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Re: World Cup

#361 Post by Bandit72 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 am

Purely because I want Messi to add this to his CV of being the greatest footballer ever.

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Re: World Cup

#362 Post by Artemis » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:38 am

Tomorrow...Argentina vs. Iceland – 9 a.m.(EDT)

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Re: World Cup

#363 Post by Artemis » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:05 pm

Wow what a match between Span vs Portugal! :rockon:

Bad news for Ronaldo though..

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/cristia ... _Post_News
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with the Spanish tax authorities to serve two years in prison and pay an 18.8-million euro ($21.8-million US) fine in a tax evasion case, newspaper El Mundo reported on Friday.

Ronaldo is unlikely to serve any time in jail under the deal because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation.

The 33-year-old Portuguese footballer, who is accused of evading taxes worth 14.7 million euros (17.1 million US) and, through his agents, has denied the allegations.

Ronaldo is due to play for Portugal on Friday in a World Cup match against Spain in Russia.

Gestifute, the agency representing the player, was not immediately available to comment on the report on Friday. The Spanish tax agency also declined to comment.

Spanish courts have recently cracked down on tax evasion among leading footballers.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi was handed a 21-month prison sentence in 2017 on similar charges, but under Spanish law, was able to exchange the penalty for a fine.

Between 2005 and 2010, foreign players in Spain were protected under the so-called "Beckham law" allowing them to curb their taxes. But as the financial crisis bit deeper, that exemption was lifted, paving the way for the cases.

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Re: World Cup

#364 Post by Artemis » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:06 am

What a fantastic debut! Massive respect for Iceland!

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#365 Post by Matz » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:31 am

Denmark's playing right now, such a boring game :no:

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#366 Post by dannyboy » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:27 am

Americans! Our country needs you!



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#367 Post by perkana » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:43 pm

Mexico lost today against Sweden, but Korea won against Germany. So Mexican soccer fans went to the Korean embassy to celebrate their pass to the next round.
"¡Coreano, hermano, ya eres mexicano!" (Korean brother, you are Mexican now!")

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#368 Post by Artemis » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:27 am

:rockon: :lol: That's so awesome! Lucky break for Mexico.

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#369 Post by Mescal » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:07 pm

Bandit72 wrote:Purely because I want Messi to add this to his CV of being the greatest footballer ever.
Oh come on, Ronaldo is the better one :cool:

So a bit of a boring match yesterday with our B squad, but we still beat England.

On to the next round for Japan ....

Go Belgium

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Re: World Cup

#370 Post by Bandit72 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:17 am

Mescal wrote:
Bandit72 wrote:Purely because I want Messi to add this to his CV of being the greatest footballer ever.
So a bit of a boring match yesterday with our B squad, but we still beat England.

On to the next round for Japan ....

Go Belgium
Yeh, a bit of a non event last night. There isn't a stand out team in this years World Cup I don't think, although I would probably say Belgium's first 11 have been impressive. It's the most open competition I can remember.

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Re: World Cup

#371 Post by Artemis » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:58 am

Au revoir, Argentina.. :wavesad:

Vive la Framce!!
Excellent game today!
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#372 Post by perkana » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:18 am

Oh well, as one of my brother's friends said, Mexico had already lost their chances last week against Sweden. But I don't care, I'm still happy about yesterday.
This ad made my day, though.

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#373 Post by Mescal » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:40 pm

Wow. That was close.

What a game to watch On a big screen, with some friends and a big crowd!

Go Belgium!

It's gonna have to be a better match against Brasil

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Re: World Cup

#374 Post by Bandit72 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:50 am

Mescal wrote:Wow. That was close.

What a game to watch On a big screen, with some friends and a big crowd!

Go Belgium!

It's gonna have to be a better match against Brasil
What a game. I had Belgium to win in 90 minutes, over 2.5 goals and Hazard to score! Gutted!

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#375 Post by Artemis » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:00 pm

Congrats, Belgium! Exciting game to watch. :rockon:
Can't wait to watch the semi-final against France.

Tchau, crybaby Neymar! :wavesad:

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#376 Post by SR » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:57 am

I've been lovin this big time....has really filled a void in the worst time of the year for sports. Was bummed Nigeria was knocked out....Go England!

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#377 Post by Artemis » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:40 am

Yeah, looking forward to the England game. I was living in the UK(London) in 1990 when England reached the semi-finals and lost to Germany. It was my first time to experience World Cup fever and crazy fans. I thought Canadians were nuts with hockey, but football/soccer fans are next level fanatical.. :lol: I remember people singing in the streets, on the tube and buses. Televisions all over the place- inside, outside, in the kitchen of the hotel where I worked. Many of my co-workers were Germans, so of course they were loving their win over England. Needless to say, my English co-workers were a little quiet afterwards.

Go England!



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Re: World Cup

#378 Post by Bandit72 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:16 am

It's been mental here. The only thing I find very annoying and a bit odd is this new 'trend' of throwing your pint of beer in the air after a goal. Maybe I'm getting too old and miserable :lol:

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Re: World Cup

#379 Post by creep » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:06 am

Bandit72 wrote:It's been mental here. The only thing I find very annoying and a bit odd is this new 'trend' of throwing your pint of beer in the air after a goal. Maybe I'm getting too old and miserable :lol:
I noticed that in all of the "celebration" videos and I thought the same thing. How annoying.

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Re: World Cup

#380 Post by perkana » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:57 pm

What the fuck, Belgium! :sad: I was rooting for you...

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