August 19, 2023

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 2 comments

I was disappointed to see that Australia had to wear alternate uniforms for the third place game.

I would have preferred to see them in their standard yellow and Sweden have to change kits.

I assume it's because Sweden has a higher FIFA ranking. But perhaps not.

Would have been nice to give a courtesy preference to the host team.

posted by beaverboard at 12:23 PM on August 19, 2023

I think they toss a coin at World Cups to see who gets to be the "home" team.

In terms of popularity, last night in the pub in Sydney about half the adults in attendance were wearing the alternate kit. Both home and away (see what I did there?) kits have had massive sales here, around 15 times the number of men's shirts sold for Qatar 22.

Meanwhile I'm sure that I'm not alone here in saying Anyone But England tonight.

Let's see if they try and kick Bonmati and Redondo off the park in the first 20 minutes. That seems to be their MO this tournament. While also claiming the other teams are the ones responsible for this type of shithousery. They haven't made too many friends down under.

posted by owlhouse at 09:01 PM on August 19, 2023

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