OT The official World Cup Qatar 2022 Megathread

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Which team will advance the Farthest?

This poll will close on Dec 9, 2022 at 3:53 PM.
  1. Spain

    8.7%
  2. France

    8.7%
  3. England

    4.3%
  4. Netherlands

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. United States

    26.1%
  6. Brazil

    43.5%
  7. Argentina

    4.3%
  8. Belgium

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Portugal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other (Specify)

    4.3%
  1. twobullz

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    First goal of the World cup Ecuador on a PK. I guess so much for that rumor about Qatar paying off Ecuador.
     
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    PDXFonz I’m listening!

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    Could be 3-0 already

    Ecuador doing a really bad job of throwing this one

    Ecuador will win this by 2+
     
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    PDXFonz I’m listening!

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    My bracket[​IMG]

    I voted Brazil but in my bracket I’m putting Netherlands all the way through.

    I’m going to enter a free $30,000 Bracket pool, might change it after group stage.

    Portugal and Uruguay might be swapped, I think I’ll keep Portugal at that stage of elimination for now.
     
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  4. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I’m listening!

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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    You see the video of that Ecuador fan talking shit to the Qatar fans.... Guys got balls! Bet he didn't make it to his car.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    why
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Oh I don't know....

    Maybe because a shit ton of people died?
    https://www.theguardian.com/global-...grant-worker-deaths-qatar-fifa-world-cup-2022

    Maybe because they're imposing their silly religion on anyone who visits
    https://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-wo...er-will-be-sold-at-world-cup-stadiums-sources

    They banned Jewish food and prayer.
    https://ukdaily.news/global-qatar-w...r-food-no-jewish-prayer-in-public-208494.html

    They bribed FIFA to get the World Cup
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/sports/soccer/qatar-and-russia-bribery-world-cup-fifa.html
     
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    You might say he was a Hispanic... causing panic
     
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    Still a banger

     
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    Another terminally 80s track, only with actual FA cup samples

     
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    Erling Haaland is if Luka Doncic was also bigger and faster than everybody else. He's fucking terrifying.
     
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    If Netherlands and England meet in the final, than USA can claim it had the hardest draw in the tournament, and was arguably the 3rd best team there.
     
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    Woa there - let's see how they do against Wales in their first game. Wales has a couple of world-class players.

    Also, I will be fucking amazed if England makes the final. They've looked like complete shite since Covid.
     
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    So I am currently watch Hinterland. British show.

    Its based in Wales with actors from there. All the names are just crazy. Definitely need the subtitles for this one. Found out they shot every scene TWICE....all four seasons. Once in English and once in their crazy psycho mumble jumble words. Couldn't imagine all the extra work. Cool they did that though for the locals to watch.
     
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    This is the match that I am literally torn on!!!!

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    England national team is going to be charged with murder for this one against Iran.
     
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    England just has so much talent on their squad. Their S11 is one of the best, and if their subs tonight started they would still have one of the best.

    Whether or not they disappoint is another story. But they definitely have the talent to make a run.
     
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    I would guess that there are precisely zero people who ONLY speak/read Welsh. EVERYONE in Wales speaks English (with an ADORABLE accent). But there has been a concerted effort to keep the Welsh language alive. There was even a Welsh-language channel (and we only had four channels!) launched in the 80s. So this recording-in-Welsh is part of that effort, I imagine.

    Never heard of that show, I must say, but I haven't lived in the UK since the early 90s...
     
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    Disappointing is our national pastime!
     

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