World Cup 2010: Argentina 2-0 Greece

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  1. Dar says:

    Greece was beyond terrible.I’m surprised it wasn’t 10-0 Argentina.

    The Greeks have good defense, but beyond that nothing.

    Sub-par passing, bad individual dribbling/skills, and excruciatingly slow pace, these Greeks are sooo ssllloooowww. They’d get the ball, almost the entire Argenitine team is behind them, yet they’re so slow the latter have time to run ahead and casually prepare their defenses.

    And for God’s sake, if you’re going to have only one lone striker up ahead, then have an actual decent one. Samaras is terrible!

  2. Gervillian Swike says:

    It’s a game of opinions Dar, and all respect to you, mine differs from yours. Greece played a fantastically disciplined defensive game, nullifying the best player in the world, and were only beaten because Argentina were patient and their quality told. You need to make the best of what’s at your disposal. It’s not all about attack. It’s not pretty, it’s not sexy, but great teams are able to show their talents against a range of opponents.

  3. Dar says:

    To Gervillian Swike,

    All well and good, until you recall that Greece needed to score.

    You can’t deny their slowness, nor can you really deny that ineffectiveness of having one lone striker up ahead. That’s fine if that striker is a Ronaldhino or a Messi, but it’s Samaras.

    Greece played like a team that wanted to draw not win.

  4. Alex M says:

    You always have to take into account the status of both countries. Greece is a small country with a low budget and, excluding 2004, no great achievements in football history. They did their best and played decently for what they could offer against a Colossus like Argentina. I’m pretty sure they could’ve kept the 0-0 till the end but as Nigeria couldn’t win against Korea, Greece were forced to attack and that’s how the defeat came.

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