PBP: Matchday 6: A13.France - Norway

Discussion in 'Women's World Cup' started by Gilmoy, Jun 12, 2019 at 2:18 PM.

  1. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    I am not fond of this VAR at all.

    Soon, we'll be going the way of American football: 4 hour long games with 6 minutes of action.
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  2. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    42 would have also been a good answer. ;)
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  3. 59Amerinorsk

    59Amerinorsk Member

    Chicago Red Stars
    Mar 31, 2017
    Obviously I am disappointed in the loss. Norway are playing some good football - they are getting better. Nice mix today of defense and offense. The ladies should be encouraged going forward. They should be proud of their performance. Tough but exciting atmosphere in Nice and a lot of people got to see them compete well. This current France is not a bad team to lose too (if you have to lose). Very curious to see how far Norway might progress. One note: I would've liked Utland to start for this game.
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  4. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Nat'l Team:
    FIFA official highlights of the game (at the beginning of the video, look at the awstruck faces of the children who are hand in hand with Renard and Torrent while they walk on the pitch! :geek:):

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  5. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    Saevik did a good job on the day. Norway played well overall. The VAR penalty call is very puzzling. It is the second time a player is penalised for a follow through from a clearance. No doubt studs were high and dangerous, but on the biomechanical side, if you hit the ball, you cannot stop your foot from following through without damaging your own leg...
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  6. law10

    law10 Member

    Dec 26, 2007
    #131 law10, Jun 13, 2019 at 7:29 AM
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019 at 7:50 AM
    We saw exactly what Steinhaus saw on the monitor the whole time and it was one single view and a short segment of it. Whereas we as viewers saw it from at least five different camera angles.

    If those views are all available, why was Steinhaus only provided one? Leads one to believe the decision was not made by her but by a guy in the control room. If the decision was to be hers she would/should have been provided all five views.

    Otherwise, the home viewer is far more versed in the play than the referee making the call, which would be quite absurd.
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  7. JimWharton

    JimWharton Member

    Feb 25, 2017
    I thought Norway was solid but never dangerous. France needed this kind of gritty victory. They’ve been often criticized for lack of character in big games. Even with so many teams going through, a game against a top team like Norway is a big game. I can see why people didn’t like the penalty. Some times the calls go for you and sometimes against. Still have to bury the PK and keep Norway at bay. The Norwegians seemed to be out of gas at the end. It’s a good win.
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  8. fire123

    fire123 Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    Those of you who think the PK call was bad may want to check the Ref forum.
  9. jeanmarc

    jeanmarc Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Paris Saint Germain FC
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    #134 jeanmarc, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:26 AM
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019 at 7:32 AM
    Great news AGAIN for French TV ratings!

    After setting a record high 11 millions viewers (equivalent to 55.5 million viewers in the US - relative to population) last week against South Korea, the second game of France saw 10.3 millions people (equivalent to 51.8M US) watching the game against Norway.
    These numbers are unprecedented, record setting & incredible for Women's football.

    By comparison, the day before, the World Champions men's team had a game against Andorra in a qualifier for the next Euro, the ratings were a "mere" 5 millions viewers. Half that of the women!
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