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Post by messixaviesta on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:12 pm

@Zealous wrote:Brazil v Argentina would be an epic 3rd place match imo

If I could I would abolish 3rd place matches at world cups.


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Post by Zealous on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:13 pm

@messixaviesta wrote:
@Zealous wrote:Brazil v Argentina would be an epic 3rd place match imo

If I could I would abolish 3rd place matches at world cups.



Why would you abolish the best game at the WC historically speaking?

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Post by messixaviesta on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:16 pm

@Zealous wrote:
@messixaviesta wrote:
@Zealous wrote:Brazil v Argentina would be an epic 3rd place match imo

If I could I would abolish 3rd place matches at world cups.


Why would you abolish the best game at the WC historically speaking?

Historically best game? By that argument friendlies are more enjoyable than world cups.

After players have just missed their dream of playing a world cup final I would prefer they go home and be with their near and dear ones than prepare for days and then play a meaningless friendly just to spin some money for the powers that be.

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Post by Zealous on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:52 pm

This game was played way before money entered football though. It's been around since 50's so I don't get the "powers that be" argument.

Third place games are usually fun open affairs held in a good atmosphere. Also it's still a world cup game so the top scorer race or even the Golden Ball is usually a talking point. Historically it's a credit to the tournament.

The World Cup is fine as it is, no need to change it so players can spend an extra day with little timmy lol

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Post by messixaviesta on Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:17 pm

Fine then zealous we will agree to disagree on this. I accept your point that it's not just about money but also tradition but I stick to my point that after being knocked out in a semi final a team should not be asked to play another match so soon. Euro does not do it for instance.

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Post by messixaviesta on Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:20 pm

I just read Argentina have beaten Netherlands only once in eight games. Hardly a comforting thought.


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Post by messixaviesta on Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:20 pm

Diego Simeone - "If Argentina get to the final, they’ll win it – especially if they play Brazil."




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Post by Zealous on Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:21 pm

@messixaviesta wrote:Fine then zealous we will agree to disagree on this. I accept your point that it's not just about money but also tradition but I stick to my point that after being knocked out in a semi final a team should not be asked to play another match so soon. Euro does not do it for instance.


Euro's used to do it but they stopped since the 80's I think.

Anyway agree to disagree, I get your point to be fair to you. I just think it adds to the tournament and it's one game that happens every four years so it's not that big a sacrifice.

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Post by RealGunner on Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:19 am

Expecting 1 or 2 goals at best in this game. Germany used up all the goals Mad
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Post by 6unner on Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:21 am

Will either wan't to win?

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Post by zigra on Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:37 am

No reason to be afraid of the german team. Yeah cool they beat Brazil 7:1. Big deal. I mean it obviously is really a big deal but at the end of the day it's one game and one game against a team that had no tactics at all while we have the best coach in the tournament who knows exactly what he has to do. Not saying they can't win or so but afraid? Really no reason to be.
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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:51 am

@6unner wrote:Will either wan't to win?
If we win, we will definitely want vengeance for South Africa.

But I'm getting ahead of myself, one game at a time, right now the team should only focus on Netherlands.


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Post by zigra on Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:54 am

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:
@6unner wrote:Will either wan't to win?
If we win, we will definitely want vengeance for South Africa.

But I'm getting ahead of myself, one game at a time, right now the team should only focus on Germany.


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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:58 am

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Post by farfan on Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:45 am

argentina will get F'ed in the A imo.
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Post by archwooohh on Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:47 am

But if the Dutch win... they'll just lose to Germany with their inferiority complex  :facepalm: 

Hoping they pull it off though, would be pretty hilarious to have an all-European final on South American soil Laughing
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Post by RealGunner on Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:52 am

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Post by BarcaLearning on Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:20 pm

@zigra wrote:No reason to be afraid of the german team. Yeah cool they beat Brazil 7:1. Big deal. I mean it obviously is really a big deal but at the end of the day it's one game and one game against a team that had no tactics at all while we have the best coach in the tournament who knows exactly what he has to do. Not saying they can't win or so but afraid? Really no reason to be.

Like the spirit and I hope ur right. Although how is Sabella the best coach in the tournament?
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Post by neuro11 on Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:22 pm

@BarcaLearning wrote:
@zigra wrote:No reason to be afraid of the german team. Yeah cool they beat Brazil 7:1. Big deal. I mean it obviously is really a big deal but at the end of the day it's one game and one game against a team that had no tactics at all while we have the best coach in the tournament who knows exactly what he has to do. Not saying they can't win or so but afraid? Really no reason to be.

Like the spirit and I hope ur right. Although how is Sabella the best coach in the tournament?


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Post by LuckAndWin on Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:51 pm

For some reason I think Netherlands could nail this match, the Dutch squad have proven their prolific run upsetting tier-teams while Argentina needs their important players to gear-up, it's just Messi are doing most of the possible attempted goals. Though I see it will be a slim margin win.
However Netherlands should be wary with their yellow cards and some sort of physical games.

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:08 pm

Argentina got this  Thumbs up 

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Post by Onyx on Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:17 pm

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Post by Babun on Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:09 pm

By the way, I expect a similar score line like in the Ger vs. Bra game (not 7-1 obviously but Netherlands will show the world how crap that Argie NT is). It's not about Messi or Robben, Netherlands as a collective is a really strong team which plays on counters for the most part but could launch an assault on a PTB as well. Argentine plays wannabe attacking footy in a very half hearted passion. There's no way they won't bow out by at least 2 goals difference against this Netherlands.

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Post by Onyx on Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:33 pm

Netherlands starting 11:

Cillessen; Kuijt, De Vrij, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Blind; De Jong, Sneijder, Wijnaldum; Robben, Van Persie.
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Post by Onyx on Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:36 pm

Argentina starting 11:

Romero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Garay, Rojo, Enzo Perez, Biglia, Mascherano, Lavezzi, Messi, Higuain.
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