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Good question. To boycott some games but not the heaping helpings of oil and gas that fuel the corruption...seems a little too easy.

There are certainly a lot of truly compelling reasons to ignore the whole thing, but there's something about the engagement with the world that still works for me. When the Iranian team refused to sing their own national anthem in solidarity with the protesters back home...you don't even get to do that or see that kind of bravery if you don't show up. And now I'm actively disgusted by Qatar's government whereas before I didn't think about them at all, so they're billions bought them at least that.
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Yup, only served in the boxes that start at $20,000+. Greasy bait and switch. (no not that greasy)
For consumption of beer at the stadiums people are encouraged to buy a premium alcohol pass for a a little more than 900 US dollars. I mean seriously not joking around.
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For consumption of beer at the stadiums people are encouraged to buy a premium alcohol pass for a a little more than 900 US dollars. I mean seriously not joking around.
It would be fun trying to drink that amount though!
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Obviously the Belgians are missing the beer.
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Obviously the Belgians are missing the beer.
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Both England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 and USA 🇺🇲 are through to the last 16, time to smash some more lights to celebrate
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Yes 🇺🇸 out of group
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Yes 🇺🇸 out of group
They were going to be kicked out anyway for truancy.
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They were going to be kicked out anyway for truancy.
Whatever it takes!
For USA, getting out of group is a smashing success, anything else is icing on the cake.
USA and some other LWR tier teams have gotten better but the upper level teams are absolutely amazing.
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Looking forward to the knockouts this weekend for both USA and England.
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Impressive Defence in the group stages from the USA team, only 1 goal conceded and that was from a penalty.
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Will take a "Miracle on Grass" for team USA to beat the Netherlands…. But, there's always a chance no matter how remote. Looking forward to watching.
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Go Australia! Through to the round of 16. Nobody saw that coming.
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So far everyone I have wanted to make it has, except 🇲🇽 🥲

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Will take a "Miracle on Grass" for team USA to beat the Netherlands…. But, there's always a chance no matter how remote. Looking forward to watching.
If USA loses, silver lining is my favorite and one of the very best defenders in the world goes through
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Sonny Son Son 🇰🇷 may very well go through 🙏

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I am really impressed that the USA can even compete at this level.
I wonder if the Dutch will be wearing wooden clogs for the game.
I hope not or we might get really hurt when they kick our butts.

Live air time difference for the games. I am always at work when the
games air on TV around 1pm. I do check online.

Never played soccer and don't even know the rules. I was visiting
Italia in 2006 when the Italians won. They were over the moon crazy
with excitement. All the kids in my neighborhood (USA) play soccer.
I bought 5 of the Italian Teams Soccer shirts and passed them out
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Unlucky USMNT. I think the future looks bright for the next WC.

Hoping the socceroos do the business later!
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Unlucky USMNT. I think the future looks bright for the next WC.

Hoping the socceroos do the business later!
As host nation the USA will want to make their mark in 2026, hopefully they will progress further than this tournament, but reaching the last 16 was a respectable achievement this time round.
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many a team didn't make it this far and…………………go Messi 🇦🇷
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Go Australia! Through to the round of 16. Nobody saw that coming.
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Sorry for your loss
We put up a good fight but Argentina too good for us. They shut us down and we had no answer.
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I remember when Argentina was in the final game with the Germans. There's nothing quite like planning to watch the game at a local Irish bar and finding out they've changed their menu that day to Schnitzel and whatever it is the Germans call a sausage. A lot of happy patrons, and me.
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Who is this?
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🇯🇵 > 🇭🇷 Could it be? 🙏
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Pelé's daughters say he was hospitalized last week with a lung infection following bout of Covid-19. I hope he gets well soon.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/05/football/pele-hospitalized-lung-infection-covid-19-spt-intl/index.html
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Brazil won by how much exactly? Clap emoticon
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Brazil won by how much exactly? Clap emoticon
Portugal more Laughing emoticon
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England 0, USA 0…
Pretty boring game actually. US pressed well in first half though.
In most sports that are popular in the US, they have changed the rules over time to make it more exciting and competitive. Soccer is pretty much unchanged. There have been various fixes proposed over the years, but nobody wants to make the changes.
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In most sports that are popular in the US, they have changed the rules over time to make it more exciting and competitive. Soccer is pretty much unchanged. There have been various fixes proposed over the years, but nobody wants to make the changes.
Soccer/football requires your full attention for 45 minutes up until have time. That's just not doable in the USA. Because there is no time for advertisements. If you blink or if you're going to the kitchen to grab some chips or a drink you may lose the best part of the game.
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Soccer/football requires your full attention for 45 minutes up until have time. That's just not doable in the USA. Because there is no time for advertisements. If you blink or if you're going to the kitchen to grab some chips or a drink you may lose the best part of the game.
Not if you dozed off after the first 15 minutes of nothing happening and no obvious progress being observable.
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Soccer/football requires your full attention for 45 minutes up until have time. That's just not doable in the USA. Because there is no time for advertisements. If you blink or if you're going to the kitchen to grab some chips or a drink you may lose the best part of the game.
Soccer is similar to Hockey in many ways, and the scores are in the same general range, so if they want to keep the rules like they are and get Americans interested, they need to let 'em fight.
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Soccer/football requires your full attention for 45 minutes up until have time. That's just not doable in the USA. Because there is no time for advertisements. If you blink or if you're going to the kitchen to grab some chips or a drink you may lose the best part of the game.
That's one of the reasons European Futbol is the best, action doesn't stop for commercials and no 3-4 hour commitment.

When I watch NFL my girls will ask, "why are they stopping" and "why do they call it football, they don't use their feet much" 😂
but they know soccer like the back of their hand.

It would be blasphemy but if you really want Americans to watch ⚽️ in mass (other than the World Cup) get rid of the off side rule and have high scoring games 😱
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