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Croatia V Spain, Jun 18
Meatball (Arsenal) 3 years ago
Love the arabic commentator. This guy is seriously amped up!
Obskurum (Borussia Dortmund) 3 years ago
Wolfgang Stark did it again! Two penalties denied to Croatia, what a terrible mistake. Stark is one of the most irregular and controversial referees in the Bundesliga and he showed today his "skills" very well. Croatia deserved more, much more. Shame on you Wolfgang Stark
Steveex (Borussia Dortmund) 3 years ago
Today: croatia>spain    Nough said.  
Traviswinn (Spain) 3 years ago
Spain 1, Croatia 0.    Nough said.
Sfc9576 (Liverpool) 3 years ago
Herp = derp    Potato
SKool (Arsenal) 3 years ago
Hey people, Jesus man *tune*
SDCottager13 (Fulham) 3 years ago
Both passes onside.... The whole defensive line shut off? .... Nobody even tried
CarlosZimmerman (Manchester United) 3 years ago
Spain showed that the bright sparks were on the pitch and not in the stands, however hard the disruptive "fans" want to be. Spain go into the knock-out stage and will feel that they can really push on now and raise the level of their game as they never really seemed to extend themselves in the last two. I feel that they will be watching tomorrow, wanting England to top the group, as playing them will be a harder barrier to break down than the French defence.


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Seanf24 (Real Madrid) 3 years ago
Spain were average, they lacked a lot of creativity and became at times very boring to watch, they should have been down 3-0 if it was not for Casillas.
Croatia also should have had a clear penalty....
Croatia were hard done and really Spain did not deserve this win.
Spain did not play like they played in the World Cup, if they continue to play like this against the likes of the Germans, French, English or the Portuguese then they will loose.
Spain need to play like they played in the world cup, be more energetic, courageous, more creative and critical up in front of the goal.
As for Croatia, well I for one think they played really well.
Bilic was very courageous by bringing up 3 forwards and I think he's a great manager, nowadays we lack of such managers and sometime in the near future he will prove it by winning trophies.
I congratulate the Croats for playing well, they should be proud, cos they did really well.
I also congratulate the Spanish for going through, but I hope they improve so they can play that wonderful football which I enjoy a lot.
Jeganx (Liverpool) 3 years ago
I wish we can play like Euro 2008.... THAT's when we played like a REAL Champion. In wc2010, our performance already slide, quite fortunate to win the WC.
Can't imagine if we can still win this tournament. Underperformed Spain wins the championship? Lol...
Dman97 (Manchester United) 3 years ago
Good game croatia    
Barcelonista (Barcelona) 3 years ago
What a Schhhweaatttyyy goal!
KaizerBLUES (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Just proves that it takes a few moments of brilliance to win games.
I feel sorry for Croatia though....
Winning mentality important?
Xaviiniesta (Spain) 3 years ago
I wanna get the english in the next round, for they have no brain in football. All they do is f****n trying and sit back and defend. f****n come out and play the game. And recently they have approached brock lesnar from wwe to play for their national team
Osman2793 (Arsenal) 3 years ago
Insightful and thought provoking comment
Chelsea4LifeOSU (Chelsea) 3 years ago
@Xaviiniesta can you please remind me how Barcelona were knocked out of the champions league, I kind of forgot. I think it had something to do with some weird and unusual thing called defence
Jeganx (Liverpool) 3 years ago
I prefer meeting France than England.... The long ball counter attack can kill our game
Xaviiniesta (Spain) 3 years ago
@chelsea4lifeOSu, I don't think you watched the game buddy, where they got f****d in the ass, chasing shadows the entire game. If you know anything about this game, then you wouldnt make sucha comment, that somtimes even the best teams in the world could have an off game, and by you guys standard if was a superb performance. You guys didn't win the champions league it was you guys luck that both messi and robben missed the pks. It was one of those kinda victories that your entire bs team wouldnot be daring to step on that field again. They would have nightmares thinking that they got lucky this time and would never have the guts to step on that pitch again. And sorry to say that truth really hurts, and one more thing it was all the foreign players that got them that fluke victory not the english brainless fuckeds
Footymasta (Manchester United) 3 years ago
Xavii your phatetic
Dabowlski (Sporting CP Lisbon) 3 years ago
Haha Xavi you must be the most butthurt person ever
SRACon17 (Real Madrid) 3 years ago
But xavii has quite got a point there. I mean, in that champions league final, chelsea didn't really play like champions. Not that they don't deserve to be, but ask yourselves this, with that performance, do you really think they'll win the champions league again next season? If barca won with their tiki-taka, and with that kind dominance of the game as they showed, I believe that they may win again next season. But I can't say the same for chelsea, you can't deny that they really got lucky
Claudiozaffuto (Fiorentina) 3 years ago
This is a very stupid argument. Chealsea overcame a very clear technical defficit against both Barca and Bayern. But they did it with good, gutsy defending and hart. It was not pretty and I'm not here to argue that it was. But a good orginized defence such as Chealsea's will always beat any attaking scheme. That's why Chelsea beat Barca, organized physical defence, also why Italy gave spain so many problems (game I attended) and why italy has 4 world cups and spain only have 1, and holland the inventors of total football have 0. But that is football, if the best team always won there would be no reason to watch.
P. S. Anyone who thinks the english can defend at either league or international level is a moron (obvious exeption this years chealsea squad but only because they had an italian manager and the players to execute such a style)
Superfanof (Manchester United) 3 years ago
Xaviiniesta, every team has their own style of play k, it's their problem for playing defensively and I that is the best and the only way to play against spain
Xaviiniesta (Spain) 3 years ago
Sorry guys but not sure why these tards won't allow me to comment directly on their wall. For those of you guys defending chelsea's champions league win, let me tell you guys that you guys probb watch football not play it, in other words you guys are potato couches. Let me ask you guys again, would you dare to play a team again that you narrowly and with total luck beat last time around, especially the game against barca? The answer would come to you automatically if you actually knew this game. For those you guys tat watched the barca and chelshit game, and if you havent go review it again, and tell me how many chances were created by barca and how many chances chelshit had in that game. Before you guys go about saying that its their fault that they couldn't finish, ask urself that was it really the defence tat won them the game or was it the luck? Finally let me review the stats for you valdes completed more passes than the entire chelshits team. Lastly for those chelshits fans, ask urself can you look in that mirror and say that you are a champions league winner and the european champions? I bet you that the answer would be simply no my dear friends. Watch barca and learn and observe the beauty and purity of football. And lastly tell me who attends gym or take roids? Because englands national team and bullshit epl are looking to boost their squads for the upcoming season. Requirment: NO brain needed! THE tryouts starting NEXT month
ArmanUV (Manchester United) 3 years ago
I don't really care about either of these two teams but the referees were awful and a kinda biased: offside Spain goal at 88', obvious Croatia penalty, and 6 vs 0 yellow card?
Xaviiniesta (Spain) 3 years ago
I don't think you understand the offside rule very well? And if you don't care plzz keep your comments to urself.... And your accusing the european and world champion
Gupta (AC Milan) 3 years ago
Yeah, it wasn't offside
Butters (Manchester United) 3 years ago
I also think, although I may be wrong, that it was offsides. His hand was sticking out, and technically any body part sticking behind the defender counts!
Jojosanz (Barcelona) 3 years ago
 
Jetlifari (Arsenal) 3 years ago
Wasn't offside
Xaviiniesta (Spain) 3 years ago
Sorry but I couldn't reply to the "butters" comment so I had to do it on urs. Butters according to the offside rule the hand does NOT count. So I don't know how you call that an offside
Fifaman1017 (FC Barcelona II) 3 years ago
Your hand doesn't count. Its anybody part that can be used to score
Footymasta (Manchester United) 3 years ago
Wasnt offside, shouldve given the penalty though, same play against milan and the ref pointed to the spot for barca. Bullshit realy
Jeganx (Liverpool) 3 years ago
Come on, they tried to steal the ball from us and failed, deservedly yellow
SKool (Arsenal) 3 years ago
Unlucky Croatia
Osman2793 (Arsenal) 3 years ago
Del Bosque is a crap manager
ElPhenomeno01 (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Won the Champions League and World Cup? Ha, yeah crap manager indeed. You should add Wenger to that list too
Jeganx (Liverpool) 3 years ago
Lol...
RM4TheWin (Real Madrid) 3 years ago
Hahahah.... Well that was funny, you were joking right? Facepalm -after hearing his answer-
EdTheFan (Tottenham Hotspur) 3 years ago
Jesus Saves
EdTheFan (Tottenham Hotspur) 3 years ago
*I believe Navas' name is pronounced like Hesus actually.  
Tjugs6 (CA Boca Juniors) 3 years ago
And what do you think Jesus in Spanish means? Also, when did EdtheFan pronounce it his name? He just wrote it
Jojosanz (Barcelona) 3 years ago
^ Tjugs6: I think you failed to see that EdTheFan was commenting on his own post. As you can see "jesus saves" is written in English, and therefore might be read as "Gee-sus". He was just pointing out how it's pronounced in Spanish. Ok, no more of this
Voyageur (Olympique Lyon) 3 years ago
Typical Spanish football.... Boring back passes for 88 minutes and then a lousy barca-esque chip over the back line.... And barely onside.... For the easy tap in.... I don't care what anyone says about their style.... They say it's Beautiful.... What a load of crap.... They play some of the most unattractive football in my opinion.... With all their diving antics.... And awesome acting skills. They had 68% possession.... And only one goal to show for it. I was rooting for Croatia to beat them and shock the world.... They played rubbish in the first half but really showed a lot of heart in the second half. As for Spain.... I hope they don't win another championship in boring fashion.... With a late goal from 2 meters out. I'm hoping the Germans will show discipline or any other powerhouse for that matter and take out Spain. Sick and tired of this "tiki-taka".... Possession football where if any other team close them down on defence they hit the ground as if a truck hit them and draw the foul and slow down the natural flow of the game. Almost makes me not want to watch Football anymore.... Sorry for the rant
Samrsenior (PSG) 3 years ago
If you like a lot of goals go watch Futsal or something
WilliamTan (Manchester United) 3 years ago
With that comment you just made yourself looked like someone who doesn't know anything about football.... That's how Total Football was played with a slight alteration from the Spaniards....

Each team has their own way to play and you can't be that narrow minded
Jeganx (Liverpool) 3 years ago
Sometimes I also feel our team played like all possesion but didn't have the guts to take the ball forward which makes the game boring. But let me tell you something my friend. Spain played one of the most ruthless football in the world, why?
By NOT letting the opponent touching the ball, make the opponent frustrated, and we are less likely to concede. If we didn't concede, we have higher probability to win. Of course in some other game, the passing was just not as flowing as usual, but we still win. We were not in a hurry to pass the ball forward 'cause we are waiting for the right moment when there's a hole in the opponents defence, that's why you said it was boring. I say, we will reap from being patience AND so far statistic said we scored more goals than any team and concede less from any team in this tournament (Ok, now you will argue that we are not in Group be?). If you EVER think Tiki Taka is easy to play/perform, many teams would already played like that, it is proven, you don't need rocket science to think up a good strategy, just use the proven one, unfortunately, Tiki-Taka is not easy to be copied. So far only Barca can play like that (That's why so many Barca players in the midfield). The strategy is not flawless, the fact that we can overcome Barca after 3-4 Seasons defeated by them. This also tells me, for a team that was just assembled (the national teams) which is pretty much like us when Mourinho just came in, Tiki Taka is effective. You need to experience the defeat then you will know the weakness and how to stop Tiki Taka. By the time the other teams experiencing defeat, we would already win a lot of championships. Ruthless right?
Spainrule (Valencia) 3 years ago
Yeah as has been said before if you can't appreciate the ridiculous skill involved in the tiki taka playstyle you clearly don't play football or don't know much about it. When I watch Spain I'm so proud of the ridiculous technique our teamn shows, even defenders like Pique or Jordi Alba. How was the chip lousy? It was amazing! I noticed you have other responses to your retarded comment but just want to add to it cos you need some sense knocked into you
Cuongyle (Real Madrid) 3 years ago
Spain football is boring when they can't create chances, Which in big competition like this and World Cup where teams with good defenders and coach showed that it is boring.

They won't mindlessly chase back pass to get out of position and tired themselves. And Spain can't Total Football without the like of Messi.

They Aren't the most Ruthless team in the world.
They are the World cup winner that score the least goal!
Jeganx (Liverpool) 3 years ago
In the end, it was winning the competition that matters. People will less likely to remember how good a team played but didn't win anything



   
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