World Cup 2018 --Pre and Group Stages

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World Cup 2018 --Pre and Group Stages

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri May 25, 2018 2:52 pm

So the official song has been released. I like that it has to have a world angle...also like that we will get this version of Will Smith and not a summer Will Smith movie.

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Post by Pruitt » Fri May 25, 2018 4:31 pm

A very forgettable 43 seconds. No need for seconds 44 through 208.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon May 28, 2018 10:45 am

Gah...what the hell was that Will Smith thing?

Here's the best football anthem:



'World In Motion' by New Order...done for England 1990.

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Post by brian » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:44 am

Could be interesting. Lots of nature pr0n shots of the Golden Circle, which probably makes it worthwhile in and of itself.

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Post by sancarlos » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:51 pm

Not sure where to put this, so I’ll drop it here, given the locale of the upcoming World Cup. Fascinating read.

Among the Thugs - Russian-style.

Russia’s new hooligans.
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Post by Pruitt » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:01 pm

That'll help tourism!
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:27 pm

Along those lines, there is this from about six weeks ago from the Guardian:

The Rise of Russia's Neo-Nazi Football Hooligans
Stick this in your trophy case.

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Post by degenerasian » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:22 am

Germany have finalised their team, and the 4 players not making the trip are Bernd Leno, Jonathan Tah, Nils Petersen ... and Leroy Sane

Either Löw was drunk or Sane is injured. There's no other explanation.
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Post by Sabo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:37 am

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:41 am

Sigh.
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Post by Pruitt » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:36 pm

Love the Japan shirt!
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:40 pm

Pruitt wrote:
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Love the Japan shirt!
It's gorgeous. Really like Belgium, Spain and France as well, and the entirety of Group D.
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Post by degenerasian » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:59 pm

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:28 am

Christ, what news to wake up to! Spain sack Lopetegui two days prior to the tournament, because he took the Madrid job, scheduled to begin after the tournament! The joint Canada, US, Mexico bid won the right to host WC2026!
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Post by Pruitt » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:47 am

Unreal - why would Real Madrid announce this before the World Cup? And why on earth do you fire the manager right now? I don;t get it. Surely Sid Lowe in the Guardian will have more soon...
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:16 am

The Madrid thing did not turn my head. I have seen coaches take jobs that start after the World Cup before. I think Spain was silly here. Unless this was a Catalan thing. Then everything is just different.

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:18 am

I could be wrong, but I can't imagine the Catalan contingent having enough clout to pull this off.
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:18 am

And yes, Sid and the TSFP guys will be all over this.
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Post by degenerasian » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:00 am

They should hire Guardiola for a month.

Have him roaming the sidelines with that Catalonian Independence lapel.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:11 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:28 am
The joint Canada, US, Mexico bid won the right to host WC2026!
This is actually shocking to me. Even as of yesterday Grant Wahl was saying that lots of people had publicly talked about going away from the Concacaf bid. He even highlighted that the fact that the votes would be made public could hurt the bid. I guess the $11 Billion number that the U.S. guy put into the presentation won the day. The fact that US won't have to build stadiums is going to be HUGE on the profit and risk mitigation for FIFA.

Other things
1.) Trump will take credit for this
2.) Canada will make a world cup final for the first time since 1986 (I will take the will not qualify for 2022 cup right now)
3.) Is this enough to resolve the kerfuffle that our president caused with our friends up north (yeah I did not think so either)

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:14 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:11 am
govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:28 am
The joint Canada, US, Mexico bid won the right to host WC2026!
This is actually shocking to me. Even as of yesterday Grant Wahl was saying that lots of people had publicly talked about going away from the Concacaf bid. He even highlighted that the fact that the votes would be made public could hurt the bid. I guess the $11 Billion number that the U.S. guy put into the presentation won the day. The fact that US won't have to build stadiums is going to be HUGE on the profit and risk mitigation for FIFA.

Other things
1.) Trump will take credit for this
2.) Canada will make a world cup final for the first time since 1986 (I will take the will not qualify for 2022 cup right now)
3.) Is this enough to resolve the kerfuffle that our president caused with our friends up north (yeah I did not think so either)
George Quaraishi (formerly of Howler, now at the Athletic) was downplaying our chances big time yesterday on Twitter. His main point being that not having to build stadia would mean less chances to grift, thus not being a selling point for us. Canada is not a confirmed qualifier yet (although I'd suspect with the move to 48 teams in 2026, that they're in).
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Post by sancarlos » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:28 am

...His main point being that not having to build stadia would mean less chances to grift, thus not being a selling point for us.
What a world, what a world.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:35 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:14 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:11 am
govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:28 am
The joint Canada, US, Mexico bid won the right to host WC2026!
This is actually shocking to me. Even as of yesterday Grant Wahl was saying that lots of people had publicly talked about going away from the Concacaf bid. He even highlighted that the fact that the votes would be made public could hurt the bid. I guess the $11 Billion number that the U.S. guy put into the presentation won the day. The fact that US won't have to build stadiums is going to be HUGE on the profit and risk mitigation for FIFA.

Other things
1.) Trump will take credit for this
2.) Canada will make a world cup final for the first time since 1986 (I will take the will not qualify for 2022 cup right now)
3.) Is this enough to resolve the kerfuffle that our president caused with our friends up north (yeah I did not think so either)
George Quaraishi (formerly of Howler, now at the Athletic) was downplaying our chances big time yesterday on Twitter. His main point being that not having to build stadia would mean less chances to grift, thus not being a selling point for us. Canada is not a confirmed qualifier yet (although I'd suspect with the move to 48 teams in 2026, that they're in).
Right that was one of the reasons folks thought France was going against the U.S.

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Post by mister d » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:11 pm

As soon as Trump realizes we can't win, he'll change it to a football World Cup and refuse to host any soccer teams.



(He will still be president in 2026.)
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Post by degenerasian » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:39 pm

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Post by Pruitt » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:51 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:28 am
...His main point being that not having to build stadia would mean less chances to grift, thus not being a selling point for us.
What a world, what a world.
Toronto's Mayor says that it will cost $300 million to stage the games (excluding security costs!) And knowing the way things work here, the cost will be higher - just so the city can host 3 games?

As always up here, the announcement of costs comes with the assurances that all 3 levels of government will split the cost. Since I pay taxes to all 3 of those governments, I am not thrilled. Not on board with this as a taxpayer. BMO field seats 30,000, Rogers centre will need serious retrofitting... they start talking about a new stadium, I will take to the streets to protest.
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Post by brian » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:04 pm

Pique just referenced Steve Fisher taking over for Bill Frieder before the 1989 NCAA title as an example of why Spain fans should not despair their chances.

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:16 pm

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Post by brian » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:02 pm

Gonna reiterate that it's really hard to hate Ronaldo.

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:46 pm

I feel like I've seen this a ton of times from him. It can't all be just P.R.
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Post by A_B » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:46 pm
I feel like I've seen this a ton of times from him. It can't all be just P.R.
He’s donated scads of money too I believe.
certainly expansive during tactical areas and specific zones

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Post by Pruitt » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:31 pm

A_B wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:46 pm
I feel like I've seen this a ton of times from him. It can't all be just P.R.
He’s donated scads of money too I believe.
Yeah, things like this have happened enough times that it must be genuine.

More times than would be necessary if it was only being done for his image.
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Post by brian » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:16 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:31 pm
A_B wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:46 pm
I feel like I've seen this a ton of times from him. It can't all be just P.R.
He’s donated scads of money too I believe.
Yeah, things like this have happened enough times that it must be genuine.

More times than would be necessary if it was only being done for his image.
There’s a certain point where if you’re doing it that much even for image that you must be a legitimately nice person anyway.
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Post by P.D.X. » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:43 pm

He got off a bus.

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Post by rass » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:43 am

I feel I can hate him, appreciate him, and laugh at PDX's comment.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:20 am

rass wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:43 am
I feel I can hate him, appreciate him, and laugh at PDX's comment.
Yep
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:36 am

It's that time again! Time to look at one of the greatest clips ever!

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