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FIFA World Cup 2018
#1
FIFA World Cup 2018
America has its NFL and Europe has its soccer.... so it's time for the World Cup 2018 ...so we have to prepare for it Tongue
The 2018 World Cup draw took place today at the Kremlin in Moscow....
The draw is done and the field is set:
Group A: Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco
Group C: France, Peru, Denmark, Australia
Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Group G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama
Group H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan

First match will be played on 14 June 2018.... so we have half a year Tongue but why can't we start talk about it now...
What do you think about the draw?
Which group seems to be a death group for you?
Does your country play in this World Cup?
Is there any soccer fan here?

I'm a big soccer fan! My team is in group H, that's Poland! And though i doubt that they'll win the World Cup, I'll cheer them anyway...
A group of death ... ha! For me, this is a group D...Argentina, Croatia and the great surprise of recent months, Iceland! Very interesting group...
But before the World Cup starts, we'll have some friendly matches....so it will be a good opportunity to talk.. Smile
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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day."
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#2
RE: FIFA World Cup 2018
I'm in America. For men's club soccer, I follow Seattle Sounders FC in MLS. But, alas, the USMNT is not a part of this, just like back in '86. There's so much soccer in the USA that I don't have time nor inclination to follow much else, but the WC is the WC. I have ancestors who are German, Swiss, and Swedish, so I'll be curious about them, as well as any matches in St. Petersburg, where my grandmother got to go in the 1990's. That and Moscow seem like lovely cities.

I live near the Mexican border (well, municipally speaking, right on it), so I'd like to see MEX advance, but by other accounts, they have it really tough.
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
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#3
RE: FIFA World Cup 2018
(December 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm)KittyAnn Wrote: I'm a big soccer fan! My team is in group H, that's Poland! And though i doubt that they'll win the World Cup, I'll cheer them anyway...
A group of death ... ha! For me, this is a group D...Argentina, Croatia and the great surprise of recent months, Iceland! Very interesting group...
But before the World Cup starts, we'll have some friendly matches....so it will be a good opportunity to talk.. Smile

I think you are right, group D, Nigeria could be a surprise package.
Poland should Top that group on paper, but as we know in football anything can happen.
Looking forward to it so much Smile
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#4
RE: FIFA World Cup 2018
Considering Canada is not going to be in this year (we were so close )

I can't say i have decided who to route for yet
Seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy -- myself.

Inuit Proverb

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RE: FIFA World Cup 2018
(December 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm)Tizheruk Wrote: Considering Canada is not going to be in this year (we were so close )

I can't say i have decided who to route for yet

route 66?  Big Grin

I am sure you meant "root".
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#6
RE: FIFA World Cup 2018
(December 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm)Tizheruk Wrote: Considering Canada is not going to be in this year (we were so close )

I can't say i have decided who to route for yet

Guys .... if you have no idea who to support, cheer for Poland! Tongue
"Alone is what I have. Alone protects me." 
“I may be on the side of the angels but don’t think for one second that I am one of them.”
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day."
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#7
RE: FIFA World Cup 2018
(December 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm)KittyAnn Wrote:
(December 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm)Tizheruk Wrote: Considering Canada is not going to be in this year (we were so close )

I can't say i have decided who to route for yet

Guys .... if you have no idea who to support, cheer for Poland! Tongue

I will consider it Big Grin
Seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy -- myself.

Inuit Proverb

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#8
RE: FIFA World Cup 2018
(December 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm)Tizheruk Wrote:
(December 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm)KittyAnn Wrote: Guys .... if you have no idea who to support, cheer for Poland! Tongue

I will consider it Big Grin

I would be honored...if you consider it ..in plus Big Grin

...it's always better and cooler, when more people cheer one team.. isn't it?
"Alone is what I have. Alone protects me." 
“I may be on the side of the angels but don’t think for one second that I am one of them.”
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day."
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#9
RE: FIFA World Cup 2018
(December 2, 2017 at 6:28 pm)KittyAnn Wrote:
(December 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm)Tizheruk Wrote: I will consider it Big Grin

I would be honored...if you consider it ..in plus Big Grin

...it's always better and cooler, when more people cheer one team.. isn't it?

Indeed Big Grin
Seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy -- myself.

Inuit Proverb

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#10
RE: FIFA World Cup 2018
(December 2, 2017 at 5:16 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(December 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm)Tizheruk Wrote: Considering Canada is not going to be in this year (we were so close )

I can't say i have decided who to route for yet

route 66?  Big Grin

I am sure you meant "root".

..and what about you Brian37.... will you join to cheer my team.. or do you have your own favorite team, huh? Big Grin
"Alone is what I have. Alone protects me." 
“I may be on the side of the angels but don’t think for one second that I am one of them.”
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day."
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