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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2018, 06:36:33 AM »
Sorry Steveboy, it’s all over. I’ve never seen a team down 2-0 play with such high energy as Belgium just did. It’s now 3-2, Belgium.

There just a bunch of Red Devils. For a very loooong time Belgium was not present at the World Championships.


Apart from winning every single one of their group games and now the knock out. 4 from 4 including England's scalp.  :-X

Worth considering when the World Cup was held in South Africa a football generation ago the Dutch won every game except one.
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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2018, 08:05:16 AM »
Sorry Steveboy, it’s all over. I’ve never seen a team down 2-0 play with such high energy as Belgium just did. It’s now 3-2, Belgium.

There just a bunch of Red Devils. For a very loooong time Belgium was not present at the World Championships.


Apart from winning every single one of their group games and now the knock out. 4 from 4 including England's scalp.  :-X

Worth considering when the World Cup was held in South Africa a football generation ago the Dutch won every game except one.

True but then nobody said they never turned up.

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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2018, 10:11:46 AM »
Sorry Steveboy, it’s all over. I’ve never seen a team down 2-0 play with such high energy as Belgium just did. It’s now 3-2, Belgium.

There just a bunch of Red Devils. For a very loooong time Belgium was not present at the World Championships.


Apart from winning every single one of their group games and now the knock out. 4 from 4 including England's scalp.  :-X

Well now they’ve got to face Brazil on Friday and I believe Brazil will beat them. In fact my prediction is that Brazil will win it all. Either way if the matches are as exciting as Japan versus Belgium was then we’re in for more good football.

https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/teams/team=43924/_index_default.html


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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2018, 01:00:23 PM »
What a load of dirty playing columbian baboons ....
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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2018, 05:56:10 AM »
OK, it is a guess more than anything else the final four will be France, Croatia, Belgium and England. What are others opinions~guesses.
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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2018, 08:10:09 AM »
OK, it is a guess more than anything else the final four will be France, Croatia, Belgium and England. What are others opinions~guesses.

It's a tough call, most of the ties are very evenly matched.

Both Belgium and Brazil have many world class players in their squads and are 2 of the best 3 teams in it with France. It could come down to mistakes. I fancy Belgium.

Uruguay and France is another on the edge but on paper, France should win all week and twice on a sunday.

It think Russia's great run will come to an end against Croatia.

And Sweden England is another on a knife edge. Sweden are weaker on paper but have a great record against England. England on the other hand are here but haven't been impressive. Edged Tunisia in the last minute, hammered a pub team in Panama and then got beat by Belgium. They were about to win after 90 mins last night, having scored via a penalty but in extra time they looked lost, couldn't find a pass and seemed to be hanging on for penalties. Of course they won, they're in the 1/4 finals but not impressively.

I'll go France, Belgium, Croatia & England too.

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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2018, 09:17:48 AM »
Uruguay‘s tight defending should just be enough to squeeze past the French, Belgium look a strong side so we can only hope they can send Naymar’s cheating ass home and for some reason I have a feeling Russia will get past Croatia - I’ll Not tempt fate on the England/Sweden game :-X
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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2018, 09:25:43 AM »


What would be really interesting is if Russia and England were to be in a final..
They are in the same half of the draw - it would be a potential semi-final
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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2018, 11:05:46 AM »
Uruguay, Brazil, Russia, Sweden


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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2018, 05:15:57 PM »
What a load of dirty playing columbian baboons ....

The Colombians say that the referee was biased, so that was why they lost.   :chuckle:

https://sports.yahoo.com/colombia-player-accuses-controversial-u-s-referee-bias-toward-england-world-cup-loss-041349181.html

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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2018, 05:29:44 PM »
What a load of dirty playing columbian baboons ....

The Colombians say that the referee was biased, so that was why they lost.   :chuckle:

https://sports.yahoo.com/colombia-player-accuses-controversial-u-s-referee-bias-toward-england-world-cup-loss-041349181.html

Columbia played a very physical (yellow card tainted) match, the first English goal was the result of an ugly infraction. Though it seemed they toned it down a bit in the 2nd half. The game was decided by a mistake of the Columbians and good goal keeping by the English.

The Columbia team should go home and stop moaning about there lost chances.
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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2018, 06:25:21 PM »
What a load of dirty playing columbian baboons ....

The Colombians say that the referee was biased, so that was why they lost.   :chuckle:

https://sports.yahoo.com/colombia-player-accuses-controversial-u-s-referee-bias-toward-england-world-cup-loss-041349181.html

Columbia played a very physical (yellow card tainted) match, the first English goal was the result of an ugly infraction. Though it seemed they toned it down a bit in the 2nd half. The game was decided by a mistake of the Columbians and good goal keeping by the English.

The Columbia team should go home and stop moaning about there lost chances.


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“But I truly hope that, if Colombia failed to meet these expectations, then the tragedy that happened to my brother doesn’t repeat itself. God forbid that it happens again.”

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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2018, 12:10:52 AM »
Thanks all for your emotions and passions!
It was cool!!!
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