*The Official World Cup 2022 Thread of a Lifetime* - Sponsored by Crystal Palace FC and Near Beer

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Who Wins the 2022 World Cup?

  1. Brazil

    14.4%
  2. Belgium

    2.7%
  3. France

    16.4%
  4. Argentina

    12.3%
  5. England

    10.3%
  6. Italy

    5.5%
  7. Spain

    4.8%
  8. Netherlands

    5.5%
  9. Portugal

    2.1%
  10. Denmark

    2.1%
  11. Qatar

    4.1%
  12. Other

    19.9%
  1. Thoros of Beer

    Thoros of Beer Academy Award-Winning Actor, Tim Allen
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    Here's the official world cup thread for posts about the world cup of football (soccer)

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    I voted Italy since they won the euros and that's the best federation



    World Cup 2022 TV schedule

    Sunday, November 20
    11:00 AM EST
    Qatar vs. Ecuador (FIFA World Cup)

    Monday, November 21
    08:00 AM EST
    England vs. Iran (FIFA World Cup)

    11:00 AM EST
    Senegal vs. Netherlands (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    United States vs. Wales (FIFA World Cup)

    Tuesday, November 22
    05:00 AM EST
    Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia (FIFA World Cup)

    08:00 AM EST
    Denmark vs. Tunisia (FIFA World Cup)

    11:00 AM EST
    Mexico vs. Poland (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    France vs. Australia (FIFA World Cup)

    Wednesday, November 23
    05:00 AM EST
    Morocco vs. Croatia (FIFA World Cup)

    08:00 AM EST
    Germany vs. Japan (FIFA World Cup)

    11:00 AM EST
    Spain vs. Costa Rica (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Belgium vs. Canada (FIFA World Cup)

    Thursday, November 24
    05:00 AM EST
    Switzerland vs. Cameroon (FIFA World Cup)

    08:00 AM EST
    Uruguay vs. South Korea (FIFA World Cup)

    11:00 AM EST
    Portugal vs. Ghana (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Brazil vs. Serbia (FIFA World Cup)

    Friday, November 25
    05:00 AM EST
    Wales vs. Iran (FIFA World Cup)

    08:00 AM EST
    Qatar vs. Senegal (FIFA World Cup)

    11:00 AM EST
    Netherlands vs. Ecuador (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    England vs. United States (FIFA World Cup)

    Saturday, November 26
    05:00 AM EST
    Australia vs. Tunisia (FIFA World Cup)

    08:00 AM EST
    Poland vs. Saudi Arabia (FIFA World Cup)

    11:00 AM EST
    France vs. Denmark (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Argentina vs. Mexico (FIFA World Cup)

    Sunday, November 27
    05:00 AM EST
    Japan vs. Costa Rica (FIFA World Cup)

    08:00 AM EST
    Belgium vs. Morocco (FIFA World Cup)

    11:00 AM EST
    Croatia vs. Canada (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Spain vs. Germany (FIFA World Cup)

    Monday, November 28
    05:00 AM EST
    Cameroon vs. Serbia (FIFA World Cup)

    08:00 AM EST
    South Korea vs. Ghana (FIFA World Cup)

    11:00 AM EST
    Brazil vs. Switzerland (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Portugal vs. Uruguay (FIFA World Cup)

    Tuesday, November 29
    10:00 AM EST
    Ecuador vs. Senegal (FIFA World Cup)

    10:00 AM EST
    Netherlands vs. Qatar (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Iran vs. United States (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Wales vs. England (FIFA World Cup)

    Wednesday, November 30
    10:00 AM EST
    Australia vs. Denmark (FIFA World Cup)

    10:00 AM EST
    Tunisia vs. France (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Poland vs. Argentina (FIFA World Cup)

    Thursday, December 01
    10:00 AM EST
    Croatia vs. Belgium (FIFA World Cup)

    10:00 AM EST
    Canada vs. Morocco (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Japan vs. Spain (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Costa Rica vs. Germany (FIFA World Cup)

    Friday, December 02
    09:00 AM EST
    Ghana vs. Uruguay (FIFA World Cup)

    10:00 AM EST
    South Korea vs. Portugal (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Cameroon vs. Brazil (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    Serbia vs. Switzerland (FIFA World Cup)

    Saturday, December 03
    10:00 AM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    Sunday, December 04
    10:00 AM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    Monday, December 05
    10:00 AM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    Tuesday, December 06
    10:00 AM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    Friday, December 09
    10:00 AM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    Saturday, December 10
    10:00 AM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    02:00 PM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    Tuesday, December 13
    02:00 PM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    Wednesday, December 14
    02:00 PM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    Saturday, December 17
    10:00 AM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)

    Sunday, December 18

    10:00 AM EST
    TBD vs. TBD (FIFA World Cup)
     
    #1 Thoros of Beer, Nov 15, 2022
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2022
  2. dblplay1212

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  3. miles

    miles All I know is my gut says, maybe
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    Italy is going to have a hard time winning this world cup iyam
     
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  4. IHHH

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    You forgot to put Canada in the poll
     
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  5. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    How did you leave out Germany?
     
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  6. Thoros of Beer

    Thoros of Beer Academy Award-Winning Actor, Tim Allen
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    I added an other category for teams that won't win
     
  7. Thoros of Beer

    Thoros of Beer Academy Award-Winning Actor, Tim Allen
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    I really like that chiesa fella from Italy, best player I've seen the last couple of years
     
  8. Thoros of Beer

    Thoros of Beer Academy Award-Winning Actor, Tim Allen
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    Everyone has an equal chance before the tournament begins imo
     
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  9. Thoros of Beer

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  10. Thoros of Beer

    Thoros of Beer Academy Award-Winning Actor, Tim Allen
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    Who's your pick dbl?
     
  11. Fire Jimbob

    Fire Jimbob It's me, Hi, I'm the problem, it's me
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  12. Italy has to be considered the favorite this World Cup unless Freddy Adu really steps it up for the US
     
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  13. $P1

    $P1 Ball State #1
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    Lakers in 4
     
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  14. mc415

    mc415 Well-Known Member
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    with the Roberto and Dino Baggio manning the attack they will be hard to slow down
     
  15. Rootgers

    Rootgers Well-Known Member
    FulhamNew York KnicksRutgers Scarlet KnightsNew York Red BullsMiami Marlins

    Which country will be 1st to have a player arrested by the Qatar morality police and why will it be France?
     
  16. fattus

    fattus Well-Known Member
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    Frankly, I’m still in disbelief it’s in fucking Qatar. Not shocked, though.
     
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  17. Thoros of Beer

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    I've added a schedule to the OP. All games on Fox or FS1
     
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  18. dblplay1212

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    :usasmug:
     
  19. Andy Reocho

    Andy Reocho Please don't get lost in the sauce
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  20. JohnLocke

    JohnLocke Terminally Chill
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    I'd like to see Argentina win and Messi get the World Cup to ride off into the sunset
     
  21. Thoros of Beer

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    I'd like to see Portugal win. Would be cool to see Cristiana Ronaldo finally get one for being a good teammate all these years.
     
  22. LeVar Burton

    LeVar Burton Knee deep in a dynasty, ROLL TIDE!
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    Do we play at 230 on CBS?
     
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  23. soulfly

    soulfly Well-Known Member
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    Only reason I’m not boycotting this shit :ohdear:
     
  24. iboilhotdogs

    iboilhotdogs hi, i am user devine
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    I want to do this

     
  25. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
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    Dude picked Miller High Life for the US?
     
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  26. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother jonesin for a fix of that limp bizkit mix
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    the United States of America will win the World Cup
     
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  27. $P1

    $P1 Ball State #1
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    Gonna need a coverage map
     
  28. RockHardJawn39

    RockHardJawn39 #FranklinOUT
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    That’s the joke

    Bankz
     
  29. ButchCassidy

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    Going to be the Fyre Fest of World Cups. Can’t wait!
     
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  30. RoderickJaynes

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    Who is Qatar’s Ja Rule?
     
  31. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    Probably Ja Rule
     
  32. Rootgers

    Rootgers Well-Known Member
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    This is gonna be great



     
  33. Icculus is a Bammer

    Icculus is a Bammer marco esquandolas took my job
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    what's the problem? It's a fine American product
     
  34. Hatfield

    Hatfield Charlie don’t surf
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    US v. England the day after Thanksgiving

    :suns:
     
  35. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
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    US is going to beat the fuck out of Iran
     
  36. Thoros of Beer

    Thoros of Beer Academy Award-Winning Actor, Tim Allen
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    Just a reminder that the world cup (soccer) starts tomorrow
     
  37. Kevintensity

    Kevintensity Poster/Posting Game Coordinator
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    He had to have at least one good beer
     
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  38. kennypowers

    kennypowers Big shit like a dinosaur did it
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    I have no idea if this guy knows what he’s talking about but I love the ELI5 videos

     
  39. Thoros of Beer

    Thoros of Beer Academy Award-Winning Actor, Tim Allen
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    Very good
     
  40. Paddy Murphy

    Paddy Murphy Well-Known Member
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    Pretty accurate. Just know that while we try and do what he said, the whole part about us passing around to draw teams up the field is more idea than practice in most games against good competition. To date. We can be good but have not been good in the lead up to the World Cup.

    Some other notes for friends of the program.

    - Zimmerman is a normal starter at CB, but Long and Ream are probably 4th choice if all our guys are healthy. Most USMNT fans want Ream to play because he’s a better passer. He’s had a good season but he’s 35, and historically a second tier player for us.

    - On the other end, we have a bunch of young (but experienced) guys in wide attack. Reyna and Pulisic are top tier players. Aaronson and Weah are great at certain things and good players. They all play in the most competitive leagues in the world. We will likely only have three on the field for most games. Pulisic is the only locked in starter. As mentioned in the video, we lack a proven goal scorer as our center forward. None of the three options (Ferreira, Wright, Sargent) have stepped up in their US careers.

    - Our starting midfield is talented. Musah, McKennie, Adams. All play in the top leagues. Kellyn Acosta is a solid program player who will come on if we need more defense. McKennie is very dangerous on corners and free kicks with headers on goal. In my way too invested opinion Musah being great is the key to our chances of relative success.

    - In our worst games under this manager it can appear that our midfield is non existent. Not deep enough to play defense, not advanced enough to help on offense. Totally disconnected from both the back and forward line. When we are connected we can beat teams like Wales and Iran.

    We should have a reasonable chance to perform against Wales and Iran. Most likely against England we will play much more conservatively and look to counter attack.

    Expectations are to make it out of the group and if things fall our way give ourselves a chance to win in the round of 16. After that, we are likely playing teams that are made up of the best players in the world.

    Lastly, this is likely the last major tournament for arguably the two best players in soccer history - Messi and Ronaldo. Both are past their prime but still game winners and on teams that are among the favorites. This is the equivalent of watching Jordan and Lebron play in their last playoffs at the same time and both their teams have a chance to win it all.
     
  41. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    I am sorry and happy for you but not reading all that
     
  42. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
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    ESPN bottom scroll says he's out.
     
  43. Shinzonᴵᴵ

    Shinzonᴵᴵ °°°°°
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    Yeah saw that update. Sucks that we won’t be able to watch France with Benzema and Nkunku in the WC. But if it means Mbappé won’t win then I’m cool with it.
     
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  44. kennypowers

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    Wasn’t there some controversy about who the coach left off the team?
     
  45. DirtBall

    DirtBall Who Cares?
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    Controversy doesn’t even begin to describe it



     
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  46. laxjoe

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    i feel arab today
     
  47. Irush

    Irush Fairwell Solenya
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    Just here to root against England and Harry Kane
     
  48. Irush

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  49. iboilhotdogs

    iboilhotdogs hi, i am user devine
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    It’s a bummer that the soccer board bullied enjj so bad, would like to hear a real first hand experience of the event instead of him pretending everything is ok
     
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