Thursday, November 17, 2011

Report: Players on international duty

Turkey; Mehmet Topal
Mehmet Topal did not start for Turkey and unlike the previous match he did not come in as substitute either.

France; Adil Rami and Jeremy Mathieu
Adil Rami started and played the full 90 minutes for France and while I didn't watch the match if we were to trust they gave him a 5 and said he wasn't too good.
Jeremy Mathieu did not start in France's second match as Erik Abidal took his place, although Mathieu played great when given the opportunity and had decent chances to be called for Euro 2012.

Brazil; Diego Alves and Jonas Goncalves
Diego Alves started and played the full 90 minutes of the match and while he wasn't troubled much he did well on those rare occasions and might as well have secured himself a permanent place in the team.
Jonas Goncalves started and played for most of the match scoring two goals in the process to give Brazil 2-0 win over Egypt.

Spain; Jordi Alba
Jordi Alba did not play in Spain's match against Costa Rica in which Spain drew 2-2 with pretty bad defensive display. Monreal from Malaga was given the spot instead and it seems with his poor performance like Jordi has guaranteed his spot in the Spanish team for the Euro 2012.