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Just now, heavybassX said:

Will Brazilians blame Neymar this time?

I think he will surely be blamed as he is our main star.

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Be hilarious if after all the debate about winning/not winning both Belgium and England meet again in the final :D.

Edited by G-Man11

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Just now, PMLF said:

I think he will surely be blamed as he is our main star.

He was poor today tbh.

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5 minutes ago, PMLF said:

Anyway, congrats to Belgium, well deserved win when almost everyone thought Brazil would win.

Belgium was terrible in the second half. Brazil was much better but their finishing was not good.

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5 minutes ago, Rio_V said:

Hazard or Rom MoM?

5 minutes ago, JDownie said:

Alderweireld.

Courtois. 

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Just now, Gorando said:

Belgium was terrible in the second half. Brazil was much better but their finishing was not good.

Belgium were great in the first half though, they got tired in the second half but as you say, Brazil's finishing was poor.

I think the result is fair enough.

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4 minutes ago, heavybassX said:

Will Brazilians blame Neymar this time?

Nah will be the manager and the referees fault 

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it's a shame that Neymar has pretty much turned everybody against them. I'd usually rather enjoy watching the Brazilians

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2 minutes ago, Gorando said:

Belgium was terrible in the second half. Brazil was much better but their finishing was not good.

Hi Belgium westy 

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2 minutes ago, enigmatic said:

Courtois. 

De Bruyne actually. It is kinda insulting though to give a Belgian a Budweiser.... They have much better stuff!

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Just now, Barry Cartman said:

Nah will be the manager and the referees fault 

you are to neymar what the sun is to sterling :D

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they're banging on about Courtois being amazing whilst they show him parrying two shots straight to Brazil players......

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Rio: Nothing was going to beat him tonight except for that header 

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Just now, bestbrother said:

you are to neymar what the sun is to sterling :D

Everything I say is 100% accurate though 

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Just now, dking said:

Gutted for Bobby.

He had a whole half to shine and didn't do much, at least he will be well rested for the next season.

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Just now, dking said:

Gutted for Bobby.

Should have brought him on 

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Random thoughts

Belgium lucky to win that...Brazil were just not clinical enough and also had some bad luck - possible penalty not given, unlucky rebounds in the box

Neymar was shockingly bad....I'd love to know how many times he lost the ball

Costa brilliant

Courtois...is it just me or is he only good because of how tall and freakin long his arms are....ok he is good but my god his reach is insane.

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Based on the entire match it's a correct result. Belgium's second half was very poor but Brazil's finishing was below par as well; they had 2 CCC to equalize but didn't.

When Lukaku got subbed for Tielemans I honestly didn't know what to think. If Brazil equalized those last few minutes we (Belgium)  would've been in big trouble.

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Just now, PaulHartman71 said:

Fair play to Courtois clearing up the Pickford thing

What did he say? Missed it.

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Not sure what Kompany was thinking when he went in on Jesus in the game though. Poor. 

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1 minute ago, craigcwwe said:

Not sure what Kompany was thinking when he went in on Jesus in the game though. Poor. 

Definitely a penalty not sure how anyone can watch that and say it wasn't 

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We have a ref in a post match show here and it's quite clear when slowed down that Kompany fouled him when the ball was out. Can't be a pen. 

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1 minute ago, kpain16 said:

We have a ref in a post match show here and it's quite clear when slowed down that Kompany fouled him when the ball was out. Can't be a pen. 

Wasn't out at all 

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Congratulations Belgium, the incredibly on-form front trio of KDB-Hazard-Lukaku, and their bonkers plan of trying to outscore everyone. :cool: I seriously wouldn't mind if they win the whole thing.

However... Brazil didn't really do that much wrong? Had loads of chances, only really failed on their finishing, maybe they could've attacked slightly better, more fluidly, maybe they could've involved their very shy right-back, but it doesn't really feel like there was an awful lot wrong with their gameplan and performance, just mainly unlucky. Knowing them Tite is sacked in the morning, but it doesn't feel like they should throw away all the work done here and start in a new direction yet again.

Bit funny to see Neymar gone already though - has somehow emerged from this WC as an even more unlikeable figure, and not really played all that amazing for the talent he has: it's a massive exaggeration to say he was rubbish, but today often did poor decisions on the ball etc - how many through balls to nowhere did he try to play? You look at the match Hazard and KDB were playing and compare... it's not very favourable for him. Yet I feel for a few other players who were great, like Coutinho with another gloriously sweet assist, Marcelo yet another good game, Miranda-Tiago Silva had a great tournament, Douglas Costa was superb once he came in, etc. This is marketed as Team Neymar +10 but that's so unfair on the depth of talent there.

Meanwhile the French must be loving this, now emerge as the big favs this tournament, I tip them over the Belgians though would probably like the Belgians to win!

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1 minute ago, Barry Cartman said:

Wasn't out at all 

When the contact was made, the ball was quite clearly out as it was shown. Unless they edited the footage. Which I doubt

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BBC shown an angle where on 1st contact the ball is still in play by a long way 

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And here they had an angle where it wasn't. :D 

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They just showed it here and the ball was still on the pitch.

 

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it's another one of those where you say Kompany has made a stupid challenge so dont be surprised if you end up being punished for it

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14 minutes ago, Barry Cartman said:

Everything I say is 100% accurate though 

ill be pedantic

a brazilian poster who probably knows his country more has said that brazil will blame neyms as he is their star man....

you state that they wont and will blame the manager and referee and call that 100% accurate...

#neymism

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3 minutes ago, kpain16 said:

And here they had an angle where it wasn't. :D 

You need to get yourself a UHD tv mate. 

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17 minutes ago, PMLF said:

He had a whole half to shine and didn't do much, at least he will be well rested for the next season.

He should have been given considerably more time to shine. Jesus was poor all tournament.

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Just now, dking said:

He should have been given considerably more time to shine. Jesus was poor all tournament.

As shown today, Firmino probably wouldn't have been a solution though, regardless of how poor Gabriel Jesus was.

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1 minute ago, dking said:

Jesus was poor all tournament.

Gabriel Jesus must be one of the tournament's biggest disappointments, we all know he's good but 5 matches as Brazil's striker and 0 goals, he looked nervous every match and essentially did almost nothing. Except for nutmegging Kompany, at least there was that. :D

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37 minutes ago, JDownie said:

I hope for the forum's sake Belgium don't win. I am going to be ****ing insufferable aren't I? :lol:

Nope, SI will just ban you for all our collective sanities 

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I'm watching Belgium's second goal. What the hell are Brazilians doing there!? I mean, they just walk around as it's just a shiny Sunday at the park.

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4 minutes ago, PMLF said:

As shown today, Firmino probably wouldn't have been a solution though, regardless of how poor Gabriel Jesus was.

I thought Brazil improved after he came on.

oh and that was a definite pen for me!

 

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8 minutes ago, Vynal Seven said:

You need to get yourself a UHD tv mate. 

I have one. Will be able to watch Croatian national TV in 4k in about 15 years. :D

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Not sure the split second when Kompany's leg makes contact with Jesus is the decisive factor anyway: the initial lunge is part of the foul (in theory there doesn't even need to be contact if it's deemed careless, reckless or excessive enough), and the ball's definitely on the pitch then.

Still, being denied a stonewall penalty couldn't happen to a more deserving team.

Edited by enigmatic

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5 minutes ago, dking said:

I thought Brazil improved after he came on.

oh and that was a definite pen for me!

 

Brazil improved after Douglas Costa came.

It seems Fernandinho is also going to be blamed due to his own goal and apparently making a mistake in the other Belgian goal.

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I had always assumed Hazard completing like 50x the dribbles on FM 15 (and turning Chelski into quite the excercise for reloaders til the win) to be a bug. Standing corrected.

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13 minutes ago, SouthCoastRed said:

Nope, SI will just ban you for all our collective sanities 

Will they do the same if England win?

There will just be a few of us left but I really don't mind. ;)

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38 minutes ago, Redshift said:

What did he say? Missed it.

 

Basically said he didn't mean it to be taken the way it was, wouldn't mock a fellow keeper about their height and thinks Pickford is a great keeper etc. 

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43 minutes ago, Redshift said:

What did he say? Missed it.

Basically said he didn't mock his height he just said as Pickford got fingertips to it he would saved it as he is 10cm higher. I still don't understand what he was originally trying to say or why but anyways he cleared it up.

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33 minutes ago, Svenc said:

I had always assumed Hazard completing like 50x the dribbles on FM 15 (and turning Chelski into quite the excercise for reloaders til the win) to be a bug. Standing corrected.

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In what world does Lukaku get such a low rating?

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Martinez the tactical mastermind. 

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Interested to see what he does next game now.

That was a back four tonight, and he's spent basically his entire tenure playing a three. I thought Belgium looked alright, but they still gave up some decent chances.

When he did this Lukaku wider thing first time at Everton, he just copied it again for either the next match or one after (think it was the next match), and it sucked because it works vs. specific opposition. Wonder if he's learned from that

 

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