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The Game of the Century: NOV 14 @Krasnodar

Discussion in 'Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, & the former Soviet Repu' started by Real Corona, Oct 17, 2012.

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  1. Real Corona

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    The biggest ********* game in the history of mankind is about to take place in just under a month from now.

    It is possible that after this game the sport will no longer exist because it will no longer have any purposes. After this game, all bets are off.

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    Holy ***** shit even these guys are unimportant compared to this

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  2. Dmitriy

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    Last time the two played Russland won 2-0 if I'm not mistaken. Game was played at like a park lol.
     
  3. Real Corona

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    US-Russian record


    2000: Russia 2-0 Moscow
    1994: 1-1 Seattle
    1993: 0-0 Palo Alto
    1993: Russia 1-0 Orlando
    1992: US 2-1 Detroit
    1992: Russia 1-0 Miami


    USSR

    1990: 0-0 Port of Spain
    1990: USSR 3-1 Palo Alto
    1979: USSR 4-1 San Francisco
    1979: USSR 3-1 Seattle


    All time record

    Russia Wins 6
    US wins 1
    draws 3

    All but two games played in US and only one in Russia.
     
  4. Dmitriy

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    Not counting CCCP it's 3-2-1.
     


  5. MaxV

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    Cool. That's a nice game.

    Weren't they suppose to play before the Euro?
     
  6. Real Corona

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    Nothing that I remember
     
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    This will be a good test for the US. Unfortunately, our defense has not been at it's best. I'm calling this one 3-1 Russia.
     
  8. Real Corona

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    I'd say the defense has been doing better than the offense. In friendlies at least against superior opponents

    in 2012

    Mexico 1-1
    Costa Rica 0-1
    belgium 0-1
    Honduras 1-0
    Ecuador 0-1
    France 0-1
    Slovenia 3-2

    B level friendlies
    Venezuela 1-0
    Panama 1-0

    A level
    @Italy 1-0
    Scotland 5-1
    Brazil 1-4
    Canada 0-0
    Mexico 1-0

    World Cup Qualifiers
    Antigua 3-1
    @Guatemala 1-1
    jamaica 1-2
    Jamaica 1-0
    @Antigua 2-1
    Guatemala 3-1

    SO in only two games so far in friendlies has the US given up more than one goal and in only one qualifier did they give up more than one goal. That's 3 of 20 games conceding a goal or less.

    In qualifiers the US gave up only 3 goals from the run of play, 2 against Antigua and one in the last match against Guatemala. The other three goals away were free kicks.


    Now I'd expect Russia to put up a stern fight but if the US has shown anything it's that in friendlies against superior opponents they will batten down the hatches fairly well and try to snag a goal.

    I'd venture the guess this one could finish 1-0 or 1-1
     
  9. Dmitriy

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    Bilyaletdinov, Fayzulin, and Samedov didn't travel with the team.

    Состав сборной России
    Вратари: Игорь Акинфеев(ЦСКА), Александр Беленов(«Кубань»), Владимир Габулов(«Анжи»).
    Защитники:Александр Анюков, Ренат Янбаев(оба –«Зенит»), Алексей Березуцкий, Василий Березуцкий, Сергей Игнашевич(все – ЦСКА), Андрей Ещенко(«Локомотив»), Владимир Гранат(«Динамо» М).
    Полузащитники: Дмитрий Комбаров(«Спартак» М), Владимир Быстров, Игорь Денисов, Роман Широков(все –«Зенит»), Денис Глушаков, Магомед Оздоев,(все –«Локомотив»), Алан Дзагоев(ЦСКА), Денис Черышев(«Реал» Мадрид Испания).
    Нападающие: Максим Григорьев(«Локомотив»), Артем Дзюба,(«Спартак» М), Александр Кержаков(«Зенит»), Александр Кокорин(«Динамо» М), Федор Смолов(«Анжи»)

    Читать полностью: http://www.gazeta.ru/sport/2012/11/12/a_4850069.shtml
     
  10. LokomotivZee

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    Is there any point to holding a World Cup just a year and a half after this match?
     
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    Only if we lose
     
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    The Americans are bringing a very young and inexperienced attacking group, but mostly their core defensive group.
     
  13. Dmitriy

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    Would this be a better win than Mexico in Azteca?
     
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    No not even close. That was 50 years of embarrassment.
     
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    No. WOuld be more like our win in Italy. Huge deal, but besting Mexico was like going into every Mexican's mother's house and eating all of her special empanadas while they were at work.
     
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    That's about right. A win in Russia would be nice, but Mexico is our biggest rival and we had managed ONE DRAW in something like 30-40 matches.
     
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    As for the match itself, I think we'll see a 2-2 draw.

    Also, I'll speak for every American and say we'll trade Timmy Chandler for a lifetimes supply of beet soup and a few cases of Baltika 7
     
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    Yea whatever, this would be the sporting story of the year and you two know it.
     
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    One bottle of Russian Standard, and it doesn't even have to be the gold stuff.
     
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    And a few street vendor soccer jerseys.
     
  21. Real Corona

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    They better be made in Thailand
     
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    2-2 draw. USA get the equalizer in injury time.
     
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    Crazy game.

    Basically the US gifted Russia a goal right at the beginning of the game. Weirdest thing I have ever seen where our midfield simply passed the ball to a Russian player on a free kick for a free run in on goal. o_O

    Russia seemed content to just sit back and let the US move around with the ball, but whenever the US got close they would close in and take the ball from them. No real danger moments even if the US had the ball more for a good stretch, then Michael Bradley happened. A real golazo, which are kind of becoming a thing for him. A cross headed down to him for a rocket off the post and in from 25 yards or so.

    After that Russia started making a hundred substitutions and the game started to fall apart as a real contest. The US waited until late to make their subs but on a free kick the US defenders fell asleep to allow a Russian striker free on goal and despite his bad touch and the fact that the US keeper had the ball, the American central defender just ran over the Russian in the six yard box. Clear and stupid PK, which Russia easily converted.

    After that it was basically the US playing with one central defender, 3 strikers and all of their midfielders pressing for the goal. ON the final goal I think I saw four guys in the box. The ball was headed down from deep and Mix Diskerud who had only just come in took a shot that was probably going wide but hit a Russian defender and deflected over the keeper.
     
  24. Dmitriy

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    U.S. didn't look bad. Kokorin was beast as always.
     
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    Kokorin was really good.

    That said I still think Pogrebnyak should start in front of him





    J/k
     
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