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Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 8:03 pm

After a very close game between the two Group G teams of the Fifa World Cup, Croatia has taken the victory over Italy with 2 goals to 1. Vieri scored first for Italy on the 55th minute (his 3rd goal of the tournament), but Croatia soon recovered scoring two goals, on the 73rd minute (Olic, who entered as a substitute), and the 76th min (Rapaic). Croatia has lost their first game to Mexico, which makes this the more surprising. Italy was quite unfortunate today, with a free kick that went to the post, and two goals that were disallowed due to supposed offsides, any comments about those?

In any case, the two teams seemed to be fairly equal today, and its a great result for Croatia, congratulations! Big grin

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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 8:07 pm

Why was Italy's equaliser ruled out?
 
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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 8:10 pm

Offside? Although I'm not even sure the guy touched the ball, it seemed to simply roll past everybody (including the GK) into the net!  Laugh out loud

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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 8:17 pm

I got the impression the ref signalled the Italian had scored the Croatian´s shirt?
Anyway, all in all a fair result I´d say. A draw would have been OK too.

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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 8:31 pm

Offside? Really? As far as i could see there was nothing wrong with the goal...
Ah well, that's football...

Airsicknessbag -
I got the impression the ref signalled the Italian had scored the Croatian´s shirt?

Scored the Croatian's shirt? what?
 
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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 8:38 pm

yes, yes, yes
Miroslav Jozic managed to turn Croatian play from very bad against Mexico to todays excellent play agains Italy
using Olic and Rapaic instead of Suker really payed off
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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 8:50 pm

"Two goals that were disallowed due to supposed offsides, any comments about those?"

The referees need to be fired for making the worst calls ever. This is Unbelievable...
Italy should have been the winner of the match . But the referees robbed their victory .The scores must be 3-2 .
Do not let them be referees of any another match in the future..

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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 8:55 pm

I think the second goal was ruled out due to Filippo Inzaghi's foul.
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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 8:56 pm

I completely agree that the referee was bought. I'm not even Italian, but I can see that the whole game was definately corrupted!! The ref did appear to be bought!!!
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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 9:12 pm

Yeah, the referee was really bad. His peformance was nearly as bad as the performance of the S. Korean referee, surprising for an english referee. Shit happens, maybe he just had a bad day. Even the worlds-best referee made a mistake yesterday which decided the game...
 
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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 10:21 pm

Errr....the referee wasnt bad, the linesmen were bad.
The first disallowed goal for offside should have counted, the second ruled-out goal was because Inzaghi pulled the Croatian guys shirt so that was rightly disallowed.
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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 11:03 pm

"scored the Croatian´s shirt" - caramba, I meant to write "pulled the Croatian´s shirt", sorry.

Anyway, people make mistakes, and I don´t believe it´s appropriate to call this "corrupted". And before we punish them for mistakes, we should remember that we have 5 replays in slow motion from 5 different angles. The refs don´t have that luxury.

And I don´t understand why everyone is so mad at the Korean ref from the BRA-TUR game - so he awarded a wrong penalty, so? It has happened before and it´s going to happen again. Nothing serious. And he was right with both expulsions.

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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sat Jun 08, 2002 11:17 pm

I hear that they got the ref's from the international Skating Federation. Laugh out loud
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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sun Jun 09, 2002 12:51 am

oh oh I can see it coming now a International Skating Federation vs FIFA flame war !!,

as far as the play being offside... even as sleepy as I was watching the match even I could see the goal was okay

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RE: Croatia Wins!

Sun Jun 09, 2002 3:05 am

I can said the same thing as Ihadapheo,

I was almost getting sleepy and I also I saw the goals with no replays... I think that was really unfair for Italy and Croatia was very lucky and still alive in the group G.

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