FIFA World Cup 2022

Winner?

  • Brazil

    Votes: 8 20.0%
  • Germany

    Votes: 2 5.0%
  • France

    Votes: 10 25.0%
  • Spain

    Votes: 2 5.0%
  • Argentina

    Votes: 7 17.5%
  • England

    Votes: 5 12.5%
  • Netherlands

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 6 15.0%

  • Total voters
    40
  • Poll closed .

Feña14

Legend
Business has just picked up. Spain have entered the conversation.

Pound land goalkeeping for the second goal.
Good day so far! My prediction of Japan surprising people with Germany not making it out of the group stages.. and Spain being my pick for the tournament, all looking good.

Have to get that in now, it’ll probably be looking totally different after the second round of games :laughing:
 

Feña14

Legend
Germany really might be the first team eliminated from the World Cup. That’s crazy
Spain were my picks for the tournament based on a good defence, a midfield that will dominate against any team in the world.. I mean, how’s anyone going to get the ball off Gavi, Pedri and Busquets? Their bench is full of talent too. My only concern was goals. Sure, it’s only one game against fairly weak opposition, and I think goals will still be a bit of an issue for them down the line. But yeah, good signs so far. Germany are going to have to go some to get a result next game.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Good day so far! My prediction of Japan surprising people with Germany not making it out of the group stages.. and Spain being my pick for the tournament, all looking good.

Have to get that in now, it’ll probably be looking totally different after the second round of games :laughing:
Yeah, gotta take those wins when you can get them. I remember you picked Spain. Brazil might have what it takes.
 

Kralingen

G.O.A.T.
Spain were my picks for the tournament based on a good defence, a midfield that will dominate against any team in the world.. I mean, how’s anyone going to get the ball off Gavi, Pedri and Busquets? Their bench is full of talent too. My only concern was goals. Sure, it’s only one game against fairly weak opposition, and I think goals will still be a bit of an issue for them down the line. But yeah, good signs so far. Germany are going to have to go some to get a result next game.
Germany are still well in it, don’t get me wrong. Ilkay+Kimmich+Goretzka+Musiala+Gnabry is nasty and likely the best 5 midfielders any country in the world has.

Starting Kai Havertz at CF in a must win game where you need goals though :oops:
 

Hamnavoe

Hall of Fame
Good on Spain for really sticking the boot in. It's no fun when these sorts of teams get into a lead then tippy tappy around for the rest of it. Probably the best performance of the tournament so far, albeit against the weakest team bar Qatar that I've seen.

Germany are done. They'll need to beat Spain because Japan will surely beat that Costa Rica team. Can't see it happening.
 

Feña14

Legend
Yeah, gotta take those wins when you can get them. I remember you picked Spain. Brazil might have what it takes.
Looking forward to seeing what Brazil have, it’s a tough game against Serbia. England and Spain have looked the best so far, but the former doesn’t have what it takes imo. France looked good too, but too many injuries for me. Don’t think their midfield can compete with Spain and although the starters are good, they look thin on the bench. Coman is good, but after him? Thuram? That’s about it. Compare that with England bringing on Foden, Rashford and Grealish. Spain having Morata, Llorente, Koke, Williams, Pino etc..

France have the XI, but not sure they have the squad.
 

Hamnavoe

Hall of Fame
Canada have been great, missed a penalty and could have had a couple more, plus many missed chances from open play. Belgium clinical with their only real opportunity but in general they look terrible. Hoping for a second half comeback.
 

RS

Talk Tennis Guru
Good match tbh despite not goal. Belgium very good on the counter. Think they have this.
 
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Feña14

Legend
Hope Canada at the least get a draw.
Don’t know what to make of Belgium, feels like their chance has passed. Great to see Canada giving it a right go, they’re a good team, but not being at the World Cup for so long? I feared the occasion might get to them. Definitely not the case.
 

40L0VE

Professional
Belgium are lucky to win this game against Canada. Their striker Bata-something like most of the team doesn't look good at all. At least several times Canada have been let down by their poor finishing in front of goal.

Some surprises, for me, so far in this World Cup

- Tunisia can play some decent football, arguably could have won it against Denmark had Schmeichel not made a great fingertip save
- Japan beat Germany for the first time in World Cup competition. Germany didn't look impressive or that good.
- Didn't expect Morocco to hold Croatia to a Nil-Nil draw and Croatia from what I remember looked better in the last world Cup.
- Argentina what can you say about that performance.

The caveat being this is the first match for all teams above, still some teams clearly looked more energetic in the first match.
 

Happi

Hall of Fame
Belgium are lucky to win this game against Canada. Their striker Bata-something like most of the team doesn't look good at all. At least several times Canada have been let down by their poor finishing in front of goal.

Some surprises, for me, so far in this World Cup

- Tunisia can play some decent football, arguably could have won it against Denmark had Schmeichel not made a great fingertip save
- Japan beat Germany for the first time in World Cup competition. Germany didn't look impressive or that good.
- Didn't expect Morocco to hold Croatia to a Nil-Nil draw and Croatia from what I remember looked better in the last world Cup.
- Argentina what can you say about that performance.

The caveat being this is the first match for all teams above, still some teams clearly looked more energetic in the first match.
Canada was a joy to watch. Good for the game that new and underrated nations are playin that well.
 

insideguy

Legend
One thing that's tough about Football, one of the few sports where you can play much better than the other team and lose. Canada you should have won that game.
 

Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
The commentators on the sport channel I'm watching just spent half an hour dunking on Belgium and criticising pretty much every aspect of their play.

They weren't impressed.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
One thing that's tough about Football, one of the few sports where you can play much better than the other team and lose. Canada you should have won that game.
-are you talking about the Argentina match ????????
-damm, i would have lost some money on that one
 

insideguy

Legend
-are you talking about the Argentina match ????????
-damm, i would have lost some money on that one
I was not talking about Argentina. That being said. Its not a bad Example. I will say Canada outplayed Belgium the entire freaking game. In like every aspect. It didn't matter. I dont follow nor am an expert on all team sports. I will say I think that's one of the reasons soccer/ football is so frustrating to North Americans. You play better and you lose. I do think this happens in Hockey. It does. If you have goaltender that is in the zone it can happen in Ice Hockey. However, it is not as in your face as Soccer. Anyway on the other hand I think in some ways its what inspires the passion:)
 

alexio

Legend
I was not talking about Argentina. That being said. Its not a bad Example. I will say Canada outplayed Belgium the entire freaking game. In like every aspect. It didn't matter. I dont follow nor am an expert on all team sports. I will say I think that's one of the reasons soccer/ football is so frustrating to North Americans. You play better and you lose. I do think this happens in Hockey. It does. If you have goaltender that is in the zone it can happen in Ice Hockey. However, it is not as in your face as Soccer. Anyway on the other hand I think in some ways its what inspires the passion:)
it can happen in every kind of team sports, not only football, in tennis too, fed played better wimby final 19 but lost, for instance, i guess americans frustrating coz of 0 0 or 0 1 this kind of thing mainly
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
Which is the most boring team of the WC?
Today all teams will have played their first match to analyze this.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
They're just not a good team. Spain being a great team made them look as bad as they were.
-its very surprising to me though
-costa rica was such a great team in previous world cups
-one of the better central american futbol countries!
-i guess i was expecting more!?!
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Did Ghana just score two goals in a row ?
I heard some shouting in my neighbourhood and checked the scores. 3-1.
Went back to work and then heard some more wild cheering. 3-2.
So wondering if my neighbours are cheering for Ghana.
 

Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
Any Brazil-Serbia predictions?

Chance for an upset?

Serbia seems pretty good at qualifying for World Cups but not as good at getting out of groups.
 
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