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South Korea into Olympic menís soccer semifinal after beating Britain on penalties
Washington Post ^ | August†4, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/06/2012 4:26:04 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

CARDIFF, Wales — If the sight of a unified Britain football team competing in its first Olympics since 1960 took football fans in the host nation by surprise, the manner of the its exit surely didn’t.

Like so many England teams before it, the British side lost in a quarterfinal penalty shootout on Saturday night, meaning South Korea will advance to its first Olympic semifinal, where it will meet tournament favorite Brazil.

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1 posted on 08/06/2012 4:26:13 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Absolutely no interest , but I live in Japan which is also in the semi-finals . Two Asian teams . Who’d have thunk it ?

2 posted on 08/06/2012 4:40:49 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Do the English ever lose any way BUT on penalties? They’ve made choking on PKs into an art form over there.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 4:53:13 AM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Penalty kicks as tie breakers

One of many reasons why soccer is a stupid game.

Can you image basketball deciding games by freethrows or baseball by doing a Home run derby.

4 posted on 08/06/2012 6:14:27 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1

Yes, because making them just play and play and play til one exhausted guy managed to sneak a ball past another exhausted guy is the kind of quality athleticism I wanna stay up late to see.

5 posted on 08/06/2012 6:25:11 AM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To the Brit coaches.....

You’re telling me that Beckham wasn’t better than one of the Brits on that roster. I find that hard to believe after watching the lack of offensive output and creativity.

...or was it because he dared to leave Euro and play in the American MLS?

6 posted on 08/06/2012 6:39:10 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary:
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To: Moose4

What are the odds??

That is a lifetime of hurt.

7 posted on 08/06/2012 7:33:26 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
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To: rbmillerjr

I wasn’t a big Beckham supporter for the UK team (really didn’t care much either way, actually). But after watching the UK team, especially the over 23 “ringers”, I can’t see how he wasn’t selected. For his ability on free kicks/set pieces if nothing else....

8 posted on 08/06/2012 7:40:59 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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