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World Cup 2018: Rankings (4-1)

The tournament is done and dusted, and we have our final four. You can see my other rankings at these links – #32-17, 16-9, 8-5. 4. England (+22) Well, this was an improvement, huh? Even early on in the first … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Final Predictions

Final rankings will come after the 3rd/4th Place Play-Off and the Final, but for the moment, just quick predictions after I was one for two on the semis (38/62 or 61%). It’s the game no-one wants to play, but 3rd … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Rankings (8-5) And Semi-Final Predictions

From eight to four. With the Quarter-Finals wrapped up, here’s my rankings of #8-5, ranked by losing margin in the last game, then continuing criteria if required, with ranking relative to 2014 included also. 8. Sweden (Beaten 2-0, +2 GD) … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Rankings (16-9) And Quarter Final Predictions

The Last 16 have become the Last 8, so let’s rank those teams that are no longer with us, just as I did for the group stage, going first by a result, and if necessary by previous criteria, with their … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Rankings (32-17) And Second Round Predictions

The group stage is done, so lets start ranking teams. They are separated in order of points, goal difference (GD), goals scored (GS) and then disciplinary record, before noting where they came relative to their place in the last World … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Need, Should And Will For Matchday Three

Matchday Two for all sides is in the books. From NFB’s perspective, here’s what the teams need to do, what they should do and what they will do in Matchday Three. Group A Russia What They Need To Do: Win or … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Matchday One Questions

I thought that, for a change of pace, I would frame my review of the opening matchday in the World Cup in the form of answers to questions I had about the various teams, before commenting on whether my predictions … Continue reading

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