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Russia is into the knockout round before anyone else.

Columbia got a Red Card while losing to Japan.

And Poland lost to Senegal.

I'm not sure what I expected at this year's World Cup.  But I'm pretty sure it wasn't any of these.

 

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 So Denmark made it to the Sweet Sixteen by scoring...

NOTHING with France?

And Egypt.  Why?  Sure you had been eliminated from advancing by losing to both Uruguay and Russia.  But by the tie breaks, you were still ahead of Saudi Arabia.  A win or a tie with KSA in the last group play game would mean that you would at least not finish in last place.

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2 hours ago, Pharaoh RutinTutin said:

 So Denmark made it to the Sweet Sixteen by scoring...

NOTHING with France?

And Egypt.  Why?  Sure you had been eliminated from advancing by losing to both Uruguay and Russia.  But by the tie breaks, you were still ahead of Saudi Arabia.  A win or a tie with KSA in the last group play game would mean that you would at least not finish in last place.

Sounds more complicated than the card tournament format.

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So of the sixteen teams that survived the round robin portion of the Tournament...

Ten are from Europe...

Three are from South America...

One is from North America...

And the last two positions will be decided between three teams.  One from Asia, one from Africa, and yet another from South America.

Does Europe really make up over half of the world, with South America making up the biggest portion of what's left?

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2 hours ago, Pharaoh RutinTutin said:

Does Europe really make up over half of the world, with South America making up the biggest portion of what's left?

In the world of football, apparently so.

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19 minutes ago, CritterKeeper said:

In the world of football, apparently so.

That kind of worries me. Denmark is the size of a postage stamp; how can we cover for a sixteenth of the whole world?

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Ten from Europe
Four from South America
One from North America
One from Asia

Japan eliminated Senegal by having fewer Yellow Cards.

Defending champion Germany was eliminated in the group stage.

One half of the knock out bracket is Columbia and seven teams from Europe.

Mexico and Brazil will face each other in their first elimination game, so at least one non-European team will be removed immediately.

Denmark and Sweden could face each other in the Semi-Finals.  Are those two allowed to fight each other if control of Norway isn't at stake?

10 hours ago, The Old Hack said:

Denmark is the size of a postage stamp; how can we cover for a sixteenth of the whole world?

Well, anyone with a Viking ancestor is at least sort-of Danish.  And as far as I can tell, EVERYONE has a Viking ancestor.

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Just now, Pharaoh RutinTutin said:

Denmark and Sweden could face each other in the Semi-Finals.  Are those two allowed to fight each other if control of Norway isn't at stake?

Oh yes. We routinely fight over much less important stuff. Like drunken Swedes in Copenhagen singing too loudly.

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28 minutes ago, The Old Hack said:

Oh yes. We routinely fight over much less important stuff. Like drunken Swedes in Copenhagen singing too loudly.

That's when you're not leaving schnapps on Hans Island for us Canucks.

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Just now, The Old Hack said:

Well we have to show you guys how to drink the real stuff.

I haven't heard any complaints about our whisky. ;)

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3 minutes ago, The Old Hack said:

Of course not. It's good stuff. It just isn't schnapps, and you can't really help that.

I didn't say we were complaining either.

It's just a cultural exchange.

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France

Why should a French victory seem like a disappointment?

They have won it before.  They will be hosting the next Women's World Cup.

And no one has a more violent National Anthem.

But even with all that, a French championship still feels some how incomplete.

Or is that just my impression?

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