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Correct_Permit_6313

I'm quite surprised Morocco won, thought They'd lose, their luck will probably run out against Canada


theeee17

Hahahahaha vertongin is such a little bitch


zuencho

Didn’t see the match, what happened?


elpatolino2

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/23134204.oxford-mathematics-researcher-predicts-will-win-world-cup/ I think that we can say that WC predictors are good to be flushed down said WC. Brasil is obvious (now). Belgium? Nope.


RTXEnabledViera

The fact that Oxford is trying so hard to push this shit on their official channels is sad. You're an institution of higher learning, not a fucking bookie.


elpatolino2

Correct. But any publicity is good publicity when st Andrews is now no 1 university in the UK! https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/


RTXEnabledViera

Prince William attended it, I'm hardly surprised.


elpatolino2

Ah, they used to call the yuppies the 'yababas'. They lived in a different universe than the commoners, and that was in the 80s. I guess it is even worse now with even greater social inequality these days.


chairsmiles

Anyone who genuinely thought this would predict anything has never played football in their life. It’s not basketball where the winner is basically determined beforehand by one good player. It’s not American football where team rankings are law.


LeoFireGod

Uh American football is chaos too. Nba Basketball is the only one that’s pretty chalk.


AverageSixthFormer

If you’ve watched the Dallas Mavericks you know that ain’t true. Luka has all the talent in the world but his team can’t hit the broad side of a barn let alone get near the net.


LeoFireGod

I mean when it comes to championships


phillip_esiri

so does he.


izulis

Congratulations to my Moroccan neighbors, your team is the example the rest of the African countries should aspire to follow


rinthecity

Is Tunisia vs Algeria or Tunisia vs Morocco a very big rivalry similar to Algeria vs Egypt?


Curious-Tomatillo-93

Yep , we have a vendetta against tunisia for one lost final in African cup of nations and they barred us from the 2004 world cup , the same year. With algetia it's always a hype war , they will never forget 4-0


izulis

We also have a rivalry with Algeria :)


vincentquy

Yo, bridges in Vietnam are gonna be busy.


WestGiraffe131

So happy for the Lions de l’Atlas !!


OhShitItsSeth

No point in even predicting this World Cup anymore smh


omicronperseiVIII

This was one of the easier upsets to call - Belgium looked like shit against Canada and Morocco have pace.


Potkrokin

BELGIUM OUTDATED ARGENTINA OVERRATED LONG HAVE WE WAITED ALLAH ACTIVATED


OhShitItsSeth

ASSALAM ALEYKUM BRÖTHER 😎🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻


Potkrokin

INSHALLAH HE SHALL GUIDE THE BALL INTO THE BACK OF THE NET AS HE GUIDED KHALID IBN AL-WALID TO DAMASCUS


BoogityBoogityTLC23

Just watch the madness unfold.


JahSteez47

Given Hazards dumbass remarks at Germany after the last games, this loss is just so delicious


ideaperm

Tbf Germany needs to focus more on football. They have been shit


HashofCrete

What did he say


JahSteez47

He said the Germans should focus more on soccer than politics


5Brainiac

He was critical of their hands over mouth gesture. Crazy of him to even comment like bruh, handle your own business


Long-Ad1955

maybe he should focus less on criticizing other players and more time on actual football ?


ArPak

TALK SHIT GET BANG!


anonymus725

This second goal will be extremely important if both us and coratia end up at 4 points


CSIHoratioCaine

Canada is beating Croatia today. It’s a Canadian team that will be the issue


ILANAGLAZERMARRYME

That comment aged well


CSIHoratioCaine

Had to believe. Oh well


ILANAGLAZERMARRYME

Upvote for being real


anonymus725

Looks like Croatia only looked bad because Morocco was really good


CSIHoratioCaine

Morocco is good! This is the most even group. Canada will be unfortunate to leave with 0 points if they do.


anonymus725

Hope they do well when the World Cup at their home


ForwardInstance

Looks to be the case, 20 min into the game !


Upplands-Bro

Lol


gonz000000

Subscribe.


ArPak

I love the way Canada fought in their game vs belgium.. You think they got a chance vs Croatia today? or was their first game a fluke?


anonymus725

I thinking Canada beats coratia and Morocco Coratia beats Belgium. If Coratia loses and wins by one goal we Morocco will make it, is they win by more they will make it, and if they lose by more Morocco will make it. That’s why this second goal is important.


theKurganDK

Morocco is much better than Canada in my book and will get point against them. Croatia will win over Canada tonight which will leave Morocco with at least 5 points and Belgium needing a win in the last match against Croatia, which I doubt will happen. Morocco and Croatia proceed from the group. Edit 3 min into CRO - CAN: I stand by what I said.


Footballpro12

"Belgium needing a win, which i doubt will happen"...Why ? I know Belgium hasn't been playing great, but they are still the strongest team in the group ( on paper ). And if Belgium needs a win, they are ( hopefully ) going to play alot better. Last game against Croatia will be 50/50 imo.


theKurganDK

Exactly because off what you say, Belgium has not been playing well at all and seem off, they lack bite and their defence can be negotiated. A draw - perhaps yes, a win - I doubt will happen.


Footballpro12

Well, tbf, after this game, you're probably right. I don't have alot of trust either. Still, i hope they can turn it around, they definitely have the quality.


theKurganDK

They absolutely do.


5Brainiac

INSHALLAH! Rooting for my North African brothers if Ghana can’t make it through


kayyali18

In sha' Allah my Ghanian and Senegalese brothers raise our heads up high!


Schanfara

Thanks man


amizya

I hope this cup will be african


Professional_Sun3191

Oh my goodness Morocco looks like watching ballerinas but on a football pitch so smooth and flexible football, so enjoyable


Marky0choa

www.eloratings.net gang


BoogityBoogityTLC23

I'm getting tired of people saying that this has been a bad world cup. It's been great, and even though we've had 5 0-0s, some of them have been good. And just look at the upsets!


HotPotatoWithCheese

It's just bitter Europeans (mostly Germans and English who can't stand their NT's) who are sitting on a high horse and so desperately want the WC to fail for political reasons. Most of them just look at the final scores (because they're too righteous to watch the games) and see a few 0 - 0 and think it's boring. They also conveniently ignore the likes of Argentina falling apart (biggest upset in WC history), Japan throwing their group into chaos, an incredibly tense 1 - 1 ESP/GER game, and plenty of other really entertaining games like the French and Brazilian matches. The only one that I've found to be a massive disappointment so far is USA vs England. I mean, we've already had so many good games but look at what is coming up. USA and Iran fighting for survival, British derby, Senegal vs Ecuador, potential England vs France quarter final, potential Argentina vs Brazil, Germany vs Brazil, Spain are looking entertaining in every game and could very well reach the final. And I'm almost certain there are big upsets yet to come. Some of these predictions may not even come true. Could see an Asian or African team in the semis or even final if one of the big boys shits the bed... It's been a very good WC so far.


BoogityBoogityTLC23

Agree with everything that you said.


Stingerc

Mexico hasn't scored a single goal because Tata Martino is a fucking moron. All of his trusted forwards have been struggling since qualifying and basically tried fuck all to remedy the situation. He refused to call up Chicharito (who's had a resurgence since moving to the MLS) because he believed his time with El Tri was over. He teased Santi Giménez, who is on form and playing well since moving to Europe, only to leave him due to what he calls a hierarchy in the team and he hadn't earned it. So he decided to only take three forwards and leave Santi home. These are the three shit bag forwards he took: So who was ahead in that hierchy? Henry Martin who's not a fit on his sistem and never scores. Rogelio Funes Morí who's spent the last two years injured, is way past his prime, and spent every warm up game missing basically every chance he got. And Raúl Jiménez. Before he fractured his skull, Jiménez was a fantastic forward, but understandably after almost dying, he's never been the same. He's spent the last few years struggling, off form or injured. The reports the Mexican FA medical staff gave about his progress at camp read like that of a severe stroke victim, not an international footballer: *Jiménez engaged in some light walking for 10 minutes, his progress is being monitored and we are hopeful he will make a full recovery*. He has no business being on the team or in the pitch at this time (or sadly ever again). So we are stuck with a Mexico squad with no servicesable forward. Basically Chuky and Vega manage to create a few chances from the sides but then have nobody to cross the ball to. If Mexico goes home not scoring a single goal, I wouldn't be surprised at all. Everyone knew this World Cup was going to be a disaster for Mexico since last year and nothing was done to prevent it.


BoogityBoogityTLC23

Yeah, I've been dissipointed with Mexico.


skkkkkt

European team has lost, WC is bad


Thelostsoulinkorea

As an Irish person, I think these results make it one of the best so far. Just need some iconic goals and single player dominance and it be unreal


BoogityBoogityTLC23

Agree with you.


manaf

It's bad because their teams are losing or the teams they hate are winning. 😆 This has been a rollercoaster so far.


BoogityBoogityTLC23

Agreed.


Even-Hat2951

You are right, most of the matches were entertaining and players are giving their max, iI have watched all matches so far and bar couple 0-0 games I like what I'm seeing.


xeneize93

Why are they so stuck on Martinez as their coach?


N3AL11

We have nothing to say about it, hes been playing the same system since he started… it doesn’t work we’ve seen it over and over again. And if that isn’t bad enough, his substitutions don’t make any sense?! But fair game to Morocco, deserved win. In fact Canada deserved to win as well so it should already be over but thats football, maybe they wake up against Croatia.


Professional-Ad-6265

- Plays batshuayi, who was bad against Canada (and equally bad against morroco) - Puts on De Ketelaere (very bad form at Milan) - Puts on Mertens (so random? it's a surprise he even was allowed to be in the WC squad still) - Puts on trossard (class player but wasn't going to be having any impact at that stage of the game for us, Doku wya?) - Puts on a Lukaku last 9 minutes who isn't really optimal yet and prays And wtf is this formation we decided on? Terrible coaching decisions, absolutely laughable. Martinez doesn't learn. We could have won this with some confidence even I'd reckon, if we simply decided to play and use our players effectively in an actually effective formation, but just a big yikes all around...


N3AL11

And where did thorgan come from? No offense to hom but wtf martinez.


djingo_dango

4 years of top fifa ranking > 4 matches in World Cup


fretnbel

Fans want him out.


MaryadaPurshottam

This world cup is the underdogs tournament


ojdewar

Just like 2002 was. Korea fourth, and Senegal and the USA both managing deep runs.


teh1337world

Korea all because of the refs though


ojdewar

The connection, it was held at a funny time for European fans. A ‘mid morning’ World Cup in 2002 and this Christmas tournament.


kakje666

hopefully INSHALLAH


jgunnerjuggy

That Peter Drury commentary in the final moments! Wish someone would post a clip!


sickboi33

frrr


MaryadaPurshottam

So that means one of Belgium or Croatia will be eliminated


kakje666

Belgium most likely , they looked bad both against Canada and Morocco. My prediction will be : 1. Croatia 7 p 2. Morocco 5 p 3. Belgium 3 p 4. Canada 1 p Canada 1-2 Croatia Belgium 0-2 Croatia Canada 1-1 Morocco


kHRYSTAL_

Croatia is on 1 point, they get 7 pts with 2 wins.


kakje666

ah sorry i fucked it up , let me edit it


anonymus725

I don’t see coratia scorigg no twice against Canada tbh. Unless they just looked bad because Morocco played well then maybe.


Depressedkid1998

they already scored 2 at half time ;p


anonymus725

Yup, looks like Morocco did really well to shut their offense down, but they were still strong.


Chemiczny_Bogdan

Your points are all wrong, these results would give Croatia 7, Belgium 3 and Canada 2 points.


kakje666

i re-wrote them , now they're correct


CSIHoratioCaine

No Canada lost the Belgium in game one and will beat Morocco and Croatia.


Chemiczny_Bogdan

What about that part then? > Canada 1-2 Croatia > Belgium 0-2 Croatia > Canada 1-1 Morocco edit: Oh you're a different guy altogether, didn't you see the part below? >these results would give


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Gobaxnova

Spain France and England: ?


brownbeardgooner

Bronze generation is flattering


Eli_Jellyy

M soooooo happy guys


taralallu

mabruk friend


Eli_Jellyy

Laybarek fik, friend


Agent__Caboose

Belgium lost on purpose to please the Moroccan society into not setting Brussels on fire. It failed.


JoeyMcClane

If martinez had any ambition to win he would have chucked Witsel sooner. You can critisize Eden.. but he wasn't a liability, on several occasions even. Really hope Ziyech gets a chance to light up Canada.


CSIHoratioCaine

Canada defense looked way better than Belgiums…


JoeyMcClane

They were more youthfull. Belgium were just shit, so there is that.


gsboss9000

This is why I laughed when Belgium fans said they were just playing a conservative style and relying on Courtois. E z game for the Moroccans they were never in danger of losing this game.


Professional-Ad-6265

I would say Belgium was having the most chances, definitely in control the first half, bad luck we struck the free kick God who made the rest of the match what it was due to Courtois making a weird choice not to dive forwards. Belgium wasn't looking as dangerous, but had more chances (were they looked less dangerous). This shouldn't be possible with the players we have... Martinez should have been out in 2018, he doesn't know any ball...


DieuMivas

Kdb said Belgium can't win the WC and he is making sure we don't


5Brainiac

What a horrible attitude to have as a player


Marky0choa

This is why Courtois is clear in the Belgium NT. Hell, ask KDB's ex.


Kevinbelmont_55

He's been dreadful man.


Blyadhole

Belgium should fire their coach, and hire someone with hair.


fretnbel

Is Van Gaal available?


goalkickspecialist

Bald fraud Martinez


Kyokugennn

All these players from European teams just want to get the hell out of this tournament and rest up for the league games


cabezonlolo

Excuses lol. They can't win without var as shown against Canada


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Or... Belgium is holding onto the past too tightly and Roberto refused to inject youth and creativity...


Give_Me_Your_Pierogi

Most of the Moroccan players play in Europe


ssk1996

Sounds good to me


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which isn’t bad honestly. they are majority of the ones getting fluffed by injuries so should be good for the lesser clubs in the domestic league. Bad for these elite clubs and their players but really good for the likes of Napoli as an example and a chance for NT squads with better fitness and less likelihood to pick up injuries to make it farther


seeyam14

And during the league games we said all these players just want to stay healthy for the world cup


ogqozo

Yeah making conclusions is easy when you just invent them. I'd like the guy to tell me what are 50 players that look the best on this World Cup and how many of the 50 play in European teams.


Herbrax212

# In Darija : TGE33ED


0xMEHDI

NOD F7ALEK


ephemeralclod

LOVE IT HAHAHA


azourgan

Congratulations to us Moroccans!!!! The atlas lions 🦁 just made history 🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🎉🎉


Marky0choa

Oh Lord give us Belgium in the round of 16.


blueberries

We’ll be lucky to get through


BoogityBoogityTLC23

They might not even make it that far.


jqquah

Belgium just couldn't sprint


pureeviljester

Seriously, my controller is broken.


NieThePiet

bye Belgium.


MoFlavour

Fantastic by morroco, so confident in passing, one on one's, creating chances, defending amazingly. Just the better team💪🏽


C4LLgirl

Their defense really was nice this game


retoriplastique

I have never liked Belgium as a team, even in 2018. They have such big names and yet they always look dull, despite having some of my favorite players on an individual basis. Zero chemistry, just like the disjointed country it represents.


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Kevinbelmont_55

Hazard was amazing to watch***. Fixed it for ya.


datboi2003

Belgium vs Brazil? Vs Japan? Kdb? Lukaku?


DeepFrickingVagina

Don't bring politics into this


Agent__Caboose

I'm Belgian. It's fine.


SunOfInti_92

In terms of performance, they were a kinda inconsistent in 2018. Easy group, struggled against Japan, etc. Thought they were very good vs Brazil especially in the first half of that match, and they played very well against France in the semifinal, a bit unlucky in that one.


lukman0708

I think they were pretty consistent last world cup- just one bad 15 minute spell vs japan


GME2Tmoon

Yeah because our coach is shit. No tactical abilities to switch up play. Plus atrocious choices


Er_ner

Suddenly England drawing against the Yanks doesn't seem so bad. Feel kind of sorry for Belgium fans, the feeling of a golden generation fizzing out without a trophy is a hard one to take.


Scratchbuttdontsniff

I mean... you probably should have lost...


Upplands-Bro

Eh not really. That was about as quintessential a 0-0 as I can remember. Awful game. Draw was fair


Er_ner

Oh absolutely. We were outfought across the pitch. But USA are better than they're given credit for.


stpstrt

They were decent and England was bad. I can’t stomach Southgate. He set up the team positively for once against Iran and they score 6 bastard goals. And then his conclusion is to revert to his fucking cowardly tactics, so frustrating seeing the players he has.


Shifty377

Yeah the comparison between England and Belgiums 'golden generation' is really stark. Under achieving, lack of cohesion and identity, boring to watch, uninspiring management. Strange.


PurpleBandit3000

And the incredible upsets continue!


spideytaha

Belgian Manager is the Belgian Southgate for real, terrorist ball with such a talented group


MesmerizingDildo

Southgate is far more entertaining. I’d say Belgium are the Tottenham of international football. As a neutral it boils my blood to see how dogshit they play with a star studded team. I mean come the fuck on, how tf you got KbD in your team and still play like this?


stpstrt

Southgate is entertaining? He’s what’s holding England back.


Willsgb

KdB, lukaku, both hazards, tielemans, doku, trossard, de ketelare, onana, mertens, batshuayi etc. I don't care what anyone says or thinks about that team, there is so much creative and attacking talent in there that for them to play so lethargically for the majority of games so many times over the years is unacceptable. That group of players should be producing rapid, dynamic performances, and they Have shown that capability on the break in games against portugal, Brazil, japan, england etc. In recent world cups and euros. But a lot of the time they seem content to just stroll around and probe like in this morocco game, even if their opponents don't play into that and cannot be easily broken down that way. It's frustrating to see but ultimately credit has to go to morocco for doing what they needed to. Their second goal was beautiful and good luck to them.


Competitive-Ad2006

He is actually spanish


Jumpy_Distribution96

Amrabat is having an incredible tournament, even if his impact on the field isn't very noticeable on statistics. It's very important to have a disciplined CDM with unlimited energy covering every gap, it encourages the rest of the guys to play more forward.


karanewbarida

Ziyech though , went from not playing at all this season to singlehandedly getting Morocco to to the next round


Rhino184

Wouldn’t be surprised to see Canada win if they played how they did against Belgium. Croatia was quite disappointing in game 1


Just_Particular

Croatia getting destroyed today. Calling it now


CocainCloggedNose

They will 100% lose to croatia, they migh'tve looked bad against morocco, but they were just bad match up for them, croatia is solid defensively and canada lacks the last finishing touch.


State_Terrace

Hmmm. Solid at the back, right?


Upplands-Bro

The Canadians on here are already getting annoyingly arrogant after one game. Hope Croatia thrashes them


Just_Particular

Croatia aint got nothing.


Upplands-Bro

Oh no, what a shame


State_Terrace

Doesn’t look while we’ll see that thrashing…


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Croatia Look just like Belgium did today devoid of ideas...old and tired... I can promise you Canada is going to give them problems.


CocainCloggedNose

I already have 50€ on croatia winning. I trust them this much.


Just_Particular

Lol


CocainCloggedNose

Lol indeed


Scratchbuttdontsniff

Aged like milk


CocainCloggedNose

Im petty like that


CocainCloggedNose

Maybe it didn't after all


CocainCloggedNose

My 50€


State_Terrace

Interesting take. I predict another draw. If anything, either team wins with a late goal.


Ar0w30

KDB definitely had a point when he said the squad was too old.


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Belgium lucky Canada wasn't clinical


alphacyberranger

Morocco you beauty


perfect-leads

*blushing*


EyePiece108

BBC: > > Walid Regragui only took charge of Morocco in September. > > This is his sixth game in charge. > > Morocco have kept clean sheets in all six games. > > That is SUPERB!


Curious-Tomatillo-93

I can see his champions league experience in play , you haven't seen him park the bus yet


Blyadhole

Belgium's squad is one of the generations.


bellerin

Ziyech was crazy good. Wow.


bh8787

Can the boring bastards moaning about 0-0 at half time understand that 1) that doesn’t mean it’s a bad game 2) Still 45 mins left


Mighty_EggEater

For real, I keep seeing people say this. Legit feel like they never saw a match in their life. Blowouts like Spain - Costa Rica are not something that happens commonly. Yet people are pretending like it should be happening every match lol.