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(FIFA)   Brazil-Mexico and Japan-Italy yesterday, with Spain-Tahiti and Nigeria-Uruguay today. It's your FIFA Confederations Cup thread, now with fewer protests, but still too late to make the games that happened three days ago   (fifa.com) divider line 127
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2013-06-19 04:12:10 PM
How come no USA thread Tuesday evening?
 
2013-06-19 04:24:44 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: How come no USA thread Tuesday evening?


Maybe someone didn't submit one or Unfreakable wasn't around to greenlight one.

This thread is a bit late for the Mexico/Brazil game, but alright I guess.  Game started out well, but has gone a bit flat.  Brazil should be well in front, but have flubbed a bunch of chances.  Mexico has also had a couple of chances to level it.

I think the Italy Brazil game will be awesome though.
 
2013-06-19 04:27:37 PM

Stimied in a Rut: Mid_mo_mad_man: How come no USA thread Tuesday evening?

Maybe someone didn't submit one or Unfreakable wasn't around to greenlight one.

This thread is a bit late for the Mexico/Brazil game, but alright I guess.  Game started out well, but has gone a bit flat.  Brazil should be well in front, but have flubbed a bunch of chances.  Mexico has also had a couple of chances to level it.

I think the Italy Brazil game will be awesome though.


Also:  ain't it funny how people were waxing poetic about Mexico storming to qualification and being a real threat in the World Cup while the US seemed stagnant under Bob Bradley?

Now:  (with Jurgen at the helm and Altidore seemingly starting to mirror his form in the Eredivisie) the US has one foot in the door to Brazil...and Mexico can't even score at home.
 
2013-06-19 04:37:44 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: How come no USA thread Tuesday evening?


Because Honduras.
 
2013-06-19 04:39:23 PM

Rwa2play: Stimied in a Rut: Mid_mo_mad_man: How come no USA thread Tuesday evening?

Maybe someone didn't submit one or Unfreakable wasn't around to greenlight one.

This thread is a bit late for the Mexico/Brazil game, but alright I guess.  Game started out well, but has gone a bit flat.  Brazil should be well in front, but have flubbed a bunch of chances.  Mexico has also had a couple of chances to level it.

I think the Italy Brazil game will be awesome though.

Also:  ain't it funny how people were waxing poetic about Mexico storming to qualification and being a real threat in the World Cup while the US seemed stagnant under Bob Bradley?

Now:  (with Jurgen at the helm and Altidore seemingly starting to mirror his form in the Eredivisie) the US has one foot in the door to Brazil...and Mexico can't even score at home.


Things can certainly change quickly in world soccer.  Remember that in the last round of qualifying, Mexico had a perfect 18 points while USA only had 13 points, and Mexico had the much tougher "second" team in Costa Rica in their group.
 
2013-06-19 04:52:17 PM
How forgiving will Spain be with Tahiti?
 
2013-06-19 04:54:19 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: How come no USA thread Tuesday evening?


One wasn't submitted. Would have been an easy green if it had been submitted early enough. Lots of people following the US team.
 
2013-06-19 04:55:01 PM
Nice moves by Neymar!
 
2013-06-19 04:56:59 PM
Great second goal. Neymar putting his name out there for tournament MVP.  If Italy beats or draws Japan, then they and Brazil are through.  Mexico wasn't really playing like they were about to be eliminated.
 
2013-06-19 04:57:37 PM
That was a fun game the other night.   I've been loving the ESPN coverage.  Haven't seen this much soccer, well, ever.
 
2013-06-19 04:58:22 PM
So when is Mexico going to fire their coach?
 
2013-06-19 05:07:11 PM
In other news:

The fixture list for the EPL and the 3 divisions below it are out.

The major derby weekends:

Merseyside: Nov 23 (at Everton) and Tuesday, Jan 28 (Liverpool)
Manchester: Sept 21 (City) and Mar 1 (United)
Welsh: Nov 2 (Cardiff) and Feb 8 (Swansea)
North London: Aug 31 (Arsenal) and Mar 15 (Spurs)

The FA Cup Final will take place AFTER the league seasons end once again, beginning with 2014 (May 17)

Andy Carroll is officially a Hammer, signing with West Ham today.
 
2013-06-19 05:10:25 PM

vonmatrices: So when is Mexico going to fire their coach?


Should do it on the field after this game, but they'll probably wait until the end of the tournament.
 
2013-06-19 05:14:33 PM

desertgeek: In other news:

The fixture list for the EPL and the 3 divisions below it are out.

The major derby weekends:

Merseyside: Nov 23 (at Everton) and Tuesday, Jan 28 (Liverpool)
Manchester: Sept 21 (City) and Mar 1 (United)
Welsh: Nov 2 (Cardiff) and Feb 8 (Swansea)
North London: Aug 31 (Arsenal) and Mar 15 (Spurs)

The FA Cup Final will take place AFTER the league seasons end once again, beginning with 2014 (May 17)

Andy Carroll is officially a Hammer, signing with West Ham today.


United has an absolute killer of a start in the PL.  Moyes is going to have to weather that storm.
 
2013-06-19 05:29:33 PM
That was an exciting end to the BRA-MEX game. I can't root for Mexico - they are too much of a rival to the USA and the way their fans treat opposing teams and their players is just deplorable. I do like to root for Italy anyway, and now they have a chance by a good result against Japan to knock Mexico out of the tournament. So Viva Italia!
 
2013-06-19 05:49:20 PM
Sorry I didn't sub a thread for the weekend games, was a bit busy. Ans sorry I didn't sub a thread for US Qualifiers either.
I'm slipping.

Good luck to Andy Carroll, wish him well.
Really want to see another Tahiti goal, think the roof might come off the Maracana if it happens.
Spain looks like winning this whole thing, but Brazil might just give them a run for their money. Should be a cracking final. Of course, the last time Spain was in a semi-final in the Confed Cup...........
 
2013-06-19 05:52:49 PM

desertgeek: In other news:

The fixture list for the EPL and the 3 divisions below it are out.

The major derby weekends:

Merseyside: Nov 23 (at Everton) and Tuesday, Jan 28 (Liverpool)
Manchester: Sept 21 (City) and Mar 1 (United)
Welsh: Nov 2 (Cardiff) and Feb 8 (Swansea)
North London: Aug 31 (Arsenal) and Mar 15 (Spurs)

The FA Cup Final will take place AFTER the league seasons end once again, beginning with 2014 (May 17)

Andy Carroll is officially a Hammer, signing with West Ham today.


Don't like that date. Transfer window is still open, Bale may still be there.
 
2013-06-19 05:55:01 PM

StRalphTheLiar: Don't like that date. Transfer window is still open, Bale may still be there.


If Bale wanted to leave, he wouldn't be playing on Deadline Day. Hate to say it to you, but he's more than likely staying.
 
2013-06-19 07:13:28 PM
I drive home from the gym and Japan collapses! Come on 3rd Japanese goal!
 
2013-06-19 07:22:52 PM
I left work, Japan were 2-0 up. I get home and make dinner, now they're 3-2 down. I take full responsibility for this.
/readies short sword
 
2013-06-19 07:26:00 PM
Tie game!!
 
2013-06-19 07:26:07 PM
Better keep watching then.
 
2013-06-19 07:27:33 PM
WOooo Japan!
 
2013-06-19 07:27:43 PM
OKAZAKI!
WE'RE LEVEL!

What a game. Shame I missed the good bits.
 
2013-06-19 07:28:46 PM

Rwa2play: United has an absolute killer of a start in the PL. Moyes is going to have to weather that storm.


The media may make a big deal of bad run but Moyes has SAF in his corner and has said give him at least a year. No one in Cheshire is going to turn on Moyes for at least 6 months.


Plus Japan now level it!!!!!!

3-3 and what a game. The old men of Italy are slowing down.
 
2013-06-19 07:29:59 PM
What a randomly awesome sporting event this is. Both Italy and Japan are playing wide open, fearless football right now.
 
2013-06-19 07:33:58 PM
Japan's not eliminated with a draw, but it'll be hard for them (they'll have 4 Goal Differential to make up between their game against Mexico and Italy/Brazil).
 
2013-06-19 07:34:33 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: What a randomly awesome sporting event this is. Both Italy and Japan are playing wide open, fearless football right now.


Lots and lots of this.
 
2013-06-19 07:35:39 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: What a randomly awesome sporting event this is. Both Italy and Japan are playing wide open, fearless football right now.


Considering its two "neutral" teams the crowd has been up for this as well.

/Brazil has the largest Japanes disporia
//Also has a large Italian disporia as well.
 
2013-06-19 07:39:44 PM
So close again!
 
2013-06-19 07:39:54 PM
LOL at the white European guy playing for Japan.

Ooooohhhh, shot off the post followed by a shot off the crossbar. Japan really want this
 
2013-06-19 07:40:17 PM
HOW DID THAT NOT GO IN?!?!?!?!?!

We've secretly replaced the Japanese national team with 2011-12 Liverpool, let see if anyone notices.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-19 07:42:47 PM
This game has been very entertaining.

Terrible ref (both PKs), but they are negated at this point, so no one will remember the awful PK calls.
 
2013-06-19 07:43:25 PM
Oh for farks sake.

Typical Italians
 
2013-06-19 07:43:55 PM
Wow I can't believe Italy got that.
 
2013-06-19 07:44:11 PM
Italy with the killer goal.

Japanese team will be gutted now
 
2013-06-19 07:44:22 PM
GIOVINCO!!!!! ANDIAMO!
Hell of a game.
 
2013-06-19 07:44:28 PM
Wow. What a game this has been
 
2013-06-19 07:46:41 PM
OK, put money on the Italians to win the entire thing, they have the luck this tournament.

/good call from the lino
 
2013-06-19 07:46:49 PM
Arrggghhh, thought that was the equalizer. So many post/crossbar shots. Sigh.
 
2013-06-19 07:48:51 PM

Stimied in a Rut: Arrggghhh, thought that was the equalizer. So many post/crossbar shots. Sigh.


I didn't know Post had an Italian grandmother.

Pity we won't see him playing for England, he's a great defender.
 
2013-06-19 07:48:53 PM
Italy to beat Spain 2-0 in the semis, only to lose 3-2 to the Brazilians.
 
2013-06-19 07:51:52 PM
Sigh, I guess that's Brazil and Italy through.  I was really hoping Japan could get the great escape.
 
2013-06-19 07:52:47 PM
Hell of a game.
 
2013-06-19 08:02:53 PM
Honda's on a free. Can't wait to see that bidding circus.
 
2013-06-19 08:48:13 PM
It's really a shame that game was only a confed cup pool game. It deserved to have more on the line.
 
2013-06-19 10:01:28 PM

ADubs86: Honda's on a free. Can't wait to see that bidding circus.


That guy is bananas.

He's also the first transfer target I go after in every FIFA season since, I dunno... 2010?
 
2013-06-20 12:24:21 AM
BOYCOTT THE WORLD CUP!!!

Sorry, but if anyone knows people planning on going to Brazil for 2014, please please please implore them to rethink!

not a new tab link
 
2013-06-20 03:49:30 AM

StRalphTheLiar: How forgiving will Spain be with Tahiti?


Goal differential is the first tiebreaker. I do not expect mercy.
 
2013-06-20 07:14:22 AM

Tooterfish: BOYCOTT THE WORLD CUP!!!

Sorry, but if anyone knows people planning on going to Brazil for 2014, please please please implore them to rethink!

not a new tab link


I'm going. I've always wanted to see a WC, and since the US got robbed out of it in 2022, Brazil is the next best (read: cheaper than Russia and Qatar) choice. I do feel for the people, seeing their money go towards shiat that doesn't actually help them in the long term sucks ass. I hope the situation changes down there in a year.
 
2013-06-20 07:36:01 AM
For some reason that headline made me think of...

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 11:20:13 AM

ADubs86: I'm going. I've always wanted to see a WC, and since the US got robbed out of it in 2022, Brazil is the next best (read: cheaper than Russia and Qatar) choice. I do feel for the people, seeing their money go towards shiat that doesn't actually help them in the long term sucks ass. I hope the situation changes down there in a year.


My advice is, the Cup itself isn't going anywhere, so the next best thing if that's what you're worried about is to make it embarrassing to host. The aim of the organizers is to shove all that shiat off camera until the event is over and nobody's paying attention anymore. So you just start inserting the issues into every random conversation and make it one of the Cup subplots. And Russia and Qatar kind of deserve it.
 
2013-06-20 12:50:11 PM

Gosling: My advice is, the Cup itself isn't going anywhere, so the next best thing if that's what you're worried about is to make it embarrassing to host. The aim of the organizers is to shove all that shiat off camera until the event is over and nobody's paying attention anymore. So you just start inserting the issues into every random conversation and make it one of the Cup subplots. And Russia and Qatar kind of deserve it.


ESPN's doing that already, bringing on Francisco Duarte to talk about the protests before the games yesterday. Hopefully they keep it up. I hope that this Confed Cup getting overrun with protesters continues the entirety of the games, plus keeps spilling over into the friendlies. If FIFA had some balls, they'd put pressure on the authorities to change their ways, or face some sort of sanction, but then again, it is FIFA.
Russia, I'll give you in deserving a WC bid. Qatar was clearly oil money bribe bought.
 
2013-06-20 12:53:10 PM

ADubs86: Russia, I'll give you in deserving a WC bid. Qatar was clearly oil money bribe bought.


Considering how much they're spending on setting up the Winter Olympics, I wouldn't go so far as suggest that Russia wasn't above bribery themselves.
 
2013-06-20 02:07:35 PM
Spain - Tahiti

Over/Under:

8.5

Goals Scored?
 
2013-06-20 02:15:28 PM

ADubs86: Spain - Tahiti

Over/Under:

8.5

Goals Scored?


Ha! I just came in here to do this.  I'm going with the over just because.

Unfreakable: any way to get this bumped?
 
2013-06-20 02:55:42 PM
And now off to the Brazilian Colosseum to watch La Furia lions eat missionaried Christians.
 
2013-06-20 02:59:11 PM
Its the Spanish B team today of Reina, Azpilicueta, Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Monreal, Cazorla, Javi Martinez, Silva, Mata, Torres, Villa.

What a bunch of hacks
 
2013-06-20 03:01:06 PM
KICKOFF TAHITI

Tahiti: What? Fark! No! Are you crazy? (kick ball far away out of bounds)
 
2013-06-20 03:02:42 PM

Norfolking Chance: Its the Spanish B team today of Reina, Azpilicueta, Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Monreal, Cazorla, Javi Martinez, Silva, Mata, Torres, Villa.

What a bunch of hacks


Anyone putting any money on Spain winning is a fool. There's no way you'd get good odds enought to break even.
 
2013-06-20 03:05:47 PM
Well, that was quick. THE ROUT IS ON!
 
2013-06-20 03:06:09 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 03:15:07 PM
Tahiti's coach isn't even paid.
 
2013-06-20 03:26:00 PM
One thing you can say about Tahiti, they won't just give you the blowout. They will take the ball from you if you screw around too much.
 
2013-06-20 03:33:21 PM
And Spain has stopped screwing around.
 
2013-06-20 03:35:57 PM
Tahiti robbed of a corner.
 
2013-06-20 03:42:03 PM
Was away from my computer, bumped a bit late.
 
2013-06-20 04:01:43 PM

desertgeek: ADubs86: Russia, I'll give you in deserving a WC bid. Qatar was clearly oil money bribe bought.

Considering how much they're spending on setting up the Winter Olympics, I wouldn't go so far as suggest that Russia wasn't above bribery themselves.


Possible, but that wasn't one where everyone immediately said "WTF?"  They're a big country, they have a decent domestic league with some good teams, and they aren't a tiny little country in a desert where it will be a million degrees during the summer.

Considering how much FIFA loves money, the only reason that they could have chosen Qatar over the US (still the record holder for attendance despite it hosting a 24 team tourney not 32, and sponsorship $$$ are huge when they have things here) is Qatar paying the FIFA voters directly.
 
2013-06-20 04:06:26 PM
Oh, the hell with professionalism and discipline, ESPN. BALLS FOR THE BALL GOD! GOALS FOR THE GOAL THRONE!
 
2013-06-20 04:10:59 PM
5-0.
The over is looking pretty good right now.
 
2013-06-20 04:12:15 PM

StRalphTheLiar: desertgeek: In other news:

The fixture list for the EPL and the 3 divisions below it are out.

The major derby weekends:

Merseyside: Nov 23 (at Everton) and Tuesday, Jan 28 (Liverpool)
Manchester: Sept 21 (City) and Mar 1 (United)
Welsh: Nov 2 (Cardiff) and Feb 8 (Swansea)
North London: Aug 31 (Arsenal) and Mar 15 (Spurs)

The FA Cup Final will take place AFTER the league seasons end once again, beginning with 2014 (May 17)

Andy Carroll is officially a Hammer, signing with West Ham today.

Don't like that date. Transfer window is still open, Bale may still be there.


Looks like Arsenal's getting Higuain (from several sources), just waiting until Real name a new manager to finish the deal.
 
2013-06-20 04:13:17 PM

Gosling: Oh, the hell with professionalism and discipline, ESPN. BALLS FOR THE BALL GOD! GOALS FOR THE GOAL THRONE!


The FIFA record was when Austalia was still in Oceana (2005?) and beat American Somoa 34-0. Tim Cahill set a record w/ 14 goals. (Competitive match [WC qualifying]).
 
2013-06-20 04:14:00 PM
That's the Powerball!
 
2013-06-20 04:16:01 PM

star_topology: ADubs86: Honda's on a free. Can't wait to see that bidding circus.

That guy is bananas.

He's also the first transfer target I go after in every FIFA season since, I dunno... 2010?


Heh, I got me some 19-year-old French defender on a free transfer who's 6'4" and rating was 79 when I signed him.  Went up to 81 after a couple of weeks of training.

Too bad I already had Dede (from Vasco) playing alongside Vermalen in my back four. ^_^

/Also:  Spanked Real 5-0 in the CL final...at the Bernabeu.
//HAH~!
 
2013-06-20 04:19:01 PM

GQueue: Possible, but that wasn't one where everyone immediately said "WTF?" They're a big country, they have a decent domestic league with some good teams, and they aren't a tiny little country in a desert where it will be a million degrees during the summer.

Considering how much FIFA loves money, the only reason that they could have chosen Qatar over the US (still the record holder for attendance despite it hosting a 24 team tourney not 32, and sponsorship $$$ are huge when they have things here) is Qatar paying the FIFA voters directly.


You can make a very good case for saying that the US has hosted a WC too recently so loosing doesn't automatically mean that bribes were involved.

But in this case yes Quatar bought this with large brown envelopes full of cash. I do mean at the place settings of the CONCACAF board meeting had next to the water, pens and paper an envelope full of $100 bills.

/FIFA is more currupt than the IOC
//At least the IOC knows that only every other Olympics should be bought.
 
2013-06-20 04:22:52 PM
Biggest margin ever in the Confederations Cup when it hit 7-0.

Not big enough, says Villa.
 
2013-06-20 04:22:53 PM

desertgeek: ADubs86: Russia, I'll give you in deserving a WC bid. Qatar was clearly oil money bribe bought.

Considering how much they're spending on setting up the Winter Olympics, I wouldn't go so far as suggest that Russia wasn't above bribery themselves.


Probably; at least Russia makes a little more sense than a country where the average summer temps are in the low 100s at the least.
 
2013-06-20 04:23:49 PM
Spain is playing this game on FIFA easy mode
 
2013-06-20 04:24:01 PM
lmao 8-0

with a B+ squad
 
2013-06-20 04:24:46 PM
prediction

Best Guay : 2
Nigeria 1

double tap by Forlan.
 
2013-06-20 04:25:06 PM
WE WANT TEN!
WE WANT TEN!
WE WANT TEN!
 
2013-06-20 04:25:11 PM
This crowd just wants one Tahiti goal so they can flat out explode
 
2013-06-20 04:25:36 PM

Norfolking Chance: You can make a very good case for saying that the US has hosted a WC too recently so loosing doesn't automatically mean that bribes were involved.


Not a very good case. Mexico hosted in 1970 and again in 1986.
 
2013-06-20 04:26:58 PM
Remember, the senior FIFA tournament record is nine at the World Cup. (Qualifying doesn't count.)
 
2013-06-20 04:28:33 PM

Leader O'Cola: double tap by Forlan.



is forlan the guy who is crushing that model with the huge fat ass?

lucky bastard if he is.
 
2013-06-20 04:29:00 PM

Gordon Bennett: Norfolking Chance: You can make a very good case for saying that the US has hosted a WC too recently so loosing doesn't automatically mean that bribes were involved.

Not a very good case. Mexico hosted in 1970 and again in 1986.


Yes, but that was before Blatter's imposed rule that the WC hosts must rotate between the federations. If anything, that pretty much makes the US get the next bid, unless of course Blatter has gotten rid of the rule again.
 
2013-06-20 04:31:19 PM

ADubs86: Yes, but that was before Blatter's imposed rule that the WC hosts must rotate between the federations. If anything, that pretty much makes the US get the next bid, unless of course Blatter has gotten rid of the rule again.


Well, next time out it would be Europe and Asia ineligible; as he has it, the previous two continental hosts are ineligible. So that makes it between the Americas, Africa and Oceania.

I say give the 2026 World Cup to Tahiti. Show of hands?
 
2013-06-20 04:31:22 PM
That guy plays for a Dragon
 
2013-06-20 04:32:08 PM

rickythepenguin: Leader O'Cola: double tap by Forlan.


is forlan the guy who is crushing that model with the huge fat ass?

lucky bastard if he is.


zaira?  they broke up.
 
2013-06-20 04:34:29 PM
HOLY CRAP, TAHITI JUST PROTECTED A PENALTY!

Comeback city
 
2013-06-20 04:35:18 PM

TheManofPA: HOLY CRAP, TAHITI JUST PROTECTED A PENALTY!

Comeback city


And then Torres scores within 30 seconds to get his 4th goal. He must have gotten pissy about the penalty
 
2013-06-20 04:35:28 PM

Gordon Bennett: Norfolking Chance: You can make a very good case for saying that the US has hosted a WC too recently so loosing doesn't automatically mean that bribes were involved.

Not a very good case. Mexico hosted in 1970 and again in 1986.


But that was b/c Colombia was supposed to host in 86, but the FARC (Fark's favorite homonymic rebel group) insurgency made the WC moved to Mexico in the last minute.
 
2013-06-20 04:35:58 PM

Gordon Bennett: Norfolking Chance: You can make a very good case for saying that the US has hosted a WC too recently so loosing doesn't automatically mean that bribes were involved.

Not a very good case. Mexico hosted in 1970 and again in 1986.


It should of been Columbia in 86 but they couldn't host so Mexico stpped in so thats not a good example.

The only countries that have hosted twice are

Italy in 34 and 90
France in 38 and 98
Brazil in 50 and 2014
Mexico in 70 and 86
Germany in 74 and 2006

So for example England has a much better case for a 2nd World Cup as they last hosted in 1966, as does Argentina who last hosted before the US.
 
2013-06-20 04:36:12 PM

ADubs86: Yes, but that was before Blatter's imposed rule that the WC hosts must rotate between the federations. If anything, that pretty much makes the US get the next bid, unless of course Blatter has gotten rid of the rule again.


Now the rule is anyone can bid except if your confederation has hosted one of the two prior tourneys.  So 2026 will go to someone in CONCACAF, Africa or South America.  Both Mexico and Canada have some rumblings that they'll both make bids, so all three large CONCACAF nations could potentially be in play.
 
2013-06-20 04:36:41 PM
will we see a 10burger?
 
2013-06-20 04:36:46 PM

Gordon Bennett: Norfolking Chance: You can make a very good case for saying that the US has hosted a WC too recently so loosing doesn't automatically mean that bribes were involved.

Not a very good case. Mexico hosted in 1970 and again in 1986.


IIRC, it happened only because Columbia was originally scheduled to host the tournament that year.  A massive volcanic eruption early in 1985 earlier forced the tournament to be moved.

Yet, in September of '85, Mexico City suffered a massive earthquake.  Not sure if FIFA basically ran out of options because of the time frame and decided to keep it there.
 
2013-06-20 04:36:59 PM
I'm glad that Torres missed his pk, but bummed that I was correct about predicting the over.  Come on Tahiti!
 
2013-06-20 04:37:13 PM
Even when Torres scores 4 goals, he finds a way to miss the easy one.
 
2013-06-20 04:39:05 PM

Norfolking Chance: Gordon Bennett: Norfolking Chance: You can make a very good case for saying that the US has hosted a WC too recently so loosing doesn't automatically mean that bribes were involved.

Not a very good case. Mexico hosted in 1970 and again in 1986.

It should of been Columbia in 86 but they couldn't host so Mexico stpped in so thats not a good example.

The only countries that have hosted twice are

Italy in 34 and 90
France in 38 and 98
Brazil in 50 and 2014
Mexico in 70 and 86
Germany in 74 and 2006

So for example England has a much better case for a 2nd World Cup as they last hosted in 1966, as does Argentina who last hosted before the US.


England is never going to be allowed to host if they keep pointing out FIFA's corruption and taking of bribes. They need to just collect evidence for one year and sit on it; spend a year before the next announcement round talking about how great FIFA is and how clean of an organization it has become. Get the WC bid accepted, then publish every criminal act the next day.
 
2013-06-20 04:42:18 PM

TheManofPA: Norfolking Chance: Gordon Bennett: Norfolking Chance: You can make a very good case for saying that the US has hosted a WC too recently so loosing doesn't automatically mean that bribes were involved.

Not a very good case. Mexico hosted in 1970 and again in 1986.

It should of been Columbia in 86 but they couldn't host so Mexico stpped in so thats not a good example.

The only countries that have hosted twice are

Italy in 34 and 90
France in 38 and 98
Brazil in 50 and 2014
Mexico in 70 and 86
Germany in 74 and 2006

So for example England has a much better case for a 2nd World Cup as they last hosted in 1966, as does Argentina who last hosted before the US.

England is never going to be allowed to host if they keep pointing out FIFA's corruption and taking of bribes. They need to just collect evidence for one year and sit on it; spend a year before the next announcement round talking about how great FIFA is and how clean of an organization it has become. Get the WC bid accepted, then publish every criminal act the next day.


You're assuming that the English FA is competent...and it isn't.  Granted, it's way more competent than FIFA...but yeah it's still crap.
 
2013-06-20 04:43:26 PM
The crowd is really into this game for it being a 9 to nil blowout.
 
2013-06-20 04:45:37 PM
Bummer, 10-0
 
2013-06-20 04:45:38 PM
10-0, that's the record.
 
2013-06-20 04:45:50 PM
10 burger
 
2013-06-20 04:45:51 PM
10OUTTATEN!
 
2013-06-20 04:47:30 PM

varmitydog: The crowd is really into this game for it being a 9 to nil blowout.


I haven't seen nearly enough fan footage or steel drums yet to believe this is Brazil
 
2013-06-20 04:47:59 PM
Two minutes of stoppage? That's cruel.
 
2013-06-20 04:48:15 PM
This is an unfair scoreline to Tahiti really, but Spain are the #1 team on the planet for a reason.
 
2013-06-20 04:49:42 PM
Drop the mic and walk away.

Tahiti now awaits Uruguay, who may come in having to worry about goal differential as a means of advancement.
 
2013-06-20 04:51:07 PM
The Tahitians did it the right way, they could of come out and tried to kick Spain out of the game but they didn't.

Take your lap of honor boys, you deserve it.
 
2013-06-20 04:53:11 PM

ADubs86: This is an unfair scoreline to Tahiti really, but Spain are the #1 team on the planet for a reason.


I don't know, Spain missed a penalty and two other easy shots when they got too cute, this could have been far worse. Mind you, Tahiti wanted to score one goal in this tourney and they already did it. I would love to see them score first against Best Guay though
 
2013-06-20 05:10:02 PM

TheManofPA: ADubs86: This is an unfair scoreline to Tahiti really, but Spain are the #1 team on the planet for a reason.

I don't know, Spain missed a penalty and two other easy shots when they got too cute, this could have been far worse. Mind you, Tahiti wanted to score one goal in this tourney and they already did it. I would love to see them score first against Best Guay though


It's not unfair in the sense that it could have been worse, it's unfair in the sense of no team should go out, give it their all, and still get drubbed 10-nil.

Love the sportsmanship by Spain though at the end handing off the kit tops in unison.
 
2013-06-20 05:11:27 PM
The Tahiti coach actually said: "Spain are not interested in finishing the game at 10-0. Spain are very respectful and they respect the small teams. I do notthink we will lose by an historic scoreline."
Whoops.
 
2013-06-20 05:16:04 PM

ADubs86: TheManofPA: ADubs86: This is an unfair scoreline to Tahiti really, but Spain are the #1 team on the planet for a reason.

I don't know, Spain missed a penalty and two other easy shots when they got too cute, this could have been far worse. Mind you, Tahiti wanted to score one goal in this tourney and they already did it. I would love to see them score first against Best Guay though

It's not unfair in the sense that it could have been worse, it's unfair in the sense of no team should go out, give it their all, and still get drubbed 10-nil.

Love the sportsmanship by Spain though at the end handing off the kit tops in unison.


I get that, especially given the fact that Tahiti went all out. They could have dropped everyone back and just tried to give up as few goals as possible. Instead they played all out, everyone forward, keeping a good pace and trying to score.
 
2013-06-20 05:34:13 PM

Rwa2play: star_topology: ADubs86: Honda's on a free. Can't wait to see that bidding circus.

That guy is bananas.

He's also the first transfer target I go after in every FIFA season since, I dunno... 2010?

Heh, I got me some 19-year-old French defender on a free transfer who's 6'4" and rating was 79 when I signed him.  Went up to 81 after a couple of weeks of training.

Too bad I already had Dede (from Vasco) playing alongside Vermalen in my back four. ^_^

/Also:  Spanked Real 5-0 in the CL final...at the Bernabeu.
//HAH~!


That sounds like Kurt Zouma from St. Etienne. I get him too. :P
 
2013-06-20 05:59:06 PM

desertgeek: Andy Carroll is officially a Hammer, signing with West Ham today.


Sugar. Up the Irons!
Just keeping crawling up the table Hammers. I could use a few seasons of not worrying about the drop for a change.
 
2013-06-20 06:05:21 PM
Way to be a big jerk, Spain
 
2013-06-20 06:24:15 PM
LUGANO!
 
2013-06-20 07:03:44 PM
Seems Nigeria is doing better than I expected.  Haven't watched any of the game yet, but surprised it's level.
 
2013-06-20 07:11:13 PM

desertgeek: In other news:

Andy Carroll is officially a Hammer, signing with West Ham today.


Good luck to him.  20 million loss on him, but hopefully we put the transfer fee to good use
 
2013-06-20 07:13:38 PM
Heck of a strike there.
 
2013-06-20 08:08:14 PM
Wow, Tahiti only gave up 10.  Spain must have taken the classy route.
 
2013-06-20 08:13:47 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-20 09:02:36 PM

star_topology: Rwa2play: star_topology: ADubs86: Honda's on a free. Can't wait to see that bidding circus.

That guy is bananas.

He's also the first transfer target I go after in every FIFA season since, I dunno... 2010?

Heh, I got me some 19-year-old French defender on a free transfer who's 6'4" and rating was 79 when I signed him.  Went up to 81 after a couple of weeks of training.

Too bad I already had Dede (from Vasco) playing alongside Vermalen in my back four. ^_^

/Also:  Spanked Real 5-0 in the CL final...at the Bernabeu.
//HAH~!

That sounds like Kurt Zouma from St. Etienne. I get him too. :P


Nah, someone the game made up.  Stud defender though; got him for £40K/week and his value is about £17 Million.
 
2013-06-20 10:13:54 PM

northguineahills: Gosling: Oh, the hell with professionalism and discipline, ESPN. BALLS FOR THE BALL GOD! GOALS FOR THE GOAL THRONE!

The FIFA record was when Austalia was still in Oceana (2005?) and beat American Somoa 34-0. Tim Cahill set a record w/ 14 goals. (Competitive match [WC qualifying]).


31-0, and it was Archie Thompson with 13 goals
 
2013-06-20 10:18:34 PM

Gosling: Remember, the senior FIFA tournament record is nine at the World Cup. (Qualifying doesn't count.)


Hungary got 10 against El Salvador in 1982
 
2013-06-21 12:22:26 AM

JuicePats: northguineahills: Gosling: Oh, the hell with professionalism and discipline, ESPN. BALLS FOR THE BALL GOD! GOALS FOR THE GOAL THRONE!

The FIFA record was when Austalia was still in Oceana (2005?) and beat American Somoa 34-0. Tim Cahill set a record w/ 14 goals. (Competitive match [WC qualifying]).

31-0, and it was Archie Thompson with 13 goals


You are correct sir!
/I have no excuse except for trying to type on my phone from memory while having a few pints.  Thanks for the correction!  It was 8 years ago, and I'm a yank.
 
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