General Discussion: World Cup 2018


smith
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10973 posts since 5/5/04

1 Dec 2017 16:27
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
Uruguay

Portugal
Spain
Iran
Morocco

France
Peru
Denmark
Australia

Argentina
Iceland
Croatia
Nigeria

Brazil
Switzerland
Costa Rica
Serbia

Germany
Mexico
Sweden
South Korea

Belgium
Tunisia
England
Panama

Poland
Senegal
Columbia
Japan

smith
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10973 posts since 5/5/04

1 Dec 2017 16:29
Tough group for England. Friday night game v Tunisia though Cool Looking forward to it. We'll get a sweepstake sorted before it starts.
caol87
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2189 posts since 28/6/14

1 Dec 2017 16:56
Tough group? Didn't think so compared to other teams we could have played, i think its relatively easy…
smith
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10973 posts since 5/5/04

1 Dec 2017 17:40
Well Belgium could put out their second string and beat us. Going on past world cups any team v us would make it tough. Can see us struggling to beat Tunisia (maybe draw), lose to Belgium and having to beat Panama to qualify second.
swede
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9064 posts since 21/3/09

posted 1 Dec 2017 17:51, edited 1 Dec 2017 17:51



we are fucked now though
Anto
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3852 posts since 19/1/12

1 Dec 2017 18:24
I cry Cry
Razorlight123
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4673 posts since 13/1/10

1 Dec 2017 19:21
Such an easy group for England.

Nigeria got it hard, forgot how many good players Croatia have.
JustinCredible
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2636 posts since 11/6/08

1 Dec 2017 19:22
Couldn't have asked for a better group, don't get me wrong we are shit but should still have enough to beat Tunisia and should pump Panama.

Belgium are full of great individuals and on paper should turn us over but they are as poor on the big stage as England teams of the last few tournaments.

Don't rate Roberto Martinez either, no idea how be got that job, best blag since this this dude

carl lewis
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23958 posts since 14/10/04

1 Dec 2017 19:29
QF will be a good campaign for England
smith
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posted 2 Dec 2017 04:16, edited 2 Dec 2017 04:16
JustinCredible wrote: Belgium are full of great individuals and on paper should turn us over but they are as poor on the big stage as England teams of the last few tournaments.

Very young team in 2012 that had a friendly with England and lost narrowly 1-0 have come a long way since then. I dont think losing to Argentina in the quarter finals of a World Cup for that young team was half bad. Nor losing to Italy like they did at the euros. We do that all thr time on the major stage. Wales result at Euros was their Iceland moment. Shit happens. They havent lost a game since then , were first team to qualify of all the European teams and set a new record (alongside Germany) of 43 goals scored during a qualifying campaign.

Being half Belgian I've watched most of their games and it has been for the most part much more enjoyable than anything England can and have produced since our Euro exits.

Having said that I of course want England to win first and foremost. Belgium can come second.
smith
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posted 2 Dec 2017 04:30, edited 2 Dec 2017 04:30
Relatively easy they said.


There are no easy teams for England to play on the world stage in the biggest tournament because the pressure to do well is too big for the players to handle. Been that way for long now.

Doesn't fill me with confidence either that we go to a World Cup with a manager who is just a 'yes man' for the FA.
Razorlight123
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posted 2 Dec 2017 08:26, edited 2 Dec 2017 08:26
On paper that group was harder than this upcoming WC's group. Panama should be an easy 3 points in the pocket. Tunisia shouldn't be an issue, although it won't be easy. Belgium who cares by then.

carl lewis
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3 Jun 2018 18:19
https://www.boxpark.co.uk/worldcup/#

All free
padawan
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4346 posts since 27/6/03

posted 4 Jun 2018 13:16, edited 4 Jun 2018 13:16
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjeYmFJnJ7Z/?hl=en&taken-by;=sergioramos

sure he says something about SALAH……
smith
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10973 posts since 5/5/04

6 Jun 2018 23:11
So ready now. Bring it on! 7 days Ubercool
carl lewis
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23958 posts since 14/10/04

7 Jun 2018 07:33
I think Spain will do it
maximus
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1724 posts since 13/7/06

8 Jun 2018 13:48
hope so carl, got them in sweepstake at work
krisricey
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2187 posts since 24/3/12

9 Jun 2018 11:43
I've put money on Germany again, just such a solid team on the world stage. Agree with above about Belgium, team of superb individuals but not sure on them as a team. Could be their year though, both Hazards are there after all
carl lewis
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9 Jun 2018 11:59
Hard to do back to back WC
smith
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posted 9 Jun 2018 13:10, edited 9 Jun 2018 13:10
Been done twice before

Italy 1934, 1938
Brazil 1958, 1962

Harder now maybe because of more teams but not impossible

I'd say what Spain did was harder

Euro 2008, World Cup 2010, Euro 2012