* WC Group B thread (England, Iran, USA, Wales) *

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LeonardSkinner
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Wasn't going to get 13, 15, 20.
gougler08
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Where is our next ref from? Hopefully Europe or South America as these refs from Middle East / Africa are normally out of their league (see Canada match)
Mathguy64
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Venezuela.

UEFA is impossible against England
gougler08
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Mathguy64 said:

Venezuela.

UEFA is impossible against England
Good point...CONMEBOL ref seems like a win
Mathguy64
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I'm terrified that we get Frappart against Iran.
TRM
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gougler08 said:

Where is our next ref from? Hopefully Europe or South America as these refs from Middle East / Africa are normally out of their league (see Canada match)
With the expanded field in 2026 and the need for more refs, I'd imagine the ref situation is going to get worse.
PatAg
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Our two warm up match opponents had pretty good first games
TRM
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https://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup/story/4811339/england-optimistic-harry-kane-will-be-fit-to-face-united-states-sources
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England are hopeful captain Harry Kane will be fit to face the United States on Friday despite an ankle injury scare, sources have told ESPN.

The 29-year-old underwent a scan which is believed to have been more precautionary than in response to a deterioration in his condition after he was substituted with 14 minutes remaining of Monday's 6-2 win over Iran.

Kane, who has a history of ankle problems, was pictured with strapping on his right ankle as he left the Khalifa International Stadium but sources have played down the severity of the problem and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford confirmed Kane took part in a closed training session at the team's base in Al Wakrah on Wednesday.
Out in Left Field
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Better for us if they play a gimpy Kane? Still plenty dangerous I'm sure though.
tysker
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sadly a gimpy Kane probably still beats Dest or Yedlin 7 outta 10
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TRM
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Follow up on Reyna
PatAg
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TRM said:

Follow up on Reyna

Didnt watch the video, but to address the headling of that tweet...I would suggest playing Reyna and potentially securing a win could be viewed as the most important minutes he could play in the group stage
JJxvi
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JJxvi's suggested, but unlikely, lineup picks for England

4-2-3-1

Aaronson
Pulisic, Reyna, Weah
Adams, Acosta
Robinson, Ream, Zimmerman, Scally
Turner
oragator
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Concacaf needs to get going, let it start with us.
TRM
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Flip Aaronson and Pulisic. The only thing I don't like is our MF bench is lacking options.
akm91
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JJxvi said:

JJxvi's suggested, but unlikely, lineup picks for England

4-2-3-1

Aaronson
Pulisic, Reyna, Weah
Adams, Acosta
Robinson, Ream, Zimmerman, Scally
Turner

I'd start Musah over Acosta. With that lineup, you'll have to play through the lines and I just don't have confidence that Acosta will give you much if any ball progression against England.
Out in Left Field
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America's team won on Thanksgiving, time for America's other team to win on Black Friday!
KCup17
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Shot heard round the world round 2
oragator
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We are the only concacaf team to score so far right?
So we are the chosen ones, make it happen.
PatAg
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Gonna be hard to go to sleep, cant wait!
tysker
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PatAg said:

Gonna be hard to go to sleep, cant wait!

Ya especially with a 5 am alarm to watch the Wales/Iran match
KCup17
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I've had like 6 cups of coffee today so I may still be up for the start of that Wales game. That outcome is going to be huge.
oragator
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I am recording the 5a game will watch that when I wake up, plenty of time before our game to squeeze it in.
gougler08
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You guys east coast? 5am would maybe be manageable but I'm not doing 4am

I'll just check the score when I wake up
TXAggie2011
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In Houston for Thanksgiving so I'll be at The Phoenix at 4 if y'all Houstonians wake up
boogieman
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What's better for our chances. A draw between Wales and Iran?
Dre_00
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Iran win means we're virtually guaranteed to advance if we beat Iran even if we lose to England.
Dre_00
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Guarantee is a strong word. Especially if we get pasted by England tonight. But point is if you assume a loss tonight (not that we should but it is the worst case scenario), then it's better for Iran to beat Wales.
boogieman
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Iran appeared to be off.

Damn. That was a nice touch by Iran in that build up.
PatAg
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Dude who made the last pass was just too unselfish
Dre_00
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Miles off. Not sure what the AR was watching.

Iran got way too fancy with that. Should be 1-0.
PatAg
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Iran has some quick dudes
Dre_00
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PatAg said:

Iran has some quick dudes

They also have something that we don't have (or Wales for that matter). A top forward who can finish. Taremi is a beast. They will not be an easy out by any stretch.
Dre_00
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Unless your England...then they are an easy out.
 
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