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Title: Football World Cup
Post by: The Letter R on June 13, 2018, 16:22:28 PM
Thought I may as well start a thread for any World Cup chat.


First up - attention is drawn to the triple header hosting of the 2026 Tournament - Canada, Mexico and USA - expanded to 48 teams from this years 32 - also wondering as the host nation automatically qualifies I guess that means 3 Countries are straight in......


Turning back to this years - I see Spain have just sacked their manager - great timing guys!!
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on June 13, 2018, 20:07:19 PM
A mere curtain-raiser for when the National League starts again.

Pfft.

;)
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: pdw1 on June 13, 2018, 20:41:38 PM
England to win it. You heard it here first.

I think I must be mixing my medication. Nurse the curtains please.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Blastzone on June 13, 2018, 20:56:38 PM
I think you have a good chance this time . The most open tournament in a long time and impressed with Southgate keeping it low key . .I also got England in our work sweep ,so if you win ,it will ease the pain a bit 😯
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Bez on June 13, 2018, 23:19:19 PM
I have a sneaking feeling that the French will come away with the trophy this time round...
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on June 14, 2018, 01:58:57 AM
Struggling to summon up any enthusiasm for it this time, and it starts today. Will have to start studying some form as I'm in a few pay to enter super 6 mini leagues.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on June 14, 2018, 08:54:57 AM
I have a sneaking feeling that the French will come away with the trophy this time round...


Agreed.  Nobody seems to be talking about them, but they look the strongest they’ve been since they won it.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: pdw1 on June 14, 2018, 09:22:46 AM
France vs Germany final?
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: döm on June 14, 2018, 11:27:12 AM
I don't think Deschamps is up to it.  Incredible amount of talent at his disposal and the team never seems to perform at the level it should.  Hope I'm wrong of course.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on June 15, 2018, 09:52:25 AM
Biggest win in an opening match since 1934. Could be an omen for a good tournament.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: döm on June 15, 2018, 10:48:29 AM
Pleased with that 5th goal.  I had a small bet on Golovin being anytime scorer.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on June 15, 2018, 22:02:03 PM
Fabulous game between Portugal and Spain.

Even Danny Murphy’s embarrassingly clueless co-commentary couldn’t spoil it.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Bisto on June 16, 2018, 10:04:23 AM
Fabulous game between Portugal and Spain.


It was a great game to watch and would have made a worthy final.

Murphy was right, Isco was superb but Ronaldo is an incredible performer; he is a massive bell end but you have to acknowledge his absolute will to win and be the best.

There was so much quality and creativity throughout the Spainish midfield, their one touch, intricate passing was a joy to watch and Ramos was spraying long range passes around like a Pirlo or a Scholes. Conversely, for all their hard work and organisation, Ronaldo was the only creative player making things happen for Portugal;  whenever they managed to regain possession on the break he was their one genuine game changer and represented their only realistic chance of getting anything out of that game imho.

It was an absolutely enthralling game, played at a good pace, packed with so much incident and, despite Spain's obvious superiority in possession, the result was in doubt right up till the final whistle and could have gone either way. Costa's first goal was suberbly taken; Nacho looked a bit suspect at the back but what a cracking goal he scored, it surely ranks right up there with the best goals in World Cup history. de Gea had a mare for the second goal, apart from that he had nothing to do the entire game except pick the ball out of the net. I hope he puts that behind him and has a great tournament, he is the best keeper in the world and deserves the chance to prove it to a world wide audience.

Ronaldo was switched on and up for it the entire game, bought the penalty and didnt bottle it, ok he got lucky with the second (who could have forseen the massive rick by de Gea happening?!), but what a goal to complete his 51st career hattrick! I'm sure he genuinely wants Portugal to win the tournament but I'm equally sure he wants to beat Messi to the Ballon dor and wouldn't it be fascinating to see what happened if Portugal and Argentina should be drawn together as the tournament progresses?!

In the end Ronaldo's movement, lay offs, runs and finishing were the difference between a hard fought draw and what would otherwise have been a comfortable win for Spain.


Both teams should progress to the quarter finals but if Ronaldo has an off day or misses a game in the knockout stages against quality opposition I can't see Portugal getting further than the semis, on that evidence Spain definitely could though.


Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Bez on June 16, 2018, 11:15:14 AM



  Ronaldo is an incredible performer; he is a massive bell end but you have to acknowledge his absolute will to win and be the best.


sums it up extremely well....
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on June 17, 2018, 11:24:46 AM
Even though they lost yesterday, I thought Peru played well, but just couldn't finish. France were poor, as were Argentina, but you don't win the tournament in the group games.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: döm on June 17, 2018, 13:32:04 PM
Even though they lost yesterday, I thought Peru played well, but just couldn't finish. France were poor, as we're Argentina, but you don't win the tournament in the group games.


Exactly. No point producing your best football before the knock out part of the competition. All that matters is qualification.
Can the likes of Argentina and France pick up their game when it matters. That is the big question.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on June 17, 2018, 22:02:10 PM
Mexico excellent today.  Really enjoyed watching them.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: The Letter R on June 19, 2018, 12:51:17 PM
From the evidence so far Spain look to be the best team of the tournament, just tell them to take their siesta after the game has finished not 10 minutes from the end.
England managed to over come a banana skin first game but need to improve their touches in the box ( except Kane ) and tighten the defense a bit.
VAR is proving itself to be just as questionable as the on the pitch officials.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Bisto on June 21, 2018, 20:40:49 PM
Argentina look awful. Generally, I have a lot more time for Messi than for Ronaldo, but he's been virtually invisible against Croatia and is in danger of being knocked out of the tournament along with his equally poor teammates. Ronaldo looks to be walking towards another Ballon dor.


As I type Modric has just scored a fabulous second goal for Croatia.


3 - 0 now


An Iceland win against Nigeria and a point against Croatia will see them qualify for the next round regardless of Argentina's result when they face Nigeria.


Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: pdw1 on June 21, 2018, 21:44:27 PM
Argentina look awful. Generally, I have a lot more time for Messi than for Ronaldo, but he's been virtually invisible against Croatia and is in danger of being knocked out of the tournament along with his equally poor teammates. Ronaldo looks to be walking towards another Ballon dor.
As I type Modric has just scored a fabulous second goal for Croatia.
3 - 0 now
An Iceland win against Nigeria and a point against Croatia will see them qualify for the next round regardless of Argentina's result when they face Nigeria.
Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch  :P Good game too I thought.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on June 22, 2018, 02:41:44 AM
I was laughing about The Argie's until I discovered I'd got them in the works sweep 🙄.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Bez on June 22, 2018, 08:12:24 AM
I was laughing about The Argie's until I discovered I'd got them in the works sweep 🙄.
a pound well spent, mate....I'm sure given the option most England fans would have paid up front for an Argentina exit....let's hope the rest of the group can finish them off...
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: The Letter R on June 22, 2018, 08:21:35 AM
That camera shot of Maradona wiping a tear from his eye was priceless   ;D ;D ;D  - the second Croatian second goal was excellent.


Argentina were lucky to leave the pitch with 11 men.



Cheering on Costa Rica today against Brazil  8) ;D
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on June 23, 2018, 09:07:18 AM
Probably for the first time in 30-odd years I had a day where I watched all three World Cup matches.

Thoroughly enjoyable.  Brazil huffed and puffed for 90 minutes until they remembered they’re Brazil for the seven minutes added time.

Nigeria deserved their win against Iceland.

Serbia vs Switzerland a game of two halves; the Swiss might be unfancied but they’ve looked a decent quality side; dark horses, I reckon.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on June 23, 2018, 13:31:13 PM
From what I've seen so far, a European winner looks more likely than a South American.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: DavidL on June 23, 2018, 21:00:04 PM
They left it late but that was one special winner from the Germans. Shame
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on June 23, 2018, 21:06:13 PM
Saw every game again today - great stuff, really enjoying this tournament.

As for Germany - unbelievable Jeff!
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: The Letter R on June 25, 2018, 12:34:55 PM
Saw every game again today - great stuff, really enjoying this tournament.

As for Germany - unbelievable Jeff!


Indeed 30 seconds from going out the tournament - they'll probably win it now!
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on June 25, 2018, 21:13:53 PM
Well, if ever there was a case for NOT having VAR, Iran vs Portugal was it.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Bez on June 25, 2018, 21:44:28 PM
Well, if ever there was a case for NOT having VAR, Iran vs Portugal was it.
dreadful....I wanted both teams out of the competition by the end...more acting than the Old Vic
Pepe has overtaken Ronaldo as my least favourite player  :-X
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: döm on June 25, 2018, 21:59:13 PM
All my sympathies were with the ref. Not only having to manage The seemingly constant histrionics but also having to make all those VAR calls.


It must be almost impossible to say no when he has a single real time view of the incident compared to the 4 refs in the studio in Moscow with the 20 camera angles. They have to be a lot more stringent with what gets referred.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Slim on June 25, 2018, 22:27:39 PM
Well I thought that was an outrage. What's the point of having VAR if it's wholly useless? Just adds wasted time to a stupid decision.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: DavidL on June 25, 2018, 22:34:47 PM
Poor call for the handball penalty decision (against Portugal) and the yellow for Ronaldo should have probably been a red (if he believed it required punishment) but the ref didn't have the balls for that. Quaresma's goal was exquisite.
I think VAR has worked well for the most part but it's clear that refs can make a bad decision even with VAR. That was always going to be the case in a few situations.
Two things that annoy me about pundits: they continue to refer to a penalty as 'missed' when it is saved by the keeper and they continue t o refer to whether a player has 'got a touch on the ball' in the proces of committing a foul (as if it makes any difference).
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on June 25, 2018, 22:43:19 PM
Poor call for the handball penalty decision (against Portugal) and the yellow for Ronaldo should have probably been a red (if he believed it required punishment) but the ref didn't have the balls for that.
I think VAR has worked well for the most part but it's clear that refs can make a bad decision even with VAR. That was always going to be the case in a few situations.
Two things that annoy me about pundits: they continue to refer to a penalty as 'missed' when it is saved by the keeper and they continue t o refer to whether a player has 'got a touch on the ball' in the proces of committing a foul (as if it makes any difference).


Totally agree on all counts.


Online, say, when it says “Ronaldo missed pen” it should read “Ronaldo pen saved”.  It’s fewer characters, even.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: DavidL on June 25, 2018, 22:45:20 PM

Online, say, when it says “Ronaldo missed pen” it should read “Ronaldo pen saved”.  It’s fewer characters, even.
;D ;)
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: The Letter R on June 26, 2018, 13:36:12 PM
Yes, the penalty thing always bugs me - it's always the case in every game, "Saved Penalty" gives credit to the keeper too.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on June 26, 2018, 15:18:33 PM
Some of the penalties awarded for handball have been shocking. The rule is that it has to be deliberate, which it can't be when the ball is literally hitting you from less than a foot or so. Why not change the rule to penalty if it hits the hand regardless? At least we'd all know where we stood!
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on June 26, 2018, 15:20:05 PM
With a couple of world class strikers, and the meanest defence in the tournament so far, Uruguay could be a good bet to win it.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: döm on June 27, 2018, 00:54:01 AM
Agreed on Uruguay. As I remember people thought they would be dark horses then
 I think they will do better this time round.




Meanwhile, despite the most amazing pool of talent, Deschamps managers to turn France into a bunch of cloggers. Hopefully they will be allowed to express themselvescwhen they play Argentina.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: DavidL on June 27, 2018, 17:54:46 PM
Joachim Low, Angela Merkel, Helmut Kohl, Steffi Graf, Boris Becker, Heidi Klum, Manfred von Richthofen, Frederick Nietzsche, Joseph Goebbels - your boys took one hell of a beating!
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Slim on June 27, 2018, 23:00:15 PM
Don't mention the VAR
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: pdw1 on June 28, 2018, 09:07:25 AM
The draw has become so lop sided that England would be better loosing this evening.
Could be a strange game.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on June 28, 2018, 12:45:36 PM
Don't mention the VAR


Why not? Best thing to happen to football for years.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 29, 2018, 22:05:48 PM

Why not? Best thing to happen to football for years.
Zooners, think Fawlty Towers and German pronunciation...

Oh dear, Belgium Reserves beat England reserves. Ho-hum.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on July 01, 2018, 11:49:00 AM
France and Uruguay raised their games to a level yesterday that I feel England would struggle to match.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: döm on July 01, 2018, 12:55:53 PM
France and Uruguay raised their games to a level yesterday that I feel England would struggle to match.
2 brilliant games. Really enjoying this World Cup
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Bisto on July 01, 2018, 12:56:13 PM

Exactly. No point producing your best football before the knock out part of the competition. All that matters is qualification.
Can the likes of Argentina and France pick up their game when it matters. That is the big question.


We'll, it seems that France can.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on July 01, 2018, 13:49:20 PM
Thought Spain vs Portugal was one of the best World Cup games in living memory, with what looked like the goal of the tournament, only for France vs Argentina to surpass it, with a better goal scored by Di Maria, and then an even better one from France’s Pavard.  Fantastic stuff. :)
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: The Letter R on July 02, 2018, 08:51:15 AM
Saturday had the 2 best games by far - waaaay above any level England could achieve I fear. Only problem with France is they can be a bit Jekyll and Hyde but on their day one of the best.
From the Sunday games Russia did what was needed to suffocate the Spanish team - once it reached penalties anyones game. Croatia dipped performance wise from the group stages but managed to still progress with some excellent saves by both keepers.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on July 02, 2018, 17:59:13 PM
Brazil are quietly going about their business. I still fancy Uruguay though.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on July 02, 2018, 21:44:36 PM
Tremendous second half in the Belgium vs Japan game. Quality football, great goals, drama...had everything.  Best World Cup since France ‘98* this.

* And I’m not just saying that because I went to the 3rd-place play-off as a guest of Hilton Hotels...  ::) ;) ;D
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on July 09, 2018, 08:21:30 AM
Down to the last 4 now then, and a very real possibility that we'll have the 9th different country to win it.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: The Letter R on July 09, 2018, 12:54:10 PM
Down to the last 4 now then, and a very real possibility that we'll have the 9th different country to win it.


Yes - it will either be a Newbie or a second time winner......
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Bisto on July 09, 2018, 22:39:54 PM
Really looking forward to the France v Belgium game tomorrow. Hopefully France will hit the ground running and play the expansive football they are capable of. Could be in for a classic, a nail bitter  and/or another shock. Just hope it doesn't go to penalties...fecking horrible way to go out especially at the semi-final stage
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: The Letter R on July 10, 2018, 08:42:49 AM
Really looking forward to the France v Belgium game tomorrow. Hopefully France will hit the ground running and play the expansive football they are capable of. Could be in for a classic, a nail bitter  and/or another shock. Just hope it doesn't go to penalties...fecking horrible way to go out especially at the semi-final stage
Agree on all counts.....was considering going to Woking vs AFC Wimbledon friendly tonight but think this semi final could be a cracker - here's hoping.....
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on July 10, 2018, 10:43:27 AM
Agree on all counts.....was considering going to Woking vs AFC Wimbledon friendly tonight but think this semi final could be a cracker - here's hoping.....


Got a text from a mate asking if I was going to watch our friendly at The Shay tonight.  Errr, no...  ::)
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: The Letter R on July 10, 2018, 12:58:48 PM

Got a text from a mate asking if I was going to watch our friendly at The Shay tonight.  Errr, no...  ::)


 ;D
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on July 10, 2018, 14:28:17 PM

 ;D


 :)   It gets worse - it’s actually away at Brighouse Town.


Hmmm...France vs Belgium in a World Cup semi-final, or Brighouse Town vs Halifax Town Mostly-Triallists XI.


What to do...  :o ::) ;)
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: döm on July 10, 2018, 21:38:03 PM
I take it all back about Deschamps! What a wonderfully organised and disciplined performance to neuter the most potent attack in this World Cup.  Highly enjoyable. I suppose the neutral would have liked a few more goals but France showed themselves to be a serious outfit tonight.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 10, 2018, 21:58:54 PM
Arse :(
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: döm on July 10, 2018, 22:21:05 PM
Arse :(
All the sweeter if you win on Sunday!
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 10, 2018, 22:29:21 PM
All the sweeter if you win on Sunday!
3rd place play off is a waste of time...

I know it's not Sunday, but England'll fluff it all up now.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: pdw1 on July 10, 2018, 23:02:53 PM
You do get the feeling that France will wipe the floor with England if they make it to the final.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on July 11, 2018, 12:44:08 PM
You do get the feeling that France will wipe the floor with England if they make it to the final.


Yes; Pickford will need to produce a few more worldies for any hope of prevailing.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on July 12, 2018, 09:29:08 AM
Should be a decent final then, but I don't give a flying feck who wins it.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on July 12, 2018, 12:17:29 PM
Hopefully the 3rd place play-off isn't again played by two B team selections.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 12, 2018, 12:39:19 PM
Should be a decent final then, but I don't give a flying feck who wins it.
Yes you do.
You want Croatia to win.
Any right minded person wants Croatia to win. #FACTNOTFICTION
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: döm on July 12, 2018, 16:01:04 PM
Yes you do.
You want Croatia to win.
Any right minded person wants Croatia to win. #FACTNOTFICTION


ALLEZ LES BLEUS
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 12, 2018, 16:29:17 PM

ALLEZ LES BLEUS
See. They can't even speak English, the language of Soccer.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on July 12, 2018, 17:17:39 PM
Hopefully the 3rd place play-off isn't again played by two B team selections.


I'd be very surprised if it isn't mate. Without doubt, the most pointless game in the football calendar, and about time it was scrapped.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: döm on July 12, 2018, 19:37:41 PM
See. They can't even speak English, the language of Soccer.


International football competition was invented by the French. Jules Rimet etc etc ;)


Le foot revient chez soi!
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: colinbrown69 on July 15, 2018, 03:13:46 AM
Yes you do.
You want Croatia to win.
Any right minded person wants Croatia to win. #FACTNOTFICTION


Yes I do,


Croatia in the sweep at work,


£90 to the winner, £40 to the runner-up,


£40 guaranteed but £90 would be sweeter,


cheers, Colin
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on July 15, 2018, 11:02:55 AM
Hope it's an entertaining final, which would round off what has been one of the best WC tournaments.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: DavidL on July 15, 2018, 16:38:17 PM
The referee may have just ruined the final
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: DavidL on July 15, 2018, 17:19:27 PM
The referee may have just ruined the final
Hmmm......I think he has!
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: DavidL on July 15, 2018, 17:29:07 PM
At least France's keeper wants to make a game of it (even if the ref didn't)!
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on July 15, 2018, 20:04:09 PM
I have a sneaking feeling that the French will come away with the trophy this time round...
:)
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on July 15, 2018, 22:02:18 PM
An entertaining final, but Croatia were very unfortunate to go in behind at HT to 2 goals that came directly from very dubious decisions. Not thrilled to see France win it, but they did what they had to do I suppose.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Bez on July 16, 2018, 07:28:13 AM
:)
I'm glad a wrote it down somewhere.... ;D
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Bez on July 16, 2018, 09:23:18 AM
A few final thoughts...
A great tournament. I really enjoyed it
VAR was better overall than I expected, obvious errors not withstanding.
I hate diving, rolling around, playacting, timewasting.
Players should not be allowed to "crowd" referees. A couple of carrds would soon stop them.
No crowd trouble that I'm aware of (in Riussioa), Maybe fear of the security services has helped.  :-X
England
Better than expectedPostives
We got out of the group with a game to spare.We won a knockout game for the first time in agesWe won a penalty shootoutNegatives
We're far from world beaters, but have a basis to build onDesperately need a world class player
Alan Shearer and the rest of the media need to calm down
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on July 16, 2018, 22:26:38 PM
A few final thoughts...
A great tournament. I really enjoyed it
VAR was better overall than I expected, obvious errors not withstanding.
I hate diving, rolling around, playacting, timewasting.
Players should not be allowed to "crowd" referees. A couple of carrds would soon stop them.
No crowd trouble that I'm aware of (in Riussioa), Maybe fear of the security services has helped.  :-X
England
Better than expectedPostives
We got out of the group with a game to spare.We won a knockout game for the first time in agesWe won a penalty shootoutNegatives
We're far from world beaters, but have a basis to build onDesperately need a world class player
Alan Shearer and the rest of the media need to calm down


Perfect summary; 100% agreed on all counts.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: zoony on July 17, 2018, 12:28:06 PM
So what about Qatar 2022 then? Personally I'd like to see The FA boycott it with the chaos it's going to cause with our domestic season. That's assuming we qualify.
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: The Letter R on July 17, 2018, 13:34:44 PM
So what about Qatar 2022 then? Personally I'd like to see The FA boycott it with the chaos it's going to cause with our domestic season. That's assuming we qualify.




Still find it hard to believe that a Country smaller than Wales hosts between Russia ( Biggest Country ) and Canada/US ( Next 2 biggest ) joining forces with Mexico ( in top 20 on size ) and now FIFA are suggesting all future tournaments should be shared ( which I don't disagree with ) - just wonder exactly how much Blatter personally profited from Qatar winning the bid as on no other level does it make sense to host the tournament there.... :-\
Title: Re: Football World Cup
Post by: Matt2112 on July 17, 2018, 13:55:29 PM



Still find it hard to believe that a Country smaller than Wales hosts between Russia ( Biggest Country ) and Canada/US ( Next 2 biggest ) joining forces with Mexico ( in top 20 on size ) and now FIFA are suggesting all future tournaments should be shared ( which I don't disagree with ) - just wonder exactly how much Blatter personally profited from Qatar winning the bid as on no other level does it make sense to host the tournament there.... :-\


I think, per capita, Qatar is the the richest nation on Earth.  Won’t be anything to do with that will it?  :-\