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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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2013-06-20 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.
 
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