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I’ve said France to win from the off, and I’m sticking to that prediction even though I’ve got a little love for Croatia after watching them throughout the competition

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13 minutes ago, Nucleus said:

 I’ve got a little love for Croatia 

I bet that love was cemented on Wednesday night😉

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30 minutes ago, Foxy said:

Who does everyne want to win this afternoon then?

I would like to see Croatia win it as I love an underdog, they have some players I like in Modric, Rakatic and Mandkukic (although I didn't like them very much Wednesday night!) and being English I'm not really going to support the French. 

Saying that's it heart vs head as I want Croatia to win but I think the French will have too much for them and will win it.

I went for the French from the get go, so im sticking with them.

Im dubbing it the Mbappe final...

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Kinda glad England didn't make the final as this French team would have ripped us to shreds.

That was FM goalkeeping by Lloris😂

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Lloris is the worst best keeper lol. Moments of complete quality yet the mistakes he makes are shocking. 

Harsh on Croatia as everything went France's way but likely the right result

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· Posted (edited)

My team of the tournament:

 

GK - Pickford (England)

LB - Ricardo Rodriguez (Switzerland)

CB - Harry Maguire (England)

CB - Damagoj Vida (Croatia)

RB - Benjamin Pavard (France)

CM - Luka Modric (Croatia)

CM - Alexsandr Golovin (Russia)

LW - Eden Hazard (Belgium)

CAM - Kevin de Bruyne (Belgium)

RW - Kylian Mbappe (France)

ST - Harry Kane (England)

Subs:

1 - Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)

2 - Diego Laxalt (Uruguay)

3 - John Stones (England)

4 - Andreas Granqvist (Sweden)

5 - Kieran Trippier (England)

6 - Ngolo Kante (France)

7 - Cheryshev (Russia)

8 - Takashi Inui (Japan)

9 - Antoine Griezmann (France)

10 - Perisic (Croatia)

11 - Dzyuba (Russia)

What about you guys?

 

 

 

 

Edited by ManLikeRobbieBrady

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8 minutes ago, ManLikeRobbieBrady said:

My team of the tournament:

 

GK - Pickford (England)

LB - Ricardo Rodriguez (Switzerland)

CB - Harry Maguire (England)

CB - Damagoj Vida (Croatia)

RB - Benjamin Pavard (France)

CM - Luka Modric (Croatia)

CM - Alexsandr Golovin (Russia)

LW - Eden Hazard (Belgium)

CAM - Kevin de Bruyne (Belgium)

RW - Kylian Mbappe (France)

ST - Harry Kane (England)

Subs:

1 - Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)

2 - Diego Laxalt (Uruguay)

3 - John Stones (England)

4 - Andreas Granqvist (Sweden)

5 - Kieran Trippier (England)

6 - Ngolo Kante (France)

7 - Cheryshev (Russia)

8 - Takashi Inui (Japan)

9 - Antoine Griezmann (France)

10 - Perisic (Croatia)

11 - Dzyuba (Russia)

What about you guys?

 

 

 

 

I’d put Lukaku before Kane, he didn’t exactly have a great tournament! Scored against teams you’d expect him to score but otherwise he was bang average in my opinion. Maguire should no way be in there either! You mental 😂

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I’d also put Croatia’s right back in before Pavard, Vrsaklijo or however you spell it. 

Scrap that! Trippier should be in there at RB!

GK - Pickford

RB - Trippier

CB - Raphael Varane

CB - Vida

LB - Lucas Hernandez

CM - Golovin

CM - Modric

CM - De Bruyne

LW - Hazard

RW - Mbappe

ST - Lukaku

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Team - Courtois, Laxalt, Varane, Godin, Trippier, Kante, Modric, De Bruyne, Hazard, Perisic, Mbappe

Best Player - Kante or Modric but swing towards Kante

Goal - Kroos v Sweden - Ridiculous technique and timing of it was insane

Worst player - Werner - Is he the future of Germany?

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I’ll add to mine then..

Best Player - Mbappé, he had an awesome tournament from start to finish. At such a young age he showed so much maturity in his game. A real gem

Best Goal - Nacer Chadli vs Japan, I love a team goal and this one was just perfect and in the dying seconds of the game too

Worst Player - Neymar, didn’t give a good account of himself and was at fault for his countries elimination in my opinion

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3 minutes ago, samhardy said:

Honourable mention to Raphael Gueirerro as worst performer as well.

Agreed, terrible player! Class in FMM though 😂

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Team Lloris, Trippier, Varane, Vida, Laxelt, Modric, Golovin, Kante, Mbappe, Hazard, Ronaldo

Best Player - Modric

Goal - Pavard - For team goal.I'd go Cavani vs Portugal. 

Worst player - Willy Caballero

Why Lloris - He made some massive saves to keep France in the tournament, sure he had a howler but he was immense. 

KDB Vs Golovin - I'll admit the surprise factor is an influence 

Why Ronaldo - He carried a poor Portugal side and was among the top scorers, Lukaku was immense against Argentina but apart from that I think Hazard outshine him. 

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I didn't watch every game, but regardless,, here's my team of the tournament: Pickford; Trippier, Granqvist, Vida, Nagatomo; Herrera, Modric, Golovin; Inui, Cheryshev, Mbappe.

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Best player Modric. Without a doubt he was the dove trooping among crows in the Croatian team. Not to say the other Croatians were bad, but Modric was phenomenal.

Goal - Pavard's goal was just beautiful. He had the skill and the nerve to hit a half-volley from that far out, and to get it to spin with an outside curl into the side netting. That is as good as you come.

While I do agree that Chadli's goal against Japan was the best team goal, I do love a good long shot so in my opinion Pavard is supreme.

Worst Player -  Japan's goalkeeper (can't be arsed looking him up) 

He was bang average. He should have saved that looping header against Belgium and ultimately that cost his team. Wasn't his only mistake of the tournament too.

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11 minutes ago, ManLikeRobbieBrady said:

Best player Modric. Without a doubt he was the dove trooping among crows in the Croatian team. Not to say the other Croatians were bad, but Modric was phenomenal.

Goal - Pavard's goal was just beautiful. He had the skill and the nerve to hit a half-volley from that far out, and to get it to spin with an outside curl into the side netting. That is as good as you come.

While I do agree that Chadli's goal against Japan was the best team goal, I do love a good long shot so in my opinion Pavard is supreme.

Worst Player -  Japan's goalkeeper (can't be arsed looking him up) 

He was bang average. He should have saved that looping header against Belgium and ultimately that cost his team. Wasn't his only mistake of the tournament too.

Modric went missing tonight though, and he wasn’t exactly brilliant against England. Perisic stood out in both the semis and final as their best player for me

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On 16/07/2018 at 05:18, drughi said:

It was a great WC. Sad that it's over. 

 

Worry not. Still cracking games on tonight inlc EL Qual. Honved Vs Rabotnicki. 

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A bit late but 

Player of the tournament: Raphael Varane. Absolutely immense throughout the whole tournament.

 Goal: Nacho vs Portugal. What a strike.

Worst Player: I don't think he was the worst but he was very very overrated. Kane. He was great against Tunisia but average against Panama where he got 2 penalties and a goal he didn't even mean. Against Colombia he was quiet apart from his pens and against Sweden he disappeared completely. It was the same story against Croatia and Belgium where he repeatedly dropped far too deep. Englands worst player out of their starting XI.

Team of the Tournament: 

  • Courtois (GK) Solid and made some great saves.
  • Pavard (RB) Great attacking contribution and mature in defence.
  • Maguire (CB) Solid in all games and comfortable on the ball.
  • Varane (CB) Rock at the back and a dangerous threat from set pieces
  • L.Hernandez (LB) Not many left-backs to pick but he was a great addition to the French side.
  • N. Kante (CM) Gave Pogba the freedom to push up and his energy was infectious.
  • L. Modric (CM) Classy performance from Modric especially against Argentina.
  • Mbappe (RW) Always a threat with his pace. Showed great skill and finishing in the knockout stages. Great goals.
  • Hazard (CAM) Hazard helped link up De Bruyne and Lukaku and added more end product to his game than the epl often sees.
  • Perisic (LW) Energetic and has an eye for goal. Unlucky not to score more against England and a standout performer in the final,
  • Lukaku (STR) Tailed of towards the end but was surprsingly creative in the knockout stages.

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