Gold Medal Match: Sweden v. Germany

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  1. exref

    exref Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Louisville, KY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]Sweden v. [​IMG]Germany

    4:30 pm EDT
     
  2. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Not sure about time conversion: does it start in an half-hour? :cautious:
     
  3. Bleed Blue

    Bleed Blue Member

    Jul 10, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Boooooo!!!!!! We don't wanna watch "cowards" play!
    "The best team" in the world is not in the final.
    Boooohoooo!! :cry::cry::cry:
     
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  4. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It starts in about 70 minutes.
     
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  5. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Oh, ok, then I messed up with daylights savings.

    Better, I can finish watching water-polo (although Italy is losing :().
     
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  6. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Starting XI:

    Germany: Schult, Bartusiak (C), Maier, Krahn, Behringer, Popp, Marozsan, Mittag, Kemme, Dabritz, Leupolz

    Sweden: Lindahl, Sembrant, Fischer, Dahlkvist, Schelin, Asllani, Jakobsson, Schough, Samuelsson, Rubensson, Seger (C)
     
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  7. 猫に小判

    猫に小判 Member

    Dec 6, 2013
    Kagoshima, Japan
    Club:
    Shimizu S Pulse
    Quite right. It's a good thing Ryan Lochte is not in the final.
     
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  8. terrysoccer

    terrysoccer Member

    Toronto FC
    Canada
    Jun 17, 2015
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    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Nike is ready and with a SWE victory they will unveil the new "Cowards Just Do It" t-shirts.
     
  9. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    Does Sweden come out and surprise everyone by playing attacking and open? Or more of the same?
    In a neutral contest I typically will cheer for the most entertaining team to win, but Sweden has lost to Germany so many times (Euro 2001 final, 2003 World Cup final, Euro 2013 semifinal, World Cup 2015 round of 16) you sort of feel bad for them.
     
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  10. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd like to see an 4-3 entertaining match to whoever.
     
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  11. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Does Bartusiak always play with socks worn so high that it looks like she's wearing pyjamas? :cautious:
     
  12. kolabear

    kolabear Member+

    Nov 10, 2006
    los angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sweden should stick with the tactics that got them here. Germany's backline is at least as vulnerable to the counterattack as the US and Brazil -- and that seems to be the opinion of Germany fans here and Equalizer as well.

    Sweden's built up just enough good will for me over the years that they're one team I can stand seeing adopt the bunker. But it's not so good for the neutral viewers.
     
  13. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #13 Gilmoy, Aug 19, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016
    Ch26: Sweden - Germany

    Sweden (Pia Sundhage): Schough for #11 Stina Blackstenius; Jakobsson for #14 Emilia Appelqvist.
    8 Lotta Schelin, 10 Sofia Jakobsson, 12 Olivia Schough
    17© Caroline Seger, 7 Lisa Dahlkvist, 9 Kosovare Asllani
    16 Elin Rubensson, 3 Linda Sembrant, 5 Nilla Fischer, 15 Jessica Samuelsson
    1 Hedvig Lindahl

    Germany (Silvia Neid): Identical!
    11 Anja Mittag
    9 Alexandra Popp, 10 Dzsenifer Marozsán, 16 Melanie Leupolz
    13 Sara Däbritz, 7 Melanie Behringer
    12 Tabea Kemme, 3© Saskia Bartusiak, 5 Annike Krahn, 4 Leonie Maier
    1 Almuth Schult
     
  14. Bleed Blue

    Bleed Blue Member

    Jul 10, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #14 Bleed Blue, Aug 19, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016
    I was totally joking; trying to be humorous with words from Solo, hence the quotes. ;)
     
  15. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #15 Gilmoy, Aug 19, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016
    05' 0-0 Jakobsson(?) chases through 6m box right, Bartusiak puts it over.

    06' 0-0 Asllani right ck, to 7m center, headed left and cleared.

    07' 0-0 Behringer turns to 5m wide right, cross blocked over (Rubensson).

    07' 0-0 Behringer right ck, outswing to 10m mid-right, nobody there but Sweden. Poor clearance high to arc top mid-right, Maier poorer one-touch chip even higher, wide right.

    08' 0-0 LB Rubensson overlaps down wide left to 10m, ball poked over endline.

    09' 0-0 Schelin(?) left ck, high to 9m 1/3 left, headed and flicked away. Sweden tack back, Maier long switch left -- lost. Schough chips from midfield box right, Schelin runs on and it's a footrace -- through box top right to 6m mid-right. Ground cross to 6-top right into a sliding 1-v-1 volley poked wide right. Schelin vs. Germany's CBs might be worth watching, after all :laugh:

    11' 0-0 Leupolz turns down wide right to 8m, ground cross through 5m skips through Lindahl's gloves. Nobody running left post lane.

    12' 0-0 Sweden chip up circle right, Jakobsson offside again.
     
  16. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Last time Sweden beat Germany in a major tournament, Neid and Sundhage were on the field.
     
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  17. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Hey, Sweden is attacking? :eek: What's that??? :confused:
     
  18. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    Despite past results, Sweden don't seem to fear Germany as much as USA or Brazil. Familiarity factor perhaps? A recognition that this is not a great Germany team?
     
  19. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Soapy-hands Lindhal is a disaster waiting to happen.... she's going to make a major blunder before the end: she was already going to do that. :whistling:
     
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  20. Bleed Blue

    Bleed Blue Member

    Jul 10, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Or perhaps they fear going to penalties with Germany, who almost never loose PK shoot outs.
     
  21. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    My god, that's the maximum speed Krahn can produce? She looks like a slug... o_O
     
  22. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Judging from speculation in Swedish press based on hints from team and coach the German team is unlike US and Brazil "disciplined and cynical" enough to bust the Swedish bunker so another gameplan was in order.
     
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  23. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    15' 0-0 Kemme chips from 30m mid-left to 5m 1/3 right, Popp offside in the box -- part of a contested 2-v-2 jump at 6-top, ball bounces off their backs leftward and Lindahl dives on it.

    17' 0-0 Germany long serve from ~25m wide left to 14m mid-right, cleared. Sweden longball up wide left, Jakobsson offside.

    18' 0-0 Mittag turn-and-shoots at 24m right post, Lindahl blocks at right post, drops it between her knees but collects.

    19' 0-0 Sweden chip to box top mid-left, just too far, Schult comes up and collects. Sweden regain, chip from ~30m box right toward box top mid-left, Schelin is in behind watching over her shoulder -- Schult comes out to arc top, dive-heads clear, Schelin trips backward over her.

    20' 0-0 Kemme spins away through box left back to 12m mid-left, chips to 4m 1/3 right. Leupolz outjumps Rubensson(?), twist-heads over bar.

    21' 0-0 Mittag drives down box right, slide-tackled over endline.

    22' 0-0 Behringer right ck, to 7m 1/4 left, headed left. Kemme nutmegs Jakobsson at box top left touch and cuts inside past her, trips self on Jakobsson's trailing left heel. Ball rolls directly to Däbritz at 9m wide left, she cuts inside to 13m mid-left and shoots way wide right. After the play, yellow card on Jakobsson.
     
  24. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Kate Margraf is terrible. Bring back Danielle, damn it!

    Sweden and those jitterbug jerseys. Jackobsson and that gigantic #10 gets me each time. LMAO.
     
  25. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Germany's finishing not looking sharp so far. Sweden's goal has continuously led a charmed life in the knockout rounds.
     
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