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    Yanks nicked Fox Fuxxed

    Strolls/CJ may provide a better definition of Schadenfreude a neat German term for malicious joy in the misfortune of others.UK indie reports

    Fox paid $400m for the World Cup and now the USA aren't in it | The Independent

    Iceland should get a good price to go beyond teh group stages in the deserts of Dohahahah

    Here's the skinny from Allen O'Brien

    Fox paid $400m for the World Cup and now the USA aren't in it

    For the first time since 1986 the USMNT have failed to qualify for the World Cup


    It was a bad, bad night for the United States of America – as President Donald Trump would probably have put it.
    For the first time since 1986 the country’s national men’s side failed to qualify for the World Cup.
    Heading into their final qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night, the USA simply had to avoid losing or else their fate would be out of their hands.

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    But it was not to be as Bruce Arena’s men succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of their Caribbean opponents.
    This would have been fine if both Panama and Honduras had lost too, but unfortunately the former took down Costa Rica while the latter beat Mexico.
    For some certain individuals in America, though, the ignominy of missing out on football’s central showpiece will be considerably greater than for others.
    Indeed, Murdoch-owned broadcaster Fox, whose news arm have courted controversy after a string of sexual harassment cases, paid a staggering $400m for the rights to broadcast the 2018 World Cup.
    Except the USA won’t be a part of it.


    Earlier this year Fox celebrated securing the TV rights to next summer's competition (Getty)

    Fox’s deal stretches to the 2022 World in Qatar so it might not all be in vain but they’ll have to wait another four years until they find out whether it’s money well spent.
    Many will enjoy the schadenfreude at play here as the network were awarded the 2026 World Cup TV rights without even having to bid for them – a gift from Fifa after the broadcast company bent over backwards to help move the 2022 World Cup to the winter despite the bid guidelines clearly stating it would be a summer tournament.
    Rival broadcasters couldn’t get those 2026 rights which will now hand Fox a huge payday but the broadcaster will nonetheless take a hit next summer as the USMNT stays at home.
    I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t find any.

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    Actually, if you're not that strong of a side to begin with....probably aren't worthy to be represented on the World Cup stage.

    Certainly, if one can't even come close to qualifying and compete within the weakest federation.

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    I think the US have a right to be aggrieved given that this "goal" effectively knocked them out.


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    Plenty of folks will still watch it regardless.

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    A goal is a goal.

    like saying we nearly won but we lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Plenty of folks will still watch it regardless.
    If orange cunto hasn't thrown them out, yes.

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    The whole of the USA will be watching the final as they cheer on the English side as it easily beats Germany to lift the World Cup trophy.
    Well the English Media said once again that we can do it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    The whole of the USA will be watching the final as they cheer on the English side as it easily beats Germany to lift the World Cup trophy.
    Well the English Media said once again that we can do it .
    I have yet to see any English media say anything of the kind.

    Link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    The whole of the USA will be watching the final as they cheer on the English side as it easily beats Germany to lift the World Cup trophy.
    You are kidding right? Soccer is not that popular in the US and most Americans probably won't even watch much less root for England. I think the fact that the US got eliminated is hilarious. American soccer fans are a bunch of annoying pansies. I can't wait to laugh at all two of them down at the pub.
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    Agreed, they will both be there. So at least they'll have a shoulder to cry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I have yet to see any English media say anything of the kind.

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    I was just having some fun but it will happily start to happen closer to the event where the press start writing positive things about the England side. Then the event starts and England struggle, usual pattern.
    And we won't be in the final.

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