These are two very good teams with numerous very good players. And, bottomline, on paper, France will be too much for Croatia. With this said, soccer games are played on the field, not on paper. Six things to watch for in Sunday’s game: Two really good goalies France’s two defensive midfielders, Pogba and Kante, vs.Continue reading
France 1 – Belgium 0
TUESDAY #2 France vs. #1 Belgium WEDNESDAY #3 Croatia vs. #4 England 10% Ante Rankings are based solely on (1) Wins, Losses, and Ties and (2) the quality of the Win, Loss, or Tie.
Match-Ups Finals 0 Richard vs. Tom 0 Richard vs. Tom Forward 0 Harry Kane TBD 0 Forward 0 Olivier Giroud Antoine Griezmann 0 Forward 0 Mario Mandžukić TBD 0 Midfielder 0Continue reading
The second I hear Alexi speak, I smack myself in the forehead. It’s a Pavlovian thing. And Alexi’s July 4th Tweet is just one of many reasons why my forehead throughout this World Cup has been bright red. In his just over a minute video tweet, he refers to America as (1) better educated aboutContinue reading
Belgium rises, Brazil falls.
Uruguay lost 10% of their Points, France gained 10% of Uruguay’s Points. This moves France into the #2 spot and Uruguay just below Switzerland in the #8 spot. While Switzerland didn’t make it to the Quarterfinals, during the tournament, they did more than Uruguay. i.e. Switzerland had better wins (and ties).
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