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Post 28 Jun 2016, 9:00 am

O, holy night! How is it possible that England lost to a country that can't play outdoors much of the year?

To Iceland's credit, their throw-in play was brilliant and their defending was very good.

But, wow, what an upset!
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Post 30 Jun 2016, 11:38 am

and on the other half of the world Brazil never made the knockout round of the Copa America tourney followed by Argentina losing, it's a year of upsets!?

and being only a casual fan of the game, That's both part of what is great and what is infuriating at the same time. The best team often loses and if you are a fan of that "best team" it really sucks losing that game you would win nine times out of ten. But overall, it's pretty cool how just about anyone can win.
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Post 30 Jun 2016, 12:13 pm

GMTom wrote:But overall, it's pretty cool how just about anyone can win.


. . . except the US. We just don't have the requisite skill level yet. Argentina destroyed us.
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Post 30 Jun 2016, 12:50 pm

no, Argentina would beat the US maybe 95 or 96 times out of 100
and in a series (like basketball, baseball or hockey) they would always win but the US could (very very rarely) beat even Argentina. I would like to see those odds get to say a 25% chance of winning vs a 2% chance and it may be a looooong while for us to get there, with so many other sports so vastly more popular here.

[edit] ...like my math? 95 times out of 100 = 2% ???