FIFA World Cup 2018 Megathread

Discussion in 'World News, Current Events & Politics' started by Costello, May 6, 2018.

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  1. Argentina

    24 vote(s)
    5.2%
  2. Belgium

    12 vote(s)
    2.6%
  3. Brazil

    47 vote(s)
    10.2%
  4. England

    35 vote(s)
    7.6%
  5. Germany

    136 vote(s)
    29.6%
  6. France

    16 vote(s)
    3.5%
  7. Portugal

    23 vote(s)
    5.0%
  8. Russia

    20 vote(s)
    4.4%
  9. Spain

    27 vote(s)
    5.9%
  10. (Other)

    119 vote(s)
    25.9%
  1. Costello
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    Costello Headmaster

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    WC2018 matches: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/
    World cup 2018 starts on June 14th in Russia with the first game Russia vs Saudi Arabia.
    Who do you support?
    Who do you think will win?

    PLEASE NOTE: if you don't like football / soccer please simply do not post in this thread.
    Nobody wants to see your "football/soccer sucks" comments. You have been warned.
     
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    Sucks that Ireland didn't make it this year. Only hope is that France makes it longer than UK.
     
  3. Costello
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    have you got anything against England in particular? are you Irish by any chance? :P
     
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    x65943 Dr. Rabbi Prince X, Sr., Ed. D.

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    My family is from Western Ireland (a gaeltacht region!)

    Haha good call there Costello.
     
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    Wow, nobody stands out for me at the moment! Belgium have a strong team but I can see them choking easy like in the Euro's. Germany aren't playing, but they always seem to save themselves for a tournie, you can never write them off, so I THINK my vote goes for them at the moment.
    England?! Ha!! :rolleyes:
     
  6. TheGreek Boy

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    my country didn't make it to the world cup. i will support argentina because MESSI is my favorite player and the best player of all time.
     
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    I guess it won't be Italy /s



    Now, I hope it won't be Germany.
    I am starting to hate when Germany wins it.
    I think quite probably it will be Germany.

    Regarding Argentina... it shouldn't be even in the list, given how shitty it has been playing lately (as in for two years at least already).
     
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  8. sarkwalvein

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    I forgot to mention, of course I will support Argentina, that's my team. And after it gets eliminated in the group stage I guess I will support Spain and then Brazil.

    I still think it's a pity Italy won't play this time around.

    (this is a shameless bump dressed as a double post)
     
  9. Marco_Buns

    Marco_Buns The Lonely Man On The Iceberg

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    Iceland
    Suprised that my country made it but I'm pretty sure they won't go pretty far.
     
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  10. hiroakihsu

    hiroakihsu SUPREME LURKER OF THE WORLD

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    I see a lot of people voting for Germany in the polls...You would have to take into consideration though that for the last few tournaments during recent years, the winners of the previous tournament always performed poorly/got knocked out during group stage.

    At any rate, since my favorite team, Italy, didn't even qualify, I would have to go for for my second favorite, Japan, but then again they sacked their coach earlier this month, two months before the beginning of the tournament; so god knows what's going to happen to them now...

    P.S. Thanks @Costello for adding that warning at the end...Too many times have I seen these anti-football/soccer trolls on this forum.
     
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    Sweden
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    Other: Sweden!!! :D
    It's not realistic, but I am hoping. And this qualifying we played really well against a lot of competent opponents. (*Cough* italy *cough*)
     
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    I honestly don't care as much about soccer. Sadly, lots of people over here do. And they do it loudly. So, whoever wins this time, I personally hope my country gets kicked out of the World Cup asap, so I get to sleep properly during the nights.
     
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    Germany
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    I must say they are also very annoying, specially if you were an Argentine living in Germany during 2014... Sure they didn't stop the jokes for, what was it... months?

    Well... I am sure a German in Argentina would probably have got the same if the case was inverted, so I guess I just hate extreme football fanaticism. That's life.
     
  14. Costello
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    Germany always have a good squad, they are serious and rarely lose against smaller teams. They can sometimes fail against bigger teams, depending on events in the game.

    This time, I'm voting for Brazil. They have several world class players and a good coach, as well as a strong squad in all departments.

    I will of course be supporting France, my country, but I think their chances are limited. They could reach the 1/4s probably, but beyond that it'll have to depend on sheer luck, because I don't think they are inherently superior to the others.
     
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  16. brickmii82

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    I may put 50$ on Belgium. I like their odds in Vegas and they look pretty tough offensively.
     
  17. plasturion

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    Tell the true I don't care. Let all teams win.
     
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  18. Eix

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    Lots of votes for germany
    Im not big on the sport since the most experience i have is being used as a human sheild in middle school so idk what makes people vote for which team
    But i assume germanys pretty good since it has the most votes and its the only team i hear about
    Also
    "Nobody wants to see your "football/soccer sucks" comments. You have been warned."
    Soccer is just abunch of skiny dudes chasing a ball around
    Miss me with that gay shit /s
     
  19. ShonenJump

    ShonenJump Gbatemp's Mangaka

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    my country didn't make it otherwise i would've voted for Netherlands. But it's a big year for football alright! Along with the new inazuma eleven and the captain tsubasa reboot anime!
     
  20. VitaType

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    I'm not into soccer (seriously why seems that to be a common thing for germans here in this forums judging from the (small amount of) posts in this thread?), but I'm curious if Costello forgot a team in this list or if the high amount of "(Other)" votes comes from people from various places who hope there team wins ("(Other)"-votes mainly beeing for one team vs beeing a collection of many teams) :unsure:

    To be fair if this gay shit would have been the most played sport in your country back in your middle school days you wouldn't have experienced beeing used as a human-shield ;) (here take this comma "," and place it in the last sentence where you want :P)
     
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    Completely agree. American Football is a very dangerous sport that causes a neurodegenerative disease very similar to Alzheimer's, but with a much earlier onset.

    Soccer is safer and cheaper. You don't need hundreds of dollars of pads to play. Just a ball and some rocks to mark the goal line. The ease of play and relative safety are the reasons soccer is the international ball game and not American football.
     
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