World Cup Day Three Fixtures

After yesterday’s glorious thrust and counter thrust of the Iberian derby, what delights will 4 game Saturday hold for us on day 3 of the 2018 World Cup?

Saturday June 16

Hors D’Ouevres
France v Australia  Group C
Kazan 11am (UK) BBC

Fish Course
Argentina v Iceland Group D
Moscow 2pm (UK) ITV

Main (Seal Flipper Pie)
Peru v Denmark Group C
Saransk 5pm (UK) BBC

Croatia v Nigeria (D)
Kaliningrad 8pm (UK) ITV


67 Responses to World Cup Day Three Fixtures

  1. chas says:


  2. mickydidit89 says:

    Can you imagine heading off to a pub for a pleasant game pie and half way through some twat starts making a god awful racket thinking he’s doing you a favour

  3. Eddie says:

    iwobi for dessert. Can I have the bill now please

  4. mickydidit89 says:

    4 games today. Thanks for new page Chas. Craotia Nigeria the pick for me

  5. Eddie says:

    it could be worse, you could be in my garden tending to your roses when a fucking music festival starts down the road and ALL day long some cow is strangling a cat to the tune of Mamma Mia. That goes on until 6pm and then until half ten there is a fully blown noise of Abba, Michael Jackson and feck knows what else. The prospect – 4 more days of this. I am going to go berserk

  6. mickydidit89 says:

    You’re good at spying under the bonnet so to speak, so I guess you will have noted that no-one has pushed the play button on 7:18

    Are you heading to the boozer for an all four all dayer?

  7. mickydidit89 says:


    Head to local phone box, put a handkerchief over the telephone receiver, dial the pigs, and inform them of a bomb at said festival

  8. Eddie says:

    what a brilliant idea, micky 🙂
    but…i don’t think there are any phone boxes in the area

  9. Eddie says:

    chas – why? overdosed yesterday?

  10. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Out for two of the games 😦

    7.15. Bottom row far right – George Eastham, my first hero. He was the Ozil of his day. Centre is Joe Baker, proper CF.

  11. Big Raddy says:

    7.18. Chas – why, oh, why?

  12. Big Raddy says:

    Wannasee Festival? Perhaps I am fortunate that the vid is not available in my area

  13. chas says:

    7:18 now deleted.

    Thinking of annoying Macca songs, that was the one I came up with.

    So many to choose from. 🙂

  14. Eddie says:

    @7:42 – Abba look good???!!!! Listen to those fucking idiots, they are completely out of tune!!!!!!!!! ffs

    I am SOOOOO angry, I don’t need that, really.

  15. chas says:

    One more song and Agnetha gets it.

  16. VP of Oz says:

    1. Brazil The Brazilians got Neymar back, and he’s already looks awesome. This team is still the favorite to hoist the trophy when it’s all said and done. Losing Dani Alves to injury hurts, but Tite’s men have enough to take home a sixth title.
    2. Germany Lost to Austria in a friendly but fielded a different, young lineup. Created lots of chances in the win against Saudi Arabia and has all the pieces. Timo Werner is the real deal up top.
    3. Spain Some concerns after the national team fired its manager. Also a bit of concern in attack in the matches following the blowout of Argentina. Who starts up top? Is it Diego Costa, Rodrigo or Iago Aspas? Should still make semifinals.
    4. France A 1-1 draw against a youthful USA squad was ugly and doesn’t provide a good vibe going into Russia. It was an inexperienced team that struggled to finish. Better to miss those chances now.
    5. Uruguay A real threat to win it all. This team is loaded at the back and up top, but it is the young midfield that will be key. This team will escape its group, and if it can get the right matchups, look out. Keep an eye on young midfielders Nahitan Nandez and Lucas Torreira.
    6. Belgium Belgium has scored three goals in four out of the last five matches. That’s the scoring touch we need to see to be convinced this team can make a deep run. Hitting the back of the net often and at the right time.
    7. Portugal With Cristiano Ronaldo pretty well rested, it’s a good sign to see others like Andre Silva and Goncalo Guedes perform well. But can fielding this past-their-prime defenders help Portugal to reach the final? It’s a massive question mark. Pepe and Bruno Alves are on the team, and this isn’t 2010.
    8. Argentina It feels like this team will make the final or crash out in the round of 16. Lionel Messi is going to need some help. Cristian Pavon has clicked well with him, but Paulo Dybala needs a bigger role. Jorge Sampaoli has a lot to figure out.
    9. England I’m liking this team more and more. Harry Kane is a super dip shit, but the defense has to be near perfect. John Stones may be more of a liability.
    10. Croatia From the midfield to the top, this team is incredibly talented, but at times the guys don’t click. Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic must be on the same page for this team to do damage.
    11. Colombia Losing Frank Fabra to an ACL injury really stinks, but it will be fine. But is Falcao the definite starter up top? Miguel Borja deserves minutes for what he’s done at Palmeiras lately.
    12. Switzerland This team is sneaky and has been together for a while, but it just feels like there isn’t enough in attack to get very far. It’s looked good in friendlies as of late though.
    13. Peru Getting Paolo Guerrero back is absolutely huge. He can be the difference between this team crashing out in the group stage and reaching the knockout round.
    14. Mexico Didn’t look good in the win over Scotland, and it struggled in the 2-0 loss to Denmark. Juan Carlos Osorio is keeping his starting XI a secret, and the belief is this team will look much better in Russia.
    15. Russia Four straight friendlies, and no victories (but played France and Brazil). I still think the host nation should be fine. Lots of footage to examine to see what’s gone wrong in attack.
    16. bra.png Denmark +1 Nice showing against Mexico where the team regained its scoring touch. Need to win the opener against Peru.
    17. Poland The attack is strong, obviously, but at the back there are some huge concerns. Also, why play a friendly on the 12th? Seems risky before the opener.
    18. Serbia A huge mover. Bounced back from loss to Chile to put five past Bolivia and regain momentum. Aleksandar Mitrovic’s hat trick is a really good sign.
    19. Costa Rica Really struggled with possession in a 2-0 loss to England. Serbia and Brazil like to dominate the ball too, so more pressure is going to be needed.
    20. South Korea This team has struggled to score with one goal in its last two matches, but the chances are there. The improvement in creativity is visible and with Son Heung-Min starting, South Korea should be fine.
    21. Nigeria The awesome jerseys aren’t matching up with the team’s play. Nigeria has not won a friendly since March, scoring two goals in fourth matches. Wasn’t the attack supposed to be a strength?
    22. Sweden Feels like this team has next to no chance of moving on. Three straight matches without scoring a goal. Should have called Zlatan Ibrahimovic up, guys.
    23. Japan Japan has not won a match this calendar year. Three defeats and a draw, all of them friendlies. But this team just hasn’t shown much to build excitement. Hidetoshi Nakata isn’t walking through that door.
    24. Morocco Couple good results to build momentum by beating Slovakia and Estonia. Five goals in those games and building some good vibes ahead of the opener against Iran.
    25. Iceland Iceland slipped after failing to win a game this year, so far. Losing to Norway and drawing Ghana isn’t that big of a deal, but allowing five goals in those two matches raises some concern. The team will have to be more in-sync defensively, especially in the middle of the field.
    26. Egypt We’re not moving the Egyptian team anywhere in our rankings until Mohamed Salah makes his return. A loss to Uruguay in the opener will put the team in a tough spot. How healthy is Salah going to be, anyway?
    27. Australia Following up two poor attacking shows in March by scoring six goals in two matches this month. The attack was always the big concern, and the squad is improving at the right time.
    28. Senegal Some serious talent on this team, but they aren’t looking sharp. I have them getting out of their group, but two goals in last four games scares me. Sadio Mane has to be in tip-top form.
    29. Saudi Arabia Struggled against Peru but did better against Germany. Held tough defensively and it’s a positive to have only conceded one pure goal, with the other being an own goal. A momentum builder to play the world champs close. Next up, the World Cup opener on Thursday.
    30. Tunisia Drew against Portugal and Turkey before losing to Spain 1-0. Those are some results that have to give the guys some belief. Good prep for England and Belgium.
    31. Panama Another team that just doesn’t have enough in attack. It’s failed to score in four of its last five matches. The first-time participants should just enjoy the short trip to Russia.
    32. Iran Earned a 1-0 win against Lithuania but was wasteful in the final third. This team hasn’t scored more than a goal in any of its last three matches. Not a good sign ahead of facing Morocco, Spain and Portugal.

  17. Eddie says:

    VP – I only read poland, croatia, spain and england. Not much to disagree about, but Spaniards have already proven that they are fine, with or without Lopetegui

  18. fred1266 says:

    How you getting to the the WC games eddie

  19. VP of Oz says:

    France team valued at $1billion
    Australian team valued at 1 packet of Tim tams and a vegemite sandwich

    And yet nil nil at half time and playing well
    Come on the underdogs!
    Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

  20. VP of Oz says:

    20mins to go
    Giroud comes on

    VAR seems interesting. Good use of it so far

  21. fred1266 says:

    Giroud assist, that man’s so underated

  22. fred1266 says:

    Was that really a penalty, he got the ball before he got the man

  23. Big Raddy says:

    Even though I support the French it was a fortunate win.

    Must do much better if they are to achieve their potential.

    As always Kante was excellent.

  24. mickydidit89 says:

    Missed first game, but trying to watch this.
    I say trying because i desperately need a kip, only some early goals will keep the lids up

  25. mickydidit89 says:

    1-1 superb

  26. mickydidit89 says:

    well, well. Not a fan of the Icelandic football, but heck of a result

  27. Eddie says:

    coldplay today. and Savage Garden. I expect George Michael later.

  28. Big Raddy says:

    Agree. Had to laugh when Messi missed the penalty

  29. Big Raddy says:

    Coldplay.? Where?

  30. mickydidit89 says:

    Some experts saying VAR got both decisions wrong

  31. mickydidit89 says:

    Crikey, second Viking invasion of the day

    Must keep something in the tank for Iwobi’s team later

  32. Big Raddy says:

    Kom Nu Danmark 🇩🇰

  33. Eddie says:

    dolly parton!!!!!!!!!!! i am suicidal

    how are Danes doing? Is Lord playing?

  34. mickydidit89 says:

    700 fans from neighbouring Denmark
    40,000 from Peru

  35. mickydidit89 says:

    Pen by VAR

    Thank God Mrs Erik had plans

  36. mickydidit89 says:

    converted 🙂

  37. chas says:

    Dolly Parton and is Lord playing? 😁

  38. chas says:

    Mucky, are you winding BR up?

  39. mickydidit89 says:

    No, why?

  40. chas says:

    Spellchecker always changes Micky to Mucky.

  41. chas says:

    I’m one comment behind today.
    I thought you were talking about Denmark conceding rather than earlier in the French game.

  42. Big Raddy says:

    Love a missed penalty

  43. mickydidit89 says:

    You SAW THAT 🙂

  44. mickydidit89 says:

    Your goal I meant

  45. mickydidit89 says:

    Bugger, that would have been superb


    Been a National Anthem fantasist I’m loving the World Cup. During the Russian anthem, for the greater good, I murdered someone with a pick axe who I now believe was Leon Trotsky? Obviously, been at home I actually used the toaster, so now my waffles look queer.

    I am still wallowing in the glory of the French Anthem. I turned up at Waterloo and thrashed Wellington with my sword, well actually it was my umbrella so I hope it don’t rain tomorrow.

    I’m quite glad the Italians aren’t in it. During there anthem I usually make love to Sophia Loren, so there absence saves me from looking suspiciously round my living room.

    Eddie, sorry to here about your problems. When my wife left me to live downstairs I was devestated she didn’t move out completely. This led me to make a terrible mistake at work so along with a loveless future I also faced financial ruin

    Fortunately, the following week i was in Foyles and picked up a self help book, which to my surprise was written by me. It advised to embrace and love your negative emotions.

    The next day I attended a family get together were after a few cheap brandy’s I started ripping my clothes off and in a frenzied ecstasy proclaimed my love of feeling like shit. I accompanied this by demanding that I be allowed to make my Uncle feel like shit by battering the pompous bastard and that I be allowed to make love to my sister in law because she looked at me.

    Now I am disowned by my family, and this makes me feel like shit, but if you know my family, it’s glorious.

  47. fred1266 says:

    BR nothing fortunate about Giroud magnificent pass

  48. mickydidit89 says:

    superb play by Alex 🙂

  49. mickydidit89 says:

    3 mins in and it’s looking like an Iwobi masterclass 🙂

  50. Eddie says:

    so how is Iwobi doing? has he won the game yet?

  51. fred1266 says:

    Will the real Iwobi stand up

  52. mickydidit89 says:

    i’m afraid Nigeria have been awful

  53. mickydidit89 says:

    game over

  54. VP of Oz says:

    too much class from Croatia and they top the group now:-)

  55. VP of Oz says:

    Twitter –
    Cristiano Ronaldo scores a penalty against the best goalkeeper in the world.

    Lionel Messi misses from 12 yards against a 34-year-old film director.

  56. VP of Oz says:

    Twitter –
    🎯 Shots in their opening World Cup games…

    – Lionel Messi: 11 shots, 0 goals

    – Cristiano Ronaldo: 4 shots, 3 goals

  57. VP of Oz says:

    Revised opinion. Russia to win every game 6-0 and take the World Cup. Putin to lift the trophy in full kit.

  58. VP of Oz says:

    So my youngest son drew Russia in the sweepstake and looked so sad when I said they weren’t likely to win much that I promised him £1 every time they scored. I realise now he’s done me up like a kipper.

  59. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Deep joy here in the Scandilands.

    We thrashed Peru in a display of attacking brilliance (according to the danish media!). and Iceland snuffed out the little genius.

    How did Iwobi play?

  60. mickydidit89 says:

    Well, Erik, the bloody idiot manager of Nigeria decided to shunt the genius that is Iwobi out wide, thus losing his team’s chance to shine 🙂

    Day off football for me, overdid things yesterday, but will be breaking that rule to watch Brasil tonight. Join the die hards later.

  61. VP of Oz says:

    BR, I watched the full game but could not comment on Iwobi as I was too distracted by the amount of times the Super Eagles kept crashing to ground like turkeys at the slightest touch. I do know he was subbed off in the 2nd half but I think he played decently up to that point.

  62. Eddie says:

    krautz v mexico for me.

    so Iwobi was shit, what a surprise

  63. chas says:

    NEW turn the page POST

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