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Pies4shaw 

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:40 am
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The Copa is down to the quarter final stage. All the remaining games are being broadcast live on SBS. Brazil has been knocked out and Dunga has been sacked (for, I think, the second time).

Yesterday, the US 2 beat Ecuador 1.

This morning at 9.30 AEST Peru play Colombia.

On Sunday morning from 8.30am, Argentina play Venezuela and Mexico play Chile.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:54 pm
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Colombia got past Peru in a penalty shootout.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:40 am
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Messi (the actual best player in the world) is warming up. Argentina v Venezuela kicks off in a few minutes. Live on SBS FTA, if anyone wants to follow it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:07 am
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And we're underway! World rankings: Argentina 1, Venezuela 77. Messi is starting on the pitch for the first time in the competition. What a star-studded line-up - how can they have so much talent that De Maria is on the bench?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:17 am
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Venezuela doing their best to cripple Lionel. Not succeeding, so far and Messi puts in a brilliant ball for Higuain. 1-0.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:31 am
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And Messi is hacked down in the penalty box but, bizarrely, no penalty is given. Tackled from behind and the defender got none of the ball and quite a lot of Lionel. The Barcelona football department must be hoping Lionel will come back with legs for next season.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:33 am
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I suppose Venezuela's style would be described as a typical "willing" South American defence.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:38 am
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And just as Venezuela looked to be applying a bit of pressure on the Argentinian goal, a defensive howler of a backpass puts Higuain in one-on-one against the keeper. 2:0. Normally, that's the most dangerous of leads but here you get the feeling that it is just a pit stop on the way to 4:0.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:42 am
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Mascherano caught in possession but Venezuela can't quite capitalise. Still 2:0.
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Venezuela hit the post with a header! They're working their way into this. And a magnificent save denies them again, moments later. And then Venezuela are denied a penalty!
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And now they have one! The keeper takes out the attacker's legs in the box. But the penalty is fluffed. Still 2:0.
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And that's the halftime score. Seijas had better watch his back in the rooms during the break - his may have been the most inept attempt to chip a goalkeeper with a penalty in the history of the universe.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:13 am
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No changes as they start the second half. Argentina need to stiffen that defensive spine.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:19 am
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And there's another yellow card - this time for breaking Messi's other leg.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:22 am
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Substitution for Venezuela. Seijas off (and probably heading for a private charter-flight). Messi is still able to stand, more or less unassisted, so they probably feel they need to bring on someone who is serious about marking him.
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