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this thread is inspired by a discussion in one of the newer threads...

Name some great players that will potentially not start for their national teams in this World Cup

here is my take:

Brazil: Dani Alves (mentioned), Robinho (if Nilmar gets the nod)
Spain: Fabregas (Mentioned), Jesus Navas
Argentina: 2 or 3 of Milito, Aguero, Higuain and Tevez
France: Anelka or Benzema

great players likely to miss the WC:

Brazil: Ronaldinho, Pato
Argentina: Riquelme
Italy: Antonio Cassano

and the likes of Seba Frey (France), Licha and Lucho (Argentina) and Diego (Brazil) to a lesser extent
 

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Pato will miss the world cup?

LOL
Actually at this point he is likely to miss the world cup. Shows you how deep Brazil is.


Hard to believe somebody like Fabregas is considered a bench player. I know he was at euro 08 , but is he still?
 

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Actually at this point he is likely to miss the world cup. Shows you how deep Brazil is.


Hard to believe somebody like Fabregas is considered a bench player. I know he was at euro 08 , but is he still?
Other world cups we had more talent to choose from than this one.
 

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Pepe Reina.

He'd walk into every other side but the actual side he plays for :(. He should think of being naturalised as a British citizen aka English :thumbsup:.
 

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Pato is not being left out due to Brazil having too much quality. But seems like impatience, of not delivering in the the few chances he had, so now the door is closed for him for good. He IS better then Nilmar, Baptista or such other options.
 

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Nilmar is delivering, so no need to question his place.

Baptista must be really good at blow jobs.
 

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Pato is not being left out due to Brazil having too much quality. But seems like impatience, of not delivering in the the few chances he had, so now the door is closed for him for good. He IS better then Nilmar, Baptista or such other options.
I don't think Pato is better than Nilmar btw. Nilmar jsut plays in a crap team..... if it was he other way round it would be the same thing. In Corinthians and Inter, Nilmar delivered.

Also, Pato today is probably behind the new Brazilian sensation, Neymar.... who is starting to do magic in Santos!

Neymar > Pato !:thumbsup::smileani:
 

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I cant talk about Neymar (and I wouldnt mind if he joined our growing brazilian colony), but I seen Nilmar, both for Lyon years ago and now in Villareal, good player, but Pato is defenitely better IMO.
 

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Actually at this point he is likely to miss the world cup. Shows you how deep Brazil is.
Not that deep considering today Brazil had Grafite on the teamsheet. Id somehow understand a call-up after last season but this season the Wolfsburg games i have seen hes been pretty shit.

The whole snubbing Ronnie,Pato,Diego and not giving them a new chance/call-up just shows how stubborn Dunga is.
 

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Add Ronaldo to the list!

Also, all these bunch of DM's that he calls. He has 4 options for right sided midfield (Ramires, Elano, Daniel Alves & Kleberson), but not a proper substitute for Kaka! It's retarded
 

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Yeah its actually silly, No Diego, no Pato and a quite impressive Ronaldinho of late (previously I allways understood why he was left out, but now he deserves a shot), and for what or who really?.
 

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I cant talk about Neymar (and I wouldnt mind if he joined our growing brazilian colony), but I seen Nilmar, both for Lyon years ago and now in Villareal, good player, but Pato is defenitely better IMO.
Neymar, once a finished player, will be better than both. Let's hope he does not lose his play, somewhat like Robinho did.
 

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LOL you need a new definition of owned for that alone. I really miss that Ronaldinho btw (this current one is a passing genius, but not anymore a dribbling/attacking one).
 

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Well until Brazil is winning and getting trophies, then nobody can really have a lot of comments about the situation. Even today, after an ugly first half and the inclusion of Alves, Brazil started to show attractive football. In the end its about the manager selecting himself a team, not a list of individuals. If he looses then he´ll get ripped apart but until he is winning one really cant do nothing.
 
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