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Comparing artichokes to wet lettuces

Crikey readers have their say on soccer, Tasmania’s next governor and other issues of the day.

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In defence of soccer

Crikey readers talk anti-Semitism and why Bernard Keane knows nothing about soccer.

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Sorry (yawn), boss, but there’s sport to watch

The World Cup, Wimbledon and soon the Commonwealth Games have Australian sport fans up at all hours. Are we losing anything apart from sleep? Freelance writer (and avid World Cup watcher) Hari Raj reports.

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From murder to match-fixing: top controversies in World Cup history

Think Luis Suarez flashing his pearly whites is bad? Crikey intern Rachel Clayton looks back at some of the mayhem on and off the pitch at previous World Cups.

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World Cup: the upside to three straight losses

Australia lost all of its World Cup matches and is on the plane home — but Aussie freelance writer Django Merope Synge, who’s in Rio for the tournament, has drunk the Kool Aid and sees the positives.

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In Cuiaba, Australia’s field of dreams, they’re sick of the Cup already

The World Cup starts in just a few months. But Dan Moss, an Australian freelance journalist in Cuiaba, says Brazil is nowhere near ready to host the showcase of the world game.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: everyone’s watching the soccer

The Iraq v Australian World Cup qualifier was the big winner of the night, and in further good news Celebrity Apprentice continues to fade away.

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Despite the game’s popularity, fans give soccer the big A (League)

In Australia, soccer is the only football code listed in the top 10 sports … but participation is not translating into paying interest in the A-League, writes Crikey reader Graham Hand.

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join Crikey’s quarter finals open thread

So it’s quarter final time and don’t we have some wonderful matches to look forward to! So much quality football. So much need for caffeine and dexamphetamines.

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Tantrums, strikes and soccer Indonesian-style

Indonesia’s national soccer league might need to step up a notch if it wants in on the World Cup following a season beset by head-butting, tantrums and violence against referees.

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Media briefs and TV ratings

A big weekend of sport … Nine scheduling holding back NRL … Wilson crows as Fatty faces the bone … Seven dominates another ratings week … Last night’s TV ratings.

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