Skip to comments.World Cup Thread Jun 28-29 Quarter Finals
Posted on 06/28/2014 8:02:01 AM PDT by Perdogg
June 28th, 2014
Brazil vs Chile
12:00 PM EDT
Colombia vs Uruguay
4:00 PM EDT
June 29th 2014
Netherlands vs Mexico
12:00 PM EDT
Costa Rica vs Greece
4:00 PM EDT
Round of 16, but thanks for the thread :)
Good weekend to watch.
Just a notice for the first time of the Brazilian motto on their flag- “Order & Progress
Brazil should win, but Chile is dangerous. Also, I have a certain amount of cynicism about the politics of football. FIFA and all the big money involved in the World Cup have a vested interest in a Brazil win. It remains to be seen if corruption creeps into the game with with the refs or the players. Glad to see the English ref who is good and fair based on his past performances I have witnessed.
Chile is the shortest team in the tournament. They average 5 feet 9 inches. Every cross and free kick is a chance for Brazil.
There you go .....
Assuming Suarez’s 4-month diet is effective immediately
Brazil and Chile are level 1-1 the Half ...
LOL! Online dictionaries say that isn’t a word but maybe it should be.
Anyway this is the round of 16 for people that don’t know.
Live coverage on ABC!
That sure looked like a good goal to me by Brazil, that was harsh.
You could argue that the Big Guy cradled the ball with his upper arm
If they follow the “script” so far this tournament, someone will score from now through stoppage time
Brazil sucks today.
Based on how Chile has played, they should advance.
Penalty kicks make me nervous.
I’d be as happy as a clam if Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica advance this weekend....
Penalty kicks are a crapshoot. Unfortunate that it comes to this.
Chile is choking.
Kudos to Chile! They gave Brazil and its massive fan base, a run for their money.
This is not a strong Brazil team compared to past clubs. If this tournament were anywhere else but Brazil, they’d be out.
The "Goaltenders Friend" is no friend of Chile today, as Brazil wins in penalties 3-2.
Chile played the nearly perfect road game, but Brazil pretty much carried the play most of the time Save for some dents in the woodwork, the home team could’ve made an untimely early exit.
Congrats to both teams for an exciting Round of 16 opener.
I still believe they will reach the final and win. This is just like March Madness when one of the Cinderella teams gives one of the favorites a scare. Brazil will be a better team after this. They will destroy the winner of Columbia-Uruguay.
Who is the favorite in the Colombia vs Uruguay match up?
Dunno, who do the Brazilians hate less ;?
BTW, did Uruguay spring someone from prison to tend goal ;?
The game will open up now.
Colombia will get a few more.
This second match of the day is pretty boring aside from the Rodriguez goal, which as one of the top 5 of the World Cup.
Don’t underestimate Uruguay. Even without Suarez, they are still a very good team, organized at the back. They need more offense, but their defense is still pretty solid.
The second half will pick up in action. It is win or go home. No playing for a tie.
Great goal by Rodriguez to put Columbia up 1-0 at the Half ... Not much the goaltender could do against a high, well-placed shot.
Maybe it's asking too much to stand in front of a ball struck at 60 MPH to make a block I guess as a hockey fan I'm used to seeing guys sell out.
Well 1 more anyway. Colombia advances to face Brazil in the next round.
I hope Brazil plays as shitty as they did today against Colombia.... James Rodriguez is the new Maradona....
Chile is much better than Uruguay. Brazil will be Colombia 3-1.
Officiating was a bit rough today in both matches. Howard Webb did get the hand ball call correct.
Webb should have issued a yellow in the first few minutes for the rough challenge. Had he set the tone early on that rough play wasn’t going to be tolerated, the teams would have adjusted and the match would have gone more smoothly and much more fun to watch. He had a tough task since the teams don’t seem to like each other.
I expect Colombia to beat Brazil. Colombia has been the best team in the tournament so far.
I see Premier League teams falling all over themselves to make a deal with Monaco to get Rodriquez.
He’s the New Maradona...
Colombia has not lost a match yet in the WC....
Same is true today. The Dutch should have had two spot kicks.
Robben made a mental error when he did not run through the sliding tackle on his run into the penalty box from the right side. He would have been tripped and awarded an easy penalty.
One of the annoying things about fouls, is how the referees tend to take into account the rigid results of calling them before blowing the whistle.
For example, in the Costa Rica game now, the Greek guy broke into the free in the penalty box, and took a lovely shot that was blocked by the goalie. But after he kicked, the CRC guy slid under his legs, with studs up, hitting him and knocking him over. Never even touched the ball.
Anywhere else on the field, that would have been an illegal challenge from behind, and there’d be a free kick and the guy would have a yellow card. In fact, they just did that call a little while ago.
But no way the ref is going to give a penalty kick when the foul happened AFTER the guy had a clean shot at the goalie.