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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2018, 11:40:13 PM »

Now that was super tense....
England beat Columbia on penalty shoot out...

If the Columbian team had focused more on their football rather than cheating tactics they might have done better..

Come on England !!! Next game Saturday, quarter finals against Sweden...
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« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2018, 03:44:27 AM »

Brazil out, beaten by Belgium in a thrilling match....

Tonight... England v Sweden in the quarter final.
Nitty gritty time...  The whole of UK will be tuning in for this one...
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« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2018, 06:55:41 AM »

So will the whole of Sweden. ;)
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« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2018, 12:47:05 AM »

I'm sure they were.. Unfortunately for Sweden they came up against an England side on the ascendancy. We blew em away 2-0 last night.. I was in London last night and the buzz on the streets was incredible.

So England March on into the semi finals this Wednesday against Croatia who knocked out host nation Russia last night.
The other semi will be between France and Belgium... Both teams on fire right now..

Thanks for indulging me... This has been a brilliant World Cup so far, one of the best that I can recall...
England have been very poor for many years now... We won it in 1966 but last got this far in '90 I think .. The last couple of decades have been fairly atrocious.. Our manager was sacked last year and his second in command put in charge temporarily  (Gareth Southgate) He's still running it and his young team have done exceptionally well to get this far. Very proud of all of them..

One more game and we're in the final... Dare we hope...


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« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2018, 10:26:48 AM »

Well, with Sweden gone, I'm rooting for England all the way now, Gant! :)
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« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2018, 10:52:46 PM »

Thanks KC.... :)  You have Swedish ancestry ?

France v Belgium tonight. Both teams very strong (obviously, to have reached the semi final stage)
I've no idea who'll win.. Potentially a very exciting game.. 

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« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2018, 07:20:34 AM »

No Swedish ancestry, just a fan of Sweden in general ... plus I read a lot of Swedish thrillers. :)
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« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2018, 11:12:09 AM »

Beautiful country... but the most expensive beer in the world.. :0
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« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2018, 01:18:26 PM »

Belgium are out.
France have reached the World Cup final..
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« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2018, 02:55:45 PM »

And England are........ Out

Croatia 2-1 England

Tough game but Croatia deserved winners... Experience won out in the end but no shame on England who've had a fantastic tournament and who's young team promise much for the future..

World Cup Final

Croatia v France

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« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2018, 06:57:12 PM »

Aw, I'm sorry, Gant.

An England-France matchup would have been so great, too! The Napoleonic Wars all over again.

Congrats to England for making it this far ... and go, France!
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« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2018, 11:50:40 PM »

Thanks KC.. It is disappointing for sure to get that close to a World Cup final but not quite make it..But our young team had so exceeded all expectations that there's a lot of positives to take away from this tournament..

A new manager who seems to have the knack of putting the right players together and a team maybe lacking superstars but
a team all pulling together and playing for each other in a way we havnt seen in a long time..

Now it's time for the final.  (tomorrow) France v Croatia.
Croatia definitely the underdogs with France firm favourites. Could be interesting..

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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2018, 07:49:46 AM »

Thanks KC.. It is disappointing for sure to get that close to a World Cup final but not quite make it..But our young team had so exceeded all expectations that there's a lot of positives to take away from this tournament..

Oh, I know the feeling. Happened to the Yankees last year. Well, World Series, not World Cup, but who's counting? ;)
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« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2018, 02:55:32 PM »

And the winners of the 2018 World Cup Final

France... 4-2

Congratulations France, great game, Croatia battled hard and played very well in parts but the best team won the tournament...

Right, that's it for another 4 years, best World Cup in a long time..

Only 2 years to wait till the European Cup tho ;)

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« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2018, 07:21:04 PM »

Yay, no more soccer in my sports section. Wimbledon is over now too ... it should be all baseball, all the time! :D
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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2018, 12:39:00 AM »

Only 2/3 weeks to wait till new Soccer Premiership season kicks off..

Come on Arsenal !! New manager after 20 years ...
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