World Cup Day 4 11/23: OH CANADA!

trekfan55

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Can I protest Morocco’s abbreviation being MAR?
It must have something to do with the French name for the country (Maroc)

It did not faze me because it is Marruecos in Spanish.


Sorry to chime in so late
 
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Mighty Joe Young

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Just back from the pub. Admittedly rather drunk - a few thoughts

- this was not the game I expected - was thinking Man City against Wolves - but ended up not that.

- Canada had the better of the play and the chances. Their press in the first half was outstanding and Belgium really had no answer.

- that being said their finishing sucked - including that awful PEN.

- they should have had another PEN when Buchanan had his foot stomped on in the box but VAR mysteriously ignored it.

- looked like they ran out of ideas and gas as the games wound down. Still generated a couple of decent chances.

- but it came down to taking their chances - at which Canada failed miserably. This was a huge miss. Belgium were ripe for the picking. Still, I can’t imagine Canada expected to get a result out of this game- bodes well fro the future.

If I were a Belgium fan I would not be pleased. They looked like shite. Dammed lucky to get the three points.
 

BelgianSoxFan

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Just back from the pub. Admittedly rather drunk - a few thoughts

- this was not the game I expected - was thinking Man City against Wolves - but ended up not that.

- Canada had the better of the play and the chances. Their press in the first half was outstanding and Belgium really had no answer.

- that being said their finishing sucked - including that awful PEN.

- they should have had another PEN when Buchanan had his foot stomped on in the box but VAR mysteriously ignored it.

- looked like they ran out of ideas and gas as the games wound down. Still generated a couple of decent chances.

- but it came down to taking their chances - at which Canada failed miserably. This was a huge miss. Belgium were ripe for the picking. Still, I can’t imagine Canada expected to get a result out of this game- bodes well fro the future.

If I were a Belgium fan I would not be pleased. They looked like shite. Dammed lucky to get the three points.
You are right, Belgium deserved to lose this game. Canada played very well, and seemed to win every ball in the first half. Canada would have earned the win.

Hazard looked good though, he was a major question mark, KdB had a heavy touch on his passes, he will do better next game. Courtois is the best goalie in the world, he stole this game for us.

The Belgian fans are very relieved, but not happy.