2022 WC Qatar: Worldwide Opponents Watch [all R's]

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  1. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    New Jersey
    This Portugal kit is really ugly.
     
  2. papermache16

    papermache16 Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Weah would have buried that.
     
  3. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There’s a peak age for every position based on analytics and for Belgium a lot of their top guys were that age during the 2014 tournament.

    Now they had a better tournament in 2018, but tournament performance varies for all sorts of reasons. I don’t have a strong opinion on 2014 vs 2018 though.

    But you haven’t really made the case that the 2022 team is comparable to 2014 at all. All their key guys are 8 years older and Hazard is a shell of what he was (which is a huge deal). And there’s the absence of Kompany who was one of the best center backs in the world.
     
  4. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Horrific.

    This match would have been better played post turkey, considering the walking pace
     
  5. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    New Jersey
    But their training kits….


    Those will end up in third world nations where the loser’s pre made “champions” shit ends up.
     
  6. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    Fun fact. Fernando Santos was the manager who signed Freddy Adu for Benfica.

    He was fired several matches into the season.
     
  7. papermache16

    papermache16 Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You want to talk about a national team whose fans want the coach fired.....
     
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  8. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    New Jersey
    Am I the only one who hits 4pm eastern time and thinks….ok…now what the ******** am I going to do?
     
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  9. grandinquisitor28

    Feb 11, 2002
    Nevada
    I can’t believe Nigeria was knocked out by an even worse version of this Ghana side. They really did finish in dead last a year ago at Afcon behind Gabon, Comoros and Morocco.
     
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  10. papermache16

    papermache16 Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well if you saw the South Africa v Ghana match they shouldn't have even been there.
     
  11. Wendigo7

    Wendigo7 Member

    Bournemouth
    England
    Mar 31, 2015
    Poole
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    That was awful. Just awful first half.

    Nodded off :x3:
     
  12. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    The 1990 WC has a well-deserved rep as the worst due to the defensive, bunkering soccer on display. This one is going to have one due to all the useless passing side to side.

    If possession without penetration is just masturbation, this is one giant circle jerk.
     
  13. papermache16

    papermache16 Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1-0 on a Joao Felix goal. Calling it now
     
  14. papermache16

    papermache16 Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The 1st round of group stage matches is the "Do Not Lose" strategy.
     
  15. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
  16. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
    United States
    Oct 16, 2017
     
  17. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
    United States
    Oct 16, 2017
    I... kinda like it? IDK, I'll take big chunks of color over the messy "tech" patterns that are so popular.
     
  18. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    Our MLS ref is not good
     
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  19. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
    United States
    Oct 16, 2017
    hmmmm... really? Feels soft, but that's Elfath for you
     
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  20. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice dive by Penaldo
     
  21. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
    United States
    Oct 16, 2017
    *gumbling* ... somethingsomething"PENALDO"... *inaudible grumbling*
     
  22. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Dodgy Penaldo
    After all the penalties that haven’t been given in the competition so far
     
  23. papermache16

    papermache16 Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's a lot of red for Ronaldo's penalty record. Don't they have anyone else?
     
  24. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    Manhattan Beach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why wasn't that reviewed? Felix got away with the headbutt and now this soft-ass penalty.

    The ref has killed this game.
     
  25. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    He has killed the game by refereeing inconsistently in all directions.
     
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