Russia 2018

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  1. May 18, 2017 at 21:56
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    Raoul Admin

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    So....who do you think will win ?
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Russia, I've got money on it

    I mean France :wenger:
  3. May 18, 2017 at 22:05
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    I wouldn't say there is a clear favourite.

    I certainly wouldn't expect any of the South American countries to be that competitive in Russia, if I was pushed it would be between Germany, Italy and France.
  4. May 18, 2017 at 22:06
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    England.
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    On paper, France, but football doesn't work like that anyway.
  6. May 18, 2017 at 22:10
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    On paper, France have an excellent chance. But who knows, I'll make an informed decision when we know who's there.
  7. May 18, 2017 at 22:10
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Pexbo Feels privalidged to be permernant caf member

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    America will lose to Russian in the final.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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  10. May 18, 2017 at 22:19
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    Inter Yer Nan Full Member

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    France would be my pick and probably should win it.

    In order of likelihood of winning IMO

    France
    Brazil
    Spain
    Germany (almost impossible win a World Cup)
    Italy
    Argentina
    Belgium (Surely Martinez can't win the World Cup)
    England
    Portugal

    I really would be surprised if it's not Spain, Brazil, France or Germany.
  11. May 18, 2017 at 22:20
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  12. May 18, 2017 at 22:20
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    It will probably be a dull World Cup on the pitch, probably won by the team who look the least shite and don't concede many goals so Germany or Italy. Maybe the hype will be there nearer the time but there's a feeling of dread about this World Cup more than anything else. Travelling will be a nightmare, the country itself is mad and it's the result of old Sepp and his pals taking the cash, although you could say that about other World Cup bids before this. At least it's not in Qatar, imagine how bad that would be. Thankfully that's just all hypothetical and even FIFA would never be stupid enough to award a World Cup to a country with a terrible human rights record and heat so scorching it would need to be played in winter, right.
  13. May 18, 2017 at 22:48
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    Realistically, the same teams will most likely win it and make deep runs. Brazil, Germany and Italy are to the World Cup what Bayern, Real and Barca have been to the CL especially of late. More often then not, they win the World Cup. Then you have the France, Argentina and Spain(over the last couple of years has entered the discussion) group that are anomalies. They can make deep runs, reach a final from time to time and ultimately win but don't win as often as the big three.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    and England are Arsenal
  15. May 18, 2017 at 22:50
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    I can see this being full of hooliganism, policy brutality, and monkey chants.

    In terms of who might win - I'd have to go with France.
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  17. May 18, 2017 at 23:05
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    I have a weird feeling Spain will make the finals. France will massively dissapoint imo.
  18. May 18, 2017 at 23:08
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    Not that weird. They have a cracking group of players and are stacked in certain positions.
    Great GK, great full-backs, very experienced CB pairing, about 10 midfielders worthy of starting and in Costa, Morata, good enough forwards.
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    Can't see Spain doing it again next year. They lack the cohesion and magic they had in 08-12.
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    Putin will want to put up a nice face of Russia so probably just police brutality. :D

    I'd go with Argentina.
  21. May 18, 2017 at 23:14
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    Italy or Brazil for me....

    Can't see France winning it. They will have the best squad going there but so did the Holland teams back in the 90's and early 20's and they won nothing either.
  22. May 18, 2017 at 23:15
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    Chorley1974 Lady Ole

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    Russia with Putin to score with a puck into the top corner beyond Brad Guzan.
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  24. May 18, 2017 at 23:16
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    I think France will win it.
  25. May 18, 2017 at 23:16
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Russia will and should make a giant effort to make this event a chance to clean up their image

    Could be a great thing, hope it's not a disaster
  26. May 18, 2017 at 23:18
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    Hope springs eternal....Last time they had a big event, they used the attention to invade a neighbor and steal its land.
  28. May 18, 2017 at 23:22
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    No doubt, but nobody else really has a team that's tearing it up. If France clicked perhaps, but Deschamps is a bit shit.
  29. May 18, 2017 at 23:32
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Messi will win it with Argentina.
  30. May 18, 2017 at 23:40
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    Inter Yer Nan Full Member

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    I'd actually hate that. The sucking off of Messi would be unbearable. He could score or assist zero, get red carded, miss a penalty in the final and would be praised endlessly.
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    Would love to see Messi finally win it. Apart from that it'll be the usual suspects most likely. Germany/Brazil/Spain/France and probably Portugal going deep. Portugal always seem to go deep in these competitions.

    What will likely be more interesting than the world cup is whatever carnage occurs due to the political climate. I say interesting but its more sad really.
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  33. May 18, 2017 at 23:52
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    If it was this summer, Brazil wins it. You have to wonder if Marcelo and Alves look this good with one more season on their backs.
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    The irony.
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    Unfortunately for us more in the Euros, the winner will come from France/Brasil/Germany/Argentina/Italy.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Final will be Portugal v Argentina in a legend v icon match. Messi will win and Ronaldo will retire as they hug in an iconic moment.
  37. May 19, 2017 at 01:07
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    We have aging central defenders and we don't have alternative for Raphael Guerreiro, better defensive midfielders than WC or Danilo and better strikers than Andre Silva, not going to happen for us, Argentina if Sampaoli goes there they still have their chances.
  38. May 19, 2017 at 01:16
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    Story of Brazil the last couple of World Cups:(, our players balling and peaking the year before the tournament.
  39. May 19, 2017 at 01:23
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    Brazil have a hell of a squad, Marcelo, Alves, Casemiro and Neymar are all playing at the highest level and they've got other talent like Coutinho and Jesus going forward. Shame their team wasn't like this in 2014.
  40. May 19, 2017 at 01:25
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    Don't forget the 23rd new Luis Ronaldo - Gabriel Jesus.

    Edit...just saw you included him. :o