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Re: Chile vs. Germany

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:05 pm
by cali_chile48
That was essentially Germany's B team against Chile's A team. There are numerous German players who were not selected for the Confederations Cup because the coach wanted to use the tournament as training tournament. That fact that they won the tournament without their full line-up should send a clear message to the rest of the world....Germany is the favorite going into the World Cup tournament next year.

As for Chile...well...they played 120 minutes against Portugal without scoring a goal, then another 90 minutes against Germany without scoring a goal AND they made some horrendous mistakes on defense, one of which cost them the match. No one should expect to win playing like that, and in fact, they did not win either match. Jara should have been ejected for his elbow to the face of a German player. Vidal and Bravo were brilliant, Sanchez was not at his best.

Germany has demonstrated that they have a strong group of young players to back up their A team. They will be contenders for years to come. This current generation of Chilean football players might have one more good World Cup run left, but after that, you'll see them drop further and further. Kinda like what happened to Chilean tennis.

Re: Chile vs. Germany

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:37 am
by El Chupacabra
cali_chile48 wrote:That was essentially Germany's B team against Chile's A team. There are numerous German players who were not selected for the Confederations Cup because the coach wanted to use the tournament as training tournament. That fact that they won the tournament without their full line-up should send a clear message to the rest of the world....Germany is the favorite going into the World Cup tournament next year.

As for Chile...well...they played 120 minutes against Portugal without scoring a goal, then another 90 minutes against Germany without scoring a goal AND they made some horrendous mistakes on defense, one of which cost them the match. No one should expect to win playing like that, and in fact, they did not win either match. Jara should have been ejected for his elbow to the face of a German player. Vidal and Bravo were brilliant, Sanchez was not at his best.

Germany has demonstrated that they have a strong group of young players to back up their A team. They will be contenders for years to come. This current generation of Chilean football players might have one more good World Cup run left, but after that, you'll see them drop further and further. Kinda like what happened to Chilean tennis.
Agreed. But it's not only Germany that has a great young team coming up, there are others as well that look to be equally as dangerous. Spain & Italy's new squads in particular also stand out.

Re: Chile vs. Germany

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:37 pm
by HybridAmbassador
1 Germany, 2 Brazil, 3 Portugal, 4 Argentina,5 Belgium, 6 Poland, 7 Swiss land , 8 France, 9 Chile,10 Colombia...

These are the top 10 of the world. Spain, Italy, and the past glory high ranker nation doesn't even showing up in the top ten..

Chile with only 17 Million plus people ranking in the top ten is just formidable!