Uruguay v Russia, 25th June, 3pm(GMT)

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So, both of these teams are through to the last 16. This one decides who finishes 1st and 2nd.

Russia are in the best position as anything other than a defeat puts them top. But then, does it really matter, given it’ll probably be Portugal or Spain in the last 16? Kind of a pick your poison moment.

So, do Russia keep their momentum rolling or do the stingy Uruguay have enough to stop them and grind out another win?
 
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1-0....Suarez. Cracking freekick.
 

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Poor keeping.
That was very strange. Surely it's better to have players in the way of a free kick than a completely clear view but a clear shot for someone like Suarez?

Are Russia going to be rumbled?
 

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long ball....almost an equaliser. Fine save by the keeper.
 

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That was very strange. Surely it's better to have players in the way of a free kick than a completely clear view but a clear shot for someone like Suarez?

Are Russia going to be rumbled?
It's my biggest pet hate in football. If a keeper is going to use a wall to defend a free kick, then he's got to trust it. Otherwise it's completely useless.

But how often do you see keepers taking a step to the side, leaving a gap open for the free kick taker to exploit? It happens so often.
 

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2-0 Uruguay courtesy of a deflection. I actually thought it hit the side netting at first.
 

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I don't think Akinfeev could have done very much about that one. The deflection completely changed the direction of the shot, which was going miles wide beforehand.
 

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Uruguay and their attack have finally arrived!
Should be 3 up already.
 

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Russia down to 10 men.
 

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**** the Russians. All the hype because they won the first 2 matches (against Giants Saudi Arabia and Egypt). First decent opponent and they fail. Good news

Time for another Dope Cocktail at Half time?
 

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**** the Russians. All the hype because they won the first 2 matches (against Giants Saudi Arabia and Egypt). First decent opponent and they fail. Good news

Time for another Dope Cocktail at Half time?
conspiracy theorist......:lol:
 

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3-0.....Russia not really been in this at all.
 

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People can say that Uruguay haven been impressive or good to watch, but 3 wins from 3 in what could have been a tricky group and 3 clean sheets, impressive. Uruguay V Portugal would be a great last 16 tie.
 
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Uruguay are a massive threat, very solid defence and some real bite up front. Can see them beating Portugal.
 

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**** the Russians. All the hype because they won the first 2 matches (against Giants Saudi Arabia and Egypt). First decent opponent and they fail. Good news

Time for another Dope Cocktail at Half time?
Behave yourself Dirk! ;)

But seriously, Russia were second best today and the South American Italians fully deserved their win. Still, Russia beating two admittedly poor sides was still a minor miracle if you saw their pre WC friendly games - they were so poor I fully expected them to only get a lucky draw or something.

Also, and tbf to Uruguay, I thought they adopted a different game plan today, one which was a pleasure to watch at times. I can only hope they don't revert to their usual catennaccio (did I spell it right?) footy.
 

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Behave yourself Dirk! ;)
Is "Russians" an insult? Sorry. Ok, Russkie or Ivan then....

I can only hope they don't revert to their usual catennaccio (did I spell it right?) footy.
Nearly (Catenaccio with one "n"). Impressive as always the Urus in D#. In 2010 they also had 3 clean sheets in the group stages and went all the way to the semi finals then and lost 2-3 against the Netherlands (where are they this time? :D ) and finally ended up 4th ( lost 2-3 against us).
Uruguay vs Portugal in the 1/8 finals would be interesting
 

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