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Insanel0l

Friendly reminder: use the WC thread for any discussions about the opening ceremony/matches etc. For anything general or bayern related, this is still the place to go


reflect9

Would you start Gore or Gundo for Germany?


King_Vercingetorix

Depends on the opponent in my opinion. If you want more attacking football, the Kimmich and Goretzka partnership works well. If you want more defensive stability, start Gundogan with Kimmich. So, personally I‘d start Kimmich and Gundogan for the Spain match for example, because I‘m not sure if Kimmich and Goretzka can provide enough defensive cover for the backline against Spain. But, ultimately, it’s up to Flick and the assistant coaches and what they think is best for the team.


Jackman1337

Gore simply he and Kimmich know each other well and play weekly together.


reflect9

Yeah, but I do feel that Gundo offers more than Gore


kadoooosh

Since one of the arguments for hosting the WC in the winter was “what about the people in the southern hemisphere? Shouldn’t they have a WC in the summer too?“ Let’s play a short quiz: what percentage of the worlds population lives in the southern hemisphere?


King_Vercingetorix

> Since one of the arguments for hosting the WC in the winter was “what about the people in the southern hemisphere? Shouldn’t they have a WC in the summer too?“ I‘m bad with geography and had to look up where the Southern hemisphere is. Looks like Qatar is in the Northern Hemisphere. 🤷‍♂️ > The GPS coordinates of Qatar are a latitude of 25.3548° N and a longitude of 51.1839° E. Located in the Middle East, Qatar is situated in the northern hemisphere as well as the eastern hemisphere. This positioning tells us that Qatar is located above the equator. https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/qatar/location


Jackman1337

You should count wc countries not all countries. China and India are like 70% of all people


kadoooosh

>China and India are like 70% of the people Almost!


GenitalJamboree

800M or ~10%


julesvr5

Ha, you don't fool me with that trick question! The earth obviously is a disc.


Thraff1c

Another quiz: How many summer world cups did they get till now? Im sure my percentage is lower than yours.


Luuigi

I think thats wrong. chile, uruguay, brazil 2x, south Africa and Argentina are on this list.


Thraff1c

In the global south their summer is in our winter. And as this is the first winter WC in our hemisphere that makes the rate of summer WC in the south a round 0% before today.


julesvr5

Yeah, I remember the world cups in Brazil or South Africa when people were freezing because it was winter time.


Luuigi

I understood your question wrongly. though 'winter' in the southern hemisphere is still quite nice so its hard to compare like this


jsnamaok

Holy fuck did anyone see Alaba’s free kick against Italy? [Here](https://twitter.com/complaxes/status/1594427915982307328?s=46&t=gTW2jttfpNwWH6_MaCRetg)


julesvr5

Der erste Kommentar hat mich gekillt lol


mrfocus22

Really weird feeling: watched the WC opener and am now setting up the Christmas decorations.


jsnamaok

Imagine a World Cup opening match and half the seats are empty before the 90 minutes hahaha so embarrassing


King_Vercingetorix

>and half the seats are empty before the 90 minutes > > > >hahaha so embarrassing Sums up this World Cup pretty well, don't it? (Unless your country wins obviously. Ex. If Argentina wins it, obviously Argentinians will say this is one of the 'best' World Cup ever).


reflect9

[Serge my brother what are you doing 😭](https://twitter.com/iMiaSanMia/status/1594354952356372485?s=20&t=8iRbAYDNW0AQcRYsEelJbA)


merrryo

Watch him become an absolute beast while wearing his hair like that


pascal007_

My man looking kawaii


Homygod319

Lol he’s finished. Just keep the Afro


footysocc

disney hair for a disney world cup


Thraff1c

The biggest reason not to watch the WC on ZDF (a German broadcaster) isn't the hideous human rights abuse, but Bela Rethy trying his usual worst at commenting it.


footysocc

Seriously, how Rethy is still going just boggles my mind


flybypost

> Bela Rethy trying his usual worst at commenting it in other words: hideous human rights abuse


julesvr5

Never rethied him.


xTatamo

KATAR - ECUADOR has to be the worst game in wm history to start a wm


jsnamaok

> Hassan Al-Haidous, captain of the Qatari national team, will wear the armband bearing the flag of the State of Palestine. 🇵🇸©️ I don’t care much for armband politics but LOL the hypocrisy. Actually it looks like this was fake as it doesn’t look like he’s wearing it in the match 🤷‍♂️


scrambledeggsss

[Look at our Sailor Moon.](https://twitter.com/iMiaSanMia/status/1594341826189737987?s=20&t=exVXWmvdKhhTxtvPl95PGg)


OneBeerAndWhiskeyPls

lets hope he transforms on wednesday


scrambledeggsss

🎶 *Fighting evil by moonlight* 🎶


OneBeerAndWhiskeyPls

still one of the best intros


jsnamaok

Look him in his eyes and tell him you want him sold haters, you can’t do it can you?


julesvr5

Can't remember the last time I cried so much. This is it. DANKE SEBASTIAN. Danke. Fare well.


Syn_Shadows

A little upset that AM screwed up the tire strategy a bit, but it was an absolute pleasure to witness this man on the track. Will miss him dearly as well.


julesvr5

Aston let him down one more time (as usual)


OpportunityNearby138

Is pissing me off when i see people putting spain, belgium or england above germany on the predictions,feel like either nobody rates us or they hate us so much that they always leave us out…FLICK YOU HAVE ONE JOB!!!!


dklieber32

No offense but what has Germany done in the last 18 months to really make them any more contenders than any of the teams you just mentioned? Germany have been abysmal


King_Vercingetorix

Would be interesting to see if Qatar can produce something today. Either a 1-1 draw or even a win somehow considering the home advantage. Or it could be a relatively dull 0-0 like a lot of Ecuador's last few games have been.


jsnamaok

Qatar will win 💶💵


OpportunityNearby138

Hope they lose like 5-0


mexicrypto

Will muisiala start in the WC?


GroupUpWithMei

If he doesn’t start every match that he’s available and fit to play - then I’ll seriously doubt Flicks ability as the German national team coach.


supermember866866

It's good if he starts every match , but i don't mind him occasionally being a 2nd half substitute because Muller is just as important and other winger and mid positions are occupied. As long as he still play bulk of minutes available will do good for Germany i think


King_Vercingetorix

>If he doesn’t start every match that he’s available and fit to play - then I’ll seriously doubt Flicks ability as the German national team coach. He might start Muller (due to his WC experience) at some point over Musiala as the Attacking Midfield and then put Bambi in as a sub like in that 5-2 win against Italy.


GroupUpWithMei

I’d expect and hope both to play, to be honest. You need players that will make the difference - and those are the two that we see consistently doing this. Muller or Musiala at the 10 and on the wing, both can play either but need to be on the field IMO.


trifile

Yes. Could be Musiala Muller Sané behind Gnabry.


lambo9797

I kinda hope for Müller to get as many mins as possible, dude’s got a record to break.


joyridah

With Bayern having the most players of any club at the World Cup, do you think this might be incentive for some players to consider signing with the team in the future ? Personally I think it’s a good showcase for the club, and is yet another demonstration of our ability to attract amazing talent and get them enough recognition that they get a national team selection..


Quaestionaius

How many Bayern players are playing in the World Cup? Just the other day I saw Barca saying they have the most players representing the World Cup with 17 players. First time club in history to have 17 apparently lol.


scrambledeggsss

We have 17. Barca have 16.


Thraff1c

We had 17 (before Manes injury) and now have 16, and Barca had 16 (before Balde got the call-up after Gaya got injured) and now have 17.


scrambledeggsss

Ah I hadn't thought of this, I only knew the numbers from before.


Quaestionaius

Interesting. Wonder if someone pointed out in their thread that they’re were wrong


Homygod319

Just as long u don’t ask gravenberch


joyridah

Lol true..but he will get his chances…


jsnamaok

Wait there’s a World Cup Game today? 😄 Sorry but imagine being excited for Qatar v Ecuador


LordSW93

Me: no way I'm watching that opening game. Also me: *checks what time the game is*


rinacio

I had to be reminded the WC started today lmao


jsnamaok

Lol it’s sad man


Homygod319

Vamos Ecuador can’t be havin qatar winning any games


OneBeerAndWhiskeyPls

our boy stanisic looks like the guy, who will show up on your doorstep trying to collect some debt 🤣 https://twitter.com/iMiaSanMia/status/1594294184332079106?t=oY4gZ-RAaU0B31yQCVkLFQ&s=19


LordSW93

Stanisic: Such a nice shop you have here. Would be a shame if something... Happened to it.


kadoooosh

Just realised that I won’t be home in time to watch F1. Pain 😔


No_Community4641

I woke up to a dream of Mathys Tel getting selected to the French National Team as a replacement for an injured player. There is an injury but Tel replacing Benzema is very unlikely but hey, no harm in dreaming. The world better be prepared for Mathys Tel demolishing opponents in the 2026 world cup.