My 2022 World Cup Group Stage Predictions: What do you think?

Discussion in 'World Cup 2022 - Qatar' started by Mean Machine, Apr 1, 2022.

  1. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    If you want me to take your picks into account I need also how that team advances.

    Please use:

    (N) => in normal time
    (E) => in extra time
    (P) => on penalties
     
  2. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Well done Hayaka.

    And thanks to Kam for compiling the list and keeping scores.
     
  3. Nani_17

    Nani_17 Member+

    Nov 3, 2011
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Netherlands P
    Argentina N
    Croatia N
    Brazil N
    England E
    France N
    Spain E
    Portugal N
     
  4. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    Please add

    (N) => in normal time
    (E) => in extra time
    (P) => on penalties
     
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  5. Nani_17

    Nani_17 Member+

    Nov 3, 2011
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    True, shout out to Kam for taking the time and tracking it all.
     
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  6. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    By the way I ask everybody to double check your scores.

    It's not impossible that there is somewhere an error but honestly there shouldn't be as I took my time.
     
  7. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I'll continue my embarrassment

    Netherlands (N)
    Argentina (N)
    Croatia (E)
    Brazil (N)
    England (N)
    France (N)
    Spain (N)
    Portugal (E)
     
  8. Nani_17

    Nani_17 Member+

    Nov 3, 2011
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Hey @Kamtedrejt, I just changed Spain to E incase you've already booked my predictions.
     
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  9. vancity eagle

    vancity eagle Member+

    Apr 6, 2006
    USA penalties
    Argentina normal
    Croatia extra
    Brazil normal
    Portugal extra
    Morocco penalties
    England extra
    France normal
     
  10. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Netherlands (E)
    Argentina (N)
    Croatia (N)
    Brazil (N)
    England (N)
    France (N)
    Spain (N)
    Portugal (N)
     
  11. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member+

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Cary RailHawks U23
    USA (E)
    Argentina (N)
    Croatia (P)
    Brazil (N)
    England (E)
    France (N)
    Spain (N)
    Portugal (N)
     
  12. brasileiragem

    brasileiragem Member

    Real Madrid
    Brazil
    May 21, 2018
    Netherlands (E)
    Argentina (N)
    Japan (E)
    Brazil (N)
    England (P)
    France (N)
    Morocco (P)
    Switzerland (P)
     
  13. Fancy Suspect

    Fancy Suspect Member

    None
    France
    Oct 3, 2022
    Netherlands (N)
    Argentina (E)
    Japan (P)
    Brazil (N)
    England (N)
    France (N)
    Spain (E)
    Portugal (P)

    :thumbsup:
     
  14. Gilbertsson

    Gilbertsson BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Apr 1, 2012
    Geneva
    Club:
    Toronto Croatia
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    #3239 Gilbertsson, Dec 2, 2022
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2022
    Netherlands (E)
    Argentina (N)
    Croatia (N)
    Brazil (N)
    Senegal (E)
    France (N)
    Morocco (N)
    Switzerland (P)

    I am a drama seeker. It has to be with drama and favorites on paper can't all pass in the next round.
     
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  15. Viking lord

    Viking lord Member

    Uruguay
    Aug 4, 2022
    Nat'l Team:
    Uruguay
    Netherlands (N)
    Argentina (N)

    Japan (E)
    Brazil (N)

    England (E)
    France (N)

    Morocco (P)
    Portugal (E)
     
  16. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    USA (N) - I kinda have to go with this one, sorry...
    Argentina (N)
    Japan (E)
    Brazil (N)
    England (N)
    France (N)
    Spain (P)
    Portugal (E)
     
  17. GPisco

    GPisco Member

    Jul 22, 2014
    Toronto, On
    Club:
    Barcelona Guayaquil
    Nat'l Team:
    Ecuador
    Netherlands (E)
    Argentina (N)
    Japan (P)
    Brazil (N)
    Senegal (P)
    France (E)
    Spain (E)
    Switzerland (N)
     
  18. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    Netherlands (E)
    Argentina (N)
    Croatia (E)
    Brazil (N)
    England (P)
    France (N)
    Spain (P)
    Portugal (N)
     
  19. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Francisco North Bay, Bel Marin Keys
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    USA, Australia, and Poland all have something in common. They reached the round of 16 despite only scoring two goals. I don't think that's going to cut it against Holland, Argentina, and France respectively, all of whom scored at least five goals.

    1. Holland (N) over USA

    2. Argentina (N) over Australia

    3. France (N) over Poland

    England and Spain also have something in common. They were by far the most prolific goal-scoring countries in group play, with nine goals each, I think they have too much firepower for their R16 opponents.

    4. England (N) over Senegal

    5. Spain (N) over Morocco

    Japan and South Korea had almost carbon-copy third matches in group play, going behind by 0-1, only to come back and win 2-1 against opponents it could be argued were not fielding their best lineup (Portugal) or putting forth less than 100% effort (Spain). I'm still a bit skeptical about both of them. South Korea have a mountain to climb in any event against Brazil.

    6. Brazil (N) over ROK

    7. Croatia (N) over Japan (My Japanese wife would punch me if she knew about this pick).

    Finally, while I respect Portugal, I really like Switzerland in this tournament. They are solid both at the back and in midfield, and have proven they can score a bit as well. I do think they need Jann Sommer back in goal, as he is a special keeper.

    8. Switzerland (PK) over Portugal
     
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  20. thewitness

    thewitness Member

    Melbourne Victory, Derby County
    Australia
    Jul 10, 2013
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Netherlands (N)
    Argentina (N)
    France (N)
    England (E)
    Japan (E)
    Brazil (N)
    Morocco (N)
    Switzerland (P)
     
  21. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I don't mean to be picky and it doesn't really affect your analysis at all but we did score 3 goals. One per game. This may not be enough to get past Argentina but while there's life there's hope.
     
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  22. Domitian

    Domitian Member

    Red Star Belgrade
    Serbia
    Apr 15, 2022
    It happens when you have world class attack but poor defense. Actually, scratch that - no defense. Our coach should be sacked yesterday but he has the gumption to talk about Germany, Belgium, and Denmark. Oh, well…typical Serbian auto-destruct mode.
     
  23. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Holland (N)
    Argentina (N)
    Japan (P)
    Brazil (N)
    England (E)
    France (N)
    Spain (E)
    Portugal (P)
     
  24. diegomaradona1010

    Sep 16, 2017
    source?
     
  25. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    I have decided my crystal ball needs a lot of cleaning up before I join in the knock-out stage contest. Like my team, I feel I was eliminated at the group stage.

    A for @Hayaka winning the predictions contest, my congratulations to him. Well done. At least he has something to lessen the pain of seeing his Denmark fail and finish 4th in their group, behind not just France, but Australia and Tunisia as well. But that is football for you: a lot of banter, a lot of stats, 90 minutes or more with 11 players (or less) on each side chasing a ball, where the Germans now days lose too.
     

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