Match 59: England vs. France [QF]

Discussion in 'World Cup 2022 - Knockout Stage' started by Paul Calixte, Dec 4, 2022.

  1. Fancy Suspect

    Fancy Suspect Member

    None
    France
    Oct 3, 2022
    I really have no idea of what’s going to happen in this one match, I see it as perfect 50-50.
    Both nations have their strengths-weaknesses, and I believe it will all come down to the form of each team on that specific matchday.

    I’m hoping for a high scoring and close match, definitely possible given the attacking power of both teams :ROFLMAO:

    Let’s go for an insane 5-4 for France!! My god this would be a legendary match and that’s all I’m asking for. Although very unlikely scoreline in modern WC football xD
     
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  2. celito

    celito Moderator
    Staff Member

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    France has shown defensive weakness, but it's totally plausible that they just didn't respect the opponents they've played so far and played a more attacking game. Deschamps is no stranger to pragmatism, so it would not surprise me one bit if he took a different approach in this game against a tougher opponent and we see a better defensive performance here. We can't assume teams will approach every game the same way.

    I think France can't just resort to giving the ball to Mbappé and hope he solves pulls rabbits out of his hat. He certainly can do so, but theoretically it will be tougher vs England than other opponents. France definitely has the offensive talent to spread the ball around. I give the edge to France, but I can definitely see England pulling off a surprise.
     
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  3. FootballIsComingHome

    Liverpool
    England
    Jun 30, 2018
    Anyone going to the match? Anyone seeking a ticket?
     
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  4. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    If Southgate doesn't just go ultraconservative.
     
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  5. celito

    celito Moderator
    Staff Member

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    He will. And I wouldn't be surprised if France goes more defensive as well.
     
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  6. celito

    celito Moderator
    Staff Member

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    #31 celito, Dec 9, 2022
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2022
    Sterling has returned to Qatar and is training with the group after going back to England when his house was broken into with his family present. He probably lost his starting spot to Foden though.
     
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  7. Myshoe

    Myshoe Member

    May 25, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It would be absolutely peak England to beat France by playing well tonight and then lose to Morocco on penalties.
     
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  8. poorvi

    poorvi Member+

    Feb 5, 2006
    Bombay
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Biggest game of this WC, so far.

    Walker vs Mbappe would be the battle to watch.
     
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  9. Fancy Suspect

    Fancy Suspect Member

    None
    France
    Oct 3, 2022

    Hoping this does not turn into a borefest :laugh:
    Im pretty sure it will be good, and maybe highscoring given the style both teams have, but let’s watch and see!
     
  10. JoCryuff98

    JoCryuff98 Member+

    Barcelona
    Netherlands
    Jan 3, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I hope this is goals galore.
     
  11. Romisirr

    Romisirr Red Card

    CSKA Sofia
    Bulgaria
    Nov 14, 2022
    Guys, does it really matter who wins today in this game. Morocco is up next. I guess in the very least we see two old rivals battle it out for a possible consolation match next Saturday? :D
     
  12. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    this should be tasty
     
  13. Romisirr

    Romisirr Red Card

    CSKA Sofia
    Bulgaria
    Nov 14, 2022
    Very unlikely, but stranger things have happened in this world cup, like Spain scoring 7 goals vs Costa Rica. No one saw that coming. :D
     
  14. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    The winner of this match will go on to win the World Cup.
     
  15. inswinger

    inswinger Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 17, 2001
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Lloris is bound to make some inexplicable decision today
     
  16. Romisirr

    Romisirr Red Card

    CSKA Sofia
    Bulgaria
    Nov 14, 2022
    @TitoTata

    I think this is the forum you're looking for :)
     
  17. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member+

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Cary RailHawks U23
    Wow what a bold prediction, never seen someone taking such a risk :ROFLMAO:
     
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  18. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. JoCryuff98

    JoCryuff98 Member+

    Barcelona
    Netherlands
    Jan 3, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Beautiful goal
     
  20. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member+

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Cary RailHawks U23
    Yeah well, these guys are unplayable.. Look at that shot out of freaking nowhere.

    Just like their goals against Croatia 4 years ago.

    Just too much individual quality.
     
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  21. inswinger

    inswinger Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 17, 2001
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Spain dropping 7 on Costa Rica was much more likely than, say, Japan coming from behind twice to beat Spain and Germany.
     
  22. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    France shirts are very nice
     
  23. inswinger

    inswinger Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 17, 2001
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Golazo

    France draws first blood, 1-0
     
  24. JoCryuff98

    JoCryuff98 Member+

    Barcelona
    Netherlands
    Jan 3, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    France is too good.
     
  25. Romisirr

    Romisirr Red Card

    CSKA Sofia
    Bulgaria
    Nov 14, 2022
    Do you know what tongue in cheek means?
     

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