FIFA World Cup 2022 | Qatar ⚽

I guess you have to brace yourself for what will come in four years then?

On the awarding-Qatar-the-World-Cup topic - watched the FIFA Uncovered documentary on Netflix last week and had a good laugh.

Uh… what’s in four years? Other than 2026?

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The World Cup will be held in the US, Mexico and Canada. I imagine she might actually want to go to a match?

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Aw, fuck. :man_facepalming:

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Argentina just lost to the Saudis. There is no way that a single person put money on them to win

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Well, apparently at least one person in the Czech Republic did :sweat_smile: (though I don´t know if it was “win” or “not lose”) Obviously someone with no shortage of funds :no_mouth:

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England v USA today. Someday I’m gonna have to read up on why Wales and England are separate in the World Cup but both part of the UK at the Olympics? That’s just my curiosity though. The real issue is how badly will the US get smoked :joy:

In the olympics, one must be an independent state recognized by the international community, which means the UK as a whole competes. FIFA doesn’t have that rule.

Just be happy there’s no team with Harry Kane and Gareth Bale on it at the WC.

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Heartbreaking. Can’t believe I’m using that word to describe a loss against the 2nd ranked team in the world.

We outplayed Belgium essentially the entire game, we just couldn’t finish. Still, this team showed we can play with the big boys. Croatia next.

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Islamic Republic 2 - 0 Wales

My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.

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Any chance the team makes a statement in support of the girls and then doesn’t go back to Iran?

They already made a few statements in support.
https://twitter.com/carolineframke/status/1594509813765087233
https://twitter.com/Gerashchenko_en/status/1594693031071981569

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soccer

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I would say there is no soccer.
It’s just the wrong way to play (or rather name) football :slight_smile:

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No and no. Not until they bend to balls in front of the killer of thousands.

The kid, Kian Pirfalak, is already being used by the government as an icon who was killed by “rioters” in spite of what his mother tells. Not that big of a move.

They sang the national anthem in the second match.

They cheered up to their neck after the goals in a group stage match. Real bravery was represented by the beach soccer team, who neither sang it at any game nor cheered after their goals in the intercontinental cup finale. finale. They were becoming world champions. Plaincloth forces took them to an unknown location amid return :slightly_smiling_face:


Their celebration and ignorance becomes even more pathetic when you realize their long team mate, Vorya Ghafouri, was arrested a few days ago for supporting the moves in Kurdistan. That guy is your teammate suckers!

Qataris aren’t helpful as well.

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Lewandowski finally scored on a messy error by Saudi. They just fumbled the pass in front of their own net and he snuck in to capitalise.
Poland :poland: over Saudi :saudi_arabia: 2-0

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I´m happy for Lewa finally scoring and Poland winning, but the Saudis were playing really well (both teams were). If it wasn´t for that saved penalty, chances are they would´ve turned the tide. The final games in this group sure will be interesting.

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That group is so interesting all bc of the Argentinian loss. It will likely come down to goal differentials. Just like Saudi, Mexico was playing a solid (although boring) defence game with 5 guys back and it almost worked. They had liek 29 min left till a draw when Messi snuck one in.

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Mexico essentially needs all the stars to align in order to prevent elimination now. This tournament is so chaotic already.

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Alphonso Davies. What a guy. Our first ever goal at the World Cup.

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