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The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:14:36 AM »
POT 1:  Russia, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, France.

POT 2:  Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Croatia.

POT 3:  Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Iran.

POT 4: Serbia, Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, South Korea, Saudi Arabia.

No teams from the same confederation, with the exception of UEFA, which could have up to two teams in the same group, will be drawn into the same group.

The Final Draw will take place on Friday 1 December at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 06:28:36 AM »
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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 09:34:37 AM »
Will this thread get past 5 pages?
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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 09:38:54 AM »
I reckon if everyone that isn't interested takes the time to come in and tell us so, we'll get well above five pages.

I'm looking forward to it already. Belgium should be good craic with Martinez in charge.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 09:44:40 AM »
The Final Draw will take place on Friday 1 December at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.

 - and will be the most interesting part of the whole thing. Except maybe watching whether the Russians bother to rein in their hooligans or just decide to let them at it on the visiting fans.
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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 10:11:10 AM »
Few potentially interesting ties - Saudi Arabia v Iran & the old Favourite Croatia v Serbia. The Spirit of Vukovar SC.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 11:36:03 AM »
The Final Draw will take place on Friday 1 December at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.

 - and will be the most interesting part of the whole thing. Except maybe watching whether the Russians bother to rein in their hooligans or just decide to let them at it on the visiting fans.
Russia v Engerland would be a thing of beauty !!!!!

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 11:39:08 AM »
Few potentially interesting ties - Saudi Arabia v Iran & the old Favourite Croatia v Serbia. The Spirit of Vukovar SC.

Saudi Arabia And Iran can only meet if they qualify for knockout stages.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 12:00:30 PM »
Brazil, England, Egypt, Serbia would be a tasty group.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 12:52:19 PM »
Few potentially interesting ties - Saudi Arabia v Iran & the old Favourite Croatia v Serbia. The Spirit of Vukovar SC.

Saudi Arabia And Iran can only meet if they qualify for knockout stages.
Why's that?

Edit - Scrub that, presumably in same qualifying group.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 01:37:46 PM »
Few potentially interesting ties - Saudi Arabia v Iran & the old Favourite Croatia v Serbia. The Spirit of Vukovar SC.

Saudi Arabia And Iran can only meet if they qualify for knockout stages.
Why's that?

Edit - Scrub that, presumably in same qualifying group.

It's in the original post. Teams from same confederation cant be in same group, except uefa.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2017, 04:05:13 PM »
Watched the draw there, fcuk that’s an awful lot of boring group games and they are going to expand it the next time  :o

England drew Belgium, Tunisia and Panama, they couldn’t mess that up could they  :D

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2017, 04:17:31 PM »
Draw made there.  Even though Ireland aren't there, I always love the World Cup.

Group A - Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia

Group B - Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C - France, Australia, Peru, Denmark

Group D - Argentina, Iceland, Nigeria, Croatia

Group E - Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F - Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group H - Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2017, 04:29:56 PM »
Portugal and Spain is the stand out group fixture.
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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2017, 04:44:58 PM »
Portugal and Spain is the stand out group fixture.
Probably is on paper but I suppose it depends on when the game is. If it's the last game and they have both already qualified it could be a dead rubber .England v Belgium also falls into that bracket. A few others have the potential to be good like Argentina V Croatia.
Like every World Cup the real action won't start until the 2nd round.
Have the fixtures been finalised yet?
I actually forgot the draw was on until AZ posted.
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