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  1. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    Hahaha
  2. Goondal

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    I think it was early during Matchday 2 but when it started to become clear how lopsided the two sides of the bracket were going to be the Croatia to the finals idea popped into my head. With every match it looks better. I would favor them over anybody else on that side at this point.
  3. Goondal

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    This is awesome
  4. Goondal

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    Already looking forward to Uruguay/France. France looked overwhelming today but they also conceded three times. Uruguay is superior to Argentina in nearly every way, especially defensively. A lot will ride on Cavani’s injury but we could be in for an epic match.
  5. Goondal

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    Well, you nailed the part we agreed upon at least.
  6. Goondal

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    Mbappe again...wow
  7. Goondal

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    This match is awesome
  8. Goondal

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    Uh-oh France
  9. Obviously if a too good to be true option opens up we take it but I am more than happy to play the waiting game.
  10. Goondal

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    Mbappe is silly fast
  11. Goondal

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    I will be honest. Because of that there is also a part of me that hopes Argentina, Portugal, and Mexico lose just to bleep FOX for their garbage coverage.
  12. Goondal

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    ....and they still only managed two goals against Morocco and Iran
  13. Goondal

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    I would love for Argentina to beat France
  14. Goondal

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    ...Portugal only outscored Morocco and Iran 2:1 so they have not played that great either
  15. Goondal

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    Am I the only one that thinks people are sleeping on Croatia? They are never mentioned with teams that have looked the best but they swept their group with a 7:1 GD. Only Belgium topped that and while I think they are the best team left, their group was far from challenging. Croatia, along with Denmark and Switzerland, were my dark horse candidates before the tournament and given the draw I definitely like the odds of one of them going far. Too bad two of them have to play each other. I also am confused by how many mention Mexico looking good but they never mention the Swedes, who actually won the group and spanked Mexico.
  16. Goondal

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    I have them out to Uruguay, but even if they win I cannot see them then defeating France and Brazil/Belgium
  17. Goondal

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    Agree on both accounts, although to be fair they have played the same weak opponents. Too bad they did not meet earlier where more was at stake. I suspect we will not learn the full extent to either’s talent until the QF
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    Honestly after their performance today I wish the second slot from this group could go to Nigeria or Iran
  19. Goondal

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    Well I have little to no interest in the rest of the tournament outside of my Lukaka to score most goals bet.
  20. Goondal

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    Another horrid first half. This tournament has been excruciating.
  21. Goondal

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    Moment of truth. I really hope they do not wait until the 95th minute today
  22. Goondal

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    Yeah, I think he is confused as to what we are talking about. FIFA is ruining what is not broke, we are trying to limit the damage.
  23. Goondal

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    We shall see
  24. Goondal

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    I would prefer twelve four team groups with the top two advancing where the top eight first place finishers get a bye to the Ro16 while the bottom four and all second place teams have to play a game earlier. It would actually improve the final group stage game because Denmark would not have been content with a draw while France would have more to play for knowing a win guarantees a bye. The amount of bids CONCACAF, AFC, and CAF were allocated is crazy. I just peaked at the ELO system they are using for the rankings now. Ecuador just fell from 20th to 28th in the World. They finished eighth in CONMEBOL so still would no get in. Yet the eighth or ninth best teams from Asia and Africa will? Is Uzbekistan making the World Cup at Ecuador’s expense really in the interest of the competition?
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    As I understand it... -Bids per confederation: UEFA (16), CAF (9.5), AFC (8.5), COMNEBOL (6.5), CONCACAF (6.5), OFC (1.5) -There is no slot reserved for the host anymore, the host(s) slot will be taken from their confederation’s allocation -There will be a six team playoff to determine the final two slots. The competitors will be the highest non-qualified team from each confederation (outside of UEFA) along with the next highest non-qualified team from the host confederation -Sixteen three team groups (each group will obviously have a UEFA team) -Only two group stage games per team with top two teams advancing to the all new Round of 32 -Rest of the tournament proceeds like normal I like the playoff idea and the fact that the host confederation does not automatically get an extra bid but outside of that I am not a fan. For one thing, all that drama in the Iran/Portugal and Spain/Morocco dueling games are now eliminated because there are only three teams per group. Those are usually the best games when other results matter. Now we will have more games like today’s France/Denmark game where the two teams went out and bleeped around while those that paid good money for the tickets got screwed.
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