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FIFA World Cup 2018 - Semi-finals [10/11 July] **spoilers**

Discussion in 'The Football Stadium' started by Cosimo, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. 4K8KW10


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    But France are practicing anti-football. I know it sounds weird but this is what Eden Hazard said. They parked the bus, had some dangerous counter-attacks and ultimately won with a lucky goal against a very decent and quality Belgium side.

    It will be interesting to see who will own the ball more - France or Croatia and who will park the bus this time. I guess the Croatians.
  2. McBain


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

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    Location: Lancs/London

    You can thank that **** Platini for that one, complete and utter clown.
  3. StevieP


    Joined: Jan 2, 2004

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    Location: Chesterfield

    I don't think that's how it works - the overall rankings comes down to points over a period of time, you don't just jump to 3rd or 4 depending on that one game!
  4. Rimsy


    Joined: Sep 13, 2008

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    Dissapointing result but the fact is our boys did brilliantly to reach the semis and we should all be proud of them for restoring a little pride in our Island.
  5. AMDPower


    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 2,584

    We played well and should be more supportive of the team, were unlucky wit the referee but its a very young team and lots of future
    talent there.

    Just need some more experience, this team has bright future.

    we can be proud of this team.
  6. Purdy


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    This narrative about France is ******* nonsense, they had over double belgiums attempts and had no need to be exposed to their counter.

    Belgium equally had 30% of the shots Brazil did, so ultimately Belgium got past a quality Brazil side with a lucky own goal and counter attack.

    Both teams in the final are good and have had some luck, both fully deserve to be there and have been better than their opposition.
  7. Azza


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    Location: Birmingham

    hahaha go on Roy!
  8. james_2k

    Wise Guy

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    kick his ass Ian!
  9. 4K8KW10


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    Yes, because they killed the life in the game. They completely closed it and ruined it.
  10. Omaeka


    Joined: Apr 10, 2012

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    Had you all been practising your best surprised face for tonight's game? I got a few minutes in right before the match and I think I managed to fit in with the optimistic bunch. ;)

  11. Kerplunk


    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

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    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    I thought there was gonna be a fight then lol
  12. Tombstone


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    Oooh...risky of Ian Wright to take the mickey out of the Irish accents way of pronouncing final
  13. Purdy


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    So weird they had double Belgium’s attempts, surely Belgium should create more with all that possession, no?

    Last 20 minutes were painful time wasting, but let’s not pretend Belgium weren’t utterly awful and France had little to do
  14. G-MAN2004


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    No wonder he didn't bag one.

  15. McGraw

    Wise Guy

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    I didn't, I meant as a nation.
  16. Rroff

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    I wouldn't either.
  17. The Running Man


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    Location: block 16, cell 12

    That was a bit special and stupid
  18. dunker


    Joined: Sep 16, 2003

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    well it's WC football isn't it, which ref is getting a new villa, and which is getting a new Ferrari. call me a cynic but it's in Russia heh umm how did that ref not see him hand-ball that goal 86? Loadsa Money!

    the whole hosting of the WC is all above board for sure.

    we still ran out of fitness.
  19. Jimbeam3678


    Joined: Dec 8, 2002

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    Location: North Yorkshire

    I'd echo that.
  20. 4K8KW10


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    I think it was all about physical strength - the Belgium players were simply not allowed to open their game and their capabilities.