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Posted by Roy Nemer Sunday, February 17, 2013 Go To Comments

Alejandro SABELLA on Mauro ICARDI

Alejandro SABELLA spoke about Mauro ICARDI and hinted that he could be included in one of the upcoming lists for Argentina.

In an interview with Fox Sports, SABELLA stated that he met with Mauro ICARDI and said that the first thing he asked the player was what he wanted to do. ICARDI's answer was that "he wants to play on the Argentina National Team" was what SABELLA was quoted as saying.

"Obviously he's in line to being called-up. It depends on his form and our matches, we'll see when is the moment (for him to be called-up). I didn't promise him anything, but I assured him that he's going to be looked at and has a chance of being called-up."

When asked if ICARDI will be included in the next list for the World Cup Qualifiers, here was SABELLA's answer:

"We'll see if he's called up for the Qualifiers, he could be on the upcoming list or the one after it. I'd prefer to be moderate, but he's a player that interests me."

The next list for the World Cup Qualifiers will be released on March 7.


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Tony Montana
(United States)
Posted on 3/5/2013 at 8:34 PM
Icardi star of the 2018 World Cup for argentina

Posted on 2/26/2013 at 9:04 AM
good think

(United States)
Posted on 2/20/2013 at 8:23 PM

Totally agree, and I don't get why would player would still want to join them .. Specially when they are playing at a better team, like Napoli !

el principe
(United States)
Posted on 2/20/2013 at 12:52 PM
Sampdoria revelation Mauro Icardi has confirmed that he wants an international future with Argentina and not Italy.

Icardi, 19, was born in the South American country but has the necessary paperwork to qualify for Azzurri selection.

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has admitted that the striker was a player he was keeping an eye on, but Icardi has rejected the option of wearing the blue jersey.

“I’m very grateful to Italian football for the opportunity it has given me,” the youngster told Il Secolo XIX.

“I’d also like to thank Prandelli for the nice words he expressed about me, but I have to be honest and sincere.

“I’m Argentine, I feel Argentine and I’ve always dreamed of wearing the shirt of my nation. To actually do that would be the maximum for me.”

Icardi, wanted by Inter and Napoli, has eight goals in 19 Serie A games so far this season.

Posted on 2/20/2013 at 2:19 AM
I just hope Icardi and Campagnaro don't join Inter. At this moment any club is better than Inter...a spoiled ship!

Posted on 2/19/2013 at 1:49 PM
Mauro Icardi has stated that he will play for Argentina. So it is all confirmed now.

Welcome to the home of football, boy - Argentina !

(Hong Kong)
Posted on 2/18/2013 at 1:04 PM
Di Maria and Messi are given free roles in the oppenonet's half. I think 4-2-2-2 is better description, with F4 being 2-2, in particular, di Maria-Messi and Aguero-Higuain.

Posted on 2/18/2013 at 10:37 AM
I had never seen him ****Icardi*** perfomance b4,nether watch him on screen but hope he is a good player.

Posted on 2/18/2013 at 9:18 AM
sabella always use 4-3-1-2..dimaria as cm..however dimaria suspended at vene game..who will replace dimaria as cm with speed, shoot and drible as dimaria type...i think diego perotti only good choice same type like dimaria..flank man able at cm

Posted on 2/18/2013 at 6:45 AM
Let's hope Sabella proves to be a smarter coach than his predecessors by selecting 2 teams for the next qualifiers. First team plays in Buenos Aires, second team travels directly to La Paz to get used to the height and oxygen level.

If the same team that plays in Buenos Aires also plays in La Paz we will lose for sure. There's enough talent for 2 squads. Icardi, Lamela, Costa and Cabellero should be called. Attack in BA and counter attack in La Paz and we'll have a chance to bag 6 points from these matches.

Posted on 2/18/2013 at 6:15 AM
please called up icardi...i don't want to see argentine born player represent another country like cammorenesi represent italy and david trezeguet represent france..for me icardi have a good enough as a subs for higuain.he has a lot of criteria to become good no9..n who knows argentina has a fab5

(United States)
Posted on 2/17/2013 at 5:13 PM
Actually not true Fanfrom78...There was no Argentines on the 82 Italian team. 34,38,06 there were but not 82. But I could be wrong, if there were, who was it? Just curious.

(United Kingdom)
Posted on 2/17/2013 at 3:35 PM
FACT italy has never won a cup with out argentinians in the side AAARRRRRRHHHH

Posted on 2/17/2013 at 3:04 PM
I hope to see Icardi called for the upcoming qualifiers and used if it is just as a 90th minute sub. I'm sick of seeing Argentine born players stolen from us by the Italians.
Icardi is also strongly linked to a summer move to Inter Milan.

Tony Montana
(United States)
Posted on 2/17/2013 at 2:44 PM
good to know Sabella is a players coach who doesnt use prejudge or politics to pick players but rather the best players.....unlike past coaches

(New Zealand)
Posted on 2/17/2013 at 1:26 PM
good to hear sabella is watching him but also keeping his cards close to his cheast.
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