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bekayne

Croatia!

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Wow! I am always a fan of dark horse winners. Mind you, I failed miserably in my FIFA footy pool.

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France is heavily favoured so I’ll go with Croatia to win on Sunday 

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I suppose Dr Evil er Putin will be cheering for France

Go Croatia!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia

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Members of a sub-group of Toronto FC supporters were escorted out of Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium after they set off a blast, ignited a fire in the stands and threw a flare onto the field during a game against Ottawa Fury on Wednesday night.

I've heard of soccer hooligans throwing DARTS at opposing team fans.

I'm guessing you like soccer (or "footie", if you want to be a pretentious fop).  Otherwise you'd long ago have started a thread to ask "Why does the Liberal government lack the courage to ban this sport, eh?"

Really, though?  Fires in a crowded stadium?  Gee, how could that go wrong?

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Brilliant!

Cristiane: I'm going to be smiling for a while

10 Jun 2019

© Getty Images

https://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/cristiane-i-m-going-to-be-smiling-for-a-while

lagatta4

Yes, that is wonderful. Women's football is finally becoming international to some extent. True, I do think of Brazil as one of the tops in that sport, and Jamaica more in racing and other track and field. Jamaica is a remarkable sporting nation for its size.

Caissa

Canada wins 1-0.

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https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/jun/12/womens-world-cup-shoved-down-mens-throats?CMP=share_btn_tw

Once again I am hugely grateful to the community that will not allow us to forget the great under-reported story of this Women’s World Cup: men. Most specifically, the men who are not watching it. We hear so much about the tournament itself. Too much, it is argued – and at the expense of one of the four great civil rights questions of our era: 1) When are we getting a White History Month? 2) When is International Men’s Day? 3) Isn’t it time we had Straight Pride? and 4) Can you imagine how sexist people would say it was if we had a men’s World Cup?

I could not agree more with the gentlemen who dare to ask these questions – and not just so that I can buy time while I frantically locate the exit. Indeed, as part of this column’s tireless commitment to celebrating the underdogs, this week let’s redress the dangerous cosmic imbalance caused by the Women’s World Cup. Here follows a celebration of all the different guys who currently need to explain to you – at length – why they aren’t watching it. As always, you don’t have to be a woman to have met some of these men over the past week. But it certainly helps!

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thanks bekayne

Marina Hyde is one of my favourite journalists 

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Scoring 13 against Thailand was great, some of the US celebrations were not

Carli Lloyd’s sympathy with the Thai goalkeeper was a far better expression of what the US team are about than any choreographed celebrations

 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jun/12/usa-thailand-womens-world-cup-soccer-celebrations

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France, what have you done!

Oh well, she will always be able to say she scored a World Cup goal

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Charlie Hebdo Kicks Up Controversy With Vagina Women's World Cup Cover (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/9wbx

"As offensive as it gets."

No doubt, as we were previously with regard to CH's disgusting racism and Islamophobia, expect to be treated to tedious and tortured pseudo-intellectual bs and lofty claptrap about not understanding the traditions of 'French satire'. 

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Go Canada - it’s one thing to dominate the pitch but it’s more important to score a goal!

Did Canada and New Zealand tie in 2015?

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Time’s running out Canada - only 1/2 a game to go!!!

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Time’s running out Canada - only 1/2 a game to go!!!

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Finally!

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I agree with one of the commentators about why Sinclair is exceptional in that although she is a forward she regularly comes back and plays defence when the other team gets the ball

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Given that Fifa is an organisation that had to be dragged kicking and screaming from under the oily wing of its former president Sepp Blatter – a man so comically unreconstructed that his big idea to get professional women footballers taken more seriously was for them to wear hotpants – it’s perhaps unsurprising that its flagship women’s tournament,the Women’s World Cup, always seems to unleash a minor stampede of charmless berks who justify their needy mockery by reference to the supposed gulf in quality between women’s and men’s sports....

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/womens-football-world-cup-charlie-hebdo-a8959381.html

 

 

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Go Canada starts in 5 min

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Superb FIFA women's tournament in both the play and the commentary!

Was hoping for Canada until they got knocked out and then The Netherlands. Great final game - congrats Rapinoe and the entire USA team.

https://mobile.twitter.com/i/events/1131350271764836352

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