2018 FIFA World Cup discussion.

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Samurai Warrior, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Meanwhile,
    61 and 27 on top of the group with wins over 8 and 12.
    8 first team knocked out of the group. 12 must win to advance.
    #UselessCokeRankings
     
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  2. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I think Colombia will beat Senegal on the evidence so far.
     
  3. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yea, I would agree with that. James looked back in form. Cuadrado and Falcao are no slouches either. They ooze quality in attack; and unapologetic chicanery in defense.
    Hopefully Japan goes for the win... the group is there for the taking. But I don't have a lot of faith in Japanese athletes to put a foot on their opponents' throat and mercilessly crush them.
     
  4. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    If Japan had won the Senegal game, I would've thought they could then have used the substitutes against Poland and given experience as well as rest the starters but oh well.
     
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  5. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Elo Rankings are the real deal.
     
  6. datschge

    datschge Member+

    Feb 9, 2014
    Germany
    #106 datschge, Jun 25, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2018
    They really are, but reflecting every result naturally makes them volatile during tournaments: https://www.eloratings.net/
    Quite some shuffling already happened due to the WC results so far. Poland fell by 7 ranks, Japan rose by 11.

    Edit: Instead looking at the ranking changes for every game (which I did for the above numbers) I see there's also a page covering the duration of the WC: https://www.eloratings.net/2018_World_Cup
     
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  7. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    And that's how you do things right, but I guess FIFA isn't interested.
     
  8. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Ok just to jinxed us Iran is eliminated with 4 points.
     
  9. Shinović

    Shinović Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Arsenal Club Shop
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  10. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    He got one right, though :D
     
  11. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    France is playing their best WC match so far against Argentina. With Mbappe in particular destroying the slow Argentinaian defence.

    Congratulations in advance @Saku²
     
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  12. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    I think maybe one of France, Croatia, Belgium and Uruguay. All these sides have been impressive thus far.
     
  13. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    After Japan departure (whenever it will happen) I'll root for Croatia and Modric for the Ballon d'Or.
     
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  14. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    Sweden are in the last 8 and we aren't ... Pfff.
     
  15. SandyRavage

    SandyRavage Member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Shameful display from Colombia. I'm wanting them to win because England are our rivals but......jeez this is brutal
     
  16. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Bacca was so "baka".
     
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  17. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Did you eat some pizza tonight? Cuz that's the phrase I'm hearing in my whereabouts since months.
     
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  18. nipponbasse83

    nipponbasse83 Member+

    Jun 17, 2007
    Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
    Club:
    Consadole Sapporo
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    I'm rooting for Russia, Uruguay and Sweden now.

    Belgium I wish nothing good for, and I have no interest of seeing France, England, Brazil in a final.

    Croatia why not, but they are almost as big favorites as Belgium and England now.
     
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  19. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Everytime the when the quarterfinals start I don't care about any of the teams remaining.
     
  20. AIL1998

    AIL1998 Member

    May 27, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Well done Japan. I just wish you could park the bus after the second goal in your Belgium game. Overall a good performance by Japan.

    The WC proved that Takeshi Okada is not the only coach that Japan educated. It showed there are other good Japanese coaches beside him.
     
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  21. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    No one needed the World Cup to acknowledge that ...
     
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  22. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Belgium defeated Brazil 2-1.
     
  23. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Somehow this had made me feel much better about Japan's loss.
     
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  24. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Brazil aren't really great this WC. I still think France or maybe England will win. France's immense squad depth will see them through imo.
     
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  25. larc-en

    larc-en Member

    Mar 8, 2008
    Club:
    Kashima Antlers
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Ok which of you guys was waving the Japan flag for the whole Belgium Brazil match?
     
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