General World Cup Thread

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Otter, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I thought we could do with a general WC thread that doesn't fall into the squad list, England matches, etc.

    I see on the BBC they're reporting that linesmen are not to raise their flag for tight offside calls, they expect the VAR system to do the work for them. I kind of see the point but I think that his could very easily lead to a lot of delays.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44459554
     
  2. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Oh cr*p, I completely forgot about VAR, (now not so excited). I think it's on the record that I'm totally against it but I suppose we'll find out for sure how it goes in the WC. At least with the benefit of being at home we can see the replays, but I understand that fans in the stadium won't see them until after the decision is made. Bonkers.
     
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  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Question is when does an offside call not become tight - you can see assistants having different interpretations of it!
     
  4. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    The interesting thing is going to be this retrospective carding using VAR.

    Apparently if something is spotted by VAR that the ref misses during the match, he'll get informed by the 4th official.

    So this is going to mean a surprise red card being issued at half time for example.

    That ought to be pretty chaotic!
     
  5. Harrow Orn

    Harrow Orn Squad Player

    Spain sack their manager TWO days before their first game. Insane.
     
  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    What happens if that guy scored the winning goal between the incident and half time :eek: ??
     
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  7. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Guess because they are p****d that he has signed for RM and therefore will be distracted during WC ?
     
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  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Announced as Real Madrid manager one day - dumped by his nation a day before the start of the World Cup the next!

    Despite the best efforts of the players it seems the Spanish FA weren't happy with the fact he was in discussions with Madrid whilst preparing for the World Cup.
    Which way will this go - players revolt against the FA or like Italy in the past do well despite the upheaval?
     
  9. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    It wouldn't be the first time a manager has got into a tournament with something lined up afterwards and won't be the last. I suspect it's to keep the Barca contingent happy, had he agreed to go to any other club outside of the big two, Valencia say, it wouldn't be an issue.
     
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  10. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Give it giggsy til the end of t'season
     
  11. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    World Cup 2026 to be hosted by US, Canada and Mexico.
     
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  12. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Get in. Savings start today. Just hope I'm alive to see it and we have a couple of games in LA to go to, (while we stay in Vegas).
     
  13. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Presumably it means all three host countries automatically qualify? The CONCACAF qualifying tournament is going to be wide open that for that year.

    Edit: Though, in fairness, I guess there will be about 96 countries in the World Cup by then.
     
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  14. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Couldn't give a stuff if England qualify or not, time difference will be awful so need to be there.
     
  15. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    East coast matches won't be too bad, evening matches in California would mean getting up very early.
     
  16. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    Stand by for FIFA changing the rules - 100 minute matches divided into four quarters with time for three 20-minute advertising breaks.
     
  17. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Plus goals increased in size by 50% to reduce the boring middle of the park nonsense between touchdowns or "goals" as they used to be called.
     
  18. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I'm backing whoever Achilles the cat selects.
    His shirt fits better than most football fans!
     
  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    What about the travel bans and wall between Mexico and the US Trump wants to bulid?
     
  20. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    Loving the fact that there's 4 games on Saturday!
     
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  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Just enough time to eat and visit the loo between games. Perfect.
     
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  22. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    We're having a big barbecue at casa Otter on Saturday as we prep for Peru's first World Cup match since 1982.
     
  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist

    Is that a veiled invitation?
     
  24. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    If you're not a Perv then you're not coming.
     
  25. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

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  26. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

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  27. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn Squad Player

    Prefer Shakira to Robbie Williams if I'm being honest.
     
  28. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    ******* love football
     
  29. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Saudi Arabia have to be the worst team I've seen at a World Cup in my lifetime. Absolutely abysmal.
     
  30. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    How lucky that the crap Russian team was drawn to start against one even worse
     
  31. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    And just think, FIFA want to add another load of dumpers to future World Cups.
     
  32. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    You must be too young to remember Zaire in 1974.

    Playing Brazil and defending a free-kick in the best possible way.

     
  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  34. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

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  35. lm_wfc

    lm_wfc Squad Player

    "Lucky"
     

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