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Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:35 +0000 linkquote
Starts next week.

Get your predictions in
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Sat, 12 Nov 2022 18:30:01 +0000 linkquote
The FIFA video game ran a simulation and predicts Argentina, it has been right 3 world cups in a row so far.



In the unlikely event that the USA doesn't make it to the finals 😳I'll be rooting for England



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Sat, 12 Nov 2022 18:56:01 +0000 linkquote
England won't win the tournament, but so long as it wins this match I'll be happy



Sun, 13 Nov 2022 01:58:40 +0000

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Sun, 13 Nov 2022 01:58:40 +0000 linkquote
And the Jules Rimet will go to...

Brazil

Sorry the Jules Rimet is no longer. It's now called the FIFA world cup trophy.

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Sun, 13 Nov 2022 16:15:19 +0000 linkquote
Max6200 wrote:
And the Jules Rimet will go to...

Brazil
Good chance, surprised they didn't call up Roberto Firmino but they are stacked, and have the two best goalies
Sun, 13 Nov 2022 16:17:10 +0000

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Sun, 13 Nov 2022 16:17:10 +0000 linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
England won't win the tournament, but so long as it wins this match I'll be happy
I should put money on England, that way I win either way 😂
I predict Englands team/The Premier League Allstars make it through group
Sun, 13 Nov 2022 22:17:24 +0000

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Sun, 13 Nov 2022 22:17:24 +0000 linkquote
My work is doing a sweepstake, with the winner choosing a charity to send the prize fund to.

Most of us have decided if we 'win', the proceeds will go to a charity supporting improving the conditions of migrant workers in Qatar after the World Cup.

(And England to go all the way to the final, obviously ).
Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:41:45 +0000

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Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:41:45 +0000 linkquote
CaliforniaCruising wrote:
.....and have the two best goalies
Being a Liverpool fan I am biased towards Alisson Becker. He's shaved his beard off in time for the World Cup ⚽ I watched him play against Southampton on Saturday and I didn't recognise him
Mon, 14 Nov 2022 11:31:57 +0000

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Mon, 14 Nov 2022 11:31:57 +0000 linkquote
As much as I would like our team to repeat what we did in the T20 cricket WC over the weekend I don't have much confidence in our negative approach in games. I am going to have to take a punt at Brazil.
Mon, 14 Nov 2022 14:18:53 +0000

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Mon, 14 Nov 2022 14:18:53 +0000 linkquote
If Brazil doesn't win there will be a revolution. As far as soccer is concerned they are complete fanatics and bad losers.
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Mon, 14 Nov 2022 18:19:48 +0000 linkquote
England will lose on penaltys to another European team in the semi finals is my prediction.
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 07:21:00 +0000

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Mon, 21 Nov 2022 07:21:00 +0000 linkquote
I think an early finish from work is on the cards today 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 v 🇮🇷
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I think an early finish from work is on the cards today 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 v 🇮🇷
I don't have that luxury, 2 others in my office have booked 1/2 days holiday meaning I have to man the ship.
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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:13:16 +0000 linkquote
We are going to demolish them.



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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 22:53:20 +0000 linkquote
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We are going to demolish them.
Be careful what you wish for - look at Saudi Arabia vs Argentina...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 23:03:00 +0000 linkquote
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Be careful what you wish for - look at Saudi Arabia vs Argentina...
No doubt - never saw that one coming
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:17:57 +0000

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Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:17:57 +0000 linkquote
jimc wrote:
Be careful what you wish for - look at Saudi Arabia vs Argentina...
I'm sure there will be a lot of surprises! That's what makes it so much fun.
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:58:49 +0000

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Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:58:49 +0000 linkquote
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I'm sure there will be a lot of surprises! That's what makes it so much fun.
Another big shock yesterday with German efficiency being Trumped by Japanese endeavour.


Looking forward to tomorrows England v USA game
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Thu, 24 Nov 2022 20:18:55 +0000 linkquote
Coddy wrote:
Another big shock yesterday with German efficiency being Trumped by Japanese endeavour.


Looking forward to tomorrows England v USA game
Me too. I have a wager on USA to win the whole tournament which would bag me 1500 quid
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Thu, 24 Nov 2022 20:21:55 +0000 linkquote
Brazil

Goallllllll...
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Thu, 24 Nov 2022 20:37:33 +0000 linkquote
Max6200 wrote:
Brazil

Goallllllll...
Have a beer.
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 21:12:43 +0000

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Thu, 24 Nov 2022 21:12:43 +0000 linkquote
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Have a beer.
I will have two.
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Thu, 24 Nov 2022 21:22:58 +0000 linkquote
Coddy wrote:
Another big shock yesterday with German efficiency being Trumped by Japanese endeavour.


Looking forward to tomorrows England v USA game
Me too 😬 looks like a contest for second place in our group,
he who can lose the least to England may very well get the #2 spot
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 00:21:08 +0000

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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 00:21:08 +0000 linkquote
Interesting information I did not know:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup_Trophy
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I'm a quiet living man
Who prefers to spend the evening
In the silence of his room
Who likes an atmosphere as restful as
An undiscovered tomb
A pensive man am I
Of philosophic joys
Who likes to meditate, contemplate
Far from humanity's mad inhuman noise

A quiet living man

But…

USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!
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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 20:53:29 +0000

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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 20:53:29 +0000 linkquote
England 0, USA 0…
Pretty boring game actually. US pressed well in first half though.
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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 21:37:47 +0000 linkquote
spacedog wrote:
England 0, USA 0…
Pretty boring game actually. US pressed well in first half though.
I thought the USA were better in every area but it is still a good result for England as they are almost certain to through still.
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Fri, 25 Nov 2022 23:58:29 +0000 linkquote
spacedog wrote:
England 0, USA 0…
Pretty boring game actually. US pressed well in first half though.
This reminds me why I've never quite managed to appreciate soccer.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2022 00:22:33 +0000 linkquote
jess wrote:
This reminds me why I've never quite managed to appreciate soccer.
Same here - except the women's game is much more entertaining. Better all round.

And I will take no interest in what's going on in Qatar until they hugely improve their understanding and implementation of human rights.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2022 00:26:47 +0000 linkquote
Miraculous 🇺🇸 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Not quite Rulon Gardner or Miracle on Ice but more than I expected against the Premier League Allstars
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Sat, 26 Nov 2022 07:43:17 +0000 linkquote
jimc wrote:
Same here - except the women's game is much more entertaining. Better all round.

And I will take no interest in what's going on in Qatar until they hugely improve their understanding and implementation of human rights.
Qatar spent $220 billion building stadiums, roads, and misleading soccer fans into a bait and switch with the first we'll tell you we'll serve beer, but now that you're past your refund deadline, psych! We won't!

You'd think with all that burning of oil money to try to sport wash their country's history they could have at least built a half-assed soccer team... Instead they became the earliest host nation to get kicked out in 92-yr world cup history.

Unfortunately it won't be much comfort to the victims or their loved ones.
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adri wrote:
Qatar spent $220 billion building stadiums, roads, and misleading soccer fans into a bait and switch with the first we'll tell you we'll serve beer, but now that you're past your refund deadline, psych! We won't!
They are still service beer and other alcohol, just not to the unwashed masses.

The ban on alcohol consumption seemed to apply only to fans attending games. Beer and other drinks, including an official FIFA Champagne and an array of sommelier-selected wines, will still be available in stadium luxury suites reserved for FIFA officials and other wealthy guests.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2022 12:13:01 +0000 linkquote
Well done the Socceroos
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Sat, 26 Nov 2022 12:46:30 +0000 linkquote
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And I will take no interest in what's going on in Qatar until they hugely improve their understanding and implementation of human rights.
Actually with the exception of when Brazil plays I am completely boycotting Quarar as well. They will not have an active audience in me.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2022 14:22:35 +0000 linkquote
jess wrote:
This reminds me why I've never quite managed to appreciate soccer.
I like watching soccer, but it just feels like I've seen this exact match before. England is a powerhouse and underwhelms playing it safe, while America is full of potential, but can't break through. Though they came close when it went off the crossbar. There was lots of hype, again, but ended up being a forgettable match, again.
Max6200 wrote:
Actually with the exception of when Brazil plays I am completely boycotting Quarar as well. They will not have an active audience in me.
Too each their own. It's not like I am paying thousands of dollars to fly around the world to be there either. I understand Brazil's star is going to be sitting out the rest of the group stage anyway.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2022 14:58:21 +0000 linkquote
Yes poor Neymar with a badly sprained ankle.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2022 17:08:44 +0000 linkquote
znomit wrote:
They are still service beer and other alcohol, just not to the unwashed masses.

The ban on alcohol consumption seemed to apply only to fans attending games. Beer and other drinks, including an official FIFA Champagne and an array of sommelier-selected wines, will still be available in stadium luxury suites reserved for FIFA officials and other wealthy guests.
Yup, only served in the boxes that start at $20,000+. Greasy bait and switch. (no not that greasy)
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Sat, 26 Nov 2022 17:48:29 +0000 linkquote
Anyone watch "FIFA Uncovered" on Netflix?

For me the most poignant line of the movie was something like this,

"Do you think the corruption of FIFA will ever end"

"You should be asking me instead, do you think the corruption of the world will ever end"
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Sat, 26 Nov 2022 21:41:47 +0000 linkquote
CaliforniaCruising wrote:
"You should be asking me instead, do you think the corruption of the world will ever end"
Good question. To boycott some games but not the heaping helpings of oil and gas that fuel the corruption...seems a little too easy.

There are certainly a lot of truly compelling reasons to ignore the whole thing, but there's something about the engagement with the world that still works for me. When the Iranian team refused to sing their own national anthem in solidarity with the protesters back home...you don't even get to do that or see that kind of bravery if you don't show up. And now I'm actively disgusted by Qatar's government whereas before I didn't think about them at all, so they're billions bought them at least that.
   

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