World Cup Thread 2018


#61

Off to coach Real


#62

Curious timing


#63

King David De Gea to Real Madrid then. No fax machine will stop him this time


#64

WENGERIN


#65

Barca players probably wouldn’t listen to hin


#66

Lol. Who thought Spain would win the World Cup?


#67

Why wouldn’t he wait til after the WC to make the announcement? This was never going to play out well on the eve of the tournament.


#68

Real Madrid are more important than the Spanish national team


#69

Fail to see how this should warrant being sacked. Obviously being appointed RM is something, however he is surely professional enough to do the job in Russia?


#70

They’re probably ■■■■■■ because he just signed an extension on his contract and has reneged.


#71

I blame Ramos. He got bold taking down Salah and is now positioning himself to be the playing captain/coach of the national team!


#72

USA, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 WC.


#73

so do all three get in by default?

thats a little controversial.


#74

with 48 teams in 2026 WC, I hardly think it matters!


#75

what is going to be for the format of the tournament? 8 pools of 6 so everyone plays 5 games in the first round?


#76

No idea.


#77

16 groups of 3. 2/3 go through.
then too
round of 32 knock out.
round of 16
semis
final


#78

#79

Hierro should rule with an iron hand.


#80

Insanely short-sighted decision by the Spanish Federation. Lopetegui isn’t the first coach to make such a move. I recall Van Gaal doing so too. The issue was the timing / logistics of the announcement and that personally ■■■■■■-off the president of the federation.

I still have faith in the system and youth-development Lopetegui put in place over 2 years, 14-wins, 6-draws, 0-losses.

Lets see. Vamos!