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SMALL BALLERS GON LOOK 2018 FIFA World Cup

Discussion in 'Pro Sports Discussion' started by Yankee151, May 17, 2018.

  1. Yankee151

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    The World Cup opens in 25 days, at 11:00 AM EST when Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. Squads are starting to come out so I figured a new thread wouldn't hurt.

    Group A
    Russia
    Saudi Arabia
    Egypt
    Uruguay


    Group B
    Portugal
    Spain
    Morocco
    Iran


    Group C
    France
    Australia
    Peru
    Denmark


    Group D
    Argentina
    Iceland
    Croatia
    Nigeria


    Group E
    Brazil
    Switzerland
    Costa Rica
    Serbia


    Group F
    Germany
    Mexico
    Sweden
    South Korea


    Group G
    Belgium
    Panama
    Tunisia
    England


    Group H
    Poland
    Senegal
    Colombia
    Japan


    To me this is one of the hardest group stages to predict I've seen. Will post mine in the next post.
     
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  3. Yankee151

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    Portugal
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    England
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    Germany

    Brazil
    Argentina
    Uruguay


    Morocco
    Senegal
    *Will update when more are released. There's some others that have their preliminary squads out right now*
     
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  4. NML

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    Who was the dude who played for Newcastle from Morocco? I guess he flamed out

    They have a decent team though. Benatia is one of the better CBs in the world
     
  5. Yankee151

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    Predictions
    Here's my full guesses:

    Group A
    Uruguay
    Russia
    Egypt
    Saudi Arabia


    Group B
    Portugal
    Spain
    Morocco
    Iran


    Group C
    France
    Australia
    Denmark
    Peru


    Group D
    Argentina
    Nigeria
    Croatia
    Iceland


    Group E
    Brazil
    Serbia
    Costa Rica
    Switzerland


    Group F
    Germany
    Mexico
    Sweden
    South Korea


    Group G
    Belgium
    Tunisia
    England
    Panama


    Group H
    Colombia
    Senegal
    Poland
    Japan


    R16
    Spain def. Uruguay
    Russia def. Portugal on Penalties
    France def. Nigeria
    Argentina def. Australia
    Germany def. Serbia
    Brazil def. Mexico
    Senegal def. Belgium in ET
    Colombia def. Tunisia


    QF
    Spain def. France on Penalties
    Argentina def. Russia
    Germany def. Senegal
    Brazil def. Colombia


    SF
    Argentina def. Spain
    Brazil def. Germany


    Top 4
    Argentina def. Brazil on Penalties
    Germany def. Spain


    Top Scorer
    Antoine Greizmann

    Team of the Tournament
    GK- David de Gea(ESP)
    DEF- Jordi Alba(ESP), Nico Otamendi(ARG), Miranda(BRA), Joshua Kimmich(GER)
    MID- Andres Iniesta(ESP), Alexandr Golovin(RUS), Paulinho(BRA)
    FWD- Sadio Mane(SEN), Lionel Messi(ARG), Neymar(BRA)


    *The one wild card in all my predictions is Salah. I saw a post on reddit saying there's a chance he's top scorer even if Egypt don't advance out of the group stage, and I kinda concur. If Egypt do play at least 4 games (good chance they can do more than that, tbf), Salah would be the Top Scorer and in the XI.

    Feel free to tell me why I'm wrong and save this post for future reference to laugh at me later
     
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    I really like their team, but they really got a tough group. If they were in that England group instead of Tunisia, it'd be a no brainer to have them advancing. Just depends what version of Portugal and Spain show up to the party.
     
  7. Skeeter

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    USA didn't make it? Bummer
     
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    I'm also pretty surprised Laporte didn't even make France's sub list. Deschamps must really not like him. He was pushing for gaining Spanish nationality a couple years back, obviously a bit late now but I wouldn't be surprised if he's in a Spain jersey by 2020
     
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    Who am I supposed to root for with tUSofA out if it?
     
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  10. Snorky's Shame

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    Why Australia making it out of the group? This is probably the worst Australia team in years. Struggled in qualifying and between generations.

    I don't see any Asian team making it out of the group stage. Iran would have been my choice but they got stuck in what I think is the "Group of Death".
     
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    I have a hunch that group will go awry. It could be a French collapse, but I think it's more likely France grabs 9 points and Australia pulls off the magic they weren't able to finish in Brazil. Australia looked decent last year in the Confed Cup, and while its arguable that Peru is better than 2017 Chile (without Guerrero I dont think so), they've at the very least shown they can do okay.

    That group reminds me a lot of 2010's Group D. Completely different Aussie side now, but if they can grab 4 points they have a good chance

    EDIT: They also have van Marwijk now, who could be hit or miss. If the 2010 Netherlands version of his corching comes out, then magic could happen.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
  12. NML

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    Is this really the best Ingerland has? Holy shit

    :vomit:
     
  13. Yankee151

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    Ox is hurt, but yeah
     
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  15. Skeeter

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    Is there an exciting underdog like Cameroon from a few years back, or a country that is really good and fun to watch like Portugal or Argentina?

    I watch soccer every 4 years. I think the world cup is awesome, but I don't follow it otherwise. Since USA didn't make it I'm looking for some help.
     
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    You’ll love Panama
     
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    Panama like adchester said. I'm probably rooting for the Franch or the waffles just because I like some of their players.
     
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    Or Saudi Arabia
     
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    With no USA and no Netherlands, I have to turn to my third choice for disappointment: The Socceroos of Australia
     
  20. NML

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    Panama is god awful to watch. They’ll run a five man back line and start time wasting at kickoff. Next you’ll will recommend watching Greece.

    I prefer small countries with one or two really good players. Those are who can make a run (like Costa Rica in 14 with Campbell). Egypt with Salah is the obvious choice. Poland with Lewandowski and Glik. Denmark (@DanishDonut0 )
     
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