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World Cup

Sarri BallSarri Ball Alum Member
in Off-topic 74 karma

Who are you supporting during the World Cup? Are you worried it will disrupt your focus?

I’m Croatian and hoping for a good showing from our national team in what is likely our golden generation’s last WC together, but I’m not too optimistic as we always find a way to bottle it.

Should Croatia be eliminated, I’ll be cheering on the teams of whatever Chelsea players remain in the tournament. Belgium definitely have a fair shout, and I fancy England to go far under Southgate.


  • acsimonacsimon Alum Member
    1269 karma

    Les Bleus!

  • ChaimtheGreatChaimtheGreat Alum Member 🍌🍌
    edited June 2018 1277 karma

    I support/follow both the US and Israel national team. Naturally both suck at soccer so I’m rooting for England as I am a big Tottenham Hotspur fan. Go Kane!

  • carlos.raiz23carlos.raiz23 Alum Member
    195 karma

    I am going for Mexico and thinking about Sundays game is stressing me outtttttttttt.......

  • LCMama2017LCMama2017 Alum Member
    2134 karma

    Go Peru!!!!!

  • JustDoItJustDoIt Alum Member
    edited June 2018 3112 karma


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    I like Belgium just because they're a small country but their team has top tier players at every position right now. Realistically I think its going to come down to who doesn't choke and to me that seems like Germany. England and France have not looked solid to me in any recent high level showings. Spain's young talent isn't keeping up with their old talent and also I don't like Spain. Same for Italy except I like Italy. Brasil got Brasil-ed last time out. I think I'll be rooting for Columbia though.

    Definitely my favorite part about the world cup is watching some relatively unknown player shine and then get offered a big contract, like James Rodriguez last Cup.

  • Jonah Chadwick GriegoJonah Chadwick Griego Alum Member
    652 karma

    what do you mean by "golden generation?" I live in the US, thus our "golden generation" was the one that fought in WW2.

  • edited June 2018 439 karma

    @"Jonah Chadwick Griego" I thought they were the "greatest generation"

    golden generation just means there were a lot of high caliber players born in the same generation

  • sjiang666sjiang666 Alum Member
    157 karma

    Go China!
    Well...Never mind.
    I am a Messi fan, so I support Argentina.
    I would say Group D is a very dangerous. Argentina have some superstars (and a lot of Messi fans) but Croatia have a more balanced team. And Iceland... we know what they can do from lsat UEFA Euro.

  • GermanLSATtakerGermanLSATtaker Alum Member
    148 karma


  • BinghamtonDaveBinghamtonDave Alum Member 🍌🍌
    8694 karma

    I don’t know anything about soccer (football) but I read this this morning, spot the flaw? :smile:

  • edited June 2018 439 karma

    @BinghamtonDave Assumes without giving justification that what was true in a previous case(confederations cup) will be true for the current one(world cup)??

  • LCMama2017LCMama2017 Alum Member
    2134 karma

    Confusing probability with certainty: Anna Kondratyeva, the Hermitage's veterinarian, later said that Achilles “loves his motherland and couldn’t vote otherwise.” -- Just because he loves the motherland doesn't mean he has to vote for it.

    Could also be - appealing to authority outside area of expertise - the area of expertise being the confederations cup... on the other hand maybe not. I'm not a big soccer fan but if the confederations cup is a soccer tournament then this is wrong.

  • paulmv.benthempaulmv.benthem Alum Member
    1032 karma

    Well, normally I would side with heritage and go with the Netherlands, but since they're not in it this time, that roughly 6% of me that's German feels pretty patriotic these days. :smile:

  • Frank JaegerFrank Jaeger Alum Member
    144 karma

    Only watching highlights unless it is the weekend

  • carlos.raiz23carlos.raiz23 Alum Member
    195 karma

    What do you think of Tottenham?.....

  • ChaimtheGreatChaimtheGreat Alum Member 🍌🍌
    1277 karma

    @"carlos.raiz23" said:
    What do you think of Tottenham?.....

    As I mentioned- huge fan of the club. Great manager- players with character. If levy gives Poch Monday- watch out.

  • 1000001910000019 Alum Member
    3279 karma

    @"paulmv.benthem" said:
    Well, normally I would side with heritage and go with the Netherlands, but since they're not in it this time, that roughly 6% of me that's German feels pretty patriotic these days. :smile:

    Might as well be rooting for Morocco.

  • Sarri BallSarri Ball Alum Member
    74 karma

    @"carlos.raiz23" talented side with a brilliant manager who nevertheless fails to win trophies because of their lack of mettle.

    I'll be interested to see how revenue from their new stadium affects their internal structure and possible transfer dealings. At the moment, I think retaining all their current stars in the existing wage structure is untenable and Levy knows that.

    Kane just got quite a sizeable bump in pay (reportedly making upwards of 200,000 pounds a week), but I understand from a friend who knows someone who spoke to his dad, that staying in North London was never in doubt.

    It's the other players like Dele, Son, Rose, Alderweireld and others of the same ilk whose allegiances will be tested by big money offers to change clubs. We already saw Walker leave for City last year, I think the exodus could continue, especially with the players knowing they're not being paid in accordance with their skills.

    But yeah, I hate Tottenham, especially after the 2016 match at the Bridge where they bottled it and should have had half their team sent off. That Dembele only got a 6 match ban for gouging Costa's eyes is inexcusable to me, the penalty would have so much worse if the aggressor had been Costa. Tottenham and Liverpool are media darlings for no reason, they don't win anything or get results when it matters.

  • MambaMentality93MambaMentality93 Live Member
    503 karma

    France will win! #MarkMyWord

  • juanmapmjuanmapm Alum Member
    379 karma

    Los cafeteros all the way especially if James and Falcao are in form

  • macklynkingmacklynking Free Trial Member
    36 karma

    Mexico! And, yes, it is distracting! :smile: I pick and choose my games to watch or I'll do lighter LSAT studying while a game is on. Some people recommend studying in a distracting environment because you'll never know what test day will be like. I've been doing some test review while the game is on the other room.

  • FixedDiceFixedDice Member
    edited June 2018 1804 karma

    I don't usually keep track of soccer, so I will be a bandwagon fan and support Germany. I'm curious to see how far Brazil will go though, especially given its last match against Germany. I remember watching it. Connection was lost for several minutes after the first 20 minutes or so. When it came back on I thought I was watching the wrong channel, because the scoreboard was showing a score discrepancy which I thought was possible for a sport like baseball, not soccer (and a World Cup match, no less).

    Speaking of the World Cup, Iceland's team is performing quite fantastically for what I believe is its first participation.

  • rpadr007rpadr007 Member
    101 karma

    I believe the old majors are falling and new ones are rising, it’ll be an Iceland v Russia finish, with Putin coming down on a helicopter forcing the game into penalties but then Thor interrupts the decisive kick giving Iceland the game.

  • devinstelterdevinstelter Alum Member
    149 karma

    I am just hoping for really exciting games all around (that Portugal vs. Spain game was fantastic) in order to heal the daily heartbreak of not seeing the US there. Having the WC in 2026 has made this WC a little less despairing, as well.

    In terms of a specific team, I'm rooting hard for Argentina. My confidence in them is pretty shaken after the Iceland game. Messi has had such a rough time with the national team in big tournaments and constantly lives in Maradona's shadow for that reason. So although I don't really think it will happen I would love to see Argentina win the final, something like 7-1 over Brazil.

  • mahe229mahe229 Member
    16 karma

    I am from ICELAND, therefore I am rooting for Iceland!! Smallest nation ever to make it to the world cup

  • FixedDiceFixedDice Member
    edited June 2018 1804 karma

    @FixedDice said:
    I don't usually keep track of soccer, so I will be a bandwagon fan and support Germany.

    Here's one of the reasons I don't even dream about stepping into a casino, even when I'm at Vegas (which is physically impossible given almost any hotel's layout, but you know what I mean). I totally did not see that coming.

  • acsimonacsimon Alum Member
    1269 karma

    Allez les Bleus!!!

  • Sarri BallSarri Ball Alum Member
    74 karma

    @acsimon congratulations!

  • LCMama2017LCMama2017 Alum Member
    2134 karma

    Mbappe oui oui

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