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The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Thread

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

  1. red_elk

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    I'd prefer to see final game France vs (Sweden or England or Russia)
     
  2. Ferocitus

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    A win for Belgium = a win for the EU. I can see a lot of people wanting that.
     
  3. Uberfrog

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    If only I’d put some actual money on these results! :lol:
     
  4. Arwon

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    Someone has to beat England though - are France or Belgium the more likely?
     
  5. Takhisis

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    Well, Belgium have already actually done it once. Anyway, there's the Slavs in the way, assuming the Swedes don't break my record.

    Apparently Ingerland have a 8-9-7 record overall against Sweden, including two draws in WC matches (1-1 in '02 and 2-2 in '06, both in the group stages).
     
  6. Rik Meleet

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    <profanity>

    *sigh*

    I still support England. Go England !!
     
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  7. Rakkoon

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    I wouldn't mind a Belgium - England rematch with our A-teams.

    Also, what is now Belgium was conquered by France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria-Hungary, Spain,... We are not known for our elite fight force yet for some reason the English never wanted to conquer us. I feel sad about that.

    I'm with the 60% that speaks Dutch btw.

    And Croatia has some great dynamic going on.
     
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  8. Ferocitus

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    While walking today we passed my son's old school where there is a memorial to
    former students who died at Ypres. As you know from Civ6, Australian soldiers
    are known as "diggers". An affectionate term for Belgians in a Space Station
    game that my son admins for is "Waffle Diggers".
    Good luck!
     
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  9. Arwon

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    So. Are we just not discussing the iron clad certainty that the Russian soccer team is all doping because there's no doubt, and we assume they're not going to win the cup anyway?
     
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  10. Ferocitus

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    Doping wouldn't make them a certainty to win.
    Doping the refs might give them a better chance.
    Bribing FIFA would make them a bloody certainty.
     
  11. Martin Alvito

    Martin Alvito Real men play SMAC

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    Doping alone won't turn you or me into Lance Armstrong. Similarly, being able to run all day isn't going to turn the Russians into world-class football players. Which is why no one seriously thinks they're going to lift the Cup.
     
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  12. Rik Meleet

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    Fancy singing about Queen Elizabeth in the stands of a sport event. What muppets.
     
  14. Ferocitus

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    Phil is descended from the Romanovs, so it's nice of them to remind the Russians
    what will happen if they mess with England!
     
  15. Ferocitus

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    Maradona probably had some form of vitamin supplement the
    day he went through most of the English team. And every other day
    of his life.
     
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    I don’t think I’ve ever been more impressed by an England performance. Pickford in particular was terrific, but it looks like our defense has really tightened up.

    I’m pleased with this result, even if the team gets no further.
     
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    Damn those Russian domesticated Brazilians :/
     
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    He speaks two words Russian !
     
  19. Yeekim

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    Wait, I take that back :D
    Edit: Still, what a game!
    A delight all the way through.
     
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    Can we please bring back the Golden Goal? Thanks.
     

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