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 12/02/2022 06:55 AM
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Cole

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Japan beats Spain to take the top spot. Had the Ticos taken down Germany, both Germany and Spain would be out.

Morocco, Japan, US, Australia, Poland; all into the round of 16.

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 12/02/2022 08:03 AM
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That last day of group play for the Spain/Japan/Germany/Costa Rica Group was really something.

At different points during the games, due to the current score at the time, each of the teams had put themselves into the final 16 only to see their hopes dashed or met. From the highs to the lows, that is what the Cup always delivers.

Does anyone else suspect a scenario by which Spain allowed Japan to win the top spot in order to ease their own route going forward?

The Group winner plays Croatia while the second finisher plays Morocco. I suspect gamesmanship on the Spaniards' part.

If so..looking at the big picture... it was a smart play.

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 12/02/2022 09:36 AM
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I watched the game and it sure the hell didn't look like Spain was conceding anything to Japan
 12/03/2022 02:37 AM
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GAME DAY

USA, USA, USA

I am very optimistic. Got to get to the next round.

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Cole

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2 nil at the half. Same mistake twice.

A long row to hoe, but it ain't over yet.

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 12/03/2022 09:10 AM
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WorldBFree

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Originally posted by: Cole

Same mistake twice.
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Yes.

Our inexperience showed today and Holland pounced!

Still proud of our lads. This was a strong showing by such a young group.

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Edited: 12/03/2022 at 09:11 AM by WorldBFree
 12/03/2022 09:14 AM
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A damn good fight. I thought we stall had a chance well onto stoppage time. The Dutch did too; not a single one of them looked comfortable.

Their third goal was a gimme... unmarked at the back post is school kid stuff.

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Cole

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The Aussies played well too. Argentina was kinda lucky with the win. The poor keeper won't sleep for the next year.

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Edited: 12/03/2022 at 01:13 PM by Cole
 12/06/2022 04:48 AM
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Cole

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The same cast of characters in a different year. I was hoping a David would step up this year, but alas, it's not to be.

Brazil and France.

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 12/07/2022 05:05 AM
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Cole

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Morocco!

Finally a little guy makes the cut.

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 12/09/2022 10:11 AM
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RustyTruck

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WOW! Brazil knocked out by Croatia!



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WorldBFree

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Wow! Croats take out the Brazilian juggernaut in PK's.

Impressive victory for Croatia.

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 12/10/2022 06:03 AM
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Cole

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Messi dodges a shit ref to make the semi finals! Woot!


7 minutes of added time? Sure. 10 plus 1? Never.

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Edited: 12/10/2022 at 06:06 AM by Cole
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Cole

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Morocco takes down the Portuguese diving team!

First African team to ever reach the semis. Well done.

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 12/10/2022 09:08 AM
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WorldBFree

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The Marrakesh Express rolls on!

As Cole noted, this is a huge moment for African futbol.

Who doesn't love an underdog?

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Edited: 12/10/2022 at 09:47 AM by WorldBFree
 12/12/2022 08:52 AM
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France vs. England was a well-played, enjoyable game to watch. Two fine teams that were pretty evenly matched.

Every man, woman and child in England would have confidently selected Harry Kane to attempt that second PK.

Like me, they were wrong.

Semi-final matches look very interesting.



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 12/13/2022 05:16 AM
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Cole

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Unfortunately for England, Kane has that in him.

The last two should be nail biters.

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 12/14/2022 05:57 AM
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Cole

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Argentina was surviving until last night. Now it looks like the gel has set and they are a force to reckon with; their timing couldn't be better. The Final's final should be one for the ages.

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 12/14/2022 06:43 AM
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RustyTruck

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Go Morocco!

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Argentinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa oops

Edited: 12/14/2022 at 02:06 PM by StirfryMcflurry
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