i don't think that france has a good defense plus they have barthez.u will see what will happen to them in wcCUG said:italy- cannaavro, nesta, maldini, materazzi, iuliano, coco and panucci
argentina- samuel ayala zanetti sorin
france - thuram candela desailly christanval lizarazu
those three stand out more than others.
Catenaccio said:Out of the teams in the world cup:
In terms of teams the best defence would be Italy followed by France.
...Midfield would be France.
...Attack would be France.
I'm sorry, but France is still the strongest team in the world. If only Italy had a better midfield.
I agree with that defensive formation you gave above,except that you forgot Cannavaro who is the best defender in the woorld even better than both Nesta and Samuel. Take out Samuel and put Cannavaro in his place. Also take out Lizarazu and put Carlos there. Carlos is now alot better than Lizarazu. A lot better. he is faster attacks more and has a big heart to run a distance to tackle an opponant.
Your right France are by far the strongest team in the world even if both Argentina and Italy have better individuals.
Argentina easily have the best mid-field on paper but not on the pitch. France have the best mid-field on the pitch.
To be honest Brother I actually think France have the best 4-man defense. THURMA-DESAILY-SILVESTRE-LIZARAZU is better than our defence of PANUCCI-CANNAVARO-NESTA-MALDINI.Garrincha said:But the best basic four-man defense is undoubtedly Panucci/Cannavaro/Nesta/Maldini.
France has an excellent 4-man defense, but if you don't count Desailly, none of their central defenders is really impressive. But of course, having Lizarazu and Candela for the left side is quite inspirational... Candela particularly is amazing.