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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #120 on: June 21, 2018, 04:44:23 PM »

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I think androslav is already in the post sending a thank you card to caballero
Our deep pressure paid off :)
We got lucky, but we punished that Caballero mistake with a lovely Rebić volley. 2nd goal was a 24 meter (78 feet) Modrić brilliance. After that Argentina went with basically 5 strikers and 5 defenders and got swallowed in the middle (of it). Last goal was the kind you see in training. 5 meter line, goalkeeper on the ground. Beside that Argentinians played very dirty, unsportsmanlike. It was physical throughout, but they stepped over the line a couple of times.
3:0. Clean sheet aswell.
We got to the last 16 after 20 years! :D
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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #121 on: June 21, 2018, 04:48:29 PM »

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I don't understand why Aguero and Higuain are even in the Argentina team. They never do anything for the National team.

What use is it having great club players when they do not perform for your national team? Germany was right to leave Leroy Sane behind. He hasn't found his place in that team either. Sane will have the opportunity to prove himself after the World Cup but the World Cup isn't time for bedding in players. You bring the guys that perform for you.
I like them as players, but they have a positional talent imbalance on their roster. Very heavy up field, poor in the middle and then strikers get cutt off easily. Also, their goalkeeper is Chelseas 5th goalkeeper, that is below par and it showed.
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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #122 on: June 21, 2018, 04:51:42 PM »

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #123 on: June 22, 2018, 02:45:31 AM »

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Germany was right to leave Leroy Sane behind. He hasn't found his place in that team either. Sane will have the opportunity to prove himself after the World Cup but the World Cup isn't time for bedding in players. You bring the guys that perform for you.

Sane is not just a young talented player. He had a great season probably a top3 german player. Even if he doesn't fit perfectly you call him. Draxler who barely played is a better option? I doubt it. Worse case scenario he doesn't play.  You can take such a risk for one player.

Besides it was obvious against Mexico that Germany needed a winger
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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #124 on: June 22, 2018, 04:08:26 AM »

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #125 on: June 22, 2018, 10:00:42 AM »

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Glad Costa Rica lost. Them and Iceland. They are spoiler. Don't try to play football. Just defend and hope. Boring teams.

Knock 'em out ASAP. World Cup will be better for it.

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #126 on: June 22, 2018, 10:14:32 AM »

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Glad Costa Rica lost. Them and Iceland. They are spoiler. Don't try to play football. Just defend and hope. Boring teams.

Knock 'em out ASAP. World Cup will be better for it.

Those acting acts and flooping near the end were just awfull. Glad brazil punished them.

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #127 on: June 22, 2018, 10:39:09 AM »

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Neymar's acting is equally awful

But Brazil deserved to win the game. It is amazing how many very good chances they wasted.

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #128 on: June 22, 2018, 04:22:20 PM »

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Fantastic goals by Musa for Nigeria. The first one was an incredible first touch on the cross to setup the half volley. Brilliant touch and technique. And the second was pure speed to beat his marker and super composure in the box to round the keeper and create the right angle against the defenders rushing the goal line.

Worth checking out the highlights if you missed the game (as I did).

Especially for the first goal. Pure class.

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #129 on: June 23, 2018, 03:06:14 AM »

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Fantastic goals by Musa for Nigeria. The first one was an incredible first touch on the cross to setup the half volley. Brilliant touch and technique. And the second was pure speed to beat his marker and super composure in the box to round the keeper and create the right angle against the defenders rushing the goal line.

Worth checking out the highlights if you missed the game (as I did).

Especially for the first goal. Pure class.

Couldn't agree more. The first goal was unbelievable.. Every touch was perfect. Goal of the tournament Imo.

BTW if I were Swiss I'd be angry with shaqiri......

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #130 on: June 23, 2018, 12:32:12 PM »

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This Mexico team is so fun to watch, especially on the counter attack.
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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #131 on: June 23, 2018, 12:35:40 PM »

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This Mexico team is so fun to watch, especially on the counter attack.

Mexico IMO is the dark horse of this tournament. We knew they were a great team coming in but they could legitimately make a deep run.

Belgium is looking real good too. They were considered a favorite coming in and have played like it so far. Not like Argentina, Germany, etc.

That said, we'll see how Germany does. Really excited for Germany vs. Sweden next  ;D
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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #132 on: June 23, 2018, 01:09:07 PM »

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Perhaps Mexico could win it all.

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #133 on: June 23, 2018, 01:37:13 PM »

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Perhaps Mexico could win it all.

because they beat South Korea?

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #134 on: June 23, 2018, 01:47:37 PM »

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Happy with some of the changes Germany made. I like Rudy in midfield. I think he'll help Kroos more with ball distribution from deep. Dropping Ozil for Reus is another strong move. I like Draxler better in the middle than out wide. Now Germany have 3 roving attacking midfielders trying to get into the box to support Werner. Plus Hector is back at left back.

3 positive changes for the team.