FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Other Teams Thread

Discussion in 'England' started by BarryfromEastenders, Aug 28, 2022.

  1. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Good game the Japan German one.

    The Japanese harried the German team and wouldn’t let them settle into their slower passing game. Wouldn’t give them any time on the ball. Even the pk didn’t stop that. The German team were credited with 75% possession but couldn’t do anything with that time.
    Then what we’ve seen in 3 games already, the “Lessor” team started to come out in the second half and make breakout attempts and won two nicely taken goals.
    the US and Argentina fell to almost the same plan.
    Rope a dope first half. Sting like a bee, second. :)
     
  2. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    Impressive performance from Spain. Germany are up shitcreek now. So long as Japan beat Costa Rice they’re going to need to beat Spain to progress.
     
  3. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    This Costa Rica team used to be quite good. Now they have just all aged at the same time. Alot of the team are in the 30+ bracket.
     
  4. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Japan v Costa Rica is before Germany V Spain on Sunday so Germany could be eliminated at the full time whistle. If both those results happen it’s even worse for them than last time where they still had a chance of progressing in the final match.
     
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  5. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    7 of their starters today and 11 of their squad are over 30.
     
  6. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Yeah and two of the subs were 34 and 37.
     
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  7. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    I know.

    It’s hard to see Japan falling to beat them.

    Belgium also have 6 over 30’s starting tonight but their bench is mostly younger.
     
  8. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Canada have been the most interesting international team for a few years. Very adventurous and talented up top.
     
  9. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    I think the one love armband was just the icing on the cake for many European Countries! The long term corruption associated with FIFA has taken its toll! I mean look at Infantino now, he’s standing again and will win as he’s unopposed.
     
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  10. MrSnrub

    MrSnrub Member+

    Oct 7, 2018
    Belgium's side very much looking their age these days, they do have some interesting prospects come through although i'd be surprised if they're considered contenders again for a good while.

    Still expect them to probably win today mind you, Canada can't keep this press up, much like the US couldn't. And De Bruyne will exploit those spaces that begin opening up.
     
  11. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    Their manager John Herdman is English. Could be a contender to succeed Southgate.
     
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  12. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Yeah, he’s been brought up a few times. Would be interesting. Really impressive to make the switch from the women’s game. So many unique differences when crossing over.
     
  13. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Would be interesting to see Canada’s xG at half-time. Amazed they have not scored.
     
  14. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Someone should stand against him. They won’t win but it’s better than abstaining.
     
  15. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    I don’t think he will want to leave Canada until 2026.
     
  16. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
     
  17. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Canada have been great to watch. They don’t deserve to to be behind. Belgium’s defence will surely struggle badly against certain teams playing like that.
     
  18. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    This isn’t the best model but gives some idea



    Belgium have a habit of doing this at tournaments. Against Brazil at the last World Cup and Denmark at the Euros they managed to win whilst being firmly second best.
     
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  19. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
  20. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    It’s probably not a method for winning the entire tournament through.
     
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  21. Gaz811

    Gaz811 Member+

    Everton FC
    England
    Oct 15, 2018
    Seems like a lot of the smaller football national are going with a high press and getting very good results. It'll be interesting to how England would fare against a high press.
     
  22. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    #272 usscouse, Nov 24, 2022 at 10:41 AM
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2022 at 12:29 PM
    Uruguay v S Korea. No slow passing the ball around the back for these two. Bam! a frantic pace right from the start, open and up and down the pitch. Lots of niggly fouls that the ref ignored and let the game go on.
    Couple of close misses but no score for either. Pretty fair result
    Good to see the Prem players and ex Prem out there.
     
  23. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Sorry to be pendanic but you mean Uruguay.
     
  24. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Damn!! No you’re right, I did it last week only the other way around. :(
     
  25. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Saying this after a Ghanaian guy stupidly touches CR in the area. Giving him time to pick a soft spot to fall on.
    But they come back with a nice goal. 1-1
     

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