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Come on guys. There should be a thread about this by now. Starts tonight. Slacking.



So we have a bunch of grapes for the tourney logo.

Matches to be played in Mendoza & San Juan, Argentina. There were some 2011 Copa America matches played in these locations and the playing conditions were not very good but that was during Argie wintertime. This tourney is being played in summertime over there.

Quite a few teams will fancy their chances of winning this and it will certainly you would think be more open in who triumphs as the Brazilian team is not as good as the last edition but Brazil of course will be one of the sides that will fancy their chances regardless.

Read elsewhere that the Argies will be very attack minded in the tournament and that the Brazilians are confident that their midfield will see them through.

Hope there are downloads for these games as I won't be able to see all matches live. If you see any downloads for any of these games can you put them up in this thread. Thanks in advance.
 

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Excuse my slacking, honestly don't have power to do a writeup about everything again =/

Argie side are indeed much more formidable, and the offense is the highlight - Ricky Centeriun and Iturbe flying down the wings - Lanzini and Alan Ruis as the playmakers, and the very talented Luciano Vietto will be leading the line now that Sampdoria and Palermo did not agree to release Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala to the tournament, even if he's not really a pure 9.

Other then Dybala and Icardi some of the shocking decisions I thought were not including the likes of Leandro Paredes and Lucas Ocampos that some of you will surely remember if you followed the U-17 Sudamericano.. both baffeling calls, although again there's loads of offensive talent in this team anyways - and it's expected to be a real battle for the 1st place this time around.

Chille also looks very solid to me aswell with Nicolas Castillo, Diego Rubio and Igor Lichnovsky who are all talents worth to keep an eye of from the little I've seen them, quite liked Lichnovsky the CB who looks like his next destination is Europe for sure.

Uruguay are led by Nico Lopez who's my bet to win the top-scorer and MVP of the tournament even if his country might not win, he's better in several levels then players in this group age and should alone make Uruguay contenders - and his partner in crime Gonzalo Bueno is a kid I've heard great things about aswell, and I'm spotting 2 kids from the U-17 here too Gaston Silva and Emiliano Velazquez who did good there and it's interesting to see how they developed since.

Brazil aren't nearly as formidable as the last time around obviously, but there's as always loads of talent to go around in all areas of the field from, and I might get more indepth on them later on.
 

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Anyone has the schedule?

We were good also because of the manager, Ney Franco. Mano got his team and destroyed in the olympics with the similar and better players:thumbsup:

Anyway, will be tough for us to win as it is in Argentina.


U-20 south american tournaments are always cool. Never seen a boring one.

And when I see it, i don't know why but we normally win it:):proud:


Is Piazon gonna play for us stanko?

Do you have the Brazil squad?

is Felipe Anderson from Santos gonna play? Adryan and Bebeto's son Matheus are in it!:thumbsup::drunk:
 

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Brazil XI against Ecuador tomorrow

Luiz Gustavo (Vitória); Wallace (Fluminense), Luan (Vasco), Dória (Botafogo) e Mansur (Vitória); Misael (Grêmio), Mattheus (Flamengo) e Felipe Anderson (Santos); Adryan (Flamengo), Marcos Júnior (Fluminense) e Ademílson (São Paulo). O zagueiro Luan já foi confirmado como capitão da equipe.

Rafinha from Barcelona is on the bench
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LET"S BEAT THEM!!!!:)
 

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ARGENTINA


Goalkeepers: Walter Benítez (Quilmes)

Defenders: Lisandro Magallán (Boca Juniors), Carlos Ruíz (River Plate), Alan Aguirre (Boca Juniors), Jonathan Valle (Newell's Old Boys), Lautaro Gianetti (Vélez Sarsfield), Lucas Rodríguez (Argentinos Juniors), Eros Medaglia (Vélez Sarsfield)

Midfielders: Matías Kranevitter (River), Lucas Romero (Vélez Sarsfield), Alan Ruiz (San Lorenzo), Ricardo Centurión (Racing Club), Agustín Allione (Vélez Sarsfield), Marcos Fernández (Colón), Manuel Lanzini (River Plate), Federico Cartabia (Valencia Mestalla), Juan Ignacio Cavallaro (Unión de Santa Fe), Martín Luque (Colón)

Attackers: Juan Manuel Iturbe (River Plate), Luciano Vietto (Racing Club), Lucas Melano (Belgrano)

BOLIVIA

Goalkeepers: Guillermo Viscarra (Vitória), Diego Zamora (Bolívar), Cristian Salinas (Jorge Wilstermann)

Defenders: Stalin Taborga (Bolívar), Luis Francisco Rodríguez ( Jorge Wilstermann), Silver Revuelta (Blooming), Carlos Enrique Añez (Calleja), Alberto Justiniano (Bolívar), Pablo Pedraza (Blooming), José Luis Mendoza (Jorge Wilstermann)

Midfielders: Luis Hurtado (Blooming), Robert Silva (Universitario), José Carlos Muñoz (Universitario), Rodrigo Vargas (Oriente Petrolero), Pedro Azogue (Oriente Petrolero), Danny Bejarano (Oriente Petrolero), Diego Rodríguez (Oriente Petrolero), Gerardo Castellón (Ciclón), Carlos Zabala (Blooming)

Attackers: Alex Pontons (Pro Vercelli), Carlos Branco Paniagua (Sevilla FC), Ricardo Vaca (Recreativo Huelva)

BRAZIL

Goalkeepers: Luis Gustavo (Vitoria) y Matheus Caldeira (Corinthians).

Defenders: Antonio Carlos (Corinthians), Doria (Botafogo), Luan (Vasco), Samir (Flamengo), Douglas Santos (Náutico), Igor Juliao (Fluminense), Mansur (Vitória) y Wallace (Fluminense).

Midfielders: Felipe Anderson (Santos), Fred (Internacional), Jadson (Botafogo), Lucas Cándido (Atlético Mineiro), Mattheus (Flamengo), Misael (Gremio) y Rafael Alcántara (Barcelona-ESP).

Attackers: Adryan (Flamengo), Ademilson (Sao Paulo), Bruno Mendes (Botafogo), Leandro (Gremio), Marcos Júnior (Fluminense)

CHILE

Goalkeepers: Darío Melo (Palestino) Bryan Cortés (Deportes Iquique), Lawrence Vigoroux (Tottenham Hotspur)

Defenders: Felipe Campos (Palestino), Alejandro Contreras (Palestino), Andrés Robles (Santiago Wanderers), Valber Huerta (Universidad de Chile), Igor Lichnovsky (Universidad de Chile), Mario Larenas (Unión Española), Manuel Bravo (Colo Colo)

Midfielders: Sebastián Martínez (Universidad de Chile), Nicolás Maturana (Universidad de Chile), Cristián Cuevas (O'Higgins), César Fuentes (O'Higgins), Ignacio Caroca (Colo Colo), Claudio Baeza (Colo Colo), Franco Ragusa (Everton), Diego Rojas (Universidad Católica), Bryan Rabello (Sevilla FC)

Attackers: Nicolás Castillo (Universidad Católica), Felipe Mora (Audax Italiano), Diego Rubio (Sporting CP)

COLOMBIA

Goalkeepers: Cristian Bonilla (Atlético Nacional), Luis Hurtado (Deportivo Cali), Jair Mosquera Romaña (Barranquilla FC)

Defenders: Jherson Vergara (Universitario Popayán), Deivy Balanta (Universitario Popayán), Andrés Correa (Independiente Medellín), Felipe Aguilar Mendoza (Atlético Nacional), Helibelton Palacios (Deportivo Cali), Julián Figueroa (Envigado FC), Yair Ibargüen (Club Olimpia)

Midfielders: José David Leudo (Estudiantes de la Plata), Cristian Higuita (Deportivo Cali), Juan Fernando Quintero (Pescara Calcio), Cristian Palomeque (Alianza Petrolera), Juan Pablo Nieto Salazar (Alianza Petrolera), Sebastián Pérez (Atlético Nacional), Luis Hernando Mena (Boyacá Chicó)

Attackers: Mauricio Cuero (Equidad), John Córdoba (Jaguares de Chiapas), Miguel Ángel Borja (Deportivo Tuluá), Harrinson Mojica (Deportivo Cali), Brayan Perea (Deportivo Cali)

ECUADOR

Goalkeepers: Auro Fernández (Manta), Darwin Cuero (El Nacional), Hamilton Piedra (Deportivo Cuenca)

Defenders: Andrés López (Deportivo Cuenca), Pedro Pablo Velasco (Barcelona SC), Fernando León (Independiente José Terán), Marlon Mejía (Emelec), Anderson Ordóñez (Barcelona SC), Luis Ayala (Macará), Cristian Ramírez (Independiente José Terán)

Midfielders: Carlos Gruezo (Barcelona SC), Michael Arboleda (Independiente José Terán), Eddie Corozo (Emelec), Jonny Uchuari (Liga de Loja), Andrés Oña (Independiente del Valle), Jacob Murillo (Olmedo), Junior Sornoza (Independiente José Terán)

Attackers: Ely Esterilla (Club Santos Laguna), José Francisco Cevallos (Liga de Quito), Miguel Parrales (Manta), Angel Ledesma (Macará), José Luis Gutiérrez (Liga de Quito)

PERU

Goalkeepers: Patricio Álvarez (Universitario), Angelo Campos (Alianza Lima), Andy Vidal (Sporting Cristal).

Defenders: Miguel Araujo (Sport Huancayo), Max Barrios (Juan Aurich), Diego Chávez (Universitario), Edwin Gómez (León de Huánuco), Marcos Ortiz (Sporting Cristal), Carlos Patrón (Universitario), Renato Tapia (Esther Grande), Claudio Torrejón (Sporting Cristal).

Midfielders: Wilder Cartagena (Alianza Lima), Víctor Cedrón (César Vallejo), Edison Flores (Villarreal B), Raziel García (San Martín), Rafael Guarderas (Universitario), Hernán Hinostroza (Zulte Waregem).

Attackers: Cristian Benavente (Real Madrid Juvenil), Iván Bulos (Saint Truiden), Jean Deza (MŠK Žilina), Andy Polo (Universitario), José Reyna (Alianza Lima).

PARAGUAY

Goalkeepers: Diego Morel (Libertad), Alejandro Bogado (Guaraní), Armando Vera (Libertad).

Defenders: Miller Mareco (Libertad), Teodoro Paredes (Cerro Porteño), Junior Alonso (Cerro Porteño), Gustavo Gómez (Libertad), Rubén Monges (Libertad), Jorge Balbuena (Cerro Porteño) y Matías Pérez (Nacional).

Midfielders: Iván Ramírez (Libertad), Juan Danilo Santacruz (Libertad), Ángel Cardozo Lucena (Rubio Ñu), Rodrigo Alborno (Novara, Italia), Gustavo Viera (Rubio Ñu), Robert Piris (Rubio Ñu), Miguel Almirón (Cerro Porteño), Jorge Rojas (Cerro Porteño).

Attackers: Cecilio Domínguez (Sol de América), Derlis González (SL Benfica), Juan Villamayor (Libertad), Brian Montenegro (Tacuary).

URUGUAY

Goalkeepers: Mathías Cubero (Cerro) y Guillermo de Amores (Liverpool FC Montevideo).

Defenders: Maximiliano Amondarain (Progreso), Fabricio Formiliano, Gianni Rodríguez y Emiliano Velázquez (Danubio), Maximiliano Moreira (Nacional), Gastón Silva (Defensor Sporting), Guillermo Varela (Peñarol).

Midfielders: Matías Abisab (Bella Vista), Sebastián Cristóforo (Peñarol), Jim Varela (Peñarol), Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Defensor Sporting), Federico Gino (Defensor Sporting), Diego Laxalt (Defensor Sporting), Leonardo Pais (Defensor Sporting), Rodrigo Aguirre (Liverpool FC Montevideo)

Attackers: Rubén Betancourt (PSV Eindhoven), Gonzalo Bueno (Nacional), Renato César (Nacional), Nicolás López (AS Roma), Diego Rolán (Defensor Sporting)

VENEZUELA

Goalkeepers: José Contreras (Aragua), Leonardo Terán (Caracas), Eduardo Herrera (El Vigía), Luis Lugo (Real Esppor)

Defenders: Wilker Ángel (Deportivo Táchira), Edwin Peraza (Caracas), José Peraza (Caracas), Gabriel Benítez (Petare), Joel Cáceres (CD Lara), Víctor Sifontes (Trujillanos), Javier Bolívar (Tucanes), Gilbert Guerra (Yaracuyanos), Luis Morgillo (Real Esppor)

Midfielders: Juan Pablo Añor (Málaga CF), Robert Hernández (Anzoátegui), Robert Garcés (Anzoátegui), Edson Castillo (Mineros), Jesús Hernández (Anzoátegui), Víctor García (Real Esppor) y Renzo Zambrano (Monagas)

Attackers: José Romo (Llaneros), Manuel Arteaga (Parma FC), Josef Martínez (BSC Young Boys), Darwin Machís (Granada CF), Juan Azócar (Aragua)
 

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The three players that atand out from the rest in the Argentinean squad are Lanzini, Iturbe and Centurion. All very talented fellas.

Lanzini plays the 10 role in the hole and River has done serious disservice to him by benching him too frequently despite him being the best offensive player for River alongside the Uruguayan Mora. He is a playmaker, but more in the mold of Pablito Aimar than Riquelme. His best assets are his dribbling and ball control with great change of pace. He still has some way to go in the passing department, but he does show great understanding on the game. The main player of the team no doubt.

Next comes Iturbe. Most people already know of him. After showing amazing feats in the 2011 edition, he has somewhat faded after his move to Porto. But I love the fact that he will be in River now, teaming up with Lanzini and hopefully Villalva. Certainly the wild card of the team and the obvious candidate for the tournament's MVP if he regains his form.

Next is Centurion. Uncannily similar to Di Maria, he has been brilliant for Racing for about a year. Great dribbler and lovely acceleration. Expect him to dribble numerous circles around the defense.

The obvious exclusion ia of Leandro Paredes. While the absence of Icardi and Dybala is upsetting too, but Paredes is just in a whole another level. A playmaker supreme who seems to have already mastered the arts of passing, dribbling and dead ball situations. You can't help but notice the obvious similarity with Riquelme. Undoubtedly the most talented U-20 Argie around, even better than Lanzini and Iturbe.

Another player unlucky to not to be in is Lucas Mugni (because he will be 21 later this year). An enganche with abilities similar to the majority of the Argie engamches we have seen.
 

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I have only seen Misael play, and he is pretty slow, fat and a poor man's Dunga.

The others i still have to see them play.

Anyway, enjoying this argentina defeat. let's hope chile can keep on.
 

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I thought that Quintero was the most impressive individual in the opening matches which is not too surprising given his rep atm. There were times in the Colombian match where he was so way ahead of everyone else on the pitch in his play. Colombia played some really good football at times but they didn't create enough chances when they were on top and of course they will face better teams than Paraguay. They faded quite badly in the second half even before the Quintero substitution and on chances made Paraguay can feel hard done by that they didn't get a draw at least.

What's to say about Argentina other than disappointing. Only saw the first half but it wasn't particularly good from them. Maybe they need more time to gel. Poor result for them even with the referee trying to help them. No way where the two incidents involving Fuentes worthy of being sent off.



 

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OMG! not only are we losing, but Ecuador almost scored a 50 yarder...

I see a bunch of individuals in our attack, I wish we had Ney Franco as coach again
 

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we are having chronic problems coming out to the game.

Misael not exactly a guy with vision that can dictate the game

I have confidence in our attack though.

This team seems to be good. Just need to gel a bit more.

Also it is the first game. Second half we should be more agressive hopefully
 

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1x1.

first game, the team needs to get gelled still. With the other games we should get a better team. The kids have potentiall:thmbup:
 
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