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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #390 on: August 20, 2016, 11:46:13 AM »
Honduras is clawing their way back into this. 3-2 now, they have 5 min or so to find an equalizer.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #391 on: August 20, 2016, 11:56:22 AM »
Nigeria hangs on. I had to look up Saliu's height. He looks like he's about 5'1" out on the field, but actually 5'7"

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #392 on: August 20, 2016, 12:01:56 PM »

Nigeria wanted it more

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #393 on: August 20, 2016, 04:33:42 PM »
Pressure for Brazil here. The crowd tense.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #394 on: August 20, 2016, 04:56:03 PM »
Neymar is playing some stupendous through balls. These fellas not on his level.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #395 on: August 20, 2016, 05:01:56 PM »
I can feel the tension from here!
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #396 on: August 20, 2016, 05:07:00 PM »
Guess the idea is for Neymar to kick the winning penalty.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #397 on: August 20, 2016, 05:08:58 PM »
Don't choke Neymar
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #398 on: August 20, 2016, 05:09:17 PM »
Stage set for Neymar with that miss on Germany's 4th.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #399 on: August 20, 2016, 05:09:41 PM »
Finally!
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #400 on: August 20, 2016, 05:09:49 PM »
Neymar!!!

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #401 on: August 20, 2016, 05:10:14 PM »

Neymar sealed the GOLD for Brazil in from their home crowd. Very special for the country of Brazil

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #402 on: August 20, 2016, 05:10:20 PM »
Is that a legal pk?
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #403 on: August 20, 2016, 05:12:03 PM »
Plenty pressure gehhin released there with Neymar in tears.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #404 on: August 20, 2016, 05:13:54 PM »
Is that a legal pk?

Don't be that guy. Just enjoy the catharsis of a nation
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #405 on: August 20, 2016, 05:15:42 PM »
Hard luck, E-man. But Germany has the BIG ONE waiting.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #406 on: August 20, 2016, 05:16:55 PM »

Brazil deserved this. I give credit when its due :beermug:

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #407 on: August 20, 2016, 05:20:02 PM »
Congrats to Brazil. They pulled it out. Neymar brings in the Gold.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #408 on: August 20, 2016, 05:20:42 PM »
Is that a legal pk?

Don't be that guy. Just enjoy the catharsis of a nation

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I suppose it would have been perverse to have Germany win both the women's and men's titles.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #409 on: August 20, 2016, 05:24:59 PM »
What I like is this German team took it to the brink without other U-23 like Draxler, Kimich, Rüdiger or Can. Things looking good for 2018

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #410 on: August 20, 2016, 10:05:55 PM »
The German team look tall. Especially the back four. But it was Brazil time. What a Hollywood ending. Star boy Neymar had the last kick. He is an Olimpic champion. At the Maracana! Can't ask for a better ending.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #411 on: August 21, 2016, 04:43:49 AM »
The German team look tall. Especially the back four. But it was Brazil time. What a Hollywood ending. Star boy Neymar had the last kick. He is an Olimpic champion. At the Maracana! Can't ask for a better ending.

Fuh real, happy for them, after 2014 and the women losing in the semis (not to mention the 1950 curse) losing this final would have been too much for them to bear perhaps.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #412 on: August 21, 2016, 12:19:46 PM »
As a Brazil fan I thought I would never see an Olympic win.  As for Germany, their future looks bright.  The youths from the Olympic team plus the current senior players can be dominant for a while.  Hopefully this gold medal will instill some confidence back in Brazil football.  It will not fix the other issues but Tite is a good coach so things should be better than the Dunga regime.

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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #413 on: August 21, 2016, 01:33:12 PM »
It good that they won. For a while it did not matter. But from Moscow Olimpics and beyond, Brazil has taken the OG seriously. These guys wanted it real bad, and this one in front of the home crowd was worth. I am glad they had to struggled because you know 99% of Braz. Swear God is a Braz. It could have gone the way of the Copa. About Tite being the man to coach to bring results ....... that is left to be seen. I am not totally sold on them. They have 2 years to bring that confidence to the Brazilian people.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #414 on: August 23, 2016, 03:02:47 AM »
Sounds familiar....doesn't it...  >:( :( :cursing: :banginghead: :yellowcard:

Rio 2016: Nigeria Olympic football team receive ‘$390,000 gift'

By Oluwashina Okeleji
BBC Sport
From the section Football

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37148817

A benefactor has handed a reward of $390,000 to the Nigerian Olympic football team in Brazil after the West African country won bronze on Saturday.

Japanese plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu had promised to reward the team after hearing about their financial difficulties before and during the tournament.

Takasu fulfilled his promise by presenting cheques of $200,000 and $190,000 to coach Samson Siasia and captain John Mikel Obi respectively on behalf of the team.

He met with them two hours after Nigeria defeated Honduras 3-2 in the bronze medal play-off.

"The $200,000 covers the bonuses and allowances as promised and the $190,000 is for the bronze medal," Takasu told BBC Sport.

"I had travelled from Tokyo prepared to reward them anyway, and to watch them win the bronze inside the stadium was very fulfilling," he added.

Before arriving in Rio, Nigeria's 'Dream Team VI' were held up in Atlanta, USA, because of a problem with the payment for their flight, and they only landed in Brazil just hours before their opening 5-4 win over Japan.

Nigeria also had a troubled build-up to their quarter-final against Denmark after the players boycotted a training session in a dispute over pay.

"This team showed resilience and fought the hardest to achieve success, despite all their problems - some people would have given up but they didn't," said Takasu.

"In everything we must always let people understand that they are appreciated and not just in football but generally in life."

Coach Siasia, who becomes the most decorated African football coach at the Olympics having won a silver medal in Beijing in 2008, thanked Takasu for his generosity and support.

"We can't thank doctor Takasu enough because what he has done is amazing and unbelievable, we didn't see this coming when we set out for the Olympics" Siasia told BBC Sport.

"It's not just about the money. You can't equate his gesture in figures or words, to find a big supporter far away in Japan travel down here to cheer and back us is unbelievable.

"I can only say a big thank you on behalf of my team and country, we pray God continue to bless him abundantly," Siasia added.

Nigeria, the 1996 Olympic football champions, are now the most successful African country in Olympic men's football, and the first African country to complete an Olympic medal sweep having won a sliver medal in Beijing in 2008.

Takasu's swift financial reward is in sharp contrast to the unfulfilled promises back home.

Some members of Nigeria's Super Eagles - led by Stephen Keshi, who passed away in June - are still waiting for the houses they were promised by the government for winning the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia.

Keshi is the fifth member of the so-called 'Golden Generation' of Nigerian footballers from 1994 to pass away, after Uche Okafor, Thompson Oliha, Rashidi Yekini and Wilfred Agbonavbare.

Africa's wealthiest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has failed to fulfil his promise to reward Nigeria's team with $1m for winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigerian economist and banker Tony Elumelu's promise of $500,000 for the Super Eagles' Nations Cup success in South Africa remains outstanding.

The country's squad members who won the first Fifa Under-16 World championship in 1985 were only rewarded after a 30-year wait.

However, the rewards came too late for Kingsley Aikhionbare, who died in London in 1996. At the presentation to the players, a minute's silence was held in his honour.
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Re: 2016 Rio Olympics Football Tournament Thread
« Reply #415 on: August 23, 2016, 06:19:51 AM »
Sounds familiar. This Dangote fellah once wanted to buy an EPL team. I think it was QPR. All ah them ..... Full of mouth. My Nigerian co-worker came in to work and he said. "Imageen that, a foreign with no bloodlines to Africa, give more to our football than those bloodsucker in my country .....aye yah yai!!!".

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Re: My views on T&T's 2012 Olympic qualifying series.
« Reply #416 on: September 04, 2017, 02:19:19 PM »
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Re: My views on T&T's 2012 Olympic qualifying series.
« Reply #417 on: September 07, 2017, 05:57:56 AM »
Look Loy should be taken to the back of the wooden shed for throwing this team under the bus.