If I had to make a further prediction…I’d say England will come top. Purely based upon Martinez’s greater conviction towards the “easier” route to the final
My big predo: If Colombia come second, England vs Belgium will be a fucking awful game
not inevitable but probs the winners I’d be least surprised by
they’ve made quarters or equivalent in 16 straight World Cups (!) so a bit of flux wouldn’t be the worst thing
I think it will be awful whatever happens, it’s like Denmark v France
Nah. Both were very happy with the draw there. If Colombia come top, both England and Belgium will want to win to avoid them
Edit: wait this isn’t what happens is it? I’m confused now
my whole work team has been given the day off because of the match today (and because we hit our monthly target already yesterday)
which is nice
hoping for S.Korea 2 - 1 Germany
and Mexico 0 - 2 Sweden
If Colombia come top then whoever finishes second will play them. Finishing second would also mean that they avoid being in the Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal, France half of the draw though…
Ah right. So basically losing this game is the marginally optimal outcome regardless. @kiyonemakibi was right, absolute stinker
Germany through, twat with the silly hair out for me, Clive.
Just really want Brazil Germany in the second round
I think Croatia will get to the final.
That seems unlikely all things considered, Ant, but good on you for your optimism towards your adopted team.
I don’t want to wade into Serb/Croat relations
Oh wait. Genuine mistake. It’s early for me
I reckon Germans draw, but are saved by Mex tonking the Swedes
Brazil to get a 1-0 spanking from Serbia and go OUT
Get your croat
Save for VAR related drama, it’s going to be terrible from here on, as the emphasis switches from teams needing to win matches to teams being terrified of losing.
^will die before accepting the fall of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY)
poor lad. his despair at conceding that free kick is great