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World Cup?

Great World Cup!
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Good World Cup!
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Meh
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9%
Bad World Cup!
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Awful World Cup!
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Postby The South Falls » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:25 am

England somehow wins this one... I wished Sweden would take it, but it didn't.
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Postby Rio Cana » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:29 am

Eng. is winning 2 to 0 against the Swedes. :clap:
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Postby Adab » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:30 am

Bombadil wrote:
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Yup.. for all the chances this should be 4-0..


This should be 6-0 for the love of God. Their finishing leaves much to be desired.
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Postby Vassenor » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:33 am

Also apparently the linesman needs his eyes checking. At least two off-sides missed or something.
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Postby Nazis in Space » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:35 am

Adab wrote:
Bombadil wrote:
Yup.. for all the chances this should be 4-0..


This should be 6-0 for the love of God. Their finishing leaves much to be desired.

Eh, if we go by absurdo-chances, I'd say 4-2. Sweden had its moments.

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Postby Bombadil » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:36 am

I mean there's no doubt England have been the better side throughout but.. they're frustrating in their hesitation in the final phase..
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Postby The South Falls » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:37 am

I'm not watching the game, and I will not watch it, but it seems England is still being the better side.
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Postby Vassenor » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:43 am

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Postby Bakery Hill » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:46 am

Damn it.
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Postby Bombadil » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:51 am

They think it's all over..
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Postby Adab » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:52 am

That's it folks. England through to the semi-final.
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Postby Vassenor » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:54 am



Getting past Russia/Croatia and whoever makes it through the other semi isn't a guaranteed thing.
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Postby The South Falls » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:55 am

This trophy won't go to England. It'll go to France.


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Postby Philjia » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:55 am

The the recreational sphere intended to be controlled with the feet is returning to it's nation of origin. Hopefully Sterling plays better against Russia/Croatia if they start him.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:55 am

3/4 so far

Now I only need Russia to win for 100 percent prediction on quarter finals
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Postby Bakery Hill » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:59 am

Vassenor wrote:
Bakery Hill wrote:I doubt it.


Getting past Russia/Croatia and whoever makes it through the other semi isn't a guaranteed thing.

France is playing sub par. I don't rate the other two very highly.
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Postby Bakery Hill » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:00 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:3/4 so far

Now I only need Russia to win for 100 percent prediction on quarter finals

proofs?
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Postby Bombadil » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:04 am

Bombadil wrote:
Bombadil wrote:Round of Sixteen:
Uruguay over Portugal - I think Uruguay have a strong chance to take this with a better overall team
France over Argentina - given France finally step up and Messi doesn't have a blistering game
Brazil over Mexico - fair enough
Belgium over Japan - sure
Spain over Russia - yup
Croatia over Denmark - I quite like Croatia
Sweden over Switzerland - I suspect Sweden's long ball hoofing tactics will work
England over Colombia - eesh.. I just haven't seen Colombia play so merely out of patriotism I'll let this stand


Ok so I went 7 from 8 for the 4th round, with Spain as a fair miscall but that does change my quarters, which I predicted as..

Quarterfinals:
France over Uruguay - though could be an upset
Belgium over Brazil - I think Belgium could do this
Spain over Croatia - game of this round for me
England over Sweden - or Colombia depending..


I'll stick with France.. I'm thinking to twist with Belgium given their performance against Japan and Brazil's against Mexico but what the hell.. the way this WC has been going I might as well look at this as the major upset of the round. Then it's Russia not Spain.. so I'm going to go for Croatia because if Russia win again I think questions will be asked, I actually think it better for Russia to bravely go out in the quarters.. then I guess I have to stay with England over Sweden.

Then to semi's..

Well here I go into fantasy land to make up for last night's snooze fest..

Semifinals:
Belgium over France
England over Croatia


Yeah well.. it's fantasy land isn't it..

Third Place Playoff:
Spain over France

Final:
England vs. Belgium - two teams enter, one team leaves..


This could still stand and might be fitting given they both rested so many players in their final group game. I don't really care about third place playoff..


So far since my predictions before the 4th round I'm 10/11 only getting Spain-Russia wrong.. which fair enough.. if only I was a gambling person..
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Postby Vassenor » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:04 am

Bakery Hill wrote:
Vassenor wrote:
Getting past Russia/Croatia and whoever makes it through the other semi isn't a guaranteed thing.

France is playing sub par. I don't rate the other two very highly.


So you're expecting another ENGvBEL match in the final?
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Postby Bombadil » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:08 am

Vassenor wrote:
Bakery Hill wrote:France is playing sub par. I don't rate the other two very highly.


So you're expecting another ENGvBEL match in the final?


I think France just have the sheer talent to take this, i simply prefer a BEL-ENG final myself - my head says France my heart says one of Belgium or England..

..I just haven't seen Croatia play yet so they're a bit of a blind spot for me.
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Postby NewLakotah » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:31 am

Bombadil wrote:
Vassenor wrote:
So you're expecting another ENGvBEL match in the final?


I think France just have the sheer talent to take this, i simply prefer a BEL-ENG final myself - my head says France my heart says one of Belgium or England..

..I just haven't seen Croatia play yet so they're a bit of a blind spot for me.

I was never able to watch Croatia's more impressive games in the Group stage and only watched the Denmark-Croatia game. There they seemed a solid team, but certainly not the team that I had thought that they would be from seeing the group stage finals. With that, I am not entirely sure they are going to be able to beat Russia. Sure they probably got better talent, but I still feel like Russia has more left in them to keep playing, but its hard to tell.

France, I believe, outplayed Uruguay for 90 minutes, even while playing at a poor level by their standards. It certainly wasn't a complete 90 minutes straight, but they definitely had Uruguay's number. Watching Belgium vs. Brazil definitely made me respect Belgium a lot more. I feel like they really do have a real shot of victory against France and in the Final. That being said I still pick France to win. Russia beats Croatia, today though...
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