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Old 07-16-2018, 07:41 AM   #29
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Ok, I'll bite. How exactly did France cheat in the 98 World Cup?
They manipulated the group draws to ensure all the big countries were in the other side of the bracket. Itís not a secret. ESPN did an article last year or the year before. Itís why the draws are now done live with the names in sealed containers.
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They manipulated the group draws to ensure all the big countries were in the other side of the bracket. Itís not a secret. ESPN did an article last year or the year before. Itís why the draws are now done live with the names in sealed containers.
Yeah, but the thing about that is that they still had to win the games. And they beat Brazil convincingly in the final. FIFA was corrupt for a long time before and after that 98 WC, so I'm sure there's plenty of stuff that we still don't know, and probably don't want to know.
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Yeah, but the thing about that is that they still had to win the games. And they beat Brazil convincingly in the final. FIFA was corrupt for a long time before and after that 98 WC, so I'm sure there's plenty of stuff that we still don't know, and probably don't want to know.
Money flowed like water through FIFA before the FBI got involved and indictments came out. I’m convinced billions were involved in Qutar 2022. And yes, they still had to win, but the decked stacked in your favor never hurt. Seeing Brazil in the Round of 16 is harder than avoiding them until the final. England, Brazil, Argentina, and the Netherlands beat on each other before France got by a decent Italian team and Germany got beat by Croatia, which led to the complete tear down of German Football management.
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Saturday's game was good and Sunday's game was awesome. Except for the result. But the final had a lot of action and Croatia fought till the last second!

Overall this was one of the best World Cups I've seen. I admit though I haven't seen too many and being able to watch this entire tournament in 4K pulled me in.

I lived in Turkey during the 1990 World Cup and even though they weren't in it, it's pretty cool being in a country where everything stops when the World Cup is on TV.


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Old 07-16-2018, 03:56 PM   #33
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Sunday's game was good and Saturday's game was awesome. Except for the result. But the final had a lot of action and Croatia fought till the last second!

Overall this was one of the best World Cups I've seen. I admit though I haven't seen too many and being able to watch this entire tournament in 4K pulled me in.

I lived in Turkey during the 1990 World Cup and even though they weren't in it, it's pretty cool being in a country where everything stops when the World Cup is on TV.

Saturday was a great game. Iíd still like to have seen Belgium win the cup.

As much as I dislike France, I have to admit I really like some of the current French players.
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