but every little bit counts.  USA will advance.  Book it.
Lukaku, Hazard, Courtois, Fellani, Kompany. The USA hasn't got any players like that. Belgium are going to have to get the shits from their hotel food before the USA get through.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: rooster on June 26, 2014, 11:01:46 PM
US is going down.

That's the spirit...

Didn't matter anyway.  Moving on to the next round.  Hopefully they play better or it will be a quick exit.
I wasn't being negative, I wanted Germany to win.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 26, 2014, 11:05:35 PM
US is going down.

That's the spirit...

Didn't matter anyway.  Moving on to the next round.  Hopefully they play better or it will be a quick exit.
I wasn't being negative, I wanted Germany to win.

okay bro
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Lemon on June 26, 2014, 11:18:52 PM
(http://www.ox.ac.uk/images/hi_res/15720_flag_germany.jpg) Deutschland! (http://www.ox.ac.uk/images/hi_res/15720_flag_germany.jpg)
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Vindictus on June 27, 2014, 07:26:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YLjHmzi.png?1)
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Lemon on June 28, 2014, 03:10:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YLjHmzi.png?1)

The USSR kicked Germany's ass.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on June 28, 2014, 10:39:35 PM
Chile vs. Brazil was a pretty great watch. Down to the very last PK.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: DuckDodgers on June 28, 2014, 11:10:22 PM
Chile were so close to coming away with that game.  I'm a little disappointed that they didn't pull off that upset.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Rama Set on June 30, 2014, 03:20:44 AM
Hup! Holland! Hup!
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on July 01, 2014, 10:13:50 PM
USA looked really solid first half, then fell apart the 2nd, and it broke down in extra time.  Tim Howard is a baller, though.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Thork on July 02, 2014, 01:42:11 AM
I met a very drunk American in a bar tonight. He was an obnoxious twat. I nearly knocked him out in the toilets.

He was on about the Belgium game, and I said there was no shame in losing to the Belgians. They are a very good team. And that the USA would get better at soccer as more people in the US became interested in it. And he flipped out. "Soccer? Its football. Don't patronise me. I know what football is. I want to punch people who say soccer to me. Do you want to be punched?"

He is lucky that even when I am drunk I'm very good natured. I looked at him to see if he was going to punch me. The bar was virtually empty and I was thinking how I might smash his face into the toilet bowl repeatedly if he tried anything. No one was going to come to his rescue.

I just said "I think we'll leave it there" and made for the door. He looked relieved. But I'd had enough beer to make me cross the line. He was about 5' 6" and 50 years old. Out of shape and incredibly drunk. If it wasn't such a mismatch I'd have taught him some British manners. You don't fucking talk to me when I'm having a piss! >o<
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: DuckDodgers on July 02, 2014, 01:55:14 AM
I just wish they had been a bit more aggressive and created more offense.  Howard was like a brick wall today, I swear I thought he had a 10 foot arm span.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on July 02, 2014, 04:40:21 AM
You don't fucking talk to me when I'm having a piss! >o<
The entire anecdote can be summed up by this one rule, regardless of context.

Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: EnigmaZV on July 04, 2014, 06:01:41 PM
Germany beat France, as expected.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: rooster on July 04, 2014, 06:05:01 PM
(http://www.ox.ac.uk/images/hi_res/15720_flag_germany.jpg) Deutschland! (http://www.ox.ac.uk/images/hi_res/15720_flag_germany.jpg)
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Blanko on July 08, 2014, 09:27:30 PM
Fun game
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on July 08, 2014, 09:45:38 PM
germany giving raeps
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: rottingroom on July 08, 2014, 09:50:13 PM
Wtf
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Blanko on July 08, 2014, 09:52:42 PM
Who's ready for riots?
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Vindictus on July 08, 2014, 10:02:01 PM
lol at people who take soccer that seriously
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Blanko on July 08, 2014, 10:04:46 PM
lol at people who take soccer that seriously

Of course Brazil is going to take it seriously. Football was the only thing they had.

Now they have nothing.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: rottingroom on July 08, 2014, 10:05:39 PM
lol at people who take soccer that seriously

Of course Brazil is going to take it seriously. Football was the only thing they had.

Now they have nothing.
And they just lost Orkut too. Now this?
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: rooster on July 08, 2014, 10:09:24 PM
DEUTSCHLAND!!
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: EnigmaZV on July 08, 2014, 10:40:48 PM
(http://www.ox.ac.uk/images/hi_res/15720_flag_germany.jpg) Deutschland! (http://www.ox.ac.uk/images/hi_res/15720_flag_germany.jpg)
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: junker on July 10, 2014, 03:26:45 AM
Argentina is taking it home.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Rama Set on July 10, 2014, 03:31:47 AM
Argentina is taking it home.

If my Dutch can't win it, then I am pulling for Messi, but something tells me that Argentina ddoes not have the depth to compete with Germany.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Ghost of V on July 10, 2014, 03:40:08 AM
Am I the only one here that gives absolutely no fucks about the World Cup? Who cares. Its just people kicking balls around.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Blanko on July 10, 2014, 03:48:57 AM
Am I the only one here that gives absolutely no fucks about the World Cup? Who cares. Its just people kicking balls around.

Upboated for cool opinion :^)
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Rushy on July 10, 2014, 03:55:04 AM
If the US ever wins the World Cup, we get to officially rename the game to soccer and FIFA is forevermore known as FISA.

Football involves men full on tackling each other. Soccer is the game where someone touches your ankle and cry on the grass. It's an important distinction.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Vindictus on July 10, 2014, 06:05:45 AM
If the US ever wins the World Cup, we get to officially rename the game to soccer and FIFA is forevermore known as FISA.

Football involves men armoured up walls of steroids full on tackling each other. Soccer is the game where someone touches your ankle and cry on the grass. It's an important distinction.

Fix'd. Also there's not been any crying in the games I've watched.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Particle Person on July 10, 2014, 07:42:22 AM
Not a World Cup match, but pretty great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGdc-VY3OJw
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: The Terror on July 12, 2014, 08:00:51 PM
http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/12/north-korea-media-tells-country-that-its-team-has-reached-world-cup-final-4796033/

Go North Korea!
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Rama Set on July 13, 2014, 03:07:15 AM
If the US ever wins the World Cup, we get to officially rename the game to soccer and FIFA is forevermore known as FISA.

Football involves men full on tackling each other. Soccer is the game where someone touches your ankle and cry on the grass. It's an important distinction.

The USA won the 3rd World Cup I thought. American football should rename itself anyway. It's a sport that involves probably ten kicks of the ball per game. Footy puts the foot in football.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Lemon on July 13, 2014, 10:36:54 PM
(http://www.ox.ac.uk/images/hi_res/15720_flag_germany.jpg) Deutschland! (http://www.ox.ac.uk/images/hi_res/15720_flag_germany.jpg)
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Lord Dave on July 13, 2014, 10:39:33 PM
Yep, Germany had one awesome hit.  It reminded me of their game with the USA.
Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: rooster on July 14, 2014, 12:19:05 AM
(http://www.ox.ac.uk/images/hi_res/15720_flag_germany.jpg) Deutschland! (http://www.ox.ac.uk/images/hi_res/15720_flag_germany.jpg)

Title: Re: World Cup 2014
Post by: Jack1704 on October 18, 2014, 07:19:30 PM
When does it start?