2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - BELGIUM v ENGLAND on Saturday

Post by 1964white » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:56 am

faaip wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:06 pm
Belgium in a different class, should have been 4-0 imo. Belgium scored then sat back and countered making us look better than we were tbh and I don't recall a clear cut chance for us...couple of Kane miss by a yard lunges and the keeper had little to do whereas ours kept the score respectable...Think the midfield needs a re think, maybe a new striker but defence shows promise though our best defender Kyle Walker will be 32 next world cup.

We also need to remember even if we do improve so will everyone else and this was probably the best chance we'll get for another few tournaments without having to beat a Brazil/Argentina/Spain/France/Holland/Italy/Germany in a 2nd round or quarters.

For me this team is a fair way behind that 90 team, behind the Sherringham and Shearer team and also a fair way behind the Scholes/Neville/Beckham/Gerrard/Lampard line ups that struggle to progress to far

Will we progress with age? no idea tbh. Maybe.
Good summary Faaip :tup:

All the big nations will be looking to return stronger after a disappointing campaign for the majority.

Spain & Germany certainly will with Italy who are in a transitional period after failing even to qualify

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by 1964white » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:56 pm

Line-ups

France

Lloris
Pavard
Varane
Umtiti
Hernández
Kanté
Pogba
Mbappé
Griezmann
Matuidi
Giroud

Croatia

Subasic
Vrsaljko
Lovren
Vida
Strinic
Rakitic
Brozovic
Rebic
Modric
Perisic
Mandzukic

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by 1964white » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:17 pm

Croatia looking sharp, in control in the first 15 minutes. I am probably one of a select few who thought they would go well in this tournament. Even so I've gone for a 1-0 win to France but this game could go either way

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by 1964white » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:19 pm

Against the run of play France go one up

Will the goal go to Greizmann or is it an own goal

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by Norm » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:24 pm

It shouldn't even have been a free kick - the contact was after Griezmann went to ground. Just before that Perisic was punched by a French player- dirty bastards.

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by gessa » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:25 pm

Norm wrote:
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It shouldn't even have been a free kick - the contact was after Griezmann went to ground. Just before that Perisic was punched by a French player- dirty bastards.

Said the same thing Norm

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by gessa » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:26 pm

1964white wrote:
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Against the run of play France go one up

Will the goal go to Greizmann or is it an own goal

Definitely a Greizman goal. :-D

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by 1964white » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:28 pm

gessa wrote:
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Definitely a Greizman goal. :-D
You'll have to hold a little longer sunshine

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by gessa » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:30 pm

1964white wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:28 pm
You'll have to hold a little longer sunshine

It will come

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by Norm » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:30 pm

Yes - well deserved. Perisic with a cracker - he took it to his left and slammed it in.

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by gessa » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:32 pm

Quality strike

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by Norm » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:32 pm

gessa wrote:

Definitely a Greizman goal. :-D
From the replay it looked to me like it came from a Croation head Ges.

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by Norm » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:33 pm

Croatia the better team so far, although France have been luckier in the games leading up to this so all to play for.

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by gessa » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:33 pm

Norm wrote:
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From the replay it looked to me like it came from a Croation head Ges.

I need Greizman to score to win the goal scorers comp Norm, clutching at straws mate

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by 1964white » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:38 pm

Ges wins the goalscorers comp through VAR

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by Norm » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:41 pm

Of all the bad luck for Croatia.
Penalty 2-1

You get the feeling Lady Luck's pulled France out of the hat.

I've had little preference for any team other than England but I do so wish Croatia to win - I feel they deserve it more.

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by 1964white » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:44 pm

So France lead from a an own goal after a dubious free-kick given & a VAR penalty

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by 1964white » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:52 pm

Shearer & Ferdinand saying both decisions were wrong

Turn over to ITV now to hear Gary Neville's opinion

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by 1964white » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:59 pm

A fuming Roy Keane on the ref...."He's never played football"

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL - FRANCE v CROATIA

Post by HarryofOz » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:02 pm

1964white wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:59 pm
A fuming Roy Keane on the ref...."He's never played football"
Well considering that Roy Keane believes that it's okay to try break an opponents legs, I'll ignore his opinion,
We're going up like there is no gravity!

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