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Universiade 2017 World Uni Games
« on: August 18, 2017, 12:45:06 PM »

Great Britain may or may not have an Olympic women's football team for 2020, but the student squad is in the worldwide Universiade games right now.

Ireland's team are also competing in the tournament, in Taiwan (Chinese Taipei).

- https://shekicks.net/2017/08/17/team-gbr-going-gold-sutaipei2017/ (Archive page)

- http://www.fai.ie/ireland/news/team-ireland-set-for-wug-openers (Archive page)



In today's opening game, the British team was defeated by South Africa:

- https://twitter.com/BUCSsport/status/898409140460048386
- https://twitter.com/sports_mvt/status/898462482091651072
- https://twitter.com/BUCSsport/status/898455307206053888


Ireland earned a 0-0 draw with Mexico:

- http://www.studentsport.ie/?p=14753 (Archive page)

- fai.ie/ireland/news/womens-side-draw-with-mexico-in-wug-opener (Archive page)


GB has only one game to turn it around, against Russia on Tuesday.


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Ireland team: Amanda Budden, Jetta Berrill, Shauna Fox, Chloe Mustaki, Claire Walsh, Orlagh Nolan, Claire O’Riordan, Eleanor Ryan Doyle, Rebekah Carroll, Niamh McLaughlin, Amber Barrett.
Subs Claire Kinsella for McLaughlin (Inj), Ciara McNamara for Nolan, Aisling Frawley for Ryan-Doyle, also Eve Badana, Katie McCarthy, Ailbhe Clancy, Emma Byrne, Rianna Jarrett, Aoibhin Webb.

Great Britain squad
Chloe Sansom – Buckinghamshire New University – Goalkeeper
Megan Walsh – University of Liverpool – Goalkeeper
Ellie Dobson – Northumbria University – Defender
Gemma Evans – University of South Wales – Defender
Demi-lee Falconer – University of Stirling – Defender
Annabel Johnson – Durham University – Defender
Shannon Sievwright – University of Chichester – Defender
Eloise Wilson – Buckinghamshire New University – Defender
Georgia Evans – University of Gloucestershire – Midfielder
Madelaine Hill – Northumbria University – Midfielder
Emma Kelly – Northumbria University – Midfielder
Rhema Lord-Mears – The University of Huddersfield – Midfielder
Katy Morris – University of Stirling – Midfielder
Emily Donovan – University of Bath – Midfielder
Chloe Dixon – University of Barnsley – Forward
Tyler Dodds – Northumbria University – Forward
Olivia Fergusson – University of the West of England – Forward
Kirsty Howat – University of Edinburgh – Forward
Chloe Lloyd – University of South Wales – Forward
Lucy Quinn – University of Chichester – Forward
GB staff: Lydia Bedford – Head Coach / Michelle Cook – Team Manager / Grant Scott – Assistant Coach / Tony O’Neill – Goalkeeping Coach / Lauren Smith – Technical Analyst / Corinne Yorston – Physical Performance Coach

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Re: Universiade 2017 World Uni Games
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 07:38:45 AM »

And the Universiade goes on! Ireland v Canada kicks off at 9am Irish time (UK time too) at Fu Jen Catholic University Stadium. A win would guarantee that Ireland progress.

If the stream goes to plan, it'll be shown live here:

- https://livestream.com/FISU/events/7635098

Great Britain can only watch as their group rivals face off - yes that's right, it's Russia v South Africa at New Taipei City Xinzhuang Stadium tonight. After the Brits' defeat on Thursday, it's likely GB would need a win to survive, when they meet Russia on Tuesday.



In the other groups, the hosts' opening game was livestreamed on Thursday: Taiwan (Taipei) v Argentina (KO @5.00 mins)

And elsewhere, Brazil gave the Colombian university system something to damn well think about. :o Full current standings are here on ya Wikipedia.



Forgot to add, there were protests on Thursday, by several groups. It certainly seems there's a lot to protest about in Taiwan, right down to the name that the country is called at the championships:

- http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2017/08/20/2003676835 (Archive page)
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Re: Universiade 2017 World Uni Games
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 08:30:02 AM »

The Universiade opening ceremony in Taipei  (pic: 總統府, cc-by)


Report from Ireland's match with Canada:

- http://www.thirdlevelfootball.ie/news/item/1144/canada-1-0-ireland-irelands-qualification-hopes-hang-on-a-thread/ (Archive page)
- Varsity Blues Toronto match report  (Archive page)

Colin Bell's Ireland team will be out unless Canada beat Mexico in the last group match.



Another game was livestreamed yesterday, if available:  Taiwan (Taipei) v USA

Honestly, Colombia are probably not going to win this tournament:

- https://shekicks.net/2017/08/20/japan-thrash-colombia-sutaipei2017/ (Archive page)



Fireworks and protests: the Games have seen many of both
(pics: Subscriptshoe9, cc-by-sa / Voice of America, PD)
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Re: Universiade 2017 World Uni Games
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 08:14:47 AM »

Great Britain play Russia today at 12.30pm UK time.

Since Russia beat South Africa 1-0, it looks like team GB have to win by two goals to avoid finishing last and exiting the tournament.



Match live now, and available on-demand -  :o Canada v Mexico

Ireland need a Canadian win to keep the Irish XI in the tournament.
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Re: Universiade 2017 World Uni Games
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 08:42:33 PM »

It's all over :o

- https://shekicks.net/2017/08/22/team-gbr-miss-sutaipei2017-quarter-finals/ (Archive page)

- https://twitter.com/thirdlevelfootb/status/900027646871977987

Colombia must have broken some kind of goals-conceded record (31 in 2 matches), but will still avoid finishing last in the rankings. Some mistake surely! It'll be GB or Argentina.
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Re: Universiade 2017 World Uni Games
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 06:27:02 AM »

Knockout rounds are over, and the placement matches too. Brazil beat Japan in the final, and if I may say, the quality of the games nosedived after the group stage.

Teams were exhausted, and Taiwan is not an ideal place to play football in August.

FISU was expecting Group A teams to play 5 or 6 games in 11 days to win the gold medal! An endurance test for sure, but terrible as entertainment after a decent first round. Also unfair, as the teams in Group A played one match more than those in the other, smaller groups.

The format would be easy to improve, even with the same 13 teams or with 12 teams. The players would also probably want to reduce the unimportant placement matches. Great Britain played five matches, but only two of them were meaningful. In the end, GB beat Ireland for ninth place, whoopdedoo.

- https://shekicks.net/2017/08/28/brazil-win-world-university-games-gold/ (Archive page)


The GB students' sports teams at Taiwan 2017
(pic: 總統府, cc-by)
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