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Reasons to support the Europeans

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Those of us from small European football nations who have trouble qualifying for the World Cup should be encouraged by results to far.  Qualification places are allocated based on performance at previous tournaments, and so far, this has been a great tournament for Europe.

Five European teams have won and only one, reigning champions Germany, have lost.  Croatia got the better of Nigeria, one of Africa’s powerhouses, while Denmark and Serbia edged Peru and Costa Rica.

The draws involving European teams are probably more impressive.  Iceland matched Argentina while Switzerland drew level with Brazil last night.  Mikael Lustig’s Sweden take on South Korea this afternoon, before Dedryck Boyata’s Belgium face Panama.  Tunisia will be hoping to take something from England tonight to prevent a fourth consecutive defeat for African nations.

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  1. fairhill bhoy on 18th June 2018 7:59 pm

     

     

    Hope your sister makes a speedy recovery

     

     

     

    HH

  2. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    FAIRHILLBHOY

     

     

    Pass on our best wishes,please.

     

     

    HH

  3. GreeninbingleyinOslo on

    There was a time, maybe 2002, 2006?, when England went into a cup tournament with a bit of humility about them.

     

     

    I actually supported them then, because it was good to see, and I thought they might be finally growing out of their embedded sense of empirical entitlement.

     

     

    But it was a blip, sadly.

     

     

    So feck ‘em.

  4. GREENINBINGLEYINOSLO

     

     

    England and humility?….I must have missed that one ,same sense of entitlement as the hun mob.hh

  5. fairhill bhoy on

    ?-agree,even the halftime talk is positive ,there’s a change in their reporting ?

  6. If England get the ball into Kane then he will score. Tunisia cant get out.

     

    England build up is too slow. I expect as its 67 mins then England may have to play their late penalty card.

  7. GreeninbingleyinOslo on

    Vogue

     

     

    No, really, I think it was 2006. There was all that ‘let’s reclaim the flag of St George away from the BNP’, and let’s stop behaving like arrogant c***s when we go abroad.

     

     

    But it lasted about 2 games.

     

     

    Shame.

  8. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    I’ve a lot of time for the players in the England time greenbingleyindeoleoslo, but as soon as the commentators open their gobs I want them hammered. I have to say this WC , they’ve been more quiet than normal.

  9. bassa’s trying to copy oor ‘ In the heat of Lisbon’ light show. :O) nae chance

  10. BEND IT LIKE

     

     

    Ruebens Loftus- Cheek

     

     

    hasn’t got the same ring

     

     

     

    HH

  11. VP

     

     

    5 mins late!

     

     

    I really like the people I meet in England. Their media don’t make it easy to support them!

     

     

    Patronising prigs towards the gallant little countries.

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  12. Tunisia have played very well; disrupting the game and taking the sting out of Englands attack.

     

     

     

    KTF

  13. JAMESGANG

     

     

    You’ve just been lucky to bump into the couple of decent one’s from the 60 million big mhan .hh

  14. And there it is…..world cup final here we come! lol

     

     

    Actually England were the better team. Hard luck Tunisia.

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    Eejit defenders switched off there.

     

     

    Twice they’ve left Kane unmarked at corners. Twice he’s scored.

  16. VP

     

     

    In Kew I probably sound like a mad Weedgie bassa. Mibbee that’s why they’re nice to me?

     

     

    ????

  17. Headtheball bottom line is that only one team trying to win it. Have been the better teaming deserve to be ahead.

     

     

     

    KTF

  18. Engurland continue as they did in many of their qualifying games and score in injury time…..unbelievable.

  19. Congratulations to England, kept playing football and snatched a well deserved win at the end.