So far 2014 >>>>> 2010

Discussion in 'World Cup 2014: General' started by johnbarley2, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. johnbarley2

    johnbarley2 Member

    Jan 19, 2013
    The matches have been very entertaining.

    Compare Netherlands v Spain to the last final.
    Brazil v Croatia was a fun match despite of the controversies.
    Chile v Australia was great.
    Mexico v Cameroon very good as well.

    The ball can actually be controlled, no vuvuzelas, political mayhem in the streets to fill in the down time.

    Looking good so far...
     
  2. Christina99

    Christina99 Member+

    Sep 22, 2013
    Buenos Aires
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    so true!!

    so many goals, so much thrill

    great WC so far
     
  3. Megabeast

    Megabeast Member

    Jun 6, 2014
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    All 4 matches have been entertaining.

    I think the presence of Chile made the Spain v Netherlands more entertaining because neither team is guaranteed to beat them, so they had to try and beat each other. If the other two teams were easily beatable they wouldn't have been as eager to go for the win.
     
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  4. Phillyspur

    Phillyspur Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Mar 18, 2007
    Arroganistan
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Yeah also the thinking that Brazil will win Group A so neither team wanted to settle for a draw and risk finishing second in B, thereby facing the hosts next.
     
  5. Ed-D

    Ed-D Member

    Spurs
    United States
    Jun 13, 2005
    NY
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's been two days, guys. Let's not get ahead of ourselves
     
  6. dna77054

    dna77054 Member+

    Jun 28, 2003
    houston
    However, to the best of my recollect, it took an entire week in 2010 before the officials started screwing up. They wasted no time in 2014.
     
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  7. beerslinger23

    beerslinger23 Member+

    Jun 26, 2010
    I don't agree. We have had 2 decent games of 4 and the officials have left their mark on all of them. The officiating should never be the story.
     
  8. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    It has been pretty open and attacking ... maybe more so than 2010 so far.

    Also no offense to South Africa, but Brazil is a more entertaining host. A more traditional host nation with a much more vibrant footballing culture ... The setting suits beautiful football ...
     
  9. Christina99

    Christina99 Member+

    Sep 22, 2013
    Buenos Aires
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Also, the south american fans are the most passionate in the world, and you can see this in the matchs

    the atmosphere for Colombia in Colombia-Greece is amazing, and this is gonna be felt in a WC full of southamericans
     
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  10. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    Lots of empty seats in this Uruguay match. Surprising after Chile and Colombia fans filled their stadiums. I know Uruguay is much smaller but I thought they would still sell out.
     
  11. Bonizzoni

    Bonizzoni Member

    May 4, 2004
    São Paulo - Brasil
    Club:
    Olympique de Marseille
    Nat'l Team:
    Turkmenistan
    IMO it's better than 2010, 2006, 2002, 1998...but of course we have to wait, it's 3rd day only.
     
  12. AcesHigh

    AcesHigh Member+

    Nov 30, 2005
    Novo Hamburgo
    Club:
    Gremio Porto Alegre
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    yeah, it won´t worth much if it starts with lots of goals (and gee, Mexico-Cameroon should had been 3-0) and then when we go to the knockout stages, we get lots of 1-0 or 0-0 (penalties) results.

    Well, at least boring Spain (all 0-0 or 1-0 matches in 2010) or Greece (also always low scoring results) resulted in good scoring matches, though not in their favor. Let's see what happens with Switzerland, which also was the country of 0-0/1-0.
     
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  13. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Some very nice goals so far. Van Persie's flying header was epic.
     
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  14. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    More and more goals ... It's impressive ...

    If the linesman doesn't rob Mexico of those 2 goals then every game so far would have a minimum of 3 goals. That's entertainment.
     
  15. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Blame Spain and the bunker style teams adapted to beat them, post tika kaka, football is actually enjoyable. Best WC since I started watching (so far) 1990-
     
  16. NMMatt

    NMMatt Member+

    Apr 5, 2006
    Every game looks like a CONMEBOL qualifier or Copa America game: 3-1, 5-1... teams having no difficulty moving the ball through the midfield and dozens of chances for each side per game. Must be something in the water down there.
     
  17. Hexa

    Hexa Member

    May 21, 2010
    Club:
    Vasco da Gama Rio Janeiro
    Let's us all pray for the football gods that it stays this way and that we don't get any more refereeing blunder
     
  18. beerslinger23

    beerslinger23 Member+

    Jun 26, 2010
    Welp, I can admit it when I am wrong and boy was I wrong. I am missing prjects and avoiding family to follow these matches. This world cup has been amazing. Each game has taken it own character and reflected the styles of the participants while still providing suprises. The officiating has also gotten better and better game after game. I am highly impressed with the CONCACAF teams we have seen so far and most of the stars who are healthy and some who are not have delivered so far. Neymar, Balotelli, Pirlo, Sanchez, Dos Santos, Cavanni, Robben, Van Persie. This is an amazing Cup so far. I hope the scoring pace continues.
     
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  19. Brasitusa

    Brasitusa Member+

    May 14, 2014
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, usually the World Cup is a nervous affair where teams keep testing each other and being ultra-cautious, given the high stakes, and we see the attacking brand of football in club league play rather than in the WC. This World Cup, however, has not been like this at all. Teams are opening hostilities from the moment the game starts, and are going at it full speed. This is just fabulous. The average is 3.5 goals per game. If not for the two disallowed Mexican goals we'd have had 30 goals already, in 8 games. Amazing!

    I think it does have to do with the atmosphere. After all, this Cup is in Brazil, the football nation. They got to a rough start with protests and delays and all, but things are now coming along fine, and this may very well prove to be the best World Cup in history.
     
  20. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Still Dzeko/Messi/Kun/Di Maria/Ronaldo/Moutinho/Muller/Ozil/Hazard/de Bruyne/Lakaku/Gyan/...
     
  21. Brasitusa

    Brasitusa Member+

    May 14, 2014
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I hope Messi doesn't score... ;)
    Seeing Rooney continue his streak of zero goals in 11 WC matches today was entertaining.
     
  22. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    A Ronaldo supporter :laugh: ;)
     
  23. Brasitusa

    Brasitusa Member+

    May 14, 2014
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More like a Brazil supporter. But yes, I'd rather see Ronaldo score than Messi.
     
  24. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I will take that :thumbsup:.
     
  25. Brasitusa

    Brasitusa Member+

    May 14, 2014
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd gladly root for Portugal (and did so last Cup) if not for the fact that I also root for the United States and you guys are direct competitors. But if we can both knock out Germany and Ghana, then it's the ideal situation. I'd like to see the United States and Portugal come out of the group.
     

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