Originally posted by 1251alex:
just kidding, I'd like either Peru or Venezuela to win it. this will be the last time in a good while either Argentina or Brazil aren't in the semis so this is their shot to add a trophy to their case. and I'd like to see it. Uruguay and Paraguay are always going to put up good fights against the big dogs so it doesn't matter to me.
so, go Peru or Venezuela!!!!
although I have soft spots for players on both of the guay countries.
it's funny, it seems to me that the lesser talented teams come into these games with a better gameplan and, with a little luck, are able to execute it to their advantage.
Based on talent alone Uruguay has to be the favorite, even with Forlan having a subpar tournament he could snap out of his funk at any time and become a difference maker. Paraguay is very solid in all areas but not really outstanding anywhere, well maybe the forwards, and their goalie is having an amazing tourney.
Peru IMO is the least talented team but they just play their hearts out, Guerrero is f**king amazing and Vargas didn't start out too well but has gotten better as the tourney has gone along. I don't feel too confident about this matchup but then again they've gotten this far doing what they do, and anything can happen at this point.
Venezuela has been surprising to me, especially the back 4 and the goalie. Even though I'm still not sold on Vega, he's played his heart out even being part of that dramatic goal in the 3-3 tie vs Paraguay so I give him mad respect for that. Vizcarrando (#4) is too good to be playing in the Venezuelan league, he needs to be signed by a team at least in Argentina or Mexico, or one of the smaller leagues in Europe. But their best player, Tomas Rincon, will miss the semis due to getting that late red card yesterday and that will hurt. He recovers so many balls in the midfield and just knows how to control the tempo of the game, IMO he's irreplaceable so I'm interested to see who'll play for him and how Venezuela will approach the game since last time only a miracle allowed us to get away with a 3-3 tie that was a 1-3 deficit just 5-6 minutes before the game ended.
I'm rooting for a Peru vs Venezuela final