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World Cup 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group H Thread (Colombia, Japan, Poland, Senegal)

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  1. Mr_Bojangles

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    COLOMBIA V JAPAN
    Tuesday June 19-10pm @ Saransk

    POLAND V SENEGAL
    Wednesday June 20-1am @ Moscow

    JAPAN V SENEGAL
    Monday June 25-1am @ Yekaterinburg

    POLAND V COLOMBIA
    Monday June 25-4am @ Kazan

    JAPAN V POLAND
    Friday June 29-4am @ Volvograd

    COLOMBIA V SENEGAL
    Friday June 29-4am @ Samara
     
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    Another terrible group.

    Colombia and Poland to progress.
     
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    Most interesting group in this WC.

    Senegal, Columbia and Poland could all have deep runs into the Knockouts if things go right for them so it'll be interesting to see what happens. All three are carried by their country's superstar so it'll be a case of who's supporting cast steps up for this.
     
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    Colombia and Japan for me.
     
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    Poland go through ahead of Japan surely? Maybe if this was 2014 and Japan still had prime Honda to carry them but they're shithouse now. On top of that, Poland rigged the FIFA rankings to get a group like this so I don't see them screwing this up.
     
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    Japan are big outsiders but I see them as a big smoky. I don't rate Poland that highly and who knows what Senegal will bring.
     
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    Poland definitely have a better team (and squad) than Japan and they also know what it's like playing in the weather (seriously this will be huge). I can see Senegal flopping even with the talent they have because their manager isn't exactly tactically useful.
     
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    The weather is overstated. It's summer over there, it's not like they'll be playing in blizzards.
     
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    Pretty much this. I think Poland have the best supporting cast with Piszczek, Milik, Zielinski, Blasczcykowski, Glik and Grosicki (who has an excellent international record) which is why I'm backing them to progress alongside Colombia. The more I think about it, the more I think Japan will struggle. They're well-drilled and disciplined but they really lack spark and a genuine game-breaker like the other 3 have.
     
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    Szczesny too. Krychowiak provided he actually goes.
     
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    Poland and Senegal. Which order I don't know. Can see Senegal beating colombia last up and I think they'll beat Japan.
     

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    The hottest it's getting in Kazan is 23 degrees (this isn't average either it's what the hottest temperature over there will be in June). The hottest it's getting in Moscow is 22. Average is expected to be mid tens.

    The weather will absolutely be a factor for teams who aren't used to the climate.
     
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    I could be wrong but Japan get's fairly cold, no? It's more likely to impact Colombia and Senegal rather than Japan.
     
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    What don't you rate about Poland that you rate about Japan?
     
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    Japan were very scratchy during the qualifiers. I think the UAE beat them at home. Iraq drew as well IIRC.

    Won't get very far.
     
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    Lol, been low to mid twenties all week in Moscow so far

    Gets to high twenties eventually

    Weather won't be an issue



    Anyways, reckon this is the most even group

    Japan has the experience of being there and doing that

    Colombia has the highest end talent but hasn't exactly dominated a tournament yet

    Poland obviously has Lewandowski leading them, but also have a very solid bunch of B graders throughout their squad

    Then Senegal is the wildcard here, they have some amazing young talent like Mane, Balde Keita and Koulibaly and a few old heads who have been around a while like Niang, Sow and Diouf. Interested to see how they go
     
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    Yep don't rate Japan at all. Aside from when they co-hosted in 2002 they've only progressed past the group phase on one other occasion. 2010 where they were drawn with Holland, Denmark and Cameroon.

    I fancy their opponents far more than I do Japan. Their squad of 2010 was alright, can't say I say the same in 2018.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_World_Cup_squads#Japan
     
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    Could see any of the 4 getting through. Easily the hardest group to predict
     
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    Senegal have a very good squad, along with Mane their attackers include Niang 22 (AC Milan), Diouf 30 (Stoke), Keita 23 (Monaco). Midfield group will include Gueye 28 (Everton), Kouyate 28(West Ham), defenders include Kouliably 24 (Napoli), Sane 27 (Hannover 96). All of these players had great seasons, and in my opinion is better than the Poland squad.

    For me Colombia and Senegal progeess
     
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    Holy shit that's an impressive squad. I didn't know those players are Senegalese.
     
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    Here is there squad. Pape Souare (Crystal Palace), Babacar (Fiorentina), Demba Ba, Oumar Niasse (Everton) and Henri Saivet (former Newcastle player) all missed out on the squad



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    Impressive.
     
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    This is the most interesting group of the tournament.
     
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    Different kind of group as looks wide open.

    Poland and Colombia for me to go through but the other two could also make it.
    Seems even.

    Poland have a history of when a good squad progress well. Finished third in 1982 but that’s a long time ago now.

    And that was their goal to finish third.

    Maybe they get to last 16 and even win that, but you’d think then that’s the limit.

    Interesting group.

    Every match is crucial.
     
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    Japan play Ghana in a friendly at 8:25pm tonight (AEST).

    Might give that one a watch, will be good to see how Japan are tracking.
     
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