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    2023 Womens World Cup - Australia and New Zealand Hosting

    tournament discussion goes here

    we didn't get didded by UEFA voting for Colombia to host, the jerks

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    I love the video ffa put out showing the reaction. You can see them all sitting there thinking "shut the hell up infantino. Just tell us the bloody winner"

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    https://www.theguardian.com/football...-world-cup-bid

    Seems like a dumb response.

    The correct answer to that question was: "we would have liked their votes, but we understand it's a democracy and thank them for their consideration of our bid".

    If you wanted to add some sass, you add "we look forward to helping to assess the prospective english 2030 mens world cup bid"

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    Kerr out is a shame. She must be gutted.

    Girls playing well so far. Don’t look too overawed or hesitant.
    Pitch looks slippery.

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    can we sign katie mccabe? pure destruction

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    Quote Originally Posted by q-money View Post
    can we sign katie mccabe? pure destruction
    How good is she!
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    Great. He's gone from Liaoning Whowin to Newcastle Wholose.
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    Are the games only subscription / pay tv ?
    Nothing on 7plus app other than Matildas replay.

    Another fail for Australia to promote the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post
    Are the games only subscription / pay tv ?
    Nothing on 7plus app other than Matildas replay.

    Another fail for Australia to promote the game.
    Yep I got caught by the same thing. I think its all on Optus sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Yep I got caught by the same thing. I think its all on Optus sport.
    Ditto.
    Definitely all on Optus Sport, have been watching a few on there. (Old man’s with Optus and they’ve never charged him for it).

    I also assumed it was all going to be on FTA. Assuming it’s FIFA that do the rights and broadcast deals though and Football Australia have very little sway.
    Would’ve been a good move to even have a prime time 7pm type game on FTA. The 10am-3pm games would be pretty slim numbers watching I’d assume. But think a prime time game would be good. And of course R16 onwards

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    Optus won the rights two years ago so there has been ample notice. The FTAs were not prepared to go for the exclusive rights (one of the prices of equality), including ABC and SBS. It doesn't come under anti siphoning if nobody else is prepared to bid.
    The ladies WC is now a standalone package and as such FIFA has put a standalone price on it. Will be curious as to what final viewing figures are. It hasn't really grabbed my attention yet.

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    Check 7 tonight, apparently they have added more games due to demand

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    Well at least the kids from lower socioeconomic backgrounds will learn early that egalitarianism is well and truly dead in this country.

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    Performing very well tonight.
    Looking miles better with Ford on the flank and Fowler through the middle.
    Full of energy and hard work in the middle with Gorry and Cooney-Cross.
    Tasso and Carpenter delivering what we thought they could do

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    Agree. We played to our strengths tonight by not having the ball and hitting Canada on the transition.

    The lack of substitutions was baffling last night. By 3-0 we were comfortable. Why continue to risk Foord, Gorry, Cooney-Cross, Catley? Why have a squad of 23 if you're only going to use 15 of them across the tournament. I wonder if the High Performance team were telling Gustavsson to make changes or not...

    Positive - we did it without risking Kerr.
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    Was thinking the same thing.
    First had the thought at about 60 minutes. B
    Then at 70, I was definitely on board. At 80, I’m wondering wtf is going on.
    Especially Ford already on a yellow. She was a whisker away from a yellow on a few occasions, pulled out at exactly the right time. Heart was in my mouth watching her fly in.

    I guess the team on the pitch looked pretty in control. We’re rarely troubled. If we rested some key players too soon, we could’ve lost control. But surely you trust your squad to do a job.
    Even Grant when she came on, probably got concussed and sprinted around the pitch for 4 minutes.

    Catley is playing well too. Her and Cooney Cross are underated in their workload.


    The one doubt I have is our defence being slow. Catley and Carpenter give great athleticism on the side. But Kennedy I thought got found out against Nigeria. And Polkinghorne coming on late in games gives me anything but assurance.




    All that aside, I really enjoy watching this team play. I’m not sure what it is, but they seem to be building towards something.
    You could argue we are in our golden generation at the moment with a lot playing overseas in top competitions for top clubs. Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal, Lyon. Pretty impressive and great for the women’s game. I daresay this generation of Matildas is inspiring many many young girls to pursue this. there was some footage in the tunnel pre game, and all the players in shot were talking to their little mascot/ball kid person.

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    Some pretty big nations gone…

    Germany (2), Canada (7), Brazil (8), China (14) in a tough group and Italy (16) all out from the top 16.

    South Africa (54) through after scoring a single goal. Morocco (72) through as the second lowest ranked team at the tournament, Jamaica (43), Nigeria (40) all through to final 16.

    Group H the biggest shock with Morocco (72) and Colombia (25) through over Germany (2) and South Korea (17).




    Round of 16
    Switzerland (20) vs Spain (6)
    Japan (11) vs Norway (12)
    Netherlands (9) vs South Africa (54)
    Sweden (3) vs USA (1)
    England (4) vs Nigeria (40)
    Australia (10) vs Denmark (13)
    Colombia (25) vs Jamaica (43)
    France (5) vs Morocco (72)


    USA Vs Sweden could arguably be a Final. Shame one will go home.
    Aus/Den play winner of Fra/Mor

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    The whole tournament has opened up.

    Scary thing is how some of the bigger nations started finding their groove on MD3 like England, 2nd string France, even Australia.

    Japan are the sneaky pick for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeterpool View Post
    The whole tournament has opened up.

    Scary thing is how some of the bigger nations started finding their groove on MD3 like England, 2nd string France, even Australia.

    Japan are the sneaky pick for me
    Japan's counter attacking against Spain was lethal.

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    So apparently as at July 1 2023, keepers are no longer allowed to move across their line, touch the crossbar or netting or delay the kicker.

    I’m all for the no longer delaying kicker and even not moving crossbar, but I don’t like that they have to stay still.


    Edit:.talking about penalties.
    Last edited by Bremsstrahlung; 06-08-2023 at 11:46 PM.

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    Hereeeee we go!

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