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2 hours ago, The Sunland Lord said:

Messi's best shot was the final in 2014. Germany were the better team in the tournament, but Argentina had the better chances in the final, when Palacio, Higuain, and Messi himself missed some good chances. 

From how the tournament went, yes. From the team potential no.

The 2014 team had quite a few key players, who were past it (Mascherano comes to mind). The 2010 team should have been stronger than the 2014 team.

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2 minutes ago, A Horse Named Stranger said:

From how the tournament went, yes. From the team potential no.

The 2014 team had quite a few key players, who were past it (Mascherano comes to mind). The 2010 team should have been stronger than the 2014 team.

I agree on 2010. That's what they get for ignoring Inter's Argie colony! :D 

Leaving out Zanetti and Cambiasso, and giving only few minutes to Milito was criminal. 

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4 minutes ago, A Horse Named Stranger said:

From how the tournament went, yes. From the team potential no.

The 2014 team had quite a few key players, who were past it (Mascherano comes to mind). The 2010 team should have been stronger than the 2014 team.

2010 had Zanetti and Cambiasso out. Hell, Zanetti was also left out of 2006- it's ridiculous, and explains a lot about Argentina really.

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Ah well CONCACAF teams slowly being found out at the global stage. Apart from Canada, the other three teams are hanging by a thread (I'd suggest the US has the best chance of advancing followed by Mexico). They're all decent teams, but it would be a shame if all of them were eliminated before the knock-out rounds.

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28 minutes ago, 3CityApache said:

So thanks to Costa Rica Germany isn't fucked even if they lose today, right? Unless Spain specifically decides they prefer Japan in the second round. 

Correct. And mathematically Spain can't secure advancement with a win either.

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42 minutes ago, Winterfell is Burning said:

Also, it's not like Argentina was overwhelmed with great choices for the position- IIRC, Maradona started with Ottamendi playing there against Germany. 

He started everything with his face in a mound of coke Scarface style.

I've said it here before, one of the weirdest experiences of my life was going to the local store in Buenos Aires after the Germans crushed them in 2010. All the Brazilian flags out afterwards must have really stung for the locals. 

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2 hours ago, Raja said:

Strong to you, but not to me. It absolutely is xenophobic and the othering of brown people isn't something I'm here for.

Don't take it personally' and look the other way because it's 'just a little bit of xenophobia/ racism' is a very poor take on his comments, but you do you.

 

You're supposed to be a medic. 

I live with my bipolar brother. I have seen unhinged.

Your terminology is absurd, is basically all I was saying. 

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No fucking way. 

 

16 minutes ago, Spockydog said:

Your terminology is absurd, is basically all I was saying. 


Surely this is one of those situations where if you can't understand or agree with someone's anger about the treatment or description of POC... you just don't say anything coz I dunno about you  but I can't possibly judge what it's like to deal with that shit every day. Come on man. 

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