World Cup thread? WORLD CUP THREAD.
Let us attempt to talk about the World Cup here without arguing about whether it's called football or soccer. The beautiful game should unify all.
So who's everyone supporting? I have both Japan and England to go for, being from the latter and living in the former. I personally like the Japan side more and they'll be more entertaining to watch in a packed Tokyo bar, but I feel like I should give England more support than usual because Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana play for my team, Southampton (at least for now), and that never happens. I never cared that much about the England team since the disgraceful shunning of Matt Le Tissier in the 90s.
But then Japan have Maya Yoshida, so.
And speaking of Southampton players, Dejan Lovren was beyond unlucky to have that penalty given against him in the Brazil-Croatia match. Insanity.
Anyway, let's use this thread to talk about the tournament. Who are you rooting for in your heart, and who are you predicting with your head?