Poll: What matchup would make the best Gold Medal game?

Discussion in '2016 Olympic Women's Soccer Tournament' started by kolabear, Aug 15, 2016.

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Which matchup will make for the best final?

Poll closed Aug 22, 2016.
  1. Brazil vs Canada

    7 vote(s)
    38.9%
  2. Brazil vs Germany

    9 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Sweden vs Canada

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Sweden vs Germany

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. kolabear

    kolabear Member+

    Nov 10, 2006
    los angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What matchup would make for the best Final?

    Brazil/Canada?
    Brazil/Germany?
    Sweden/Canada?
    Sweden/Germany?
     
  2. kolabear

    kolabear Member+

    Nov 10, 2006
    los angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I think Brazil is playing the most interesting, fluid, attacking soccer. They have players with flair, even if Marta isn't as spectacular as she was 5 years or so ago.

    Germany's play has been somewhat lackluster so far at the Olympics but I still think they have the most dangerous talent of the other remaining teams and can give Brazil a fight in the Gold Medal game. However, Canada's been getting the job done and the semifinal between Germany and Canada will show us who deserves to be in the final.
     
  3. Bleed Blue

    Bleed Blue Member

    Jul 10, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want to see a team win it, which hasn't won any other major tournaments before.
    Brazil vs. Canada would be ideal IMO.
     
  4. exref

    exref Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Louisville, KY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Doesn't Germany "have Sweden's number"? It depends which versions of these teams show up - the Sweden-Brazil Sweden, or the Sweden-US Sweden. Sweden/Canada might be the most competitive. Either Brazil possibility would be good, I bet. So hard to pick just one, lol.
     
  5. kolabear

    kolabear Member+

    Nov 10, 2006
    los angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In early polling (as of midnight last night):
    Brazil/Canada 41.7%
    Brazil/Germany 50.0%
    Sweden/Canada 0%
    Sweden/Germany 8.3%

    Between Canada and Germany, it's fairly closely split, with Germany being mentioned 58.3% and Canada 41.7%

    But when it comes to Brazil vs Sweden, it's a wipeout with Brazil getting 91.7% of the mentions and Sweden only 8.3%.

    Poor Sweden! But even though I've liked and respected Sweden's team for years - and thought they would prove very troublesome to the US - they've been somewhat lackluster and lacking spark for some time.
     
  6. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    Lucky us! One of the teams will be Sweden. :rolleyes:
     
  7. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Germany definitely seems to have Sweden's number, in a similar way that Sweden has had the USWNT's number over the past six years. I distinctly remember both EURO 2013 when Sweden was dominating and Germany suffered in first EURO loss in years (more than a decade?) and yet Germany scrapped together a string of unconvincing 1-0 wins to their title defense; there's also the 4-1 smashing at last year's WWC, but that was more expected based on current form.

    A perverse part of me would have to respect if Sweden's bunker strategy works for a third time in a row, (you know they certainly aren't going to try anything else against Germany of all teams,) as it'd be somewhat of a middle finger to the soccer gods for a team with just one win in six games (and no knockout wins) ends up with the gold... But much more of me wants Germany to destroy them and embarrass them for using the bunker strategy.

    Aside: hoping for Brazil to beat Canada for the bronze.
     
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  8. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who was the 1 person who voted for Germany-Sweden? You won!
     
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  9. kolabear

    kolabear Member+

    Nov 10, 2006
    los angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Someone else woke up and smelled the lingonberries. It's now two people.

    Brazil/Canada 38.9%
    Brazil/Germany 50.0%
    Sweden/Canada 0%
    Sweden/Germany 11.1%
     
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  10. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    that Sweden-Germany final doesn't seem all that exciting.
     
  11. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    I'm hoping for a sophisticated bunker vs. bunker style were both teams are beautiful organized for 120 minutes while the ball sits in the middle of the pitch for 120 minutes.
     
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  12. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    When I had posted yesterday, it had been 7-7-0-1. I'm less surprised that someone voted for Sweden/Germany after the gold medal match was known (to guarantee they "were right"), and more surprised that people voted for Brazil/Germany after Brazil had already been eliminated.
     
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  13. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Well for a Swede it is. (I was the first that voted for that game).
    Sweden have one WC and three Euro silvers, the first of those finals was lost to Norway guess who beat us in the last three?
    It would be nice to see if this generation can go one better than the last three times we played in a final.
     
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  14. kolabear

    kolabear Member+

    Nov 10, 2006
    los angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #14 kolabear, Aug 17, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016
    Yes, which reminds me of this classic : the Greek Philosophers vs the German Philosophers



    Not sure how well Sweden would match up in this one. Sweden might have to field their team entirely with characters from Ingmar Bergman films
     
  15. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    "...and Marx is claiming it was offsides" :ROFLMAO: I lost it there! Love Monty Python.
     
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  16. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    As a guy who loves Philoosphy I was delighted and exilarated! :ROFLMAO: I had watched a lot of Monty Python's sketches, but I had missed this one...

    I love the fact that Socrates would have turned out being a real player, for Brazil, in the '80s. :)
     
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  17. BrooklynSoccer

    BrooklynSoccer Member+

    Jan 22, 2008
    One of the most entertaining things i've seen this football tournament. I highly doubt Marx would have so much energy though.
     
  18. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    I'm curious about this matchup, because of the fact that Pia hasn't been able to crack Sylvia. For all that nonsense about "cowards", I do believe that Pia was fearful of playing Germany in quarters, hence the draw in the final group stages. What's preferable playing a team that beats you when it's count? Or meeting the team that you know like the back of your hand? No contest! I've never cared for this woman but that was some master class strategy from Pia. Kudos to her! I ain't mad at her or Sweden at all!
     
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  19. kolabear

    kolabear Member+

    Nov 10, 2006
    los angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    JgsawWill (twitter @wosocomps) also took a poll

    Brazil/Canada 41%
    Brazil/Germany 39%
    Sweden/Canada 11%
    Sweden / Germany 9%

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  20. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Ain't nobody wanna see Sweden play Germany. LMAO.

    Oh well, y'all. It is what it is. I'm curious to see what the attendance will be like for the final. At least the bronze medal match will be well attended. :thumbsup:
     
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