The Football (Soccer) Thread - Season 2016/2017

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  • LantisLantis Can you fly, Bobby? Joined: Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/index.html

    USA are playing Italy in about an hour and a half (14:30 ET) and could be in with a good chance as Italy have not been great lately.

    No fuckin' way.

    Italy for life, SUCKA!
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  • Tim StaticTim Static Kid Thunder!! Joined: Posts: 4,635 mod
    Must see TV :coffee:

    GO USA!
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    Must see TV :coffee:


    An international tournament being held in South Africa a year before the World Cup is to be held there is very interesting for football fans.

    Plus there's always players looking to impress in these competitions to try get a move to a bigger club.
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  • EvilKingEvilKing Joined: Posts: 38
    Mexico has been doing AWFUL. not sure i'm gonna watch this...
    /butthurt.
  • LantisLantis Can you fly, Bobby? Joined: Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Mexico has been doing AWFUL. not sure i'm gonna watch this...
    /butthurt.

    Yeah, but Mexico isn't in the Confederations Cup....

    Aren't you happy? :wink:
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  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,181
    Mexico aren't playing in this tournament.

    http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/standings/index.html
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  • Pablo_the_MexPablo_the_Mex Blond Kanye Status Joined: Posts: 8,042
    I looked at my Mexico jersey the other day and I was disgusted. Betrayal, that is what I feel.

  • EvilKingEvilKing Joined: Posts: 38
    figures. that site is blocked at my work....
  • debsdebs lowering property value Joined: Posts: 5,022
    who's winning? i'm at work, too...
    i think they blocked all media here.
  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,181
    Still nil all at the moment.
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  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 16,655
    And now a red card on the US. Nice.
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  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,181
    Clark has just been given a straight red for a slightly late tackle.

    Absolutely terrible decision as it hardly even merited a yellow.

    This could end up with more people sent off as tempers are rising.
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  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 16,655
    Damn the US got a massive break there.
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  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,181
    Penalty for USA.

    Donovan scores from the spot.

    1-0 USA and completely deserved.
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    It's half time now.
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  • AkumaTXAkumaTX Joined: Posts: 3,875
    2nd half starting.

    WTF DONOVAN. TIME FOR YOU TO GIVE UP YOUR SPOT FOR SOMEONE ELSE WITH MORE TALENT!!!!!


    oh and an early fuck you guys who root for other countries first instead of your motherland.

    GO USA!!!!!!!!!!
  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,181
    1-1

    Rossi won the ball at the centre circle, brought it forward and scored with a dinger of a shot.
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  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 16,655
    Dammit.
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  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,181
    2-1 Italy

    De Rossi with a longe range shot.

    Italy in complete control of the match.
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    Go LA Galaxy!
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  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 16,655
    Only took the US 89 minutes to get their first CK.
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  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,181
    3-1

    A very nicely worked bit of play that ended with a Rossi volley in the last minute of injury time.
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  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 16,655
    I just saw the US is also in the same group as Brazil, and that's the next match.

    Exit, stage group. :bluu:
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  • baby jesusbaby jesus -_- Joined: Posts: 332
    meh this game wasnt as good as brazil and egypt
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  • debsdebs lowering property value Joined: Posts: 5,022
    is there anyway that we can watch these games after they're done?

    damn @ u.s. losing. oh well. i'm also a fan of brazil (who isn't) and a few other countries anyway so...
  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 16,655
    If your ISP provides it, there's ESPN360.com.
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  • LantisLantis Can you fly, Bobby? Joined: Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    No fuckin' way.

    Italy for life, SUCKA!

    Told you, you fuckers.

    You don't FUCK with Blue Impact. :arazz:

    BTW, did you know that Giuseppe Rossi was actually born in Jersey? :wgrin:
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  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,181
    Another two matches on today.

    Spain Vs Iraq at 10:00 ET and South Africa Vs New Zealand at 14:30 ET.

    Should be lots of goals in the Spain match as they are the best team in the world right now.

    The second match could be two bad teams scoring lots or two bads teams being shit. Hopefully the former.
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  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,181
    David Villa just put Spain 1-0 ahead early in the second half.
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    Also worth noting, Iraq have a layer named Mohammed Ali.

    The Irish commentators and pundits have been having a field day with it!

    :rofl:
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  • LantisLantis Can you fly, Bobby? Joined: Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Damn....I just realized that Spain was placed in a pretty shitty group. While Brazil and Italy destroy each other, Spain will just have a cakewalk with those scrubby-ass rivals. OLE!
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    Lovely team goal for South Africa finished off by Parker.

    1-0 and still seventy odd minutes to go.
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  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 16,655
    USA - Brazil at 9am? Dammit. I'm gonna have to catch the replay.

    Finally got to see our new team in Seattle play. Just my luck. One game of theirs I see, and they choke away a one-goal lead in the 88th minute. On an own goal no fucking less. Why must my teams keep raising my hopes just to tear my heart out and step on it?

    I think I saw Pablo the Mex in the stands. I also think he's the one who threw that beer bottle at DC's goalkeeper that just missed his head. YOUR AIM SUCKS PABLO! :mad:
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  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 16,655
    haha Egypt beat Italy.

    Doesn't mean shit for the US though. Even if they beat Egypt and Brazil beats Italy there's no way the US overcomes a goal differential of -5 while Italy has +1.
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  • EDDUREDDUR Banana Joined: Posts: 981
    Fuck this.

    Holland will win the world cup!
  • WellmanWellman Joined: Posts: 3,836
    Man, caught some highlights of the US vs Brazil match and that was just disappointing.


    All of my international teams are looking weak as well. :(
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  • VictronVictron XBL: Veeektor Joined: Posts: 880
    Egypt is no joke. What a good win for them, Italy had so many chances but the goalie for Egypt was too top tier on his game. Anyone remember him stopping the ball right on the goal line ?!?!?!??!

    :pray:
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  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 16,655
    US Advanced! Italy eliminated! Holy shit!
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  • AkumaTXAkumaTX Joined: Posts: 3,875
    hahah win by break in point system :)
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Woot!

    The US played great soccer today. Onweyu and Demerit were rocks in the back, with Spector and Bornstein looking dangerous. Donovan was a beast along with Bradley, while Clark intimidated Egypt into only attacking down the flanks. The only person that had a bad overall game was Dempsey, and he made up for it with a spectacular header for the big-money goal.

    And to add icing on the cake, Giuseppi Rossi got stripped by Kaka which led to the third goal against Italy. Beautiful.
  • regulateregulate Bruv of bruvs Joined: Posts: 6,389 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Fuck this.

    Holland will win the world cup!

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  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,181
    Spain vs USA just kicked off.

    If you're in work and can't watch it, the official website has a live play by play running.

    http://www.fifa.com/live/competitions/confederationscup/matchday=7/day=1/match=66213/index.html
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    USA are playing quite well.

    An upset may be on here.
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    1-0 USA

    Altidore with a shot from just outside the box.
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    2-0

    Clint Dempsey after a bit of a goalmouth scramble.
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    USA with the mother of all upsets
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    Bradley issued a straight red card for a slightly late tackle.

    Shocking decision from the ref.

    Bradley will miss the final now.
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  • AkumaTXAkumaTX Joined: Posts: 3,875
    what a red to the US. what a surprise
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    USA! USA! USA! :woot: :woot: :woot:
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