Predict the World Cup final

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  1. Jul 3, 2018
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    RW2 Full Member

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    So we know the final eight teams/countries in the World Cup 1/4 final, making that 16 different possible finals:

    So let's play. . . . . Predict the World Cup final.
    Which final do you think will occur (head choice) and which would you like to occur (heart choice)?

    The possible finals are:

    1: Russia v Uruguay
    2: Croatia v Uruguay
    3: Sweden v Uruguay
    4: England v Uruguay
    5: France v Russia
    6: France v Croatia
    7: France v Sweden
    8: England v France
    9: Brazil v Russia
    10: Brazil v Croatia
    11: Brazil v Sweden
    12: Brazil v England
    13: Belgium v Russia
    14: Belgium v Croatia
    15: Belgium v Sweden
    16: Belgium v England

    I'm going to go with France v Croatia (with France defeating Brazil and Croatia defeating England in the two SFs)

    Difficult to judge though but there's a 75% chance that the final will have a country in it which has never made a final.

    So what's your choice?
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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    England v France. France win.
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    Aboutreika18 Full Member

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    Croatia vs. Brazil.

    Brazil win 3-1, with goals from Coutinho, Neymar, Jesus and Mandzukic.
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    France vs Croatia

    Mbappe to score the winner and we finally find the new Pele.
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    England to capitulate against France in the final.
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    Inter Yer Nan Full Member

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    France to beat England in the final. Pogba to star. English media and fans to have a meltdown.
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    Impulse Full Member

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    England vs the runners-up.
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    Rightnr Full Member

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    England vs Brazil, with the South Americans having a bit too much for a hard-working English side.
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    I've gone for France vs England

    The first semi final is the real final IMO. The winner is most likely one of France, Brazil or Belgium. Croatia and England from what I've seen so far are a level below these three teams. But England will overcome Sweden and Croatia to reach the final. Croatia are very overrated. They were very poor vs Denmark and I'd be shocked if England don't put them away. I think Brazil will beat Belgium but lose to France.
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    Brazil vs England.
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    France v England

    :nervous:
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    France V Croatia
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    Can you imagine a Belgium (Brussels) v England final with ongoing brexit?

    Now that would be just ironic. . . the tabloids would have a field day.

    :)
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    Mad how the draw has worked out. All these teams knocking each other out and England, Sweden and Croatia are sneaking their way towards a final.
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    Uruguay vs England.

    One of those teams may or may not be in my sweepstake.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Brazil to beat Croatia in the final.

    England will overperform by getting to the semi-finals, where not having an actual midfield to face Modric and Rakitic will ultimately screw them over.
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    It ends up being Croatia vs Brazil with a goal either end, Croatia fight hard but Brazil manage to nick a late goal before the final whistle.
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    marktan Full Member Scouse Lover

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    I want France vs England.

    It'll most likely be Brazil vs Croatia.

    If we do somehow manage to get to the final, I'm comfortable facing anyone but Brazil. They're defensively solid and attack really well, think they'd do us with ease. France's style matches up best with them so hopefully they can do the job in the semi.

    France would still beat England most likely but we're more familiar with their players.
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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    England to win it beating Brazil in the final. Neymar to be in Kyle Walkers pocket, Lingard to score goal of the tournament as the winner.

    Daily Mail to write an article disapproving of him and Sterling for dancing afterwards.
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    Brazil-Croatia.
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    Brazil - Croatia, Brazil winning. Though England or Croatia is a toss up IMO. Could go either way. Likewise France/Brazil.
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    meninred New Member

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    all the good teams left are on one side. Brazil..france..belgium and Uruguay. Was the draw originally made by an englishman ?
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    Neo_Mufc Full Member

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    Agree with OP. France vs Croatia.

    Whilst Brazil are pulling out results, I think they are beatable.

    Croatia's biggest test will be England(hopefully) and I can see them dominating possession and the midfield to get to the final.
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    Neo_Mufc Full Member

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    Argentina and Germany could have been on our half of the draw had they bothered to turn up to the WC.
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    Portugal won EURO16 by playing against one top side in whole tournament (final against France). Maybe England can do the same? Although I don't see how can they beat Brazil, Belgium or France.
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    said to a couple of my mates.

    Being this has been a strange World Cup so far.

    Just feel it may be Belgium v England.

    Obviously the last match was not a real test.
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    England - Brazil with Lingard winning it in ET a-la FA Cup final 2016.
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    Macern SeARcHeS iMagEs oF fO0tbAlLeRs bAllSaCkS

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    Brazil 2-0 England. Neymar and Paulinho
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    Belgium - Croatia

    Just to be different
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    Schneckerl Full Member

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    Belgium/France/Brazil v England

    Croatia/Sweden/Russia playing a WC final would be weird
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    Ekkie Thump Full Member

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    It's going to go:

    Sweden V Russia / Brazil V Uruguay

    Sweden V Brazil

    Sweden.

    Sweden take an undeserved lead from a 54th minute corner, get battered until the final whistle but somehow survive.
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    France vs England!
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    Dwazza Coke is it!

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    14. Belgium vs Croatia.
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    99withaflake Full Member

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    Head says Brazil v Croatia

    Heart says England v France

    My heart is rarely correct in these situations!
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    Dwazza Coke is it!

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    Watch it be Uruguay vs Sweden.
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    99withaflake Full Member

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    Dear God, that's a horrendous thought. Or Russia winning it with Putin on the pitch celebrating with the trophy.
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    France vs England
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    I really don’t understand why so many people are discounting Belgium. I really feel they’re strong enough in all areas, and balanced enough, to beat Brazil and France to get to the final.

    England will play Belgium in the final.

    I just hope the United players do well.
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    CassiusClaymore Is it Gaizka Mendieta? Scout

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    I think they've looked a shambles defensively at times. Also playing with Witsel is like playing with 10 men. Not saying they can't make the final but I'd fancy all the other teams on that side of the draw over them.
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    Ainu Full Member

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    Brussels, at least in terms of what it represents in brexit discussions, is a completely separate entity to Belgium though. Tabloids in England would lap it up but it wouldn't make any sense.