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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #25: February 20, 2022, 11:28:00 AM »
Since the old thread was 2020-21, I felt it was time to start a new thread.  I realize the Euro season is over the winter, but we have comments pretty much year round on the sport.  I've broken this at 2022, although I'm open to breaking off some of 2021 and recombining that with this thread (that is, have the thread 2021-22).

Footie fans - what do you want me to do?  If you want me to combine things up, can you point to a good post to break up the old thread?  I can't figure where the break is from last year and the current.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #26: February 20, 2022, 05:45:13 PM »
US women beat New Zealand 5–0 today. They led 3–0 at the half and all three of those goals were own goals—but even worse for New Zealand, all three own goals were by the same player.  :shock:

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #27: February 20, 2022, 05:55:05 PM »
Hat trick!

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #28: February 20, 2022, 09:52:38 PM »
Hat trick!

Does she have to throw hats into the crowd?

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #29: February 21, 2022, 10:46:47 AM »
Does she have to throw hats into the crowd?
that's only fair.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #31: March 24, 2022, 06:26:12 PM »
Shocker. Italy will miss the World Cup again.

https://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=622109

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #32: March 25, 2022, 10:39:31 AM »
Zeroes to heroes and back again
Shocker. Italy will miss the World Cup again.

https://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=622109

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #33: March 25, 2022, 06:04:47 PM »
Do we laugh, or cry? Russia submits formal interest, with Uefa, to host Euro 2028...

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #34: March 27, 2022, 10:09:33 PM »
USA is in barring a 5 goal loss in its next game at Costa Rica.

https://www.espn.com/soccer/report/_/gameId/606048

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #35: March 27, 2022, 10:14:31 PM »
USA is in barring a 5 goal loss in its next game at Costa Rica.

https://www.espn.com/soccer/report/_/gameId/606048

Six goals. If they lose by five, they finish tied with Costa Rica as to both points and goal differential. The second tiebreaker is total goals scored. The US have 21, Costa Rica have 11 (pending the next game, of course). If Costa Rica were to overtake the US on total goals, they’d inherently win by more than five.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #36: March 28, 2022, 10:01:57 AM »
Six goals. If they lose by five, they finish tied with Costa Rica as to both points and goal differential. The second tiebreaker is total goals scored. The US have 21, Costa Rica have 11 (pending the next game, of course). If Costa Rica were to overtake the US on total goals, they’d inherently win by more than five.
Close enough.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #37: March 28, 2022, 10:50:18 AM »
Sounds like the only generally-available broadcast Wednesday night is in Spanish unless you pony up for Paramount+.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #38: March 28, 2022, 05:25:56 PM »
Oh Canada!  Congratulations on qualification. Does Qatar have waffles and maple syrup?... ;)

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #39: March 28, 2022, 05:53:26 PM »
Arabian oryx probably tastes a bit like moose 
Oh Canada!  Congratulations on qualification. Does Qatar have waffles and maple syrup?... ;)

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #40: March 28, 2022, 06:01:53 PM »
Oh Canada!  Congratulations on qualification. Does Qatar have waffles and maple syrup?... ;)

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #41: March 28, 2022, 08:14:53 PM »
Sounds like the only generally-available broadcast Wednesday night is in Spanish unless you pony up for Paramount+.
I believe it’s also on CBS Sports Network.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #42: March 31, 2022, 07:54:44 AM »
Oh say, did you see?...Congratulations to the US on qualification for Qatar. You could end up in the same group as England... ;)

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #43: March 31, 2022, 10:15:46 AM »
Oh say, did you see?...Congratulations to the US on qualification for Qatar. You could end up in the same group as England... ;)
Thanks Natsie.  Draw is coming up tomorrow. 

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #44: March 31, 2022, 03:44:55 PM »
Doesn’t Ukraine still have to play qualifiers?


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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #46: March 31, 2022, 05:57:31 PM »
Doesn’t Ukraine still have to play qualifiers?

The Scotland v Ukraine qualifying play-off has been delayed until June (for obvious reasons). However, the unusual timing of this year's tournament also means that (equally unusually) the draw will be made before all qualifying games have been played. ICYMI, Portugal and Poland booked their places in Qatar this week.

Besides the Scotland game, those still to be played are - Wales v winners of Scotland / Ukraine, Costa Rica v New Zealand, and winner of UAE / Australia v Peru.

Noticable absentees from Qatar include Italy, Egypt, Nigeria and Colombia.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #47: April 01, 2022, 02:21:20 PM »
USA with England, Iran and one of Ukraine/Wales/Scotland.  Piece of cake.  :hysterical:

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #48: April 01, 2022, 02:30:11 PM »
None of the groups can really be considered a "group of death"...Group E perhaps? 

I predict that we will see a first-ever APAC WC winner.   

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #49: April 01, 2022, 03:25:02 PM »
USA with England, Iran and one of Ukraine/Wales/Scotland.  Piece of cake.  :hysterical:
so how many English speaking countries in this group, other than 'Murica?