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    More than ever, I am convinced that 'futbol' is a religion and the pitches are holy ground.


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    I was watching the Costa Rica/Italy game and saw two players crash into each other and lie on the ground clutching their legs, it looked bad. Someone will have to be taken off the field on a stretcher?

    The collision was replayed on the tele and by the time they went back to the live shot of the field, Both players were up and back in the game.

    I think that as soon as a player gets hurt and falls to the ground, the grass heals them?

    That is the only reason I can think that their miraculous recovery comes to pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirsten View Post
    Lut, are you going to watch Belgium - Algeria now?

    I was very pleased with the German match last night, they literally blew Portugal and Ronaldo off the field. Yay!!

    Richard, I'm going to check that out; unfortunately Paul, the octopus who predicted all the winners of the 2010 World Cup, is no longer with us.
    Oh yes, of course!!
    At first we got really disapointed because Algeria was winning; but in the second time, our "Red Devils" were very alert!
    You can imagine how hard we were all screening when the second goal for Belgium was made!
    Belgium - Algeria was 2 - 1 !!! Hurray for Belgium!!

    My hubby and our son Jo try to watch ALL matches....! At first it is fun, but after a whole week with 3 duels a day, ...... pffffffft !!!

    We just saw Switserland - France ! Oh my, the French really completely overruled the other team!!

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    Official posters/team nicknames for the WC.

    Some excellent artwork.

    http://mashable.com/2014/06/09/world-cup-nicknames/
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    YES YES YES !!!!!!
    Belgium just won from Russia!!!
    We are going to the second round !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YES YES YES

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    Well, England have outdone themselves this year... No passion, no drive, and no solid defence. Football is in English blood and it's always anguishing to see how little our team of upstarts is able to produce! Still, at least now England fans can actually enjoy the rest of the World Cup, which has thrown out some exciting and surprising clashes. Always a slight shame to see the amateur dramatics on show, though - they seem particularly prevalent at this World Cup. I've lost a lot of interest in football in general based on the time-wasting and foul attitude exhibited by many of the players.

    I will turn my attentions to supporting Portugal (purely because lovely Ronny is a dish ). They seem to be having a rough ride of it too, though!

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    Se vende panales en Portugal?

    (Do they sell diapers in Portugal?)

    Que juego!!!!

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    The jokes will write themselves.......

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer...lTEW4AwbBNbK5_

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    I have to root Chile on.

    They have a player that shares his last name with me......"family ties", ya know?

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    I took a class at an adult school and had to cross the athletic field to get to the building. There was a peewee/kid soccer league that played on the fields and I always laughed at the 'choreography' during a game.

    Someone once said that you just needed to thrown the ball out on the field and let the kids chase the ball up and down, until the game ended?

    I'd like to think that the future of American Futbol was amongst that madness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirsten View Post
    Lut, are you going to watch Belgium - Algeria now?

    I was very pleased with the German match last night, they literally blew Portugal and Ronaldo off the field. Yay!!

    Richard, I'm going to check that out; unfortunately Paul, the octopus who predicted all the winners of the 2010 World Cup, is no longer with us.
    The Google doodle opening day showed Paul with a halo.
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey the elder View Post
    The Google doodle opening day showed Paul with a halo.
    Oh, really? I missed that!


    BTW, I'm very disappointed with the referees this time! Absolutely disgusting that Luis Suarez bites the Italian defender and nothing happens. Not that Italy would have deserved to reach the round of 16, the way they played in this World Cup, like Spain and England, they were absolutely disappointing. Not a good World Cup for the European teams, as it seems - and the referees don't make it much better.

    Lut, congrats to your Red Devils!

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    The 'bite heard round the world' will be dealt with later on, by FIFA, if not by the team. Sports refs/umpires have a tough job to start out with. Having to watch 22 men all at once is not an easy task.

    Futbol doesn't have the time outs or stoppages that other sports have - that makes a refs job very difficult.

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    I was watching the post game on UNIVISION and they cut to a film clip of my old neighborhood. People took to the streets after the game and when I spoke to my brother, he said the party went on all night long.

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    I love the costumes and fan shots.
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    Found Paul's Google Doodle:

    http://www.google.com/doodles/world-cup-2014-14



    @Richard: Yes, I know the refs have a difficult job (I would fail miserable if I was in their shoes!), but it's frustrating to watch.

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    Sad, but true?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/norwegi...4482--sow.html

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    Seems like Senor Suarez will know what's going to happen before the game on Saturday.

    That will be interesting to see how FIFA treats the incident.

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    Today,

    There in no 'I' in Team, But, there is 'US'!!!!!!

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    USA vs. Germany, Klinsmann vs. Lw ... This is going to be interesting!! And Recife is drowning in the rain, only an hour ago it looked like the match had to be cancelled.

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/...-usa-world-cup

    Anyway, whatever happens, I hope this is going to be an exciting and fair match! And I hope both our teams will reach the Round of 16.

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