Round of 16, but thanks for the thread :)
Good weekend to watch.
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.
Assuming Suarez’s 4-month diet is effective immediately
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That sure looked like a good goal to me by Brazil, that was harsh.
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.
Costa Rica advances on PKs after playing most of the match with 10 men.
Netherlands/Costa Rica should be a good game.