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Post by Valkyrja on Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:17 pm

Could you imagine Ramos leaving the CL final because his shoulder got hurt ? Laughing

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Post by Zagadka on Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:28 pm

I think it was a tactical decision by Russia to lose, as they are better off finishing second in the group than first.

Finish FIRST:
- Play R-16 match in a hot Sochi, one of the reasons they couldn't run as much today was Samara's weather was 32 degrees. Plus, most likely Spain/Portugal is a lot more comfortable playing in the heat as they are more familiar with that.

Finish SECOND (what happened):
- Play R-16 match in Luzhinsky (80 thousand home fans), Moscow's weather forecast is to be only 18 degrees and raining that day. Definitely, the sort of atmosphere and weather that will suit this Russia team better.

Not saying they lost the game on purpose, but I don't think they'll be losing too much sleep over it. Not like there's much difference between Spain or Portugal (especially given Portugal's track record of being amazing in KO rounds)
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Post by Art Morte on Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:40 pm

@Kaladin wrote:Another W for Asia


Why are we talking about Iran and Saudis like they're Asian? Middle East is its own region.
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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:42 pm

@Art Morte wrote:
@Kaladin wrote:Another W for Asia


Why are we talking about Iran and Saudis like they're Asian? Middle East is its own region.


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Post by S on Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:45 pm

@Art Morte wrote:
@Kaladin wrote:Another W for Asia


Why are we talking about Iran and Saudis like they're Asian? Middle East is its own region.


Seriously ?
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Post by Doc on Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:23 pm

Morte lol. Iran and Saudis are in the Asian continent hence Asian.

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Post by Doc on Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:26 pm

@Zagadka wrote:I think it was a tactical decision by Russia to lose, as they are better off finishing second in the group than first.
Watching the match, it was nothing "tactical" about Russia losing to Uruguay. They just got beaten by a superior team as they did put in all the effort they can which was not enough obviously.

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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:28 pm

@Doc wrote:
@Zagadka wrote:I think it was a tactical decision by Russia to lose, as they are better off finishing second in the group than first.
Watching the match, it was nothing "tactical" about Russia losing to Uruguay. They just got beaten by a superior team as they did put in all the effort they can which was not enough obviously.
No, no, no, no. They tactically got 2 yellows and a starter suspended from the next match.

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Post by Zagadka on Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:44 pm

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:
@Doc wrote:
@Zagadka wrote:I think it was a tactical decision by Russia to lose, as they are better off finishing second in the group than first.
Watching the match, it was nothing "tactical" about Russia losing to Uruguay. They just got beaten by a superior team as they did put in all the effort they can which was not enough obviously.
No, no, no, no. They tactically got 2 yellows and a starter suspended from the next match.


Smolnikov had played a grand total of ZERO minutes in the previous 2 matches Smile
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Post by Luca on Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:47 pm

Ignoring the big news, Saudi Arabia beat Egypt @s @cuckadin @nish
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Post by farfan on Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:52 pm

@S wrote:
@farfan wrote:Asia is a disgrace.

How did this team make it to the WC? :facepalm: imagine more Asian scrubs when the world cup expands to 48 teams.


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-own goal
-Draw
-Meaningless game that was probably bought by the Saudis

Won't take the L.
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Post by Art Morte on Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:55 pm

@Doc wrote:Morte lol. Iran and Saudis are in the Asian continent hence Asian.


But do we consider Costa Rica and Panama to be representing North America instead of Central America? I don't, but I guess it's a matter of opinion.
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Post by rincon on Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:14 pm

The countries are in Asia = they are asian

The countries are in north america = they are north American

So yes
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Post by Nishankly on Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:00 am

What is this nonsense going on here, I have a 9 hour flight and everyone starts attacking GLASIA, WTF Lads.

Australia is as much a part of Asia as is Saudi Arabia. New Zealand and Israel can *bleep* off.

We follow FIFA rules Art, Geography doesn't apply.
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Post by Nishankly on Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:02 am

@Luca wrote:Ignoring the big news, Saudi Arabia beat Egypt @s @cuckadin @nish


Missed both matches ffs. Iran making us proud and Saudi's getting an easy win against Egypt. WATTBA for GLASIA
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Post by Nishankly on Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:05 am

@Art Morte wrote:
@Doc wrote:Morte lol. Iran and Saudis are in the Asian continent hence Asian.


But do we consider Costa Rica and Panama to be representing North America instead of Central America? I don't, but I guess it's a matter of opinion.


They officially represent and take part in FIFA CONCACAF qualifiers so they represent GLCONCACAF not North America as does USA, Canada and Mexico.

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Post by Art Morte on Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:33 am

You know, Hank, that people who drink on flights are the worst kind, right?
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Post by Unique on Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:23 am

@Art Morte wrote:You know, Hank, that people who drink on flights are the worst kind, right?
Laughing Laughing

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:00 pm

@Nishankly wrote:What is this nonsense going on here, I have a 9 hour flight and everyone starts attacking GLASIA, WTF Lads.

Australia is as much a part of Asia as is Saudi Arabia. New Zealand and Israel can *bleep* off.

We follow FIFA rules Art, Geography doesn't apply.


Australia is NOT part of Asia. Australia is a continent itself FFS

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:07 pm

Australia is part of Oceania hmm
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Post by S on Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:16 pm

@Hapless_Hans wrote:
@Nishankly wrote:What is this nonsense going on here, I have a 9 hour flight and everyone starts attacking GLASIA, WTF Lads.

Australia is as much a part of Asia as is Saudi Arabia. New Zealand and Israel can *bleep* off.

We follow FIFA rules Art, Geography doesn't apply.


Australia is NOT part of Asia. Australia is a continent itself FFS


Australia is a part of AFC though. That's all that matters
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Post by Hapless_Hans on Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:13 pm

Oceania is not a continent.
Australia is.

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Post by Babun on Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:03 pm

The confusion is spread due to the idiotic politics by USA with their definition of "middle eastern" and races definition as Asian/ Caucasian.

Any person coming from Caucasus or nearby is more Caucasian than any European out there but  they're counted as remotly Caucasian by the US definition by which they mean white+blond+blue eyes type basicaly whereas a Georigan from Georgia would be the most Caucasian phenotype possible.
The continent we live on is called Euroasia = Euro+ Asia. The "Asian" phenotype according to the US definition lives in East Asia and South East Asia mostly. What is known as middle east is actually West Asia which includes Iran among other countries. India and Pakistan belong to South Asia etc. Georgia is in Central Asia then Europe starts.

Australia has nothing to do with anything related to Asia from georaphical or political standpoint.

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Post by Nishankly on Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:09 am

WTF is going on here.

Australia and Saudi Arabia are part of the AFC FIFA Qualifiers, So they represent Asia in the World Cup.

I explained it and still y'all spiraling.
New Zealand is still in OFC (Oceania Football Confederation had Australia till 2006).

Can't believe bandwagoners here don't even know their World Cup basics 3rd week into the tournament, explaining Geography, Race and politics to GLAsia. rofl rofl
Exactly why we need bigger teams to get f*cked this WC.

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Post by Babun on Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:10 am

@Nishankly wrote:WTF is going on here.

Australia and Saudi Arabia are part of the AFC FIFA Qualifiers, So they represent Asia in the World Cup.

I explained it and still y'all spiraling.
New Zealand is still in OFC (Oceania Football Confederation had Australia till 2006).

Can't believe bandwagoners here don't even know their World Cup basics 3rd week into the tournament, explaining Geography, Race and politics to GLAsia. rofl rofl
Exactly why we need bigger teams to get f*cked this WC.


It was directed at Arte Morte and the made up name "middle east" which doesn't make any sense. East of what? Middle of which East? Hilarious, those Americans, but makes sense though, they live on another continent.
Middle East= West Asia, Australia belongs to Oceania, only reason they are allowed to participate among Asians is because the competition looks more than sad down there :coffee:

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Post by CBarca on Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:38 am

I've heard of throwing games because of the opponent...tbh sometimes that makes sense.

Never heard of a team throwing a game for better weather.

Seems like a bit of a stretch

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