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  • paraleticparaletic    3,199 posts

    Go Sweden! Probably the worst Italian team in my lifetime but knowing their luck they will still qualify. Northern Ireland were ripped off with that penalty but Switzerland appear the better team.


    im of italian heritage, but i hope they get what they deserve. 2006 still cuts very bloody deep.....
  • forzajuveforzajuve    369 posts
    Sack the coach, best player get 20 minutes out of 180 minutes...

    Italy world champs 2022 
    :))
  • paraleticparaletic    3,199 posts
    as much as everyone in Italy tries to deny it - its Mario or nothing! 
  • forzajuveforzajuve    369 posts
    Mario is finished, was signed by various clubs based on potential & has never had 2 successive stand out seasons....

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  • paraleticparaletic    3,199 posts
    And what other choice is there? u needed him because every other striker in italy is terrible. Proof was in the pudding for all to see over the last 6 games - 3 goals in total. Its a blessing they never made it for the sake of the world cup. Snorefest games to say the least.

    On more positive news - Aussies are in!!! Russia here we come.
  • TiversTivers    7,169 posts
    Forza - Iceland and SWITZERLAND, would be the other (non regular Euro teams in in place of NED / ITA) ?

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  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    5,769 posts
    edited November 2017
    Australia have struggled to score non penalty goals, Rogic scores goals for fun for Celtic in Scotland but couldn't hit Kim Kardashian's posterior from one metre on recent efforts.
  • forzajuveforzajuve    369 posts
    paraletic said:

    And what other choice is there? u needed him because every other striker in italy is terrible. Proof was in the pudding for all to see over the last 6 games - 3 goals in total. Its a blessing they never made it for the sake of the world cup. Snorefest games to say the least.

    On more positive news - Aussies are in!!! Russia here we come.


    They just needed Insinge & put players that suit his game like Jorginho in midfield (Napoli team mate) who I think never got a go until the last game.....


  • forzajuveforzajuve    369 posts
    Interesting times with oz sacking the coach & maybe fifa taking over running of the game & sacking the ffa next week...
  • PAULPAUL    2,433 posts
    The World Cup draw took place last night.

    GROUPS
    Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
    Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
    Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
    Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
    Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
    Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
    Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
    Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

    FIXTURES
    • Australia v France (Kazan Arena, Kazan), Saturday June 16, 6pm WST
    • Australia v Denmark (Cosmos Arena, Samara), Thursday June 21 8pm WST
    • Australia v Peru (Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi), Tuesday June 26 10pm WST
  • PAULPAUL    2,433 posts
    edited June 2018
    The World Cup got underway last night with Russia beating Saudi Arabia 5-0.
    PAUL said:

    GROUPS
    Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
    Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
    Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
    Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
    Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
    Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
    Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
    Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

    GROUP STAGE GAMES TO BE SHOWN LIVE ON SBS
    Last night - Russia v Saudi Arabia
    Sat 16/6 (2am WST) - Portugal v Spain
    Sat 16/6 (6pm WST) - France v Australia
    Sun 17/6 (11pm WST) - Germany v Mexico
    Tues 19/6 (2am WST) - Tunisia v England
    Tues 19/6 (8pm WST) - Colombia v Japan
    Wed 20/6 (8pm WST) - Portugal v Morocco
    Thu 21/6 (8pm WST) - Denmark v Australia
    Fri 22/6 (8pm WST) - Brazil v Costa Rica
    Sun 24/6 (2am WST) - Germany v Sweden
    Sun 24/6 (8pm WST) - England v Panama
    Mon 25/6 - to be confirmed
    Tues 26/6 (10pm WST) - Australia v Peru
    Wed 27/6 - to be confirmed
    Thu 28/6 - to be confirmed

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  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    2,042 posts
    edited June 2018
    Good work as usual Paul,

    I watched the first match because well it was the first match :D and i backed Russia..Ruskies smashed them, meanwhile the Saudi's who qualified 2nd in our asia group were inept at best.
    Spain v Portugal in the early hours of tomorrow will be interesting and may be a very good game to watch.Not a huge fan of Ronaldo myself, achievements aside he seems to be a sizeable dickhead..could be wrong on that but give me Mo Salah anyday that little egyptian magician is awesome to watch and many times more humble it seems.
    Lionel Messi also i admire, a wizard of a player who deserves a world cup on his mantlepiece in what may be his last appearance.

    I will watch the Aussie matches hoping all the while we can replicate our '06 efforts, maybe they can catch the frenchies off guard tomorrow and eke out a draw at least..Our greatest ever World Cup player Tim Cahill hopefully has a few more big efforts in him, regardless of this he will retire a legend of Australian soccer.


  • TiversTivers    7,169 posts
    I turned last night's off at the 90 minute mark content that Russia had won 3-0.
    Awake this am and they've finished 5-0 !!!

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  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    2,042 posts
    The last two goals were rippers too!!

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  • TiversTivers    7,169 posts
    PAUL said:

    The World Cup got underway last night with Russia beating Saudi Arabia 5-0.

    PAUL said:

    GROUPS
    Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
    Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
    Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
    Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
    Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
    Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
    Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
    Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

    GROUP STAGE GAMES TO BE SHOWN LIVE ON SBS
    Last night - Russia v Saudi Arabia
    Sat 16/6 (2am WST) - Portugal v Spain
    Sat 16/6 (6pm WST) - France v Australia
    Sun 17/6 (11pm WST) - Germany v Mexico
    Tues 19/6 (2am WST) - Tunisia v England
    Tues 19/6 (8pm WST) - Colombia v Japan
    Wed 20/6 (8pm WST) - Portugal v Morocco
    Thu 21/6 (8pm WST) - Denmark v Australia
    Fri 22/6 (8pm WST) - Brazil v Costa Rica
    Sun 24/6 (2am WST) - Germany v Sweden
    Sun 24/6 (8pm WST) - England v Panama
    Mon 25/6 - to be confirmed
    Tues 26/6 (10pm WST) - Australia v Peru
    Wed 27/6 - to be confirmed
    Thu 28/6 - to be confirmed

    Where’s the rest of it being shown ?
  • paraleticparaletic    3,199 posts
    Optus Sport. But they are having an absolute mare. Keeps on buffering. Twitter is melting down from all sprays they are getting
  • TiversTivers    7,169 posts
    Well that’s crap
  • PAULPAUL    2,433 posts
    edited June 2018
    SBS only have the rights to show 25 games live. They are:
    • The 12 confirmed group stage games
    • At least 3 more 'to be confirmed' group stage games
    • Socceroos finals (if they make it to R16 or Q/F)
    • The 2 semi-finals
    • The 3rd place playoff
    • The final
    • Any remaining games will come from the R16 and Q/Fs
  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    2,042 posts
    edited June 2018
    UNREAL match Spain V Portugal a 3-3 epic that had everything. =D>
    Spain were better but Ronaldo just wouldnt be denied.Costa was awesome scoring a brace for Spain and the half volley 3rd goal slotted by Nacho was just sublime.
  • paraleticparaletic    3,199 posts
    Gutted. Nothing more to say. Just shitty luck got us beat. We wouldnt have won, but a draw was more than fair.

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  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    2,042 posts
    Must win match against Denmark now..and they have to play to win and try to score some goals..attack attack boys!!
    Not sure Cahill is on the coaches radar to get much game time..

    Ze germans got done :D Mexico could go far their attack and speed on the ball is high class..finishing needs some work though as they should have scored more goals last night.
    Defence is pretty good too.
  • PAULPAUL    2,433 posts
    edited June 2018
    paraletic said:

    Optus Sport. But they are having an absolute mare. Keeps on buffering. Twitter is melting down from all sprays they are getting

    SBS will now be showing all the games tonight and tomorrow night.

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-18/world-cup-optus-streaming-problems-prompts-sbs-to-step-in/9882152

    Mon 18/6 (8pm WST) - Sweden v South Korea
    Mon 18/6 (11pm WST) - Belgium v Panama
    Tues 19/6 (2am WST) - Tunisia v England*
    Tues 19/6 (8pm WST) - Colombia v Japan*
    Tues 19/6 (11pm WST) - Poland v Senegal
    Wed 20/6 (2am WST) - Russia v Egypt
    * games that were already scheduled to be shown

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  • PAULPAUL    2,433 posts
    Also, announced by FIFA last week, is that the 2026 World Cup will be co-hosted by Canada, USA and Mexico.

    48 teams (16 groups of 3) with the teams made up of 8 from Asia, 9 from Africa, 6 from North & Central America (with a decision to be made on whether all three host countries will be granted automatic qualification), 6 from South America, 1 from Oceania, 16 from Europe and 2 intercontential playoff winners. A total of 80 games (48 group games, 16 R32 games, 8 R16 games, 4 QFs, 2 SFs, the 3rd place playoff & the Final).

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-13/world-cup-2026-to-be-held-in-united-states-canada-and-mexico/9867124
  • GilgameshGilgamesh    3,004 posts
    PAUL said:

    Also, announced by FIFA last week, is that the 2026 World Cup will be co-hosted by Canada, USA and Mexico.

    48 teams (16 groups of 3) with the teams made up of 8 from Asia, 9 from Africa, 6 from North & Central America (with a decision to be made on whether all three host countries will be granted automatic qualification), 6 from South America, 1 from Oceania, 16 from Europe and 2 intercontential playoff winners. A total of 80 games (48 group games, 16 R32 games, 8 R16 games, 4 QFs, 2 SFs, the 3rd place playoff & the Final).

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-13/world-cup-2026-to-be-held-in-united-states-canada-and-mexico/9867124




    Worth a trip I reckon!
  • paraleticparaletic    3,199 posts
    Big game thurs. only issue i see is the danes will more than likely try to mark Mooy out of the game. Was there for all to see on Saturday night, everything we had was thru him. We are a tad predictible but im here hoping for the best!
  • PAULPAUL    2,433 posts
    edited June 2018
    It only took 18 attempts, but an AFC (Asian confederation) country has finally beaten a CONDEMOL (South American confederation) country in a World Cup match, with Japan beating Colombia 2-1. Colombia were down to 10 men after only 3 minutes.
  • paraleticparaletic    3,199 posts
    great for the asian confederation as europe/south america are always pressing FIFA for more spots and often moan about too many asian teams who cant perform. 

    Also great was Senegal beating the 8th ranked team in the world,  Poland.  Puts europe back in their place a little bit. Gives my argument above more ammo. 
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    7,357 posts
    Depending on what you beleive

    Given Russia corrupted the US elections, could this corruption extend to a World Cup? $41 seems a good price?
  • TiversTivers    7,169 posts
    How does a lower ranked team than us draw Saudi, Egypt and uruguay ???

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  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    2,042 posts
    Their on fire the ruskies!! Playing ballsy football too i've enjoyed both their matches.Pity Mo Salah still isnt 100% though he was well marked anyway.Rest of that group is lame and the epitomy of boring imo.

    Had forgotten how many actors the world cup brings out..the feigned agony displayed with regularity is pathetic :))
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