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What a stupid call.

USA should have had that game 3-2.

Apparently, bear-hugging another player is not a foul, but touching the other player / being offside and not involved with the play / whatever that call was - is a foul.

Also, a wall clock fell on my glasses and they broke - now I am wearing spares which are way too small on me. I am going to get them fixed later today.

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Italy -> thought they would go through.. not the hardest group...

France -> after the first match i knew they wouldn't go through..

ivory coast -> hoped and thought that they would go through, cause portugal had a bad qualifier, they came number too behind denmark?...

USA-> USA, England, Algeria and Slovenia.. so...

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I guess.

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WTF? Offside by a mile!!!!

Somebody give me one good reason that even the simplest "technology" - instant replays - can't be used. It's a fact that TV has evolved since the good ol' 1960's and that, like every other sport, football (soccer) should use replays! Enough with "keeping the beautiful game beautiful"! Sepp Blatter should be fired and a more modern, open-minded person should replace him. In the meantime, stupid calls like these changed outcomes and history.

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In the meantime, stupid calls like these changed outcomes and history.

Therefore, what should have been a dreadful 4-2 defeat for a pathetic England side, is instead an equally dreadful 4-1 defeat for an equally pathetic England side?

It doesn't exactly change that much; at least in this case, but otherwise, I agree with the idea that if everyone and their dog can prove the ref to have been wrong, that maybe they should correct the decision, at least.

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On the contrary. A 2-1 game with momentum for the Germany because, well, because they are leading and because a clear goal got disallowed, results in Germany playing arrogantly and confidently, looking for more opportunities to score. A 2-2 game with England scoring 2 in a row results in a much more conservative style from Germany, and a much more confident style from England, which might have led to a different result. In any case, if every other professional sport (basketball, baseball, even SWIMMING!) uses this simple technology, why can't the world's most popular sport use it?

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On the contrary. A 2-1 game with momentum for the Germany because, well, because they are leading and because a clear goal got disallowed, results in Germany playing arrogantly and confidently, looking for more opportunities to score. A 2-2 game with England scoring 2 in a row results in a much more conservative style from Germany, and a much more confident style from England, which might have led to a different result.

So, basically, it's the ref's fault that England lost?

Ignoring how 2-1 or 2-2 would affect either side (in the end, I don't think anyone has an idea on how it affected the players bar from themselves), it is not a good reason to suggest as to why we lost; Rooney has been dreadful through the tournament, and that the defense was absouletely dreadful allowing for goals rarely saw in a Sunday league match - and this was before England had a chance to come back (I refer to the goal where the German keeper goal kicked the ball into box, where a striker tapped it in)

In the end, our players are to blame - we done dreadful against everyone bar from Algeria, and even then we only had a decent 20/30 mins in that match. Yet I'm expectant in the papers tommorrow we'll be calling for the ref's head, rather than criisizing the players.

(Not meaning this to be directed at you, it's just more of a general thing I am annoyed with regards to the World Cup for England)

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I agree, Rooney disappointed me. I am not English - I'm American. Thoroughly disappointed by lack of character and offense in the USA's team. England have no chemistry and compostion, they work absolutely HORRIBLE together. It isn't Capello's fault at all. However, France and Domenech is a different story.

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