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    Fuck
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    I was rooting for Tunisia all along. But I noticed from the start that their defense was fuzzy. Especially during corner kicks, there was often a gap in the defense

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    Football's coming home lads! Sorry everyone else gonna go and give Belgium a thumping next week, breeze through the knockouts and Kane's gonna snatch the golden boot. It's set in stone.

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    Did Japan just beat Colombia?

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    Nippon banzai! When you play against 10 men for around 90 minutes, you're kinda expected to beat your opponents

    On a different note... Senegal is beating Poland 2-0 with 2 of the weirest goals I've ever seen in World Cups. Definitely the weirdest ones of this edition.
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    Russia's been the biggest surprise for me so far. Not only are they basically guaranteed a last 16 spot, they're also scoring goals galore. That run will most likely come to an end once they meet a good opponent in the last 16/8 but it's kinda cool to witness while it's lasting.

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    as for Russia, I believe their surprising road is coming to an end with Uruguay, and a full stop when they face either Spain or Portugal.
    Japan beating Colombia wow, and Senegal winning too, I really want an African country to pass the next fase








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    That had to be the worst official match I've seen from Portugal in a very long time. I'm really sorry for the Moroccans, they tried so hard in both games and ended up losing both unfairly... I really hope that something changes in the team in the next match against Iran. That was embarassing.
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    Watching Iran vs Spain right now and OH MY FKING GOD, why are the freaking vuvuzelas there? This constant garbage sound destroys the entire atmosphere.

    If it is coming from Iran fans then I hope they lose and get out of the world cup if only it means no damn vuvuzelas anymore.


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    It's was a nice game for Ronaldo, Patrício and their other friends, I mean, we won, but I liked it more when we played with the national team.
    Morroco played great on the other hand. They deserved to score more than us so it felt more like a tie. We're keeping 2016's tactic, tie till you reach the final then score at the last moment.

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    well it was close enough game for iran i think if we win next game it will be the first time iran goes to the next stage
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    Quote Originally Posted by FolhaS View Post
    It's was a nice game for Ronaldo, Patrício and their other friends, I mean, we won, but I liked it more when we played with the national team.
    Morroco played great on the other hand. They deserved to score more than us so it felt more like a tie. We're keeping 2016's tactic, tie till you reach the final then score at the last moment.
    yeah, lol, I hate how Portugal won the cup in 2016

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    There's a difference between playing defensive football and playing badly. Portugal won the Euro by playing defensive football, but doing it well, after the group stage. In this world cup, the team has just played very badly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilitch View Post
    yeah, lol, I hate how Portugal won the cup in 2016
    That's just cause you lost, it's normal to be sad.
    But go and check euro 2004 history and see what a real heartbreak looks like.

    And our problem in 2016 was finishing the plays with a goal. Basically what happen to Morroco today.
    If you check the statistics the numbers are there, good ammount of ball possession, good amount of shoots, etc. But sometimes a bit of luck along, or against, skill is a big factor.

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    I wish we'll see Portugal vs Brazil in this world cup. Two team that are polarized around one player. And they pretty much speak the same language I think (not sure how different they are)


    Quote Originally Posted by FolhaS View Post
    That's just cause you lost, it's normal to be sad.
    lol, I had completely forgotten that France had made it to the final in 2016

    And our problem in 2016 was finishing the plays with a goal. Basically what happen to Morroco today.
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    There's a difference between playing defensive football and playing badly. Portugal won the Euro by playing defensive football, but doing it well, after the group stage. In this world cup, the team has just played very badly.
    Portugal in 2016 didn't play against any major team before the final. They just sneaked in there. They were mediocre in the groupe stage (3draws, against Austria, Iceland and Hungary), they almost got kicked out of the cup because of that. And then, they happened to play against countries that were "not-very-favorite-to-win-the-cup"--- Poland and Wales. At best, the match against the Croatians wasn't that bad.
    In the end, they didn't have to play against Germany, Spain, Italy or England.

    "Playing defensively" pretty much means "wear out and bore the shit out of the other team, and run 5min before the end and score if you can". It looks like a boxing match, not football.

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    You forgot England were sone away by Iceland... Which tied against Portugal in the group stage, and that Croatia beat Spain and finished top of the group and many people were betting on them to be the surprise winners after that. And Italy has been an average side for a long time now. The only team we had no chance against in the Euro was Germany. So thanks for eliminating them to France

    Sorry if you cannot appreciate the beauty and hardship of defensive football. Go watch Atlético Madrid 2014 matches or classic Italian matches and learn a bit before you tell me it's not football but boxing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilitch View Post
    I wish we'll see Portugal vs Brazil in this world cup. Two team that are polarized around one player. And they pretty much speak the same language I think (not sure how different they are)



    lol, I had completely forgotten that France had made it to the final in 2016



    Portugal in 2016 didn't play against any major team before the final. They just sneaked in there. They were mediocre in the groupe stage (3draws, against Austria, Iceland and Hungary), they almost got kicked out of the cup because of that. And then, they happened to play against countries that were "not-very-favorite-to-win-the-cup"--- Poland and Wales. At best, the match against the Croatians wasn't that bad.
    In the end, they didn't have to play against Germany, Spain, Italy or England.

    "Playing defensively" pretty much means "wear out and bore the shit out of the other team, and run 5min before the end and score if you can". It looks like a boxing match, not football.
    We both speak portuguese. The language difference comes down to accent and such, much like english and it's variants in the UK, USA and Australia.
    If both sides are speaking calmly and trying to make themselves understood it's not much of a problem. If we start using a lot slang or local expressions, or if one of the people involved is an idiot, we don't get nowhere.


    We grinded a lot in the last euro, that's for sure. And I too prefer to see flashier footbal (hence why I usually find beach football more entertaining that regular field football) but there is more than one way to win a game and we played with the same rules as everyone. Truth is unlike a league, where the team that played best the whole time gets bigger rewards, in an elemination tournament surprises do happen.

    Also, despite all the team changes that come with time, Portugal vs England are always very hard to guess the winner. No matter how much hype one of the teams has before the game we always seem to get evenly matched on the field, we've tied most games in the last couple of decades. I always get pumped for those games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrior View Post
    You forgot England were sone away by Iceland... Which tied against Portugal in the group stage, and that Croatia beat Spain and finished top of the group and many people were betting on them to be the surprise winners after that. And Italy has been an average side for a long time now. The only team we had no chance against in the Euro was Germany.
    I've said somewhere in this thread that Iceland had been a surprise in the 2016 cup. They also happened to be very lucky. Anyway, it's not always the ones who give the best performance who win the euro/world cup.
    In 2014, I was rooting for Netherlands/Germany for the final. But it didn't happen. The semi-finals were more entertaining than the final. It's a pity.

    Sorry if you cannot appreciate the beauty and hardship of defensive football. Go watch Atlético Madrid 2014 matches or classic Italian matches and learn a bit before you tell me it's not football but boxing.
    Well it's literally still football.
    Portugal was the only team to play that much defensively during the cup. The "beauty" is about winning, not playing. Which I'm not very fond of.
    Also, you really need to chill down



    Quote Originally Posted by FolhaS View Post
    We both speak portuguese. The language difference comes down to accent and such, much like english and it's variants in the UK, USA and Australia.
    If both sides are speaking calmly and trying to make themselves understood it's not much of a problem. If we start using a lot slang or local expressions, or if one of the people involved is an idiot, we don't get nowhere.
    btw, do both countries still have close political relations ? Like for anglo-american countries, and unlike France and Québec (who really don't give a shit about each other)

    and we played with the same rules as everyone.
    Yes, it's not like I was saying Portugal didn't deserve it. After all, their team won and yes of course, there are many ways to win. I'm just pointing out how it was unusual and that I don't really enjoy this kind of match

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    I'm chill, dude, as long as you make it clear you weren't sore about it it's fine. Misunderstandings happen. Especially when it's a written conversation. I am a fan of defensive football as well, so it is a bit annoying to see people talk crap about it just because it isn't flashy. But I do prefer the more technical futsal (indoor football) to field football, so there's that. Beach football is a bit ridiculous to me haha @FolhaS.

    Regarding Brazil and Portugal's international relations, it is so so. We're not as close to Brazil as we are to the former African colonies, since they separated a long time ago now and we had an isolationist dicatorship in the meantime. But we're still kinda friendly countries and there are quite a few brazillians living here and some portuguese there. The language is the same so it makes adaptation easier.

    Pardon my language but writing on a cellphone sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrior View Post
    Beach football is a bit ridiculous to me haha @FolhaS.
    That's the point, brother.
    It's so over the top and flashy, it's the closest to a Captain Tsubasa game in real life.


    As for PT-BR relations, politically it's a friendly relation. Since we share the language there is some facility in making some trade deals and other international deals (like studying abroad) but nothing outrageous.
    Culturaly it's a bit one sided, we get a lot of music and soap operas from Brazil here, and they tend to be very popular but they couldn't give less of a shit about ours.
    Socially, there are always jokes and burns about each other (both sides claim that the other is poor and dumb) but outside that it's pretty friendly. Well there are assholes and idiots everywhere, last year there was a bit of discussion about brazillian students facing discrimination and racism by other students in the Uni and having a higher tuiton and just this world cup there was a ressurgent of comments against Portugal in the social netowrks because we stole their gold, hundreds of years ago when it was part of our empire.

    Taking their gold is not something we can deny but that's what happens when countries conquer each other, that's not why they're in the shitter today. The roman empire also took tons and tons of silver from Iberia back then, and the french and english pillaged the shit out of this country when Napoleon was invading, etc, and we don't cling to that claiming that's where our current problems stem from. We blame the politics we have today, like our prime minister from 10 years ago which pocketed many millions of state funds, and others who made shitty and irresponsible deals with banks which then went bankrupt.
    The only thing like that we cling to is that D. Sebastião, the desired king, will return. He was lost in Alcácer Quibir but fated to return in a foggy morning when we most needed.
    Since we managed to win against Marroco yesterday I guess that prophecy is now complet.

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