Óscar González / Madrid, Groups’s composition in first phase of World Cup of Russia 2018, raffled in the Moscow Kremlin Palace, offers eight duels with morbid:
GROUP A: PIZZI FRONT OF CUPPER, ARGENTINE DUEL IN LOS BANQUILLOS
Juan Antonio Pizzi, just arrived at the bench of Saudi Arabia, will face his compatriot Hector Cúper, who has returned to Egypt to a World Cup.
Both they crossed in the Spanish championship and Juan Antonio Pizzi, as player of Barcelona, Hector Cúper removed the possibility of lifting a title in his first season in Spanish football. In the final of the Copa del Rey 1997-98, after tying a goal, Barça won by 5-4 in the penalty shootout (after eight pitches per team). Pizzi scored his.
GROUP B: CHRISTIAN AGAINST SPAIN
Cristiano Ronaldo again against Spain. Protagonist permanent of the Spanish championship in the last decade, Cristiano returns to settle a pair of debts; the one that took him away from the World Cup in South Africa 2010, when the Portuguese team lost 1-0 and, two years later, in the European Championship, when the team then led by Vicente Del Bosque won the semi-final in Donetsk (Ukraine) in the penalty shootout. Neither scored on that occasion and did not even have the chance to throw a penalty, because the coach of the Quinas, Paulo Bento, decided to run the fifth, which was not reached after Sergio Ramos hit with his shot to the “Panenka ”
GROUP C: THE PRIDE OF THE “REPESCADOS”
The repechage brought Denmark, Peru and Australia to the World Cup. Which one deserved it more? Group C offers a good chance to prove it, because in good logic, with France as the leader of the key, among the three must fight for the other place to eighths.
GROUP D: MESSI AGAINST MODRIC AND RAKITIC
Messi against Modric and Rakitic. The assault on the World Cup of the best player in the world clashes in its first phase against the danger posed by the Croatian team. A set that has as main claims the Real Madrid player Luka Modric and his teammate Ivan Rakitic.
Both, and to a lesser extent the athletic Vrsaljko or the ex-offender Mandzukic, know well the star albiceleste.
GROUP E: NEYMAR AGAINST KEYLOR NAVAS
Neymar also aspires to be the star that leads the “five-time champion” to the coveted sixth title will encounter Keylor Navas, one of the best, if not the best, goalkeeper of the last World Cup. To this is added, once again, the background in which both clashed in the “classics” and, perhaps, some cross that may occur this year between PSG and Real Madrid.
GROUP F: GERMANY-MEXICO AND THE REVANCHA OF 86
Mexico has a new chance to avenge the elimination in “their” World Cup. Then, 31 years ago, the team led by Hugo Sánchez was about to make history, but it was prevented by German efficiency. The “Tri” came to tie to zero the meeting of the quarterfinals, but fell on a penalty shootout in which he was only able to mark once Harald Schumacher.
GROUP G: BOB MARTÍNEZ AND THE DOUBTS OF THE FA
In the summer of 2016 the English federation (FA) lived one of the biggest crisis in its history. England had been humiliated by Iceland in the European Championship, Roy Hodgson had resigned and there was no clear candidate to the bench of the “pross”,
It sounded, among others, the name of the Spaniard Roberto Martinez, a coach who knew British football (Swansea, Everton …) and whose methods the FA liked. However, the good performance of the sub’21, with Gareth Southgate at the helm, changed everything. The English leaders followed a continuist line and handed the Middlesbrough technician the position.
Now, the paths of “Bob” Martinez and Southgate cross paths again. Probably, for the first place of the group G. Perhaps to clear the doubts on whether the election of the FA was successful.
GROUP H: LEWANDOWSKI-FALCAO; THE INSURED GOAL
Can it end without goals a match in which Robert Lewandowski and Radamel Falcao are? It seems impossible, because the Polish record of goals in the European qualifying stage (16 goals) and the Colombian Radamel Falcao, author of 13 goals in the twelve games he has played in Ligue 1, have the opposite goal between the eyes . EFE
La composición de los grupos de la primera fase del Mundial de Rusia.
Las curiosidades de la primera fase del Mundial de fútbol.
Las reacciones de los distintos grupos de la primera fase del Mundial de fútbol de Rusia.
tendrá que olvidarse del mundial de Sudáfrica.
tendrá que saldar deudas con el entrenador.
tendrá la oportunidad de saldar un par de deudas.
Según dice la noticia...
Cúper y Pizzi se enfrentan por primera vez.
Pizzi ha renunciado a competir contra Cúper.
Cúper no consiguió un título por culpa de Pizzi.
Según la noticia, el asalto al Mundial del mejor jugador del mundo es chocante.
No se sabe.
Nada de eso.
Según la noticia...
Hace 31 años el conjunto que entonces lideraba Hugo Sánchez casi hizo historia.
El conjunto de Hugo Sánchez hará historia frente a Alemania.
Hace 31 años Hugo Sánchez hizo historia con Alemania.