2018 Football World Cup



  • Premier league has finished and now we can look forward to the World Cup.

    Again I will be cheering England on. This is their year!............................

    ............. it will also be the actual winnners year too I imagine.

    So... who do you support and who do you not?

    Come on England!



  • What, England qualified...?

    I guess I’ll support them.



  • @salacious-crumb said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    What, England qualified...?

    I guess I’ll support them.

    Who hasn't won it?

    Previous years that meant supporting Netherlands. Can't do that this year.

    Will need to look at a draw and get back to you.

    Maybe Ecuador Peru (? ... whichever Tin Pot South American Dictatorship) as they beat us. 🙂



  • FYI: The match schedule is here: https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/

    I'm not sure who to support. Probably Spain or Portugal or Belgium. I just hope one thing: not another WC for Germany or Argentina, or even Brazil.



  • I'll get around to this after the Champions League final



  • @mariner4life said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    I'll get around to this after the Champions League final

    Aha! Of course! Is that Thursday Morning (Oz and NZ time)?



  • Liverpool v Milan was one of the greatest games of football I have ever watched!



  • @hooroo i think it's a weekend these days. Two weeks? Yea, Sunday the 27th.

    Shit, I think I'll be on a plane. Fuck it.



  • @hooroo said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    @mariner4life said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    I'll get around to this after the Champions League final

    Aha! Of course! Is that Thursday Morning (Oz and NZ time)?

    Sunday morning. It's on 26/5 Europe time.



  • @mariner4life said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    @hooroo i think it's a weekend these days. Two weeks? Yea, Sunday the 27th.

    Shit, I think I'll be on a plane. Fuck it.

    To where? If international, you will be able to stream it live while inflight.



  • @hooroo said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    @mariner4life said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    @hooroo i think it's a weekend these days. Two weeks? Yea, Sunday the 27th.

    Shit, I think I'll be on a plane. Fuck it.

    To where? If international, you will be able to stream it live while inflight.

    coming back from China, on a chinese airline. i might not be allowed...



  • @mariner4life said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    @hooroo said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    @mariner4life said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    @hooroo i think it's a weekend these days. Two weeks? Yea, Sunday the 27th.

    Shit, I think I'll be on a plane. Fuck it.

    To where? If international, you will be able to stream it live while inflight.

    coming back from China, on a chinese airline. i might not be allowed...

    Your first concern might be that the flight makes it back home safely.

    Pretty boring option but I generally support Germany or Argentina.
    Happy to see Brazil bomb again.
    Oh and have a soft spot for England too, will they go out in pool play or lose a penalty shoot out in the round of 16?



  • Surely not the Germans or the Spaniards, both too old now? Argentina won't, Messi is doomed never to win anything with his country. You would think Belgium would do better given the players at their disposal right now?

    It would be great to see England actually have a crack this time, rather than limp out playing shit footy, too scared to actually play given what awaits them when they get home.



  • England could easily manufacture to lose to Belgium and Tunisia. If they make it out though they are a reasonable chance of making quarters which I guess would be considered a pass mark.

    Belgium should in theory do (really) well but look who is coaching them!!!

    I'd like to see an African team go deep - their qualifiers are all pretty classy.



  • It seems to me that English fans/media are genuinely pessimistic. But this is one of the few times they actually seem quite good. Admittedly paper-thin depth in some areas though.

    By quite good, I don't think they'll win it. I mean making the quarters. Not get knocked out in the groups stages by nations with less than a million people.

    Although I don't follow it that closely anymore tbh.



  • @rapido said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    It seems to me that English fans/media are genuinely pessimistic. But this is one of the few times they actually seem quite good. Admittedly paper-thin depth in some areas though.

    By quite good, I don't think they'll win it. I mean making the quarters. Not get knocked out in the groups stages by nations with less than a million people.

    Although I don't follow it that closely anymore tbh.

    They've got two guys up front who can genuinely score goals against anyone. It's getting them decent ball that will be the worry.

    If Southgate goes with some of the youth, they may actually surprise.



  • England have no chance, even with their youth.

    I read a man-for-man comparison on the likely English and French squads. The conclusion was that only Kane would make the French squad.

    The usual suspects will be there in the end. Although I don't expect Argentina to win it I'd actually like them to so it would stop this ridiculous argument that Messi is an inferior player to Maradona because he never won a WC.



  • I dont watch soccer, but I do enjoy the 4 yearly workplace sweepstake we do for the World Cup.
    Pretty sure I collected some coin last time too, even better!

    I’ll let you know who I’m supporting after our draw is done (please not England, please not England, please not England).



  • @bovidae said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    England have no chance, even with their youth.

    I read a man-for-man comparison on the likely English and French squads. The conclusion was that only Kane would make the French squad.

    Where is the article? I need to do some swatting up before the tournament starts.



  • @mariner4life said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    I'll get around to this after the Champions League final

    I'll do the same after the FA cup final.

    Colleague is running a book on time between FA cup final and Conte getting sacked. Tuesday 10pm / 11pm is the current spread.