Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by El Argentino, Jun 1, 2014.
^ Indeed. Really can't argue with a draw on this one.
Nice set piece for the second german goal of course, but what a gorgeous pass for that first goal. Great match all around.
Klose remains class. Favorite poacher years running.
Damn, I wish I could have seen that Ghana/Germany match.
My mitochondrial DNA is telling me to root for Nigeria.
Very good match so far
Damn really want to go on a bike ride but I also want to finish the match. Decisions!
Say what? 1-0 Nigeria? I actually wanted to get some more sleep, since I expected this game to kind of suck (and Bosnia to dominate), but ended up watching a few too many Ownage Pranks videos... Guess I've got to finish watching the last 25 minutes of the game now.
Overall, is the game even? Is Nigeria's lead lucky? Should it have been higher?
What a great fucking tournament so far.
So good. Most tournaments, I vs miss a half, come back, and see that I missed maybe one half decent chance. Maybe the new balls work?
Anybody else feel that the GER-GHA result does the USA no real favors?
From my perspective, a Germany win would have left 3 points as the maximum Ghana could reach. That would mean a draw between USA and POR would allow for a USA loss to Germany and leave Portugal needing to beat Ghana by as many as three goals in the final game to overcome the USA based on goal difference, depending on the USA-GER score line.
With Germany dropping points Portugal go into tomorrow's match feeling like they have an excellent chance to advance by beating USA and then taking a point or more from Ghana.
I hope Ghana scrape through this group - they always give it their all.
+1. No chance of Germany fielding their scrub team to give their starters rest now. I just don't see the USA holding off Germany. If Germany beats the USA, they win the group with 7 points. USA needs a win against Portugal or a draw vs. Portugal and Portugal getting a draw vs. Ghana. I actually would not be shocked to see Germany advance with 7, USA with 4, Portugal with 2 and Ghana with 2. But a Germany win today definitely would have done a lot for USA.
fivethirtyeight.com put it into words and math better than I did: Germany’s Draw Didn’t Help the U.S.
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