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View Poll Results: Who will win the Russia World Cup 2018?
Germany 24 23.08%
Brazil 14 13.46%
Argentina 9 8.65%
France 17 16.35%
Spain 6 5.77%
Italy 2 1.92%
Portugal 7 6.73%
Chile 0 0%
Other 25 24.04%
Voters: 104. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-11-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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No what I meant is that the last few mins of the game they behaved like thugs (like teams do when they are losing).

I do agree with you on the comment that they were one of the cleanest teams in general this tournament.

Now when it comes to fans - all bets are off - actually Russia had very low expectations this WC, so their fans are under control.
There was a brief moment involving Harry Maguire I think, but it was pretty minor.

Fair enough on the rest of your comment
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:05 PM
 
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Early England play very dazzling, they slightly decreased stamina when croatia put ball into goalkeeper and players look very tired and croatia really emotional and look rough but very spirit

My prediction final is france win .
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:13 AM
 
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Early England play very dazzling, they slightly decreased stamina when croatia put ball into goalkeeper and players look very tired and croatia really emotional and look rough but very spirit

My prediction final is france win .
Yes England dominated in the first half, but after the break, they seemed to lose stamina and started to revert to long-ball and passing back to the goalkeeper far too often. That allowed Croatia to come back into it and eventually get the win.

I'm having mixed emotions this morning. Sad that England couldn't make the finals - but also hopeful for the future. This young, inexperienced team was not expected to do much, but I feel Gareth Southgate is building them into something formidable and this is just the beginning. Kind of how Germany fielded a young team in 2010 and reached the semi's - they won it four years later
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:32 AM
 
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England is young, and has much to look forward to, based on their overall World Cup performance. There are many more good things ahead for them and for their excellent coach. Naturally it was a major disappointment for them, and for their fan base all over the world. There will be this grieving process, and then life goes on and better things will come.

England continues to be one of my hopefuls. Should be a fiery third place game!
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:34 AM
 
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Modric and Rakitic are deserves to win a national title
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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Can France be the modern day Jesse Owens??
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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Can France be the modern day Jesse Owens??

Why Jesse Owens analogy ??
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:11 AM
 
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Should be a fiery third place game!
I actually thought this would be the finals !! LOL.

First time in like 60 yrs... 2 teams from same group playing for the cup.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:53 AM
 
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Why Jesse Owens analogy ??
I feel this WC is a lesser version of 1936 . 2 similar leaders, diversity vs homogeneity as the finalists.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:00 AM
 
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I feel this WC is a lesser version of 1936 . 2 similar leaders, diversity vs homogeneity as the finalists.
I don't believe that most people are seriously looking at this World Cup in that way, although there will surely be those who always look at life through those type of lenses.

As far as I'm concerned, we are getting the two best sides which both earned their way to the Final match based on their own merits. End of story.
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