General World Cup and in-game discussion

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We need a general thread to talk about all the matches. So here it is! Let's keep the discussion rolling during the matches too for those who are watching.

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First match is Brazil vs Croatia!
 

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Brazil 1-1 Croatia at half

Brazil playing lazy in the beginning. I think they will turn it on for the win!
 
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The penalty decision against Croatia was so wrong. Brazil does not deserve the second goal.
 
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Yeah pretty bad dive. The game overall was quite entertaining. Brazil in the end deserved the win. Looking forward to a some good games tomorrow!
 
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Croatia deserved a draw based on the pressure they laid on the Brazilian defense. Unfortunately they got another goal instead.
The keeper could've stopped the first and last goal I believe. A small step to the left/right before the dive would've done it both times.

But hey, congrats to Croatia for the mentality.
 
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Terrible ref: that was never a penalty, and there was a foul in the run up to the third goal. Keeper should have saved the pen though. All in all, a shaky start from the hosts, though I expect them to get better.
 
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First half of the Mex vs Cam game has been good. Mex called offside on two goals. Lots of rain.
 
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Most of the Netherlands is colored orange, we're ready!!! :biggrin:
 
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First half of the Mex vs Cam game has been good. Mex called offside on two goals.
Mexico deserved that win. It should have been 3-0 rather than 1-0. Both of those goals in the first half should have counted.

Lots of rain.
Lots of rain. Poor cameramen. The areas behind the field in which they were located were lakes.

Siting games in Natal was perhaps a mistake?

probability_of_precipitation_at_some_point_in_the_day_percent_pct.png

Source: http://weatherspark.com/averages/33461/Natal-Rio-Grande-do-Norte-Brazil

Belo Horizonte, OTOH, looks like a nice site for this time of year.
 
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wtf penalty?
 
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That was my thought in live play. In the replay it did look like De Vrij took Costa's feet out from under him.
 
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Are you happier now, Monique?
 
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goosebumps, beautiful goal!l
 
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Prettiest goal so far. Even prettier than Brazil's first goal. Unlike that nice looking goal by Brazil, van Persie's directed the ball into the opponent's net.
 
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Siting games in Natal was perhaps a mistake?

probability_of_precipitation_at_some_point_in_the_day_percent_pct.png

Source: http://weatherspark.com/averages/33461/Natal-Rio-Grande-do-Norte-Brazil

Belo Horizonte, OTOH, looks like a nice site for this time of year.
I don't believe their data, based on what they say about where I live. The "snow" and "thunderstorms" data is nonsense. The rain data doesn't make much sense either.

The obvious unanswered question is what land area this is averaged over. Thunderstorms "somewhere in the UK" on 11% of days in July might be correct. Thunderstorms over one particular city is not.

probability_of_precipitation_at_some_point_in_the_day_percent_pct.png
 
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That was my thought in live play. In the replay it did look like De Vrij took Costa's feet out from under him.

You must've seen a different replay, there was no faulplay. Costa searched for contact, it should be 0-1 :grumpy:
 
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whohooo! who's the champion NOW? :D
 
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Holy **** - what a performance from holland!!!!
 
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whohooo! who's the champion NOW? :D
Who knows? The Socceroos? That's an outcome I would have expected against Australia, not against Spain.
 
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Why did the Spaniards left their defense at home?
 
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:biggrin: *party*
 
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That was totally unbelievable!!
 
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That...just...what just happened...
 

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