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  1. What the BBC thought about the WWC. http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33404363
  2. USA played the 1st, 4th and 5th ranked teams in winning the wwc. They did not have an easy route. I would have liked to see them play France but that was not to be. England overachieved but because the Olympics require a team from a Great Britain will not be there. Canada finished about where their 8th place ranking would suggest. LAST UPDATED 27 MAR 2015 NEXT RELEASE 10 JUL 2015 Rank Team PTS Prev.Pts +/- Pos 1 Germany. 2168 2176 0 2 USA 2158 2158 0 3 France 2103 2091 0 4 Japan 2066 2084 0 5 Sweden. 2008 2000 0 6 England
  3. Not to beat a dead horse but this article actually calls for a ban on hosting the men's World Cup because we made the women play on turf. http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/07/womens-soccer-world-cup-fifa-lawsuit/397592/ There should be a prize for whoever can point out the most inaccuracies in the article.
  4. BBC rates each player on their performance in the World Cup. It is interesting that all roster players participated in at least one game except the third keeper. How many of Canada's team saw no action? http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33397931
  5. Rules exactly the same. At the risk of being political incorrect and based on my experience of coaching both male and female players of different ages (9-18) for 20 years I have observed: The male game is more violent. It is faster and the level of fouling is more severe. The referees are more apt to ignore contact in the male game but if a female player goes to ground there almost always is a foul called. More fights break out with the males. Females will be more apt to listen to the coach and at least try to do what was asked of them. It seemed more important for t
  6. The thing about conspiracy theories is that you get a lot of conjecture for very little facts. If the Germans would have won then the Americans were being "punished" for their criminal investigation of fifa. See how that works.
  7. To be fair, I don't think any other coach would have made that much of a difference. The top teams all advanced to the semi finals. I'm rooting for England to win it all but I certainly not betting my house on it. I don't like Japan's style of play but you have to admit it is successful. Wouldn't it be something if they take USA to overtime and win on penalties.
  8. Why do the women have a star above the Coq Gaulois indicating a World Cup win by the men's team? If they win this World Cup will the men wear another star? (I know I've mixed languages with the article "the")
  9. Interesting article http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/20/politics-gender-religion-womens-world-cup.html Any one care to comment?
  10. I thought the USA Sweden game was much more exciting than that dull Canada New Zealand game. Of course being in the crowd in Winnipeg had a bit to do with that.
  11. I don't know if this is the appropriate place to post this but... My wife and I live a 35 minute walk from Investor's Stadium in Winnipeg. We would be prepared to host up to 4 visitors coming for the World Cup. While we are not anti-American we would prefer to help out people who have gone to great expense to travel here (Nigeria, Australia, Sweden). We would also prefer a family. Does anyone know of a website which might facilitate this? Or can make suggestions how we might do this?
  12. Is the stadium passport transferable?
  13. I think the US team should just boycott the WC if they feel so strongly about the matter.
  14. I think some of the US matches should be scheduled for a grass field in Morden, MB that has (had) several gopher holes on it. The referee pointed out the holes to my 18 year old son and team mates and told them they would be wise not to play the ball in hat part of the field. The worst fields I have ever seen were grass fields and they seem to be fine for our youth. Winnipeg is getting two new turf fields in preparation for the WC and I wish we were getting more. We will have 4 areas of the city with 3 season fields. Winter requires a dome.
  15. I don't think you need to use herbicides and insecticides on turf. Don't some people link that to cancer too?
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