My World Cup Prediction

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    So the other day a friend of mine we were discussing the Brasil vs Belgium game, we both agree that Belgium have been excellent in every game they have played in this World Cup, but also agree that they are untested at this advanced stage of a World Cup against one of the major World Cup teams so we did not know how they would deal with the Brasil game.

    At FT Brasil 1 Belgium 2, I know the first Belgium goal was the o.g. by Fernandinho, but it was in the FH and Brasil was unable to over come this early error, there was no fight back from them even when Kevin De Bruyne scored that excellent second goal for Belgium approx 15 minutes after the Fernandinho o.g. Brasil could only manage to get a goal at 76 minutes with Renato Augusto, this leave 14 minutes plus added time for Brasil to get another goal to get the game into E.T. and they failed to do this.

    So my World Cup Prediction this I work on how well Belgium have played from game one and all subsequent games including the win against Brasil.

    If Belgium beat France on Tuesday then I am predicting that for the first time EVER Belgium will win the World Cup.
     
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    I gave up on this when Russia beat Spain on penalty kicks after Spain dominated that game.
     
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    Dominating isn't the aim of the game. It's getting the ball in the back of the net.

    It's why soccer is very popular, you never know what's going to happen.

    My prediction is that if Belgium win the final, they'll be the World Cup winners.
     
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    I have never been a fan of the Penalty Shoot Out, this because I have watched many games where the best team in the 90 minutes and also in E.T. then lose in the Penalty Shoot Out, it is just luck who wins, one team on luck.

    I think if after E.T. it still is a draw then they should then have a Replay, they used to do this many years before I was born in World Cup's they used to have Replays if after E.T. it still was a draw, so they could do this again, say approx 4 days after the Final, they have a Replay to decide who wins. The 1934 World Cup held in Italy they had to have Replay of the Second Quarter Final this after E.T. was Italy 1 Spain 1 and no Penalty Shoot Outs, also no days off to recover, the Replay happen the next day June 1 1934 and at FT it was Italy 1 Spain 0, the only goal scored at approx 11 minutes into the FH by Giuseppe Meazza, he was a very famous player for Inter Milan and also Juventus, he managed Inter Milan for several years in the 1950s.

    The Penalty Shoot Out to decide the game, this was only established in 1970 and FIFA established this for ALL Cup games including the European Championships, but the first World Cup to experience a game to be decided after a draw with a Penalty Shoot Out this the 1982 World Cup which was in Spain and it was the Second Semi Final after E.T. it was West Germany 3 France 3 and then the Penalty Shoot Out and the result was West Germany 5 France 4. This was the game that feature one of the most notorious and violent happenings in a World Cup that when Goalkeeper Harald Schumacher take out France's Patrick Battison and the Referee gave no foul, Battison unconscious on the pitch ALL players thought he was dead, oxygen brought onto the pitch etc Battison severely injured and he spent months in a coma, he taken to hospital and the game continue. IMHO Schumacher should have been Red Carded for this attack.

    Here is video footage of the Schumacher-Battison incident at the 1982 World Cup during the Second Semi Final:


     
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    France have a very excellent team, so France vs Belgium should be an excellent game.
     
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    I know what is going to happen. Bayern will score in minute 89 and win. And it was never different.
     
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    Football is a game of Defend and Attack, also a game of Possession ie. Domination, if Team A can dominate the game by keeping the majority of ball possession that of course limits Team B the ability to score, it though takes one mistake for Team A to lose possession of the ball giving Team B the opportunity to score this depending on how well Team A can counter in Defence. I think you should watch France vs Belgium it will be an interesting game, perhaps not big in amount of goals but technically interesting to observe.
     
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    Yes, I understand the point of the game.
     
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    The whole thing I dislike about the penalty kick is the fact that it boils down to a wrong guess.

    The kicker has only to slightly alter the kick as the goal commits to one side or the other. That is how Spain lost. The goal guesses the wrong direction on just the one shot and their entire cup run was ended.

    I get the concept of sudden death but that is just the wrong way. My opinion of course. I like the old way you described. This way, talent will more often than not, win out.
     
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    And Brazil was missing their 2nd best player in the loss to Belgium thanks to Soccer having some of the stupidest rules in all of sports. PK's being another one.
     

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