NOTE: I know there’s quite a lot of American players here, so just to avoid any confusion - this is not about American Football, but about the game everybody else calls football - you call it soccer.
So we’re almost through the first round of the World Cup in Russia. Some (big) surprises, some not so suprising.
All in all quite a great tournament so far. I’m almost over my heartache that Netherlands, and Italy are not competing, but Germany paid back those Swedish fckrs!
I’m watching a lot these days, really enjoying big tournaments like this. Anyone else here watching?
If so, what’s the best goal of the tournament in your view? I’d go for the 95th minute free-kick goal of Toni Kroos (Germany-Sweden).
Belgium has a great team, amazing midfield and attackers. And Lukaku is on fire. But the team has weaknesses, and it’s running like a smooth machine… I consider the chance Belgium reaches the finals quite small.
Sweden winning their group was a huge shock. My Mexican colleagues were angry yet happy so far with Mexico’s showing. They won’t let knockout round though. Based on what I’ve seen so far, best chance is on Uruguay. Solid all around play.
Has anyone been watching the matches today? Omg what a surprises!!! Russia to beat Spain (wtf?!) and then the rather poor match between Denmark and Croatia… Jesus that was strange, bad football, but super exciting
Yea apparently if it’s considered truly a last attempt to play the ball or something, it’s not taking down a player heading to the goal, so it’s not a direct red card. I dunno, thats something that the guy from TV said yesterday.
I was also like: wtf? How is this yellow, and not a red card?
But then I was like: How did Modric not score this all deciding penalty lol