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Title: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on June 14, 2018, 09:58:17 AM
It's that time bitches!

I love the world cup.  My only regret about is that there are few teams that have a legit chance of winning.  I am always hoping for a first time winner.

IMO these are the teams with Legit chances to win who aren't in the obvious group.

Now is the list of teams mostly likely to win (in order of likelyhood):

Personally I am hoping for Colombia, highly unlikely (I was born there for those of you that don't know.)  After that I would enjoy a team from the first list.  In the second list I used to love Brazil, but I am a bit sick of them.  I lived in Brazil for six years so I do have an attachment to them.  Argentina hasn't won in a while so I wouldn't mind them.  After that I am really not a fan of any of them.  Germany is a really impressive team and I really hope they don't win.  A bit sick of Spain.  With Uruguay I really hate their best player Suarez; such an asshole.

First game starts in 2 minutes!

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Pixie on June 14, 2018, 03:32:27 PM
Now is the list of teams mostly likely to win (in order of likelyhood):
  • Brazil

Color me shocked.

Why I don't pay attention - it's always the same winners. ;) [/list]
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on June 14, 2018, 04:12:20 PM
Sadly it is a valid point for a lot of soccer, and maybe sports in general.

Still the World Cup has a lot of drama that makes watching/following it a ton of fun.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: mn4nu on June 18, 2018, 09:17:56 AM
Mexico beats Germany.  That's a pretty big upset.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on June 18, 2018, 09:47:48 AM
That is huge.  Now it is up to Mexico to keep the pressure up and win its group.

Today we have England and tomorrow Colombia.  Fun stuff. 

Also nice to see the powerhouses being less than impressive.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Orbert on June 21, 2018, 01:14:11 PM
(https://imgur.com/TmxP0KS.jpg)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on June 30, 2018, 11:47:14 AM
So the last sixteen started today.

This is my order of preference (number of World Cup Wins):

Russia is at the bottom more because I am sick of all things Russian these days, and they really aren't that good.  If they do go far I will be very suspicious of things happening behind the scenes.  Sadly for me England and Colombia play on Tuesday, so I will quickly lose one of the teams I like.

I will cross out the teams as they lose.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Timinator on June 30, 2018, 01:42:19 PM
That was a messi performance. Hope Uruguay lose
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on June 30, 2018, 06:44:01 PM


Not sure if you are being sarcastic about Messi, but what happened was certainly not his fault.  Poor coaching and strategies are at the heart of Argentina's problems.

In both cases the better team won. 
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Pixie on June 30, 2018, 07:36:19 PM
Anybody but Brazil or Russia, plz.

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Timinator on June 30, 2018, 08:12:52 PM
Japan donít deserve to be there either.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 01, 2018, 02:09:19 PM

Unbelievable that Spain lost.  Honestly they deserved to lose.  They played a very uninspiring game and they allowed Russia to hang around.  The Russian goalie played out of his mind especially in the shoot out.  For the record the ref did a great job in the game.

Japan was the worst team in group H.  They got lucky against Colombia with a red card, and they managed to tie Senegal.  Senegal should have won that game but they twice allowed Japan to equalize.  It stinks that Senegal got knocked out by fair play rules but they could have won their game against Japan.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Timinator on July 01, 2018, 04:21:41 PM
Go Croteam!! I mean Croatia :D  Lets hope they knock over the ruskys next!.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 02, 2018, 10:15:21 AM
Well there are worse reasons to follow a team.


Two games to penalty kicks yesterday, which is unfortunate.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: mn4nu on July 02, 2018, 11:07:46 AM
Mexico loses to Brazil.  I think Brazil is going to win it all.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 02, 2018, 12:56:21 PM

Brazil is really good.  They do have two teams on their side of the bracket that can beat them.  Both France and Belgium are good enough.  Even Uruguay is capable.  I haven't given up hope that someone will knock them out.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 02, 2018, 04:13:30 PM
Hats off to Japan for being epic.  They had Belgium on the ropes before Belgium got it shit together.  They had no business being in this game yet they went up 2-0.  Hopefully Belgium learns something from this a plays better in the next game.  Much awesomeness. 


The final of the Belgium/Japan game was 3-2,  with all the goals coming in the second half.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: mn4nu on July 03, 2018, 06:57:03 AM
Big game today for you Geoff...Colombia v England!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 03, 2018, 09:52:04 AM
Starts in three hours.   :o Nervous.

On this side of the bracket England, Croatia, and Colombia are the strongest teams left.  Whomever wins this game has a great shot at getting to the final.  Though neither the Swedes/Swiss are going to be pushovers.

Fun stuff.

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 03, 2018, 04:13:14 PM
Damn.  :(

England deserved to move on based on how dirty Colombia played in the first half.  Colombia played so much better when they cut the ugly shit out. 

Of course Colombia's best player was out because of injury.  Two World Cups in a row where Colombia was missing their best player.


Ah well.  On to the Quarter Finals.

My prediction is France, Brazil, Croatia, England win in that round.

I hope that Belgium beats Brazil.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: mn4nu on July 03, 2018, 05:59:16 PM
Sorry for you that Colombia lost.  I suppose you are all in for England now.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 03, 2018, 06:37:20 PM
My brother and nephew and niece are English citizens.  So I guess so.  That and they have so many Tottenham players and that is my favorite team.

I would love to see a Belgium vs England Final.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 06, 2018, 06:03:28 PM
Two really good games today.  Uruguay was, unfortunately, without out a main player and it showed.  While they threatened a bunch, they couldn't get a goal in without him.  I personally am glad to see Suarez out of the tournament, I hope this is the last time I have to see him in the WC.

Brazil vs Belgium was awesome.  Great game, with a lot of good attacks and scoring.  Not sure that the best team won as Brazil was really good and Belgium had some tremendous saves to keep them in the game.  Kudos to Belgium for pulling it out.


I don't expect tomorrow's games to be as good.  Russia plays an ugly game, mainly because they are not that good.  Sweden is a good team, but they don't play a fun game.  I expect Croatia and England to move on tomorrow.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Timinator on July 06, 2018, 09:24:10 PM
I saw kasferatu saying he wants a Belgium England final where Belgium wins.  I really hope Russia lose. I donít trust them and as they say, when someone who has played an entire game is out sprinting someone who just got into the game itís not a good look. And they are only ranked 70 in the world.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Timinator on July 07, 2018, 03:55:59 PM
Iím so glad Russia is out wonder if any might get poisoned in the future.


Ssith. 3 of your top 5 moving through is good.  And wooooo Croatia!!!! 
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: mn4nu on July 08, 2018, 07:01:35 AM
Russia lost.  Everybody's happy, except Trump.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 08, 2018, 11:36:18 AM
Screw Trump, Screw Putin, good riddance to Russia.  They got this far because they were given the easiest group.  They they beat Spain which I was ok with but they did it mainly by bunkering down.  Glad Croatia beat them.


All the teams left are playing well and I won't be upset if they win.  Croatia is probably the worse team left at this point.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 10, 2018, 11:41:22 PM


And the red devils are done.  Ah well.  France is playing really well.  Good balance, they are going to be tough to beat.  I don't think Croatia would stand a chance against them.  England could.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 11, 2018, 03:57:04 PM
Wow...England did not get it done.  Croatia as a whole out played them.  They also played dirtier in the beginning but they settled down and were much more cohesive in the attack than England.

Good for Croatia.


As a Colombia fan I am still upset at the lost opportunity.

France vs Croatia in the finals.  France is not a surprise and Croatia was considered a dark horse at the beginning of the tournament. 

Time to get on the Team Cro band wagon.  Though honestly I won't be too upset if France wins.  They have been playing very well.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Timinator on July 11, 2018, 04:30:20 PM
Croteam RULES :D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhcKVjwW0AUbPnr.jpg)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Sssith on July 11, 2018, 08:28:58 PM
Hand ball!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Godji on July 12, 2018, 09:40:51 AM
Though honestly I won't be too upset if France wins.  They have been playing very well.

... since the finals phase begun. First phase of the competition was quite uninspiring, but yes, since the game against Argentina they've been playing much better.

I don't care much for soccer, but at this stage it's more a matter of enjoying the atmosphere, so... ALLEZ LES BLEUS!