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Football World Cup Round of 16

let's go r.i.p. germany 1 "teutonic movies are good" = 1 like
2Various Artists (Fado)
Portuguese String Music - 1908-1931


Portugal - after a stunning first game that's tied match of the tournament for me, the team barely whimpered their way into runner-up position. Realistically the much lauded Ronaldo's last world cup: can he shepherd his team to greatness?
3Eliane Radigue
Kyema, Intermediate States


the french players seem inordinately tall and skinny, perhaps because sneering at other cultures and chain-smoking gauloise burns off calories,
5Chico Buarque
Construção


Chico Buarque come to brazil
6Various Artists
Yaqui Dances: The Pascola Music of the Yaqui...


MEXICO! Allegedly the enthusiasm of their partying after their shock defeat of Germany was literally measurable on the richter scale, and it was well-earned. They deserve their place every bit as much as Brazil and they have better food
7Myriam Alter
Cross/Ways


Belgium lifted their heels high enough to prevent England nipping at them; one would think, armed as they'll be with an indomitable Lukaku, the nips will have trouble as well
8Veliotis / Sugimoto / Kinoshita / Unami
Quartet


Japan. fuck they've played well, and thrillingly - senegal vs. japan wasn't a game i had etched in my diary or circled on my calendar but was my favourite game of the cup so far, with two dogged and different styles of football clashing in a holy, beautiful mess. i doubt they'll topped Belgium but i wouldn't be, like, shocked or saddened if they did.
9Esplendor Geometrico
El acero del partido / Héroe del trabajo


Espana! of all the teams that haven't showed their fullest potential yet but have also shown the most glimpses of it, this tops them. let's see if they can turn a coup d'œil into an absolute coup, opening up the palatial vistas we know they can summon.
10Vladimir Sofronitsky
Scriabin Recital


ehh Russia got through by dint of an easy pool and extraordinarily, criminally lenient refereeing. i guess they're the host nation but c'mon. ugly, ugly football.
11mo*te, xtematic and spore spawn
motion sequence overload


...but not as ugly as Croatia, who are a competent, beloved team who bring a brute, unfairly violent force that i find hard to countenance. really don't like this team. love their PE tho!
12Henning Christiansen
Abschiedssymphonie


Denmark, one of two scandis in the final 16 (r.i.p. iceland gone too soon), are the most conventionally scandanavian of the two, augmenting impenetrable defense with canny counter-attacks. theoretically. honestly i think this game is the referees hands.
13Avicii
Levels (Remixes)


the second scandi side plays more dynamic football but sometimes their enthusiasm get's the better of them.
14Herbert Distel
Die Reise


switzerland play with (guess what) precision, glacial cool and occasional moments of flair. midfield particularly strong to ensure neutrality.
15Joanna Newsom
Divers


Colombia ruined senegal's chances and i am accordingly extremely miffed. i refuse to give them their own album. yes i am petty and bitter but this is what the "beautiful" game does to me
16The Kinks
The Village Green Preservation Society


complete deconstruction in 3....2.... no, a truly great side that gel well together and i assume are celebrated in pubs throughout the country. ...what the fuck is going on. i was promised quality English football -- the limeys weren't supposed to win!!!
17Container
LP


i haven't slept a full night since the cup began
18Fuck
Conduct


im very tired
19Graham Lambkin
No Better No Worse


good night!
20Black Thread
Drifting Snow


zzzzz
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