FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 || 7 June – 7 July, France

Elynn

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Oct 28, 2017
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I think I'm more annoyed by journalists clutching their pearls about "respect for the game" when the reality is none of them respect the sport enough to talk about it, than I am by whatever celebrations the americans did.

Good win for Nigeria, don't think that'll be enough to go through unless they pull off a big surprise in the last game but still an important 3 points.
 

Kin5290

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Oct 26, 2017
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Nothing wrong with scoring as many goals as you can in tournament matches, but the celebrations for the later goals were a joke. Absolutely classless. AFAIK this is Megan Rapinoe, here scoring her 45th goal for the US team.

She’s a 33 year old woman coming off of an ACL injury and knee surgery to score a goal at the World Cup. This handwringing is dumb.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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I watch football, but I was hardcore into PL and club football in my youth, traveled to England and so on, and I'm definitely not anymore, got enough of it after a while (something to do with everyone around you talking about it), so I particularly enjoy football without the standard fan culture.
Fair enough, who did you support in the PL and where are you from if you had to travel to England? Will feel silly for asking if it's Peru.
 

Daverytimes

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Oct 25, 2017
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At her 3rd world cup to make it 9-0 :D it's just a bit embarrassing
It's funny the lengths everyone is going to justify it, even after I've said and it is known that such actions are frowned upon. The mental gymnastics to justify something not looked well upon because it's your team is rather funny. The fans were tired of celebrating and the team was still rolling around celebrating, once you go past a certain amount of goals you stop celebrating. It's not only about showing respect for your opponent actually still playing but it is also about being humble and recognizing that you are clearly better thus no need to rub it in.
 

Kin5290

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It's funny the lengths everyone is going to justify it, even after I've said and it is known that such actions are frowned upon. The mental gymnastics to justify something not looked well upon because it's your team is rather funny. The fans were tired of celebrating and the team was still rolling around celebrating, once you go past a certain amount of goals you stop celebrating. It's not only about showing respect for your opponent actually still playing but it is also about being humble and recognizing that you are clearly better thus no need to rub it in.
By “rolling around celebrating” you mean “hugging their teammates”?

This pearl clutching is just ridiculous, especially considering how Thailand demolished their Asian rivals.
 
Jul 19, 2018
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By “rolling around celebrating” you mean “hugging their teammates”?

This pearl clutching is just ridiculous, especially considering how Thailand demolished their Asian rivals.
You're obviously fond of calling things pearl clutching, and more power to you. Doesn't change the fact that it's just classless :D for comparison, this is from the frigging world cup semi final, when Germany thumped Brazil in Brazil. Have a look at the German player's celebrations of their 6th and 7th. It's just basic respect.

 

Reckheim

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Oct 25, 2017
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By “rolling around celebrating” you mean “hugging their teammates”?

This pearl clutching is just ridiculous, especially considering how Thailand demolished their Asian rivals.
I can't believe I had to look this up.


Like many people have said before, its not about how many goals were scored. It's about how absurd their celebrations were in a high scoring game like that.
 

Kin5290

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I can't believe I had to look this up.


Like many people have said before, its not about how many goals were scored. It's about how absurd their celebrations were in a high scoring game like that.
I’m seeing the same level of celebration here, which is team mates congratulating the scorer with hugs. The camera just isn’t super zoomed in on the players in between cutting to a distraught Malaysian child.
 

maxx720

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Nov 7, 2017
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It was cringy as fuck. Zero sportsmanship. You are winning 13-0 show some class. A bit embarrassing really. I’ll never understand when players have the need to break unwritten rules. It just makes them look like fools.
This reminds me of the USA men sprinters theatrics at the Olympics with the gaudy celebration while wearing the flag and just about taunting the other runners from other countries. It was done in poor taste. Same here. It's fine to enjoy the win but some level of class/discipline should be there with the players and definitely the coach.
 

mreddie

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TSN panel still salty

Toronto Raptors fans say hi, TSN.

Also, just got here from errands, looks even if Spain is Spain.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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if Spain had some of the shot diversity that USA showed yesterday they'd be up 4-1 right now. they only try same side shots on goal if they try and go opposite it's way wide
 
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Peru

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Spain should nab Ada Hegerberg. Someone who cynically puts the ball in the goal.
 

Elynn

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Germany knows how to grind out results, that's what it is.
I honestly would love to see FIFA allow players to be mercenaries and play for other countries. It’s not like countries like Saudi Arabia aren’t doing this already on the men’s side.
This isn't true at all. FIFA eligibility rules aren't that easy to bypass unlike other sports.
 
Jul 19, 2018
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Germany knows how to grind out results, that's what it is.

This isn't true at all. FIFA eligibility rules aren't that easy to bypass unlike other sports.
Depends how you define 'mercenaries' I suppose. Qatar are naturalising a bunch of Brazilian players in time for the world cup, I believe China are doing something similar.
 

Elynn

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Depends how you define 'mercenaries' I suppose. Qatar are naturalising a bunch of Brazilian players in time for the world cup, I believe China are doing something similar.
Like who ? There's no brazilian-born player in the squad that won them the Asian Cup, and the vast majority of their players is born in Qatar.
Look at their handball team if you wanna see what a team of mercenaries looks like (11 foreigners out of a 14 player squad for the last world cup or olympics).
 

Heshinsi

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Oct 25, 2017
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Germany knows how to grind out results, that's what it is.

This isn't true at all. FIFA eligibility rules aren't that easy to bypass unlike other sports.
Saudi Arabia does not give citizenship to non Saudis born in that country as a matter of law. Saudi nationality may be given if the father is Saudi himself. I was under the mistaken belief that the player had to have either ancestral ties through parents or grandparent or current citizenship with the country they want to play for. Apparently that doesn’t seem to be the case as living in place for a certain number of years can grant you eligibility. I was mistaken.
 

Heshinsi

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Like who ? There's no brazilian-born player in the squad that won them the Asian Cup, and the vast majority of their players is born in Qatar.
Look at their handball team if you wanna see what a team of mercenaries looks like (11 foreigners out of a 14 player squad for the last world cup or olympics).
They were doing it and not just them either.

“FIFA President Sepp Blattertold the BBC: "If we don't stop this farce, if we don't take care about the invaders from Brazil towards Europe, Asia and Africa then, in the 2014 or the 2018 World Cup, out of the 32 teams you will have 16 full of Brazilian players."

That’s when they brought in the “clear connection” rules that at first had a minimum two years of residency applied.


But these rules still allow the likes of Saudi Arabia (countries that refuse to grant citizenship to people who were born and raised there) the ability to field national teams by the residency method. How can that be your national team when you don’t consider some of the players nationals or citizens?
 
Jul 19, 2018
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Like who ? There's no brazilian-born player in the squad that won them the Asian Cup, and the vast majority of their players is born in Qatar.
Look at their handball team if you wanna see what a team of mercenaries looks like (11 foreigners out of a 14 player squad for the last world cup or olympics).
Seems I'm a couple of years out of date :) eg

Since taking the Qatar job in September 2016, the Uruguayan has relied on foreign talents such as Brazilian-born Rodrigo Tabata and Uruguayan-born Sebastian Soria. It's likely Soria and Tabata will only feature until the 2018 World Cup, by which time the former will be 35 years old and the latter 37. Despite this, the future of the national team, even in the medium-term, looks like consisting of a number of foreign-born players. In their most recent qualifier, a goalless draw with China, Qatar fielded eight foreign-born players in the starting 11.

Happy to admit it's changed since, which is great
 

Elynn

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Ah yeah, they used to try it but FIFA then asked for a clear connection to the country to be eligible, and I haven't heard of any abuse since then. Thankfully.