Because the soccer occasion of the Beijing Olympic video games method and the groups whittle down their squads in a bid for medals slightly than trophies. Beneath is a bunch by group assessment of the collaborating 16 groups of the male model.
Group A – Argentina, Serbia, Ivory Coast and Australia.
That is certain the hardest group amongst all of the 4 teams. Argentina is the clear favourite of this group , they received there first Olympic gold medal in 2004. They’ve of their Squad Boca Juniors’ midfielder Juan Riquelme, Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano and Inter Milan defender Nicolas Burdisso because the three over age Participant.
In addition they have Barcelona’s petite participant Lionel Messi of their fold. Messi who already amassed 29 senior caps for Argentina is among the most threatening strikers on this planet in the mean time. Barcelona is combating to maintain Messi for upcoming Champions League qualifying matches, nevertheless it’s unlikely he’ll be prevented from taking part in within the Olympics.
In addition they have Sergio Aguero , who was sizzling within the Spanish La Liga final season. Sergio Aguero, 20, has made seven appearances for the senior workforce and ought to be alongside Messi at ahead. Aguero led Atletico Madrid with 19 objectives in Spain’s La Liga final season.
Argentina is the favourite in Group A, which incorporates Australia, Ivory Coast and Serbia. Australia, which received the bronze in 1992, is the one different workforce within the group that has ever received an Olympic Soccer Occasion medal.
Argentina ought to anticipate powerful competitors from each Ivory coast and Serbia. Paradoxically each Ivory and Serbia have been in Argentina’s group through the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Each groups shouldn’t be underneath rated as in addition they have first rate gamers of their fold. The Ivorians will probably be parading the likes of Salomon Kalou and doubtlessly Didier Drogba and Kolo Toure as the three over age gamers.
Serbia who had a profitable underneath21 Euro cup marketing campaign the place they completed second will probably be parading Branislav Ivanovic who additionally play for Chelsea within the English Premiership and Velancia’s Zigic.
Australia ought to anticipate to finish the develop with no factors as they parade a workforce which lacks expertise at this degree,no Tim Cahill , no Mark Viduka or Harry Kewell it might be stunning in the event that they managed to seize something greater than some extent.
Prediction : Argentina to complete prime of the group whereas Serbia and Ivory Coast should battle it out for the second quarter last ticket.
Group B – Netherlands, Nigeria, Japan and USA.
Each workforce in Group B has earned a medal on the Olympic Video games. Though Nigeria has solely received in 1996, it stays a great workforce. Japan received bronze in 1968 and the Netherlands received three straight bronze medals in 1908, 1912 and 1920.
The Netherlands workforce is the clear favourite to win this group. Following a European Championship the place they have been heaped with reward for his or her enticing attacking soccer the spirits of the Netherlands workforce ought to be excessive, regardless of a very new look to the squad. They are going to be parading veteran striker Roy Makaay, Gerald Sibon and Kew Jailens, all of whom ought to assist to mould a nicely balanced and technically sensible workforce. It ought to be famous that The Dutch are the again to again European Below21 champions, among the underneath21s will probably be on parade within the Olympics in China.
Nigeria, Japan and the USA should struggle it out for the second Quarter Closing ticket or be prepared to go again to their respective international locations. The Nigerians have a slight benefit due largely to the truth that lots of their Nationwide workforce additionally play within the Below23s too, including very important expertise to a squad which is devoid of lots of the massive names related to Nigeria prior to now. Putting sensations Ikechukwu Uche and Osase and Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama would be the three over age gamers within the workforce.
Brian McBride, Brad Guzan and Michael Parkhurst will characterize The USA as their overage gamers. Japan may battle to get out of the group, except coach Yasuharu Sorimachi can guarantee they’re disciplined sufficient to take factors from the 2 weaker groups round them. Their key match may nicely be in opposition to the USA, a workforce missing any actual superstars who’ve been criticised prior to now for his or her poor improvement at youth degree. They need to be eager to show the critics unsuitable, however could battle to take action.
Prediction : Netherlands And Nigeria to undergo from the Group.
Group C – China, New Zealand, Brazil and Belgium.
Although China are anticipated to prime the medal haul for the Olympics if managing to get out of group c will probably be a large shock to everybody together with themselves. China will although be anticipated to get a win from New Zealand who will probably be collaborating within the Olympics for the very first time however they need to not anticipate a lot from Brazil and Belgium. The Belgians who’re well-known for his or her sturdy youth system will probably be parading extremely rated Vincent Kompany, Anthony Vanden Borre and Tom de Mul.
Brazil is the clear favourite to prime the group. They’ve surprisingly invited to their squad AC Milan sure Ronaldinho, regardless of the actual fact he has not precisely been totally match as of late. Robinho, Thiago Neves, Diego and Pato are additionally included within the workforce however coach Dunga’s main fear would be the assault line none of whom have been in nice kind for his or her respective golf equipment within the simply concluded season. They are going to be banking on the midfield to ship them the objectives that may win them the ever elusive Olympic gold medal.
Prediction : Brazil to win the group whereas Belgium are the favorites to return second.
Group D – Italy, South Korea, Honduras and Cameroon.
Italy highlights Group D, however the four-time World Cup winners do not function as a lot expertise as Brazil and Argentina and have not received the gold medal since 1936. American-born striker Giuseppe Rossi is among the many gamers to observe after scoring 11 objectives for Villarreal final season.
ข่าว ฟุตบอลยุโรป , which is making an attempt to get Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o for the Video games, is hoping to repeat its gold medal success from 2000. Eto’o was a part of that workforce, which defeated Brazil in extra time within the quarterfinals, Chile within the semifinals and Spain within the last.]