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Posted June 29, 2013 - 11:23 PM

I was nervous because penalty kicks can be quite unfair. But not as nervous as in the World Cup or the Euro championship. After all the Confeds cup is a minor tournament.

 

I actually think that Spain played a horrible first half, and Italy played fantastic. In the second half they started to click.

 

I think the match better against Brazil. I really think we can win, but the Brazilians can always kill you individually, I do think our group is stronger. As long as the referee doesn't start intruding I think we will be fine.

It is a minor tournament in comparision certainly, but you can tell, Spain really wants it this time especially.

 

I agree. Spain is no question the better team and group collectively and have more better overall individual talents, but, since Brazil plays less team-oriented/as a collective unit, that is precisely why they can potentially be more dangerous individually as you suggest.

 

By the way, since I assume you follow Spanish futbol greatly, could you happen to tell me whatever happened to Carles Puyol & Xabi Alonso?

I think major tournament elimination games should not have shoot outs...

 

play until the golden goal

It would definitely be a more just result that way no doubt, but personally, I kinda like & prefer the pks. You don't get that many goals during the game anyway so obviously most people get even more excited (or nervous) when pks come up. Plus the drama makes for intense moments that can be appreciated more to a much greater effect.

I'm more afraid of the referee than anything, because they are letting Brazil get away with many things.

As to be expected since they are in their home. Not exactly surprising.


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 10:01 AM

This Italia vs Uruguay is crazyyyyyyyy.


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 01:53 PM

These guys look so similar.

 

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Posted June 30, 2013 - 02:06 PM

Goooooool de Fred 1-0.


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 02:57 PM

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Posted June 30, 2013 - 03:06 PM

Fred again ! 3-0.


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#47 Air Apparent

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Posted June 30, 2013 - 03:25 PM

the kings are back!!!!! finally!!!


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 04:17 PM

NEYMAR IS GOD!  Força Brasil. 


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 07:00 PM

These guys look so similar.

 

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They sure do.

the kings are back!!!!! finally!!!

You're part Brazilian right?


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 09:31 PM

Great game by Brazil, horrible game for us (in part due tu Brazil's pressure)

Congrats and well played. You can't always win.

Arbeloa is just horrible, no speed whatsoever to play against this team.

 

 

Puyol and Xabi Alonso were injured so they didn't come.

We didn't have the chance to play as Spain, but I'm excited for the world cup. We still have the world throne :cool2:

 

 

What I didn't like about many Brazilians and the press in general is the lack of respect towards our team, we've always respected Brazil, it's a shame, but what are you going to do.


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 08:40 AM

Great game by Brazil, horrible game for us (in part due tu Brazil's pressure)

Congrats and well played. You can't always win.

Arbeloa is just horrible, no speed whatsoever to play against this team.

 

 

Puyol and Xabi Alonso were injured so they didn't come.

We didn't have the chance to play as Spain, but I'm excited for the world cup. We still have the world throne :cool2:

 

 

What I didn't like about many Brazilians and the press in general is the lack of respect towards our team, we've always respected Brazil, it's a shame, but what are you going to do.

 

 

I'd love to see Puyol manhandle Neymar. Seriously. Midfielding was horrible for Spain. 



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Posted July 03, 2013 - 08:55 AM

puyol can't man handle anyone anymore


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 01:48 PM

Arbeloa is just horrible, no speed whatsoever to play against this team.

 

 

Puyol and Xabi Alonso were injured so they didn't come.

We didn't have the chance to play as Spain, but I'm excited for the world cup. We still have the world throne :cool2:

I thought VDB should've started Navas over Mata also. Navas is so much more dynamic, explosive, quicker, & just overall more dangerous.

 

Anyone else major outside of those two that were missing due to injury?

 

Also, is it fair to say David Villa hasn't quite been the same since that major injury of his? Certainly he's still solid, but not quite as elite as he used to be pre-injury?


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