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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #135 on: June 23, 2018, 02:13:51 PM »

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Perhaps Mexico could win it all.
They are fun to watch but knock out games are a different animal!
Mexico should be happy to reach the quarterfinals.

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #136 on: June 23, 2018, 02:13:58 PM »

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That is a great stat = first 10 minutes of Germany vs Sweden

Germany = 122 pass
Sweden = 6 pass

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #137 on: June 23, 2018, 02:16:28 PM »

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #138 on: June 23, 2018, 02:37:35 PM »

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Oh Toivonen!

What a mistake by Kroos. Two mistakes. First the pass. Unnessecarily fancy. He had a simple pass out wide. Overly complicated in tight area. Not enough room to get the ball through and lost possession. Then he did such a bad job tracking the run of Toivonen. He took the runner at the first and then just let him drift off and open up into space creating room to receive the pass. Kroos out of position. Never got back in the play. Toivonen with a splendid finish over Neuer.

Werner seems intimidated physically by Sweden's bigger defenders whenever he gets the ball in close quarters. Useless against those big defenders when Germany plays a high ball in a cross or a long ball out of defense. Germany should consider changing him.

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #139 on: June 23, 2018, 02:38:21 PM »

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I chucked Germany vs Mexico to the Germans just feeling their way in the first round, but their showing so far today has been disgraceful. I do not see them beating Sweden now. At best they manage a draw. They are just not attacking the goal enough.

Stop the idiotic wing buildup and attack the middle of the field.

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #140 on: June 23, 2018, 02:40:14 PM »

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Germany is reeling again.

Seriously, what is wrong with this squad? Shades of Spain in 2014.
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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #141 on: June 23, 2018, 02:41:16 PM »

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If they attack the middle of the field they will win. If they keep running down the wings they will lose.

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #142 on: June 23, 2018, 02:46:43 PM »

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This German squad still has not figured out how to stop the counter.

Toni Kroos is everywhere and nowhere at once. He hasn't had a good World Cup does far.
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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #143 on: June 23, 2018, 02:51:45 PM »

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Larsson is a wonderful footballer. Never a top player but he deserved better than spending so many years on those bad Sunderland teams. Such a lovely delivery of the ball. Best set piece guy in the Premier League for several years. Wonderful striker of the ball both in shooting, crossing and passing. Clever footballer.

Doing a wonderful job for Sweden today.

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #144 on: June 23, 2018, 02:52:47 PM »

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This German squad still has not figured out how to stop the counter.

Toni Kroos is everywhere and nowhere at once. He hasn't had a good World Cup does far.

Always hated the boxing bout where one boxer chases the other all over the ring while the other boxer just backs off or leans against the ropes. Germany has the disadvantage of being the aggressor with Sweden and Mexico before them just playing a bend do not break defense with the occasional breakaway. What happens if Germany lays back and does not press? Will there be a match will the game be declared a no-contest?  I truly dont know how you solve this problem other than abolishing the or modifying the off-side rule to allow more man to man play.

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« Reply #145 on: June 23, 2018, 03:34:53 PM »

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Germany have been so unlucky to net only 1 goal. They have so many chances.

Werner has come alive in the 2nd half now that he is no longer asked to lead the line. Muller has been a major threat also. It's almost as if Germany have 3 strikers with the way those two are attacking the box. Both guys drifting out wide and putting in dangerous balls into the box as well.

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« Reply #146 on: June 23, 2018, 03:54:33 PM »

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WHAT A GOAL BY TONI KROOS!!!
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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #147 on: June 23, 2018, 03:55:32 PM »

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GoOoOoOoOoOoOaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaL Germany!!!

Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #148 on: June 23, 2018, 03:56:05 PM »

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WOW WHAT A GOAL AND WHAT A COMEBACK BY GERMANY!!!

EVEN AFTER BOATENG WENT OUT AND THEY ONLY PLAYED WITH 10 MEN!!

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Re: 2018 World Cup
« Reply #149 on: June 23, 2018, 03:56:25 PM »

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