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Duro golpe para Brasil: Dani Alves se pierde el Mundial de Rusia 2018

Viernes 11 mayo, 2018

Una sensible baja deberá lamentar la 'Verdeamarela' en la próxima Copa del Mundo, pues la lesión que afecta al lateral del PSG le demandará una larga recuperación, incluso si no debe ser intervenido quirúrgicamente, por eso el técnico Tite optó por descartar al ex Barcelona.
 

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how many days left?
Ask the Ass Lickers that do not like me... :devil2: !!!!! You and they know that question anyways !!!!
 

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Argentina's Jorge Sampaoli's safe even if team fails in 2018 World Cup group play.

May 14, 2018

Argentina Football Association president Claudio Tapia insists Jorge Sampaoli will continue at the helm of the national team even if his country were to be eliminated "in the first round of the World Cup."

Sampaoli, the former Chile coach, took the reins of Argentina last summer after one season at Sevilla and is under contract until 2022.

"I back Sampaoli even if Argentina does not go beyond the first round of the World Cup," Tapia told Radio Mitre. "I already spoke with him. He has a five-year contract and we've thought about what Argentine football was missing and that is a project.

"We are going to the World Cup with a coach that has managed four qualifiers and six friendlies while other national teams arrive [at the World Cup] with 10 or 12 years of work under their belts. Sampaoli had better offers and turned them down to be with us."

Sampaoli was a big hit as the head coach of Chile, guiding the team at the 2014 World Cup and to the Copa America title in 2015, one that was claimed with a victory over Argentina in the final.

Under Sampaoli, Argentina have won five, drawn three and lost two of their 10 games.

The Albiceleste did not book their spot in Russia until their final qualifier, a 3-1 win at Ecuador on Oct. 10, with captain Lionel Messi scoring a hat trick.

Their last defeat, a 6-1 humiliation to Spain in an international friendly in Madrid, set alarm bells ringing in Buenos Aires with Sampaoli admitting his team had much to improve on at the World Cup.

Argentina, who have not won the World Cup since 1986, will play in Group D with Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria.

They have lost three straight major finals -- two in the Copa America and also the 2014 World Cup -- in three years.

Veteran Argentina defender Javier Mascherano, who will retire from the national team after this summer's event, told Depor TV: "Russia will be the last great opportunity for many of this generation.

"We are enthusiastic as we have another opportunity which is rare in life to get second chances. We have played well in the past and have reached finals so we have to use that experience to our advantage at this World Cup. But one has to understand that at times your wishes don't come true."
 

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Coolisimo
 

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Filipe Luis: “Neymar está recuperado, solo le faltan minutos”

Viernes 25 mayo, 2018

El lateral brasileño aseguró que se ha visto bien a 'Ney' durante los entrenamientos de Brasil, aunque adelantó que le falta todavía sumar minutos en el campo de juego para dejar atrás el miedo de la lesión. Además, lamentó la ausencia de Dani Alves para Rusia 2018.
 

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Peru compro la $alida !!!!!!

Capitán de Suecia: "Si Guerrero dio positivo debió ser inhabilitado, no sé cómo se las arregló" :frown2:
 

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Jorge Sampaoli Has a Bold Tactical Approach for Argentina's World Cup Run

Jorge Sampaoli has a problem.

He is a coach with a proven record at the international level. He took Chile to its first international title, beating Argentina on penalties in the final of the 2015 Copa America. He represents the modern face of Bielsista football and has always dreamt of leading his national team. He is probably the first truly top-class coach Argentina has had since the departure of Coco Basile in 2008. But his football requires quick defenders and Argentina’s are slow.

There is a terrible irony in this, that just as Argentina has the coach it needs, it has players who don’t fit his ideal of pressing hard and maintaining a high line. Sampaoli was the third coach Argentina used in qualifying, the three draws and a win he managed in his four games in charge just enough to get La Albiceleste over the line. But what followed when he tried to impose his philosophy in full was deeply worrying. Although there were wins over Russia and Italy, Argentina also conceded four against Nigeria and six against Spain. The lesson was clear: Sampaoli’s football played with Nicolas Otamendi and Marcos Rojo at center back was highly vulnerable.

Sampaoli’s solution was radical. Others might have stuck with a familiar solution and hoped for the best. They might have done what Alejandro Sabella did at the last World Cup, which was to pack men behind the ball and hope Lionel Messi could do something. But Sampaoli decided to announce a new way of playing three weeks before the World Cup began and the use of a system that, if it has ever been played in the 155 years football has existed in its present form, has never gained any traction.

“It’s clear that we need to have a base system, which could well be the 2-3-3-2,” Sampaoli said at the squad announcement. “This will allow us to occupy different levels on the pitch, and develop our game in a way that will increase the difficulty the opponent has in containing us. Over and above having a compact, like-minded team of course. It would be through said different levels we are able to show our superiority–by dominating with the ball.”

Diego Maradona has already dismissed the plan as “ridiculous,” although given how badly his time in charge of the national side at the 2010 World Cup went, Sampaoli is unlikely to take too much notice of that. And the truth of it is that the formation may not be quite so outrageous as it initially sounds–and that it has been in the process of development since at least the friendly against Singapore last year.

Messi, as ever, is the key. Sampaoli had wanted to add additional security by adding a third central defender and deploying a 3-4-3, something he had done with Chile. Messi, though, played in that shape at Barcelona last season under Luis Enrique and found it both restricted him and drew opposing markers into the space, in a sort of inside-right position, in which he liked to operate.

He explained his reservations to Sampaoli, and they agreed that the best way for Messi to play was as a second striker drifting off a front man, almost certainly Gonzalo Higuain. Messi’s forthrightness in putting forward his opinion surprised many, but he is far more tactically engaged than is often realized; he often spends the first few minutes of games doing nothing other than wandering about assessing the opposition, which is why such a tiny proportion of all the many goals he has scored have come in the first five minutes of games.

But to play Messi in a front two with no other creator risks a huge dependence upon him, which has been an issue numerous managers have failed to resolve. Sampaoli’s solution is to add another, deeper-lying, playmaker, probably Ever Banega, supported by two shuttlers, probably Giovani Lo Celso and Angel Di Maria (although Di Maria was used wide in the recent friendly against Haiti with Lo Celso in a slightly more defensive role).

Either way, there is then a need for both a pivot to anchor the midfield–Javier Mascherano–and two wingbacks to offer width. That leaves a goalkeeper and two central defenders: 2-3-3-2. As Sampaoli pointed out, though, given how modern fullbacks play, very few back fours these days actually operate with four defenders, which the use of a deep-lying midfielder to offer cover as a third defender is standard for teams who use attacking fullbacks.
 

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Los Soretes/Salames/Burros le ganan APENAS a Egipto cuando el partido llegaba a su fin, Si Salah hubiese estado en la cancha (Habra sido coimeado por los Yoruguas Ramos ????? :surprise:) habrian ganado facilmente a los Ratones Celestes.
 

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Argentinos: Willie Caballero nuevo sobrenombre..."Pelota de Ping Pong" da puros REBOTES !!!! Tienen la defensa mas mala que una Citroneta !!!!
 

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Los entrenadores Argentinos, TODOS dando la hora ..... Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Arabia Saudita y Egipto..

Hay olor a CACA.....
 

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Luis Suárez clasificó a un mezquino Uruguay frente a Arabia Saudita.

Un error del portero Mohamed Alowais permitió que ‘Luisito’ anotara la única cifra del encuentro, lo que le permitió a la ‘Celeste’ abrochar anticipadamente su paso a los octavos de final de Rusia 2018. Por su parte, el elenco de Juan Antonio Pizzi quedó sin chances de avanzar de ronda.
 

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La temible maldición de la fase de grupos perfecta :surprise:

Uruguay es la cuarta selección en la historia del Mundial que logra un pleno de victorias y 0 goles en contra en una fase de grupos a tres partidos. Las tres anteriores no levantaron el título.
 

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Adios Muchachos compañeros de mi vida, Barra querida !!!!! :grin2:

Ni Kgando Armando !!!!!!!
 

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Los Soretes ELIMINADOS con gran KGADA del salame Muslera !!!!! :devil2:

Solo quedan Brasil VIVOS....
 
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