quote:Originally posted by redhat
I would have to agree with Jeffrey; he asserts that South American futbol is always
evolving from its lessons from Europe. Historically, yes, they have had their own
"style", but it has always been changing and benefitted from the Euro experience.
Notice that quite a bit of Argentine football involved players with Italian heritage,
although it was actually the Brits who established it. (Hence AFA= Argentine Football
Association, not in Spanish.)
Current evidence can be noticed by the number of South Americans, including Chileans,
playing in Europe, especially Spain.
As for getting a training camp in Europe, that I believe is a plus. The only suggestion
I would like Mitchell to have done with the U20s is to SCOUT YOUR OPPONENTS WELL, other
than just video tape. Chile shut down Canada because it scouted our Argentina and Scotland
games quite well, and thus knew who to mark closely.