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WC2018 - Match Day 1: In Putin Russia, World Cup Watch You!

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LET IT BEGIN. 

THE GLORY. THE LAMENTATIONS. THE WOE. THE VICTORY. 

ALL SEEK IMMORTALITY. DOOM TO ALL BUT ONE.

 

Edited by Lord of Oop North

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Also, just to put it out there, I have a feeling that the refs will rig the entire thing to try to stop Croatia from winning. They're the clear favourites and definitely the best.

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I'm excited for the VAR system. That way a certain player, cough Modrić cough, doesn't get to run down the sideline to throw the ball to his buddy from 20 yards where he should have been, who then scores a goal.

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Posted (edited)

Damn it. Woke up at 0700 thinking the first match was at 0800. It isn't until 1100.

Now I have no excuse not to mow the lawn. دمدمی مزاجی

Edited by آهنگ های رویایی
دمدمی مزاجی autocorrect!

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[mod] Please keep the generalized (e.g. when your team/group isn't even playing) nationalistic shitposting to a minimum in threads that focus on actual matches and match days. Thank you. [/mod]

Edited by Xray el Sicario

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So, we're not going to be surprised if Russia wins, right? But the question is, how will they win? 

Will they actually be the better team (despite being woeful) on the pitch? Will Saudi Arabia sandbag it? Or will it be a gentle assist by the 12th, 13th, and 14th man, the refs? If the latter, will it be dodgy offsides calls? A missed handball in the box? Lopsided bookings?

ETA: or maybe it'll end in a draw to make it look slightly less rigged?

Edited by Xray el Sicario

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I actually think Russia has the better opportunity here. While the other teams have been travelling to the site, the Russian team has spent the past week at a retreat far from the hubbub and honing skills. They are also on home turf. I think the hosting team also historically wins due to those very reasons.

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1 hour ago, آهنگ های رویایی said:

They are also on home turf. I think the hosting team also historically wins due to those very reasons.

Actually the last three world cups, since when the host plays the opening match, there were two wins (Germany on 2006 and Brasil in 2014) and one draw (South Africa in 2010). And the teams that won were also massive favourites of the whole tournament. So I wouldn't be so sure about today's result.

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Was that proper Ronaldo who interrupted the Robbie Williams concert with a football? Probably not a huge surprise but he's put on a few pounds.

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I'd really prefer not to be reminded how much of a propaganda exercise for football man and all round nice guy Vladimir Putin this World Cup really is. Ffs FIFA.

Edited by Eusebio da Silva ljkeane

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AND SO IT BEGINS...

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Posted (edited)

WE'RE ONLY HERE FOR THE VAR 

Russia is really shit though ( I mean the team) 

Edited by Raja

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These American commentators I have on Fox are not good..

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I'm at work peeping a tv hidden behind in the back office. Most of us have money bet on Russia today so Russia better keep ahead in the score. Good beginning. 

Fortunately here the commentators are quite good. 

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Bring the TV to your desk, Lady B. The WC trumps work! 

As an aside, let us consider the small talk Infantino is making with MBS and Putin. 

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