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    Saudi Arabia to win
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    wouldn't be a big surprise, both are poor teams. I did read that a lot of Saudi players play for the same club, that's always a huge advantage in national footie even if the overall quality is poor

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitbull View Post
    wouldn't be a big surprise, both are poor teams. I did read that a lot of Saudi players play for the same club, that's always a huge advantage in national footie even if the overall quality is poor
    Belgium played agains the Saudis a while back and it was easily the worst team I've seen the last 5 years. I definitely expect Russia to beat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjerknes View Post
    Do you really think Trump is an idiot?

    He's a businessman. What's to say he wouldn't make the right choice when in office? He's not kept abreast of military intelligence in the Middle East because he doesn't have access to it and perhaps doesn't have the time to be. But that's not to say he wouldn't make an astute decision when he has all the facts in front of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitbull View Post
    wouldn't be a big surprise, both are poor teams. I did read that a lot of Saudi players play for the same club, that's always a huge advantage in national footie even if the overall quality is poor
    That's very much true aswell, tbf my bet is on a evenly matched game, perhaps a draw is the most likely result with maybe Russia as lofty favorites to not fall under pressure and snatch a win by a tight margin(and in this sense Golovin could very well be the difference).

    That's why i'll be keeping an eye on the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven View Post
    Belgium played agains the Saudis a while back and it was easily the worst team I've seen the last 5 years. I definitely expect Russia to beat them.

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    Not rulling that out either, however friendlies tend to be very different comparing to official games. Motivation and pressure are key.

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    Can't wait. What a $#@!ty game to kickoff the tournament. It's the Wahabi Goat $#@!ers vs The Xenophobic Oligarchs
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    Do we have any fantasy world cup league here? This my team I just made through biggiest newspaper in sweden, in a league with my brothers and co-workers etc.


    The trick was you can only use 50.00, so had to budget in and sacrifice few parts.

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    Wakanda. That looks like a solid team, from the midfield up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianconero81 View Post
    Wakanda. That looks like a solid team, from the midfield up.





    Yeah had to sacrifice defence for midfield and attack, but managed to squeze in two attacking fullbacks from argentina and brasil, so its alright (defence was worse before, so got in a super cheap Kante to afford better options in defence).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianconero81 View Post
    Can't wait. What a $#@!ty game to kickoff the tournament. It's the Wahabi Goat $#@!ers vs The Xenophobic Oligarchs
    Racist bs comments aside, you are probably right, this for sure is a candidate for the most uninspiring/dull World Cup opening day in history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osman View Post
    Do we have any fantasy world cup league here? This my team I just made through biggiest newspaper in sweden, in a league with my brothers and co-workers etc.


    The trick was you can only use 50.00, so had to budget in and sacrifice few parts.

    Nice team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alin View Post
    Racist bs comments aside, you are probably right, this for sure is a candidate for the most uninspiring/dull World Cup opening day in history.
    It's not racist if it's true

    I need to come up with some controversial nicknames for all the other teams. I have time on my side I suppose.

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    The Pretentious Pommies = England

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianconero81 View Post
    It's not racist if it's true

    I need to come up with some controversial nicknames for all the other teams. I have time on my side I suppose.

    Sisi's Decaying Pharaohs = Egypt

    The Pretentious Pommies = England

    Three and Done = Panama
    The Ladyboys = Thailand.

    Oh wait, they didn't qualify

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven View Post
    Belgium played agains the Saudis a while back and it was easily the worst team I've seen the last 5 years. I definitely expect Russia to beat them.
    We played them just recently and made them look like WC favorites. Been lucky to beat them 2:1

    I guess the Russia NT is gonna be nervous as $#@!, could easily go wrong for them imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alin View Post
    Not rulling that out either, however friendlies tend to be very different comparing to official games. Motivation and pressure are key.
    I know, but there was such an obvious lack of skill and speed that I doubt they can overcome all that by sheer motivation. I admit to not knowing much about Russia's team, but I still expect an easy win. If that's not the case, Russia should be very worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAiDEViL View Post
    We played them just recently and made them look like WC favorites. Been lucky to beat them 2:1
    That had more to do with you than with Saudi Arabia though. Germany looks a bit shaky. I expect them to start out weak, but grow during the tournament.
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    Do you really think Trump is an idiot?

    He's a businessman. What's to say he wouldn't make the right choice when in office? He's not kept abreast of military intelligence in the Middle East because he doesn't have access to it and perhaps doesn't have the time to be. But that's not to say he wouldn't make an astute decision when he has all the facts in front of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantes View Post
    The Ladyboys = Thailand.

    Oh wait, they didn't qualify
    It's ok. I'm not Thai, so the joke's on you

    I think we're gonna lose to Uruguay tomorrow, but could sneak past Russia, and should defeat the Oil Barons. It all depends on Salah's form tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven View Post
    I know, but there was such an obvious lack of skill and speed that I doubt they can overcome all that by sheer motivation. I admit to not knowing much about Russia's team, but I still expect an easy win. If that's not the case, Russia should be very worried.

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    That had more to do with you than with Saudi Arabia though. Germany looks a bit shaky. I expect them to start out weak, but grow during the tournament.
    I think he was talking about Italy They beat the Saudis 2-1 in a recent friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianconero81 View Post
    I think he was talking about Italy They beat the Saudis 2-1 in a recent friendly.
    You're right. I got Germany-Austria and Italy-Saudi Arabia mixed up for some reason. Way too many friendlies.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjerknes View Post
    Do you really think Trump is an idiot?

    He's a businessman. What's to say he wouldn't make the right choice when in office? He's not kept abreast of military intelligence in the Middle East because he doesn't have access to it and perhaps doesn't have the time to be. But that's not to say he wouldn't make an astute decision when he has all the facts in front of him.

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    Russia - Saudi Arabia is a $#@!ing wildcard. Anything can happen today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Forza Saudi
    You know, when I look at that game, there are so many reasons to dislike both teams. Footballwise, politically, even their $#@!ing climates .

    I'm going to support Russia, because (quite unbelievably) the Saudi FA hired my football coach (I play for an amateur team) as the coach of their national futsal team and completely destroyed my team in the process.

    I'm still not sure how the $#@! that happened by the way. I play on the 7th level in Belgium ffs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjerknes View Post
    Do you really think Trump is an idiot?

    He's a businessman. What's to say he wouldn't make the right choice when in office? He's not kept abreast of military intelligence in the Middle East because he doesn't have access to it and perhaps doesn't have the time to be. But that's not to say he wouldn't make an astute decision when he has all the facts in front of him.

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    Damn, two of my most hated countries (governments) are playing.
    Guess Russia losing would be funnier, so I'll cheer for Saudi tonight.
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