Why can up to 6 substitutions be made at the World Cup?
02/11/2022 AT 16:19
Messi: “Argentina are not favourites, 3 national teams are superior…”
Messi: “Play until 40? No, but I’ll stay in football”
Then the Brazil of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Juventus Maginot (Danilo, Bremer, Alex Sandro). Capable of everything, according to tradition: to dribble Everest and fall from a hill. From the Maracanazo of 1950 to the German shame of 2014 (1-7, even) the tendency to “suicide” accompanies its history and often undermines its spirit. Then France Queen of Moscow. The France of Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema, fresh Ballon d’Or. Didier Deschamps will be missing half of the midfield: N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba. The mental problem of the sudden and stunning escapes that occasionally, instead of freeing her, cheat her is alarming: I am thinking of the Switzerland of the last European Championship.
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Further away, but not too much, Germany, Belgium (eternal unfinished: explodes or implodes), Spain And Portugal (see under Christian). Hans-Dieter Flick and Luis Enrique are on the hunt for goals: the game can do a lot, not everything. Assuming that such are to be considered, surprises could come from England and Uruguay: by the English, because they are no longer staggering in spring but burning and quivering in the middle of the calendar. The Uruguayans, if they manage to merge two generations: from Oscar Washington Tabarez, the master, to Diego Alonso, the pupil. And, in the field, the litter of Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Valverde and Darwin Nunez with the tribe of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.
Van Gaal, no superstition: “The Netherlands will be champions”
Luka Modric’s runners-up Croatia and Christian Eriksen’s Denmark are my wildcards. I don’t believe in Poland and Serbia. Holland doesn’t fully convince me, even if Louis Van Gaal favors the ethics (of the result) over the labels. Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia they are the carriages of an African «train» which not even this time, I fear, will arrive on time (for a semi-final, at least). Australia, Wales, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, the United States, Switzerland belong to the loose landmine zone. The fate of Saudi Arabia, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Iran and Qatar seems written in the sand of the desert: and it is not a metaphor. As top scorer, I’ll throw in two: Benzema And Harry Kane. Among the youngsters, the midfielder Jude Bellingham (born 2003), Borussia Dortmund and England, e Raphael Leao (1999), Milan and Portugal. It is the first World Cup in an Arab country, the first in the autumn (for us Europeans), the first in mid-season in a box full of money and full of scandals. The mystery of the unpublished furrows the analyzes and influences the predictions. Live for the day, nothing else remains.
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Messi: ‘Qatar will be my last World Cup’
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