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2014 World Cup

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rainman, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    So are Mexico and Costa Rica who are among the 7 Kirk is counting.

    Might as well throw the US in there as well and you have 7 of 10 already through and possibly 9 of 10 teams from the Americas in the round of 16. Not a bad ratio.
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Going to be tough to ignore this:

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  3. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Does Uruguay have much juice in FIFA? I have no idea, but I would think Italy certainly does and would not rule out Uruguay being booted from the tournament (remember he cheated to advance Uruguay in the last tournament as well). It's the most direct and severe form of punishment without having to deal with his club commitments.

    If you want to show those unsporting actions have consequences, take away the result.
  4. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

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  5. Maybe this is why we need the English to tell us about soccer.
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Uruguay is not getting booted. Not a chance.

    And Suarez didn't "cheat" to advance last time. He made a pretty damn smart play, and got rightfully kicked out for it.
  7. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    I think this might be true if he didn't have his history. But ain't no way FIFA can sweep it under the rug when the guy has two prior well-publicized suspensions for biting other players, plus a third suspension for on-field racism, plus the photo proof of the bite marks.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He did not cheat to advance Uruguay in the last tournament. He took a red card and gave Ghana a penalty kick to stop a goal because it was the only possible way to keep his team alive.

    That's a minor tangent to what he did today, but it was a real pet peeve last time when people were saying he cheated, and it remains one today.
  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    It's not bloody cheating. He did what he had to do and was given the boot.

    Convert the PK.
  10. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Red cards are for fair play.
  11. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Cheating? Are they in 5th grade?

    Every country has "cheaters" playing for them.
  12. Suarez would have been lauded here if he put the Ghanian on the turf.
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