Lucas BIGLIA to start over Leandro PAREDES

Lucas Biglia Argentina

Hey everyone, some news involving Lucas BIGLIA and Leandro PAREDES.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m starting to get really jittery here at work. I just want to go home, have a drink and get settled in for the big match tonight. Anyhow, I have an update!

News just came in that Lucas BIGLIA will replace Leandro PAREDES in the starting lineup tonight. BIGLIA gives the team more ball recovery. Therefore, to summarize, the final starting lineup could look like this:

Sergio ROMERO; Gabriel MERCADO, Nicolás OTAMENDI, Javier MASCHERANO, Marcos ACUNA; Lucas BIGLIA, Éver BANEGA; Ángel DI MARIA, Lionel MESSI, Alejandro GOMEZ; Darío BENEDETTO.

What do you guys think of this last minute change?

On another note there are 7 players that could miss the final match against Ecuador if they receive a yellow card today. They are: Sergio ROMERO, Nicolas OTAMENDI, Ever BANEGA, Marcos ACUNA, Angel DI MARIA, Paulo DYBALA and Lautaro ACOSTA.



  1. ClacKamas

    Muscherano’s horrendous back pass against Peru away…Messi’s friend Aguero’s penalty miss…Romero’s stupid goalkeeping whole WCQ …Messi’s stupid foul mouthing toward a referee (for nothing actually) hence few match banned…Loosing to Paraguay home…draw with Venezuela home..urggggghhhhh this is not a football team…circus

  2. pallab

    Sampaoli must be blamed for three back to back goalless draw. ….

    Players are responsible but coach too…

    Look what is the subs tactics of sampaoli…lol

    Looks like sampaoli take charge to make us undefeated but with only draw and goal less draw….


    Sampaoli can’t handle too much pressure. ….

    There was chance for 4-5 goals but the creative tactics which we thought can see was missing. ..

    Speechless ….

    Vamos vamos
    Hope a win with big margin (keep calm and hope for best)

  3. Roman Ranyae

    When Gago was injured, why didn’t he bring on Parades, instead of Enzo

    Biglia is useless he’s the reason Messi comes too deep .

    If Biglia plays vs Ecuador, we are out.

    1. Shripal

      I think Biglia is suspended for the final game due to yellow card accumulation.Ever Banega was not in form today and I think for the final game Paredes deserves his chance.According to me this should be our line up for the final game:
      Paredes-Enzo Perez
      Dybala-Messi-Papu Gomez
      This is the best possible line up to win the game.
      Note:If Mascherano is not fit then Pezzella should start.

      1. hadiq.hadi

        i think banega should replace enzo perez, banega is much more experianced. I agree vth rest of the squad. PEREDES surely deserves a spot.

  4. MS

    After a long time I am commenting on mundo. As an Argentinean fan its a really disappointing game, but I still have hope in this team. If Brazil,Columbia and Peru can beat Ecuador at Quito we too can. Yes, our goal scoring opportunities may not be the same as those!!! May be we are taking to last laps, who knows. Lets hope for the best…

    1. VasuAimar

      Agree with you.. Ecudor will play an open game vs us as they are out now…So they wont put 10men behind the ball..& wht hpnd to dimaria?? Is he injured??

  5. San Isidro

    Please stop blaming Sampaoli. He is trying everything. The players are all weak mentally other than Messi, and Romero who saved our ass again today.
    If you watch objectively, they are SO SLOW in the midfield that they cannot develop a single opportunity. When you don’t score with our forwards it’s because there is nobody that can pass vertically. So what do they do, pass horizontally and backwards.
    Every team does the same thing. Clamp down on Messi. Until someone else can make a play, we will not score, let alone win. The only guy with a shot of that is Dybala. But today our best passer was Mascherano (pathetic I’m saying this) at least he had to courage to pass forward.

    1. fanOFargentina

      I like Sampaoli, but his Substitutes are not upto the mark…if Arg qualifies in world cup and in a crucial game if he substitutes like this , like pekerman did in 2006, we are done..

  6. Majd

    Reading all the comments, its funny how mascherano didn’t get credit, only fanofargentina gave him credit, this guy is the best player argentina has, im not talking numbers, im talking performance but that’s what happens when you are a defender, honestly we are all lucky to have a defender like mascherano. We can still qualify and need a win and guys if we cant win on ecuador then as much as we want argentina to qualify we dont deserve to qualify if we dont get a win. Its bad enough that we are at this point. This is argentinaaaa we are talking about. I cant believe that we are a point where we are calculating what happens in the last game and we are also depending on the other teams results and the hugeee disappointment comes in when we know the potentional of our forwards and i say only forwards because as individuals they are world class, and our defence,gk and midfield are average for an international level if not less than average, simple as that. I dont even wanna get to the details of this and previous matches because you will never hear the end of it. And yes we don’t have any luck so the luck factor is not on our side but that is still NOT an excuse for argentina. Let’s hope things will be better for the next match that is all i can say.

  7. Arii

    So frustrating, we cruise through Copa America all the way to the final and yet we can’t score a goal when it matters if our lives depended on it.

    I am not watching the last game, they better win but I am not going to be celebrating.

  8. HaititoArg

    I don’t see this Argentina team beating Ecuador in Quito I really home so but I don’t know what to think about this team

    1. Csabalala

      Their coach is argentine we will buy the match 🙂

      1. Julker9

        Csabalala@ Are you mental? Peru coach is Argentine too! Why AFA failed to buy him? Some people here are cancer for the site.

  9. Dfox1942

    I am as disappointed as anybody could be in this footballing world.

    As I stressed before, Nothing said here or anywhere else could change the outcome of any game so why bother really.

    The team played their hearts out, Gago was a mistake as I STRESSED the sec his name was mentioned for a possible call-up….the man is made out of glass that breaks if you look at it sideways.
    I feel bad for Sampoali because of the tremendous pressure he’s been under from the moment he took over, doesn’t justify the wacky personnel change but that is what we got.

    As always and NOW more than ever, LETS GO ARGENTINA forever.
    Have a little faith gentlemen and whatever is going to happen, will happen!

  10. pallab

    Dependence on single player hurting the game.

  11. fanOFargentina

    Mascherano played his heart out..he played brilliantly today, if Argentina qualifies he is a must for 2018…age doesn’t matter,,

  12. MMH

    We need to win next game anyhow. And if Peru and Colombia stay 0-0 than it is much better. We need 2 goals somehow. I don’t know how but we need goals

  13. pallab

    No difference between sampaoli and Bauza. ….

    Gaga the heroin

    RIGONI the debutant hero

    Why not Dybala
    No paredes
    No icardi

    Messi also get more than one chance
    So I think we don’t deserve to qualify depending on other team. ……

    Subs used by coach is not up to the level…..

    Banega why substituted? ??????

    Paraguay win
    Colombia lost
    Chile win
    Everything messing…..









    RESULT IS SAME. ……..








    LINE UP NO TODAYs players PLEASE. ..even messi. .

    ——-Merchasin ——
    PEZELLA Fazio Mammana Casco
    Salvio di maria
    Messi Icardi

  14. Suresh

    Team played well without any luck.Everyone gave their heart for win, only subtitues didnt go as planned. Luck is not with us.

  15. Daniel Cholo

    It was a sad match.

    But the saddest is the 16 goals scored in qualifying only higher than Bolivia´s 14.

    Uruguay, with much less talent, playing defensively have scored 28.

    Brazil playing non-technically have scored 38.

    Possession football, certainly at the international level, is dead.

    Bring back Sabella. Bring back the right, the substance, not the optics.

    I liked the old stalwarts Mascherano and Messi today.

    But there’s always hope.

  16. chalz

    I couldn’t believe that Sampaoli is a coward.
    Be like Ramos… fight till the end. I hate Ramos but he has this fighting character that is admired but Sampaoli gave up before the match itself.

  17. chalz

    weak team… weak coach with no mental strength for Argentina… messi not the real messi for Argentina… what else… we don’t deserve a qualification even though i love Argentina.
    Its better we stay at home than let Germany and Chile beat us the 17th time.

    1. Dadir10

      Messi didn’t get any support from his teammates and he did his best to safe Argentina. He has created a few scoring chances and we all know how it ended up.

  18. Dadir10

    Actually Paraguay NOT Ecuador.

  19. fanOFargentina

    If Columbia beats peru by 2 goals, even if we loose to Equador we will get the 5th spot…I am now thinking of worse…

    1. MMH

      Are we sure? So that means we still have chance!

      1. fanOFargentina

        Offcourse, if we win we will qualify automatically…but my confidence with this team is bottom low, we need some luck ..we are ,missing it..we didn’t have any luck today..we had chances..

        we can get the 5th spot with a draw…and there are chances of 5th spot with a loss as well..

        1. MMH

          We had 20 chances in last 2 games. I don’t know it’s weird but i feel we will win next game. My instinct just telling me. I am 80% rely on my instinct. Don’t worry. We still have hope. Most important question is our boys needs to do better than that

          1. fanOFargentina

            true…I hope icardi plays next game and we have some luck…I will get cerebral attack thinking of argentina…Messi played better in 2nd half and was passing more…

  20. Rahulbd

    Sampaoli’s risky lineup and unnecessary substitutions paid off. Well played Benedetto. No wonder why you are playing your whole life in Argentina Primera Liga. Thanks guys for breaking many Argentine and non-Argentine peoples hearts along with me. Goodbye, everybody……….

  21. San Isidro

    I said earlier today this formation sucked. Now we need help and it still may be too late. No skill or speed in midfield. Just a shitty no creative midfield. Only have a small chance to get lucky off a set piece. I would play this formation for a small chance off the players we the way, shitty call ups also.
    Mercado otamendi mammana
    Salvio Dybala acuna DiMaria
    messi icardi

    1. Csabalala

      OMG scary lineup man :DDD

    2. shovan anwar

      This is the Team i’ve been shouting about. Dybala and Icardi are already world class. If we lose we lose with our best shot. Benedetto was a disaster.
      But if we beat Ecuador we qualify Automatically. Thanks to Paraguay for beating Columbia.
      We draw.. We still have a chance in play off depending on other results. Thx to Paraguay
      Its more straightforward now. We need a win, we in.

  22. MMH

    Still has chance. We have to win next game. Still we can qualify automatically but we need to win first. Our idiots needs to score

  23. fanOFargentina

    If peru looses to columbia and brazil draws vs Chile, we can even get the 5th spot with a draw, but if everyone draws then Argetina is out, then its a must win for Argentina

    1. MMH

      Yeah. It all depends on us

      1. Dadir10

        The biggest problem was the draw against Venezuela. Now, as you said it depends on our result vs Ecuador. If we win and either Peru or Colombia wins or tie we will qualify automatically or get the 5th spot.

    2. Debasish Duttaroy

      That is incorrect. Paraguay win over Venezuela will take them over Argentina. There is no chance.

      1. MMH

        Not if we win

      2. fanOFargentina

        If paraguay wins also and above remains and we draw we go though as 5th team on better goal difference with paraguay..

        1. MMH

          I love you man and Cas for telling us the combination(bro love no homo). I don’t know i have feeling we will win next game. I had a feeling we will do a draw today,believe me

    3. Suresh

      We will qualify for sure, for 5th spot no need of chile result when peru looses to columbia

  24. Majd

    You know what guys ? We are all angry but you know what and you guys might not like it but hey the truth hurts, is that honestly we dont deserve to qualify and i think if we do manage to qualify with this performance, we will be humiliated in the wc and exit from the group stages so idk what to say

    1. MMH

      Let’s qualify first g

      1. Majd

        Ya what a fuckin honor for argentina to qualify as in the 5th position vs fuckin new zealand or something. Admit it we dont deserve to be in a wc

  25. Csabalala

    Guys if we beat Ecuador Argentina qualifys, Brazil will be good at least for a draw against Chile, imo they will win, Paulinho and Neymar Messis friends, i bet even Paraguay will not win against Venezuela, Ecuador is out and they lost their last 5 matches…

    1. MMH

      I hope so

  26. Chainsaw

    Argentina is a corrupt country. Even a half arsed coach would not choose such a poor and an awkward line up for such an important match for Argentina. You can’t really be THIS wrong with your choices at this stage. Someone like Benedetto who is not even good enough to be called up for the NT starts ahead of Icardi and Dybala. I can’t believe this shit. Every coach who comes to manage Argentina make such unbelievably stupid choices that even a 20 years old newbie will not. Of all the subs he could make he introduce Gago! Well done Sampaoli and the Mafia behind this debacle. Mission accomplished!

    1. imtiaz

      Benedetto and Gomez was targetting the goalkeeper’s Balls.

    2. imtiaz

      Look right, look left, pass the ball back == Mr Biglia. chasing a goal with this guy, insane!

  27. Richard

    This is a sad day for Argentina. We’re gonna miss the WC.
    I cannot believe that a country with so many top players cannot score goals anymore. It is a disgrace.

    I’ll bet the match in Quito will be the last time we see Messi, Mascherano, Di Maria and Biglia in an Argentina shirt. They are not gonna play friendlies for the next 21 months.

    Terrible. Just plain terrible.

  28. fanOFargentina

    Columbia loosing at home to paraguay..helps..we have the last chance…god save argentina

  29. ClacKamas

    i wanna kill muscherano..that fakar…!!!

    1. HaititoArg
    2. imtiaz


  30. PAimar

    We really don’t deserve to qualify.

  31. MMH

    I can’t believe it 🙁
    I have no words to describe

  32. Budi Susatyo

    Sorry… I am out

  33. Debasish Duttaroy

    Good bye guys!

  34. Julker9

    Missing those Sabella times….. love you Argentina!


  35. Debasish Duttaroy

    Oh shit! Chile scored

  36. Debasish Duttaroy

    Ecuador scored. That’s our only hope!

  37. HaititoArg

    Are we automatically eliminated if the score stay like that

  38. San Isidro

    When you try the same thing over and over again and expect different results. I mentioned earlier about the insanity to not play dybala and icardi…
    At least if you lose then you can say you lost with your best players. I have never seen such a frail team in any sport in my lif @Roy or whomever runs this site. Stop printing fucking articles about these slugs scoring for their local teams. 16 fucking goals in qualifiers is a joke

    1. jerry dieugeville

      So even if we won the next game ..we still qualifie

      1. San Isidro

        What are you smoking? This team can’t score a fucking goal against an 8th grade team…we don’t deserve to qualify

  39. PAimar

    Huffing and puffing…sigh…

  40. godboy_messi

    I have my heart at my hand ughhhhh

  41. PAimar

    3 subs used. We’re up. No Icardi or Dybala this match guys… next match may not matter as well. Well done Peru.

  42. Richard

    Bringing Gago killed our chances. No Icardi or Dybala now.

  43. Julker9

    Another miss by Benedetto! Someone please give me a chance to play for Argentina!! Things are getting out of control by the way. 20 minutes remaining…..

    1. jerry dieugeville

      When you can’t be Venezuela at home ….was all I needed to know,pathetic just pathetic

  44. HaititoArg

    I’m fucking dying right now

  45. chalz

    Benedetto is horrible

  46. pallab

    RIGOni Gago are sampaoli’s sub

    No icardi Dybala

    Gago seems to be the historical mistake

  47. godboy_messi

    a substitute wasted, that means benedetto still on the pitch. and benedtto misses another whil i was typing

  48. pallab

    Everything is well when Gago introduced with banega…


    1. chalz

      He is injured dude

  49. San Isidro

    As I just mentioned this team is jello–see gago

    Fiucking pathetic

  50. pallab

    Why Gago

    Sampaoli is mad

  51. Budi Susatyo

    Oh my.. we are left by luck

  52. Julker9

    WTF Rigoni just missed!? A tap in! Biglia still playing & Gago gets injured. Ahh…we are so desperate!

    1. jerry dieugeville

      Gago is injured

  53. chalz

    Glass Gago

  54. pallab

    Gaga off

    1. godboy_messi

      is he injured already ?

  55. godboy_messi

    We are attacking well but what benedetto has shown is he is average at best. OH how didint that go in . so many chances today . sigh

  56. San Isidro

    This team is jello

    1. godboy_messi

      why arent we taking off benedetto

  57. pallab

    RIGOni miss

  58. pallab

    Gaga on

    He will assist messi

  59. pallab

    Gomez hit but no goal

    Wait wait
    Goaaaa al is coming

  60. pallab

    Score anyhow

  61. pallab

    Messi has no partner

  62. pallab

    Looking attacking

  63. pallab

    Who is off

  64. chalz

    Is the ball is not going into the net… nobody can help

  65. pallab

    Who is subbed

  66. pallab

    Biglia Benedetto

    Good man
    They are working

    Banega off RIGOni on

    Messi miss this goal due to deflection

  67. chalz

    What a miss
    What a miss

  68. MMH

    Man i really can’t afford to watch second half. I am sure Peru will play for draw and as usual we cannot just score

  69. pallab


  70. pallab

    Di maria off plz

  71. Majd

    I am sick of all of you, and your interpretations and
    Giving your own line ups. Bendetto ? Really. You guys are saying bigliais not good but what the thing that you are not getting and accepting is we dont have a good midfield, we are doomed . I have been supporting this team since i was a kid and i am not even argentine im lebanese. Even if we manage to qualify to the wc, we will be out in the group stages. What are you guys expecting. And please nobody comment with your positivity quotes, because the letter can be read from it’s title

  72. david carvajal

    I keep pacing back and forth.. im hoping for anything . Luck, own goal, some more luck@@@ anyythiinggg

  73. Julker9

    I don’t want much changes in 2nd half. Biglia out, Parades in and Di Maria/Benedetto out, Dybala in.

  74. fanOFargentina

    put dybala in and put messi in no 9

  75. pallab

    Dybala in quickly plz sampaoli

    Together messi-Dybala

  76. chalz

    Sampaoli is getting things wrong for Argentina
    Don’t listen to mafia… Sampaoli needs to implement his own strategy
    He earlier called in new players but later chose to go with oldies… who are clueless, like they’ve always been

  77. PAimar

    Sort of agree the two chanes that Benedetto had, the twist and tutn but lost the ball and the header, think Aguero and Higuain will have slotted those home… oh my… why am I talking about them now? Guess I’m desperate liao.

  78. Debasish Duttaroy

    I worry Peru might score.

    When the corner did not go in, I knew it will be a bad day again

  79. Istiaque

    Messi is having a STINKER.

  80. Debasish Duttaroy

    I doubt we will score a goal. Only hope is if Ecuador somehow gets a goal.

  81. godboy_messi

    Too much negativity. You guys get impatient too fast. i know so far there is no goal, but there is a huge improvement in the play. one or two changes are desired and required. But you guys i cant believe are impatient within 45 minutes. there is a reason but common its always like this. dont get jittery so fast. NO offense though

    1. HaititoArg

      We should be scoring around 24th minutes time Now it’s more pressure

  82. Richard

    An intense game played in a stadium with great atmosphere.
    They work hard but there are no patterns. They just don’t know each other well enough. Hopefully the goal will come.
    It has to because with Chile in front we are now in 6th position and out of the WC.

    1. godboy_messi

      yup. the combination is just not going through because of the lack of playing time together but nothing.

  83. HaititoArg

    This pressure is too much man I can’t take it

  84. fanOFargentina

    Messi sometimes dribbling too much, he need to play one two the way he plays in barca

    1. commenter

      yes idiot bcz he has good technical players around him. retard team. retard fans.

  85. PAimar

    Sigh… fantastic crowd I must admit non-stop singing and cheering… passes were much faster and crisper… unfortunately, you start seeing Messi coming back as the match progress, not many gilt edged clear cut chances… goalkeeper not tested much…it’s starting to get worrying…

  86. chalz

    Sampaoli got scared before the match and put in Biglia and is now finishing our chances…
    I don’t know what to say

  87. MMH

    Too early but if we play like this than we are not going Russia next year. Chile already 1-0 up. Can’t believe this happened to Argentina football

  88. Chainsaw

    Why the fuck every coach goes retard when coaching Argentina???? What the hell was Sampaoli thinking starting this retarded Benedetto ahead of Icardi and Dybala???!! Are you fuckin kidding me?? He’s horrible! Sub him off!!

  89. dollon biswas

    I miss Heguin very much…

  90. fanOFargentina

    Argentina is playing impatiently, they have to calm down and play and goals will come..time for Icardi in 2nd half soon…

  91. ClacKamas

    we r doomed!!!

  92. chalz

    Another Argentine striker misses big time

  93. ClacKamas

    fak u fak all of them….mother fakars..fakkkkkkk fakkkk bendettta and his whore momfakkkkkkkkk

  94. HaititoArg

    I miss Sabella I’m not convince with this team Biglia don’t offer anything going forward Macherano is a better passer of the ball than he is

  95. chalz


  96. chalz

    score guys . . . if not against peru… then against whom will you guys score?

  97. ClacKamas

    di maria fuk u and ur whole family

  98. chalz

    come-on guys

  99. Julker9

    Di Maria just wasted a chance. We need to use our wings more. I don’t like the way Biglia playing so far!

    1. godboy_messi

      i think the same. wingers is fine tbh. just some chemistry issues. biglia is slowing down the play a lot. banega isnt sitting at suppport i guess.

  100. chalz

    chicken fauts overhead again . . . what dumb

  101. vimaldass

    Chile just took the lead against ecuador

  102. godboy_messi

    Woah the way argentina have been playing so far is amazing.never seen this kinda attitude. messi is getting ballas at the front sometimes too. still a lot to improve tho

  103. dollon biswas

    Why Brazilian Referee..bull shit..

  104. chalz

    Frenz, any links… pls

    1. Dadir10

      1. chalz

        Thanks buddy

  105. david carvajal

    Alright boys lets due this!!!

  106. fanOFargentina

    The game is in 30 mins, Uruguay match finished in goalless draw with venezuela

  107. HaititoArg

    What time is the game

  108. ThongLyPaTra

    More balance to the midfield. Papu is the missing piece. Mean while, I still want to see Paredes in Banega’s place. Banega used to be good in the first half and falling in the second one. I hope Sampaoli will sub him for Paredes around 55th minutes or earlier, depends on the situation.

  109. MMH

    Man it might be another fucking dull midfield play. I am quite angry with sampa because he still couldn’t figure out his first XI. Biglia vs Ecuador could make sense but now he made the game easy for Peru. So many stuff i wanna say now but don’t wanna jinx the game and don’t wanna frustrate any of you guys. Anyway let’s pray

  110. Dfox1942

    I am signing off right now…………no need to read anything anymore about this game.

    GOD willing, Argentina will be victorious.

  111. dollon biswas

    My prediction is 4-1,,,two goal for Messi and one goal each of brendato and maria..

  112. dollon biswas

    Not bad because biglia is more experience than peredes and also more compact About defender..we already have six attacker…it is enough for Peru..

  113. Gromoso

    I love Paredes very much but I was concerned about his defensive abilities. I am relieved that Biglia sill start.

  114. Argentino Trucho

    If he works more in a defensive midfielder role, I can see this working. But he’s not going to help us getting forward.

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