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World Cup 2018
« on: July 03, 2018, 16:55:42 »
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 16:56:37 »
France is going to win it all.

Maybe.
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 18:00:13 »
This year the giants are falling with remarkable speed. That being said, I forecast either FRA v ENG or BEL v ENG in the final.
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 21:44:54 »
France is going to win it all.

Maybe.

Russia, the fix is in.
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 14:00:39 »
France is going to win it all.

Maybe.
I sort of wish I didn't hedge my bet here.
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 17:06:55 »
I sort of wish I didn't hedge my bet here.

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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2018, 16:03:46 »
Viva la France
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 20:43:42 »
Vive l'Afrique is more like it.
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2018, 22:23:17 »
Vive l'Afrique is more like it.
Those guys were born in france,  how is it vive l'afrique?

There is only one guy on that roster born in Africa.
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2018, 22:41:17 »
Vive l'Afrique is more like it.
2 dudes on the French team were born abroad. WTF?


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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2018, 00:45:24 »
2 dudes on the French team were born abroad. WTF?


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I have one born in Cameroon,  another in guadeloupe, which is still part of france,  or am I missing another?

Edit: Backup goalie is born in Zaire, so you are right, 2.
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2018, 07:17:35 »
I have no clue and haven’t looked into it, but CTV news last night displayed  a tweet in its reporting of the French victory which claimed that the team was “80% immigrants and 50% Muslim”.

Sad commentary on the state of CTVs journalism if they didn’t fact check that before broadcasting it.

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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2018, 08:01:20 »
A more useful statistic would be how many have training in theatre arts or interpretive dance.  The closest one sees of faking injuries to that degree is in a UMS line-up before a major exercise.
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2018, 08:37:24 »
I have no clue and haven’t looked into it, but CTV news last night displayed  a tweet in its reporting of the French victory which claimed that the team was “80% immigrants and 50% Muslim”.

Sad commentary on the state of CTVs journalism if they didn’t fact check that before broadcasting it.
Very sad.

Some of these men were the sons of immigrants, but very much born in France.

Presnel Kimpembe-Place of birth   Beaumont-sur-Oise, France

Djibril Sidibé-Place of birth   Troyes, France

Benjamin Mendy-Place of birth Longjumeau, France

Paul Pogba-Place of birth   Lagny-sur-Marne, France

N'Golo Kanté-Place of birth   Paris, France

Blaise Matuidi-Place of birth Toulouse, France

Thomas Lemar-Place of birth Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe

Kylian Mbappe-Place of birth   Paris, France

Ousmane Dembélé-Place of birth   Vernon, France

I guess every black person is just an African these days.
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