2018 FIFA World CupTM
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With regards to refs in the world cup, and, for that matter, where the World Cup is held. FIFAs wants to open up new sources of income. Areas in which football is pretty much established are not that interesting for FIFA since the're not able to squeeze out more income. FIFA officials also likely have an easier time imposing their own ambitions in countires that don't have a great football legacy.
Panama isn't the worst debutant in World Cup... someone remember who is? https://goo.gl/pjMqFb
Well done to Panama for both qualifying for their first ever World Cup, and for at least trying to make a game of it.
This Engerland side looks like a Sunday pub team!
I don’t think England will be worried by Belgium at all. Don’t know why everyone thinks so highly of them tbh. Great players yes but they don’t work great as a collective unit. I think England may well beat them tbh if the pressures off
dangerous side belgium, could go all the way,will take a decent side to beat them..
I bet Lukaku wishes he had that sort of service at Man Utd....
I think England will be like a warm match for Belgium, I predict a riot Belgium 5 England 0
Lukaku doing what he does best. Scoring against weak teams.
2 world class pieces of football. The pass from KdB to Lukaku was through the eye of a needle. Perfection. And Mertens strike.Belgium have lots of room for improvement so England need to be at their best when they play.
England v Belgium will be a massive wake up call for all the deluded. Belgium have far superior players. England will be lucky to get 40% possession. 3-1 Belgium.
Belgium have loads of great players and are one of the favourites on paper quite rightly......but I have a feeling that they might have a similar issue to that of England’s ‘golden generation’ who were never able to live up to the hype.This was evidenced in the Euro, which in the lead-up was really there’s for the taking...but they choked against the welsh in the quarters.We’ll see.
England are going to get a spanking, Belgium first team ive seen that look like winning the WC...
Decent result for Belgium as Panama may lack quality but they had a good shape & were tough to break down. Hopefully we can get a win on Sunday & Belgium can give those thugs from Tunisia a good thumping. Never have I wanted to see a team get a battering more than them after the way they played last night. Belgium beating us might not be the end of the world either if Germany don't top their group
RL looked sharp second half... just shows Jose is the problem.
Belgium turned up for the second half and deserved to finish the game well out of sight of their feisty opponents. Mertens's goal was a world class effort and they played some really clever football to fashion the win. Panama should take heart from having kept a clean sheet in the first forty five minures.
Scoreline flatters Belgium hugely. Perhaps they deserved to win but certainly not by 3
Theres four teams in the world cup with a starting 11 of quality players - Brazil, France, Germany Belgium - and not all of those started today. Martinez got Wigan to win the FA Cup. I think Belgium are in with a sniff based on the names in the 23.If these players were English, they'd push most of the English players out of a 23 man squad, with the exception of maybe Kane.
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