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View Poll Results: Who ya got?
Russia (90 minutes) 5 17.24%
Russia (120 minutes) 1 3.45%
Russia (penalties) 1 3.45%
Croatia (90 minutes) 12 41.38%
Croatia (120 minutes) 3 10.34%
Croatia (penalties) 0 0%
lol who cares, IT'S COMING HOME 7 24.14%
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:13 PM   #1
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2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

In the fourth and final quarter-final, we'll have to European powerhouses meet and beat the **** out of each other for a place in the semi-final.

In the left corner...

RUSSIA



Tournament progress:

Group Stage
Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia
Russia 3-1 Egypt
Russia 0-2 Uruguay

Round of 16:
Spoiler:


Previous quarter-final appearances (as Soviet Union):
1958: USSR - Sweden 0-2
1962: USSR - Chile 1-2
1966: USSR - Hungary 2-1
1970: USSR - Uruguay 0-1 AET

And in the right corner:

CROATIA

Tournament progress:

Group Stage
Croatia 2-0 Nigeria
Croatia 3-0 Argentina
Croatia 2-1 Iceland

Round of 16:
Croatia 4-3 Denmark

Previous quarter-final apperances:
1998: Croatia 3-0 Germany

Head-to-head record - Croatia unbeaten over three matches:
Croatia 0-0 Russia (EURO qualifier 2006)
Russia 0-0 Croatia (EURO qualifier 2007)
Russia 1-3 Croatia (Friendly 2015)

Players in danger of a yellow card suspension: A lot of them.

Russia: Golovin, Zopnin, Gazinskii, Kutepov, Smolov.
Croatia: Vrsaljko, Brozovic, Corluka, Rakitic, Rebic, Mandzukic, Jedvaj, Pjaca

DER MARKT
After 90: Russia 4.05 - Draw 3.10 - Croatia 2.30
To advance: Croatia 1.60 - Russia 2.50
To win the tournament: Croatia 7.50 (pre-tournament: 41.00) - Russia 21.00 (pre-tournament: 51.00)
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:56 PM   #2
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

The only real question is whether the fix will be in for the home team, and if so how blatant it will need to be in order to get the result.
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:54 PM   #3
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

I predict that Putin will make negotiations with politicians to merge Croatia into Russia and therefore guarantee victory before the match
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:56 PM   #4
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

That .gif had me cracking up so much that I had to check it. They say it's fake, but I believe that to be disinformation. The video that is out there that has the pigeon not saluting is the actual fake. That pigeon did salute the great leader of Soviet Russia!
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:31 AM   #5
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

I know it's fake because there's no dashboard or windshield visible thus not really Russian.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:38 AM   #6
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

I can't believe I'm saying this but Russia for the win.
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:30 PM   #7
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

No way.. hosts have had themselves a tourney, but Croatia have had their scare, and are gonna play free and easy tonight
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:46 PM   #8
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

I want the better team to go through. Bring on Croatia
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:52 PM   #9
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

on a neutral field Croatia win 92-95% of the time, factoring in the home field it's more like 83-87%. Since it's Putin's Russia and the Russian team is clearly doping it's probably only 75-80% Croatia
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:02 PM   #10
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

Russia cause they threaten to assassinate the referees if they don't give the game to them.

Russia's gonna win the WC because of how easily they can poison the food of the right people at the right time.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:18 PM   #11
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

Russia winning the World Cup would have been a great story, shame their run came in the itís coming home year.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:24 PM   #12
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

I just want some good football not really caring who progresses

#NoPressure
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:47 PM   #13
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

Go Russia
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:00 PM   #14
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dat Anthem
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:00 PM   #15
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

Good vs Evil

And Evil has PEDs

I like Croatia, but think the market rates them too highly.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:08 PM   #16
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

Sorry for being late, Vlad
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:10 PM   #17
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

Better long passers than Rakitic and Modric?
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:11 PM   #18
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Better long passers than Rakitic and Modric?
Harry Kane

Modric is a passing god
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:16 PM   #19
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

Just tuned in. Croatia clearly the better side so far I assume?
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:17 PM   #20
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

Well, we definitely overachieved, so losing to Croatia -which is likely- would not hurt there.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:22 PM   #21
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

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Just tuned in. Croatia clearly the better side so far I assume?
Croatia more poss, Russia looks more likely to score.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:27 PM   #22
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Just tuned in. Croatia clearly the better side so far I assume?
(Itís coming home)
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:32 PM   #23
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:32 PM   #24
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Final (July 7th, 20:00 CEST) - Russia vs. Croatia

Liquid football

It's coming home
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