Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by Meerkat, Mar 7, 2016.
Asllani getting stretched off with a neck brace on wasn't nice to see, hope she's ok.
Women's World Cup: Fifa wants to increase teams & double prize money
Nah. Just do the second part.
I don’t get the obsession with expanding tournaments to include teams not really good enough to participate. Money talks...
But yes, please pay these talented women and teams more money!
Would make more sense for there to be 32 teams in 8 groups and the top 2 qualify for the knockout stages. It would paint a much clearer picture for teams once their group has finished and they wouldn’t be waiting around to see other results.
Sweden playing us off the park so far.
Great Robben tribute goal
Wow, what a turnaround.
Such a great goal, it's a shame it doesn't count.
Correct call by the ref though, shame it doesn't count. Finally England have woken up.
What a clearance from Fischer.
What a last gasp defensive stop
It’s hard to say that any of the last eight teams didn’t deserve more. It’s wonderful watching the top teams of the sport competing. Was rooting for England, but Sweden played an excellent leave it all on the field match.
Dreadful final game. Phil got his tactics wrong again today. At one point we had 4 centre midfielders on and no wide players. Greenwood is clearly second best at left back so why she was called back in is a mystery. This team has still got some way to go if we want win a major trophy.
Absolutely, and with that said, I don't understand why so many people think that the US already has the gold medal in their bag. They are certainly slight favorites but not by a big shot. In all of their knock-out games they probably were the better team but just slightly. They relied on two soft penalties against Spain and only won with one goal against a France team that played way below their usual potential. And England just needed to convert that penalty to go into extra time.
Third place games are always weird but it's still a shame to lose. I don't particularly rate Neville but to be fair I just don't think we have that many good players to choose from. Everyone looks so uncomfortable on the ball except Bronze really. The passing has been awful all tournament. We've shown flashes of quality for the goals but overall it's not been great performance wise. Gutted for White having TWO goals ruled out by VAR too!
I really think you are too harsh with your team. England made the semis twice in a row in the WC. And the game against the US was very close. With a little bit more luck you could have won it all. And Ellen White is probably one of the best strikers in the world. Your future certainly looks quite bright.
Yeah you're probably right. We were pretty unlucky really. The "so close buy yet so far" outcome is just typical England really. I can't say I'm surprised haha.
This final definitely has shades of 2011 all over again. Which I think works since so many of those ladies are still around. This group is so confident and focused.
So many Americans out and about in Lyon today. I love it.
So stoked for today
The atmosphere will be fantastic today. My sister has been sending me videos from Lyon and it’s a sea of orange where they are. Hopefully the final is a good competitive game. Feel like the US are clear favourites but Miedema is clinical and will make the most of any chance she gets. Think the Netherlands best hope is Van der Sanden having a good game. Be interesting to see how Van der Donk competes with the US midfield.
I think the Netherlands supporters are just more organized. Currently, the Dutch supporters section looks 10 times times full than the AO section, but the stadium is overwhelmingly pro-USA.