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Thread #163410   Message #3935186
Posted By: MikeL2
04-Jul-18 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)

England richly deserved to win in my opinion. They tried to open but the but the constant foul play prevented this. Give England the credit for not complaining at some ludicrous decisions from the American Ref.

VAR is by no means perfect. How one of the Columbia team was not sent off for an obvious head butt I just don't know..

I think Nigel has hit on the main problem. There should be rules about mobbing the Ref every time decisions to use Var and other decision times. Only captains should be allowed to approach the Ref as he rightly says happens in Rugby. If they ignore the ref then a Red card should be issued. The soon learn.

The sad part of this is that Columbia showed that they can play football, but they chose to use cynical tactics in the first half.

they got their comeuppance. Their manager should have intervened and got them to play properly. But what do you expect from a manager who tried to elbow Stirling in the face as they came off for half-time.
I feel sorry for their wonderful supporters. The team were not fair to them.
Ok we have to prepare to beat Sweden. Won't be easy they are a difficult team to beat.

cheers Mike

WQe thought the game over until that last minute goal.