2018 Fifa World Cup Thread

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  1. IbanezDaemon

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    Kicks off June 14th in Russia. Looking forward to this. How do you think your country will do (if they have qualified) and who do you think will win the tournament? I stuck £100 on Spain to win only to find out this morning that they have sacked their manager 1 day before the tournament! :pissed:

    Group A:
    Russia
    Saudi Arabia
    Egypt
    Uruguay

    Group B
    Portugal
    Spain
    Morocco
    Iran

    Group C
    France
    Australia
    Peru
    Denmark

    Group D
    Argentina
    Iceland
    Croatia
    Nigeria

    Group E
    Brazil
    Switzerland
    Costa Rica
    Serbia

    Group F
    Germany
    Mexico
    Sweden
    Korea Republic

    Group G
    Belgium
    England
    Tunisia
    Panama

    Group H
    Poland
    Senegal
    Colombia
    Japan
     
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    As ever, no horse in this race so I'm supporting Germany because they were the most fun to watch last time.

    Shame the first game matchup is so low quality, but what a first goal of the tournament!
     
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    I'm just bummed the team I actually support (Germany) is in with my homeland team that I also support (Sweden), bittersweet wins for me
     
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    Yeah, that'll be a tough group for Sweden to come out of.
     
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    If Mexico's odds to win are any indication, they're a squad composed of garbage cans, so hopefully that helps them, but I expect Germany to take their first match, so even if that happens then they meet up in the next game
     
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    Spanish guy here living in Germany... after firing the coach two days before the first match I think this will be fun at least.
    I don't care about football itself, but in Germany the atmosphere is really impressive.
     
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    Spain Vs Portugal is a cracking game so far.
     
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    This sums up Italy at the world cup IMG-20180614-WA0009.jpg
     
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    Portugal vs Spain was an amazing match.
     
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    I'm so bitter for the fact that Finland hasn't made it's way into any major tournament. Level in Europe is so damn high to get through qualifications.

    I'll probably have my bet on Germany as always, if there is not any surprises of course.
     
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    Oof, not a good day for scoring penalties.
     
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    Spain - Portugal was a great match, the other ones I've seen so far... not so much. Having no idea how good any of the other teams are, I'd say it's going to be one of those two. The Germans were rubbish in their last games, but the same was true for most of the last world cup until the game vs Brazil, so... you never know :D As much as I was rooting for Iceland, the performance of Argentina was rather disappointing.
     
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    France and Argentina were quite disappointing today. Thought Iceland showed great team spirit and Peru rather unfortunate to not come away with at least a point against Denmark.
     
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    Well color me super disappointed, Germany down to Mexico in round 1
     
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    Underwhelming Germany, Mexico was a big surprise
     
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    Great result for Mexico. Germany will still qualify and be there or thereabouts as usual.
     
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    So... Mexico was way better than I expected, Germany... actually better than I expected in parts. Technically. They just seemed not to care if they won or lost. Horrible attitude. If they manage to play as if they'd want to win, I'd say the team has a lot of potential. A lot more than Argentina showed yesterday. Lets see how Brazil fares...
     
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    Well played Switzerland, they managed to get back after the first goal: solid 1-1.
    Brasil showed a lot of technicality, but not so much substance.
     

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