2018 FIFA World CupTM
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If Japan was knocked out, that would have been the end of Asian teams. Would BBC still be flagging that up?Fact is that this so called World Cup is really about Europe and 2 South American nations. No one else has a chance. All this talk about opening it up to other countries is about sucking in more money and giving some escapist relief to the poor who cant afford anything anyway.
Watched on BBC. The two big questions for me were. Will Jamie R be fit and why did one of the other analysts seemingly have to keep touching Didier D? It seemed a bit "inappropriate" prior to the watershed.
Important points I think you all missed. 1. If “blacking up” is racist then what is Senegal fans “whiting up”? 2. Senegal’s penalty was a penalty. The VAR clearly shows the defender Sanchez making contact leg to leg with Mane’s shin just before getting to the ball.How the pundits and ref missed this I don’t know. Watch it again and you will see.
@133 - What is it you are suggesting is “wrong” with the African teams who lost 10 of the 15 matches they played? Were their opponents goals bigger? Did they field 12 men? Was there a high tech invisible force field placed in front of their opponents goal when the African teams played? Or is it simply that the African teams were just not very good?
Am I wrong to suggest that if the Senegal players hadn’t had a collective strop in the last few minutes against Japan and started tackling like tractors they may be through. Also I can’t help but think if Argentina had scored the way Senegal did against Poland the narrative would be “bad sportsmanship” rather than “quick thinking”. They’ve only themselves to blame.
Spot on! You only had to look at the starting position of the tackler's leg and foot - way above the ball, before chopping down on his leg, then a miniscule touch of the ball before cleaning him out. That sort of tackle was outlawed years ago and would have been given as a foul anywhere else on the park. Funny that the ref only looked at one angle on the video, the least clear of the action....
Misleading headline. Senegal losing out via the fair play rules has nothing to do with Columbia.Basically, Senegal's exit from the competition was self-inflicted.
Being from Africa myself, I am obviously saddened by Senegal's exit by way of yellows. Nigeria lost again to Argentina. Same players who did them in in 2014 repeated the feat in 2018. Africa continues to play naive football and at each tournament the same problems resurface: poor set piece taking and defending - including corners, poor finishing. We seem to be moving backwards in the game.
It is COLOMBIA. You are BBC readers, you have the means so educate yourselves...you morons!
Listen. I realise the English education system is garbage so here's a bit of guidance:The team England will get beaten by next are called COLOMBIA, a nation from S. America. That's a different place to COLUMBIA, which is the romantic/feminine name for the America's in historical literature. Small towns and regions also go by this name. None of these places are represented in the World Cup.
I watch African nations cup its by far the worst tournament soo for me is no suprise all African teams are out
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