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1 hour ago, dr winston oboogie said:

If they get their arse in gear, France are as good as anyone. as long as they play all six players from La Liga

fixed it for you

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Dr Oboogies Spain name their 23 man squad - 17 domestically based players including DIRTY DIEGO

shockingly they leave out several players from TGLITW Morata(Chelsea) fabregas (Chelsea), Alonso (Chelsea) and bellerin (arsenal) but there is a spot for former Liverpool player iago aspas

Spain squad:

Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Manchester United), Pepe Reina (Napoli), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao).

Defenders: Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Nacho Monreal (Arsenal), Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad), Nacho Fernandez (Real Madrid), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Isco (Real Madrid), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), David Silva (Manchester City), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Koke (Atletico Madrid).

Forwards: Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid).

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Argentina pick several players who haven't played much football including several TGLITW bench warmers but leave out Icardi who has been scoring loads of goals in Italy

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44203700

Argentina squad

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Willy Caballero (Chelsea), Franco Armani (River Plate).

Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Federico Fazio (Roma), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Nicolas Taglafico (Ajax), Javier Mascherano (Hebei Fortune), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Cristian Ansaldi (Torino).

Midfielders: Ever Banega (Sevilla), Lucas Biglia (AC Milan), Angel Di Maria, Giovani Lo Celso (both Paris St-Germain), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham), Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala (both Juventus), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City).

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18 hours ago, AMIW said:

Dr Oboogies Spain name their 23 man squad - 17 domestically based players including DIRTY DIEGO

shockingly they leave out several players from TGLITW Morata(Chelsea) fabregas (Chelsea), Alonso (Chelsea) and bellerin (arsenal) but there is a spot for former Liverpool player iago aspas

Spain squad:

Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Manchester United), Pepe Reina (Napoli), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao).

Defenders: Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Nacho Monreal (Arsenal), Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad), Nacho Fernandez (Real Madrid), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Isco (Real Madrid), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), David Silva (Manchester City), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Koke (Atletico Madrid).

Forwards: Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid).

Wow, 13 of the 23 are not from Real Madrid or Barcelona..incerdible.

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4 hours ago, AMIW said:

Argentina pick several players who haven't played much football including several TGLITW bench warmers but leave out Icardi who has been scoring loads of goals in Italy

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44203700

Argentina squad

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Willy Caballero (Chelsea), Franco Armani (River Plate).

Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Federico Fazio (Roma), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Nicolas Taglafico (Ajax), Javier Mascherano (Hebei Fortune), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Cristian Ansaldi (Torino).

Midfielders: Ever Banega (Sevilla), Lucas Biglia (AC Milan), Angel Di Maria, Giovani Lo Celso (both Paris St-Germain), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham), Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala (both Juventus), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City).

Last chance for Messi to join Diego at the very top table.

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5 hours ago, dr winston oboogie said:

Wow, 13 of the 23 are not from Real Madrid or Barcelona..incerdible.

probably because half those club teams have players rom Uruguay or Brazil or Portugal or WALES!!!!

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The Mighty Belgian team have been announced

Belgium%2BWorld%2BCup%2BSquad.jpg

 

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3 minutes ago, Mark V said:

The Mighty Belgian team have been announced

Belgium%2BWorld%2BCup%2BSquad.jpg

 

Wow, that is a fine club there. Had no idea they were that strong. 

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that's their provisional sqaud - they have to cut it to 23

even to get to 28 they left out mirallas, oriji and naingollan

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1 hour ago, Jimmy James said:

Wow, that is a fine club there. Had no idea they were that strong. 

It mirrors the  EPL eaxctl;y...no one realises how poor they really are..

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5 hours ago, AMIW said:

that's their provisional sqaud - they have to cut it to 23

even to get to 28 they left out mirallas, oriji and naingollan

THere was to be a 9000 fan protest for the dropping of Naingollan

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Is that big diddy Boyata in the Belgian squad?

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I reckon everyone should just post one team. the team they think will win the 2018 World cup

 

I'll start ..

Germany

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Does it have to be a country and not just "whoever beats England on penalties"

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5 minutes ago, AMIW said:

Does it have to be a country and not just "whoever beats England on penalties"

Yes Andrew, as England wont get as far as pens

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OK then Spain with Dirty Diego getting the winning goal in the final

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5 hours ago, newcastle roy said:

So...

AMIW ..Spain

newcastle roy ..Germany

JJ - Brazil

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7 hours ago, newcastle roy said:

I reckon everyone should just post one team. the team they think will win the 2018 World cup

 

I'll start ..

Germany

Chase the value....... Messi & co 9s.

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2 hours ago, MagicRatAFC said:

Chase the value....... Messi & co 9s.

Jimmy James................. Brazil

MagicRatAFC .................Argentina 

Mission Man In AZ .........

AMIW ...............................Spain

newcastle roy ..................Germany

Ann....................................England 

 

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It seems Belgium have gone from hipster pick/golden generation to "great under-achievers" pretty rapid.

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