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    World Cup Thread

    I'm surprised no one has started one.

    Have at it, soccer (oops, I mean 'football') moreons.




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    where we're at:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    France versus England for the final. England wins.
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    Senegal is gonna shock the world!!

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    World cup? Watched it, great wins last night by Maya and Nino... but this football stuff? No idea about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    I'm surprised no one has started one.
    Perhaps everyone was too busy following all the free agent moves in the NBA?

    France looks good. England looks good, but no one in their right mind would put money on them given history. Belgium has confidence, but I think that could get them in trouble. I see cards, they have a couple of players with reputations for dirty play. Croatia? Playing well, but I don't think they quite have it. But they are playing with fire in their bellies, given they have players and this is likely the last shot for them with this kind of talent for a long time.

    France and England in the final. England breaks through and wins their second star. I am so confident I would bet up to $0 on it.
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    The English gave it the name soccer originally so I still call it soccer even though they now insist that "soccer" is American.
    In rugby England are the most hated team in the world and I transfer that across all sports. I have many English friends & I have muted a few on FB till this "it's coming home" crap dies down. The English were so conceited they refused to participate in the first few WC tournaments. Since lowering themselves to play with the rest of world they have won it just once but now are trying to spin the narrative that it's true home is in the UK. Fans like that are asking for a big dump of ESAD. I actually like the team and the way they are playing but the rest of the fans' bollocks, meh. I want France to beat England in the final cause that would hurt them the most. Vive la France!!!

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    England vs Croatia tomorrow, 11am PST I think.

    Good luck to both sides.

    And France already did in Belgium. But we’ll be seeing the Belgians again in the third-place match on Saturday.
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    It’s not coming home.






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    So you know how English soccer fans talk about a Maradona hand ball that wasn't called in 1986 like if was yesterday and they definitely would have won the whole thing if it wasn't for that?

    I wonder if they'll finally get over that and the high kick on Croatia's second goal will get them though the next 32 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    So you know how English soccer fans talk about a Maradona hand ball that wasn't called in 1986 like if was yesterday and they definitely would have won the whole thing if it wasn't for that?

    I wonder if they'll finally get over that and the high kick on Croatia's second goal will get them though the next 32 years.

    Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way....

    As I said, I would not put money on England, but I did think Croatia's extra minutes on the field in the knock out stage would be telling.

    Croatia is playing very well. But I don't see how they can top France. Betting says the same, with close to 2-1 odds at the moment.
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    Croatia a country with 4 million ppl. Anyone not French must be backing them. They do have one good thing going for them in that they play the ball through on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwisimon View Post
    They do have one good thing going for them in that they play the ball through on the ground.
    I certainly like that about them.

    Gotta back the underdog here, rooting not betting.
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    Yesterday a Frenchman and an Englishman met in a pub and the English guy says, “we’re playing Croatia on the telly”.

    The Frenchman replies, “what a coincidence, we play them on Sunday!”

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    England vs Belgium for the Bronze medal.

    Match in progress, Belgium currently up 1-0.
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    Not "Coming Home" I guess.

    Belgian beer is better too. >runs away<

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    Tough call as to what to watch tomorrow...Kickoff for the final is 4PM moscow time...which should be 3PM Paris time

    And do to a fluke of scheduling with the ASO:

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    Tour de Roubaix isn't scheduled to end until 4PM-430PM Paris time. Oops.
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    Final score:

    France 11
    Croatia 1

    Book it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .je View Post
    Not "Coming Home" I guess.

    Belgian beer is better too. >runs away<
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    Just visited Croatia a few weeks ago. I will be cheering them on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    England vs Belgium for the Bronze medal.

    Match in progress, Belgium currently up 1-0.
    Hazard has been quite good for Belgium this tournament, playing at a very high level. I always liked him when he was on his game.

    England had the best world cup in a long time. Not only results, but the nation got behind them, the manager seems to have solved some problems and is seen to be doing a good job, young players with potential for the future among the reasons.

    They will TRULY disappoint in 2022.
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    Cool i hope it's a good game

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    Congatulations to France, that was very impressive (that one bad play by their goalie aside).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Congatulations to France, that was very impressive (that one bad play by their goalie aside).
    Goal 1: own goal, against the run of play.
    Goal 2: PK.
    Goal 3: rebound from a shot goes right back to the shooter (who then finished in a clinical manner).

    They won, they played well all tournament, but not the most impressive performance in the final to my eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod View Post
    Goal 1: own goal, against the run of play.
    Goal 2: PK.
    Goal 3: rebound from a shot goes right back to the shooter (who then finished in a clinical manner).

    They won, they played well all tournament, but not the most impressive performance in the final to my eye.
    Yes, sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, but they were good, too.

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