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    World Cup 2022

    The draw for the Cup is today. Figured I would start a thread in this mostly dead forum now for the Cup that should be in the US and during the summer and not in Qatar in the winter but that is a whole other discussion.

    Anyway US in Pot 2. Hopefully avoiding any kind of group of death. We shall see. I think we can get out of the group stage if we are healthy and play the way we can play.

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    England, Iran and European playoff winner for USA. I will take that. I think they can get out of that group. I was waiting for Ghana to be in our group though. lol

    I think Mexico can come out of their group. Canada going to have a tough time. If Costa Rica gets in they will also have a tough time.

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    My god that was a long intro

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    I was watching a live blog and when they got to the actual draw I switched over and streamed it.

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    I can dig this group.

    Stoked actually to run it back versus England. Huge challenge but that's what we're here for. Iran can bring it but that's really a must (and should) win. Euro wild card still in play, though no one there scares me. They're all clearly beatable and a point to be had at worst if we're on our game.

    This should be an excellent tune up for the boys as they grow into form to inevitably win it all at home in 2026..

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    Also this is a pretty rad simulator if you wanna take a spin at different results..

    2022 FIFA World Cup Group Stage Points Simulator

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    Nice draw for you Yanks, second spot is yours for the taking.

    We got a much tougher group but fuck it, we’re going in with house money and nothing to lose; we have speed and skill up front plus a couple of kids who are looking to build their international name brand.

    I’m super pumped about this tournament, the experience that Canada will draw from it in advance of hosting in 2026 will be immeasurable; I honestly think we will surprise people and be in the mix for advancement to the elimination round. Not going to lie, I got super emotional after the boys clinched on Sunday.
    Last edited by Tyson; April 2nd, 2022 at 8:25 PM.

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    I can see Canada getting out of their group, but it obviously will be far from easy. Belgium and Croatia, though still littered with world class talent, aren't getting any younger and this could be an opportune time to bounce one of them early. But this ain't concacaf and playing a low block and counter game will have to be surgically precise and without error. If nothing else Herdman will have them prepared and so as long as health is on their side they'll have a realistic fighting chance.

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    Yeah I don't think it is impossible for Canada to get out of their group but it won't be easy but I think they can pull it off.

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    As weird/arrogant as it is to say considering how completely hapless Canada Men’s soccer has been, well forever, going to Qatar to get shutout and suffer three losses just isn’t going to cut it. The boys need to be competitive, at least prove to be a very tough out in this group stage, considering our shared hosting duties in 2026. We can’t just be happy to be there, we have a legit opportunity to make some noise.

    While the nucleus of the team is still in their early-to-mid twenties themselves, I’m very hopeful that the next generation is watching and being inspired, that on-field success can become routine and expected.

    We’re going to have to back up the Brinks truck for Herdman’s next extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percussion View Post
    I can dig this group.

    Stoked actually to run it back versus England. Huge challenge but that's what we're here for. Iran can bring it but that's really a must (and should) win. Euro wild card still in play, though no one there scares me. They're all clearly beatable and a point to be had at worst if we're on our game.

    This should be an excellent tune up for the boys as they grow into form to inevitably win it all at home in 2026..
    The WC is going to be horrible in the US. It is going to get completely buried. It is happening during the most important part of the college and pro football seasons. Not to mention the start of basketball season. Such a stupid idea; no one is going to be talking about it here.

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    If the argument is that it's stupid to hold the World Cup in Qatar I'd absolutely agree. But once it was decided to be there there was no way they could stage it at the usual time of year from June into July.

    And with what they paid to broadcast the event it's not like Fox isn't going to promote the shit out of it. I think it'll get it's mostly usual run of attention. Sports networks and the like are always content starved as it is.

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    Yeah the timing sucks but that is what happens with the corrupt FIFA gave Qatar the cup. It is disrupting leagues due the timing being during all the regular seasons except for MLS. Yeah in the US it falls during the end of college football and nearing the end of NFL. The game on black Friday should get some attention though. No pro games on that day and not many college games. Plus it is against England. At the end of the day popularity is still growing here in the states. Great strides have been made but still down on the totem poll when it comes to pro and international sports.

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    Fortunately they hooked us up in the states with the latest possible kickoff times for our group stage matches..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percussion View Post
    If the argument is that it's stupid to hold the World Cup in Qatar I'd absolutely agree. But once it was decided to be there there was no way they could stage it at the usual time of year from June into July.

    And with what they paid to broadcast the event it's not like Fox isn't going to promote the shit out of it. I think it'll get it's mostly usual run of attention. Sports networks and the like are always content starved as it is.
    I don't care it is in Qatar as much as I care it is in the middle of the season. It is going to ruin the second halves of so many seasons when the players are exhausted.

    The US is not starved for content in November. People don't even want to hear about the World Series anymore. All football, all the time from August to February.

    I don't want to be the arrogant American who thinks the world need to plan shit around us; but it also sucks for the rest of the world too. I am just saying as a fan of "soccer" in America, the tournament will be ignored by every station except FOX and that sucks. The World Cup final is on the same day as NFL games, Sunday 12/18 which means they will barely even show the game because Cowboys vs Giants is always going to be more important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percussion View Post
    Fortunately they hooked us up in the states with the latest possible kickoff times for our group stage matches..
    America's first knockout game is either going to get scheduled against the Conference Championship games for college football or Week 13 of the NFL. That is a death sentence.

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    I just meant from the standpoint of those looking forward to watching will be able to do so at a reasonable time..

    I honestly couldn't give a shit if anyone else chooses to watch other stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percussion View Post
    I just meant from the standpoint of those looking forward to watching will be able to do so at a reasonable time..

    I honestly couldn't give a shit if anyone else chooses to watch other stuff.
    As long as you have access to FS2…

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    Quote Originally Posted by _me View Post
    As long as you have access to FS2…
    What does fs2 have to do with anything?

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    That is where the games are going to get shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _me View Post
    That is where the games are going to get shown.
    Well I assume you're just guessing here because you're flat out wrong.

    They'll all be shown on fox and fs1, with the majority - including all but 2 of the knockout games - on fox.

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    One step closer to finding out our final group opponent with Scotland v. Ukraine this afternoon..

    Winner to take on Wales this Sunday in the qualifying playoff final.

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    Well done to Ukraine. Totally deserved it and played us off the park.

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    Is this the final qualifier match in general as well?

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    edit -

    Wales/Ukraine was one of the last 3 remaining qualifiers for the final tournament in November. Wales advances.

    There's still Costa Rica v. New Zealand and Peru v. the winner of Australia/United Arab Emirates left to sort out in the next couple weeks.
    Last edited by Percussion; June 5th, 2022 at 3:03 PM.

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    Although it was pretty lucky as that free kick was going nowhere, well done Wales. Sorry Ukraine.

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    Congrats to the Socceroos..

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    Last qualifier today. Costa Rica vs New Zealand

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    It would seem it already happened earlier. Costa Rica won.

    US plays tonight at 9 CST on FS1

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    Houston was picked as a host city..

    I'm effin going to the effin world cup..

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    Same for me, here in Vancouver.

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    KC is a host but no way I can afford to go to a game.

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    I will keep that in mind when the time comes.

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    Please do.

    If you haven't robbed a person of a World Cup ticket......can you even say you've ever really robbed someone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTR View Post
    I will keep that in mind when the time comes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazer View Post
    Please do.

    If you haven't robbed a person of a World Cup ticket......can you even say you've ever really robbed someone?
    And if all else fails you can always drown your sorrows in BBQ. Honestly, probably more fun to watch on TV with the ticket money spent on more dead cows and pigs anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    And if all else fails you can always drown your sorrows in BBQ. Honestly, probably more fun to watch on TV with the ticket money spent on more dead cows and pigs anyway.
    I think for a majority of sorts events I'd agree that watching from the comforts of home on tv is often a better option nowadays - advances in tv tech, broadcasting, and exorbitant ticket prices and all that. But, at least just speaking for myself, the world cup is kind of a different beast. The 4 year wait and rotating continent schedule make it such a rarity to get to experience live, plus the abundance of games (80! in 2026) means there'll still be plenty to catch from the comfy home setup while still getting to take in a likely once in a lifetime sportsfan opportunity.

    I'm certainly going out of my way to try and get myself in stadium for one of these badboys.

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    Yeah, I wanna catch one in person. Kind of a once in a lifetime for me.

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    Yeah. I will be watching ticket prices and such. I really want to catch a game no matter who is playing.

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