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  2. Olympians who died in 2018

    Walter Bahr (USA-Football-1948) When Walter Bahr walked off the field in Brazil after the famous United States victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, he didn't expect to become a soccer celebrity. Known for many years as the father of two NFL placekickers, Bahr regained prominence in his own right when the Americans returned to soccer's showcase in 1990 after a 40-year-absence. The last living player from that 1950 team, Bahr died Monday in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, at age 91, according to granddaughter Lindsey D. Bahr, a film writer for The Associated Press. His death was caused by complications that resulted from a broken hip. "I say the older I get, the more famous I become," Bahr told the AP in 2010. "I wasn't for famous for 50 years." A team of soccer unknowns, the U.S. won 1-0 over an England side that included Alf Ramsey and Tom Finney, who earned knighthoods. "Walter Bahr was one of the greatest people to ever be part of soccer in the United States," former U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said. "Not only was he a pioneer and a fantastic ambassador for our game over many years, he was a true gentleman." Bahr was portrayed by Wes Bentley in the 2005 movie "The Game of Their Lives." "A true legend in soccer in the United States," USSF President Carlos Cordeiro said. "His contribution to one of the most iconic moments in U.S. soccer history was only part of a lifetime of selfless contributions to the game. As a coach, a mentor, a friend, and a colleague, Walter touched the lives of so many people in our sport, ensuring a legacy that will last for generations." Quick with a story, a laugh and a smile, Bahr started all three U.S. matches at the 1950 World Cup. A defender who scored one goal in 19 international appearances, made his international debut in a World Cup qualifier against Cuba in 1949, joining a national team that had lost its seven previous international matches by a combined 45-2. The Americans tied Cuba 1-1 in his debut, lost to Mexico, then beat Cuba as Bahr scored and earned a trip to the 1950 tournament in Brazil. The U.S. wasted a late lead to Spain in its opener and lost 3-1. England was coming off a win over Chile. "We knew we weren't in the same class as the English team," Bahr said. "But anybody worth their salt when they go out onto the field, they always think there's some possibility that something can happen, that they could steal a victory." In the match at Belo Horizonte on June 29, 1950, Bahr collected a throw-in from Ed McIlvenny and took a shot from about 25 yards that Joe Gaetjens deflected past goalkeeper Bert Williams with a diving header late in the first half. Frank Borghi had some spectacular saves that made the lead stand up. "As much as we were very thrilled and pleased to win the game, most of us felt the same way: 'How's that English club going to go back home and face their fans?'" Bahr said. "It was a lot easier for us to explain the victory than for them to go back and explain that defeat." Born on April 1, 1927, Bahr was a graduate of Temple University and part of the 1948 U.S. Olympic team. He won American Soccer League titles with the Philadelphia Nationals in 1950, '51, '53 and '55 and with Uhrik Truckers in '56. Bahr coached the Philadelphia Spartans from 1958-63 and the Philadelphia Ukrainians from 1964-69, then became Temple's coach from 1970-73. He coached Penn State to 12 NCAA tournament appearances from 1974-88, leading the Nittany Lions to the semifinals in 1979, when he was United Soccer Coaches College Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame with the entire 1950 team in 1976. He is survived by his wife 71 years, the former Davies Uhler; daughter Davies Ann Desiderio, and sons Matt, Chris, and Casey. All three sons played in the North American Soccer League, and Chris played in 1976 Olympic qualifiers. Matt and Chris each won two Super Bowls.
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  4. yeah, that's what i'm talking about. i mean it's one of the dumbest thing ever created by a man.
  5. It won't be the same as Women's World Cup is in 2018 and Eurobasket in 2019 and in men's it's World Cup in 2019 and Eurobasket in 2018.
  6. Olympians who died in 2018

    https://smithfuneralhome.ca/memorial/Robert-Santavy-0
  7. I’m trying real hard to lose apparently
  8. Argentina National Thread

    Two rumored Argentina line-ups against Croatia In a 3-3-3-1: CABALLERO; TAGLIAFICO, OTAMENDI, MERCADO; ACUNA, MASCHERANO, SALVIO; PAVON, MESSI, MEZA; AGUERO In the 3-4-3: CABALLERO; TAGLIAFICO, OTAMENDI, MERCADO; ACUNA, MASCHERANO, PEREZ, SALVIO; PAVON, AGUERO, MESSI
  9. hope that the iOC does not validate the qualification system, the logic would have been that it be the same as men.
  10. No, meaning Africa may not have representation at the Olympics.
  11. Sorry i don’t understand ? No championnish africa? America ? Asia Océanie?
  12. 6 Europeans 4 Americans 4 Asian/Oceania 2 Africans From there 12 nations will qualify (including hosts and World Cup champions)
  13. Guy! So that's already a few less candidates
  14. who could give me quotas by championships thank you very much
  15. Rugby Discussion Thread

    World men's Rugby Rankings 18 June 2016 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  16. Possible or not possible?
  17. A maximum of 6 (top 6 from the Eurobasket 2019)
  18. Men's Football FIFA World Cup 2018

    Goals 35. Sassi (11m) 1:1 - 11. Kane (1m)0:1, 90.+1 Kane (1m) 1:2
  19. How many European nations can qualify for Tokyo?
  20. Men's Football FIFA World Cup 2018

    Group G Tunisia - England 1:2 (1:1) Goals 35. Sassi (11m) 1:1 - 11. Kane 0:1, 90.+1 Kane 1:2 Yellow Cards: Walker. Officials: Roldán - Guzmán, de la Cruz (COL), 41.064 attendance Tunisia: Hassen (15. Ben Mustapha) - Bronn, S. Ben Youssef, Meriah, Maaloul - Sassi, Skhiri, Badri - F. Ben Youssef, Khazri (85. Khalifa), Sliti (73. Ben Amor) England: Pickford - Walker, Stones, Maguire - Trippier, Alli (80. Loftus-Cheek), Henderson, Lingard (90.+3 Dier), Young - Sterling (68. Rashford), Kane
  21. The same guy who predicted Saudi Arabia win
  22. Provisional Standing after Day 5 available here Wolf Watching-Soccer-from-Home Award @Henry_Leon (All three matches perfectly predicted ) Walk of Shame Award @Olympian1010 (addiction is dangerous )
  23. Provisional Standing after Day 5 Rank User Nat. Total 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 TB 1 Federer91 40 3 7 15 5 10 2 Vojthas 39 3 7 14 8 7 2 Mkbw50 39 2 6 14 5 12 4 amen09 38 3 6 7 10 12 5 sounak 37 3 11 12 2 9 5 Agger 37 3 6 11 6 11 7 James 36 3 9 12 2 10 7 Herberth Nelson Balbi Silveira 36 3 5 11 5 12 9 NikolaB 35 2 1 14 6 12 9 MCMXC 35 3 6 12 5 9 9 Dolby 35 3 5 12 6 9 9 titicow 35 3 7 11 3 11 9 Jahiegel 35 3 6 12 2 12 14 mrv86 34 3 7 10 3 11 14 Wanderer 34 3 6 9 4 12 16 George_D 33 3 6 9 4 11 16 rybak 33 2 1 13 6 11 16 thiago_simoes 33 5 7 11 2 8 16 Henry_Leon 33 2 5 9 2 15 20 Dunadan 32 3 4 10 4 11 20 Glen 32 3 5 7 6 11 20 hckosice 32 3 4 11 3 11 23 ady48 31 3 5 7 7 9 23 thepharoah 31 3 7 5 7 9 23 mihamiha 31 3 8 7 5 8 23 africaboy 31 2 8 7 3 11 27 Werloc 30 2 6 8 1 13 27 LDOG 30 3 6 4 4 13 29 dcro 29 3 5 7 5 9 29 Gigs 29 3 5 5 3 13 29 chrischi08 29 3 4 10 2 10 29 Pavlo 29 2 7 4 3 13 29 AlFHg 29 2 6 11 2 8 34 Gianlu33 28 2 1 12 6 7 34 lapaj 28 2 5 9 2 10 34 Monzanator 28 0 5 9 1 13 37 bestmen 27 3 6 4 7 7 37 Ufilov 27 3 6 9 1 8 37 toulousain 27 2 4 7 5 9 40 CiroMennella99 26 3 4 9 3 7 40 OlympicsFan 26 0 5 6 1 14 40 Pabloffo 26 0 3 13 2 8 43 Felipe 25 3 5 6 0 11 43 Pablita 25 3 5 6 4 7 43 SteveParker 25 3 5 3 3 11 46 vlad 23 3 3 7 4 6 46 suchyy7 23 3 5 6 2 7 46 crovitlaci 23 3 4 5 1 10 46 heywoodu 23 3 6 2 1 11 50 hoversaBR 21 2 3 8 2 6 50 Topicmaster1010 21 2 5 4 3 7 52 Benolympique 20 3 6 3 2 6 52 juliosilva 20 3 3 6 3 5 54 Olympian1010 16 0 9 5 1 1 54 tuniscof 16 0 4 3 1 8 01: June 14th - Preliminary Round - Group A 02: June 15th - Preliminary Round - Group A and Group B 03: June 16th - Preliminary Round - Group C and Group D 04: June 17th - Preliminary Round - Group E and Group F 05: June 18th - Preliminary Round - Group F and Group G 06: June 19th - Preliminary Round - Group A and Group H 07: June 20th - Preliminary Round - Group A and Group B 08: June 21st - Preliminary Round - Group C and Group D 09: June 22nd - Preliminary Round - Group D and Group E 10: June 23rd - Preliminary Round - Group F and Group G 11: June 24th - Preliminary Round - Group G and Group H 12: June 25th - Preliminary Round - Group A and Group B 13: June 26th - Preliminary Round - Group C and Group D 14: June 27th - Preliminary Round - Group E and Group F 15: June 28th - Preliminary Round - Group G and Group H 16: June 30th - Round of 16 17: July 1st - Round of 16 18: July 2nd - Round of 16 19: July 3rd - Round of 16 20: July 6th - Quarterfinals 21: July 7th - Quarterfinals 22: July 10th - Semifinals 23: July 11th - Semifinals 24: July 14th - Third Place Match 25: July 15th - Final Mistakes are always possible. PM me if you notice any.
  24. I want to win contests, so no
  25. Who predicted Panama's win? @heywoodu?
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