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USA ties England at nil in World Cup!!!!!

By HatetheSwamp
November 25, 2022 12:59 pm
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To quote Michael Jackson, THRILLER. In spite of the opinion of the uninitiated, there's nuthin in sport like a tense, well played, soccer match!

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  1. by Donna on November 26, 2022 9:55 am

    I can see why soccer is the world's most popular sport. It couldn't be less complex, and to play it, all you need is a ball and something to serve as goals, which could be a couple of sticks hammered into the ground.

    When I was a kid, I played organized soccer and loved it, as I did baseball and basketball. But for me, watching it was always a bore. I never understood the allure.



  2. by Curt_Anderson on November 26, 2022 10:20 am
    I suspect that the appeal of soccer...er, football...as a spectator sport internationally, has to do with nationalism and regional prejudices. We have sport fanatics here in this country for our major sports, but we don't have the same sort of hooliganism that you see in England and elsewhere overseas.

    Maybe that sort of football is a proxy for war. In that case, it's a good thing and better outlet for them.


  3. by HatetheSwamp on November 26, 2022 11:21 am

    Nationalism, Curt? The English Premier League is a way of life for tens of thousands...within England!!!!! It engages the passions of millions across the world.

    Admittedly, the World Cup is a perfect athletic competition but, during the rest of those four years, on most of the world on most continents, it's THE sport.

    I grew up in a small town with a small liberal arts college which, in the 50s and 60s was nationally ranked. It was the biggest show in town. I grew up on soccer. It's a totally engaging sport.


  4. by Curt_Anderson on November 26, 2022 11:45 am
    I said "nationalism and regional prejudices."

    As the BBC article "What lies beneath England's allegiances and rivalries?" explores, the people of the UK hold some historic grudges.

    Political reasons may also play in part in hooliganism, especially if there is a political undertone to such a match. Other deep division undertones in a match such as religion, ethnic, and class play a part as well in hooliganism.
    bbc.com
    en.wikipedia.org


  5. by HatetheSwamp on November 27, 2022 3:52 am

    C'mon, Curt! That's not the game itself. How's that different from PAC 12 v. SEC football?


  6. by HatetheSwamp on November 27, 2022 4:29 am

    BTW, go Ducks! FYI I'm a Clemson bubba. Long story. They lost similarly yesterday.


  7. by oldedude on November 27, 2022 6:02 am
    I saw the British fans wore Crusader costumes in Qatar. Not a big hit... But the Irish, AUS, and Kiwi's do the same thing. It's normal for the Irish to sing their national anthem at away games in Britian (The British call it the IRA Song), Kiwi's have their Haka. And in the US, our players take a knee for our anthem.


  8. by Donna on November 28, 2022 7:49 am

    I don't soccer riots. We almost never see that kind of riot in the US.

    Riots break out in Brussels after Belgium’s surprising loss to Morocco.

    The violence erupted after Morocco upset Belgium, 2-0, at the World Cup.


    Riots erupted in the heart of Brussels and several other Belgian cities on Sunday after Belgium was upset by Morocco, 2-0, at the World Cup.

    Video footage shared online showed crowds overturning and setting ablaze a car in Brussels, the Belgian capital. Local reports said rioters also set fire to electric scooters and threw bricks at other vehicles. A Brussels police spokeswoman, Ilse Van de Keere, told reporters that one person had suffered injuries.

    In response, the police in Brussels deployed water cannons and fired tear gas to disperse the crowds, videos showed. It was unclear if anyone was arrested.

    The city of Antwerp also saw an eruption of violence after the match.

    The police in the neighboring Netherlands said that riots had also broken out in Rotterdam, a port city; the Dutch capital, Amsterdam; and The Hague. Footage shared online showed charred vehicles in the middle of one street.

    Riot police officers in Rotterdam tried to break up a group of about 500 soccer supporters who had tossed fireworks and glass at officers, according to the authorities. The police later said they had made two arrests so far.

    nytimes.com


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