That is the starting line up of Dunga. Thiago Neves is a good option for the midfield in the second half.Argentina are favourites but Ze's line-up has a potentially phenomenal midfield quartet.
It wont be us... we play to win every single game in EVERY LEVEL. We have a reputation to live up toIf Brasil and Argentina both finish top of their groups, they'll meet in the semis. We might see one of them deliberately finish 2nd in the group stage, which will mean a meeting in the final if they progress all the way.
If Dunga doesn't win gold he will be sacked, whether Ricardo Teixeira likes it or not... the press is gonna be all over him. Or he wins gold, or he is out of a job, simple as that. And the guy who has to save him, is the guy that he doesn't get all that well along.. Ronaldinho Gaucho.I'll be surprised, and actually a bit worried, if Dunga's team wins this tournament. The guy is a total dumbass, but it wouldn't be the first time that our players' individual talents overcame our manager's vast deficiencies and stumbled their way to victory. There's a pretty strong Argentina team on the way, of course, even though in recent years they've self-combusted at the mere sight of the yellow shirts MANY times, so who knows how they'd react if/when the two teams meet again.
I honestly don't know what to expect from Brasil's team - on paper it looks very promising, but not enough for me to ignore our manager's crushing incompetence, or the fact that the most famous "star" on Brasil's Olympic team is desperate to rebuild his reputation after two solid years of uselessness.
On one hand it would be nice for Brasil to finally win the long-desired Olympic Gold Medal, the only footballing award that Brasil has never won... but on the other hand, getting kicked out of the Olympics might be that little extra push that we apparently need to get rid of Dunga. :happy: In a way, I guess it could be a win-win situation for Brasil - in the sense that we can either win the Gold, or lose and get rid of an idiot coach in the process; but I fear a third alternative, which would be to make a halfway-decent campaign and then be eliminated by someone respectable like Italy or Argentina, which probably wouldn't be enough to get Dunga sacked.
wow, just wow. I envy you. As Ze Da Fiel said, it will be the building blocks for the next world cup, so I am excited.Argentina will be playing their group stage matches and likely quarters and semifinal 10 minutes walk from my home, so I think I'll go and watch Messi and the kids a few times .
not this time imo, may be u need to wait 2-3 years until these guys play for the national team. Currently we are better in U20 and U23 teamsThere's a pretty strong Argentina team on the way, of course, even though in recent years they've self-combusted at the mere sight of the yellow shirts MANY times, so who knows how they'd react if/when the two teams meet again.