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The Soccer Thread (Version 13) — Winter World Cup Edition

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Webster, Aug 5, 2022.

  1. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Seems like management is hoping for a "you can't fire me, I quit" ending.
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  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Another US invasion and rout of Grenada.
    2muchcoffeeman likes this.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Tottenham sacks the gaffer while sitting fourth on the table?
  4. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I would have liked Conte to stick around over a financial dispute
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    What the hell is USA wearing?
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Tie dye!!!
  7. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    2023 U-20 World Cup host Indonesia kicks up a fuss about Israel being in the tournament, the governor of (mostly Hindu) Bali refuses to host the Israeli team, and FIFA ... stands its ground? What a bizarre twist. I guess there's not enough money tied up in a U-20 tournament for FIFA to do its usual craven, money-grubbing routine. Kudos for doing the right thing, I guess, but something tells me FIFA might've been much less forceful if the troublesome host country was someone better connected and/or funded.
    Indonesia removed as U-20 World Cup host amid Israel row
  8. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Indonesia got kicked out of the 1964 Olympics after it went along with kicking Israel out of the 1962 Asian games so this is a bit of a throwback.
  9. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll Well-Known Member

    Indonesia is a Muslim-majority nation, about 80% of the total population. Bali happens to be the province with the lowest percentage of Muslims.
  10. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Indonesia politicians seem to not be immune from political pressure. It would be like Charlie Baker blocking the Democratic Convention from Boston.
  11. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I know that bills have to be paid, but you can’t put Man City v. Liverpool as the first match back from the international break on Peacock.
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  12. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    There may be better soccer teams, although not many if there are, but there's no team that can make its opponent look as bad as City can.
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