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Lilshmike
Post #151
Wednesday July 11, 2018 5:56pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 590
Original post from 2tone

As far as I know they haven't been in trouble for fielding age ineligible players at youth world cups.

I stand by my statement that just because you win a youth World Cup does not mean you will be successful at the senior level. Mexico is a prime example as well as Argentina.
Article from 2016:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/3699053...

Article from 2013:
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/23760844

Articel from 2010:
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2010/feb...

Age fraud is a problem in Africa. This is a long established issue. I agree with your statement though. But I will say that although it doesn't mean you will be successful, it does provide a good insight of how your pipeline will develop in the future.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #152
Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:33pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,599
Dang they should be stripped of their titles.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #153
Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:36pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,599
Croatia the better team in all facets. I hope they win.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #154
Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:38pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 995
Does anyone know what England fans sing near 80 minute, I hear the song all the time.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #155
Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:24pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,599
Go Croatia! English press got cocky again before this game.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #156
Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:39pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 995
Awesome game, mad respect for both teams.
To think of it, Pulisic would have been on the pitch...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #157
Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:42pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,599
How can you not root for Croatia to beat France in the final?

Know Nothing
Post #158
Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:54pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,363
Kind of funny, but pretty much accurate...

http://www.espn.com/soccer/england/story/3522...

By the last 8, he meant a potential matchup with Germany or Brazil.

Still a good run for them and they are still a young team with more talent coming up through the ranks.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #159
Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:51pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 995
Original post from 2tone

How can you not root for Croatia to beat France in the final?


Yep... They dominate the midfield, calm even under tremendous pressure. Just fantastic game all around.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #160
Thursday July 12, 2018 3:37am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,599
But I agree England has a young team with a lot of young talent coming up. They are a team that could be a strong contender in Qatar to lift the trophy.

db707
Post #161
Thursday July 12, 2018 1:01pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 543
England would also host the semis and the final if they get that far in Euro 2020. Most of the guys they're going to lose before Qatar (Young, Walker, Cahill) are guys they should probably be replacing asap anyway.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #162
Thursday July 12, 2018 7:26pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 995
Original post from 2tone

But I agree England has a young team with a lot of young talent coming up. They are a team that could be a strong contender in Qatar to lift the trophy.


They need to stop long ball attitude under pressure.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #163
Friday July 13, 2018 10:04pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,377
I hope Croatia gets it done...super well balanced team, so strong mentally...Modric has played his ass off. Love to see them take it.

bjelks
Post #164
Friday July 13, 2018 10:11pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 564
Lol I hope France gets it done. So much fun to watch, so much class, so much quality, so much athleticism, so much flare and personality. France is the most attractive team to watch and even casual to non fans want to see them. If France wins, football wins.
goalsense
chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #165
Friday July 13, 2018 11:16pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,377
Imo, there is no aesthetic loser in this one, Croatian midfield is pure class at the highest level.

I think we're going to see an outstanding game.

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