I just watched the last 10 minutes of the Portugal-Mexico
by otters92 (2017-06-18 13:08:50)
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match in the Confederations Cup. There was an awesome goal by Portugal to go up 2-1 in the 86th minute and a tying goal by Mexico in the 2nd minute of stoppage time.

All in all, I chose to watch a pretty eventful 10 minutes.

Is it wrong to root for Mexico in this tournament?


As a Concacaf representative...
by wiNDycityfan  (2017-06-18 23:41:52)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I hope they get destroyed so bad they don't even make it to the World Cup


It's like rooting for USC.
by Giggity_Giggity  (2017-06-18 20:37:48)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Except for the money, the white people, and Will Ferrell.


It would be like rooting for Michigan. *
by STeelhop  (2017-06-18 19:01:13)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Yes. *
by NDBass  (2017-06-18 17:56:00)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I'm with you.
by Skip Encarnacion  (2017-06-18 17:08:02)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I feel like the SEC fan who will root for a rival over foreign conferences.

Frankly, this El Tri isn't nearly as hateable as previous incarnations.

With that said, i really enjoyed a certain match against Chile.


I'm debating Mexico vs Russia
by DakotaDomer  (2017-06-18 15:45:52)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

But there's no debate for cheering for any other team...they're all better choices than El Tri

Go New Zealand!


Right now I'd root for the Devil over Russia.
by FtWorthIrish  (2017-06-21 17:31:29)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Other wise I'll boo Mexico for all it's worth.


You could have only seen the last 10 of first half as well
by spade  (2017-06-18 13:32:10)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

20 total minutes of action and for the most part a subdued game otherwise, but still a good game though nonetheless. Portugal had a goal called back via video which was slightly odd, but apparently the correct call as 3 Portugal players were offsides on the original ball in...how the side judge didn't raise his flag for any of the 3 players...? Not sure.

Game Recap: Each time Portugal worked up the ball and finally scored a goal, Mexico would come back and score their equalizer about 5 minutes later, not so much against the run of play, but surprisingly easily they got the ball into the small area.
Portugal needs to figure out how to keep the defense strong following gaining the lead or they won't end up with a win. Mexico needs to find a way to will a goal without only doing so after giving up the lead. Portugal had many more chances to win, so I think they will go further than Mexico in this tournament. Still, both teams looked very capable of making the next round with Russia and NZ being their competition...both teams will need to beat Russia to do so though, the first to stumble there gets eliminated.


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