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5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Nobody: 1:53pm On Jun 19, 2018
1 A World Cup Of Penalties

One of the major things discovered in this World Cup is the high number of penalties awarded in the early stage. In the first round of matches, more than 8 penalties have already been awarded.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty against Spain.
Antoine Griezmann scored a penalty against Australia.
Miles Jedinak scored a penalty against France.
Lionel Messi missed a penalty against Iceland.
Christian Cueva missed a penalty against Denmark.
Luka Modric scored a penalty against Nigeria.
Andras Granqvist scored a penalty against South Korea.
Ferjani Sassi scored a penalty against England.
Shinji Kagawa scored a penalty against Colombia.

2 Big Guns Are Misfiring

Many of the big teams are misfiring already in the World Cup. Who would have thought Brazil would not obliterate Switzerland? Or who would have thought Argentina wouldn't annihilate Iceland? How about Germany?!

3 Nigeria Have Everything Wrong Except Their Jersey

From wrong tactics by the coach to lethargic team performance. The play of the Super Eagles have been woeful at best and the only saving grace is the fact that they have the best jersey in the tournament. That's some succour, right? Their play is so bad that they may be taking over the position of the whipping boys mantra from Iceland.

4 VAR Is Spot On


There have been controversial decisions that the VAR has resolved. From deciding the right card to be given to a player if the referee misses the incident to awarding a correct penalty, the referee's work is easier and fans are loving this. With the VAR, there are less scandals.

5 Ronaldo And Messi Have Contrasting Starts


While Ronaldo, popularly called Penaldo, has three goals in the World Cup from one match, Messi, popularly known as the GOAT even though Ronaldo's fans are jealous of this and are trying to call Ronaldo the GOAT too, has no goals yet. While Ronaldo has converted his preferred kick, the penalty, Messi has missed. Remember, though, that the end justifies the means!

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Dhanidhamy(m): 2:20pm On Jun 19, 2018
on point, op
Ftc for the first time since joining nl

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Elzends(m): 6:20pm On Jun 19, 2018
6. The secret of this world cup is young, vibrant and hungry squad

7. Nothing as sexy as a female football fan....damn

8. Disregard number 5

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by zoho23(m): 6:20pm On Jun 19, 2018
Viral photos of teh day dnt miss shocked shocked

Maheeda Goes Completely Nude In Bathroom Selfies


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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by luemz(m): 6:20pm On Jun 19, 2018
Nigeria should just try and win Iceland to keep the hopes alive... I wonder if the coach don't read comments circulating everywhere. ..mikel shouldn't play 10... Iwobi is more preferred. this change alone can bring about a positive result
Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Kpeshi10(m): 6:20pm On Jun 19, 2018
Ok
Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by ekestic1976(f): 6:21pm On Jun 19, 2018
Highbrow:
1 A World Cup Of Penalties

One of the major things discovered in this World Cup is the high number of penalties awarded in the early stage. In the first round of matches, more than 8 penalties have already been awarded.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty against Spain.
Antoine Griezmann scored a penalty against Australia.
Miles Jedinak scored a penalty against France.
Lionel Messi missed a penalty against Iceland.
Christian Cueva missed a penalty against Denmark.
Luka Modric scored a penalty against Nigeria.
Andras Granqvist scored a penalty against South Korea.
Ferjani Sassi scored a penalty against England.
Shinji Kagawa scored a penalty against Colombia.

2 Big Guns Are Misfiring

Many of the big teams are misfiring already in the World Cup. Who would have thought Brazil would not obliterate Switzerland? Or who would have thought Argentina wouldn't annihilate Iceland? How about Germany?!

3 Nigeria Have Everything Wrong Except Their Jersey

From wrong tactics by the coach to lethargic team performance. The play of the Super Eagles have been woeful at best and the only saving grace is the fact that they have the best jersey in the tournament. That's some succour, right? Their play is so bad that they may be taking over the position of the whipping boys mantra from Iceland.

4 VAR Is Spot On


There have been controversial decisions that the VAR has resolved. From deciding the right card to be given to a player if the referee misses the incident to awarding a correct penalty, the referee's work is easier and fans are loving this. With the VAR, there are less scandals.

5 Ronaldo And Messi Have Contrasting Starts


While Ronaldo, popularly called Penaldo, has three goals in the World Cup from one match, Messi, popularly known as the GOAT even though Ronaldo's fans are jealous of this and are trying to call Ronaldo the GOAT too, has no goals yet. While Ronaldo has converted his preferred kick, the penalty, Messi has missed. Remember, though, that the end justifies the means!


Great

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by abumeinben(m): 6:21pm On Jun 19, 2018
We lost first match...and then we're a failure already!
Super eagles are out. They're back in Nigeria. World cup has ended. Premiership had started. The world ceases existing.

I tire for una.

Next match you'll come up with a list of 250000 reasons super eagles won the second game.

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by labisibrass(m): 6:21pm On Jun 19, 2018
Nice one Op
Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Worldboss187: 6:21pm On Jun 19, 2018
Hhmmm, Op, your bias for Messi is too glaring.. .. Nice analysis though

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by ayusco85(m): 6:21pm On Jun 19, 2018
Another thing we learnt is

Never trust a Pig. Ask Nigerians

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Adebowhales(m): 6:22pm On Jun 19, 2018
Bb
Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Godhead4(m): 6:22pm On Jun 19, 2018
OP IS A BAR-ÇA FAN angry

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by 1x2x3: 6:22pm On Jun 19, 2018
I know only one GOAT....... RONALDO.

If Messi is the goat then he should prove it.

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Coldfeets: 6:22pm On Jun 19, 2018
OP If this nonsense is what you've actually learnt from Russia 2018 so far, then accept it in good faith when I say you're dumb... so so dumb.

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by divinelove(m): 6:23pm On Jun 19, 2018
U r just gathering traffic for seun

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by linnyx: 6:23pm On Jun 19, 2018
Last last we carry the fashion cup
Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Goodlyhrt(m): 6:23pm On Jun 19, 2018
The op is a pained messi fan

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Tirtbe: 6:24pm On Jun 19, 2018
Ok
Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by lonelydora: 6:24pm On Jun 19, 2018
Super Eagles players are all mad. Moses falling like Naira against Dollar.

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Samusu(m): 6:25pm On Jun 19, 2018
With that yhur last point, yhu don show us who yhu de support between Ronaldo and Messi

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by CollinsWeGlobe(m): 6:25pm On Jun 19, 2018
OP Barcelona fan

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Germandude: 6:25pm On Jun 19, 2018
I just dey vex for my wife.wasting money anyhow.she nor knw say euro nor easy

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Basfaq(m): 6:26pm On Jun 19, 2018
Well saided grin

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by calhoun21: 6:26pm On Jun 19, 2018
very true

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by harriet412(f): 6:27pm On Jun 19, 2018
I disagree with ur last point, biko don't comman spill ur trash here

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by LesbianBoy(m): 6:27pm On Jun 19, 2018
Fine girls no plenty wey come watch this world cup unlike last world cup for Brazil wey cameraman just dey show them back to back cheesy cheesy

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by NCANTaskForce: 6:27pm On Jun 19, 2018
Where is NwaAmaikpe?

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by RexTramadol1: 6:28pm On Jun 19, 2018
Find an acronym for your penalty king




GOAT is meant for MESSI and MESSI alone



His beard is GOATIE.....



He balls like GOAT



Hes the Greatest Of All Time.

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Viral9ja: 6:28pm On Jun 19, 2018
i sense you're a Messi fan. grin

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by DrayZee: 6:29pm On Jun 19, 2018
RexTramadol1:
Find an acronym for your penalty king




GOAT is meant for MESSI and MESSI alone



His beard is GOATIE.....



He balls like GOAT



Hes the Greatest Of All Time.
Goat that canot score penalty, is that one a goat?

Pained Cristiano haters everywhere.

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Re: 5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far by Lanre4uonly(m): 6:30pm On Jun 19, 2018
It is noted.

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