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Camilo Zuniga apologizes to Neymar for injury-causing tackle
foxsports.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | ap

Posted on 07/06/2014 4:28:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Colombia defender Camilo Zuniga has sent a letter of apology to Neymar, saying he is ''deeply sorry and sad'' for causing the injury that knocked the Brazil striker out of the World Cup.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: worldcup2014

1 posted on 07/06/2014 4:28:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Bite me! Sorry wrong guy — Go Dutchies!


2 posted on 07/06/2014 4:31:10 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Berlin_Freeper

One bone to pick: I don’t think it was intentional or malicious, either (his words). But negligent? Probably.


3 posted on 07/06/2014 4:32:46 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: dfwgator; kevkrom; 1rudeboy; BeadCounter; C19fan; corkoman; cartan; St_Thomas_Aquinas; ...
Please Mr. Postman
4 posted on 07/06/2014 4:36:16 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Philipp Lahm 'especially sorry' Neymar will be missing for Brazil
Brazil captain Thiago Silva will also miss the game through suspension, but rather than revel in the prospect of facing a weakened Brazil side, Lahm has said that it will be a shame not to face the hosts at full strength.

"First of all, it is a pity that both are missing," he is quoted as telling Bild am Sonntag by Goal.com.

"I'm especially sorry for Neymar. To miss a semi-final at a home World Cup through injury is a bitter blow.

"In a World Cup you always intend to compete with the best. That's why I would have preferred to play against Brazil with Neymar, but I believe that Brazil has enough players who can step into the breach for him."

Brazil and Germany will face each other in the first World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.

5 posted on 07/06/2014 4:40:29 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: 1rudeboy

The conduct got out of hand...

The ref from Spain didn’t want give cards so players wouldn’t miss the semifinal. But now look who is missing!


6 posted on 07/06/2014 4:43:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I can’t get too worked up for Neymar. I thought he gave off a lot of Eddie Haskell vibes in the matches I’ve seen him in.


7 posted on 07/06/2014 4:45:29 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Dr. Ursus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ882QYzr-M


8 posted on 07/06/2014 4:46:36 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: 1rudeboy

There is a new rule that resets cards before the final, so no players will miss out playing. The next games could be bloodbaths, especially the Brazilians - imo.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 4:47:25 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

You’re right. The ref needed to card the players for the benefit of the game.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 4:55:12 AM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com See if the video makes sense to you.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Never mind the beautiful game: Brazil learns to win ugly at the World Cup
“We had a plan and stuck with it: the World Cup was a short competition and we wanted to win it with the talents we had at hand. I still hear we didn’t play beautiful football. But what is beauty? To me it’s to be efficient. We were unbeaten champions and that will never change.”

11 posted on 07/06/2014 4:56:25 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
How will Brazil cope tactically without injured Neymar?

Germany will demolish Brazil's dodgy defence

12 posted on 07/06/2014 5:01:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m pulling for an all Europe final.


13 posted on 07/06/2014 5:07:58 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Argentina 1 Belgium 0
This team burst through a psychological barrier in overcoming a becalmed Belgium. Where the last eight has seen La Albiceleste stumble too often in recent tournaments, now they will contest a semi-final for the first time in 24 years. São Paulo should brace itself for an invasion.

Argentina’s Ángel di María ruled out of World Cup with thigh injury

14 posted on 07/06/2014 5:08:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: EEGator

The neighboring Europeans would hate to lose to each other the most...

and the same for the South Americans - Lmao!


15 posted on 07/06/2014 5:12:00 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Holland break Costa Rica hearts with penalty shootout victory
Van Gaal, sporting a lucky bracelet given to him by Dutch schoolchildren, left the field wearing the air of a man who had planned the outcome all along. He had said before the match he would wear it for three more games. One down, two to go.

Louis van Gaal reveals why he sent on Tim Krul

16 posted on 07/06/2014 5:16:15 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Match Highlights
Argentina 1:0 Belgium
Netherlands 4:3 P.S.O. Costa Rica

Photos

17 posted on 07/06/2014 5:18:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
According to the Daily Mirror, should Costa Rica beat Netherlands in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday or take the game into extra time, then England, who arrived in Brazil ranked 10th in the world, will drop to 20th.
18 posted on 07/06/2014 5:24:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
won the Chelsea Player of the Year award and was voted the Best Young Player in the Premier League
19 posted on 07/06/2014 5:29:15 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
One Girl in Paris
20 posted on 07/06/2014 5:34:11 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
love me or lose me
21 posted on 07/06/2014 5:36:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Paine in the Neck
“I can’t get too worked up for Neymar. I thought he gave off a lot of Eddie Haskell vibes in the matches I’ve seen him in.”

He's 22. Many of these guys dramatize stuff to get fouls etc. He's certainly not alone in that. The fact is that the knee to the spine was hard enough to cause a vertebral fracture, and probably a spinal cord contusion - as it has now been revealed that he couldn't feel his legs after the event. Scary.

I don't think Zuniga was trying to hurt him to that degree, and certainly wasn't trying to paralyze him, but these guys develop a lot of force and momentum when they are going at it hard, and that's why the refs need to control the game from the beginning.

22 posted on 07/06/2014 5:38:35 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The mind games of Tim Krul
23 posted on 07/06/2014 5:40:02 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Operation Orange Payback is a go.
This is it. The path is set, it is our destiny.

STEP 1: Avenge 2010 WC. Mission accomplished : 5-1, Spain knocked out.

STEP 2: Avenge 1978 WC. Plan: Destroy Argentina.

STEP 3: Avenge 1974 WC. Plan: Germany has to win from brasil, Then we will kick their ass in the final match.

RESULT: The Netherlands finaly wins the WC and beats all the teams they have lost to in previous finals.


24 posted on 07/06/2014 5:42:57 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
▶ Argentine coach almost faints and falls at FIFA world cup - YouTube

▶ Top 10 Sabella Memes! | Argentina 1-0 Belgium 2014 World Cup Brazil - YouTube

25 posted on 07/06/2014 5:49:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Silva’s penalty was stupidity!

Argentina just lost Di Maria for rest of competition.


26 posted on 07/06/2014 6:22:55 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: philly-d-kidder

This is major news as the world “burns”?


27 posted on 07/06/2014 7:00:35 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DaveA37

It’s posted under “chat”.

This is what a chat is.

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28 posted on 07/06/2014 7:02:07 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Unbeaten in 5 straight was Costa Rica.

A brilliant showing, defeated 2 top 10 FIFA teams.

Almost had the opportunity in Added Extra Time, the Perennial Dutch Power survived a big scare.


The referee called the Brazil Colombia match too loosely, I’m sorry for Neymar’s injury but if one reads around the internet, it seems it is Brazil that is being called out for playing ugly.

Not only that, let’s not forget there was a scuffle in the tunnel of the Brazil Chile game at halftime and the Brazilian Press Officer, that officer is facing a ban:

http://us.soccerway.com/news/2014/July/06/brazil-media-officer-handed-further-ban/n350735/

The Brazilian Ronaldo and others seem to allude to Brazil uniting together because of the injury. It is a cause that could help them.

http://us.soccerway.com/news/2014/July/06/ronaldo-fires-warning-to-germany/n350409/

Conceivably, Colombia should have advanced. That game was ugly with lots of fouls vs. Brazil.


29 posted on 07/06/2014 7:11:52 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The Spanish ref has been horrible in every match he has officiated.

If Mark Geiger had reffed this match Neymar would still be playing. Geiger does not permit rough play and the players know it, so they adjust; and the matches Geiger refs go very smoothly. The only error in judgment Geiger may have made was giving a yellow rather than a straight red when a sliding tackler pretty much broke the opposing player’s ankle. I suspect Geiger didn’t realize just how dangerous the play was.


30 posted on 07/06/2014 9:13:50 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: DaveA37

Man, we almost made a whole thread without a lecture from a busybody. Thank God you came here in time...


31 posted on 07/06/2014 9:32:59 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: BeadCounter

Spanish ref has been bad in every match. If Mark Geiger had been in control of the match, Neymar would not have been injured because Geiger doesn’t tolerate rough play and the players know it.

With both semis involving European and South American teams, do not be surprised if Geiger is selected for one of them unless it has already been decided that he will do the final; which is not likely given the politics involved and the fact that he is an American.


32 posted on 07/06/2014 9:53:59 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

Unless as has been said, the refs were under instruction to go easy on the yellow cards so none of the stars would be out of the final rounds except here it backfired with Neymar’s somewhat freak injury. They had to give the one yellow card to Silva.


33 posted on 07/06/2014 10:49:26 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

Refs that call fouls early on for pushing, grabbing and shoving usually don’t have to deal with the kind of actions that result in many cards later on.

Geiger has called fouls early on in matches and the players responded by not engaging in rough play. I think the players actually like it when rough play is not tolerated; especially the more talented ones. Geiger has gotten great reviews for his management of the matches to which he has been assigned.


34 posted on 07/06/2014 11:18:16 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Twitter / Search - World Cup lang:en
35 posted on 07/06/2014 12:35:44 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Knocked him out of the World Cup for sure. He may have even ended his career. An apology isn’t going to cut it.


36 posted on 07/06/2014 2:16:35 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gutsy move by Van Gaal to change goalies for the shoot-out. Maybe this time the Dutch break all the way through.


37 posted on 07/06/2014 2:19:10 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Now THAT took guts!
38 posted on 07/06/2014 2:22:41 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Operation Orange Payback is brilliant! Two more stages to go.


39 posted on 07/06/2014 2:24:09 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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