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June 29, 2018, 06:57:00 PM
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June 29, 2018, 07:21:19 PM
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sam of the south



I wouldn't be too surprised if Croatia made the final. They've been the best team in the competition so far and their midfield is as good as anyone's.

I agree with all of that, however, the participants in international finalís these days are rarely the teams that have played the best football, unfortunately.
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June 29, 2018, 07:52:13 PM
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I've lost count of how many times I've heard the words Nihzny Novgorod since the world cup began

I'm enjoying trying to work out where places are from the Cyrillic versions that are shown pitchside pre-kick off.
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June 29, 2018, 08:12:33 PM
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I agree with all of that, however, the participants in international finalís these days are rarely the teams that have played the best football, unfortunately.

Correct, but they're also in the favourable side of the draw.

June 29, 2018, 08:41:02 PM
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sam of the south


Correct, but they're also in the favourable side of the draw.

I wouldnít see Spain as a favourable team to draw, though
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June 29, 2018, 09:00:38 PM
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velimski


I wouldnít see Spain as a favourable team to draw, though

No, but I could see them beating them. They're also more than capable of beating Columbia or England, and there's nobody else for them to really fear.


June 29, 2018, 09:59:38 PM
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Looking ahead I see that the quarterfinals are on Friday/Saturday. That's stupid, should have been Saturday/Sunday.
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June 29, 2018, 10:11:56 PM
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Looking ahead I see that the quarterfinals are on Friday/Saturday. That's stupid, should have been Saturday/Sunday.

Nah.

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June 29, 2018, 10:13:11 PM
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Nah.

Premium ale time that.

Not for me, mate. GMT -8 over here.
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June 29, 2018, 10:17:32 PM
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Looking ahead I see that the quarterfinals are on Friday/Saturday. That's stupid, should have been Saturday/Sunday.

Then the semi's would have been Wed/Thurs though, and Thurs-Sun isn't enough of a break before the showpiece event of world football.
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June 29, 2018, 10:31:05 PM
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I'm also yet to be convinced by Croatia. Great midfield, no doubt but so-so attack and defence. Not been tested yet. Argentina were an absolute shambles in that game, and I think it made some people get a bit carried away with how good Croatia are. I expect Spain to deal with them, if both teams get that far.
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June 29, 2018, 11:51:38 PM
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velimski


If Spain don't make the final, a surprise team will. That's for certain.

June 30, 2018, 12:05:37 AM
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sam of the south


No, but I could see them beating them. They're also more than capable of beating Columbia or England, and there's nobody else for them to really fear.

Yes, so could I.

I could also see them losing to all those sides as well.

Itís a very interesting competition this year, thatís why I will be so disappointed if itís a Spain v France/Argentina Final, because they are big sides who have all by and large bored the arse off of me.
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June 30, 2018, 12:56:25 AM
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Realised earlier I'm still set for  Sweden v Brazil final!
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June 30, 2018, 02:28:58 AM
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Realised earlier I'm still set for  Sweden v Brazil final!

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