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  1. Suitman

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    So, considering the Eels season continues to be so shite, I will also be watching a little bit of the World Cup. This RL season has been so f**king depressing so far.
    Socceroos had a good win last night vs the Czech Republic. Beat 'em 4-0.
    We have another friendly next week against Hungary.

    I don't honestly hold high hopes about the Aussies chances to get through the group stage. Being the tier 4 team in the group, we couldn't have drawn a tougher group.
    All 3 of our opponents in our group are in the top 12 in the World Rankings. How in the f**k does that work when there are 8 groups? All three are ranked above England, the Netherlands and Italy. The later two didn't even make it.

    Anyway, it should be an interesting group stage for us, but I think we'll struggle. If we can limit the damage against France in our first group game, we might just snag a draw against Denmark and a win against Peru. Yep, I know. I'm dreaming.
    Anyway, here are the latest top 1-100 rankings. We ain't that bad tbh in the rankings. Way higher than Russia, the hosts.

    http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/ranking-table/men/index.html
     
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  2. Poupou Escobar

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    Denmark and Peru are beatable.
     
  3. strider

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    How are we 40 and japan 60 in the rankings?
     
  4. Twizzle

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    be very surprised if we won a game
     
  5. Suitman

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    Me too. But we are there, so I'm excited.

    Anyhow, more Aussies have bought tickets to matches in Russia than Poms. lol.

    http://www.theweek.co.uk/2018-world-cup/93000/england-tickets-2018-world-cup-russia-fifa
     
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    First game vs France is Saturday night at 8pm. How good is that !
     
  8. Eelementary

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    Canโ€™t get thumped in the opening game again
     
  10. Twizzle

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    situation normal for that fruitcake
     
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  11. Suitman

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    Anyway, this is starting soon.
    Way more interesting then our f**king season atm.
     
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  12. Eelementary

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    2-1 over Hungary. Despite the performance, it was a confidence-boosting result.
     
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    Own goals from each team in the final five minutes, including Hungary conceding the winner in injury time.
     
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  14. Twizzle

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    we dogged a few we should have got, we need to sharpen up a lot if we are going to worry anyone in our group
     
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  15. Suitman

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    Hungary were pretty strong defensively so it's no surprise our pop gun attack failed to penetrate them.
    Arzani was a breath of fresh air. He's got some talent that kid.
    Our defence is a worry, even though we've only conceded 1 goal in 3 friendly's under BVM.
    As for France - it's anyone's guess, but it will be more determined by whether France go into the game taking us lightly rather than anything we can control.

    After watching the game overnight, I switched over to Fox league. It was weird seeing Kenny Edwards playing SL.
     
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  16. Suitman

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    Still quite incredible that Aussies have bought more tickets to the World Cup than the Poms.
     
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    It's amazing!

    Especially considering we have a huge, huge task ahead of us to get past the foul stage.
     
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    I reckon alot of aussies of foreign background have a fallback team. Maybe all the cros n serbs are going?
     
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    Plus Europeans can get there at fairly short notice
     
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    I miss Phart and his insightful comments on the Socceroos
     
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