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---------------------Casillas

G.Johnson-------Pepe-----David Luiz-----Marcelo

---------------Valdivia----Gerrard

---Hazard---------------------------------CR7

-----------------Agüero----Fred

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Messi
 

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Iniesta still had a nice pass to David Silva from which he could have made it 2-0

Diego Costa has to be up there in the flop rankings.
 

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If you measure it as 'expectation vs reality' then many of Brazil's and Spain's players fall into this category.

England's players do not belong in this thread :D


Injuries and fitness of Argentina's important players hampered Argentina's effectiveness, (instead of mental weakness or tactical capitulation).


I'm going to hunt down some of the match officials and referee's names...
 

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Messi, the whole italian NT but Balotelli specifically
How can a player be a failure when he's second in the tournament winning the best player award and scoring 4 goals.

Actually Ronaldo is the right choice.
 

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------------------------Dauda

Azpilicueta----Sergio Ramos-----David Luiz----Chielini

-----------Song---------Gerrard------------

K.-P.- Boateng--------------------------Hulk

------------------Forlan

-------------------------------Eto'o
 

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Most of the names mentioned don't even belong here because either not much was seriously expected of them before the tournament (Gerrard, Eto'o, Valdivia) or they weren't even failures at least not at the level of some others.

Mine would be:

Casillas
Alves --- Pepe --- Ramos --- Marcelo
Xavi --- Paulinho
Balotelli --- Aguero --- Hazard
Costa​
 

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Wasnt Aguero injured much of the tournament or just came back. Unfair to put him there if he isnt fit to play.
 

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Replace Aguero with Higuain..

Take off Mario Balotelli too, dude got the only win for italy in this world cup....and what did he get in return by prandelli? nthg but disrespect and benching..
 

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Glen Johnson? Shuddup. There should be no English players in that list. Apart from maybe Gerrard at a push but who really thought he would do anything? The amount of categoric failures in this World Cup has been ridiculous.
 

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Glen Johnson? Shuddup. There should be no English players in that list. Apart from maybe Gerrard at a push but who really thought he would do anything? The amount of categoric failures in this World Cup has been ridiculous.
The entire team should be English.
 

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Most of the names mentioned don't even belong here because either not much was seriously expected of them before the tournament (Gerrard, Eto'o, Valdivia) or they weren't even failures at least not at the level of some others.

Mine would be:

Casillas
Alves --- Pepe --- Ramos --- Marcelo
Xavi --- Paulinho
Balotelli --- Aguero --- Hazard
Costa​
put ronaldog in there
 

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thought fernandinho was awful. With shaktar and Man City he plays a tidy intelligent, unflashy game, mostly based around good positioning and distribution.Not much of an aggressive tackler really.

here he seemed to have decided to adopt the role of a cliched hatchetman for some reason, maybe Scolari.Nothing but brutal tackles to intimidate and break up play, or just charging around like a nutter.I'm not sure i even seen him pass the ball forward more than two or three times.

In fact the entire Brazilian midfield was a disgrace.

Van Persie was hopeless for most of the tournament.No movement, just a big sloth that completely faded after the groups.Maybe he thought he didn't need to try anymore after the Spain game.

Dzeko much the same.
 
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