2018 FIFA World Cup Finals

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Famine, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. PzR Slim

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    Dude, your country just won the World Cup and you are here arguing on a forum. Get out and celebrate!
     
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  2. 35mm

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    I already miss it.
     
  3. Jimlaad43

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    With the tournament over, the Best XI is still to be announced, so who do you think was the best eleven players in the tournament?
     
  4. 88GTA

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    F - Hazard
    F - Lukaku
    F - Mbappe
    M - Kante
    M - Pogba
    M - Modric
    D - Trippier
    D - Hernandez
    D - Varane
    D - Maguire
    G - Pickford

    And this was ESPN's best XI before the World Cup started:
    [​IMG]

    :lol:
     
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  5. zzz_pt

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    Lukaku
    Hazard
    Mbappé

    KDB
    Modric
    Kante

    Hernandez
    Vida
    Varane
    Trippier

    Courtois
     
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    Pickford

    Meunier -- Godin -- Varane -- Hernandez

    de Bruyne -- N'Kante -- Modric -- Hazard

    Griezmann -- Mandzukic​

    "The FIFA World Cup Best XI will be playing four-four-:censored:-two."
     
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  8. nick98

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    GK:
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    DF:
    Meunier
    Varane
    Trippier
    Hernandez

    MF:
    De Bruyne
    Kante
    Modric

    FW:
    Mbappe
    Kane
    Hazard

    SUBS: Pickford, Godin, Pogba, Lukaku, Perisic, Fellaini, Vida

    This is my Top XI prediction.
     
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  9. Milouse

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    It's not coming home... because it's home!
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    On side notes:
    - Kante was hill during the finale.
    - The french minister of sport, standing at the left of Lioris on the above image, is married to a Croatian.
    - a guy jumped into the canal in the town of Annecy on the final whistle yesterday. He died in happiness, neck broken.

    The crowds awaits the bus (no, not the same parked in front of the goal)
    [​IMG]
     
  10. 88GTA

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    Kante did look bad in the final. He could have won best player instead of Modric with a better performance yesterday. That's likely why.
     
  11. zzz_pt

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    I don't think so. For a simple reason: Modric is a builder. Kante is a destroyer. Both are great at what they do and absolutely essential in their teams. But if you'll award someone, you award the one who builds.

    Modric was the player with more Km in the WC and the majority of those Km were ran with the boal on his feet. Kante was the opposite.

    That's why the ballon d'or (with a couple exceptions) goes to attackers and goal scorers and not to defenders. And IMO it's a good thing.
     
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  12. jontikis

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    No Harry Maguire?
     
  13. Liquid

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    I'm pleased that the Player Of The Tournament award didn't automatically go to a forward like every World Player Of The Year since 2007.

    Forwards get disproportionate amounts of evaluative praise and regard.
     
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  14. girabyt3

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    Didn't know French people cheered the team with Gloria Gaynor lol
     
  15. MUSC4EVER

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    64 games
    169 goals
    Only one 0-0
    9 90min+ winners
    73 set piece goals
    29 penalties
    12 own goals
    2 hattricks
    219 yellow cards
    4 red cards

    Thank you Russia.
     
  16. Milouse

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    You have no idea how much it means here :p
    It's a dutch cover (by Hermes House Band) that is tied to the 98 WC victory.
     
  17. Milouse

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    Like that guy?
     
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  18. zzz_pt

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    I think forwards were not as effective as in previous WCs.

    If you look at Giroud, Jesus, Mandzukic, Lukaku, etc, they didn't score that many goals (some not even 1) and were a lot more important as first defenders. Evento Kane, had 6 goals but 3 were pênaltis and another one was an unintentional rebound.

    I think it's a sign that football is getting way to defensive and scoring goals is getting harder. If you look at the numbers, 80% of the goals were scored through free kicks, penalties and corners, which is a new thing.

    Given those facts, creative midfielders assumed a very important role in this WC.
     
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  19. girabyt3

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    Yeah, I think I have an idea now...

    Honestly, I don't think even we would get that crazy...
     
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  20. MUSC4EVER

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    Edit, posted the team of the tournament by FIFA but it turns out its not real as there is no confirmation on their website.
     
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  21. 88GTA

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    - Lloris is disqualified for his sloppy play that gave Croatia their 2nd goal of the final.
    - Neymar should only win best actor.
    - Hernandez was better than Young.
    - Coutinho was better than Paulinho.
    - And Lovren? I would have taken Maguire or even Yerry Mina over him.
     
  22. MUSC4EVER

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    Its not real!

    Sorry but it was on Twitter all day and it turns out its a ruse as there's no confirmation about it on FIFA's website.

    Sorry again....
     
  23. 88GTA

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    That's probably a good thing.
     
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  24. MUSC4EVER

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    It was a strange team, fooled a lot of people though, including me!
     
  25. Touring Mars

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    These 'Where's Dennisch?' puzzles are becoming too easy.

    (Sorry man!)
     
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  26. Dennisch

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    Ha. 2,5 years off the happy trees and almost a year of the regulars.

    Nice try though. :lol:
     
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  27. zzz_pt

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    FIFA must be kidding me. Is this real?

    Neymar, Young and Paulinho?
     
  28. Milouse

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    I'm surprised in the first place that a governing body of a team sport considers evaluating individuals besides team results.
     
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  29. polysmut

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    It's been going on so long that it's the norm and I doubt many fans think the same way as you on that. I do though.
     
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  30. daan

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    That's the same team that @MUSC4EVER posted a few posts ago and then said it wasn't real.
     
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