World Cup 2022 FIFA World Cup - Group F - (Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia)

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RossFC

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This World Cup can be characterised by slow first-halves, and surprise results. The only two teams to look particularly assured have been France and Brazil, and if I were to add a third, I'd say Spain.
Spain have played the best football by far, albeit based on 1 game. Just scintillating passing, was like a well oiled machine.
 

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I wonder if teams will try to do that tactic against Real with Courtois. Morocco scored past him twice pretty much the same way, although the first one the guy was offside only just when he tried to interfere.

Belgium didn't have Alderweireld and Vertonghen sweeping back to be an extra goal keeping defender the way that Souttar did to help out Matt Ryan.

They are technically better defenders but they didn't have the same desperation.
 

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I wonder if teams will try to do that tactic against Real with Courtois. Morocco scored past him twice pretty much the same way, although the first one the guy was offside only just when he tried to interfere.
I'm surprised the tactic isn't used more in general. When teams send in a player to counter it ends up being just another body in the way of the keeper
 

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that header went in like a bullet! What a way to score your countries first World Cup goal!
 

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I love the different footballing cultures taking on each other, confederation against confederation. Seeing the big boys unable to cope with something different. So refreshing.
 

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Canada getting the numbers into the box but they aren't pulling the trigger.
 

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Croatia are fighting back as they do.
 

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Great strike.

Croatia are coming.
 

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Any chance Canadian players may wanna pick up unmarked opposition players off the ball in the box? Some really slack defensive efforts off the ball.
 

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Canada are at sixes and sevens.
 

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Canada really went to water there. Both great goals but equally bad marking at the back
 

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They will not die wondering the Canadians and neither will the Croatians.

One of these teams will eventually die wondering but who will die first?
 

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Croatia have stamped their authority on Canada.

3-1
 

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You never write off the Croatians.

I played rugby with a guy that played for the Croatian rugby team, he needed a knee reco but he played with a knee brace and was still tough as nails.
 

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