- Jul 5, 2011
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
you missed this win from 1990Quintero this is the case for a lot of teams, but re Argentina, they haven't really beaten a big gun in a major tournament for ******* yonks. I'm talking a Brazil, Germany, Italy, Holland, France etc. When I say beat I don't mean via penalties like they did at Brazil 2014 in the semis. Piss poor and we'd have to go back to Mexico 86 in the final against West Germany. I include Holland in this bracket for making 3 world cup finals as well as semis. They're still yet to win a world cup, but as forementioned combined with a Euro Cup and good displays.
1990 - Shooutout central. Yugoslavia then Italy, the '' big '' gun in the semis.
1994 - nope
1998 - Croatia made the semis and had a good tournament. A great team, but I wouldn't call them a big gun.They weren't at the calibre of said teams ( given their history ) although now on the back of making the World Cup final they hold a lot more substance.
2002 - nope. A solitary win against Nigeria who they beat at USA 94 along with Greece.
2006 - Ditto. Ivory Coast, Serbia and M, Mexico in the 2nd round in Extra Time.
2010 - History keeps repeating. Mexico in the 2nd round again. Nigeria, South Korea, Greece, nah.
2014 - Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria, Switzerland E.T, Belgium Quarters ( good world cup last year and in 86 but not a big gun, that is a different discussion )
2018 - Solitary win vs Nigeria as they did in 2002
A bunch of average teams and teams in the 2nd bracket. Belgium atm are considered a power but will need to back that up more next year and after that. I love Argentina but they're doing **** all and continue to disappoint and underachieve.
3 years straight and 3 runners up in 2015, 2016 and 2017. They should have did better there and obviously had their chances. Higuain the stupid **** in 2014 and 2015 blew two golden chances. Messi could have buried Germany too.
I love them, but **** they're frustrating.
What a pass from Maradonna to Caniggia!