Saturday, September 8, 2012

Valencia CF players on national duty

Yesterday wasn't the best for Valencia CF players on national duty, or at least was a mixed bag.

Brazil: First of all Diego Alves started for Brazil and was very secure on goal, although he didn't have too much to do, thought when called upon was solid and reliable.
Jonas came in for Brazil at 71st minute, but was lacking and doesn't seem to know his role in the team, not doing much of anything.

Portugal: Joao Pereira stared though according to goal he was really terrible in his performances.
Ricardo Costa didn't start for Portugal.

Argentina: Fernando Gago started for Argentina and was the driving force in midfield. A complete performance, considering it was his first start alongside Brana who wasn't very good. Also its his start after coming from injury.

Paraguay: Nelson Valdez came on as a substitute, ran a lot, but lacked service to do something.

Algeria: Sofiane Feghuoli started and played almost all the match, being subbed at the 88th minute. Judging by the ratings he likely played very good.

For the rest of the players Adil Rami didn't start for France, though based on his performances lately and the good showing of the new defensive pair, he might get benched.
Roberto Soldado didn't feature for Spain, though David Villa made his comeback and Soldado is likely to be in the back pecking order.