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Arg vs Portugal in QF's.

Book it

France have beaten Argentina just twice in 11 meetings (1971, 1986) - Les Bleus have never beaten them at a World Cup
 

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Di Maria?
 

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It's 70-30 for France, a priori.

Playing defensive and closing spaces is the only chance for Argentina, leaving Messi and another attacker (preferably Kun) to do something in the offensive part. It's a negative approach, I know, but you have to be pragmatic here. Leaving spaces behind is a suicide against France, but they can find problems against a good defensive system.

They did it in WC'90 against Brazil, with that action of Maradona with Caniggia in the last minutes after defending the whole game. And it was a miracle.

They need another miracle on Saturday. But miracles can happen when you have God in your side.
 

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Argentina 2-1. I just feel France lacks hunger. They have no drive, motivation. As bad as Argentina and their defensive line are, they sill try to create or make effort, regardless of the result.
 

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They need another miracle on Saturday. But miracles can happen when you have God in your side.
And they clearly do, just look at Diego.


Anyway, does anyone else want an Argentina-Portugal QF?
I hadn't seen this possibility. It would make sense with a showdown.. poor teams though.
 

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Arg vs Portugal in QF's.

Book it

France have beaten Argentina just twice in 11 meetings (1971, 1986) - Les Bleus have never beaten them at a World Cup
What's with your signature? :D
 

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Argentina’s defence has no chance...
 

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This is like a final for Argentina, if they win this they will go far... not because the rest of their path is easier but because how much room they have for improvement with the time and confidence they get with winning this one.
 

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This is a bit like France - Spain in 2006. France just about got through the group stage and Spain were the big favourites but France had enough quality to hurt Spain.
 

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This is a bit like France - Spain in 2006. France just about got through the group stage and Spain were the big favourites but France had enough quality to hurt Spain.
This 2018 France looks so weirdly similar to the 2006 Spain and nothing like the 2006 France.
 
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