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with all the other goings on i almost forgot that lebron & co face elimination tonight in san antonio. he had 17 in the first quarter so maybe he can will them back to miami for a game six by himself.
four matches today at noon 3, 6 and 9....
already another embarassing wrong decision by the referee in the mexico-cameroon match erasing a beautiful goal by mexico. this time it was a bad call on offsides. there is no reason that on penalty calls like the one yesterday in the brazil-croatia match and this one that a replay system could not be considered. but the soccer bureaucracy is as backwards as the kremlin in its heyday so i wouldnt expect it anytime soon.
big game today at 3pm is the rematch between the two finalists in the 2010 world cup that being spain v. netherlands. the dutch have fallen off a bit in the intervening years but still are plenty talented to upset spain.
opening remarks and early match-ups. first game between brazil and croatia is on at 4pm.
i do love this shot of messi balancing the ball on his head. he is like a kid with add that needs to fidget. anyone but the best player in the world is getting that shit smacked off his noggin and told to pay attenion.
just bear with me, this will eventually be about soccer in brazil.
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ny times magazine: the burden of being messi
At the same time Argentina hosted the 1978 World Cup, the nation's dictators were waging their "Dirty War" of repression, kidnappings and torture. As the tournament again draws near, ghastly memories are flooding back.
how to watch the world cup like a true soccer nerd is a useful primer about positions, positioning, terminology & tactics.