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Thread: Round of 16: France - Argentina

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    How is half of France's team random players?

    France has the most star-studded squad of the tournament.
    No they dont. Argentina has better knows names, if we talking about "stars".

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    Both teams have been underwhelming imo. Hoping this is a classic but I wouldn't be surprised with a boring 0-0 or 1-0 with both teams playing cagey.

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    France is easily the better team on paper, but have a bad feeling Argentina wins this one.

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    I think a lot of pressure has been lifted off Argentina. Wouldn’t be surprised if we see a different team against France


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    France team basically overhype player on social media just because they had good rating on games like FIFA and Football Manager but cant do shit as a team. I hate Argentina but on this one I hate France more, Deschamp as a coach is made an easier choice.
    ‘Whoever doesn’t love El Chino doesn’t love football!’

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    Why criticize like he was the worst player in the team?
    either people are having a high standard for inter or they just racist

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipschups View Post
    France team basically overhype player on social media just because they had good rating on games like FIFA and Football Manager but cant do shit as a team. I hate Argentina but on this one I hate France more, Deschamp as a coach is made an easier choice.
    They might be overhyped players but they are very good players too. The starting 11 players and even the squad, they are full of good players who plays for big teams as very important players.

    Problem for France is, they don't play as a team. Everyone wants to be a hero, just like Belgium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InterFCAustin View Post
    No they dont. Argentina has better knows names, if we talking about "stars".
    Yesterday Argentina 11 was
    Armani - plays in Argentinian league
    Mercado - plays for Sevilla
    Tagliafico - who moved to Dutch league in Jan
    Rojo - back up for ManUtd
    Otamendi - yeah he is first choice for best team in England
    Mascha - plays in Chinese league
    Ever Banega - plays for Sevilla
    Enzo Perez - plays in Argentinian league
    Di Maria - yeah he is good player for PSG, best team in France
    Higuian - striker for best team in Italy
    Messi - Arguably GOAT.

    Apart from Messi you can easily make argument that France has better known players in every position.

    Which player is better or which team is better, we can argue all day but Argentina don't have more "Known" players.

    France usual 11:
    Lloris - First choice GK for Spurs
    Pavard/Sidibe - Pavard plays for Stuttgart so he isn't much known, Sidibe plays for Monaco who won French league and Semi finals for CL just a year ago
    Varane - Starting CB for Madrid who won 3 CLs in a row
    Umtiti - Starting CB for Barca, who won La Liga with huge margin
    Mendy/ Lucas Hernandez- Injured, otherwise first choice LB for City/ Lucas plays regularly for Ateltico Madrid

    Kante - Arguably second best player for Chelsea
    Pogba - Important player for ManUtd
    Matuidi - regular player for best team in Italy

    Mbappe - second best player after Neymar for PSG
    Griezmann - key player for Ateltico Madrid
    Dembele - Injured a lot, but will be regular player for Barca

    Then they have players like Kimpembe, Lemar, Tolisso, Fekir who all plays for big teams.


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    France players need Zidane, to destroy their ego and play as team.
    Lautaro Martínez: Argentina's next big thing
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    They should put the whole squad on the sex offender list for exposing themselves in front of 10,000 children


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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdude View Post
    I think a lot of pressure has been lifted off Argentina. Wouldn’t be surprised if we see a different team against France
    Agree, plus both sides weakened by poor coaches. Pace of Les Bleus present a lot of problems for a terrible defense, hope Sampaoli comes to his senses and sits Mascherano but I am skeptical.

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    This is the match Argentina finally rests in peace and maradona dies for the 11th time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serie A View Post
    This is the match Argentina finally rests in peace and maradona dies for the 11th time
    Is it possible for both teams to get eliminated in 1 game
    VAR is some serious Bullshit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCBarca View Post
    Agree, plus both sides weakened by poor coaches. Pace of Les Bleus present a lot of problems for a terrible defense, hope Sampaoli comes to his senses and sits Mascherano but I am skeptical.
    The problem is who do they play? Biglia who’s even slower? Lo Celso? He’s not a really a true DM. We saw in CL how he got found out in that position.

    I agree Mascherano is past it but Argentina didn’t really bring a replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdude View Post
    The problem is who do they play? Biglia who’s even slower? Lo Celso? He’s not a really a true DM. We saw in CL how he got found out in that position.

    I agree Mascherano is past it but Argentina didn’t really bring a replacement.
    No, I concur - they are bereft of options but I would still consider Lo Celso due to him being better on the ball. Unfortunately, they simply lack steel in the midfield so they will need to be able to maintain & win back possession. Mascherano was giving balls away with zero pressure, he's sadly past it and I saw this plenty this past season at Barcelona

    Once Lanzini went out with an injury, seemed only logical he'd choose someone like Matias Kranevitter but instead opted for experience in Enzo Perez rather than quality or need at DM. Sooo, I think they are effectively obliged to play with a double pivot and try a 3-2-3-2 formation - of course, this could be suicide against Mbappe & Dembele

    Di Maria – Kun
    Banega – Messi - Pavon
    Mascherano – Lo Celso
    Tagliafico – Rojo – Otamendi

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    Did you guys see Messi indicating to get augero in last night and the coach asking him do I put aguero In???

    that is a joke of running a team really
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziyad View Post
    Did you guys see Messi indicating to get augero in last night and the coach asking him do I put aguero In???

    that is a joke of running a team really
    If this is true
    Team #Dare2Mazzari #Messi4Inter #Messi4AsadoClan

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    Quote Originally Posted by crzdcolombian View Post
    Is it possible for both teams to get eliminated in 1 game
    If the ground opens up and swallows them both, but that would be a bit extreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fapuccino View Post
    If this is true
    https://mobile.twitter.com/GaryLinek...08051501187072
    Ziyad Of Boston

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    they'll start the same eleven that played vs nigeria. sampaoli no longer runs the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serie A View Post
    If the ground opens up and swallows them both, but that would be a bit extreme
    So you are saying there is a chance?
    VAR is some serious Bullshit!

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    On paper, France is better when looking at the roster. However, I expect Argentina to finally wake up after surviving the Group stage.

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