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Best of the World Cup?

by Ark Royal » 14 Jul 2018 20:59

A day early I know, but to date my best XI would be:

Lloris
Pavard Varane Godin Strinic
Mbappe Kante Modric Hazard
Kane Lukaku

Subs: Pickford, Trippier, Maguire, Granqvist, Rakitic, De Bruyne, Cavani

Player of the tournament: Kante just nicks it ahead of Modric.

Game of the tournament: Japan 2 Belgium 3. An end-to-end epic. Special mention to Portugal 3 Spain 3 and Mexico 1 Germany 0. France 4 Argentina 3 was nowhere near as close as the scores suggests.

Goal of the tournament: Pavard vs Argentina. Also loved Cuadrado's goal vs Poland after THAT pass by James Rodriguez and Chadli's last-gasp winner vs Japan.

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by AthleticoSpizz » 14 Jul 2018 21:15

No Ronaldo?

His performance in THAT Portugal Spain game was a bit special

Good to see Trippier making the cut....think that he has had a cracking WC

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by John Madejski's Wallet » 14 Jul 2018 23:47

Pavard has been brilliant for France. And I like the fact he looks like a nerd rather than a footballer

The Serbian youngster with the double barrelled name was also very good.

I know he got the golden boot, but Kane wouldn't make it for me. Had too few chances from open play. Maguire would be the England player to get in for me. Not even sure he's that great a defender, but i love the way he carries the ball out

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by CountryRoyal » 15 Jul 2018 10:49

John Madejski's Wallet wrote:Pavard has been brilliant for France. And I like the fact he looks like a nerd rather than a footballer

The Serbian youngster with the double barrelled name was also very good.

I know he got the golden boot, but Kane wouldn't make it for me. Had too few chances from open play. Maguire would be the England player to get in for me. Not even sure he's that great a defender, but i love the way he carries the ball out


Milinkovic-savic, complete beast.

I know what you’re saying about Kane but you can’t win the golden boot and not make it, you just can’t.

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by Winston Biscuit » 15 Jul 2018 15:29

Moment of the WC - the South Korean goal to put Germany out.


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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by John Madejski's Wallet » 15 Jul 2018 16:21

Winston Biscuit wrote:Moment of the WC - the South Korean goal to put Germany out.

The humiliating second one?

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by John Madejski's Wallet » 15 Jul 2018 16:22

Most gutting moment was Japan getting done with the last kick

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by AthleticoSpizz » 15 Jul 2018 16:48

Happy memories of football and the Japs tho’

(How it should be)

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by Snowflake Royal » 15 Jul 2018 17:48

.........................Courtois
..........Varane, Kompany, Godin,
Trippier, ....Kante, Modric...., Marcello
.......Mbappe...de Bruyner...Hazard
............................Kane


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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by BR0B0T » 15 Jul 2018 18:44

Snowflake Royal wrote:.........................Courtois
..........Varane, Kompany, Godin,
Trippier, ....Kante, Modric...., Marcello
.......Mbappe...de Bruyner...Hazard
............................Kane


no 'r' on de Bruyne...no biggie

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by John Madejski's Wallet » 15 Jul 2018 20:26

People putting Mbappe in the midfield just to squeeze him into their teams? Not having that

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by BR0B0T » 15 Jul 2018 21:19

John Madejski's Wallet wrote:People putting Mbappe in the midfield just to squeeze him into their teams? Not having that


but your cool with having 12 players to squeeze him in

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by Snowflake Royal » 15 Jul 2018 21:40

Kane's the opposition goalkeeper, dur.


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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by Zip » 15 Jul 2018 21:53

I wouldn’t have Kane in the team of the tournament as he was a disappointment in the knock out stages. I would have Trippier in there. He was superb.

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by John Madejski's Wallet » 15 Jul 2018 23:27

BR0B0T wrote:
John Madejski's Wallet wrote:People putting Mbappe in the midfield just to squeeze him into their teams? Not having that


but your cool with having 12 players to squeeze him in

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by Old Man Andrews » 16 Jul 2018 08:16

Pickford

Trippier
Varane
Mina
Strnic

Hazard
Modric
Pogba
Mbappe

Ronaldo
Kane

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by Tony Le Mesmer » 16 Jul 2018 08:33

Modric getting Golden Ball was a bit bizarre. It was almost like an unlucky loser award.

Mbappe, Pogba, Kante, Hazard all ahead of him in my book.

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by LUX » 16 Jul 2018 09:36

agreed on Trippier, but he'd be the only one. Belgian TV had him in their team of the tournament.

OTOH they also pointed out that no team lost more matches than England at the World Cup.

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Re: Best of the World Cup?

by Franchise FC » 16 Jul 2018 15:30

LUX wrote:agreed on Trippier, but he'd be the only one. Belgian TV had him in their team of the tournament.

OTOH they also pointed out that no team lost more matches than England at the World Cup.


True, but two of those losses were friendlies :wink:

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