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Official World Cup 2018 Thread...

Discussion in 'Scott Nix Frog Fan Forum' started by Chongo94, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Didn't see this up yet and with it starting in 7 days, figured now is as good a time as any to create one. Those of you who have zero use for the sport, please don't post in this thread. We get it, you don't like it...we don't care, move on.
    So, below are the groups, schedule, and some useful links. Sucks that the USA didn't make it and that Russia is hosting but looking forward to it nonetheless.

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  2. #2 Chongo94, Jun 7, 2018
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    WC website link, FIFA - https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/

    Matches link - https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/

    ESPN team previews - http://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-wor...eviews-argentina-brazil-france-top-contenders

    An amazing and ridiculously in depth link to every single player in the tournament apparently...oh those Brits. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ONE -https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2018/jun/05/world-cup-2018-complete-guide-players-ratings-goals-caps

    Guide to the grounds and how crazily spread out Russia is and the travel that will be involved for some games - https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41586162

    Sports Illustrated team "tiers" - https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/06/07/world-cup-tier-rankings-contenders-russia-2018
     
  3. Nigeria's wc kit has apparently already sold over 3 million orders. Expect this to be worn by numerous hipsters/Uncle Sam's army fan dweebs everywhere

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  4. Deutschland finna run train on the whole thing.

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  5. Agreed, my choice too to most likely take it. Their away kits are legit this year as well.

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  6. Who’s favored going into this?
     
  7. I believe a while back the early betting was favoring France. I think, but don't quote me, that as it has gotten closer many are starting to think Brazil and Germany are the main favorites.
     
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  8. A lot of it hinged on Manu The Wall's status, as he's been MIA from Bayern dang near all season trying to get well for the WC, and now that he's got the all clear to play I have to think Germany has to be the favorite. Haven't really done much reading on that though.
     
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  9. Go Senegal, Go Australia, Go Uruguay and Go Croatia. But I actually believe the crazy idea that Los Tricolores pull off a shocker and win this.
     
  10. Yeah I think Brazil would be the favorites, is Neymar back to being healthy?

    Not that it matters, they usually always have good young talent.
     
  11. Wait, do you mean El Tri? Haven’t heard of them referred to as that before. I like your other teams suggested but I’m hoping El Tri loses every game 12-0.
     
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  12. Dark horse (not racist, imo): Egypt
     
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  13. Pretty sure he’s good to go. Looks like they lost Fred today though as their hack Casemiro apparently tore up his ankle in a tackle in practice.
     
  14. I’m in...... and officially beyond depressed that the US [ steaming pile of Orgeron ] down their legs and failed to qualify. Hoping the infusion of talented youth pays dividends in 4 years.
     
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  15. I hate soccer. I only watch during the world cup, and only to hope the USA can beat the snobby European countries/other countries that actually give a [ steaming pile of Orgeron ] about soccer, which usually doesn't happen.

    Since there is no USA, I don't care. I'll probably passively pull for the 3rd world African countries to beat the European/South American powers, but I probably won't do any watching.

    Soccer doesn't interest me at all. I've heard my entire life how soccer is just a few years away from exploding in popularity, and yet it hasn't happened. I went to an MLS game one time and I could not distinguish the fans there from a Bernie Sanders rally. Pretty much only white liberal hipster types. Gallup did a poll showing soccer is the 2nd most popular sport amongst liberals and liberals are 4x as likely to list soccer as their favorite sport, so it makes sense.

    The same people I know who are big soccer fans are usually the ones lecturing the tipped employees here in Las Vegas about how they are being screwed by making money off tips and how we need to transition to the European system of them simply being paid an hourly wage and no tips. Yeah scheissing right. No surprise their is a connection between Americans who think Europe is superior culturally and politically and economically and how we should be more like Europe, and soccer fans.
     
  16. Get to see some of them again on Saturday (I think) vs France. Always felt like this last group of players minus a couple were vastly overrated. Hoping like you that the youth infusion pays off.
     
  17. I do enjoy watching soccer but live.

    It's like hockey to me, could get boring on TV but great to watch in person

    I have been to a couple FC Dallas games and they are fun! Last week we may have been leading our division.

    The USA really needs to invest more into soccer, from the grassroots. I know there are a lot of kids that play, you can pass by parks on a Saturday or Sunday and they are usually packed with families watching they kids play soccer. There is just no incentive to follow through with it through college and the pros in north america. The best soccer is played in Europe.
     
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  19. What the hell dude? We get it, you hate soccer. Kick rocks.
     

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