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Re: 2015 Copa America Thread
« Reply #750 on: June 27, 2015, 05:39:25 PM »
Ribeiro take that penalty like his first name is Alphonso.

Costa wish he first name was Diego

 ;D

Between yesterday and today, these penalties have been a book.
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« Reply #751 on: June 27, 2015, 05:39:50 PM »
Ribeiro take that penalty like his first name is Alphonso.

Costa wish he first name was Diego

dat eh make no sense, I killin my self laffin :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Alphonso Ribiero = Carlton Banks



His parents from T&T BTW.
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« Reply #752 on: June 27, 2015, 05:41:47 PM »
And just like that, Brazil have been eliminated from the tournament.

Actually, Paraguay had the better of the play in the second half, even if the final pass into the Brazilian area was lacking.

I have no idea why Robinho was substituted; couldn't he have been a potential penalty taker as opposed to the person for whom he was substituted?

Well, Brazil really has a lot of work to do. This team has been unconvincing for the entire Copa America and are deservedly out of it.

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« Reply #753 on: June 27, 2015, 06:10:48 PM »
Yeah ah know......d reference still eh really make sense "relationally"........but  it was good nonetheless :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:
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« Reply #754 on: June 27, 2015, 06:23:45 PM »
Yeah ah know......d reference still eh really make sense "relationally"........but  it was good nonetheless :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:

How yuh mean. That is how bad the penalty was. He calmly roll it outside the post.  ;D
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« Reply #755 on: June 27, 2015, 06:36:44 PM »
glad brazil out.. that mess they playing and calling it football. Charge the bitches for impersonating a football team.

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« Reply #756 on: June 28, 2015, 05:25:45 AM »
Media reports and a tweet from Derlis González, the player who scored the winning penalty kick versus Brazil, indicate that one of his relatives died [from a heart attack] after he scored. The reports indicate it is his uncle, but his dad's comments point to it being the husband of the dad's cousin (who was probably referred to as tio (uncle) out of respect for the age difference. Either way, joy brings sadness. Go brave and RIP!
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« Reply #757 on: June 28, 2015, 06:41:43 AM »
My father always spoke about a bloke by the name of Rock Ribiero who played football for South Trinidad.

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« Reply #758 on: June 28, 2015, 09:46:01 AM »
This side that Dunga called is very strange.  Tardelli plays in China! Lucas Moura still in the doghouse.  Hulk too I guess.
Brazil have decent defenders, but Dunga not getting the attack right.  Moura should be a starter on this team.
Felipe Anderson good enough to be a part of the squad at least.
They also need to give Marquinos and Casemiro experience before it's too late. 
God help Liverpool with this Firmino fella.
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« Reply #759 on: June 28, 2015, 01:56:21 PM »
Dunga  is trying to have some veteran presence on the squad to blend in with the youths, but relying on  Robinho is  a dead end street. Great player, but Brazil could do better.
I know it is early, but Douglas Costa reminds me of Hulk. I  hope not because that experiment did not bode well.
The absence of Neymar devastates this current squad... They already don't look like a cohesive unit, but without him, the team lacks confidence and that killer instinct in attack.
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« Reply #760 on: June 28, 2015, 03:52:49 PM »

Lionel Messi was targeted by a green laser pen during Argentina's match against Colombia in Chile.

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« Reply #761 on: June 29, 2015, 09:24:04 AM »
This side that Dunga called is very strange.  Tardelli plays in China! Lucas Moura still in the doghouse.  Hulk too I guess.
Brazil have decent defenders, but Dunga not getting the attack right.  Moura should be a starter on this team.
Felipe Anderson good enough to be a part of the squad at least.
They also need to give Marquinos and Casemiro experience before it's too late. 
God help Liverpool with this Firmino fella.
on ESPN FC the pundits stated that Brazil's going through an identity crisis right now, they lack consistient goal scorers.

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« Reply #762 on: June 29, 2015, 03:19:40 PM »
Chile overcome controversies but face revitalised Peru in Copa América
By Graham Meagher (The Guardian, UK).


Chile two wins away from ending 99-year wait for a Copa América title
The hosts are clear favourites against Peru for Monday’s semi-final


If the Chile goalkeeper Paulo Garcés is right in his assertion that “God wants us to be champions” then it would appear he is working in mysterious ways. The host team have been sent things to test them at the Copa América. First there was Arturo Vidal’s foul-mouthed rant at a police officer after his arrest on suspicion of drink-driving, then there was Gonzalo Jara “poking” of Edinson Cavani’s backside.

They are not doing things the easy way but they face Peru in Monday’s Clásico del Pacifico as clear favourites to take their place in Saturday’s final and edge closer to ending a 99-year wait to lift the Copa América.

On the pitch, Vidal has impressed, scoring three goals in the group stage while Alexis Sánchez has provided his usual busyness and the head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, continues to harness the talent of a few Premier League strays, Mauricio Isla in particular, well. Isla failed to find the net in 27 appearances for QPR last season but scored the late winner in the quarter-final against Uruguay.

It was in that match that Jara transgressed and the former West Bromwich and Nottingham Forest defender has been suspended for the game with Peru, who took their place in the last four with a 3-1 win over Bolivia, Paolo Guerrero enhancing his reputation with a hat-trick.

Despite that David Pizarro, the midfielder who plays for Fiorentina, says Chile are ready for a tilt at history. “It is a very important match, in which we are playing for a place in the final. I think every player wants to compete at this level and reach the final stages, like the final of this Copa,” he said. “The team is prepared, without doubt. The team has a clear idea and the objective is to reach the final.

“Peru have very good individuals, and the Copa is proving this. We will see which version of them we will face – the one that drew with Colombia or the one that beat Bolivia. This team has great commitment to this country and that’s very important.”

With Brazil eliminated, the four remaining coaches are all from Argentina, including Ricardo Gareca, who was appointed by Peru in February and has breathed new life into a side looking to improve on their semi-final defeat four years ago.

“Ricardo Gareca has rescued the talent in this group, he believes in their potential,” his assistant, Nolberto Solano, told El Mercurio. “We are not in a position to feel more or less than anyone – we just simply have to work.

“Peru must take care of Alexis Sánchez, Vidal and [Jorge] Valdivia. But, in general, Chile have played very well as a team. We can lose against anyone, but less so against Chile because it is a Clásico.”

Sampaoli: Peru are better going forward than Uruguay
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Jorge Sampaoli has played down Chile's favourites' tag ahead of their eagerly-anticipated Copa America semi-final clash with rivals Peru. The tournament hosts remain on course for a first title after overcoming Uruguay in a controversial quarter-final last Thursday. Peru, who beat Bolivia in the last round, now stand in their way of a place in Sunday's final against Argentina or Paraguay.

Sampaoli told reporters: "It is a very important match for us as a team. The coaches and players are very excited to be in the semi-final in front of our own fans, our own people.

"There is a lot of excitement surrounding us but we know how difficult a match it will be against Peru. They are playing very well and have picked up some great results.

"I don't like the idea of being favourites. I think Chile have played great so far in the Copa America but we face a team that is improving in confidence. They are better going forward than Uruguay so, for sure, it is going to be very hard for us."

Gareca eyes spectacle

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca told reporters: "I don't see it as difficult - the game is going to be 11 players against 11, plus the others that participate. I think we are professional enough to face this game.

"Both teams, Chile and us, can create a good spectacle. I don't see it as a complex situation, just a football game that will be played seriously. Peru are a team with a great history and we have a chance to be part of something beautiful.

"Chile are a very strong team and have earned their place because of their achievements, and playing against them means we must play well. We have always analysed our opponents well but we have to reinforce our ideas and try to put them to good effect on the pitch."
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« Reply #763 on: June 29, 2015, 03:31:44 PM »
Four Argentinians plot final tickets
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The Copa America in Chile has reached the semi-final stage, with two matches that promise much in the way of excitement and good football. Hosts Chile take on Peru in the latest edition of El Clásico del Pacífico, a fixture with a long and spicy history, while Argentina and Paraguay meet for the second time in the competition, having earlier faced off in the group phase. And for the first time in the tournament’s history, each of the four semi-finalists have an Argentinian in the dugout. FIFA.com previews the two ties.

Chile-Peru
Back in the semi-finals for the first time in 16 years, Chile have played entertaining, offensive football so far. In the group phase, the hosts saw off Ecuador 2-0, drew 3-3 with Mexico in a thrilling encounter and coasted to a 5-0 defeat of Bolivia, before going on to beat defending champions Uruguay 1-0 in a high-octane quarter-final. Packed with quality players, Jorge Sampaoli’s side has the home fans believing that the nation’s very first Copa America triumph may be just around the corner.

Peru have improved as the competition has gone on, bouncing back from conceding a late goal in a 2-1 reverse at the hands of Brazil to down Venezuela 1-0 and then share the points in a goalless draw with Colombia. Paolo Guerrero was the hero of their 3-1 win over Bolivia in the last eight, scoring a hat-trick to send his side through to the semis, a stage the Peruvians also reached at Argentina 2011. Coached by Ricardo Gareca, La Bicolor are dreaming of their first Copa win since 1975, a dream few would have given them much hope of achieving at the start of the competition.

Player to watch
Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
Buoyed by his excellent season with Arsenal in England, the Chilean is one of the stars of the Copa America. With his mazy dribbling and sharp finishing, the livewire forward is one of the foundation blocks of Chile’s attacking brand of football. Though he has but one goal to his name so far, against Bolivia, El Niño Maravilla is anxious to add to that tally and repay the faith La Roja have in him.

The stat
19 - ​The number of times Chile and Peru have played each other in the Copa America. La Roja have won seven of those games, La Bicolor six, while the other six ended in draws.

Jorge Sampaoli, Chile coach
“I can see Peru waiting for us in midfield, though as the match goes on they’ll come out of their shell and look to make their individual ability count in our half of the pitch. What type of game it becomes will depend on us.”

Ricardo Gareca, Peru coach
“Chile are title candidates. We know that and we know we need to concentrate for the whole 90 minutes. They’re one of those teams that push you to do that. It’s a different game and we need to improve in a few areas.”

Argentina-Paraguay
One of the favourites for the title and boasting a stellar side containing the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Carlos Tevez, Argentina have found goals hard to come by in reaching the last four, having scored the fewest of the four teams still in the competition. Gerardo Martino’s men kicked off with a 2-2 draw with Paraguay before overcoming Uruguay and Jamaica by the same 1-0 scoreline. They then proceeded to spurn a host of chances against Colombia in the last eight and only advanced after a penalty shootout. Aiming for a place in the final for the first time in eight years, La Albiceleste are intent on winning their first Copa since 1993.

Paraguay’s run to the semis has provided them with a major morale boost after their recent difficulties. Los Guaraníes emerged from the group phase after drawing 2-2 with Argentina, beating Jamaica 1-0 and playing out a 1-1 draw with Uruguay, the prelude to a keenly contested 1-1 draw with Brazil in the quarters, a tie the Paraguayans went on to win on penalties. Ramon Diaz’s side know exactly what they are about, keeping things tight at the back and launching long balls forward for their front men to contest. Losing finalists four years ago, they have designs on going one step further this time.

Player to watch
Derlis Gonzalez (Paraguay)
The young striker was the hero of the victory over Brazil in the previous round, scoring the penalty that levelled the tie up in normal time and then stepping up to the spot again in the shootout to send his side through. Coach Diaz has high hopes for the gifted and goal-hungry Gonzalez, faith that is symbolised by the No10 jersey he has handed him.

The stat
0 - the number of times that Paraguay have beaten Argentina in their 23 meetings the history of the competition. La Albiceleste have won 18 of those games, the other five ending in draws.

Gerardo Martino, Argentina coach
“Everything will be difficult from now on and it’s been a very challenging Copa America. We have an outstanding team, though, and they play good football with pride."

Ramon Diaz, Paraguay coach
“Argentina are the better side, but this team has got a lot of spirit and we’re going to fight. We’ve got experience, quality, skill, pride and the right temperament."

Match schedule, semi-finals
Monday 29 June, 7.30pm T&T time, Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Chile-Peru

Tuesday 30 June, 7.30pm T&T time, Estadio Ester Roa Rebolledo, Concepcion
Argentina-Paraguay
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« Reply #764 on: June 29, 2015, 06:26:47 PM »
Chile is leading Peru 1-0 in the first semifinal. That goal looked suspiciously offside as the goalscorer seemed to be in offside position when he scored on the rebound off of the initial shot on goal.

Peru has been playing with 10 men since the 20th minute. Carlos Zambrano received his marching orders when he appeared to kick the Chilean player in the back while making a challenge for the ball.

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« Reply #765 on: June 29, 2015, 06:51:06 PM »
Poetic Justice for Peru
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« Reply #766 on: June 29, 2015, 06:56:27 PM »
Poetic Justice for Peru

Medel scored an own goal that any striker would be proud of.

EDIT: Vargas scores a golazo to restore Chile's advantage.

It is a shame that Peru is down to 10 men. The Peruvians are really trying.

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« Reply #767 on: June 29, 2015, 06:57:09 PM »
Reality just hits Peru. After fighting so hard for the equalizer. Vargas scored one of the most spectacular long range. What a friggin goal. What a friggin second half.

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« Reply #768 on: June 29, 2015, 06:57:15 PM »
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... and then back into the prison of unforced errors. Wicked deflection still.
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« Reply #769 on: June 29, 2015, 06:58:28 PM »
Reality just hits Peru. After fighting so hard for the equalizer. Vargas scored one of the most spectacular long range. What a friggin goal. What a friggin second half.

I was wondering why the GK struggled with it, but the deflection was devious.
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« Reply #770 on: June 29, 2015, 07:03:05 PM »
I looking at the shot. I don't think it took any deflection. The ball took one of those unpredictable dip. Pure physics, breds!!!! pure physics!!!!

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« Reply #771 on: June 29, 2015, 07:05:15 PM »
Some  of Ray Hudson quotes. "they combine better than Lennon and McCartney". " cooler than the seeds inside a cucumber".
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« Reply #772 on: June 29, 2015, 07:28:35 PM »
The Chileans are deserving winners tonight, even though there were events that worked in their favour.

Hard luck Peru

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« Reply #773 on: June 30, 2015, 06:14:06 PM »
Paraguay doesn't know when it's beaten. Argentina cruising, them bam! goal.
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« Reply #774 on: June 30, 2015, 06:17:59 PM »
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« Reply #775 on: July 04, 2015, 02:07:07 PM »
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« Reply #776 on: July 04, 2015, 02:08:05 PM »
game start!

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« Reply #777 on: July 04, 2015, 04:01:46 PM »
Tevez woulda score that
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« Reply #778 on: July 04, 2015, 04:04:26 PM »
Tevez woulda score that
Which one, the Higuain miss?

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« Reply #779 on: July 04, 2015, 04:08:13 PM »
Tevez woulda score that
Which one, the Higuain miss?
yeah.
I just ragging on Higuain. He need a bush bath.
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