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Title: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 27, 2018, 04:41:04 PM
Is anyone watching games or rooting for a team?:popcorn:

I hope Brazil gets the chance to score a few goals against Germany. :slapfight:
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 27, 2018, 05:03:00 PM
Well, Germany's out so I guess it'll have to wait another 4 years.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Dave on June 27, 2018, 05:16:30 PM
What's this "FIFA World Cup 2018"? . . . . Oh, hang on, it's that thing I keep switching my radio off because of!

Never mind, I can switch my radio off because of those twits who bat poor little balls about soon.

Glad I don't have a TV.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tank on June 27, 2018, 05:42:46 PM
Just saw Germany go out 2:0 both goals in extra time!!!
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tank on June 27, 2018, 05:43:37 PM
I'm recording all the matches and scanning through them :D
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 27, 2018, 08:59:52 PM
Just saw Germany go out 2:0 both goals in extra time!!!

Last Cup's champion is out so early in the game.  ;D ;D ;D

The German goalkeeper not keeping the goal was hilarious!
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tank on June 27, 2018, 09:26:28 PM
Just saw Germany go out 2:0 both goals in extra time!!!

Last Cup's champion is out so early in the game.  ;D ;D ;D

The German goalkeeper not keeping the goal was hilarious!
It's not a uncommon tactic in a 'shit or bust' situation. In this case it was shit AND bust :D
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 28, 2018, 01:07:29 AM
Just saw Germany go out 2:0 both goals in extra time!!!

Last Cup's champion is out so early in the game.  ;D ;D ;D

The German goalkeeper not keeping the goal was hilarious!
It's not a uncommon tactic in a 'shit or bust' situation. In this case it was shit AND bust :D

:snicker1:
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 28, 2018, 01:42:27 AM
What's this "FIFA World Cup 2018"? . . . . Oh, hang on, it's that thing I keep switching my radio off because of!

Never mind, I can switch my radio off because of those twits who bat poor little balls about soon.

Glad I don't have a TV.

I wasn't into it at first but the bug is contagious! :smilenod:
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tank on June 28, 2018, 07:50:14 AM
What's this "FIFA World Cup 2018"? . . . . Oh, hang on, it's that thing I keep switching my radio off because of!

Never mind, I can switch my radio off because of those twits who bat poor little balls about soon.

Glad I don't have a TV.

I wasn't into it at first but the bug is contagious! :smilenod:

You are Brazilian. I think you come under the heading of fair-weather football fan!
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 28, 2018, 12:50:52 PM
What's this "FIFA World Cup 2018"? . . . . Oh, hang on, it's that thing I keep switching my radio off because of!

Never mind, I can switch my radio off because of those twits who bat poor little balls about soon.

Glad I don't have a TV.

I wasn't into it at first but the bug is contagious! :smilenod:

You are Brazilian. I think you come under the heading of fair-weather football fan!

I am an atypical Brazilian, generally I don't care much for football and don't root for any local team, unlike the vast majority it seems. But I don't know, the World Cup is different. :grin: Especially since this has been a weird edition so far, so many favourites aren't doing so well...like Germany.  ;D

Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tank on June 28, 2018, 02:27:12 PM
Love that Minions vid!
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 30, 2018, 02:54:06 PM
Rooting for France.

Argentina must fall.

ETA: Dammit, Argentina is winning.  >:(
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 30, 2018, 05:54:16 PM
:grin: :frolic: :grin:

Cry, Argentina. Cry.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 30, 2018, 06:02:47 PM
Next up, Portugal versus Uruguay. I'm rooting for Portugal but I get the feeling they're not going to win this one.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 01, 2018, 01:48:52 PM
:( Well, my crystal ball was right about that one...

The tight-shirted Uruguayans are playing very well I think, it seemed like practically all of them followed the ball from one side of the field to the other, did not let Cristiano Ronaldo play and even though the Portuguese were in possession of the ball for most of the time, they were unable to score more goals and win.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 02, 2018, 02:52:26 PM
Go Brazil!
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 02, 2018, 04:53:25 PM
 :yes!:
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on July 03, 2018, 07:04:09 AM
Watching England v Columbia tonight from a Welsh pub. Should be an experience.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tank on July 03, 2018, 10:02:14 PM
We won!!!! We won a penalty shoot out for the first time EVER!!!!
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 04, 2018, 02:10:04 AM
:grin: I missed that match, unfortunately..must have been tense!
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tank on July 04, 2018, 06:45:20 AM
:grin: I missed that match, unfortunately..must have been tense!
I have no idea how bad it's going get!
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 05, 2018, 12:07:17 AM
:grin: I missed that match, unfortunately..must have been tense!
I have no idea how bad it's going get!

I'll be rooting for England to take second place. :grin: :P
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tom62 on July 05, 2018, 06:07:24 AM
:grin: I missed that match, unfortunately..must have been tense!
I have no idea how bad it's going get!

England should be able to win from their next opponent (Sweden).
FYI my two favourite teams are Belgium and England.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 05, 2018, 08:59:16 PM
England should be able to win from their next opponent (Sweden).

I think so too, though I wonder if the game will end up going into extra time and penalties like the last one. :P
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on July 06, 2018, 07:54:57 PM
Belgium is very aggressive - many shots on goal. Doesn’t look good for Brazil.  They are down 2-0 at half.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on July 06, 2018, 08:54:45 PM
Sorry Silver, Belgium 2, Brazil 1.  Belgium advances.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 06, 2018, 11:49:40 PM
:cryandrun:
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 07, 2018, 07:01:23 PM
Ok, I've processed the information and overcome my brief period of grief. Brazil's out.  :'(

I think, while Brazil has the superior team, the last match was a disaster. Of all the attempted goals only one got in, and Belgium's counter-attack was quick. Besides that, they shut down some of the best players, effectively keeping them from doing their thing. It didn't help that it seemed like Neymar was more preoccupied with not busting his ankle than playing -- probably the wise long-term decision.

I'm still repressing memories of the goal against (Belgium's first goal wasn't scored by of their own). No comment.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 07, 2018, 07:15:52 PM
I think France will win this Cup...
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Dave on July 07, 2018, 07:18:43 PM
I think France will win this Cup...

Boo!

Hiss!
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 07, 2018, 07:21:59 PM
I think France will win this Cup...

Boo!

Hiss!

:lol:

I'm not rooting for them, but I think that's what's going to happen. :P

(England might be the runner-up this time round...or Croatia, I don't know. :notsure:)
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Dave on July 07, 2018, 08:23:33 PM
Oh, seems England beat Sweden!

2-0, which I seem to remember was about the most predicted result.

Er, RAH, RAH and all that. Jolly well done, chaps.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tom62 on July 07, 2018, 09:55:45 PM
I hope that the finals will between Belgium and England.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 08, 2018, 02:16:17 AM
I hope that the finals will between Belgium and England.

I'm betting on France and Croatia. :grin:
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tom62 on July 08, 2018, 06:53:34 AM
I hope that the finals will between Belgium and England.

I'm betting on France and Croatia. :grin:


I fear that France will be become world champion.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 11, 2018, 01:29:13 PM
I hope that the finals will between Belgium and England.

I'm betting on France and Croatia. :grin:


I fear that France will be become world champion.

That's looking increasingly likely.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 11, 2018, 09:45:07 PM
Sorry England!

I hope that the finals will between Belgium and England.

I'm betting on France and Croatia. :grin:

:grin:
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tank on July 12, 2018, 08:38:54 AM
Sorry England!

I hope that the finals will between Belgium and England.

I'm betting on France and Croatia. :grin:

:grin:

 >:(
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tom62 on July 12, 2018, 08:12:50 PM
I must admit that Croatia played better than England. After England's goal, the English team showed barely any initiatives.
The wake-up call came when Croatia evened the score.

Chances are slim, but I do hope that Croatia beats France.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Dave on July 12, 2018, 08:33:58 PM
I must admit that Croatia played better than England. After England's goal, the English team showed barely any initiatives.
The wake-up call came when Croatia evened the score.

Chances are slim, but I do hope that Croatia beats France.

Yeah! If we can't have it I'd rather not see the Frogs take off with it!
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 13, 2018, 01:25:47 PM
Sorry England!

I hope that the finals will between Belgium and England.

I'm betting on France and Croatia. :grin:

:grin:

 >:(

:therethere:

At least it wasn't 7-1.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 15, 2018, 04:58:29 PM
Croatia is playing better, but they've been very unlucky in the first half. 2 France, 1 Croatia.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tom62 on July 15, 2018, 05:21:00 PM
3-1 for France
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tom62 on July 15, 2018, 05:25:02 PM
3-1 for France

Correction, 4-1 for France
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Tank on July 15, 2018, 05:55:41 PM
France 4 Croatia 2 final score
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 15, 2018, 06:03:47 PM
Well... I guess it's France then.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on July 15, 2018, 10:22:26 PM
France may have won, but that gaffe by its goalkeeper that led to the second Croatian score was one of the stupidest plays of all time. A goalie has no business trying to be clever against an opposing striker.
Title: Re: FIFA World Cup 2018
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 15, 2018, 11:48:24 PM
France May have won, but that gaff by its goalkeeper that led to the second Croatian score was one of the stupidest plays of all time. A goalie has no business trying to be clever against an opposing striker.

That was a hilariously arrogant attitude by the French goalkeeper. :lol: