[WC 2022 SF #1] ARGENTINA 3(Messi, Alvarez X2) CROATIA 0

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They took a very good team in Brazil out, only to come here and open yansh. :twisted:

Seriously, there is something wrong with the whole penalty system.

All the stars are aligning for Argentina and Messi to lift that cup right now.

Don't be surprised if Morocco takes out France tomorrow and then proceeds to bend over for Argentina.
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Coach wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:50 pm
ohsee wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:46 pm Let me go and do something else jare. The Argies will win this World Cup and we no go hear word again from Messi fan boys. :mad:
@Mazi, truth is, this Argentina side are, on talent, nowhere near Portugal. Hate it or love it, Igwe has led them to another WC final. They mightn’t win it, can’t win it, but don’t see a Xavi in that midfield and here they are. The Goat wey inside peppe’soup no fit enta Isi-ewu.
Coachito, I am loath to admit it, but Messi seems to have stepped up and shown leadership. Finally. Team not talent wins World Cups. The football gods are shouting in my ear that it will be the Argies. :mad:
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ohsee wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:51 pm
Scipio Africanus wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 7:14 pm In other news Upamecano and Rabiot missed training with France today. Konate (Ohsee's boy) and Fofana are likely to start in their place tomorrow.
France won't miss Upamecano, but they will miss Rabiot. I have come to appreciate the guy's robust and never say die play. Konate will be a more than adequate replacement for Dayot.
Saliba would start over Konate in my humble opinion if indeed they are out which has not been confirmed.

and Guendouzi would replace Rabiot, France are not going to have that many damn brothers in their lineup :)
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Coach wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 8:31 pm @Mazi, “nonsess!”. Feet firmly planted. Not a flag at half mast. Full stretch nothing less. France may have won the skirmish, but those dust-laden books atop the shelf will tell their truths for all ages. When it mattered most. Waterloo. Deschamps’ boys took a helluva beating.
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This is what Tite should've done but for his arrogance

Complete domination by Argentina.

Put Croatia precisely where they belong in 2022, a good but high average team...
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Orion wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:55 pm They took a very good team in Brazil out, only to come here and open yansh. :twisted:

Seriously, there is something wrong with the whole penalty system.

All the stars are aligning for Argentina and Messi to lift that cup right now.

Don't be surprised if Morocco takes out France tomorrow and then proceeds to bend over for Argentina.
:lol: :lol: The long games took their toll on Croatia.
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danfo driver wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:36 pm
cchinukw wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:33 pm Where did that come from?
From Alvarez! The backup player City got to replace Gabby. :D
lol remember our convo about this guy ? when i said even as an arsenal fan me sef chose Alvarez. chai the bo :drool: :drool: y stock don rise more now.
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You guys should know WC history.

A S. American team that struggles to qualify and/or starts poorly in the WC but improves with time usually wins it.
But S. American team that sails through qualifiers and the group stages disappoints.

Note: It is generally, true that teams that improve as a tournament progresses do better than those that have it easy initially.
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Kabalega wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 10:08 pm You guys should know WC history.

A S. American team that struggles to qualify and/or starts poorly in the WC but improves with time usually wins it.
But S. American team that sails through qualifiers and the group stages disappoints.

Note: It is generally, true that teams that improve as a tournament progresses do better than those that have it easy initially.
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airwolex wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:38 pm
maceo4 wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:36 pm It’s hard to feel bad for these defensive/negative teams when they get undone…this should have been Brazil/Arg but it is what it is…
I don't feel bad. I mean, they did what they had to do to get here, however they started feeling themselves talking about how they tactically outsmarted Brazil.
Abi, a deflection on their first real attacked changed that game for them. They are a dogged team but I know I’d want to see an entertaining rather than ‘tactical’ final…
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...now I am rooting for France, sorry Morocco. Only probably France can match and sucker punch these dirty Argies.
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Croatia enjoyed possession in the wrong places, Argentina just counter attacked, the game tomorrow will be interesting
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I don't think I have seen Messi play this well in a WC game. Just like Zidane against Brazil in 2006. Hopefully, like Zidane he falls short in the finals.
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We will never hear the end of it if Argentina win this. Now I want France to beat Morocco 🇲🇦.. Just because Morocco will more than likely let Argentina beat them in the Final game. Only France can save us now!
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France retaining the World Cup will echo louder than any Argie bargie. Europe will be crowned King of Kings.
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I am of course disappointed we lost 3-0. I still feel that was a soft penalty. But we did break down twice catastrophically on those 1st 2 goals. Lovren in fact was a culprit in all 3 Argentinian goals. The defense breaking REALLY exposed the lack of attackers, as we had to go for broke and lost bigger.

Still, Argentina deserved the win. They classically are peaking and jelling as this tournament goes along. Messi is proving his quality...I doubt he lets go this opportunity to cement his legacy as a GOAT.

I'm happy overall with Croatia. A top 4 is a fair result. I hope we play for 3rd place and a bronze.

We've a big youth pipeline. Lots of good players like Gvardiol, Sosa, Majer, Sucic, Erlic, and Sutalo. We'll be competitive for years to come.

Onwards with the WC. I can relax and have fun again. Thanks for the support.
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airwolex wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 10:25 pm I don't think I have seen Messi play this well in a WC game. Just like Zidane against Brazil in 2006. Hopefully, like Zidane he falls short in the finals.


He was superb. The play against Gvardiol said it all for the 3rd goal. Gvardiol is excellent 1v1, but Messi took him...mind you, no othe defender helped in what was like a 7 second play...even leaving a free Argentine attacker for easy pass and goal.

Messi is on a mission. 1 game. He can very well do this.
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Coach wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 10:14 pm Grand Old Hadjuk, FYI…2 x 30kg luggage allowance plus a cabin bag.

Nope.

You know as well as I do we have a bronze medal game to play for.

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Croatia appeared to play with lots of heavy legs today. They just didn't seem themselves at all, and barely had any shots on goal.
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I think an argy Morocco final we I'll pull more coverage
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gosh wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:04 pm Croatia appeared to play with lots of heavy legs today. They just didn't seem themselves at all, and barely had any shots on goal.
True. We finally felt the OTs.

But it's a marathon as they say. We just weren't fit and good enough. I have no problem admitting this.

We will be back. Already the Croatian FA has made some statements about what worked and what didn't. We have a lot of great young players. I'm happy and proud of Croatia...at least 4th place, 2nd semi in a row.

Hats off to Argentina.
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Wish modric went out in a BANG. Should been in the final
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