PBP: Matchday 11: A25.Nigeria - France

Discussion in 'Women's World Cup' started by Gilmoy, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. dmax316

    dmax316 Member

    Jun 25, 2011
    United States
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Straight bs
     
  2. EDonEnta

    EDonEnta Member

    Arsenal
    Nigeria
    Jun 2, 2014
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    The Nigerian girls should have walked off the pitch
     
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  3. EDonEnta

    EDonEnta Member

    Arsenal
    Nigeria
    Jun 2, 2014
    Club:
    Arsenal FC

    Nigeria played this game almost perfectly, given the circumstances. Mistakes happen in football otherwise there would be no goals.
     
  4. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Such a big Nigeria fan right now, when I don't remember ever cheering for them before. As if being outskilled across the field and a massive home crowd weren't enough, they have to be down a player and give up a goal on a VAR call that I think should be removed from the rules ... May they get the last third-place spot, please.
     
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  5. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure if it is a FIFA rule, but I believe Son (Tottenham) got a yellow for a halting PK which caused multiple players to enter the box prior to the kick.
     
  6. Whatjusthappened

    none
    United States
    Jun 8, 2019
    US
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would say they did win their match regardless being they missed their only PK
     
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  7. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was a really poor VAR call, and subsequent yellow. Nigeria was robbed.
     
  8. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    Then FIFA would have awarded them a 3-0 loss. I think it's really no coincidence. South Africa got also screwed by bad refereeing vs. Spain. Something I noticed is that especially CAF teams have a hard time in FIFA tournaments. They suffer more often from bad refereeing than any other confederation. That's for sure.
     
  9. ShortyMac

    ShortyMac Member+

    Apr 10, 2011
    Ohio, USA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    90+9' (of +8') 0-1 Geyoro gets past Ayinde, pokes waist-high and kicks ball away. Chikwelu broad-jumps across Geyoro's path (a bit out of control), body-bumps Geyoro's torso. Geyoro goes down with -- a head injury? Foul, stoppage, yellow card on Chikwelu = 2nd, she misses Nigeria's next match.

    FT 0-1. France are A1, not sure if Nigeria advances as A3.
     
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  11. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    They will be anyway damaged by the Red Card because the DF will be disqualified for next round.
     
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  12. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Brutal performance by France. May they finish so poorly in the knockout rounds. Got the large majority of luck in the match and only win 1-0?
     
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  13. nick p

    nick p Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Super Falcons played for their lives tonight
     
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  14. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some Nigeria fans in the #NGAFRA thread are quite bitter about an early entry into penalty area infraction not also being called:



    By rule ... they have a point :whistling:
     
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  15. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006

    For the women... this is the first VAR competition. They are clearly still learning. Very inconsistent.
     
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  16. EDonEnta

    EDonEnta Member

    Arsenal
    Nigeria
    Jun 2, 2014
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    You got that right. Africa does not know how to play FIFA politics. It will keep happening until they learn. I remember the last WC in the Nigeria Argentina men's game where Mascherano was allowed to play almost the whole 2nd half of the game with blood streaming down his face. Of course Argentina were desperately trying to get a goal so it was not a problem for FIFA.
     
  17. Mosan

    Mosan Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Munich
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    African teams have looked actually promising.South America has finally arrived. It is the the Asian part that has seriously taken a step down. Unless u valueChina settling down to become the new Uruguay.
     
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  18. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    France score one goal in the run of play in the last two matches.
     
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  19. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They are supposed to have experienced people doing the VAR.
     
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  20. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Something happened between China 1999 and China 2015 - they became soft/less physical. They seem to be trying to regain their aggression.
     
  21. FireTrapatoni

    FireTrapatoni Member+

    AS Roma
    Italy
    Jun 17, 2004
    France and Italy have won world cups like this on the men's side but tough to see this team going all the way.
     
  22. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    FIFA official highlights of the game:



    With the VAR on, this is the cup of the minimal infractions being punished (talking about Nigerian GK moving from the line). I don't like that, I really don't like it. If it's a tournament with humans, don't punish infractions that human eyes can't possibly see. If you have to disallow goals for off-sides of half-inches or repeat PKs that look perfectly regular at normal speed, go playing with the robots, and leave humans to the human eye.

    It's not funny at all having most of the things that happen during a match suspended and sub judice. How do you stop your joy and put it aside to wait for the judgement? And how wrong is it to hurt emotions this way? We wouldn't be playing without emotions, and all of this robotic, surgical precision kills emotions. If this is our future, not only in football but also in life, I am not interested in being part of it.

    Sorry, but I plain hate the VAR. End of the rant. Sorry, I had to.
     
  23. mpr2477

    mpr2477 Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Club:
    Vancouver MLS
    Poor Nigeria. I feel like VAR robbed them. I hope their 3 pats are still enough, cuz they fought valiantly
     
  24. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Well, folks, using the VAR will eliminate all human error and definitively settle every dispute.

    Oh, wait....
     
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  25. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    I get this. However, I quite like goal line technology, and that has involved decisions on the millimeter level. I have a bigger issue with the automatic yellow card, but nevertheless, I do understand frustrations with the retake decision in this case.
     
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