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Match Day 2 - Mex v Cam / Esp v Ned / Chi v Aus

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Mexico v Cameroon

13 June, 17:00 BST, Arena das Dunas, Natal - ITV

 

Spain v Netherlands

13 June, 20:00 BST, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador - BBC

 

Chile v Australia

 

13 June, 23:00 BST, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba - ITV

 

 
World Cup 2014: Today at the tournament - day two

After Brazil began the World Cup with a 3-1 victory against Croatia, attention on day two turns to one of the most eagerly awaited games of the group stage.

 
 

Spain, the reigning world and European champions, meet Netherlands in a repeat of the 2010 final, one of three fixtures as the tournament gets into full swing.

Samuel Eto'o's Cameroon take on Mexico, who are looking for their first win over an African opponent at a World Cup, before Chile and Australia round off the day's group games.

Today at the World Cup brings you everything you need to know to help you plan your 2014 Fifa World Cup day.

 

 

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Mexico vs Cameroon

 

 

It should be an open game because both teams have no defence whatsoever. Mexico will have most of the ball and will create chances but who will finish them Peralta or Hernandez because Herrea has a choice to make.

 

Cameroon need to play Choupo-Moting because he is such an outlet with his dribbling skills and close control.  M'Bia/Song combo will be key for Cameroon along with Eto'o they are the most important players they have.

 

 

 

Spain vs Netherlands

 

Spain had two training matches(XI vs reserves)

 

VDB's chose this team for the first game : Casillas, Azpilicueta, Piqué, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Silva, Xavi, Cesc, Pedro, Torres

 

No Costa, No Double Pivot,No Iniesta(Which could only happen if he was injured)

 

For the second game he chose this team:  the backline is set: Azpilicueta, Piqué, Ramos, Jordi Alba with Casillas in goal. 

 

This time Del Bosque aligned the usual Busquets-Alonso doble pivote with Xavi in his normal free role. The attackers this time were Iniesta, Pedro and Costa.

 

So it seems like the real doubts for the XI against the Netherlands are Silva or Pedro and then whether it will be an out and out '9' (Costa or Torres) or a false '9' (Cesc).

 

 

Van Gaal 5-2-1-2's not feeling it at all. The keeper is average plus a defence marshalled by Vlaar doesn't sound great but they have wingbacks in Janmaat/Blind who attack for fun but cannot defend to save their lives. BMI loves to dive in for tackles(expect him to get booked)

 

De Jong I hope karma hits him good. Clasie against his idols(Iniesta y Xavi) should be good.

 

Robben/Van Persie should test Spain's defence.

 

VDB vs LVG is going to be a tactical battle 

 

Van Gaal will he take the L and allow Spain to dominate the ball,soak up the pressure and wait for counters? or will he think I am Louis Van Gaal we are going to take the game to Spain which would be epic for the viewers.

 

 

 

Chile vs Australia

 

Chile will run riot against Australia(just like most good teams seems to do against them). Jorge Sampaoli has really taken over Bielsa's good work with this core of players.

 

Chile will outball every team in this competition for long periods in games because of their style of play(quick passing and movements/combos)

 

They have 14 midfielders in their squad alone.  expect them to play three at the back(if the other team has two CF) and two at the back(if the other team has one CF) because Sampaoli always want a spare man at the back.

 

Vidal isn't fit so Sanchez y Vargas(so much quality noticed by watching La Liga and Valencia's EL run to the semis) are the main threats.

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Peralta anytime at 2/1.

Got a lot riding on it.

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Peralta anytime at 2/1.

Got a lot riding on it.

If he starts he will score

 

The guy only scores in the big games

 

Play offs, Olympic finals(smh)

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Spain v Netherlands going to be a massive game, can't wait.

Pedro will bag

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Chile to bag over 3.5?

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Nah, I need that 4-2-3-1 from Spain. Xavi needs to touch bench, play Iniesta in the hole, Silva LW & Pedro RW. Costa as the ST.

 

Can't have Torres starting games for Spain in 2014, it's a mockage.

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Chile to bag over 3.5?

 

7/1

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rah 3 games on today

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Chile to bag over 3.5?

 

7/1

 

 

looks nice, will wait to see if vidal starts

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rah 3 games on today

 

4 on Saturday,  :lmao:

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Nah, I need that 4-2-3-1 from Spain. Xavi needs to touch bench, play Iniesta in the hole, Silva LW & Pedro RW. Costa as the ST.

 

Can't have Torres starting games for Spain in 2014, it's a mockage.

 

torres will bag important goals

 

spain need 433 with xavi on the bench and xabi, ini and bouquets....

 

but they will line up with ini on the left and silva on the right....costa up top and xavi in midfield

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Nah, I need that 4-2-3-1 from Spain. Xavi needs to touch bench, play Iniesta in the hole, Silva LW & Pedro RW. Costa as the ST.

 

Can't have Torres starting games for Spain in 2014, it's a mockage.

 

torres will bag important goals

 

spain need 433 with xavi on the bench and xabi, ini and bouquets....

 

but they will line up with ini on the left and silva on the right....costa up top

 

 

When's the last time he bagged important goals for Spain? Euro 2008?

 

Definitely not Euro 2012 from what I remember.

 

Not South Africa 2010 either IIRC, that was Puyol vs. Germany & Villa every other time, lol.

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I don't trust Spain to press effectively & recover in a defensive transition in a 4-3-3. Brazil exposed that differently.

 

That double pivot is key.

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xabi and busquets is like a double pivot anyway with ini more of a license i agree if xavi plays in that role then they wont recover in time

 

there wingers will be narrow and play like attacking mids and it will work if the right fullbacks play

 

but playing 4231 with wingers and a double pivot then thats not tiki taka, thats some negative tactic.... playing 6 at the back

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Azpilicueta will start ahead of Juanfran in a game like this

Much better defender but very average on the ball with Jordi Alba on the left you already have an attacking fullback

VDB hardly uses to rampaging fullbacks ala Salgado y Carlos

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fakkk

 

didn't even clock that it was spain vs holland today,niceeeee!!

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rah 3 games on today

 

4 on Saturday,  :lmao:

 

 

If chicks want time they best come before the match.

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rah 3 games on today

 

4 on Saturday,  :lmao:

 

 

If chicks want time they best come before the match.

 

For a chick to come round your nation needs to be competing that night.

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Spain will be fine, as long as Mata, Arbeloa and Torres don't play. That Brazil game could have been so much different.

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Peralta anytime at 2/1.

Got a lot riding on it.

He starts

 

 

Hernandez on the bench

 

9 games without a goal.

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Nice one lads im on it for half a k

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would love to see the brazilians burn down that studio with just chiles in it

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Nice one lads im on it for half a k

£100 on at 3.25

Gotta listen to the first half on the way home stuck on the m25, lego

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