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Copa América Centenario

Discussion in 'World Football' started by 31B404, May 17, 2016.

Discuss Copa América Centenario in the World Football area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Albian Ajeti Gold Member Gold Member

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    Lol, welcome to CONCACAF. Probably the dirtiest region in the entire world.
     
  3. The Prof Administrator Administrator

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    Great hat-trick from Messi, the obligatory stunning free kick, and the pass for the 5th was awesome.
     
  4. Diegan

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    Nice to see the US win the group over Colombia after Pekerman commented that they should have scored 2-3 more. Nothing terrible about saying that, but he definitely should have taken Costa Rica more seriously.
     
  5. Swervedancer Guest

    Sorry Diegan I don't understand, what was dirty about it? I mean when they were all in a circle after the game getting instructions from the manager then they all started praying it looked like.

    I think Hull City did it at half time, the manager kept them on the field in a circle and started lecturing them. It was really embarrassing. I don't think he lasted long after that.

    Has CONCACAF got a lot of dodgy dealings going on, like refs getting bribed and stuff like that?

    That FourFourTwo article about Argentina being better without Messi, a guy covering the Chile game in the paper said the same thing. I don't understand it. They went to extra time in the World Cup final when Messi wasn't even playing his best football but he scored some important goals along the way.
     
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    Ah sorry, I didn't watch the match and thought you were alluding to dirtiness, which is a huge issue in the region. And yes, compromised refs as well. Half the El Salvador squad was banned about a year ago for bribery, and it goes all the way to the top of the federations and the region.
     
  7. Swervedancer Guest

    Oh that's bad news, dodgy refs and players is a nightmare scenario.

    I doubt if I could spot one player trying to lose a game but half the team? Surely that was noticeable when El Salvador did that?

    There was a keeper in the EPL who got charged with match fixing and it showed you the game and the 3 goals he let in, he dived the exact same way for every goal, so it looked as if he was trying if you seen it live. I think he only got £40,000 for it which was crazy because his weekly wage wouldn't have been far off it.
     
  8. ILoveTheCeltic

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    Might watch this Brazil game, not watched any games yet but waiting on them for £35 so have an interest in it.
     
  9. obafgkmlt The Unseen Fenian American SpaceTeuchter

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    Really hoping Peru squeak one by. Would be great to see Brazil dumped out in the groups.
     
  10. obafgkmlt The Unseen Fenian American SpaceTeuchter

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    Wow, I said I hoped they'd squeak one by but I wasn't expecting a Hand of * situation :smiley-laughing002:

    100% handball on the replay. Brazil got * over good.
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  11. The Golden God I am untethered and my rage knows no bounds Gold Member

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    Hahaha, they deserve it after the World Cup "refereeing" which was beyond a joke.
     
  12. obafgkmlt The Unseen Fenian American SpaceTeuchter

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    Mano de Dios on the 30 year anniversary :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Brazil gone, shambles.
     
  14. 31B404 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Brazil, wow, against Peru as well. With Dunga and the current set up failing to qualify for the World Cup seems a real possibility.

    Last 8...

    USA x Ecuador
    Argentina x Venezuela
    Peru x Colombia
    Mexico x Chile

    I think the teams in bold will win.
     
  15. Officer Doofy Come to me, human man Gold Member

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    Brazil are a total shambles. They have some fantastic players as well, * knows what's going on there.
     
  16. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    They should have picked their best players if they were taking it seriously.

    Gil and Miranda at the back, Elias and Renato August in midfield, * were having a laugh. Felipe Luis is good too but Brazil should be playing Marcelo, a more attacking flair player.
     
  18. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    true
     
  19. Just Kieran Gold Member Gold Member

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    No real surprise.
     
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    If Argentina don't win this I'll be amazed.