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    make that NED up by two
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    It looking good for Team USA

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    Goaaaaaal! US back in it.
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    US caught flat footed - NED gets another. Damn!
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    For a second at least. Not looking good again

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    You can see the hurt on the US team. Maybe that will drive them to be better next time.
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    Young team hosting the World Cup next time. Nothing to be ashamed of at all.

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    HT Arg 1-0. 2 chances in the whole half, Arg took theirs, we didn't. Otherwise, pretty even so far. Messi winning the diving championships so far but a good goal by him.
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    Arg 2 Aus 1. Nearly equalised twice but not to be. Go Japan and Korea!
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    Enjoyed watching the game, the outcome not so much, but USA played to the outcome they deserved.

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    Australia had 220 million extra fans rooting for them yesterday. Unfortunately few were at the stadium, which looked like it was in Buenos Aires. Messi won, watched by some other fellows in similar kit.

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    Football/soccer struggles for attention in Australia. Aussie Rules is by far the dominant football code, followed by rugby league (yuk). Rugby union runs a distant 4th . But the Socceroos and the Matildas are very popular and the country unites in wishing them well in the big tournaments. I think this is a really nice article about where we stand now as a 'football nation':

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-...-cup/101732690
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    Our structure was good, defence was sound, attack was well organised but then it all became Messi.
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    The Australian player and the Argentinian collide. The Argentinian grabs his head and collapses to the ground, rolling around trying to milk a penalty. That's one of the reasons soccer struggles for attention in Australia. Because the behaviour of the players is beyond pathetic and the refs play along with lots of arm waving and showmanship and award the penalty for over acting Makes me want to puke. JayInOz

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    Japan out through penalties. Penalty shootouts have to be the most stupid way to resolve a deadlock ever devised. Brazil slaughtering Korea, as expected, but still disappointing.
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    Lot of running for ninety minutes. Goals are not easy and to extend the game when everyone is dead tired. I find penalty kicks exciting. Hey I'm Serbian and played growing up.

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    120 minutes really. Yes but reducing numbers on each side after 90 minutes, and so on, would be much fairer.
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    England objects to Japan going out in the quarter finals on a penalties shoot out.

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    Wasn't a quarter final though, but yes. I think any team eliminated through a penalty shootout is going to feel pretty lousy. I sometimes wonder whether a coin toss wouldn't be kinder.
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    Penalties are not a coin toss. They hinge on the skill of five strikers and the goalie.

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    All Moroccans are fans of shootouts today! Spaniards, probably not. Go Morocco!
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    Brazil favored to win Cup. 1/6 odds

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    Croatia is serious early on. May give Brazil a run.
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    And the Brazilian fans know how to party ….

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    Had I known when younger - I would have had a Brazilian girlfriend and taken her to the World Cup.
    That's what I get for being too caught up, neurotic and serious.
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    Extra time! 0-0. the drama goes up a level!

    the urgency and physical part of the game is on display along with great and not so great acting.
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    further proof ted's 'swmbo' doesn't read the forum
    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    And the Brazilian fans know how to party ….

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    Had I known when younger - I would have had a Brazilian girlfriend and taken her to the World Cup.
    That's what I get for being too caught up, neurotic and serious.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Brazil scores! A beautiful goal. Wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    further proof ted's 'swmbo' doesn't read the forum
    just got a oh Teddy! from my bride. It's all cool.
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    Croatia scores! Ties it up in the 117 minute! Wow!

    Brazil is stunned!
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    Shoot out!!! Sweating!
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    Croatia ahead! 3-1
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    Brazil! 3-2 Croatia!
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    Croatia scores! Wins!!!!!!!!
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    On second thought, soccer sucks.

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