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Title: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 12, 2014 at 02:33 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e8/WC-2014-Brasil.svg/640px-WC-2014-Brasil.svg.png)

Group A - Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon

Group B - Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia

Group C - Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan

Group D - Uruguay, England, Italy, Costa Rica

Group E - Switzerland, France, Honduras, Ecuador

Group F - Argentina, Bosnia, Nigeria, Iran

Group G - Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA

Group H - Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea


Click me for group stage match schedules! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FIFA_World_Cup#Group_stage)
Click me for the knockout stage match schedules! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FIFA_World_Cup_knockout_stage)
Philippine Standard Time is 11 hours ahead of Brasilia official time.  For instance, 5pm in Brazil is 4am in Manila.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 12, 2014 at 03:01 AM
fav team: Argentina and Brazil
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Post by: sardaukar on Jun 12, 2014 at 01:08 PM
I hope the Germans improve from their 2010 showing. It was a pretty young team then so a lot of them are back.

Bad trip lang madaling araw ang mga games.
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Post by: rusty on Jun 12, 2014 at 04:47 PM
An NBA Fans’ Guide to the World Cup 2014 (http://triangleoffense.com/features/an-nba-fans-guide-to-the-world-cup-2014/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=DraftExpress)
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Post by: SiCkBoY on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:06 PM
I'm more interested in the stories behind the World Cup.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/sport/football/brazil-world-cup-benefits/ (http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/sport/football/brazil-world-cup-benefits/)

http://www.ibtimes.com/fifa-bribery-scandal-qatar-2022-issues-casting-shadow-over-brazil-2014-1596296 (http://www.ibtimes.com/fifa-bribery-scandal-qatar-2022-issues-casting-shadow-over-brazil-2014-1596296)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: sardaukar on Jun 12, 2014 at 09:59 PM
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Post by: melbourne on Jun 13, 2014 at 10:26 AM
My bet is team Brasil.  Saan channel sa cable mapanood ang live coverage ng FIFA World Cup?
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM
brazil 3 goals against croatia 1 goal... :)
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Post by: Waxx on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:23 AM
we have skycable balls hd.. just wondering if this will be broadcasted live in that channel or kelangan magbayad pa ng 2k?
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Post by: XanderCage on Jun 13, 2014 at 02:06 PM
we have skycable balls hd.. just wondering if this will be broadcasted live in that channel or kelangan magbayad pa ng 2k?

Balls SD channel 34 not balls HD
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Post by: Waxx on Jun 13, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Balls SD channel 34 not balls HD

they also offered this



http://www.mysky.com.ph/fifa-world-cup-activate/
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Post by: Pipo_1925 on Jun 13, 2014 at 05:28 PM

http://www.mysky.com.ph/fifa-world-cup-activate/
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they also offered this



http://www.mysky.com.ph/fifa-world-cup-activate/

May bayad sir sa HD pero sa SD ng Balls libre lang
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 14, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Spain vs Netherlands in about 2 and a half hours. 

This is a rematch of the finals from the last World Cup; should be a massive match.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 14, 2014 at 03:55 AM
Whatta goal from Van Persie!! Hup Holland Hup!!
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dpogs on Jun 14, 2014 at 06:41 AM
anyare sa spain :(

binugbog muna kaya hindi nakapalag spain :(
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: DTNS on Jun 14, 2014 at 07:30 AM
anyare sa spain :(

binugbog muna kaya hindi nakapalag spain :(

1-5? mukhang naglabas ng sama ng loob ang Netherlands mula sa pagkakatalo nila nung 2010.  >:D


anyway, I'm rooting for Germany, Argentina, and Netherlands this year.
Title: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: choyb on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:07 PM
2 days na ako puyat ah...
But worth it, the level of play and intensity is entirely different compared to how they play in the regular leagues. Iba talaga if  playing for one,s country.
Looking forward to matches of Germany, USA, Argentina and England...
Cheers
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:08 PM
Watched Brazil vs Croatia and later Spain vs Netherlands.  From somebody that watches football only during World Cups, here are my observations:

1.  Brazil has a young team, Neymar and Oscar are both 22, matibay sa bola yung Oscar who I think is their best player.  Si Neymar has great ball handling and speed but doesn't appear that strong physically.  Brazil's bench might lack the experience to hang with the big boys later on. And their defense is questionable.

2.  Based on their first games, both Spain and Netherlands I think are stronger than Brazil.  Both displayed exceptional ball handling skills and teamwork, Spain especially.  I think the 5-1 drubbing that Spain received doesn't reflect what a good team Spain really is.  But what a goal by Van Persie, a flying (horizontal) header off a very long pass.

Can't wait to see Messi in action.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Another mouthwatering clash: England vs. Italy tomorrow at 6am.

Let's see if Roy Hodgson's lads can limit the creativity of the Italian midfield.
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Post by: oweidah on Jun 14, 2014 at 02:19 PM
anyare sa spain :(

binugbog muna kaya hindi nakapalag spain :(

Prang heat ba?
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 16, 2014 at 12:04 AM
Leo Messi plays in six hours against a solid Bosnian team.  Hope this turns out to be the start of his best stint in an Argentine shirt.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dpogs on Jun 16, 2014 at 07:36 AM
messi goal...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 16, 2014 at 04:47 PM
Another titanic match tonight at midnight: Germany vs. Portugal.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: DTNS on Jun 16, 2014 at 05:04 PM
Another titanic match tonight at midnight: Germany vs. Portugal.

anong oras ang laban?
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 17, 2014 at 12:11 AM


anong oras ang laban?

Reposting with boldface:

Another titanic match tonight at midnight: Germany vs. Portugal.

Match is running now.
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Post by: dibidi on Jun 17, 2014 at 02:10 AM
Not a great start for Portugal just like Spain. No luck yet from the Iberian Peninsula.
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Post by: frootloops on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Hope the rest follows...but i doubt. 

http://www.wittyreads.com/2014/06/16/japan-lost-a-world-cup-game-what-they-did-after-losing-will-blow-your-mind-totally-awesome/
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: DTNS on Jun 17, 2014 at 05:09 PM
got to watch the latter part of the Germany - Portugal match early this morning. the German squad destroyed Portugal with a score of 4-0!  >:D
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 17, 2014 at 05:27 PM
Germany was as impressive as any team I've seen so far - confident pin point passing and the ability to transition instantly from defense to a coordinated running attack. Portugal appeared 2nd rate next to Germany.

Also got to watch Messi for the first time.  The talent is obvious - ball control, speed, a good eye for the field and accurate passing, as short and stocky as Maradona but quicker on his feet.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 19, 2014 at 02:35 AM
na draw ang Brazil against Mexico... :(
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dpogs on Jun 19, 2014 at 03:47 AM
possible first round elimination ng depending champion Spain... 2-0 in favor of chile. :(
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:25 AM
possible first round elimination ng depending champion Spain... 2-0 in favor of chile. :(

one of the worst performances i have ever seen.  Spain was lazy and boring.  They had no chance as soon as they went down 1-0 early in the 1st half.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 19, 2014 at 08:41 AM
Spain are out. They join an illustrious list of defending champs that made an early exit.
Practically the entire team seemed tired, probably due to a very taxing season with their clubs.
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Post by: SiCkBoY on Jun 19, 2014 at 08:49 AM
Spain also earned the dubious distinction of making the earliest exit from a World Cup by a defending champion in history. No defending champions have ever been eliminated after only two games of the first phase.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 19, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Wow shocker, the top ranked team is out. That makes Germany the new favorite to lift the trophy. They and the Dutch have had the best showing so far.
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Post by: DTNS on Jun 19, 2014 at 04:09 PM
it was a close fight between the Netherlands and the Socceroos (Australia). but in the latter part, the orange team prevailed. the match ended with a score of 3-2.  :D
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 20, 2014 at 03:42 AM
goal suarez... uruguay lead 1-0... uh-uh delikado maeliminate ang england...


Uruguay 2-1 England... tsk... talo...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dibidi on Jun 20, 2014 at 08:06 AM
Very disappointed with Spain. Somehow without Puyol the defense is poor.

England technically still has a chance.
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Post by: gunslinger on Jun 20, 2014 at 08:12 AM
What channel in Cignal is this shown?
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: sardaukar on Jun 20, 2014 at 09:33 AM
(http://img0.joyreactor.com/pics/post/auto-9gag-1319482.jpeg)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 20, 2014 at 07:33 PM
England's fortunes will rest on the Italy vs Costa Rica match later at midnight.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 20, 2014 at 08:17 PM
That Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is really good.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dpogs on Jun 21, 2014 at 02:12 AM
Costa Rica 1-0 Italy.. means England now eliminated...

whew... oras ng mga underdogs ngayon ah...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 21, 2014 at 02:36 AM
whew... oras ng mga underdogs ngayon ah...

That's not a surprise. With the bigger teams, players are typically stars for the biggest clubs and play a lot more matches in a year than the rest.

This is why you see defending champions usually falling short at World Cups.  After winning the cup, their players become stars and are immediately snatched up by the biggest clubs, ergo, get much much busier match and media schedules. 

Spain was supposed to be the exception but instead have spectacularly bombed out of this World Cup.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 21, 2014 at 07:23 PM
That Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is really good.

The poor center backs of england make him look even better.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 22, 2014 at 02:07 AM
argentina 1 - 0 Iran... last minute goal by lmessi.. whew...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 22, 2014 at 04:09 AM
Not convinced by Argentina.  They were lucky to beat Iran (though Iran played really good). 

Watching Germany-Ghana now.  Germany is the best team I've seen so far.  Deep bench, great defense smoothly transitioning to fast break offense, best goalie of the WC in Neuer.

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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 22, 2014 at 04:35 AM
I posted the above with the score 0-0 at halftime. Then it started raining goals, 2-2 now with 20 minutes to go. Miroslav Klose just tied Ronaldo's record for most WC goals scored. When you have a Klose and a Bastian Schweinsteiger as substitutes, you really have a deep bench.
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Post by: oweidah on Jun 22, 2014 at 04:38 AM
klose=ronaldo 15wc goals,
Now tied 2=2
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Post by: DTNS on Jun 22, 2014 at 07:49 AM
Not convinced by Argentina.  They were lucky to beat Iran (though Iran played really good). 

Watching Germany-Ghana now.  Germany is the best team I've seen so far.  Deep bench, great defense smoothly transitioning to fast break offense, best goalie of the WC in Neuer.



wasn't able to watch the match. but it was a draw at 2-2. Germany is still ahead with its points haul from Portugal.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 22, 2014 at 08:27 AM
Ghana really played a great offensive game. Doing what Germany does - quick transitions from defense to running attacks.  Magaling yung Ayew.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Messi magic

(https://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/thumb/857709217.gif)
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 22, 2014 at 12:06 PM
Messi pala favors his left foot for his shots. This great curled shot was similar to but longer than his first goal. Also uses the left during free kicks.
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Post by: oweidah on Jun 23, 2014 at 06:06 AM
nani goooooal! 1-0
Not nani=sandawa ha,,,hehe
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Post by: oweidah on Jun 23, 2014 at 07:26 AM
1=1 !
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Post by: oweidah on Jun 23, 2014 at 07:41 AM
dempsey 2-1
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Post by: oweidah on Jun 23, 2014 at 07:54 AM
2-2 last second'goal via c.r. Cross to varela
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 23, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Sounds like an exciting 2nd half.  I just caught the tail end the of 1st half before having to leave for work, with Portugal leading 1-0.  Am delighted that the USA gave them a run for their money and almost won.

Still an impressive run by the USA in probably the toughest group of the 1st round. 
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Post by: frootloops on Jun 23, 2014 at 06:13 PM
 
How The US Blew Its Greatest World Cup Opportunity In Just 55 Seconds (http://www.businessinsider.com/usa-world-cup-loss-portugal-2014-6)
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Post by: DTNS on Jun 23, 2014 at 06:17 PM
maganda laban bukas: Netherlands vs Chile!  :D

PS
showing my support for Team Deutschland. ;D
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/p180x540/10356185_10154250886635580_1335518126803887893_n.jpg)
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Italy vs Uruguay tonight, winner advances to 2nd round and loser goes home. It's Pirlo (great midfielder) vs Suarez (great striker).
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Post by: DTNS on Jun 24, 2014 at 06:49 PM
the Netherlands beat Chile 2-1 to advance to the next stage! :D
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 25, 2014 at 02:16 AM
And the Italians are eliminated!

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Post by: dpogs on Jun 25, 2014 at 03:24 AM
italy and england eliminated same bracket.. tsk... considered strong team....
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 25, 2014 at 03:35 AM
Darn Suarez, that guy should get a lifetime ban!! what a disgusting human being!

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/game-bite-suarez-could-trouble-180414910--sow.html
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 25, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Para palang si Mike Tyson itong si Suarez, nangangagat!  Uninspired play by the Italians, sorely lacking in offensive creativity.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:55 AM
Para palang si Mike Tyson itong si Suarez, nangangagat!  Uninspired play by the Italians, sorely lacking in offensive creativity.

only the poor form of the english made them look good at the start of the tournament.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 26, 2014 at 01:05 AM
Messi Argentina lead Nigeria 2-1

Southpaws Messi and Di Maria are running the Nigerians ragged in this match.

Messi is now a far better free kick specialist than Beckham, even without Predators as boots. Becks can still whip crosses better, though.

Lavezzi isn't making as much of an impact as Aguero did earlier. Maybe they should have kept Tevez in the squad?

Hope to see more goals in the second half.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 26, 2014 at 01:23 AM
Very entertaining match. 3-2 Argentina at 63 min. Messi is pulled out and in comes Ogag! Yeah Argentina has a player named G_go.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 26, 2014 at 01:50 AM
Brazil and Argentina pasok sa knockout round... :):):)

sana matalo ng US ang Germany o di kya mag draw ang laban nila para pasok US...
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:38 AM
Brazil and Argentina pasok sa knockout round... :):):)

sana matalo ng US ang Germany o di kya mag draw ang laban nila para pasok US...

That will be one VERY exciting match.  The US deserved to win against Portugal, too bad it ended in a draw.  If it was not for that last minute perfect cross by Ronaldo, the US would be taking it easy now, after playing in terrible conditions, they need to rest up.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM
Luis Suarez banned from ALL football for 4 months (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2670831/Luis-Suarez-banned-four-months-ALL-football-bite-Georgio-Chiellini.html).  He can't even enter a stadium anywhere.  Commiserations for Uruguay, their talisman is gone.


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/06/26/article-2670508-1F24C85F00000578-554_634x411.jpg)

Funny guy, this Giorgio Chiellini!


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/06/26/article-2670508-1F24E28300000578-922_634x332.jpg)

Fred wants some chomping action, too.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:32 AM
LOL.

Germany-USA now.  Just beautiful the way the Germans move the ball.  Number 7 Schweinsteiger is truly the field marshal of the German team. He creates so many offensive opportunities with his pinpoint passing and ability to read the field.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 27, 2014 at 04:04 AM
ang ganda ng goal ni ronaldo... pasok ang US... :):)
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 27, 2014 at 04:09 AM
LOL.

Germany-USA now.  Just beautiful the way the Germans move the ball.  Number 7 Schweinsteiger is truly the field marshal of the German team. He creates so many offensive opportunities with his pinpoint passing and ability to read the field.

It was almost a draw.  I'd have to say, the Americans are playing way above their level.  That German team has been intact since 2010 with most of them in their prime!  I can only see the Dutch team to have the ability to challenge them at this point.  Argentina has been lucky with their draw but I feel that if they faced the same teams that the Germans did, they wouldn't be toting a perfect record.
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Post by: dibidi on Jun 27, 2014 at 09:13 AM
Messi is one up again against CR7. Portugal bows out after first match loss on goal difference.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 27, 2014 at 01:21 PM
It was almost a draw.  I'd have to say, the Americans are playing way above their level.  That German team has been intact since 2010 with most of them in their prime!  I can only see the Dutch team to have the ability to challenge them at this point.  Argentina has been lucky with their draw but I feel that if they faced the same teams that the Germans did, they wouldn't be toting a perfect record.

Quite agree with your assessment.  Holland with Van Persie and Robben on the vanguard are formidable threats to even the best defense.  Robben in particular is just so darned fast he can outrun most defenders. 
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 28, 2014 at 01:48 AM
Messi is one up again against CR7. Portugal bows out after first match loss on goal difference.

until one of them wins a cup, neither have one over the other.
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Post by: dibidi on Jun 28, 2014 at 06:45 PM
this world cup he is. anyhow. hoping brazil chile would be a great match later.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM
Wasn't that impressed with Brazil in the opening match. Porous defense. But they are considered favorites. I wonder why? Will give them a second look tonight.
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Post by: oweidah on Jun 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM
homecourt advantage?  go brazil!
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 29, 2014 at 01:28 AM
Hulk goal wrongly disallowed.  Brazil should've been up 2-1.  Having said that, Brazil is being outplayed in the 2nd half.  Still all to play for at 1-1.

Great game by the Chilean goal keeper.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 29, 2014 at 02:41 AM
Penalty shoot out.  Chile almost knocked Brazil out of the World Cup with a shot that hit the cross bar seconds away for the end of extra time.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 29, 2014 at 02:57 AM
Nail biting shoot-out, Brazil squeak's through.
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Post by: oweidah on Jun 29, 2014 at 04:16 AM
thrill of victory, agony of defeat. Streak continues, chile still 0  vs brazil
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Post by: oweidah on Jun 29, 2014 at 04:21 AM
hulk's goal seem ok. Chest shoulder area, hulk also missed pk but he's a workhorse. They should put in d blacks, un 2 payat na players matamlay.

Who got 2nd yellows? Not gonna play in QF next game
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 29, 2014 at 04:57 AM
Brazil advance... :):):) next Argentina and US
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM
hulk's goal seem ok. Chest shoulder area, hulk also missed pk but he's a workhorse. They should put in d blacks, un 2 payat na players matamlay.

Who got 2nd yellows? Not gonna play in QF next game

Most experts calling the game(ex players) are 50/50 on it.  Some say it was the right call some say it was close but should have been allowed. My own assesment of it is it slightly hit his arm making it a hand ball.  Brazil is on shaky legs all tournament.  I still have the germans and dutch ahead.  Lalo na yung germans in terms of TEAM form, not just individual.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:52 PM
The first Brazil goal was more a Chilean own goal. It just brushed the shirt of Luiz. Lucky escape by the home team.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 30, 2014 at 01:12 AM
Mexican coach freaks out again in celebration as Dos Santos gives Mexico a 1-0 lead over Holland in the 48th minute.  Netherlands, one of the tournament favorites, now on the back foot.

And Schneider equalizes on the 87th.  Momentum with the Dutch.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 30, 2014 at 01:33 AM
i love underdogs taking the lead... :):)
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 30, 2014 at 01:55 AM
Damn, Holland scores on a penalty kick with 2 minutes left of stoppage time.  What a recovery by the Dutch - truly a case of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. 

Arjen Robben made things happen for the Dutch, what a player.  Van Persie was out of sorts.
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Post by: dpogs on Jun 30, 2014 at 02:08 AM
Boom.... and that happens... whew...
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Post by: Pandidoy on Jun 30, 2014 at 06:57 AM
Costa Rica ousted Greece via penalty shootout win  :)
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Post by: xbase on Jun 30, 2014 at 07:00 AM
that was a breathtaking penalty shootout between costa rica and greece! whew!
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Post by: sovrain on Jun 30, 2014 at 08:36 AM
 8)
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Post by: oweidah on Jun 30, 2014 at 08:36 AM
another thriller, great save!
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 30, 2014 at 03:13 PM
The knockout stages separate the men from the boys.  The netherlands vs mexico match needed a hydration break because of gruelling conditions.  That last penalty call was because of exhaustion, the defender got there with enough time but couldnt pull of the tackle properly, resulting to a foul in the box.

Now the tournament really begins.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jun 30, 2014 at 05:22 PM
Will check out the French tonight.  Haven't seen them play but by all accounts they are strong.  Na miss ko tuloy yung magic ni Zinedine Zedane, the best player I've ever seen along with Maradona of course.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:35 PM
Will check out the French tonight.  Haven't seen them play but by all accounts they are strong.  Na miss ko tuloy yung magic ni Zinedine Zedane, the best player I've ever seen along with Maradona of course.

what will make it hard for the french is the absence of workhorse Frank Ribery.  They have enough firepower to make it to the quarters but then that is a potential date with the Germans, and if their luck continues they go up against the host nation in the semis.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 01, 2014 at 01:59 AM
France eliminates Nigeria 2-0.  It was close until the end when Nigeria began making crucial errors including an own goal. Not convinced by the French.  Their best player in this match was the little guy Valbuena, tiny legs running around tirelessly, great assist passing and impeccable corner crosses.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 01, 2014 at 02:20 AM
Was able to watch football highlights in 4k yesterday on a 70in panel. It brought tears to my eyes.  :D :D
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 01, 2014 at 02:45 AM
France eliminates Nigeria 2-0.  It was close until the end when Nigeria began making crucial errors including an own goal. Not convinced by the French.  Their best player in this match was the little guy Valbuena, tiny legs running around tirelessly, great assist passing and impeccable corner crosses.

Nigeria is actually pretty tough.  They wont win a cup but they will give quality (not good or great) teams a hard time.  If I'm not mistaken it took Argentina a 3rd goal just to win because the Nigerians didnt want to quit.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 01, 2014 at 02:47 AM
https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/world-cup-suarez-admits-bite-apologies-chiellini-172522568--sow.html

Suarez finally comes out with the truth!  this guy needs to have his head checked!
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 01, 2014 at 06:24 AM
Looks like the German team will meet the French in the quarters as expected.  There is still 10 minutes to play in extra time but Leow has been substituting his midfielders with defensive mid fielders and has changed formation.  I think the Germans have decided to just hold on instead of going in for the kill.  Algeria is spent anyway, most of their players are starting to cramp.
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Post by: Pandidoy on Jul 01, 2014 at 06:30 AM
Wow!! And another goal from the Germans to make it 2-0 in extra time
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 01, 2014 at 06:36 AM
Looks like the German team will meet the French in the quarters as expected.  There is still 10 minutes to play in extra time but Leow has been substituting his midfielders with defensive mid fielders and has changed formation.  I think the Germans have decided to just hold on instead of going in for the kill.  Algeria is spent anyway, most of their players are starting to cramp.

what an exciting last ten minutes! just when I said the Germans would be content on sitting on the ball they break a counter attack and mount their own for a 2-0 lead, only for Algeria to get one back immediately after...Crazy final minutes but Germany through to the last eight.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 01, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Caught the last 10-minutes and the highlights.  Looked like the Algerian goalie had a busy time keeping the score nil-all in the first 90-minutes, only to give up 2 goals in extra time.

Same story with the France vs Nigeria match, the Nigerian GK keeper Enyeama (who has the most saves of the WC thus far) had another fantastic game but in the closing minutes, slowed down considerably and made a mistake that allowed an easy header by Pogba.  This was followed by a Nigerian own goal for which Enyeama was partly to blame. Pity.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 01, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Tonight will be a good set of matches. A gritty and tactically sound USA will be playing slight favorites but underperforming Belgium.

Argentina will be playing another defensive team in Switzerland. Ottmar Hitzfeld will probably park the bus later to stop Di Maria's incursions and stifle Leo Messi then try to counter. I think Iran has written the blueprint on how to play Argentina.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 12:32 AM
Tonight will be a good set of matches. A gritty and tactically sound USA will be playing slight favorites but underperforming Belgium.

Argentina will be playing another defensive team in Switzerland. Ottmar Hitzfeld will probably park the bus later to stop Di Maria's incursions and stifle Leo Messi then try to counter. I think Iran has written the blueprint on how to play Argentina.

For some reason I'm rooting for a US win over Belgium.  Parang Gilas Pilipinas ang dating nila sakin eh, they are playing with a lot of heart.
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 02, 2014 at 12:47 AM
For some reason I'm rooting for a US win over Belgium.  Parang Gilas Pilipinas ang dating nila sakin eh, they are playing with a lot of heart.

yey... para kasing dehado sila sa larong soccer eh... kaya maliban sa Brazil at Argentina... gusto ko na rni for 2014 World Cup ang US na makapasok. :):)
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 02, 2014 at 12:53 AM
Interesting yung comments ng American lady that I saw sa TV a few days back. Hindi raw totoong sports ang soccer kasi it doesn't give so much emphasis on individual talent.  Masyado raw team effort tapos maraming no-point games.  Kaya hindi raw sisikat sa US despite the current World Cup fever.

Sabagay it's a sport na malaki chance ng weaker team to win.   Play defense only then 0-0 tapos penalty shoot-out.

I'm rooting for Lil Messi and the US.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 02, 2014 at 01:24 AM
Compare mo naman sa American football - stop and go, offensive team alternating with defensive team, total time ball is in play - what? 15 minutes?  Probably less.  Pretty easy way to make a living.

Back on topic, Swiss side holding its own vs Messi and company.  Great defense by both teams.  Argentina lacks depth in the mid-field, one that consistently creates opportunities for its forwards.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 01:27 AM
Interesting yung comments ng American lady that I saw sa TV a few days back. Hindi raw totoong sports ang soccer kasi it doesn't give so much emphasis on individual talent.  Masyado raw team effort tapos maraming no-point games.  Kaya hindi raw sisikat sa US despite the current World Cup fever.

Sabagay it's a sport na malaki chance ng weaker team to win.   Play defense only then 0-0 tapos penalty shoot-out.

I'm rooting for Lil Messi and the US.

why should there be emphasis on individual talent if its a REAL team sport?  Didn't the San Antonio Spurs just school an in prime and obviously more talented and more physically gifted Miami Heat Big 3 with excellent team play?  I'm almost certain the lady knows little about "Football".  She can stick to watching NFL, which hardly uses the foot in tandem with the ball, and they insist on calling it football..what a joke.

ALso, I cant totally agree to weaker teams having a larger chance to win by just playing defense, although I see the logic of such an argument.  Its just that in reality, it hardly works.  There are 2 very recent examples (Bayern Munich vs Manchester United at the UEFA final eight and Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid at the UEFA semis) that even if you "park the bus" in front of the goal, the opposing team may still find a chance to score because they have no fear of a counter. 

And if does result to a penalty shoot out, chances are the defensive team fielded defensive players that have little to no experience in taking penalties.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:22 AM
Sinong stronger between the Swiss and the Argentines?  Eh mukhang papunta sa penalty shoot-out.  I hate this kind of game.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:29 AM
YES!   This is a World Cup of last minute goals!
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:29 AM
And just like that Di Maria scores.  1-0 Argentina.

And Switzerland almost ties!  Game has come alive with minutes to go.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:30 AM
Sinong stronger between the Swiss and the Argentines?  Eh mukhang papunta sa penalty shoot-out.  I hate this kind of game.

On paper its even.  Argentina is ranked 5 while Switzerland is ranked 6.  Argentina though has Messi and Di Maria who has been in form since the UEFA finals.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:34 AM
First time ko makakita ng GK leaving his post to join the offensive at the other end of the field!  Heartbreaking loss for the. Swiss.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:42 AM
First time ko makakita ng GC leaving his post to join the offensive at the other end of the field!  Heartbreaking loss for the. Swiss.

Hart did the same for the last play against Uruguay, incredibly risky because its an open goal on the other end.  But it is heartbreaking for the Swiss.

I've always thought that the Argentine team had a lucky draw to get to the knockout stages.  This game against the Swiss just showed how poor their team play really is.
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 02, 2014 at 02:43 AM
That's what makes Messi better than Ronaldo (IMO) - he creates a lot more scoring opportunities for his teammates.  His assist record is truly fantastic.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 02, 2014 at 03:46 AM
I like Messi better as well. He is calm and balanced when he has the ball. And he has vision, touch, and accuracy - all attributes of a great passer.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 02, 2014 at 04:38 AM
USA vs Belgium now, 0-0 at 28 min.  USA being badly outplayed here. Based on what I've seen so far, they won't win this match on merit. They sorely lack good mid-fielders to get the offensive going.  Someone like Pirlo or Schweinsteiger.  Strikers need good mid-field support to get in position to strike.  Otherwise, they'll have to create their own opportunities, which is difficult unless one has Maradona or Messi levels of talent!
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Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 02, 2014 at 05:01 AM
The US is good in maintaining ball possession but not in creating realistic goal opportunities.  Penalty shoot-out lang yata pag-asa.  Hehe
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 05:37 AM
USA vs Belgium now, 0-0 at 28 min.  USA being badly outplayed here. Based on what I've seen so far, they won't win this match on merit. They sorely lack good mid-fielders to get the offensive going.  Someone like Pirlo or Schweinsteiger.  Strikers need good mid-field support to get in position to strike.  Otherwise, they'll have to create their own opportunities, which is difficult unless one has Maradona or Messi levels of talent!

And thats the reason I think leaving Donavan out was a mistake.  He has the experience and his role in clubs is to be an attacking midfielder, quite similar to Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands, albeit a poor mans version of.  I just like that they play with their heart on their sleeve and leave it all out on the pitch. 

The Brazilians on the other hand have been cocky and lackluster with their play.  they are getting away with pure talent and luck.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 02, 2014 at 05:42 AM
Still 0-0 at 81 min (and we are still awake).  Good thing it's Pasig day :).

Howard is being peppered. May pag-asa pa, pa-abutin lang sa penalty shoot-out.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 05:48 AM
Still 0-0 at 81 min (and we are still awake).  Good thing it's Pasig day :).

Howard is being peppered. May pag-asa pa, pa-abutin lang sa penalty shoot-out.

Howard earned his money so far! save after save! Galing!
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 02, 2014 at 05:53 AM
I've always thought that the Argentine team had a lucky draw to get to the knockout stages.  This game against the Swiss just showed how poor their team play really is.

Sabella keeps changing their formation, too: 5-3-2, then 4-3-3, then 4-4-2, which is probably confusing his players.

Argentina, on paper, has the most lethal strike force of any nation, with Aguero, Higuain, Di Maria, and Messi. But the tactics have been poor, and the supplier to this fab four, [email protected], has also underperformed, imho.

They are very reliant on the heroics of one man. The funny thing is that these are very similar circumstances to 1986. ;D
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 05:58 AM
Sabella keeps changing their formation, too: 5-3-2, then 4-3-3, then 4-4-2, which is probably confusing his players.

Argentina, on paper, has the most lethal strike force of any nation, with Aguero, Higuain, Di Maria, and Messi. But the tactics have been poor, and the supplier to this fab four, [email protected], has also underperformed, imho.

They are very reliant on the heroics of one man. The funny thing is that these are very similar circumstances to 1986. ;D


Too bad Kun Aguero is now gone for the tournament.  Nawalan nang katulong si Messi.  Mabuti na lang si Di Maria has been in absolute killer form for the past few months.
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Post by: Pandidoy on Jul 02, 2014 at 06:02 AM
oops the Belgians after numerous unsuccessful assaults against Howard finally score 
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 06:04 AM
oh well, there is still time but I doubt if the Americans can equalize.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 06:15 AM
and just like that its game over for the americans.  2-0 now for Belgium.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 06:20 AM
and just like that its game over for the americans.  2-0 now for Belgium.

Drama! the US takes one back and keeps itself alive.  Youngster Julian Green with the goal!
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 02, 2014 at 06:26 AM
Sh_t what a game!  USA had its chances.  Still 5 minutes left.
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Post by: xbase on Jul 02, 2014 at 06:36 AM
great game at the extension time!
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 02, 2014 at 06:37 AM
Fairy tale is over for the US.  Belgium goes through to face Argentina in the Quarters.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 02, 2014 at 06:41 AM
Lukaku was the catalyst. He deserved that goal.

The theme for the round of 16 has been: play a nervous first 80 minutes,  then play a furious action-packed end game. This has been a great World Cup!
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 02, 2014 at 07:29 AM
Lukaku was the catalyst. He deserved that goal.

The theme for the round of 16 has been: play a nervous first 80 minutes,  then play a furious action-packed end game. This has been a great World Cup!

So true. We saw this in the 2 matches today. Also with Germany-Algeria and France-Nigeria yesterday.
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Post by: oweidah on Jul 02, 2014 at 12:47 PM
byebye american pie
Go argentina cornedbeefs
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Post by: alihug on Jul 02, 2014 at 08:23 PM
parang sinapian ni Oliver Kahn si Tim Howard, 17++ saves!
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Post by: DTNS on Jul 03, 2014 at 03:25 PM
kahit di maka-goal ang team, goal pa rin ang players dahil sa... ;) ;D
https://ph.sports.yahoo.com/photos/world-cup-wag-sightings-in-brazil-1403656412-slideshow/ (https://ph.sports.yahoo.com/photos/world-cup-wag-sightings-in-brazil-1403656412-slideshow/)
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 05, 2014 at 12:50 AM
Multiple chances by France especially Benzema but so far Neuer is equal to the task.  Germany leads 1-0 on a Hummels header early on as the first half ends.

German defense looking shaky.  This match is far from over.

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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 05, 2014 at 01:57 AM
And Germany is through.  They owe that one to Neuer no doubt.  Looking less convincing as the tournament wears on.
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Post by: oweidah on Jul 05, 2014 at 06:11 AM
samba yellow fever 2-1 !
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Post by: Chain on Jul 05, 2014 at 07:42 AM
sana ok si Neymar para sa next game against Germany
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Post by: oweidah on Jul 05, 2014 at 08:38 AM
neymar d0ne, gone
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 05, 2014 at 08:43 AM
Brazil need Neymar. Looks like Germany are going through.
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Post by: DTNS on Jul 05, 2014 at 08:45 AM
Brazil need Neymar. Looks like Germany are going through.

they have! Germany beat France 1-0  :D
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 05, 2014 at 03:03 PM
That's the best I've seen Brazil play in this World Cup, free flowing, confident offense and improved defense.  On the strength of their QF performances, I was going to say Brazil should beat Germany but with Neymar and their captain Thiago Silva out, Germany should win.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 05, 2014 at 03:16 PM
That's the best I've seen Brazil play in this World Cup, free flowing, confident offense and improved defense.  On the strength of their QF performances, I was going to say Brazil should beat Germany but with Neymar and their captain Thiago Silva out, Germany should win.

Even with Neymar they would not have won.  I tried streaming and listened to a different set of commentators and they were saying that Germany played smart.  As soon as Mats Hummels got the goal Low switched his team's spacing.  He stuck to the same formation in case they needed to counter but opted to make the wing midfield players stand back and Lahm in particular switch from a midfield role to a right back, which is his best position.  The Brazilian defense is still spotty for me and if Low opts to start Klose again, David Luiz would have his hands full...
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Post by: melbourne on Jul 05, 2014 at 03:25 PM
I'm still hoping that Brazil will win the next game even without Neymar and Silva.  But in reality, their chances are slim without the two star players.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 05, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Germany's defense was spotty too as witnessed by several easy opportunities by Benzema even up to the last play.  Only the superb goal keeping prevented the French from equalizing. 
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 05, 2014 at 03:42 PM
Miroslav Klose gets another chance to bag the WC goals scored record for himself. 
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 05, 2014 at 05:19 PM
they have! Germany beat France 1-0  :D

Yup, I watched the match.  :)

I meant Germany are probably through to the final.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 06, 2014 at 01:57 AM
All we need are the Dutch and we have an all-star set of semifinalists.
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 06, 2014 at 04:19 AM
mahihirapan ang Brazil ko against sa Germany... and magkakaroon ng magandang laban ang Argentina sino man manalo sa Ned vs CR... :):)

sana magharap ang Brazil at Argentina... though gusto ko mapanood laro ng Germany laban sa Argentina.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 06, 2014 at 05:30 AM
My prediction is Germany vs. Argentina in the finals.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 06, 2014 at 05:56 AM
Robben is so fast that when he flops, he creates such a spectacle - great bait for a free kick. But who can fault him, he works hard for every one of those runs.  He energizes the Dutch offense with his dynamic plays - fantastic player.

Extra time now at. 0-0 after an all out assault on the Costa Rican goal in the closing minutes. 
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Post by: pao9307 on Jul 06, 2014 at 05:58 AM
On balls hd?
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 06, 2014 at 06:01 AM
I'm on Sky PPV, channel 244.
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Post by: pao9307 on Jul 06, 2014 at 06:16 AM
Thanks.its on balls,but just SD.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 06, 2014 at 06:32 AM
Damn what a pulse pounding extra time!  The announcer is breathless!

Penalty shootout!
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 06, 2014 at 06:47 AM
And Netherlands scrape through.  Good move to sub a fresh goalie just before the shootout.
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Post by: xbase on Jul 06, 2014 at 07:00 AM
breathtaking penalty shootout!
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 06, 2014 at 08:21 AM
And Netherlands scrape through.  Good move to sub a fresh goalie just before the shootout.

Van Gaal is a genius.
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Post by: gecs105 on Jul 06, 2014 at 09:38 AM
Man U is waiting for you LVG. Great job!
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Post by: DTNS on Jul 06, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Krul fate for the Costa Ricans.  ;D
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Post by: choyb on Jul 06, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Nederland/CRC match one of most exciting ...so far!
Kudos to Balls channel & ABS CBN (?) For showing ALL the WC Games, especially in this basketball crazy country of ours (nothing wrong with that haha)!
Cheers and Olé Olé Olé!
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Post by: oweidah on Jul 06, 2014 at 11:44 AM
who will replace neyms' n tiago?  go brazil !
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Post by: puffalan84 on Jul 06, 2014 at 11:52 AM
^ Home field..
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 06, 2014 at 06:38 PM
Argentina just lost winger di Maria.  Huge loss. It seriously changes their game plan.
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Post by: alihug on Jul 06, 2014 at 07:19 PM
the Costa Rican gkeeper Navas is quite good, next only to Tim Howard of the US!
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 06, 2014 at 07:41 PM
Argentina just lost winger di Maria.  Huge loss. It seriously changes their game plan.

Indeed. Not sure how Sabella will respond tactically, but I'm guessing Alvarez might get more minutes as a roaming midfielder. At least that's how I'd do it if I wanted a 4-3-3 formation. 8)

I have a feeling though that Sabella will stay with a 5-3-2 in the first half, which would rule out Alvarez, I think.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 07, 2014 at 11:50 AM
the Costa Rican gkeeper Navas is quite good, next only to Tim Howard of the US!

A lot of goal keepers stood out in this WC.  The Mexican one - Ochoa, the Nigerian one - Enyeama, Navas and of course Howard and Neuer. This WC also proved to be disappointing for a couple of ATG goal keepers - Iker Casillas of Spain and Gianluigi Buffon of Italy.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 08, 2014 at 07:24 AM
A lot of goal keepers stood out in this WC.  The Mexican one - Ochoa, the Nigerian one - Enyeama, Navas and of course Howard and Neuer. This WC also proved to be disappointing for a couple of ATG goal keepers - Iker Casillas of Spain and Gianluigi Buffon of Italy.

This edition of the world cup has been a showcase of Goalkeepers.  The numerous penalty shoot outs and clean sheets have given them an avenue to shine, more so than the more famous strikers.  Aside from James Rodriguez' one touch volley and Van Persie's superman header, I have a hard time naming a "beautiful" goal.  (Honorable mention would be David Villa's backheel goal)
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 08, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Who is your player of the tournament so far?

For me, it has to be Arjen Robben with Messi second.  Robben just keeps on pushing forward, relentless and electric, creating opportunities all the time.  Messi so far is more restrained, attacking and assisting in equal measures.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 08, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Who is your player of the tournament so far?

For me, it has to be Arjen Robben with Messi second.  Robben just keeps on pushing forward, relentless and electric, creating opportunities all the time.  Messi so far is more restrained, attacking and assisting in equal measures.

So far i would have to agree with you that Robben is having an excellent world cup.  But i'm a little iffy with the great Messi, he plays so much better when he's with Barca.  I actually have Angel Di Maria a close second to Robben.  Di Maria has been running 10+k in every match until his injury.  His work rate is underrated.  Columbia's James Rodriguez would be my 3rd choice, his game has been on since the beginning of the world cup.  Too bad he was a non factor in their loss to brazil with exception to his penalty goal.
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Post by: oweidah on Jul 08, 2014 at 04:15 PM
has d final lineups been released for samba brazilia vs. German machinery?
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Post by: DTNS on Jul 08, 2014 at 04:40 PM
has d final lineups been released for samba brazilia vs. German machinery?

not yet. nakakainip maghintay ng semis match. :P
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Post by: melbourne on Jul 08, 2014 at 05:27 PM
Alarm clock is already set for Brazil vs. Germany for the semi final match. I hope that the selecao Brasileira will win.
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Post by: DTNS on Jul 08, 2014 at 05:47 PM
Alarm clock is already set for Brazil vs. Germany for the semi final match. I hope that the selecao Brasileira will win.

I hope Die Mannschaft wins. ;D
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 08, 2014 at 05:54 PM
I hope Loew starts Klose again and employs an offensive strategy.  With Silva out of the line up the Brazil defense will be very weak!
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 09, 2014 at 04:25 AM
Tactics by Loew are spot on.  The Brazilians were totally exposed and put to the sword by a solid German side.

Wonder if this will be a comeback for the ages, like when Eusebio beat North Korea.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 09, 2014 at 04:26 AM
4-0 for Germany at only 25 minutes in.  Mueller, Klose, Kroos x2.  Disaster for Brazil. 

World Cup goals scored record for Klose - 16!
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 09, 2014 at 04:30 AM
Sh_t!  Score for Khedira, 5-0.  It's all over folks.  Brazil defense totally exposed.
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 09, 2014 at 04:43 AM
Parreira had Bebeto and Romario in '94.

Scolari in 2002 had Rivaldo, Ronaldo, and Ronaldinho.

Brazil today is not even close, even with Neymar. Scolari should have played a more conservative formation against a predatory German side and waited to counter. He rolled the dice and went all out in attack and had his defense utterly exposed.

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Post by: xbase on Jul 09, 2014 at 04:52 AM
brazilians may leave the stadium before the 2nd half...
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Post by: dpogs on Jul 09, 2014 at 05:05 AM
tsk kawawa naman brazil team ko.... hays...
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 09, 2014 at 05:06 AM
Brazil today is not even close, even with Neymar. Scolari should have played a more conservative formation against a predatory German side and waited to counter. He rolled the dice and went all out in attack and had his defense utterly exposed.

Agree. The way to play the Germans is to counter attack, catch them off guard with quick transitions from defense to offense. 
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Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 09, 2014 at 05:09 AM
And Neuer shows his class in the second half!
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Post by: sardaukar on Jul 09, 2014 at 05:36 AM
This is a good old fashioned butt whipping. Klose is thinking, you should not have subbed me yet coach, hehe.
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Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 09, 2014 at 05:36 AM
7-0 oh my.  A real bad day for Julio Cesar.
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Post by: Timithekid on Jul 09, 2014 at 06:26 AM
Well, i knew that Brazil defense was non existent.  More so with captain Silva out of the line up.  And Loew even made a tactical change to anticipate the Brazilian attack, he placed Lahm back at his best position of right back.  I can already smell a Netherlands-Germany final. :) Argentina has just as spotty a defense as Brazil with an even weaker offense now that di maria is injured.
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Post by: rochie on Jul 09, 2014 at 06:27 AM
Thats not a game,its a massacre
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Post by: choyb on Jul 09, 2014 at 07:20 AM
Looks like Germany will take Match 64...
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Post by: melbourne on Jul 09, 2014 at 09:35 AM
I hope Die Mannschaft wins. ;D

Your team wins.  It shows how vulnerable the Brazil team is without Neymar and Silva.  Brazil's goal in the 90th minute is only a consolation.
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Post by: melbourne on Jul 09, 2014 at 09:38 AM
Thats not a game,its a massacre

Exactly.  I don't expect that score even without the two star players of Brazil.  It's even exciting to watch US vs. Germany than the semi final match.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: tifosi_pao on Jul 09, 2014 at 04:09 PM
durog ang brazil WC team
(https://forums.oneplus.net/attachments/brz-vs-ger-gif.50601/)

parang na-miami heat sila ;D
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: DTNS on Jul 09, 2014 at 05:02 PM
1-7! tambak, lampaso, massacre, armageddon, gehenna, desolation, disintegration, etc, etc. no words can fully describe brazil's loss to Germany. >:D >:D >:D



I'm looking forward to a Germany - Netherlands showdown in the finals.  ;)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 09, 2014 at 10:05 PM
I'm very interested to see what tactical adjustments LVG will be implementing tonight.  I'm quite sure he won't do a 4-3-3 because you have a player like Messi on the other side.  Maybe a 4-5-1 with Van Persie as a target man?

Sabella will probably start with a 5-3-2 out of respect for Robben's speed and then adjust later on.
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Post by: nbc on Jul 09, 2014 at 11:17 PM
What time is the game later?

nbc
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: kiwimig on Jul 09, 2014 at 11:55 PM
What time is the game later?

nbc

4am
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: eksi on Jul 10, 2014 at 12:01 AM
What time is the game later?

nbc

4am ph time kick-off

I'm very interested to see what tactical adjustments LVG will be implementing tonight.  I'm quite sure he won't do a 4-3-3 because you have a player like Messi on the other side.  Maybe a 4-5-1 with Van Persie as a target man?

Sabella will probably start with a 5-3-2 out of respect for Robben's speed and then adjust later on.

In football, managers generally does not set his team based on the players in the other side but rather form the strongest 11 based on players available.  I expect both sides will not have major adjustments on their respective strategies that brought them at this stage. 
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 10, 2014 at 12:37 AM
In football, managers generally does not set his team based on the players in the other side but rather form the strongest 11 based on players available.  I expect both sides will not have major adjustments on their respective strategies that brought them at this stage. 

The strategies definitely do not change but the tactics do.  Also, managers do tactically react to players on the other team, particularly against the likes of Messi.  LVG has done this before, too, even as early as when he managed Ajax. :)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: raptor on Jul 10, 2014 at 01:33 AM
parang Spurs vs Heat yung Germany vs Brazil, tambak :)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 10, 2014 at 04:00 AM
Nigel De Jong starts for Memphis Depay and the Dutch follow a 5-3-2 formation.

Argentina is on a 4-3-3 (on paper at least)! This was unexpected.

Let's see how this one goes.

EDIT:

2 guys watching over Messi and Robben
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 10, 2014 at 06:44 AM
Argentina are in the final after penalty kicks!
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Post by: xbase on Jul 10, 2014 at 06:48 AM
Argentina are in the final after penalty kicks!
it will exciting match on final!
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Post by: Wiggum on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:16 AM
^ Should be a good one on Monday.

Got this on FB: Germany's secret weapon ;D

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j275/Octo1/9067169839d388f046bbadf2da6e961f_zps7be1d2ea.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: melbourne on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM
It's Germany vs. Argentina in the finals.  My bet will be Argentina.  I hope Di Maria will be fit to play.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:49 AM
I think Germany will win it all.  Argentina has failed to impress.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Timithekid on Jul 10, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Germany will win this years world cup.  I dont see them surrendering a goal and i also dont see them being unable to score.  Sana maging exciting, last time these two teams met the Germans played with Argentina.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 10, 2014 at 02:50 PM
You could tell the Argentines really willed themselves to defend through pain and suffering.

Three (Rojo, Mascherano, Zabaleta) got concussed with hits to the head and one (Biglia) playing through a very painfully injured arm.

Result: the once-prolific Dutch not having a shot on target in 120 minutes on the pitch,  even with Robben, Van Persie, and later on,  Huntelaar.

This is, arguably, a better defensive display than Germany against Brazil.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: DTNS on Jul 10, 2014 at 04:14 PM
langit, lupa, papa laban sa papa  ;D
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t1.0-9/10517466_10154332275605006_1529780578861421994_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:54 PM
One rule change that I wish is for FIFA to penalize double or triple teaming when the ball is not within the penalty box.   Game sucks if both teams resort to avoiding defeat by stifling the best players with 2 or 3 muscular defenders than go all out to create offense for the win within regulation.  Where's the beautiful game in that?

I'm still rooting for Messi though.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: frootloops on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:17 PM
I'm still rooting for Messi though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSau8PDlufg

 ^-^
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dpogs on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:56 PM
One rule change that I wish is for FIFA to penalize double or triple teaming when the ball is not within the penalty box.   Game sucks if both teams resort to avoiding defeat by stifling the best players with 2 or 3 muscular defenders than go all out to create offense for the win within regulation.  Where's the beautiful game in that?

I'm still rooting for Messi though.

i think andiyan ung beauty ng soccer... how will you defeat those defender na halos lahat susugod sa iyo... to find an open player... that is why they need to pass the ball... or else dudumugin ka talaga...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 11, 2014 at 01:54 AM
One of the few players in football's history who can sow so much fear on the opposing team that they abandon their original attacking tactics just to concentrate on shackling him.


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02970/messi_2970109b.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/09/article-2686569-1F86335A00000578-874_634x422.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/09/article-2686569-1F85D9D700000578-165_634x395.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02970/hol11afp_2970039k.jpg)

Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 11, 2014 at 02:33 AM
Well I consider yesterday's Argentina Netherlands game a snoozefest.

i think andiyan ung beauty ng soccer... how will you defeat those defender na halos lahat susugod sa iyo... to find an open player... that is why they need to pass the ball... or else dudumugin ka talaga...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Timithekid on Jul 11, 2014 at 11:02 PM
Well I consider yesterday's Argentina Netherlands game a snoozefest.


Plenty of people actually share your opinion.  Some others though were also able to appreciate the beauty of being able to defend for 120 minutes.  Lalo na kapag maraming striker ang kalaban.  They will really defend until penalties happen.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dpogs on Jul 11, 2014 at 11:11 PM
and the beauty of having to witness a single goal in 90-120 minutes...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Timithekid on Jul 11, 2014 at 11:25 PM
and the beauty of having to witness a single goal in 90-120 minutes...

kadalasan kasi long time football fans lang ang nakakapansin nyan.  Its actually really difficult to score a goal, 1 on 1 with a keeper and some people still miss at a professional level, so when a team scores and the other team parked a bus, its really a celebration.

Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 13, 2014 at 04:32 AM
And Julio Cesar's debacle continues.  Has seen two goals slip by already by the 17th minute.  The Brazilian side is vulnerable each time the ball is inside their penalty box. 
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: DTNS on Jul 13, 2014 at 08:26 AM
brazilian hearts broken twice. 0-3 for the 3rd place match. I'm gonna watch the replay later. ;)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 14, 2014 at 02:57 AM
Khedira develops a calf problem and is out of the final.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 14, 2014 at 03:10 AM
Khedira is 1/3 of the powerful German midfield - great at defense and an offensive threat as well.

Jeez Messi will outrun Hummels all day, bit of a mismatch there.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: audiojunkie on Jul 14, 2014 at 03:40 AM

Watching Final match Germany vs. Argentina LIVE. 35 mins now in the game both 0-0.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 14, 2014 at 03:53 AM
Lively match even if it's 0-0 at the half.  ARG seems to have had the clearer chances, looking to counter with their speed.  Messi and Higuain giving the GER defense fits.

I am anticipating goals in the second half. :D
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: raptor on Jul 14, 2014 at 04:00 AM
Germany is in control and threatening most of the time ... the chances that Argentina had were from breakaways
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: alihug on Jul 14, 2014 at 04:15 AM
No goals yet at 5 min. Mark...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: audiojunkie on Jul 14, 2014 at 04:25 AM

Yellow card always flashing....
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dpogs on Jul 14, 2014 at 04:46 AM
just 1 goal messi... just 1 goal... 
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Pandidoy on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:01 AM
just 1 goal messi... just 1 goal... 

Mukhang Germany mananalo.....medyo malas si Bro Dpogs sa mga kinakampihan nyang team ( Miami, Brazil...)  >:D
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dpogs on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:15 AM
Mukhang Germany mananalo.....medyo malas si Bro Dpogs sa mga kinakampihan nyang team ( Miami, Brazil...)  >:D

uu nga... halos lahat ng team disaster ang pagkakatalo... so far promising ang argentina ngayon... he he he... galingan lang ng goalkeeper at ni messi...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:18 AM
I am liking  Argentina's chances, they have put a halt to the German forward flow with good defense and have had the better scoring chances.  Shame if this ends in a penalty shootout.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: audiojunkie on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:27 AM

GOAL! Germany....
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:27 AM
And Gotze scores a fabulous goal, hehe.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: toys4geeks on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:31 AM
Great shot.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:35 AM
Deutschland wins it!
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: audiojunkie on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:35 AM

Messi missed it....
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Pandidoy on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:38 AM
Mukhang Germany mananalo.....medyo malas si Bro Dpogs sa mga kinakampihan nyang team ( Miami, Brazil...)  >:D

This ...hahaha
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: audiojunkie on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:39 AM

Germany ...  2014 FIFA World Cup Champion!

Final score = 1-0
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: coastal on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:41 AM
Brazil got its wish no celebration from their neighbor!!!
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:42 AM
Didn't give Argentina much chance before the kickoff.  But credit Argentina, they could have easily won it.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dpogs on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:47 AM
ouch... next time kailangan kong kampihan ang kalaban para matalo... tsk...

Heat
Brazil
and
Argentina...

Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: berdilot™ on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:50 AM
Argentina missed so much opportunities. Great goal by Gotze. 
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: superJ on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:51 AM
Congrats to Germany, finally, a European team to win a World Cup Championship in Latin American soil!!!
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: xbase on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:51 AM
achtung baby!
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: audiojunkie on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:53 AM

Both teams have great deferences...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:59 AM
Neuer just towers over Messi.  Neuer wins the golden glove (best GK) while Messi gets the golden ball (best futballer).
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: audiojunkie on Jul 14, 2014 at 06:02 AM
I thought neuer was standing on a podium when they stand side by side for pictures...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: audiojunkie on Jul 14, 2014 at 06:04 AM

Si Gotze yata ang pinakamaliit sa team...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 14, 2014 at 06:08 AM
I thought neuer was standing on a podium when they stand side by side for pictures...

6'5" vs 5'7".
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: raptor on Jul 14, 2014 at 06:10 AM
gaganda ng wives at girlfriends ng German players ... PANALO talaga :)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: coastal on Jul 14, 2014 at 06:17 AM
+1 sa yumminess!!!
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: oweidah on Jul 14, 2014 at 06:26 AM
dontcry for me argentina
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Timithekid on Jul 14, 2014 at 07:33 AM
I stand corrected, the argentine defense proved to be a berlin wall when it all mattered.  That goal by Götze will be the highlight for the next 4 years.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Superman on Jul 14, 2014 at 07:58 AM
Deutschland it is!
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 14, 2014 at 08:08 AM
Could have been 2-0 or 1-0 Argentina.  Higuain and that young Argentine player will have some sleepness nights.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 14, 2014 at 08:17 AM
that was just a single lapse in a great Argentine defense.  tremendous offensive midfield advantage by Germany throughout the game but they still could have lost in regulation had the futbol gods favored Argentina.  very exciting game.

I stand corrected, the argentine defense proved to be a berlin wall when it all mattered.  That goal by Götze will be the highlight for the next 4 years.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: VenoM_Unleashed on Jul 14, 2014 at 09:20 AM
Naputol din ang losing streak ko sa sports  ;D

Nakabawi din  ;)

Thanks Super Mario! Thanks Germany!
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dpogs on Jul 14, 2014 at 09:42 AM
Naputol din ang losing streak ko sa sports  ;D

Nakabawi din  ;)

Thanks Super Mario! Thanks Germany!

Buti ka pa... nasa losing side pa rin ako.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: sovrain on Jul 14, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Anak ng......, sayang, si ko napanood, nasarapan ng tulog....may replay ba?
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: VenoM_Unleashed on Jul 14, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Buti ka pa... nasa losing side pa rin ako.

You'll get your chance, boss dpogs  ;)

Nanahimik lang ako, biglang may nagyaya ng "friendly bet"  ;D

2-0 nga sana panalo ko, inatrasan ko lang 'yung Brazil vs Germany, pinaliwanag ko sa kalaban lugi Brazil kasi injured star player nila, okey lang daw, pero 'di ko tinuloy, ayun 7-1 ang score in favor of Germany  ;D
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Timithekid on Jul 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Could have been 2-0 or 1-0 Argentina.  Higuain and that young Argentine player will have some sleepness nights.

Messi was off target twice and higuain once with howedes missing by inches with his header and romero saving an effort from a beautiful schurrrle strike. Ironically, Argentina had more chances, but none of them were on target.  The Germans though made sure the most important statistic was theirs....Germany 1 - 0 Argentina.
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 14, 2014 at 01:30 PM
Giselle more than makes up for the Selecao's loss of face I think....

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/13/article-2690568-1F9DD86600000578-298_634x968.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: DTNS on Jul 14, 2014 at 04:26 PM
Anak ng......, sayang, si ko napanood, nasarapan ng tulog....may replay ba?

the replay is ongoing right now at ABS CBN Sports & Action channel. (not BALLS channel)


I'll watch the extra time part of the finals. that was when the winning goal by Gotze was made. ;D
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: sovrain on Jul 14, 2014 at 04:58 PM
the replay is ongoing right now at ABS CBN Sports & Action channel. (not BALLS channel)


I'll watch the extra time part of the finals. that was when the winning goal by Gotze was made. ;D
oops, sana abutan ko pa after office hours
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: DTNS on Jul 14, 2014 at 06:05 PM
got to watch the replay of the finals match earlier. beautiful goal by Götze at 113' (Extra Time)!  :D
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: sovrain on Jul 14, 2014 at 06:19 PM
the replay is ongoing right now at ABS CBN Sports & Action channel. (not BALLS channel)


I'll watch the extra time part of the finals. that was when the winning goal by Gotze was made. ;D
oops, awarding na lang inabot ko, sayang
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 14, 2014 at 09:18 PM
Mas exciting yung regulation play as both teams were clearly practically gassed out during extra time.  Lots of intense action especially sa 1st half.  Hindi nakakurap 10-year old pamankin kong soccer fan. 

I'll watch the extra time part of the finals. that was when the winning goal by Gotze was made. ;D
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: toys4geeks on Jul 14, 2014 at 09:35 PM
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/13/1405287161637/a510c3c3-8c11-401f-befb-c4c848f16ecf-460x328.jpeg)
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/13/1405287686522/147bbd20-df14-444f-b210-cb21b00f334a-460x306.jpeg)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/13/1405287207225/025e1808-b7d7-4b74-97ef-3442abfc4ec9-460x276.jpeg)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: dpogs on Jul 14, 2014 at 10:41 PM
whew... ganda ng goal... tsk...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 15, 2014 at 02:10 AM
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/14/1405320720954/dd29ef8b-6310-4a72-98dd-c6aa75ca6d47-460x276.jpeg)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2014/7/14/1405297896411/Chancellor-Angela-Merkel--011.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 15, 2014 at 09:10 AM
Not a bad catch for the World Cup hero:

(https://s2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/lJ4unpKu92IEHpmDwnqCDw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTgwMDtweW9mZj0wO3E9NzU7dz02ODI-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-07-13T225006Z_893999607_TB3EA7D1U2M87_RTRMADP_3_SOCCER-WORLD-M64-GER-ARG.JPG)
(https://s3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/H3kTSP3h3mu_I79YBV2UWg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTgwMDtweW9mZj0wO3E9NzU7dz01MzM-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2014-05-18T081012Z_2042064482_GM1EA5I17UG01_RTRMADP_3_SOCCER-GERMANY-CUP.JPG)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: lithium_deuteride on Jul 15, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Bastian Schweinsteiger's gal. 

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/04/article-2681141-1F65001900000578-553_634x433.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: sovrain on Jul 15, 2014 at 09:56 AM
ang sarap siguro maging sikat na football player >:D >:D
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Clondalkin on Jul 15, 2014 at 10:06 AM
I dont know about world class soccer players but the 3 times I unfortunately rode with some rather lower league footballs teams in flights over Europe..ang BABAHO...as in super BAHO...hehe...I guess that's part of their appeal aside from their tons of money.

Commentator mentioned during the game that Goetze is related to a rather prominent Goetze.  Forgot the details
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: audiojunkie on Jul 15, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Some people, esp, from ME have their own natural aroma (amoy) kahit bagong paligo...
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: DTNS on Jul 15, 2014 at 05:04 PM
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/13/1405287161637/a510c3c3-8c11-401f-befb-c4c848f16ecf-460x328.jpeg)
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/13/1405287686522/147bbd20-df14-444f-b210-cb21b00f334a-460x306.jpeg)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/13/1405287207225/025e1808-b7d7-4b74-97ef-3442abfc4ec9-460x276.jpeg)

walang pic ng chest ball?
Title: Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Post by: Timithekid on Jul 15, 2014 at 06:22 PM
I dont know about world class soccer players but the 3 times I unfortunately rode with some rather lower league footballs teams in flights over Europe..ang BABAHO...as in super BAHO...hehe...I guess that's part of their appeal aside from their tons of money.

Commentator mentioned during the game that Goetze is related to a rather prominent Goetze.  Forgot the details

Actuallymay amoy talaga ang europeans kasi sa sobrang lamig at baba ng humidity, hindi sila daily naliligo.  So medyo iba ang hygiene nila.  Actually may karamihan din akong nakitang chicks na ang gaganda pero talo pag amuyan na and mas marami pa sakin ang armpit hair!