World Cup Final: France vs Croatia, July 15 [R]

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018 - Knockout Rounds' started by Edwardinho, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member+

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    They have extreme luck too. Penalty shots and injuries... Second time they got a penalty shot in a final. From Ronaldo Phenomeno having seizures, Roberto Carlos tying his shoes, Cristiano Ronaldo going out in Euro 16, Cavani going out. I guess you can say it’s better to be lucky and good. I’m enjoying France in Fifa 18 while it lasts.
     
  2. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'm pretty sure France win Euro 2016 if Ronaldo didn't get injured. They completely dominated the first 15 minutes or so of that match, but when Ronaldo went out they seemed to lose their focus.
     
  3. Metropolitan

    Metropolitan Member

    Paris Saint Germain
    France
    Sep 5, 2005
    Paris
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    France has played 3 finals in the last 6 world cups, scoring 8 goals in total. All the other finals participants together scored 7 goals in the same time frame: Croatia and Brazil (2), Spain, Italy and Germany (1).

    N'Golo Kanté was sick during the final, that's the reason why he's been replaced by Steven Nzonzi at the 55th minute. Despite having one of its key player out of shape, France still scored 4 goals.
     
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  4. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member+

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    #979 tudobem62014, Sep 12, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2018
    Well they also lucky the ref wouldn’t give a free kick when Hazard was being fouled like crazy outside the box during the semi final. When Giroud fouled Hazard right in front of the ref the whole stadium knew it was a foul. The whole stadium moaned. But the ref said play on lol even though he had a clear view of it. The ref finally conceded a free kick to Belgium when it was safely far away from the box.

    It is clear some mischief was going on with France and the way the refs handled them. I agree they had a very good team, but it is also clear the refs intended to help them. Lol at Griezman’s dive for the first goal in the final. Just wait thirty years it will come out. America and Russia win by doping. Thanks Lance ;). France just influences the refs and whatever players on the opponent’s team they can. They deserve to win with this mind set. They do everything to win... training and influencing.
     
  5. Metropolitan

    Metropolitan Member

    Paris Saint Germain
    France
    Sep 5, 2005
    Paris
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Do you just realize there was no foul from N'Golo Kanté before the action which has lead to the Croatian goal? Not only that imaginary foul whistled against France has lead to the goal, but Kanté even got a yellow card for it!

    The truth is that the observers are just biased. Those wanting Croatia to win only see referee's mistakes against Croatia and forget mistakes benefitting to Croatia. Fact is Croatia played very rough against French players, we didn't complain only because we were too busy celebrating.

    OK that's enough. The comparison to Lance Armstrong is just a big fat joke telling how biased you are.
     
  6. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
    Belgium
    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
    Club:
    Club Brugge KV
    We didn't lose because of it but it's true that France got away with some fouls on Hazard that no other countries in the tournament had gotten away with up until that point.
     

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