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The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by BirraImperial, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Sarin

    Sarin Emperor

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    We can't, the only two SA teams left will, if they win, meet in semi-final.
     
  2. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    up yours.
    Thanks for spotting the typo. :shifty:
     
  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    up yours.
    @Snerk ain't you gonna bet? I need your opinion on Sweden.
     
  4. Turquoiside

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    Thanks for keeping track of everything @Sofista ! I believe I should have six points
    instead of seven though. Missed both Russia and Brazil's wins in the last round.

    Uruguay - France
    Brazil - Belgium
    Croatia - Russia
    England - Sweden
     
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  5. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    Uruguay - France
    Uruguay: 3 - France: 12
    Brazil - Belgium
    Brazil: 5 - Belgium: 10
    Croatia - Russia
    Croatia: 12 - Russia: 3
    England - Sweden
    England: 12 - Sweden: 3
     
  6. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    We used to have a "Rivaldo Award" thread for the best actor/cheater of the tournament. Since Neymar the winner is known before the tournament so why bother?
     
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  7. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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  8. Sofista

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    Whoops! Transcription mixup by me, thank you for pointing out. :)
     
  9. Snerk

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    Here we go:

    Uruguay - France (because Mbappe)
    Brazil - Belgium (because Neymar, they should use Firmino instead)
    Croatia - Russia (both teams have been lucky, Russia will be the luckiest)
    England - Sweden (England has the better team, plain and simple)
     
  10. Rakkoon

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    Oh, a football thread.
    Tonight we play Brazil, our third quarter final ever and the last time we played a semi I was playing Space Invaders on my Atari.
     
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  11. Sofista

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    And France is still in. They convincingly dominated the game, but overall neither side had a lot of scoring chances - which makes me think that saying Cavani's "understudies" were cringe-worthy might be excessive. Anything they did was horrid to the eye, but they just did so little, so... Anyway, a really good France, Mbappé mor epractical than flashy but hey,, it did the job.

    Amusing moments from the game:
    - Lloris eating a bug. A dragonfly, possibly radioactive, which could have given him at least temporary superpowers. He literally flew in the one occasion he was seriously tested, but it's not enough material to judge on.
    - Mbappé perhaps doesn't know yet if he wants to be the next Leo or the next Cristiano. In doubt, once he was down, he showed he's ready to be the next Neymar.
    - Oh Ledesma, a World Cup game is one of the worst possible conceivable circumstances to practice your Mr. Bean impersonation...
     
  12. Rik Meleet

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    I want to change to:

    Uruguay - France
    Brazil
    - Belgium <- changed
    Croatia - Russia
    England - Sweden
     
  13. BirraImperial

    BirraImperial Pura Vida!

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    Very solid performance from France...Uruguay as I feared, suffered from the absence of Cavani, and could barely generate clear chances on goal...Brazil and Belgium should be interesting...
     
  14. Rakkoon

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    Mertens starting on the bench. I like that, keeps him fresh for when we need extra speed. Carasco is out and Fellaini is in. Not a great surprise after the match against Japan.
    Which means we have two afro haircuts on the field :egypt:
     
  15. Hrothbern

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    1-0 for Belgium against Brazil

    :thumbsup:
     
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    2-0 for Belgium
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  17. Rakkoon

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    Ah yeah. Beautiful football. Our central backfielder making a goal (with help from Brazil), Lukaku playing defense, 2 meters or Courtois stopping some Brazilian action.
    My heart..
     
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    Yeah. First 45 minutes beautiful football.
    Second half Brazil controles the game and Lukaku as well.
    With 2-1 the hope is back for Brazil. Belgium under siege.
    Keep my fingers crossed for Belgium
     
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    We won

    No Meunier in the next round but after more than 30 years we are in a semifinal!
     
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    What language does the Belgian team communicate in?
     

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