Match #41 - Croatia v. Belgium

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  1. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    United States
    Match #41

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    Croatia

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    Belgium

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    Ar-Rayyan (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium)
    Dec 1, 2022
    6 pm - Qatar
    3 pm - London (GMT)
    10 am - New York City

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  2. Gilbertsson

    Gilbertsson BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Apr 1, 2012
    Geneva
    Club:
    Toronto Croatia
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Eight matches they played, three victories, three defeats and two draws.
    Goal difference: 9-6 for Croatia.
    Many people underestimate Belgium. Game over for Lukaku, Hazard, de Bruyne and other older players. I wouldn't cross them so fast.
     
  3. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    Belgium have been on a massive decline.

    All the data on hand supports that.

    In their last nine internationals Belgium scored only on two occasons two goals or more.

    Belgium used to be a free-scoring side. Nothing is left of that anymore.

    I'd be surprised if Belgium could turn it around against a side like Croatia who have the tools to dominate Belgium in midfield. Belgium will not get many goalscoring chances. They will need the absolute perfect match in order to win that match.
     
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  4. Gilbertsson

    Gilbertsson BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Apr 1, 2012
    Geneva
    Club:
    Toronto Croatia
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smurfs

    The Smurfs (French: Les Schtroumpfs; Dutch: De Smurfen) is a Belgian comic franchise centered on a fictional colony of small, blue, humanoid creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest.:p

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necktie

    The necktie that spread from Europe traces back to Croatian mercenaries serving in France during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). These mercenaries from the Military Frontier, wearing their traditional small, knotted neckerchiefs, aroused the interest of the Parisians.
     
  5. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
    Belgium
    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
    Club:
    Club Brugge KV
    We have no chance. It'll be a comfortable 2-0 win for Croatia. And we will create fewer than 1 xG.

    There is a certain symmetry to this. An elegant symmetry even. This generation announced themselves on the international scene by defeating Croatia in Croatia (2-1) back in 2013, a victory which qualified them for Brazil. Now it's Croatia again who will be writing the final chapter of this so-called "golden" generation.

    I'm more interested in what happens next. F.A. should definitely get rid of Martinez. And whoever takes over absolutely needs to take a cleaver through that squad. Of the 30+ guys, only KDB and Courtois should be retained.
     
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  6. Philip J. Fry

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    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    In.
     
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  7. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    Geriartric World Cup match.
     
  8. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The nitpicking offside call did us (neutral viewers) no favors :D
     
  9. waitforit

    waitforit Member+

    Dec 3, 2010
    Valcea
    Club:
    FC Steaua Bucuresti
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
    I always maintain that the VAR lines should be thicker and if they overlap even a tiny bit it is onside.

    But it is onside if the computer says it is offside. And for the people who believe there should be 10cm or something as a buffer it won't help at all

    Now the disagreement if its 0 or 1 cm. After that it will 10 or 11 cm so nothing will change
     
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  10. Barc@4ever

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    Barcelona
    Jul 21, 2020
    How can he miss from there ...
     
  11. celito

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    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Whoa ! Croatia on the brink of conceding there. Lukaku stamps the inside of the post from point blank range.
     
  12. Barc@4ever

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    Barcelona
    Jul 21, 2020
    Lukaku again wtf
     
  13. celito

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    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Lukaku wants to go home because of the toxic locker room. :ROFLMAO:
     
  14. Felix Herve Caroll

    Jun 1, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Ivory Coast
    Belgians lack confidence on themselves.
     
  15. celito

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    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Big miss. But it looks like the ball was out. Probably gets called back.
     
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  16. Barc@4ever

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    Barcelona
    Jul 21, 2020
    Is the Croatian GK lagging ?
     
  17. Barc@4ever

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    Barcelona
    Jul 21, 2020
    Lukaku dude ......
     
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  18. celito

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    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Lukaku ... :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  19. Barc@4ever

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    Barcelona
    Jul 21, 2020
    JESUS LUKAKU YOU COULD'VE HAD A HATTRICK ALREADY
     
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  20. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Lukaku CHOKE!!!
     
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  21. celito

    celito Moderator
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    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    He really didn't expect the defender to miss the header.
     
  22. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    Lukaku should have had a hat trick... total waste of slot. Not in form.
     
  23. THOMA GOL

    THOMA GOL BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 16, 1999
    Frontier
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lukaku's misses were sus.
     
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  24. celito

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    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Croatia extremely lucky. Morocco goes through in 1st.
     
  25. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    Doka should have been playing at least 45 minutes.

    Lukaku... nope...
     

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