This World Cup has delivered: dynamite games (62% decided by one goal), no team looks unbeatable, two untraditional juggernauts (Belgium and Croatia), penalties penalties penalties… It should get even better in the knockouts, and what a start: a Messi – Cristiano doubleheader. You could argue about their greatness compared to
Alas, today we close out Group play. ONE WHOLE FUCKING DAY OFF after this (I originally thought two), which I simply cannot abide. Fuck your rest and recovery time.
Group H - Senegal (+345) v. Colombia (-120; draw +255) (10:00 EST, Fox)
Be wary of these #HailGAMBLOR numbers, FOAR Senegal still need
Another four games on the slate today with things to play for! By Saturday we will be down to 16 and the fun will begin. The daily blogs have been great, huzzah to all of you who participate. Fuck Pepe forever.
Group F 9 am DFO time games
Sweden v Mexico at
Good morning! Thank you for coming. I hope you had your cup of Joe and are ready for some intense lesser footy action. Group C and D will finish their group play today.
As I was on my way home from work yesterday, I began reflecting on which World Cups I
This week, while we were all watching the Germany-Sweden game in the World Cup, TWBS brought up a very good point about the timing of the game. Essentially, the fútbol game ended after 97 minutes when the ref had previously only given 5 additional minutes after the standard 90. Yes,
Here is some half-arsed analysis from a half-arsed Hippo who is no longer watching Torneo Del Diablo. My cohorts will do better. Me did find nice picture FOAR teh peoples.
Group G - Belgium (-300) v. Tunisia (+850; draw +400) (8:00 EST, Fox)
Tunisia are liquid shit, but they still almost got
We are roughly halfway through the Group Stage with three more games on tap. Let's get right to it!
5:00 AM Pacific
Brasil v Costa Rica
Balls: Neither team looked particularly good in their last game. There are rumours
that Neymar is hurt. My sources tell me he merely has sand in his vagina.
I for one have loved this ridiculous tournament so far. I always go through a bit of withdrawal after the second round of games as we only get 2 start times next week with four games. Seriously, quit trying to have sportsmanship FIFA you are as crooked as a dog's
Into the next set of games! We have now seen everyone at least once and so conclusions can be drawn:
Nobody knows anything.
Sí se pudo.
No one team looks unbeatable.
This, to me, makes this a very exciting tournament. Wakezilla compared it to 2002 and that's a great point. That
What a tourney it's been so far, huh? Today we wrap up the first games for every team left and start with the second game for the hosts. This includes the first game for DFO Darlings
We've already had a few upsets including Mexico's victory over Germany and Brazil's tie with
Seriously though, the AFL did continue playing through the World Cup. And stuff happened! Let's get to it!
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The Round started, awkwardly for those that didn't read the AFL Beats on Monday and Tuesday, on Australian Thursday Night which meant Wednesday night/ Thursday
Dodging work on Monday is especially difícil. FFS, I actually have a conference call scheduled for this afternoon. I for reals have to talk to other carbon-based life forms on the fucking phone, during the World Cup. SIGH. First World problemos. Anyway, above is Tunisian Kenza Fourati, because reasons ok!
Group F -