France or Croatia?

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018' started by Spymaster, Jul 12, 2018.

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Who do you want to win?

  1. France

    56.6%
  2. Croatia

    39.6%
  3. Je m'en fiche

    3.8%
  1. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Hard one, as I love both countries in terms of vibe/food/culture/scenery etc. But Croatia, as I said on the other thread. If they're good enough to beat England then they deserve the final. IMHO, natch.
     
  2. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    No idea. I'd like both to win but that won't happen...obvs.
    I just hope it's a fair game.
     
  3. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    I'm hoping for red cards, goals, extra-time and penalties well into the new year.
     
  4. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    France 7-0. All the black players to score. Actually that's a bit of a liberal sentiment. 11-0 with Lloris scoring a pen.
     
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  5. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Grateful for what I have.

    A 98 - 99 win? :D
     
  6. Idris2002

    Idris2002 The Man From G.R.A.S.S.Y. K.N.O.L.L.

    I have to support France because of 1798. And don't Croatia have an actual Nazi on the team?
     
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  7. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill Enforced Holiday

    Out! :)
     
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  8. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Wow, I thought you'd all be supporting your neighbours, France.
     
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  9. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    I still can't get past something that happened 700 years ago, so it's Croatia for me.
     
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  10. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Allez les blues!
    Fuck the ustasha
     
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  11. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    France - I am totally on board with 'cheese eating surrender monkeys'

    and french workers know how to protest

    Finally, I have hitched all round Europe and the med, and many parts of Africa, frequently with my small son...but a 3 day tortuous slog down the coast, from Umag to Dubrovnik (where I finally got a bus to Pec)...was demarcated by an endless series of lifts - where every male driver uttered the words 'ficky-ficky (with hand signals in case something was lost in translation) before going more than 3 km - kinda put me off.
     
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  12. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I think I'll get behind the Croatians. (Ooh err)

    Every time I've been to France I've come back feeling a bit meh! every time I've been to Croatia I've come back tanned and refreshed.
     
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  13. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    3-0 or 3-1 to France
     
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  14. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Want to win - France

    Will win - France

    Mbappe to embarrass the slow defenders of Croatia. That left back is really rubbish. Plus they have at least one Nazi. Nice coastline though.
     
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  15. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I have France in the sweepstake. There's bugger all else to choose between them, so that will do for a reason, I guess.
     
  16. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    I'm going for France. Should have won in 2006.
     
  17. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    France for me, too.
     
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  18. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Croatia because it's always better to be beaten by the team that ends up being good enough to win the whole thing.
     
  19. S☼I

    S☼I walk the water like a sun

    I've tipped France from before the WC started. I love watching how clever Griezmann is and really liked how he didn't celebrate against Uruguay because good mates were on the other team. Mbappe is an extraordinary talent, and a player as good as Kante deserves to win it.

    Croatia - I just can't take to them. Modric strikes me as an unlovely individual no matter how good he is at shifting the ball from A to B.
     
  20. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    France

    Good food, guillotines, France Insoumise, Pogba
     
  21. S☼I

    S☼I walk the water like a sun

    Plus Davor Suker is President of the Croatian Football Federation. Loved him as a player. Not so keen on him as a person. Well-dodgy worldview.
     
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  22. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. I am just waiting for the next tomato..

    France, zut alors. :D
     
  23. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    NBE :mad:

    Nah, I'll decide tomorrow based on play.
     
  24. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned here before, as much as I want to, I just can't bring myself to like Croatia.
    I always wanted to believe that the issues they had with their fans were isolated but when you have half the team mixed up in this shit as well, it really is fucked up.
    The video in the dressing room after their Argentina game, showing Lovren singing along to a Fascist song was dressed up like it was just down to Lovren, nobody seems to pick up on the fact that the whole team are there and the song is belting out as loud as fuck, with other players grinning in the background.

    I was invited to Croatia for holiday in 2015, the same year they infamously had to play behind closed doors against Italy in the Euro 2016 qualifiers for racism, where some local thought it'd be hilarious to mark a swastika on the pitch.
    In our first half hour in the country leaving Split airport heading west-wards on the main road out of town there was this graffiti:
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    10 days later we drove back past it and it was still there, not touched.
    I lost count how many times I saw white power graffiti over the 10 days. It was everywhere. I'm not sure if it's a local issue isolated around the Split area but I was really shocked at its prevalence and how little had been done to try to cover any of it up.

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    So for me it's Allez les Bleus!
     
  25. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I've tipped France from the very start and think they'll deservingly win it. May the best team win n all that. Well I think they've definitely been the best team consistently throughout.

    I like Croatia as a country and it would be an amazing fairytale win for the tournament (think Leicester winning the prem).

    But in all honesty I don't care either way. Both results are good for football for different reasons. Just so long as no one is hurt I'll be happy.
     
  26. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    France for me simply because Kante , who has had an excellent World Cup , and Giroud are playing.Couldn't give a toss about the politics of either country tbh for 90 minutes.
     
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  27. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    It's not just the politics of the country or their fans anymore though.
    When it's the actual players glorifying fascism, it's hard to ignore imo
     
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  28. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    When DiCannio played for Celtic and West Ham I could watch him all day and praise his performances but still call his politics a disgrace and deplorable
     
  29. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Croatia. For the sole reason that ms starfish has them in her works sweepstake & we'll go for a cheeky meal if they win.
     
  30. strung out

    strung out (",)

    Nandos?
     
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