Originally Posted by MariaV
And btw now I KNOW it was all FIFA's doing that USSR lost that match to Belgium.
Ooooh...those are fighting words.
You want a badrep this badly?
Belgium had a good team back them. Individually, they may have been less talented as the current crop but they were a "team", fighting for each other, united, focused. The current crop is overpaid and too busy becoming stars to be part of a national "team". Each player that wasn't willing to put himself on the line for the sake of the team, was thrown out. Vandereycken once was sent home in the middle of a WC for openly criticising Scifo for example. Granted, Vandereycken had a point when he said that Scifo needed to stop being a prancing pony and start functioning as a team player but he shouldn't have openly criticised his team mate like that.
We need somebody like Jan Ceulemans now. He was a rock for the Belgian team and he's a great, great guy.