Argentina to miss Russia 2018.

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link DAVE400 Joined: May 28, 2004
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10/6/17 9:50:28 AM 
sad sad sad sad sad

link steveo Joined: May 1, 2007
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10/6/17 9:54:44 AM 
In reply to DAVE400

Not certain yet, I think they still have a game to play

I watched that game against Peru last night, Argentina looked like a school boy team.

Only the front good on that team, but whats the use when you cant get the ball to them. Only solution was Messi taking the ball from the mid field to coordinate a proper attack.

Pathetic strategy too.

Pathetic display, missed some easy clear chances

link NineMiles Joined: Apr 23, 2007
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10/6/17 9:56:36 AM 
In reply to DAVE400

No Messi at the WC? lol

link Andy99 Joined: Aug 19, 2009
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10/6/17 10:06:38 AM 
In reply to DAVE400

They should make it, either direct or thru play off.

But the biggest issue Argentina has had is their coaches and not being able to find the best attacking team.

Imagine throughout the last 5 years these are the attackers u had to choose from:

Messi
Higuain
Aguero
Tevez
Lavezzi
Dybala
Icardi
Di Maria

Plus some others, who do u fit them in.

Should've been Messi on the right, Higuain central with Dybala/Aguero on the left.
Have Masch, play d anchor in midfield, Banega/Gago/Pastore one of them being the playmaker and Di Maria driving with the ball from midfield.

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 11, 2004
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10/6/17 10:28:26 AM 
Depending on the next set of results, Argentina could be anywhere from automatically in, get the playoff spot, or out entirely.

Would probably be most stunning failure to qualify ever.

link problemjay Joined: Aug 4, 2014
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10/6/17 10:29:45 AM 
I predict they will have to com thru from the playoff spot but they will get it done and qualify for Russia

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 11, 2004
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10/6/17 10:38:27 AM 
In reply to problemjay

New Zealand certainly would rather be playing Peru or even Chile or Colombia than Argentina.

link camos Joined: May 6, 2003
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10/6/17 10:57:43 AM 
In reply to Tryangle
Would probably be most stunning failure to qualify ever


England and Italy.

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 11, 2004
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10/6/17 11:08:26 AM 
In reply to camos

I remember England missing out in '94 (I think France as well, but I don't recall if either was a powerhouse team at the time).

I don't remember the last time Italy missed out however? Where's the sports trivia folks when you need 'em? Italy's been a good team as long as I remember so it had to have been a shock, whenever that occurred.

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Meanwhile in CONCACAF, the Caribbean region's hopes have fizzled out long ago. Guess T&T can try and play spoiler come Wednesday.

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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10/6/17 11:20:39 AM 
Argentina have tended to struggle when playing at altitude.

Ecuador are notoriously renowned for having one of the strongest home records in international football due to opposition teams struggling to adapt to playing in such unique conditions.

Ecuador's ground in the capital is situated 9,127 feet above sea level - although there is a suggestion that teams could be starting to adapt as Brazil, Chile and Peru have all won there in this campaign.

However, if you eliminate their home form in this campaign, Ecuador have only lost three of their 37 World Cup qualifying games at home since 2000, including two wins and a draw against Argentina.

Furthermore, two goals in two minutes gave Ecuador a shock 2-0 win over Argentina in Buenos Aires at the start of the campaign.

Will Argentina handle the pressure?

If not, a World Cup without Lionel Messi will become a reality.

link Bigzinc Joined: Dec 9, 2010
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10/6/17 12:37:09 PM 
In reply to DAVE400

indeed. this will be a sad day

link DAVE400 Joined: May 28, 2004
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10/6/17 1:11:57 PM 
In reply to steveo

Based on current form...goalless at home to Venezuela and Peru, I wouldn't expect too much on the road against Ecuador.

link steveo Joined: May 1, 2007
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10/6/17 1:43:56 PM 
In reply to DAVE400

Likely.

Goes to show how much of a TEAM sport is football is. These days though, the marketers instill in us the superhero thinking, but its always team, team.

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 11, 2004
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10/6/17 4:04:04 PM 
In reply to steveo

You have confused the Zlatan (tm). lol

link DAVE400 Joined: May 28, 2004
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10/7/17 9:12:30 PM 
Holland is out too. Even with a win against Sweden they need to overturn a 12 goal difference...they would have to win 6-0 on the road to Sweden.

link DAVE400 Joined: May 28, 2004
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10/7/17 9:14:46 PM 
With a home game against Kosovo, Iceland look set for first ever world cup. Keeping my fingers crossed for Wales too.

link Scar Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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10/8/17 9:43:42 PM 
In reply to Tryangle

Tina has not been a powerhouse of late.

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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10/8/17 10:06:05 PM 
In reply to DAVE400

Holland is out too


WTF that's 2 of my favorite WC teams every WC right there,only Germany and France left for me.

Was never a Brazil or Italy band-wagonist,especially during the days when everyone's team was Brazil and Italy,inspired by but much long after Pele and Rossi heroics ...

link Prako Joined: Oct 10, 2016
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10/8/17 10:34:51 PM 
One other team we know for sure not going to Russia is Trinidad.

Trinidad people like to talk as if they have players that graced Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester when in fact they are all talk and have nothing to show for it

What a bunch of losers. If it wasn’t for a little bit of oil they would be dogs of the Caribbean

link che Joined: Dec 9, 2002
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10/9/17 12:05:40 AM 
In reply to Prako

Ouch!!!

lol lol lol

link johndom90 Joined: Apr 7, 2005
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10/9/17 1:20:04 AM 
In reply to Prako

Jackass make to brayyyyyy

link Khaga Joined: Mar 29, 2016
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10/9/17 6:56:14 AM 
In reply to Prako

Australia of the Caribbean..

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 11, 2004
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10/9/17 9:19:13 AM 
In reply to Scar

As the tournament's last beaten finalists and a two-time champ, I think they still get the benefit of the doubt despite a pretty subpar campaign by their standards.

But let's just say "big name" team and that's fine too.

Prako you're rough, heh. But alas, they're the standard bearer for the English-speaking Caribbean region. Everyone else is small fry.

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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10/9/17 9:27:57 AM 
In reply to Prako

What a rabid hater,like you got sen back,see your type here everyday husslin a lil livin off Trinidad back,always happy to assist though...



Allyuh so meek and mild on the ground here,tell your countrymen to join you and speak up,mind you fall in the hole you trying to dig for T&T.

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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10/9/17 9:28:13 AM 
In reply to che

We know you would be amused by that, little simpleton Cuck.

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