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    I can also envision a scenario for Serbia similar to what happened to Spain in 2014. They blew away everyone with the closest margin being +16, and when they finally got into a dog fight close game they didn’t respond and were eliminated.
    A close game with some late game execution could really benefit Serbia. I am hoping it doesn’t come against Spain and rather in an elimination scenario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    I would rather face Australia than France. Playing them twice in their building in the preparation schedule I think actually hurts them and helps us. We know what to expect and it’s hard to ask that Australian team to beat the US twice in such a short period of time.
    It's a toss up to be honest.

    - France locks up the paint well and can switch you all over the floor defensively. Yet on offense there are severe limitations. They die by DeColo/Fournier in terms of scoring and Batum just wants an open shot.
    - Australia is different. They are much more easier to attack, not a lot of tough defensive players outside of Dellavedova but they can roll on offense. You need to find a way to stop playmaking of 4 players, Mills-Delli-Ingles-Bogut. All of them can create for others.

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    Serbia needs check and balance. It has.to play bad in one of these games to reach another gear especially guduric..
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    Anyone can help me ?, who is this man in below picture? sounds familiar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adiga View Post
    Anyone can help me ?, who is this man in below picture? sounds familiar

    https://i.postimg.cc/d3M2GWn1/567y567u56.jpg
    the one in the middle in suit is Huseyik Besok, an ex-bball player.
    the one at the left bottom is Haluk Yildirim, also an ex-bball player.
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    many thanks !!!

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    I would like to congratulate China on organising themselves probably the weakest group + the weakest path towards the further rounds in world cup history, yet still failing to reach the second round and like that wouldn’t be enough, not even making the olympics from the arguably easiest region to make it there. Job well done. #worldgotgame

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    Japan (0-5). Good thing, that they are hosting next years Olympics.

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    We had a lot of negative (some positives) records in that World Cup.

    1. Italy's 10th place is the worst in ten appearances.
    2. Greece 11st place is the worst also, though we had been 11th at Turkey's World Cup.
    3. China 24th place was the worst place, in home soil, too.
    4. Lithuania failed to reach quarterfinals for the first time in five appearances.
    5. Russia for the first time in four appearances, failed to reach quarters too.
    6. Poland had one participation in 5th place 52 years ago. This is the second appearance and they reached again the final phase.
    7. Spain reaches quarterfinals for sixth time in a row.
    8. USA always reaches quarterfinals.

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    I just hope we can have a good final this time which there's finally a good chance with US not at its strongest this year. Something like today Australia v. France
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    Poland, Argentina and the Czech Republic are not quarterfinal caliber teams. All three are obviously there because of favorable circumstances. I don’t give any one of the three a realistic chance to advance and more likely that they all lose big in the quarters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Poland, Argentina and the Czech Republic are not quarterfinal caliber teams. All three are obviously there because of favorable circumstances. I don’t give any one of the three a realistic chance to advance and more likely that they all lose big in the quarters.
    I didn't think CR would advance out of the first round. The fact that they came this far is a amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Poland, Argentina and the Czech Republic are not quarterfinal caliber teams. All three are obviously there because of favorable circumstances. I don’t give any one of the three a realistic chance to advance and more likely that they all lose big in the quarters.
    --- Poland, Czech, Argentina
    +++ Greece, Italy, Lithuania

    but hey, what can you do, when you (Poland) meet China, Venesuela, Coite d Ivore, Russia and Argentina in your way
    or you (Argentina) play against Russia, Nigeria, Korea, Venesuela, Poland.

    Czechs might actually be called this WC's dark horse with respect, because they managed to beat some decent teams, but obviously not the deadly ones (Turkey, Japan, Brasil)

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    Anyone watching Spanish series Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)? Reminds me of International Basketball. Everyone wants the robbers to win, and USA is the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Poland, Argentina and the Czech Republic are not quarterfinal caliber teams. All three are obviously there because of favorable circumstances. I don’t give any one of the three a realistic chance to advance and more likely that they all lose big in the quarters.
    Yes, you're right... ARG is a semifinal caliber team... At least...
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    Wow Serbia is out Now if only France can do the job v. USA there would be no clear favourite anymore .
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    USA vs Serbia classification game and Argentina vs Czech Republic final are both still on the table.
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    LTU, GRE, SRB all out. This forum will be a ghost town in no time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by christodoulou76 View Post
    LTU, GRE, SRB all out. This forum will be a ghost town in no time...
    In a possible USA defeat, this forum will look like a funeral... with a couple of spanish to be the guys to give condolenses..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valexander View Post
    In a possible USA defeat, this forum will look like a funeral... with a couple of spanish to be the guys to give condolenses..
    I have my box of tissues ready.

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