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World Cup Open Thread, Day Nine

11W Staff's picture
June 20, 2014 at 11:45am
38 Comments
Futbol's Rodman

Upstart Costa Rica faces Italy and Mario Balotelli in today's first match, followed by Switzerland and France battling for supremacy in Group E.

Time (ET) GROUP Matchup TV Internet
Noon D Italy (1-0) vs. Costa Rica (1-0) ESPN WatchESPN
3:00 p.m. E Switzerland (1-0) vs. France (1-0) ESPN WatchESPN
6:00 p.m. E Honduras (0-1) vs. Ecuador (0-1) ESPN WatchESPN
jeremytwoface's picture

England needs Italy to blow Costa Rica out to up their chances....

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Unky Buck's picture

God, I read that as Mario Batali at first and thought, "Who cares what that pompous, fat ass is doing?" and re-read it and all was well.

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+1 HS
jeremytwoface's picture

Bolotelli might be even more pompous.... Not as fat though.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Unky Buck's picture

And he just showed it there on that yellow card.

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jeremytwoface's picture

Yeah... When he's doing well, he's fine. As soon as things start going bad, he's and idiot.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Wilkins78's picture

Sloppy game so far.

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

That was clearly a penalty.

Brady Hoke ate my comment

jamesrbrown322's picture

Hell yes!

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

Wilkins78's picture
This ad on the side of the univision stream is just cracking me up.

 

jamesrbrown322's picture

If U.S. wins on Sunday, and this result holds, one has to admit that CONCACAF has acquitted itself quite well at the WC.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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KBonay's picture
As if there was still a chance.....
 

 

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Costa Ricans aren't playing around. Should be up 2-0

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

Jason Priestas's picture

Everyone in England right now:

ARGHHH

 

Unky Buck's picture

God I want to upvote this post!

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jeremytwoface's picture

Is that Cumberbatch?

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

jeremytwoface's picture

Missed the first half.... Came back to a surprising scoreline.

English fans are not happy right now.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

jeremytwoface's picture

Wow... Looks like Costa Rica is going to pull this out.

 

Goodbye England.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Groveport Heisman's picture

Costa Rica takes down La Cosa Nostra.  1-0

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

Gray Box's picture

France is surprisingly up 3-0 at half time:

 

KBonay's picture

Surprised #9 didn't fall down in agony after that contact....

jeremytwoface's picture

Haha... They do look kind of similar... But not that similar. They both have a goal today as well.

 

 

 

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Gray Box's picture

I was poking fun at ESPN for using Giroud's pic for both him and Valbuena... 

jeremytwoface's picture

Yeah I know.....

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

jeremytwoface's picture

France is looking like one of the best teams in the tournament... Not that the Swiss are that great, but still.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Groveport Heisman's picture

Told ya Jeremy a couple days ago that Germany,Netherlands,and France looked the most impressive.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

+1 HS
jeremytwoface's picture

Looks like you were right.... 5-0.

Crazy.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

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Unky Buck's picture

I'm a little curious as to when Coach Coombs has time to coach the Swiss soccer team...

 

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jeremytwoface's picture

Coombs would have ripped 5 people's heads off by now....

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

+2 HS
Groveport Heisman's picture

We still have to see every team play their second game and Holland certainly didnt dominate their second match but they cranked it on when it mattered. I thought this Swiss team was at minimum decent. Excited to be watching this for the next 3 weeks.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

Groveport Heisman's picture

Did it kind of look like the guy tried to move out of the way of the ball? Wasnt sure if it was just me because I didnt catch the replay.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

ab1993's picture

As a frenchy, all I have to say is ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!!!

Class of '16

Unky Buck's picture

Whatever that says, it's still better than getting a birthday telegram from Zinedine Zidane.

 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Spain and England have tee times together over the weekend.

 

Groveport Heisman's picture

Want to watch some exciting soccer? Turn on this Honduras vs. Ecuador match. Balls to the wall.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

Groveport Heisman's picture

Thought more people might be excited about rooting on former Buckeye and current Honduras player Roger Espinoza.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

jeremytwoface's picture

I can't be the only one who hates the "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL" type commentators, right?

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.