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FIFA World Cup madness

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Roger49, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    I know, right?
     
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  2. knavel

    knavel Synchromatic

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    I thought more along the lines of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf".
     
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  3. knavel

    knavel Synchromatic

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    Dec 26, 2009
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    I would have agreed entirely with this statement before the Sweden game on Saturday but the England I saw play over the weekend was a solid team and worthy contender for the cup. I think the best playing I've seen this time around is from Belgium. I have only seen once game where France played--the quarter final--and they lacked excitement and electricity to me. But I admit I missed all of France's other games so may well not have the whole picture.
     
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  4. dankas11

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    my English friends, let the better team win! I am sooooo happy for semifinals I wont be much sad if we loose. I know our players will give their best. Croatia is small country but we can give headache to every team!
     
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  5. Rock Lajoint

    Rock Lajoint Gretschie

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    Hurrying home for the match. Surprise surprise, my train is cancelled due to "shortage of train crew". Yeah right, they are probably in a pub outside Brighton station waiting for the game to start.
     
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  6. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    Don't know if the better team won, it could have gone either way.
    Luck plays a role in these matches and to lead 1:0 after 5 minutes isn't as easy as we might think but congratulations to Croatia.
    Unfortunate that Tripier was injured during extra tme leaving England to face Croatia with only 10 men towards the end with no more substitutes available but all credit to Croatia.
    Hope you beat France but that will be at least as hard as it was against England!
     
  7. dankas11

    dankas11 Synchromatic

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    first: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa we are in finals
    second: englad was better in the first half but since then there was only one team. Croatia. England had only 1 shot on the goal in the whole game.
     
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  8. Rock Lajoint

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    Sussex, England
    You'd be lucky to play 120 minutes with one shot on target and win. I thought England were the better team by far in the first half but Croatia stepped up in the second. Overall it was quite even but England didn't take their (our) opportunities early on.

    I'll be supporting France in the final.
     
  9. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Congrats to Croatia, but also congrats to England! You british guys are great and the third place is a great place anyways! Thanks for great moments!

    Croatia, my secret tip, is goin‘ to win the worldcup, I‘m sure! They‘re great!
     
  10. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Wait a minute, third place is for Belgium. :eek:
    We'll see saturday.
     
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  11. dankas11

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    great game, great players, great teams. Someone had to win. I am happy it was Croatia. This is unbelieveble!!!!!!
     
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  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    When it came to the final four, I was hoping for Belgium vs. Croatia , just for the little guys. Once France won, I rooted for England vs France just for the historical fight between the two countries. Now I'm rooting for Croatia as the underdog.
     
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  13. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

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    Delete
     
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  14. Pdnlegs

    Pdnlegs Country Gent

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    Was hoping for s England v France final but Croatia has been pretty fun to watch. I was actually rooting against them both today and against Russia a few days ago. They keep upsetting my pick so I guess I will just root for them in the final lol.
     
  15. Pdnlegs

    Pdnlegs Country Gent

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    Other exciting Soccer news (sorry I am American, it’s soccer lol)

    It looks like I am going to get to be my school’s new Soccer Coach. I have wanted to coach basketball for years but it has never worked out at my school. This summer I had a lot of kids express an interest to me about playing soccer. They know I coach youth soccer. I live in South East Oklahoma so not too many schools down here have soccer. But I brought it up to the Superintendant and the Athletic Director and they both were on board with us starting a High School Soccer team.

    One thing is we are a class B school and the lowest class for soccer is 4A. So we are going to be going up against some way bigger schools then is.
     
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  16. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Oh well. It's only a game.

    I suppose.

    :(


    Congratulations to Croatia, best of luck in the final. Modric is a Don.
     
  17. dankas11

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    tnx my friend
     
  18. guto

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    Congratulations! Here in Brasil, we are all impressed with the passion and strenght that the Croatian team has shown after 3 extra time battles, and also with the great sense of union of the whole team, something we brazilians have lost a long time ago.
     
  19. dankas11

    dankas11 Synchromatic

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    yes, If you count, 3 extratimes in a row, 30min x3 = 90. We played one game more than the orhers. They asked our coach why he didnt use substitutes earlier because they were clearly exhausted, he says he wanted to change but players begged him to leave them i nthe game. :)
     
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  20. G DynaTron

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    Dec 7, 2015
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    Congrats croatia ! see you on sunday :D

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