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(ESPN FC)   Mexico takes loss with grace. Just kidding. They're claiming the game was rigged just like Suarez's biting incident   (espnfc.us) divider line 78
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2014-06-30 02:23:19 PM  
Precious little in Mexico is ever done with grace.
 
2014-06-30 03:08:44 PM  
The penalty the Dutch got was kinda questionable but the one the ref didn't give them was without a doubt a penalty. Robben in fact got clipped by two defenders that time and either of those could have been a penalty in that play. Ref actually gave Mexico a lot of breathing room by not calling that one early on. And they lost because they set out to defend a 1-0 instead of attacking and because the Mexican players seemed to lose steam earlier than the Dutch guys and were slow near the end.
 
2014-06-30 03:17:52 PM  

kbronsito: The penalty the Dutch got was kinda questionable but the one the ref didn't give them was without a doubt a penalty. Robben in fact got clipped by two defenders that time and either of those could have been a penalty in that play. Ref actually gave Mexico a lot of breathing room by not calling that one early on. And they lost because they set out to defend a 1-0 instead of attacking and because the Mexican players seemed to lose steam earlier than the Dutch guys and were slow near the end.


Take your facts and accurate observations and shove them up your ass
 
2014-06-30 04:06:02 PM  

kbronsito: The penalty the Dutch got was kinda questionable but the one the ref didn't give them was without a doubt a penalty. Robben in fact got clipped by two defenders that time and either of those could have been a penalty in that play. Ref actually gave Mexico a lot of breathing room by not calling that one early on. And they lost because they set out to defend a 1-0 instead of attacking and because the Mexican players seemed to lose steam earlier than the Dutch guys and were slow near the end.


which is beautifully ironic as the abc announcers (both very pro mexico) kept going on about how the heat was really hurting the Dutch

almost as beautiful as a central / south american team losing a match because of a theatrical (albeit legitimate) foul

/suck it mexico
/go usa
/if i could only find a way to not hear the game progress tomorrow while at work
 
2014-06-30 04:06:29 PM  
Soccer is a sport designed to be decided in the bar, not on the pitch.
 
2014-06-30 04:09:58 PM  
Go throw a bag of piss.
 
rka
2014-06-30 04:14:22 PM  
Jobbed or not jobbed. You're going to be hard pressed to find any USMNT supporter giving two rips about Mexico's perceived slights.
 
2014-06-30 04:17:30 PM  
i411.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-30 04:19:25 PM  

inner ted: kbronsito: The penalty the Dutch got was kinda questionable but the one the ref didn't give them was without a doubt a penalty. Robben in fact got clipped by two defenders that time and either of those could have been a penalty in that play. Ref actually gave Mexico a lot of breathing room by not calling that one early on. And they lost because they set out to defend a 1-0 instead of attacking and because the Mexican players seemed to lose steam earlier than the Dutch guys and were slow near the end.

which is beautifully ironic as the abc announcers (both very pro mexico) kept going on about how the heat was really hurting the Dutch

almost as beautiful as a central / south american team losing a match because of a theatrical (albeit legitimate) foul

/suck it mexico
/go usa
/if i could only find a way to not hear the game progress tomorrow while at work


the univision guys also argued that the heat may affect the Dutch players more... but also commented that the Dutch were letting the Mexican team tire out by "taking it easy" on the first half. Seems that strategy paid off.
 
2014-06-30 04:20:06 PM  
You'd have thought the refs had it in for Mexico since the Cameroon game.

But yeah, you just got unlucky, Mexico. Get over it.
 
2014-06-30 04:20:29 PM  
On the one hand, I hate when games are decided on ticky-tack questionable shiat, especially late.

On the other hand, get farked Mexico.
 
2014-06-30 04:22:02 PM  
No surprised, Mexicans do not take losing well.  at least the ones i have know don't.
 
2014-06-30 04:23:01 PM  
So they're pissed?
 
2014-06-30 04:25:46 PM  
Maybe they should work on not taking so long to charge up:

stormnotify.com

/gif
 
2014-06-30 04:27:07 PM  
Hey, the Mezzican cat stepped on the Dutch boy's foot. That's bogus, dude.
 
2014-06-30 04:28:29 PM  

kbronsito: inner ted: kbronsito: The penalty the Dutch got was kinda questionable but the one the ref didn't give them was without a doubt a penalty. Robben in fact got clipped by two defenders that time and either of those could have been a penalty in that play. Ref actually gave Mexico a lot of breathing room by not calling that one early on. And they lost because they set out to defend a 1-0 instead of attacking and because the Mexican players seemed to lose steam earlier than the Dutch guys and were slow near the end.

which is beautifully ironic as the abc announcers (both very pro mexico) kept going on about how the heat was really hurting the Dutch

almost as beautiful as a central / south american team losing a match because of a theatrical (albeit legitimate) foul

/suck it mexico
/go usa
/if i could only find a way to not hear the game progress tomorrow while at work

the univision guys also argued that the heat may affect the Dutch players more... but also commented that the Dutch were letting the Mexican team tire out by "taking it easy" on the first half. Seems that strategy paid off.


i guess if "taking it easy" they meant the Dutch kept possession & Mexico was chasing the game, i guess.  but iirc Mexico scored pretty early on and if anyone was chasing the game it was NED
 
2014-06-30 04:30:23 PM  
Whether every ref in the world would have called a penalty every time in that situation isn't important.  What is important is that the Mexican defense put themselves (and the ref) in a position in which a penalty was a potential (and likely) call.  You screw up and make contact in the box, you're going to have a bad day.  What's especially maddening about it is that the defender was making a totally unnecessary challenge - Robben was already blocked in and wasn't going anywhere.
 
2014-06-30 04:34:43 PM  
Someone needs to remind that ref that the Mexican drug lords are futbol fans too.
 
2014-06-30 04:40:02 PM  
Maybe they lost because he made two stupid subs that he didn't need to make and seemed to give his team conflicting directions while doing it. Why switch out your two attacking options when you are up 1-0 while still telling your team to park the bus? Those two decisions did not make sense at all and that is solely on him. He could have put on a controling midfielder to help with hindering Robben's runs, but instead he told Hernandez to stay at the halfway line and wait for that once in a lifetime clearence from the exhausted defense to give him a shot at a counter attack. The defense also had a sub playing CB who hadn't played a game in weeks because the first choice CB broke his leg fouling Robben earlier. That penalty should have been called and wasn't. Also the penalty that was called was correctly called from the ref's viewpoint. He sees the CB reach out and step on Robben's foot when the ball has already past the defender. That is a penalty. Yes, Robben embelished it, but it is still a penalty. The defender knows that he is marking Robben, who loves to embelish, so why does he reach out like that? Robben had no angle to go to goal and Mexico had two other defenders in the area to help cover Robben when he broke back to the middle of the box. So again why did he reach out and give Robben a chance to embelish? Could it be because he was exhausted from chasing Robben for the entire second half when he should have had more help? So the coach had a backup CB and an exhausted team trying to park the bus while he is swapping out attackers. It is obviously the refs fault.
 
2014-06-30 04:42:05 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Go throw a bag of piss.


Penn State fans are Mexican now?
 
2014-06-30 04:42:13 PM  
I wonder if Graham Zusi feels like a father whose kid just got cut from the football team or something.
 
2014-06-30 04:46:12 PM  

Summoner101: Maybe they should work on not taking so long to charge up:

[stormnotify.com image 480x360]

/gif


That's amazing. I want to see the same treatment done to Jim Harbaugh.
 
2014-06-30 04:47:07 PM  
images.indianexpress.com

/ Takin' a dive 'cos you can't halt the slide Floating downstream ...
 
2014-06-30 04:51:37 PM  
Don't be mad at the refs, be mad at Robben.

He's a classless player, and has been long before this World Cup.
 
2014-06-30 04:52:14 PM  
The Robben penalty was a soft call and I'm sad that the match was decided by it, but instead of a rigged game, it's more likely that it was (a) a makeup call for the earlier non-call on Robben getting fouled in the box and/or (b) sloppy officiating. Also annoyed that the highlights were ALL about that one did-he-dive-or-didn't-he moment and never seemed to show the two goals that Mexico and the Netherlands worked hard to earn.
 
2014-06-30 05:05:03 PM  
Mexico whining, the probably want amnesty from FIFA

Meanwhile, America, gey ready for more pee and poop balloons thrown at you when El Tri fans visit
 
2014-06-30 05:19:43 PM  
Losing on a weak penalty call is still miles better than losing on the horseshiat PK nonsense.  Might as well go to a coin flip at the end of 120, or maybe rock/paper/scissors.
 
2014-06-30 05:21:11 PM  
images.tvnz.co.nz

Dude looks like he got shot at close range.
 
2014-06-30 05:26:33 PM  

inner ted: kbronsito: The penalty the Dutch got was kinda questionable but the one the ref didn't give them was without a doubt a penalty. Robben in fact got clipped by two defenders that time and either of those could have been a penalty in that play. Ref actually gave Mexico a lot of breathing room by not calling that one early on. And they lost because they set out to defend a 1-0 instead of attacking and because the Mexican players seemed to lose steam earlier than the Dutch guys and were slow near the end.

which is beautifully ironic as the abc announcers (both very pro mexico) kept going on about how the heat was really hurting the Dutch

almost as beautiful as a central / south american team losing a match because of a theatrical (albeit legitimate) foul

/suck it mexico
/go usa
/if i could only find a way to not hear the game progress tomorrow while at work


You must not be aware of the style of play the Dutch have displayed in World Cups.
 
2014-06-30 05:30:05 PM  

mjohnson71: [images.tvnz.co.nz image 300x225]

Dude looks like he got shot at close range.

stream1.gifsoup.com
 
2014-06-30 05:30:06 PM  
They should secretly swap the Dutch Gatorade with Mexican tap water before the next match.
 
2014-06-30 05:30:48 PM  
Say what you want to say about the call, but the reason why Mexico lost is that they went into cruse control in the last 6 minutes of the game.
 
2014-06-30 05:31:53 PM  

RoyHobbs22: They should secretly swap the Dutch Gatorade with Mexican tap water before the next match.


It will pass the visual inspection as both are yellow.
 
2014-06-30 05:34:33 PM  

ongbok: Say what you want to say about the call, but the reason why Mexico lost is that they went into cruse control in the last 6 minutes of the game.


This! sitting on defense should be the reason Mexicans are pissed.
 
2014-06-30 05:39:46 PM  

buckeyebrain: Yanks_RSJ: Go throw a bag of piss.

Penn State fans are Mexican now?


Slightly fewer child rape apologists in Mexico.
 
2014-06-30 05:50:42 PM  
I don't think it was fixed, per se.

Since the inception of the World Cup, 8 countries have won it. All those 8 were in the World Cup this year. Of those 8, 5 are from Europe and 3 are from South America. So 1 out of 4 teams in the original groups is a past winner. Only 2 new winners have won the cup in the last 30 years- France and Spain.
Going into the final 8, providing that Germany wins and Argentina wins, 5 of those teams will remain (Brazil, France, Germany, Netherlands and Argentina).

The 2nd bracket has only 2 of the original teams, with some possibility for an upset I suppose. On the other bracket, there are 3 teams and 1 is guaranteed in the semi final no matter any outcome.

Why do these nations always get there and win? Good question. You could question the brackets and how they are set up from group play.

The World Cup needs new blood. Else it will always be the same teams. And that sucks the fun out of this whole thing.
 
2014-06-30 06:08:54 PM  

balfourk: Also the penalty that was called was correctly called from the ref's viewpoint. He sees the CB reach out and step on Robben's foot when the ball has already past the defender. That is a penalty. Yes, Robben embelished it, but it is still a penalty. The defender knows that he is marking Robben, who loves to embelish, so why does he reach out like that?


Exactly right. Any experienced player has to know that Robben is always looking to go down in the box. You cannot give him any excuse. Even though the contact was slight, you put yourself in that position when you stick your leg in there, and you know Robben will go over the top selling it. That's what he does. Stupid, stupid play by the defender.
 
2014-06-30 06:10:57 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I don't think it was fixed, per se.

Since the inception of the World Cup, 8 countries have won it. All those 8 were in the World Cup this year. Of those 8, 5 are from Europe and 3 are from South America. So 1 out of 4 teams in the original groups is a past winner. Only 2 new winners have won the cup in the last 30 years- France and Spain.
Going into the final 8, providing that Germany wins and Argentina wins, 5 of those teams will remain (Brazil, France, Germany, Netherlands and Argentina).

The 2nd bracket has only 2 of the original teams, with some possibility for an upset I suppose. On the other bracket, there are 3 teams and 1 is guaranteed in the semi final no matter any outcome.

Why do these nations always get there and win? Good question. You could question the brackets and how they are set up from group play.

The World Cup needs new blood. Else it will always be the same teams. And that sucks the fun out of this whole thing.


When have the Dutch won the World Cup?
 
2014-06-30 06:15:28 PM  

StRalphTheLiar: balfourk: Also the penalty that was called was correctly called from the ref's viewpoint. He sees the CB reach out and step on Robben's foot when the ball has already past the defender. That is a penalty. Yes, Robben embelished it, but it is still a penalty. The defender knows that he is marking Robben, who loves to embelish, so why does he reach out like that?

Exactly right. Any experienced player has to know that Robben is always looking to go down in the box. You cannot give him any excuse. Even though the contact was slight, you put yourself in that position when you stick your leg in there, and you know Robben will go over the top selling it. That's what he does. Stupid, stupid play by the defender.


Come on man, you know better than to do that around here.
 
2014-06-30 06:20:22 PM  

Moopy Mac: buckeyebrain: Yanks_RSJ: Go throw a bag of piss.

Penn State fans are Mexican now?

Slightly fewer child rape apologists in Mexico.


You sure? Mexico is mostly Catholic.
 
2014-06-30 06:29:46 PM  

Maud Dib: mjohnson71: [images.tvnz.co.nz image 300x225]

Dude looks like he got shot at close range.


http://cdn1.sbnation.com/assets/3582375/georgiadies.gif
 
2014-06-30 06:30:43 PM  

Maud Dib: mjohnson71: [images.tvnz.co.nz image 300x225]

Dude looks like he got shot at close range.
[stream1.gifsoup.com image 320x182]


Kyle Lafferty is a piece of shiat.
 
2014-06-30 06:31:29 PM  

StRalphTheLiar: balfourk: Also the penalty that was called was correctly called from the ref's viewpoint. He sees the CB reach out and step on Robben's foot when the ball has already past the defender. That is a penalty. Yes, Robben embelished it, but it is still a penalty. The defender knows that he is marking Robben, who loves to embelish, so why does he reach out like that?

Exactly right. Any experienced player has to know that Robben is always looking to go down in the box. You cannot give him any excuse. Even though the contact was slight, you put yourself in that position when you stick your leg in there, and you know Robben will go over the top selling it. That's what he does. Stupid, stupid play by the defender.


Yeah well, it was Marquez. That's kinda his thing.
 
2014-06-30 06:32:15 PM  
It was all that urine, vomit and feces mixture that was tossed on the Mexican players from the stands.
 
2014-06-30 06:41:09 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Going into the final 8, providing that Germany wins and Argentina wins, 5 of those teams will remain (Brazil, France, Germany, Netherlands and Argentina).


Netherlands have never won the World Cup.
 
2014-06-30 06:46:42 PM  

cefm: Whether every ref in the world would have called a penalty every time in that situation isn't important.  What is important is that the Mexican defense put themselves (and the ref) in a position in which a penalty was a potential (and likely) call.


That's actually not very important at all. Irrespective to how a team has performed, they shouldn't be punished just because they "deserved" to lose.

Furthermore, I find the overpowered nature of the penalty kick to be repugnant. In a sport where scoring is hard to come by, why give the ref the power to essentially award a team a free unearned goal? There's something seriously unbalanced about that, and it results in way too many referees deciding entire contests with a single call.

But I guess that's the way the gamblers like it.
 
2014-06-30 06:49:46 PM  

Ishkur: Nadie_AZ: Going into the final 8, providing that Germany wins and Argentina wins, 5 of those teams will remain (Brazil, France, Germany, Netherlands and Argentina).

Netherlands have never won the World Cup.


Oops. You are right.

SnatchMcGillicudy: When have the Dutch won the World Cup?


Oops. Yep. You too.
 
2014-06-30 06:50:36 PM  

SnatchMcGillicudy: Nadie_AZ: I don't think it was fixed, per se.

Since the inception of the World Cup, 8 countries have won it. All those 8 were in the World Cup this year. Of those 8, 5 are from Europe and 3 are from South America. So 1 out of 4 teams in the original groups is a past winner. Only 2 new winners have won the cup in the last 30 years- France and Spain.
Going into the final 8, providing that Germany wins and Argentina wins, 5 of those teams will remain (Brazil, France, Germany, Netherlands and Argentina).

The 2nd bracket has only 2 of the original teams, with some possibility for an upset I suppose. On the other bracket, there are 3 teams and 1 is guaranteed in the semi final no matter any outcome.

Why do these nations always get there and win? Good question. You could question the brackets and how they are set up from group play.

The World Cup needs new blood. Else it will always be the same teams. And that sucks the fun out of this whole thing.

When have the Dutch won the World Cup?


1978.
 
2014-06-30 07:15:28 PM  

macadamnut: SnatchMcGillicudy: Nadie_AZ: I don't think it was fixed, per se.

Since the inception of the World Cup, 8 countries have won it. All those 8 were in the World Cup this year. Of those 8, 5 are from Europe and 3 are from South America. So 1 out of 4 teams in the original groups is a past winner. Only 2 new winners have won the cup in the last 30 years- France and Spain.
Going into the final 8, providing that Germany wins and Argentina wins, 5 of those teams will remain (Brazil, France, Germany, Netherlands and Argentina).

The 2nd bracket has only 2 of the original teams, with some possibility for an upset I suppose. On the other bracket, there are 3 teams and 1 is guaranteed in the semi final no matter any outcome.

Why do these nations always get there and win? Good question. You could question the brackets and how they are set up from group play.

The World Cup needs new blood. Else it will always be the same teams. And that sucks the fun out of this whole thing.

When have the Dutch won the World Cup?

1978.


No, they didn't. I'm all for new teams getting in, like Costa Rica, and someone's new shot to win it. Technically, a Dutch win, while generally unclean, will be a first.

\I believe
\I believe that
\I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN
 
2014-06-30 07:15:52 PM  
Wait I'm confused, the headline seems to imply that there are soccer matches that aren't rigged.
 
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