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Costa Rica's strategy was to not play football but to survive long enough to go to a penalty shootout, little did they know that the Dutch had an ace up their sleeve in the form of a specialized penalty killing substitute goalie.

Brilliant move by the coach.

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True, but all credit to CR for the effort

 

Considering the talent pool in a country as small as CR, they were bloody awesome.

Talk about coaching talent, the way that back line moved as a unit totally crippled Van Persie.

How many times did they have him offside ? 12, 15 ?

 

Navas, the goalie was superb for 120 minutes

 

They very nearly killed off the goliath.

 

Robben is just orange lightning. Most exciting player in the Cup

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I think i heard the announcer state that Brazil had never trailed by 4 goals, ever in the history of the World Cup.

 

Our loss to Germany certainly doesn't look so bad now, Brazil..just getting toyed with.

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photos of folks full on hysterical crying fits. Wow. they take their sport seriously.

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Just imagine if New Zealand behaved that way after their loss sailing........glad they didn't. ...........well done germany.

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Yep truly astonishing result. I was stunned at the 30 min mark. Still a bit numb 7 hours later.

 

Germany have certainly put down a marker but somehow methinks the Argentine or Dutch defence will be a lot more solid and they both have formidable game-changing firepower up front. Should be a fascinating semi tonight. My money is still on Argentina and if they get through I reckon they'll beat Germany.

 

Having said that I reckon the Brazillians would like nothing better than the Dutch to firstly beat Argentina tonight then take down Germany in the final on Sunday.

Losing 7-1 is bad enough but seeing Argentina win the World Cup on Brazillian soil will be just too much to take.

 

One tackle has changed the complexion of this World Cup sooo much, well two actually if you include Silva's "tackle" on The Columbian keeper a foul.

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While the score was seven -nil the Germans were not even trying to score more. They just kicked the ball around and when they all gathered too close to the Brazil goal one of the Germans would just kick the call out of bounds without really trying to organize a goal. H

 

In fact goal seven seemed like a reprisal for a Brazilian attempt after Germany was obviously just politely burning clock after goal six

 

Whatever was going on this day was much more of a heat down than the score indicates

 

I think the Germans could have gone to 12

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Losing 7-1 is bad enough but seeing Argentina win the World Cup on Brazillian soil will be just too much to take..

And if Argentina loses their semi, guess who they play in the game for third? And if Brazil loses that game? Not a fun time to be a Brazilian fan...ouch.

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"We haven't seen a German offensive like that since 1939" is the line going around facebook, have to feel for Brazil, they will have the empty stadiums they couldn't afford to begin with to remind them for years to come. Allowing FIFA in was already a flash point of controversy, now there is a dagger to go with it.

 

Have to respect the Germans late, after the seventh goal they pretty much started to celebrate, then obviously just stopped out of pity/respect.

 

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You sir; Albany guy are truly a great representative of how skullfuckery dumb most Americans are about soccer. Please keep to the NFL, and NBA. I'd throw the MLB in there but I'd guess to say you cannot understand the infield fly rule.

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You sir; Albany guy are truly a great representative of how skullfuckery dumb most Americans are about soccer. Please keep to the NFL, and NBA. I'd throw the MLB in there but I'd guess to say you cannot understand the infield fly rule.

 

Albanyguy from Australia is representative of how dumb Americans are? That's unique.

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You sir; Albany guy are truly a great representative of how skullfuckery dumb most Americans are about soccer. Please keep to the NFL, and NBA. I'd throw the MLB in there but I'd guess to say you cannot understand the infield fly rule.

 

Albanyguy from Australia is representative of how dumb Americans are? That's unique.

Bwa hah hah! Need a new keyboard

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You sir; Albany guy are truly a great representative of how skullfuckery dumb most Americans are about soccer. Please keep to the NFL, and NBA. I'd throw the MLB in there but I'd guess to say you cannot understand the infield fly rule.

 

Albanyguy from Australia is representative of how dumb Americans are? That's unique.

He's so stoopid he cant even get his location right.

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You sir; Albany guy are truly a great representative of how skullfuckery dumb most Americans are about soccer. Please keep to the NFL, and NBA. I'd throw the MLB in there but I'd guess to say you cannot understand the infield fly rule.

 

Albanyguy from Australia is representative of how dumb Americans are? That's unique.

Bwa hah hah! Need a new keyboard

BeautiFOOL! Huckster.............Huckster............are you there Huckster?

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You sir; Albany guy are truly a great representative of how skullfuckery dumb most Americans are about soccer. Please keep to the NFL, and NBA. I'd throw the MLB in there but I'd guess to say you cannot understand the infield fly rule.

 

Albanyguy from Australia is representative of how dumb Americans are? That's unique.

Bwa hah hah! Need a new keyboard

BeautiFOOL! Huckster.............Huckster............are you there Huckster?

Huh? I thought Merica was the world?

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The World Cup logo could now be viewed as a person with hand covering face?

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Some tweets Ger vs Brazil.

 

 

@TheTweetOfGod The destruction of the Amazon is complete. #WorldCup

@DrunkTedTurner Germany gets 10 goals, everyone in the stadium gets a free taco. And riot gear shield. #worldcup

@DavidEpstein in dog goals, it's 49-0

@rustyrockets They'll have 5 mins added on for the time Cesar has spent picking the ball out of the net.

@psmith If only there was a German word for schadenfreude

Pop culture references

@jearle "Brazil,

." - Germany.

@mickmcavoy The last time I saw a Brazil this bleak it was getting

@Ihnatko ‏This seems like the right time to use the classic

play.

@ditzkoff At 7 goals, the World Cup scoreboard just goes to the Donkey Kong kill screen

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This was a victory of planning, teamwork, discipline over improvisation and strong dependence on individual talent. Period.

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After holding the Germans to a single touchdown and an extra point the Brazilians did even better against the Netherlands, holding them to only a dingiest field goal.

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Interesting yellow for diving though.

 

first card? of the tournament for diving.. and it's an obvious, real, PK.

 

strange rhythm to the tournament, high scoring free flowing group stage, boring deadlocks (except the Brasil implosion) in the knockout phase.

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Both teams had good chances, if Messi had some one to pass to ARG would be far more threatening and that deficiency is the only thing i saw separating the two teams. Germany was able to slide three guys on him without getting burnt.

 

Watching ARG on the attack it just looked as though every other player was running behind a screen as the guy with the ball was separated and for whatever reason the wingers didn't rotate around for a drop. I may be far off with that, just watching as a hockey fan that shit just didn't look right. Honestly i have been wondering about why drop passes don't seem happen much for most of the tournament, maybe it only works at terrible amateur level which is exactly the level i have played. The winning strat was to drop pass to the hardest kicker we had to shoot on goal then score on the rebound, but as i said we were horrible, all the way to taking the division title.

 

Ready to see the real football season start up.

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Russia 2018 could be a very interesting venue, with cities like Moscow, St.Petersburg, Helsinki, Riga, Minsk, just to name a few.

 

Bakery with humour ;-)

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I'm just glad I turned it on at minute 91. Eek, such conservative boredom. Like watching Olympic Tae Kwon Do. Only defensive moves are winners...

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I'm just glad I turned it on at minute 91. Eek, such conservative boredom. Like watching Olympic Tae Kwon Do. Only defensive moves are winners...

Just so you know, it's been worse, way worse. This was either most goals ever scored in the tournament or tied for first.

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Russia 2018 could be a very interesting venue, with cities like Moscow, St.Petersburg, Helsinki, Riga, Minsk, just to name a few.

 

Bakery with humour ;-)

Helsinki? Isn't that in another country like Iceland or something?

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Russia 2018 could be a very interesting venue, with cities like Moscow, St.Petersburg, Helsinki, Riga, Minsk, just to name a few.

 

Bakery with humour ;-)

Helsinki? Isn't that in another country like Iceland or something?

Riga too.

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Its a subtle Russian annexation joke, I guess its not that funny if you have to explain it...

 

I can hear the laughter from Finland as we speak.

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Its a subtle Russian annexation joke, I guess its not that funny if you have to explain it...

 

I can hear the laughter from Finland as we speak.

The Fins I know don't joke about Russian Annexation.

Exactly.

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Its a subtle Russian annexation joke, I guess its not that funny if you have to explain it...

 

I can hear the laughter from Finland as we speak.

The Fins I know don't joke about Russian Annexation.

No one expects the spanish inquisition.......

 

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Its a subtle Russian annexation joke, I guess its not that funny if you have to explain it...

I can hear the laughter from Finland as we speak.

The Fins I know don't joke about Russian Annexation.
yeah but that joke kills in Russia

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