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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    I came late to soccer. I don't know the all the rules or always recognize the infractions but sometimes things just don't look right/fair.
    I think of soccer as a chess game with wind sprints, but there is quite of bit of politics that's hard to understand/explain. It's a bit of a love/hate relationship for me and I even stopped my involvement for a time - kind of a Paul Breitner thing for me.

    Anyway, Brazil legitimately got their goal. They are a better team then I thought and they have a good goalie, which is not always true for them.
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    I enjoy soccer...I think the refs try to get it right.....not like basketball where calls can generally seem to come at random....

    And VAR is a welcome addition....
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    " chess with wind sprints"... I like that.
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    I Google Earthed all the WC venues, Paris, LeHavre, Reims, Lyon, Montpelier, Valenciennes, Grenoble, Reims..was surprised there are so many large dedicated soccer venues in one country (and there may be more)
    Does US have even one to compare to these?
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    Sunderland in League One has a stadium that far surpasses anything in the U.S....

    Even worse than that....Saddest part about US men's soccer is they have to play crucial games in smaller cities otherwise their opponents will have far bigger crowds...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Sunderland in League One has a stadium that far surpasses anything in the U.S....
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    it probably can't match San Josť's bar

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2015/02/...aises-the-bar/
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    Yeah...but can they fill your glass from the bottom?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...ew-ground.html
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    Meanwhile....that first goal by England was something....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    Thanks Master PO for the link on the three camera system.. I had no idea.. of course until recently I did not even have a kinda smart phone...which I am not smart enough to use.

    Next question: Are all the referees mullti-multi lingual or are they selected for each game to fit the languages of both teams? Or what?
    I think in most international sports, English is the language of the referees and officials - except for the French Open in tennis, where they call the score in French. I assume it is that way for FIFA Competitions, even in France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    there are so many large dedicated soccer venues in one country.
    Does US have even one to compare to these?
    Why would we? The revenue from many other sports far surpasses that of soccer here. If you build a big stadium, it sure better be for Ami football, first and foremost. Most all the NFL stadia are quite sumptuous. As are many of the huge elegant NCAA D1 stadia. Then there are the baseball grounds.
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