World Cup 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group B Thread (Morocco, Iran, Portugal, Spain)

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MOROCCO V IRAN
Saturday June 16-1am @ St Petersburg

PORTUGAL V SPAIN
Saturday June 16-4am @ Sochi

PORTUGAL V MOROCCO
Wednesday June 20-10pm @ Moscow

SPAIN V IRAN
Thursday June 21-4am @ Kazan

IRAN V PORTGUAL
Tuesday June 25-4am @ Saransk

SPAIN V MOROCCO
Tuesday June 25-4am @ Klainingrad
 

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Spain to top it, Portugal 2nd.

Morocco do have some young talent but can't see them outdoing Portugal.

Iran will do well to grab a point I think.
 

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not the world cup but euros and a little tribute for any Portuguese fans. This was a truly great spectacle and an all time classic match.

 

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Spain the logical top of the group.
Portugal to make it through.

Just struggle to see Iran get through and Morocco not over the two power Europe teams.
 

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Boston Celtics and Spain have good link ups in the NBA-Soccer comps.

2008 Celtics Won the Title/Spain Won Euros

2010 - Celtics Made the finals/Spain won the world cup

2012 - Celtics made Conference Finals/ Spain won Euros

2018 - Celtics make finals?? Spain World cup?

Celtics played Cavs in 2010 also in the semis. Heat won it in 2012 with LeBron after meeting the celtics in the conference finals. Celtics-Cavs/LBJ meeting again this time around. Good omens for Spain maybe.

Fun Facts


Also

2010 Spain meets Portugal Spain wins world cup

2012 Spain meets Portugal Spain wins Euro

2004 Portugal meets Spain Portugal makes final.
 
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This group seems clear cut, happy to be proven wrong. Morocco and Iran are a class or three behind the other two
 

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Rubbish side at the Euros and the most lucky winners of all time. One win in 90 minutes coming in the semi final with a Ramsey-less Wales. 3 draws in the group game, scoring 30 seconds after Croatia hit the bar in extra time in the 2nd round and Giroud hitting the post and the ball bouncing the wrong way in stoppage time in the final. Not to mention a penalty shootout win in the quarters vs Poland.

Agree with Jatz. I never rated them at the euros. Ugly football. Lucky side. And they call Greece lucky in 2004.
 

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2-2 draw ith Tunisia this morning being up 2-0. Ronaldo didn't play obviously and it was just a friendly. I don't rate them however.
 

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Morocco 0-0 Ukraine. Hakimi and Harit came off the bench, Ukraine at full-strength.
 

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Were Spain at full strength?
Indeed mate. Means nothing imo these friendlies however. Look at Germany. Not going to go all out with less than 2 weeks to go before the world cup.

Most don't anyway.
 

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Morocco 23-Man Final Squad:

Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou (Girona), Mounir El Kajoui (Numancia), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (IR Tangier)

Defenders: Badr Banoun (Raja Casablanca), Mehdi Benatia (Juventus), Manuel da Costa (Istanbul Basaksehir), Nabil Dira (Fenerbahce), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid), Hamza Mendyl (Lille), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Midfielders: Youssef Ait-Bennasser (Caen), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord), Nordin Amrabat (Leganes), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray), Mbark Boussoufa (Al-Jazira), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Faycal Fajr (Getafe), Amine Harit (Schalke 04), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Mehdi Carcela (Standard Liege)

Forwards: Aziz Bouhaddouz (FC St. Pauli), Khalid Boutaib (Yeni Malatyaspor), Ayoub El Kaabi (RS Berkane)
 

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Portugal 23-Man Final Squad:

Goalkeepers:
Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Beto (Goztepe), Rui Patricio (Sporting CP)

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Rangers), Cedric Soares (Southampton), Jose Fonte (Dalian Yifang), Mario Rui (Napoli), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Ricardo Pereira (Porto), Ruben Dias (Benfica)

Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester City), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP), Joao Mario (West Ham United), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow), William Carvalho (Sporting CP),

Forwards: Andre Silva (Milan), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Gelson Martins (Sporting CP), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)
 
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