2018 FIFA World Cup

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2018 FIFA World Cup


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#201 73 days ago

The English are playing the flopping game. Do they have clotted cream on their boots? Every call is going against Croatia and they are getting pissed off and starting to really foul now. Let the guys play! This ref is blowing the whistle ever 5 seconds, both teams should think this is ridiculous.

#202 73 days ago

Tied up Gents!

#203 73 days ago

The ref has a big job of controlling the flow of a match. Obviously each side wants to curry favor with refs because soccer is a low scoring game. When one play can determine a match you will see flops. A good percentage of scoring happened from free kicks in this tournament. The "flop" can win you the match, award you a red and/or yellow card, and it certainly frees time for you teammates to get into position. Strats...

#204 73 days ago

Overtime boys! Croatia has the lungs and the hamstrings. I always thought English guys were tough? This new generation of pretty boys isn't doing anybody any favors. The Croatians are rough and don't care about the "hair". OK extra time . Let's go Modric, you little shit!

#205 73 days ago

OMG that should have gone in!!!!! Nice Croat defending with that header

#206 73 days ago

2-1 Croatia

#207 73 days ago

Two flat footed defensemen may have cost England the game...

#208 73 days ago

Sorry England better luck next time!

#209 73 days ago

Croatia looked special early on in this tournament. After seeing the group stage this final is not that surprising to me.

#210 73 days ago

France are the pretty boys and Croatia are the fighters. It will be a fun final. Different styles, hopefully the ref isn't blowing the whistle every 5 seconds.

#211 73 days ago

Croatia would be the only World Cup winner in modern history with such a small population. Uruguay won in 1950, but soccer was not a well-organized and sophisticated worldwide sport back then.

I would consider 1958 the beginning of modern soccer because that is when Pele became world famous and propelled the sport after the recoveries from World War II.

#212 73 days ago

Credit to Croatia.

We started strongly but let them back in the game. A return to the "old" England.

It was a 50/50 game but they took their chance when it came.

Sorry. can''t think of any more cliches.

Absolutely gutted though

#213 73 days ago

What ever Croatia had during half time really sparked them up, completely different team during the 2nd half!
Congrats Croatia, well deserved win

#214 73 days ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Croatia looked special early on in this tournament.

Agreed
It's called heart

#215 73 days ago
Quoted from Kkuoppamaki:

What ever Croatia had during half time really sparked them up, completely different team during the 2nd half!
Congrats Croatia, well deserved win

Calmed nerves and a regrouped game plan.

#216 73 days ago

England showed class and I wish you luck in the third place match. Easily could have went either way. Semifinals is a hell of an achievement!

#217 73 days ago

Les Bleus need to avoid this, this time around

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#218 73 days ago

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#219 73 days ago

I thought ref held off blowing the whistle very well 2nd half. Funny how the players managed to get up very quickly once the ref said play on. The yellow cards were well deserved though.

#220 73 days ago

I really thought England was gonna pull it off, now I’m doubting if they will even win Saturday...ummm I didn’t expect Sunday to include Croatia...

#221 73 days ago
Quoted from jesster64:

I thought ref held off blowing the whistle very well 2nd half. Funny how the players managed to get up very quickly once the ref said play on. The yellow cards were well deserved though.

One of the best referee so far? (of the games I saw). The worst one IMO was Geiger, completely unable to handle Columbia-England.

England played very well against Croatia and seemed superior for the first ≈ 50 minutes - not sure what happen after that / how Croatia made its come back. Croatia is a team that never gives up... we are warned.

#222 73 days ago
Quoted from jlm33:

One of the best referee so far? (of the games I saw). The worst one IMO was Geiger, completely unable to handle Columbia-England.

With Columbia playing like thugs
he did the best he could.
At one point he was completely surrounded by Columbians and he raffled off three consecutive yellows!
Very, very glad Columbia did not prevail.

#223 73 days ago

Croatia proved to have incredible stamina. They get stronger as the match goes on. It's tough to win against an opponent that doesn't let off the gas.

#224 73 days ago
Quoted from tacshose:

I really thought England was gonna pull it off, now I’m doubting if they will even win Saturday...ummm I didn’t expect Sunday to include Croatia...

Not that many people care about the third place games. Oftentimes teams will play younger less experienced players in those games. A player that makes tens of millions of dollars for their club team may not want or care to play in a meaningless game when they are already tired and bruised from the long tournament.

#225 73 days ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Not that many people care about the third place games. Oftentimes teams will play younger less experienced players in those games. A player that makes tens of millions of dollars for their club team may not want or care to play in a meaningless game when they are already tired and bruised from the long tournament.

I’m good with that. Light a spark for future rivalry playing all the youngsters..

#226 72 days ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Not that many people care about the third place games. Oftentimes teams will play younger less experienced players in those games. A player that makes tens of millions of dollars for their club team may not want or care to play in a meaningless game when they are already tired and bruised from the long tournament.

I think All teams want to try to win the third place match. It's for pride and country. They've gone this far, they aren't going to lay down now. Third place is still a hell of an achievement. Some people would rather win the third place match than lose the final. At least you go out on a high note.

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#227 71 days ago

Really happy to hear that England got beat.

#228 71 days ago

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#229 71 days ago

Third place match due to start in an hour. I wish both teams good luck. I'm honestly not rooting for anyone, I just want a good match. I think it will be a great game but Belgium has a little more quality. De Bruyne (IMHO) will be the best player on the pitch. Belgium wins 2-1. I'm bummed, only 2 matches left.

#230 71 days ago

Congrats Belgium! Both teams played well, England just couldn't find the goal but they created chances, it just wasn't meant to be.

#231 70 days ago

England had a few chances but looked tired again, too easy for. Belgium who was ranked 3rd overall in FIFA rankings. Hoping Croatia can pull off upset over headbutt France team like clip above. I remember that game and watching at bar in Maui on vacation.

#232 70 days ago

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#233 70 days ago

Even though they beat England....I'll be cheering from the Croats tomorrow morning. Should be a good match!

#234 70 days ago

Naprijed Hrvatska! (Go, Croatia!)

#235 70 days ago

The start of the finals today...

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#236 70 days ago

Just found out my local brewery is opening early for the final! Free play all day on our Stiker Xtreme, of course that being said you should probably just watch the game and enjoy the beer...

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#237 70 days ago

The fans are starting to arrive at the Stadium. Should be a fantastic match today!

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#238 70 days ago

Naprijed Hrvatska!

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#239 70 days ago

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#241 70 days ago

Nice! You should be proud. Belgium played well. Third place IS an incredible achievement.

#242 70 days ago

I'm predicting a Croatia win 2-1. What do you guys think?

#243 70 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

I'm predicting a Croatia win 2-1. What do you guys think?

Ill go 3-2 Croatia. Should be fun.

#244 70 days ago

Alright, time to fry some Frenchmen!

#245 70 days ago

France scores a goal off a set piece from a DIVE! Makes me sick.

#246 70 days ago

Perisic nailed that equalizer!

#247 70 days ago

Where are you supposed to put your hands?... up your ass?

#248 70 days ago

The first two goals against Croatia were stupid and shouldn't have been and had nothing to do with the quality of France football. The first real goal they scored put them up 3-1. Not the Croatians day

#249 70 days ago

Actual score 2-1 "real score" 4-1

#250 70 days ago

The Croatian keeper is weak.

Those two goals from outside the area wouldn't beat most keepers at this level.

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