Best of the Rest International Friendlies 03/05/2014
Round Up - Argentina, Germany, Brazil
Wednesday 5th March 2014 19:45(GMT)
TV: Espn; Bt Sport
Romania v Argentina (19:00 GMT)
I belive that most of Argentina's first team are available for selection with Aguero, Messi and Higuain all recovered from injury. With a squad of superstars I think Argentina will be just far too strong for a young Romania team. I'd take Argentina to win here as Messi and Aguero should prove too have too much quality for Romania's back four.
Pick: Argentina to win
South Africa vs Brazil (17:00 GMT)
South Africa did manage a 1-0 win over Spain in recent friendlies when Parker scored the winner but I think the South Africans face a much bigger task when they take on Brazil. Brazil have their eyes firmly set on lifting the World Cup again and as the host Nation Brazil will surely have a distinct advantage. With a team of quality players such as David Luiz, Ramires, Oscar ( all Chelsea) , Neymar ( Barcelona), Thiago Silva (PSG) I think this squad is coming together nicely for Scholari and I think they will take some stopping come the summer. I would take Brazil to win by two or more here in Johannesburg.
Pick: Brazil -1
Germany vs Chile (19:45 GMT)
A game with two interesting squads of players, Chile are better than most people know with some quality up front in the form of Alexis Sanchez of Barcelona. Chile won five of their last six games to qualify for the World Cup and I think they will provide a stern test for Germany in this friendly in Stuttgart. Germany have another very strong squad with quality all over the field from Neur, Boatang and Lahm at the back to Ozil, Muller and Reus up top. There is no doubting that when push comes to shove at the World Cup next summer Germany will be in the shake up but with this friendly I think we might see the Chilians come away with something.