Ozzy38

World Cup 2022 - The World Cup of shocks (and penalty shootouts)

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WTF??

Note: Spain were defending champions and Morocco beat Brazil twice: 2-1 (if I recall) in the group stage and penalties after 0-0 in the 3rd place playoff. This was the third final out of four international competitions in a row (2 WC, 2 Euro Championship) that Turkey have reached...and lost.

Holland were immense in qualifying too.

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Glad I wasn't managing in that World Cup. Unsurprisingly, there were 12 vacancies.

Japan job might be interesting...

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the moral of the story: don't get into a penalty shoot out with the Japanese!

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LOL, Finland got to the quarterfinals! We have never even qualified for a major tournament!

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LOL, Finland got to the quarterfinals! We have never even qualified for a major tournament!

In the game they're actually quite tough and reached the final of Euro 2012 (or was it 2008?) before being beaten by an offside goal against Germany. ;)

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Japan actually could be very good in 2022...

They weren't.

Well, they shouldn't have been...

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I think the current World Cup has already thrown up some surprise results, I can see somebody unlikely winning it. Paraguay or Uruguay perhaps.

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They weren't.

Well, they shouldn't have been...

In 2022, they should be.

Soccernomics, ftw.

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In the game they're actually quite tough and reached the final of Euro 2012 (or was it 2008?) before being beaten by an offside goal against Germany. ;)

Like how Poland lost the third place game against Germany in the world cup 9in the 1970s cuz the cheaters scored a goaql on a handball. :mad:

In my FM2010 world cup Spain finished their group with 1 point (1-1 tie with Costa Rica, 1-0 loss to Russia, 2-0 loss to Nigeria).

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Soccernomics, ftw.

Our version was called "Why England Lose" :p

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It looks like a bloody boring tournament tbh.

1-0 wins and 0-0 draws strewn about.

Sign up Japan's goalkeeper though.

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LOL, Finland got to the quarterfinals! We have never even qualified for a major tournament!

I think it was in FM07 too when Estonia managed to get to Euro Cup in my save, winning qualifying group, but then got heavily beaten in EC final group stage.

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It looks like a bloody boring tournament tbh.

1-0 wins and 0-0 draws strewn about.

Sign up Japan's goalkeeper though.

No because he's actually utter **** and his goalkeeping attributes are 10/11 and lower! That's what made me reject their job offer.

It wasn't a boring tournament because I didn't watch all the games, just a few. Group stages had more goals.

When Japan beat Brazil on penalties 7-6 out of 7 to reach the final, that was epic...

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