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Knock out Round of 16 - who moves on?

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSION' started by PSP, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    My picks?

    France vs Argentina - Not thrilled, but France

    Uruguay vs Portugal - Uruguay, easy win

    Spain vs Russia - Spain...DUH!

    Croatia vs Denmark - Croatia. Not passionate either way

    Brazil vs Mexico - Viva Mexico!

    Belgium vs Japan - Belgium in a rout

    Sweden vs Switzerland - Sweden has much too much strength

    Colombia vs England - England all the way!
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  2. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    I am probably one out of the three people on the planet who has no interest in the World Cup, but I do have a question.

    How likely is it for Spain to win it all?
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2018
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  3. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    I can guarantee that Span won't win - Spain, on the other hand, has an excellent shot at the title! :thumb:
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  4. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    :bonk:

    Edited! lol

    And cool about Spain ... Go Spain!
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  5. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

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    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

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  7. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    2-0! I should head to Vegas and bet the farm!

    OK, so I don't have a farm to bet and the next 2 games should be slam dunks for Spain and Croatia
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  8. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Turns out Spain DID have the same odds of winning as Span did... :homer:

    #70 ranked Russia beat #10 ranked Spain 4-3 in overtime shootout
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  9. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Dang it!!!!! I'm now out of a contest I was wanting to win.

    By the way, as soon as I read your "slam dunk" above, I said to myself ... "Spain's out."
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  10. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Thanks for that vote of confidence! :bonk:
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  11. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Croatia did win in the shootout, so I am 3 out of 4 so far. Mexico is my longshot/darkhorse to beat Brazil tomorrow. Not holding my breath, but it would be nice...
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  12. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Belgium should win comfortably, unless Japan unleashes the kamikazes!

    Too soon? :brian:
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  13. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Brazil 1 Mexico 0 - my darkhorse just went down in flames :facepalm:
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  14. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    See? I told you that Belgium would win in a rout...:bonk:

    OK, if you didn't watch the game, it was 0-0 at halftime. Japan scored twice in the first 5 minutes of the 2nd half. Belgium was staggered, but managed to score the next 2 goal around the 80 minute mark. Although the game is traditionally 90 minutes with the clock running all the time, extra time is added to make up for time when the action is stopped due to injuries or referee decisions. In this game, 4 minutes of stoppage time were added. With the momentum going back and forth, Belgium scored the winning goal after 3:55 had elapsed in stoppage time!
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  15. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    It was actually 2-0 Brazil over Mexico
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  16. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    I apologize for missing the other games, but England beat Colombia in the shootout 1-1 (4-3) and Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0
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  17. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Today, in the quarterfinals, France trounced Uruguay 2-0 and Belgium beat Brazil 2-1. Tomorrow we have Russia vs Croatia and Sweden vs England. Look for Croatia and England to move to the semi-finals!
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  18. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    This entire tournament is now all about Europe (and close to Europe)
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  19. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    England did beat Sweden 2-0

    Croatia vs Russia starts in one hour
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  20. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Croatia had it all the way - easy victory!

    (OK, if you call tied 1-1 at the end of regulation and tied 2-2 at the end of overtime, then waiting until the last of 10 penalty kicks before a winner was decided... )

    :bonk:
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  21. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    :lol:
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  22. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    The Finals on Sunday will be France vs Croatia - France should kill Croatia, but based on my previous prognostications, Mben will bet the farm on France... :bonk:
    The first-loser game (I think that they officially call it the Consolation Game) will be Saturday between England and Belgium - a rematch of their pool play game. The winner?

    Who cares!:brian:
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  23. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Me bet on France?
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  24. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Yeah, that didn't make any sense. I shouldn't have consumed multiple pints of fermented beverage while watching the game. I should have said

    Mben će se kladiti na farmu na Hrvatskoj!

    (Mben will bet the farm on Croatia!)
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  25. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Guess when England scored?
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  26. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Imagine if you had one of the biggest sports stars in America going undercover as a homeless guy demonstrating amazing skills?

    This is Cristiano Ronaldo - arguably the best soccer player on the planet undercover on the streets of Madrid as a homeless guy. His services were just sold by Real Madrid to Juventus in Italy for over $130 million dollars, not including his $25 million per year salary.

    Do you suppose that the girl that he asked for her phone number is kicking herself after this came out?
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  27. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    I was going to say .. "At the point they all threw their ale in the air!" lol

    What are those things they popped off?
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  28. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    And the crowd that formed after he revealed himself. :surprise:

    He is one good looking ... errrr .... I mean an amazing soccer player!

    So what are his "services"?
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  29. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Unlike American sports team, players are not traded from team to team for other players. The contract obligating the player to play for a certain team is sold from one team to another.
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  30. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Ahhh, I get it now.

    I was thinking "services", like he became a gigolo or something. :laughhard:
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