By - MatchThreadder
Ronaldo who? It’s all about Bruno Fernandes.
Australia delighted that Uruguay lost again.
Huh why is that?
2006 Australia beat Uruguay.
And Uruguay trash talked us. Telling that we don't deserve to be in the finals and it was Uruguay right to be in it etc etc
So a rivalry was born then.
What a bummer, I hope you guys go through, I think you’re doing great, certainly better than my country (Uruguay) lol
Football is not a top 3 sport in Australia. In terms of adult interest or participation or media coverage.
So even getting to the world cup is a great outcome for us. We scraped in against Peru.
Uruguay needs to fire Alonzo. He's just another minion of Tabárez
North has Southgate, South has Santos. The managers who have more luck than real talents.
One has won things tho
In the last 50 years, Uruguay won World Cup matches only with Tabárez.
He was kicked out during the last qualifiers because Uruguay was 1 point below WC places, with 4 matches to go (against Venezuela, Paraguay, Perú and Chile...).
I want to hear what all the idiots who celebrated him being replaced by an inexperienced, average coach, have to say about it.
Did his replacement not win/tie/go undefeated the remaining games to get into the World Cup?
I’m Uruguayan and been following this team for four decades. We would have lost with El Maestro again today. Don’t fool yourself or go looking for excuses. We lost.
For some reason Alonso has completely changed the tactics for the world cup. Before this Uruguay played much more attacking football in the 10 or so matches Alonso was in charge.
If El Profe was there it would be “oh, he’s old! He can’t even stand up most of the time while they play” to “Alonso is inexperienced to lead this team”.
I just want some accountability. Our team needs to find a new identity outside of Suarez/Cavani. This is what happens when you chose not to play your youth more. When are they going to get those reps?
After the "core" of Forlán, Lugano, Maxi Pereira, etc retired, Uruguay haven't won anything, even with Suarez and Cavani. So I think it's a deeper "problem". But yeah, staring players like Caceres last game over younger players makes no sense. Also on paper Uruguay have a great midfield, but they play so defensively, for what I don't understand.
Abrazos to you and yours. Always love talking Footy with someone who knows their stuff. Love your replies here. Could not agree more with you. ♥️
Only good news is next World Cup is even closer than usual? 😅
Alonzo sigue las mismas directrices de Tabárez. Su "renovación del plantel" fue puro humo
Welcome to the average World Cup games
This has been a thing for 40 years mate
Welcome to every final matches of group stage ever? Since when is this not a thing? I always remember seeing a team play and have the other match score on the screen.
Surely he started watching football/soccer on this year lol
It prevents match fixing.
Blame the germans
And the Austrians
To shreds you say?
Look up Il Biscotto 2004
I do remember that.
What was that whole fiasco with the penalty grass thing? Was it sabotage?
They’re hoping to create a slip
preventing sabotage, but yes.
Taking no chances… there was a very famous penalty shoot who went so far above the goal some say it should be orbiting Mars by now.
Bernardo was on fire
I thought it was a fun game, both halves. Strange to see so many people hating.
It’s not strange when you realize Cristiano Ronaldo is playing
Even if people hate cristiano, it is still weird that they hate the portuguese team when they have nothing to do with him
Well he’s the face of the team and by the most well known (and probably hated) player on the planet so they’re gonna get scrutinized by association
Hating is today's society pasttime.
Na, it's been so since the Barney days
I definitely think it is reasonable to assume that social media drastically increased it though. At least online, in real life people are usually chill
Football is over today. Now wtf is one to do before bed time?
Other side of the planet things. Game finished, had breakfast.
Game finished. Waiting to get some supper. Btw, why did Ronaldo act like he had scored Bruno's goal? Smh
If he didn't scored he assisted in the goal then. His movement definatly messed with the keeper. Overall, Ronaldo is playing well this WC. Happy to see it considering how much he's been attacked over the past few months.
Every great striker claims anything they can.
Ok time to laugh at Germany.
Laugh at Germany?
No that’s breakfast.
Frühstück? Oder zweite Frühstück?
All of the breakfasts !
Sausage, Pretzels and Beer!!!
Portugal are here for some serious business. Underestimate them at your own peril
They've been underwhelming in both games and had 2 dodgy penalties, that luck's gonna run out.
Your team has scored a third of their goals from set pieces btw, do you apply the same logic to them I wonder
Dodgy penalties ≠ being good at set pieces
They shithoused their way to the final in euro 2016. They could do the same now
You'd shithouse your way to a final if you had that kind of roster.
Can't do it now because we have a great team, but we still spend half our matches being underwhelming. So, it's Spain, France, or Brazil. Count us out.
You guys are the only ones to have won 2 out of 2 matches other than France and Brazil. I know Santos could fuck you over at any point but I’d be a bit more confident.
I'd be more confident if I only watched Portugal matches. But I've been watching all of them. To me, there are 3 clear candidates, and we're not one of them. I don't mind putting us as a strong 4th or 5th, though. If France have a bad game in our (potential) side of the bracket, I guess we could reach the finals.
Never underestimate the power of shithousery
Fuck off, they played well and they won, simple as that
Dude was 2 0
What's that got to do with the price of fish?
Andros Townsend is smashing this world cup. Pundit of the tournament contender already.
As a Portugal fanatic, this was a dreadful performance. Cancelo looks dazed and confused. Maybe he needs to wear a man city jersey to remember how his feet work. The defense is about as water tight as a colander. And our midfielders refuse to cross the ball into the box.
I'm just sitting here, as a Portuguese person, thinking who in their right god damn mind would be a Portugal fanatic these days
Someone who is Portuguese and whose family is from Portugal?? Who else would I be fanatical about?
I mean you can be a fan without being fanatical, fanatical is like an extreme of being a fan. I support our national team but Jesus Christ we play like ass most days, how could I be a fanatic for that?
I think you are taking fanatic too literally, I imagine you have a hard time navigating the internet, let alone Reddit interpreting every word as such.
Yeah I don't instantly assume people don't actually mean to say the words they say
So you lack sarcasm, irony, humor and mockery?
You’re not as smart as you think you are
Motherfucker I dont lack any of those things, everyone knows its hard to pick up on those things through text. Why do you think tone indicators exist? God...
EDIT: I like how the things you listed havent actually been used in a relevant way in this dumbass discussion apart from the message you directly replied to lol
Got so pressed you came back to your own comment to edit more, without a reaction 💀
Just felt like pointing out further that maybe you're not as smart as you think you are
Cancelo hasn't been himself all the season, even for Man City.
Well it’s good to know he has been consistently bad then
It's not really news that Dalot has been better. I was actually hoping Santos would field him today. No such luck. He has to play against SK, though.
The defense was Pepe, and some statues
It was horrible to watch. Just horrible. With all due respect Uruguay are not good team, but large stretches of that game looked like it go either way. If Portugal play like that in the knockout stage against a real team they will lose 3-0
It's ridiculous how good Pepe is. He's been injured for the past 6 weeks or so, comes back during the World Cup and performs as solid as ever.
I've been telling people for the last half year that it doesn't matter he's 39. He'll play entire games, as he's done for Porto, twice a week, and never lose intensity.
He's one of our best.
This timeline feels awfully like it will end with a world cup final Pepe red card.
Ah, doing a Zidane?
A De Jong foul with a zidane ending.
Was thinking about current de jong and was like “he’s an innocent young one what did he do?”. And then it hit me..
Naw adzuki beans. Shit makes you immortal and if you accidentally throw them at the right time out your back window, they’ll grow into the clouds and you too can get some riches. You think Pepe was injured but he was just collecting loot.
Pepe's eyebrows would go blonde if he becomes a Super Saiyan
He has been reliable for over a decade, it’s a shame ppl don’t give him the respect he deserves. Easily one of the best defenders of his generation
For me , the best portuguese CB ever
Somehow I hate Filipe Melo and Nigel De Jong more than Pepe tbh
Priceless. You don't get to say that in a game that Suarez played in. Get your salt out of here.
Would you say the same for Sergio Ramos?
Best defender in history
Considering career (clubs, trophies) and longevity (intensity and solidity at 39), he's a strong contender.
it is funny how ronaldo doesn’t have to touch the ball and yet the ball can just go straight in.
like without him there it would be an easy claim for the keeper.
Assisted by his hair
He did a Johnny Bravo
Ah yea I’m not talking about vegas
Portugal could atmost make it till the Semi-finals this time
Who will they face next round ?
The runners-up of Group G which I think will be Switzerland
Either first or second from Group G which is Brazil or Switzerland right now
Depends where Brazil qualified
Hindsight is 20/20. Had Uruguay started on the front foot hey may’ve scored. Alas, their tactics didn’t pan out this time.
Well played Portugal.
Start Suarez against Ghana to draw x11 aggro. Mad easy
holy shit the storyline.
Ruben Dias quietly asking Santos to sub sooner in these games.
Actually mental holding 3 subs until 81 mins.
Especially when some players were clearly tired and Uruguay was pressing us and almost scoring. I dont know what took him so fucking long to understand that we needed change in the midfield. Almost like he was waiting for them to score
As a neutral, it's hilarious that people think Uruguay deserved anything more than a loss.
Revenge is served best 4 years after
As a neutral you ignored 60 minutes of game where Uruguay was superior
Lol, Uruguay had about 5 minutes where they played better.
In what world were Uruguay superior for 60 minutes? Lmao
Pass me whatever you are drinking.
you need to turn on your tv when you are watching the game
Superior in what way?
Darwin is such a downgrade from Suarez. He has the Lukaku Touch
I think Ronaldo played quite well. Never settled, one of the more active players from Portugal.
And he shared! He's growing up!
Ronaldo played a decent game, any other player plays like that and you wouldn't hear a thing
it’s what happens when you set the standards so high. victim of his own success
You can also see it in his team, they're happy to play with him and you can see he's actually enjoying the game too. It's kind of refreshing from all the drama
Ronaldo smiling as wide as he can for Bruno goal and we already know what opinion entire Portugal team has of Ronaldo yet this sub is so salty and delusional, creating scenarios and making themselves feel better LMAO stay mad and cope hard.
I wish Bruno dives and cries more so that Ronaldo can score more penalties, adios!
>we already know what opinion entire Portugal team has of Ronaldo
I don't. What is it? Seriously.
Seriously bruh...? Smh just stop watching football
Or I guess you can be a db about it and act like I need to know a fucking thing about Portugal's team dynamics to be a soccer fan.
They see him as a GOAT and most the team playing with him see him as a legend for their nation and are highly inspired by what he did for country and clubs. They follow every word of his in dressing room. They have zero problems or grievances with him. They ADORE him. Was that not so fucking obvious??
Your need to find a reason to be condescending over such dumb shit online says a lot about you. With such a need to offset whatever causes you to be so small and miserable, you must be a toilet in life.
You know they always have to spin their little narrative against him.
They know who they are. Just hoping to see him flop. It's so sad
They can say what they want. The team was very compact. Felt like seeing a live PS game a some points.
Really in synch
Seems Ronaldo would work much better as a sub, game opens up so much at the end
Do you want him to go on Piers Morgan again???
Go tell santos what everyone has been saying forever, good luck with that.
Opened up because they needed to score and parking the bus wouldn’t give them that.
Tbh if ronaldo didn’t try to head that ball it probably wouldn’t be a goal, keeper would have approached it in a diff way if ronaldo wasn’t there but who knows
Keep would have easily saved it as it had no pace, Ronaldo didn't score it but was pivotal for it to go in.
Oh he played well, but seems it'd maximize his effort, and the dearth of goals has most teams playing cautiously until later
They could do it against korea
leao could done much better.
felix will be good if dalot in, since dalot always running open.
and take william out, palhinha in any day
this.. Also its time to consider starting Ramos and putting Ronaldo in second half
All 3 subs should have been starting 11.
Leao was lazy. Never came into the center. Just waiting in his wing. Didn’t impress this match. But the talent is definitely there. You can see it in the finesse of his ball handling.
Portugal all in all did better with Ronaldo on the bench
Think you mean with william carvalho in the bench
Think that was far more to do with Uruguay having to attack and everyone being tired than it did with Ronaldo being off.
I mean it’s true Uruguay were pretty rubbish
Yea nothing to do with subbing on midfielders after taking neves off gave uruguay the advantage in the middle of the park. It’s all Ronaldos fault instead lmao
Guess who you had to sub off to get midfielders on?
Could’ve subbed off silva instead who had a much worse game than Ronnie. Still the subs were justified but putting some bs blame on Ronaldo even after a Portugal win is just plain wrong lmao
Yeah yeah GOAT and all
Not for everyone which is fine but Portugal’s great last minutes of the game were not down to Ronaldo being off
Uruguay still has a good chance to go through
For what? To go against fucking Brazil? That's all mate.
Not if Ghana comes back with a 12 year old vengeance
Gyan comes on as a 90' min substitute
This was hilarious what an ego. When did they announce in stadium? Bc that celebration was cringey.
The way he celebrated was hilarious lol
He already found out it wasn’t his, they announced it in the stadium.
Wonder if it just flicked his hair, replay doesnt show much to indicate it did though
This fraud should start Maxi next match, leave Suarez on the sidelines to scare them off
It doesnt matter if its a reasonable call, when it goes against the rulebook. If you cant expect VAR to be rational, at least it should be consistent.
Are you talking about the hand ball penalty?
Where are all the clowns who wanted a GK change after the Ghana game??
Uruguay are an embarrassment with the amount of talent they have to not score a single goal in 2 games. I put a lot of the blame on the coaching staff. They played really boring football both times and didn't seem to have any creativity or attack minded setups
Yeah it happens when your coach decides to put 2-4 ex players and play a backline of 5 and also don't play the Best player in América, and also playing your best players to cover a 36 y/old snail. Sorry for the grammar and rant I'm pissed af
i thought they would be dark horses as well but to not even score a goal is horrific. might be worse than mexico since they have a much better attack.
They didn't play like this when Alonso first came in, now in the world cup they reverted to prime Tabarez terrorism.
This was a great, high-energy game to get hyped to, no ridiculous parking to crack, just both sides mostly on the attack, easily one of the most fun games of the cup so far.