Breaking news: Nicolas GAITAN out injured!

Hey guys,

AFA has confirmed today that Nicolás GAITAN has been left out of the National team’s list for the upcoming WCQ matches against Brazil and Colombia.  The Atlético Madrid player will be out due to trauma in the hip region, buttocks, and right thigh, according to the club.  This injured occurred during last Saturday’s match against Málaga.  This is Argentina’s second injury Paulo DYBALA was also left off the list due to injury.  It is not known at this time if BAUZA will be calling up another player to replace GAITAN.



    1. Julker9

      Why not Maradona deserves Argentina recall? Instead of Messi he should play alongside Higuain Aguero Tevez.

  1. Istiaque

    Ascacibar needs to move away from Estudiantes to a team that plays football in their midfield, because he is learning nothing there. At this ate, when he will move to Europe, he will be playing central back like Mascherano.

    1. Gonzalo

      Yes, but first of all he needs some rest (2 games atleast) because he is extremly exploited and near exhausted playing every 90 min game (league, Copa Arg, Sudamericana, 6 OLimic team matches) since begins of previous season. I see he was not so eneretic today. Moreover he is now also called up for U-20 NT games/camp.

      1. mamoun elpipita

        Gonzalo I’m interested what do you think of Ignacio Fernandez, Acuna and Druissi?
        Acuna and Frenandez are the types of midfielders that Argentina could use more of. They’re both creative, attack minded midfielders who don’t shy away from their defensive duties.
        Druissi didn’t impress me in the under 20s but really seems to have hit his stride this season with River.

        1. Gonzalo

          Driussi is Milan aim. I don’t know. It looks like he is still in evolution. What kind of forward he will?

          Acuna? No doubt the guy is worth watching but to be honest he never focus my attention a much. I don’t know why? Definitely not one of my favourites. I think we have better players on his position and also in Primera DIvision. Even Gonzalo Martinez who is one of 3 most talented Primera players. He is better choice on Di Maria position IMO but still has the same mentall problem. Inconsistent.

          Nacho Fernandez is the player we need IMO. Yesterday he just back after injury so was not best but still RIver was noticable better team with him. It was his pass that provided penalty. Real box to box. NT coach apparently is not follow River games. Both Fernandez and Martinez are NT material.

      2. Gonzalo

        It’s just a matter of time when he will Simeone player (and I’m not sure it’s good). He is Simeone favourite since his junior times yet.

  2. Csabalala

    I hope Rulli and coorporation will beat this argentinian players career destroyer Simeone. If Correa come in, I bet he will play totaly out of his position. Bravo Cholo…

    1. tigrawaydegafi

      I also read an article compiling cholo mistakes as Athleti coach after he admitted his latest one in UCL midweek. Failing to use Corea in last year UCL final is one from the many listed. Also you can recall our latest discourse on the matter when i cursed him for ruining argentian talents as he subed Corea to score the eqializer vs Barca and made us lost Messi in that game through Godin’s interception.

      Vietto is now looking a regreatable lone deal making Cholo’s decission unsound considering Gramero’s age and his less contribution so far this season.

      1. Headless Chicken

        I like Poche’s style of fotball way better than Simione. And Ruli have a good game!

    2. Aslam

      Sapaoli gives chances for Argentine players…Simeone hate Argentine players. Simeone cant coach Argentina. It wont suit.

      1. Csabalala

        Sevilla’ll win, Messi doesn’t care about this match before WCQ (he played halfhearted vs Granada and City away too cause the injuries).

  3. Gonzalo

    Enchantment of Argentina football. To cheer the hearts.

  4. mamoun elpipita

    No biggie, Perotti, Piatti, Cervi or Salvio are all far superior to Gaitan IMO. Argentina’s big problem right now isn’t the personnel but rather the tactics and the footballing know-how.

  5. miskan

    Omg..what should we gaitan…oooh my…oh my…….ok!..i dont care

  6. Headless Chicken

    I got a terrible feeling that somehow we’ll beat Brasil :)Including Emmanuel mas in stead of Roho is like thousands of steps ahead from the Tata era. From nowhere but we need to trust Bazua- or your daily life will be hampered.

  7. Dfox1942

    The hits keep on coming.
    Nico never gets his due respect.

  8. Aslam

    “Higuain and Messi will start against Brazil,”
    “If you do not have a well-organised team against Brazil you can have a lot of problems,” warned Bauza. “The plan is to beat Brazil, but we know the difficulties we’ll face. If we add four points from these two games it won’t be bad.”

  9. Aslam


  10. Gonzalo

    Lanzini, Cervi, Salvio or Pereyra for me.

    But I think rather someone from domestic league as it was in emergency. Now Lavezzi should play.

  11. tigrawaydegafi

    Perotti or Peryera should be the strategic replacment calls,if not the inform Salvio or Cervi or J. Correa ?????

  12. pablo dennison

    id still him over diva maria tho.
    I’m guessing bozo will go for the tactical master stroke of tevez as his replacement.

  13. Argentina2018

    hehe….who cares…’s not like Cristiano Ronaldo out injured. He’s as flop as diva Maria as aguero as higuain.

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