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LDOG

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    LDOG got a reaction from konig in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    They started with a 11-4 but lost. Many legs shaked during second half.   
      
    I just hope Qatar won't advance. 
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    LDOG got a reaction from Cobi in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    They started with a 11-4 but lost. Many legs shaked during second half.   
      
    I just hope Qatar won't advance. 
  3. Haha
    LDOG got a reaction from konig in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    Our team has been in Cairo all tournament but we've avoided all injuries, covid, stomach-aches, nuclear bombs and the 10 plagues. 
  4. Haha
    LDOG got a reaction from MHSN in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    Our team has been in Cairo all tournament but we've avoided all injuries, covid, stomach-aches, nuclear bombs and the 10 plagues. 
  5. Wow!
    LDOG got a reaction from Agger in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    Our team has been in Cairo all tournament but we've avoided all injuries, covid, stomach-aches, nuclear bombs and the 10 plagues. 
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    LDOG got a reaction from thepharoah in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    Our team has been in Cairo all tournament but we've avoided all injuries, covid, stomach-aches, nuclear bombs and the 10 plagues. 
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    LDOG got a reaction from thepharoah in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    Draw. 
     
    I predicted Egypt to win, but they missed two easy 1v1 shots in the last minute and allowed the draw.  I'm so angry.   
      
    Egypt has advanced to QFs, they will do it in first place if Russia wins.
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    LDOG got a reaction from thepharoah in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    ahh I remember being so frustrated, our team also tied Russia in the 2nd game but then fell apart for the final games and even failed to beat KSA which would have qualified them for the next round.
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    LDOG reacted to Dunadan in Women's Water Polo FINA Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    Never, Olympic Games will be cancelled until 2036 at least.
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    LDOG got a reaction from thepharoah in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    Not really, they need to beat a Denmark team that (probably) will already have secured 1st place and hope Argentina lose to Qatar. Both things are perfectly possible. 
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    LDOG reacted to DaniSRB in Women's Water Polo FINA Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    Don't forget women's wp had only 8 teams at OG and more or less established nations always qualified....with increase on 10 teams more nations are trying (Slovakia and Israel we would barely see in the past).......of course time will be needed to progress.....Spain used to be weaker than France....but when their girls started to train at American collages Spain improved a lot.
     
    I also feel like in rugby 7s and field hockey all the time same nations qualify (especially from Europe)
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    LDOG got a reaction from Monzanator in Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    Yeah, IOC will be left almost bankrupt with this. They will have their "vendetta" with Japan in some way. 
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    LDOG reacted to intoronto in Women's Water Polo FINA Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    FIH has the best qualification system, all team sports should (perhaps not football) follow this system. 
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    LDOG got a reaction from Olympian1010 in Women's Water Polo FINA Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    I strongly support continental representation (of at least 1 team) at the olympics so yeah, that's the only mistake in my view. 
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    LDOG reacted to dcro in Women's Water Polo FINA Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    Handball for example used to have as few as 6 teams, and their increase of participation was gradual.
     
    France being the best unqualified team (on a global level) is just wrong. It's like Georgia being the next best global team in women's volleyball (i.e. someone completely incapable of threatening other globally qualified teams).
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    LDOG got a reaction from Dunadan in Women's Water Polo FINA Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    Taken from FINA RULES ON THE PREVENTION OF THE MANIPULATION OF COMPETITIONS: 
     
    PMC 3 VIOLATIONS
     
    PMC 3.2 Manipulation of Competitions Directly or indirectly contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Competition with the goal of obtaining a Benefit for oneself or for others.
     
     
     
     
    The definitions are a bit vague, but still broad enough that they could punish if they wanted to.
     
     
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    LDOG reacted to Makedonas in Women's Water Polo FINA Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    Really unfair that South Africa automatically gets in. I also think it's unfair for China and Australia too, even though they are at least decent teams. Canada are somewhat decent as well, but I disagree with this whole qualification process 
     
    Greece and the Netherlands both missed out in 2012 and 2016. The Dutch hosted in 2016 but still couldn't make it. I really hope Greece can make it this year but I know it will be tough.
     
    I must say that if anyone is trying to decide who to support here, I believe us Greeks really deserve some support.
     
    2009-2012 we had an incredible cycle. 4th at 2009 World Championships, silver at 2010 European Championships, gold at 2011 World Championships, and silver at 2012 European Championships. Also won World League bronze in 2010 and 2012. Sadly, the World Championships did not offer Olympic quota places back then, and our entire qualification was decided on one match against Spain. We lost, and Spain went on to win silver in London. Really unlucky for us.
     
    2013-16 we did okay. Didn't win any medals but finished 5th or 6th at every World/Euro Champs during that cycle. Once again, our Olympic hopes were decided on one match. This time against Russia, and we led 9-7 in the fourth period and then 10-9 but conceded with four seconds left and then lost on penalties. Russia went on to win bronze at the Rio Olympics.
     
    2017-20...well we had some good results (second in 2018 European Championships and won the 2018 Europa Cup), but 2019 and 2020 were not so good for us, 8th at 2019 World Championships and 6th at 2020 European Championships. After those disappointing results, we got a new coach and our best player Alexandra Asimaki (former FINA World player of the year) announced her return to the national team. Sadly, coronavirus changed some plans and she decided to finish her career. We also lost another great player in Alkisti Avramidou, who never made it to the Olympics in her incredible career. Other great players we had who never made it to the Olympics include Eleni Kouvdou and Triantafyllia Manolioudaki, they both stopped after 2016. People who follow water polo know these names very well.
     
    I do hope that with this new coach we can surprise people here and manage to qualify for Tokyo. I know it will be really tough but a lot of our girls have experience playing for Olympiakos (one of the best clubs in Europe) despite our average age being just 22 and we only have one player over 26. These young girls have achieved a lot and won the European U19 and U17 championships and medals at the World U20 and U18 championships. If they don't make it to Tokyo, I hope they can keep improving and make it to Paris 2024. Also doesn't help that our best young player Stefania Charalampidi decided to play for USA (she moved there when she was 17) even though she was born and raised in Greece...
     
    Anyways I just wanted to let people know more about our team. I don't want to make it seem like I am complaining but I think it would be a really nice story if our girls can finally get back to the Olympics for the first time since 2008. This team has been through a lot. I'm confident our men's team will qualify again, but our women need this. An elite team should not be excluded from the Olympics three times in a row.
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    LDOG got a reaction from thepharoah in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    Ok, I think Africa is justifying the 7 places. Even lower teams are tougher than I thought.
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    LDOG got a reaction from thepharoah in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    He was their best player by a margin. Was doubled the mark on him on the second half.
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    LDOG got a reaction from Fly_like_a_don in [OFF TOPIC] Coronavirus Pandemic   
    Japan bought 60 million doses from Astrazeneca and they will arrive by February. Yet some people in this forum are sure the games will be cancelled 
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    LDOG got a reaction from thepharoah in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    What a mess, I'm sorry for Egypt. What was supposed to be a big event with packed arenas and the best players is now a souless, empty farce of a WCh.
  22. Haha
    LDOG reacted to africaboy in Men's Handball IHF World Championship 2021   
    https://www.handball-planet.com/official-switzerland-to-replace-usa/?fbclid=IwAR0GZ-8ottwrdg-4_DjNXiMK64OHGrR0fa_bgb4lQwRfHRfWapYtNyPZjOM
     
    Switzerland will replace USA.
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    LDOG got a reaction from rafalgorka in Tokyo 2020 Day after Day as it could have happened   
    I don't think USA will be able to assemble that team for Tokyo   
      
    Also, for our team there are missing some players that would 100% be in the list (it doesn't matter anyway, just pointing it out).
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    LDOG got a reaction from rafalgorka in Tokyo 2020 Day after Day as it could have happened   
    I'm sure they will beat at least one big team, because they always do that. But I don't know what else.
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    LDOG got a reaction from rafalgorka in Tokyo 2020 Day after Day as it could have happened   
    I don't want to talk about results and particular players so, to sum up in one sentence: IRL because they aren't good enough, GB too much youth and not as much talent as in the past.
     
     
     
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