A Turning Point for World Cup Teams

When the 2018 World Cup approaches closer, the increasing frustration of the United States soccer community could be understand. Even the US side will not present at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The United States could take some comfort from the role it played in shaped the road to the World Cup.

At present, the Copa America is hosted every four years, starting a new circle of competitive action. After the World Cup, there is no important football games except for some friendlies. The Copa America could facilitate forming of the shape for the next batch of World Cup qualifiers.

Certainly, there is the extra Copa, which aims to celebrate the centenary of the event. For this reason, six of 18 rounds of World Cup qualifiers had been played. The tournament allows the team to reshape their structure and strategy as they looked ahead to the remaining two thirds of the action.

Actually, the most important change led by Copa Centenario failed to come to fruition. After another defeat in a final, Lionel Messi was depressed, and he wandered away from the stadium, declaring his willing to retire from international football. It is lucky for Argentina national football team and the World Cup that he decided to reconsider his decision. In the event that he stayed away from it, the Argentina national football team will not have made it to Russia. Argentina national football team had lost to Chile after a penalty shootout, but the Copa Centenario was regarded as a pyrrhic victory. The third winning of the summer tournament leaves them a football team obliged them to the fourth 2017 Confederations Cup.

All this activities lead to severe effects on a generation that the team had played football for a decade and aged together. In the final rounds of qualifier, they spared no efforts to win the tournament, and missed out on Russia. The Copa Centenario proved most influential in Foxborough. But it turned out to be an important moment for Peru.

They are confident once again and equaled the La Blanquirroja’s all-time record unbeaten run. In case they could keep the clean sheet against Scotland in their send-off match in Lima. At the Copca Centenario, Coach Ricardo Gareca could work with a back four. The back four football players are totally different from the group in the starting lineup. Both Aldo Corzo and Miguel Trauco at right-back; Christian Ramos and Alberto Rodriguez in the middle. In the tournament, the previous left-back of Orlando City was deployed as a midfielder of the team. It was at that time that the excellent football star Edison Flores was introduced.

The football player who is accustomed to play football with left foot is suitable for both attacking and defensive positions, who have made great efforts to his team in shooting. Finally, the excellent football player grown into a joint top scorer of the qualifiers. At the same time, the Brazil national football team made a weird decision after a shocked defeat on home ground at the 2014 World Cup.

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