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Re: International friendlies
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2009, 12:54:53 PM »
This is the last lot of pics.

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Re: International friendlies
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2009, 03:43:56 AM »
a wonderful pice of crap:  :ZZZZZ)
eurosport, early doors:
"with the match moved to Seville in order to avoid the racist chanting that blighted the last time England visited Spain in 2004."
does a person in UK or Europe believe this sentence is true?

check the facts before opening your mouth!
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Re: International friendlies
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2009, 10:32:14 AM »
Yesterday England got a reality check - Spain >>>> England. Spain's entire midfield and forwards are sensational, especially David Villa. England were okay, missing a lot of players, but were outclassed at times. Crouch was awful, the other newcomers weren't great, David Beckham was our best player; he should still start matches.

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Re: International friendlies
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2009, 11:35:15 AM »
didn't watch the match, actually the last friendly match of Spain I watched was in 2003 also in Seville (La Cartuja) with Argentina beating Spain. Expert say it all started with this Spanish Squad at Old Trafford.
Tried to watch 10 minutes in the 1st half and I have seen enough in the past of the teams coached by Capello.
It was a friendly, Spain was playing at 50%.
competitive match, score: Spain 4 - 0 England.
Villa is better than Torres. I dont know where he'll playing next season.
The Midfield is sensational. It's Cruyff's legacy at the very best, ball possession!
Senna, Brazilian talent and German power, the anchor.
Silva, amazing winger.
Spain unbeaten for more than 2 years, 29 matches, 26 wins, 3 draws.

I will explain this:
"with the match moved to Seville in order to avoid the racist chanting that blighted the last time England visited Spain in 2004."
(the match in 2004 was played in very strange context)

Spain has not a Wembley or a Stade De France.
British media thought the match was going to be scheduled in Madrid, so wrong, with the Euro Squad that won in Austria a lot of Primera Cities want a match of the champions.

RFEF decisions:
1-Most important match of the year at Chamartin in Madrid, of course against Turkey in march.
2-England in Valencia but RFEF decided to pay tribute to the Old Mestalla Stadium built in 1923. Last official match at Mestalla will be the Cup Final.
3-Sevilla is considered the "Lucky City" of the national team, never lost a match there in decades and the last time Spain played in Sevilla was 8 years ago, so the match was scheduled in Sevilla.

The fans were sensational! Andalucia is the best region in Spain for sure! Fandango!
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Re: International friendlies
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2009, 06:27:42 PM »
Spain vs England, 1-0, Villa, Maravilla!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evUzb6619Ok[/youtube]


Spain vs England, 2-0, Llorente!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX0wH5m6Jio[/youtube]
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Re: International friendlies
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2009, 09:52:05 AM »
i'm very happy that Spain and Argentina had great wins  :))  Always a pleasure to watch Messi in charge of some serious footballing action  :cool:


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Re: International friendlies
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2009, 08:41:37 AM »
England vs Slovakia

(Wembley, Kick-off 17:15 UK time)


Shaun Wright-Phillips missed England's final training session ahead of the Slovakia friendly, but Peter Crouch was able to join in.

Wright-Phillips has been unable to train all week because of an ankle problem and it is highly unlikely the Manchester City winger will now be fit to play any part in the warm-up game ahead of Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.

However Crouch was again able to join in with his team-mates after missing training during the early part of the week because of a tight calf suffered during Portsmouth's weekend victory over Everton.

David Beckham will break Bobby Moore's outfield appearance record for England if he wins his 109th cap against the Slovakians.

With Wright-Phillips missing, Fabio Capello is expected to choose between Aaron Lennon and Beckham on the right-hand side of midfield.

The suggestion is Lennon will get the nod, although, with Capello pledging to make all six available substitutions, Beckham should get on the pitch at some point.

It is also expected that Steven Gerrard will occupy a left-sided berth, although the Liverpool skipper would be given licence to roam inside whenever he saw the opportunity.

There has also been some speculation that Manchester United keeper Ben Foster may start in goal, winning only his second cap, two years after his first, which came against Spain at Old Trafford.

John Terry will captain the team, partnering Rio Ferdinand in central defence for the first time since last October, while Wayne Rooney should also be involved after missing the recent friendlies in Germany and Spain.

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