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To be excited about the World Cup starting!

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user1471517900 Thu 14-Jun-18 08:34:23

I know FIFA and Russia and whoever is involved is horrible in some way... But it's the actual World Cup. Mexico v South Korea suddenly becomes hugely important to my life! England have a likeable squad and manager. Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar. Spain sacking their manager yesterday.

It's so exciting isn't it!

MuckyMare Thu 14-Jun-18 08:36:33

I don't like football in general but I always watch the world cup smile

Andrewofgg Thu 14-Jun-18 08:38:35

No, not really.

I never thought I’d say this but tonight I hope the Saudis won. One smirk removed from one dictator’s face.

And no doubt transferred to another dictator’s face but he won’t be on television round the world!

user1471517900 Thu 14-Jun-18 08:44:27

An exciting 3-3 draw would be a great way to kick off.

(It will no doubt finish 0-0 now).

But yes it would be nice to see an unhappy Putin.

BitchQueen90 Thu 14-Jun-18 08:47:00

YANBU it's the only time I enjoy watching football.

I may or may not have been listening to World in Motion this morning...blush

user1471517900 Thu 14-Jun-18 09:12:57

Have you started adding an extra syllable to the word "England"?

MissionItsPossible Thu 14-Jun-18 09:37:51

Well I don't think it should have gone to Russia and even more shocked about the next one being in Qatar but no doubt I'll be swept up in World Cup fever with the rest of the country.

LetsGoFlyAKiteee Thu 14-Jun-18 09:43:57

Wonder how long the England flags will stay up this time... Long as if we get past the group stage won't be to bad. That and don't underestimate whatever team drawn again next.

Do love it though.

skippy67 Thu 14-Jun-18 09:45:39

YANBU! So excited!!

Stephisaur Thu 14-Jun-18 09:45:57

We have a sweepstake at work, so I'm very excited. Go Belgium ;)

I actually don't mind the World Cup, my main objection to it is everyone's insistence that this is the year England will win.

We won't, we're a bit shit grin

DH will be supporting Spain and Argentina as he's an avid Barcelona fan smile

Hillarious Thu 14-Jun-18 09:46:31

Got DC1 and DC2 back from University, so looking forward to watching the World Cup with them and DC3. Just hoping it doesn't clash too often with Love Island! That's the early summer sorted.

coolwalking Thu 14-Jun-18 09:46:33

Can't wait! I'm supporting Iceland as Scotland didn't qualify! And England of course.

StripLynchet Thu 14-Jun-18 09:49:44

This is the first time since I was 8 that I have felt no excitement about the world cup. The corruption has ruined it. Even collecting panini stickers has been spoilt by greed.

Liesmyparentstoldme Thu 14-Jun-18 09:53:55

YANBU I'm never interested in the club games. However, when the world cups on. I get so into football! I watch loads of random matches and LOVE it grin

LetsGoFlyAKiteee Thu 14-Jun-18 09:57:08

Love the opening and closing ceremonies as well.. Euros with David guetta was intresting.. Lots of buttons!

If/when England go out hopefully it's with pride rather then a flop.

Spain situation is a bit crazy

IamaBluebird Thu 14-Jun-18 10:01:45

I'll enjoy the world cup. More importantly the fixture list was released this morning.I am planning my aways already .

NotAnotherNoughtiesTune Thu 14-Jun-18 10:06:57

I'm not a big football fan but I do watch the World Cup.

Fond memories of watching 1996 World Cup in lots of bars, cafes and fairs on holiday.

LeahJack Thu 14-Jun-18 10:17:04

I never thought I’d say this but tonight I hope the Saudis won. One smirk removed from one dictator’s face.

Ah yes. Those Saudis. Well known for their human rights record and commitment to democracy who have never exerted a malign influence to world events or tried to manipulate other countries.

Yes, that’ll stick it to Vlad.

EspressoPatronum Thu 14-Jun-18 10:18:26

Yabu. Football is so boring.


LeahJack Thu 14-Jun-18 10:19:33

I’m looking forward to it but I think there is going to be a lot of trouble with Russian ultras and the police brutally suppressing them. And they are going to turn that on supporters of other countries too, to deflect blame.

Very different from the lovely atmosphere at Euro 96. At least we had the good grace only to riot when we lost instead of fighting for the sake of it.

A4710Rider Thu 14-Jun-18 10:21:23

Yes, that’ll stick it to Vlad

Yeah, me too, well said.

derxa Thu 14-Jun-18 10:54:40

I'll be watching on mute. I love football but the England fever gets me in a rage every time. I won't be supporting England no matter who they're playing. Thank goodness I've got that off my chest!

A4710Rider Thu 14-Jun-18 10:58:19

I love football but the England fever gets me in a rage every time

How very strange.

user1471517900 Thu 14-Jun-18 10:59:09

Sorry to burst those fond memories above, but 1996 didn't have a World Cup :-).

Assume you meant Euros.

A4710Rider Thu 14-Jun-18 11:00:26

Euro 96, best football tournament, ever. smile

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