Yes, and the Italian who used to be bald who is now coaching the Spurs, who has been charged with sporting fraud in the past. A good coach, but he never did anything in the CL and is just sooo unlikable.Are you talking about the bald one that spent a small countries defense budget on defense and then conceded 6 to Spurs?
Imo, the way the season has started, he either does a de Boer and is gone before the end of Septermber, or gets hold of the situation and lasts until the end of season.I’m going to enjoy the comedy of Man United once again this year, though we should bet how long the Bald Fraud lasts… I’ll give him until the World Cup to figure things out.
Fifa boss Infantino firmly supporting the decision to have Qatar host the World Cup, not sure he has much choice because that wouldn't be profitable for anyone. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/63687412View: https://mobile.twitter.com/UrinatingTree/status/1593320897548517379
A recap of all Qatari issues, reports of match rigging, confronting accreditation from Danish TV, gee who could’ve predicted this
On the sporting side of the World Cup, I wished I had hopes for the USA to get past the round of 16 but I say I can’t, so Argentina will beat Brazil in the final 2-1.
Mexico is always a bit of a wildcard, they can make lots of people look bad when it's not up to them to make the game.Yesterday Argentina got beaten by Saudi Arabia and Denmark were held by Tunisia, today Germany got its collective rear end handed to them by Japan. Quite a lot of major upsets already.
Argentinas loss has clearly been the biggest shock of those, but a draw between Mexico and Poland means they still have a very decent chance to even win their group. Their next game is with the Mexicans who have been quite uncomfortable opponents for them in some past tournaments, although Mexico weren't particularily impressive yesterday themselves.
I saw that game only in patches, but it looked like the biggest issue for Argentina was the timing of runs and passes. Three off-side goals tell their own story. They only looked out of ideas in the later part of the second half when nothing had worked out, supposedly weaker opponent had wind in their sails and anxiety grew. They were caught off-guard with the way Saudis came out after half-time, maybe having it too easy in the first half, let their concentration drop as a consequence and paid the price. The Saudis really played out of their skins in that second half, but 8 out of 10 times games like that are dead and buried after the first one.Mexico is always a bit of a wildcard, they can make lots of people look bad when it's not up to them to make the game.
I've only seen some highlights, but Argentina looked really bad and out of ideas against a defence that had their back 4 that advanced. Yes there was a decent amount of harsh fouls involved, but the really looked out of ideas, on paper they should have been able to feed a fast striker a ton of balls against that style of defence.
Overall the level of interest seems to be a lot lower here in interest. Maybe a bit because of the stuff surrounding the WC, but also because it's just the wrong time of the year with the approaching winter. No big public viewing or having a few drinks with friends in a Biergarten right now.
Betancur starting anything anywhere would be a major miracle, has he been heard from since, according to wiki, he's been taking a break from cycling since April of last year?Valverde and Betancur starting for Uruguay!!