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Online Damo70

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #135 on: June 15, 2019, 04:02:23 PM »
The manager/head coach of the Cameroon women's team is the dead spit of that bloke in the often repeated clip of the black guy who turned up for a menial job interview at the BBC and by mistake ended up blagging his way through a live interview on the news. I wonder if once again he has been involved in a case of mistaken identity and turned up to watch the game and was given an accreditation security pass to be on the touchline.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #136 on: June 15, 2019, 09:32:12 PM »
Great save from the Kiwi keeper. The standard of goalkeeping has been much improved in this competition.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #137 on: June 16, 2019, 03:50:05 PM »
Thailand get a consolation against Sweden.  Decent finish too, lashed in at the near post.  Keeper didn't move but should have saved it.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #138 on: June 16, 2019, 03:59:45 PM »
Glad they scored, at least have something to look back on now.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #139 on: June 16, 2019, 05:44:26 PM »
USA are on another level.

Offline Lizz

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #140 on: June 17, 2019, 09:37:26 PM »
France 1-0 ahead after retaken penalty. Surprised the Nigerian goalkeeper is only 18, she's good (even though she didn't save the penalty).

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #141 on: June 17, 2019, 09:39:48 PM »
How was that a penalty?

Offline luke:lamf

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« Reply #142 on: June 17, 2019, 09:40:50 PM »
Well, FIFA are going to have to go a long way to convince me that VAR isn't just allowing them to manipulate games.

Penalty initially declined, overturned for the big, hometown team. Defender sent off, to ensure a player advantage for the hosts.
Penalty missed. Reset because goalie was possibly a few inches off her line. Of course, the goalie didn't actually save the penalty, taker hit the post.
Penalty scored.

Can't wait to see what happens when an underdog gets in similar positions...

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #143 on: June 17, 2019, 09:42:13 PM »
VAR must have a home team setting in this World Cup

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #144 on: June 17, 2019, 09:43:14 PM »
Well, FIFA are going to have to go a long way to convince me that VAR isn't just allowing them to manipulate games.

Penalty initially declined, overturned for the big, hometown team. Defender sent off, to ensure a player advantage for the hosts.
Penalty missed. Reset because goalie was possibly a few inches off her line. Of course, the goalie didn't actually save the penalty, taker hit the post.
Penalty scored.

Can't wait to see what happens when an underdog gets in similar positions...
Afraid I am starting to think you are right.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #145 on: June 17, 2019, 09:47:59 PM »
VAR got it right. Goalkeepers and teams generally are going to have to get used to not moving off their line or encroaching.

Offline luke:lamf

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« Reply #146 on: June 17, 2019, 09:52:17 PM »
Maybe so, but I honestly believe that if it were Nigeria appealing instead of France :

a) the initial decision of "no penalty" would not have been overturned ; or
b) the first penalty would not have been reset as they would have argued that the taker missed the goal entirely, rather than the keeper saving, or would argue that the distance didn't affect the outcome.

Until I see a "minnow" getting the same treatment, I will be hugely suspicious.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #147 on: June 17, 2019, 09:54:02 PM »
It makes no odds to France, they are gonna finish top anyway. If it's a conspiracy, it's a fairly pointless one. It may benefit Scotland, who deserve a VAR decision in their favour after the Japanese game.

Offline luke:lamf

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« Reply #148 on: June 17, 2019, 09:57:23 PM »
Maybe, but it helps maintain enthusiasm amongst the public, and create momentum for the team.

Did Scotland (first ever Women's World Cup) get a dodgy VAR decision against the Japanese (2011 champs and 2015 runners-up and also presumably a massive TV and commercial market) ?

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #149 on: June 17, 2019, 11:57:57 PM »
Woe betide any goalie who lifts their foot at the wrong moment.

VAR is football destroying, pile of shit.