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World Cup: Team of the tournament

Discussion in 'Southampton' started by OddRiverOakWizards, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. OddRiverOakWizards

    OddRiverOakWizards Well-Known Member

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    Everyone likes a good compilation and to put a team together! So what I want to know is who would be in your team of the tournament?

    Below are my shortlists, though admittedly some of the players only managed a few games due to the sides they were in, however they impressed me:

    Goalkeepers: Pickford (England), Lloris (France), Ochoa (Mexico), Uzoho (Nigeria), Cho (South Korea).

    Defenders: Alderweireld (Belgium), Verthongen (Belgium), Meurnier (Belgium), Silva (Brazil), Mina (Colombia), Vida (Croatia), Trippier (England), Stones (England), Maguire (England), Varane (France), Hernandez (France), Yoshida (Japan), Fernandes (Russia), Granqist (Sweden), Gimenez (Uruguay), Godin (Uruguay).

    Midfielders: De Bruyne (Belgium), Paulinho (Brazil), Coutinho (Brazil), Modric (Croatia), Kante (France), Pogba (France), Matuidi (France), Guardardo (Mexico), Samedov (Russia), Claesson (Sweden), Shaqiri (Switzerland), Torreira (Uruguay).

    Forwards/Strikers: Hazard (Belgium), Lukaku (Belgium), Rebic (Croatia), Perisic (Croatia), Poulsen (Denmark), Kane (England), Griezmann (France), Mbappe (France), Inui (Japan), Lozano (Mexico), Ronaldo (Portugal), Cavani (Uruguay).

    *Final choices in bold

    What do you think?
     
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  2. Saints_Alive

    Saints_Alive Well-Known Member

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    Between Pickford and Courtois for my GK.

    Trippier's definately in but Kane faded a bit after Colombia.
     
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  3. SaintinNZ

    SaintinNZ Well-Known Member

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    Yeah can’t possibly put Kane in, started well but disappeared when most needed IMO. Hazard was brilliant in every game I thought.
     
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  4. fatletiss

    fatletiss Well-Known Member

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    I thought Croatia’s FBs were excellent as was Trippier. Hazard should be in and definitely KdB.

    .... Courtois ...

    Vrsaljko ... Varane ... Vida... Strinic


    .... De Bruyne ... Modric ... Pogba/Perisic


    ...Mbappe ... Cavani .... Hazard


    Or if it was a 4-1-3-2, I’d drop Cavani and play Kante holding.

    Edit: sh1t, no room for Perisic - he deserves a place. Maybe instead of Pogba.

    It’s too hard :(

    Edit: I’ve swapped Lloris. Can’t have a keeper in that does what he did in a World Cup Final.
     
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  5. Archers Road

    Archers Road Urban Spaceman

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    The midfield should mostly be called - ic. Apart from Kante.

    .....................Pickford

    ....... Alderweireld...Vida.....Vertonghen...

    Trippier..............Kante.....................Pavard

    .................Modric.....Rakitic....

    .........................Mbappe.......

    .........................Griezman
     
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  6. fatletiss

    fatletiss Well-Known Member

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    I started with three at the back and then changed to four to mirror the two finalists. I wouldn’t have picked Vertonghen over Varane. I did have Alderweireld when I had a back three.

    Tough job isn’t it?

    I note you picked two right backs?
     
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  7. Archers Road

    Archers Road Urban Spaceman

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    It's impossibly difficult once you start looking at it tbf. I mean, I had to leave out Hazard and de Bruyne.

    Wanted to include both Trippier and Pavard. I think Pavard scored that wondergoal with his left? In which case he can play over there.
     
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    fatletiss Well-Known Member

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    Outside his right wasn’t it? The hardest part for me was leaving out Rakitic ... still not comfortable with it now.

    Leaving Trippier out was also tough; I really rated Croatia’s RB.
     
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    Vida was great. Who does he play for? So many great Croatian players. About time we bought another one!
     
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  10. Osvaldorama

    Osvaldorama Well-Known Member

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    For me:

    Courtois
    Trippier Varane Vida Strinic
    Modric pogba De Bruyne
    Mbappe Kane Hazard

    Although Kane is only in there as I’m biased. Really there’s nothing to choose between the no. 9’s really. Don’t think anyone stood out massively.

    Amazingly, Giroud won the World Cup without a single shot on target.
     
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  11. Qwerty

    Qwerty Well-Known Member

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    Left half France, right half Belgium, Modric in the middle.
     
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  12. OddRiverOakWizards

    OddRiverOakWizards Well-Known Member

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    You really like Tottenham after all!!!
     
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  14. The Ides of March

    The Ides of March Well-Known Member

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    For me Ii would narrow the choice down to the players of France, Croatia and Belgium!!

    None of the England players are remotely good enough.

    Lloris

    RB: Pavard
    CB: Varane
    CB Umtiti
    LB: Hernandez

    RM: Eden Hazard (He has a right foot)
    CM: Luka Modric
    CM: Paul Pogba
    LM: Perisic (Can Exchange places with Hazard if need be)

    F: Mbappe
    F: Griezman

    And in a 1, 4, 2, 3. 1

    Back 5 as it is!

    Defensive duo: Pogba and Kante
    Attacking midfield: Perisic, Modric, Hazard
    Attacker: Griezman!!
     
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  15. SaintinSerbia

    SaintinSerbia Annoying Twat

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    Luka Modric, aged 5

     
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