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Thread: The Soccer, Football, Futbol, Fussball, Calcio et al. Thread

  1. #31
    My little bro went up to Chicago tonight to see Argentina in the copa america. Messi with a hat trick off the bench. That's like seeing Joe Montana throw five tds or Jordan score 50.

  2. #32
    Red, white, and blue. And black?

  3. #33
    Somos libres!

    Peru beats Brazil for the first time in 35 years on a hand of god goal. Great game.

  4. #34
    USA! USA! That was a fun match. Semi's in the Copa America is no small feat.

  5. #35
    Ugh. Penalty kicks. A really stupid part of an otherwise great sport.

  6. #36
    Well, that was just awful. Messi misses his first shootout PK ever, and it's a huge one. He so depressed, he's talking about not playing for Argentina anymore. I really wanted him to finally be the hero in this thing. I guess that's what makes sports the best drama on TV - it doesn't follow the script.

    Chile is pretty much the worst south american country, and they have back-to-back championships.

  7. #37
    I will never understand why PK's aren't moved back. As it is now, they are 99% kicker, 1 % keeper. Why would anyone be opposed to finding the sweet spot where they are 50/50? That would be far more interesting at the end of extra time and would also be far more appropriate for an in-game PK.

  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Well, that was just awful. Messi misses his first shootout PK ever, and it's a huge one. He so depressed, he's talking about not playing for Argentina anymore. I really wanted him to finally be the hero in this thing. I guess that's what makes sports the best drama on TV - it doesn't follow the script.

    Chile is pretty much the worst south american country, and they have back-to-back championships.
    Good riddance, Argentina.

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Applejack View Post
    Good riddance, Argentina.
    The Brasil/Argentina rivalry - so unnecessary! Just share that beautiful waterfall and a love of grilled meat.

    Now Peru/Chile - that's a rivalry to get behind. Those rats stole the Atacama desert and all its guano! They slaughtered Miguel Grau, el cabellero del mar!

  10. #40
    This might not be on your radar, but Peru is close to its first World Cup birth (berth? they both make sense in a way) since 1982. Tied for 4th in qualifying with matches against Argentina and Colombia remaining.

    So many good sports things happening tonight!

  11. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    This might not be on your radar, but Peru is close to its first World Cup birth
    And...we're in! First time since 1982. Peru declared the day a national holiday and gave everyone the day off in anticipation of tonight's game.

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