Who is the favorite to win the upcoming World Cup to take place in Russia summer 2018?

adampaul883adampaul883 miamiPosts: 24 Greenhorn

So, the biggest event in sport, the football world cup, Group Matches Over.

What are your thoughts? 

A strange one this year with a few big sides absent. I don't think England will win, the event is in Russia, and I think that's enough to rule us out.  It would be nice to see England make it to maybe the semis though, beating a couple of decent on the way. 

There are still very countries that won this tournament, so a new winner would be interesting. Belgium for me would be the most likely first time winner, given they have 2 of the worlds best players (Hazard, De Bruyne) in their team who can unlock matches. 

Should be exciting. 

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  • Billy No MatesBilly No Mates Posts: 2,487 Captain
    Well my bracket has Germany and Brazil in the finals with Brazil winning again but I would love to be wrong and see a first time winner as you say. Someone like Senegal would be cool!
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 3,556 Captain
    So, who's playing? I like sports but could never get into soccer. I tried to like it and even went to a few Strikers games a long time ago but it didn't stick. Now ice hockey is a sport that I wasn't exposed to as a kid but grew to love it.
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  • GardawgGardawg Posts: 7,288 Admiral
    Soccer is one of those sports that I might have enjoyed playing but there's no way I can watch something so boring.  It ranks right up there with bowling as a sport to watch. 

    Some would say the same about track and field but I do watch that. Not all that exciting but interesting to watch. 
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  • 2amigo2amigo Posts: 3,823 Captain
    Hoping Croatia gets in there.  They have been playing good so far and should beat Denmark (of course anything can happen) on Sunday.  After that?  If they win, Spain or Russia will be tough
  • AC ManAC Man Posts: 3,749 Captain
    Gardawg said:
    Soccer is one of those sports that I might have enjoyed playing but there's no way I can watch something so boring.  It ranks right up there with bowling as a sport to watch. 

    Some would say the same about track and field but I do watch that. Not all that exciting but interesting to watch. 
    Heard a guy on the radio say if they added another goal to each sideline and a couple hidden trap doors to the field it might make it worth watching. 
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 8,237 Admiral
    I enjoy world cup, but not MLS or European league.   It's exciting if you understand what's going on, and if you don't, it's just grown men kicking a ball in circles until someone accidentally kicks it into the net.   

    I just can't watch as at work but if I could i definitely would be tuning in.   
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  • MelbourneMarkMelbourneMark Posts: 1,491 Officer
    Belgium looks good.
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 8,237 Admiral
    Belgium looks good.
    If they win I hear they get free Stella for life...so motivated.  
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  • BallaCoiPersiciBallaCoiPersici NW Italy (Laveno Mombello)Posts: 4,404 Captain
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    Probably not Germany  :# (nor Italy  :D)
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  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 8,237 Admiral
    Both having been eliminated.   I'm just wondering how far Russia is going to go.   
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  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 9,425 Admiral
    Antarctica has a good shot too. 
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  • FinfinderFinfinder Posts: 9,515 Admiral

    I'm surprised most of the games were actually exciting.  I still can't stand the fake dramatic injuries and all the stalling.   
  • saltyseniorsaltysenior Posts: 755 Officer
    boring to watch....I played as a kid in the city where it was a really big deal...nobody kicked the ball back towards their own goal themdays......another disappointment is the scoring . many games are 1 to 0 and that winning team is pegged as superior....if final scores where like 12 to 8, then one could tell who was better. 


  • tankardtankard Posts: 6,377 Admiral

    Soccer. The only sport where the "men" are prettier than the  women.

    Seriously, do those dandies have freaking hairstylists in the locker room?

    Not a fan. At all. And I hate this FIFA time of year when everyone pretends to be a fan.

    And then there's the horrific acting, feigning agony after zero contact.

    NOPE!

  • Billy No MatesBilly No Mates Posts: 2,487 Captain
    tankard said:

    Soccer. The only sport where the "men" are prettier than the  women.

    Seriously, do those dandies have freaking hairstylists in the locker room?

    Not a fan. At all. And I hate this FIFA time of year when everyone pretends to be a fan.

    And then there's the horrific acting, feigning agony after zero contact.

    NOPE!

    What kind of moron clicks on a post just to say they don't like what the post is about? Then go away! You do the same stupid thing every four years. No one cares you don't like soccer. This post isn't about you.
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 8,237 Admiral
    tankard said:

    Soccer. The only sport where the "men" are prettier than the  women.

    Seriously, do those dandies have freaking hairstylists in the locker room?

    Not a fan. At all. And I hate this FIFA time of year when everyone pretends to be a fan.

    And then there's the horrific acting, feigning agony after zero contact.

    NOPE!

    What kind of moron clicks on a post just to say they don't like what the post is about? Then go away! You do the same stupid thing every four years. No one cares you don't like soccer. This post isn't about you.
    LOL welcome to the interwebs!
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  • tankardtankard Posts: 6,377 Admiral

    tankard said:

    Soccer. The only sport where the "men" are prettier than the  women.

    Seriously, do those dandies have freaking hairstylists in the locker room?

    Not a fan. At all. And I hate this FIFA time of year when everyone pretends to be a fan.

    And then there's the horrific acting, feigning agony after zero contact.

    NOPE!

    What kind of moron clicks on a post just to say they don't like what the post is about? Then go away! You do the same stupid thing every four years. No one cares you don't like soccer. This post isn't about you.

    I only do it because it gets your panties bunched up!

    Thanks for playing along!

  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 10,226 AG
    Tankard just needs a hug again.  He gets like that sometimes.  

    I'm here for you, buddy.
  • tankardtankard Posts: 6,377 Admiral
    Gross. You must like soccer.
  • Billy No MatesBilly No Mates Posts: 2,487 Captain
    tankard said:
    tankard said:

    Soccer. The only sport where the "men" are prettier than the  women.

    Seriously, do those dandies have freaking hairstylists in the locker room?

    Not a fan. At all. And I hate this FIFA time of year when everyone pretends to be a fan.

    And then there's the horrific acting, feigning agony after zero contact.

    NOPE!

    What kind of moron clicks on a post just to say they don't like what the post is about? Then go away! You do the same stupid thing every four years. No one cares you don't like soccer. This post isn't about you.

    I only do it because it gets your panties bunched up!

    Thanks for playing along!

    Doesn't bother me at all. Just seems pretty stupid if that is all you have to entertain yourself. 
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 10,226 AG
    tankard said:
    Gross. You must like soccer.
    Not really, no.

    I am concerned about you, though.

    You used to be more fun.
  • Billy No MatesBilly No Mates Posts: 2,487 Captain
    tankard said:

    Soccer. The only sport where the "men" are prettier than the  women.


    Really? You must be pitching for the wrong team if you think the MEN are more attractive!! Not that their is anything wrong with that if that is how you roll.


  • silvergsilverg Posts: 1,455 Officer
    Have been some exciting games so far.  Brazil or Senegal
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 8,237 Admiral
    Brazilian female soccer fans, or the Russian female curling team?      

    Yes...yes to ALL!!!
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  • Billy No MatesBilly No Mates Posts: 2,487 Captain
    Brazilian female soccer fans, or the Russian female curling team?      

    Yes...yes to ALL!!!
    It is amazing some of the women they find in the stands at the matches. The cameramen are obviously men!
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 8,237 Admiral
    Brazilian female soccer fans, or the Russian female curling team?      

    Yes...yes to ALL!!!
    It is amazing some of the women they find in the stands at the matches. The cameramen are obviously men!
    I'm fairly confident they know exactly where those women are going to be.    Some of these women have to be models, the just happen to have the best seats, happen to have full makeup on at a professional level, and happen to be sporting the latest and greatest apparel.

    Not that I care in the slightest really, they're smoke shows.     
    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.
  • Billy No MatesBilly No Mates Posts: 2,487 Captain

    The photo's I posted you are probably right. They may even pay them to go to the matches. But they do show some women who are true fans who are amazing looking also.

  • BallaCoiPersiciBallaCoiPersici NW Italy (Laveno Mombello)Posts: 4,404 Captain
    Brazilian female soccer fans, or the Russian female curling team?      

    Yes...yes to ALL!!!

    Massimo (former Ballak) - Please, be patient for my English

    My YouTube Channel

    I'm typing with my "pasta hole" closed :grin !
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  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 8,237 Admiral
    11/10, would motorboat
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  • Flats2blueFlats2blue Posts: 221 Deckhand
    Is a Brazilian more than a Billion?  

    I am enjoying the games or at least the 3 minute highlight videos :)   

    Mark
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