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    Quote Originally Posted by Alce View Post
    Words of wisdom from Gary Lineker. "Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win." Fifth cup for Deutschland would be best possible outcome.
    No. Nope. No way. Never. NO!
    Never much cared for picket fences, anyway. Bloody dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    No. Nope. No way. Never. NO!
    ...Nein. Non. Não. Nej. Nei. Oxi. Нет...

    Betta;
    No, you don't want to meet him, but meet him.
    Nope...you were right first time. I don't WANT to meet him. That's one scary canary!
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    Spain have sacked their coach!
    Never much cared for picket fences, anyway. Bloody dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    Spain have sacked their coach!
    This is why I no longer bother with news websites - you really have your finger on the pulse! I anticipate the next tweet you receive will be from the POTUS accusing you of fake news!

    Why?

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    Because he'd agreed to become the manager of Real Madrid after the World Cup, and the Spanish FA weren't happy with this. I guess they didn't feel he was committed enough to the national team
    Never much cared for picket fences, anyway. Bloody dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    Because he'd agreed to become the manager of Real Madrid after the World Cup, and the Spanish FA weren't happy with this. I guess they didn't feel he was committed enough to the national team
    So pretty boring reasons then? That's disappointing. I really need an "eyeroll" emoticon.

    Other news:

    More than 1,200 Britons with a history of football-related violence or disorder have been blocked from going to the World Cup in Russia after having their passports seized.

    The Football Banning Orders Authority (FBOA), part of the Home Office, has ordered 1,312 individuals subject to banning orders who hold a passport to surrender the document to police. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...-for-world-cup

    The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after they beat Morocco by a margin of 69 votes to host the tournament which will be expanded to 48 teams for the first time. https://www.theguardian.com/football...merica-morocco

    The last should please FfB.
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    I really need an "eyeroll" emoticon
    and because I like it
    Never much cared for picket fences, anyway. Bloody dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    and because I like it
    Nah! That's "not trying hard enough" eye-rolling. I want this sort of eye-roll (with or without the profanity).

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    Congratulations to USA, Canada and Mexico! Will GoSpuffy attend some matches????

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    Quote Originally Posted by betta View Post
    Congratulations to USA, Canada and Mexico! Will GoSpuffy attend some matches????
    I know I will be.
    Hello cutie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fool for Buffy View Post
    I know I will be.
    It will be great!

    I don't know where you live, but I don't live in Rio or São Paulo; the biggest thing that ever happened in my city was to host 4 World Cup matches. I doubt I'll see something like that again in my life time. It was like being in another universe! So many foreign people: from Australia, Spain, Iran (most USA residents that I know), Russia... The stadium, 40.000 people! So beautiful. The matches now have barely 10.000, only once 30.000.

    USA 1994 (I think you weren't born yet?!) was a GREAT year, by the way: Brazil was champion for the 4th time! And I love the mascote - Strike (a dog!)

    Spoiler:

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    Quote Originally Posted by betta View Post
    It will be great!

    I don't know where you live, but I don't live in Rio or São Paulo; the biggest thing that ever happened in my city was to host 4 World Cup matches. I doubt I'll see something like that again in my life time. It was like being in another universe! So many foreign people: from Australia, Spain, Iran (most USA residents that I know), Russia... The stadium, 40.000 people! So beautiful. The matches now have barely 10.000, only once 30.000.

    USA 1994 (I think you weren't born yet?!) was a GREAT year, by the way: Brazil was champion for the 4th time! And I love the mascote - Strike (a dog!)

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    The stadium, 40.000 people! So beautiful. The matches now have barely 10.000, only once 30.000.
    Oh...that's not many is it? Old Trafford has a capacity of 75,000+ and it's usually full. Man U are looking to extend to 88,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    Spain have sacked their coach!
    Soooo... would it make the team to be like... a little shaken emotionally? Or distracted, worried, upset... perhaps?

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    Oh...that's not many is it? Old Trafford has a capacity of 75,000+ and it's usually full. Man U are looking to extend to 88,000.
    When I see your stadiums full, it makes me sad that "mine" will probably never be - unless something other than football happens there, like the UFC, which was an amazing event, I felt like being in Las Vegas (I don't like it, I went just because it was at my stadium).

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    Quote Originally Posted by betta View Post
    Soooo... would it make the team to be like... a little shaken emotionally? Or distracted, worried, upset... perhaps?

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    When I see your stadiums full, it makes me sad that "mine" will probably never be - unless something other than football happens there, like the UFC, which was an amazing event, I felt like being in Las Vegas (I don't like it, I went just because it was at my stadium).
    Ahhh...concern for Spain - that's nice to see. I don't suppose this "concern" has anything to do with them playing Portugal on Friday?

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    Prediction time!

    Mine (based on what I'm hearing from "specialists" - football commentators, journalists etc):

    • Brazil
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • Portugal (because of Cristiano Ronaldo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by betta View Post
    It will be great!

    I don't know where you live, but I don't live in Rio or São Paulo; the biggest thing that ever happened in my city was to host 4 World Cup matches. I doubt I'll see something like that again in my life time. It was like being in another universe! So many foreign people: from Australia, Spain, Iran (most USA residents that I know), Russia... The stadium, 40.000 people! So beautiful. The matches now have barely 10.000, only once 30.000.

    USA 1994 (I think you weren't born yet?!) was a GREAT year, by the way: Brazil was champion for the 4th time! And I love the mascote - Strike (a dog!)

    Spoiler:
    You are correct I was not born yet. But thank you for this, it makes me even more excited. Though that dog only has one thumb...
    Hello cutie

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    For the first time in my life, I'm not looking forward to the World Cup, mainly because we (Italy) didn't qualify. It feels like a dystopian alternate timeline, instead it's the truth. Not that it wasn't a long time coming, given the pathetic performances since 2010.

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    @Francy - Sorry. In the absence of a "commiserations" button, I had to "like" your post.

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    Though that dog only has one thumb...
    That's fine - provided he isn't the goalkeeper!

    Love this!



    Interesting article on it here:

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...ut-of-tapestry
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    Francy. i was absolutely shocked, that Italy didn`t qualify. I couldn`t believe it.

    Personally I don`t think, Germany will be in the final or even the semifinal. We just lost against Austria, Manuel Neuer is not at his best and Özil and Gündogan are suffering from severe depression following the outcry at their public support for a dictator.

    I put my money on Brazil, Spain or France. You shouldn`t underestimate the home advantage for Russia, so they might be among the top four too.

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    Well I've go Saudi Arabia in the draw at work, so C'Mon the Princes! (I have no idea what the team is called, so I've called them the Saudi Princes )

    Also got a side bet with the girl who got Russia in the draw, for £2, so there's a lot riding on the outcome of this first match!
    Never much cared for picket fences, anyway. Bloody dangerous.

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