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On 02/07/2019 at 21:42, CaspianChris said:

The ref in this Tunisia game is being extremely lenient in his decision making and especially his use of cards.

It seems a general theme of the tournament is that the refs have been lenient.

Or that African football, like South American, is more physical

Unlike the namby pamby version the European game has become

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17 minutes ago, CaspianChris said:

Benin take the lead against Morocco in the last 16 tie, can a shock be coming with Benin reaching the quarter finals or can Morocco turn this tie around.

And some shocking defending lets Morocco equalise 

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Morocco equalise after a bad defensive mistake by Benin.

Morocco have to go on and win this game now either in the remaining 13 minutes or extra time.

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Morocco fail to win in the 90 as they miss a pen in time added on 

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I wonder how Ziyech will feel about taking a penalty if it goes to a shoot out after that.

There's nothing better than a little drama in the final seconds. 

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Benin down to 10 men and some heads gone moments. 

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3 minutes ago, CaspianChris said:

Benin through 4-1 on penalties after that 1-1 draw. 

 

Looking at the lineups that's a pretty big upset.  The only Beninese player I recognized was Stephane Sessegnon and I had forgotten he was still playing

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Could lose all the Arab countries before the quarter finals, wonder what the odds would have been on that! The two more fancied ones of the last-16 are already gone and Tunisia will be the underdogs against Ghana. Algeria walked their group and should beat Guinea on paper, but wouldn’t be a complete surprise if they also go out. 

Edited by Christophe

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MADAGASCAR!!! Flipping love this team, every so often a “little” team in a tournament turn out to be a total joy, and these lot are the latest! Quarter-final beckons!

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Madagascar have been great to watch. Looking strong for the QF now.

 

Edit - jinxed them ☹️

Edited by Iain

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Been pretty impressed with a lot of the officiating this tournament. Way ahead of where it was a decade or so ago.

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Ooh 2-2 90th minute! Going to extra-time. Fantastic header to be fair!

Edited by Christophe

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25 minutes ago, Iain said:

Madagascar have been great to watch. Looking strong for the QF now.

 

Edit - jinxed them ☹️

you b*****d

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Penalties. The dream is still on.

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