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Post Info TOPIC: Which round will England reach in the FIFA World Cup 2018??
Which round will England reach? [18 vote(s)]

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Quarters
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Last 16
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Overall worst record in the tournament!
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Which round will England reach in the FIFA World Cup 2018??


So our QF vs L16 people are looking at an England match vs Colombia with the winners to face Sweden or Switzerland.

France vs Argentina
Uruguay vs Portugal
Brazil vs Mexico
Belgium vs Japan
Sweden vs Switzerland
Colombia vs England
Spain vs Russia
Croatia vs Denmark




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Am I going mad? (Don't answer that)?! I'm seriously thinking of putting a fiver on Russia who I know aren't a great team but as they are at home (if they weren't playing in their own country there is no way I would consider this). Then again no team has really stood out for me and many other people I know have remarked as well. If Russia, miraculously, were to win it I'm sure many people would say they would be one of the worst teams ever to win the World Cup.

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Great draw for England,

I think psychology at this stage is important. A bit like tennis actually. Even if Cilic is playing better tennis than Nadal or Federer, Murray would still rather play Cilic in the final, just as psychologically, it is a smaller name.

Yes, england are on route to play teams that top their group like Columbia and Sweden, but I would much rather face them, then traditional big names like Brazil, Portugal and France et al.

Well done Southgate.

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Vandenburg wrote:

Great draw for England,

I think psychology at this stage is important. A bit like tennis actually. Even if Cilic is playing better tennis than Nadal or Federer, Murray would still rather play Cilic in the final, just as psychologically, it is a smaller name.

Yes, england are on route to play teams that top their group like Columbia and Sweden, but I would much rather face them, then traditional big names like Brazil, Portugal and France et al.

Well done Southgate.


 Interesting you should allude to that - A colleague of mine was talking about the last World Cup when Germany thrashed Brazil 7 - 1 in the knockout stages. Said Germany just played the team and not their reputation and Brazil played like they were in shock.



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Did that really just happen ? England won a penalty shoot out.

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Oh yes!

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And breath..... heart rate just about back to normal.

Great chance to make the final now..............



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You mean I have to go through that again on Saturday?

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Oh I hope Saturday's match is a lot better. Well, actually, if there is a decent tennis on the box, I'd rather watch that after today's efforts.

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I thought England where excellent, composed, controlled, not many chances in a tense and tetchy affair but deserved the win. Semis should be achievable!

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For what it is worth Eric dier is son of ex Wimbledon tennis player jeremy dier

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And I bet Jeremy is better at taking penalties, if Ospina had attacked that in the way Pickford did with a stronger wrist he would have made a second great penalty save. Columbia were a more than decent side when they let themselves play football, Falcso thankfully a shadow of the player Monoco signed but Yerry Mina is a beast.

Where were we defensively on the Colombian goal, the only time in the match we lost concentration. In that respect Pickford was absolutely outstanding, distribution from the back second to none and what a save in the run up to the goal, to turn that round, a snapshot from 35 yards heading in the top corner to his weaker side, amazing!

With Villa in financial meltdown it was great to reflect on better times for Villa, Southgate strutting the sideline in the way he used to marshall the Villa defence, cashley Young maurading downn left, Kyle Walker (looking a little wobbly at centre back but most of all I throughly enjoyed the mighty performance of ex villan Carlos Sanchez, he dysplayed perfectly the skill set drummed unto him by Paul Lambert in B6, a great Scottish contribution to English sporting success.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Wednesday 4th of July 2018 04:33:28 AM

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JonH wrote:

For what it is worth Eric dier is son of ex Wimbledon tennis player jeremy dier


 That's interesting.

Would rather that football players' kids became tennis players but the other way round has to happen too.

By the way, as this was my year of gloom, I went for England going out in the group stages in the poll so I am wrong - and happily so biggrin



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JonH wrote:

For what it is worth Eric dier is son of ex Wimbledon tennis player jeremy dier


 That's interesting.

Would rather that football players' kids became tennis players but the other way round has to happen too.

By the way, as this was my year of gloom, I went for England going out in the group stages in the poll so I am wrong - and happily so biggrin


 Well no one voted for anything beyond the quarters, so I hope we are all proved wrong!! 



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indiana wrote:

So our QF vs L16 people are looking at an England match vs Colombia with the winners to face Sweden or Switzerland.

France vs Argentina :  4-3
Uruguay vs Portugal :  2-1
Brazil vs Mexico :  2-0
Belgium vs Japan :  3-2
Sweden vs Switzerland :  1-0
Colombia vs England :  1-1 AET, 3-4 on penalties
Spain vs Russia :  1-1 AET, 3-4 on penalties
Croatia vs Denmark :  1-1 AET, 3-2 on penalties



And so it became, with the scores added above :

France vs Uruguay, FRI 06/07, 3 pm

Brazil vs Belgium, FRI 06/07, 7 pm

Sweden vs England,  SAT 07/07, 3 pm

Russia vs Croatia, SAT 07/07, 7 pm

And as Jon said either 8/18 or 0/18 will be proved right about England after Saturday.



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