Pre-match: Copa do Mundo 2018: Brasil vs. Costa Rica, 22 de Junho de 2018

Discussion in 'Brazil' started by Century's Best, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    SCREW THE NEUTRALS
     
  2. tpmazembe

    tpmazembe Member

    Jun 13, 2002
    The Midfield (S.Fla)
    Yes, but they have been hating on Brazil for a long time now.

    Like the yellow cards discussed above, to many Guardian readers it is worse to embellish a foul than to cynically cut someone down. Its a different way of viewing the game.
     
  3. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    These are the same people (assuming they are British) who applaud and admire players who give a rough slide tackle even if it's a foul. It's a completely different concept of football.
     
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  4. tpmazembe

    tpmazembe Member

    Jun 13, 2002
    The Midfield (S.Fla)
    Exactly.

    Bet you if given truth serum they'd swap Neymar for Dele Alli in a heartbeat.

    Dele Alli is a good player btw.
     
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  5. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Especially those Swiss ones...
     
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  6. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Neutral Swiss is like a double negative .
     
  7. leonidas

    leonidas Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    What, you don't think those Vinnie Jones literal ankle breakers are good football?
     
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  8. samuel_clemens

    Dec 20, 2005
    Los Angeles CA
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Brits and Mexicans are our biggest closet haters.

    Brits hate us in every sport., they're still mad at Senna for being "dirty". They will tell you that Prost arguably crashed onto Senna unintentionally in '89. The 2010 documentary revived their hatred lol.

    I saw the '16 Olympic final PKs in a convenience store in Tarzana near a bunch of Mexicans, you should've seen their faces when Neymar scored the winner, it was like they had just been knocked out of the WC in r16 like they almost always do.
     
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  9. Bezhusan

    Bezhusan Member

    Atlético Mineiro
    Brazil
    May 30, 2018
    Strange that you say that about the mexicans, since our greatest squad of all time famously enchanted mexicans in 1970.

    Must be a millenial thing. I guess millenials mexican fans tend to think themselves as a world football power, not merely a regional one which they are.
     
  10. samuel_clemens

    Dec 20, 2005
    Los Angeles CA
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Maybe it's only US based Mexicans who have a chip on their shoulders.
     
  11. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I don't blame any of them really. Neymar is an easy character to dislike. I don't like him myself and I'd really dislike him even more if he was from another country. It's interesting that you can disdain a whole team because of one player.

    I just read that he is paying for 2 personal stylists to stay at luxury hotels and follow him during the WC. :ROFLMAO:
     
  12. Sranang

    Sranang Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Suriname
    Good game from Brazil. CR was playing for a draw.

    The 2nd half was great and Costa made a big difference by adding a threat to the right than Willian couldn't do for some reason.

    Great showing by Neymar considering he's not a 100%

    Next game vs Serbia, Brazil should win but Serbia is even tougher at tackles than the Swiss.

    However Serbia is in a must win situation so they can't afford to sit back, which opens the game which in turn favors Brazil.

    BTW I've been following some of Brazil's main sports commentators, and I understand why Ney was so emotional. Some of those guys have no mercy on him and don't even consider the fact that Ney is not 100% fit and is likely playing hurt!

    Anyway Brazil will be fine. I hope they go all the way.

    Some good last round matches shaping next week.
     
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  13. samuel_clemens

    Dec 20, 2005
    Los Angeles CA
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I love his commentary. He tells it like it is and doesn't spare anyone.
     
  14. samuel_clemens

    Dec 20, 2005
    Los Angeles CA
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Somehow I missed this.
     
  15. IVO !

    IVO ! Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    RIO AND CHICAGO
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil

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