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World Cup quiz and other ways to fill a rest day
bbc.com ^ | 6 July 2014 | bbc

Posted on 07/06/2014 11:08:48 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Sixty games, 159 goals and enough drama to fill an EastEnders omnibus... the 2014 World Cup has provided hours of thrills and spills.

But now it is the calm before the semi-final storm and a rest day as the four remaining teams ready themselves for one last push to reach Sunday's final.

Struggling to cope without any games today? Bored? Withdrawal symptoms? In need of a quick fix from Brazil?

Don't worry - we're here to help. Sit back and kill an hour or two with BBC Sport's World Cup quiz - and plenty more besides.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: worldcup2014

1 posted on 07/06/2014 11:08:48 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: dfwgator; kevkrom; 1rudeboy; BeadCounter; C19fan; corkoman; cartan; St_Thomas_Aquinas; ...
World Cup 2014 beautiful and sad moments

Santino´s World Cup

2 posted on 07/06/2014 11:11:19 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Brazil legend Ronaldo calls Tim Cahill goal vs. Netherlands "best of World Cup"
“It was the best goal of the World Cup and it’s going to go down in history as one of the most beautiful World Cup goals,”

video

3 posted on 07/06/2014 11:22:19 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Argentina singing in the locker room.
4 posted on 07/06/2014 11:28:56 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Police Say Ticket Scam Involved a FIFA Official

Costa Rica's heroic World Cup effort marred by tragic scenes in San Jose

" 'A viaduct collapsed over Neymar'. Do you care now?" (Translated)

The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song We Are One (Ole Ola Ole Ola Ole Ola)

5 posted on 07/06/2014 11:35:30 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Brazil appeal Thiago Silva yellow card in bid to have ban overturned for World Cup semi-final against Germany
Should FIFA overturn the yellow card it would be hugely controversial and would allow other teams to claim that the governing body is favouring the hosts.

All existing yellow cards are now wiped from the slate for the players from this stage of the tournament, however, meaning anyone who is booked in a semi-final will not risk suspension for the final unless they are sent off.

Brazil launch ambitious plan to get Neymar fit for World Cup final

6 posted on 07/06/2014 11:42:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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André Schürrle feels this is Germany’s time to win
“We have this feeling,” Schürrle said

Podolski added: "What is important is to win."

Efficiency is the new old watchword as Germany seek World Cup success
“That has always been the strength of German teams.”

7 posted on 07/06/2014 11:51:48 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Defending Tim Krul's gamesmanship
"Krul good saves, poor antics,"
This is insane.

The mind games of Tim Krul

8 posted on 07/06/2014 11:59:30 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Dear Colombia,
9 posted on 07/07/2014 12:03:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Tim Howard is still making blocks
10 posted on 07/07/2014 12:07:06 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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http://www.dw.de/who-is-the-world-cups-best-goalkeeper/a-17761195


11 posted on 07/07/2014 12:11:08 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Kwarasey Unhappy with Goalkeepers' Trainer
"Honestly, the goalkeepers' trainer is not good enough. He is not good enough to be in charge of the national team. This is my personal view. Every time I come to the national team feeling great but I leave feeling bad; every time.

"And it is....you do not have to be an astronaut to see that this is not a quality goalkeepers' trainer. I am not saying this because I did not play, but each time we have had to be in camp for over a week, you get back home feeling worse.

Kwarasey explained " The man has no plan, his techniques are outmoded and there is no clear structure to his training methods. His idea of training is to get us diving around all day. I never had this problem with the previous trainer. And let’s be clear; a big team like Ghana deserves to have good technical staff with knowledge and understanding of the game.

"People who can communicate with the players properly. The goalkeepers trainer never exchanged a single word with me after I was dropped, not even how do you feel. It is not about whether I play or not, the idea is that you talk to your keepers to let them know where they can improve when you drop them.

"It is about team work, development and building the confidence of your players, not just making decisions without any clear reasons. Of course it is my responsibility to stay in shape, but it is also the responsibility of the trainer to get the best out of me.

"We can have the best analysts in the world working with the team, but If the technical team in charge do not know what they are doing, the information they supply is useless."

The goalkeeper, 26, cast a doubt about his future with the team, insisting "It will not bother me if I do not get called up again. To be honest, if I get called again and it is the same technical team, like if the goalkeepers trainer is in charge, I will not go because I do not have time to restart myself each time I go to the national team and come back. Something is obviously wrong.

12 posted on 07/07/2014 12:22:18 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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We were not efficient.
13 posted on 07/07/2014 12:26:12 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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I just told them I knew where they are going.”
14 posted on 07/07/2014 12:28:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Homeless World Cup 2014 will be held in Santiago, Chile from 19th to 26th October.
15 posted on 07/07/2014 12:34:08 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Twitter / Search - World Cup lang:en
16 posted on 07/07/2014 12:36:23 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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GENERATE A RANDOM ANNOYED FOOTBALLER
17 posted on 07/07/2014 12:39:31 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Enjoyed the articles about Tim Krul and the NL PK strategy.


18 posted on 07/07/2014 12:42:53 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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I wouldn’t have been surprised to have seen him get booked for getting in the face of one or two of the Costa Rican penalty takers.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 5:18:04 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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This is Argentina’s WC to lose....

Brazil have always played dirty, and this time is no exception. Now, without Thiago Silva and Neymar—adios!

Two others should have been given automatic red cards in the match against Colombia.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 5:18:38 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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Van Persie’s diving header did not require nearly as much skill as Cahill’s goal on the volley.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 5:36:55 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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"I wouldn’t have been surprised to have seen him get booked for getting in the face of one or two of the Costa Rican penalty takers."

Me too. I'm an ex-keeper, but I hate when I see GKs doing that crap. Just play the game.

22 posted on 07/07/2014 6:41:38 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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Volleying seems to be a lost art this World Cup.

It’s frustrating to see how many times there have been balls played in that were tailor-made for volleys, only to be trapped and then ultimately broken up by the defenders.


23 posted on 07/07/2014 6:44:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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At the world cup level, there just isn’t time to knock the ball down and then have a good opportunity to shoot in the penalty area.


24 posted on 07/07/2014 6:54:58 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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"Van Persie’s diving header did not require nearly as much skill as Cahill’s goal on the volley."

100% agree.

25 posted on 07/07/2014 8:30:38 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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Rooney still isn't short of a bikini or two.
26 posted on 07/07/2014 8:42:00 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Thiago Silva yellow card upheld

27 posted on 07/07/2014 9:59:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Germany out to down Neymar-less Brazil
Joachim Loew’s Germany want to avenge their 2002 final defeat to Brazil by knocking the Selecao out in Belo Horizonte to reach Sunday’s final in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil have been forced into a reshuffle through the absences of playmaker Neymar and suspended captain Thiago Silva as they look to realize the dream of claiming their sixth title on home soil.

Mein Land

28 posted on 07/07/2014 10:13:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Krul under investigation for violating FIFA fair play rules
http://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/selecoes/holanda/noticia/2014/07/fifa-aguarda-relatorio-para-avaliar-se-faltou-fair-play-de-goleiro-da-holanda.html


29 posted on 07/07/2014 11:30:02 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Your FRiendly Web-Slinger)
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Brazil really showing some desperation with the Silva yellow card appeal. It was certainly legite IMHO.


30 posted on 07/07/2014 11:39:05 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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Just play the game.

He did. And it worked.

31 posted on 07/07/2014 8:12:09 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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More like gamesmanship IMHO.


32 posted on 07/08/2014 4:44:01 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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Are you watching the game? OMG!! Germany up 4-0 in 26 minutes.


33 posted on 07/08/2014 1:25:40 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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