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Watching the World Cup

Original post made by Giraffe, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Jul 6, 2006

I've enjoyed the World Cup games, even though I am not a soccer fan and don't understand the rules or the intricacies of play. The players can do amazing things, and the games are so important to so many people. Its kind of fun to watch the players run around even when they aren't doing amazing things.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 7, 2006 at 4:35 pm

I think the goalie should remain because he can make spectacular saves which are also fun to watch. I agree that FIFA should relax the offside rule. If the ref sees the offside as 50/50, don't call it. Only call off side when it's obvious.

The WC can use some of the American ingenuity, using instant relay is one. Any penalty kick rewarded by the ref. should be under review.

Time keeping is another area the WC can improve by setting at 90 min and counting down. Stop the clock when someone is injured or faking injury.