Pre-match: Copa do Mundo 2018: Brasil vs. Costa Rica, 22 de Junho de 2018

Discussion in 'Brazil' started by Century's Best, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Yep ... that's the question we can't even tell for sure even on a replay. But I will say this, it doesn't take that much to impede a player's progress. His instinct probably did kick in like you said. I see defenders trying to ride that line as much as possible.
     
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  2. Mengão86

    Mengão86 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I think he's capable of more positive things than what we have seen thus far.
     
  3. Mengão86

    Mengão86 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Other than the lapse on Switzerland's goal.
     
  4. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I agree. Just messing around :p

    But, I always expected Jesus to be mainly on the end of scoring chances with his pressing as a bonus.
     
  5. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Negative today is that Neymar and Coutinho picked up YCs. Neymar also rode the line dangerously for YC by hitting Navas. I can't believe he picked up such a stupid YC. He will never learn. Coutinho I don't know what he said to the ref.

    YCs only reset in the SF and carry over from group stage. I honestly think 2 YCs is pretty harsh for a game suspension. Should be 3 imo.
     
  6. IVO !

    IVO ! Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    RIO AND CHICAGO
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Neymar and Coutinho need to be very careful not to pick up a second yellow.
    It's easy to say to control your temper, but in the heat of things, and the hacking, and the refs letting everything go, and all the pressure on you, I can understand.
    Neymar's break down was very emotional. Different than Thiago Silva's breakdown against Chile last Cup.
    Honestly, I don't know how Neymar takes the pressure that Messi was unable to cope with.
    This was a key match for us.
    WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO THE HEXA.
    PRA FRENTE BRASIL !!!!
     
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  7. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Neymar didn't break the tie. Actually missed 3 very good chances that could have.
     
  8. IVO !

    IVO ! Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    RIO AND CHICAGO
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I didn't say Neymar broke the tie.
    Neymar was of course, and as usual, key in this match.
    Neymar now breaks Romario's WC goal record with only Ronaldo phenomeno and PELE in front of him, and he's only 26.
    And Nigeria is beating Iceland 2X0, so Los Hermanos beating Nigeria, which is very possible, advances, darn.
     
  9. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Always remember Brazil plays way more games now than in the past!! WCQ'S used to be just between 4-8 games now its 18!!

    Its very nice that Neymar passed Romario's Brazil record, but just think if Romario wasn't left out of the team by Parreria, Zagalo, Luxemburgo, and Scolari.(for non injury issues)..how many caps and goals he would've scored? Shit he might have passed Pele's record!!
     
  10. Mengão86

    Mengão86 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
  11. IVO !

    IVO ! Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    RIO AND CHICAGO
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I know, he really needs to control his temper no matter how much shit he goes through.
     
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  12. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Nigeria forwards are going to test Argentina defense ...surely
     
  13. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I'm quite sure that Sampaoli will drop Carballero and possible Kun as well
     
  14. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    If aguero is dropped then there's nobody left in attack ....Higuain ? He is a joke.
     
  15. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    Alisson should do better as well.
     
  16. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    I thought Tite has done a great job with the team defensively. We have hardly been threathened. Also, his subs were great today.
     
  17. IVO !

    IVO ! Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    RIO AND CHICAGO
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Subs were spot on.
     
  18. samuel_clemens

    Dec 20, 2005
    Los Angeles CA
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
  19. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I saw that :ROFLMAO:

    Chorar é quando é campeão. Ou quando paga pensão.

    Vampeta is funny as shit.
     
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  20. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    He's going to have to take that chance of Messi and Pavon
     
  21. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    I think the midfield might actually benefit if we start Renato Augusto over Paulinho. I can’t believe I’m thinking this. The build up play in midfield has been lacking.
     
  22. tpmazembe

    tpmazembe Member

    Jun 13, 2002
    The Midfield (S.Fla)
    Thanks. I see your point.

    I'm more in Alexi Lalas' camp that it was both a foul and an embellishment. Had he not called it I would be fine with it.

    Regarding the yellow for dissent, they should be discounted relative to yellows for fouls. Like points on your license. Game suspensions should be doled out on accumulated infringement points. It truly is infuriating that you can almost hack a guy's legs off and receive same penalty for simply expressing frustration.
     
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  23. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Was thinking the exact same thing. Not a big deal in a league, but in a tournament it's a harsh punishment.
     
  24. Bezhusan

    Bezhusan Member

    Atlético Mineiro
    Brazil
    May 30, 2018
    Neymar losing his shit in games is an old problem, and worries me a lot. I don’t think he will ever learn.

    Today he could be sent off had the referee showed the yellow for diving in the penalty. It is frustrating as well to see Coutinho falling to this trap, he’s usually very cool and collected. But Neymar’s antics rubs off on the team, which is not good.
     
  25. Bezhusan

    Bezhusan Member

    Atlético Mineiro
    Brazil
    May 30, 2018
    Also, Neymar’s antics singlehandedly turns the neutrals against Brazil, we’ve seen this pattern since 2014.

    Reading comments on the guardian forum, the hate on Brazil’s team is overwhelming discussions there, all because of Neymar’s antics (a carretilha plus the penalty plus the yellow card mainly). That is unfortunate.
     

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