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Post Post #71  (isolation #0)  » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:44 am

In post 69, zoraster wrote:apparently the 48-team format right now is 16 groups of 3, so each group only has 3 games to play. Top two advance to a 32-team knockout. I actually kind of like that.

better than whatever the hell they did with the Euro

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Post Post #79  (isolation #1)  » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:28 am

yeah i think this is just a play to get major markets assuredly into the tourney
lot more money to be made if places like US and China are always playing
also avoids the upsets of losing out major teams like Netherlands and Italy

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Post Post #85  (isolation #2)  » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:44 am

In post 75, zoraster wrote:
In post 73, Aristophanes wrote:48 is an awful lot, but if that is the way they are splitting it it's kinda nice. I was thinking they'd do like 8 groups of 6 or something and was trying to figure out how that would work!

Also travel time is going to be a bitch! Like, split country games is alright is some cases like Korea/Japan, but like, if a team has a game in Mexico and the next one in Canada it's really going to hinder them, unlike a team who was already in Canada amd doesn't have to fly up! Or if they have a game in the east thn the west (or vice versa) timezones will screw them up!

This should be very interesting.


The flights from New York to Los Angeles are likely longer than the flights from Mexico to Canada. Mexico City to Montreal is a 5 hour flight. It obviously would take a long time if teams were flying commercial and had to connect, but they'll charter planes and go direct.

i just hope the planes can fly high enough to clear the wall

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Post Post #122  (isolation #3)  » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:31 am

why Poland

why

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Post Post #125  (isolation #4)  » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:11 am

this australia peru match looks like Thursday Night Football

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Post Post #127  (isolation #5)  » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:00 pm


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Post Post #135  (isolation #6)  » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:59 pm

that image of Germany's failed clearance directly into the nuts of a Korean player in the 88th minute that led to the corner kick goal basically sums up this German performance in a single strike of the ball(s)

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Post Post #139  (isolation #7)  » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:02 am

In post 136, UnaBombaH wrote:Poetic!

i wish i could find a gif

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Post Post #143  (isolation #8)  » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:13 am

In post 135, shaft.ed wrote:that image of Germany's failed clearance directly into the nuts of a Korean player in the 88th minute that led to the corner kick goal basically sums up this German performance in a single strike of the ball(s)

I knew it would exist
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keep in mind this attempted pass? led to a change of possession that Korea turned into a corner wherein Kroos had a really nice assist for Korea's go ahead goal
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Post Post #178  (isolation #9)  » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:16 pm

In post 176, BROseidon wrote:
In post 173, randomidget wrote:france vs uruguay could be a complete goalfest
brazil belgium im expecting to be a bit disappointing


You clearly have not watched Uruguay play.

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Post Post #196  (isolation #10)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:46 am

In post 193, Panzerjager wrote:Belgium, France, brazil, and England all out class those guys fairly easily.

yes the team that let Japan score 2 is a top flight defense

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Post Post #213  (isolation #11)  » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:13 pm

In post 212, Nosferatu wrote:1-1 woulda been a win for france in the shootouts i think

depends if Uruguay uses their goalie or one of the defensemen for penalties

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Post Post #246  (isolation #12)  » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:39 pm

In post 217, chitownmvp01 wrote:It's super boring. Watching paint dry is just as enjoyable imo.
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Post Post #254  (isolation #13)  » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:22 am

Croatia doesn't really match up too well against England though

How is France's defense against the counter?

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Post Post #283  (isolation #14)  » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:22 am

why is England defined as "home" for the title?

what if it prefers Paris or Zagreb as a place of residence?

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Post Post #287  (isolation #15)  » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:28 am

better watch out though
Croatia is in their Red and White checkers
England is in all white

bad omen

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Post Post #294  (isolation #16)  » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:45 pm

you already lost to Belgium in the last meaningless game

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Post Post #297  (isolation #17)  » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:19 am

I have to say that Croatia's defensive strategy of constantly harrassing the back line and forcing quick/suboptimal passes into midfield was really refreshing compared to all of the teams that just drop 10+ players back in their own box

Don't know how they kept it up for three straight extra time matches


Also super pumped to finally see the red and white checkered kits


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