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on: December 01, 2017, 02:17:08 PM

Groupings have been set today.

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=final-draw-roundup-2922235.html

I'm leaning towards France this year... mainly because I look at the list and pick a name. Worked well in 2014 as I took the Germans.  awesome, for real

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Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 06:05:52 AM

Only comes around once every 4 years. It can get its own thread.

USA/Mexico/Canada just announced as host for 2026 cup, phew that was a close one over Morocco.. Ohhhhh, I see.



Predictions?

Germany/Spain/Brazil are favourites. France? Belgium as the outsider (with the best FUT team).

How will England self-destruct this year?

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Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 06:11:45 AM

http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=25766.0

Tried that... no one was going for it.  awesome, for real

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Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 06:19:14 AM

Fuck it we'll make it work this time!

I would also be very happy with Russia lost to Saudi Arabia tomorrow. :D

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Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 06:57:18 AM

Want to spice it up with a prediction game? https://www.kicktipp.com/ or is there something better available?

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Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 07:14:25 AM

Spain are favourites.

Well they just sacked their NT coach...
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Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 09:32:26 AM

Haha, I had forgotten USA didn't qualify.  Good luck, rest of the world!
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Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 09:33:11 AM

I don't pay nearly as much attention to the international game as I do the club game but I think it's Germany's to lose. The weird turmoil in the Spain camp over the manager isn't going to help, and I'm not entirely convinced by the Brazilian team. France seems to never gel quite right despite the loads of talent on that team and Belgium, which has great talent as well, has Roberto Martinez as manager so not going to win anything big there.

Russia is just a shitty team to match their shitty country.

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Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 09:57:26 AM

Kinda disappointed no Netherlands this year... But I have the motherland Poland in it. /cry

Still calling France. I mean they have a cock on their Jerseys...  why so serious?

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Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 10:57:26 AM

I don't pay nearly as much attention to the international game as I do the club game but I think it's Germany's to lose. The weird turmoil in the Spain camp over the manager isn't going to help, and I'm not entirely convinced by the Brazilian team. France seems to never gel quite right despite the loads of talent on that team and Belgium, which has great talent as well, has Roberto Martinez as manager so not going to win anything big there.

Russia is just a shitty team to match their shitty country.

We just lost 0:1 against Austria and managed to barely win 2:1 against Saudi Arabia (and only because of an own goal) but we're always shit before a major tournament. There's also the whole deal with Özil and Gündogan meeting Erdogan and getting their pictures taken and how the aftermath has messed with the NT. (Gündogan gave him a shirt dedicated to "our dear president") The photo op got (naturally) leaked and people were rather pissed off about that.

My money would be on Brazil, which has had an impressive win record since the new manager has taken over or France. It has been 56 years since a national team has last managed to defend its title so the likelihood is low that Germany will break that streak.

There's the old saying though of Germany being a "tournament team" (meaning that we're usually shit before a major tournament but somehow still end up in the top four) so who knows.
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Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 12:55:54 PM

Yeah the Spain story  swamp poop swamp poop swamp poop

The president of Spanish soccer basically saying 'how dare you do this to ME so I'm fucking firing you' 

Dumbassery all around. Spain hadn't lost a match since he took over and they were looking strong going into the tournament. Oh vell!


I would love Belgium to win it all. Someone other than the usual suspects please! Dare I say I hope England does well too? Young, likable team.


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Reply #11 on: June 13, 2018, 02:53:55 PM

Dear God, no. If England wins they will not shut up about it for the next 4 years. Everything will be "THE WORLD CHAMPIONS!!! are..." It's worse than the fucking Patriots. England are the worst winners on the goddam planet.

If course I'm Irish, so totally unbiased.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #12 on: June 13, 2018, 03:16:22 PM

Dear God, no. If England wins they will not shut up about it for the next 40 years.

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Reply #13 on: June 13, 2018, 03:26:22 PM

I was going to say. England still talks about their sole World Cup victory like it happened recently.
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Reply #14 on: June 14, 2018, 12:08:34 PM

Rooting for Not Brazil and Not Germany. Go other people!

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Reply #15 on: June 14, 2018, 11:07:53 PM

I would be rooting for Spain but fuck Sergio Ramos.

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Reply #16 on: June 14, 2018, 11:24:42 PM

i'm rooting for widespread death from access to heroin and coke
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Reply #17 on: June 15, 2018, 06:07:39 AM

Belgium or Iceland.


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Reply #18 on: June 15, 2018, 06:11:02 AM

Belgium or Iceland.

Iceland has some nice jerseys...  awesome, for real

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Reply #19 on: June 15, 2018, 06:16:30 AM

i'm rooting for widespread death from access to heroin and coke
Some vendor should setup a street side Krokodil stand next to the stadiums.

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Reply #20 on: June 15, 2018, 06:42:44 AM

Anyone have a line on a good online source for watching games?

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Reply #21 on: June 15, 2018, 07:45:52 AM

Supposedly http://stream.telemundodeportes.com

But I can't get it to load.. Work for anyone?
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Reply #22 on: June 15, 2018, 01:28:42 PM

Ronaldo going for the dive and being rewarded with a penalty. In other words, water is wet.
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Reply #23 on: June 15, 2018, 01:54:07 PM

De Gea doing his best Karius impersonation.

Can both those teams lose?

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Reply #24 on: June 15, 2018, 07:40:08 PM

Ronaldo going for the dive and being rewarded with a penalty. In other words, water is wet.

Did Ronaldo steal something of yours? You have a serious problem.

Expect poison from the standing water.
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Reply #25 on: June 16, 2018, 01:57:23 AM

Ronaldo going for the dive and being rewarded with a penalty. In other words, water is wet.

Did Ronaldo steal something of yours? You have a serious problem.

Some of his tax money, actually.

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Reply #26 on: June 16, 2018, 02:46:31 AM

Ronaldo going for the dive and being rewarded with a penalty. In other words, water is wet.

Did Ronaldo steal something of yours? You have a serious problem.

Pointing out that he took the invitation by Nacho to get the penalty is not an indication of me having a serious problem. It’s Ronaldo’s MO and has been for most of his career. He is a diver and he’s always exaggerating contact to draw out a free kick or penalty. He’s as clever as Ramos in that he’ll mostly make it look like a “could be/couldn’t be” situation.

Nacho should have known better, Ronaldo is his team mate at Real and he knows Ronaldo’s style of play.

Don’t turn this into me being pathological though. Ronaldo just equaled the World Cup Record of Puscas, he is probably the best player in the world and when he’s on he’ll single handedly win you a game. That free kick into the corner was perfect.

He’s also a flip flopper and a diver though.
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Reply #27 on: June 16, 2018, 06:20:44 AM

Fucking video review on penalty calls now?  Yeah I’m out. Fuck you divin.....annnd never mind I’m back in.  Didn’t need video replay on that call.   Who the fuck puts there hands in the air on a cross??
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Reply #28 on: June 16, 2018, 06:52:34 AM

This is not beach volleyball.
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Reply #29 on: June 16, 2018, 05:45:49 PM

Fucking video review on penalty calls now?  Yeah I’m out. Fuck you divin.....annnd never mind I’m back in.  Didn’t need video replay on that call.   Who the fuck puts there hands in the air on a cross??

Reminded me of

Sucked to lose to a not-quite-clear VAR penalty (defender may have touched the ball first) and a fluke in-and-out bounce off the crossbar, when the penalty against the French was that handball.
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Reply #30 on: June 16, 2018, 07:23:49 PM

It was a penalty and it was a goal.

Yeah it sucks to lose by such fine margins, but it was fair.

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Reply #31 on: June 16, 2018, 08:25:38 PM

Yep. No sour grapes here, just the "sucks to lose by fine margins" thing.

However, there is a replay angle that clearly shows the Aussie player made contact with the ball before the player. It didn't seem to be available to the referee for the VAR decision, and I thought he was correct at the time, but having seen the angle that demonstrates contact with the ball on Australian TV this morning, I am now convinced that it was technically the wrong decision - but I don't blame the ref. I can't link it because FIFA's restrictions on social video sharing mean I have only seen it on TV, but it shows the ball change course from his foot before he has contact with the French player.
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Reply #32 on: June 16, 2018, 11:55:03 PM

I was going to say. England still talks about their sole World Cup victory like it happened recently.


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Reply #33 on: June 17, 2018, 12:06:32 PM

Good match from Mexico.  They are a fun team to watch.
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Reply #34 on: June 17, 2018, 12:39:42 PM

The first half was a complete trainwreck by Germany. Midfield was absolute desolate
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