Live Poll: Which Country Will Win the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

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Out of the 32 qualified countries, which country do you think is most likely to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls023366437/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/dOQs1f3ZsR0/
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Ibrahim Akhtar

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Posted 2 years ago

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Silitonga

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Portugal
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Jessica, Champion

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Typo in #16 (Colombia) and #18 (Uruguay).

Please also make the edits rubyfruit suggested above. :)
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Ibrahim Akhtar

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Corrected Jessica,
Thanks for mentioning ruby's suggestion, must have missed it.
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 The quality of Group A was, as expected, very low. I'm sorry to see two teams that gave great and exciting performances like Morocco and Iran go so soon, while Uruguay and Russia who have been boring get to live another day. If Morocco and Iran had took the place of Arabia and Egypt they would have been a real menace and they might be in the second round at this moment.
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This is Football, it is at it is
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Pencho15

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I am Mexican, so I support them first, and after that I go with Spain, because my grandparents were born there and I still have many relatives there.

After that I support the underdogs and I always go for teams that perform above expectations and defeat the big teams, for that reason I was hoping Iran passed over Portugal.

I know people in Colombia and I've been to Senegal so I don't mind to see those two get far.

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Portugal it's thought to beat. I'm portuguese, by the way. We are not a really strong team but the cohesion of the team is one of the best.
Congrats on your qualification.
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Morocco had once again been failed by luck, including its own luck... the last-minute goal "from Iran" killed us, literally... once again, there would be a defeat we wouldn't recover from for years to come.

Then we had a tough game with Portugal but I knew we wouldn't win no matter the efforts, CR7 was efficient (his talent will loosen up with Iran of course, not with us) and when there's an American referee, we're always doomed... not accusing him of course, but we lost in 1998 because an American referre (ironically of Iranian descent) gave a last-minute penalty to Norway... making Brazil lose the game while we only needed a victory (we won against Scotland 3-0) and at least a tie between Brazil and Norway.

Morocco's coach and the players complained about the lack of VAR use during the game, I don't really mind these controversies but I noticed the referee was more zealous when it came to Spain against Morocco. The craziest thing is that at the 90th minute, Iran had just made a tie with Portugal and Morocco was winning so Iran was "in" for the quarterfinals, until the penalty given to Spain cancelled their chances. Iran lived exactly the same scenario than Morocco 20 years ago.

I felt sorry for Iran and retrospectively, I was almost glad we had lost the game against them, because if we hadn't, then we had to win against Spain to be qualified, and I can't think of the impact that last-minute penalty would have made on us, it would have been far more cruel than just letting us end in a tie instead of a honorific victory.

That Group B was quite a tough one... but some times, I had the feeling the VAR technology was mainly used for helping the 'Big' teams but then again, many penalties were given for Iran and Nigeria, so I guess it's debatable... but if the referee had really cancelled the Koran goal against Germany because of 'off-side', the scandal would have been obvious, it's sad for Germany but it's not the first time a Champion doesn't make it to the quarters.

France in 2002
Italy in 2010
Spain in 2014
And now Germany
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I think so far the team that can complain the most about the VAR is Serbia, they were denied a very clear penalty with Switzerland and the referee refused to check it. If they got that penalty they might won or at least tie the game, and without that victory the Swiss team would be out of contention at this point.
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hey albstein, your old poll seems to favour Tintin ...

https://www.imdb.com/poll/KJ9M6SI7y_4...
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Wow, I don't think it was that one-sided after the first days. The site must be flooded with Tintin fanboys!
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I think they’re just bots. There were a bunch of polls where the first option got lots of sudden votes.
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Tintin totally looks like Kevin De Bruyne in that picture. :) 
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The Belgians are "the bravest", but Asterix has a magic potion. Too bad.
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I'm hoping Croatia because I like variety and underdog stories, and also because France gave us the only 0-0 in the World Cup so I don't like that.

However I guess France will win, they have played great football and I suppose Croatia must be quite tired after three extra times. they will fight but lose, hope I'm wrong.