Copa America 2024 - General Thread

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  1. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
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    Probably not. Going to Netherland's leagues and schools makes them better players and have more opportunities.
     
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  2. HomietheClown

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    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
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    Fun fact:

    Colombia has been invited to the Caribbean and Central American combined amateur Olympic style regional games many times.
    They even hosted the games and won the futbol tournament in 2018 in Barranquilla which is located on the Caribbean Coast.
     
  3. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also there likely was never any interest from CONMEBOL to take on two members that were small in population and at a much lower level of football than any of their members. Likewise the two countries wouldn't want to be constantly destroyed instead of playing Caribbean opponents where they have a chance to compete. Suriname was a founding member of CONCACAF before independence; Guyana joined in 1970, the same year as independence.
     
  4. HomietheClown

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    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
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    #1154 HomietheClown, Jun 21, 2024
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2024
    I mentioned this in the CONMEBOL board but if you want to get even more confusing...
    ..,French Guyana is a French Department.

    So that means those footballers are true European citizens who are Caribbean culturally who are actually living in France but simultaneously South American.
    Try wrapping that around your head.
     
  5. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
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    Adding to the cross-continental conversation. Peru has a player who is Italian who started up front.
    Now they have a player who is from Denmark coming into the match.
     
  6. HomietheClown

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    Dusselheim FC 1971
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    And Chile had an English player come into the match.
     
  7. HomietheClown

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    0-0.
    As Fernando Fiore used to say. (And I am paraphrasing here) a lot of people showed up to the party this evening but the guest of honor did not show up.
    "Señor Goal".

    Peru is just in bad form. Chile just looks way too old.
     
  8. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Quintuple-header tomorrow between the Euros and Copa. Good quantity-wise, if not quality. We will see....
     
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  9. HomietheClown

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    The Euro matches I expect to be very good.
    The Copa matches not so much.
    Probably another 0-0 and Mexico taking care of Jamaica.
     
  10. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
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    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Watched the 0-0 draw and not surprised these teams are so low in WCQ at the moment. Both teams seemed more interested in committing fouls, play acting and arguing with the ref and each other than in football. Some of the players showed some skill, but while they get distracted so easily from the main game they will continue to struggle. Neither side is what they were only a few years ago.
     
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  11. HomietheClown

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    Shakira did not participate in the opening ceremonies but it is being reported that she will be a part of the Halftime entertainment for the Final in Miami Gardens.
     
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  12. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Yeah, it was a bit of a stinker. I think Chile should have shown more initiative as their next match is v Argentina. This puts them at serious risk of being 3 points behind 2nd place entering the final round of group matches. I guess they have a lot of faith in Canada.
     
  13. HomietheClown

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    Ended up being a better match than I thought it would be. Mostly because of the stupid red card by Valencia but hey, at least it ended up being entertaining and not a scoreless dud.
    Congrats to Venezuela.

    That said, both these teams are pretty bad. I know Mexico is bad too but if they lose to one of these squads they should be never be allowed to go back to Mexico ever again.
     
  14. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    .Mexico look piss poor!
     
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  15. HomietheClown

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    Keeper of Jamaica kept the game close.
    But yes this whole group is bad.
     
  16. HomietheClown

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    #1166 HomietheClown, Jun 23, 2024
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2024
    Heck, this whole side of the bracket is bad. Uruguay or Colombia should have been in Mexico's Group instead of Ecuador.
     
  17. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
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    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
     
  18. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    CONMEBOL wants that cold, hard cash, as do various national teams like Mexico.
     
  19. Viking lord

    Viking lord Member

    Uruguay
    Aug 4, 2022
    Nat'l Team:
    Uruguay
    Either moving Mexico to Brazil's group instead of Colombia or swapping groups B & C would make things a lot more balanced imo
     
  20. faiyez

    faiyez BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Feb 16, 2010
    Costa Rica
    Club:
    LD Alajuelense
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    About this game in Miami.

    Why is it that no one ever brings up excessive temps and player's well-being when these summer tournaments happen in North America and continental Europe?

    Also, what ever happened to mid game cooling breaks?
     
  21. GerVZLA

    GerVZLA Member

    Caracas FC
    Venezuela
    Nov 12, 2023
    How awful what Panama has shown so far. Not even because Uruguay attacks with 7 is it capable of taking advantage of the enormous spaces that Uruguay has left in defense.

    let’s see the next 45’
     
  22. nfiniti

    nfiniti Member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Rutherford
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    Panama
    Good 2nd half by Panama, with many scoring chances .. We Still suck at finishing tho.
     
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  23. GerVZLA

    GerVZLA Member

    Caracas FC
    Venezuela
    Nov 12, 2023
    They improved a lot during much of the second half, and in the end the result did justice. 3-1, fair result for what was shown on the field
     
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  24. themodelcitizen

    Jul 23, 2000
    BMO Field - Sec. 114
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Mexico get a glorified Gold Cup game to start and the US get Bolivia, sounds like a random draw straight out of CONCACAF. Lol, but for real, I'm glad to have gotten a shot at the world champs and will stay confident about Peru and Chile
     
  25. faiyez

    faiyez BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Feb 16, 2010
    Costa Rica
    Club:
    LD Alajuelense
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Because it's not a random draw. The US and Mexico are group seeds. Canada is not.
     

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