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Dry_Rip8039

Hi


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Hi


DrBowTie4312

Hi


TheMidnightRamblerrr

Ronaldo who? It’s all about Bruno Fernandes.


Outrageous_Monitor68

Australia delighted that Uruguay lost again.


mapiti1501

Huh why is that?


Outrageous_Monitor68

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.


mapiti1501

What a bummer, I hope you guys go through, I think you’re doing great, certainly better than my country (Uruguay) lol


Outrageous_Monitor68

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.


The_R3venant

Uruguay needs to fire Alonzo. He's just another minion of Tabárez


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North has Southgate, South has Santos. The managers who have more luck than real talents.


lukhave12

One has won things tho


Muppy_N2

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.


HappySmileSeeker

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.


aaaaaaadjsf

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.


HappySmileSeeker

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?


aaaaaaadjsf

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.


HappySmileSeeker

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? 😅


The_R3venant

Alonzo sigue las mismas directrices de Tabárez. Su "renovación del plantel" fue puro humo


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The_R3venant

Welcome to the average World Cup games


patiperro_v3

First time?


Kunstfr

This has been a thing for 40 years mate


Gaarando

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.


The_R3venant

Surely he started watching football/soccer on this year lol


psilva8

It prevents match fixing.


n10w4

Blame the germans


primordialmarine

And the Austrians


lencastre

Zee Gerrmanss? To shreds you say?


DonDove

Look up Il Biscotto 2004


lencastre

I do remember that.


ripdip77

What was that whole fiasco with the penalty grass thing? Was it sabotage?


Queasy-Discount-2038

They’re hoping to create a slip


tumblarity

preventing sabotage, but yes.


lencastre

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.


FavcolorisREDdit

Bernardo was on fire


stretch400

I thought it was a fun game, both halves. Strange to see so many people hating.


CafeteroMerengue

It’s not strange when you realize Cristiano Ronaldo is playing


Jojojo99pt

Even if people hate cristiano, it is still weird that they hate the portuguese team when they have nothing to do with him


CafeteroMerengue

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


Anforas

Hating is today's society pasttime.


DonDove

Na, it's been so since the Barney days


Ok_Mathematician7235

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


ClearMessagesOfBliss

Football is over today. Now wtf is one to do before bed time?


wanderingrhino

Other side of the planet things. Game finished, had breakfast.


EgoBoost247

Game finished. Waiting to get some supper. Btw, why did Ronaldo act like he had scored Bruno's goal? Smh


Yohammed

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.


wanderingrhino

Every great striker claims anything they can.


ClearMessagesOfBliss

Ok time to laugh at Germany.


DonDove

Laugh at Germany?


ClearMessagesOfBliss

No that’s breakfast.


lencastre

Frühstück? Oder zweite Frühstück?


ClearMessagesOfBliss

All of the breakfasts !


lencastre

Sausage, Pretzels and Beer!!!


ClearMessagesOfBliss

Sauerkraut !!


MPP_10

Portugal are here for some serious business. Underestimate them at your own peril


Rodin-V

They've been underwhelming in both games and had 2 dodgy penalties, that luck's gonna run out.


pedroef

Chora bebé


okcomput3r

Your team has scored a third of their goals from set pieces btw, do you apply the same logic to them I wonder


Fluffy_Mastodon_798

Dodgy penalties ≠ being good at set pieces


stylerTyler

They shithoused their way to the final in euro 2016. They could do the same now


DrVicenteBombadas

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.


Capable-Tie-4670

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.


DrVicenteBombadas

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.


Capable-Tie-4670

That’s fair


AbnormalAmountOfHats

Never underestimate the power of shithousery


abellapa

Fuck off, they played well and they won, simple as that


Splintr00

Dude was 2 0


Rodin-V

What's that got to do with the price of fish?


ExtraPockets

Andros Townsend is smashing this world cup. Pundit of the tournament contender already.


Pikablu555

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.


AbnormalAmountOfHats

I'm just sitting here, as a Portuguese person, thinking who in their right god damn mind would be a Portugal fanatic these days


Pikablu555

Someone who is Portuguese and whose family is from Portugal?? Who else would I be fanatical about?


AbnormalAmountOfHats

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?


Pikablu555

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.


AbnormalAmountOfHats

Yeah I don't instantly assume people don't actually mean to say the words they say


Ok-Outlandishness244

So you lack sarcasm, irony, humor and mockery? You’re not as smart as you think you are


AbnormalAmountOfHats

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


Ok-Outlandishness244

Got so pressed you came back to your own comment to edit more, without a reaction 💀


AbnormalAmountOfHats

Just felt like pointing out further that maybe you're not as smart as you think you are


_Half_a_Person_

Cancelo hasn't been himself all the season, even for Man City.


Pikablu555

Well it’s good to know he has been consistently bad then


DrVicenteBombadas

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.


Quantum_Crayfish

The defense was Pepe, and some statues


Pikablu555

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


Andrefpvs

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.


DrVicenteBombadas

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.


peoplepersonmanguy

This timeline feels awfully like it will end with a world cup final Pepe red card.


InGenAche

Ah, doing a Zidane?


peoplepersonmanguy

A De Jong foul with a zidane ending.


Ok-Outlandishness244

Was thinking about current de jong and was like “he’s an innocent young one what did he do?”. And then it hit me..


DonDove

Senzu bean?


n10w4

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.


Extension_Top_7998

Kuririn confirmed?


DonDove

Pepe's eyebrows would go blonde if he becomes a Super Saiyan


Huevos___Rancheros

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


possimpeble

For me , the best portuguese CB ever


ashzeppelin98

Somehow I hate Filipe Melo and Nigel De Jong more than Pepe tbh


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Crazy-Pain5214

Priceless. You don't get to say that in a game that Suarez played in. Get your salt out of here.


Huevos___Rancheros

Would you say the same for Sergio Ramos?


Splintr00

Best defender in history


DrVicenteBombadas

Considering career (clubs, trophies) and longevity (intensity and solidity at 39), he's a strong contender.


TonyMartial786

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.


FavcolorisREDdit

Assisted by his hair


DonDove

He did a Johnny Bravo


FavcolorisREDdit

Ah yea I’m not talking about vegas


Extension_Ad6338

Portugal could atmost make it till the Semi-finals this time


otcsoldier9708

Who will they face next round ?


abellapa

Probably Switzerland


Extension_Ad6338

The runners-up of Group G which I think will be Switzerland


Naksis

Either first or second from Group G which is Brazil or Switzerland right now


DonDove

Depends where Brazil qualified


-RegEx-

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.


Nightdocks

Start Suarez against Ghana to draw x11 aggro. Mad easy


FireflyCaptain

holy shit the storyline.


Juiceboxfromspace

Ruben Dias quietly asking Santos to sub sooner in these games.


Lichcrow

Actually mental holding 3 subs until 81 mins.


walker0ne

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


Chiks24

As a neutral, it's hilarious that people think Uruguay deserved anything more than a loss.


DonDove

Revenge is served best 4 years after


Drolsr

As a neutral you ignored 60 minutes of game where Uruguay was superior


hgaspar1

Lol, Uruguay had about 5 minutes where they played better.


_Half_a_Person_

Ahaha


NLV_88

In what world were Uruguay superior for 60 minutes? Lmao Pass me whatever you are drinking.


BernardoRodrigues

you need to turn on your tv when you are watching the game


vital3r

Lmao


SkyFoo

lol


Chiks24

Superior in what way?


Ian_M0one

Darwin is such a downgrade from Suarez. He has the Lukaku Touch


rafapt

I think Ronaldo played quite well. Never settled, one of the more active players from Portugal.


DonDove

And he shared! He's growing up!


MHeasman

Ronaldo played a decent game, any other player plays like that and you wouldn't hear a thing


TonyMartial786

it’s what happens when you set the standards so high. victim of his own success


Yohammed

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


RockstarAssassin

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!


Pera_Espinosa

>we already know what opinion entire Portugal team has of Ronaldo I don't. What is it? Seriously.


RockstarAssassin

Seriously bruh...? Smh just stop watching football


Pera_Espinosa

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.


RockstarAssassin

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??


Pera_Espinosa

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.


OtterCat79725

You know they always have to spin their little narrative against him.


Yohammed

They know who they are. Just hoping to see him flop. It's so sad


DonDove

They can say what they want. The team was very compact. Felt like seeing a live PS game a some points. Really in synch


The_PantsMcPants

Seems Ronaldo would work much better as a sub, game opens up so much at the end


goalsforscholes

Do you want him to go on Piers Morgan again???


MisterBilau

Go tell santos what everyone has been saying forever, good luck with that.


Lisbon-

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


hgaspar1

Keep would have easily saved it as it had no pace, Ronaldo didn't score it but was pivotal for it to go in.


The_PantsMcPants

Oh he played well, but seems it'd maximize his effort, and the dearth of goals has most teams playing cautiously until later


ClearMessagesOfBliss

100%


cr7momo16

They could do it against korea


dellryuzi

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


Plum-Worth

this.. Also its time to consider starting Ramos and putting Ronaldo in second half


DrVicenteBombadas

All 3 subs should have been starting 11.


ClearMessagesOfBliss

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.


chicasparagus

Portugal all in all did better with Ronaldo on the bench


iTrofa

Think you mean with william carvalho in the bench


OweKeyDoughKey

Think that was far more to do with Uruguay having to attack and everyone being tired than it did with Ronaldo being off.


chicasparagus

I mean it’s true Uruguay were pretty rubbish


Nuns_N_Moses11

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


chicasparagus

Guess who you had to sub off to get midfielders on?


Nuns_N_Moses11

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


chicasparagus

Yeah yeah GOAT and all


Nuns_N_Moses11

Not for everyone which is fine but Portugal’s great last minutes of the game were not down to Ronaldo being off


chicasparagus

Okayyy


NieThePiet

Uruguay still has a good chance to go through


GolpeNarval

For what? To go against fucking Brazil? That's all mate.


chicasparagus

Not if Ghana comes back with a 12 year old vengeance


itsameMariowski

Oh no


JanGuillosThrowaway

Gyan comes on as a 90' min substitute


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BKBurner2

This was hilarious what an ego. When did they announce in stadium? Bc that celebration was cringey.


AzureMasters

The way he celebrated was hilarious lol


chicasparagus

He already found out it wasn’t his, they announced it in the stadium.


willynoot

Wonder if it just flicked his hair, replay doesnt show much to indicate it did though


Salmabutnotsalma

This fraud should start Maxi next match, leave Suarez on the sidelines to scare them off


helsningar

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.


AstroEngineer314

Are you talking about the hand ball penalty?


International_Fan85

Where are all the clowns who wanted a GK change after the Ghana game??


PattyIceNY

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


Elguada69

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


TonyMartial786

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.


aaaaaaadjsf

They didn't play like this when Alonso first came in, now in the world cup they reverted to prime Tabarez terrorism.


Ineedmyownname

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.