The Everton centre-half scored an impressive penalty – complete with bizarre celebration where he removed his shin pads to reveal a couple of personal photographs – in the shootout after the match against Chile had finished 0-0 but William Tesillo missed his kick and Alexis Sanchez decisive penalty.
Mina's tournament is over despite not having conceded a goal during this year's Copa.
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1 Posted 29/06/2019 at 16:32:00
Most notably, Brazil who were hosts this year, and arguably had the most expensive line-up ever, failed to deliver both in terms of goals and entertainment. All-in-all, Mina acquitted himself with a degree of respectability and decent performances when called upon to do so.
I don't think we have seen the best of Mina in a blue shirt either, as he has had a mixed year with us: too many absences through injury and his settling-in period didn't help matters.
2 Posted 29/06/2019 at 17:49:22
Big season for both him and Richarlison this season, I think.
3 Posted 29/06/2019 at 19:48:06
4 Posted 29/06/2019 at 22:43:05
(Okay, the linesman did call it offside. And it's really the interpretation here, and not VAR itself that is the issue. Lyndon nailed it with his request for clear daylight between the last defender.)
But it just sickened me. Yet another goalless game... how many have there been now? How many Premier League games next season are gonna go the same way?At least we don't have to endure the madness of extra time, which I have always hated, so I'm in favour of that. But if they are going to let VAR rule the game like this, we might as well just do a penalty shoot-out and call it good.
5 Posted 29/06/2019 at 23:11:16
6 Posted 30/06/2019 at 01:58:02
7 Posted 30/06/2019 at 03:58:45
Imo we needed goal line technology, that's it, full stop, end of.
8 Posted 30/06/2019 at 06:02:58
I think the idea was to stop defenders sly tugs and to give more chances of goals, but it has actually worked the opposite by annulling a large number of goals that would have readily been accepted as legitimate.
I'm terms of quality, I've preferred the Women's World Cup, more dynamic and perhaps honest? This Copa América has been dull, and that's speaking from Colombia who really go all out to support their national team.
Quarter finals had three 0-0 draws? Only one team of the eight scored? Something messed up there... Oh yeah... VAR!
I know VAR has created a lot of problems in the Women's World Cup too, and far from removing controversy, it is introducing it.
I've seen some ridiculous handball decisions, still as inconsistent as ever in terms of deciding what is or what isn't.
I'm quite apprehensive about losing all spontaneity and passion come the new season.
9 Posted 30/06/2019 at 06:04:08
Unfortunately Mexico won on pens, which means we have to listen to more homophobic obscenities from the scumbag Mexican fans.
Tomorrow, the USA plays against Cuco Martina and Curacao.
10 Posted 30/06/2019 at 09:01:18
Now, after seeing it in action, I hate it and feel it's ruining the game. I had based my initial optimism after seeing the way it worked in rugby, but it just doesn't suit football for me.
11 Posted 30/06/2019 at 09:16:07
12 Posted 30/06/2019 at 09:41:26
Presumably Mina will now have a couple of weeks off while his Everton teammates report back for training. Richarlison has now only had one summer off since 2016. Some of these guys are going to suffer burn out.
I accept that in Mina's case it may have done him good having missed a big chunk of last season.
13 Posted 30/06/2019 at 10:06:55
14 Posted 30/06/2019 at 13:40:12
It will be interesting to see how calls against the Sky 6 are impacted by VAR.
15 Posted 30/06/2019 at 13:55:01
16 Posted 30/06/2019 at 14:23:13
The World Cup in Qatar was the biggest blow to football ever inflicted by the thieves who run the game. VAR has the potential to top that. It is appalling.
17 Posted 30/06/2019 at 15:24:46
Even with this madcap interpretation they still are hugely inconsistent. A Japanese player was penalized for the ball lashed at the top of her arm only a meter or so away, yet the USA defender had a cross hit her in much the same way, no check?!
Absolutely no consistency, the on-field referee unequivocal in her denial of the spot kick and check. It's completely confused.
18 Posted 30/06/2019 at 15:39:03
19 Posted 30/06/2019 at 15:58:08
Of course, I could be wrong and the ref simply missed it, but I don't think she did. These new rules interpretations were finalized less than a week before the tournament – typical FIFA disrespect for the Women's World Cup – and I think they reversed course. Inconsistent, yes, but finally right.
20 Posted 30/06/2019 at 16:45:49
How did Qatar get the World Cup is a total disgrace. Greasy palms is all I can say.
21 Posted 30/06/2019 at 17:06:55
The rules need to be clearer to prevent human interpretation from a defenders, attackers, biased point of view.
If ball hits hand it's a penalty /free kick etc.
No "deliberate", "unnatural position" wording allowed. That's what causes issues.
Secondly is when VAR is used. It has to be for every shot, cross, tackle otherwise it becomes inconsistent. This second point is what will ruin the game.
I'm still not convinced by Mina in the Premier League. Obviously not much to go off but fingers crossed he's AWSOME!
22 Posted 30/06/2019 at 17:19:21
My point is to change half way through a tournament is crackers. The referee didn't miss it, the French players appealed – she emphatically told them to buzz off. They subsided quickly; if it were me, I'd be so in her face, simply because of the way the tournament had been called to that point.
23 Posted 30/06/2019 at 17:22:09
24 Posted 30/06/2019 at 18:46:04
I think Silva may see him and Zouma as the ideal long term partnership with Keane a more than able deputy.
Mina looks a proper character and a leader. We don't seem to have a lot of them. A bit of joy in the team is always a good thing. Brands has spoken at length about bringing the right 'characters' in, I hope we will see chemistry and continuity bear fruit this season.
25 Posted 30/06/2019 at 20:36:03
In the Gold Cup, I notice Bryan Oviedo still doing a yeoman job for Costa Rica even though they lost on penalties to Mexico. I used to like Oviedo and I'll never forget his game against David Moyes's Manchester United. That double fracture was heartbreaking for him.
26 Posted 30/06/2019 at 21:07:58
The errors vs Millwall, the unnecessary sliding tackle on as sub vs Palace (?) ... and he loves putting his head in. Why?
Don't get me wrong: if focussed, he was great against the big guns. Good centre-backs are calm and reliable, even-tempered and consistent, and (sadly for him) robust with excellent durability. He to me is none of those things yet...
Big season for Yerry.
27 Posted 01/07/2019 at 12:06:31
Too easily wound up to be leadership material, unless he matures considerably.
I'm yet to be convinced... Why do we go for the South American centre-halves who look like bambi on ice? It was the same with Funes Morí... Just waiting for legs and arms to get tangled.
28 Posted 01/07/2019 at 12:30:11
"Good centre-backs are calm and reliable, even-tempered and consistent."
Like Ramos and Terry you mean?
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