World Cup 2018

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tinyitx, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. tinyitx

    tinyitx Master of Cramming
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    Starts today!
    Going to lose some sleep in the coming weeks.
     
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  2. VegetableStu

    VegetableStu SFF Guru

    #2 VegetableStu, Jun 14, 2018
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  3. jØrd

    jØrd SCSI for life
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    *couhg*
    two world wars and one world cup
    *cough*
     
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  4. tinyitx

    tinyitx Master of Cramming
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    Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0

    Both are fairly weak teams. Russia played surprisingly good, IMHO. Saudi Arabia had nil offense and its defense was completely demolished. Maybe the 'home court advantage' contributed, but even so, I expected 1:0 or 2:1.
     
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  5. alexep7

    alexep7 Cable-Tie Ninja

    Most users here are North Americans so it seems this doesn't really interest that many people :)

    I'm from Portugal and obviously I would like for us to go far and win the whole thing, but (once again...) I'm really conflicted because I hate how we play under our clueless coach. I actually do think we only won the Euro Cup due to luck, but hey, we've had a lucky draw and a lucky win so far, so who knows if it happens again...
     
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  6. TheHig

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    I’ve been watching more and more after regaining interest in adulthood. I played 7 years as a kid to late teens back when it was the sport for kids who can’t play baseball basketball or American football. Lol.

    Soccer is picking up steam here in the US though.

    Here in Cincinnati OH our minor league team is moving up to MLS!
    https://www.fccincinnati.com/
     
  7. tinyitx

    tinyitx Master of Cramming
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    Hmmm...my impression is that this forum consists of more international diversity. I can recall people (members and moderators) from Singapore, New Zealand, Belgium, China and a bunch from the UK. And, soccer is big in the UK.
    I am from China. Even though our team does not make it to Russia, I am a fan of the sport and am happy to see good soccer play from every team regardless of origin.
     
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  8. owliwar

    owliwar Master of Cramming
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    well... I was holding my self to post here but most of you know where I came fromXD
    fun fact: during Brazil game the whole country just stop. Almost no one work or have a TV at work to watch the games.

    The good thing for us is that in our timezone the games are all morning to afternoon so we can possible watch all games.
    Brazil last friday was pretty much this meme:

    "I'm ready for the morning games"
    (this is a beer can)
    [​IMG]
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    we are having a rough start and last unspoken Germany match still resonates heavily in our minds but well, I'll watch all games I can!
    and I don't even like sports that much, but everywhere I look its yellow and green and the world cup is growing exponentially in me haha

    edit:
    Brazilians in twitter right now are so over the top. I wasn't there last world cup and I'm enjoying this one so much more. I restrain myself on meme shit posting here but oh boy, I'm definitely enjoying it
     
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  9. owliwar

    owliwar Master of Cramming
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    holy moly is England pulling the Germany on Panamá?
     
  10. alexep7

    alexep7 Cable-Tie Ninja

    Kane and Stones are in my fantasy team, I'm fine with this :)
     
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  11. tinyitx

    tinyitx Master of Cramming
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    England 6 Panama 1, so far at 83 min mark.
    Panama scored a goal finally.
     
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  12. owliwar

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    Is really wholesome watching panama getting so happy for their first goal in a world cup :) its really an achievement for them
     
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  13. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic SFF Guru
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    I am not a soccer/football guy but I am so glad that Japan managed a draw versus the Senegal.
     
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  14. owliwar

    owliwar Master of Cramming
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    *cries in Brazil football language*

    well, at least I got England to cheer to

    no more leaving earlier from work because of games :/
     
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  15. tinyitx

    tinyitx Master of Cramming
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    Frankly, I was hoping for Brazil to win all the way.
    Well, now I will cheer for Russia the underdog.
     
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  16. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic SFF Guru
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    I am not for France, even if I'm french, but each time they have a match the road is so empty. I can be home 2h earlier and for that alone I hope they'll continue XD

    I'm sad that Japan lost to Belgium (sorry @Phuncz)
     
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  17. VegetableStu

    VegetableStu SFF Guru

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    oh you imgur
     
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  18. Phuncz

    Phuncz Lord of the Boards
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    No problem, the Belgian team is coming for the French team soon :D

    I also like the benefit of the quiet roads during a soccer match, although just before a match is insane. People driving like they are being hunted down, taking needless risks for 10 seconds of time saved.
     
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  19. tinyitx

    tinyitx Master of Cramming
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    Perhaps their enthusiasm for football is just like ours for (SFF) computer parts.
    Imagine, a limited stock of Ncase M1 is on sale in a local store and you know a bunch of people is already on their way there and probably many of us will drive a little insanely to try to get there first...lol
     
  20. Phuncz

    Phuncz Lord of the Boards
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    "a little insanely" doesn't describe the madness I've seen :D