Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Big Kahuna, May 14, 2018.
Recap of the final
Nailed the griezz celebration
Missing the flop on the first goal.
Man, I'm coming to terms that I'll forever be salty about that "foul" and the penalty.
Forever. Pain is real.
I just hope Griez never does that stupid dance again.
Now that France have won their 2nd title all the BS which started 20 years ago has resurfaced.
Namely, concerning the 1998 final; Had Ronaldo only been fit Brazil would have won blaablaablaa.
BS! Ronaldo or no Ronaldo, France were unbeatable on that day 20 years ago. In front of their own crowd in the world cup-final. Not even Pele's team in its best days could have beaten France in 1998.
If we ignore all era-related differences, then those were massively better teams than France in 1998.
That is only what you like to believe. Nobody knows the truth because of different eras.
My view is that the game gets better and better and faster and faster and yesteryear's champions would be trashed today.
And yes I know, France struggled to get past Paraguay and only beat Italy on penalties in the 1998 tournament but in the final they would have been unbeatable, Ronaldo or no Ronaldo, which was my point.
Still, Pele, Rivelino, Jairzinho, Gerson, Tostao, that's litterally too much to handle for any team.
Similarly, I believe that the teams which will be around in the 2040's would make minced meat of today's dominant teams including France if it were somehow possible to remove the difference of eras.
Well that seemed awfully whitewashed...
I disagree about Pele's team, but that French team was a tough nut to crack. One of the best defenses I remember (if not the best) and a genius in the midfield. Regardless, it's a one game elimination match, anything can happen and Ronaldo was hot. Not saying that France was undeserving, I liked them and I cheered for them all tournament through, knowing that Germany had no chance whatsoever.
If England had somehow managed to win the semi-final and gone on to win the final and the world cup we would have been hearing about it for next 52 years.
So thank lord that the French won. I guess in France it is more or less old news by now a week later.
Probably not in France.
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