Discussion in 'Sports and Entertainment Center' started by Johnny G, May 12, 2018.
What a game, not sure who I think wins to get to the finals
Thinking about it, France Belgium in my mind is a toss up, England I think would be favored over Croatia depending on the extent of Crotias injuries which nearly cost them today.
That was one of the most bizarre penalty shootouts I have ever seen.
Russia however remains the biggest upset in this year's world cup. Most people thought they'd finish last in the group stage.
The Russia match was awesome, I'm not a big fan of soccer, but I've watched quite a bit in the past 2 weeks. I think England will take it.
Wow, just wow. I never thought Croatia would make it to the final.
England was just dead after the first half.
Yeah you dont clear the ball bad stuff will happen
That's one hell of an England way to go out. I absolutely love it.
Now deflated Belgium and England get to rematch for 3rd. That's gotta suck.
Well I thought England would win but happy for Croatia, they are grinders...hoping they take it all.
Interesting game yesterday. Early on it felt as though England was in total control but for all the possession they had they finished the game with the 1 single shot on target.
Croatia become the first team in world cup history to come from behind to win a round of 16, quarter final and semi final.
England are only the 2nd team to ever lose a semi final when leading at half time (Italy 1990)
Croatia truly are a team of grinders. They've played 3 games in 10 days. 2 going to extra time. I cant help but feel it's finally gonna catch up to them in the final. they'll need a HUGE performance to defeat France.
A scintillating tournament, and it comes down to a David vs. Goliath finale. I'm not a big soccer fan, but the World Cup is always compelling. I've been pulling for "Le Bleu" from the start, but in the final game I might root for a Croatian fairy tale ending.
I think soccer fans would tend to appreciate the grace and beauty and skill of Nascar on the 1.5 mile tracks, while those who need the more overt action and frequent scoring of American football would cry out for "more short tracks."
If the English national team were to adopt a nickname - like the New York Jets or the Detroit Lions - I would suggest the England Ground Hogs... because they are constantly flopping down and rolling on the ground. Seriously, soccer needs an anti-flopping rule. In this age of high definition TV and slow motion replays, it is ridiculous and it is a bad look for the sport. JMO.
Its funny I've loved the tournament. It's been a great one. But I'm kinda disappointed in the matchup for the final. I might be wrong and it could be a great game but I wish it was someone other than Croatia. You always picture the World Cup Final being a matchup of 2 of the big football nations. I usually love a good underdog story.
I must add in no way am I saying Croatia don't deserve to be there. They do. 100%
I think it's a good matchup, Croatia has had some time to heal up, I think they win by 2 goals.
I think France walk it. 3-0.
Is there money involved with finishing 3rd over 4th? Because a third place game seems pointless otherwise
Pretty sure there's no money involved. It's used as a filler match really. An extra game to sell tickets/merch/refreshments etc.
But yeah it's hard to get excited for. I'm pretty hardcore (final tomorrow will be my 45th game I've watched of the 64) and I skipped it.
3rd place gets a bronze medal.
Belgium also got $2,000,000 more than England in prize money.
It ends today.....
Was cheering for England,but now hopeful Croatia can pull it off.
Epic dive by Griezmann.
Excellent equalizer. Croatia have come out stronger than I expected.
Croatia seemed to be a little better in the first half.
Just tons of bad luck for them.
Fans running out on the field in Russia,definitely not smart
That's the killer right there 3 goals down with 25 minutes left. Congrats France.
And that was massively stupid, what was the French keeper thinking
Congrats to France,my wife said that makes up for the race she watched with me last night.
The final was one of the best matches of this year's tournament.
Congrats to France!
I got to say I'm impressed by the US getting through without losing any games.
I've decided to follow the Premier league for the first time this season and am looking forward to that starting in a few weeks. I've picked Man City and Cardiff City as the teams I'm rooting for.
Last year on a sightseeing tour in New York, the guide said:
"And there on the right, you see some kids doing the sport that everyone in the world calls football, only we call it soccer. And we'll win that World Cup next year!"
Another tournament over. France deserving winners. The 1930 Uruaguay team is still the only one to win the tournament when trailing at half time in the final. I've seen each world cup since 1994 and this one might have been the best.
I loved every minute of it. Managed to watch 45 of the 64 matches. PVR is a wonderful thing.
Interesting choices. The defending champions and a newly promoted team. Welcome though. I've been following the Premier League for 12 years now.
My great grandmother was born in Cardiff, but I wanted a team that has a chance too...
I had a feeling you might of had a connection to Wales when I read it.
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