World Cup Discussion Thread - Day 2 (15 June)

cwy21

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Match #2 - Group A - 13:00 BST
Egypt : Uruguay

Yekaterinburg
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Odds
Egypt (11/2)
Draw (14/5)
Uruguay (3/5)
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Match #4 - Group B - 16:00 BST
Morocco : Iran

St. Petersburg
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Odds
Morocco (5/4)
Draw (2/1)
Iran (14/5)
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Match #3 - Group B - 19:00 BST
Portugal : Spain

Sochi
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)

Odds
Portugal (3/1)
Draw (9/4)
Spain (1/1)
 

TheChosenOne

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You are quick off the mark for today's matches cwy21 !

All three on Irish land tv. Just got to keep the Mrs happy and not hog the big screen tv too much.

My call - Wins for Uruguay, Morocco and Spain.
 

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The benefit of the US timezones. I can start the thread in the evening here. I'm looking forward to all three matches tomorrow. Morocco/Iran is almost a must win for both teams. It's hard to see either going through with just a point tomorrow.
 

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The benefit of the US timezones. I can start the thread in the evening here. I'm looking forward to all three matches tomorrow. Morocco/Iran is almost a must win for both teams. It's hard to see either going through with just a point tomorrow.
The opposite for me. Tail end of the day and matches kicking off at 10pm, 1am and 4am today :(

I see Morocco winning tonight. On paper, to me, it looks like they have a better team, and Iran have had some issues in the build up - including Nike withdrawing as their sponsor just a few days ago.

http://www.espnfc.com.au/fifa-world...d-cup-squads-supply-of-boots-due-to-sanctions
 

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Uruguay, Morocco, Draw is going to be my acca for the day.


Pissed off Salah is back, mind. I put Uruguay's Muslera and Godin in my Dream Team thinking he'd miss their opener.
 

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How comes?

You want the best players playing surely?
I wouldn't mind him being back for the Russia/Saudi Arabia games and any thereafter, but as I'd set up my defence assuming he wasn't playing it's a bit of an inconvenience. One of the dream team league's I'm in is worth about £200 to the winner so I don't really want to get off to a shit start.


Also if he scores a few I don't want it to become the Salah Cup. That would be unbearable.
 
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Uruguay, Morocco, Draw is going to be my acca for the day.


Pissed off Salah is back, mind. I put Uruguay's Muslera and Godin in my Dream Team thinking he'd miss their opener.
He's not fully fit. This is a Wazza and Becks metatarsal situation for them. More chance of his shoulder popping out again than him scoring a hat full.
 

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Uruguay, Morocco, Draw is going to be my acca for the day.
Done the same, just can't see a winner in Portugal Spain, think both will just be setting out to not lose, knowing they have 2 relatively easy games to see them through.

I think Uruguay Egypt will be good to watch, Cavani and Suarez could score a couple each today.
 

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He's not fully fit. This is a Wazza and Becks metatarsal situation for them. More chance of his shoulder popping out again than him scoring a hat full.
Not sure, Rooney and Beckham were out for a couple of months prior to the World Cup if I recall, Salah played 3 weeks ago, he may be a bit rusty as he's lost momentum and confidence though.
 
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Not sure, Rooney and Beckham were out for a couple of months prior to the World Cup if I recall, Salah played 3 weeks ago, he may be a bit rusty as he's lost momentum and confidence though.
There's a clip of someone coming up and trying to hug him from yesterday, and he visibly recoiled, like he was protecting the shoulder. It's a nasty injury, he's not going to be quite right.
 

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There's a clip of someone coming up and trying to hug him from yesterday, and he visibly recoiled, like he was protecting the shoulder. It's a nasty injury, he's not going to be quite right.
Will be keeping my eye our for an early shoulder to shoulder challenge on him then.
 

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If Egypt have any sense salah will be saved for the easier two matches. Bound to be tested injury wise by the South American's defence with a couple of tasty shoulder to shoulder challenges
 
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