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12-11-2012, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by NyQuil View Post
I'm sure that Argentina and Brazil agree.

I watch the Euro tournaments religiously but as far as world ranking goes, it's like the World Championships of hockey.

It's a tournament with restrictions that impact on any kind of conclusions that can be drawn about world ranking.

Like the World Juniors in hockey, it's also hard to generate conclusions based on Olympic soccer because of similar restrictions on access to players.
Argentina....the most overrated country in the history of football. Why do they get so much respect in North America. Maradona retired a long time ago. Go and check Argentinas actual World Cup record. They haven't accomplished much lately.

The only reason people mention Argentina is because they are the only of 2 nations that has a shot at taking a shot at the European nations. Brazil is a contender. They used be more than a contender, they were the team to beat but has declined greatly in recent years. As the great fenomeno Ronaldo said... the Brazilian NT is "at their worst moment in history"

2006 all semi-finalists were European teams

2010 3 out of 4 teams were European. Uruguay finished in 4th place.

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