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    Somebody will have to confirm but it seems like if you're living in Spain you can't refuse a callup to the Olympics if fit. Which is why Ferran could stay at home but not likes of Pedri.

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    City were forceful in their decision to not let Ferran and Rodri go. Barcelona weren't.

    Ferran suggested in an interview that if it were his choice, he would want to go.
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    Pass left to Martens-Pass forward to Martens-Left foot to Martens
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    Awful display by Spain, hoping for individual brilliance and nothing more. Hopefully they get knocked out in the group stages so pedri can get some rest

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    ^
    give credit to Egypt, please. They were brilliant and very disciplined.

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    Spain are completely exhausted. Especially those played at Euro.

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    Their manager doesn't seem to be very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    Their manager doesn't seem to be very good.
    No time to prepare, fatigue, a scrambled together squad... I wouldn't put that on the manager yet. Was always going to be a slow start and maybe gaining some momentum/form later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andresito View Post
    Somebody will have to confirm but it seems like if you're living in Spain you can't refuse a callup to the Olympics if fit. Which is why Ferran could stay at home but not likes of Pedri.
    Yeah, from reports I've read a few weeks ago I think you're right.

    Spanish clubs can't refuse to let their players go, they can just try to negotiate with RFEF (which we did in Pedri's case) but Barca was pretty much powerless here.


    Quote Originally Posted by mc_lovin View Post
    No time to prepare, fatigue, a scrambled together squad... I wouldn't put that on the manager yet. Was always going to be a slow start and maybe gaining some momentum/form later.
    Sure but I was never too convinced with de la Fuente. He had some questionable decisions in the U21 Euro earlier this summer as well.
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    Brazil germany - what a match. Danil alves is still playing lol

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    Where do you guys watch games? Spain is playing in 90 minutes but I was trying to watch Brazil before and can't find any good stream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messi983 View Post
    Where do you guys watch games? Spain is playing in 90 minutes but I was trying to watch Brazil before and can't find any good stream.
    I pay so I can stream the entire olympics.
    Did anyone find statistics for men's football though? fbref strangely only keeps track of the womens tournament...

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    Pedri with a very nice first touch and then through ball in one sequence in this first half against Australia. He also tried to shoot another time...

    Does anyone here know anything about Javi Puado? He played for Espanyol and got them back to la primera last season, starts today.

    edit: Olmo with an even better through ball just now, I think he'd fit very well in Barcelona...
    Last edited by Bobo32; 25th July 2021 at 12:12 PM.

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    An exhausted Pedri is still level above. Show exactly why he is so good (IQ, technique, composure)

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    Spain won 1-0, top of the group.
    They need a point to qualify, next game vs Argentina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khaled_a_d View Post
    Spain won 1-0, top of the group.
    They need a point to qualify, next game vs Argentina.
    And Egypt lost 0-1 against Argentina, did you watch that game?