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World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« on: November 22, 2022, 12:59:18 PM »
The World Cup, being held in Qatar this year, has some of the typical political crud going on, but the players are back on the field, and the fun and excitement of World Cup soccer has arrived in 2022.

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On Sunday ... the opening game featured Ecuador defeating Qatar with a score of 2-0.

Yesterday ... the U.S.A. tied with Wales in a 1-1 scoring contest.

And today ... certainly one of the biggest surprises in recent World Cup history ... Saudi Arabia upset Argentina in a stunner of a game with a score of 2-1.

Apparently the Saudi's scored their two goals in the first 6 minutes, followed by Messi's goal for Argentina in the first half as well, but the second half both teams went scoreless, and the Saudi's left the field with the victory. Interestingly, Saudi Arabia had only 3 shots at the goal all game, and the only 2 of the 3 that were on goal were for their points, while Argentina had four shots that found the back of the net, but 3 were called back on off sides calls.  Evidently the Saudi's game plan included a defense line that played further up than typical, seeking to get off sides calls against the Argentinians, and such was the case because there were 7 offsides calls in the first half, and 3 in the second.  After their first game of the tournament Argentina still needs two wins to advance to the final round.
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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2022, 11:46:35 PM »
Canada lost to Belgium today, 1-0.

Japan defeated Germany in a less than expected result, 2-1.
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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2022, 12:47:46 AM »
When I was a youngster, saw soccer teams playing 5 front, 3 mid, 2 full, and goalie, and sometimes 4-3-3 and goalie.

Not seeing that at the world cup this year, and instead thins like 1, 5, 4 and goalie, or 2, 3, 5 and goalie, or 2-5-3 and goalie, or 3, 2, 1, 4 and goalie, or 1, 4, 5 and goalie.

So ... I'm wondering if anyone knows what's up with this, maybe even some history of it?
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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 11:39:59 PM »
No soccer experts visiting eh?

Well ... in today's action, Brazil won over Serbia, 2-0.  An interesting game, Brazil the supposed highest ranked team by FIFA, had theirfirst  score a goal 65 minutes into the game, with Serbia seeming to play a lot of defense.
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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2022, 04:36:23 PM »
America plays England today, uh oh. :icon_eek:
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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2022, 08:59:20 PM »
Wow, what a game ... England vs. U.S ended with a 0-0 tie.

This leaves the U.S. with a must win vs Iran for the next game to move onto the round of 16.
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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2022, 11:53:53 PM »
The world cup is a bit mental alright.

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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2022, 06:32:53 AM »
Lionel Messi saves Argentina from elimination, scoring the first of 2 goals in their 2-0 win over Mexico.
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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2022, 02:38:00 AM »
Morocco took down Belgium with a score of 2-0 in their first win since 1998.

The loss did not go over well with fans living in Belgium nor the Netherlands where there were some riots that broke out.

This puts Belgium in a must win there third game situation or not get into the final 16.
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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2022, 02:45:36 AM »
Germany and Spain tied 1-1.  Saw highlights from this game, and it looked like a good one. :icon_cool:
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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2022, 08:43:20 AM »
Morocco took down Belgium with a score of 2-0 in their first win since 1998.

The loss did not go over well with fans living in Belgium nor the Netherlands where there were some riots that broke out.
Riots because of the loss? There was trouble in Brussels but it was the festivities of the winners. Coupled with probably some not so tactful police interventions.

Anyway, it was a bad match. Hopefully better against croatia but that is easily the strongest  of the three opponents in our group. A win will see us pass though.
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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2022, 11:07:12 PM »
When I was a youngster, saw soccer teams playing 5 front, 3 mid, 2 full, and goalie, and sometimes 4-3-3 and goalie.

Not seeing that at the world cup this year, and instead thins like 1, 5, 4 and goalie, or 2, 3, 5 and goalie, or 2-5-3 and goalie, or 3, 2, 1, 4 and goalie, or 1, 4, 5 and goalie.

So ... I'm wondering if anyone knows what's up with this, maybe even some history of it?

Can't say I've ever seen any football teams playing 5 up front!  :Ohmy:

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Re: World Cup 2022 Has Begun!
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2022, 01:53:13 AM »
In those days, 5-3-2 with goalie was the team's main way of playing in junior hi. They went up against a bunch of other schools that did the 4-3-3 with goalie thing, and won a lot of games.  We had a wicked good goalie which helped, and the team went undefeated until the championship game.
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