Football News Posted by Roy Nemer Friday, January 24, 2014 Go To Comments Mariano ANDUJAR signs with Napoli Mariano ANDUJAR has signed with Napoli. Mariano ANDUJAR has joined Napoli but will go on loan. ANDUJAR, who has signed with Napoli, is being linked to a move to Betis or Sevilla. Comments You must be logged in to add a comment. Click Here to log in. If you dont have an account and would like to join Mundo's community, Register Here Abs (United States) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 5:24 PM 0 I also thought that he'll be a bench warmer, but I just noticed that Pepe isn't playing ?! .. Plus they are still in three competitions !! Boudou (Lebanon) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 8:12 AM 0 @ Travis, you r absolutely right Caballero is a warrior, a real fighter on and off the field...God tested him with the illness of his daughter and he passed this test by prefering his family over success and money. God rewarded him for this sacrifice and the daughter is cured so he returned on the football field after a long absence. Ever since, he is fighting for each ball, throwing himself to stop each attemp on his goal...two matches ago he stopped the ball with his face for Gods sake not even trying to avoid the ball. By this attitude he got the respect of all football fans. travis (Japan) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 5:10 AM 2 Wow @Boudou, many thanks for that link. Now I know why Willy wasn't in WC previous years. He was with his own personal problem and fought it in difficulties; leave his carrier behind for his loved ones. A real man he is. No wonder he is a brave and a warrior on the field, even if he plays only with a small unknown club. Much RESPECT to Willy, I have nothing great to say except that to wish him all the best in his both personal life and carrier. Boudou (Lebanon) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 4:50 AM 2 Great article on Willy Caballero..a great fighter:http://www.sport.es/es/noticias/barca/willy-caballero-portero-que-atajo-penalti-destino-3043549 Boudou (Lebanon) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 4:21 AM 0 All we are hoping is that sabella will include caballero in the team. That doesnt mean not to call romero but let them be together in the squad and compete for the 1st spot. it will create a competition atmosphere.Let the best be selected. Romero will fear for his spot as well as caballero and they will try to give the best of themselves. Lets wait and see. Whatever the outcome is, we all gonna support Argentina till the end and with great passion and respect. We waited so long to see Argentina as World champions and hope we will be crowned in Brazil. Angel Di Maria (United States) Posted on 1/26/2014 at 9:37 AM 0 Kenneth I agree, Copa Libertadores is much tougher than UCL... argentuban (United States) Posted on 1/26/2014 at 4:45 AM 0 Deb: I think Romero is mediocre at best. I am not a fan of his. I am simply pointing out why it hasn't been a crisis issue until recently. Deb (India) Posted on 1/26/2014 at 2:24 AM 0 I am talking about recent years, not history. I really doubt Club World Cup has the same importance globally as the Champions League in modern era. I mean if a big team like Real, Bayern or Barcelona has two back to back games over a week, one of UCL and other of CWC, I am sure which match they would play with full force and which one they would use to rest their key players.That's what I meant when I said the Borussia team that Malaga faced in UCL quarters was the best team they possibly could have fielded. Kenneth (United States) Posted on 1/26/2014 at 2:19 AM 1 @ Copa Libertadores is much tougher :p that's why South America does so well in the Club World cup. Obviously not in recent years but historically much better Deb (India) Posted on 1/26/2014 at 2:15 AM 0 Caballero, in all probabilities, would be conceding a series of goals to Barcelona tonight. And then would many people say what's so special in him, he is overhyped, etc etc etc... What they wouldn't say is that no right-minded club coach would have picked Sergio Romero as his starting goalkeeper against Barcelona in the first place. Not on current form, not on recent form either!! Deb (India) Posted on 1/26/2014 at 2:07 AM 0 @Argentuban: I know even Brazil, Germany or Spain are capable of making blunders as far as team formation is concerned. It's just that I simply do not care for them!! :)For me, Champions League is the toughest and most indicative tournament in football these days. You get to play the best of the best teams and players there in their best form and that's what makes it so special. For all I know, Malaga was about to get past Borussia in the quarters last year till the injury time of the second leg. And Willy Caballero had a big big role in that.Technically he is a much better keeper than Romero. Be it ball collection, managing crosses, proactive movements, handling setpieces and corners, leadership skills at the back, in everything he is better than Romero. People say one-to-one is Romero's forte, they should have seen Willy fighting one-to-one's with Cristiano Ronaldo in Bernabeu just months back. As I said earlier, Romero is too heavy-footed to ensure safety for our backline. A keeper must protect his defenders from receiving cards. For that you need to leave your place as and when required and collect balls neatly real quick, instead of waiting for them to scamper and struggle and try to contain the opposition outside the danger zone and finally end up collecting cards. In short, Romero needs too much support from a backline at times when things could have been managed just by a simple coming forward and collecting a cross. argentuban (United States) Posted on 1/25/2014 at 6:24 PM 0 @Deb: In reality, many objective scouts consider Orion to be the best Argentine keeper. And he is 3rd string!!!! He is the same age as Caballero and has more experience overall as he wasn't predominantly a bench warmer or playing in second division Spain for many of those years, and he has lots of Libertadores experience. Caballero has played Champions 1 season, I think, and played second division football most of his career in Spain. He only moved to top flight in 2011, and really didn't get back on the radar until the middle of last season. By then, there were only a handful of matches left, and Romero and Andujar were nowhere near the concern they are now (what a difference a year makes). The fact that Caballero hasn't been there is more due to timing and bad luck than anything else.As far as the controversies go, you are only fixated on Argentina. Every NT for every country has them, just not necessarily for the same positions. Life and the like are not fair. It isn't just Argentina that makes glaringly dumb moves. Italy, Spain, Brazil, etc. all have them, every World Cup. We have had many every World Cup. I never stated that all of the reasons for not calling Caballero were valid. Indeed, I loathe that the uneducated public can have such influence on the team.Ideally, Caballero, Orion, and Barovero would be our top 3 goalkeepers. But for Sabella the Romero/Andujar crisis didn't come to the fore until this season when they did not play. It is not as though he has had a lot of matches to get someone else (2), or that he foresaw that Andujar would no longer be playing either (who played well against Italy). Frankly, neither Romero nor Andujar have played well when they have played for their clubs. But this has all been recent. pablo.d (New Zealand) Posted on 1/25/2014 at 5:54 PM 0 add to it some of the saves to deny messi were, stunning unless you were messi Kenneth (United States) Posted on 1/25/2014 at 3:32 PM 1 @ Deb Messi played well at 2010 some of his dribbles were magical and he led to several goals as well as hitting the post 2 times. Argentina as a whole played very very poorly, we only made Quarters because of our talent. As far as strategic discipline and tactics go, we had none of those and we didn't have a coach. pablo.d (New Zealand) Posted on 1/25/2014 at 1:55 PM 0 the goalie conundrum is now becoming serious as we are 6 months away from a w.c and the numbers 1 and 2 are not playing regular football.its a no brainer another keeper must be given a chance in the next friendly. SulaV (Canada) Posted on 1/25/2014 at 1:19 PM 0 @debi agree.. we cant have two bench warmers to be our no 1 goalies.. we are one of the favorites and we need an inform goalie,,, and at this moment its willy! Deb (India) Posted on 1/25/2014 at 12:12 PM 0 It's possible Romero would emerge as the best goalkeeper of the world cup. It's also possible that Lionel Messi will completely flop and fail to score a single goal like 2010. But we don't build a team based on possibilities. We create the team based on who deserves a place more. Can we say a second-choice keeper in Monaco who haven't been exceptionally well for the NT in recent times either, deserves the No. 1 spot more than one of the best keepers in La Liga at this moment and someone who quite heroically guided his b-grade team to the Champions Team semifinals not even an year back? I'm afraid, NO. I know you agree with me, just that you still have the patience to wait while I feel we are being too late for such a major change if need be. Deb (India) Posted on 1/25/2014 at 11:58 AM 0 @Argentuban: Doing a 'considerable job' may not be enough always. As you said, 'We still have issues with goalkeeper' and that's kind of a shame. Particularly when we have the most in-form Argentine keeper in the world not even in the squad. It questions your sincerity and competitiveness if you are the NT coach. And since when did being 'considered a star by Argentineans' use to be the benchmark for selection? If that's the case, why do we leave out Tevez? He is a star for people out there, isn't it? I am saying it again. It's possible that Argentina may win the world cup without a few of its best players playing. It's possible, but it's not fair. Period. argentuban (United States) Posted on 1/25/2014 at 9:44 AM 0 @Deb: First off, Andujar will go out on loan to a team for the remainder of the season, and it is likely that that will be a team where he will play. Wait and ee before you say he will ride the bench.Second, Sabella has done a considerable job improving the team. We still have issues with goalkeeper, left back, and depth in our defensive/central midfield, but we are light years ahead of where we were 3 years ago.Third, Argentina cares more about players with strong club ties, and the biggest club in Argentina is Boca. Caballero started his career there, but was a bench warmer and played on loan for Arsenal de Sarandi for a time. He then went to Spain, to play n the second division for a while before coming up. Since he was never a big piece of the team, he is not considered a star by Argentineans. Deb (India) Posted on 1/25/2014 at 6:44 AM 0 Our No. 1 goalkeeper is already warming the benches of Monaco. Now our No. 2 keeper is set to do the same in Napoli. And still they make it to the squad without any questions or challenges!! This is Argentina. HahahaAny other right-minded nation would have stopped this idiotic thing long time back and added Willy Caballero to the team!! But look at Sabella. He has wasted almost 1.5 years already, because that is when Caballero should have been added. And now it's almost too late.Romero will not cost us a match in Brazil. Defenders who would be forced to go overboard to compensate his deficiencies in setpieces and crosses and situations where you need to be fast-footed and be proactive, will.So much being said for Tevez, nothing much for Caballero. Argentina and its fans, wow. :D haman (Bahrain) Posted on 1/25/2014 at 1:09 AM 0 If Andujar spends the rest of the season as a bench Keeper, it I'll a huge problem for Sabella!Going to the WC with your first and second goalies not having being substitutes for their clubs and not having enough minutes is a disgrace! Dinucci (Argentina) Posted on 1/24/2014 at 8:47 PM 0 Sub keep? Kenneth (United States) Posted on 1/24/2014 at 5:01 PM 0 @ El Principe Great article thanks for posting it! Copa4Argentina (Qatar) Posted on 1/24/2014 at 1:48 PM 0 Probably another bench warmer after Romero...! yo (Malaysia) Posted on 1/24/2014 at 1:44 PM 0 right time, right move.... Angel Di Maria (United States) Posted on 1/24/2014 at 1:02 PM 1 Players I don't want to see on the plane to Brazil:SosaAugustoTevezRoncagliaOtamendiAnsaldiBranaPlayers I would like Sabella to look at in March friendly game:CambiassoMusacchioFazioCaballeroOrban Angel Di Maria (United States) Posted on 1/24/2014 at 12:42 PM 0 It seems like Pepe Reina will be Barcelona second goalkeeper..So after this purchase I have no doubt that Reina will be heading to Barcelona in the summer..Valdes is out and Barcelona are not going to extend Pinto contract.. el principe (United States) Posted on 1/24/2014 at 12:14 PM 0 http://www.ole.com.ar/mundial-2014/llenar-casilleros_0_1042695982.htmlGreat one!