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Old 06-06-2010, 09:17 AM
Location: Washington, DC
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My God, it's like it is fated to keep most of the world's best and most exciting players at home!

I don't understand the recklessness of playing these stars in meaningless warm-up friendlies this close to the once-in-4-years event!

Now Arjen Robben might be out after getting dinged in a 6-1 friendly win vs Hungary. Why play a game like this? The roster is mostly proven vets, the team has been clicking beautifully. The only thing left is to get on the damn plane for South Africa!

Do teams really think they will be more ready to play well with these 11th hour friendlies? [they won't]

Too often common sense seems to be lacking in world soccer. From the ridiculous number of matches and tourneys, to the worst offiiciating in all of sports, to bizarre coach and player selections (Maradona, Domanech, Erickson, no Cassano, no Cambiasso, etc. etc.).
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