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Dear oojason,

A big thank you for having created and animated for a month this thread dedicated to the World Cup. It was very refreshing and really appreciated!

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Wow. What an entertaining game for a neutral fan but Croatia have been so hard done by here. The first two goals for france should never of happened.

Particularly the VAR controversial penalty decision.

Here is the handball rule from the fifa rulebook itself.

A free-kick or penalty will be awarded if a player “handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area)”.

The ball was never handled deliberately in this instance. If you watch the replay which the ref has as well. His arm clearly does not move to intercept the ball at all. It is simply there already and no human has the reaction speed to move out of the way of a ball at that speed from two yards away.

Not only that but the idea of VAR is that if called to view something on it. The referee is to be certain of what he’s seeing or stick to his original decision. The amount of time he spent looking at it and then running back was comical and left me and everyone I watched the game with in fits of laughter. What an absolute joke. He should be ashamed of the decision and fifa should review it. 9 times out of 10 VAR has helped at this world cup but i knew there would be a mistake somewhere along the line and in the final itself and to lead to a goal…Wow.

Anyways. Great tournament, well done France despite the luck they were the better team and I believe would of won anyway even at 2 all in possible extra time.

Huge congrats to Belgium Croatia and England for getting so far.

And I second that thanks Jason.

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No worries lads - hope we all got a little something out of it - even for the members who don’t usually watch or like football.

Personally, I thought it was a really enjoyable tournament - some quality footy, great goals, some surprises, uncertainty, and a maybe a change in just how effective the ‘outsiders’ or so-called ‘smaller’ teams can indeed compete with the ‘big boys’.
 

‘Russia 2018 - An Unforgettable World Cup’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILOFwBBcGv4

‘30+ Amazing Goals Of The World Cup 2018’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74R_T2pYTEQ

‘World Cup 2018 Highlights & Moments’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POU02IGaSps

 

However… this is worthy of note:-

Why didn’t any ‘World Cup heroes’ stand up for Russia’s LGBTQ+ people? - an opinion piece from The Guardian

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2018_FIFA_World_Cup_controversies

 

‘A Croatian family walking through Brussels gets the most heart melting congratulations as their country reaches World Cup finals’ - https://streamja.com/BOA5

France’s Kylian Mbappe, 19-year-old phenom, will donate World Cup earnings to charity
 

Croatia fans watch the game in Stradun Square, Dubrovnik:-

 

Croatia fans welcoming their team back home (500k+ welcomed them - Croatia only has a population of 4.3 million people)…

 

French celebrating their win…

Some photos of French fans welcoming back their team:-

https://www.theguardian.com/football/gallery/2018/jul/16/the-french-national-football-teams-victory-parade-in-pictures

 

 

The next World Cup may be quite a strange, uncertain and likely controversial event…

Qatar 2022…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_FIFA_World_Cup

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_FIFA_World_Cup_controversies

World Cup 2022: Qatar’s workers are not workers, they are slaves, and they are building mausoleums, not stadiums

Revealed: Qatar’s World Cup ‘slaves’

Thousands of Qatar World Cup workers ‘subjected to life-threatening heat’

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Qatar

Qatar Is Building A $45 Billion City From Scratch For The World Cup That It Might Lose

 

Of course, there’ll be the 2020 European Championships, 2019 Copa America, 2022 World Cup Qualifying and various other international tournaments before then…

as well as the club competitions too, and just football in general - OT.com’s general football / soccer thread

 

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