Dan’s World Cup Predictions – The Big Final between France and Argentina…

Dan’s World Cup Prediction – The Big Final! by Dan Smith

France 1-0 Argentina

I don’t think there has been an outstanding team at this World Cup?

Yet there is something outstanding about not playing great, yet finding a way to win.

I feel France have done that in the last couple of rounds.

They haven’t been given enough credit for dealing with the injuries they have had.

Yes, they have an unbelievable conveyor belt of talent in their country, but they still have had to trust youngsters to fit into the system effortlessly.

The reason maybe they haven’t had that credit is a lot of attention has been on Messi’s last dance, with it now confirmed that this weekend is his last game at a World Cup.

Every round as the pressure increased you wondered would it be too much for the number 10 to carry?

In reality he’s got better every game with the decision to start Fernandez and Alvarez playing to his strengths.

Take Messi out of the team and this isn’t a world class Argentine team, and Giroud and Mbappe will feel they can get at Argentina’s defence.

The equaliser could be the Argentina crowd, so vocal this is essentially an away game for the French.

Argentina’s fans have been one of the highlights in Qatar, where there hasn’t always been a great atmospheres at every game.

These supporters (unlike previous tournaments) have been smart enough to support Messi, realising its counterproductive to scrutinise everything their captain does.

I so want Messi to lift that gold trophy, but facing the World Champions is another level to the sides Argentina have had to beat so far.

I wrote before a ball was kicked, the 35-year-old lifting the one prize that has eluded him is the perfect finale to a movie, the most romantic climax of a play, the fairy-tale ending to a story.

Almost too perfect?

I pick France simply because they can win this Final without playing well.

Whereas Argentina have to be perfect.

For Messi, I soooo want to be wrong!

Cheers peeps

Dan

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The FINALISTS…..

After 32 participants, the final 2 meet in Sunday’s Final.

I’m not talking about France vs Argentina, I’m talking about …….
Sid Vs Phenom 
Sid won a tight semi Final against Gundown 1-0.
Phenom and Prince drew 2-2 – meaning they had to be separated by most correct scorelines in whole tournament with Phenom having the advantage 7-4
Can I thank everyone for taking part and I hope this has helped distract you from missing our club Football?
Sid and Phenom, if you don’t want either to see each others predictions, please email admin
Tags Argentina France

19 Comments

      1. Cheers Dan, well done with this prediction game. It has made the platform lively.

        I took it by a whisker Prince, it’s not been easy coming this far. It was good fight in the semis. Better luck next time.

        1. Cheers Phenom
          It was a tight one between us.
          Very hard one. Wish you good luck in the final…. Take this
          Argentina 2-1 France.
          Once again good luck Phenom.🙏👍💪

    1. Added to the post above now…. (FROM Dan)

      The FINALISTS…..

      After 32 participants, the final 2 meet in Sunday’s Final.

      I’m not talking about France vs Argentina, I’m talking about …….

      Sid Vs Phenom 

      Sid won a tight semi Final against Gundown 1-0.

      Phenom and Prince drew 2-2 – meaning they had to be separated by most correct scorelines in whole tournament with Phenom having the advantage 7-4

      Can I thank everyone for taking part and I hope this has helped distract you from missing our club Football?

      Sid and Phenom, if you don’t want either to see each others predictions, please email admin

  1. Cool thanks.
    Glad to know that I am in the final.
    Here goes for the final
    France 3-2 Argentina
    (Heartbreak for Messi I know but cant just see Argentina beating this France side.)

    1. Good luck Sid, wish you all the best mate.
      Don’t know who to go for but here’s my prediction:

      France 1-2 Argentina

  2. I have no real beef,in any personal sense, with all those who chose to play this prediction game, nor for those who organised it and checked scores. It seems to have provided pleasure and a distraction in the absense of Arsenal games

    I am not much into JA site predictions personally, so would not have – EVEN IF IT WERE NOT THE WC, which I chose to shun- been tempted to take part.

    But the greater point I wish to make is that it saddens me immensely to see so very many Gooners think about their OWN wants, RATHER THAN TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE CORRUPTION OF THIS WHOLE SHAM OF A CORRUPT FIFA, A CORRUPT QATAR, and the non corrupt but weak willed mindedness of all who played in it, followed it or made excuse for it.

    EACH TO THEIR OWN and that is MY PERSONAL VIEW.

    I so wished that more would have shared it but hardly anyone has chosen to so. THAT saddens me more than I CAN DESCRIBE.

  3. All the best to Sid and prince. Thanks Dan it’s been fun predicting. France haven’t been great, third time lucky! Nope, Messi wins it. Though I see the game going into Xtra time

  4. Argentina will win

    They are doing everything they can to help them win….

    Messi winning the world cup would be more marketable and bring in millions of income

    last chance to milk him

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