2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Jax, May 8, 2014.

  1. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

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    Argentina scored pretty early in that first game. 9-10 minutes in, as I recall.

    That game seemed more exciting to me. The Costa Rica/Netherlands game was boring as hell, but I'm sure there are lots of nuances that I missed, being so uneducated about soccer.
     
  2. Ayelbourne

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    Yeah. Games like that can seem very boring for people who haven't yet learned to "read" the game. There's always a lot of tactical stuff like re-positioning and maneuvering going on. Trying to create gaps in the opponents defenses that you than exploit, etc. That in itself can be very rewarding to watch but it is hard to grasp for the uneducated eye.
    Costa Rica was playing an excellent defensive game. You can tell by how many times they managed to trap Van Persi in Offside position.

    However, there are also very fast-paced matches with lots of goals and/or drama.
    For example, I still very fondly remember Netherlands vs. Czech Republic back in 2004's European Championship as one of the most exciting matches I have ever seen. If you find the time you could check that one out. I'm sure it's somewhere on YT.
    Pretty much any Turkey match from the 2008 EC is also worth watching. :)
     
  3. Jax

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    Well I only have around 18 years of my 27 year life of watching football as a hardcore fan so with my little knowledge I'll drop my 2 cents...

    The Holland/Costa Rica game was far from a boring 0-0 draw, I've seen many many worse. Holland's formation and tactics are designed to really encourage the other team to attack them so the Dutch counter fast & hard but Costa Rica were never going to play like Spain. However I am very interested to see how Argentina tackle the Dutch and wonder if Holland can do to them, what they did to Spain or will Argetina try to play a lot smarter like Mexico and Costa Rica did who came so close to succeeding. The Dutch luck will eventually run out IMO.
     
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  4. Robert Comsol

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    Oops...you did watch both games but obviously I didn't pay attention. :alienblush:

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  5. JirinPanthosa

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    As an ignorant American who only watches soccer once every four years, I've been enjoying watching the World Cup, and I don't think the Netherlands-Costa Rica game was boring.

    But if I have to watch one more guy pretending to fall down then writhing around in pain...

    In basketball and American football, players will pretend not to be injured just because they don't want to be taken out of the game.
     
  6. Jedi_Master

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    Basketball players "flop" all the time, and are motivated to do so for the same or similar reasons as soccer players: to get a foul called against the opposing team. You also see soccer players flop late in the game to let their team have a "breather" even though that can bite them in the butt because stoppage time is added to the game.
     
  7. EmoBorg

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    Germany leading.
     
  8. Shaytan

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    That's a nice way to say it...OMG :eek:
     
  9. BigJake

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    Yikes. I just looked up the score. I'm glad I'm not actually watching the match.
     
  10. Romulan_spy

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    I think we need to put the whole country of Brazil on suicide watch. Dang!
     
  11. JayOwl

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    5-0 at 30 minutes. Just... What am I watching? This is hilarious, I kinda feel sorry for the Brazilian suporters since it's at home and all that but the team's just been severely outclassed.

    I think my 1/4 German is showing a little too. :D
     
  12. Whizzer

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    Holy crap....
     
  13. Rincewiend

    Rincewiend Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Indeed...
     
  14. Starkers

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    Brazil's only hope now is that this is an episode of Voyager and there's a big reset button coming up... :devil:

    Holy cow! The second half is either going to be a cracker, or the most boring 45 mins of the WC so far.
     
  15. Roger Wilco

    Roger Wilco Admiral Admiral

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    What the fucking fuck? Fuck.
     
  16. Relayer1

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    Germany don't want cards or injuries. Brazil want to save face. Germany will probably hit them on the break.

    6-1 or 6-2 ?
     
  17. Relayer1

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    Germany goal.

    Well, 6-0 is a possibility too. Or 7-0...
     
  18. iguana_tonante

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    I just got the news. What the hell is happening? :eek:
     
  19. Shaytan

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    7-0 :wtf:

    And Brazil will have to play the match for the 3rd place...if they're still alive...
     
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  20. Relayer1

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    Germany are dismantling a very crappy Brazil team.

    Later, Brazil will internally combust...

    8-0 anyone ?