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- Nov 8, 2005
You're still missing the point. Australian teams were known to be a tough physical match up that made up for their lack of skill with constant pressure and physicality.Serbia just showed what happens when you push further forward.
1st half they defended very well, very compact, chased and harassed. They go behind and they push that line higher up the pitch and if we are being realistic, Brazil could have scored 5 or 6 in that 2nd half. 2 against the woodwork, keeper made 2 or 3 good saves.
Its all well and good to claim that pushing up would have limited what France would have done, but that assumes they don't have the quality of player to deal with that closer attention. Simple fact is they do.
BTW comparing France v Australia this year to 4 years ago is silly. The Australia team 4 years ago was better than this current team. Not a surprise that they lost by more.
Serious question here, how many goals did you expect to lose to France by before the game? I would have said 3, which is what happened.
This team instead conceded the game before it stepped onto the park.
That's a valid comparison to 4, 8, 12 and 16 years ago.