FIFA World Cup: Russia 2018 [Archived] Soccer

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  1. Garrett L. Jun 4, 2018
    (Last edited: Jun 4, 2018)
    Garrett L.

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    (A note: this will revert to the men's football/soccer thread after the tournament.)

    Welcome! Wanted a fresh start now that we're ten days out from the start of the greatest global tournament in the world!

    I've set us up a bracket predictor league here: Fifa bracket predictor

    If you win that bracket on the global level, there's a trip to Madrid to see an Atleti home game, so thought that was a cool added bonus.

    What games are y'all looking forward to the most? Spain-Portugal and Argentina-Iceland are some big ones for me.
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  2. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    i won the thread world cup
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  3. Garrett L. Jun 4, 2018
    (Last edited: Jun 13, 2018)
    Garrett L.

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    First Come, First Serve Betting Pool:

    $5 buy-in; to be PayPal'd to the winner/runner-up at the end of the tournament. Will handle all of that via a group private message.

    The top sixteen teams will be assigned at random. Top sixteen will be chosen by FIFA rankings. And then the bottom sixteen will be assigned at random. Everyone will have the two teams. If your top 16 team wins, you’ll get 75% and the runner-up gets 25%. HOWEVER. If your bottom sixteen team wins, you get the whole pot. If two bottom sixteen teams make the final, it reverses to the 75/25 split between winner/runner-up.

    Current Roster

    1. @Garrett L.
    2. @Platy
    3. @Nick
    4. @AFoolsGlory
    5. @orangehorizon
    6. @Swoos
    7. @RobbieBerns
    8. @primavera
    9. @bobby_runs
    10. @williek311
    11. @morgantayler
    12. @Larry David
    13. @disambigujason
    14. @Jeff
    15. @TheGuyfkaFringeofLunacy
    16. @domotime2
    17. @web250
    18. @John Lopiano
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  4. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    hell yeah
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  5. Garrett L.

    Moderator Moderator

    Hell yeah, CONCACAF is reppin' the old guys like me
  6. Garrett L.

    Moderator Moderator

    This explains a lot, actually.
  7. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    really wish the mobile site for the bracket predictor was better. hard to imagine it being much worse hah. how do ESPN/Yahoo not have leagues for this?
  8. Garrett L.

    Moderator Moderator

    they probably do, the FIFA one just had that trip to Madrid as a prize and that was cool to me.

    if we want to set up multiple predictors through more normal places, we can.
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  9. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    when did he suffer a concussion? i'd also be very scared to know that liverpool's doctor's didn't know about it.
  10. Garrett L.

    Moderator Moderator

    the collision with Ramos is what i saw on twitter
  11. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    didn't look like there was much in it
  12. Platy


    Ramos purposely sabotaging the Liverpool team.
  13. Anyone here keep up with French league at all? Spurs have been heavily linked to Tanguy N’dombele and all I know about him is his awesome YouTube highlight video.
  14. Wharf Rat

    I know a little something you won't ever know Prestigious

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  15. I mean, that’s almost nothing in today’s market. So I wouldn’t hate it considering he’d probably just play in domestic cup games and/or off the bench in league games.
  16. Garrett L.

    Moderator Moderator

    Shaqiri always has a few bangers in him per season.
  17. He’s only 26. I thought he was older. Still time for Poch to put his magic on him.
  18. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    I think it's the hair line, makes him seem older.
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  19. SamLevi11

    Trusted Prestigious

    Pretty proud of England going with such a young and exciting team. That graph puts it in perspective.
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  20. What formation did England play in the friendly?
  21. Garrett L.

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    Just realized the US is France’s last tune up. We’re gonna get destroyed like 7-0.
  22. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    Ye somehow lost to us. You guys are fecked.
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  23. Garrett L.

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    Granted, we are giving a ton of young guys chances this summer since every game is meaningless for us. Pretty excited to see how some of these kids develop in the next few years.
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  24. CarpetElf

    kill all birds Prestigious

    Go....Egypt? Uruguay? Argentina? Idk. Go not England.
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  25. Garrett L.

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    Know how much you like Nebraska and LSU style of play... you probably want to root for like Switzerland.
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