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Group B - Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

sledger

Spanish_Vicente
It's not really the usual situation though. Normally what happens is that the national FAs don't want to renew their manager's contract until after the tournament in case they bomb. The managers want certainty about their future employment and might not appreciate the lack of confidence shown in them, so they agree to take up jobs elsewhere when their contracts expire.

Spain signed Lopetegui to a new long-term contract a month ago, which was quite a strong statement for the FA to make about their commitment to him. They were never contacted about RM's approach and only found out he was leaving five minutes before it was made public, which was three days before the tournament began. You can totally see why they're pissed off.
Yeah true.
 

sledger

Spanish_Vicente
Good on Iran. Pleased to see them do well, enjoyed them in the last WC. Have a lot to think their keeper for today.
 

Fuller Pilch

International Vice-Captain
This has pretty passing with high skill levels (and 2 talented teams) but I really can't understand how this is the most popular sport in the world. It is very hard to analyse in depth like cricket and rugby.
 

vcs

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Haha. That was almost identical blunder to the one the English keeper made against USA in the 2010 World Cup.

More goals in this one though.
 

vcs

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This has pretty passing with high skill levels (and 2 talented teams) but I really can't understand how this is the most popular sport in the world. It is very hard to analyse in depth like cricket and rugby.
Modern football is too athletic and fast for its own good. There's very little rhythm and flow to games these days, even compared to even 10 or so years back.
 

sledger

Spanish_Vicente
This has pretty passing with high skill levels (and 2 talented teams) but I really can't understand how this is the most popular sport in the world. It is very hard to analyse in depth like cricket and rugby.
To the untrained eye perhaps.
 

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