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

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  1. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Sadly that is entirely feasible

    Oddly enough Neymar jetted in his personal hairdresser from Paris the other day just to give him that blonde rinse for the game
     
  2. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    I believe the two who are not are Morocco's coach and Argentina.

    Van Gaal is on his third non-consecutive go around.
     
  3. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Need England's luck to run out before I see my relatives from London in February...

    Most quarterfinal teams are either WC-winning powerhouses (Brazil, Argentina, France, England) or in the second tier that can compete for big trophies (Netherlands, Portugal, Croatia)... the only 1 of 8 that is NOT is Morocco, do they have a second cycle coach or newer hire?
     
  4. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

    None
    United States
    May 12, 2019
    The US team brought a barber to Qatar.
     
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  5. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, they also brought same guy in for qualifiers. Grant Wahl interviewed the barber for his podcast back in summer, I think. Interesting story.
     
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  6. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    CRO v BRA: game on...Another upset?
     
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  8. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dangerous cross and chance for CRO
     
  9. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is where Brazil have fallen 3 out of 4 of their last World Cups....
     
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  10. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    Ironic that the runner-up from the last world cup is the underdog.
     
  11. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Danilo with a yellow that was maybe an inch from red. Crazy
     
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  12. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
    United States
    Oct 16, 2017
    He seems really uncomfortable out there today. Croatia should keep targeting him.
     
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  13. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Croatia have been annoying the great man, Modric, with the unforced errors in the passing.
     
  14. Pickles

    Pickles Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Croatia are very good at just hanging around... just hanging around...

    Notably, "just hanging around" is exactly what the US didn't do against the Netherlands.
     
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  15. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Croatia has a very good keeper...How many saves did he make already?
     
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  16. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They have much better midfield and defense
     
  17. grandinquisitor28

    Feb 11, 2002
    Nevada
    I can't believe they're doing this at their age. Just crazy. That is not a young team. Pretty awesome to stretch out this generation through a third World Cup. Bummed for my Brazil bets but at least I hedged a little (Croatia U.5, Under Game Total, No goal first 27 minutes, Croatia +1.5). I just thought it would be 1-0, 2-0, 2-1. Should have realized 0-0 was a much more distinct possibility than I thought. Any thoughts on the claim for a penalty in the early 2nd half? I didnt see it.
     
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  18. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Militao has a great chance
     
  19. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Croatia has very good LB (Sosa) and RB (Juranovic)
     
  20. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They don't have any obvious weakness and very deep bench
     
  21. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As much as I love a good underdog story, please not another France v Croatia final (after 3 straight extr time/penalty games).....
     
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  22. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Brazil's problem is they have too many blondes
     
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  23. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How about England v Croatia final
     
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  24. Pickles

    Pickles Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Brazil's flaw is that they don't want to work. Croatia know that the first rule of being an underdog is that you can't beat yourself.
     
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  25. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can't believe this went 0-0
     
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