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Con M wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:44 pm
Arena Oaxaca wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 3:38 pm Final will be Morocco v Croatia

Argies showed their arrogance in the QF, much like the Brazilians against SK

France has had an easy run through the Cup and hasn’t been tested, Morocco will be a shock.

Take that to the bank ;-)
Well half that prediction was wrong.

The other half of the prediction remains to be seen tomorrow if Morocco’s passionate support can carry them over the reigning World Cup holders. Will their defence be able to hold out Mbappe?

As for Argentina’s 🇦🇷 QF against the Netherlands 🇳🇱 I enjoyed that intriguing game. It was war. 17 yellow cards with both skippers, Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk, amongst those booked.

Argentina survived that maelstrom and the next test in the Semi-Final.

They also now get an extra day’s rest than France 🇫🇷 or Morocco 🇲🇦 will before the weekend’s World Cup Final.
See Cyril? Vanilla Arena also got the second half of it’s prediction wrong.

France 🇫🇷 versus Argentina 🇦🇷 in the Final.

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God is an Englishman wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:25 am
Bomber wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:38 am So, an Argentina v France final. Possibly an englishman's worst nightmare.

Either way, another World Cup winner that had to beat Australia along the way (even Poland can say same this time) ;-)
What world cup final?

It's lile being asked which if your exes you would like to see win the lottery?

I won't be watching.
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I'm leaning to the Argies, just, only as I predicted them to win it before the start. That said, won't lose any sleep if the frogs get up.
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Con M wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:28 am
Con M wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:44 pm
Arena Oaxaca wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 3:38 pm Final will be Morocco v Croatia

Argies showed their arrogance in the QF, much like the Brazilians against SK

France has had an easy run through the Cup and hasn’t been tested, Morocco will be a shock.

Take that to the bank ;-)
Well half that prediction was wrong.

The other half of the prediction remains to be seen tomorrow if Morocco’s passionate support can carry them over the reigning World Cup holders. Will their defence be able to hold out Mbappe?

As for Argentina’s 🇦🇷 QF against the Netherlands 🇳🇱 I enjoyed that intriguing game. It was war. 17 yellow cards with both skippers, Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk, amongst those booked.

Argentina survived that maelstrom and the next test in the Semi-Final.

They also now get an extra day’s rest than France 🇫🇷 or Morocco 🇲🇦 will before the weekend’s World Cup Final.
See Cyril? Vanilla Arena also got the second half of it’s prediction wrong.

France 🇫🇷 versus Argentina 🇦🇷 in the Final.
As always, you are completely correct, he's a useless kaarnt :lol:
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Nice One Cyril wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:37 am
Con M wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:28 am
Con M wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:44 pm
Arena Oaxaca wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 3:38 pm Final will be Morocco v Croatia

Argies showed their arrogance in the QF, much like the Brazilians against SK

France has had an easy run through the Cup and hasn’t been tested, Morocco will be a shock.

Take that to the bank ;-)
Well half that prediction was wrong.

The other half of the prediction remains to be seen tomorrow if Morocco’s passionate support can carry them over the reigning World Cup holders. Will their defence be able to hold out Mbappe?

As for Argentina’s 🇦🇷 QF against the Netherlands 🇳🇱 I enjoyed that intriguing game. It was war. 17 yellow cards with both skippers, Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk, amongst those booked.

Argentina survived that maelstrom and the next test in the Semi-Final.

They also now get an extra day’s rest than France 🇫🇷 or Morocco 🇲🇦 will before the weekend’s World Cup Final.
See Cyril? Vanilla Arena also got the second half of it’s prediction wrong.

France 🇫🇷 versus Argentina 🇦🇷 in the Final.
As always, you are completely correct, he's a useless kaarnt :lol:
Con and Cyril to now join forces to destroy Vanilla
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The VAR Ref was the same bloke for the following games:

2022 WC SF Croatia vs Argentina
2018 WC Final Croatia vs France
2018 WC QF Croatia vs Russia

Watch those games and consider how VAR was used in each of those.
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Nice One Cyril wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:05 am
thebeautifulgame wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:22 pmBeing reliant on two defensive mistakes as you put it is all part of the game. About putting the opposition under pressure is how mistakes are made, particularly by defenders. I'm sure if you guys won the final due to a 'couple of mistakes' by the opposition you wouldn't care too much. Sublime goals are wonderful but sometimes winning ugly is all that matters.
Taking friendlies out of it because they mean diddly squat, who of any note have England beaten in the last six years and who have they lost to or drawn with? The ledger is not in Gareth's favour.

Winning is all that matters, second is nowhere. Period. However, a team that consistently plays consistent quality football will generally win a darn sight more than they lose, even though you'll always get the occasional unexpected result. England have been a lesson in drudgery and under performance under Gareth, which I could accept if we had Scotland's squad, but we have some of the best players in the world being stifled by awful management.
Southgate did nothing until we went a goal down again, then in the 79th minute reacted by putting on Mount who’s not in form for England and wait for it……. yes bottle of shiraz Sterling, an ordinary player in very ordinary form just flown in from London so hasn’t even trained all week, Grealish & Maddison still sat on their arses. This after six long, long years, how can anyone say he isn’t a man who has reached the limit of his ideas.

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N5 1BH wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 1:48 pm
Nice One Cyril wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:05 am
thebeautifulgame wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:22 pmBeing reliant on two defensive mistakes as you put it is all part of the game. About putting the opposition under pressure is how mistakes are made, particularly by defenders. I'm sure if you guys won the final due to a 'couple of mistakes' by the opposition you wouldn't care too much. Sublime goals are wonderful but sometimes winning ugly is all that matters.
Taking friendlies out of it because they mean diddly squat, who of any note have England beaten in the last six years and who have they lost to or drawn with? The ledger is not in Gareth's favour.

Winning is all that matters, second is nowhere. Period. However, a team that consistently plays consistent quality football will generally win a darn sight more than they lose, even though you'll always get the occasional unexpected result. England have been a lesson in drudgery and under performance under Gareth, which I could accept if we had Scotland's squad, but we have some of the best players in the world being stifled by awful management.
Southgate did nothing until we went a goal down again, then in the 79th minute reacted by putting on Mount who’s not in form for England and wait for it……. yes bottle of shiraz Sterling, an ordinary player in very ordinary form just flown in from London so hasn’t even trained all week, Grealish & Maddison still sat on their arses. This after six long, long years, how can anyone say he isn’t a man who has reached the limit of his ideas.
His subs made no sense and made no impact.

Time for Southgate to move on , he clearly does not know how to get the best out the squad.

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France had a pretty quit game & were outrun by the Moroccan's ,now that's what big teams do ,don't give it your all & still win .I am afraid my Croats will not have an easy game for third place.

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Quiet game that is.

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predrag wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 5:42 pm Quiet game that is.
I just assumed it was just the french doing what they do best.
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Just wanted to add my congratulations......

For first time in history (according to UK outlets) not a single England fan has been arrested at the WC......
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MegaBonus wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:21 pm Just wanted to add my congratulations......

For first time in history (according to UK outlets) not a single England fan has been arrested at the WC......
This is a credit to the Qatari police or is it the fact that the foreign football supporters were too scared to start the fight at this world cup.

Were any greeks arrested?
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dont know and dont care.....
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MegaBonus wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:21 pm Just wanted to add my congratulations......

For first time in history (according to UK outlets) not a single England fan has been arrested at the WC......
The alcohol was in short supply and too expensive. :lol:
On a more serious note if you were sober would you be brave enough or stupid enough to cause trouble in Qatar?
I think most of the undesirables did the right thing by not going.

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6 World cups
3 podium finishes
3.9 million people
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Arena Oaxaca wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:32 am 6 World cups
3 podium finishes
3.9 million people
It's their curriculum innit :lol:
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Must be a big podium.
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Hope the Argies can do it, have no allegiances but love what Messi has done for this wonderful game

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Arena Oaxaca wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:32 am 6 World cups
3 podium finishes
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So, whoever they are have failed every time.

Didn't even realise anyone apart from the finalists got on the podium.
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Hrvatska,a sad idemo Francuzi,nemojte osramotiti europu.

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predrag wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:52 pm Hrvatska,a sad idemo Francuzi,nemojte osramotiti europu.
I hate to cheer for the French, but I dislike the Argies even more.
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Nice One Cyril wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:58 pm
predrag wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:52 pm Hrvatska,a sad idemo Francuzi,nemojte osramotiti europu.
I hate to cheer for the French, but I dislike the Argies even more.
Either way, someone's getting 3 stars tonight.

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Arena Oaxaca wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:32 am 6 World cups
3 podium finishes
3.9 million people
Admired what 37-year-old Luka Modric and his team achieved.

But try these stats:

2022 Uruguay population 3,422,794.

Two World Cup crowns.

15(!) Copa America crowns.

And Straya’s 2006 World Cup golden generation beat Uruguay in the Qualifiers for that 2006 Tournament fair and square.

Why oh why do some on FB news so deride little Straya’s achievements? Are they posting from Zagreb or London?

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We certainly sunk Uruguay's ship in 2006.

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Marinos wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:21 pm
Nice One Cyril wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:58 pm
predrag wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:52 pm Hrvatska,a sad idemo Francuzi,nemojte osramotiti europu.
I hate to cheer for the French, but I dislike the Argies even more.
Either way, someone's getting 3 stars tonight.
If West Uruguay win they will still be worthy of only two.
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Rookie wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 9:58 am Hope the Argies can do it, have no allegiances but love what Messi has done for this wonderful game
I would echo your sentiments- nothing against the French but would be the perfect time for Messi to retire from international football with a win. He has been the most wonderful footballer in recent times. Ronaldo runs him close but for me Messi is pure genius and is not all about himself.

Whatever happens I hope it is a classic final and the best team wins on the day.

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+1 for the Argies.

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Lloris has to be the worst penalty shot stopper I’ve seen
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Con M wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:45 pm
Arena Oaxaca wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:32 am 6 World cups
3 podium finishes
3.9 million people
Admired what 37-year-old Luka Modric and his team achieved.

But try these stats:

2022 Uruguay population 3,422,794.

Two World Cup crowns.

15(!) Copa America crowns.

And Straya’s 2006 World Cup golden generation beat Uruguay in the Qualifiers for that 2006 Tournament fair and square.

Why oh why do some on FB news so deride little Straya’s achievements? Are they posting from Zagreb or London?
Uruguay hasn't won a world cup for over 70 years, and there first win in 1930 only 13 teams turned up
a lot more people play the game now and there are a lot bigger countries in population than in 1950

Australia didn't beat the 1950 Uruguay team, it beat one of the worst Uruguay teams in transition in the past 50 years.

what an asinine comparison

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Bomber wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:10 am Winner: Argies

Honorable mentions - France, Belgium

Surprise packets/Dark horses - Serbia, Ghana, Poland ;-)
A collect at least.

Just swap Belgium for Croatia and Morocco for the other three.

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