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    2018 World Cup Thread

    Tournament officially kicks off tomorrow, but voting on 2026 World Cup hosting is today and then Spain decided to get drunk and fire their head coach the day before the tournament began.

    I love international soccer so much.
    COMING SOON...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Lecter
    We were both drunk and Hillary did not look that bad at 2 AM, I swear!!!!!!

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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

    Me too!

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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

    Spain v. Portugal has lived up to the hype thus far. What a game.

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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Spain v. Portugal has lived up to the hype thus far. What a game.
    I caught it with a few hundred Portuguese in Little Portugal in Hamilton.

    What a great game!!!!

    I wore my Iceland hat and shirt.

    This year since my Italian team is out, I am rooting for all teams that start with "I" -- Iceland and Iran -- and would have rooted for Ireland as well if they had made it.

    I call it the "I and I" strategy...


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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

    Iceland with a dramatic draw v. Argentina.

    Messi with a really bad performance. Missed a penalty and failed to put two free kicks on net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Iceland with a dramatic draw v. Argentina.

    Messi with a really bad performance. Missed a penalty and failed to put two free kicks on net.
    Yes it was wonderful!!!

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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

    The "Beautiful Game"...


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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticsoto
    Lecter is right in everything he said.

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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

    Shocking Mexico victory over Germany!

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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

    Swiss playing Brazil tough.

    1-1 with 15 left.

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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

    Question for the World Cup Geeks.

    How come England/Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland/other Territories don't compete as the UK like they do in the Olympics ?

    As an example, in Hockey, Canada doesn't compete as Quebec, Ontario, and Other

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homegrown View Post
    Question for the World Cup Geeks.

    How come England/Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland/other Territories don't compete as the UK like they do in the Olympics ?

    As an example, in Hockey, Canada doesn't compete as Quebec, Ontario, and Other
    Different governing bodies and the fact that the UK is competing against the entire world for Olympics and needs a bigger team to be competitive.

    When it comes to football/soccer, the separate UK countries can compete against the rest of the football/soccer playing world.

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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread


    Soccer fans warming up car horns for World Cup



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    TORONTO – Football (or soccer) fans in the nation’s largest city are busy preparing their car horns ahead of the World Cup this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, so they can honk them ceaselessly and without fail if the country they’re cheering for wins a game, scores a goal, or does a kind of neat bit of dribbling for a moment.


    And because Toronto is also the nation’s most culturally diverse city in Canada, literally every team that wins a game will have fans who call the city home, ensuring practically no where will be left untouched by the non-consensual mobile nationalistic car horn cacophony, often referred to as celebrating.


    “I can’t wait for Portugal to win, man. I’m going to hop in my car, tie my flag around my neck like a cape and ride with the top down,” said Sean Kokovidis, 21, who has never been to Portugal.


    “And then I’m just going to go BLAAA- BLAAA-BLAAAAAAA! And everyone’s gonna know that Portugal won… It’s going to be sick.”


    Kokovidis was particularly excited for this year’s tournament due to a new horn he had installed just for the occasion.


    “My last one was like, ‘beeeeeeeee!’ but this one is like ‘BLAAAAAAA!’, know what I’m saying?” he said, before giving a demonstration in the driveway which confirmed what he said to be more-or-less true.


    Since Brazil is hosting this year, expect extra prideful honks from their supporters.


    “We are so lucky to live in this city,” said 42 year old Felipe Rios, who immigrated from Brazil when he was 3. “Most people back in Rio don’t have the luxury to drive around making as much noise as possible and to completely disregard the general expectation of peace and quiet we take for granted here in Canada.”


    At presstime, the majority of Torontonians were rooting for Belgium or Japan, teams whose fans were felt to be the most likely to be quiet in victory......


    https://www.thebeaverton.com/2014/06...for-world-cup/



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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

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    Soccer fans warming up car horns for World Cup



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    TORONTO – Football (or soccer) fans in the nation’s largest city are busy preparing their car horns ahead of the World Cup this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, so they can honk them ceaselessly and without fail if the country they’re cheering for wins a game, scores a goal, or does a kind of neat bit of dribbling for a moment.


    And because Toronto is also the nation’s most culturally diverse city in Canada, literally every team that wins a game will have fans who call the city home, ensuring practically no where will be left untouched by the non-consensual mobile nationalistic car horn cacophony, often referred to as celebrating.


    “I can’t wait for Portugal to win, man. I’m going to hop in my car, tie my flag around my neck like a cape and ride with the top down,” said Sean Kokovidis, 21, who has never been to Portugal.


    “And then I’m just going to go BLAAA- BLAAA-BLAAAAAAA! And everyone’s gonna know that Portugal won… It’s going to be sick.”


    Kokovidis was particularly excited for this year’s tournament due to a new horn he had installed just for the occasion.


    “My last one was like, ‘beeeeeeeee!’ but this one is like ‘BLAAAAAAA!’, know what I’m saying?” he said, before giving a demonstration in the driveway which confirmed what he said to be more-or-less true.


    Since Brazil is hosting this year, expect extra prideful honks from their supporters.


    “We are so lucky to live in this city,” said 42 year old Felipe Rios, who immigrated from Brazil when he was 3. “Most people back in Rio don’t have the luxury to drive around making as much noise as possible and to completely disregard the general expectation of peace and quiet we take for granted here in Canada.”


    At presstime, the majority of Torontonians were rooting for Belgium or Japan, teams whose fans were felt to be the most likely to be quiet in victory......


    https://www.thebeaverton.com/2014/06...for-world-cup/


    Lmao. We were in Philly when Italy beat France to win the Cup a few years back. All the Italians went insane on South Street.

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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

    The Eagles of Tunisia holding England to 1-1 at the half.

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    Re: 2018 World Cup Thread

    I did NOT see that coming -- #61 Japan beats #16 Colombia 2-1.

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    Iran got jobbed!!!


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