Originally Posted by paraiso
Milito, Tevez and Messi up front is not what I would call terrible. Maradona has called up a lot of unknowns for the midfield but he's still bringing Mascherano and Veron. His central defense is not bad either with Samuel and DeMichelis both champions league finalsits.
Like someone else said, they can't all play at once. Maradona will likely play a standard 4-4-2. So you get the same issue of having to bench someone, likely to be Tevez and Milito, with Messi and Higuain starting. Not a bad choice, but we'll see how it pans out.
Mascherano is not creative enough to pull the strings, Veron might be tho.
DeMichelis is a joke, I can't believe he's still playing top-flight football.
I think France has a pretty rock solid defense if you ask me. Evra and Sagna are the best left and right backs in the premier league. Sagna struggles a bit up the pitch but his defending is superb. Gallas and Squillaci are not Blanc or Desailly but they are solid players. Domenech is also bringing with him a few polyfunctional defenders to adjust for tactics and injuries.
Evra is woefully slow on the backtrack and gets taken to task by any skilled winger, only managing to salvage the situation by committing horribly cynical fouls. Sagna is clueless going forward. They're two halves of the same coin, so put together they count as one world-class player.
Gallas is just old and knackered, I haven't seen Squillaci play recently.