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(ESPN)   World Cup Round of 16 continues at 10AM ET with Japan, fresh off wins w/Germany & Spain, facing what should be a bit nervous Croatia whose only win was w/Canada. Then at 2PM World best Brazil takes on Worst Korea. Yeah. Lets do that football   (espn.com) divider line
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2022-12-04 9:53:41 PM  
USA 2023!  LET'S GO BABYYYYY!
 
2022-12-04 10:48:42 PM  
I caught the end of South Korea vs Portugal. That was the best 20 minutes of any sport I've watched all year. Tied, tense, a few maybes, and then bam!
 
2022-12-05 1:36:47 AM  
Nippon ftw!
 
2022-12-05 2:11:51 AM  
If Japan score the most goals, they should win this. Back to you, Skip
 
2022-12-05 4:40:31 AM  
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Might not be able to dodge work this morning, but hope to be back for the second half of the second game.
 
2022-12-05 5:56:59 AM  

whither_apophis: If Japan score the most goals, they should win this. Back to you, Skip


If the 12th man can give 110%, they will all go in at half-time.
 
2022-12-05 6:52:31 AM  
Let's go!!

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2022-12-05 6:52:43 AM  
Hard to see any scenario where Brazil doesn't dominate, and I think Japan/Croatia might be the least predictable match of the entire round of 16.
 
2022-12-05 8:03:25 AM  

LucklessWonder: Hard to see any scenario where Brazil doesn't dominate, and I think Japan/Croatia might be the least predictable match of the entire round of 16.


If I didn't know who the teams were and only saw their tournament record so far, I'd pick Japan over Croatia
 
2022-12-05 8:04:29 AM  
 
2022-12-05 9:40:34 AM  

HugeMistake: The Guardian rips the Fox coverage a new one.


This is just magical writing.

But to be fair, this is not the first time that a group of Americans has blundered into a country in the Middle East without bothering to fully educate itself about the facts on the ground first. The correspondences between American military adventurism and international sports broadcasting may be faint, but the Fox crew has done its best to bring them to the forefront, applying the can-do spirit of Iraq 2003 to its coverage of Qatar 2022.

In a big tournament you always want your biggest players to show up, and Lalas, who often gives the impression that he's being paid by the decibel, has not let the Fox team down this Mundial. From his post at the end of the panel, the big man in the Maga-lite suit has delivered his signature rants with all the enthusiasm of someone who's blown past the discomfort of knowing that no one else on set finds him interesting or funny.
 
2022-12-05 9:51:45 AM  
So apparently a Turkish commentator got fired mid-broadcast for simply mentioning Hakan Sukur, the former Turkish top goal scorer who is now living in exile in the US after daring to speak up against president Erdogan.
 
2022-12-05 9:54:51 AM  

Norfolking Chance: But to be fair, this is not the first time that a group of Americans has blundered into a country in the Middle East without bothering to fully educate itself about the facts on the ground first


Didn't somebody comment yesterday that the USMNT going out in this round is the fastest that America has ever left a middle-east country?
 
2022-12-05 10:00:57 AM  
All the British coverage is saying this one goes to extra time, probably penalties.
 
2022-12-05 10:04:20 AM  
This round has been painfully going according to plan. Hopefully we get a little chaos today
 
2022-12-05 10:06:52 AM  

HeathenHealer: This round has been painfully going according to plan. Hopefully we get a little chaos today


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2022-12-05 10:08:22 AM  
that was trickling around a little too long
 
2022-12-05 10:08:31 AM  
Chaos as ordered. Though no goal.
 
2022-12-05 10:09:05 AM  
I didn't know Japan also had a great wall.
 
2022-12-05 10:12:29 AM  
damn just out of reach of both of them
 
2022-12-05 10:12:35 AM  

Exluddite: I caught the end of South Korea vs Portugal. That was the best 20 minutes of any sport I've watched all year. Tied, tense, a few maybes, and then bam!


I missed it and cannot get a replay stream.
 
2022-12-05 10:12:50 AM  
Maeda whiffs on a good ball inside the box.
 
2022-12-05 10:13:07 AM  
lol
 
2022-12-05 10:13:34 AM  
Ito with a nice cross. Rather shocked Japan couldn't score on it.
 
2022-12-05 10:15:20 AM  
And because Hulu decided the password for my household's bundle needed to be changed when I tried to log in just before kickoff...
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2022-12-05 10:16:07 AM  
Came for Ivana Knoll's pics as any reputable Croatia match thread is supposed to have. Leaving satisfied.

Any new ones from todays match will be appreciated. (I assume she is attending the game against Japan)
 
2022-12-05 10:18:56 AM  
Aidan Gillen is apparently playing for Croatia today.

/chaos is a ladder
 
2022-12-05 10:24:56 AM  
Gvardiooney
 
2022-12-05 10:25:24 AM  
The ref is the same concacaf ahole that gave C Ronaldo a penalty kick against Ghana.

I hope he at least got a handy for that.
 
2022-12-05 10:26:00 AM  
Good long ball but Petkovic tried to be too fancy
 
2022-12-05 10:26:13 AM  
 Misses the really obvious pullback and instead kicks it straight into the defender. Yay.
 
2022-12-05 10:26:28 AM  

kbronsito: The ref is the same concacaf ahole that gave C Ronaldo a penalty kick against Ghana.

I hope he at least got a handy for that.


From Ronaldo himself.
 
2022-12-05 10:28:40 AM  

Chimpy McSquirrel: kbronsito: The ref is the same concacaf ahole that gave C Ronaldo a penalty kick against Ghana.

I hope he at least got a handy for that.

From Ronaldo himself.


There's a hand ball joke here somewhere.
 
2022-12-05 10:28:43 AM  
croatia just looping crosses back and forth side to side
 
2022-12-05 10:29:20 AM  
Whenever Croatia gets close to the goal, a typhoon keeps deflecting the shots.
 
2022-12-05 10:29:25 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: croatia just looping crosses back and forth side to side


not a bad plan against Japan
 
2022-12-05 10:29:58 AM  

kbronsito: Whenever Croatia gets close to the goal, a typhoon keeps deflecting the shots.


You might say it is a divine wind.
 
2022-12-05 10:34:25 AM  

harleyquinnical: Exluddite: I caught the end of South Korea vs Portugal. That was the best 20 minutes of any sport I've watched all year. Tied, tense, a few maybes, and then bam!

I missed it and cannot get a replay stream.


I'm glad I have YouTube TV and can "DVR" everything under the sun, because it's just a flag that I'm allowed to watch later.  TV and streaming technology is at the point now where everything should just be "DVR'ed" and you can go back and watch.  Why not?
 
2022-12-05 10:35:19 AM  

harleyquinnical: Exluddite: I caught the end of South Korea vs Portugal. That was the best 20 minutes of any sport I've watched all year. Tied, tense, a few maybes, and then bam!

I missed it and cannot get a replay stream.


Tubi is showing replays of the games.
Not sure how long the keep them up.
 
2022-12-05 10:35:29 AM  
Uruguay players under investigation for putting hands on the officials. Probably won't amount to much, but at least they're not pretending it didn't happen.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63863760
 
2022-12-05 10:40:40 AM  
Stop trying to walk it in and just *shoot*.
 
2022-12-05 10:40:40 AM  
damn
 
2022-12-05 10:41:22 AM  
Nice passing and control from Japan.
But they can't get the shot on target.
 
2022-12-05 10:41:25 AM  
Nice heel kick to find the open man, then a through pass but the shot sails wide
 
2022-12-05 10:41:28 AM  
Lots of back and forth in this.  Oh Kamada with a great chance to open the scoring.
 
2022-12-05 10:43:02 AM  
It's not just the British press that can get a little carried away with the headlines...

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(ready to eat some lion)
 
2022-12-05 10:43:21 AM  
GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLL
 
2022-12-05 10:43:28 AM  
gooooooooooal!
 
2022-12-05 10:43:44 AM  
Japan definitely showing their tendancy for moments of frantic quality attack, while Croatia seems to be trying to pressure Japan into breaking.

And Japan opens the scoring! BANZAI!!
 
2022-12-05 10:43:44 AM  
Nice
 
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