USA Vs Japan: The Penalty Kick Shootout

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago Sports

And it came down to a shootout in today"s women"s World Cup. Here"s how it all went down... Thoughts, I-A-B footie fans?
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Male 1,083
the game was pretty exciting.
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Male 1,744
crapy recording of the tv itself, but not bad and still up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaluXYw7J2A
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Female 6,381
You sexist male bastard commenters!!

(I don`t really care, but it seemed like somebody ought to say that.) 8-)
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Male 589
At least Hope Solo is still hot.
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Male 250
that game was epic
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Male 37,913

US team lost.
can we go back to not caring about women`s sports now.
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Male 14,330
Womens!?!?! Are we sure about that with Japan? Yikes never have so many female mulletts been seen in one place since lillith fair!!
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Male 269
Who cares, most of the USA team are hot.
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Male 533
Terrible shots taken from the US. The Goalie also looks like a big clumsy buffoon in this sequence. one wrong direction and another missed by less than a foot.
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Female 685
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Male 2,376
USA team has alot of hotties.. cept for that wombach. pretty sure shes a man
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Male 5,019
Well guys i did`nt see the match but when a final go to penalties this mean that the two teams are balanced. Penalties are in most of cases question of luck and self control. Both goalkeepers was fine but i think that USA team was a bit nervous and this make the difference. Wish you better luck next time, with more training in penalties and self control you can do it.
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Female 9,403
And America still doesn`t still give a f*ck about soccer.
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Male 567
jpfu220 hit the nail on the head "we(usa) lost that game when the defenders decided that it was a good idea to try to clear a ball across the net" and they did it twice, and the penalty kicks sucked.
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Male 110
USA only scored one of their penalties?! They gotta work on them!
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Male 292
@angelmassb noooooooooo way. if that happens, i will personally send you 100,000 US Dollars. seriously, take a screen shot of this, save it for five years, and contact me. that`s how sure i am soccer will never be more popular than american football, or basketball.
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Male 15,510
Mark my words, Futbol is going to become America`s biggest sport in about Five years...
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Male 4,902
@Sachii well atleast you admit it, that`s a step in the right direction.
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Male 25,416
Soccer should just be shoot outs. its more exciting!
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Male 10,440
Congrats to Japan.

The women on the US team were hotter, they`ll still have that.
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Female 2,415
slimofswiv, well said, thanks :)
It is the most beautiful game I`ve ever had the pleasure to watch, even women`s football; it was wonderful to see Japan win the world cup!! Sugoi! (Hope I spelled that correctly).
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Male 1,582
Still.. it`s women`s soccer. Who the drat cares? If you have that much minor talent, you don`t deserve to win a sport.
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Male 4,290
The video embed should be fixed now, thanks Beardofzeus.

@paddy, agreed for the most part, but I don`t mind away goals so much, there`s definitely an element of home-team advantage in football so it kind of makes sense. I certainly prefer it to penalties.

@nebbie, fair enough, I didn`t realise she was injured, can`t blame her then. I thought she was shimmying to one side early to encourage the shot in a particular direction. Looking at it again, maybe it was just that she committed a little early on the first one.
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Male 1,421
Damn you FIFA.. like it`s bad for them that womens football gets more publicity? These Big C`s still don`t get internet...
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Male 864
@almightybob The first penalty she did commit, she just realized she was wrong before she could get into a dive. Watch it again. I played goalkeeper for years and I`ve done that. It`s tough to change direction, especially on an injured knee. (she had to have her knee looked at twice) Solo did all she could, I think her and Wambach are the only US players who should have no regrets about their performance.
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Male 1,678
"That is exactly how it should be decided... If tied after 90 mins, 30 mins of extra time, if still tied after that, play until the next goal is scored, not have a shootout.."

I pray you don`t work for FIFA. What happens if they still don`t score after like 3 hours, just keep playing? Take the Brazil match last night, if penalty shootouts didn`t exist they`d still be playing now, even after 4 attempts in the shootout Brazil managed to finish with nil goals. Also, what about games that do get finished your way, after like 2.5-3 hours of football the winning team would be so exhausted there`d be no point in them going through to the next round. Next goal wins is an idiotic way of deciding things even at the best of times, thats why the golden goals been scrapped. Now, if you really want to complain about an unfair way of deciding a tie that ends in a draw, look no further than the away goals rule, that poo just makes no drating sense!!
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Male 594
Agreeing with CaptKangaroo.

This copyright bullsht is really starting to get on
my last nerves.
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Male 2,631
"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim from FIFA".
What a crock-this whole copyright thing has gotten out of hand.
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Male 50
Wait, this is the female world cup!? I hope someone -thoroughly- checked the Japanese side to make sure they were indeed female... =/
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Male 37
`you can`t just keep playing on and on.`

That is exactly how it should be decided... If tied after 90 mins, 30 mins of extra time, if still tied after that, play until the next goal is scored, not have a shootout..
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Male 4,290
Also, US goalie needs to dive with more confidence. If she`d committed to that dive to the right on the third Japanese penalty, she could maybe have gotten both hands to it and kept it out, but you can see her second-guessing herself and not going for it.
And to not dive at all on the first is bad. As a keeper, you`re not under pressure to save a penalty, it`s considered a bonus if you can but nobody expects you to be a mindreader. What you need to do is just guess a direction and completely go for it.
Nobody will blame you if you guess wrongly, but to not guess at all is no good.
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Male 4,290
[quote]I never will claim to understand more about soccer or football for the picky ones other than most goals wins but as far as I am concerned that`s the stupidest way to resolve a tie game. For any sport.[/quote]

Agreed, penalties are a terrible way to do it. On the other hand, I can`t think of a better way really - you can`t just keep playing on and on.

Now, having said that, there are good penalties and bad penalties. The first 3 US penalties were terrible, and not just because they were saved.
#1 and #3 need to put the ball right in the corner, not halfway across. Halfway is the perfect place for the goalie to save it if they guess correctly. If it`s right in the corner, it`s very difficult to get to even if the goalie does guess the right way. And #2... you absolutely HAVE to get it on target and force the save, that`s basic.
#4 was ballsy going in the top corner, but it was powerful and on-target, so the gamble paid off.
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Male 521
Doh! FIFA went and pulled the clip.

Greedy, greedy. I take it from the comments that Japan won though.
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Male 1,557
The problem with Arsenal is they always try and walk it in...
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Male 79
Japa-an, FU_CK YEAH!
Coming again, to save the mother fu_cking day yeah!
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Male 599
@xCYBERDYNEx
@Sachi001

I was talking about both teams you f*cking moron, if im a twat then you`re a gaping sh*t hole.

That`s right cyberdyne the biggest gaping shi*t hole you ever stepped in.
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Male 320
I hope none of them women ever decide to kick me.
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Male 42
Congrats Japan - And well done to the hosts Germany brilliant attendances at all the games and a full Stadium for the final :)

England beat Japan 2 - 0 just sayin :)
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Male 4,902
keep trying SilverThread you`re still too retarded to troll properly
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Male 4,902
@Sachi001

I was talking about both teams you f*cking moron, if im a twat then you`re a gaping sh*t hole.
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Male 103
almost as embarrassing as brazil missing four penalty kicks earlier in the day.
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Male 116
japan won fair and square, tho women`s football isn`t on a par with the men`s game, then again i wouldn`t expect a lot of you yanks to like either of them, stick to sports that a played in mainly just you`re own country and that the rest of the world relly doesn`t care for, world series? no other country competes lol, super bowl? i`d rather watch a fruit bowl, and don`t even get me started on ice hockey or basketball, only one sport is called the beautiful game ;-)
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Male 2,513
Grats Japan, wth was w/that second shot America?
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Male 24
@Sachi001

Who said he was talking about one specific team?
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Male 599
@xCYBERDYNEx
those are some butt ugly women

Racist twat
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Male 516
Jesus guys.

Have a heart.

Japan`s had it rougher than hell this year.

I really admire our U.S. team for giving Japan the pity win.

Hell, they even made it seem a lot like Hope Solo screwed up three times. Clearly though, she gave those goals away. Everyone knows, if there`s ONE thing Solos are good at, it`s ball blocking.
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Male 41
lol, womens sports.
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Female 1,623
Wow... good for Japan
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Male 65
we(usa) lost that game when the defenders decided that it was a good idea to try to clear a ball across the net...that is basic stuff! cmon now! hope solo is a dime though.
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Male 3,431
Butt ugly Cyberdyne, and yet, you *STILL* will never have a chance with them.
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Male 298
Reminds me of a quote from my mate "Watching woman`s football reminds me of what it was like when I was first trying to learn the controls on FIFA".
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Female 59
since it is women`s scoccer, does it really count?
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Male 1,216
The last Japanese kicker is drating hot.
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Male 500
Theres women`s soccer? double you tee drat?
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Male 4,902
those are some butt ugly women
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Male 29
I never will claim to understand more about soccer or football for the picky ones other than most goals wins but as far as I am concerned that`s the stupidest way to resolve a tie game. For any sport.
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Male 955
For how well we played, we really sucked it up when it counted.
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Male 422
Womens soccer....LOL
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Male 2,841
Oh noes! We lost a women`s soccer game!
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Male 36,543
Second best team IN THE WORLD is pretty good really.
Penelty kicks sux, but what else can you do? Play for 5 hours?
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Male 37,913

this would have been interesting if "Penalty Shot" involved some sort of firearm.
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Male 2,545
in the totally non-American spirit, second aint that bad right?
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Female 57
>:(
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Female 4,447
My plans to watch this went down the Must-See-Harry-Potter-Right-Now tubes.
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Female 165
Wow we just gave that to them.
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Male 19,884
Link: USA Vs Japan: The Penalty Kick Shootout [Rate Link] - And it came down to a shootout in today`s women`s World Cup. Here`s how it all went down... Thoughts, I-A-B footie fans?
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