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World Cup Open Thread, June 28

Serbia v Brazil: Group E - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Today’s open thread. We’re going to try and do this daily for the remainder of the World Cup, just to give you a platform to discuss the games, while allowing the rest of the comment-sections to stay relevant to their respective articles.

Notes & Quotes

Clarence Seedorf says Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes “Won’t play”

Former Real Madrid midfielder Clarence Seedfor chimed in on Real Madrid’s two new Brazilian wonder-kid signings, stating that neither will have a fair shot at the club. He even referenced Fede Valverde — the Real Madrid player on loan at Deportivo whom Seedorf briefly coached this season — as an example.

“Madrid are a club with very high demands. These two players are not going to play,” Seedorf told SporTV in Brazil.

“This year I had a Uruguayan [Valverde] at Deportivo. He is not going to play for Madrid. He will not play.

”If you are lucky, you will go to a team like Porto to mature. And if you do not do well, others will take your place. Everyone dreams of playing for Madrid and then those who arrive either live or die.

”Ze Roberto was one of the best players I saw and he left. [Samuel] Eto’o went away at 18 years old, had a wonderful year at Real Mallorca and went to Barcelona.”


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