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General World Cup and in-game discussion

  1. Jun 12, 2014 #1
    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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    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=756611

    First match is Brazil vs Croatia!
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2014 #2
    Brazil 1-1 Croatia at half

    Brazil playing lazy in the beginning. I think they will turn it on for the win!
     
  4. Jun 12, 2014 #3
    The penalty decision against Croatia was so wrong. Brazil does not deserve the second goal.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2014 #4
    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!
     
  6. Jun 12, 2014 #5
    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.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2014 #6

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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.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2014 #7
    First half of the Mex vs Cam game has been good. Mex called offside on two goals. Lots of rain.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2014 #8

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    Most of the Netherlands is colored orange, we're ready!!! :biggrin:
     
  10. Jun 13, 2014 #9

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    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. 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.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2014 #10

    Monique

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    wtf penalty?
     
  12. Jun 13, 2014 #11

    D H

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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.
     
  13. Jun 13, 2014 #12

    D H

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    Are you happier now, Monique?
     
  14. Jun 13, 2014 #13

    Monique

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    goosebumps, beautiful goal!l
     
  15. Jun 13, 2014 #14

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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.
     
  16. Jun 13, 2014 #15

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    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
     
  17. Jun 13, 2014 #16

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    You must've seen a different replay, there was no faulplay. Costa searched for contact, it should be 0-1 :grumpy:
     
  18. Jun 13, 2014 #17

    Monique

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    whohooo! who's the champion NOW? :D
     
  19. Jun 13, 2014 #18

    cristo

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    Holy **** - what a performance from holland!!!!
     
  20. Jun 13, 2014 #19

    D H

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    Who knows? The Socceroos? That's an outcome I would have expected against Australia, not against Spain.
     
  21. Jun 13, 2014 #20

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    Why did the Spaniards left their defense at home?
     
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