Copa America

July 10, 2011 by staff 

Copa AmericaCopa America, The 12 teams in the Copa America have played two of their three first round matches. Costa Rica, Venezuela and Peru have victories to his credit. Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay do not. And that’s hard to understand. All is not lost, since 8 of the 12 teams in the tournament – the first two of the three groups and the two best third-place teams – the quarterfinals. But for the favorites, there is much to worry about. Argentina’s vaunted stable of strikers, including some of the most expensive talent on the continent, there has been a goal in 180 minutes. Crime in Brazil has scored only two, including an equalizer with 89 minutes of replacing Fred on Saturday saved the champions of an embarrassing defeat in Paraguay.

In the area of ??Argentina, all players with coach Sergio Batista has come to the defense of the team’s biggest star, Lionel Messi, which is unsatisfactory for the national team has once again drawn the ire of fans in the country.

Javier Mascherano, Barcelona and Argentina playmaker, said it was unfair to blame only Messi, who is a bit of a stranger in Argentina. He left his native country to Spain when he was 12, has never played for a popular club in Argentina and has a reserved personality that leaves some cold Argentines.

“Messi is not the fault of we’re not playing well,” said Mascherano. “We’re not playing well as a team.”

You probably will not help the credibility Messi street when his father, George, spoke out publicly in his defense, denouncing the “terrible pressure” his son has been low.

“Leo is really down about this,” he told Radio 10 after the Argentines were booed off the court after a goalless draw against Colombia on Thursday. “He can not understand how this happened. It is the first time they have booed him.”

Argentina can do well exceeding the equivalent of U-23 Costa Rica, the team in his first final of the game. And while it has struggled to produce opportunities, the team – and, except for Messi – does not seem to be a lack of confidence.

“I see Argentina play in the final,” said Batista. “I have the same conviction that was before the tournament. The attitude is the same. It is true that this was not expected. The team is still ready to turn around the situation and approach every game like a final.”

To this end, hinted that some changes would, pushing forward Messi and possibly from Gonz? What Higuain, Sergio Aguero and? Angel Di Mar? An advance in place of Carlos Tevez and Ever Banega Ezequiel Lavezzi or Esteban Cambiasso. Either that or you can do to do hours of Barcelona in the video and I hope it clears. Due to Messi, who seem to never have a bad game of his club, and rarely has a strong country.

“Argentina’s problem is he wants to play like Barcelona,” said former Argentina coach Alfio Basile La Nacion. “It is impossible to do.”

Brazil’s problem? That’s hard to say. The Brazilians are the favorites in every tournament they enter, and have largely been unbeatable in the Copa America over the past decade, winning the last two titles and four of the last five years.

But it seems to have the same problem is besetting Argentina this month, too many stars and very little connection between them, because very little time together. The coach Mano Menezes has a lot of cards to play, and on Saturday said he was “patience” while trying to fix things. Until your team begins to put the ball in the net, and win, you can expect very little of it. Corner Shot: What’s the worst that can be a big team this summer? Favored. That’s very confident Brazil women’s team should consider when playing the United States on Sunday.

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