Football world cup - 2018 - news, views, rants

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Post by Shakuni » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:31 pm

Belgium v Croatia will be a cracker of a game!

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Post by sbajwa » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:35 pm

It is Belgium vs France today at 2 pm EST (in 2 and half hours)
Tomorrow it will be Croatia vs England at same time.

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Post by Gus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:02 pm

commiserations rsingh :lol:

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Post by rsingh » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:20 pm

^^^
Merci mon ami. It was simply not our day. Still I think Courtois is one of the best goalkeeper of the games. Meanwhile we are for Croatia. No body wants loudmouth English.

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Post by anishns » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:03 pm

Yay another #Brexit !!!
Now heading to the comments section of dailymail, guardian & independent for some blissful schadenfraude 😁😁😁

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Post by Shakuni » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:43 pm

Ya allah, they still haven't stopped talking about 1966. If Bartanians won this time, would have had to suffer till atleast 2080 or so.

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Post by Chandragupta » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:28 pm

England did punch above their weight this time. I remember from 2002 onwards, they were always hyping their team. When Brazil knocked them out in 2002 in QFs, Ronaldinho's goal was called 'fluke' and several other excuses were whipped out to explain why the superior English team wasn't dominating the world. Then in 2006, Cristiano Ronaldo became the evil villain who got the 'greattttest playa in the world' Wayne Rooney sent off by his evil designs. That did their so called 'Golden Generation' and that kinda shut them off for a while. But now they will again start this nonsense in next Euro until they are shown their place again by superior teams in the next 10-12 years.

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Post by rsingh » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:56 pm

Ah nice game. Merci

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Post by Indrad » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:56 pm

some comments from daily mail

-It's hard when you aren't playin Tunisia and Panama isn't it

-I hope Vardy either gets divorced soon or is never picked for England again, as I am utterly sick of the sight of his donkey toothed wife.

-...and players, paid £100,000 or £300,000 a week still walk around the pitch as if the game will last a week. They are definitely not heroes.... but the Japanese team...now there's a bunch of heroes who played their hearts out!!

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Post by bharotshontan » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:52 pm

FIFA needs to modify their rules and require players that play for any national team cannot be having dual citizenship. Professional players have to choose from onset of their career what country they represent. Countries like France maintain very lax immigration and citizenship rules between themselves and their ex-colonies, but essentially what this is doing is that various of the African-origin players are sitting around waiting to be picked for France team, and only if they don't make it, do they go opt for their original country's team like Cameroon or Mali or Senegal. Particularly for this world cup, other than Nigeria and Senegal, none of the black or sub-Saharan African teams even qualified. How will they if they are sending their best to France?

Watching this French Empire team beat up Croatia in final was depressing. It is almost like a final between a club like Real Madrid beat a national team. In an increasingly globalizing world, FIFA needs to decide what a world cup with nations playing against each other means. I am not against blacks in European teams or whites in African teams. I was comfortable with at most 1-2 players on say English team but that too they had Anglo surnames and were totally assimilated black-British players. This France model in 2018 (also Belgians did this as well) is ridiculous, most of the blacks aren't even French surnames but proper African surnames, no assimilation at all. How this is a national team? On other hand, this robs African countries of their best players and making them do with the ones that couldn't make the cut for the France or England or Belgium or Holland or (insert European country with former colonial empire). This isn't good for future of football or increasing its global footprint either.

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Post by Kabir » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:29 am

+10

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Post by Chandragupta » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:39 pm

bharotshontan wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:52 pm
FIFA needs to modify their rules and require players that play for any national team cannot be having dual citizenship. Professional players have to choose from onset of their career what country they represent. Countries like France maintain very lax immigration and citizenship rules between themselves and their ex-colonies, but essentially what this is doing is that various of the African-origin players are sitting around waiting to be picked for France team, and only if they don't make it, do they go opt for their original country's team like Cameroon or Mali or Senegal. Particularly for this world cup, other than Nigeria and Senegal, none of the black or sub-Saharan African teams even qualified. How will they if they are sending their best to France?

Watching this French Empire team beat up Croatia in final was depressing. It is almost like a final between a club like Real Madrid beat a national team. In an increasingly globalizing world, FIFA needs to decide what a world cup with nations playing against each other means. I am not against blacks in European teams or whites in African teams. I was comfortable with at most 1-2 players on say English team but that too they had Anglo surnames and were totally assimilated black-British players. This France model in 2018 (also Belgians did this as well) is ridiculous, most of the blacks aren't even French surnames but proper African surnames, no assimilation at all. How this is a national team? On other hand, this robs African countries of their best players and making them do with the ones that couldn't make the cut for the France or England or Belgium or Holland or (insert European country with former colonial empire). This isn't good for future of football or increasing its global footprint either.
Very true. Croatia at least was all ethnic Croats, no imports.

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Post by sgk19862004 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:37 am

Trevor Responds to Criticism from the French Ambassador - Between The Scenes | The Daily Show


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