The Soccer Gods Are Smiling – Finals Edition

Hello Everyone!  I’m sad to see the Cup ending, but I’m also excited to see what comes of this tournament.  Soccer at it’s finest.  Well, technically “Futbol” to the rest of the world but in the US, where I happen to be from, if you hadn’t already noticed!

Anyway, this post will cover two different rounds.  The “Losers Round” and the “Finals.”  Don’t worry.  “Losers Round” is really just a stupid way of saying that those two teams are vying for 3rd place in the tournament…  I think I made that last part up while I was half asleep…  I dunno…

 

(Here is how these games looked before the start of the Semi-Finals  I will be updating as we go).

Update 7/1: OMG.  Just finished watching the rest of the Germany/USA game (due to cable issues, we had to wait until the recording finished… Don’t get me started on that…).  Well played on both team’s parts!  Now things should be updated until tomorrow evening.  GL to both Japan and England!  🙂

Later Update 7/1:  My only reactions to that Game is “Wow that sucks! I’m sorry!  ;(”    The other thought I had was “Love that the team-mates were willing to shield her.!”  The camera people can be jerks! I’m devastated for them…  Anyway, I guess we’re on to the next…

  Game Date Team 1 Team 2 Time
3rd Place 07/04/15 Germany England 04:00 PM
Final 07/05/15 USA Japan 07:00 PM

The Soccer Gods Are Smiling – Semi Final Edition

Here we are!  We’re getting closer to the end, ya’ll!!!  Just 4 teams left!

(Here are how the games looked before the beginning of the Round of 16.  Will update as we go.)

Update 6/28: Just watched the games I missed.  Here is how the standings look!  Sorry I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to update… ;(  I’m sorry I missed a game, though…

  Game Date Team 1 Team 2 Time
49 06/30/15 US Germany 07:00 PM
50 07/01/15 Japan England 07:00 PM

The Soccer Gods Are Smiling – Quarter Finals

Hey Ya’ll!  It’s time for the Quarter Finals!  We’re down to 8 teams still in the tournament!  Here are the matches!  I hope you’re having as much as I am with all this Soccer Madness!  😉

Note 6/22: Just 1 more game until we have our final 8!  Congratulations on some hard-fought battles!  🙂

Note 6/28: Just finished watching the Japan/Netherlands game.  Here are the new standings.  That was one HELL of a last minute goal Netherlands.  Good games all!

  Game Date Team 1 Team 2 Time
45 06/26/15 China USA 07:30 PM
46 06/26/15 Germany France 04:00 PM
47 06/27/15 Australia Japan 04:00 PM
48 06/27/15 England Canada 07:30 PM

The Soccer Gods Are Smiling – 16 Teams Left

Hi Everyone!  As most of you know, I’m still following the World Cup 2015 passionately.  Before we start the Round of 16, I thought I’d give you a piece of my past when it comes to the sport.  I found the love of the game when I was 5 years old.  The only reason I gave up on team play, was because I sprained both of my ankles in High School while slide tackling in the mud.  I’ve done everything I can since then to keep up with the game.  I was a Ref, a Coach, then I even sat on the Soccer Board in my hometown for awhile while being their Referee Assignor.  Since then, I mostly sit on the couch and watch the games while yelling at the TV like the players can hear me.  It amuses and scares both my husband Emptyeye, and my Tuxedo cat Mario….

 

Now, on to a bit of explanation of what the Round of 16 is.  It is that…  16 teams trying to knock the other out of this grand tournament.  Below is a chart of when each game is.  The number in the left-most column will be the match #.  It will help  you follow along on FIFA’s tournament flow chart.  Each time is based on US EDT time, so you will have to translate it to your own timezone…

  Game Date Team 1 Team 2 Time
37 06/20/15 China Cameroon 07:30 PM
38 06/22/15 USA Columbia 08:00 PM
39 06/20/15 Germany Sweden 04:00 PM
40 06/21/15 France Korea Republic 04:00 PM
41 06/21/15 Brazil Australia 01:00 PM
42 06/23/15 Japan Netherlands 10:00 PM
43 06/22/15 Norway England 05:00 PM
44 06/21/15 Canada Switzerland 07:30 PM

The Soccer Gods Are Smiling – Group Edition

Hello Everyone!  As you probably have figured out, I am a HUGE soccer fan.  Sorry I haven’t done a post about the Women’s World Cup happening in Canada right now.  I’ll do the highlights and try to keep you apprised of how the US is doing in the grand scheme of things.  I think a majority of my followers are from the US, and only care about them, right…?

I may be wrong.  I just follow the cup for the same of the game, not just because the US women are doing well in their group right now…

Each team will earn 3 points for a win, 1 for a tie, and 0 for a loss.

 

Here Are The Groups And Their Final Standings:

(updated as we go into the Round of 16.  Read on to find what that is…)

Group A Match Points Wins Draws Loses Goals Scored Scores on Them Total Group Points
Canada 3 1 2 0 2 1 5
China PR 3 1 1 1 3 3 4
Netherlands 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
New Zealand 3 0 2 1 2 3 2
               
Group B Match Points Wins Draws Loses Goals Scored Scores on Them Total Group Points
Germany 3 2 1 0 15 1 7
Norway 3 2 1 0 8 2 7
Thailand 3 1 0 2 3 10 3
Ivory Coast 3 0 0 3 3 16 0
               
Group C Match Points Wins Draws Loses Goals Scored Scores on Them Total Group Points
Japan 3 3 0 0 4 1 9
Cameroon 3 2 0 1 9 3 6
Switzerland 3 1 0 2 11 4 3
Ecuador 3 0 0 3 1 17 0
               
Group D Match Points Wins Draws Loses Goals Scored Scores on Them Total Group Points
USA 3 2 1 0 4 1 7
Australia 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
Sweden 3 0 3 0 4 4 3
Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 6 1
               
Group E Match Points Wins Draws Loses Goals Scored Scores on Them Total Group Points
Brazil 3 3 0 0 4 0 9
Korea Republic 3 1 1 1 4 5 4
Costa Rica 3 0 2 1 3 4 2
Spain 3 0 1 1 2 4 1
               
Group F Match Points Wins Draws Loses Goals Scored Scores on Them Total Group Points
France 3 2 0 1 6 2 6
England 3 2 0 1 4 3 6
Columbia 3 1 1 1 4 3 4
Mexico 3 0 1 2 2 8 1