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    World Cup 2018

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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Other than rigging Russia so they will advance to the knock out stages, it does not look too terribly rigged for the top teams.
    What do I know. It is FIFA, after all.
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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Let's see how Russia and England screw this one up.


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    U.S. didn't even make to the final draw. So much for growing interest over here.

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    U.S. didn't even make to the final draw. So much for growing interest over here.
    Sure it did - it's in Group L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan View Post
    Sure it did - it's in Group L.

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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by MJ2004 View Post
    U.S. didn't even make to the final draw. So much for growing interest over here.
    I mean, the fact that you just learned this now says everything about how far that popularity has grown (i.e. not very)


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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Of course, there's almost always soccer on at my parents' house when I visit, and they will be watching everything. I just don't pay attention. I guess that's how it's clear I grew up in the U.S.

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    Re: World Cup 2018

    Yeah nothing too crazy about the draw - although we have two huge opening group matches - Spain-Portugal and Brazil-Switzerland. All in the top 8 of the world.

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    so Russia Saudi Arabia is not a marquee opening tournament match

    England have a fairly easy group and I reckon they'll move on to the knockout stage...
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    Ramadan ends on June 14th, the same day the WC will start.
    So the Saudis will be finishing a month of fasting and actually entering Eid, the three days of gluttony after the festivities.
    They should mandate the Russians to be drunk for that one, just to even things up.
    (I know, Islam allows people on travel to follow a different regime during Ramadan. Still, That would mean they would have to leave Saudi for a month, prior to the games, for this to apply. Which Saudis won't do, because Ramadan is also about being with the family).
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    Group F is the kiss of death.
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    You know the Russians would never rig anything to affect Germany. Never.
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