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  1. #649
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    Re: OT: World Cup (2018 and 2026)

    Quote Originally Posted by horus13 View Post
    I believe he already is known as that... guven the price tag that was oaid for him
    Youth has a lot to do with that. Barcelona did the same thing with Bojan some eons ago. He was supposed to be the man..





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    Re: OT: World Cup (2018 and 2026)

    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    Only two players on France's roster were not born in France, although 16 of the 23 players have parents who are foreign-born and migrated to France. Samuel Umtiti was born in Cameroon, Steve Mandanda in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's not unusual. Over 10% of the World Cup rosters have foreign-born players. Croatia had twice as many foreign-born players on their roster, but their parents are all Bosnian Croats: Ivan Rakitić (Switzerland), Dejan Lovren (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mateo Kovačić (Austria), Vedran Ćorluka (Bosnia and Herzegovina). 29 French-born players represented either Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Portugal or Argentina. That means 50 players in the World Cup were born in France, since 21 of France's 23 were French-born.
    I see. So I got Baldy'd. Apologies.





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    Re: OT: World Cup (2018 and 2026)

    Quote Originally Posted by WNCRavensFan View Post
    I see. So I got Baldy'd. Apologies.
    That's a hilarious verb lol.
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    Re: OT: World Cup (2018 and 2026)

    Quote Originally Posted by Culex View Post
    Youth has a lot to do with that. Barcelona did the same thing with Bojan some eons ago. He was supposed to be the man..
    Yeah I dont think you can consider Mbappe one of the greatest of all time yet.

    Does he have that potential? Absolutely.
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    Re: OT: World Cup (2018 and 2026)

    Quote Originally Posted by WNCRavensFan View Post
    I see. So I got Baldy'd. Apologies.
    None necessary. I thought the same thing so I looked it up out of curiousity.





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    Re: OT: World Cup (2018 and 2026)

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongBaldy View Post
    Pretty much all of those players were all born in France. The few that weren't, french territories. No issue here.. African ancestry is not uncommon in France





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    Re: OT: World Cup (2018 and 2026)

    Quote Originally Posted by Culex View Post
    Lol no kidding I expect Mbappe to be known as one of the best in the world by that time
    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorthRaven View Post
    Yeah I dont think you can consider Mbappe one of the greatest of all time yet.

    Does he have that potential? Absolutely.
    the initial statement was "one of the best in the world", which he already is as per my first reply - I believe he was voted third best player at the World Cup (behind Modric and Griezmann)
    there was no talk about him being the "top dog right now" or "one of the greatest of all time"

    i don't think he'll reach Zidane's level if he doesn't move to a better team (one of the top in Spain or England), but he'll definitely be fun to watch in his further development





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    Re: OT: World Cup (2018 and 2026)

    Which he may actually do this transfer window. For Madrid to come out and declare that they are not interested in Neymar, I have to believe they are waiting to pounce on a financial fairplay opportunity and land Mbappe.
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