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Soccer WC 2018

Discussion in 'Sport & Athletics' started by Kai-Petri, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. ColHessler

    ColHessler Member

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    England will gut out a one-nil win.
     
  2. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    C'arn the Poms!
     
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    Is anyone watching England vs. Columbia? It's been a thriller!
     
  4. Mussolini

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    If you dont want spoilers, you shouldnt be looking in this thread.

    England through on penalties!
     
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    It was a fantastic game, the only two games I've seen the entirety of so far was Spain and Russia, and England and Columbia.........I got lucky with both :D
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Watched the England-Colombia match. The match itself was fun to watch, but I thought the referee lost control at the midpoint.
    I think Brazil should win the Cup.
     
  7. ColHessler

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    England actually won a penalty shootout.

    Mark this day on your calendar.

    I think Uruguay should win the World Cup.
     
  8. Mussolini

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    Colombia were a disgrace with the way they reacted and hounded the ref. Lucky not to have been playing a few men down by the end of it - the penalty was clearly a penalty but the Colombians spent 5 minutes protesting it and hounding the ref! Falcao as the captain was disgraceful, lost a lot of respect for him during that match. Also lucky not to have had a player sent off for a blatant headbutt (while an England player got a yellow for a slight head tap). Their fitness coach should also be banned for attacking Sterling in the tunnel - highly unprofessional for a member of the coaching staff. Falcao also complaining that the ref favored the Brits (Colombia was playing hack-a-Kane, so not sure what he is complaining about there) and that he only spoke English (the international language of sports, of flying aircraft, and naval shipping) so...
     
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  9. ColHessler

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    Well, France did deserve to win this. Youngsters with skills beyond their years, patience in the buildup, and great management by Deschamps. Tres bien.
     
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    I agree, but part of me wanted to see the overlooked and largely unknown Croatia win too...….
     
  11. ColHessler

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    Me too.
    Did you see the pitch invaders?
     
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    I did indeed.........quite unfortunate, and embarrassing for the Russian security as well...
     
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    Croatia dominated the first 20 minutes but couldn't finish. France's set piece goal was an own goal. The last two French goals were things of beauty.
     
  14. ColHessler

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    They should have done it when France had the ball.
     
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    Well done France! Congrats! And a good second place for Croatia!
     
  16. Mussolini

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    I am not sure I would say they 'dominated'. The first half of the game was very back and forth, but France had a lot more skill players an no one can deal with Mbappe's speed down the flank.

    The better team won, as much as I would like to have seen Croatia win. I had predicated a 3 - 1 France victory so wasn't off by much!
     

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