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    The final was dreadful for the neutral viewer. As a Liverpool supporter I was happy the controversial penalty goal was not the decisive goal. Good defending by both teams. Both teams' performances probably influenced by the heat and what's at stake: More afraid to lose than willing to win.

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    world cup kicking off, quite literally in seconds as i type .....

    one of the french players was already in tears during the national anthem and not a single ball has yet been kicked

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    France v S Korea wasn't a bad game. The French certainly know how to play - good ball skills, well drilled, some great movement off the ball. I enjoyed the game and will watch some of the other games, too.

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    we did our job in the European Qualifiers.

    Belarus - Germany 0-2
    Germany - Estonia 8-0

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    usa 13 - thailand 0 in the women's world cup

    it was a real boys-against-men match
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    the group stages of the womens world cup are at an end

    there has been an awful lot of dross but, of the better teams, the quality has been noticeably higher than at previous tournaments - i've been following the womens game for the better part of 10 years and the improvement in ability has been incredible

    now that the initial rounds are done and dusted, the matches should be a lot tighter and a lot more interesting for the neutral bystander

    we should also be at somewhat of a better stage to judge which teams are truly the ones to watch and which are the teams that previous results may have flattered

    womens football is truly coming into it's own

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp88 View Post
    the group stages of the womens world cup are at an end

    there has been an awful lot of dross but, of the better teams, the quality has been noticeably higher than at previous tournaments - i've been following the womens game for the better part of 10 years and the improvement in ability has been incredible

    now that the initial rounds are done and dusted, the matches should be a lot tighter and a lot more interesting for the neutral bystander

    we should also be at somewhat of a better stage to judge which teams are truly the ones to watch and which are the teams that previous results may have flattered

    womens football is truly coming into it's own

    We have reached the quarter final already.
    Germany - Nigeria 3-0
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    The first 2 knockout games were quite a contrast. Germany won 3-nil, but it wasn't a great spectacle. The Germans were the better footballers, but the Nigerians used their speed and strength to disrupt the flow. Once they had the ball, their play was disappointing. Another slightly controversial VAR penalty where the foul is called for the follow through after kicking the ball. That's the third like that in the tournament. It seems a bit harsh.
    The other game last night, Australia v Norway, was a cracking contest! The Aussies emulated their male counterparts by never, ever giving up. The Norwegians seemed slightly stronger for much of the match, but couldn't put away their chances. End to end stuff; incredible stamina from both sides - they just kept on running. One all at full time, and at the end of extra time. Penalties, which Norway won easily. Probably the right result, but a great game of football to watch.
    I'm looking forward to the rest of the tournament and don't care who wins, as long as they play good football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misrule View Post
    The first 2 knockout games were quite a contrast. Germany won 3-nil, but it wasn't a great spectacle. The Germans were the better footballers, but the Nigerians used their speed and strength to disrupt the flow. Once they had the ball, their play was disappointing. Another slightly controversial VAR penalty where the foul is called for the follow through after kicking the ball. That's the third like that in the tournament. It seems a bit harsh.
    The other game last night, Australia v Norway, was a cracking contest! The Aussies emulated their male counterparts by never, ever giving up. The Norwegians seemed slightly stronger for much of the match, but couldn't put away their chances. End to end stuff; incredible stamina from both sides - they just kept on running. One all at full time, and at the end of extra time. Penalties, which Norway won easily. Probably the right result, but a great game of football to watch.
    I'm looking forward to the rest of the tournament and don't care who wins, as long as they play good football.
    Well said.
    The Australian vs. Norway match was really exiting.
    Maybe German matches are boring to watch but their match plan is always the same.
    Avoid making mistakes and having the ball control.
    That was the fourth match in the tournament without getting a goal against us.
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