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KJ_Carrylord

Next game from Switzerland vs Serbia will be fun. Half the Swiss team are Albanians


Stoiiven

Honestly I think I'd rather play vs teams like Argentina, Germany or Portugal than Switzerland because I think they'd be easier to get past lol, Switzerland have always been a very solid and frustrating team to score against.


dennis-w220

Brazil is no doubt the most balanced team and the team with best depth in this world cup. I still think they need Neymar's brilliance to win the World Cup. Think about at 60th minute, you could bring up 5 world-class attacking players with fresh legs, it is scary for their opponents.


Enough_Spirit6123

U should have some doubts


Portvgves

What about France? Spain seems to be on the spot this cup too


dennis-w220

France has too many injuries. IF they still had Benzema, Kante, and Pogba, the depth would be very different. They still have a number of good players on the bench, but in my opinion, not at the level of these three when they stay healthy.


Totty_potty

Spain lacks elite finishers.


Goatbeerdog

Whos better than him on Brazil? Exactly no1 scores more season goals than Morata


Zlightly_Inzebriated

Morata is pretty dang good at the international level. Maybe not elite, but damn good


OffTheGreed

International play seems to suit him. Maybe he doesn't fit a rigid system.


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dennis-w220

To the contrary


Yuloij

Ikr they really struggled to construct when in possession today


Muffinfeds

I just want to see Argentina - France and Brazil - Portugal with a Brazil - Argentina final. 🙏🙏🙏 to the football gods


owtdecafRacing

I don't think my heart could survive a Brazil vs Argentina final


alehokama

By the way Argentina is playing I dont think you should worry


mmwood

Was rereading my past comments and lmao


Discopandda

Rivalry goes a long way. It would be a final for the ages, but I don't think I'd pass the first half.


mmwood

meh they looked solid against Mexico I thought, clearly the better side on that day. Def longer odds than before the tourney though


stiofan84

Brazil's press was absolutely *suffocating* in that second half. Switzerland barely got out of their half. Playing for a 0-0 is always a bit risky and unfortunately for them it didn't pay off. Their game against Serbia will be a good one.


KingRibSupper1

Brazil aren’t that great. They won’t win the World Cup.


raddeon88

Maybe they dont look unbeatable, but no need to discredit the Swiss. Both Serbia and Swizerland are great teams


Reach_Reclaimer

Don't worry when you get to the final you'll be told you've beaten no decent teams


gaia012

And we could face Portugal in R16, Spain in QFs and Netherlands in the semi.


vittoluzio

Netherlands not making it that far


hibhch

They're pretty great. Switzerland is hard asf to play against.


[deleted]

Name me a team with a better performance than Brazil so far


make_anime_illegal_

France


hibhch

France. I still disagree with OPs comment but my favourite to win is still France.


[deleted]

Def a great competitor but I still think Brazil will take this one for sure, but who knows


WazuufTheKrusher

they scored against a team whose entire goal was parking the bus and playing for a draw. That is difficult for literally any team.


GPadrino

Maybe they won’t win, but to say they aren’t that great is a stretch. I’ve watched every single game and the only teams who over two matches have shown equal or better quality are France and Spain


Jpstacular

My dude, Switzerland always play well against top tier european teams, Brazil was eay better than them despite not having Neymar. Brazil won't necessarily win, but they are playing great football.


No-Shoe5382

Having seen almost everyone play twice I can't see past France, they look the best team by a distance.


Goatbeerdog

France were lucky they got a free goal against Australia. Would have said they were shit without that


Jpstacular

France did much worse than Brazil against Switzerland the last two times they faced each other. Let's wait until France faces a team that's a bit stronger.


No-Shoe5382

Denmark are better than anyone Brazil has played


oppai_suika

If they win they'll add a new rule to the champions curse: if you get out of the group stages you win the cup again (happened to Brazil in 02)


Flas94

Brazil didn't win in 98', so that didn't happen in 02'. Nor did in 06', when we got out of group stage after being champions and lost to France in Quarterfinals. This rule isn't real anyway


oppai_suika

Oops, you're right my bad. My memory is a little hazy, I just remember them being in pretty much every final lol


lucifer_alucard

Vini made some dumb decisions but he's only 22 and still getting used to playing for the national team. Go easy on him 😅


Rodrichemin

he was also one of the best players on the pitch, always dangerous, nightmare for defenders


raddeon88

Brazil is in? And the other 3 teams are fighting for the last spot behind Brazil?


ThaneKyrell

Brazil has qualified to the next round, but we can still finish 2nd in the group if we lose to Cameroon and if Switzerland beats Serbia


nfornear

Well technically you can become 2nd still if Cameroon beats you and Switserland beats Serbia and ends up with higher GD


Carlospelegriniyt

does that matter? I actually don't know.


nfornear

It matters gor who you play in the next round


Pauly0906

Si


HeisenbergFoed

Yes


thiscarhasfourtires

Yes.


tyronebiggs

Not sure how I feel about the Portugal jerseys


Mr_Bluebird_VA

Uruguay had calendar pages for their kits today.


gricck

This team is so good lets goooo


itsameMariowski

So, please, Fred never again. Bruno Guimarães is so, so superior. Also, Rodrygo do wonders for this team. They changed the match.


Yuloij

I thought it was crazy how Tite didn’t give Guimaraes a chance, Neymar-Paqueta-Casemiro will definitely be too offensive against bigger teams imo


itsameMariowski

Yeah, I believe he thinks Guimaraes might be too offensive too compared to Fred, but if he wasnt to be more solid at defense then put Fabinho instead of Fred. Fred simply isn't it, he is not at the same level. Everytime the ball goes to him, he kills the play by taking too long to make a decision and usually just passing to the side or to his back.


JimmyWu21

I’m surprised Fabinho hasn’t play any min. I know his form suck recently, but he’s still a top DM.


Cakarlos

Fabinho brings nothing to the table. No point in bringing him if not to defend a result


Yuloij

I mean Guimaraes can be very good in a more defensive role, he showed it at Newcastle plus he’s a leader on the pitch would defo perform better than Fred for Brazil imo


braindheart

Maybe not this game but Fred was excellent in qualifying


kk126

Jimmy carter grudge match vibez


ChickenMoSalah

The protagonists win against the bad guys


Mick4Audi

>bad guys >Switzerland


ADgjoka

fuck you talking about?


ChickenMoSalah

**The protagonists win against the bad guys**


ADgjoka

Sorry, you're just a dumb arse.


WazuufTheKrusher

someone’s a little upset.


ChickenMoSalah

You’re one of the bad guys, Brazil has successfully vanquished you.


ADgjoka

Why did you edit the post you dumb kunt?


ChickenMoSalah

Kunt and arse are so close to being naughty words, good job for controlling your anger on the internet.


TheBlueBlaze

Was really hoping we'd lock down against a weaker Brazil, but at least we're looking good on defense, especially thanks to Sommer. We'll need that against Serbia.


danielestrela

Weaker Brazil?


gaia012

Probably because we didn't have Neymar and Danilo.


Niviik

You can't deny that Brazil lacked Neymar's creativity today.


danielestrela

Ney is sorely missed, but that doesn't make Brazil's NT weaker. IMO, Brazil looked strong AF today, albeit with a different game pattern. I think Brazil looked a bit more tired or badly recovered from their first game as the full-on pressure was less seen today and played a major factor against Serbia.


JimmyWu21

I think that person meant Brazil is weaker because the lack of Neymar. That’s not the same as saying Brazil is weak. Brazil is still strong as fuck


danielestrela

Maybe a bad choice of words, but Brazil isn’t weaker because Ney is out and his absence did not change the prospects of Switzerland having more chances to win. Ney playing just transforms Brazil into a Super Saiyajin team.


leftofthedial1

sans Neymar.


WazuufTheKrusher

serbia ez win


raddeon88

Eu quero saber quem ~~transa~~ faz gol nessa poha?


magicallydelinquent

casemiro


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ULULULULU


Ineedmyownname

I wish I understood soccer rules enough to understand why they annulled that first goal.


thalne

Lord VAR said so


thiscarhasfourtires

Google "regra do impedimento".


Alipheese101

Santo inferno


10Talents

Você está de brincadeira ??? Do que diabos você está falando, cara? Você é o maior perdedor que eu já vi na minha vida! Você estava fazendo PIPI em seus pampers quando eu estava vencendo jogadores muito mais fortes que você! Você não é profissional, porque os profissionais sabiam perder e parabenizar os adversários, você é como uma menina chorando depois que eu venci você! Seja corajoso, seja honesto consigo mesmo e pare com essa conversa fiada!!! Todo mundo sabe que eu sou um jogador de futebol muito bom, posso vencer qualquer um no mundo em um único jogo! E "y"ann "s"ommer não é ninguém para mim, apenas um jogador que chora toda vez que perde, (lembre-se do que você disse sobre Richarlison) !!! Pare de brincar com meu nome, eu mereço ter um bom nome durante toda a minha carreira no futebol, estou oficialmente convidando você para uma partida de futebol 11 com o fundo do prêmio! Nós dois investiremos $ 5.000 e o vencedor leva tudo! Sugiro a todas as outras pessoas que estão interessadas nesta situação, apenas dêem uma olhada nos meus resultados nos campeonatos mundiais de FIFA de 2014 e 2018, e isso deve ser o suficiente ... Não há necessidade de ouvir cada bebê chorando, Vinicius Junior sempre joga limpo! E se alguém continuar falando assim de mim oficialmente, nos encontraremos no Tribunal! Deus abençoe com verdade! A verdade nunca morrerá! Liers vai começar...


ComfortableLaugh1922

Lmao /r/AnarchyChess leaking in PT-BR


Portvgves

Mistura raríssima entre r/suddenlycaralho e r/anarchychess


Virtual_Nothing_7975

Richarlison was lazy getting back onside.


Texugo_Australiano

pretty simple, Richarlison was way offside and came and interfered on the play (knocked defender off)


Ineedmyownname

Yeah thats what was said but I'm not at all familiar with soccer rules, why was the offside created as a rule lol I should just flair as a WC-only viewer/fucking noob and save myself this trouble lol


LeprachaunFucker

Offside rule creates a tactical battle between the attacking line and defensive line of opposing teams. Without the offside rule then you could just park 4 players at the opposing teams goal


donsamu

Because if they didn't it would mean you could just leave one player near the goal and hoof it past the defence to them


halster123

this is why I feel like if we're gonna keep VAR offside should be based on contact rather than play... this world cup has been aggravating but at the same time, then players would hang back and just mess with defenders, so idk, maybe this is just growing pains as teams adjust to VAR


donsamu

The concept of VAR is not necessarily bad as it works great in other sports such as rugby, I think the problems are a mix of teething issues and the lack of consistency in decisions


zanza19

Impedimento foi criado pra evitar que um atacante fique grudado no goleiro. O atacante tem que ter 2 jogadores entre ele e o gol adversário (o goleiro e mais um, normalmente). Então foi criada pra evitar alguém ficar na banheira, parado dentro da área


Nightdocks

Unrelated but I’ll always be amazed that speaking Spanish let’s you at least read portuguese


zanza19

Same goes for the opposite! It can deceive you with words that look the same but mean something completely different. But I managed to communicate with Spanish speaking people recently speaking portuguese (slowly lol)


mrstealyyourgirl

Factos, however when they start speaking uff. The sotaque for Brazilian Portuguese is easier to understand but when someone from Portugal speaks its a whole nother world. It’s like Spanish vs Castellano.


machado34

I'm Brazilian and I have more trouble understanding Portuguese from Portugal than Spanish


Anforas

There's plenty of accents in Brazil. Good luck understanding Portuguese-BR accent from the North (Nordestino) 😂


sspiritusmundi

Existe um grupo no Facebook chamado "latins speaking latins each one in their own language" e conseguimos nos entender muito bem.


Ineedmyownname

Oh okay, thanks for that lol, that makes sense


Master_NoobX_69

Vini was offside Edit: richarlison actually


ColFrankSlade

Vini was not. Richarlyson was, and influenced the play.


Master_NoobX_69

I stand corrected then.


BetCompetitive8376

Richarlson


daniel-bmc

Richarlison*


xeneize93

Casemiro is the best player brasil have


lee-o

Possibly. I love that mofo. ~~I genuinely think the 7-1 wouldn’t have happened if he played (he was suspended due to yellows).~~ ~~I still think we would’ve lost, but I don’t think it would’ve been that bad.~~ Edit: I’m dumb. Casemiro didn’t even get called up in 2018. Thiago Silva was suspended due to yellows in 2014 and Casemiro in 2018 against Belgium


BengalSnow

Once a man admits that he’s dumb, he’s forgiven for the dumb shit that he said lol. Anyway, with Silva and Neymar, that would have been a very competitive match. I still think Germany would prevail though.


bielzerian

You're probably thinking of the Belgium game in 2018, not the 7-1. Casemiro wasn't called in 2014


lee-o

Oh shit you’re right! I am indeed thinking of Belgium in 2018


xeneize93

He definitely is


Personagem_Principal

Neymar and it's not even close


xeneize93

You base it in being gifted but thats not enough and casemiro to me is the best brasil has


lupadim

Bro did you watch the first game. Neymar is garbage now


Personagem_Principal

Created the first goal out of thin air, forcing Serbia to open up.


lupadim

He just ate grass


Personagem_Principal

His body, his choice


Master_NoobX_69

Both goals literally went through him 💀 I swear to God, if you only watch football every 4 years, don't say dumb shit like you're some expert. You're embarrassing yourself


lupadim

He was eating grass both times lmao, why don't you watch the game before saying wrong stuff


Master_NoobX_69

Yes, he absolutely did not contribute to the two goals, especially not the first one You're just embarrassing yourself man.


lupadim

Great thing Tite knows more than you, he removed Neymar from the team and no one missed him, bye bye Neymar


Master_NoobX_69

Lol


lupadim

Say it: "bye bye Neymar"


Do-Not-Ban-Me-Please

he literally made the first goal happen lol


lupadim

No, the person that made the first goal happen is the one who kicked the ball into the goal


SubstantialMammoth24

He got fouled 9 times and sprained his ankle.. how tf that make him garbage


lupadim

Is it that hard to dodge? It's his entire job


beautifoolstupid

You’re a troll and a loser.


lupadim

Bro you ask the internet help with your "battery drain anxiety", if that's not being a loser...


itsameMariowski

Lmao he literally created both Brazil goals, the first by pullng 3 or 4 defenders to him until Vini shot to the goal, and the second by distributing the pass to Vini so he could assist Richarlison. This game shows Brazil still lacks a player like him to grab the attention of multiple defender, creating space in the field, while also breaking the defensive lines with his decision making. It was not his best game, but his presence makes a difference. Thankfully Today we had Rodrygo and Bruno Guimaraes that are more creative and changed the game when Swiss got tired.


INTPturner

A bit of bias in this and I know he's wasteful, but Jesus fits the bill right? I was expecting him to be the Neymar replacement. He's good at linking play.


itsameMariowski

Honestly, at Brazil he has been very poor, rarely scores when he plays as CF, and in the wing there are better players. Paqueta replaced Neymar Today and he did good, but he needs someone else by his side to create better. That would be either Rodrygo or Guimaraes.


INTPturner

I thought Fred replaced Neymar? I'm wondering if Jesus can play slightly behind Richarlison. Richarlison can focus on getting in the box while Jesus can link the play centrally.


itsameMariowski

Fred replaced Neymar in paper, but Fred took Paqueta's role from the previous game, and Paqueta as moved forward to play Neymar's role. Jesus could play that role, but I don't know if Tite would use it as there are better options I believe in the squad.


lupadim

This is great cope for Neymar, hope he receives it... He ate grass the entire game while his teammates did his job for him


itsameMariowski

You don't know shit about football and it shows.. And him eating grass is exactly what makes it easier to other players to appear: he received 9 fouls out of 12 that game. He received alone in one game more than 90% of of all players of teams received in their first games. Being a target like he is makes space for other to play. Today it showed Brazil struggling to find any space because Swiss wasn't focusing on one player.


lupadim

I know more about soccer than you'll ever know... A player that eats grass the entire game is not a player you want on your team. Neymar is garbage and that's why he didn't play today's game, if he was that good he would be playing it


Rodrichemin

youre dumb af, go watch some games


lupadim

No u


Rodrichemin

No u


itsameMariowski

Neymar is injured you donkey, can't believe I am talking football with someone that says "I know more about soccer (sic) that you'll ever know" and doesn't even know Neymar got injured last game. And no, Neymar is nor garbage. No, you don't know shit about "soccer". And no, I won't be discussing this further, I will preserve my sanity.


lupadim

This is /r/soccer, not /r/football, you might want to check the other sub, I heard eating grass works better over there... And Neymar wouldn't be injured if he dodged the enemy players instead of falling on them and eating grass


Rodrichemin

Enemy players? get these americans out of here


Oxartis

Definitely. He can create wonders out of nowhere.


Personagem_Principal

People try too hard to be contrarians. It's like Mbappe and Kante - sure, Kante is a monster, but Mpabee can win games by himself like less than a handful of humans can


Macho_Nonreal

Still no Leao for Portugal. That’s just criminal!


darunia484

Switzerland only needs a draw vs Serbia?


floatingsaltmine

Unless Cameroon blasts Brazil, yes.


akutasame94

Yeah but given it's Switzerland vs Serbia and it's a decider it's gonna be very fun match.


Chemiczny_Bogdan

Unless Cameroon beats Brazil.


djtoad03

cameroon can beat brazil edit: cameroon not brazil


stiofan84

See, Cameroon *need* to win that game, so they have to go for it. Against Brazil. They can't sit back like Switzerland did. They're going to get demolished.


stephangb

anybody can beat brazil, until they dont


Personagem_Principal

Imagine having hot takes and at the same time giving away that you nothing about the sport lmao


djtoad03

it’s been a long day, easy to confuse the two groups. but it’s not impossible so switzerland can’t fully rely on a draw


mozkip22

Cameroon\*\* and NO, with that defense of theirs


wilkinov

it’s cameroun 🇨🇲not ghana 🇬🇭


raddeon88

?


doezpo

Not every african team is ghana mate


Probably_Not_Sir

But Ghana could beat Brazil.


Jpstacular

Brazil beat Ghana 3-0 just before the World Cup. They would need to play much better than what they've been showing recently, but It's possible.


RiosSamurai

Yes, they could lol just not how they played South Korea and Portugal


magicallydelinquent

ghana have shown more than the netherlands, lol


RiosSamurai

Which doesn’t say much since the Netherlands have been struggling a lot against weaker teams like Ecuador


magicallydelinquent

that was more a point in reply to the other guy than to you – i agree with you ghana for all their issues have no problem finding goal the netherlands likely doesnt beat senegal if mane was healthy


djtoad03

sry meant cameroon


newfagotry

But shrimps or prawns?


raddeon88

😂


ACABAZI

I Just hope Rapinha gets benched, he didnt do shit these 2 games


opposedeggs

Wtf? He was really really good last game on the right wing. He always looked dangerous even though there wasn't an end output. Last game was like 1. Richarlison 2. Neymar 3. Raphinha in terms of who played the best. Idk what game you watched m8


Whitey000

He is rly bad and Anthony ain't better.At this point play martinelli off role.He has been fantastic with arsenal together with gabriel jes so put them both instead of richarlison rapinha.


garbagecan1991

did martinelli play in the other wing at arsenal like ever?


Whitey000

Idk , would still be better than raphinha and Anthony,players are versatile these days.Still start rodrygo then and sub marti for vinicius later or try him in Neymar's position.tite has room to experiment in the third match so he should get minutes and also find a solution for that terrible side.


Dalamaduren

I say that on a daily basis but today he was actually doing something


Personagem_Principal

Antony should start


tr2727

He is worse


Personagem_Principal

Not on the right.


Master_NoobX_69

He was amazing today tf you on about


lee-o

He was good last game as well bar 1 or 2 chances he missed. He creates so many opportunities for Brazil, hope he doesn’t get benched.


Master_NoobX_69

Last game he didn't do much imo, but today he was creating chances left and right It's comments like that guy's that shows you who here actually watches football on a regular basis and who only does it once every 4 years.


magicallydelinquent

i don't think people are watching the games at all they are committed to disliking players from rival clubs and insisting that tite play guys from their clubs. with vini marked out raphinha was the only offense brasil had in the first half raphinha had one would-be assist to vini and another would-be one to richarlison both of which were wasted + was giving consistently dangerous service on PKs and FKs. only he or antony can start on the right wing and raphinha starts because antony is much more dependent on one foot