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2018 FIFA World Cup

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Go England! (I know, but I can't help it...)

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With Ovi finally raising the cup, it looks like it's Messi's turn to expel his demons

 

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Looking at the groups, Group D looks like (on paper, anyway) to be the best group.

 

Argentina is probably going to win the group, but you can easily make a case for the other three teams to take second place.

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I am so hyped for this tournament. The last World Cup came at a time when I was just beginning in my soccer fandom, so to be able to experience one now when I’m a full-fledged soccer nut is awesome! 

 

As @Kaz said, the fact that the Caps just won the Cup shows nothing is impossible. Maybe we’ll get to see Harry Kane raise the World Cup in a month? 

 

Lol that ain’t happening. I’d be willing to put down a significant amount of money on that. 

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3 hours ago, Magnus said:

Go England! (I know, but I can't help it...)

 

I say "go, England!" also.

But they are in the group with the team that I think is going to emerge as the super team of the tournament: Belgium.  Luckily the other two teams in their group, Panama and Tunisia, won't present much of a challenge; so England are likely to get out of the group.

P.S. - I don't care how much of a disappointment the England fans think the Golden Generation was; I loved that group. Lampard, Terry, Joe Cole (the player with the prettiest game I have ever seen), Beckham, Gerrard, David James.  Also, England games were the only chance that I had to root for the Man United goons Rooney, Neville, and my namesake Rio Ferdinand (who turned out to be a bum, but I didn't know that then; all I knew then was that he spit disgustingly when he talked). By comparison, the current England team is kind of devoid of interesting characters, with the exception of Harry Kane.

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6 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

But they are in the group with the team that I think is going to emerge as the super team of the tournament: Belgium.

Yeah, but Roberto Martinez is Belgium's manager, so they'll get to a key game and then concede five goals.

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Are people still excited about Iceland? Poland?

 

I think Germany wins again. My personal favored team is Panama.

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England are going to win the grand sum of nowt. However, I dug my Italia 90 England shirt out of the cupboard yesterday so at least I'll look ace whilst we get shown up.

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-England makes it to the quarters. 

-Mexico fails to make it out out group play.

-Egypt & Senegal make it to the Round of 16.

-Spain over Brazil in the final

 

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If Germany wins again, they’ll look mighty fine doing it. Their home/away kit combo is the best at the WC imo. 

 

I think France is going to seriously underperform. They’ve got an incredible team on paper, but it seems like they have a penchant for choking in big games. 

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Poland surprises people and makes it to the semis

France underwhelms, again.

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If Germany plays Russia (would be in the Semi Finals or Final) that would be a fun game to watch.  

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1 hour ago, goalieboy82 said:

If Germany plays Russia (would be in the Semi Finals or Final) that would be a fun game to watch.  

Russia won't get out of the group stage without help. 

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Their group is pretty bad though, aside from Uruguay (who shouldn’t drop a point to be honest).

 

They could make it out. Egypt, Russia and Saudi Arabia are pretty meh teams. I don’t think they will, but you never know. 

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A pretty close to full strength France is currently losing to the USMNT on home soil. 

 

In a word, oof. 

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7 minutes ago, Rockstar Matt said:

Their group is pretty bad though, aside from Uruguay (who shouldn’t drop a point to be honest).

 

They could make it out. Egypt, Russia and Saudi Arabia are pretty meh teams. I don’t think they will, but you never know. 

If Salah isn't healthy enough to make it, then I think Russia actually has a pretty solid chance at advancing.

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My Predictions to advance to the knock-out round...

Group A:  Russia, Uruguay

Group B:  Spain, Portugal

Group C:  France, Peru

Group D:  Argentina, Nigeria

Group E:  Brazil, Costa Rica

Group F:  Germany, Mexico

Group G:  England, and in what I suspect is an upset, Tunisia

Group H:  Colombia and Senegal

 

My knowledge of international team soccer?  Absolutely zero.  So these predictions definitely fall into the "read, but don't bet" category.

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Go England, until you inevitably let me down. 

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