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Old July 9, 2018, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by roman
LOL..You just said what I have been telling all my friends. No Italy, No Netherlands..Spain, Germany, Argentina, Brazil disappointed me. What Kind of world cup is this? Ony match I am looking forward to is Fra vs Bel. And its a shame that one of them wont be playing the Final
thing is over the years the gap between powerhouse nations and smaller nations has reduced. for the last 20 years, club football has exploded beyond imaginations. so talented players play across various leagues and with the best.

from the top of my head --

croatia has luka modric/kovacic (real madrid), rakitic (barca), mandzukic (juve), lovren (liverpool), perisic (inter)..

while belgium has hazard/courtouis (chelsea), de bruyne/kompany (man city), lukaku/fellaini (man u).

croatia/belgium are not brazil/germany but they have so many good players with top flight club experience that they can deliver and perform even better as a team compared to other big nations.
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