Jun 13, 18, 10:19 AM #1
World Cup 2018It still stings that USA is not participating. However, there is no bigger global sporting event. Having worked for a German company and traveled there a lot, #DieMannschaft .
Here are my predictions:
Group A: Uruguay, Russia
Group B: Portugal, Spain
Group C: France, Denmark
Group D: Argentina, Croatia
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland
Group F: Germany, Mexico
Group G: Belgium, England
Group H: Colombia, Poland
Germany over Argentina
Brazil over France
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Jun 13, 18, 10:27 AM #2Hard to pick against Germany. The other teams I’d have considered contenders to win the whole thing — Brazil, Argentina, France, Portugal, Spain — all have one significant flaw or another. The Germans don’t.
Dark horse good team from outside the normal powers: Belgium.
Small team I’m hoping for big things from: Senegal.
Jun 13, 18, 12:37 PM #3Seems like an open tournament, at least among the big names. I'd say Germany is the favorite but there are a few others that might can pull it off.
As for sleepers, I like @Getslow's pick of Belgium, but international soccer is such a hard club to break in to. The cream always rises and the same teams always win it.
Finally, surprises could come from Uruguay, who have an easy group and thus could get a good knockout draw. I like Denmark's potential to make noise from Group C, and Group D seems like a dogfight for second between Croatia, Iceland, and Nigeria - all of which are solid clubs.
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Jun 13, 18, 12:48 PM #5I don't see the U.S. making it to the knockout round....................oh, that's right.
Jun 13, 18, 02:20 PM #6I had my money on Spain winning it, then they fire their coach 2 days before their opening game.
Jun 13, 18, 07:27 PM #7
Since the US isn’t in it I figured I should root for where my ancestors came from so God Save The Queen.
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Jun 14, 18, 02:46 PM #9
Stay classy Robbie Williams!
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Jun 15, 18, 02:29 PM #10Portugal/Spain has been a heck of a game to watch so far.....
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Jun 15, 18, 03:54 PM #13Ronaldo just owned this game. Portugal clearly overmatched by a superior Spanish team and the only reason they were in it was because he willed them to it.
Spain had crisp passing and solid strategy. Absolutely should have won.
But Ronaldo would not be denied.
Portugal will be thrilled to have grabbed a point. Spain will be supremely disappointed with the draw.
Ill be shocked if these two don’t go through to the Round of 16 with ease.
Jun 17, 18, 11:21 AM #14
Mexico is the US’s biggest rival in soccer. Is it good or bad to root for them? Currently watching Mexico and Germany in group play.
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Jun 17, 18, 11:48 AM #15I can't root for Mexico. Ever.
They do look pretty good so far against Germany, however.