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FIFA World Cup 2022

yume

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For the football fans, if there is any here.

I liked the opening ceremony. Very emotional.

The match i liked the most is Argentina VS Saudi Arabia. Because my long time crush Hervé Renard proved again that he's a good coach, but also because the Saudis got an holiday thanks to the victory:laugh:

Very crushed for Senegal because they didn't deserve to lose like that. Hope they will do better against Qatar.
 
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yume

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Belgium winning against Canada is what a good goal keeper and lot of luck get you:laugh:
 

yuumagical

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Belgium winning against Canada is what a good goal keeper and lot of luck get you:laugh:
Only saw the second half of Canada/ Belgium. Proud of Canada for keeping it competitive despite the loss. Hoping this will light a fire under them.

Saw the Spain/Costa Rica match earlier. Spain won with some stylish goals, but boy do I feel bad for Costa Rica. ☹

Didn't see Germany/Japan, but definitely pleasantly surprised by the result. I'd love to learn more about Japanese athletes who aren't world-famous figure skaters, lol.

I'm admittedly a four-year fan these days when it comes to soccer. I'll see how I'll feel about the tournament after a few more matches (especially since the Azzurri still aren't in it this year...*sigh*).
 

yume

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Portugal VS Ghana was fire in the 2nd half-time.
I love CR7 but that penalty was a gift. I would have been fine with a tie but at least Ghana fought well.


Richarlison's 2nd goal during Brazil VS Serbia was world class.
 
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yume

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Asian teams are really upgrading their level. Iran has beaten wales.
 

michailxia4

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Portugal VS Ghana was fire in the 2nd half-time.
I love CR7 but that penalty was a gift. I would have been fine with a tie but at least Ghana fought well.


Richarlison's 2nd goal during Brazil VS Serbia was world class.
I am not cr7 fan but I admit that the penalty was reasonable. From the replay you can see, Cristiano touch the ball first. And since his first goal was canceled for that nonsense foul, I think Portugal deserve the win.
 

yume

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I am not cr7 fan but I admit that the penalty was reasonable. From the replay you can see, Cristiano touch the ball first. And since his first goal was canceled for that nonsense foul, I think Portugal deserve the win.
Still think a tie would have been more fair since the cancelled goal was justified and the penalty wasn't. But i understand your point of view.
 

michailxia4

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Asian teams are really upgrading their level. Iran has beaten wales.
Yeah, for the 1st round, "Asian teams are upgrading".😉 For the 2nd round, "African teams are brilliant".(y) And maybe for the 3rd round, "Still the Europeans".:sneaky: Anyway, it's good to see such an exciting World Cup.
 

yume

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Yeah, for the 1st round, "Asian teams are upgrading".😉 For the 2nd round, "African teams are brilliant".(y) And maybe for the 3rd round, "Still the Europeans".:sneaky: Anyway, it's good to see such an exciting World Cup.
Honey, just support european teams. There is no need for snark.
 

michailxia4

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Honey, just support european teams. There is no need for snark.
Nah, since my own country does not and probably will never be in the world cup, I decide to support Brazil. I say these words to show that teams from different continents are all performing well in the game. They all bring us a lot of surprises. I am actually happy to see that football does not only belong to Europeans, and this makes it an exciting and interesting World Cup.
 

yume

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We are heading to a very decisive 3rd round. There are only two qualified countries for now, maybe a 3rd in two hours. I don't know if it already happened.
I guess there never have been so many suprise victories. Morocco beating Belgium 2-0 yesterday was an huge one.
Very spectacular games today. The tie between Serbia and Cameroon and the win of Ghana against South Korea.
 

michailxia4

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Argentina Iran and Morocco not so safe, Germany and Belgium very dangerous. All the suspense are left till the last round, the very exciting round
 

yume

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And a 3rd qualified country. Congrats to Portugal.

Now i'm waiting for Ghana VS Urugay. I didn't forget 2010......
 

LadyB

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Although I wish all the big federations had boycotted the WC, it was never in doubt that I would watch almost every game. I just wish it was summer - the real atmo doesn't come up. Maybe tonight in the pub, where I can't wait for Wales v England. This is better be good, C'mon, Lions!!! 🦁🦁🦁:cheer2:
Only wish I had more luck in the office prediction game....
 

LadyB

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I am actually happy to see that football does not only belong to Europeans,
It never did - as Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have proven over the years. And the Africa Cup of Nations is a wonderful thing to watch. Players from all over the world defining the European leagues and make them fantastic. :clap:
 

yuumagical

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Huge, huge congratulations to Japan on their wins against Germany and Spain and winning the group! That was impressive.
PS I wonder if Japanese skaters have watched and rooted for their compatriots, hmmm...


Here's your answer! 😁 Video from Demi-san, Shoma's physical therapist. Nothing like seeing Koshiro Shimada getting excited...and Shoma Uno being Shoma, lol. 😆
 

yume

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I would have never bet on Morocco and Japan winning their groups.
I thought "poor Japaneses" when i saw that they were in the same group than Germany and Spain. But they won against them:laugh:
Impressive.

And at a moment of time, both Germany and Spain where virtually knocked out, and Costa Rica/Japan were qualified. Crazy.

I'm a little gutted for Germany because they are eliminated in groups for the 2nd time in a row while they didn't play that bad.
 
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