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Let’s go Nigeria!
I thought it was ridiculous Nigeria didn’t get a penalty kick on that handball! How much more blatant can it get than that? In fairness I do think they kinda let Nigeria get away with a few down by their goal where no fouls were called so maybe it evened out a little, but still, that should have been a pk no question.Sorry Sammy. We needed a call, it could have gone our way. I thought it was 50/50. Live dogs don't get the calls I guess.
Feel for Mexico, tough that they 2-0 and still could potentially be eliminated.Mentioned it elsewhere but an attorney type investigation of Fifa tiebreak rules shows that if there is a 3 way, if Germany do enough to take 1st place, winner of SWE/MEX would finish 2nd regardless of score
Now let's extrapolate after todaythose of you betting cards ... a pretty good angle for a low amount of cards in the belgium/England game (sort of). If they tie, the winner of the group will be the team with less cards in the tournament. It's 3 cards to 2 heading in. Should be less ugly fouling than normal IF, IF you think there is a difference to the teams about who they play from group H. I am not convinced either would care all that much but they will know the result prior to playing. I would want to avoid Colombia if I were either of them. Anyway, with both advanced already and cards determining a winner on the draw .. it should be a clean game.
you could read the posts in the thread that was made for just this reason kaleENG and BEL is really tough to know because they are about dead-even and the yellow cards sound like the deciding factor. The bracket is looking like it will have an easy side, which actually benefits the group runner-up here. Martinez stated after the second match that he's got some injury concerns, which could have been politicking to set the stage for a weak lineup in Matchday 3. It wouldn't be the sporting way for Southgate to say he will match BEL trying to finish runner-up, but we could see some rotating to match a missing Lukaku, Hazard, etc. I would suspect Rashford starts over Sterling, as was rumoured for game two, but not really sure where else he will go. The motivation to lose here is clear, but Southgate may be looking for momentum and the British media will be all over him for sacrificing that if he matches a weak BEL lineup. This tells me BEL will have a weaker lineup and ENG is probably more likely to win the group.
They've been playing together for years, I get the fade em til they do something angle but at some point they're gonna do something. Too much talentBelgium going think they are doing the right thing by getting second then they lose to Senegal, Japan, and/or Colombia first knockout game