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Post Post #200  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:59 am

In post 191, BROseidon wrote:Also calling Uruguay anything but a top 2 defense with Brazil is lol

i am inclined to say that while brasil is 2nd to none, uruguay is not

i hope that france wins cause uruguay vs brasil would kinda be scary
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Post Post #201  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:00 am

They don't play a defensive playstyle and ask their backs to cover more ground than they would for club, and that hurts the unit collective, but Kompany, Alderweireld, and Vertonghen are 3 of the very best Centre backs in the world.

@Faraday, I feel that the starting line up isn't better but when they switch to 4 back with dier, stone, and the two full backs they are stronger, but Godin probably makes the difference, so I'll give them 4th best.
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Post Post #202  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:05 am

South America becoming the continent of shithouse football was an interesting plot twist

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Post Post #203  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:16 am

In post 201, Panzerjager wrote:They don't play a defensive playstyle and ask their backs to cover more ground than they would for club, and that hurts the unit collective, but Kompany, Alderweireld, and Vertonghen are 3 of the very best Centre backs in the world.

@Faraday, I feel that the starting line up isn't better but when they switch to 4 back with dier, stone, and the two full backs they are stronger, but Godin probably makes the difference, so I'll give them 4th best.

Ya i dont disagree with anything here about them individually being great but i think a defensive system has as much to do with how well a team defends.
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Post Post #204  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:22 am

I mean it's almost as if positioning, communication, and organization matter more than individual technical ability when it comes to defense

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Post Post #205  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:41 am

a defense so good that the only thing that could penetrate it was itself
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Post Post #206  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:50 am

For some reason Varane is being credited with the goal lol

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Post Post #207  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:25 am

That tough Uruguayan defense

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Post Post #208  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:12 am

France sure got roughed up by the #1 defense at the WC. Good win for Uruguay!
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Post Post #209  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:23 am

I guess thats what happens when your best attacking outlet is injured and you play against a good attack.

France looking strong. Amazing save by loris at the end of the first half too.
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Post Post #210  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:27 am

Without that Lloris save, it's a very different game. That + the howler on the Griezmann shot turned the game from 1-1 to 2-0

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Post Post #211  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:28 am

That loss was absolutely not on Uruguay's defense. You normally don't lose 2-0 when you hold the other team to 2 shots on goal

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Post Post #212  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:02 pm

1-1 woulda been a win for france in the shootouts i think
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Post Post #213  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:13 pm

In post 212, Nosferatu wrote:1-1 woulda been a win for france in the shootouts i think

depends if Uruguay uses their goalie or one of the defensemen for penalties

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Post Post #214  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:33 pm

Honestly I would not be surprised if Godin were a better keeper than Muslera

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Post Post #215  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:55 pm

Muslera suck
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Post Post #216  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:56 pm

I mean basically yeah

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Post Post #217  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:05 am

I don't care about soccer. It's super boring. Watching paint dry is just as enjoyable imo. Hockey is the best sport. So fast and entertaining. Followed by baseball, football, and basketball imo.

But I heard about Russia upsetting Spain. If Russia wins the World Cup, it's definitely rigged.

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Post Post #218  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:07 am

Russia won spain in a really fair game. Spain just played bad and lost their chances and they lost the game in penalties.
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Post Post #219  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:58 am

if they played iniesta from the start they probably could have won it
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Post Post #220  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:33 am

If Spain didn't play dated soccer they could have as well.

Anyways Russia over Croatia would be the biggest potential upset the QF could produce (including yesterday's games). Croatia has looked consistently solid (except vs Denmark, where Schmeichel carried hard), and Russia lost to the only good team they've played so far.

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Post Post #221  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:33 am

Sweden, on the other hand, is about to destroy some memes :)

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Post Post #222  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:07 am

Spain not a good team? Lol.
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Post Post #223  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:30 am

It's coming home lads

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Post Post #224  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:32 am

In post 222, Panzerjager wrote:Spain not a good team? Lol.


Drew Portugal drew Morocco drew Russia

Uh yeah Spain 2018 was not a good team

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