Jesus Christ, I didn't watch any Copa games because I was busy sulking Argentina's loss but how the heck did Brazil miss ALL their penalties? Has that ever happened at such a big stage before? Shocking. I'm glad though. I didn't want Brazil to win. Stage is set for Uruguay and Diego Forlan.
I think Brazilian team are pretty "young" and "inexperienced" at the international stage (except for some), so we could pull out a Arsene Wenger and say, "They are young...."
Brazil is more in a rebuilding phase, so this is natural. Whereas for Argentina, it is unacceptable and it's primarily due to the lack of quality managers. If anybody needs an international manager, it's Argentina. Even somebody like Ancelotti would win the World Cup for Argentina because we have the players; we need good tacticians and strategists. That's all.
@Stringer It's not about stars alone. Messi and Higuian were very good the other night. It's the coach. Even the other night, Tabarez (Uruguay coach) was mentoring the team after every interval and he was formulating a plan, while his counterpart was busy just shutting his mouth and walking around. Players win you games, but managers help you avoid defeats.
What an awful set of penalties. If this is the future of Argentina and Brazil in terms of national teams, Spain's gonna keep winning World Cups. Chile and Uruguay would make a great final.
Uruguay and Paraguay.
Germany will have something to say about the World Cup in 2014.