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    Are we watching a parallel universe World Cup?


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    The lowest ranked team in the tournament have qualified out of their group after 2 matches, scoring 8 goals

    Germany lost to Mexico

    England won their first match

    Argentina drew with Iceland

    Argentina got stuffed 3-0 by Croatia

    Brazil only drew with Switzerland

    Japan beat Columbia

    Senegal beat Poland

    I am loving this World Cup so far.
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      It really is a coupon buster of a world cup so far.

      I expect things to level out come the knockout stages
      I want to know why an Orange is an Orange, but a Lime’s not a “Green”
      I want to know how a blind man knows if his arse is clean
      Do I really want to know where all my money’s been?
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      Argentina were shit coming into this World Cup, so that one wasn't much of a shock. Also Russia being suspiciously good could've been predicted...

      Been a great fun WC so far though, otherwise agreed on all. Loving it.
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      It really is a coupon buster of a world cup so far.

      I expect things to level out come the knockout stages
      That’ll be difficult if half the favourites don’t get through.....
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      That’ll be difficult if half the favourites don’t get through.....
      Bar one or two "Surprise teams," I think we can expect 6 of the "Big nations" to be in the quarter finals
      I want to know why an Orange is an Orange, but a Lime’s not a “Green”
      I want to know how a blind man knows if his arse is clean
      Do I really want to know where all my money’s been?
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      Russia being the lowest ranked team is surely a quirk of the FIFA ranking system because they've not played competitive games for two years.

      Germany and Brazil are overrated because their Germany and Brazil!
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      Russia being the lowest ranked team is surely a quirk of the FIFA ranking system because they've not played competitive games for two years.

      Germany and Brazil are overrated because their Germany and Brazil!

      Hard to see how Russia could be considered to be worse than Panama
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      Hard to see how Russia could be considered to be worse than Panama
      The tournament average for distances run each match is 105km. Russia covered 118km in the opening game with Saudi Arabia and 115km against Egypt. After the second match, three Russian forwards and midfielders - Aleksandr Golovin, Alexander Samedov and Yury Gazinsky - were 1st to 3rd in a list of players' average distances.

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      Russia being the lowest ranked team is surely a quirk of the FIFA ranking system because they've not played competitive games for two years.
      That means if England were to host a World Cup in the future, we'd end up starting the tournament ranked lower than Belgium...oh.
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      Argentina were shit coming into this World Cup, so that one wasn't much of a shock. Also Russia being suspiciously good could've been predicted...

      Been a great fun WC so far though, otherwise agreed on all. Loving it.
      I think that is the issue not many people actually knew how bad Argentina really have been recently, a TV station in Argentina had a minutes silence after the game
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