OT: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Russia

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  1. sobrien

    sobrien RAFFLCOPTER

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    Alright I'm getting that every 4 year itch that I need to scratch a lot...

    IT'S WORLD CUP TIME!

    So I wanted to throw this up now as final rosters are trickling in, and generate some conversation. Who is everyone watching? Who do you think will win? Who will choke? Who will be the world's darkhorse darlings? What players will surprise? What teams will surprise?

    Interested to hear answers! For me, I feel like I've got an excessive amount of teams to pull for. No USA or Ireland, so I'll pull for Germany for heritage, Belgium for general fandom, Iceland as the darling, Morocco and Costa Rica because I got them in a pool, and Spain and Portugal because of their players from Valencia (my club).

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    We haven't had a really good tournament since 1998, and I don't think that's going to change this time around. International football has been in a slump, a long one - hopefully we get the best out of these teams. I wouldn't bet against Germany. Brazil is their closest competition, which is nothing new, and I'd expect those two to be in the running at the end. Outside of them, it should be a giant crapshoot.
     
  3. HakstolisAFartVacuum

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  4. Flyersfan1493

    Flyersfan1493 Formerly Go For It

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    I thought the next World Cup wasn't until 2022?
     
  5. FLYguy3911

    FLYguy3911 Registered User

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    I’d pick Belgium to win just because they are nasty in FIFA.
     
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    I'm largely Polish so I'll pull for them and then root individually for the Evertonians in the tournament.
     
  7. BigToe

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    I think Italy or Germany will win, but seeing one of Ronaldo or Messi carry their teams to the cup would be cool.
     
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    I would have pretended to care if the US was in it, but now I don't know if I can manage that.
     
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    I was looking at the beginning matchups, and what a disappointment. I love soccer and subsequently the World Cup so I will definitely watch, but this is easily the worst World Cup since I started watching.

    I'm definitely pulling for Germany and Poland due to heritage though.

    How much do you want to bet they won't? :D
     
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    I’d bet a hefty amount of monopoly dollars.
     
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    Italy???
     
  14. Hollywood Couturier

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    USA! USA! USA!

    Against Bolivia in a friendly this weekend...
     
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    Lmao my bad I meant France. Idk what it is I always get those two mixed up.
     
  16. JojoTheWhale

    JojoTheWhale Everything matters.

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    I usually go Italy > US > Czech Republic > Netherlands, so um. Crap. Anyone that hasn’t won in a while.
     
  17. Hollywood Couturier

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    Go Germany!
     
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    I guess I need to start betting on every game like I did in 2014. I absolutely CLEANED UP that year throwing darts at the wall.
     
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    Looking forward to the World Cup, even without Team USA (don't get me started ... :mad:).

    But before that, there's a pretty big game tomorrow.

    Go Liverpool!
     
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    The Azzurri shamed their country. World Cup not the same for me with them being out.....
     
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    DEUTSCHLAND UBER ALLES!!

    On the side I'll be casually rooting for Iceland and Uruguay.
     
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    Mo Salah is going to miss the World Cup. Sucks for Egypt.

    Edit: maybe not.
     
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    Unrelated to the World Cup, but I've always rated that Bale guy.
     
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    kudymen Authority over logic!

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