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Zunaid
June 11, 2014, 02:04 AM
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BengaliPagol
June 12, 2014, 05:11 AM
Australia have got dis.

Sohel
June 13, 2014, 12:19 AM
I was disappointed by the Netherlands throughout the last World Cup. Led by that extreme douchebag Van Bommel, they deviated from their traditional commitment to "total football 2.0" and played dirty soccer like a bunch of Argentines. Cheating, diving, fouling, being melodramatic and what not. But they did stay away from doing drugs, fathering bastards, racism, and other fine Argentine traditions we've come to know so well. Sadly, none of their forwards matched the flair and skill which makes Argentine soccer bearable at moments. Robben despite his incessant whining and diving was still fun to watch. Van Persie played like a spaz. I hope they don't play like that and just crush Spain's annoying tiki-taka nonsense with a pacy and direct approach! This is a rematch of the 2010 final and the Dutch better have an effective plan they can execute. That said, I see this probable war of attrition ending in a 0-0 draw.

Team Profile: NETHERLANDS
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Team Profile: SPAIN
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Sohel
June 13, 2014, 12:26 AM
I have strong personal ties to Chile and want them to do well. Spent a lot of time financing businesses and projects there on behalf of my employers during the 90s, and witnessed their democracy-driven, pro-worker, rapid development first hand. I admire the place but cannot overcome my desire to see any underdog do well. In this game Australia are the underdogs. That said, I think Chile will win this 2-1.

Team Profile: CHILE
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Team Profile: Australia
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Zunaid
June 13, 2014, 02:46 PM
What a brilliant header by van Persie for the equalizer. 1-1 so far.

shaad
June 13, 2014, 02:50 PM
IMO, van Persie's header has been the goal of the tournament so far.

shaad
June 13, 2014, 03:59 PM
My father-in-law (Dutch) is going to be a very happy man today.

This was an utter demolition of an once-feared team. By the end, you could see that the Spanish were psychologically shattered: no longer playing tiki-taki football, just trying to kick the ball out of the field whenever the Dutch attacked.

BengaliPagol
June 13, 2014, 04:14 PM
jesus christ netherlands absolutely humilating the world champions

iDumb
June 13, 2014, 05:58 PM
My father-in-law (Dutch) is going to be a very happy man today.

This was an utter demolition of an once-feared team. By the end, you could see that the Spanish were psychologically shattered: no longer playing tiki-taki football, just trying to kick the ball out of the field whenever the Dutch attacked.

shaad bhai the way the way netherland played attacking game today, if they continue like this, tell your father in law, this may finally be it.....

dutch will no longer be underachievers...hopefully his daughter didnt underachieve there with her man :p

shaad
June 13, 2014, 06:03 PM
dutch will no longer be underachievers...hopefully his daughter didnt underachieve there with her man :p

ROFL! :floor:

BengaliPagol
June 13, 2014, 07:05 PM
Wow what a match. Im proud of the effort the Socceroos displayed today. Despite the scoreline they were definitely troubling the Chileans and were definitely displaying a lot of heart on the field. On paper Australia are easily the worst team but are also also one of the youngest teams in the world cup but were still able to really display a good fight against a class Chilean side. Cahill's headed goal was fantastic and showed why he is the best headerer of the ball in the world. Oar and Leckie displayed a lot of pace on the wings and Bresciano created fantastic opportunities for our forwards. The scoreline was 2-1 throughout majority of the game and my heart sank when Cahill's goal was given offside or it could have easily been 2-2. Bresciano had a fantastic opportunity to score as well. Besides the attack the players defended very well in one on one situations and also put in some great challenges. Overall a lot of positives to take from this match and i hope we show a lot of heart in the next coming matches. And one thing to note we are ahead of Spain in our group :)

Sohel
June 14, 2014, 12:27 AM
Boy, was I ever wrong about the Holland-Spain game! Not a war of attrition at all because the Dutch simply didn't allow Spain to carry on with their negative, tiki-taka faizlami. They were physical and strong on the ball, and pacy enough to expose and penetrate the rattled defensive structure Spain simply could hold together. The score could easily have been 7-1 or 8-1. Unless they're peaking too soon, impossible to tell so soon, they're likely to go far with this kind of positive approach.

Chile was simply the superior side technically and tactically, but give the Aussies an "A" for effort. Sadly that kind of effort doesn't show up in your transcript unless you're Australian. I think we'll see two more "A"s like this before they go back down under with three defeats.

Holland, Chile and Spain all have the chance to finish 1-2 and move into the next round but only two can. I'd love to see Chile as one of those teams but that may not happen.

shaad
June 14, 2014, 08:35 AM
My two worries with Chile are:


They get too caught up with intricate passes in front of the opponent's goal to actually score.
They put so many players forward on the attack that there are major gaps in defense. A more ruthless team like the Dutch, or even the Spaniards, would take advantage of those defensive lapses.

That said, I would love to see the Netherlands and Chile qualify out of this group at the expense of the tiki-taki dilettantes.

BengaliPagol
June 18, 2014, 03:41 AM
Definitely the odds of the Socceroos defeating Netherlands are stacked against the Socceroos. But the last match the Socceroos showed that they are capable of. Sometimes even though your team does not have the quality, you as a fan just need to believe. All the Socceroos fans want is the players to play with a lot of heart and give it everything they got. We as fans just want to see a never give up attitude. I want to see the effort from the boys and you never know a win or a draw might happen. Stranger things have happened in football. After all apparently the Netherlands have never beaten the Socceroos. So the luck may just sway towards Australia tonight.

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 10:52 AM
Line ups

Australia: Ryan, Davidson, Cahill, Spiranovic, Leckie, Oar, Jedniak, McKay, McGowan, Wilkinson, Bresciano.

Netherlands: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, De Jong, Janmaat, De Guzman, Van Persie, Sneijder, Robben.

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 10:57 AM
national anthems going on ... ...

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 10:59 AM
the dutch team contains jersey no 1 to 11

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:01 AM
kick off

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:05 AM
socceroos made a positive start ... ..

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:08 AM
dutch are yet to find their rythm

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:13 AM
dutch are looking a bit rusty ..... perhaps too much confident

roman
June 18, 2014, 11:14 AM
Australians are playing really good.

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:16 AM
so far the aussies looked the better team

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:19 AM
arjen robben .......................... 1-0

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:21 AM
1-1 tim cahill

whadda game

roman
June 18, 2014, 11:22 AM
What a goal from Australia.

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:24 AM
now tthis game will open up ..... promises end to end to action

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:25 AM
What a goal from Australia.

that was one of the best goal of this world cup

roman
June 18, 2014, 11:27 AM
What a miss. Holland slowly but surely getting their rhythm back

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:29 AM
30 mins gone 1-1

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:31 AM
What a miss. Holland slowly but surely getting their rhythm back

hats off to aussies ... who are not just defending and thus giving the dutch the chance to get into a ryhtm


oh.............. another chance for the aussies ......

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:32 AM
and again ..... another golden opportunity missed

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:36 AM
aussies are dominating the possession .... no body thought of this

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:39 AM
7 minns to half time ............. can anyone take a lead ???

roman
June 18, 2014, 11:40 AM
Yeah, after thrashing Spain, I thought Australia will be a walk in the park for Netherlands. But Australians are not going to go down without fighting. .

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:43 AM
the dutch need to reshape their formation .... the 3-4-2-1 not working .....

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:46 AM
forced sub for the dutch ....

memphis depay on for Bruno martins

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 11:47 AM
half time, 1-1

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:05 PM
2md half starts ....

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:07 PM
RVP to miss the game against chile ...

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:10 PM
penalty to Australia now

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:11 PM
2-1 to australaia

roman
June 18, 2014, 12:14 PM
Australia is killing

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:14 PM
vaan gaal ............. do something ...............

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:15 PM
van persie .................... 2-2 .............

whadda game

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:21 PM
the dutch are building a bit of rhythm now

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:25 PM
another chance missed for aussies ...........after some panic in dutch defense............

and on the other end ............ Dutch scores ....................... 3-2

roman
June 18, 2014, 12:29 PM
That should have been saved. Bad luck for Australia

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:30 PM
free kick in a promising position for thr Dutch

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:31 PM
not a good free kick ........ 15 mins to go

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:32 PM
the dutch are having a good spell now ..... aussies are fading

roman
June 18, 2014, 12:34 PM
That could have been easily 4-2. Good save from goalkeeper

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:34 PM
taggart on ............ tommy oar off .... for aussies

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:35 PM
good decision by the referee ...... not a penalty

guzman off widjnaldum on for the dutch

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:37 PM
wonderful break up of ply by De Jong

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:38 PM
free kick in promising area for the Aussies ....but not well executed

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:40 PM
aussies lacking the spark/inspiration a bit

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:42 PM
6mins left for the socceooos

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:44 PM
jermain lens on for RVP .....

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:45 PM
2 mins left now

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:47 PM
in to additional time

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:51 PM
end of ....

the dutch wins by 3-2

roman
June 18, 2014, 12:53 PM
Australia played really well

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 12:58 PM
chile vs spain coming up in an hour

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 01:03 PM
Spain: Casillas; Azpilicueta, Ramos, Martinez, Alba; Alonso, Busquets; Pedro, Silva, Iniesta; Costa

Chile: Bravo, Mena, Isla, Silva, Sanchez, Vidal, Vargas, Medel, Jara, Aranguiz, Dias

shaad
June 18, 2014, 01:09 PM
Now that was a particularly enjoyable match. And let's praise the Socceroos, they played their hearts out, and a worthy team to be playing in the WC. The Dutch defense does look vulnerable to fast paced attacks, but their offense is really pleasing to watch.

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 01:18 PM
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al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 01:22 PM
38 mins more

BengaliPagol
June 18, 2014, 01:32 PM
Definitely the odds of the Socceroos defeating Netherlands are stacked against the Socceroos. But the last match the Socceroos showed that they are capable of. Sometimes even though your team does not have the quality, you as a fan just need to believe. All the Socceroos fans want is the players to play with a lot of heart and give it everything they got. We as fans just want to see a never give up attitude. I want to see the effort from the boys and you never know a win or a draw might happen. Stranger things have happened in football. After all apparently the Netherlands have never beaten the Socceroos. So the luck may just sway towards Australia tonight.
i knew it. I ****ing i knew we would get so close. Im proud of the Aussie boys. They have played their hearts out and have pretty much outplayed a world class team (who just beat world champions Spain 5-1) for majority of the match. Tim Cahill was already a Socceroo legend before the World Cup but now he legendary status will be raised to another level. That goal he produced in a clutch moment was nothing short of spectacular. Mathew Leckie has been instrumental and will surely attract offers from big clubs because his manager Vince Grella said he received calls for Leckie after the Chile match. Despite the obvious lack in world class players Australia were still able to tactically get it right and play well as a team. But at the end of the day it was Netherlands individual quality players who won it for them. But in saying that before the World Cup people predicted Australia would not be able to score a single goal in the world cup. And the last 2 games Australia really deserved at least a draw in both games but it was unfortunate that it didn't pan out like that. However im very happy with our performances and i hope we can perform this well against Spain.

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 01:35 PM
26 mins more

cricman
June 18, 2014, 01:46 PM
Tiki Taka ends Tonight

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 01:48 PM
only 12 more minutes

roman
June 18, 2014, 01:50 PM
Only 10 more minutes :)

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 01:55 PM
anthems going on

spain have Javi Martinez, a midfieder playing at Central defense ....

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 01:56 PM
anthems over.............. kickoff imminent

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 01:59 PM
GK's are captain of both teams

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:00 PM
we start ....

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:01 PM
chile on the attack .... straight away .... could have done better

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:07 PM
chile started bettr

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:10 PM
soain are egetting into the gane

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:12 PM
12 mins gone no goals yet

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:25 PM
24 min chile leads 1-0

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:27 PM
otside netting ....

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:30 PM
30 mins ///////// 1-0 to vchile

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:31 PM
free kick ............... promising position for spain

but not well taken

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:36 PM
36 mins ..... chile still leading by the wonderful goal ...

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:39 PM
Rob, Sheffield: Hopefully Spain will go out and it will be the final nail in the coffin of the hideous and tedious tiki-taka. If I want to watch six midfielders knock it about amongst themselves for minutes on end I will go watch a training session. Chile to win 3-1.
from bbc soprt

roman
June 18, 2014, 02:40 PM
Spain ki gurup ishtage thekei baad porbe naki? Haha

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:40 PM
card fpr Xabi Alonso

One World
June 18, 2014, 02:41 PM
Alonso is so arrogant.

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:41 PM
Spain ki gurup ishtage thekei baad porbe naki? Haha

they are on course

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:43 PM
2-0 ......... Arangez.........

One World
June 18, 2014, 02:44 PM
2-0 now

roman
June 18, 2014, 02:45 PM
2-0...Muhahahaha

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:46 PM
cool control and finish it was

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 02:48 PM
half time ....

cricman
June 18, 2014, 02:53 PM
Tiki Taka ends Tonight

Only 45 More Minutes.

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:03 PM
45 more mins .... .... can spain recover any salvation ???

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:04 PM
Alonso has been taken off ... koke on

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:08 PM
good defending ... costa denied

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:12 PM
ha ha ha ..... busquests .............. what a miss

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:18 PM
32 more minutes for spain to salvage anything from this game ....

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:19 PM
torres warming up

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:24 PM
Fernando Torres ........ in for costa

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:26 PM
24 mins ..... spain is not threatening at all

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:28 PM
chile playing around with ball well.... spain cant get close

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:30 PM
its all chile ...... spain cant get a move on

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:32 PM
18 mins left ..... chile have this in pocket now for sure

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:35 PM
now santi cazolra is on

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:37 PM
a promising attack by spain but defended well

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:38 PM
12 mins to go

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:40 PM
and not again...... how many time spain lost the ball or shot wide

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:43 PM
bravo bravo bravo

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:44 PM
valdividia replacing vargas

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:45 PM
pain less than 5 mins ...... exit for spain now sure, no more miravle

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:47 PM
torres earns a free kick

cazorla strikes but bravo saves

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:48 PM
vidal off carmona in

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:49 PM
stoppage time .....

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:51 PM
6 mins of stoppage

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:52 PM
good bye spain

al-Sagar
June 18, 2014, 03:54 PM
chaire de chaire de ................ spain tora pala

roman
June 18, 2014, 03:55 PM
Amar costar chehara dekhe hebby khushi lagtase. Haha

reverse_swing
June 18, 2014, 03:56 PM
End of an era.It was good while it lasted! A golden generation, a once-in-a-lifetime alignment of the stars but this time it was predictable. I was always wondering what would happen to the famed tiki-taka system once its talismans aged out of their prime?

BengaliPagol
June 18, 2014, 04:11 PM
One touch and boom.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/br-cdn/temp_images/2014/06/18/7ce1ef8a2d536e0afedbeab198c987e4.gif?1403109094

http://s3.amazonaws.com/br-cdn/temp_images/2014/06/18/3e0a1032e9d4b3cda1cc6ebe13d14db0.gif?1403109134

Tim Cahill has scored more World Cup goals than Ronaldo, Messi and Rooney have put together (5 goals). A true Socceroo legend and one of the most underrated players in the world throughout his career.

iDumb
June 18, 2014, 10:04 PM
where is asif the man rahman? his dear spain .... maybe he is at the wc?

Sohel
June 19, 2014, 12:50 AM
Khoda Hafez Tiki-Taka. May you rest in peace with all other forms of negative soccer.

*RESPECT* to the Aussies for nearly pulling this off. Great sporting nation with an eternally positive attitude. Always playing every sport the way it's meant to be played. Like the Americans from across the Pacific, they compete hard as a team and play for their country. I've always loved their cricket. Now their soccer team has also won me over.

mufi_02
June 19, 2014, 09:56 AM
Football today is, by and large, Spanish. Spain's success has shaped the playing philosophies of almost every major European nation. Italy coach Cesare Prandelli unashamedly based his reign around the Spanish method of ball retention. Germany were inspired to press higher up the pitch following their defeat to Spain in 2010. France are now using a holding midfielder, Yohan Cabaye, who cites the Xavi theory that a player in that position should touch the ball 100 times per game. Dutch football was "Spanish" because the reverse was true, while Portuguese football has always been closely aligned with its neighbours anyway.

Even England, notoriously conservative and inward-looking, has drawn upon Spain in playing a more proactive style. The Premier League, meanwhile, will feature a title race between contenders featuring Juan Mata, David Silva, Santi Cazorla and Cesc Fabregas as playmakers, plus a Liverpool side whose manager frequently cites Spain as his greatest influence. This is the blood-and-thunder, 100 mph, ultra-physical Premier League.

Spain have rewritten the rule book -- they've helped persuade everyone that "good football" is "possession football," and "good football" is required to win matches. It's their greatest achievement.

Then think about football today, where passing has been repopularised dramatically following years of Spanish success, and try to say tiki-taka is dead with a straight face. This generation of the national side is dead, but Spain's influence will live on for decades.

http://www.espnfc.us/blog/tactics-and-analysis/67/post/1893359/spain-undone-by-their-own-revolution

Sohel
June 22, 2014, 07:17 PM
Australia-2 Spain-1. Chile-2 Netherlands-1.

BengaliPagol
June 22, 2014, 08:55 PM
Not confident about Socceroos scoring only because Cahill isn't playing. But you never know maybe Adam Taggart can really surprise us all. I have a feeling Leckie will single handedly rip thru Spain's defence. GO SOCCEROOS !

BengaliPagol
June 22, 2014, 09:43 PM
However i think if Australia look to play off the counter (which they will) then it might really hurt Spain because Australia do have pace on the wings with Leckie and Oar. I really hope Spain are kept scoreless. If it does happen then it will mean that out of 3 games Spain would have scored only 1 goal which was off a penalty kick. LOL.

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 11:44 AM
half time approaching ..... 0-0 in ned vs chile

while in a game with no significance except pride, spain are leading 1-0 against the socceroos

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 11:47 AM
and it stays the same .... David villa is the only man to score a goal in both games

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 11:54 AM
Dirk kuyt ... playing today ..... nce to see him getting a chance

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 12:05 PM
2nd half starts

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 12:33 PM
while ..... ned and chile are drawing ........ spain are leading 2-0

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 12:34 PM
exceleent save by bravo

and then Nederland's scores ....

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 12:38 PM
vargas off pinilla on ...

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 12:40 PM
10 min left

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 12:43 PM
spain have scored their 3rd ....

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 12:47 PM
2 mins left ...

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 12:49 PM
2-0 to the dutch

al-Sagar
June 23, 2014, 12:50 PM
so nedelands qualify as Group champs ...... chile are 2nd ...........

Sohel
June 24, 2014, 12:19 AM
Australia were simply outclassed, and Los Chilenos, other than Sanchez, couldn't match the Dutch desire to avoid Brazil in the next round.

al-Sagar
June 27, 2014, 03:41 AM
congratz to Netherlands and chile