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Thread: why did my brazilian regen play at the W2014?

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    Default why did my brazilian regen play at the W2014?

    the player is named massa, is 20 years and quite a talent. however, he is nothing more in my opinion. last season at PSV he played 11 matches, scoring once.

    He never had an international cap untill the WC. here he played in 5 out of 6 matches. 3 times he was in the starting line-up, 2 times as substitue.

    of you look at his stats, can someone explain why he was picked for the starting 11?

    http://s208.photobucket.com/albums/b...rent=massa.png

    p.s. he played as a MR
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    sorry pressed reply button to soon.

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    Injuries, bad manager, small database? Three possible reasons.

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    game is played on a big database, the manager was (he got sacked after the WC) Rivaldo and as far as i noticed there werent any injuries.

    picture of rivaldo: http://s208.photobucket.com/albums/b...nt=rivaldo.png

    the new manager is rogério lourenco and Massa did not play under the new managers first match (friendly against equador). this is not very surprising because he plays 4-2-4, very suicidal. the strikers are Pato,Hulk,Neymar and vagner Love

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    Based off of what I can discern from the Dutch, maybe it's because he's really good?

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    sorry that i forgot to mention it is in dutch. but do you think his stats are good enough for the brazilian national squad? i would say not.

    but when i looked at the entire squad, i noticed that there arent any decent MR's in Brazil atm. the best ones are neymar (not his natural position) hernanes and a 32 years old maicon. he might just be the best of the rest.

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    Well I'd say yes if you are not playing with wingers, and Brazilian teams haven't really done that since Garrincha retired.

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    His stamina is 2! Never seen a player that low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave byrd View Post
    His stamina is 2! Never seen a player that low.
    Stamina can be compensated for, but yes the 2 is the only thing I'd be really worried about.

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    Maybe the manager needs a player like him. Eg. Ramires - he wouldn't fit into every system and may not in the Brazils top 10 players but he fitted into Dunga's system. Sometimes I require a really hardworking, physically top class midfielder to win the ball and make a simple lay-off. Maybe Rivaldo thought that player complemented his other central midfielder, or w/e.

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    sorry its dutch. his jumping is 2. stamina is 16. his height is 169cm's, so that explains it

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    Have to agree that he made the squad because he probably is the best RM in Brazil, seeing as no-one Brazilian usually plays there! The oddity is Rivaldo choosing a formation that needs a RM, but I suppose its possible given his illustrious career in Europe.

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    He played just because there wasn't a RM called "Alonso" in the database

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