France will win the world cup

Discussion in 'France' started by Vialli-Toto, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Vialli-Toto

    Vialli-Toto BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Milan
    Italy
    Mar 26, 2018
    Hello Frenchman.......and women. 1998, gee 20 years ago already. Man time does fly. I get the feel again that this year, this world cup, has your name written allover it. I thought you guys had the Euro's last time around and I was wrong, but I feel at the back of that burning defeat that the loss will stir you guys on and propel you to go one further in 2018. I only just realised this but look at how well you've fared on European soil at world cups, particularly in recent footballing history but also in other cups gone by. 2006 in Germany - Runners up losing only on penalty kicks to guess who, my beloved nation { we suck now I know } 1998 on home soil - winners. Look at that right there. The last two world cups on European soil and you have made the final each time winning one and losing one. I'm not just saying you will win the world cup due to these factors, of course not. But they're good factors to have in your favour. If you go back further still at Spain 82, You guys made the semi finals losing to West Germany on penalties. You didn't participate at Italia 90 but the ones you qualified for you put in a tremendous showing. 3 world cups qualified for in europe, semi finals or finals.

    I believe you have the best squad out of any nation. Mbappe, Griezmann, Pogba, these guys are elite attacking creative world class talent that play for big European clubs. Martial for Man U is electic and Lemar is also one to look out for. Giroud can score as he did at the Euros, and then you have Kante and Matuidi in midfield who are workhorses and can stop anything in their tracks. Umtiti, Rabiot, Kurzawa, Varane. Solid players and also at big clubs.

    France were the best team at Euros imo. You guys should have won and were majorly unlucky in the final. Giroud at the end hitting the post, Griezmann missing a header or two, one a guilt edged chance. Portugal weren't the best team in the final or even at the Euros. They rode their luck and got lucky. I think the heartache of that defeat will push you one further in Russia and I see you guys maintaining your edge over Brazil who you've knocked out in 1986, 1998 and 2006. I think your squad is better than Brazil's but irrespective of that would beat them anyway due to your style, your wood over them and it being a one off game. Being played on European soil is also a very good advantage to have. You will eliminate Brazil in the semi finals. From that point on you would think you would play Germany in the final but I'm tipping Argentina to end their hoodoo against the Germans and play you guys. To be honest, I think it would be better to play Germany because you would hold a psychological advantage over them from the semi final defeat and you just match up well with them and have good results in recent years { talking about friendlies to be more specific and friendlies against Germany are not friendlies if you understand what I'm saying } I know Germany or West Germany knocked you guys out in the 82 and 86 semi finals.

    Argentina for me are a tournament side I don't care how they fare leading up to it. I tipped them to lose to Germany last world cup and I know they got smashed 6-1 by Spain but I do not take any notice. Portugal lost to England in a friendly before euro 16 and won it and lost twice in friendlies to you guys as part of France's preparation for the cup. Like Italy once they're there they usually go to quarters or farther. I would not like to be playing against Messi in a world cup final particularly at this stage of his career and after losing the last one. In any case, I have France winning the world cup but beware of Argentina as they're your greatest danger. Not Germany, Not Brazil, but Argentina who you could meet in the final.

    It's you guys in the final vs Germany, who you will beat. Or Argentina. I have to tip you guys but I would be tempted to hedge my bet if you played Messi. If you meet Germany, the cups is yours.
     
  2. Wai93

    Wai93 Member

    May 11, 2015
    Malaysia
    I have not much confident in our defense, France defense is sometimes too casual and susceptible for error. France need to play better and tighten up its defense, else our poor defense could be exposed in the World Cup.
     
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  3. Vialli-Toto

    Vialli-Toto BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Milan
    Italy
    Mar 26, 2018
    You will be fine. Koscielny is another defender I didn't mention, Lacazzette and Gamiero some more strikers.

    France are elite.
     
  4. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    I don't think we will win. We lack playing ideas, style and mastering. Brazil and Germany are much more impressive and fit.
     
  5. SF19

    SF19 Member

    Jun 8, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    I think Brazil, Germany, and Spain are the big favorites. France certainly have the quality to win, however.
     
  6. Vialli-Toto

    Vialli-Toto BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Milan
    Italy
    Mar 26, 2018
    You will beat Brazil in the semi's. Either them or Belgium. Brazil have fallen to you in 86, 98, 2006 and almost certainly again in 2018.
     
  7. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Brazil, Germany, Spain are favourites. We're in the outsiders circle along with Uruguay, Portugal, England, Argentina and Belgium.

    On an other note : I'd like to say that not 23 but almost 50 French are about to play the World Cup. Those who are playing for other countries, from Koulibaly to Higuain and from Anthony Lopes to Belhanda ! :laugh:
     
  8. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    What we did against Australia was not really how a World Cup is won.
     
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  9. Vialli-Toto

    Vialli-Toto BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Milan
    Italy
    Mar 26, 2018
    Germany drew 2-2 with Ghana last world cup, narrowly beat USA 1-0 and beat Algeria in extra time. Spain lost it's opener in 2010 and Italy in 2006 drew with the USA 1-1 and barely saw off Australia.

    Don't forget your struggled in 98 vs Paraguay. France will win it.
     
  10. Edwardinho

    Edwardinho Member

    Barcelona
    France
    Feb 11, 2018
    I think Italy will be the champion this time.:thumbsup:
     
  11. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    France
  12. N. Platini

    N. Platini Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Londres
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Never in doubt .

    France learnt a lot since the unforgettable 2016 finale where we were naive .

    This France knows how to get the job done

    Vive la France !
     
  13. Wai93

    Wai93 Member

    May 11, 2015
    Malaysia
    Great WC win for France, finally played the way their talent on paper suggests... good play after group stage by getting past Argentina, Uruguay, Belgium and Croatia for the glory.

    Unlucky for Croatia though, much respect for them.

    Great tournament France !!!

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  14. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    In heraldry, the coq gaulois is usually put under three fleurs de lys.

    So France needs to win another one, to get the perfect shield.
     
  15. chtiPete

    chtiPete New Member

    LOSC France
    France
    Nov 1, 2018
    Well done Vialli-Toto, you made the right prediction!
     

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