Brazil - France (Quarter-final)

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I don't like the french, but this was _again_ a deserved victory for them! Zidane, Vieira and Makelele owned the midfield as they did vs Spain, and the brazilians badly missed Emerson, they simpy couldn't stop the French.

Fatnaldo can go and eat some burgers, this game showed that he cannot perform against an in-form team, he's only capable of producing something vs teams like Japan.
Parreira was an idiot as well, starting with Pignaldo and 'Dinho upfront, the moment Adri came in and Dinho pulled back a little they started rolling, but it was too late.
I'm really sorry for Adri, it really wasn't his fault that they're out, but the french deserved their win, and I'm looking forward to a great game vs Portugal.
 

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You know what, justice has been done! Just like England, Brazil have been awful during the WC, and yet we all seemed to be convinced that they would either step it up, or manage to get through anyway.

But hey, no such thing! Ronaldinho was surely the biggest disappointment of the tournament. Ronaldo was awful yesterday, dived, missed, he didn't even look that bothered at the end.

Pretty bad tournament for Adriano as well, I'm really worried about him, he's not showing any sign of improvement.

France were magnificent and truly deserved to go through, they'll be hard to beat for everyone.
 

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Frisko said:
Pretty bad tournament for Adriano as well, I'm really worried about him, he's not showing any sign of improvement.

France were magnificent and truly deserved to go through, they'll be hard to beat for everyone.
I know i sould like a adri fanboy, but look alongside who he played I mean it was clear that he does not worke with ronaldo. and if u look how he played alongside robinho he was lik 10 times better ofcourse he still was not the old adri but i think if Parreira would have played Adri-Robinho upront we would have seen a different Adri and a different Brazil.
 

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From what I saw of the game France DESERVED IT! Brazil were just too weak, and Parreira how could he win the 94' World Cup? Today he was bad from the start because he couldn't see that Robinho is a must, maybe he wasn't fully recoverd, but this Brazil needs Robinho, they need him to break the defence and leave open space for Ronaldo (or Adriano) to score.

Ronaldinho was way out of this World Cup, long season? Maybe, but I must say that expected a lot more from him.

Kaka and Ze Roberto were carrying Brazil (along with Robinho in some games) all through this World Cup, but yesterday Vieira+Makelele was just too much for the best Brazilian attacking midfielders, a last word for Adriano, he wasn't in a great shape in this World Cup but when you have to do 2 positions up front in becomes hard, but even so I hoped more from Adriano.

France did what they do best, they played a patient game full of quick attacks and dangerous set-plays, Zidane showed that he is still one of the best, and we could see the difference between Domenech and Pekerman when, France was winning Domenech put in attacking players to hold Brazil in the defence, while Pekerman just took out Riquelme and put all his players in the box, result: France advanced, Argentina didn't.

Now to a Portugal-France, this wasn't a semi-final that many would bet on, but both teams deserve to be here and I'm sure it will be a great football game.
 
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I don't fuking believe this! Brazil out, and defeat by FRANCE. Man, how I hate them. I still can't believe this. Now what, who is the main candidate for the WC title? From my favourites only Italy is left. And if they lose in semi-final, and Portugal also, I won't watch the final. I can't watch France and Germany, I hate them both!!
 

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Dinho struggles once again against a well-structured midfield, just like he did against Arsenal in the CL final.

Is LaLiga overrating Dinho a bit? I had this thought before, and was a bit enforced this tournament. I still think he is great, but most midfields/teams in Spain aren't defensively structrured.
 

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I'm very sorry for Brazil, since they were my favourites..
But, after all, France deserved to go through..

Ronaldinho and Adriano were again invisible, and you just can't play quarterfinals with one or two men less..

For my satisfaction, I whish to see Ronaldo in another world cup in 4 years.
 

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kova9 said:
For my satisfaction, I whish to see Ronaldo in another world cup in 4 years.

He'll add another 25kg to his already solid figure. :D
 

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Hamed said:
Dinho struggles once again against a well-structured midfield, just like he did against Arsenal in the CL final.

Is LaLiga overrating Dinho a bit? I had this thought before, and was a bit enforced this tournament. I still think he is great, but most midfields/teams in Spain aren't defensively structrured.
I first alos thought he s overrated but think about the cl gmae against Milan and chelsea he showed there that he s also gret if playing against strong midfields. i think he just was out of form in this wc
 

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As much as I usually hate France, they were great to watch this time. Brazil just showed that this year, they couldn't cut it with the big boys.

At least Adri has world cups to come, gotta feel weird knowing we're losing Cafu & Carlos though..
 

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kova9 said:
Ronaldinho and Adriano were again invisible, and you just can't play quarterfinals with one or two men less..
For my satisfaction, I whish to see Ronaldo in another world cup in 4 years.

Mate, you are a bit biased, ain't you? :D

Adriano was invisible? Well it would've been some surprise to see him on the pitch since he didn't start! ;) And Fatnaldo gave the same "performance" he did vs Croatia, but you want to see him on the next WC. Geez... :rolleyes:
 

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I don't have to explain again that he is my idol, etc, etc..

Ronaldo had better game than against Croatia.. Last 10 minutes Robinho adn him were the only players trying to do something..

Adriano playing his 30 minutes, and Ronaldinho playing the whole 5 games, didn't do absolutely nothing. And that is the fact! undeniable fact
 

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kova9 said:
For my satisfaction, I whish to see Ronaldo in another world cup in 4 years.

Is it a Jorke? Ronaldo will be 30kg more fat.. I think so than he'll abandon football in 2 years.
 

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lol I think we can all agree that Ronaldo was the worst player on the pitch yesterday for Brazil, as always. When I say all I mean everyone except the fanboys.
 

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Today I read that Brazil fans were chanting "National shame" as they left thier hotel for the airport this morning. It's not going to be easy for many to accept this, as this is Brazil. I'm only just getting round to it, but the past few days have been like i'm in the twilight zone.
 

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Ziploc, how is it down there in Brazil? Are the fans still grieving over this and how are their views on the players?
 

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Ziploc, how is it down there in Brazil? Are the fans still grieving over this and how are their views on the players?

All are rioted with the attitude lack of players against France and with Parreira too! for him be so stupid and idiot.

A lot of peoples (inclusive me) want that Cafu, Emerson, Gornaldo, Roberto Carlos leaves! We don't tolerate this mercenaries in ours team.
 

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zip said:
All are rioted with the attitude lack of players against France and with Parreira too! for him be so stupid and idiot.

A lot of peoples (inclusive me) want that Cafu, Emerson, Gornaldo, Roberto Carlos leaves! We don't tolerate this mercenaries in ours team.
But what i ve heard is that alot are happy with the display of ronaldo, wich is just ridicoulouse!! correct me if i m wrong
And how s the media like i mean do they attack parreira ore the players??
 

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But what i ve heard is that alot are happy with the display of ronaldo, wich is just ridicoulouse!! correct me if i m wrong
And how s the media like i mean do they attack parreira ore the players??

Yeah. have a lot of people also that love Ronaldo and are fan him.

The press are criticizing him and already speech that Luxemburgo or Autuori can be the new coach brazil.
 

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Hamed said:
Dinho struggles once again against a well-structured midfield, just like he did against Arsenal in the CL final.

Is LaLiga overrating Dinho a bit? I had this thought before, and was a bit enforced this tournament. I still think he is great, but most midfields/teams in Spain aren't defensively structrured.
That's what I had in mind before the start of this season, but Dinho shone in almost all CL matches this year, including the one against the against one of the most well-structured midfields in the world, that of Makelele - Essien - Lampard.


Hand;)yo
 
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