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lol, turns out a lot of people took issue with the US celebrations: https://twitter.com/hashtag/uglyamericans

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Yes Abby, being women is the reason why they're getting so much stick for their celebrations. :facepalm:
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Abby Wambach wrote:You would never say this about a men’s team
A men’s team wouldn’t have celebrated like that the last 8-10 goals so no. :shrug:
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Even the Germans showed more humility against Brasil in 2014.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: June 14th, 2019, 8:16 am Even the Germans showed more humility against Brasil in 2014.
Exactly what I was thinking about, though it being in Brazil also does matter there.
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72allinncallme wrote: June 14th, 2019, 4:41 am
Abby Wambach wrote:You would never say this about a men’s team
A men’s team wouldn’t have celebrated like that the last 8-10 goals so no. :shrug:
Oh, take of your patriarchal glasses. :D

To be fair though, I don't think any of the other teams would have done that neither, seems very much a Team USA thing.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: June 14th, 2019, 8:16 am Even the Germans showed more humility against Brasil in 2014.
That's not humility for me, I think it's even more humiliating if you stop making an effort because you think your opponent is not worth it.

I understand if you slow down and stop chasing every ball to not get injured or tired after so many goals, but you should never stop competing, so for me, the USA girls are right and the critics are wrong.
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max-scl wrote: June 14th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: June 14th, 2019, 8:16 am Even the Germans showed more humility against Brasil in 2014.
That's not humility for me, I think it's even more humiliating if you stop making an effort because you think your opponent is not worth it.

I understand if you slow down and stop chasing every ball to not get injured or tired after so many goals, but you should never stop competing, so for me, the USA girls are right and the critics are wrong.
The issue is not the goals (of course they should score every goal they can, this is a competition), the issue is the over-the-top celebrating of them.
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max-scl wrote: June 14th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: June 14th, 2019, 8:16 am Even the Germans showed more humility against Brasil in 2014.
That's not humility for me, I think it's even more humiliating if you stop making an effort because you think your opponent is not worth it.

I understand if you slow down and stop chasing every ball to not get injured or tired after so many goals, but you should never stop competing, so for me, the USA girls are right and the critics are wrong.
The critique is not about continuing trying to score, that's the goal of the game after all, but about the over the top celebrating.

And over the top celebrating is ok for the 1st, 2nd, even the 3rd goal, but if you're at goal 8 or 9 against a clearly inferior opponent, you might want to tone the celebration down a bit.
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Ah ok, my bad.

I didn't find the celebrations to be over the top though (just rewatched them). Alex Morgan was very quiet in her last goals, and maybe the other girls that scored were simply happy on a personal level (first WC goal can be an important moment) but still they were normal celebrations for me.
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Love the Dutch fans. :party:

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Ukraine won something
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Who would have thought the most/(only?) exciting player in the tournament so far would be a goalkeeper? I mean, letting in 3 and still picked up the PotM, what a monster.

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we love her
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Heartbreaking win for Chile. 2-0 against Thailand but one more goal was needed to qualify for next round. Missed a penalty at 85 minutes that would've been the 3-0. (u)
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I forgot how much fun the women's tourny is, the quality of defending makes for so many exciting moments :lol: . Some awful refereeing though, the first USA goal today looked kinda offside, and the second one was definitely offside, the ref obviously just didn't want to upset the crowd.

Sad we won't see Endler or Banini anymore, loved watching them trying to carry their teams, was really hoping one of them would nick a third place spot.

All set up for a France-Germany final now.
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Oh man these defenders :lol: :lol: :lol:
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LOL England scored an IFK from a backpass. tehe tehe tehe
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African cup of nations started. Uganda beat DR Congo 2-0 and that's the only upset so far.

Burundi, Madagascar & Mauritania all make their debut at the tournament.

There's also the ongoing CONCACAF Gold Cup which is always less fun cause of discrepancy between teams like Mexico/USA and others.
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Cops America is also ongoing, there's a chance Argentina will go out at the group stage vs. Qatar which kicks off in ~30 mins.

Messi should really just retired(internationally) for good for his own sake.
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Still angry about the Cameroon game last night. Unbelievable the way they behaved.
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Copa América Quarter-Finals:

Brazil-Paraguay
Argentina- Venezuela

Colombia-Chile
Uruguay-Perú

Looking forward to all of these matches. Paraguay has eliminated Brazil in 2 of the last 3 Copas America. (Both by penalties)
Argentina is looking like shit, and Venezuela are looking good. But the Argentinians are better.
Colombia-Chile is very close, and Uruguay-Perú is closer than it looks from outside South America, Perú always overachieves in Copas America, but the 0-5 to Brasil may have hurt their confidence.
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So, everything went as expected in the Copa America quarterfinals:

Brazil and Paraguay went to penalties just like the last two times, but now Brasil advances.
Argentina won easily against Venezuela thanks to a brilliant Lautaro Martinez and the subpar performance by the Venezuelans.
Chile wins in penalties vs Colombia, who once again fails to deliver in important stages despite being probably the side with the best players right now.
Peru reaches another semifinal, 3 of the last 4 times they've done that. Uruguay were better but it wasn't well played match by either side.

So the semis are:
Brazil-Argentima
Chile-Perú
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Is this team just completely made up of arrogant cunts or what? Good thing I didn't actually see it in the game, the US team is indefinitely more watchable without Rapinoe on the pitch.

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What's the problem there ?
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She mimed sipping a cup of tea after scoring against England. Pretty good trolling tbh but also, fuck her. People on reddit were saying White should respond by pretending to shoot a semi-automatic into the crowd. tehe

That was a thrilling and agonising game.

Goddamn we're shite at penalties.
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That tea gesture is brilliant! And it spices things up in the women's game which is always welcome and brings extra attention to the tournament.

Copa América:
The final is going to be Brazil-Perú

Brazil beat Argentina with some difficulty and help from the (absent) VAR.
Perú won easily against Chile yesterday 3-0, so I'm in ruins.
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I cannot take any interest in women’s football. As for Copa America an outsider would normally expect Brazil to win.
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Come on Dutchies, don't fail us!
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not my thing obviously, but my husband's Liberian caregiver is rooting hard for the US teams of both sexes ("I love America!") - OK, I believe him, but I told him that the way the country is going we don't deserve to win anything and I'll root for anyone else (well, not TUrkey or Zimbabwe or....) anyway, GO HOLLANDAISE!
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This Dutch keeper is a hero.
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Jose Mourinho is the new Spurs Manager, I like this assessment by Max Rushden. It suggests what should have been a more realistic press announcement

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Who would have thought Pochettino would go before Emery, but hey, Poch is available now right? :whistling:
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Yes, apparently Bayern Munich are interested In Pochettino.
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I've been absolutely loving football this year. I've always loved international tournaments, but only really dipped in-and-out of club football, but since that amazing Champions League run I've become totally invested. Making a fantasy team has also helped, heh, I'm probably a bit too invested in that..! Anyway, the Poch to Mourinho news has obviously been huge and confusing and sad and insane and undoubtedly flattering and exciting. The amount of media coverage has already turned us into a blockbuster club (nowpleaseladsdon'tbottleit). I'm so curious to see how the season goes after a disastrous start. The last 6 months have been a total roller-coaster for the club. The Amazon series is going to be "lit", as the kids say.

Poch better not go anywhere NEAR the Goons. The very idea is: :finger:
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This is my favourite article about the move: https://www.theguardian.com/football/bl ... d-up-spurs

"There is, like it or not, another giant cock in the stadium now."
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