Tag: World Cup 2019

» June 14, 2019

June 14: Matchday 8 Japan 2 – 1 Scotland It’s almost bizarre how closely this game tracked with Scotland’s first match. Once again they fell behind 2-0 in the first […]

» June 14, 2019

Between the changes in the Laws of the Game and the introduction of VAR, I think we’re having a peak into the future of the sport at the highest levels.

Ultimately, I think it’s good, but it will take some getting used to.

» June 14, 2019

The real issue isn’t VAR itself but rather the way VAR interacts with a system of rules designed for a different world.

» June 13, 2019

June 13: Matchday 7 Australia 3 – 2 Brazil This game was completely bonkers, and a lot of fun to watch. But hardly an impressive display from either team. The […]

» June 12, 2019

June 12: Matchday 6 Nigeria 2 – 0 South Korea So far, the World Cup has mostly been games with clear favorites trying to overcome plucky underdogs, with only one […]

» June 11, 2019

June 11: Matchday 5 New Zealand 0 – 1 Netherlands I was only able to watch about 20 minutes of this game (see below in the Notes), but I followed […]

» June 11, 2019

I just attended my first World Cup game featuring the United States, my home country. A game which they won by an absurd margin. Am I happy? No. I feel […]

» June 11, 2019

The tournament is breaking viewership numbers across Europe and in the United States. But how is it being seen elsewhere? The Women’s World Cup is doing great numbers around the […]

» June 9, 2019

June 9: Matchday 3 Australia 1 – 2 Italy This was among the wildest soccer games I have ever seen in person, and I was at one of the bonkers […]

» June 9, 2019

There was a lot of excitement when it was announced that this World Cup would feature Video Assistant Referee (VAR). This was often framed on equality grounds. The men had […]

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