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2018 FIFA World Cup
« on: April 25, 2018, 12:18:19 pm »
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Other than the equivalent Euro tournament, this is the only sporting event I care about. As always I am super excited for it. Anyone else?

Through some kind of cosmic intervention I have been between jobs for each of the last three tournaments (before which I was a kid anyway) and so I have been able to watch basically the entire month-long thing each time. This year I am a new father with a job I don't plan on leaving in the next two months, so it will be trickier!

I'm also interested in outrageously ill-informed and premature forecasts, for example: Argentina to beat France in the final. You heard it proclaimed on the basis of no evidence whatsoever here first! I called the winner in 2010 (Spain) and both the winner and runner-up in 2014 (Germany over Argentina) but this time I don't have the same magnitude of gut-feel, so probably I'll do some research and make a better prediction soon.
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 08:44:07 pm »
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Doesn't seem a totally implausible prediction (I've just checked and both winning their groups means they wouldn't meet until the final).
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 09:33:52 pm »
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I don't follow soccer much, but I do look forward to once again cheering on the good old U.S. of A. I'm sure that a cursory Google search would tell me that they aren't favored by the "experts" to come out on top, but I'll prefer to remain hopeful.
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 11:54:38 pm »
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I don't follow soccer much, but I do look forward to once again cheering on the good old U.S. of A. I'm sure that a cursory Google search would tell me that they aren't favored by the "experts" to come out on top, but I'll prefer to remain hopeful.

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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 12:25:04 am »
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USA USA US-


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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 03:26:54 am »
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Under normal circumstances The Netherlands, Chile, Italy and USA would form a Group of Death.
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 08:51:26 pm »
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As a dual-citizen of the USA and Germany, I'm still mad about the USA not making it in. Especially since all we had to do to make it in in the end was to get a draw against Trinidad and Tobago. We didn't even have to beat them!   :(  :(  :(  :(
If North America gets 2026, hopefully we can pull some miraculous upset off then



On the bright side, hopefully Germany will make a deep run this year. If Germany blows someone, anyone, away in any of the knock-out rounds (like they did against Brazil 4 years ago -- that was probably the funniest sporting event I've ever seen) I won't even care if they don't win the whole thing. Germany winning the whole thing again would be great, though.
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