It would be a shame if brasil won the world cup playing such awful football. All these years they played attractive football and lost, and now when they play ugly football they have a chance to win.... That's just stupid.
You would have to have been a fool to think that Brazil would get knocked out by Colombia. They will be knocked out by Germany though.
@HandofGod very easy to say this in hindsight... Brazil were weak coming in and Colombia underperformed badly. Even with the most horrible, and honestly after recent allegations, suspect officiating of this World Cup, Brazil couldn't score a goal from open play. I refuse to understand why Pekerman persisted starting Teo with alternatives like Europa League winning Carlos Bacca and Jackson Martinez on the bench. It finally caught up to him. It's fair to say Brazil will be heavily favored and have the officiating on their side against Germany. If they play like today, hopefully the Germans make them pay for it.
@jnsbstn In this tournament set pieces have been a very strong weapon, you shouldn't belittle a team for not managing to score from open play.
@HandofGod Germany will very probably knock them out. They are playing well, Brazil has a better defense, but the attack is nowhere near as strong as Germany's, and now Neymar is out of the tournament. His injury was diagnosed as a lesion in the third vertebrae, prediction of 4 to 6 weeks of recovery.
@ftnakao Although Brazil's defense might be better colectively, Germany still has a bunch of really good defenders. And even if they have their moments of abstraction, Neuer is in a gorgeous form. As of now, I wouldn't claim Brazil's defense to be that much better. Although that opinion might be influenced by how much I like the german national team, so I apologise for any views through rose-coloured glasses
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i hate fernandinho for what he did to rodriguez.
James, bravo manh!!!
@rgoulart Not in football though...
Totally rigged. Just hand the thropy to brazil. Caesa should red. And the disallowed goal? Well done FIFA. Congratz brazil for winning 2014 world cup.
Luiz was covering where? For sure not between Bacca and goal.
congrats to Colombia! they did a great world cup, even without Falcao... who knows where would they be if they had the missing forward in the attack...
5 minutes of added time was a joke.
Six substitutes = 3 minutes, and 5 minutes took Julio Cesar alone with that circus after his foul. And then another 3-4 minutes for Neymar ...
@El_Duderino I could only laugh when Cesar was rolling around on the ground as if he got run over by an 18wheel truck. Circus is a perfect way to describe tonight's game.
I said before stoppage time, one sure-fire way to tell if this referee was biased is how much extra time he gives... Followed swiftly by him awarding 5 minutes, ridiculous. Cesar was rolling on the ground having complex partial seizures for 6 minutes at least, Neymar getting stretchered off the field, etc. Ref gives the (at least) 9 minutes that were warranted and we might be talking about a different outcome.