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Argentina's opponents are going to have to resort to fouling to stop the attack-oriented team. So who do you guys think will take the free kicks from:
Direct 20-30 m Right
Direct 20-30 m Left
Indirect .....

I know there isn't a specialist freekick taker like Roberto Carlos on this team. (still remember the days when Maradona would take ALL the freekicks and the opposing team would be in a state of panic trying to set up. Recall the time when Belgium gave him a 9 player wall). I guess what I am hinting at is that there's not a freekick taker that can cause great fear like we used to. Gallardo, Bati and Aimar are pretty good but not spectacular. We're a good run-of-play scoring team but not so terrifying on deadball situations. Heck, the knock on us in the BBC chat is that we're not even good at defending against deadball attacks. But I still enjoy watching Zanetti scoring against England in that clever decoy play right before halftime.
 

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Veron and bati....
 

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Aimar aint so bad either. Whatever happens we are very well covered in that aspect, i think.
Especially considering other teams...
 

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Philander said:
Argentina's opponents are going to have to resort to fouling to stop the attack-oriented team. So who do you guys think will take the free kicks from:
Direct 20-30 m Right
Direct 20-30 m Left
Indirect .....

I know there isn't a specialist freekick taker like Roberto Carlos on this team.
i consider veron as one of the best free kick takers in the world.
i have no doubts that beckham is the best, but after him there are several great free kick tackers, such as recoba, veron, rivaldo, del piero, xavi, etc.
the most of us have seen veron score by free kick lot of goals. of course in MANU, he just takes the free kicks when becks is out. in fact veron scored one goal by free kick in MANU.

may be from the left, the free kicks can be taken by either kily gonzalez or gustavo lopez.

btw, when was the last time Roberto Carlos score from free kick. i cant remember. i dont consider RC as a free kick specialist.
 

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When was the last time Roberto Carlos score from free kick. i cant remember. i dont consider RC as a free kick specialist.

Exactly! Everyone remembers the banana kick he scored against france in le tournoi a few years ago. Since then he has become reputed as a free-kick specialist. I disagree. He can hit the ball with more power than any other player - this can be useful but only in certain circumstances. If your talking about a free kick specialist - yu should mean someone who combines pace as well as deadly accuracy, like del piero, becks, veron, rivaldo, zidane...
 

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I totally agree about Roberto Carlos!
Btw, have any of you seen a certain Ian Harte in action?;) Rep. of Irish international who plays for Leeds.....absolutely deadly from free-kicks! :cool: One of the best....if not THE BEST free-kick specialist:)
 

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Veron and Batigol....

In the presence of Bati nobody took the freekicks but him...and when he is injured or playing for Roma we saw Veron taking them..and when veron injured or suspended we saw Aimar....we,ve alot of freekick takers.....no problem with that
 

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it's gonna be veron... :star:

philander: u reminded me of that zanetti goal against england...the goal was simply awesome and well-organized...
 

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it was because bati and veron was on the freekick, if bati jumps over the boll then you think now it's veron who takes it......BUT sorry;) Wrong..! a very nice pass to Zanetti:tongue: right on Zanettis Left fot, and of course a great Strike from Zanetti.
 

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The point is that we have at least 4 or five good freekick takers: Veron, Bati, Aimar, Ortega, Gallardo...
 

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If its near: Gabriel Omar Batistuta.
Others: Keep it for Juan Sebestian Veron.
 
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