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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:28 PM

SI: World Cup Kits

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#2 DuffMan

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:29 PM

Those German ones are nice!


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#3 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:54 AM

Sports on Earth: 10 World Cup Teams to Watch



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:57 AM

SI: The 32 Teams Headed to the 2018 World Cup

 

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#5 BSLSeanJester

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:58 AM

Sports on Earth: 10 World Cup Teams to Watch

 

Lots of countries to pull for. I have a friend from Germany who I watched the 2014 finals with so I will always be pulling for them even though they don't really need it.

 

Rooting for Iceland and Panama for obvious reasons but I loved Croatia, Portugal and Spain so I'll be pulling for them too.

 

Still excited to get into this again but missing the USA definitely sucks.


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:15 PM

Sports on Earth: Ranking the 2018 World Cup Groups
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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:34 PM

The only reason that Group D is the "group of death" is because it has one giant and three evenly matched decent at best teams. Simple fact is there really, for the first time in a long time, no honest Group of Death.


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:39 PM

They need to do away with automatically putting the host country into the A Pot and do it based on ranking like everyone else. I get that it's good PR when your host has the best chance possible of getting out of the group stage. But it gets ridiculous when the lowest ranked team in the entire field, as Russia is, gets added as the "top-tier" to an already easy grouping. At the very least do it so that the host country is bumped up no more than 1 grouping from where they should be....so Russia would have been in Pot C.


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#9 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:28 PM

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:33 PM

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#12 BSLSteveBirrer

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 10:21 AM

With the WC rapidly approaching thought it would be good to start a thread focused just on that. I will be writing an article in the coming days on the tournament and what to look for. But in the meantime this is a good place to post any rumors, injuries, etc.

 

Yes it SUCKS that the US didn't qualify but that is behind us and not worth harping on any further. 

 

So to begin. For those who watched the UCL Final on Saturday you saw one of the world's top strikers go down for Liverpool. Mohamed Salah has to be taken off mid first half in what was termed a serious injury. Evaluation has concluded that he has a severe shoulder injury. At this point its uncertain if that rules him our for the WC or not. The problem is going to be that even if he can recover well enough to play he likely will not be having much if any training time. This is really bad news for Egypt.

 

https://www.independ...n-a8371031.html

 

But Salah is not the only key player who may miss the WC or at least be limited in playing time. Others include Manuel Neuer (Germany), Laurent Koscielny (France), Jerome Boateng (Germany), and Sergio Aguero (Argentina).  Brazilian forward Neymay has also been hurt but latest reports have him back to full time training so he should be in.

 

https://www.independ...n-a8371031.html


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 10:35 AM


So to begin. For those who watched the UCL Final on Saturday you saw one of the world's top strikers go down for Liverpool. Mohamed Salah has to be taken off mid first half in what was termed a serious injury. Evaluation has concluded that he has a severe shoulder injury. At this point its uncertain if that rules him our for the WC or not. The problem is going to be that even if he can recover well enough to play he likely will not be having much if any training time. This is really bad news for Egypt.


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:18 PM

Update on Mohamed Salah. Out for at three weeks which means he likely misses the WC. Could potentially return for the last Group Stage match?



#15 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 01:38 PM

ESPN: FIFA 2018 World Cup: Fixtures, results and coverage
http://www.espn.com/...ts-and-coverage



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 02:21 PM

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 12:57 PM

All, here's a link to my WC preview. Take a look! Less than two weeks to kick off!!!!

 

http://baltimorespor...ia-almost-time/


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:43 AM

All, here's a link to my WC preview. Take a look! Less than two weeks to kick off!!!!

 

http://baltimorespor...ia-almost-time/

 

Fantastic read from Steve here.  Please give it a look.



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 12:13 PM

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 12:35 PM

CBS Sports: Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup: Team previews for all of the 32 teams
https://www.cbssport...r-all-32-teams/






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