World Cup Day 13 12/2: Final Group Stage Games

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Not gonna lie, this set of 2:00 games doesn't do much for me. Maybe I'm football'd out ahead of tomorrow.
Switzerland - Serbia will be (and has been so far) delicious. Probably more emotional than the Ghana/Uruguay game by two sides with some quality that need to win.

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You know Shaqiri loves that he scored against the Serbians (if you recall Xhaka doing the same in Russia, and getting disciplined for displaying the Albanian eagle after).

Edit: oh guess it was shaqiri that scored, but I guess both did the eagle…I remembered Xhaka doing it only for some reason.
 

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You know Shaqiri loves that he scored against the Serbians (if you recall Xhaka doing the same in Russia, and getting disciplined for displaying the Albanian eagle after).

Edit: oh guess it was shaqiri that scored, but I guess both did it?
They both scored which was so cool with the lead up to that game.
 

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Not gonna lie, this set of 2:00 games doesn't do much for me. Maybe I'm football'd out ahead of tomorrow.
This was me on Sunday. But once MD3 kicked off, I was all the way back in. If you haven't switched to Serbia-Switz, you should. It's already terrific.

I keep having to catch myself, expecting to see Switzerland in red and Serbia in white, instead of the opposite colors they’re wearing tonight.
Every time I look up, I'm confused and unsure.
 

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Kinda feels like they've made their point, and they're willing to be slightly more in line with previous practice. Still, 3 minutes for a first half is not nothing. Time wasting will still draw large numbers on the displays though.
 

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Apparently in the Denmark-Australia match a sub for Denmark came on carrying a note in Danish that included instructions for the entire squad. Hojbjerg subsequently balled it up and tossed it, an Aussie player picked it up and took it to the sideline, and they happened to have an assistant who spoke Danish and translated. They then made adjustments and went on to win.

View: https://twitter.com/DanishFTBL/status/1598634373921767426
 

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Ah - thanks

Also, is it typical the amount of ‘it’s minute 10, but here’s the ‘current standings’ that assume the current in progress games will end the same way’ emphasis that I’ve seen? I get it, but at the same time it’s a bit… weird when that seems to be the default
 

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Apparently in the Denmark-Australia match a sub for Denmark came on carrying a note in Danish that included instructions for the entire squad. Hojbjerg subsequently balled it up and tossed it, an Aussie player picked it up and took it to the sideline, and they happened to have an assistant who spoke Danish and translated. They then made adjustments and went on to win.

View: https://twitter.com/DanishFTBL/status/1598634373921767426
See, this is the flavor of skullduggery I can get behind.
 

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Don't forget to make picks for the knockout round if you're in the pool
 

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Apparently in the Denmark-Australia match a sub for Denmark came on carrying a note in Danish that included instructions for the entire squad. Hojbjerg subsequently balled it up and tossed it, an Aussie player picked it up and took it to the sideline, and they happened to have an assistant who spoke Danish and translated. They then made adjustments and went on to win.

View: https://twitter.com/DanishFTBL/status/1598634373921767426
I absolutely love shit like this. Unfortunately, in conjures memories of Lehmann having Argentina PK patterns on his water bottle in 2006.
 

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Alex Telles got hurt and now Brazil is out of left backs.

Dani Alves is the only healthy FB right now.
I didn't understand the squad composition at all when it was announced. Like, I know Emerson Royal isn't a perfect player, but he would absolutely be a huge asset to Brazil at this tourney. How many FBs in the world are better at defending wingers than him?
 

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I didn't understand the squad composition at all when it was announced. Like, I know Emerson Royal isn't a perfect player, but he would absolutely be a huge asset to Brazil at this tourney. How many FBs in the world are better at defending wingers than him?
They didn't expect that 3 of 4 FBs would get hurt in the first 3 games.

And Militão is basically a 5th.
 

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After a Mitrovic dive (correctly) wasn't reviewed, half of the Serbian bench walking onto the field jawing at the referee and the Swiss players before a free kick taken in front of their sideline. Ref completely lost control for a moment there. That was bizarre.
 

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Half of the Serbian bench walking onto the field jawing at the referee and the Swiss players before a free kick taken in front of their sideline. Ref completely lost control for a moment there. That was bizarre.
The weirdest part was the Swiss players telling the Serbs to calm down, like trying to protect them from cards.
 

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Half of the Serbian bench walking onto the field jawing at the referee and the Swiss players before a free kick taken in front of their sideline. Ref completely lost control for a moment there. That was bizarre.
All to protest the lack of a call on a blatant dive in the box.

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