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    Don't know who the opera singer was in the opening ceremony, but she was amazing!

    Edit: Her name is Aida Garifullina. Worth finding a video of her performing. Amazing singer.
    Last edited by Kung Wu; June 14th, 2018, 10:51 AM.
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  • #2
    16 minutes into the match, the AR blows an EASY offside. If you can't see that, what CAN you see? Fortunately it didn't result in a goal. Sheesh.

    Russia is taking it to Saudi. Will end 3 to 0 if nothing else changes.
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    • #3
      Saudi Arabia is REALLY BAD at soccer.
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      • #4
        So is Russia, but they are clearly out playing Saudi Arabia. Home field advantage is no joke at the World Cup.
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        • #5
          Hey peeps world cup 2018 starting tomorrow, the hosts russia v saudi arabia. Who do you think will win it? Whats your predictions?

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          • #6
            Uruguay should shred Egypt, however Egypt is playing, what, five on the back line? Egypt also has an interesting lateral game.

            Chomper will likely put in a goal and grab an assist. Egypt would probably score a goal except Uruguay's keeper is 6'3" with arms that dangle to the ground.

            With 60 minutes left, I'm going 2-0 Uruguay, but Egypt will have their fair share of shots -- just not sure they can get past Stick.

            Edit: I don't think Egypt is playing a flat five in the back (which would be stupid), but looks like they are playing four flat with TWO defensive mids (which is also stupid).
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            • WuDrWu
              WuDrWu commented
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              If the Pharaohs can't play Salah their chances are slim and none.

              Uruguay almost gave one away there at the end of the half just being sloppy.

              I like that soccer adds time to overcome delaying, but I hate that they randomly allow play to continue when the referee is enjoying the action.

              "Oh, I know the extra minute is up and there have been no stoppages, but let's see what Cavani can do with this run......"

            • Kung Wu
              Kung Wu commented
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              I could tell you a story about that ...

          • #7
            Egypt has pushed their 2nd defensive midfielder up into the attack. Much better look for them and they are getting their chances now. Looking more like a 0-0 draw or 1-0 victory for Uruguay. That would be a huge victory for Egypt if they can draw this.
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            • #8
              Suarez with the flop.
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              • #9
                Next up Morocco vs Iran. I don't know a single thing about either team, other than they are ranked #41 (Morocco) and #37 (Iran). This is absolutely a must win situation for either team to have a hope of advancing. A draw would be a disaster for both teams.
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                • #10
                  Interestingly, Nike refused to send shoes to the Iranian National Team based on U.S. sanctions: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.65b06f071cd7

                  Crazy!
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                  • #11
                    Uruguay almost fell victim to the classic "if we just show up, we'll win" mentality.

                    Seen is all to often (even in from the Shox); especially in soccer/football.
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                    • #12
                      Also, it's easy to say "they should have played Salah", after the result happened.

                      If they held on for a tie or if Salah comes on and gets hurt, then it would be "how could you compromise you team/best player for one game?".
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                      • #13
                        Losing to Uruguay is not a disaster for Egypt. The next two games for them are critical though.
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                        • Shock Top
                          Shock Top commented
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                          With Salah, they could win the next two.

                        • Kung Wu
                          Kung Wu commented
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                          Yeah, they were surprisingly decent given their world ranking.

                      • #14
                        Morocco is taking it to Iran's left flank. If nothing changes this could be another 3-0 game. Didn't expect that. And we're only 10 minutes in!
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                        • #15
                          Wow! Iran!
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