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Final: France vs Croatia, 4pm BST

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1 minute ago, G-Man11 said:

I've never seen him play a match without going down claiming he's been elbowed at some point :D Quite often have he's the one to have thrown the elbow.

Haha so true :D

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It's been really entertaining, but I think it's safe to say that this WC has the worst teams in top4 since 2002.

Unbelievably stacked France playing way below their capabilities and scraping wins based on set pieces, dubious penalties and terrible mistakes from opposition.

Croatian team playing to their best, but with couple of glaring holes in the lineup and absolutely no depth anywhere other than midfield.

Belgium that has played some great football, but also lack defensive quality.

England, even though you guys will hate me, that's just an average knockout round level team, but had a lot of things going their way.

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44 minutes ago, JDownie said:

Croatia are so strong mentally that I think they will come out and score one more. However France could well improve and score another 2. 

Can't wait to see the second half :thup:

Well at least I wasn't wrong :lol:

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Good to see Mbappe has already perfected an arms-folded goal celebration that makes you want to punch him in the face. A worthy successor to Cristiano Ronaldo if he is set to take over on Best-Player-In-The-World duty.

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this wc was made to the French side. Pogba foul in the first goal and that penalty happens cause French president was there "watching". Delivered even before it started!

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3 minutes ago, Bliss Seeker said:

Has Pogba not dyed his hair all WC? 

Boy was serious innit!? 

Yes. Dark black. Normal color is bright yellow. 😁

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Dalic proper FMed here... 7 shots France, 4 goals. Croatia 14 shots, one goal. Conceded from penalty spot and own goal

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Croatia have given France a much better game than England would have.

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Everyone in the semis had most things go their way otherwise they'd have never have been there in the first place, utter guff.

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Just now, merry_miller said:

Still gutted it's not us :( that 1 defensive slip cost us.  

It's not you because you had no quality.

Look at how France dismantled Croatia once they got the lead.

You had 2 more chances when you led, then completely fell apart and deservedly lost.

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Just now, deltablue said:

Croatia have given France a much better game than England would have.

We'd be 2-0 up vs France :cool:

 

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hope Modric gets player of the tournament, he's absolute class

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1 minute ago, GunmaN1905 said:

England, even though you guys will hate me, that's just an average knockout round level team, but had a lot of things going their way.

I don't disagree with you there, to be honest.

In my eyes, the top three at this tournament were the best three teams, but yes, they don't exactly compare well to France 1998 or Germany 2010/2014.

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Just now, CFuller said:

I don't disagree with you there, to be honest.

In my eyes, the top three at this tournament were the best three teams, but yes, they don't exactly compare well to France 1998 or Germany 2010/2014.

Probably Belgium as second best team.

I think that all finalists from 2006 onwards are better than these teams, except for maybe Argentina.

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Just now, GunmaN1905 said:

Probably Belgium as second best team.

I think that all finalists from 2006 onwards are better than these teams, except for maybe Argentina.

I have Belgium as the second-best team ahead of Croatia as well, to be honest.

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1 minute ago, CFuller said:

I have Belgium as the second-best team ahead of Croatia as well, to be honest.

@daylight Said it yesterday - if Belgium hadn't finished above England they'd make the final and might have beaten France, as the final is a different beast and their actual match was a tight one decided by a setpiece.

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Croatia 4-2 down, with five minutes to go, and one substitution left. Only one man can save them now.

Nikola+Kalinic+South+Korea+v+Croatia+Qys

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Just now, JDownie said:

@daylight Said it yesterday - if Belgium hadn't finished above England they'd make the final and might have beaten France, as the final is a different beast and their actual match was a tight one decided by a setpiece.

Honestly, it's not.

If they replayed the game 10 times, it would be maybe 7-3 or 6-4 for France.
Belgium didn't deserve the final because even Croatia created more against France than they did.

But France winning it with this playstyle is anti-propaganda for football.

When Greece did it, it was good because they had no other possible way of playing.
This French team is by far the most stacked one on the tournament and they're really dislikeable, in terms of both playstyle and player behaviour.

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1 minute ago, JDownie said:

@daylight Said it yesterday - if Belgium hadn't finished above England they'd make the final and might have beaten France, as the final is a different beast and their actual match was a tight one decided by a setpiece.

For all we know, they could've collapsed against Colombia or blown it against Croatia (I don't think Sweden would have caused them problems). That's neither here nor there, though. I'm just saying that Belgium have been marginally more impressive than Croatia.

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Just now, Coulthard's Jaw said:

Not sure I'd say France have been the best team in this tournament.

 

They're definitely been the smartest team tactical. 

 

Croatia and Belgium have been more entertaining though

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2 minutes ago, CFuller said:

Croatia 4-2 down, with five minutes to go, and one substitution left. Only one man can save them now.

Nikola+Kalinic+South+Korea+v+Croatia+Qys

Looks nothing like Corluka

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1 minute ago, GunmaN1905 said:

Honestly, it's not.

If they replayed the game 10 times, it would be maybe 7-3 or 6-4 for France.
Belgium didn't deserve the final because even Croatia created more against France than they did.

But France winning it with this playstyle is anti-propaganda for football.

When Greece did it, it was good because they had no other possible way of playing.
This French team is by far the most stacked one on the tournament and they're really dislikeable, in terms of both playstyle and player behaviour.

I didn't see the game but Hugo Lloris got a lot of credit for keeping a clean sheet against Belgium. 

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Just now, JDownie said:

I didn't see the game but Hugo Lloris got a lot of credit for keeping a clean sheet against Belgium. 

Then stop making comments on it!

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Just now, bestbrother said:

Could Fran Says have a bigger patch of dominance than Spain did?

Maybe if they had won Euro 16 and then could win 2020. 

But we all know it's coming home in 2022. 

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Croatia have done nothing second half

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Just now, G-Man11 said:

Then stop making comments on it!

Did Lloris get a lot of credit undeservedly then? 

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1 minute ago, bestbrother said:

Could Fran Says have a bigger patch of dominance than Spain did?

No where near as good or dominant as that side was.

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Just now, JDownie said:

But we all know it's coming home in 2022. 

To Scotland?

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Just now, GunmaN1905 said:

To Scotland?

No I was just mocking. 

France will go out at the group stages though. 

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Definte foul and yellow card but c'mon Griezmann, stop feigning injury. :thdn:

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Just now, JDownie said:

No I was just mocking. 

France will go out at the group stages though. 

After a draw against Curaçao and a 2-0 loss to Uzbekistan, thus ending their defence before the last 32 stage. ;)

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