2022 World Cup Qatar: Quarterfinals - Argentina vs. Netherlands

Discussion in 'Argentina: Selecciones Nacionales' started by locoxriver, Dec 4, 2022.

  1. johnbarley2

    johnbarley2 Member+

    Jan 19, 2013
    Mexico was the worst cause the first half was played terribly. In all other matches, Argentina played very well, INCLUDING the one against Saudi Arabia.
     
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  2. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Barcelona, Inter Milan
    Argentina
    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    We're doing good against Saudi in first half. Lots of chances created through a low pass, should have been 2-0 up at minimum of wasnt fluke VAR. Second half was crap right after they scored.
     
  3. Pekerman

    Pekerman Member+

    May 20, 2006


    Espn analysis with Morena Beltran actually not bad (the analysis of course :p)
     
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  4. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Futbol Americas is a much better show than ESPN FC.
     
  5. SupaMario

    SupaMario Member+

    Aug 31, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA Tigre
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Yeah, but I can’t stand that little dork Sebastian Salazar.
     
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  6. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
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  7. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I just want to know how the hell the players sleep before a match like this.. imagine if we as fans are anxious, what the players who will be jumping on the pitch must be feeling

    They must have to shoot them down with a bear tranquilizer or something
     
  8. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Barcelona, Inter Milan
    Argentina
    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina

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  9. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Barcelona, Inter Milan
    Argentina
    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    That's exactly my prediction. Netherlands will help to pack Argentina player's stuff back to their hotel so they can saves energy for semi. Netherlands then heads home to Netherlands.
     
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  10. diegomaradona1010

    Sep 16, 2017
    It’s their job so I don’t think they lose much sleep before big games. Guys like Messi are used to this by now. I saw a bein documentary on Italy’s 06 win and Pirlo said he slept like a baby before the final. Also, the late kickoff gives players extra time for an afternoon nap.
     
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  11. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Barcelona, Inter Milan
    Argentina
    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I remember watching short WC 86 documentary where Valdano sais he asked Diego after Germany has equalized "what we gonna do now.." , Diego casually replied "well, lets get the third goal".

    Federer also said he gets asked about this alot by interviewers and he said the fans usually very nervous but not him , cause when he's on the pitch he's always like "ok I can handle this situation"
     
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  12. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I mean that’s what they say, and I’m sure it’s the case for some, but mostly they’re trying to sound cool. No way all the possible scenarios aren’t crossing their minds.

    For all of our guys these are the matches they’ve been dreaming of playing since they learned to walk. Doesn’t mean they’re scared or nervous, but you know they’re imagining everything that could happen as they lay in bed. This includes thoughts of glory, success, victory.. the chance to be remembered — not just fear of consequences.

    Then there’s the pressure of having an entire nation depend on your actions. If you don’t think they feel that look at Messi’s reactions after the lost WC and Copa Americas. These aren’t just ordinary games. Many of our NT players have spoken of the weight and mental strain.

    I’m not saying they’re hiding under their blankets trembling in fear, but there’s no way they just go to bed and just knock out without having all these thoughts crossing their minds.. they may be professionals, but they’re still human after all
     
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  13. diegomaradona1010

    Sep 16, 2017
    No doubt. You can also tell how much Messi cares by the way he’s been celebrating after each goal during this WC.
     
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  14. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Prediction

    Albania won't even qualify for a 48 team World Cup in 2026.
     
  15. Leon12

    Leon12 Member+

    Jan 5, 2006
    Man of the world
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    As ever I'm already nervous and it is still 5 hours to kick off (I live in the UK). The Netherlands are easily the best team we will have faced at the world cup to date and they have a great, if bonkers, manager. Anyway Vamos Argentina.
     
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  16. Ozora

    Ozora Member+

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Aug 5, 2014
    Club:
    Chelsea LFC
    I think having an opponent like Netherland in KO round is a good thing. Make player concentrate more and can bring all potential out.

    Easy path is not my ideal of winning big prize like World Cup.
     
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  17. Christina99

    Christina99 Member+

    Sep 22, 2013
    Buenos Aires
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Is is true that referee is a madrilista spanish who hates Messi and gave him a totally unfair red a couple of years ago?:speechless:
     
  18. Leon12

    Leon12 Member+

    Jan 5, 2006
    Man of the world
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    The guy is a terrible ref, genuinely one of the worst refs I've ever seen, but he's so mad I'm not going to say it will be against us or Holland, it's impossible to tell with this guy.
     
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  19. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    Correct.
     
  20. SupaMario

    SupaMario Member+

    Aug 31, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA Tigre
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    #195 SupaMario, Dec 9, 2022
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2022
    I've gotta agree with loco here... I slept like crap. I am not sure how the players handle it but yeah, it felt one of those nights where I was "asleep" but I was aware that today was a big match day.
     
  21. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I actually slept well but that's because I was tired from getting up early twice this week.
     
  22. johnbarley2

    johnbarley2 Member+

    Jan 19, 2013
    I think the nerves mostly subside once you start running around. Just like going into battle, the most important thing is to get a good night of sleep!
     
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  23. Amuseddaysleeper

    Jul 8, 2014
    I haven't slept at all
     
  24. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Ole reporting Di Maria will not go from the start..

    Expected line-up:

    Dibu;
    Molina - Cuti - Otamendi - Licha - Acuña;
    De Paul - Enzo - Mac Allister;
    Messi - Julián Alvarez​
     
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  25. Christina99

    Christina99 Member+

    Sep 22, 2013
    Buenos Aires
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    3-5-2 guys, what do u think? Some of you were asking for Lisandro


     

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