If you had to put together a starting XI for Qatar 2022, who would be in it?

Discussion in 'Chile: Selecciones Nacionales' started by Ofori, May 19, 2020.

  1. Ofori

    Ofori Member

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Chile for the most part has talent...you guys do and I do have respect for you guys. I always have so that being said, for this 2022 qualifying cycle, if you guys truly want to get back to the World Cup...your players are definitely going to have to step it up because you guys have a capable enough side

    If Chile were to somehow qualify for Qatar, then what would be your lineup? What would it look like?
     
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  2. toepunt

    toepunt Member

    Aug 24, 2003
    North America
    It would have a different coach.
     
  3. Ofori

    Ofori Member

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Yeah then which coach should Chile go after
     
  4. toepunt

    toepunt Member

    Aug 24, 2003
    North America
    To answer this I would need to be part of the evaluating committee and have access to all applications received and interviews. It certainly would be an interesting and challenging task. It is possible to make an error in selecting a coach, but one needs to be expedient to correct the error and dismiss the coach soon enough. There should be probationary periods, regular evaluations of performance and fulfillment of plans, maintenance of professionalism and professional memberships, etc.
     
  5. Ofori

    Ofori Member

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Chile could always go after an Argentine again or go after a Colombian to coach them
     
  6. toepunt

    toepunt Member

    Aug 24, 2003
    North America
    Please! not another Colombian. Had enough with Rueda. (lol)
     
  7. Ofori

    Ofori Member

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Or Chile can always go with Tata Martino as coach
     
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  8. Ofori

    Ofori Member

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    GK- Gonzalo Callao
    LB- Miiko Albronoz
    CB- Jose Bizama
    CB- Francisco Sierralta
    RB- Mauricio Isla (also playing in last World Cup)
    CDM- Erick Pulgar
    LCM- Carlos Aranguiz (also playing in last World Cup)
    RCM- Diego Valdez
    LW- Jean Meneses
    CF- Alexis Sanchez (captain; playing in last World Cup)
    RW- Christian Bravo

    (4-3-3)
     
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  9. HeartandSoul

    HeartandSoul Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2007
    The Garden State
    Club:
    CD Colo Colo
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    I'm late to the party, but I'd also go with a 4-3-3

    GK - Bravo
    RB - Isla
    CB - Medel
    CB - Maripan
    LB - P. Diaz
    CDM - Pulgar
    LCM - Aranguiz
    RCM - Vidal
    RW - Tapia
    CF - Mora
    LW - Alexis
     
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  10. Ofori

    Ofori Member

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    I really like this squad but if Chile qualifies I mean Alexis would be like what 34 or 35 at least so would he even make the squad
     
  11. Ohiginiano

    Ohiginiano Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    El Teniente Stadium
    Club:
    O Higgins Rancagua
    Bravo, Isla, P Diaz, Maripan, Mena. Vidal, Araguiz , PUlgar. Sanchez Vargas y Jeraldino.
     
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  12. HeartandSoul

    HeartandSoul Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    The Garden State
    Club:
    CD Colo Colo
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    You are right about their age. It would be a hurdle going forward. At most, there should be no more than 2-3 players on a whole squad that are pushing towards 35. On the other hand, there were quite a few aging teams from South America at the last World Cup. So their age might not be a factor against them when it comes to qualifying but might eventually work against them on the world stage.

    As my lineup stands, 5 of the 11 starters would be in their 20s. Some changes could still be made. Medel could go on the bench while Diaz and Maripan could be the center back pairing. That would leave room for a younger left back for example.

    Competitvely, I don't see replacements for Bravo, Vidal, Aganguiz, Alexis, and even Isla just yet.

    Pulgar, Maripan, and Paulo Diaz have been the only new players to leave a good enough impression to join the veterans.
     
  13. HeartandSoul

    HeartandSoul Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    The Garden State
    Club:
    CD Colo Colo
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    Mena may still be the best choice as left back even though he's part of that 30+ group.

    Does Jeraldino play as center forward or winger? Where would Vargas go?
     
  14. Ofori

    Ofori Member

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Jeraldino would be my center forward and Vargas would be my winger
     
  15. Ohiginiano

    Ohiginiano Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    El Teniente Stadium
    Club:
    O Higgins Rancagua
    I think Jeraldino is a center forward, not a winger.
     
  16. Ofori

    Ofori Member

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    That is exactly why he should be Chile's target man up front because Alexis is getting old
     
  17. oc2004

    oc2004 Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Who are the under 20 Chilean players coming up?

    I have been watching the Premier league and I'm impressed by how many good young players they have.

    This morning Greenwood scored two good goals for Manchester United, and Saka just scored for Arsenal. Both are 18.

    Even Canada have Davies, 19, I think, and a starter for Bayern Munich. Just wondering if we have any quality coming up.

    Both Vidal and Alexis are doing well now, but we will need some young players, if we want to play in Qatar.
     
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  18. Ofori

    Ofori Member

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Yeah I too wonder about the next generation of Chilean footballers
     
  19. toepunt

    toepunt Member

    Aug 24, 2003
    North America
    Very true but sorry to say that with Rueda we ain't gonna make it.
     

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