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  1. I apologize in advance for double posting, but here's an update regarding the Sumo Nagoya Basho: Mitakeumi fell to Takayasu on day 12 in what should have been a redo. It didn't phase him, he bounced back with a convincing victory over Goeido. Today he faced 9-4 Tochiozan, a win needed to secure the Yusho. Mitakeumi seemed off to a slow start, but adjusted quickly and got a mawashi grip with his left. He then calmly and collectedly escorted Tochiozan out of the dohyo to collect his first Makuuchi Yusho. It is the first time a Rikishi from Nagano is awarded an official tournament win (tournament wins have only started to be counted as such since the beginning of the 20 th century). If you count unofficial tournament wins, Mitakeumi is the first champion from the prefecture in 208 years, preceeded by the legendary Raiden. Because Sumo is a fantastic Sport, there's a lot more, but I will get back at you once the tournament finishes.
  2. Nagoya basho, Day 10 Mitakeumi still has a perfect recorder, 10-0. The Sekiwake is two wins ahead of both Maegashira 13 Asanoyama and Tochiozan. He will face Kaisei tomorrow, whom he is 0-8 against. Afterwards, he still has both remaining Ozeki Goeido and Takayasu aswell as probably Sekiwake Ichinojo waiting for him. The two Ozeki are currently both sitting at three losses, maybe they'll be able to make the yusho race exciting. New Ozeki Tochinoshin will not re-enter after dropping out with a 5-1 record after day 6.
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    Props to Croatia for keeping at it, but France played mature and clever. Most goals in a final since 1966, only 1958 was higher scoring.
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    It does, but at the usual scheduling, it interferes with the league play in the Northern countries for instances like Sweden, Norway etc. Those countries use something they call "World Cup break", this time it will be 25 or so out of 32 (or 42 out of 48...pukes). It will be a bitch to work EURO qualifiers into the schedule, I assume
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    Tennis

    Djokovic and Nadal "only just" went 5:15. Kerber beats Serena in Wimbledon, who herself impressively reached the final in her first major since giving birth. Still proud of Angie, who is from the city I consider home (Kiel) after all.
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    Infantino just stated that this was the "Best World Cup ever", because of course it was. All countries in the world have issues, and no FA is to be excluded from the game. But at this rate, my enthusiasm for World Cups begins and ends at the occasional game.
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    I personally don't understand why a World Cup in a desert is AN idea. I'm not surprised by this at all. Nothing has changed.
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    I think it is important to keep perspective and you are right about the opposition not turning them into worldbeaters. To be fair, nobody has been 100% convincing. But since 2006, England have been disastrous. They had big trouble winning matches they were supposed to win and hadn't won a knockout-round since then. Keep in mind they had a young and inexperienced team and enthusiasm is understandable. Xenophobia and arrogance is not, but it is football after all. @Wyld Samurai I'd imagine some real trouble between Serbs and Croatians. It would be a lot like co-joining Germans and Polish. There's lots of bad blood between them, some of it going down less than 30 years ago. Even if the players were okay with it, fans would not be. Judging by pure player Material, the team would be amazing.
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    I'll give you that the second et wasn't really sth special. Croatia seemed way too content with coasting home. Today they were way better, trying to play proper counter attacks. Croatia's first major final. I'm trying to think which was the last time one of the World Cup finalists wasn't at least part of another final before. Spain (2010) and France (1998) played and won their first WC finals, but both had already played three and one EUROs final respectively. The finals 2014, 2006, 2002, 1994, 1990, 1986, 1982 had Germany (5x), Brazil (3x), Argentina (3x), Italy (3x) and France in them. 1978 had the Argentines, who appeared for their second World Cup final (and already had shitloads of Copa Americas won) pitted vs Holland, who had their first major final appearance four years Prior. So yeah, first time in 44 years we have a complete "final virgin" in the finals. To add another meaningless statistic: when was the last you didn't have either Brazil or Germany among the final four / top four? Since f'n 1930, when the top four looked like this: 1. Uruguay 2. Argentina 3. USA 4. Jugoslavia
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    Sorry in advance for quote-tagging you, Natural. I can't seem to Edit you out. I'm definetly sorry for all the Three Lions Supporters, but I honestly didn't think this was England's time. The team is really young and mostly inexperienced, but they still have tomorrow and they will have U20 World Champions joining their rank. Remember where you were two to four years ago. I have to say I disagree with you, @NikoBaltimore , about the Russia-game. Russia were outplayed at almost every instance. The game against Denmark, Croatia didn't look good. Against Russia, they were a superior and more mature Team. They conceeded a screamer and made one mistake. The group stage I didn't see, but 3 out of 3 with a big win against Argentina is nothing to sneeze at. I'm 100% sure France are the heavy favourites to take the Cup, and that you'll get part of your wish.
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    Emphatic performance by Croatia. England's loss is heartbreaking, but this team might be big if they handle this defeat well.
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    If I ever had to draw an English an, he would look like Pickford.
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    Croatia looks out on their feet right now. They are really paying the price for two extra-times, it seems. Edit: ReiseReise, football-expert.
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    Nice game between Belgium and France. Unfortunately, the goal kind of killed the game, Belgium really didn't get much going afterwards.
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    Кубок Mира 2018 (World Cup '18)

    I was on holiday in Croatia for a week, arriving in time for their RotLS Match and leaving on the day after their quarterfinal. Amazing buzz in the country of course. I found their performance lackluster against Denmark, but they were dominating Russia and should have advanced earlier. Sweden played a good tournament, something I couldn't say for... 14 years or more. If we are excluding Euros, 16 even. They looked a little out of their depth against England, who actually still looked really beatable on Saturday. Croatia v England in the semis is a huge surprise for me. Whoever wins between Belgium and France is a 100 % Top Favourite in the final. But it's footie and anything can happen really.
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