Confederations Cup 2017

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Because sometimes you've got nothing better to do on a Saturday evening than watch Russia play New Zealand.

Russia are up 2-0 with ten minutes to go. New Zealand fairly dire obv but Russia should be up by more. Read somewhere that the winners of the Confed Cup never go on to win the World Cup.

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Saturday, 17 June 2017 16:42 (five years ago) link

Smolov / Poloz seems a better pairing than Kokorin / Dzyuba has in the recent past.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 17 June 2017 16:47 (five years ago) link

LOL Russian interviewer."Thankyouverymuch"

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Saturday, 17 June 2017 17:01 (five years ago) link

Portugal goal ruled out for offside on video evidence!

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:24 (five years ago) link

yeah this video bullshit is really improving the spectator experience

pray for BoJo (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 18 June 2017 18:49 (five years ago) link

The second Portugal goal went to video referee as well - but was cleared after a minute. There is no communication about what the issue is supposed to be so the viewer is left sitting for thirty seconds wondering whether the goal is going to be called into question and another minute, in the dark, about whether it will stand. It is barely worth supporters celebrating until the match kicks off again.

If its once in a while it might be fine but three of the last six 'goals' have been called into question and two ruled out.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 18 June 2017 18:55 (five years ago) link

Chile have had a goal ruled out after celebrating for about a minute. All the pundits are talking about is this silly gimmick, I don't really care to argue the pros and cons I just know for me this is an annoying spoiler and I hope it dies. But it won't, this is TVball for the future

pray for BoJo (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:10 (five years ago) link

haha at least this has given me a lolz reasons to watch this competition

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:36 (five years ago) link

Here we go again.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:49 (five years ago) link

lolz

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:51 (five years ago) link

They both looked offside when the first ball went through.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:52 (five years ago) link

all we need is for the video ref to decide everything, then it'll be perfect

pray for BoJo (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:56 (five years ago) link

dammit missed the goal. Did they review it?

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Monday, 19 June 2017 15:07 (five years ago) link

poland v sweden u21s right now is v good fyi

r|t|c, Monday, 19 June 2017 19:08 (five years ago) link

well we switched over (in the pub) to the england u21 match, missed england coming back because then the darts match took over. One day in a pub I'll get to watch a fucking full game.

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Monday, 19 June 2017 23:41 (five years ago) link

lol

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Wednesday, 21 June 2017 19:51 (five years ago) link

It looks like it's over for Russia. 20 mins left and they are 2-1 down to Mexico and they just had a player rightfully sent off

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Saturday, 24 June 2017 16:27 (five years ago) link

Vid ref correctly called a goal for Mexico as offside. Still unsure how this works but it was the right call. Is the video ref consulted for each goal?

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Saturday, 24 June 2017 16:29 (five years ago) link

Feel bad for Akinfeev as he is a very solid keeper 98% of the time but so terrible at international level he should never play again.

I think the video ref flags to the ref if they think the goal might have been dubious, the ref decides whether to formally refer it back for video review, the video ref gives an opinion and the ref can either agree or ignore it.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 24 June 2017 16:33 (five years ago) link

I still reckon it's a better idea to give each team 2 video ref calls per half

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Saturday, 24 June 2017 16:43 (five years ago) link

GER-CAM yesterday threw up the funniest video reffing yet.

Ref books Siani for high foot on Can, CAM players point out to the ref he's got it wrong, he goes to view on screen. Ref watches incident again in slow motion and it's obvious the player is #2 (Mabouka) and not #15 (Siani). Ref realises he's got it wrong. Ref shows straight red to Siani for the tackle. CAM players surround ref and Siani refuses to leave the pitch. Ref watches the incident again and finally twigs he has the wrong player and gives Mabouka a straight red. He doesn't rescind either the yellow or red he gave to Siani, but allows him to stay on the pitch.

All this took well over 5 minutes to sort out, and actually watching the clip made me think it wasn't really a foul and more a clumsy challenge. Can's foot is just as high and I'd argue the ball's there to be won.

Mud... Jam... Failure... (aldo), Monday, 26 June 2017 09:56 (five years ago) link

Dire, dire semi between Portugal and Chile. Believe Alexis Sanchez lost possession 16 times in the first half alone.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 19:15 (five years ago) link

yeah this is bloody awful football.

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 19:18 (five years ago) link

..but that double woodwork was insane

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:27 (five years ago) link

;_;

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:28 (five years ago) link

Chile hit the post and bar in the final minute of extra time. This game doesn't deserve a winner, it's too bad and vile for that, but Portugal do deserve to lose tbh. Pens coming up now, if anyone's interested.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:29 (five years ago) link

(that was an xp)

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:29 (five years ago) link

Germany's 3rd tire will walk this tournament won't they?

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:31 (five years ago) link

Bravo!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:35 (five years ago) link

Bravo!!!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:37 (five years ago) link

Yeah, fuck off Portugal, bored of you lot.

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:37 (five years ago) link

BRAVO!!!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:38 (five years ago) link

HAHAHAHAHAHA

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:39 (five years ago) link

that was about the worst set of penalties ive ever seen

Windsor Davies, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:39 (five years ago) link

Did Portugal have a bet on losing or something?

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:39 (five years ago) link

Shame he didn't get to stop a Cron penalty, and this is easy talking afterwards, but he's looked way more confident these 120 mins than all season at ManC.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:40 (five years ago) link

idk i reckon i couldve saved those pens

Windsor Davies, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:41 (five years ago) link

3 finals in 3 years for la roja

bravo is consistently great for chile

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:42 (five years ago) link

Chile totally deserved that

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:44 (five years ago) link

They totally deserved that! Were robbed of a penalty in extra time already.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:44 (five years ago) link

yeah where was the video ref then? (ok i thought it was a dive at first)

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:45 (five years ago) link

I thought that as well, until I saw the replay. (and yeah when the vid ref gets called in is still a ~mystery~ to me)

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:47 (five years ago) link

Brutal.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Thursday, 29 June 2017 18:09 (five years ago) link

Germany had the right idea in fielding a young B team for this tournament

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Thursday, 29 June 2017 18:21 (five years ago) link

^^ Sure did. Lots of players making their debut, wanting to impress etc.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 29 June 2017 18:34 (five years ago) link

How on earth...?

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Thursday, 29 June 2017 19:48 (five years ago) link

some goal!

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Thursday, 29 June 2017 19:49 (five years ago) link

Poor Mexicans still have to play for 3rd, and not only that, a week later it's the Gold Cup! Some of these players will be dead when the new season starts.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 29 June 2017 19:52 (five years ago) link

That's insane, I'm sure they'll have to rest the majority of those players

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Thursday, 29 June 2017 19:59 (five years ago) link

Totally crazy! I'm sure they'll rest quite a lot of players, mostly the ones playing in Europe - like Germany is doing as we speak - but still. Call me old-fashioned, but as a football fan I enjoyed the three months without football every summer. Those days seem long gone, with every summer filled with 'tournaments' like this.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 29 June 2017 22:10 (five years ago) link

the gold cup and confederations are both 25 years old

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 29 June 2017 22:51 (five years ago) link

also confederations basically an extended international community shield of a mickey mouse competition so can be easily ignored if one wishes

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 29 June 2017 22:52 (five years ago) link

That depends on your team though , doesn't it? I mean Chile for example is all in on this tourney. For one thing the "golden generation "'s window is closing. Also FIFA ranking is at stake: a win places Chile 6th, a loss 11th. This could be critical in getting a top spot in the group stage, which in turn can help us avoid the fate that always seems to befall La Roja: make it out of its group only to run into Brazil in the first knockout round . So this is far from Mickey Mouse territory for that team, and the game is expected to significantly depress voter turnout for Sunday 's primaries.

(Hi everyone, by the way, I've been away from ilx for about six months or so )

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Friday, 30 June 2017 22:07 (five years ago) link

(Obv referring to World Cup implications above)

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Friday, 30 June 2017 22:09 (five years ago) link

yeah, i am totally stoked for this tournament because of those reasons, but i have never care anytime before!

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 30 June 2017 22:28 (five years ago) link

also hi collardio

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 30 June 2017 22:29 (five years ago) link

Chile looking tidy at the moment.

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Sunday, 2 July 2017 18:20 (five years ago) link

oh

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Sunday, 2 July 2017 18:21 (five years ago) link

this could be coffin nails ....

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Sunday, 2 July 2017 19:22 (five years ago) link

got away with it imo

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Sunday, 2 July 2017 19:23 (five years ago) link

the magic of video reffing

more polls about food and reactionary art (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 2 July 2017 19:23 (five years ago) link

lmao. so the ref sees the vid the whole world saw and still only gives a yellow. shambles.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 2 July 2017 19:24 (five years ago) link

umpteen minutes delay just to make a terrible decision

more polls about food and reactionary art (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 2 July 2017 19:24 (five years ago) link

this is the sad, sad future of football isn't it?

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 2 July 2017 19:25 (five years ago) link

nah, in the next 10 years they'll find lots of other ways to ruin it too, so you end up forgetting how shitty this is

more polls about food and reactionary art (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 2 July 2017 19:26 (five years ago) link

reassuring. van basten's got some mad ideas up his sleeve (three thirds instead of two halves, hockey like pen's, bringing a gallon of goat's blood equals a goal extra etc)

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 2 July 2017 19:30 (five years ago) link

Vidal really should've scored there.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 2 July 2017 19:34 (five years ago) link

okay that would have been a spectacular goal

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Sunday, 2 July 2017 19:42 (five years ago) link

What a fucking joke

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Sunday, 2 July 2017 19:47 (five years ago) link

I'm gutted by this loss tbh. We should have been up 2-0 by halftime; instead it was 0-1.

There are a lot of obvious analytical remarks I could make , but I'm too dispirited to bother. I just hope the players (esp Diaz) recover from this , learn from it, and for fuck's sakes, forwards: how about keeping a cool head in front of the net?

I love La Roja and the fight in them, but the golden generation seems to be running out of ammo.

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Monday, 3 July 2017 13:32 (five years ago) link


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