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Football/soccer/Futebol/fútbol, any fan?

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Messi, Sep 11, 2015.

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    Russia 2-2 Croatia (AET)
    Croatia win 3-4 on penalties.

    Croatia will play England in the second semi-final on Wednesday 11th July 2018. Russia (Hosts) are out!

    OUT IN GROUP STAGES: Australia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Iceland, Iran, S.Korea, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Tunisia.

    OUT IN ROUND OF 16: Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Mexico, Japan, Switzerland, Colombia.

    OUT IN QUARTER-FINALS: Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden, Russia.


    STILL IN: Belgium, Croatia, England, France.

    SEMI FINAL 1: BELGIUM vs FRANCE - Tuesday 10th July
    SEMI FINAL 2: CROATIA vs ENGLAND - Wednesday 11th July
     
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    Yay! Happy for Croatia.
     
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    #223 SKB, Jul 7, 2018
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    I would like to see Belgium x Croatia in the final because both never played a final before.
     
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    We had an argentinian referee after we eliminated them and now an uruguyan after we eliminated them.

    THis is not serious.
     
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    This is the most interesting World Cups in my memory. I like that!
     
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    I confess that this world cup I'm not following like I did with the others. But I loved this semi-final and I hope Belgium or Croacia will win.

    I started to follow the World Cup in 1990. Some memories:

    - Italia 90 - My fisrt memorie of the world Cup. I remember a little bit of Argentina's first match against Cameron when Pumpido (Arg.`s goalkeeper broke his leg). The best memories that I have was during the 16 round when Argentina won against Brazil. it was crazy in our house because just my father was supporting Argentina, the rest of the family were all brazilians (like 20 persons). I also remember a little bit of the semi-finals agains Italy. And that was all. I dont think I watched the final against Germany.

    - USA 94 - That was the World Cup that I probably watched most of the games. I was 11 at the time and already a fanatic for soccer. I watched all the Argentina's games and cry when Romenia beated us in the round 16. My friends and I used to collect the stickers and cards from this WC.

    - France 98 - It was a great WC, I think the best I saw in the technical level and great matches. Argentina was beaten by Holand in the quarter-finals. France ended up as the champion in a great match against Brazil.

    - Korea/Japan 2002 - Probably the only world cup that I didnt enjoy it. The time of the matches were just horrible because of the time zone. Argentina also left the WC in the first round. It was disappointing.

    - Germany 2006 - Great matches. Argentina lost in the penaltis to Germany.

    - South Africa 2010 - Shakira's song was remarkable...hahaha. Congratulations to Spain for winning their first WC. Argentina was humiliated by GErmany in the quarter-finals.

    - Brazil 2014 - Messi did his best WC and Argentina reached the final, once again against Germany. Brazil left the semi-finals in the most bizarre and humiliating match of all history, 7 x 1

    - Russia 2018 - Curious to know who will be the champion. I though Brazil or Germany would win this WC but I was wrong.
     
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    Romania Argentina in 1994 was one of the best games of the WC.
     
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    Tomorrow Belgium - France. Let's hope our Red Devils win.

    And while we wait for the game:

     
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    Since Portugal got knocked out i'm really hoping for a Belgium - Croatia Final (the small countries revenge)(since i have soooo many Serbian friends i don't like a Croatia win, even my 8 Year son was rotting for Serbia in this Worl Cup because his Handball coach and many of his school friends are Serbians)

    But i must recognize that France is the Top quality Team in this edition, they got it all: Griezman, Kanté, Varane, Pogba and we all expect the wonder kid Mbappe explode in a single match.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 9, 2018, Original Post Date: Jul 9, 2018 ---
    Let's not forget "The Guardiola Effect". In the Last World Cups the winner was ALWAYS the Nation where Guardiola won the Championship as Head Coach.

    - South Africa 2010 - Guardiola won the Spanish Tittle with Barcelona - World Cup Champion was Spain.
    - Brazil 2014 - Guardiola won the German tittle with Bayern Munich - World Cup Champion was Germany
    - Russia 2018 - Guardiola won the English tittle with Manchester City - World Cup Champion could be England
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    To my friend @Messi

    Considero esta equipa do Brazil uma das mais fracas que alguma vez vi, a equipe do Italia 90 é de longe a pior de todas, mas esta equipe do Brazil é só pés de chumbo, se retirarmos Coutinho e Neymar ficamos com uma equipa que não sabe jogar á bola. Porque Douglas Costa não é titular? Como é que o Brazil joga com um médio como Casemiro que só dá porrada? Como é possivel que os avançados do Brazil sejam Gabriel Jesus e Firmino, dois jogadores de Contra-Ataque, nunca ouviram falar de Jonas?

    Relativamente á Argentina penso que a questão se resolve com o afastamento de Messi, porque há tantos grandes jogadores na Argentina que estã tapados por Messi, vejo o Mundial do meu querido angelito Di Maria e afirmo que ele não queria estar ali. Dybala e Higuain no Banco? Icardi nem sequer é convocado? Quando o melhor defesa da Argentina é Otamentdi está tudo dito sobre a qualidade desta defesa e sem uma boa defesa não se ganha nada, porque Garay não foi chamado?

    A America do Sul tem de perceber que o futebol na Europa já não se joga com uma bola quadrada e que um craque sozinho pode ganhar um jogo mas não ganha uma competição, Messi e Neymar sem uma boa equipa nunca venceram o Mundial.
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    And Germany was number 1, Brazil number 2 and Portugal was number 4 and they ALL went home. Don't forget those rating were earned in qualification rounds against uber national teams like Andorra, Malta or San Marino.
     
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    Where is that disagree button ... :D

    Allez la France !
     
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    My local team (Portsmouth) has already played two pre-season games....


    Cork City 1-4 Portsmouth


    Havant & Waterlooville 1-2 Portsmouth
     
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    Argentina already played with these same players in 3 Copas Americas and 2 World Cups. The result is always the same. We are losing finals by incompetence and bad luck. Higuain missed important goals in all of finals played.
     
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    Belgium was strong but France were stronger.

    Awesomely solid.

    ALlez la France !!
     
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    Maclunkey, we lost.

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    Kudos to France, who found a way to defeat Belgium .... by not playing football.
     
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    SEMI-FINAL 1: France 1-0 Belgium

    France will play in the WORLD CUP FINAL on Sunday 15th July 2018. Belgium will play in the third-place Bronze Medal playoff on Saturday 14th July.

    OUT IN GROUP STAGES: Australia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Iceland, Iran, S.Korea, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Tunisia.

    OUT IN ROUND OF 16: Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Mexico, Japan, Switzerland, Colombia.

    OUT IN QUARTER-FINALS: Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden, Russia.


    STILL IN: Croatia, England (SEMI-FINAL 2)

    THIRD PLACE PLAYOFF: Belgium vs ?

    WORLD CUP FINAL: France vs ?
     
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    Tactical win by Deschamps. Definitely.
     
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    Indeed a tactical win, and that is the only thing we can say about the performance of the French team after this game.
     
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    Croatia has been ordered by FIFA to wear their away kit, even though they've been drawn as the "home" team.
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    Croatia's red & white checkered "home" kit (middle ^) clashes with both England's white home and red away kits.
    Instead, Croatia will wear an all-blue away kit, and England will wear an all-white kit.
     
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