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    Brazil 2-0 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    This World Cup is weird and very unpredictable..

    yet, Germany at least confirmed their recent form of playing. With that performance, they did not deserve to move on.
    Was just talking about this. Some teams with far less talent can excel. Think chemistry is very important, and coaching. They don't have time to play that much together to develop chemistry like club teams that play week after week together, so I think teams that just seem to have it do better. That's why you can get upsets.

    That and the nature of soccer where its a matter of inches and you can dominate a game yet still lost or tie because of fractions of an inch off on the end result and solid defense.
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    Maradona was behaving oddly through the Nigeria game, his mood seemed up and down like a yoyo. He blamed the wine.....
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    Colombia - Senegal 1-0

    Coming up: England - Belgium and Panama - Tunisia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    Was just talking about this. Some teams with far less talent can excel. Think chemistry is very important, and coaching. They don't have time to play that much together to develop chemistry like club teams that play week after week together, so I think teams that just seem to have it do better. That's why you can get upsets.

    That and the nature of soccer where its a matter of inches and you can dominate a game yet still lost or tie because of fractions of an inch off on the end result and solid defense.
    Sometimes, a team can have too many superstars for own good. My knowledge of soccer is limited, hockey is more my game. I recall a World Championship, where Russia had all the huge NHL guys, Ovechkin, Malkin, Datsyuk, etc. The fucking dream team, basically. And ended up getting knocked out by motherfucking Slovakia, I believe lmao And why? Because all these huge stars with their huge egos just couldn't play together, as a team...

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    Aww, here's a nice romantic story:


    Caught on video - how Tomsk medic Sergei Pokidov waited for Colombia to score before proposing to his - Colombian - girlfriend Karen-Margarita Ruiz-Correa.

    Russia is hosting one of the most exciting FIFA World Cup tournaments in years - even if none of the games are further east than Yekaterinburg.

    The medic - originally from Khakassia - was at the Kazan match with his Colombian girlfriend who had travelled half way around the world to study medicine in Tomsk.

    He decided to wait until Colombia scored against Poland before proposing in the packed stand.

    Only after 40 minutes did Yerry Mina net the first of three for his country against Poland.

    Immediately, he took out a red box with a ring, and asked for her hand in marriage.

    'I said yes!', said Karen.

    'You know, I speechless. I cried!

    'I love football, so we decided to go to the World Cup matches. And here it is.'

    The groom-to-be said: ‘We've been talking about a wedding for a long time….

    'The wedding will be in Cartagena in February and we also plan to celebrate it in Russia.'

    The pair first met at the cinema watching ‘The Fall of London’.

    Karen came to Russia to study at the Siberian State Medical University in Tomsk.



    'I chose Russia, because I wanted to get a good education,' she said.

    'Then I met Sergei. He's a paediatrician, I'm a traumatologist.

    'I do not know exactly when I fell in love with him.

    'At the beginning my Russian was very poor, much worse than now.

    'He helped me, I felt comfortable and safe next to Sergei.

    'He introduced me to Russian culture, helped me to get used to people.

    'At first we were friends, but then some new feeling sparked.’

    Despite this, she confessed;: ‘He's is not very romantic, so his proposal surprised me.’

    Sergei had graduated earlier from the same university.

    Now he works as a doctor in the Children's City Hospital No. 2 in Tomsk.

    Both are in their 20s.

    World Cup goal triggers marriage proposal by Siberian doctor

    Awesome That's how to propose like a boss lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Colombia - Senegal 1-0

    Coming up: England - Belgium and Panama - Tunisia.
    That was a weird match! Really busy, but not much happening! At times it was like a schoolyard game, with a cluster of players moving all around the pitch surrounding the ball, all trying to get a touch, while the goalkeepers stood and watched!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    That was a weird match! Really busy, but not much happening! At times it was like a schoolyard game, with a cluster of players moving all around the pitch surrounding the ball, all trying to get a touch, while the goalkeepers stood and watched!
    Lots of strange games in this WC... I'm still shocked Mexico lost to bloody Sweden... lol

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    Belgium leading 1-0 on England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Belgium leading 1-0 on England.
    I saw an interesting take, not so much losing to get the easier group, but saving the England fans money! England will face Columbia in Moscow.

    The flights from Kaliningrad to Moscow cost much less than the flights to Rostov!
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