Day 4: Morocco vs Croatia | Germany vs Japan | Spain vs Costa Rica | Belgium vs Canada

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Decent keeper but Allison is better all round. Oblak is probably better as well in the Spanish league.
No. Just no. Oblak is living on past reputation. He hasn’t been remotely as good as Courtois has been the past season
 

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Canada needs better than wacky inflated guy as manager
 

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Struggled to stay awake in this second half. It’s just been so hilariously poor. Canada didn’t even look like scoring when they had a penalty ffs. Zero quality when it matters. A lot of huff and puff, good organisation, but final ball and finishing has been laughable.
 

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I only saw a few minutes. The Canadian 4 Kamil Miller looked a lot better than some of our recent central defenders.

How was he ?
 

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Talk about a game of two halves! Great game first half, damp squib second half. How shit has KDB been? Never saw this kind of performance from him.
 

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Canada have been gassed since 60th minute. And the forward decision making has been terrible.

What a shame after that unreal first half performance. I really hope the team picks itself up for Sunday.

Belgium are so slow and average. Won't be surprised one bit if they lose to Morocco. Maybe even Japan can avenge 2018 loss in the next round.
 

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Not sure about the call to take off 2 of your best players .... Really this was lost with the misses.
 

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Mercifully it's over. Bloody hell, I have such a bad headache from watching that
 

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Canada let down by their best player. Hopefully he bounces back next match
 

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Courtois was as important as Benzema was for Real Madrid winning the Champions League. Of course he’s one of the best keepers in the world.
 

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Canada only have themselves to blame for that defeat. Didn’t take their chances when they were on top in the 1st half and got sucker punched.
 

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Not just the penalty but thought Davies was really poor tonight.
 

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Decent keeper but Allison is better all round. Oblak is probably better as well in the Spanish league.
Allison has a lot of blunders, and he was never as good as Neuer in his prime.

Decent keeper? Decent keepers are the ones who are in mid table teams, he is the best in the world.

Courtouis showed himself in the UCL against english teams, when Madrid needed him the most, as important as Benzema.
 

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Pep’s Magic Juice. Same applies to Foden, who looks utterly average on the international stage.
Nothing to do with the players around him? He didn’t have a good game today but the movement was terrible, so static. Nobody making good runs.
 

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Seriously? Herdman has worked wonders with this team.
On concacaf level perhaps. The way he messed up the team in the second half had impact in the sub-par performance. Hopefully he gets things right next match, helped by better finishing and a better Davies. Rooting for Canada after Portugal.
 

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Well. They also got robbed of 2 penalties (or 1 at least)...
Yep. This was the ref that finished a Can match 5 minutes before time. Perhaps use better level referees in the WC.
 

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On concacaf level perhaps. The way he messed up the team in the second half had impact in the sub-par performance. Hopefully he gets things right next match, helped by better finishing and a better Davies. Rooting for Canada after Portugal.
in what way? the subs he made?
 

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Well. They also got robbed of 2 penalties (or 1 at least)...
They did but that’s not the reason why they lost though.

They created plenty of chances and were bossing the game. Belgium couldn’t string more than 2 passes together and were there for the taking.
 

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Belgium will get out of the groups after that I guess but will go out against the first side that can combine the pace and athleticm with the end product Canada lacked on that showing though.

Still think Canada can give Morocco and Croatia games with the same gameplan.
 
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Talk about a game of two halves! Great game first half, damp squib second half. How shit has KDB been? Never saw this kind of performance from him.
I only saw bits and pieces but it genuinely looked like De Bruyne had no interest in being there.
 
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