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Postby mikesiva » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:46 pm

Group G
Belgium
England
Tunisia
Panama

Group B
Spain
Portugal
Iran
Morocco

Russia get Egypt Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.

Brazil get Switzerland Costa Rica and Serbia

France get Peru Denmark and Australia

Argentina get Iceland Croatia and Nigeria

Germany get Mexico Sweden and South Korea

The weakest group is surely the last one. Poland Senegal Colombia and Japan.
Nobody has a stance quite like the mighty Shivnarine....

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Re: World cup 2018

Postby Aidan11 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:52 pm

Already looking like a group we should qualify from but won't.
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Re: World cup 2018

Postby andy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:02 pm

More than happy with that group....belgium will be tricky, should walk the other two games, but we never make it easy for ourselves....however had you offered Southgate that draw before the draw was made, i think he would have snapped your arm off...
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Re: World cup 2018

Postby Aidan11 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:09 pm

Good to see the draw was done quickly rather than the usual padding out.
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Re: World cup 2018

Postby Gingerfinch » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:41 pm

Easyish group, and not a bad last 16 game, if we get through.
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Re: World cup 2018

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:49 pm

mikesiva wrote:Group G
Belgium
England
Tunisia
Panama

Group B
Spain
Portugal
Iran
Morocco

Russia get Egypt Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.

Brazil get Switzerland Costa Rica and Serbia

France get Peru Denmark and Australia

Argentina get Iceland Croatia and Nigeria

Germany get Mexico Sweden and South Korea

The weakest group is surely the last one. Poland Senegal Colombia and Japan.

The Russian group looks weaker on paper.

I think I'm right in saying they're the lowest ranked team in the tournament.
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Re: World cup 2018

Postby from_the_stands » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:59 pm

Aidan11 wrote:Already looking like a group we should qualify from but won't.


England will do well, I reckon, well enough to get knocked out on penalties. ;)
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Re: World cup 2018

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:01 am

Gingerfinch wrote:Easyish group, and not a bad last 16 game, if we get through.

what would be the likely last 16 game?
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Re: World cup 2018

Postby Gingerfinch » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:20 am

Durhamfootman wrote:
Gingerfinch wrote:Easyish group, and not a bad last 16 game, if we get through.

what would be the likely last 16 game?


I'm presuming the winner/runner up of group H.
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Re: World cup 2018

Postby Aidan11 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:34 am

Gingerfinch wrote:
Durhamfootman wrote:
Gingerfinch wrote:Easyish group, and not a bad last 16 game, if we get through.

what would be the likely last 16 game?


I'm presuming the winner/runner up of group H.


SSN had the scenarios. Poland was one option. Can't remember the others.
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Re: World cup 2018

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:15 pm

Ah well.... qualify from the groups, get Columbia and lose 1-0 after some Central American toerag simulates his way to a penalty and an undeserved red card, with England scoring late on only to have it ruled out for offside despite the player being about 5 yards onside.
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Re: World cup 2018

Postby bigfluffylemon » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:15 am

Nah, penalties.

I read that while England have been undefeated in qualifying for major tournaments since 2009, they haven't won a knockout game at one since 2006! Their record over the last two world cups: PL 7, W 1, D 3, L 3. Pretty pathetic.

I can't work out how we always seem to cruise qualifying, but then perform so hopelessly on the big stage. Ok, the standard of opposition at qualifying is not always high, but no higher than the weaker teams who make the world cup (had Switzerland in our qualifying group this time who rank above us, and teams like Costa Rica, USA and Algeria in our WC group). The last halfway decent tournament performance we had was probably 2002 (out in the quarters to eventual champions), and even then we probably only punched at our theoretical weight, or just about. Everything since has been pretty disappointing.
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