Portugal are a far better outfit without Ronaldo, his ego has got the better of him. Portugal without Ronaldo have a great chance of winning the World Cup, play him from the start, Morocco go through.If you were the Portugal manager would you play ronaldo or stick with hat trick hero ramos…
Can’t help but blame pochettino for losing the champions league final by dropping Lucas Mora in favour of harry Kane…
For Saturday’s game all the talk has been of Walker v Mbappe down our right, but tbh what I would prefer to see is Walker play alongside Stones at CB with Trippier at RB. Nothing against Maguire who’s been good but that leaves us with the best of both worlds, Walker’s pace and Trippier’s defensive nous covering the right side of our defence, Rice & Henderson protecting the back 4 and Bellingham, Saka & Foden supporting Kane. Plus an added bonus is Trippier’s free kicks.
Yeah I tend to agree, I’ve seen enough tournaments down the years to know how it all ends. It’s the hope that kills though.
Definitely going to need to do it the hard way to win it this time, France, Portugal and then Brazil to win it. Not like the previous 2 tournaments when we’ve had Sweden/Ukraine in the quarters and Croatia/Denmark in the semis.
I think you are writing the Dutch off too quickly, Brazil have had it easy so far they won’t get an easy game against them.
I didn’t say it would be easy but the Dutch have a master tactician at the helm, Argentina haven’t been great and I can’t see them being able to beat them. It’s going to be really interesting to see how Brasil react when they are put under pressure for the first time.The Dutch have been solid so far and looked good v USA, but not sure they’ve got enough about them going forward to beat Brazil, plus they’ve got to beat the Argies first anyway. Which won’t be easy.