The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Talk about the upcoming World Cup which takes place June 14th 2018.

Who will win the 2018 World Cup?

Poll runs till Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:58 pm

Argentina
2
22%
Belgium
1
11%
Brazil
0
No votes
England
2
22%
France
0
No votes
Germany
2
22%
Portugal
1
11%
Russia
0
No votes
Spain
0
No votes
Other
1
11%
 
Total votes : 9

Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Marsbar100 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:17 am

Got 4, f***ing Pele let me down, how do people think he is the Goat
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Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Sims » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:45 am

Marsbar100 wrote:Got 4, f***ing Pele let me down, how do people think he is the Goat


Dunno tbh his record in the top flight of Brazilian Football was almost Giroud level

Good player and revolutionised football but at the end of the day was nowhere near the likes of Cruyff & Maradona
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Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Ach » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:19 am

Maradona lol

Cruyff also lol worthy
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Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Ach » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:26 am

Marsbar100 wrote:Got 4, f***ing Pele let me down, how do people think he is the Goat

I got all the ones from 82-2014

That was easy enough.

The early ones, I had no idea.
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Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Marsbar100 » Fri May 18, 2018 10:36 am



Such an underrated goal because people think it's a fluke, a ATG goal for me, only a genius could do that
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Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Ach » Fri May 18, 2018 10:40 am

He didnt mean it
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Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Marsbar100 » Fri May 18, 2018 10:43 am

We will have to agree to disagree on this one
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Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Ach » Fri May 18, 2018 10:43 am

He admitted it
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Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Marsbar100 » Fri May 18, 2018 10:49 am

I couldn't find anything to say it was a fluke.

In this article he says he was trying to score https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/footb ... -no-fluke/
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Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Angelito » Fri May 18, 2018 1:49 pm

Ronaldinho at his peak is the greatest player I've seen live. The man was sublime. The wizardry is next level. Messi is the closest who comes to him when we talk about sheer aesthetics.
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Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Marsbar100 » Fri May 18, 2018 2:16 pm

Angelito wrote:Ronaldinho at his peak is the greatest player I've seen live. The man was sublime. The wizardry is next level. Messi is the closest who comes to him when we talk about sheer aesthetics.

A shame he basically lost interest before his prime years as well, him and messi both in their primes would have been something else
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Re: The FIFA 2018 World Cup thread

Postby Angelito » Fri May 18, 2018 6:55 pm

World Cup: Michel Platini claims 'trickery' over 1998 tournament draw

"A little trickery" was employed for the 1998 World Cup draw to ensure France and Brazil did not meet until the final, disgraced former Uefa president Michel Platini has claimed.

The French hosted and won their first World Cup 20 years ago, beating Brazil 3-0 in the final in Paris.

Former France captain Platini was on the tournament's organising committee.

"When we organised the schedule, we did a little trickery," he told radio station France Bleu Sport.

"France-Brazil in the final, it was the dream of everyone.

"If we finished first in the group and Brazil finished first, we could not meet before the final."

He laughed as he went on: "We did not spend six years organising the World Cup to not do some little shenanigans. Do you think other World Cup hosts did not?"

Brazil and France were the top teams in the Fifa rankings heading into the tournament and were among the eight top-seeded teams.

Two days before the draw took take place, world governing body Fifa announced that holders Brazil would be allocated to Group A while France were in Group C.

It meant that if the two teams finished top they would be on opposite sides of the draw for the knockout stage.

Both made it through to the final at Stade de France where two goals from Zinedine Zidane and another from Emmanuel Petit gave the French a famous victory.

Platini and former Fifa counterpart Sepp Blatter were found guilty in 2015 of ethics breaches over a 2m Swiss Franc (£1.3m) "disloyal payment".

Platini was given an eight-year ban from all football-related activities - later reduced to four on appeal.

The 62-year-old has always maintained his innocence and in January it was reported he had taken the case to the European Court of Human Rights.


Not surprised. France's whole win in 1998 was controversial, especially that final and what happened to Ronaldo the night earlier.

Although it must be said that these guys are hell-bent on exposing football as some WWE-esque drama these days. Even this year, Germany's passage to the SFs is as easy as it gets. It would need some colossal flopping by the Germans not to make it to the SFs.

And imagine the day UEFA's shenanigans in the UCL is exposed.

Btw, Platini has to be the most despicable football legend. A disgrace to the game.
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