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2018 World Cup
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:24:17 am »
Hey, so I hear there's this little football tournament starting in Russia tomorrow. Some people seem to think it's a big deal, wondering if anyone is excited for it?

Predictions for the final & winner?

(Having not followed anything football related recently, I am only going by what a friend off-handedly told me:
- Brazil are favourites
- France is strong but can be inconsistent
- Germany is strong but getting old
- Argentina have Messi but he's unlikely to carry them all the way
- Portugal have Ronaldo and his team is more rounded than Argentina
Thoughts?)

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 09:36:23 am »
- Brazil, Germany and Spain are the favourites, but Spain fired their head coach two days before their first game because he's leaving the NT for Real Madrid after the tournament (and apparently didn't notify the Federation until shortly before Real Madrid announced it). I still expect a lot from them, but that's a big blow.
- France are really talented, but they lack the proper mentality to win IMO. Same with Belgium, probably.
- Argentina are strong offensively, but have an average defense and midfield. Portugal are a solid team, but probably not good enough to reach the final.

I think Brazil are going to win. Very solid team technically and tactically, great coach and their star player Neymar is fit and rested at just the right time.


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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 04:06:45 pm »
That's right he told me about Spain firing their coach as well lol

So France and Belgium could be surprises because of their young talent?

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 07:56:15 pm »
link making a football thread :love:

Excited is an understatement. Month of zero sleep incoming.
Your friend game you a pretty good quick summary.

My pick is still Germany, they just know how to get it done at this level. France has the best squad but some of their squad omissions have actually made me not as concerned about them. Brazil a force as usual and atm the bookies favourites.
Belgium have an icredible squad on paper too but have always failed to deliver as a team when it mattered. This is their biggest and best chance yet.
England is England. I feel though for once that their expectations are in check which could bode well for them
Argentina, Spain and Portugal all very capable too.

Going to be a great tournament and started with a bang with Russia destroying the Saudis.

Big night tonight, highlight being Spain v Portugal.

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 11:01:59 pm »
Put in a randomly generated sweepstake just for fun:

Person   Team 1   Team 2   Team 3   Team 4
Link   Spain   Denmark   Peru   Australia
Mad   Brazil   Croatia   Sweden   Iran
Dice   Belgium   Russia   Nigeria   Panama
Reivax   Portugal   Uruguay   Japan   Costa Rica
Mage   Germany   Poland   Iceland   Saudi Arabia
"DigB"   England   Colombia   Senegal   South Korea
Default   Argentina   Switzerland   Egypt   Tunisia
Sky   France   Mexico   Serbia   Morocco

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2018, 06:53:14 am »
That's right he told me about Spain firing their coach as well lol

So France and Belgium could be surprises because of their young talent?

France has an incredible pool of talent, but they lack leadership.
Belgium has its most talented generation ever and most of the key players are at their peak now. I think they lack the winning mentality that a team like Germany has to go all the way, though. I wouldn't mind to be wrong, of course.


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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 07:58:58 am »
Put in a randomly generated sweepstake just for fun:

Person   Team 1   Team 2   Team 3   Team 4
Link   Spain   Denmark   Peru   Australia
Mad   Brazil   Croatia   Sweden   Iran
Dice   Belgium   Russia   Nigeria   Panama
Reivax   Portugal   Uruguay   Japan   Costa Rica
Mage   Germany   Poland   Iceland   Saudi Arabia
BigD   England   Colombia   Senegal   South Korea
Default   Argentina   Switzerland   Egypt   Tunisia
Sky   France   Mexico   Serbia   Morocco

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Awesome.

Everyone has a decent shot

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 10:51:26 am »
I've already been f'd over by S. Arabia :(
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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 01:56:17 pm »
Put in a randomly generated sweepstake just for fun:

Person   Team 1   Team 2   Team 3   Team 4
Link   Spain   Denmark   Peru   Australia
Mad   Brazil   Croatia   Sweden   Iran
Dice   Belgium   Russia   Nigeria   Panama
Reivax   Portugal   Uruguay   Japan   Costa Rica
Mage   Germany   Poland   Iceland   Saudi Arabia
BigD   England   Colombia   Senegal   South Korea
Default   Argentina   Switzerland   Egypt   Tunisia
Sky   France   Mexico   Serbia   Morocco

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Wtf take my name out plz <_<
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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 02:56:07 pm »
Portugal - Spain was fantastic. What a game! :smoke:


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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 10:24:47 pm »
Portugal v Spain was a WC classic.

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 02:30:28 am »
Nerves in full gear now. Plus just not an embarrassment of a thrashing

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2018, 03:50:24 am »

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2018, 10:20:25 am »
Not long ago you were miming to the Shook Ones
Now this really is Part II cuz you're the shook one

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2018, 12:31:12 pm »
I suggest putting D's name there twice instead of just once.
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