The World's Greatest Sporting Competition - The 2022 Qatar World Cup Thread

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  1. Umar

    Umar Member+

    Sep 13, 2005
    One step ahead
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Palestine
    Reminder to Luis Enrique. You don’t prepare for penalties by forcing Barca DNA players to practice a thousand times. You get players with balls of steel and just let them on the pitch.
     
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  2. celito

    celito Moderator
    Staff Member

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    It is interesting to know what made Ronaldo play the last group game vs S. Korea. Ideally, at his age, he should have rested. At the same time, he did need some game rhythm as he hadn't been playing much. If it was about him chasing the Eusebio goal tally, it's would be a big shot to the foot for him as it looks like he was benched because of that game performance / altercation. He could still sub in and be a hero. Morocco will play a defense that is probably suitable for his headers. But how could Santos start him now for the rest of the WC ?
     
  3. boeder

    boeder Member+

    Feb 27, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    How could he bench a man that just scored a brilliant hattrick? I see CR being used as an impact sub going forward.

    Gotta hand it to Santos for making the tough call and benching a legend of the game for the good of the team (whether they would have thumped the Swiss anyway can be argued).

    Maybe Tite (or Mano Menezes) can replicate this and finally release the Selecão from the 10-year psychological dependency on Neymar. The Brazilian NT is spoilt for superb talent that help them progress into a Neymar-less era.
     
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  4. boeder

    boeder Member+

    Feb 27, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil

    Barca DNA. Making Xavi proud.

    Morocco was playing on a different pitch, apparently.
     
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  5. boeder

    boeder Member+

    Feb 27, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
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  6. YOUNGSTARS87

    YOUNGSTARS87 Yellow C@rd Bandit

    Dec 21, 2005
    Lol literally punking them on the pitch.

    Dwarfs playing pass-pass is cool and all but knockout tournaments are about results so toughness and physicality will always be important factors.
     
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  7. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I hate people that make excuses. If you can't play, go home. If you're on the field, make it happen.
     
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  8. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
  9. meringues

    meringues Member+

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Aug 8, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I normally support Spain as a second team but so happy they got dumped on their asses today.
     
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  10. boeder

    boeder Member+

    Feb 27, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Early 2nd half, I think.
     
  11. Raul-7

    Raul-7 Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Lomita, CA
    #2686 Raul-7, Dec 6, 2022
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2022
    Keep crying.

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  12. YOUNGSTARS87

    YOUNGSTARS87 Yellow C@rd Bandit

    Dec 21, 2005
    I think we celebrated this victory more than you did.

    Try again
     
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  13. Raul-7

    Raul-7 Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Lomita, CA
    #2688 Raul-7, Dec 7, 2022
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2022
    Nope. Spain were perennial underachievers like Belgium, Portugal, Netherlands, etc. Spain continually beat every team in friendlies but when it came to tournaments they kept failing.

    But thanks to Aragones and Del Bosque - along with the coming of the Golden Generation [Xavi, Iniesta, David Villa, Casillas, Xabi Alonso, Ramos, etc.] - they finally began to click.

    2008-2012 was my favorite time as a football fan.

    That is what is missing with this team, there will never be another Iniesta or David Villa to get the team going when they're stuck.
     
  14. TheDude47

    TheDude47 Member+

    Jun 17, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    2008 Euro was a better team than 2010 WC and that was because of Marcos Senna.
     
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  15. meringues

    meringues Member+

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Aug 8, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I usually root for Spain as my second team and had no problem rooting hard for Spain even when some of the team’s best players were cule legends because at the end of the day you couldn’t argue with Puyol, Xavi, and Iniesta being absolutely world class, and we had our own legends to support along with them.

    This team was just filled with utter mediocrity and shit characters, the goal as far as anyone could tell being not necessarily to win but to prove some sort of point.

    Sorry, but every non-Spanish Madridista is going be glad they won literally one out of four games and got dumped on their asses. Deservedly so, imagine possessing the ball for basically 90 full minutes out of the 120 and putting one (1) shot on goal.
     
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  16. Ahmadi8

    Ahmadi8 Member+

    Apr 14, 2005
    Bahrain
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Bahrain
    Even that golden generation relied on the heroics of a Madridista to push them over the line. But were never recognised for it.
     
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  17. meringues

    meringues Member+

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Aug 8, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Luis Enrique: omG guys isn’t it so cool im starting an AM as a false no 9 (is there any tactic in football more overrated than the false 9?), a midfielder as a RB, and a midfielder as a CB!? I’m so smart right!? (You can’t start players in their actual positions because of my shitty team selection/“reasons”.)

    Bounou: sorry I drink ur milkshake

    Hakimi: sir have a paneka
     
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  18. Raul-7

    Raul-7 Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Lomita, CA
    Yes; Iniesta and David Villa were playing for Real Madrid.

    It's a team game. Compare the 08-12 team to this team. Man for man the 08-12 was superior in every department.
     
  19. meringues

    meringues Member+

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Aug 8, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Also I would love to see a statistical analysis re penalty takers brought on in mins 115-120 because anecdotally it does not seem to go well!
     
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  20. ChocolateCandy

    ChocolateCandy Member+

    Real Madrid
    Jul 23, 2009
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    there seems to be a section of twitter where "they should let messi win" is like a genuinely held opinion.
     
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  21. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    That's great and all, but it is the past.

    This world cup campaign felt like an unfinished product. A coach that preferred to use the world cup to give national team debuts instead of taking the best players.

    Now mind you, I subscribe to the "create the best team, not the best collection of individuals" but Spain didn't display any of thst either. It was simply a fun kickabout by talented players.

    A Spain team with Villa, Torres, Silva, Ramos, Xabi, just miles and miles in class away from what Spain produced for generations now, and from my view, the talent pool is becoming more shallow. Too much of the same player type.

    I don't subscribe to a national team owing anybody anything, people here hated the team that won the Euro as well for the pass pass pass style of play, but Spain returned back to their starting point of being all talent, no bite, it was fitting that a player from that generation was also on the bench as the coach for it.
     
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  22. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I'll tell you what. Mentally, I like guys to either take trouble well, or immediately get in the mix.

    In this case you either walk through that charge and mind your business unphased, or you take the risk and push the guy back.

    This tentative, wait, let me thing, people will expect me to react to this, then go back and push is over thinking things.

    I liked how Spain displayed their culture, their football talents and things they do brilliantly, but I think Luis Enrique basically said he likes bread, and served just sliced bread for dinner. Very single dimensional, both in style of player and in characters. You need both the superkids, the brains, but also the muscle.

    Spain can bounce back but Luis Enrique HAS to go.
     
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  23. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    And you tell me legalizing pot is good.
     
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  24. .halamadrid2.

    .halamadrid2. Member+

    Nov 5, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    So Asensio is more than welcome to join Barca :laugh: Seems made for their sterile possession with his constant back passing.
     
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  25. Akramzizou

    Akramzizou Member+

    Feb 13, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Would be an upgrade over Ferran, who is an Asensio with a skinnier neck and a shot allergic to the goal.
     

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