Published on June 25th, 2014 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
MCFC World Cup Watch | Who’s In And Who’s Out?
MCFC World Cup Watch
With the group stages of the 2014 World Cup drawing to a close, we thought we’d do a quick ‘MCFC World Cup Watch’ to see how our lads are getting on!
Tackles Won: 1
Pass Completion Rate: 81.1%
Zabaleta has been getting lots of praise for his work rate and overall performances so far in the World Cup. With an assist to his name already, things are looking good for City’s number 1 rightback.
Crosses Completed: 100%
Pass Completion Rate: 88%
Despite only making one brief appearance against Cameroon on Monday night, the Brazilian has already made a big impact to the team. With a goal to his name and an overall pass completion rate of 88%, Fernandinho is showing the world what he’s made of.
Attempts on Target: 50%
Solo Runs Into Area: 2
The little Argentine has looked very lively in his two appearances so far. Although he hasn’t yet scored a goal, his work rate and shots on goal makes it feel like one is imminent.
Recovered Balls: 15
Pass Completion Rate: 90.3%
Vincent is proving to us all once again why so many clubs are fighting over his signature. His experience is really starting to shine through now as he has been a brick wall in Belgium’s defence.
Recovered Balls: –
Pass Completion Rate: –
The fact that Martin has yet to feature in the World Cup so far shows the strength of Argentina’s squad this year. Hopefully he will be able to show us all his talents in the next stages.
Recovered Balls: 14
Pass Completion Rate: 82.3%
Although Spain were eliminated early from the 2014 World Cup, David Silva still had enough time to show his quality. Featuring in all 3 group matches with an excellent pass completion rate, the little Spaniard can return to Manchester with his head held high.
Recovered Balls: 8
Pass Completion Rate: 79.2%
Despite losing his younger brother Ibrahim to cancer last Thursday, Yaya has looked a usual threat in the middle of he pitch. The Ivorian was unfortunate not to get a goal to his name before his team were knocked out, as he regularly challenged the opposition’s goal and made several of his explosive runs.
Save Rate: 50%
Attempted Clearances: 2
Pass Completion Rate: 85.1%
Top quality goals from the familiar faces of Mario Balotelli and Luis Suarez were what ultimately lead to the demise of England in this year’s World Cup. However, Joe did manage to show us glimpses of what he can do with some top-quality saves during his 2 appearances for the national side.
Attempts on Target: 50%
Solo Runs Into Area: 3
Other than hos goal which was controversially called offside in the game against Nigeria at the weekend, Edin hasn’t really had the chance to show us what he’s capable of in his 2 appearances so far. However, with 1 game still to play tonight against Iran, he may still have enough time to grab his first goal of the 2014 World Cup.
Recovered Balls: 5
Pass Completion Rate: 61.8%
City’s hard-working winger only managed to play just short of one full game for England in the 2014 World Cup. However, while he was on he looked his usual hard-working self, was always eager to get involved with play and got into several great attacking positions.