Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Jax, May 8, 2014.
I will now take bets for the minute when Neuer scores!
Brazil may explode tonight...
Unbelievable, never would have thought Brazil would just give up the defence after the first goal and give up the match after the second goal....
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My god.. that was unreal.
I thought Germany would win given that Brazil was missing 2 key players but i also thought it might give Brazil a boost, a sort of "For Neymar!" (think brazilian version of Braveheart)
The early first goal was awesome because Brazil began like i expected them, full on force and pressing so the first german goal was a relief.
Then came minutes 23-26 where may jaw dropped further down as each minute and goal passed. I have never seen such a dismantling of a world class team at such a late stage at a world cup. Decisive wins sure.. 2 or even 3 goals apart has happened but this was pure humiliation.
One after game scene broke my heart.. a brazilian grandpa in a Brazil shirt holding a replica model of the World Cup and looking sadly onto the playing field still trying to understand what happened.
I just hope the german team doesn't lift off because of this game and stays grounded.. this game was an abberation, an absolute exception but i think they are professionals enough to know this and get the right amount of confidence going into the finals.
This Sunday should be amazing no matter who the opponent will be.
Glad to see Brazil finally get exposed. That was just utter domination by the Germans.
Of course ESPN hyped up Neymar's absence, but I knew going in that Brazil would miss Thiago Silva's presence more and I was right.
In case anyone is wondering what the German fans were singing from the 77th minute on it's "So ein Tag, so wunderschön wie heute, so ein Tag, der dürfte nie vergehn" ("Such a day as beautiful as today, such a day should never fade away").
Good thing both the German fans and the Brazilians don't remember / don't know it's a German carnival song (a German carnival song in the world's capital of carnival - ouch! )
My wife decided to stop watching the game after the first 45 minutes, she couldn't bare to see Brazil's humiliation. Frankly, I felt a little relief when Brazil scored a goal in the final minute.
Can't make up my mind whether Germany should play for the World Cup against Argentina or the Netherlands.
Probably the Netherlands, but only if the Brazilian team will promise they will not let the Argentinians humiliate them. Should this happen, we'll probably see ugly riots.
I watched the game with a bunch of Germans. So much fun! The disbelief was almost as huge as the joy.
Germans are always filled with so much Angst to go along with their tremendous work ethic... Schweinsteiger yelled at Özil for not hitting that easy goal to go up 8-0!
This has been buzzing in my head for awhile so bear with me. Basketball was the analogy I was thinking of because it's the closest. This may sound like hairsplitting.
I think it's a good idea to distinguish between:
Drawing Fouls (placing yourself in a position to be fouled)
Exaggerating Fouls (you were fouled, but you react in an animated way to call attention to it)
Milking Fouls (you were fouled, but nowhere near that bad)
Faking Fouls (you weren't fouled, but you acted like you were).
The last category is flat out unacceptable. The NBA is fining and suspending players for doing it now (once they find out, usually after a game). I think FIFA should do the same. If you pretend you were elbowed in the head or some other non-existent contact, you should be tossed from the game. If the ref didn't catch it (or worse, penalized the other player) you should be tossed from the next game. Milking fouls bothers me as well. Either it's designed to use up time (extra time is never the same amount burned in the first place) or it's trying to make the foul seem worse than it is (perhaps to draw a yellow or red card for the player). But it's much easier to feel pain in yourself than in somebody else, so I don't think this can be enforced (I'd hate to penalize somebody legitimately in pain and telling them they're faking it).
Yes, you also might have expected a display of something like joy (not enthusiasm, mind you) after the game from the German kickers and coach.
I think they were deliberately treading carefully because winning 7-1 against the home team doesn't ever make you very popular, even less so in this case. I must say I felt sorry for the Brazilians as well. I know what it feels like when your hopes of your team reaching the final in their home World Cup are dashed and they looked like an amateur team to boot, too.
I can't quite believe this actually happened. I did expect the game to be much, much closer. After the second goal I expected the Brazilians to go on the offensive but instead Germany just kept scoring. Also, Klose got his record goal and Müller scored, too. Like a dream, really.
Ever since 2006 I've been hoping for Germany to win the World Cup. Now it might actually happen. Wow.
I was watching the game with a bunch of Brazilians and anti-German Germans so it was a bit awkward but generally nice. The electronic signs from public transport not only showed the score but also the words of a fan song, "Finale, oho, Finale" (sung to the melody of "Volare"). That made me chuckle.
Man, that game was just brutal. I was rooting for Germany since the start but, damn, I didn't expect the Germans to beat the Brazilians that bad.
I actually found that game rather painful to watch. To see a(n admittedly very limited) Brazil side in a World Cup semi-final - and a semi-final in their own country into the bargain - play so incredibly badly was just awful. It's not even as though Germany were utterly brilliant - they were certainly very, very good, but I'm not sure how much they can take out of a game where the opposition "defence" offered so little resistance. They'd face more opposition in training drills against witches hats than they did for at least three of their goals.
Absolutely mind-boggling stuff. I just hope the fallout among Brazilian fans isn't too severe.
The only other thing I'd note is that if I was a PSG fan I'd be questioning the sanity of a hierarchy that forked out over 60 million euros for David Luiz. Until he took that ridiculous air swing in the second half I hadn't realised he was even on the pitch.
The thing is no team should ever get hammered like that at this level. Yeah you can argue their two best players were out, but losing is one thing, losing like that though?
Brazil have looked poor all along, but not that poor. I think the players do need to take a long hard look at themselves because that's the kind of scoreline you expect from a Prem side playing a conferance team (yet rarely happens.)
I guess the pressure of being at home will be trotted out as one reason.
No argument there. Shipping 7 goals at this level is just...well, ridiculous is putting it very politely. If they're really that reliant on Thiago Silva they're even more limited than I thought.
My inner cynic wondered earlier today if we wouldn't hear of something similar to the aftermath of the 1995 rugby World Cup final, when it emerged / was alleged (depending on your level of cynicism) that the New Zealand side had had a mass bout of food poisoning a couple of days beforehand. Brazil certainly looked listless enough. The big difference was that the All Blacks still had a go. It's impossible to say the same of Brazil, whatever the circumstances behind their...performance.
In Singapore, they ran an anti gambling campaign with this ad during the world cup. I think it kinda backfired.
I will deny everything once I find the words to do that
Ouch. My condolences.
Speaking of gambling, apparently someone in New Zealand had $40 on Germany defeating Brazil 7-1. He's probably wishing he'd "wasted" a lot more than that.
Wow what odds did he get?
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