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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from johnyb in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    This was the one friendly match he played for Portugal:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fERoGd1hss
    Not a great match for him.
     
    This post did not age well!  A Liga NOS team, just like a team from any other top league, does not sign a player if they think there is a 0% chance he will play.
     
    I think so too. When he was playing for a top tier Liga NOS team, winning titles and playing in Europa league he got to play one friendly with Portugal. That's it. One match (in a camp with two friendlies - Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't even present)! There was likely a sense that he felt he could fight his way into the squad again if he proved himself during that camp; an old generation of centre backs were on their way out. There had been Benfica transfer rumours in the previous year. Now he is playing for a bottom tier Liga Nos team.
    When you look at other centre-backs:
    -Rúben Dias got his first call for the camp in March 2018, the camp right after the one Ferreira played in, and has since had several caps:
    http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rúben_Dias
    -Even guys like Domingos Duarte and Rúben Semedo are getting calls.
    Portugal just has too much depth; always more young players coming up through the ranks to pick from. 
    If he gets regular minutes at Belenense he can fight his way into our 23 man squad without too much difficulty. To be able to play for Portugal again would require a comeback of epic and improbable proportions. And would he even get more than a few minutes here and there if he somehow, unlikely as it is, made that comeback?
     
    That interview was over a year ago now. I wonder if his perspective has changed. We had some good moments at the Gold Cup and the USA game at home. If we get stadium games with crowds again in the next 3 years he could play at BMO Field in front of friends and family; clearly he had a Portuguese dream but don't underestimate the attraction this could have to him given what he has had to deal with in the last 2½ years.
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    Olympique_de_Marseille reacted to A_Gagne in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    ^ yeah that's right... I "liked" that!
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    Olympique_de_Marseille reacted to Bison44 in General Discussion on CMNT   
    Floro will be rolling in his grave.  
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    Olympique_de_Marseille reacted to SthMelbRed in Scott Kennedy   
    I've got no issue with a player in the Austrian BL2 not being called for the full national team. However, I'd be upset if there wasn't constant monitoring and periodic contact between the player and the national coaches. If he achieves promotion this season, and can thrive in the 1st division next season, that'll change everything. Wishing the young guy the best of luck for the promotion push.
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    Olympique_de_Marseille reacted to Stryker911 in Scott Kennedy   
    They won this morning with Kennedy playing 90 at CB. Took over first place and the promotion spot. 
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from Longrange in Atiba Hutchinson   
    200th match at Beşiktaş for Atiba. 
    Everyone should watch this video  :
     
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from Alex in Atiba Hutchinson   
    200th match at Beşiktaş for Atiba. 
    Everyone should watch this video  :
     
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from Acid-Tone in Atiba Hutchinson   
    200th match at Beşiktaş for Atiba. 
    Everyone should watch this video  :
     
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from cronaldo7 in Atiba Hutchinson   
    200th match at Beşiktaş for Atiba. 
    Everyone should watch this video  :
     
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from cronaldo7 in Ayo Akinola   
    I can't find that information either; I'd be curious to know.
    We shouldn't be that dismissive. If he feels Canadian fans have that attitude towards him, why would he play for us?
    Let us be more respectful and hope he makes the wise decision to switch to Canada. We have less depth than we think. The recent success of David and Davies has made us collectively cocky.
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from JuicyHam in Atiba Hutchinson   
    200th match at Beşiktaş for Atiba. 
    Everyone should watch this video  :
     
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from toontownman in Olympic Qualifying U24 Tournament - New date, new venue?   
    The latest rumour is that the tournament will be in Guadalajara in 2021. With fans if possible. Closed door if not.
    https://www.mediotiempo.com/futbol/concacaf-liga-de-campeones/concachampions-en-septiembre-preolimpico-se-jugara-en-guadalajara
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    Olympique_de_Marseille reacted to dyslexic nam in Atiba Hutchinson   
    I think it is 
    “Atiba”
    (repeat)
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from Red and White in Atiba Hutchinson   
    200th match at Beşiktaş for Atiba. 
    Everyone should watch this video  :
     
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from JamboAl in Atiba Hutchinson   
    200th match at Beşiktaş for Atiba. 
    Everyone should watch this video  :
     
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from rkomar in Atiba Hutchinson   
    200th match at Beşiktaş for Atiba. 
    Everyone should watch this video  :
     
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from An Observer in Ayo Akinola   
    He may have missed his chance to win your heart @El Hombre , but (just like Vitória ), he hasn't missed his chance to contribute to the Canadian cause if he files his switch. It's a throw of the dice; if he gets a good run of games he would certainly be considered for the U23 team 
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from An Observer in Ayo Akinola   
    I can't find that information either; I'd be curious to know.
    We shouldn't be that dismissive. If he feels Canadian fans have that attitude towards him, why would he play for us?
    Let us be more respectful and hope he makes the wise decision to switch to Canada. We have less depth than we think. The recent success of David and Davies has made us collectively cocky.
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from Kyle_The_Hill in Atiba Hutchinson   
    200th match at Beşiktaş for Atiba. 
    Everyone should watch this video  :
     
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from Obinna in Ayo Akinola   
    He may have missed his chance to win your heart @El Hombre , but (just like Vitória ), he hasn't missed his chance to contribute to the Canadian cause if he files his switch. It's a throw of the dice; if he gets a good run of games he would certainly be considered for the U23 team 
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from Kent in Atiba Hutchinson   
    200th match at Beşiktaş for Atiba. 
    Everyone should watch this video  :
     
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    Olympique_de_Marseille reacted to Obinna in Atiba Hutchinson   
    He does hold the record for most Europa league games by a concacaf player (70 games).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Cup_and_Europa_League_records_and_statistics#By_player
    He is 13th all time and no player outside of Europe has played more. So actually we can say he holds the title of most europa league games played by a non-European. That is a massive accomplishment.
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from Ruffian in Ayo Akinola   
    I can't find that information either; I'd be curious to know.
    We shouldn't be that dismissive. If he feels Canadian fans have that attitude towards him, why would he play for us?
    Let us be more respectful and hope he makes the wise decision to switch to Canada. We have less depth than we think. The recent success of David and Davies has made us collectively cocky.
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    Olympique_de_Marseille got a reaction from N1ckbr0wn in Atiba Hutchinson   
    I want this to be a chant. 
    ♪doo doo-doo doo doo♪
    ♪doo doo-doo doo doo♪
    Atiba.
    ATIBA!
    ♪doo doo-doo doo doo♪
    ♪doo doo-doo doo doo♪
    Atiba.
    ATIBA!
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    Olympique_de_Marseille reacted to Obinna in Atiba Hutchinson   
    haha it is still stuck in my head too
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