Hope that FIFA does the right thing and cancels it.
The same FIFA that awarded Qatar a WC?
Austrila in a tough group , France to top that one........then the rest it's open
That is the challenge - for France not to implode upon its massive talent.
Like 2010, or 2002.
Every other Cup it seems.
Here is the problem for France - huge egos. Pogba and Martial are more concerned with their personal brands than with playing with their teammates. MBappe has never played in a legitimate league. Neither has Lemar, or Rabiot. Their best player is a pygmy with a massive engine, who has languished on a Chelsea squad that cannot achieve. On top of all of that, any realistic variation of a starting XI will have players from 11 different teams. Chemistry will be an issue.
Since 98 I always had a soft spot for France but agreed, they just have a way of imploding. Hopefully they won't do and hope they avoid sex scandals as well.
All I know is Argentina are grasping at straws. We play a friendly against Italy without Messi recently, win two nil and we think we are breaking new ground.
A few days later we lose 6 1 to Spain, who completely outplayed us.
Argentina is weak. The team is Messi dependant, stupidly so. Messi is incredibly gifted but he is an awkward player when it comes to the national team, surrounded by divas who don't give a fuck about the colours.
So fuck Argentina.
But it would be cool to win the world cup.
Though it would mean 4 more years of Macri as president for sure.
I think Germany or Spain will win the world cup this year
I have some strong thoughts about Argentina too. Argentina have the talent to win every world cup for the past 9 years. The problem is that they don't take advantage of the double teams. Players don't get the ball to the open man to push up the field. In Higuain's case, it's nerves. As if there is something in the back of his mind telling him he needs to defer to Messi. I would love to see Argentina line Messi up in a central midfield role, as a play maker. Letting him score goals is such a fucking waste of talent.
I'm not looking forward to this world cup at all from England's perspective. I've wanted to see Rooney step aside for at least two competitions and I'm finally getting my wish. My fear is that it turns out he actually was as good as England have, and that things are terminal.