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FM 2011 Live Game – Argentina vs Italy 2022 World Cup Final

Hello dear friends and welcome back to Australia for the biggest event in football, the World Cup final! As you already know you will be able to take part in the final live on Sunday, September 4th, starting at 12:30 GMT. But before that let me introduce you to the teams that will battle for the most important trophy in football.

First of all, the odds. As you can see the bookmakers think that Italy have a better chance of winning the final but I’m used to playing against the odds.

Then an Argentinian ex-international added a few more pessimistic remarks, I wonder who that ex-international was… :)

Now let’s get down to business and see what Italy have to offer. Well, I have studied their past games and they always preferred a rather defensive formation with 2 DMs, a central midfielder, a pair of wingers and a lone striker.

Their team is very good though as it has a very strong backbone. The best players are centre back Pagani, Poli and Crisetig – the two DMs, and the striker, Semeraro, who is almost magnificent. I have already picked my starting eleven, it’s the one I have used on a regular basis throughout the tournament except Pacheco who takes injured Yavar‘s place. I don’t know the Italian starting eleven yet but after taking a look at each of their players I tried to make an educated guess. You can click on the player names to view each of their profiles.

Argentina Starting Line Up: Gonzalo MaidanaSergio Garcia, Fabio Ortiz, Nicolas Otamendi, Fernando PereyraMarcos Fernandez, Gustavo Iglesias, Ismael FischerLeandro Velasco, German PachecoLucas Cuello

Argentina SubstitutesSergio Romero, Javier Godoy, Osvaldo Rufino, Matias Asencio, Ezequiel Munoz, Franco Zuculini, Javier Pastore, Hilario Giaccone, Claudio Vicente, Sergio Araujo

Italy Probable Line Up: Salvatore SiriguEmanuele Santoni, Nino Pagani, Giuseppe Bellusci, Francesco VivianiAndrea Poli, Lorenzo Crisetig, Ariel FerrariMatias Ezequiel Schelotto, Simone VerdiAlberto Semeraro

Italy Substitutes: Ivan Ferraro, Giacomo Maffei, Davide Santon, Marco Calderoni, Thiago, Andre Luiz, Matteo Morini, Federico Macheda

The two starting elevens are comparable in terms of quality and strength but I think that our bench is slightly better, that’s where (hopefully) we can make a difference. That’s about it for now, see you in the “live box” at 12:30 GMT!

 

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André
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Great initiative. I will try to follow it :)

Kevin
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Looking forward to live coverage!!

Birdy
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Birdy

was looking forward to it now I can’t watch it because I have to get up at 2-3 in the morning before school D:

riggsy
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riggsy

Looking forward to it Johnny though I may miss the beginning as I will be having Sunday lunch around that time :( Good luck anyway mate :)

Darren Smith
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Looking forward to the final mate, the stage is set and both teams are evenly matched….its gonna be a thrilling final.

Gonzalo
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Gonzalo

Haha, nice! Good luck in this game.

Cheers from Argentina :P

Mariano
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Mariano

“Then an Argentinian ex-international added a few more pessimistic remarks, I wonder who that ex-international was…”

Who else can be?

THE DIEEEEGO!:)

No doubt about it!:)

Andrew
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Andrew

I think I know how to show live your games

vaibhavc
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vaibhavc

YOU WON! I am so sorry I missed everything. I knew you did, well done Argentina!

George Dobson
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George Dobson

well done great way of showing it and cuello was amazing his last goal was amazing :D

Sayam Khan
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Oh my days, how did I miss this. It was at a time where I was free aswell but I decided to do gardening instead :-( Well done anyway Johnny, and I look forward to your Vauxhall post.

PS are you going to quit Argentina?

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