The Official World Cup 2014 Thread Page 74

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  • Deckard1 12 Jun 2014 17:11:31 29,221 posts
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    Someones going to be murdered quite soon I'd imagine.

    Fish fingers and chips pretty straight forward.

  • Tom_Servo 12 Jun 2014 17:11:50 18,083 posts
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    The Brazilian players publicly backed the demonstrators at the Confederations Cup last year, so while I wouldn't expect them to refuse to play if things get bad, I also wouldn't bet against a shirt of support being revealed after a goal or something.
  • THFourteen 12 Jun 2014 17:12:26 34,275 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Someones going to be murdered quite soon I'd imagine.
    Isn't Brazil the murder capital of the world?

    Ross Kemp said so.
  • TheSaint 12 Jun 2014 17:14:50 14,727 posts
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    Just seen some pictures of the pitch England will be playing on at the weekend. Looks more League 2 than World Cup.
  • Tom_Servo 12 Jun 2014 17:14:59 18,083 posts
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    We hear these things whenever a tournament is held outside the Western world. The stats don't lie, but you'd think everyone was going to be carjacked and/or shot in the build-up to the South African WC.

    No doubt we'll be being told that everyone is going to get their head kicked in by Russian football hooligans around the time of 2018.
  • Tom_Servo 12 Jun 2014 17:15:32 18,083 posts
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    Italy will also be playing on the same pitch. :)
  • FWB 12 Jun 2014 17:48:22 45,252 posts
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    Thanks to the strikes my mate is going to miss one of the three matches he had tickets for. Stuck in Lisbon for 24hours.

    Off to Sainsburys for booze. What's a good beer to see this tournament in?

    Edited by FWB at 17:49:15 12-06-2014
  • Tom_Servo 12 Jun 2014 17:50:07 18,083 posts
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    Brahma?
  • faux-C 12 Jun 2014 17:58:51 9,536 posts
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    Brahma might be nationally accurate, but it tastes like dishwater.
  • DanB24 12 Jun 2014 17:59:43 2,327 posts
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    State of that pitch is indeed a disgrace. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27800681
  • DanB24 12 Jun 2014 18:18:10 2,327 posts
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    graysonavich wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    Someones going to be murdered quite soon I'd imagine.
    Isn't Brazil the murder capital of the world?

    Ross Kemp said so.
    http://graphics.wsj.com/documents/WORLDCUPTOEE/#/?lang=en&metrics=Highest%20Murder%20Rate
    Maybe that winner explains why they where such a a dirty team coming from a place like that?
  • fletch7100 12 Jun 2014 18:18:23 7,441 posts
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    In Brazil it's not always the criminals you have to watch out for

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2014/03/police-violence-brazil
    On March 16th Cláudia da Silva Ferreira, a 38-year-old mother of four, was struck by gunfire during a shoot-out between police and suspected criminals close to her home in a favela on the periphery of Rio de Janeiro. The police bundled her into the boot of their car—ostensibly to take her to the hospital—but without closing it properly. During the trip it sprang open and her body fell out. An item of clothing snagged on the car and she was dragged for several hundred metres behind the car before one of the officers got out and put her body back in.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23417669
  • Deleted user 12 June 2014 18:21:28
    FIFA have got a bit shirty over all this John Oliver stuff.

    http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/tournament/competition/02/36/32/63/faq_en_neutral.pdf

    To be fair, a lot of his claims seemed a little on the unsubstantiated side. I do believe FIFA is a fucked up organisation with some very corrupt people in it, but it's now becoming a very easy exercise to fling shit at them and have people believe it.
  • Mr_Sleep 12 Jun 2014 18:26:46 17,295 posts
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    So it appears that one has the choice between watching the first game on ITV or staying up until half one to watch the BBC coverage. Should I just put on some Samba and mute the commentators?

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Tom_Servo 12 Jun 2014 18:27:26 18,083 posts
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    You'd imagine they have the scripts on these shows triple-checked by lawyers in the States with the way they are about litigation.
  • Tom_Servo 12 Jun 2014 18:28:00 18,083 posts
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    I know Clive and Andy are bad but you wouldn't seriously miss the opening game of the WC because of them, surely?
  • Deleted user 12 June 2014 18:29:13
    His (and others) mud slinging has made them standard up mind. It shouldn't even be happening, but at least it's put them under pressure now yo change. Although, despite some of what Jon Oliver said was probably wrong, I don't really believe FIFA's response either.
  • Mr_Sleep 12 Jun 2014 18:32:17 17,295 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    I know Clive and Andy are bad but you wouldn't seriously miss the opening game of the WC because of them, surely?
    You are of course correct. Although I also realise that my girlfriend will likely want to watch The Good Wife and Nashville and considering she has been working all day and I have not I suspect I will acquiesce to her watching those. So I will be unable to watch it live regardless.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • FWB 12 Jun 2014 18:35:53 45,252 posts
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    Err... the net? If not for your stuff, definitely for hers. Mine happily sits watching on the computer (Nashville for sure), even if I try to insist that she watches away on the TV.
  • Tom_Servo 12 Jun 2014 18:37:02 18,083 posts
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    Fuck that, those can be watched on 4OD or whatever afterwards. It's the opening game of the World Cup!
  • TheSaint 12 Jun 2014 18:59:06 14,727 posts
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    No mention in that FIFA response of them forcing Brazil to change their country wide law regarding alcohol in football stadiums to keep Budweiser happy then?

    In fact quite a few of those responses look very carefully worded and don't really address the original points. For example John Oliver was talking about FIFA's tax exemption and their response only talks about sponsors.
  • superbob85 12 Jun 2014 18:59:22 2,672 posts
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    Strange seeing a Brazil team lack an out and out striker if they had Diego Costa they would be super favs.
  • FWB 12 Jun 2014 19:00:22 45,252 posts
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    Where have I heard that before?
  • jonsaan 12 Jun 2014 19:01:39 25,439 posts
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    Any way to watch this without Adrian fucking Chiles?

    FCUTA!

  • DanB24 12 Jun 2014 19:02:03 2,327 posts
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    I'd love to see Croatia cause a real upset tonight. Probably not massively likely but it'd be great fun to see.
  • TheSaint 12 Jun 2014 19:02:48 14,727 posts
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    Muted with Radio 5 on? That's what I'll be doing and you know things are bad when Lawro or Savage seem like the better option.
  • jonsaan 12 Jun 2014 19:03:25 25,439 posts
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    Good idea!

    FCUTA!

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