The most entertaining game in the 2018 World Cup

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018 - Russia' started by sevenace, Jul 16, 2018.

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The most entarting game in the 2018 World Cup is

Poll closed Jul 30, 2018.
  1. Spain 3-3 Portugal (GS)

    7.0%
  2. Mexico 1-0 Germany (GS)

    4.7%
  3. Switzerland 2-1 Serbia (GS)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. South Korea 2-0 Germany (GS)

    2.3%
  5. France 4-3 Argentina (Ro16)

    30.2%
  6. Belgium 3-2 Japan (Ro16)

    39.5%
  7. Croatia 2-2 Russia (QF)

    7.0%
  8. Belgium 2-1 Brazil (QF)

    4.7%
  9. Croatia 2-1 England (SF)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other

    4.7%
  1. sevenace

    sevenace New Member

    Oct 4, 2017
    My favorite is France 4-3 Argentina.
     
  2. Mats Nygren

    Mats Nygren New Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Club:
    IFK Goteborg
    Belgium Japan was my selection - crazy fun !

    Japan attacking until the bitter end !
     
  3. Megabeast

    Megabeast Member

    Jun 6, 2014
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    France Argentina.

    As a neutral it's one of the most entertaining games I've watched at a world cup.

    That goal by Pavard was insane.
     
  4. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Belgium x Japan for me, followed closely by France x Argentina.
     
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  5. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    That was my choice as well.
     
  6. gallis1

    gallis1 Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Jamaica
    #6 gallis1, Jul 17, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018
    Belgium vs. Japan was nuts & my favorite game.

    However, I voted for Russia vs. Croatia because I was in Moscow for that game and the entire city / country was watching this game. The Russian fan reaction when Russia equalized in extra time was a priceless experience!
     
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  7. Ric_Braz

    Ric_Braz Member+

    May 13, 2009
    Wiltshire, UK.
    Club:
    AFC Wimbledon
    the second half of Belgium Japan was probably the best I have ever seen but as a whole 90 minutes France Argentina was the WC at its very best.
     
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  8. maestri09

    maestri09 Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Alianza Lima
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    Belgium vs Japan for the great goals, the underdogs Japan having a chance to win the game, and of course the drama right through to the 90th minute.

    I'm puzzled about the France-Argentina game. I thought Argentina was completely outclassed right from the 1st minute. If it wasn't for a post, and some lucky bounces, France should have been up 3-0 in the first half. The game was an embarrassment, from my point of view.
     
  9. Ric_Braz

    Ric_Braz Member+

    May 13, 2009
    Wiltshire, UK.
    Club:
    AFC Wimbledon
    I'd love England to be in some 'embarrassing' games like that then.
     
  10. Steve Page

    Steve Page Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Only if we took on the France role. Argentina were stuffed and that late 3rd was only a consolation.
     
  11. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Agreed. That was just a game of bad defending. Granted that could be entertaining but not entertaining enough to be #1. And the lack of evenness between the 2 teams drops it out of the top 5 IMO.

    The WC final was more entertaining and its not even in the above list. Both were basically 4-2 games, but at least Croatia looked somewhat convincing.
     
  12. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Consolation? Argentina nearly equalized with the last play of the game!

    Yes, France were head and shoulders above them...but that Argentina made a game of it is exactly why it was so entertaining.

    Honorable mentions for Argentina going through all the emotions against Nigeria, and the insanity that was the last matchday in Group B.
     
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