FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

Discussion in 'Korea' started by killaorca, Jun 10, 2018.

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Who's going to win the WC?

  1. Spain

  2. France

  3. Argentina

  4. Brazil

  5. Germany

  6. Other

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  1. LeeSeungWoo

    LeeSeungWoo Member+

    Jun 3, 2016
    Same here :p
     
  2. Seol Korea

    Seol Korea Member+

    Jun 24, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    So, now that France won the WC, I guess they'll get knocked out of the group stages yet again.

    1998 FIFA World Cup: France Champions

    2002 FIFA World Cup: France Eliminated At Group Stage

    2018 FIFA World Cup: France Champions x2

    2022 FIFA World Cup: ;):sneaky:
     
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  3. Bluewings21

    Bluewings21 Member

    Suwon Samsung Bluewings
    Apr 26, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    And Korea will reach to the semis? lol
     
  4. Seol Korea

    Seol Korea Member+

    Jun 24, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    You never know lol. We have a decent talent pool: Lee Kang-in, Baek Seung-ho, Jeong Woo-yeong, Kim Jung-min, Han Chan-hee, Lee Keun-ho, Cho Young-wook, Kim Jin-ya, Song Bum-keun, Kang Hyeon-mu etc. + Son, Lee Seung-woo, Kwon Chang-hoon, Lee Jae-sung, Cho Hyun-woo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-jae, Suk, Ji, Lee Chang-min, I think we have another golden generation in the making.
     
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  5. jsk14

    jsk14 Member+

    Mar 2, 2010
    설리의집
    Club:
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Might need to rethink the golden generation idea. They never seem to win anything.
     
  6. jsk14

    jsk14 Member+

    Mar 2, 2010
    설리의집
    Club:
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    2038 FIFA World Cup: France Champions x3
     
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  7. Seol Korea

    Seol Korea Member+

    Jun 24, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Then the cycle repeats itself, 2042 FIFA World Cup: France Eliminated At Group Stage.
     
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  8. killaorca

    killaorca Red Card

    AFC Ajax
    May 11, 2010
    Pacific Ocean
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Is it just me or did anyone else thought France was the clear favourite while Croatia was the underdog in this matchup...The final result wasn't really a surprise.
     
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  9. Seol Korea

    Seol Korea Member+

    Jun 24, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    #2934 Seol Korea, Jul 16, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2018
    It's not just you and it's quite obvious the majority had France winning the WC. Even Lee Young-pyo stated that roughly 20% went for Croatia.
     
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  10. jessypjs

    jessypjs Member+

    May 3, 2010
    Club:
    AS Monaco FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Even if Croatia played better than France most of the match, at the end France won by a 2 goals margin, scoring 4. It was inevitable they would win.
    In the first half, they had 2 goals with only 1 shot on goal (from a PK). It sums up they were highly effective during the whole tournament. They went through difficult times against Belgium or Croatia but overall they won the WC quite easily, (they didn't play any extra-time for example) without playing that good. That's really surprising.
     
  11. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was nice to see the team throw Deschamps in the air and spray him with champagne while chanting his name. He did a great job getting this group of young superstars to always put the team first, and the players in turn responded with selfless and intelligent displays. We haven't seen their talents fully unlocked by any measure, but maybe we're in for a treat at Euro 2020.
     
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  12. Testator

    Testator Member

    Glasgow Celtic
    Croatia
    Sep 5, 2017
    Croatian coast
    Our commentator, and the analyst team in Zagreb did not see much issue in the penalty call- the commentator feared immediately it'd be given. There was more fuss about the foul preceding the 1. French goal. It was a soft contact, according to these analysts. Yeah, bias. But it's interesting how the penalty is a lesser issue for them than the circumstances of the first goal.
     
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  13. Kanuck

    Kanuck Member+

    Feb 11, 2005
    La Belle Province
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    also surprising is that they did it without Giroud getting even one shot on goal. Shows how spread out the attacking talent is for Les Bleus. Conversely, look at a team like EN who (pens and set pieces aside) may have been too reliant on Kane for large stretches.
     
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  14. Kanuck

    Kanuck Member+

    Feb 11, 2005
    La Belle Province
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    what ifs but it's a shame about LKH unable to suit up in RUS. He could have helped Sonny a lot.
     
  15. killaorca

    killaorca Red Card

    AFC Ajax
    May 11, 2010
    Pacific Ocean
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    I think he's talking about the other LKH playing in Pohang.
     
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  16. Seol Korea

    Seol Korea Member+

    Jun 24, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    As killaorca mentioned, I'm referring to the youngster Lee Keun-ho who plays for Pohang, not the veteran Lee Keun-ho :laugh:. Since the name is the same, thus causing a confusion, I will just put it as Lee Keun-ho 2.
     
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  17. Testator

    Testator Member

    Glasgow Celtic
    Croatia
    Sep 5, 2017
    Croatian coast
    The welcome-home of the Fiery Ones is spectacular. Fighter jets escorted the plane to the airport, and the heroes are riding in on an open bus to the main square in Zagreb. Total madness.
     
  18. Seol Korea

    Seol Korea Member+

    Jun 24, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic

    Hiddink vs Lalas.
     
  19. griffindinho_au

    griffindinho_au Member+

    May 30, 2013
    Club:
    Melbourne Victory
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    take some pics for us mate
     
  20. 10August2012

    10August2012 Member+

    Oct 28, 2012
    Melbourne
    Club:
    Sunnanå SK Skellefteå
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Official new acronyms for young Lee Keunho and young Jung Woo Young: LKH2, JWY2
     
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  21. Testator

    Testator Member

    Glasgow Celtic
    Croatia
    Sep 5, 2017
    Croatian coast
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  22. wrecklesssoldier

    Feb 20, 2005
    Ughhhhh... This dumb fck makes me wanna punch the fck out of his stupid face.
    Why does he still have a job?
     
  23. Mudang

    Mudang Member+

    Feb 16, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic


    Russian police interrogating Pussy Riot pitch invaders while conjuring up the spirit of the 1937 Red Terror.
     
  24. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lalas is generally a major culprit for dumbing down soccer coverage in the US but in this particular clip his counterpoint to Hiddink was a legitimate and debatable perspective.
     
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  25. Kanuck

    Kanuck Member+

    Feb 11, 2005
    La Belle Province
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    hahaha gotcha. age wise, it's def a "one of these things is not like the others."
     
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