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  • CahirCahir Member, Moderator, Translator (NDA) Posts: 2,795
    edited June 2018
    Ok, here's my predictions.

    Group winners:
    A: Uruguay, Egipt
    B: Spain, Portugal
    C: France, Denmark
    D : Argentina, Croatia
    E: Brazil, Switzerland
    F: Germany, Sweden
    G: Belgium, England
    H: Poland, Senegal

    1st place: Brazil
    2nd place: France
    3rd place: Spain

    Yeah, Brazil will take a sweet revenge.
    FinneousPJStummvonBordwehrMontresor_SPJuliusBorisov
  • StummvonBordwehrStummvonBordwehr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,038
    Good thing I posted my prediction 10 days ago.... Surely Spain will do even better without a coach

    http://www.espn.in/football/spain/story/3524002/spains-julen-lopetegui-leaves-as-coach-ahead-of-world-cup
    :o
    JuliusBorisovMontresor_SPSkatan
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    Spain was never going to win though :p
    JuliusBorisov
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    Here's a bulk thing as I will be busy at the weekend

    Russia vs Saudi Arabia 1-1
    Egypt vs Uruguay 0-1
    Morocco vs Iran 2-0
    Portugal vs Spain 2-1
    France vs Australia 2-0
    Argentina vs Iceland 1-1
    Peru vs Denmark 1-2
    Croatia vs Nigeria 2-0
    Costa Rica vs Serbia 1-1
    Germany vs Mexico 3-1
    Brazil vs Switzerland 2-1
    JuliusBorisovMontresor_SP
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,133
    edited June 2018
    This is huge news.

    I can't even imagine how players feel now. Having a manager focusing on another team/targets is one thing (and of course that distraction can't be fine), but not having a manager ONE day before the tournament starts is simply... insane. The timing of all this...

    According to Sky Sports' Guillem Balague, the players, including Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, did all they could to try and keep their head coach in his position. Imagine how they're feeling now?

    Yes, they'll find a replacement head coach, maybe even Fernando Hierro to calm the Real Madrid players in the squad, but it's already a catastrophe for the Spain team.

    I was going to predict Spain and Portugal would have a draw but now I agree with @FinneousPJ that Spain is finished here. Maybe Morocco has a chance now?

    @Cahir and @StummvonBordwehr you really have to give additional thoughts to your predictions regarding Spain. Maybe they'll be alright, though?

    Questions, questions... So many things to decide. At least we have one more day.
    FinneousPJStummvonBordwehrMontresor_SPSkatan
  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,189

    Good thing I posted my prediction 10 days ago.... Surely Spain will do even better without a coach

    http://www.espn.in/football/spain/story/3524002/spains-julen-lopetegui-leaves-as-coach-ahead-of-world-cup
    :o

    Spain for the love of God...


    JuliusBorisovStummvonBordwehr
  • StummvonBordwehrStummvonBordwehr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,038
    edited June 2018


    @Cahir and @StummvonBordwehr you really have to give additional thoughts to your predictions regarding Spain. Maybe they'll be alright?.

    I believe they will be a contender. If anybody can deal with such idiocy its the spanish squad (the barca and real players at least). Spain will be likely to pull some top tier coach - Zidane perhaps - and straighten things out.

    Spain is outstanding in defence (Ramos, Pique and de Gea have played many games together and are all strong). I will stick by my choice in the obvious absence of a clear cut favourite...

    And no, I havent seen such an idiotic and reckless move in modern football ever...

    Edit: yes Hierro is super top tier (cough cough...)
    Post edited by StummvonBordwehr on
    Montresor_SPJuliusBorisov
  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,189
    Spain can hope their team has enough talent to overcome the lack of a top class coach. They ought to be strong enough to progress to the knockout phase - neither Iran nor Morocco will pose a threat unless Spain messes up real bad. But if they run into Uruguay in the round of 16, they'd better play their best!
    StummvonBordwehrJuliusBorisov
  • Grond0Grond0 Member Posts: 7,048
    It's only peripherally related to the World Cup, but I thought people might enjoy this cheeky question from a press conference.
    JuliusBorisovMontresor_SP
  • CahirCahir Member, Moderator, Translator (NDA) Posts: 2,795
    Can I verify my 3rd place prediction? Pretty please :p
    JuliusBorisovMontresor_SP
  • DoubledimasDoubledimas Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,286
    edited June 2018
    Sorry all. Still unpacking from the move and haven't got anything running like computers or iPads (doing all the scores is a hassle on my phone). I will try to get my predictions in tomorrow at work before the start of the first match.
    JuliusBorisov
  • DoubledimasDoubledimas Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,286
    Group winners:
    A: Uruguay, Russia
    B: Spain, Portugal
    C: France, Denmark
    D : Argentina, Croatia
    E: Brazil, Switzerland
    F: Germany, Mexico
    G: Belgium, England
    H: Poland, Colombia

    1st place: Germany
    2nd place: Brazil
    3rd place: Spain

    Russia vs Saudi Arabia 2-1
    Egypt vs Uruguay 0-1
    Morocco vs Iran 1-0
    Portugal vs Spain 1-2
    France vs Australia 2-1
    Argentina vs Iceland 2-1
    Peru vs Denmark 0-2
    Croatia vs Nigeria 2-0
    Costa Rica vs Serbia 1-1
    Germany vs Mexico 2-1
    Brazil vs Switzerland 2-1
    JuliusBorisovStummvonBordwehr
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,133
    edited June 2018
    Good luck, everyone!

    JM: Argentina and Portugal will compete for the first position of this tournament, while Brazil will take the 3rd place.



    JM: Russia will win against Saudi Arabia (ofc, no score given)



    So we have the following favourites for becoming a champion:

    Germany 4 votes (me, Montresor_SP, FinneousPJ, Doubledimas)
    Spain 1 vote (StummvonBordwehr)
    Brazil 1 vote (Cahir)
    Nigeria 1 vote (Grond0)
    Argentina 1 vote (JM)
    Portugal 1 vote (because why not - JM)

    And we have the following votes for the second place:
    France 4 votes (me, StummvonBordwehr, Montresor_SP, Cahir)
    Brazil 3 votes (FinneousPJ, Grond0, Doubledimas)
    Argentina 1 vote (JM)
    Portugal 1 vote (because why not - JM)

    A total of 66 per cent of almost 200,000 Sky Sports readers said Brazil would come out victorious against Germany in the final.

    @Pibaro and @booinyoureyes - this is your last to make pre-tournament predictions. Too bad you both are not here.

    My predictions for the weekend:

    Egypt vs. Uruguay 0:2
    Morocco vs. Iran 2:1
    Portugal vs. Spain 2:2
    France vs. Australia 3:1
    Argentina vs. Iceland 3:1
    Peru vs. Denmark 0:1
    Croatia vs. Nigeria 1:0
    Costa Rica vs. Serbia 1:1
    Germany vs. Mexico 3:0
    Brazil vs. Switzerland 3:1
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    Here we go!

    Good luck Russia @JuliusBorisov :#
    JuliusBorisov
  • CahirCahir Member, Moderator, Translator (NDA) Posts: 2,795
    My last minute predictions:

    Russia - Saudi Arabia: 1-0
    Egypt - Uruguay: 1-2
    Morocco - Iran: 1-1
    Portugal - Spain: 1-1
    France - Australia: 3-0
    Argentina - Iceland: 2-0
    Peru - Denmark: 1-3
    Croatia - Nigeria: 2-1
    Costa Rica - Serbia: 0-0
    Germany - Mexico: 2-1
    Brazil - Switzerland: 2-0
    Sweden - South Korea: 1-0
    Tunisia - England: 1-3
    Colombia - Japan: 2-0
    Poland - Senegal: 2-1
    JuliusBorisov
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,133
    Congratulations with the first goal of the World Cup!
    FinneousPJGrond0
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,133
    edited June 2018
    AAAAND the second goal!

    Looks like we're to get another World Cup with many goals. :)
    FinneousPJMontresor_SP
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    And what a goal it was.
    JuliusBorisov
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    edited June 2018
    Hello Cheryshev making a case for starting 11 in the next game
    JuliusBorisovMontresor_SP
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    ROSSIYA! ROSSIYA!

    Wow well nobody managed to predict that score. What a game.
    Montresor_SPJuliusBorisovStummvonBordwehr
  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,189
    I sure need some Tipp-ex for my prediction. :wink:
    JuliusBorisovGrond0StummvonBordwehr
  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,189
    Predictions for the next few days:

    Friday:

    Egypt - Uruguay: 1-2
    Morocco - Iran: 2-0
    Portugal - Spain: 1-1

    Saturday:

    France - Australia: 2-0
    Argentina - Iceland: 1-0
    Peru - Denmark: 1-1
    Croatia - Nigeria: 2-2

    Sunday:

    Costa Rica - Serbia: 0-3
    Germany - Mexico: 2-1
    Brazil - Switzerland: 1-0
    FinneousPJJuliusBorisovStummvonBordwehr
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,133
    I'm really starting to doubt Egypt will let themselves be defeated by Uruguay tomorrow (after today's Russia result), although I still stand by my prediction.

    This 5:0 win has messed everything in the group. Also, Salah has recovered. Now if Egypt doesn't get a draw against Uruguay, - they're really risking. Imagine playing against that high morale in the Russia team after a defeat. I remember how England lost in Russia (2:1) during their qualifying campain for the Euro 2008 - that happened because the Russia team had a high morale.
    StummvonBordwehrMontresor_SP
  • StummvonBordwehrStummvonBordwehr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,038
    Well well well. Russia scoring goals in heaps. Didnt see that one coming...

    Since I totally am on a roll - picking Russia for a narrow win and predicting Spain to get a last minute super coach - I might as well continue my triumfant and insightful predictions. Here are my picks for the next days.

    Egypt - Uruguay: 0-1
    Morocco - Iran: 2-1
    Portugal - Spain: 0-0
    France - Australia: 3-0
    Argentina - Iceland: 1-0
    Peru - Denmark: 0-1
    Croatia - Nigeria: 3-1
    Costa Rica - Serbia: 0-2
    Germany - Mexico: 1-0
    Brazil - Switzerland: 1-0
    Sweden - South Korea: 0-0
    Tunisia - England: 1-1
    Colombia - Japan: 1-0
    Poland - Senegal: 2-2

    JuliusBorisovCahirMontresor_SP
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    I predict Uruguay to win, but I kinda hope Egypt can draw the game or even win.
    JuliusBorisov
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    Here's a simulation analysis

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-insight-accuscores-tournament-12699930

    I think they're a Finnish company o:)
    JuliusBorisovMontresor_SP
  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,189
    I'm not sure how much we conclude from Russia's 5-0 win. Hungary beat El Salvador by 10-1 in their first match back in 1982 and still failed to qualify for the second round. The question is whether Russia is stronger than expected, or Saudi Arabia is weaker, or maybe both.

    I'm rooting for an Egyptian upset but I still think Uruguay is the strongest team in group A, and that the host nation is strong enough to take second place.
    StummvonBordwehrJuliusBorisov
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    Well my prediction was wrong but the CR7 show yesterday was amazing though
    JuliusBorisovMontresor_SPStummvonBordwehr
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 22,133
    So many surprises already!


    Montresor_SPStummvonBordwehrFinneousPJ
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