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    Official World Cup Thread

    BS penalty call.

    Booooo

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    Absolute disgusting spectacle of cheating and corruption, FIFA ought to be ashamed.

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    DISGRACEFUL

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    The groups seem pretty even for the most part with one powerhouse in each except for G, no?
    Last edited by Apache 51; 06-13-2014 at 08:47 AM.

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    One game in and we're already dealing with this garbage. Totally saps the competitive life out of the game.

    Be prepared for Brazil to have a referee-ushered cakewalk to the final.

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    Missed game 1 because some one around here has to work.

    Let me get caught up on the pre-World Cup talking points...

    USA, group of death, am I right??

    Italy is also in a mini Group of Death, and to be honest there's a real chance they don't make it out.

    At least they aren't Les Blows, right Raoul?

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    That call was horrendous.

    However, Pletikosa should/could have stopped all 3 of the goals.

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    And for some comic relief ESPN brings back Ballack for analysis!

    To be fair he's much better this time around.

    I dunno what was worse. The crap goalkeeping or the officiating. The Croats should be pissed.

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    For some reason I'm only mildly interested in this Cup; maybe I'm all footballed out after the Premier League season where we went so close to the title, but I think most of it comes down to I'm just really cynical after what's been happening with FIFA.

    Hopefully I'll get some interest come the quarters, right now next to no interest in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post

    At least they aren't Les Blows, right Raoul?
    TBH, Ribery's injury might be a blessing in disguise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soberphobia View Post
    For some reason I'm only mildly interested in this Cup; maybe I'm all footballed out after the Premier League season where we went so close to the title, but I think most of it comes down to I'm just really cynical after what's been happening with FIFA.

    Hopefully I'll get some interest come the quarters, right now next to no interest in it.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    Missed game 1 because some one around here has to work.

    Let me get caught up on the pre-World Cup talking points...

    USA, group of death, am I right??

    Italy is also in a mini Group of Death, and to be honest there's a real chance they don't make it out.

    At least they aren't Les Blows, right Raoul?
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    I don't buy "G" being the group of death at all. Portugal with a less than 100% Ronaldo is not a great team. It's a solid group, but nothing special. I feel bad for Australia, Chile, Holland, Spain, that's a vicious group

    FYI, I'm pitching my World Cup Dashboard one more time, then I'll stop.

    Every world cup roster, historically with various filters available (Age, Caps, total World Cups, etc).

    Anyhow, the Penalty call was terrible, but the Croatian didn't do himself any favors by having his hands up as though he pushed him. I'm not sure I understand the outrage on the foul called when Croatian almost scored a 2nd goal. Generally speaking, when a guy crashed into the goalkeeper, that's called. Didn't seem like that big od a miss to me.
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    Let's go Cameroon! Who's with me?

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    Not watching the game but reading a play by play, apparently 2 Mexican goals unjustly refused in the first half...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostlich View Post
    Let's go Cameroon! Who's with me?
    Amen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaoulDuke View Post
    Not watching the game but reading a play by play, apparently 2 Mexican goals unjustly refused in the first half...
    A friend is texting me about it while I'm at work. He said they were complete BS calls, Mexico got robbed. Fine by me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    A friend is texting me about it while I'm at work. He said they were complete BS calls, Mexico got robbed. Fine by me
    Well this WC is off to a great start referee wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostlich View Post
    Let's go Cameroon! Who's with me?
    Hate Mexico... ROugh calls against them, but nuts to them, I hope they lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batmans A Scientist View Post
    Hate Mexico... ROugh calls against them, but nuts to them, I hope they lose.
    Damn, 1-0 bad guys.

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    Dayum Spain getting spanked

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