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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #135 on: July 12, 2018, 11:38:03 am »
This team shows that that time of super stars is over and the team spirit decides. Germany already showed that in 2014. Would have been too funny England winning the World Cup in that year Germany went out so early.

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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #136 on: July 12, 2018, 12:06:02 pm »
Watching the game yesterday I was thinking how bizarre would be this England team reaches the final having a low quality team in comparison with others that they had, having people like Shearer, Sheringam, Gascoigne, Beckham etc in mind...

This England was no way better than many others that failed, but in general this world cup has been very low on quality in general.
Totally disagree, this has been a very interesting cup, and yes, good to have this single star teams fail. Too bad the extremely boring style of France has resulted in their final achievement

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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #137 on: July 12, 2018, 12:24:06 pm »
Watching the game yesterday I was thinking how bizarre would be this England team reaches the final having a low quality team in comparison with others that they had, having people like Shearer, Sheringam, Gascoigne, Beckham etc in mind...

This England was no way better than many others that failed, but in general this world cup has been very low on quality in general.

I was thinking the same (except that Beckham was never world class) and what LE said about team spirit too.  Of course, a good draw got them through but luck helps in cup competitions all the time whether it's a good draw, refereeing decision or an injury.  This can help or hinder a team in cup competitions every time so a lot of luck is involved.  This might have been England's best chance and also for Belgium's so-called "golden generation" who will be past it in 2022.
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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #138 on: July 12, 2018, 01:45:50 pm »
Watching the game yesterday I was thinking how bizarre would be this England team reaches the final having a low quality team in comparison with others that they had, having people like Shearer, Sheringam, Gascoigne, Beckham etc in mind...

This England was no way better than many others that failed, but in general this world cup has been very low on quality in general.

I was thinking the same (except that Beckham was never world class) and what LE said about team spirit too.  Of course, a good draw got them through but luck helps in cup competitions all the time whether it's a good draw, refereeing decision or an injury.  This can help or hinder a team in cup competitions every time so a lot of luck is involved.  This might have been England's best chance and also for Belgium's so-called "golden generation" who will be past it in 2022.
But not for the European championship in two years, also, only Belgian defence needs partial replacing till '22, not our attack

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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #139 on: July 12, 2018, 02:24:21 pm »
Watching the game yesterday I was thinking how bizarre would be this England team reaches the final having a low quality team in comparison with others that they had, having people like Shearer, Sheringam, Gascoigne, Beckham etc in mind...

This England was no way better than many others that failed, but in general this world cup has been very low on quality in general.

I was thinking the same (except that Beckham was never world class) and what LE said about team spirit too.  Of course, a good draw got them through but luck helps in cup competitions all the time whether it's a good draw, refereeing decision or an injury.  This can help or hinder a team in cup competitions every time so a lot of luck is involved.  This might have been England's best chance and also for Belgium's so-called "golden generation" who will be past it in 2022.
But not for the European championship in two years, also, only Belgian defence needs partial replacing till '22, not our attack

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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #140 on: July 12, 2018, 05:17:03 pm »
In Brazil we say Mick Jagger brings bad luck to whoever he's openly supporting, on-site or not. As soon as I saw his Instagram post I knew England was going home empty-handed  :lol

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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #141 on: July 12, 2018, 05:21:36 pm »
Regarding the WC itself Belgium is the best team imho. At least they played the best football. After Belgium lost I was hoping for a France v England final but unfortunately I seem to have "jaggered" the brits...
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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #142 on: July 13, 2018, 09:27:38 pm »
Well done Croatia!  :clap  Sorry that England lost.  :'(  May the best team win in the final!
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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #143 on: July 13, 2018, 09:51:47 pm »
The best team and the team with the best in this world cup are two very different teams.

France is the team who played better as a team, but Belgium was the team with the best players.

Croatia is the one with more luck in the easier part of the competition. England could had qualified as well.
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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #144 on: July 14, 2018, 05:42:23 pm »
The best team and the team with the best in this world cup are two very different teams.

France is the team who played better as a team, but Belgium was the team with the best players.

Croatia is the one with more luck in the easier part of the competition. England could had qualified as well.
Go Belgium!!

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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #145 on: July 15, 2018, 06:53:15 pm »
I want to congratulate France and all France supporters, they deserve this cup.
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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #146 on: July 15, 2018, 06:58:25 pm »
Congratulations France. The more complete and balanced team had won!
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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #147 on: July 15, 2018, 07:18:06 pm »
This is really annoying the biased English pundits. Well done France.  :clap
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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #148 on: July 15, 2018, 07:23:16 pm »
Well done France!    :clap   
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Re: Worldcup 2018
« Reply #149 on: July 15, 2018, 08:40:31 pm »
Croatia was huge in the final but paid the price for the extra hours. France was fresh and took advantage of it. Well done, les bleus!
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