web
analytics
Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Mkbw50

Women's Football FIFA World Cup 2019

Recommended Posts

and Congrats for Argentina for this historical tie with one of the super powers of the game Japan 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
On 09/06/2019 at 19:16, bestmen said:

that's why they defeated Brazil and got the 1/4 during the last edition while Italy was not in

 

CrGE.jpg

I agree with you, very surprisng result, the same is true for Japan - Argentina. A lot of former superpowers like Australia, Japan, Brazil or Germany seem to struggle, while new superpowers like the Netherlands, Spain or Italy seem to emerge.

 

I just looked at the draw and this seems to be the first draw in a long time that isn't rigged. France has to face Norway in the group phase and then probably USA in the round of last 8! Pretty tragic that the 2 favorites will probably face off that early in the tournament. Also Germany will have to win the group ahead of Spain, otherwise they will be eliminated in the round of last 16 against USA. I just looked at the draw and the semifinals should be Norway/England vs. USA/France and Germany/Sweden/Canada vs. Brazil/Netherlands/Japan. If everything goes according to plan, then the final should be USA/France vs. Netherlands and the european olympic spots should go to Norway/England, the Netherlands and France or Sweden/Germany. I just don't understand why Europe only gets 3 spots at the olympic tournament ... there are 12 spots and 6 out of the 10 best teams in the world are from Europe ...

Edited by OlympicsFan

You know who wears sunglasses inside?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, OlympicsFan said:

I just don't understand why Europe only gets 3 spots at the olympic tournament ... there are 12 spots and 6 out of the 10 best teams in the world are from Europe ...

It is representation, obviously. What is really bad is not this, but the fact that women’s football is played with the best players while men’s is not and women’s only have 12 teams. But even worse is the fact that football has a fixed amount of teams per continent: apart from 1 team for each of them, the others should be selected on a world level, maybe giving priority to continental qualification. Eventually, since football is the most popular sport on Earth, an idea of a Universal Qualifier like in 3x3 basketball should be taken in consideration

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Carli Lloyd will be 37 next month so I assume she's a reserve for this tournament?

 

Hoping for a :NED victory today :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, AlFHg said:

It is representation, obviously. What is really bad is not this, but the fact that women’s football is played with the best players while men’s is not and women’s only have 12 teams. But even worse is the fact that football has a fixed amount of teams per continent: apart from 1 team for each of them, the others should be selected on a world level, maybe giving priority to continental qualification. Eventually, since football is the most popular sport on Earth, an idea of a Universal Qualifier like in 3x3 basketball should be taken in consideration

 

The universal qualifier was mostly done in 3x3 to avoid continental representation. Sadly, clubs have too much power for there to be a two stage qualifier in football. Though I guess for women they could have had a tournament during the same time as the SheBelieves/Algarve/Cyprus Cups which includes the best performing nations from their respective continental championships (minus nations already qualified).

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Roord scores in the 92nd minute to give :NED the win!

 

:NZL basically parked the bus in the 2nd half, there were like four defenders on Miedema most of the time. They hit the bar in the 14th minute but were mostly toothless thereafter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I imagine New Zealand's strategy was to draw one of Canada/Netherlands then win against Cameroon to advance to the next round (possibly in second place)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, JoshMartini007 said:

 

The universal qualifier was mostly done in 3x3 to avoid continental representation. Sadly, clubs have too much power for there to be a two stage qualifier in football. Though I guess for women they could have had a tournament during the same time as the SheBelieves/Algarve/Cyprus Cups which includes the best performing nations from their respective continental championships (minus nations already qualified).

3x3 basketball has however only 8 places, so it makes sense. The idea of this kind of qualifying tournaments for some sports like (men’s) football, beach volley, tennis is not that bad, but it obviously requires an increase in quotas first. For the other problems you said, a possible resolution may be using world and continental championships as qualifying tournaments, but it’s more a parallel universe that a remote hope, sadly

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what about Sweden , i'm not watching

they look under the magnetic  manipulation

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, bestmen said:

what about Sweden , i'm not watching

they look under the magnetic  manipulation

Dominating but having much trouble to score..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...