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  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,189
    Group H just got very interesting! Colombia pretty much shot themselves in the foot after three minutes. Now they have a mountain to climb against Poland and Senegal.

    Poland should be able to defeat Japan; I'm not so sure about Colombia (provided they don't get anyone sent off!). I think this group is wide open.
    CahirFinneousPJJuliusBorisovStummvonBordwehr
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    Re-edited: thumbs up for Salah & Trezeguet
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  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,140
    Here go Egypt and my prediction...
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    No shit my bro.

    But wow, Russia is on fire! Congrats! Wish I was in St. Peterburg right now! I was planning to take the train actually but of course I'm working :(
    JuliusBorisovMontresor_SP
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,140
    I feel you here! No way to travel from Bulgaria while working. :wink:
    FinneousPJGrond0Montresor_SP
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    edited June 2018
    Portugal vs Morocco 1-0
    Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia 2-0
    Iran vs Spain 0-2
    France vs Peru 2-1
    Denmark vs Australia 1-0
    Argentina vs Croatia 1-2
    Brazil vs Costa Rica 3-1
    Nigeria vs Iceland 1-1
    Serbia vs Switzerland 0-1
    Belgium vs Tunisia 2-1
    Germany vs Sweden 1-0
    Korea Republic vs Mexico 1-2
    England vs Panama 2-0
    Japan vs Senegal 1-1
    Poland vs Colombia 1-2
    Post edited by FinneousPJ on
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  • DoubledimasDoubledimas Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,286
    Portugal vs Morocco 3-0
    Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia 3-0
    Iran vs Spain 0-4
    France vs Peru 3-1
    Denmark vs Australia 2-1
    Argentina vs Croatia 2-1
    Brazil vs Costa Rica 2-1
    Nigeria vs Iceland 1-1
    Serbia vs Switzerland 0-2
    Belgium vs Tunisia 3-1
    Germany vs Sweden 2-0
    Korea Republic vs Mexico 0-2
    England vs Panama 2-0
    Japan vs Senegal 1-1
    Poland vs Colombia 1-2
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  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,189
    Just wondering, does Portugal have any players who can score goals except Ronaldo?
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  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,140
    Props to @FinneousPJ : you are continuing to increase the lead.

    Just wondering, does Portugal have any players who can score goals except Ronaldo?

    Maybe his aim is to make the tournament unique. Portugal as a champion, with all the goals coming from him only. How epic will that be?
    Montresor_SPGrond0FinneousPJStummvonBordwehr
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    edited June 2018
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  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,140
    Cahir said:

    Ok, time for my predictions for the second series of matches.

    Denmark vs. Australia: 1-1
    France vs. Peru: 1-0
    Argentina vs. Croatia: 1-1

    Good job, @Cahir. Now only Argentina and Croatia are left. ;)
    FinneousPJMontresor_SPStummvonBordwehr
  • CahirCahir Member, Moderator, Translator (NDA) Posts: 2,795
    edited June 2018

    Cahir said:

    Ok, time for my predictions for the second series of matches.

    Denmark vs. Australia: 1-1
    France vs. Peru: 1-0
    Argentina vs. Croatia: 1-1

    Good job, @Cahir. Now only Argentina and Croatia are left. ;)
    Wow, seems today is my lucky day :)

    BTW: did I miss one score???
    Montresor_SPJuliusBorisov
  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,189
    Cahir said:

    Cahir said:

    Ok, time for my predictions for the second series of matches.

    Denmark vs. Australia: 1-1
    France vs. Peru: 1-0
    Argentina vs. Croatia: 1-1

    Good job, @Cahir. Now only Argentina and Croatia are left. ;)
    Wow, seems today is my lucky day :)

    BTW: did I miss one score???
    I really wish you'd been wrong about Australia scoring! :wink:
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  • CahirCahir Member, Moderator, Translator (NDA) Posts: 2,795
    edited June 2018
    Go Argentina! One goal and I'll score a hat-trick today ;)

    Edit: Well... Argentina played worse than Poland. Who would have guess.
    Post edited by Cahir on
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  • RaduzielRaduziel Member Posts: 4,714
    Cahir said:

    Go Argentina! One goal and I'll score a hat-trick today ;)

    Edit: Well... Argentina played worse than Poland. Who would have guess.

    Anyone who keeps track of the South Americans teams.

    Argentina barely made it to get into the World Cup.
    Montresor_SP
  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,189
    Predictions for the weekend:

    Saturday

    Belgium-Tunesia: 2-0

    Rep. Korea-Mexico: 1-2

    Germany-Sweden: 2-1 (I'd love to see a repeat of the result in a qualification match some years ago in Germany, where the Germans were up 4-0 after an hour before Sweden scored three goals and then got the equalizer deep into injury time. But I have to be realistic, and Slatan Ibrahimovic isn't playing for Sweden any longer. :smile:)

    Sunday

    England-Panama: 3-0

    Japan-Senegal: 1-2

    Poland-Colombia: 1-1
    StummvonBordwehrJuliusBorisov
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,140
    edited June 2018
    What is even going on with favourites? If Germany's defeat was a shock, now 0:3 for Argentina - how should it feel like? And these are 2 teams from the previous final.

    I understand perfectly the qualifying campaign in South America was not easy for Argentina, but then look at Brazil. Where they world beaters against Switzerland?
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  • fluke13fluke13 Member Posts: 389
    Wearing my Brazil, or rather "Brasil" shirt today. 9am kick-off here in Brazil, so it's coffee and football this morning. The children (fiancé's nephews and nieces) have a letter from school that's it's mandatory they bring popcorn today.

    Come on Brasil!

    Im predicting / hoping for a glorious Brazil Vs England QTR final :)
    JuliusBorisovStummvonBordwehrMontresor_SPRaduziel
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,140
    edited June 2018
    You know, I definitely think VAR is good for football.

    Thanks to VAR, it has been decided there should be no penalty on Neymar.

    https://streamable.com/qje4p
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6mhvnj

    This is good to see (the decision, not movie-acting, I mean).
    Montresor_SPRaduzielFinneousPJStummvonBordwehr
  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,189
    edited June 2018
    I must say the favorites continue to not impress me...

    Edit: @JuliusBorisov Thanks for the links! Neymar's dive was surely worthy of an Oscar but I'm not impressed! :wink:
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  • fluke13fluke13 Member Posts: 389
    Brazil have clearly been watching England tactics... Extra time goals are the way to go ;)

    Agree with VAR, but also you have to hand it to the ref. Both sides didn't get away with numerous attempts at penalty and free kicks. Nehmar denied about 6 dives, while Costa Rica fake injuries ran down their own clock to equalise. Refs usually only get a mention when they make big errors, this guy... Bjorn Kuipers was spot on B)
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  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,140
    edited June 2018
    @FinneousPJ oh, wow. Have just noticed you had changed your prediction for Argentina 4 hours before the game. How did you know?! You're winning this, surely!



    My missing predictions for Sunday:

    Japan vs. Senegal 1:1

    Poland vs. Colombia 2:2
    Montresor_SPGrond0FinneousPJStummvonBordwehr
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,140
    @Raduziel Join our prediction game! There're still 39 matches left!
  • Grond0Grond0 Member Posts: 7,049

    Edit: @JuliusBorisov Thanks for the links! Neymar's dive was surely worthy of an Oscar but I'm not impressed! :wink:

    I didn't like the way he was smiling when VAR turned down the penalty - along the lines of "Oh well it was a good try, but they spotted this one. Still there's always next time."

    I don't watch a lot of the English Premier League, but it always baffles me that they almost never charge even the most blatant dives with bringing the game into disrepute. They changed the laws a while ago to allow video evidence to be used to charge players for offenses not seen by the referee during the game. I keep hearing people say they want to stamp out play-acting, but given that every single game has multiple cameras covering it, I don't think that would be difficult to do if the desire was really there.
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  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455

    @FinneousPJ oh, wow. Have just noticed you had changed your prediction for Argentina 4 hours before the game. How did you know?! You're winning this, surely!

    Just a hunch :)
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  • RaduzielRaduziel Member Posts: 4,714
    edited June 2018

    @Raduziel Join our prediction game! There're still 39 matches left!

    I'll pass, thanks. Prediction games are against the morals of my religion.



    Just kidding, I kind of suck.
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  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    17 minutes in and it's already 2-1 lmao. I may have been horribly wrong on BEL-TUN
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  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    edited June 2018
    Radical changes in the German side today. Very uncharacteristic for Löw. Let's see how it goes, looks promising to me!
    Montresor_SPJuliusBorisovStummvonBordwehr
  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,189

    Radical changes in the German side today. Very uncharacteristic for Löw. Let's see how it goes, looks promising to me!

    So far not so good - if Sweden can hold on to their lead, the Germans are out of the world cup. :astonished:
    JuliusBorisovStummvonBordwehr
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