Chopped Liver Moderator
- Aug 19, 2005
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I get what you are saying and I do want the refs to get the call right. if the players are time wasting and there are injuries the ref should absolutely add time. In the wc games that I've watched the VAR reviews have been quick, but I haven't seen every match.I absolutely love it. If they don't want additional time added, stop allowing players to take over 30 seconds to throw the ball in from the sidelines, or faking injuries. Or substitutions that take 1-2 minutes that weren't added on. The extra time this World Cup is something that FIFA has done right this time. Not every game has the crazy long minutes.
Yeah. They're saying it will be easier for the big teams to get through, squeezing out the minnows. Plus we'll lack the tenseness of those third games, like when Mexico and Germany went out.Ouch. Not sure I like only 2 group games unless there are quite a few at large spots.
The 3rd game tenseness was the best part of the WC so far. Sigh. It made me yearn for the days when Picture in Picture was still available on TVs.Yeah. They're saying it will be easier for the big teams to get through, squeezing out the minnows. Plus we'll lack the tenseness of those third games, like when Mexico and Germany went out.
My son has a soccer scrimmage (tournament next weekend though)... they tried to change the time with no success, and I am pretty emphatic that I'm staying home and watching the game.Hopefully this generation of US players is just starting to build and doesn't land with the same thud
My main complaint is the start time - not because it's early, I'm dumb enough to set an alarm and watch serie b.......
My son has a tournament have this weekend - girls are like an hour away and he had to check in at 9
What are the odds I can avoid the score at a soccer tournament?!?!?
Problem is, there will be a lot more draws. Teams with 1 point can conceivably advance. No bueno for the quality.I kind of like the 16-3 team grouping, it makes for these games being more important and wins more important instead of playing for draws. The problem with it is one of the teams playing the first game gets more time off between games than the other two teams do. That is an inherent advantage to the team that gets more off days before playing their second game.
The 12/4 team format keeps time off even for all four teams. The problem here is you have 24 advance, then you need to have 8 at of the 12 third place teams fill the brackets to get to 32 teams so you can have even numbers to get to two finalist. This to me ends up being like the NBA playoffs, you play 3 games and yet you only eliminate 16 or a third of the field after group play.
The US, Mexico and Canada will get automatic bids because they are host countries.
Can you imagine the chaos if all three teams played to draws with the same score in each game. No goal differential, no most goals scored and no head to head advantage.Problem is, there will be a lot more draws. Teams with 1 point can conceivably advance. No bueno for the quality.
he's a player I enjoy to watch. Pepi and Pefok are others. We also have a young player at FC Rangers who is not really known, Malik Tillman who is scoring big goals there. Dike had injuries that I think killed his chances of making this team. I still look at the Jordan Morris selection and wonder if one of the other young players who were left off could have had an impact, but I just wonder if Berhalter was trying to get some experience into this team where he could.Hopefully Dike, who is only 22, develops between now and 2026 to a striker we can count on.