Pre-match: Copa do Mundo 2018: Brasil vs. Suíça, 17 de Junho de 2018

Discussion in 'Brazil' started by Century's Best, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. samuel_clemens

    Dec 20, 2005
    Los Angeles CA
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    video ref will revolutionize soccer
     
  2. MerlinRM

    MerlinRM Member+

    May 5, 2014
    NorthEast USA
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    We need to put Firmino in asap.

    Also don't see GJ staying as our 9 this entire tournament.
     
  3. Ribo_2006

    Ribo_2006 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Uk
    Speak of the devil, Firmino enter's the fray!
     
  4. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Last time we had an opening draw was WC'1978 vs Sweden!!
     
  5. hectorcrib

    hectorcrib Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    In a 6.0
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Argh, so frustrating seeing some of these changes- what was the point in wasting subs w/ changing out the 2 DM's?
    Oh well just as long as its not a loss at this point...
     
  6. Ribo_2006

    Ribo_2006 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Uk
    Miranda is the man of the match for me, an absolute wall, impressive display. The goal was a foul and should not go against him.
     
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  7. samuel_clemens

    Dec 20, 2005
    Los Angeles CA
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    #107 samuel_clemens, Jun 17, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2018
    the 30 min nap was too long, too early. The pressure that we're putting on them in these final 10 min should've happened early in the 2nd half. might as well pull back and secure the draw now.
     
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  8. MerlinRM

    MerlinRM Member+

    May 5, 2014
    NorthEast USA
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Dude Neymar has been extremely frustrating all match.

    Now watch him score this freekick :D


    *he didn't score
     
  9. Ribo_2006

    Ribo_2006 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Uk
    You were saying? :D
     
  10. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Lots of disappointing details. We did finally wear Switzerland out but not soon enough to capitalize.

    Poor refereeing too but, I'm not going to put the goal on him.
     
  11. StrokingMonkeys

    Oct 4, 2009
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    So much for "resting" players in the 3rd match. Now Brasil has to "work" it all the way through.

    Is Douglas Costa still hurt? Could have used his "break'em down" play today.
     
  12. Bezhusan

    Bezhusan Member

    Atlético Mineiro
    Brazil
    May 30, 2018
    That was a very bad performance. Almost no one leaves this game looking good.

    Very worried about this.
     
  13. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    I’m not even mad or disappointed. Like I said before Brazil is usually very unimpressive the first game. Game 3 is were I rate our chances.
     
  14. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    I thought there was a clear push into Miranda's back for the Zuber goal.
    Why the feck do they even bother having VAR if they're not gonna use it??!!
     
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  15. Bezhusan

    Bezhusan Member

    Atlético Mineiro
    Brazil
    May 30, 2018
    I am disappointed. One of the worst games of the Tite era, right when it couldn’t happen.
     
  16. Ribo_2006

    Ribo_2006 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Uk
    I think this year could be the year of the underdog. Mexico, Colombia, Croatia etc. France has looked poor, Germany poor, Brazil very average after a decent start, if the trend continues this tournament is as good as anyones.
     
  17. Bezhusan

    Bezhusan Member

    Atlético Mineiro
    Brazil
    May 30, 2018
    The only silver lining is that Germany shat the bed and put up one of the most embarrassing displays ever by a defending champion.
     
  18. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I thought the penalty on Jesus was far worse of a non-call than the push on Miranda. I think the push on Miranda not being called was more a result of the defense barely even trying. It made it look like nothing.
     
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  19. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    Spain lost the opener and won a World Cup. We reach a final after a poor opener against Scotland in 98. Until the favorites are eliminated I won’t rule out any team. I expect teams to improve as the tournament goes one.

    In our case, I expect Tite to make some tactical adjustments and we should see an improved performance against Costa Rica.
     
  20. Redshift

    Redshift Member+

    Dec 14, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I haven't watched all of the qualifying campaign and friendlies, so I'm mainly judging what I saw today.

    Defensively the team was pretty solid and well-organized. Switzerland had no clear opportunities from the run of play. The goal came on a dumb corner with an arguable foul. Not great, but not overly concerning. The ball recovery and calm saida de bola from the zaga were highpoints.

    I thought we lacked some creativity in the transition from defense to attack. Lots of missed passes. Has to improve. And, in the final third, I didn't see much special. Recovery of the sobra was good, and led to Coutinho's golaço. I liked that we tried to set up shots rather than just giving the ball away, but the passing needs to be more incisive. Firminho had a solid opportunity that he should've taken on his first touch. Also, Fernandinho's two long range shots were terrible.

    The ref allowed too much tactical fouling and arguably also missed a penalty on GJ. Shit happens. Better now than in the knockout.

    I'm sure something else will come to me as I digest. One thing to point out, though: all the pre-tournament favorites drew or lost their first game so far. We could've set ourselves apart but at least we came away with a point. Frustrating but not the end of the world.
     
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  21. Lockeroom

    Lockeroom Member

    Apr 11, 2008
    1. I think the Zuber' s goal was a mistake of Alison. He just stayed on the line.
    The weakest links were Danilo, Marcelo and Paulinho. The substitutes weren't good too.
    Behrami could have the red card.
     
  22. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I'm going to say Marcelo for me!!
     
  23. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    In 2014 that was a PK :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    I am livid with this performance
     
  24. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Might have been unimpressive, but from WC'82-'14, 9 World Cups in which we WON our opening games!!
     
  25. Bezhusan

    Bezhusan Member

    Atlético Mineiro
    Brazil
    May 30, 2018
    Marcelo one of the worst players on the field. Danilo a no show, but we cant expect anything from him.

    Coutinho played well in the 1st, was a non factor in the 2nd. Neymar clearly not 100%. Willian was below what he showed in previous games. All in all, only Casemiro played great in my opinion. We wont win anything this way.
     

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