FIFA World Cup 2018

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Postby Count on Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:16 pm

Only caught extra time but what a finish to the game. That goal by Mandzukic really showed his poacher’s instinct - he anticipated the header and the English defenders were nowhere when he chased that ball. Great run and cool finish. Goalie had no chance. And Mandzukic was clearly knackered by then after that collision with Pickford not long before that. He clearly showed up when his team needed him to.

Great credit must go to Croatia for digging deep to win this after fighting back from a goal down. Coming off the physical and emotional strain of two 120mins matches and penalty shootouts (they had to come from behind in all 3 knockout games), this was a heroic performance. You could tell they wanted this badly. I wonder how much gas they have left in the tank for the game against France, but this is the freakin World Cup Final so everyone is going to be super pumped and they know they are a game away from making football history.

It has been a fantastic World Cup, full of drama and moments. I couldn’t give a fudge about the meaningless game that is the 3rd place playoff, but here’s hoping we get a classic final on Sunday.
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Postby pjsteelerfan on Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:25 am

Hope Croatia has one more big game in them. Would be great to see them win it all.
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Postby Count on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:14 am



This video was uploaded a week ago. Guy bets $3k on Croatia to win the World Cup and gets a tattoo to boot. Awesome!
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Postby Codeblue on Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:59 am

Damn, looks like I missed a busy half. Stupid silent alarm.
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Postby finneganm on Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:22 pm

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Postby bert on Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:08 pm

That was an entertaining finish to a great World Cup.

France deserved winners. It feels like they won it at a canter, but they beat some tough teams. A squad packed with talent.
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Postby Count on Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:23 am

Most entertaining final in decades. Congrats to France, but one has to feel for Croatia. It has been a great World Cup overall.

See you in 4 years!
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Postby ricv64 on Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:51 am



I wasn't crazy about this moment
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