World Cup: SF: France vs. Belgium, 7/10/2018

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Live in the Now, Jul 7, 2018.

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Who advances?

Poll closed Jul 10, 2018.
  1. France

    59.7%
  2. Belgium

    40.3%
  1. kihei Registered User

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    Exciting game until that last bit. France deserves to be in the finals more than anybody else I have seen, so no complaints from me.
     
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    My point is you’re the only person in the world that seems to prefer his team to play exciting football than winning.
     
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    Argentina that didn't have a striker on for 70 minutes to boot!
     
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    Freaky goals for two of them, as I said at the time.
    Di Maria wouln't striker it again before 100 tries in training and the other was an unfortunate deflection.
     
  5. ProPAIN I am the DANGER!

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    Even worse, the honking and shouting outside right now...let me grieve in peace!! :(
     
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    Pavards goal as well..:) and both Mpabbe's were or should be saveable. But that's neither here nor there.

    Argentina>Belgium/Uruguay :)
     
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    France just shout down Belgium. What a performance by Pogba, Varane, Umtiti, Pavard, Kante...

    Lloris made the clutch saves he needed to.

    Mbappe will learn that he doesn't need to do that silly display in time but France did a great job seeing that game out.
     
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    As long as it helps you grieve :D
     
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    The France v Argentina match was the best WC game this year by far.
     
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    France was again a well-oiled machine with no obvious weaknesses, even though Giroud is trying his best to perform a Stephane Guivarch impression. Most impressive about them is that they've been so steady despite neither of the original full backs playing almost at all. Though it seems odd that they took guys into to squad who haven't healed in almost a month, seems like a waste of spots.

    Belgium obviously have quite a few individually worse players than France, and their star players alone couldn't find a way to beat France.

    Hazard again must have been the most fouled player on the pitch, it was absurd how many times he was stopped on his tracks without yellows until later in the game. The refereeing in this regard has been inconsistent throughout the tournament, and I'm not sure if France can get by as easily in the final, say against Modric.
     
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    I know Giroud hasn’t scored or put a shot on net, but wow has he had a great tournament.
     
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    Sure winner of the Salon D'Or in my books.
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    Don’t lie. You know that Giroud is a damn good looking dude.
     
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    No Cavani and Belgium turned back into Belgium
     
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    He hasn't looked great with this shooting abilities but damn his presence and passing have really helped France.
     
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    ...try reading my posts again when you're sober.
     
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    Well they (belgium) did the same against Brazil. They are very salty.
     
  19. Alex Jones BIG BOWL 'A CHILI!!

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    I know people really liked Varane in this match, but to me the French player that really stood out defensively (again) was Kante.
     
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    Funny how Courtois criticized France for playing in the counter with Griezmann and Mbappé. Didn't he watch Belgium prior match where they did the same with Lukaku?
     
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    The term 'anti-football' is completely overused. At this point it just means a team that defended well.
     
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    Belgium vs Brazil was a lot more anti-football than the way France played today
     
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    I can read. You're just not coherent in your argument.
     
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    Lol Belgium. So much salt.
     
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    Guys, if you thought this game sucked you don’t really like football/soccer. The game was at the very worst okay. This is what it looks like when both teams are more or less evenly matched in every area.

    Complaining about players wasting time in a winning situation such as Mbappe (and SO many players before him) is either completely hypocritical or completely naive. I mean if a player doesn’t do that they’re not trying hard enough to win and that’s all there is to it.

    I thought both teams played well enough. Hazard was good. KdB was more or less okay. Courtois was great. Belgium didn’t turn back into their usual choking selves imo. It’s just that the French side as a unit was too sound defensively. And Kante is WC MVP, I don’t even care about the final. I’d write more but I’m busy celebrating the win...
     
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