World Cup: R16: Colombia vs. England, 7/3/2018

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Live in the Now, Jun 28, 2018.

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Who advances?

Poll closed Jul 3, 2018.
  1. Colombia

    41.7%
  2. England

    58.3%
  1. ChrisK97

    ChrisK97 Registered User

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    I think this was just a perfect storm.

    Colombia didn’t play this uncomposed in group stage or 2014.

    Probably wouldn’t have done this against Sweden.
     
  2. The Abusement Park

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    Not wrong. I just hate the mob mentality that Colombia has, mobbing the refs and players is extra obnoxious to me.
     
  3. kovacro

    kovacro Uvijek Vjerni

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    Haha. I think I’ve seen all 32 countries do that during this tournament, especially in instances involving VAR.
     
  4. SabresSharks

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  5. The Abusement Park

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    They are. But the mobbing mentality bugs me much more than that.
     
  6. Johnnywhite

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    Considering how crap these two teams were, penalties puts us all out of our collective misery.

    I might be wrong here but I think England last three goals in this World cup have been penalty kicks.

    England vs Sweden will be dreadful.
     
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  8. ChrisK97

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    Just a perfect storm wth Geiger. Colombia’s antics were nowhere like this in group play. And they probably would have been on their best behaviour against Sweden had they won
     
  9. hatterson

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    Their starting lineup today was full of players who have 1-2 more WCs in them.

    Really the only guys you won't expect to be around long term are Young, Henderson, and Walker.
     
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    See you Friday, lads. Off to the Trade Board.
     
  11. canuckster19

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    Yeah they overhauled the way they deal with their national team similar to what Canada did prior to 2002. They're going to see results soon enough.
     
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    England’s continuing mission: to boldly go where no England team has gone before in penalties.

    Mission accomplished.

    The 2018 World Cup: the Final frontier
     
  13. robertmac43

    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Well the England dream lives on....the hope in the homeland get more intense and hearts are starting to feel as though this could be the year......But then they realize its England and heart break is likely coming
     
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    I used to watch quite a bit of Brazilian league football and South American Cup competitions..it's just the culture there. It was pretty common for the ref having to be protected by military police at HT and FT, and angry confrontations between groups of players were common occurrences as well. In those cultures, you feel passion can be incited pretty easily over slights, real and imagined, perceived injustices etc. and then it gets ugly pretty quickly.
     
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    Poor people with nothing better to do and nothing else to live for.
     
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    These things moves in cycles. Spain might actually look rather average soon after having been so good for so many years.

    England might be underperforming, but they are always at a handicap against France, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Brazil etc. as a combination of population and weather (even if weather is probably less of an issue with more and more astroturfs around). England will never be consistently good like the Germans and Brazilians. But you do expect more "generations" like Belgium right now. Or like the Netherlands always seem to have at regular intervals etc.
     
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    sweden will beat england. england will not score on that swedish defence.
     
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    I'd have that kind of confidence if Lustig wasn't suspended.
     
  19. Eye of Ra

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    emil krafth will do a good job.
     
  20. Drivesaitl

    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

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    Absolutely. What dreck. I can't imagine how stagnant the run of play will be in that one. Both teams playing for pk's or set pieces and doing very little else.

    England oddly appear to exist for set pieces now.

    What a dismal game through and through this was.

    But at least Columbia showed some talent on the ball at times when they were behind.
     
  21. philip

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    We will. I don't know if we'll win, but I'm confident we'll at least score!
     
  22. robertmac43

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    Basically just don't give up a pen against Kane and you effectively stop much of the English scoring threat
     
  23. Crosbyfan

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    The nice thing about deciding on PKs is that there is a skill element...it's only 80% rock, paper scissors
     
  24. philip

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    The Colombians kicking into the penalty spot whilst arguing before Kanes penalty. Absolutely beyond reproach those guys.
     
  25. canuckster19

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    I'm surprised the ref allowed it to go on for as long as he did, no control whatsoever. One quick yellow there would have ended most of that. Seriously hope he isn't allowed to ref anymore this tournament, CONCACAF refs are always s---.
     

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