From: Abubakr on 22 Nov 2009 19:31
On 23 Nov, 10:20, "ken.over...(a)gmail.com" <ken.over...(a)gmail.com>
> On Nov 22, 12:11 pm, Static Void <s...(a)ticvoid.com> wrote:
> > Abubakr wrote:
> > > You forgot Brazil in 82, one of the last truly great teams to play in
> > > the WC.
> > They were a hell lotta fun to watch, the total sum was even greater than
> > the sum of its parts as great as they were individually - Zico, Falcao,
> > Socrates, Cerezzo.
> I was thinking of the 82 team as well, but what about Brazil in '50?
> They were the hosts, they pasted everybody's ears back until the final
> when Uruguay sucker-punched them in the Maracanazo.
Indeed. They definitely deserve to be mentioned here.
From: Enzo on 22 Nov 2009 21:34
> Still Argentina are one of the few teams ( couple of Africans and
> Russians are others)
Argentina produce unmitigated trash nowadays. The latest example
is their friendly against Spain. They are rubbish, from top to bottom.
From: Abubakr on 22 Nov 2009 21:39
On 23 Nov, 13:34, Enzo <s_debgu...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Still Argentina are one of the few teams ( couple of Africans and
> > Russians are others)
> Argentina produce unmitigated trash nowadays. The latest example
> is their friendly against Spain. They are rubbish, from top to bottom.
No matter, they were still the best side at the last WC and many more,
which Spain have yet to achieve in all their years of trying (though a
case could be made for 2002).
From: Joachim Parsch on 23 Nov 2009 03:19
> The Dutch NT were probably at the
> beginning of their good spell, remember they hadn't even qualified for
> the previous WC and I don't know what happened to them at the Euros
> previous and subsequent to 74, since they are conspicuously from the
> rolls of honour.
In 72 they finished only second in their qualifying group (behind
Yugoslavia). Only the first placed team qualified for the quarterfinals
of the EC. In 76 they lost the EC semifinal against Chechoslovakia
in extra time.
The era of this Dutch team lasted from 74 to 80. Then they needed 8 years
and the Gullit/van Basten generation to regroup.
From: Quincy on 23 Nov 2009 08:32
On 23 Nov., 01:30, Abubakr <deltara...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> It would have been a contest between the two 'river schools', the
> Danubian the La Plata one that never happened. Still it's worth
> mentioning that Uruguay were the winners of the last two Olympic
> tournaments, on European soil no less, and had wowed their hosts who
> had not seen football of that standard before. And neither had
> European teams won in Sth America and still haven't. The Sth Americans
> have won in Europe so Uruguay might have been the first.
Your forget that 20 years later, 1954, we saw that very contest
between the two "river schools" as very strong defending champion
Uruguay (took out England in QF) faced Hungary in the semifinal even
Result: Hungary wiped the European soil with the Uruguayan team as
they did it with Brazil one match before.