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    Post  andalusia Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:39 am

    Didn't know where was the perfect place to put this but the US Soccer Federation eliminates Islamic symbol on Iranian flag:

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/world-cup-2022-us-soccer-alters-iran-flag-to-support-womens-rights-movement-then-backtracks-amid-backlash-154721223.html
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    Post  GarryB Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:04 am

    Iran has formally complained to FIFA and asked for a 10 match playing ban for the American team, which led to the American coach popping up in media apologising for the error and claiming the team and the coaching staff and everybody involved had nothing to do with the mistake...

    So much for keeping politics out of sport... lets ask the Russian or Belarus teams... oh... we can't because that is not politics... except that it is.

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    Post  Kiko Sun Dec 18, 2022 8:35 pm

    Dale Argentina! Hurrah Argentina!

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    Post  GarryB Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:52 am

    So pleased a country from the Southern Hemisphere won... Cool

    Argentina beat the All Blacks and now they win the Soccer world cup... very happy for them.

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    Post  flamming_python Mon Dec 19, 2022 8:11 am

    So pleased a country from the Southern Hemisphere won... Cool

    Argentina beat the All Blacks and now they win the Soccer world cup... very happy for them.

    And FIFA said no to Zelensky's request for a pre-match address to World Cup final viewers Razz

    When they said no a couple days ago, Western media and Ukrainian officials labelled it an 'apparent' snub, and that 'talks were still ongoing'. Meaning that they had a mind to bring in their US and EU paymasters to strong-arm FIFA. However it seems that they simply weren't able to pressure them in time. Zelensky left it too late.

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    Post  Broski Mon Dec 19, 2022 2:08 pm

    Qatar was never going to allow FIFA to do that even if they gave Zelensky permission to speak,it's their stadium, their country and their special event, so no rainbow armbands and no Pro-Nazi speeches from the Clown of Kyiv. Sorry!

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    Post  GarryB Tue Dec 20, 2022 3:37 am

    And to be fair where would it end... the Greta speech to start with and a US sanctioned speech afterwards, and then a speech to tell the current non western host country how terrible they are but if they work harder they might get up to western standards...

    Piss off....

    No one likes to get a sermon from a priest of a different religion from the one you have chosen, but it is always worse when the sermon topic is always an area this particular disciple is one of the worst offenders... because everything the west lectures on they always have far more experience on a much wider scale than any country you could care to name.

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    Post  andalusia Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:31 am


    Garry B: "Argentina beat the All Blacks and now they win the Soccer world cup... very happy for them."





    I would not call the French team the Alll Blacks as they had 6 white players in the starting lineup:


    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/world-cup-championship-loss-french-215102831.html
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    Post  GarryB Thu Dec 22, 2022 2:47 am

    You are American aren't you?

    The All Blacks are New Zealands Rugby team... if you are in to Rugby you will know who they are, so clearly you are not... but that is fine... I understand, I couldn't name any American ice hockey or basket ball or base ball or grid iron teams either.

    The All Blacks has nothing to do with colour or race, they are called the All Blacks because their uniform is all black, just like our Soccer team are the all whites and you can guess why they are called that.

    BTW there is plenty of colour in our teams, Maori and Pacific Islanders enjoy playing sport and tend to be very good at it, we also get players from our international opponents coming here to play, so we have Japanese and Argentinian as well as other players too.

    We do have a racist team, we have the Maori All Blacks, which is, as the name implies a team for Maori players only, but that is positive racism getting Maori players more exposure to international sport, and I have no problem with that... the Maori have had a rugby team longer than many countries that play now... their first game was about 1888... so you can't call it woke.
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    Post  andalusia Fri Dec 30, 2022 3:54 am

    I'm not a big fan of Soccer and I only watch it during the World Cup but I knew of Pele; he is the icon of the sport of soccer similar to how Michael Jordan is to basketball. He died on Thursday at age 82.

    https://news.yahoo.com/brazilian-soccer-legend-pel-dies-220714571.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

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