Skip to comments.Many Fans of Mexico at World Cup Come From US
Posted on 06/18/2014 11:34:39 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
The number of fans cheering Mexico at the World Cup has taken observers in Brazil by surprise. But talk to those waving the green-white-and-red, and it becomes clear that when the tournament ends, many will return home not to Mexico, but to the United States.
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Now would be an EXCELLENT time to seal the borders and not let them back in.
What do the World Cup stats tell us about goal scoring in Brazil?
Its been a great World Cup. When the tournament finally featured its first, inevitable stultifying 0-0 draw between Iran and Nigeria, many joked that finally, the actual World Cup had begun. In recent decades, the World Cup has featured defensive tactics and cagey games with few attackers making dangerous runs. In the first seventeen matches of the last World Cup, there were just 28 goals scored. Already Brazil 2014 has seen 49 goals.
I wish I posted that.
Ticked me off when I was in the Army and I would see people with other countries flags flying at sports events and.such. if they are so dang proud of that country, they can get bent and go.there!
I got the past laugh as I believe the USA won the game.
Seeing him scrambling around on his knees as Chile scored their first, then palming a free kick down into his goalmouth to present them with a second was painfully embarrassing.
Spain 0:2 Chile Match Highlights
There was a young man from Koblenz ...
Australia 2:3 Netherlands Match Highlights
Hopefully Croatia will eliminate Mexico next week.
Cameroon star Benoit Assou-Ekotto head-butts own player
Cameroon went down fighting - off the ball and amongst themselves - as they exited the World Cup on Wednesday with Alex Song adding a red card to the ill-disciplined African nation's long list in a thumping 4-0 defeat by Croatia.
The Europeans were already leading 1-0 when Barcelona midfielder Song opted for a petulant elbow smash into the back of Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic in the 40th minute of their Group A clash in Manaus.
As Mandzukic collapsed in agony, Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca swiftly dismissed Song - the eighth red card for Cameroon in seven World Cup finals appearances.
Cameroon 0:4 Croatia Match Highlights
Cameroon are out, and utterly useless with it. No great surprise. They seemed more interested in their bonus money than in the glory of the competition.
Spain are out and, as the article suggests, with a whimper and not a bang. Perhaps glutted with winning their past three big competitions, they no longer had the hunger. It wasn’t just their king who abdicated. They didn’t have the stomach for the fight any more. End of an era.
Australia are out, and here is the difference: The Aussies fought, and they were very impressive, and deserved a point against the Dutch. There is no shame in their exit. They exposed a few chinks in the Dutch armour. I don’t think Holland will win it. They kicked the rotting edifice of Spanish domination to the ground, but they will face sterner, more solid, tests, later on.
Bad luck Australia.
They may have come from the US, but they don’t have US passports (or US visas).
Colombia v Ivory Coast
Uruguay v England
Japan v Greece
Basically, to realise it could be a terrible, long, frustrating summer if we dont get it right on Thursday, Gerrard recalled. There is no hiding place for a player when you go out of a tournament earlier than you expect. It can be tough and it can take an awful long time to get over it. A lot of people know that in the dressing room but there are a few young lads in there too, so it was important for them to realise what is at stake and how important this game is.
I have been there. I have had that feeling. So I know what that feeling is about and that is the feeling I dont want on Friday morning. It wasnt a message to scare any of the lads but it was a wake-up call to everyone in the room. It wasnt to scare anyone, or intimidate anyone, but this is the reality of where we are and we need everyone focused and right on it, individually and collectively, on Thursday, otherwise it is going to be a terrible, long summer.
Loser Goes Home in Greece vs Japan Match
...On the Greek side, FC Levantes starting right back and former Panathinaikos defender Lucas Vyntra sarcastically stated that if Greece had faced a defeat as hazardous as Spains over Netherlands, where the latter beat the 2010 FIFA World Cup Winners 5-1, the Greek players would not be allowed back in their country. Similarly, former footballer for the national team of Greece, Angelos Charisteas posted on Facebook how ungrateful most of the Greek fans are whom have achieved nothing in their lives, however they find it necessary to publicly derogate the national teams players efforts in Brazil.
England v Uruguay. Rallying cries don’t get much better than Shakespeare: Come on England!
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call’d fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’
There will be no sex in Brazil. They can find another solution, they can even masturbate if they want. I am not interested what the other coaches do, this is not a holiday trip, we are there to play football at the World Cup, - Safet Susic, the coach of Bosnia-Herzegovinas national soccer team
"He'll just call you sometimes and start free-stylinghe doesn't even say hello,"
England World Cup squad will go down fighting if they lose to Uruguay vows Hodgson
"We saw the other night that even a top team like Italy got tested by the quality of our attacking play so we're not going to put any of our weapons down. Any weapon we've got we are going to try and use.
Any weapon we've got we are going to try and use.Police probe England dirty tactics claims from Uruguay players
"We will need to talk to certain players. The behaviour of some of them was not at all satisfying. It's unacceptable to see that kind of thing."
There's that, and I'm wondering if player selection for starters and subs might have some petty and subtle "punishment" for players who recently signed with non-Spanish club teams. If so, that really showed them, huh?
"Our approach is not to go to Manaus and defend for 1-1 or 0-0 or whatever it is but we go there and want to win this game."
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