How many blatant errors happen in a match though before something looks suspect? If i keep overcharging you for items in a shop at what point would consistent overcharging go from being an honest mistake to deliberately ripping you off. Im not necessarily saying this game was corrupt or not, but i think it would be unwise to write everything in every scenario is uncorruptable.
When reading some posts here, I'd like to bang my head through a concrete wall. Think you're overreacting. Just because a ref has a bad day, he isn't bought. This is Kindergarten niveau, always complaining about another person, but never about the own performance. Croatia hadn't many chances after their first goal. Yes, of course, this is never a penalty, but both the situation against Julio Cesar and before the third goal were absolutely correct. Brazil deserved to win, maybe not that way and that high, but it surely wasn't undeserved or even bought. Be rational at all.
Refs aren't on high level so far, that second disallowed goal was definitely a legit goal, the first one may be explained with off-side, but even this wasn't a clear situation, Cameroon couldn't be mourning about being 0-2 down. But again: Bad ref performance doesn't automatically mean, they were bought. That's conspiracy bullshit.
I can't speak for everyone, but I have moved on...I still feel we didn't deserve to loose in that match as Brazil haven't been any better than we were (except maybe in passing between 2 CBs) but it is in the past now. In 3 days we play again, this time against Cameroon and only thing that our players need to concentrate on is to play the best they can to ensure we win in that game.
if croatia forfeit from the cup after that game, it would have brought a great attention that corrupt FIFA actually deserve and I'd fully support it. teams shouldn't participate in or continue to the tournaments that they feel something wrong about those who organizate it. otherwise, what can average joe do?
I expected win from our guys, but I never expected them to win with such a big margin. Game was pretty much on par until Song was sent off and that helped us a lot (thanks Song, you can do that again if we ever do came across each other ).
But I am disappointed a bit with how this game was presented in our media. Everybody is saying that we were much better team, that this is the real face of this team...but nobody seems to remember that things weren't all that great and that we started to dominate after that red card.
I am actually not that optimistic for game against Mexico, but I will worry about that later. Now is time to celebrate a victory, first WC win for our NT since 2002 (interestingly, Olić scored our first goals in both games)...oh yes, and Perišić was fantastic last night. I can't believe that there were guys here in Croatia who were upset that he was called in...I didn't think much of him either, but I was OK with him. Now after those 2 games here I can't imagine our team without him.
True. But whatever good he brought in (helping in defense, putting pressure on opposing defense) was partially undone by Sammir. Sammir has great talent, but he is just not fit for matches at this level. He is out of shape, lazy and I really don't see what was the point of having him there. If Kovač wanted to spare Kovačić a bit because he looked intimidated against Brazil it would be better to have Vukojević, Badelj or Brozović in instead of Sammir.