Match 34|France vs. South Africa|22-06-10|Pre-match discussion

Discussion in 'GROUP A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay France' started by Horsehead, Dec 4, 2009.

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  1. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    I don't think Sagna and Abidal were responsible for the disaster and I keep them because I don't see RVR or Planus stronger than them. As for Valb', he didn't convince me at all. Putting Rib as a pure, strict winger is a kind of a punishment for him.

    And I don't trust Diarra. Not in this system.
  2. emmex

    emmex New Member

    Feb 23, 2009
  3. Grandprunier

    Grandprunier New Member

    May 12, 2010
    South Africa should win... We are so ********ed, all the more after the earthquake we are living this morning in Lequipe (main sport newspaper in France).

    Maybe Domenech should put Henry on the field. This is our greatest player, even after the handball shame. We will regret such a major player for a long time.

    We can say whatever we want about his arrogance, but Henry doesn't behave like a schoolboy in the team.
  4. Wolfie65

    Wolfie65 Member

    Jun 16, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Based on what I've seen, the French look kind of frazzled, disorganized and aimless.
    They probably are very good individually - otherwise, they wouldn't be on the national squad - but do not seem to gel very well as a team.
    Mexico got a little bit lucky to not lose to South Africa, which does not bode well for Les Bleus.
  5. That Guy

    That Guy Member

    Mar 28, 2009
    just saw on espn that Nicolas Anelka has been dismissed from the team for arguing with the manager during halftime last game against mexico...things appear to be really going south for the french right now.
    This whole competition has been so mismanaged by them it is crazy.
  6. ridv34

    ridv34 Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
  7. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, it could be good for France, maybe Henry or Cisse (or gasp, both!) will see the field.

    Seriously, the French do seem to be deteriorating, and some seemed not to mind too much (though everyone handles things differently).

    I would like to say props to Evra, not for his play, which hasn't been great, but the tear during the anthem showed that some French players DO care when they wear the shirt, and Evra is certainly one.
  8. guignol

    guignol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
  9. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    According to Ribéry and Gallas would be put away and the lineup for the last match reorganized around Gourcuff... I hope Toulalan becomes captain after that. Evra looks like the impotent sheriff to whom the godfather of the city could offer a friendly drink.
  10. Terry Gyimah

    Terry Gyimah New Member

    May 6, 2010
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    I am going to go on a limb here and say that this match I think that it could go either way to be quite honest, but since France with all of their distractions and dissention within their own team within the ranks, I see this match playing into the favour of the South Africans.

    South Africa will win this match 2-0 at the most, 3-0 if they are lucky enough, and then it would put them in a favourable position to qualify for the Round of 16 keeping the trend going of host countries always making it to the 2nd Round
  11. drunkguy10

    drunkguy10 El Sancho

    Dec 26, 2006
    No idea
    Nat'l Team:
    even if South africa manages to pull a miracle and score 3 goals on France with no returns, they still need Mexico to beat Uruguay 3-0 for them to advance. There are more chances of France beating SA 4-0 and Mexico beating Uruguay 2-0, but it still a long stretch for both France and SA.

    I see Mexico beating Uruguay, but not by enough to see France or SA going through.

    My guess is, this is either going to end in a tie, or SA will take advantage of France's need to win and take advantage of a counter and score to end the tournament with some dignity. I don't think Parreira actually thinks they can beat the french by a large margin.
  12. fari

    fari Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Arsenal FC
    one thing's for sure...this match has the potential to be one for the ages.
  13. TBR

    TBR Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    CD Aguila
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    Hopefully the hosts close with a win.
  14. spepper

    spepper Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Florida
    Alianza Lima
    Or Uruguay winning by a 2 goal difference, then both charruas and bafana bafanas go through the second phase.
  15. PeanutFlush

    PeanutFlush Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Evra has been dropped from the starting lineup and Diarra is captain. Cisse is starting in place of Anelka.
  16. faiyez

    faiyez Member

    Feb 16, 2010
    Costa Rica
    LD Alajuelense
    Nat'l Team:
    France to advance by beating SA.
  17. Horsehead

    Horsehead Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Thread closed, playbyplay thread here.

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