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    Quote Originally Posted by pensive_pilgrim View Post
    Oh hey it's the sport where the organizers are all corrupt and the players compete to see who can put on the most pathetic performance faking injuries. Sounds like a blast.
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    so i was watching first half of the match rusia - arabia saudí
    i got a bit uncomfortable at putin speech, because it seemed endless, so i was expecting a big boo from the crowd at any moment, it didn't happened, apparently, most people on the stadium were russians anyway
    then i had forgotten about how INTxish can narrators get saying things like, breaking the line of pressure and other phrases, which got me thinking if you can actually make strategies to win a match, i mean like having different formations, 5-4-1, 4-3-3 and so on, it seems rather over complicated, because there are two ways a match can develop, you are either the pressured team or the team that pressures, one has the ball, the other counterattacks, not much else...

    an AI predicted spain would win, but my model doesn't match that

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...-ai-prediction

    my predictions - you can use this simulator for group stage https://ultra.zone/2018-FIFA-World-C...-Stage#group=a


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    I'm not sure what those simulators are using as input. It seems the general consensus is a Brazil - Germany final. In your list, I can't see Belgium beating Brazil or Egypt beating Spain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senseye View Post
    I'm not sure what those simulators are using as input. It seems the general consensus is a Brazil - Germany final. In your list, I can't see Belgium beating Brazil or Egypt beating Spain.
    I understand your concern but I'm just picking the most likely of the less likely options.
    It is true that Spain is one of the big teams, but it is also true that their coach was fired today. Will this affect their game? I doubt it. But they have an old team, they have wives and cars and big houses waiting for them during summer. Why wait?. Many things are true.
    It is also true that nobody wants a Brazil vs Germany in the final. It is also true that South Korea got to semi finals in 2002 just because they were hosting the worldcup.
    Let's not talk about Uruguay.
    Belgium has a good team, and Egypt, well I played ac origins and they are cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    yeeeh, now let's hope switzerland destroys brazil and japan wins the world cap

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    we shall not forget japanese contributions to football


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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post

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