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Old 10-13-2013, 01:20 PM   #42541
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For all the talk of how bad the Colombian defense is compared to the attack, it's worth noting that they've only conceded 12 goals in 15 qualifying games. That's tied for the best defensive record along with Argentina. They were the best with only nine goals before last nights game.

EDIT: To be fair, Colombia's defense was pretty crappy last night.

Oh and: USA! USA! USA!
It's qualifying though pal. Argentina's defence for the record is hopeless too. For the great strides that south american teams have made since the collective league table format was introduced, brazil has been absent from this qualifying campaign and whilst sides like Ecuador have ascended and improved greatly it's conincided with Paraguay downward spiral too.

Next year I can see the likes of Yepes and Zapata just getting rinsed by the likes of Navas or Reus if they make it to the quarters or round of 16. But they've got some superb option in midfield and up front like Quintero, Rodriguez, Falcao, Martinez, Armero too is great going forward.`

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Old 10-13-2013, 02:13 PM   #42542
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paraguay are rubbish without chilavert, he was fun

i haven't watched argentina in ages, do they play mascherano at centre back? surely he's better than any proper defenders they have. fazio is alright as well, i guess.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:31 PM   #42543
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Argentina actually have a pretty decent backline of Rojos, Garay, Campagnaro, and Zabaleta.

EDIT: Just realized Campagnaro wasn't called up to this squad, but there's still Coloccini and Frederico Fernandez.

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Old 10-13-2013, 03:04 PM   #42544
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that's a pretty rubbish backline, and romero is a bit shite as well

garay is probably the best, and he's not all that
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:49 PM   #42545
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Campagnaro is the probably the best defender they have in there, not exactly the quickest again though.

Gago normally plays too regularly in the side. Awful at club football in Europe but has a great understanding with Di Maria and Messi bizarrely. Leaves their centre backs very exposed however.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:12 PM   #42546
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campagnaro spends most of his time in a back three, which covers up for a lot of his flaws. if mazzarri was the argentina coach, he'd be ok.

banega is usually alright, when he's not running himself over. but their squad is almost comically unbalanced.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #42547
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No doubting that. When players like Pastore and Tevez can't even get a look in, you know there's a pretty decent attack.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:42 PM   #42548
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yeah but

do they have landon donovan
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:26 PM   #42549
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What have been up with the Sounders Ando? Seriously, they were falling apart, then they were unstoppable, no they're falling apart again. They're making everything so confusing.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:38 PM   #42550
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things can only ever be as sensible as deandre yedlin's haircut
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:35 AM   #42551
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although to be fair theyre only like, what, 2 points back now or something

the west is really very tight, itll be interesting to see how that plays out
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #42552
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:07 PM   #42553
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If they come back from 3-1 down, that'd be amazing. I'm really hoping it happens.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #42554
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daniel sturridge becoming a parody of daniel sturridge

and he has a shit dance
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:26 PM   #42555
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sweet so cos of the shit seeding system we could pull portugal in the playoffs yay

the way the qualification has played out has fundamentally disadvantaged france at every turn
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:28 PM   #42556
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a french person complaining?

why, this is unheard of!
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:36 PM   #42557
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france should probably start losing/drawing less matches

that'd help them in the seeding i reckon
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:42 PM   #42558
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fifa should give us more matches for us to not lose/draw


we've scored 13 goals in our last 3 games
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #42559
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yeah, all those friendlies which fifa organised against decent opposition and forced france to fuck up really screwed you guys over (brazil, uruguay, chile, germany, japan, belgium, uruguay again)

or maybe the underage prostitution scandal, idk how statutory rape affects the fifa rankings
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we used those friendlies to trial younger players, like most teams do. we only just missed out on being seeded so those two extra competitive games would've probably made the difference.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:19 PM   #42561
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winning friendlies improves your fifa ranking and thus helps you become seeded

if france wanted to be seeded, they shouldn't have arranged all their friendlies against better teams/blooded too many youngsters

they've only got themselves to blame
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:27 PM   #42562
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idk how you can deny that there was a fundamental disadvantage, one which made all the difference. a team shouldn't have to be forced to accommodate that themselves

was shit luck to be drawn with spain in the first place when fucking england almost make a meal of ukraine being their biggest challengers
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #42563
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what is the disadvantage?

that you got drawn against a better team? coz that happens to everyone except the best team.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #42564
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the issue is that france had fewer competitive games in which to improve their fifa ranking since there's one less team in group I than the rest
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:42 PM   #42565
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idk why you think fifa should lay on easy games if you've consistently proven that you will lose said games

who cares though, honestly

i'm welsh, consistently aiming not to finish bottom
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:43 PM   #42566
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idk france look p. strong atm
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:47 PM   #42567
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yeah and they should beat anyone in the play offs

and then lose to iceland in the first match of the world cup, have a big argument and go home and rehire domenech
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #42568
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:31 PM   #42569
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God, I felt so uncomfortable watching the end of the Panama/U.S. game. Seeing how Panama celebrated after they made it 2-1 and then we scored two in stoppage time. I wish we would have just let them have it.

But hey, you're welcome Mexico.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:39 PM   #42570
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now mexico must face the mightly all whites.
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