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    oh yeah, I am going to be watching it!

    FIFA is dirty. Putin paid bribes and did intimidate to get it in Russia.

    But still I am going to be watching!
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    Me too. The opening game, Russia 5 - Saudi Arabia 0. The Russian national team has been poor recently, so this will give the home fans something to cheer about.

    The first game of any real interest to me is England v Tunisia next Monday. But I'll be watching highlights of the other games meanwhile.
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    Brazil will be worth the watch throughout too.

    Portugal v Spain will be good to tune into. Germany v. Mexico too.
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    Ronaldo flops twice and makes it pay. Beautiful free kick curling around and over the wall.

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    'Flops'…?
    First game I have watched from start to finish in years.

    Certainly entertaining and CR7 did his stuff. But some of the Brit papers are talking like it was the best game ever ( ? ) One pundit said he would be going home as there won't be a better game in this tournament.
    I think I must have been watching something else for 90 mins
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    We're all hoping for a miracle tonight, with the Aussies vs France. I'm assuming the flops were dives? Unfortunately I missed that game - pity, lots of goals! The Saudis were disappointing against Russia - they're a much better team than that. Their defence was ridiculous. But, despite all the issues, it's always good to see the host nation win a match and I reckon the average Russian probably needs something to cheer about!

    Aussies vs Ireland in the rugby tonight too! And vs England in one-day cricket. Sportsworld.

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    In the UK the games are being shared between the BBC and ITV. We rarely watch TV before 9pm in the evening, but we can get the games on catch-up TV. So we watched Russia v Saudi on Thursday evening, and Egypt v Uruguay last night. Egypt were definitely missing Mo Salah, who is still recovering from his shoulder injury, but I thought they were the better team. But Uruguay managed a late goal to win 1-0
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    We're all hoping for a miracle tonight, with the Aussies vs France. I'm assuming the flops were dives? Unfortunately I missed that game - pity, lots of goals! The Saudis were disappointing against Russia - they're a much better team than that. Their defence was ridiculous. But, despite all the issues, it's always good to see the host nation win a match and I reckon the average Russian probably needs something to cheer about!

    Aussies vs Ireland in the rugby tonight too! And vs England in one-day cricket. Sportsworld.

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    Will definitely watch the Aussies vs Ireland. SA is also playing England in the second test this afternoon

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    Should both be great games! Go the Boks!!

    I'll watch the rugby as I'll be able to see the WC replay. I don't think there'll be a rugby replay on free-to-air.

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    I doubt I'll watch. If I remember the last time they met the French team specialised in 'dives' and appeals for fictional offences. Cheating it's called.

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    World War III, stuff it, we ain't coming France. Fight your own battles
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    France 2 Oz 1. Not as resounding a defeat as I thought. Oz begins the slow path to redeem their good name after the cricket thing.
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    Well, the Aussies did alright. Let's hope they can play that well against Denmark!

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    argentina iceland one one draw. the great Messi misses a penalty and the last kick of the match a free kick to the Wall just outside the box .The Messi Ronaldo debate just got more enlivened.
    Icelands's goalkeeper did some astonishing stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy View Post
    argentina iceland one one draw. the great Messi misses a penalty and the last kick of the match a free kick to the Wall just outside the box .The Messi Ronaldo debate just got more enlivened.
    Icelands's goalkeeper did some astonishing stuff.
    Iceland are just amazing. I've been a big fan for a while now. Partly because Gylfi Sigurdsson plays for Everton which is the team I have supported all my life, and also since they beat England in the 2016 Euros and progressed to the quarter finals. An astonishing feat for such a small nation. If only Scotland, Wales, NI or the ROI could match that.
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    Speaking of the Icelandic team, Manitoba is home to the largest Icelandic population outside Iceland itself, and this story caught my eye this morning:

    This Manitoba MLA is related to 22 of the 23 players on Iceland's national soccer team

    What are you doing about it?




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    'and Iceland beats Argentina 1-1'. So said the announcer on NBC as the game ended. I was able to catch the last twenty minutes, with my heart in my throat. Afram Island!

    After my week in Iceland last year it is hard not to root for them, though there are Spurs on the rosters of Belgium, Denmark, France, England, etc.

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    Think I heard they are still a partly amateur team ..The goalkeeper's a film director? Not Messi on fifty thousand a week a week! Jeez it takes me months to earn that
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    Denmark beats Peru, 1-0. Good day for Northern Europe so far. Bad day for the Western Hemisphere.

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    I think that was Marseilles vs OZ
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    France 2 Oz 1. Not as resounding a defeat as I thought. Oz begins the slow path to redeem their good name after the cricket thing.
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    Bravo Iceland!

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    We watched the Spain v Portugal game on catch-up last night. Excellent match, I doubt there will be a better one in this tournament.
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    Bravo Iceland!

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    Amateur goalkeeper??

    Maybe not for long……….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    .... Oz begins the slow path to redeem their good name after the cricket thing.

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    El Tri with an opening goal. Europe has dominated this thing up til now. Let's see if Mexico can hang on.

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    Half time still 1-0
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    1-0 Mexico! An amazing result for the CONCACAF champions.

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    Only caught the last twenty miutes, but if that was anything to go by....absolutely super exciting football 1-0 to mexico. Not bad for rapists and criminals.
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    Chichirito!!


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    Excellent!!! Mexico is definitely my team this year. What a great start!!!

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    Goals have been hard to come by today.

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    Brasil held 1-1 by Switzerland, or vice - versa, some upsets today.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post

    'and Iceland beats Argentina 1-1'. So said the announcer on NBC as the game ended.

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    Hey BMM what did he say about this draw? I must have read the post a few times before it clicked …...Love that kind of thing
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    The broadcast rights holder here has failed technically, and they have had to pass the job to a national TV network, the Special Broadcasting Service for a week or so while they fix the problem. (related to demand It seems).
    Technical advice from some thinks they cannot in time.

    Big $$$ to lose methinks.

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    Portugal draws with Morocco 1-0

    haha. seriously, a super header from he that can almost do no wrong in 4 mins, but the rest of the game scrappy and inconclusive and it wasn't as if Portugal played super-defensive to hold the lead….Not a great game and Morocco are Morocco bound.
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