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      Reply #120: Jul 15, 2018 05:31:05 pm
      Hope Croatia can get at least one more.
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      Reply #121: Jul 15, 2018 05:31:12 pm
      France deserve this. They got through the harder teams on the way to the final.
      Croatia with that high foot goal cheated to get to this final in the first place.

      Don't agree with the second bit but Belgium and Brazil will be pissed they couldn't have done more to get to this stage. Unfortunate that all three found themselves in the same half.

      Been a good match today but a France v Brazil rematch from 98 would have been ideal.
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      Reply #122: Jul 15, 2018 05:31:57 pm
      France deserve this. They got through the harder teams on the way to the final.
      Croatia with that high foot goal cheated to get to this final in the first place.

      Those sour grapes tasting nice mate ?
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      Reply #123: Jul 15, 2018 05:32:07 pm
      Dammit. Klopp has just decided to reinstate Karius as his #1 again.
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      Reply #124: Jul 15, 2018 05:32:15 pm
      Croatia need one in next 10 mins
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      Reply #125: Jul 15, 2018 05:34:29 pm
      This will be Croatia's only chance to win something. They'll be past it before too long so to see Vrsalkjo going for sh*t like that is extreme waste.
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      Reply #126: Jul 15, 2018 05:34:56 pm
      Let's just hope this France campaign doesn't tempt future managers of top teams to play like this. If Croatia didn't come to play today, this game would no doubt be dull AF.
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      Reply #127: Jul 15, 2018 05:35:57 pm
      Let's just hope this France campaign doesn't tempt future managers of top teams to play like this. If Croatia didn't come to play today, this game would no doubt be dull AF.

      4 goals says France seem to have got it right. Superb counter attack and why not, what with the speed and quality they have in attack.
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      Reply #128: Jul 15, 2018 05:37:43 pm
      Croatia's bench is poor.

      France's is excellent.
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      Reply #129: Jul 15, 2018 05:37:58 pm
      Don't agree with the second bit but Belgium and Brazil will be pissed they couldn't have done more to get to this stage. Unfortunate that all three found themselves in the same half.

      Been a good match today but a France v Brazil rematch from 98 would have been ideal.
      I know what you mean, but why is it the ref called a foul for Giroud high foot winning the ball?
      The same height  that almost knocked Walkers head off.
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      Reply #130: Jul 15, 2018 05:39:36 pm
      4 goals says France seem to have got it right. Superb counter attack and why not, what with the speed and quality they have in attack.

      Again, that's only because Croatia came to play. If France played France (ie another top team trying to emulate them), nothing would be happening for 90 min.
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      Reply #131: Jul 15, 2018 05:40:31 pm
      Again, that's only because Croatia came to play. If France played France (ie another top team trying to emulate them), nothing would be happening for 90 min.
      France v France would be a great world cup final. I would bet on France.
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      Reply #132: Jul 15, 2018 05:42:32 pm
      Again, that's only because Croatia came to play. If France played France (ie another top team trying to emulate them), nothing would be happening for 90 min.

      Why come out to play when you have all that space and speed up front? Croatia playing right into France's hands.

      As good as Croatia have been at this World Cup they haven't been better than France. Got lucky against Denmark it must be said but for some Danish impotence in front of goal and during the penalties.
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      Reply #133: Jul 15, 2018 05:45:32 pm
      Fekir looking good.
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      Reply #134: Jul 15, 2018 05:46:01 pm
      Fekir took a slight knock on his knee and it looked like a he was hit be a meteorite.
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      Reply #135: Jul 15, 2018 05:46:43 pm
      Fekir took a slight knock on his knee and it looked like a he was hit be a meteorite.

      He drew the foul surrounded by 3 players.
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      Reply #136: Jul 15, 2018 05:47:11 pm
      Croatia are completely spent.
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      Reply #137: Jul 15, 2018 05:48:18 pm

      Extra time matches taken their toll ..
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      Reply #138: Jul 15, 2018 05:50:07 pm
      Why come out to play when you have all that space and speed up front? Croatia playing right into France's hands.

      As good as Croatia have been at this World Cup they haven't been better than France. Got lucky against Denmark it must be said but for some Danish impotence in front of goal and during the penalties.

      You misunderstand what I've been trying to say. I'm not criticising Deschamps for his tactical approach to winning. Clearly, he is about to win a WC.

      What I thought I was clearly saying was that if other top teams were to choose to emulate such a style, international football would get even more dull than it already is. It'd be like watching Mourinho's Man Utd vs Conte's Chelsea, but even worse. Ugh imagine that.
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      Reply #139: Jul 15, 2018 05:53:48 pm
      Now would be the time to declare a vested interest in France. I got them in the sweepstake. Quids in. Sorry Croatia. You can't say no to a bit of prize money.
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      Reply #140: Jul 15, 2018 05:54:08 pm
      France excellent in the second half deserved to win overall.

      Still feel for Croatia all those extra time minutes caught up with them.
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      Reply #141: Jul 15, 2018 05:58:53 pm
      Well done France! Deserved winners!
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      Reply #142: Jul 15, 2018 06:01:22 pm
      Well that's the sweepstake.money gone, ah well
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      Reply #143: Jul 15, 2018 06:01:37 pm
      Lyon will probably ask for more now that Fekir's won the World Cup.
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      Reply #144: Jul 15, 2018 06:01:42 pm
      Wanted Croatia to win, but France were the better team, the have a really good squad and one of the youngest in this WC.
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      Reply #145: Jul 15, 2018 06:05:14 pm
      Wanted Croatia to win, but France were the better team, the have a really good squad and one of the youngest in this WC.

      Even one of the world's best defenders cannot stop them.
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      Reply #146: Jul 15, 2018 06:11:14 pm
      If this were England v France. 0-0 at HT, France 2 goals in second half.
      Bilic complaining about the penalty  :laugh:
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      Reply #147: Jul 15, 2018 06:17:01 pm
      Don't think there was much between the sides, but France got the breaks, and probably had a bit more in the final third, though hate seeing anyone (like Greizsmann) diving and benefiting from it.

      Have to feel for Lovren - two MASSIVE finals in one year, and came up short in both.
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      Reply #148: Jul 15, 2018 06:19:29 pm
      Don't think there was much between the sides, but France got the breaks, and probably had a bit more in the final third, though hate seeing anyone (like Greizsmann) diving and benefiting from it.

      Have to feel for Lovren - two MASSIVE finals in one year, and came up short in both.
      Greizsmann knows how to dive, if that were Neymar, he would how rolled off the pitch, laughed at and no foul.
      That's why France are champions and not Brazil.
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      Reply #149: Jul 15, 2018 06:24:31 pm
      Losing any final is hard but losing a World Cup Final must be the worst of them all because in their heart of hearts these Croatian players will probably never get to play at this stage ever again.

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