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Post by S on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:03 pm

@Doc wrote:4 goals, 2 assists and general all round good football, I don't see why not. He had a fine tournament, so did Paul, Mbappe as well. Modric still deserves it though, glad it was him who got it.


3 penalties and one goal off a goalkeeper mistake

Agree with Mole. He has been nowhere near the best for France.

Pogba, Kante and Varane are top 3 for me. Mbappè outshone him in attack.


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Post by sportsczy on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:04 pm

Thanks Arqi... we did it old school Italian way too lol. Reminded of Italy NT of the 80s: WC defense, good keeping, strong midfield and then lethal strikers.

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Post by Doc on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:07 pm

@S wrote:
@Doc wrote:4 goals, 2 assists and general all round good football, I don't see why not. He had a fine tournament, so did Paul, Mbappe as well. Modric still deserves it though, glad it was him who got it.


3 penalties and one goal off a goalkeeper mistake

Agree with Mole. He has been nowhere near the best for France.

Pogba, Kante and Varane are top 3 for me. Mbappè outshined him in attack.

Agree to disagree to which is not surprising, I rarely agree with either of you. I'm just happy Modric got it in the end.

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Post by zenmaster on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Congratulations France for the win. Totally deserved it. Did the massive display when it was needed , hungry for the goals.

Mbappe for me the player of the tournament. Showed his potential at the Worlds finest stage. Totally enjoyed his movement , he can be much better then what he is right now.  Pogba , Modric both were superb overall throughout the tournament.


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Post by Art Morte on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Although it was a great World Cup, no team looked like they absolutely deserved to be champions, including France. We could easily have different champions, and I don't mean just Croatia.

The final was full of soft goals. I thought the penalty was probably the correct call, but the first goal, the free-kick, such bullshit. Hate seeing a goal like that in the WC final.

Anyway, someone had to win it, congrats to France.
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Post by BusterLfc on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:18 pm

Kante was awful today.
Matuidi's performances this WC are underrated, he was the most important midfielder for France IMO.
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Post by sportsczy on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:19 pm

Art... during the totality of the tournament, we were only behind 9 minutes total... and that was against Argentina.  No overtime games.

You guys equate possession with control.  That's just not the case.  

France never faced danger in this WC other than briefly against Argentina. You can't have more control than that.

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Post by VivaStPauli on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:23 pm

Was really rooting for France, until that Griezman dive. Disgraceful. Croatia were robbed.
France are, antics aside, a f*cking great team, though.

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Post by BusterLfc on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:26 pm

Griezmann was the heart and soul of France's attack this WC. Best player for France this WC. I agree Mbappe was the best young player this WC, but some people wanting him to be awarded as the best player is laughable Laughing , he wasn't even top 3 best players for France this WC.


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Post by Zagadka on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:31 pm

I really miss the World Cup already =(
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Post by El Gunner on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:35 pm

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:
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@El Gunner wrote:Personally would have given it to Griezmann, he is the drive of that French attack. But not angry at King Luka winning it.

It was either King Luka or Griezmann for me. Seeing Paul being mentioned and I don't necessarily disagree but at the same time, Modric's win is very deserved. Anyone who disagrees is just a hater imo.


Surprised to read this tbh, Griezmann wasn't even top 3 in his own team imo.


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Post by BusterLfc on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:46 pm

Lmao, Griezmann was making everything work in attack. His set pieces were also key for France. After his set pieces France took the lead in the quarters, semis and in the final. And he put France in the lead again today in the final.
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Post by juvealbanian on Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:52 pm

Finally this golden generation of France made it.
Never doubted their quality but I did not believe they were fully ready mentaly for such a task.

A big applause for Croatia who did amazing for such a small nation.
Their semi-final heroes Mandzukic and Perisic were unlukcy today despite trying hard to do something.

France was clearly superior.Croatia was poor especially on the wings and if it wasn't for Modric they wouldn't have kept some possesion.
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Post by alexjanosik on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:07 pm

Great spectacle for a final. Finals tend to be cagey affairs but thankfully this was a spectacle.

Croatia controlled the midfield especially in the first half as Kante and Pogba were getting overrun by Croatia's 3.
But ultimately France just looked fresher and took advantage the second half. The first 2 goals for France were lucky. The own goal came from a clear dive and the penalty was iffy too.

Modric is probably the least deserving Golden Ball winner ever. He was poor and consistently outshone by other Croatia players throughout the knockout. And yet because he has the recognition coming off the back of the 3 peat, his poor performances keep getting glossed over.
Just from the Croatian team in midfield, Rakitic outshone him throughout the knockouts. Put away the two decisive penalties like a boos and bossed the midfield today while Modric went missing. NVM Perisic, Subasic and Mandzukic who were all much better in the knockouts.

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Post by alexjanosik on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:09 pm

My player of the tournament would have to be Pogba. I thought he was outstanding in every single knockout game. He struggled in midfield today but that was more on the coach who set up 2 vs 3. Still came out storming in the second half. Key in defense throughout the tournament and the main instigator of France's attacks with his incisive passes.

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Post by Ganso on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:11 pm

@alexjanosik wrote:Great spectacle for a final. Finals tend to be cagey affairs but thankfully this was a spectacle.

Croatia controlled the midfield especially in the first half as Kante and Pogba were getting overrun by Croatia's 3.
But ultimately France just looked fresher and took advantage the second half. The first 2 goals for France were lucky. The own goal came from a clear dive and the penalty was iffy too.

Modric is probably the least deserving Golden Ball winner ever. He was poor and consistently outshone by other Croatia players throughout the knockout. And yet because he has the recognition coming off the back of the 3 peat, his poor performances keep getting glossed over.
Just from the Croatian team in midfield, Rakitic outshone him throughout the knockouts. Put away the two decisive penalties like a boos and bossed the midfield today while Modric went missing. NVM Perisic, Subasic and Mandzukic who were all much better in the knockouts.

I could be wrong, but if memory serves me right, Perisic and Manduzkic were pretty meh until semis
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Post by alexjanosik on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:13 pm

Semis and finals count for a lot and they were just as good if not better in the R16 and the QF

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:13 pm

@El Gunner wrote:
@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:
@Doc wrote:
It was either King Luka or Griezmann for me. Seeing Paul being mentioned and I don't necessarily disagree but at the same time, Modric's win is very deserved. Anyone who disagrees is just a hater imo.


Surprised to read this tbh, Griezmann wasn't even top 3 in his own team imo.


Can't take your footballing opinions seriously anymore.


Good thing I don't take yours seriously to begin with Laughing

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Post by El Gunner on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:34 pm

Well I'm glad. Just shows your mind doesn't vibrate like mine. And I know I'm a wise person.
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Post by S on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:47 pm

Immigrants(specially Muslims) helping France win their 2nd world cup

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Post by terrance511 on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:48 pm

@S wrote:Immigrants(specially Muslims) helping France win their 2nd world cup

Viva la Immigraciòn Proud


i heard unique still looking for the formula
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Post by breva on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:49 pm

The referee falling for Griezmann's dive and the subsequent goal was the decisive episode of the game.
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Post by The Demon of Carthage on Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:03 pm

So in the same year, sports has watched his country and favorite club win the two most prestigious competitions in international and club football respectively.

Congrats dude, you must be on cloud 9 right about now.

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Post by sportsczy on Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:36 pm

Thanks man. Unbelievable year.

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Post by sportsczy on Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:37 pm

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