WORLD CUP! day 24 - quarter finals

Can see the England game being low scoring, tight and tense/dull.

Not sure if Russia can raise their game again :syringe: or which version of Croatia will turn up :man_shrugging:

Any selection headaches for the G-unit?

Alli doesn’t seem fit enough to play…

Also this bet between Becks and Zlatan

  • Good natured shabs
  • Needy attention seeking
  • Other

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Think England will be lose to Sweden but I can see them getting past Croatia or Russia pretty easily

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Don’t know what bet you’re talking about, but Beckham is one of the neediest men on the planet, so I’ve voted accordingly.

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Zlatan’s is quite funny. Beckham’s response is a bit needy.

I have this feeling that I can’t lose today

but also that I’m guaranteed to be disappointed

Conflicted

SWEENG will probably be an exercise in watching paint dry, might be a good opportunity for England to show everyone how excellent they are at pentalities again.

I’m nervous already lads

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As someone who tentatively defended the Martinez appointment from the start even I’m pretty stunned by last night, wasn’t sure they had that win in them. Guess i need to rewatch to see how much they rode their luck in the 2nd half.

Probably my best ever football watching experience where i wasn’t attending the match. Amazing seeing people going mad in the streets all night, hope regardless of what happens now this has had a short term unifying effect on the country.

Reading some Flemish match reports and saw one describing KDB as a snow leopard, big fan of that analogy

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On the train back down to my hometown to go and have a kickabout with mates on the rec we used to bunk off school to play football on before going to watch England in the quarter final of a World Cup in the pub that used to serve us when we were underage. Can’t wait!

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Cannot get Three Lions out of my head today.

Also…

when Lineker scored

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Reckon there’ll be an early goal that will turn both teams tactical approach upside down and the whole match will turn into a low quality but entertaining plethora of goalmouth scrambles and meaty tackles, defensive mistakes and gifted goals. 3-2 to Sweden aet

Dutch ref!

The first half bra had a few chances that could’ve swung the momentum. Great performance from bel though. Other than Marcelo (who they stopped using for some reason?) bel we’re better all over the park imo

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I will eat my hat if there are that many goals in a game between England and Sweden. It just sounds like a match that will be a complete slog to watch, it’s very ‘Everton vs Stoke’, isn’t it?

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the last two games between Swe & Eng finished 4-2 to Sweden & 3-2 to England

admittedly Zlatan scored 4 and Mellberg scored 2 of those goals and Sweden have no natural goalscorer at the moment but I’m hoping at least a few dings will be hummed

@BodyInTheThames

Fine. If it isn’t a certified barnstorming humdinger, I’m coming after you pair.

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