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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 11:34

I also have the feeling, that the hype is a little bit less than before, but I might be wrong.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 11:09

Is Russia really good or are Saudi Arabia really bad? Proof that even soccer's world cup still has blowout scores.

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby NedRugby » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 14:10

The England football team visited an orphanage in Russia yesterday.
It's heartbreaking to see their sad little faces with no hope

said Sergei, aged 6.

(With apologies to English people. I was sent this by an English person, and I'm sure it's less funny when told by a foreigner. Also I think the same joke has been doing the rounds for about 4 years with appropriate modifications to the location of the orphanage).

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby qwerty » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 18:37

Flying to Moscow very early in the morning. Attendance in Ekaterinburg was a bit disappointing. Mostly noticeable in the more expensive seats.

It makes you think about how a rugby tournament in Russia would go in terms of attendance.

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby Bolaroid » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 08:57

thatrugbyguy wrote:Is Russia really good or are Saudi Arabia really bad? Proof that even soccer's world cup still has blowout scores.

The Russian goal scored with the outside of the foot was beautiful. Surprised they won by that much but they were on a high I guess.

Good to see the host start well, even if it is Putin's team.

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 08:11

NedRugby wrote:The England football team visited an orphanage in Russia yesterday.
It's heartbreaking to see their sad little faces with no hope

said Sergei, aged 6.

(With apologies to English people. I was sent this by an English person, and I'm sure it's less funny when told by a foreigner. Also I think the same joke has been doing the rounds for about 4 years with appropriate modifications to the location of the orphanage).


I saw a sign about free ice-cream for everyone if Italy scores. :D

Btw how is your team doing?
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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby NedRugby » Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 22:24

RugbyLiebe wrote:Btw how is your team doing?


I decided the other day that my team would be Mexico. They did OK. ;)

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 08:41

NedRugby wrote:
RugbyLiebe wrote:Btw how is your team doing?


I decided the other day that my team would be Mexico. They did OK. ;)


:lol: nice comeback.
Maybe I reconcider your choice when the group stage is over.
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Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby Bogdan_DC » Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 11:49

Romania is doing quite well also at World Cup. We didn't concede a single goal since 1998 edition.

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 21 Jun 2018, 07:55

Bogdan_DC wrote:Romania is doing quite well also at World Cup. We didn't concede a single goal since 1998 edition.


Only New Zealand has a better record. They are undefeated in a Soccer World Cup since 1982 AND they've actually been to another one in between.
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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby qwerty » Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 10:24

There is a mall in Volgograd called Komso-Mall

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby Vova12 » Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 16:47

I glad that many people who come here will compare what they sow in Russia with what they read at home ...
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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 18:39

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby 4N » Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 14:42

I'm a Uruguay soccer fan. Hell of a first half vs Russia.

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby qwerty » Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 14:59

Sporting glory is our only way to be relevant in the world stage. Mostly with soccer. Now rugby is taking a small piece of that cake as well.

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby amz » Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 16:05

qwerty wrote:Sporting glory is our only way to be relevant in the world stage. Mostly with soccer. Now rugby is taking a small piece of that cake as well.


and this :D

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... sure-users

what type of guidance does Uruguayan missiles use? I am asking for a friend

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby Vova12 » Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 18:43

qwerty wrote:Sporting glory is our only way to be relevant in the world stage. Mostly with soccer. Now rugby is taking a small piece of that cake as well.

After collapse of Soviet Union rugby and football are our main disgrac ... :lol:
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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby Vova12 » Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 20:25

Now i find out Russian national football team!
And then after first two matches i began to doubt ...

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby rey200 » Tue, 26 Jun 2018, 13:14

at least you won something :|
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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby qwerty » Tue, 26 Jun 2018, 20:57

With the Iceland Croatia game being over my trip to Russia comes to an end.

This was my first World Cup experience, and I'll remember it for years to come.

This wasn't my first visit to Russia though, so I kind of knew what to expect.

It is evident that Russia is capable of a lot, evidenced by my experience here. Still, there was a share of маразм, which Russia should strive to overcome, especially if they are going to host a RWC some day.

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby 4N » Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 15:55

Germany out :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby qwerty » Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 16:06

Sadly rugby still has a long way till we see New Zealand lose by 15 to Romania (for example) and finish bottom of their pool.

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Postby jservuk » Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 16:39

Germany gone, Portugal, Argentina through by slim margins - really wanted Nigeria to go through. They will be some team next time.

The main thing I like about the football World Cup is the shocks, and lack of certainty.

If (hopefully) Brazil go out tonight, the draw will really open up for Belgium/England.

I expect Argentina to go no further than quarters, and Portugal can be got at too.

Best teams are Belgium and Croatia.

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