OT: FIFA World Cup 2018

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  1. Sthabs

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    Games would have to be definitely be played on grass, no choice, also from what I understood they want to do a removable roof, not retractable, just removable portions in the summer.
    Oh and Allez les Bleus! For me too it sucks that Italy wont be there, France Italy are the most intense game for me and my wifes family so it makes them the most fun to watch. Oh well.
     
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    Yup! I'm excited for the game. Pretty important game. I'll be tuning in for sure.
     
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    England hasn't had these in-form strikers, like Harry Kane, since Wayne Rooney had his original hair, and stomped on Ronaldo's junk.

    I also like their group mate Belgium. Kevin De Bruyne is one of my favourite players to watch and traditionally shows up in big games for the national team. If hazard and lukaku get the message, they can go far.
     
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    My husband is going for Belgium. It’ll be the usual subjects in the semis, Brazil, Argentina, Germany and Spain. I reserve judging France until after the first game as they either turn up or not depending on how much they like each other (much like the Netherlands). Funny France is the same in rugby and athletics
     
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    Germany. Don't let recent friendly results fool you. Friendlies are just 90 minutes of soccer to avoid any injuries for the Germans. When the real games start, totally different mind-set. Mexico will find out the hard way first.
     
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    Rooney stepped on Ricardo Carvalho’s “junk”. Ronaldo just winked at his bench after Wayne received red.
     
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    Is the death group Saudi-Russia-Egypt-Uruguay? Lol
    It's the only group with two clear top favorites.
     
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    The Belgium-England group is even more clear cut as to which two will advance imo. Not that I really rate England high, but Panama and Tunisia should be easy enough.
     
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    Habs Icing Formerly Onice

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    LOL about the diving. But I don't accept your apology. I'm going to tell my family about that diving joke. My godfather said he'll make you pay.

    I really don't know who to root for this World Cup. My allegiance lines up first with Canada (loud outbursts of guffaws and laughter), then Italy because of my family BG and then Netherlands. As someone else said I guess I'll just root for great games.
     
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    It's the group of "how can we give mediocre Russia best chance to get to knockout stage" .
     
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    lo striver better hotdogs for ya

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    Russia & Saudi are actually the lowest ranked teams in the tourney. Russia is pretty bad, they have zero talent. If they do not win today, they are not advancing.
     
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    It’s a shame from their prospective that they are truly at low point for the National team while hosting the tournament.

    Salah is projected to play vs Uruguay too, so he’ll definitely be fit to face the Russians if that’s the case.
     
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    Pardon my soccer naiveté but in 2026, does Canada play since they are co-hosting?
     
  14. lo striver

    lo striver better hotdogs for ya

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    not clear at this point

    "Traditionally, host nations have received an automatic spot in the tournament. But there has never been three hosts before.
    The early indication is that Canada will get an automatic berth and avoid having to qualify — something it has done only once, in 1986. A final decision may not come for a few years, after the qualifying format for the new 48-team field is finalized. The expanded field probably helps Canada's chances of getting a spot."
     
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    Habs 4 Life No Excuses

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    I believe they will
    The tournament is also going to 48 teams as of 2022. They will have a good shot to qualify as well
     
  16. ThaDevilGirl

    ThaDevilGirl Every day is a day off

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    Pretty sure Qatar will only host 32 teams, making 2026 the first tournament with 48 teams.
     
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    Habs 4 Life No Excuses

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    Correct
    My bad. Not sure why I thought it was as of 2022
     
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    2018 World Cup hypuuuu!!!

    Polska! Polska! Bialo Czerwoni!!
     
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    Did the singer just show the finger?? Pretty bad lipsyncing hah.
     
  20. PhysicX

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    He did.
     
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    Russia might not have a good team but damn if they don't have the best national anthem.
     
  22. Kriss E

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    Any free streams ?
     
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    RDS en direct is a good option . I'm happy with this service. The cost is high.

    I'm paying for one month for the world cup. I'll not use not legal streams to watch at work. :) .
     
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    This time it will be Delli Alli that gets sent off, he has those mental breakdowns when he just lashes out.
     
  25. ThaDevilGirl

    ThaDevilGirl Every day is a day off

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    I miss Portugal-England games. Those were fun.
     
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