Women’s World Cup ‘23 Game Thread (spoilers)

67YAZ

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Woah. As pretty as Colombia’s goal was, England’s is messy. But they all count the same.
 

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Whew! An intense final 10 minutes of the half. Didn’t feel the English keeper did a perfect job on columbia’s goal but the Columbia keeper’s gaffe was pretty terrible.
 

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Caicedo is trying to make this happen. She’s still only 18. Unreal.
 

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Colombia is really entertaining to watch at times, but there was too much sloppiness and some unnecessarily rushed and wild shots there at the end. Too bad
 

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Alright how many of you set their DVR for France-Australia and extended the recording time by 60 mins only to have it cut off on the final penalty? What a nut punch that was….
 

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Why are Australia's colors gold and green given their flag is a variation of the Union Jack?
 

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A Tale of 2 Emotions

England v. Colombia
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
F the Tories
Colombia had the run of play in the second half, just couldn't tie it up and the goalie unjury prevented a sub when they needed one.
Was hoping for all underdogs in, now that US was out.
Tories the overwhelming favorite now


Australia v France
Aussie Aussie Aussie Oye Oye Oye

I actually tears, even before the win, but then it hit the post, then had them later. They're now my adopted favorite team when US isn't playing. What a wonderful story.

Who says 0-0 games, espcially for 120 minutes, can;t be exciting! That was dreh-mah!
F I still have shootouts anyway, this was just the least bad of the bunch. Let's see what home field advantage can continue to do.
 

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Why are Australia's colors gold and green given their flag is a variation of the Union Jack?
Beaches and Forests

OT: I recommend everyone visit the Daintree Rainforest. Not a wonder of the world like the GB Reef but close. Oh and have the grilled salmon there.
 

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I have made my peace with England winning the whole thing. I think their name's on the trophy. It feels like this is their time, a natural next step after winning The Euros.
I'm not mad at it either. The women's game is growing all the time in the UK. More teams, higher attendances, more sponsorship, more grass roots participation.
The success of the Lionesses has been a huge positive.
 

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My 2023 Cup viewing has been limited to game highlights / recaps. During said viewing, Sweden has appeared to me to be the class of this tourney. They tore apart Italy and dispatched the US and Japan, so I’ll go with the Swedes as my pick. Huge mountains of salt and all that…
 
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Madness at the end of Spain and Sweden. Goal less for the entire match and then 3 scored in the blink of an eye
 

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Exciting news in Chicago - a Laura Ricketts led consortium is in position to buy the Red Stars. For those only with a passing familiarity with the Ricketts, she’s the one who’s not a flaming asshole. She also is a minority owner of the WNBA Chicago Sky. So she’s local, she knows the sports business, and she knows women’s professional sports. A huge step up from an owner who condoned an abusive manager.

The big task is getting the Red Stars an accessible stadium. They currently average about 4k per match in suburban Bridgeview, which puts them last in the NWSL. They can do much better.
 

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Viva Espana!

Wow that was a fun last 18 minutes

Intermediate corners are very underappreciated and underutilised. That was textbook.

I started to wonder if that's what the 1982-3 seasons were like as a Celtics fan (Sweden - Philly, England - LA) before the end.
 

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Viva Espana!

Wow that was a fun last 18 minutes

Intermediate corners are very underappreciated and underutilised. That was textbook.

I started to wonder if that's what the 1982-3 seasons were like as a Celtics fan (Sweden - Philly, England - LA) before the end.
As a Sixers fan, I can tell you that the 1982-83 season ended with Moses Malone leading the Sixers to their "4-5-4" championship that ended with a sweep of the Lakers in the Finals. So my guess is your reference is off a year. (Maybe you're thinking of 1983-84?)
 

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As a Sixers fan, I can tell you that the 1982-83 season ended with Moses Malone leading the Sixers to their "4-5-4" championship that ended with a sweep of the Lakers in the Finals. So my guess is your reference is off a year. (Maybe you're thinking of 1983-84?)
Combination of 81-82 and 82-83, had Sweden prevailed.
 

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That was such a stupid challenge. I can imagine the game plan is to be physical with Kerr but the ball was still deep in Australia’s half and it was the 10th minute
 

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Oh my. Sam Kerr, top bins.

Edit: I was almost posting my, Australia have no chance, England are in control, Sam Kerr can't get a sniff. I love being wrong.