2018 Football World Cup



  • Real Madrid have found a way to sabotage Spain's chances.

    Spain’s World Cup campaign is already in disarray after manager Julen Lopetegui was sacked – just two days before their opening clash with Portugal. A news conference was hastily arranged in the wake of Real Madrid’s announcement that Lopetegui would succeed Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu next season.



  • @bovidae said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    Real Madrid have found a way to sabotage Spain's chances.

    Spain’s World Cup campaign is already in disarray after manager Julen Lopetegui was sacked – just two days before their opening clash with Portugal. A news conference was hastily arranged in the wake of Real Madrid’s announcement that Lopetegui would succeed Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu next season.

    Wow!!! That is incredible!



  • My first reaction is that it is petty by the Spanish. Cutting off their nose to spite their face.

    Anything more to it?



  • @booboo said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    My first reaction is that it is petty by the Spanish. Cutting off their nose to spite their face.

    Anything more to it?

    He signed a contract with RM despite being on contract with the Spanish FA until 2020. I guess they felt they had no choice otherwise it sets a dangerous precedent. Shocking timing though, hopefully the players will rise and get it done. I suppose they will promote an assistant



  • @canefan

    Former Spain defender Fernando Hierro has been announced as Lopetegui's replacement.

    Hierro's only previous senior coaching role was one season with Oviedo in the Spanish second division, although he was also assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid before that.



  • @kiwimurph said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    @canefan

    Former Spain defender Fernando Hierro has been announced as Lopetegui's replacement.

    Hierro's only previous senior coaching role was one season with Oviedo in the Spanish second division, although he was also assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid before that.

    Too late to implement anything new at this late stage, the players will run the show now



  • @canefan said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    @kiwimurph said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    @canefan

    Former Spain defender Fernando Hierro has been announced as Lopetegui's replacement.

    Hierro's only previous senior coaching role was one season with Oviedo in the Spanish second division, although he was also assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid before that.

    Too late to implement anything new at this late stage, the players will run the show now

    it's not a bad bunch of players to fall back on. They are pretty good at the whole "winning trophies" thing



  • Spain was undefeated under Lopetegui (P20, W14, D6).



  • @bovidae said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    Spain was undefeated under Lopetegui (P20, W14, D6).

    Yeah. Crazy that RM did this prior to the WC. They simply don't care about the welfare of the national team. Surely they could have waited until after the cup? If people at home feel Spain underachieve in the tourney it will not endear RM to anyone



  • @canefan said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    @bovidae said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    Spain was undefeated under Lopetegui (P20, W14, D6).

    Yeah. Crazy that RM did this prior to the WC. They simply don't care about the welfare of the national team. Surely they could have waited until after the cup? If people at home feel Spain underachieve in the tourney it will not endear RM to anyone

    They don't really give a shit anyway. That nation is far from united. They'll take national team success but will prefer their club team every day of the week.



  • So how bad must Saudi be?



  • @dogmeat said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    So how bad must Saudi be?



  • @dogmeat said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    So how bad must Saudi be?

    They qualified ahead of the Socceroos who were in the same qualifying group



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  • Off Twitter - "Russia could have won that with one hand tied behind their back. Which coincidentally is the punishment for wanking in Saudi Arabia"



  • Every World Cup has to have its whipping boys. Apparently it's Saudi Arabia this time.



  • The Saudis will have their hands cut off as punishment when they get home. Except the goalie, he's got tits for hands



  • Uruguay 1
    Egypt 0

    Uruguay stodgy as fuck. Egypt much snazzier going forward but repeatedly shat the bed when looking for goal. Salah rode the pine. Disappointed it took til 95th minute for Suarez to try to eat someone. Fuck Urugauy

    Spain 3
    Portugal 3

    Spain looked murderously good, if David Silva stays healthy I pick they win the whole thing. Portugal were shit. Bailed out by the plasticene-faced big screen checker. The claymation marionette had a penalty, then fluked one in off a fluffed De Gea save and then a deadly free kick for his hat trick. Fuck Spain. Pantomime villains at either end in flailing cross-eyed lunatic Costa and judo arm-barring fucktard Ramos



  • @rocky-rockbottom said in 2018 Football World Cup:

    Uruguay 1
    Egypt 0

    Uruguay stodgy as fuck. Egypt much snazzier going forward but repeatedly shat the bed when looking for goal. Salah rode the pine. Disappointed it took til 95th minute for Suarez to try to eat someone. Fuck Urugauy

    Spain 3
    Portugal 3

    Spain looked murderously good, if David Silva stays healthy I pick they win the whole thing. Portugal were shit. Bailed out by the plasticene-faced big screen checker. The claymation marionette had a penalty, then fluked one in off a fluffed De Gea save and then a deadly free kick for his hat trick. Fuck Spain. Pantomime villains at either end in flailing cross-eyed lunatic Costa and judo arm-barring fucktard Ramos

    Great game. Got what I ordered off the menu too, Nacho with ease.



  • ps how shit was Suarez, fluffed everything he got his barge-arse in the vicinity of, looked 10 kgs heavier than Lpool days, must be eating well in Spain, [insert "lots of practice biting, fuckit, anything will do" gag]