Pick the world cup winner

Which team will win the 2018 World Cup

  • Germany

    Votes: 4 16.7%
  • Spain

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Brazil

    Votes: 8 33.3%
  • France

    Votes: 3 12.5%
  • Argentina

    Votes: 3 12.5%
  • other

    Votes: 5 20.8%

  • Total voters
    24

Playboy

IPL Player
Oct 18, 2010
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#31
only france remains from the original choices.
we are getting a few more 'other' votess now that the puzzle is solved.
i picked barzil but must say they just can not do it with their old playing
style.samba football worked for a long time but clearly it's now obsolete.
 

Sly

Football Legend
Oct 18, 2002
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#32
Brazil, even though they've been good, they are far from being a WC winning team! At best, they may reach the quarter or semi-final, losing to France or a team like that.
Damn....I should have put money on this! ;)
 
#33
Here is something to ponder:

In the history of the world cup, when the competition is held in a year ending in 8, the host country has reached the final.

Italy 1938
Sweden 1958
Argentina 1978
France 1998


Only Sweden lost the final as hosts.

What does this mean? Probably nothing....just a thought! ;)
 

Sly

Football Legend
Oct 18, 2002
27,100
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#34
Here is something to ponder:

In the history of the world cup, when the competition is held in a year ending in 8, the host country has reached the final.

Italy 1938
Sweden 1958
Argentina 1978
France 1998


Only Sweden lost the final as hosts.

What does this mean? Probably nothing....just a thought! ;)
The 8 in the year doesn't mean anything. But I'm sure Russia definitely want to be in the final. So does Putin! ;)
 

Sly

Football Legend
Oct 18, 2002
27,100
264
#36
My money is definitely on Russia today though. I cant see Croatia going through even though on paper they are a better team and have the better players.
I'm hoping for Croatia but I also think Russia will go through to finally reach the final!

After what Platini revealed, I don't get surprised of these kinds of things anymore.
 

A8K

Ball Boy
Oct 22, 2016
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#37
putin got Putout.
FIFA isn't all that Russia-friendly to let them get away with murder.
Wonder what huge bet putin has on what team???

The 8 in the year doesn't mean anything. But I'm sure Russia definitely want to be in the final. So does Putin! ;)
 
Likes: Sly
#38
I don't think Putin needs football betting to make money. He is a billionaire who sits on vast reserves of gas. He is using the world cup as propaganda for Russia and I must say he has won. It has been a great world cup so far and a fantastic image of Russia has been portrayed by all accounts. That's what Putin wanted.