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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #360 on: June 30, 2018, 08:59:58 PM »
Portugal out :'(
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #361 on: June 30, 2018, 09:06:39 PM »
Sigh, CR7 played so bad... being blocked in obvious shots, killing various attacks trying to dribble the entire enemy defense, shooting when should've passed...

And this time the opponent also had an exceptional player - Suárez - one who didn't do any of the above (2 assists) and more team (Cavani, Godín, Betencourt).

Another team-with-only-one-player out.
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #362 on: July 01, 2018, 01:00:32 AM »
Well, tomorrow seems an easy bet. Spain and Croatia will pass and face each other in the quarter finals.
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #363 on: July 01, 2018, 01:34:00 AM »
Prediction for France and Uruguay? France would seem the easy bet, but U. certainly did the job on Portugal.
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #364 on: July 01, 2018, 05:53:08 PM »
And now Spain is out as well, losing against Russia  :o This is a weird world cup...
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #365 on: July 01, 2018, 06:00:24 PM »
Can't believe Russia won haha. The fans reaction was pretty awesome.

But Spain though... yea, you can have your 80% ball possession, but it doesn't matter if you don't shoot it. Only at extra-time some finalizations happened, because after their goal and for a good deal of time, they didn't have a single one...their goal scored was an own goal.
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #366 on: July 01, 2018, 06:01:38 PM »
I usually root for the underdog, but I wasnt this time. Still, what a win for Russia.

I guess the favorites now are France and Brazil, but who knows?
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #367 on: July 01, 2018, 06:02:23 PM »
Wow :o
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #368 on: July 01, 2018, 06:14:23 PM »
I'm 100% behind Brasil at this point  :)
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #369 on: July 01, 2018, 06:25:02 PM »
I'm 100% behind Brasil at this point  :)
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #370 on: July 01, 2018, 10:09:17 PM »
Wow Modric unrecognizable. Almost lost the game twice.

I was putting Croatia as a possible finalist and then they go and play like this... both Modric and Rakitic slept on the field and if they don't wake up Russia may be in for a historical semi-final.

As for tomorrow, Brazil obviously beats Mexico  ::) and Belgium beats Japan.

On a more serious note, Mexico has had bizarre luck against us in the past years, winning key games. Their coach Osorio trained in Brazil and had streaks of genius tactical games coupled with bizarre ones. Even with Mexico this happened, like in Copa America, winning convincingly in group phase and then defeated by Chile by 7x0.

Same thing already happened in the WC. Won convincingly against Germany and Korea, made some bizarre choices, lost 3x0 to Sweden and almost managed the feat to be eliminated from the competition with 2 wins in 2 games and wasn't because Korea actually beat Germany.

So the guy can either find the way for Mexico to actually win the game or hand it to us on a silver plate.

Crazy unpredictable people are the worst...
 
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #371 on: July 02, 2018, 05:51:57 PM »
Odds say we'll have a Brasil-Belgium match on Friday, but maybe Japan comes up with a surprise (doubt it, though).
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #372 on: July 02, 2018, 06:11:40 PM »
Game went exactly as I had thought. Osorio surprised everyone with a creative tactical scheme and for the first ~25 minutes Mexico dominated entirely with 2-3 clear chances blocked by defenders and cornered Brazil with 11 players defending doing nothing.

Then he started doing his crazy things that handed the game on a silver plate. Vela was dominating Fagner and Osorio inverted him to the other side of the field where then Filipe Luís dominated him.

Then subbed 2 midfielders for 2 strikers (!!), handed the entire midfield to us and Mexico didn't do anything for the next 70 minutes, put a defender on the sideline to mark Neymar and that guy almost got a red card (should have). Goalkeeper prevented a 4-5 goal score.

Thanks, Osorio! Now Belgium has a real fighting chance, unless their key players play like zombies like the Croatians did.
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #373 on: July 02, 2018, 11:54:54 PM »
Belgium x Japan turned out so much closer than I thought it would. Belgium definitely entered thinking already on the next phase then suffered 2x0 and then woke up. And Hazard and de Bruyne didn't sleep like Modric and Rakitic and they turned it around to 3x2. While the inexperience of the Japanese happened (half the team off position for an attacking corner at 49 minutes of 2nd half??), it did show their quality. And they come to face us now with a lot of morale as well. Would probably have been better for us if they had just won unimpressively and without much difficulty.

As for tomorrow, Colombia beats England and while I think Sweden will win, I'll place my bet on Switzerland just because they fought for a draw with us (though it was an illegal goal) and like Belgium showed a lot of willpower against Servia and turned a 0x1 game to 2x1 which guaranteed their 2nd spot on the group.
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Re: What's your jersey?
« Reply #374 on: July 03, 2018, 10:15:53 PM »
Wow forgot James couldn't play. That totally changed the Colombian team's formation and morale. In two poorly played matches today at least England x Colombia exploded in emotion from the end of the second half.
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