Olympics Football

Cowan_rfc

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Spain v Egypt on Eurosport 5 just now. Utter gash so far, Spain have a very strong squad.

France v Mexico on iplayer, no "big" players for them though.

Fitba on through work again. Magic
 

TheMandalorian

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It says France u23 yet Gignac 35 and Thauvin 28 are both playing
They’re allowed 3 overage players. GB had Micah Richards, Bellamy and Giggs in 2012. Was an outcry because Pearce didn’t pick Beckham in spite of him and Prince William being the 2 who got the bid over the line.
 

djc1980

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Saw a video on Twitter last night of a young Ronaldo absolutely running riot for Brazil at the 1996 Olympics.
Historically the South Americans take Olympic football very seriously.

Brazil have taken Richarldson & Douglas Luiz this year although the Argies haven't taken anyone of note from Europe
 

Degausser

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Historically the South Americans take Olympic football very seriously.

Brazil have taken Richarldson & Douglas Luiz this year although the Argies haven't taken anyone of note from Europe
Yeah no real big name players but some really talented young players in that squad - Almada and de la Vega I fully expect we’ll see in Europe in the near future
 

grant1986

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What are the rules for the Olympics? I thought it was under-24, but just seen Dani Alves is captaining Brazil and he must be about 40. :)) are you allowed one or two older players too?
 

Kubala

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I can't get the picture to work but if you Google Carlos MacAllister you get Kevin's Dad who was also a footballer. He looks exactly like a Glaswegian taxi driver who'd tell you he played for Argentina in a World Cup where you sit there thinking right you are mate.
 

scoobytwo

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The Brazil players are all very strong. Skillful as expected but they seem very much an experienced adult team. The Germans seem a bit inexperienced and are rattled.
 
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