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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    If Zanetti isn't even in the Argentina squad, how does he make a World squad?.
    Didn't you take time to read my previous post so what if Pekerman didn't pick him in his original sqaud it doesn't take away the fact that he is still probably the best right-sided defender outside of europe & probably the world. The man just wanted to pick players that he worked with in various argentine youth championships & risked leaving out older top players thats all..

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    Also, a formation of 1 centre back and 2 wing backs is dodgy.
    Well i have seen Argentina play with it a lot i think, but then again i'm not sure

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    And if Eboue is the best non-European right midfielder then I'm Mads Jorgensen.
    What? Jorgensen is Danish thus European what are you saying. Eboue is a right back but he is extremely fast & surely can play in a right mid-field role very well for a world side if one is to have Zanetti in right back.

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    Oh dear, somebody misses the point.

    I said:
    if Eboue is the best non-European right midfielder then I'm Mads Jorgensen

    And to compound you reckon that he is, because he's a good right back
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    well excuse me if i dont understand your crazy sarcastic remarks.

    I never said he is a good mid-fielder, i said since he shows so much pace as a right back i don't think it would be hard for him to play in a right mid-field role at all. Zambrotta does that sort of dual role for club & country..


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    Europe:

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    Based pretty much on this World Cup
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Shevchenko is an infinitely less selfish player than Klose. It's important for strikers to have that eye for goal, but Shevchenko's ball to Kalinichenko was one of the most generous pieces of play I've seen this world cup. Quite within his rights to have a go, he squared it to give his mate the tap in. When Klose isn't playing well (like against yer Poles) he looks ordinary in the extreme. Scores goals tho, which is his job at the end of the day, Brian.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    I never said he is a good mid-fielder
    No, you only put him at right midfield for a non-European World XI

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    yes i put him in the XI i explained why & you are debating it..

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    Yes, I am, because he's a right back, yet you think he's the best non-European right midfielder in the World - so you didn't even say he was a good midfielder, you went far beyond that.

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    ok, but i explained why even though he is a full-back why with the pace he shows as a full-back why could play in the right mid-field position fairly comfortably i.e (how Zambrotta does for club & country in a similar left sided role) while Kaka who probably is the best right-midfielder outside of europe could play on the left thus giving the world side a strong look and a good balance.

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    Surely it'd be better having Kaka 'the world's best Non-European right midfielder' actually playing in the right midfield position rather than putting him out of position and having a full back become a midfielder....

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    well Kaka is good enough to play anywhere in mid-field other than in a holding role since he would be wasted there so i put him on the left, plus i couldn't think of too many good left-sided players outside of europe so i took the risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    well Kaka is good enough to play anywhere in mid-field other than in a holding role since he would be wasted there so i put him on the left, plus i couldn't think of too many good left-sided players outside of europe so i took the risk.
    Kewell >>>>>>>>>>>> Eboue in midfield. Kaka plays right, enough said.

    Besides, Kewell shouldn't come anywhere near a full non-European team which says alot about how overrated Eboue is in the midfield. Same with guys like Appiah and Diarra, good not great. Dunno how you can include them in a non-Euro World XI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    ok, but i explained why even though he is a full-back why with the pace he shows as a full-back why could play in the right mid-field position fairly comfortably i.e (how Zambrotta does for club & country in a similar left sided role) while Kaka who probably is the best right-midfielder outside of europe could play on the left thus giving the world side a strong look and a good balance.
    That sort of argument might be valid if it were a club side struggling with injuries, but not a world select XI.

    And I thought Kaka played in the hole, not down the right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloete
    Besides, Kewell shouldn't come anywhere near a full non-European team which says alot about how overrated Eboue is in the midfield.
    To be fair, there's only one person rating him as a midfielder.

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