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Started by dreams99 on Mar 29, 2018 7:21:36 PM
World Cup 2018

The least anticipated World Cup ever? I keep forgetting it's happening.

Discuss it here.

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dreams99 - 29 Mar 2018 19:21:57 (#1 of 869)

World Cup 2018: No British referee chosen for tournament - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43110905

Tadagee - 29 Mar 2018 19:56:32 (#2 of 869)

Wales are noble boycotting.

Arjuna - 29 Mar 2018 21:00:44 (#3 of 869)

There will be no British referee at the World Cup this summer for the first time since 1938

When we didn't enter

misosoup100 - 29 Mar 2018 22:37:36 (#4 of 869)

I'll be cheering for Russia to get knocked out early. Go Egypt and Uruguay!

misosoup100 - 29 Mar 2018 22:38:45 (#5 of 869)

Predictor: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/world-cup-2018-wallchart-predictor/

I get these QFs:

  • Brazil-England
  • Germany-Belgium
  • Spain-Argentina
  • Portugal-France

Moschops - 29 Mar 2018 22:45:54 (#6 of 869)

I got exactly the same

HorstVogel - 29 Mar 2018 22:48:29 (#7 of 869)

wonderful, we'd flatten Belgium.



History will be made, England beats Brazil



Spain will do a 1:0 on Argentina, France'll win by two goals

MontyPeculiar - 29 Mar 2018 22:50:30 (#8 of 869)

I got exactly the same

So I guess you both reckon Engerland will finish above Belgium.

HorstVogel - 29 Mar 2018 22:54:37 (#9 of 869)

England 0 : Germany 1



what a final!

fogger - 29 Mar 2018 23:08:31 (#10 of 869)

QFs.

Portugal v Denmark

Spain v France

Brazil v Belgium

Germany v England

BenVrackie - 29 Mar 2018 23:12:57 (#11 of 869)

QFs

Spain vs France

Portugal vs Argentina

Brazil vs Belgium

Germany vs Poland

CaptainBlack - 29 Mar 2018 23:37:02 (#12 of 869)

Every two years I have to take an interest in England by default. Maybe the best thing they have going for them is that nobody expects anything - so the whole ‘England Expects’ pressure is off.

But could someone have a word with Putin and detain that fucking brass band for the duration of the WC? Not necessarily A Siberian salt mine, just a cell would do.

Arjuna - 29 Mar 2018 23:41:36 (#13 of 869)

no, it has to be the salt mine

HorstVogel - 29 Mar 2018 23:44:05 (#14 of 869)

How were the qualifiers? I find England can get very enthusiastic and when the competition starts it goes up in a puff of smoke?



Just checked the internet - 1976, the enthusiasm after England beat Finland was high, yet I thought considering most Finnish players were amateurs it wasn't warranted.



I supported West Germany of course anyway,.

HenryM - 30 Mar 2018 05:03:16 (#15 of 869)

I like the brass band. But England will be shit.

downbuzz - 30 Mar 2018 05:41:15 (#16 of 869)

England might be shit. The brass band will definitely be shit. Salt mine.

spartak - 30 Mar 2018 07:05:39 (#17 of 869)

I'm gonna WFH every single day there is a game on in Moscow. Plod closed the roads around Luzhniki for miles around just for the recent friendly with Brazil. Traffic was a sodding nightmare!

Moschops - 30 Mar 2018 07:08:24 (#18 of 869)

How were the qualifiers? I find England can get very enthusiastic and when the competition starts it goes up in a puff of smoke?

England qualified comfortably from an easy group, which feels like has been the case for every tournament since the failure for Euro2008.

I reckon the vast majority of England fans are realistic about their chances this summer. In fairness to Southgate, he does seem to have got them playing OK, but there's no getting away from the fact this is a relatively poor group of players. I think we'll get out of the group, looking at our likely opponents I think we'll make the quarters, and then hopefully a brave exit to one of the proper contenders, rather than a drubbing.

spartak - 30 Mar 2018 07:09:27 (#19 of 869)

Can someone plot England's 'dream' route to the final for me please?

Moschops - 30 Mar 2018 07:16:17 (#20 of 869)

Can't help you, don't know anything about fantasy fiction

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