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EKneezy
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Post #1
Sunday June 14, 2015 12:28am

Joined May 2013
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What a second half performance from Paraguay

Down 2-0. Completely dominated in the first half.

A furious comeback with a super late goal to tie.

2-2 FT

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Post #2
Sunday June 14, 2015 12:35am

Joined Oct 2013
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From what I heard Jamaica looked good as well.

admsghs27
Post #3
Sunday June 14, 2015 1:03am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 5,991
Jamaica played better than Uruguay just had an unlucky goal.
Also i thought Paraguay was gonna pull off the win in the 2nd half. Great Game.

Speed Elf
El Paso
Post #4
Sunday June 14, 2015 5:53am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 298
Yeah Jamaica was really unlucky. That Argentina game...WOW. Tale of two halves for Paraguay. Same thing with Mexico, just doesn't look like they have the goal scorers.
Go HABS
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Post #5
Sunday June 14, 2015 10:02pm

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Wow, this Copa America looks like it will be very competitive. I am rooting for Jamaica but want to see Brasil ultimately win it. I do not want to see Mexico get out of the group stage, in our confederation or not. I never want success from them.

Colombia is the perennial underachiever aside from last years World Cup and even then I feel like they got a very favorable draw. Older teams like Greece & Ivory Coast, Japan wasn't that great. Uruguay was all Suarez, Brasil wasn't great for their high standards.

Venezuela is an up and coming nation, they did fairly well last World Cup qualification. Don't be surprised if they are in one of the next two World Cups. That is if they keep developing talent. They are still riding with their old guard. Like Cichero, Arango, Vizcarrondo.

Would have been nice if Aristegueta from the Union would have made the final roster.

chillguy1992
Post #6
Sunday June 14, 2015 10:45pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,098
Venezula is probably the top tier of the second class of teams in south america. The problem is Ecuador Uruguay Chile Colombia are ahead of them with Argentina and Brazil usually being the top dogs. It was a good win for them today but WCQ is brutal in south america and with 18 games to be played usually the most talented teams win out. Ecuador and Uruguay are the teams that I think can be jumped but that is a tall task Since Uruguqay always produces good players who end up playing in the top leagues in europe. Ecuador is a pretty good squad although I think they can be jumped by venezula in the next WCQ if Venezula gets a little bit of luck along with tactical decisions to go their way. I think Uruguay will be the team that venezula cant jump due to talent difference.

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Post #7
Sunday June 14, 2015 10:52pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Original post from chillguy1992

Venezula is probably the top tier of the second class of teams in south america. The problem is Ecuador Uruguay Chile Colombia are ahead of them with Argentina and Brazil usually being the top dogs. It was a good win for them today but WCQ is brutal in south america and with 18 games to be played usually the most talented teams win out. Ecuador and Uruguay are the teams that I think can be jumped but that is a tall task Since Uruguqay always produces good players who end up playing in the top leagues in europe. Ecuador is a pretty good squad although I think they can be jumped by venezula in the next WCQ if Venezula gets a little bit of luck along with tactical decisions to go their way. I think Uruguay will be the team that venezula cant jump due to talent difference.


I agree about Ecuador, they can be jumped but Chile looks here to stay and Paraguay will have a much better WCQ campaign than last. CONMEBOL is ridiculously stacked for the amount of teams it has. Even the weakest teams Bolivia could do very well in CONCACAF. I hope we never merge confederations, it is almost guaranteed we make the World Cup. Uruguay is getting older, we will see how many from their U-20 WC team end up having a career on their senior side.

We must remember Brazil took an automatic spot last WC, so that is one less spot CONMEBOL will have. My picks will be Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay(not in any order).

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Post #8
Sunday June 14, 2015 11:05pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Neymar is obviously world class but I see why he doesn't always get calls. He flops waaaay too much for such a great player. Even when it looks like a foul, he embellishes it.

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Post #9
Monday June 15, 2015 1:36am

Joined Oct 2013
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Man CONMEBOL looks amazingly talented and that is saying something. Cannot wait to see how their WCQ cycle ends up.

admsghs27
Post #10
Monday June 15, 2015 5:14am

Joined Nov 2012
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Cant wait for 2016... Concacaf vs Conmbebol!!!!

Speed Elf
El Paso
Post #11
Monday June 15, 2015 6:22am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 298
I cannot believe Pekerman did not sub on Jackson Martinez until 82 minute. Falcao is a shadow of himself and should not have been on that pitch to start the second half. There was a reason Falcao rarely made it off the bench for ManU. Cannot believe he is the captain either. If Pekerman starts Falcao against Brazil, they are in for a rough night! I do not see Neymar and Brazil missing as many shots as they did against Peru. That being said, Peru gave Brazil a brilliant game, it really could have gone their way too. Cannot wait to see this group again on Wednesday.
Go HABS
mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #12
Monday June 15, 2015 8:05am

Joined Mar 2014
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How did Jamaica get invited over us?

MSantoine
Post #13
Monday June 15, 2015 12:36pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from mmee

How did Jamaica get invited over us?


With Toulon Tourney, U20 world cup, and gold cup my guess is even if we were asked we would have said no. We dont like to send u23 team or C squads to these kinds of tourneys because too many people get caught up in results. Mexican fans, for all their ridiculousness understand that their U23 squad isnt beating argentina. We have fans like admsgh who would say how we suck when our mls non-all stars lost to argentina 4-0

chillguy1992
Post #14
Monday June 15, 2015 8:27pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,098
Colombia really missed Aguilar for the venezula game and Teo Gutierrez. Aguilar was so important in getting the ball up to james higher up the pitch during the world cup. Gutierrez did well in holding the ball up and passing to other colombia players without them and an out of from Falcao Zuniga and Armero the team lacked that cutting edge they developed during the world cup. I think Brazil beats colombia and colombia ends up being the surprise knockout of the group stage.

Speed Elf
El Paso
Post #15
Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:43am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 298
Original post from chillguy1992

Colombia really missed Aguilar for the venezula game and Teo Gutierrez. Aguilar was so important in getting the ball up to james higher up the pitch during the world cup. Gutierrez did well in holding the ball up and passing to other colombia players without them and an out of from Falcao Zuniga and Armero the team lacked that cutting edge they developed during the world cup. I think Brazil beats colombia and colombia ends up being the surprise knockout of the group stage.


I am watching the Colombia/Brazil game with my wife's Colombian group at a nice little Colombian restaurant. All of them know they have to get points out of this game or else that Peru game is meaning less. I am probably going to watch the Peru game with my soccer group as the majority are Peruvians.

Can you believe Mexico right now? Also, what about Bolivia? Wow this group is crazy!
Go HABS
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