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Football at the Summer Olympic Games 2016

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LDOG    196

Breaking news: Martino resigned.

 

Increase that chance of withdrawal to 70% :bye:

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konig    140

This is absolutly dissaster!!, i dont have words to say what i think of all this.....

 

well yes, some bad words in spanish: *********************************************************

 

EDIT by LDOG: calm down Konig :d

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carivan    44

Yeah, the Colombian team is having the same issues. Olympic participation might not be worth the headache

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konig    140
3 minutes ago, konig said:

This is absolutly dissaster!!, i dont have words to say what i think of all this.....

 

well yes, some bad words in spanish: *********************************************************

 

EDIT by LDOG: calm down Konig :d

Sory, i cant believe this, bad day at all.

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carivan    44
1 hour ago, Maxim Fastovsky said:

What happens if they withdraw? Someone replaces them or since its so close there will.be only 15 teams in the tournament 

 

The Uruguayan press is already all over this lol. They say that the rules indicate that FIFA will appoint a replacement and fine Argentina. They think they could go as being since they were next in line (third at Juventud de America 2015) and they're from the same confederation (their very powerful NOC President is already on the case) or that it could be the United States since they were the ones thet lost the play-off with Colombia. They're even analysing the rivals (slow news day in Uruguay, I guess).

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2 minutes ago, carivan said:

 

The Uruguayan press is already all over this lol. They say that the rules indicate that FIFA will appoint a replacement and fine Argentina. They think they could go as being since they were next in line (third at Juventud de America 2015) and they're from the same confederation (their very powerful NOC President is already on the case) or that it could be the United States since they were the ones thet lost the play-off with Colombia. They're even analysing the rivals (slow news day in Uruguay, I guess).

dont think we will send a team on a moment's notice, anyway they lost , probably Uruguay would be the correct choice

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carivan    44
Ahora, Maxim Fastovsky said:

dont think we will send a team on a moment's notice, anyway they lost , probably Uruguay would be the correct choice

 

I'm pretty confident Argentina will make it tho.

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LDOG    196

Well, we have a coach for the team at least: Jorge Olarticoechea (the current interim U20 coach) will take over the team.

 

 

Now we need the players... for that we need the stupid club presidents to finally sit down, have a talk and be able to agree at least on this very very little thing. The team will suck without most of the european players, but at this point just getting any 18 players together will be an achievement.

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dcro    804
1 hour ago, carivan said:

 

The Uruguayan press is already all over this lol. They say that the rules indicate that FIFA will appoint a replacement and fine Argentina. They think they could go as being since they were next in line (third at Juventud de America 2015) and they're from the same confederation (their very powerful NOC President is already on the case) or that it could be the United States since they were the ones thet lost the play-off with Colombia. They're even analysing the rivals (slow news day in Uruguay, I guess).

 

Qualification system says that the next best (not already qualified) nation from the tournament where Argentina qualified would get it. So, yeah, it would be Uruguay.

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kungshamra71    104
Em 6/29/2016 at 18:40, LDOG disse:

 

Two things:

-I think you're understimating brazilian league players. Believe me, I watched most of them in Libertadores and other competitions and this is a really good selection.

-We have already been denied half of our theoric starting XI and I think I read Porto/Benfica will deny many players too so I think Portugal won't be able to select the best either.

 

This is true, Porto and Benfica are denying their players the Olympics (Jimenez from Mexico even proposed to not be payed during that month to be able to go, but Benfica said "NO!" :(). Specially Porto as they will have to play the Champions League playoff in August.

 

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kungshamra71    104
Em 6/29/2016 at 18:53, OlympicsFan disse:

We will see. I think that brazilian clubs wouldnt stand a chance against top european clubs and tactically the brazilian league is much worse than the top european leagues, all half decent brazilian players are transferred to european clubs at a young age. Neymar is their only world class player and we will see if he is able to stand the pressure this time. Germany doesnt really seem to care about this competition, so i would like to see Portugal (if Renato Sanches will be nominated) or Brazil (they deserve it after the nightmare they had in 2014 and because they are the hosts) to take away the gold medal.

 

I'd like to see that too :p

 

I think our best team (like the one we had in Euro 2015 U-21) would be a really good team, but we probably won't have some of the best players of that team, as they're already on Euro 2016 (william carvalho, rafa, joao mario, renato sanches - didn't played on 2015 but he's really good).

 

Let's wait and see... Either way I don't particulary enjoy the male football in Olympics (though I would really love to get a medal :p), as I think an Olympic competition should award the best of the bests (as it happens with pretty much every other sport), not the best of the U-23+some old players...  

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