World Cup Match Thread- Quarter-Finals Day 2

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  1. THFCSPURS19

    THFCSPURS19 Well-Known Member

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    The last 2 matches have just finished but there's still 2 great matches to come on Saturday.

    Argentina vs Belgium
    • Venue: Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasilia
    • Date: Saturday, 5 July
    • Kick-off: 17:00 BST
    Coverage: ITV, BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live


    Netherlands vs Costa Rica
    • Venue: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
    • Date: Saturday, 5 July
    • Kick-off: 21:00 BST
    Coverage: BBC One, BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live
     
  2. chinaman

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    I go for Belgium and the Dutch.
     
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    It may only have been for a few seconds, but it's the highlight of my weekend so far to see Glenn kick a ball again. :) (y)
     
  4. Syn_13

    Syn_13 Fly On, Little Wing

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    I'm not sure whether we're going to see a boring game or a brilliant one between Argentina and Belgium. Both teams haven't been the sum of their parts. Argentina have had Messi digging them out of trouble, who hasn't been amazing himself but delivering when it counts, with the rest of their team just plodding along. Belgium have got better as the tournament has gone on but should still be doing better with the world class players they've got at their disposal.

    I'd say they're evenly matched in the end. I reckon this could be another one decided on pens.
     
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    I backed Belgium to win the tournament before it started and I think the draw suits them well. Stylistically Argentina is a good matchup for them. Belgium can counter them well and perhaps get something from a set piece.

    No Aguero or Rojo are going to be issues for Argentina and Belgium's bench has excellent attacking options.

    The one thing I don't like is Wilmots sticking with Fellaini in the middle. He has been very poor in his last two starts and Dembele's ball retention would be a better option. I would've also started Lukaku today, but Origi is playing well. Mertens, Lukaku, and Dembele to come on if Belgium struggles early..
     
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    Reckon Belgium will do a job on Messi, counter the fuck out of them and expose their weak defence
     
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  7. Syn_13

    Syn_13 Fly On, Little Wing

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    Lol, Fellaini starts again despite doing his best impression of a traffic cone in the USA game.
     
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    lol mascherano
     
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    Demichelis looks 10 years younger with short hair.
     
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  11. beats1

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    This lasted long
     
  12. Syn_13

    Syn_13 Fly On, Little Wing

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  13. tobi

    tobi Devin Booker is the future.

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    Spurger King can't smile without glue

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  16. beats1

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    Kompany acting like a tool
     
  17. mark_2017

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    Good goal by Higuain.
     
  18. tototoner

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    Could we see the real Argentina today
     
  19. Spurger King

    Spurger King can't smile without glue

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    Just what this game needed. Could easily have been a case of Belgium trying to kill the game, but now they have to attack, this should be wide open.
     
  20. CosmicHotspur

    CosmicHotspur Better a wag than a WAG

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    That Mess(i)ed up my prediction for the first scorer! Nice goal though from Higuain.
     

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