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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jul 1st, 2018 at 04:51:23 PM EST
'Spain got what they deserved'

Spain 1-1 Russia (3-4 pens)

Rio Ferdinand
Former England defender on BBC One

Spain have been so successful with that style of possession football but there comes a time when you have to get the ball into the strikers.

You have to change it up a bit. Spain got what they deserved.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jul 1st, 2018 at 05:39:09 PM EST
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Spain Tiki-Taka's Itself to Death Against Russia

But no passes at a penalty shoot-out :-)

by das monde on Mon Jul 2nd, 2018 at 04:29:37 AM EST
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Fellaini and Chadli as game-changers? This World Cup is absolute chaos

Germany and Argentina had promising bench players to gamble on. But they chose to stick with what did not work.

by das monde on Tue Jul 3rd, 2018 at 03:37:08 AM EST
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Well, Japan goes home and can contemplate to write a book: "A World Cup defeat in three Easy Steps!"

I truly enjoyed the first 10 minutes in the second half. A stunner.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jul 3rd, 2018 at 08:26:46 AM EST
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Probably not Palestinians but from Arab states ...

Jewish and Arab teens travel to Moscow to play soccer together | Ynet News |

Delegation of teenagers from the Peres Center for Peace holds workshops and soccer training on sidelines of World Cup, teaching teens from Qatar, Iraq and Tunisia how they promote peace and dialogue through their shared love of soccer; 'At first we were met with suspicion, but we quickly became best friends with the Iraqi team,' says delegation head Lior Shalom.

 

A delegation of teenagers from the Peres Center for Peace traveled to Russia for the World Cup to hold workshops and soccer training for teens from all over the world, including from Arab nations.

The teens--from Jericho, Shoham, Tel Aviv and Be'er Sheva--taught their fellow teenagers from Qatar, Iraq and Tunisia how they promote peace and dialogue and allay suspicion through their shared love for the game of soccer.

The delegation, invited to Russia by FIFA, is staying with the other teens from all over the globe and holding soccer matches, which will culminate in the final on Saturday night at a soccer pitch set up especially in the center of the Red Square in Moscow.

The delegation is led by Lior Shalom from Tel Aviv, a project manager at the Peres Center for Peace, as well as coordinators Ahmad Roma from Jericho and Yael Tregerman from Rishon LeZion.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jul 3rd, 2018 at 01:55:07 PM EST
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Watching yesterday's match Brazil-Belgium, I recalled this game in 2002 (that I happened to watch in Antwerp):

Speculatively, that non-goal raised a Golden Generation for Belgium eager to beat Brazil in a World Cup :-)

by das monde on Sat Jul 7th, 2018 at 11:55:46 AM EST
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