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*Official* Semifinal Two: Germany vs France

Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
Germany vs France
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Thursday 7 July, kick off 21.00 CET

Germany: P5 W3 D2 (1pso) L0
France: P5 W4 D1 L0


4 competitive matches, all at World Cup finals: FRA 6-3 (World Cup 1958), GER 3-3 (won pso, World Cup 1982), GER 2-0 (World Cup 1986), GER 1-0 (World Cup 2014). Including friendlies: France 12 wins, Germany 9 wins, 6 draws, 27-27 GD
 

harsh.ag

Hall of Fame Member
Would be hilarious if the Germans beat Italy and France only to lose in the finals to Bale/Ronaldo.
 

Furball

Evil Scotsman
Could easily happen as they'll have a day less to recover amd will have worked far harder to get to the final.
 

GIMH

Norwood's on Fire
Giving the Second World War to France is like Owain Fon Williams taking the credit for Wales' run to the semis
 

Furball

Evil Scotsman
World War 2. Germany got annihilated in the final by Russia but beat Poland, Denmark and Norway in the group stage then France in the first knockout round.
 

Pothas

Hall of Fame Member
What about the countless times Napoleon beat them? Yeah not united I know but still.
 

GIMH

Norwood's on Fire
World War 2. Germany got annihilated in the final by Russia but beat Poland, Denmark and Norway in the group stage then France in the first knockout round.
Where do America fit into your analogy then?
 

Furball

Evil Scotsman
Lost on penalties to Germany in 1940. (Didn't get beaten but couldn't stop Germany advancing through the Balkans and into Russia in 1941.)

Had a rematch in North Africa where they staged a late comeback to win.
 

Uppercut

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Lost on penalties to Germany in 1940. (Didn't get beaten but couldn't stop Germany advancing through the Balkans and into Russia in 1941.)

Had a rematch in North Africa where they staged a late comeback to win.
Still bitter from their loss, they dressed up as Russian fans to support USSR against Germany in the next round, then tried to take all of the credit when Russia won.
 

Lillian Thomson

International Coach
I would love to see another semi-final similar to Brazil-Germany at the last World Cup. Obviously it won't happen on that scale again, but France do look incredibly loose at the back.
 

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That Germany lineup doesn't look like it works to me. Is it Ozil on the wing and a midfield 3?
 

Furball

Evil Scotsman
Yeah. You can stick Özil anywhere because he's so good at finding space.

Deschamps ought to be drugs tested, has to have been smoking some weapons grade **** to have picked that team and lineup.
 

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