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Discussion in 'The Netherlands' started by DRB300, Jul 6, 2014.
I don´t think you will but hey, how many countries can claim to have 3 WC finals under it´s belt?
I am pessimistically optimistic!!
Match Official Assignment from FIFA
SEMIFINALS, Match 62
09 July 2014, 22:00 CET
Arena Corinthians, São Paulo
ARGENTINA - NETHERLANDS
Referee: Cüneyt ÇAKIR (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin DURAN (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik ONGUN (TUR)
Fourth Official: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Standby Assistant Referee: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Anyone knows the ref? I just googled and he refed Brasil-Mexico and Algeria-Russia which were ok I guess. Any insight beyond that?
Wasn't there a made up penalty in this game?
I think you mean Brasil - Croatia, that was reffed by that japanese ref Nishimura...
Have seen him before during Champions League matches and I think he is a bit fussy. Not really thrilled with his appointment for this crucial match.
Would prefer Howard Webb.
I read that the Japanese ref from the opening match is one of 10 referees still in Brazil. I ask simply, how? or why?
Fifa needs to come to their senses and bring the top refs from the top Leagues only.
Is what it is I guess.
He's one of the better match officials in UEFA and much better than Irmatov who we had for the CR match.
what kits will the teams wear?
Please do not give the final to Coward Webb!
I remember him from some CL matches. He is referee that lets the match play along but isn't afraid to draw a yellow card or 2. he gave around 9 yellow cards in the semi finale of the Euro 2012 match Spain - Portugal. There is still some controversy around him as he was the one that send off Nani in the CL knock out match Manchester United - Real madrid, which several people argued wasn't a red. Your assessment overall is correct, he is just an okay ref that doesn't shy away with the cards if things get ugly.
Now they're saying Nigel de Jong MIGHT be fit for tomorrow. And if not fit for Argentina, I have a feeling he'll make the final if we get that far:
Anyone else as terrified as I am at the thought of Messi running at Vlaar and Martins Indi?
Why?? Messi could barely crack that Swiss all-star defence
Messi is a skilled maestro. But speaking purely about athleticism, he would give a guy like me a good chance in a footrace.
Stop Messi and Holland wins. I really think it comes down to that alone.
IF we win the whole darn thing...
Then this will be the first ever World Cup team that will be idolized/remembered for its managerial brilliance, rather than its players. At least that's what it feels like: a big portion of the english-speaking press is getting ready to script this out. No matter what Robben does, he will probably be supporting cast in the highlights.
I predict Robben will go on a Maradona-esque solo run in the final, score the winning goal, Holland win the cup and Robben will be immortalized with the greats like Pele, Zidane and Maradona for eternity
So much for being brilliant...
I find it very strange that for the third (fourth even?) consecutive time the opponent is allowed to inspect and train inside the stadium, while Netherlands isn't allowed to train in the match stadium.
Messi his top speed is only 1.5 km/h slower as Robben...
Amazing facts from the WC statistics....Wesley has only 3 times passed the ball to van Persie the whole WC14 campain!
Would you guys rather play Brazil or Germany in the final??
I think I rather play Brazil, we're under their skin now after WC2010