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World Cup Friendlies Bullcrap?
Francesco2286 (Barcelona) 6 years ago
So a lot teams have taken on friendlies to "prepare for the world cup" but how much preparation is it? South africa has won all there games by extreme help from the referees, it is even embarrassing, some teams are facing other sides way weaker than they are for example netherlands vs ghana, but in the other hand they have been more equal games, but you can tell is a friendly, teams hold a lot back because of the fear of injury, no ones wants an injury so close to the world cup. So what do you believe are they just exhibitions or do they really help build and prepare a team?
Golaire (Bayern München) 6 years ago
It gives the teams a chance to experiment and let the b-team members play. Winning friendlies does not guarantee much, but a streak of losing several should be a cause for concern
Ant (Liverpool) 6 years ago
It gives a chance for a team to play against another international squad, hopefully get a win, gain confidence, bond better as a squad, try tactics. Friendlies are a vital part of the game. You don't want to be experimenting with a new formation in the group stages of the World cup
Tony (footytube staff) 6 years ago
I totally agree with ant, but I don't like paying money to go and watch one, friendlies should be a quarter of the usual price for a game
Juno (AC Milan) 6 years ago
Yeah, trying to earn money off the fans...
Francesco2286 (Barcelona) 6 years ago
Welll not sure if they are rubbish but certaintly dangerous! We have seen many great players go down at friendlies just days before the w. [C.] why not just wait and train softly hahaha

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