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Spain wins World Cup

Posted on 07/11/2010 2:07:36 PM PDT by navysealdad

Spain beats Netherlands 1-0 to win the World Cup. Spain's Cesc Fabregas puts Iniesta through in the box and his low shot beats Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg for the game's only goal.


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To: Ditter
Where Did It All Go Wrong?
51 posted on 07/11/2010 2:41:32 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: FReepaholic

In the NFL 3-0 games are extremely rare.........1-0 games in soccer are par for the course.


52 posted on 07/11/2010 2:42:15 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: roostercogburn

This season’s FA Community Shield will see Manchester United play Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 8 August, kick-off 15:00 BST.

The Club will receive an allocation of 26,690 tickets all of which will be located in the East side of the ground. Tickets will cost £40, £30, £20 and £15 for adults with under-16s and over-65s receiving a £5 discount on these prices.

Season Ticket holders and Executive Members can make an application to buy tickets for the match online or by calling 0161 868 8000 from 08:00 BST on Monday 5 July through to 08:00 BST on Monday 12 July. Ballot results will then be available from Wednesday 14 July.


53 posted on 07/11/2010 2:42:55 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: navysealdad

When the thugs lose. I cheer.


54 posted on 07/11/2010 2:44:55 PM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I don’t know, I am not a fan but we were invited to a party today to watch the game with a group of Dutch friends (real from Holland Dutch). We declined but I know they are blubbering in their beer right now.


55 posted on 07/11/2010 2:45:03 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: omega4179

As much as I love the game, I do hate that part of it.


56 posted on 07/11/2010 2:45:08 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: Lexington Green

Heh... Have to say that you are right!


57 posted on 07/11/2010 2:45:35 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: nhoward14

I thought I was the only one who was totally irritated by that ‘swarm of bees’. (Glad it wasn’t just my tv!)

WHAT AN ANNOYING, RELENTLESS NOISE!!!!


58 posted on 07/11/2010 2:46:37 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: AeWingnut

I agree w/all comments but also feel that the shooting is pathetic. So many kicks and head bumps went wide or over the goal. Just terrible.

The only goal came after the full 90 minute game time, and after the first 11 or 15 minute extra time and near the end of the second and last extra time. Just before the stupid penalty kicks would have decided it. The only good thing would be haircuts are getting shorter for soccer players (except a few clowns who did not get the memo.)

P.S. That photo of Obama proves he’s someone’s buttboy


59 posted on 07/11/2010 2:48:32 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Rockitz

“The German octopus goes 8 for 8.”

El Pulpo Paul strikes again!!!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!


60 posted on 07/11/2010 2:49:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: freebilly

It was an ugly match, but the more deserving team won. The play was very rough and Howard Webb, the Referee did an outstanding job managing a very difficult match to officiate. All the yellow cards were deserved. A couple of missed calls on corners/goal kicks but all-in-all, a very well officiated match.

The players for the Netherlands played very roughly. The semi-final between Germany and Spain was a much better match and they were the two best teams. Both of those teams played very hard and with virtually no rough play. Probably one of the easiest matches to officiate during the entire World Cup.


61 posted on 07/11/2010 2:51:40 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: navysealdad

It’s like watching paint dry. What a boring , one dimensionally European game.


62 posted on 07/11/2010 2:54:07 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: FReepaholic; navysealdad
I don't know about that. The ref could have and should have red carded de Jong for kicking Alonzo in the chest. Webb, the English ref, is a very good ref and I'm betting he didn't want to decide the match at that point, which it probably would have.

It was an ugly match, but the more deserving team won. The play was very rough and Howard Webb, the Referee did an outstanding job managing a very difficult match to officiate. All the yellow cards were deserved. A couple of missed calls on corners/goal kicks but all-in-all, a very well officiated match. The players for the Netherlands played very roughly. The semi-final between Germany and Spain was a much better match and they were the two best teams. Both of those teams played very hard and with virtually no rough play. Probably one of the easiest matches to officiate during the entire World Cup.

63 posted on 07/11/2010 2:55:05 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

Spain was the better team, no doubt. Webb did a good job, but I think the officials are spread too thin and miss too many important calls....


64 posted on 07/11/2010 2:57:29 PM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: devere
I thought the officials favored Spain enough to decide the match. Robben was held and deserved a penalty shot; instead they gave him a yellow card. The red card against Netherlands that decided the game was not warranted. The Spanish did play well, but the officiating was decisive.

The red card was because the it was the player's second yellow card; and it was well-deserved. A second yellow card requires the red card also be shown and the player sent off. The ref had no other option.

IF Robben was held, it was minor and Robben was also pushing off. Good no-call.

65 posted on 07/11/2010 2:58:24 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: navysealdad

66 posted on 07/11/2010 3:00:12 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: teg_76

It’s just that in the NFL a 3-0 game is called a 21-0 game. The NFL just engages in “score inflation.” it’s nothing but poor sportsmanship to complain about a game merely because you weren’t raised on it and because the US can’t field a team that can beat a team from the Third World.


67 posted on 07/11/2010 3:00:25 PM PDT by Wallop the Cat
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Too many fouls and too many dives.
But one very nice goal.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVzdUGzbOYI


68 posted on 07/11/2010 3:02:50 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: freebilly

The officials did an excellent job. As an example, they were correct on every offsides call.

Howard Webb also officiated the The European Cup Final the last time it was held, so FIFA had great confidence in him and he came through with an excellent match. Too bad the players didn’t play as well, for which I pretty much blame the Dutch. They were very rough.


69 posted on 07/11/2010 3:02:50 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Looks like Torres back recovered after he collapsed on the field in the last minutes of the game - LoL!

Which reminded me a lot of Ghana.

70 posted on 07/11/2010 3:03:57 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: newfreep

The socialist nations in Europe that do not elect Muslims to run them?

Let’s see Geert Wilders versus Obama that AMERICANS elected.

Keep watching the NFL, NBA, MBL, NCAA and ESPN where they fawn and drool over Obama and spew his propaganda.

As far as freedoms - you will very soon have far fewer freedoms than most European countries. Thank idiots in America who watch TV and MCCain’s MCCain-Feingold.


71 posted on 07/11/2010 3:04:46 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: navysealdad

Anyone else notice that in a country dominated by blacks, there was only one child of arguably a black race that walked into the stadium with the players and that girl looked like she was bi-racial? One of the kids looked to be Asian.

Same goes for the women who carried in the medals for the players in the awards ceremony. Just one of the eleven or so ladies was not caucasian; and she was also bi-racial.

Does FIFA select this participants; or does the host nation?


72 posted on 07/11/2010 3:08:24 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Berlin_Freeper

73 posted on 07/11/2010 3:09:20 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: bushpilot1
Socker is boring.

Naff off then.

74 posted on 07/11/2010 3:11:20 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Not a great final, except for the ending.


75 posted on 07/11/2010 3:12:35 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Nonstatist

Sure beats the: NFL, NBA, MBL and NCAA where they act as propaganda agents for Obama 24x7x365 along with ESPN. The NFL at Thanksgiving had fawning ads for Obama. Soccer is looking pretty damn good versus retards who drool over NCAA ball games.


76 posted on 07/11/2010 3:16:21 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: newfreep
Soccer is excruciatingly boring and will never be popular in US. Slow moving and low scoring games adds insult to injury. More popular with liberal/socialist nations....

yea. Why so much work for so little reward? It's downright unAmerican.

77 posted on 07/11/2010 3:17:04 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Deagle

Soccer IS a socialist game. Yo play with both hands behind your back...and the officials usually decide the game.

Oh yeah... and it pays to pretend to be a victim.


78 posted on 07/11/2010 3:19:05 PM PDT by Lexington Green (By any means necessary....)
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To: SeaHawkFan
Netherlands played very roughly

I am not a fan of any sport where this statement is a negative.

This is a boring sport. Australian Rules Football. Now there's a real sport.

79 posted on 07/11/2010 3:24:10 PM PDT by bluecollarman (Soccer reminds me too much of my sex life.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Netherlands' Joris Mathijsen, left, holds the balls he argues with referee Howard Webb after Spain's Andres Iniesta scored a goal during the World Cupfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, July 11, 2010
80 posted on 07/11/2010 3:25:03 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: newfreep

“...boring and will never be popular in US.”

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Don’t be too sure of that after the amnesty for illegals becomes the law. It’s a very popular sport in Kenya, too.


81 posted on 07/11/2010 3:29:58 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: Lexington Green

Heh... Well, yea, but it is a decent sport...just not very interesting to us. Don’t really want to pull politics into this game though...


82 posted on 07/11/2010 3:36:29 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Rockitz

Yeah... I’m afraid people will put their faith on octopus, parrot, etc., and not on the Lord.


83 posted on 07/11/2010 3:37:14 PM PDT by paudio (Mr. 0bama, focus on Gulf, not Golf.)
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To: freebilly
...I think the officials are spread too thin and miss too many important calls...

I agree. Rather than go to a video replay system they should just add two more linesmen which would cover all four quadrants of the field.

Most calls that are missed are due to the ref/linesman being blocked from view.

84 posted on 07/11/2010 3:41:37 PM PDT by FReepaholic (The problem is they do not fear us.)
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To: paudio
...I’m afraid people will put their faith on octopus, parrot, etc., and not on the Lord...

Who did He pick?

85 posted on 07/11/2010 3:42:43 PM PDT by FReepaholic (The problem is they do not fear us.)
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To: paudio

You didn’t really just say that. Right?


86 posted on 07/11/2010 3:44:11 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: newfreep

Exactly right. In American sports like baseball and football, the teams move methodically and logically toward a goal. In soccer, OTOH, players run around in circles for 90 minutes until a fluke play determines the game. What a perfect metaphor for socialism.


87 posted on 07/11/2010 3:45:20 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Compared to Moctezuma II, Obama isn't that bad.)
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To: navysealdad
The Paul the Octopus was 'right; - Spain 1 Ned 0. I didn't know it was Spain's first ever.
88 posted on 07/11/2010 3:51:06 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: navysealdad
Paul the Octopus was 'right; - Spain 1 Ned 0. I didn't know it was Spain's first ever.
89 posted on 07/11/2010 3:51:23 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: jimbo123

Must be photo-shopped! It gives him tooooo much credit! ;-)


90 posted on 07/11/2010 3:52:49 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: jimbo123

Must be photo-shopped! It gives him tooooo much credit! ;-)


91 posted on 07/11/2010 3:52:55 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Definitely.


92 posted on 07/11/2010 3:53:15 PM PDT by NCjim ("You can't pick up a turd by the clean end", Bob Lonsberry on Obamacare)
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To: navysealdad

93 posted on 07/11/2010 3:56:18 PM PDT by NCjim ("You can't pick up a turd by the clean end", Bob Lonsberry on Obamacare)
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To: SeaHawkFan

The Dutch should have been playing a man down since the kick to the midsection of Pique in the first half. That should have been a straight red on Holland.


94 posted on 07/11/2010 3:58:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: navysealdad

Didn’t Paul the octopus pick Spain???


95 posted on 07/11/2010 4:00:09 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Frantzie
I'll add this:

If you take a closer look at the NFL, NBA, etc. you see "Los Suns" shirts being worn by an NBA team, owners (example Mark Cuban) being left-wing idealogues, baseball teams holding "African-American", "Dominican", even "gay" days, you have Stanley Cup winners parading the cup in a "gay-pride" parade, you have NFL owners denying Rush Limbaugh part ownership of a team, etc.

Even most sports announcers or sports reporters that report on the big three American sports are left-wing, if not outright radicals. Look at Keith Olbermann as an example.

96 posted on 07/11/2010 4:03:54 PM PDT by PallMal
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To: Rockitz
Darn should I eat some fried octi as brain food?

Pretty good record.

97 posted on 07/11/2010 4:07:23 PM PDT by nomorelurker
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Did you notice the Dutch coach immediately take off his silver medal after it was awarded? I thought that was pretty low class.


98 posted on 07/11/2010 4:07:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

HaHa!! Good one! OK, when does the NFL season begin?


99 posted on 07/11/2010 4:11:25 PM PDT by roostercogburn
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To: navysealdad

Great to see Spain win with real Spanish players....some of the other European countries (e.g. France) have bought into the “black athletes are superior” myth and field teams that don’t look European at all......the French/African team went home early....so much for superiority.


100 posted on 07/11/2010 4:15:48 PM PDT by northwinds
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