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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 06 September 2004 02:55 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did anyone else watch Canada vs. Honduras on Saturday night after the hockey game (it was on Sportsnet)? The Mexican referee basically handed a tie to the Hondurans with a penalty call (with no contact being made) that resulted in the tying goal, then another call at the other end (again, with no contact being made) to disallow what would have been the winning goal. Absolutely flippin' outrageous!

Now Canada needs to win 3 of its remaining 4 qualifying games to have a chance of appearing in the World Cup.

On top of that:

Austria tying England!
Albania beating European champ Greece!

[ 06 September 2004: Message edited by: Scott Piatkowski ]


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f1 dad
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posted 06 September 2004 12:01 PM      Profile for f1 dad     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That was some truly amazing officiating. The fact that there weren't riots in the streets of Edmonton after the game suggests that Canada still has a long ways to go towards becoming a first-class soccer nation.

England fans shouldn't worry too much about one fluky result. They are by far the best team in that group and shouldn't have any problems winning it. (Do you know if it's a home and away format though? I can't figure it out from the FIFA website. Ten games seems like an awful lot and a few of the UEFA groups have 7 teams making for 12 games in the first qualifying stage.)


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BleedingHeart
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posted 06 September 2004 12:56 PM      Profile for BleedingHeart   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Face it, most people in Edmonton had no idea the game was going on.

The game was not promoted in the local press which would rather publish wire service stories about golf.

It was scheduled at the same time as Canada-Russia in hockey on TV.

It was scheduled on the Labour Day Weekend when people go out of town.

I of course didn't go to the game, but if previous soccer games at Commonwealth are any indication:

It was overpriced
There were huge line-ups at the ticket booths (despite there not being many fans, I could never figure that out)

quote:
Originally posted by f1 dad:
That was some truly amazing officiating. The fact that there weren't riots in the streets of Edmonton .)

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