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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfe View Post
    They can. This team is far better mentally than the teams of that dreaded 2000-2012 era precisely because they don't think too much of themselves, which is a better groundwork. All they need is a consistent way to score from open play that would make great teams respect your style. Set pieces and aerial play cannot be your main threat.
    No, they can't. Germany, Brasil, Spain will get their shit together and start performing. England just got lucky with the draw this time. In order for them to compete they need better players, especially better midfielders.

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    We are team full of workhorses with maestro modric pulling the strings ( im not taking anything from rakitic or perisic, but modric dictates all)
    And we are in the WC final


    Amazing, still cant believe it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryagorn View Post
    Hope that's fake - This sort of shit comes back to bite your ass pretty hard - The only exception is CR7!
    No, he said that. From the interviews I've watched your players seemed pretty pissed with the lack of respect they got from England before the game.

    And Vrsaljko is right after all. England tried to keep ball on the ground in first half but as soon as you started to press them high in second they've panicked in defense and started to use long balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryagorn View Post
    Hope that's fake - This sort of shit comes back to bite your ass pretty hard - The only exception is CR7!
    He didnt said nothing wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryagorn View Post
    Hope that's fake - This sort of shit comes back to bite your ass pretty hard - The only exception is CR7!
    Well, this man said it:


    2 minutes and 48 seconds it starts...
    Andres DON Iniesta is the only player in football's history to be Man of the Match in a Champions League final, EURO final and World Cup final.

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    https://streamable.com/di6y2

    England trying to score during Croatian celebration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Laporta View Post
    https://streamable.com/di6y2

    England trying to score during Croatian celebration.

    How can you be so stupid !?!?
    even more deservedly out!
    “I would love to have played at this club. I am envious of how well Guardiola's men can play. They are like a group of kids who play football in the street without rules. That is the best football, the most authentic, unfettered by tactics or schemes. Guardiola’s philosophy is helping to change the mindset of many tacticians and that is priceless.” Marco Van Basten

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    But hats of to England getting to the semis imitating Pulis' Stoke

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    I don't like the final being played literally 3 days after Croatia's match while France gets an extra days rest.

    Either give both teams a week to recover before the final or play the two semi-final matches on the same day.
    Puyol #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by utility73 View Post
    But hats of to England getting to the semis imitating Pulis' Stoke
    Get to a World Cup first before you criticise teams who made it, let alone to the semi-finals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by West Saxon View Post
    Get to a World Cup first before you criticise teams who made it, let alone to the semi-finals.
    Nice try

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaviniesta View Post

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    Watching all Croatia's games this WC... I think they play close to Barcaesque tiki-taka football from Guardiola era (despite some goals from crosses, corners, pens e.t.c). Do you think so ? Look how many passes on the ground and attempts to score from open play with the ball to the ground...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitan Puyol View Post
    Watching all Croatia's games this WC... I think they play close to Barcaesque tiki-taka football from Guardiola era (despite some goals from crosses, corners, pens e.t.c). Do you think so ? Look how many passes on the ground and attempts to score from open play with the ball to the ground...!
    Not really. They played well last night especially in the second half but they played some poor games also. There passing was nothing like a guardiola team in the group stages and against Denmark where it was pretty terrible. They did improve their passing against Russia and England though. You can't play play like barcelona with a mandzukic upfront