Confederations Cup 2005

Discussion in 'Football' started by jap-korea, 4 June 2005.

  1. jap-korea

    jap-korea Non-League

    31 July 2004
    Who do you guys think will win?
  2. brunnoce

    brunnoce World Cup Winner

    29 July 2003
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  3. ThomasGOAL

    ThomasGOAL Retired Footballer

    15 March 2003
    No France this time, so Brazil win :lol:
  4. Rentalkid

    Rentalkid Premiership

    5 August 2003
    As if France would even survive the group phase...
    Mexico is my guess.
  5. Sulph

    Sulph Goodbye...

    28 September 2003

    MO_DINERO 瞬獄殺!

    29 July 2004
    Liverpool Football Club
  7. titeo

    titeo Pro Evo 2008

    3 January 2005
    BRAZIL, and maybe Greece if they manage to survive their group.
  8. ghazi

    ghazi Guest

    Brazil Or Argentina. . . do we know final rosters yet?
  9. Rentalkid

    Rentalkid Premiership

    5 August 2003
    Yeah it looks like this:

    Group A

    - Argentina
    - Australia
    - Germany
    - Tunisia

    Group B

    - Brazil
    - Greece
    - Japan
    - Mexico


    1A - 2B
    1B - 2A
  10. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    Argentina or Brazil.
    It's like anyone cares with this tournament anyway! And some players don't even like to participate! Only the coaches do, cause it gives them games to test players for next years WC.
    Ronaldo being the most recent example!
  11. chelsea_fan

    chelsea_fan EPL LEAGUE

    3 December 2004
    chelsea fc
    this tourny is good to give young players a chance to gain some experience, there is no need to play the big stars, .

    Argentina is my pick!
  12. Glavisted

    Glavisted Guest

  13. Fred_Gavioes

    Fred_Gavioes Brazilian showman

    19 February 2003
    brazil will play with its full power, except ronaldo, roberto carlos, and cafu. cicinho will be the next cafu or even better, ronaldo?? we already have robinho, and only roberto carlos will be a trouble for us. but overall, we will win, because we are the best team.
  14. numberoneson

    numberoneson wankin you off wit lips.x

    12 May 2003
    Manchester City
    IS it just Eurosport showing this? i fucking hate hte commentators.
  15. regaed

    regaed Non-League

    15 December 2004
    Mexico City
    I think that Brazil and Argentina are the strongers, and Mexico have serious problems because Blanco (behind Marquez the best player of Mexico) he said that he was tired and he excuse himself of the cup, and Mexico is only taking 19 players because the Chivas (mexican club) is playing the Libertadores (by the way is beating Boca 4-0) has taking his players off the national squad. Apart from that I'm sure Mexico will go to semis and maeby more
  16. brunnoce

    brunnoce World Cup Winner

    29 July 2003
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    i agree withy you...and doenst really matter if the full power is playing or not..usually the non-full power of brazil playes really good , aka COPA AMERICA!
  17. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Banned

    12 February 2005
    Are you talking about Tim Caple?

    His a really good commentator, one of the best around ;)
  18. OPM

    OPM ...

    2 June 2003
  19. sonoman

    sonoman Premiership

    13 November 2003
    Mexico / Türkiye
    MEXICO !!
  20. pk9

    pk9 Did you Say BOOTS - Pk

    9 January 2004
    in the boots thread
    Lille, de oranje!
    only a couple more hours to go lets see if otto can repeat the magic team performance(i doubt it) but ma money is on brazil vs arg final

    i hope its a great tournament and i hope no one forgets that this time 2 years ago we lost marc foe(rip)
  21. Rentalkid

    Rentalkid Premiership

    5 August 2003
    Yeah, sad things out of all Confed Cups so far the Foé incident ist the most memorable moment so far...
  22. Knätsch

    Knätsch Non-League

    6 August 2003
    I think the cup will go to germany or argentina!!
  23. ThomasGOAL

    ThomasGOAL Retired Footballer

    15 March 2003
    any live game on internet ?
  24. takkkkan

    takkkkan Guest

  25. Rentalkid

    Rentalkid Premiership

    5 August 2003
    group a
    Argentina - Tunisia 2:1

    1:0 [8] Riquelme (pen.) 33'
    2:0 [9] Saviola 57'
    2:1 [9] Guemamdia (pen.) 72'

    ...Mhadhebi missed a penalty 17'
    ...Lux was pure comedy, he'll never forget that day (one superb save though) :D
    ...Jaidi was man of the match if you ask me
    ...three penalties(!) not bad, not bad

    G. Rodriguez, Coloccini, Heinze
    Sorin, Santana, Bernardi, M. Rodriguez
    Saviola, Galetti

    Trabelsi, Jaidi, Ayari, Saidi
    Chedli, Benachour, Essediri, Mnari
    Guemamdia, Mhadhebi
  26. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    It was the worst penalty in the world by Tunisia in the first half. He walked to kick it.
  27. gergerger

    gergerger Banned

    14 March 2005
    I've just seen the match between Argentina and Tunez.
    Not our bets game (I'm Argentinian), yet I have many things to say:

    Lux: nervious. He's young, yet to prove a lot of things in River before taking care of our goal (he's 2nd to Franco Costanzo) but he's quality.

    Heinze: he used to raffle the ball a lot. But lately, under Pekerman's orders, he's getting more criterious. Of course we won't expect a fantastic match by Heinze, he's just good at imposing a little physicall toughness. And he's doing it right. I'm worried about his problem with fast paced players, tough.

    Coloccini: class.

    Gonzalo Rodriguez: not to fancy, just fine.

    Sorín: he's playing well, but he's not as decisive as he was with Bielsa.

    Bernardi: I don't like him. Not to aggressive to recover the ball and too much conservative to pass it. Like Heinze, we hardly remember him playing in Argentinian sides. Clearly not the people's choice. Cambiasso, Mascherano or Gago are the right tools for this job.

    Santana: A total surprise. He's evolved a lot since he joined italian side Palermo. Creative, a constant option for passes, skillfull. Lucho Gonzalez will have to struggle to make it into the team if Santana keeps delivering such performances.

    Riquelme: we are talking about possibly the most brilliant OMF in the world. He can keep possesion of the ball with his body and his skills like no one, has an sixth sense for through balls (look no further, he's CLEARLY the best assistant for goals in the world), a superb shot, and also executes dead balls brilliantly (not only by shooting, but also by assisting his mates inside the penalty area).

    Maxi Rodriguez: not as good as when he was a promising u-20 player. I'm quite dissapointed, I expected more from this guy.

    Saviola: Interesting, possibly the most "european" argentinian player (except for his nutmegs). Makes a dangerous attacking duet with Crespo, both assisted by Riquelme, sorrounded by Lucho and Sorin appearing by surprise.

    Galetti: As always, too slow when Argentina attacks and the other team defends with all his men in their own field, but fast and decisive when Argentina launches a counter attack.

    Zanetti and Tevez came in during the 2nd half. Pupi Zanetti lost his place with Pekerman, mainly because of his vertical style of play (less passing, more slaloms). Tevez went fine, he's good. We all want him to an alternative for Crespo and Saviola.

    Tunez is a old fashion team. Very rigid scheme, not a very big difference between one player and another (honestly, from a distance, most of them look the same.. it must be their haircut of something), except for that guy Santos, he's fast.


    I'm not sure how will Argentina perform during this cup. Pekerman called some new guys, he's trying tactical variations. To me, the favourite is Brasil. They don't play as good and fluid as other teams do (they are quite boring to watch sometimes), they might not have world class central defenders, and they depend on individualities a lot, but their opponents fear them, they fear them so much that they are willing to give up without a fight.. erm.. a match.
    Last edited: 15 June 2005
  28. OPM

    OPM ...

    2 June 2003
    Germany with a lot of luck 4-3 against Australia who were the better team.

    Tunisia was good, they will have a good match against germany on saturday.
  29. Rentalkid

    Rentalkid Premiership

    5 August 2003
    group a

    Germany - Australia 4:3 O_o

    1:0 [22] Kuranyi 18'
    1:1 [8] Skoko 21'
    2:1 [17] Mertesacker (pen.) 23'
    2:2 [15] Aloisi 31'
    3:2 [13] Ballack (pen.) 60'
    4:2 [20] Podolski 89'
    4:3 [15] Aloisi 90'

    ...Huth IS A DISASTER! 4th game in a row he almost lost the game alone.
    ...Mertesacker was awesome though
    ...Skoko seems to be a brilliant player
    ...Ballack didn't show much, only how friggin' important he is, even at 75%
    ...Nice 36th birthday for Oliver Kahn, maybe they allow him to eat Huth later

    Friedrich, Huth, Mertesacker, Hitzlsperger
    Schneider, Frings, Ballack, Schweinsteiger
    Kuranyi, Podolski

    Muscat, Moore, Neill, Popovic
    Emerton, Aloisi, Skoko, Chipperfield
    Cahill, Milecevic
  30. OPM

    OPM ...

    2 June 2003
    oh and.

    the german team sucks. :)

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