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World Cup 2018

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by bksballer89, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. bksballer89

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    Decided to start this thread early. Will use it to post anything related to the 2018 WC
     



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    On a side note, did a double-take at a U17 World Cup score I saw flash across the screen... It was Iran 4 Germany 0 ...

    Something I don't know about Iran's up and comers?
     
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    I saw that score too and it shocked me too. They beat Guinea to move on...but that was a struggle too. Germany shouldn't be having trouble with Iran and Guinea you would think.
     
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    That performance by Cameron was one of the worst I've seen. But when the other guys aren't playing well either you can't cling to one performance as a reason to keep sitting a guy if the alternatives just aren't very good. I was glad to see him sit out the next match because I thought it was deserved (I would have pulled him during the CR match). But at some point you have to realize that trotting out those other guys is not good and put Cameron back in and see if the message sunk in. Same for Johnson. He was not good at all but he also wasn't in playing shape yet. I was OK with not starting him, but leaving him off the team altogether when he could provide depth at multiple spots???
     
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    Curious what the Group of Death will be this time.
     
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    You could get

    Germany, France, Brazil

    Spain, England

    Sweden

    Serbia, Korea, Japan, Srayla
     
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    I saw the pots today. Germany, France, and Brazil can't be together. They are all Pot 1. Spain and England in Pot 2 and Sweden and Denmark in Pot 3...but there are rules that no more than two Euro teams in one group..so you could see a Brazil or Argentina with Spain and Denmark or Sweden together. That would a tough group. Anyone who gets Spain from Pot 1 won't be happy either. But don't Top 2 from each group move on ?
     
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    P.S. Home team Russia in Pot 1. So someone from Pot 2 and 3 will be lucky if they get in the Russia Group. That will be the easy group.
     
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    Yeah i mean one team from each of the lines, not them all together
     
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    Yes a group is 1 from each Pot only so there is no super group and think no more than one team from another federation can be grouped together. It is confusing. What I am reading the rules really help Mexico now. I guess because it is based on FIFA rankings now
     
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    I just ran a World Cup draw simulator:

    2018 FIFA World Cup Final Draw Simulator - ULTRAZONE

    Based upon that draw here are my World Cup predictions:

    Group A: Colombia, Russia, Japan, Egypt
    Group B: Uruguay, Poland, Sweden, Morocco
    Group C: Germany, Spain, Korea, Tunisia
    Group D: Argentina, Mexico, Iceland, Nigeria
    Group E: Portugal, England, Iran, Panama
    Group F: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
    Group G: Belguim, Croatia, Senegal, Australia
    Group H: France, Peru, Denmark, Saudi Arabia

    Playoffs:

    Colombia over Poland
    Germany over Mexico
    Portugal over Switzerland
    Belguim over Peru
    Uruguay over Russia
    Spain over Argentina
    Brazil over England
    France over Croatia

    Germany over Colombia
    Portugal over Belguim
    Uruguay over Spain
    Brazil over France

    Germany over Portugal
    Brazil over Uruguay

    Brazil over Germany

    The draw is on December 1, will be fun to see that.
     
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    I guess the draw is this Friday. Will be fun to see which teams get placed where. Here's a backgrounder on the draw from Wikipedia:

    Draw
    Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup seeding
    The draw will be held on 1 December 2017, at 18:00 MSK, at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.[24][25] The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four.

    For the draw, the teams will be allocated to four pots based on the FIFA World Rankings of October 2017. Pot 1 contains the hosts Russia (which will be automatically assigned to Position A1) and the best seven teams, Pot 2 contains the next best eight teams, and so on for Pots 3 and 4.[26] This will be different from previous draws, where only Pot 1 was based on FIFA Rankings while the remaining pots were based on geographical considerations. Same as previous editions, teams from the same confederation will not be drawn against each other for the group stage, except for UEFA where each group can contain up to two teams.
     
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    I wonder what group team USA will be in
     
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