Friday, June 27, 2008
Argentina v Brazil from a Brazilian point of view
The excellent Brazilian magazine Placar made a comparison between the current national teams of Brazil and Argentina.
Starting from what they think is a fact (that both teams will qualify for the next World Cup) they ask the question: "Us or them? Which team is better?"
And then they make a great exercise in which they try to answer that question themselves.
In a sort of X-ray player-by-player analysis, they go through every player in both the senior and the Olympic national teams as well as taking a look at the promising youngsters and the players they consider as the best from both countries (KAKA v RIQUELME; ROBINHO v MESSI and PATO v AGÜERO).
Of course it's in Portuguese, but there isn't much to read. You can navigate with your mouse over each and every players' face and see a score (in the scale of 0 to 10) and you'll see the final score at the bottom of the page.
A surprising result for many. What do you think about this piece?