Its funny I've loved the tournament. It's been a great one. But I'm kinda disappointed in the matchup for the final. I might be wrong and it could be a great game but I wish it was someone other than Croatia. You always picture the World Cup Final being a matchup of 2 of the big football nations. I usually love a good underdog story.A scintillating tournament, and it comes down to a David vs. Goliath finale. I'm not a big soccer fan, but the World Cup is always compelling. I've been pulling for "Le Bleu" from the start, but in the final game I might root for a Croatian fairy tale ending.
I think soccer fans would tend to appreciate the grace and beauty and skill of Nascar on the 1.5 mile tracks, while those who need the more overt action and frequent scoring of American football would cry out for "more short tracks."
If the English national team were to adopt a nickname - like the New York Jets or the Detroit Lions - I would suggest the England Ground Hogs... because they are constantly flopping down and rolling on the ground. Seriously, soccer needs an anti-flopping rule. In this age of high definition TV and slow motion replays, it is ridiculous and it is a bad look for the sport. JMO.
Pretty sure there's no money involved. It's used as a filler match really. An extra game to sell tickets/merch/refreshments etc.Is there money involved with finishing 3rd over 4th? Because a third place game seems pointless otherwise
3rd place gets a bronze medal.Is there money involved with finishing 3rd over 4th? Because a third place game seems pointless otherwise
Last year on a sightseeing tour in New York, the guide said:I got to say I'm impressed by the US getting through without losing any games.
I got to say I'm impressed by the US getting through without losing any games.
I've decided to follow the Premier league for the first time this season and am looking forward to that starting in a few weeks. I've picked Man City and Cardiff City as the teams I'm rooting for.
My great grandmother was born in Cardiff, but I wanted a team that has a chance too...Another tournament over. France deserving winners. The 1930 Uruaguay team is still the only one to win the tournament when trailing at half time in the final. I've seen each world cup since 1994 and this one might have been the best.
I loved every minute of it. Managed to watch 45 of the 64 matches. PVR is a wonderful thing.
Interesting choices. The defending champions and a newly promoted team. Welcome though. I've been following the Premier League for 12 years now.