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Posted by John (Sivan John) Sunday, May 18, 2014 Go To Comments

Tevez – Juve Player of the Season

Let’s put aside about whatever that is related about Carlos TEVEZ pertaining to the National Team. After all, this is Mundo Albicelest and we should always celebrate the achievement of every Albiceleste players or teams wherever they may be. 


Just for every club he has played before, Carlitos was outstanding throughout this season for Juventus. Not only he has capped off with another league medal just like every country he has played in, but he was also the clubs top scorer with 19 Serie A goals (21 in all competition). 

Therefore it is not surprising that the club’s members & supporters have voted him as THEIR Player of the Season! 



Juve finished of the season with a 3-0 win over Cagliari, thus becoming the first club to break 100 points mark and also they’ve maintain their 100% home win record. I must say, a huge part of this is thanks to contribution of TEVEZ.

With that said, enjoy your summer holiday and….

Congratulation Carlitos!
 



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argentine
(Ghana)
Posted on 5/22/2014 at 6:50 AM
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gracias Tevez.


pallab
(India)
Posted on 5/22/2014 at 5:13 AM
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enjoy juventus....and support NT


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 1:17 PM
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Wonderful stats @Istiaque

That's what I keep saying here. Messi got way less touches this season compared to last season. At the same time Alexis and Pedro both scored more. At the same time, Messi got unhappy and often looked uninterested. What does that tell us?

@Travis

My favorite Argentina top 10 players ever:
1. Diego Maradona
2. El Principe Redondo
3. Lionel Messi
4. Sergio Goycochea
5. Gabriel Batisuta
6. Claudio Caniggia
7. Ariel Ortega
8. Walter Samuel
9. Juan Roman Riquelme
10. Carlos Tevez (before I found out that he was the trouble maker, I was a huge fan of him)


Johnny
(Thailand)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 11:57 AM
1
@Mafioso-oh no, English is my native language. I'm from the states and have lived in Argentina and now bumping around SE Asia. But I'll take the complement !


baker
(India)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 11:38 AM
0
"Gago comes in handy with the recovery and ahead of schedule , made a tactical work in close quarters with the sparring under the watchful gaze of Sabella spaces.

When on April 13 the diagnosis of his injury ( he suffered a second degree sprain in his left knee ) was given and spoke of nearly 60 days of recovery to see it again on a court , even hesitated arrived in good condition World . But Fernando Gago invested well past 37 days since his injury and yesterday , almost ten ahead of schedule , made ​​his first practice with ball and recovered physically after spending three different stages , which had immobilized area , exercises the pool and the final leg in the field . " Fer is fine, come much better than many think the World Cup," he told Olé one person who knows very well the privacy of the team.

Sabella, before cutting campus today that will 30 , wanted to see Gago in action. And so the wheel of Boca was part of a football practice in small group sparring with spaces. There was the time Pachorra watched the player which connects the middle with Messi in your cycle , played the ball went in and out in small movements. It was the first challenging year , with a little rubbing, and Pintita showed so much effort in the gym did its job .

Gago will work throughout this week with ball and that way you will increase the number of minutes , regardless of workloads well to get 26 to Monday , when they will be all said and begin to mold the face selection World Cup . Fernando Technical considered a key player , but also understands that if it is not Pintita ten points will risk not in the start against Bosnia , and the coach trusts greatly in Lucas Biglia , who had a very good season at Lazio and ended with a penalty goal .

But the positive news that Fernando gave ball."


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 11:00 AM
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Fahad Dhaka_bd...what do you mean?
Those 20th players is Local Young players Sabella choose to train and Gago with them aswell. All players gonna start training at 26th buddy


Fahad Dhaka_bd
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 10:20 AM
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Training schedule!!!
On Tuesday, May 20 the list of the players that must begin to train in Ezeiza (near Buenos Aires)!!!

http://futnsoccer.com/2014/05/18/argentina-world-cup-2014-squad-final-23-player-roster/?

mmh007@... type actual date with source


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 10:05 AM
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@mmh007, that's right.I have a feeling that Samuel was fit for Germany match,it was just a muscle strain.I think that Maradona never liked Samuel that much.
Burdisso and Demi were his favorites.He went for his fav
lad,using this chance.


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 10:01 AM
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@Johhny,I have always wondered if you are a professor of English literature! Wonderful vocabulary knowledge assuming English is your 2nd language.


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 9:50 AM
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Really some good news for us. Gago is recovery going really well. He could be fit for our first game but I don't think Sabella should take risk as we have Biglia.
Messi is in Argentina and all the boys gonna start training from 26th
Vamos Argentina


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 9:43 AM
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you forgot pretty boy's and NIKEmar's


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 9:35 AM
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World cup battle of boots...

Aguero - Puma Evospeed Tricks
Di maria - Adidas Predator Instinct
Messi - Adidas Adizero

Commercialisation at its best...


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 8:54 AM
1
Mafioso...agree with you. It's suddenly different defensive line from 2010. They have better understanding with each other now. And if you look back at 2010 it was nightmare. Maradona didn't even know who is gonna be in his starting line up. He started right back with Jonas ended up with Otamendi


Johnny
(Thailand)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 8:36 AM
1
Agreed Mafioso. Separating wheat from chaff.

Enjoy your 30 days !


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 8:13 AM
1
Hi Johnny!How are you? I was too busy with exams,now a 30 day long holiday ahead.Ample time,but Mundo has become a monster,very difficult to keep pace with it :p


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 7:46 AM
1
My own 10 favorite Argentina WC players since I watched this team from 86-2010:

1. Maradona
2. Redondo
3. Zanetti
4. Ayala
5. Riquelme
6. Aimar
7. Bati
8. Crespo
9. Messi
10. Kun

Hopefully this year, players like Gago, Maria, Zaba, and Hig will shines.

This guy Tevez, and a few more such as Veron, Ortega, Simeone, Sorin, etc, i don't know, i never like em, i don't think they made such big impact to the Argentina WC squad like many people thought they have.
And this year we have few more clowns such as Romero, Rojo, Lavezzi, Palacio, the names goes on.


Sudhirfadi
(Japan)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 7:23 AM
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Arg 2014, lets hope france also top group or out from the group stage..... Infact france is also one of the main danger to us in the way to final.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 7:04 AM
0
"When you are a kid you wanted to be like many famous footballers, but as i was growing up, there was only one player i looked upto, and that was batistuta - the argentina #9... I always liked his personality and way of playing." --- Suarez


Johnny
(Thailand)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 6:39 AM
1
Hey Mafioso !


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 5:44 AM
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"Leave the drama happens in other side"
Good one Arg2014


SMS
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 4:56 AM
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I love tevez over messi. But if his omission from the team is good for Argentina than i don have any complain. Btw Members though i m new member but i always go through this blog and also go through the comments. Many of the members love to criticized players and also the coach. I know you all love Argentina very much but still u guys have to keep trust on our coach and also the players. One more information i used to support Brazil but 1994 I am a die hard supporter of Argentina coz i love the style of Argentina. Since 1994 they broke my heart several times but still i love them. And i dreaming this time they will not broke my heart.


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 2:05 AM
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Best scenario for us is if Germany tops their group and Spain comes second in group B, that way both Germany and Spain move to Brazil's bracket and leave the drama happens in the other side.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 2:04 AM
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Portugal squad

Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio (Sporting), Beto (Sevilla/ESP), Eduardo (Braga)

Defenders: Andre Almeida (Benfica), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce/TUR), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid/ESP), Joao Pereira (Valencia/ESP), Neto (Zenit St. Petersburg/RUS), Pepe (Real Madrid/ESP), Ricardo Costa (Valencia/ESP)

Midfielders: Joao Moutinho (Monaco/FRA), Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev/UKR), Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce/TUR), Ruben Amorim (Benfica), William Carvalho (Sporting)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/ESP), Eder (Braga), Helder Postiga (Lazio/ITA), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas/TUR), Nani (Manchester United/ENG), Rafa (Braga), Varela (FC Porto), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg/GER)

So Portugal taking 7 defenders, 5 mids and 8 strikers..Why such a thin midfield? Ronaldo will do too much on this team, after a long European season, players like Ronaldo cant afford to be playing solo games on a regular basis at the world cup especially in humid condition like South America...Defensively this Portugal team can hold it together but I think they are unbalance from midfield upward to the strikers..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 1:28 AM
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Freeman France also left out Eric Cantona for the 1998 world cup..


Istiaque
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 1:19 AM
1
Let me share a fantastic piece of statistics about lio this season for barcelona. Got it from twitter.

Fiaz Hamsath:

When you get a ball, you either pass it, dribble with it, miscontrol & lose it, misplace the pass, or shoot it. Now let's see how Leo fared:

Leo Messi 2012/13 vs 2013/14 in Liga:
Key passes: 46-75
Dribbles: 122-143
Dispossessed: 82-68
Turnovers: 41-27
Assists: 12-11
Goals: 46-28.

Leo has been better individually this season in every single offensive department, except the most important one, that's goals. Reason?

Passes *received* by Leo in La Liga:
2013/14: 1649
2012/13: 2004.
Clearly, that's lot lesser involvement this season. System change?

Who's fault is this?

1. Alexis Sanchez
2. Xavi not playing enough matches (Reason xavi's age and Tata)
3. Cesc

Above all The Manager should see it, and make sure his best player in the most advanced position gets the ball more often. Tata tweaked the system a lot, but ended up as one of the worst coaches in messi's career.

The Outcome: Messi like in Argentina Shirt before Sabella's reign.


Freeman E
(Namibia)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 12:55 AM
2
Panick, panick has taken reign over here again as the WC approaches. Rojo and Romero bashing starts all over again. Rojo is better than Basanta(can't go forward, old school LB) offensively and Romero is the most experienced in WC of our GKs, Willy included. Even when Rojo created a goal for Palacio the other day no one said anything about it becoz we won 5-2. Give credit to Rojo where is due.

I agree with Kid, Cambiasso will add nothing to the current Argentina team. I've realized some writers here are like Pekerman once said," some people want me to pick players according to their best memories rather their form". Myself I wanted to see Pastore,Tevez(super-sub),Gaitan,Willy,Speroni, Mussacchio and Fazio in the tsquad, but then again histrory shows that every winning team seems to leave out a sacrificial lamb. In 78, Argrntina left out a young Maradona; in 94,Brazil left in-form Edmundo out and won. Again in 02, they left out an in-form Giovanni Elber and won; and Spain left out Raul for the EURO 08. Sabella has spoken his mind. Only him and his staff knows how he wants his team to play and which players execute his ideas to his liking. So all our views and opinions don't matter to him and count for nothing. So for now I suggest that let's just support the team not individual players. Argentina wins we'll all be happy. Sit back relax and enjoy Vamos Argentina!!!!


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 12:45 AM
0
What To Bet On From This Summer’s World Cup Betting Odds.


There is always a bit of a hangover when the domestic football season ends but we don’t have to wait long until the World Cup which is now less than a month away. The World Cup betting odds suggest not many teams have a chance of winning big this summer but what are the best bets?

It’s hard to disagree with the current World Cup odds offered by the bookies which make Brazil the 3/1 favorites. In the past over three quarters of World Cups played have gone to a team playing in their own continent and no European team has ever gone to South America and won a World Cup. To narrow the field down further than just the South American teams you can look at previous odds of the winners. In six of the last seven World Cups a team who started the tournament at 7/1 or lower has lifted the trophy. That would then suggest that only Brazil or Argentina can win. Argentina are certainly respected but Brazil are almost impossible to beat at home, they won the Confederations Cup last summer at a canter with a 3-0 final win over world champions Spain. That 3/1 on Brazil might look very big very soon.

If looking for a bet at bigger odds why not try the top goalscorer betting where most bookies go 10/1 the field? Here you want to back a player from a nation that will reach the semi final. That guarantees a total of seven matches rather than just five if you reach the quarter final.

Argentina arguably have the easiest route to the semi final which should provide them with the full quote of games and plenty of goals along the way. They have been drawn against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria in Group F then their likely knockout matches are Switzerland followed by Portugal or Belgium. Many will look at Lionel Messi but he could be outshined by his team mate Gonzalo Higuain at a bigger price. Messi scored one more goal than Higuain in qualifying but Higuain had a better goals to games ratio. It is also worth noting that Higuain was only a goal away from being crowned Golden Boot four years ago at a tournament Messi failed to score in. At 25/1 Higuain represents great value.

If you fancy collecting part way through the tournament then check out the group betting opportunities. Belgium look a banker to win Group H against Russia, Algeria and South Korea but are just about a back-able price at 4/6. You could even stick it in a double with France and Switzerland to both qualify from Group E (that single pays 6/5). The opposition in Group E is Honduras who didn't score a goal at the last World Cup and Ecuador who didn't win outside of their own country (where they play at high altitude) in qualifying. That double pays over 5/2.



cleanball
(Indonesia)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 12:16 AM
0
Cambiasso is done with N/T, otherwise we will not give Biglia,Banega,Gago,Ricky,Enzo,Sosa a chance to brings the glory.


cleanball
(Indonesia)
Posted on 5/20/2014 at 12:09 AM
0
Thats behind the reason of bringing Demichelis,Otamendi,Champag to guide and be the back-up for the youths, Sabella try hard to blend the experience with the new talents and unpredictable new star. Time to rely on Garay,FF,Zab,Basanta as there in good form and ready to shine.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 11:55 PM
0
arg2014 when you already have veterans in the team like Maxi and Mascherano I see no reason for Cambiasso selection..Argentina midfield is not weak so no need for Cambiasso..Look at the game Inter Milan played against Lazio for Zanetti sending off game, Inter Milan was absolutely ruthless going forward scoring 4 goals and was countering like crazy without Cambiasso on the pitch due to suspension. Now go back and look at Inter Milan final game of the season this past Sunday against Cheivo, they lost with Camby back in the team. Cambiasso at this point adds nothing for Argentina, he will only slow up the plays as far as I see things..Calling up Cambiasso is like calling up Riquelme..


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 11:46 PM
5
None of our back four have ever played a match in WC.That was one my concern.Though we were defending well enough,I always thought something is missing and we were conceding goals not because of tactical error or individual error,none of our defenders are error prone.We were conceding goal because our young defenders had many things to learn,there were many areas for improvement in their personal skills.They were sometimes got out skilled,out muscled,out paced,out organized and the conceded goals were the result of bit of everything.So it was very important that they improve as a individual and if we look back,this season was the best season of their career for each of our starting defender.Not only that,they were among top performers of their league.

If we start with Zabaleta we can see he was even better than his previous season where he was the best RB of England.Last season he had 3 assists,this year he has 6 assists.And if you can remember in later stages of this season his crosses towards Dzeko were pretty good.His defending was solid as usual.His personality will be instrumental at WC.

FF is possibly most talented among our four starting defender.He was performing with the nt.He was having great matches with us,but not consistently.Certainly due to lack of playing time with Napoli.This year,he had an ample playing time,not only that had chance to
make mistakes and opportunity to start next match to amend.Thus way he has made a vast improvement.I don't want to describe his qualities in details,we all know him.He is a complete defender with pace,skill,game reading and anticipation.I expect a great world cup for him.

Garay has turned into one of the world's best defenders during this season,in case if you haven't noticed.He was excellent in every significant matches,you can see his dominating presence in the back line.His marking is impressive,he played total 11 european matches(CL+Europa)and he was dribbled past in just 3 occasions.That's show you how tough he is for his opponents.

Barcelona,Man Utd and Liverpool are chasing for Marcos Rojo.The greatest improvement he made is that from Mundo enemy no 1,he has become a player to praise.Same
case for Di maria.It's amazing that how time changes everything!I hope that he can bring his excellent club
form to the WC and make our backline best in the WC.

Collectively our defense has skill,all of them are skillful,both defensively and offensively.It has decent pace,both FF and Rojo are fast,Garay with his huge body is not slow either,Zabaleta has worked and improved greatly with speed and running during last two seasons.They had good understanding and monsters in the air.Most importantly ALL of them are in good form and shape.So we can sincerely expect a different show than that of special 2010 :D

Vamos!


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 11:45 PM
0
arg2014 watch this Messi Youtube video and check out Sosa assist to Di Maria..As I said, I don't mind Sosa selection in the 23 man squad, he can be pretty useful in a long tournament like the world cup...Sosa have played pretty well in all the game I saw him played under Sabella..Simeone trust him enough to take him to Atlety Madrid so I would not be shock to see him in Sabella 23..

Messi vs Ecuador

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fynBy_Z-7nw


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 11:11 PM
0
crazy potential transfers:
Rojo-Liverpool
Iturbe-Roma,Liverpool,Inter
Icardi-Atletico
Correa-Atletico,Man city
Peruzzi-???? would love him as backup to Zabaleta.
Pastore-Would love to see him in valencia or Inter.




guled
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 11:06 PM
0
I agree on Sosa , he is not bad player and he is hard worker , sabella likes those kind of players, but I hope also enzo Perez makes the list, becouse we need his energetic play , he also tackles and can make a good pass . @mmh007 I know we got lucky but I hope we get more luck , I hope my dream turns out to be true, I dreamed our team in the final against brazil.


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:53 PM
0
look FF, Garay and Zabaleta all good defenders and had great qualifying performance. I'm not so convinced with Rojo and I call it the weak link in our defence. If it's me I would chose another player in the LB as other teams figured that our left flank will be wide open for their attack with little guard.


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:51 PM
0
Kidulthood...The problem with Rojo is he has to be more discipline. If he manages to do that I don't see any problems with face anyone. And a am Sabella gonna work on it and give Rojo some home work


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:49 PM
1
@Kidulthood: I was sarcastic back then when I said Sosa was in the final.....I really hope he will not make the cut and leave a room for another decent midfielder. Enzo Perez is a good option as a central midfielder. I'm also a huge fan of Maxi and I'm so sure he will score if he plays. It's sad though to see Cambiasso left out while Sosa in....don't even get me start on that all over again. I'm in the process of forgetting it.


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:37 PM
1
Kidulthood Yeah I agree with you about Camp & Basanta. One thing I like about Basanta that he plays his heart out when he get chance and I am not sure even Messi plays same way;-)
@guled we are already lucky to have easy group stage (on paper) and good location. Now only needs performance and true fans behind cheers the team


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:34 PM
0
guled I too could easily say I am worried about Messi after his performance these last few games.To honest, Romero as always done pretty well when wearing the Argentina jersey..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:32 PM
0
I see Rojo putting on a world class show at this world cup..The only teams I would not start Rojo against is a team like Brazil or Colombia or Ecuador or Chile..I don't see Rojo having any problem playing against the European teams or African teams...Basanta should start against the South American teams if we should meet..


guled
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:26 PM
0
If Romero becomes great at the World Cup we all be glad, but we are worried as any fan would do , I know people are tired in this topic but let us hope for the best , I am concerned , but I hope things turn out well for us , also I hope we get lucky , luck is very important


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:25 PM
0
mmh007 I agree, FF will definitely be a star at this summer world cup for Argentina..Two key figure in defense will be Basanta and Campagrano, these guys will also play a big part at the world cup..


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:19 PM
0
Definitely FF will be one to watch. I just wish and pray he can hold his nerves


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:17 PM
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Kidulthood So far I noticed something about Sabella. He has been doing all dirty work or tougher stuff by FF and Garay more composer in deffence. If you notice you can easily see FF is more aggressive with opposition Strikers which I really like. He is playing more kinda Ayala role if you ask me I would say


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:11 PM
0
mmh007 I agree to some point that Fernandez have become a tougher defender under Rafael Benitez but I still think he has room to grow in that department so hopefully he will get only tougher at the world cup..


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:11 PM
0
Kidulthood Romero has been good last few matches for Monaco. I am sure he will be fine


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:07 PM
0
strange things happen in football, so all the Romero bashing is pointless..Romero can easily be Argentina unlikely hero at this summer world cup, just saying..


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:06 PM
0
Kidulthood...I think FF is more tougher than Garay


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:04 PM
0
arg2014 You once said on here that you had a dream with Sosa on the team..Maybe that's a sign for good things to come.. :D


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:01 PM
0
mmh007 Aguero is already in Argentina since Sunday..Messi was to arrived in Argentina today..

Sabella will not take 7 midfielders to the world cup it will be 8 midfielder..We have Basanta and Campagrano who are versatile defenders, so no need to carry 8 defenders...For me the midfield will be the most import thing for Argentina, that's why carrying 8 midfielders give Sabella more options..Both Enzo Perez and Sosa should be in the squad..

players who are strong mentally with grit and guts on the Argentina team in my opinion are; Campagrano, Basanta, Zabaleta, Sosa, Perez, Mascherano, Di Maria, Messi, Higuain, Aguero, Palacio, Lavezzi, Maxi,Biglia, Otamendi..These guys are tough minded players and add just more than flair to the game..Garay (Garay is a tough nut, but I don't know if he's mentally strong as yet), Fernandez, Romero, Gago, Banega,Orion, Andujar, Rojo are all gifted and talented players but they lack in the tough mentally grit department..So hopefully they will toughen up during the tournament.


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 9:22 PM
0
Why not enzo Perez+Sosa? 7mids can be Gago Masch Di Maria Banega Biglia Maxi Enzo and Sosa... Sosa is a hardworker and can be good against physical sides can be our milner/Kevin Großkreutz... Banega Maxi Lavezzi and Palacio will have to be our wildcards...


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 9:10 PM
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I hope Enzo Perez over Sosa for the final list.


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 8:35 PM
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guled...I don’t see your hope is gonna glow. Please stop wishing bad things about our players. C'mon


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 8:31 PM
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Palacio is the first one to arrive. I don’t get it?! Where the f***k Aguero, Zabaleta & Demichellis. They finished their season 9 days ago


guled
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 8:24 PM
0
Sabella made his choice , we don't have a choice but to accept, no matter how bizarre it looks, I hope if kwame brown "aka" Romero is too shaky in the earlier matches he replaces him with the other keepers , one more thing I hope he chooses enzo Perez in his 23 players


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 7:57 PM
1
In that article also says:
"their goalkeeping options are a little short, especially when you consider the bizarre exclusion of Malaga’s Willy Caballero".


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 7:40 PM
0
World Cup 2014 Predictions: Latest Projections for Top Squads..

Argentina is predicted world cup winner..

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2067619-world-cup-2014-predictions-latest-projections-for-top-squads

This was my fear all along, that people in the media will start predicting Argentina as the favorites to win the world cup..I know this day would have come and it will get only worse when Argentina blow away Trinidad and Slovenia in Buenos Aires...So all this talk here about avoiding favorite tag was never going to happen..


ddr1123
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 7:36 PM
1
I see some comments about people being Messi fans and the Argentina fans. 15 year old kids becoming Argentina fans because of Messi, knows nothing about Argentina football.

My thoughts - that is how it starts. That's the power of players like Messi. I remember myself 11 years old and watching Maradona in 1986. Why Argentine futbol, I did not even understand too much about futbol other than how much a 11 year old should know. And now here I am now, still an Argentina fan, still waiting since 11 years old, now Messi gives me hope.

These 15 year olds will someday become like us.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 6:42 PM
0
Although Sabella side lost to Barcelona in extra time 2-1 back in 2009 during the club world championship, you can see his tactical set up while watching this video..The defense and midfield is always in accordance..Sabella is a tactical coach, I trust him to lead Argentina to victory this summer..The Barcelona midfield at the time was way superior to Estudinates midfield yet Sabella men went toe to toe with the best Barcelona side, something a lot of European teams could not do at the time....

Messi vs Estudiantes 19.12.2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTM5hCGTkgg&list=TLHXpbaSAm3knM-iknWCNGbF5-iJICrLQF


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 6:41 PM
0
arg2014 "he's not a match for Barca"

i totally agree, i did not think it was going to work and its really has not, time to move on as barca have.


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 5:57 PM
2
Messi with double smiles on his face while signing his contract: First smile: of course being the highest paid player which he deserves.....we all love making money. Second smile: A new era in Barca.

To those who misinterpreted what I said about Tata, look he's a true gentleman and very composed. I like his character on pitch too.....but he's not a match for Barca.....This is also his fault because when you search for a job, you should know what you are capable of and what you are not. A senior nurse can't search for a doctor job and apply or should I rephrase that too?


haman
(Bahrain)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 5:51 PM
0
Here is a nice video to watch!

http://youtu.be/YW1yZPflIXY



el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 5:50 PM
1
I read that Barca will offload many players including Mascherano. Rafinha and Gerard Deulofoe are back.

As for Masche, the best destination for him I can think of is not Napoli or Liverpool. It is Atletico Madrid. His toughness fits Simeone's Atletico perfectly.


haman
(Bahrain)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 5:27 PM
1
elprincipe- Media is talking crap, like they always do, as they were behind all the critics surrounded Leo Messi and his father.

This is BS may man. Barca fans, can't ever imagine their club without Leo Messi as long he is breathing.

He is simply the best that ever worn the Blaugrana's jersey.


Abs
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 5:17 PM
0
@el principe:

1. I guess all fans should be like this, 100% Argentina fan, but I guess we were mistaken :s

2. As I mentioned before, Messi won't remain a Barca player for life. That's what Barcelona usually do with their top players (Rivaldo, Ronaldinho ... etc)

3. Tata mad bad choices, and he killed the spark in Messi, but to be honest, I wouldn't call it a failure. Because top managers will also have mistakes, and I just don't think it is fair to judge from one and the first season.


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 5:03 PM
0
"Why am I talking about this? Because it is about LIONEL MESSI, our captain, our leader, our engine, our ultimate weapon in the world cup!"

Amen


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 4:55 PM
3
why are we questioning the motives of being Argentina fans? if someone tells me he cheers for Argentina since Messi plays for them, I would take that, thus we just earned a fan, at the end he's rooting for Argentina. Another one tells me he roots for Argentina because he's still remember 86 Maradona lifting the cup, despite we are in a different era now, he's another fan too. Don't we want the entire world cheer for Argentina or we only want a special elite group and only true football analysts of Argentinian style are welcome to be fans?

Like someone here mentioned young people under 15 cheer for Argentina because of Messi, which is inspiring as we don't expect them to understand the protocol of Argentina football, how the nation became a unique football professionals factory or to know the roots of tango style. They are in the same group of Argentina fans and wear Messi jersey, still fans....it's not about I am a real fan because I know the philosophy of their game and I witnessed all their ups and downs and I'm behind them 100%, I'm the master of every player stats, I'm the Argentinian soccer encyclopedia, so I have to get a diploma for being a true fan.....if you don't have same criteria, please don't be a fan, etc..... That attitude would reflect a bad image on football in general, perhaps shows the arrogance of Argentina supporters.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 4:35 PM
0
Inter had most spectators in serie a 2013/14...


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 4:27 PM
0
Sab shud hav tried some new faces against romania, it was an irrelevant match n also de last before squad announcement... Heard that germany drew against poland and felt very happy, but when looked, full of fresh faces...


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 4:17 PM
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I cried like a little girl.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 4:16 PM
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I like how you put that maraDon.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 4:16 PM
0
Luis enrique appointed as barcelona coach... Nw letz stop tata at barca talks...


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:48 PM
0
el principe I too lost all interest during the world cup when Argentina goes out..I hardly watch the finale in 2010 and 2006 and other world cups since 1994..Nothing at the world cup interest me when Argentina is out, its an uncomfortable feeling watching..When Argentina lost to Germany I froze that Saturday, really felt bad..


maraDON
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:42 PM
0
i as a life long argentina faithful do not feel lucky messi s argentine ....I UNDERSTAND THAT HE CAN ONLY BE ARGENTINE ,BEFORE SOME CLOWN TRYS CALLING THIS RACISTVOR SOME OTHER BRAINWASHED BULLSHIT....

its the BREED the DNA small stocky strong center of balance fottballing perfection IS ARGENTINE BY THE BREED THE STOCK

the two greatest players of all time are both argenine and of the same type as is tevez kun ortaga aimar and of course we hae are tall argetina types the crespos the batistutas the samuals etc


its by definition of BREED that argentina produces more footballers than any ther nation

blacks are naturally sprinters or basketball players....

im not happy messi is argentine im educated enough to know HE CAN ONLY BE ARGENTINE no other nation would produce such a player

the way argentina sweep the ball around is of sheer class every generation hve this a MAGICAL TOUCH

just like england produces ROBOCOP PLAYERS by order of defintion breed culture they just cannot produce anything else

messi plays like a argentine BECAUSE HE IS ONE


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:41 PM
2
I am not attacking you Kidult. I am just saying the difference between you and me as fans.

You know out there there are "one girl guy" or "one guy girl" right? I am "one team guy" unlike you who still "care" about other South American teams.

I don't care if other Argentine coaches coach other nations as I don't really care about Argentina coach career.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:37 PM
0
El principe If José Pékerman, Tata Martino, Marcelo Bielsa, Jorge Sampaoli think the same way they would not have coach teams like Chile, Colombia and Paraguay...This does not mean these guys are not Argentinean 100%..You attacking me as if I said something wrong, most of you guys hero Maradona said he was supporting UAE over Argentina during the U17 world cup yet I did not see this uproar, I will never say such things, no matter what version of Argentina NT is on the field..


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:30 PM
0
Young kids may support argentina seeing messi, atleast below 15yr old... Or glory hunters who dont knw much about football n thinking that messi's team will win wc... We cant say them argentina fans, real fans are who feel happy of messi being an argentine...


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:29 PM
0
el principe believes that every player in the world should play for Messi, and not the other way around..I am the Biggest Messi fan, the guys even called me Messi at the football parks :P but stop with this notion that everyone who goes to Barcelona has to support Messi and not the other way around..Messi need to get himself out of this mind set else he will always be known only as a Barcelona great and nothing else..I think Messi should play supporting roles to both Di Maria and Aguero at this summer world cup he will flourish more in my opinion..


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:25 PM
2
I was a fan of football since World Cup 1986, although I did not really know that much about football back in 1986.

Every 4 years after, with the exception of WC 1990 where we made it to the final, you know what I did in WC 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010 when Argentina got eliminated?

I switched off my TV and did not even bother watch the World Cup anymore.

That just to show that I love Argentina 100% and secondly, I do NOT have my second favorite team because my heart is 100% for one team only.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:22 PM
0
Wow, me having a debate here is going against everyone own opinions?

Nice try Ayr18!


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:20 PM
0
I agree... Barcelona affected de versatile aspect of de player messi... If he wud have left barca n played any other clubs or atleast had different style coaches like real or other clubs had in his time at barca, he wud hav been a more complete player and wud have been a very successfull attacking mid like di maria for NT... His lack of success in NT has got a big contribution of barca rigidity... I m a barca fan n tiki taka lover, but it's a fact... If he left to man city will take atleast 1 year to adapt to their game... That too if it isn't pellegrini, any other english or scottish coach he will struggle more...


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:19 PM
0
Read this:

This apparent disinterest and lack of intensity is nothing new, as the Argentine has been sleep-walking through matches throughout the business end of the season. His goalscoring stats aren't too shabby, but dig a little deeper and we see that a lot of his goals have come from the penalty spot and he wasn't involved in the build-up for most of the rest, simply applying the finishing touch.


Read more: Messi jeered by Camp Nou crowd - MARCA.com (English version)

Most of Messi's 41 goals this season came from those as described above. Did you notice that this season, it seemed just super hard for Messi to score (especially in the second half of the season).

Under Pep or Tito, Messi scored with ease. Back then, scoring a goal in a game was considered "so so game" for Messi. This season, scoring 1 goal/game was a relieve for Messi.

As you Messi moving somewhere, I don't care, but it is just not realistic. Just telling you. I don't like to talk about fiction football you know.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:16 PM
0
el principe I am 100% Argentina supporter without a doubt..South American football is the best thing for me..I had friends that played in Argentina during the 2001 youth world cup which was an amazing feeling for me..You guys are way to pro European but I am not..And I will always throw my support behind Chile, Ecuador,Uruguay, Colombia against any European side this summer. But when it comes to Argentina I'll support them over any other team including all South American side...


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:13 PM
0
Well said El principe Kiddult has so much obsession with Chile he is easily the most annoying person on this blog he thinks he is always right and goes against everyone who has their own opinions.


msi2
(France)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:11 PM
1
Yeah but you know it's all about being there in key moments of the season.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:08 PM
0
If scoring 41 goals in a season is Messi worse year then what that say about greats like Henry, Ronaldo 9, Alan Sherear etc..Messi did not have a bad season under Tata..He was coming off a long injury missing two months and some..If Messi had played in those two months and some, then he would have easily scored 40 plus goals in la Liga this season..Tata is gone now, so just move on man..You're trying to put all of Messi on going problems this season on both Tata and Alexis but if that makes you feel good then fine..

Greets


el_payaso
(Trinidad And Tobago)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:02 PM
0
@ Deb I am really beginning to think so.
@ el Principe , If benching or dropping Messi would help Argentina's WC cause would you be willing to do it?

I like Messi, but in my opinion he was bred for Barca system so to Pedro and may other Barca players.
Look at Bojan be was pretty ok for Barca but since leaving there he has been a waste.
The way Barca system is esp the attack it has cemented Messi a great and made Pedro look pretty good. Do you think Pedro can go to a next team and do that? i doubt
If messi was placed in AC milan now do you think he would have the same effect as if we placed ronaldo there too?
I dont like Ronaldo very much but I think he would have a much greater impact.

Its one thing relying alot on player but its quite another making every possible adjustment to get the most out of that one player and in doing so leaving a team badly exposed if that one player doesnt turn up on the day.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:59 PM
1
Well Kidult, I don't hate Alexis, I just don't care about him or Chile national team unlike you. Unlike you who are 50% Argentina fan, 10% Chilean, 10% Uruguayan, 10% Colombian, 10% Ecuadorian, 10% Alexis Sanchez; I am 100% Argentina football fan (excluding coaches, referees, scouts, director of football, etc).

As for Tello, time will tell if he's a good teammate or Messi or no.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:57 PM
0
Messi doesn't need to prove anything to BARCELONA and their fans.

As far as I'm concerned, he did exactly what he needed to do this season.

Play it safe.
Get Your Money.
Pick your battles.
Stay cool.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:56 PM
1
Deb exactly!!! Alot of Argentina fans are Messi fans first, the same as most of the new Barcelona fans are Messi fans that came along during the Messi era..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:52 PM
0
El pricipe I see that you hate Alexis and act as if you're some Barcelona expert..let me enlighten you on the Tello issue with Messi..Go back and watch the UCL game Barcelona played away to AC Milan last season and you see exactly what am talking about..Tello should have pass a ball to a clear open Messi yet he chose to shoot from an impossible angle, and you could see that Messi was mad..During this season when Messi assist Tello on his hat trick against a second string Levante side during the CDL knockout stage, you could see the disdain on Messi face he was not even excited after Tello scored..Messi don't have a problem with Alexis, only you're making it seems like they do..Messi invited Alexis to play in one of his charity games last summer..As far as I know, Messi has a good relationship with most South American players..Yes Messi get frustrated when Sanchez and Pedro does not pass him the ball at times but he will never react to them the same way he does when he play with Tello..Messi and Tello doesn't get along that's a fact..Tello is also a one trick pony that does the same predictable move every single game..

I don't really care where Alexis play next season...All I am concern about is Argentina winning the world cup and Chile wiping the floor with both Spain and Holland on South American soil!!

Messi respect players like Aexis, Pedro, and Fabrejoke. You will never see Messi reacting the same way to these players like he does when he reacts to some of Tello stupid decisions..

Greets :)


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:51 PM
2
If you guys can talk about CARLOS TEVEZ who won't even go to the World Cup and made a couple of special sections for him, why can't we talk about LIONEL MESSI?


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:37 PM
2
The bottom line is:
1. 2013-2014 is the worst, most frustrating season Barcelona and Messi have ever had since 2005/2006 or Messi's rookie year

2. A lot of internal problems I agree, but Tata Martino is the second worst coach Messi has ever had after Diego Maradona, and without doubt, his worst Barcelona coach.

3. Why am I talking about this? Because it is about LIONEL MESSI, our captain, our leader, our engine, our ultimate weapon in the world cup!


Deb
(India)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:36 PM
0
Every time there's a crisis in Barcelona, a lot of noise is created in Mundo. Guess most of the Argentina fans are Messi fans first.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:34 PM
0
A Messi issue

When Lionel Messi didn't deign to make even a token effort to win back the ball after losing it in the middle of the park against Atlético, the Camp Nou finally cracked, jeering the Argentine. The forward's muted performance on Saturday was the last straw of a season in which he has been far from at his best.

The Messi the fans knew and loved had always been a consistently decisive player, coming up with the goods throughout the year and especially in the big games. He always delivered. Not so this campaign, in which he contributed sweet FA in the must-win matches, with the exception of the league win at the Bernabéu.

The maestro didn't score in the Super Cup against Atlético or in the victory over Real Madrid at the Camp Nou and also drew a blank in both legs of the Champions League semi against the Rojiblancos, in the Spanish Cup final and in Saturday's title decider.

Moreover, even worse than this damning stat has been the forward's seeming apathy. Messi will head off for the World Cup on the back of signing the most lucrative contract in world football, but having failed on the pitch and succeeded in ruffling feathers among the Barça faithful.

Getting the club's star man up for the challenge and firing on all cylinders again is the most pressing task facing 'Azulgranas' coach-elect Luis Enrique.


Read more: A Messi issue - MARCA.com (English version)



el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:33 PM
0
Messi: "If I don't feel appreciated at Barça, I'll find a solution"

Leo Messi hinted at the possibility of leaving Barça on his Chinese Twitter account, although the Argentinian stressed that he intends to stay at the club.

"I'm very happy to stay at the club that is my home, as I've always said. The people at Barcelona will decide what happens with my future, but my choice is to stay because I continue to feel the same appreciation from them. Otherwise I would find a solution, because I'll always want the best for this club."

Messi also asked the Barcelona faithful to forgive the club's poor season: "I just want to ask all the Barcelona fans for their forgiveness and to promise them that next year we will be back at the level this club demands and will achieve big things."

Finally, the forward admitted that he had not had a good season: "This year perhaps didn't turn out as I expected and was not one of my best years. But I'm convinced that, as with the rest of the squad, on a personal level it will be different. At the end of the day, we had the chance to achieve an objective in the final game and we failed to make the most of it."


Read more: Messi: "If I don't feel appreciated at Barça, I'll find a solution" - MARCA.com (English version)


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:32 PM
0
@All

Do you want to know why we're still talking about Tata and Barca? Read these new three articles. I'll post one by one.

Y'all read them all and tell us when did you ever see Messi feel this way before this season?

Messi jeered by Camp Nou crowd

This apparent disinterest and lack of intensity is nothing new, as the Argentine has been sleep-walking through matches throughout the business end of the season.



Read more: Messi jeered by Camp Nou crowd - MARCA.com (English version)

The Camp Nou faithful vented their frustration at Lionel Messi's attitude during yesterday's title decider. The forward was largely kept quiet up front, but what really rankled the fans was his lack of effort, as he couldn't be bothered to chase down the ball after losing it on a couple of occasions. That was when the jeers and whistles began raining down from the stands.

This apparent disinterest and lack of intensity is nothing new, as the Argentine has been sleep-walking through matches throughout the business end of the season. His goalscoring stats aren't too shabby, but dig a little deeper and we see that a lot of his goals have come from the penalty spot and he wasn't involved in the build-up for most of the rest, simply applying the finishing touch.

The issue was compounded yesterday by the widespread expectation from the fans that Messi would deliver the goods after his new, improved contract was announced on Friday. They hoped this would spur on the pint-sized star, but this couldn't have been further from the truth.

It was another listless display from the twinkle-toed Argentine, who has gone missing in action regularly during the run-in and was virtually anonymous again, not enjoying any clear-cut chances and coming off second-best when he had a rare opportunity to run at the Atleti defence.

Though the Barça supporters were extremely sporting in defeat, applauding the Atlético players while they were celebrating on the pitch, Messi wasn't the only home player targeted by the boo-boys. Deafening jeers greeted the whole team when they headed down the tunnel.


Read more: Messi jeered by Camp Nou crowd - MARCA.com (English version)


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:19 PM
0
@Kidult

You mistype here:

its not Tata fault that Messi hate playing with Tello, its not Tata fault Barcelona bought Neymar for 100 million with no results to show for it

Correction: It is not Messi hate playing with Tello, but Alexis Sanchez, your favorite Chilean player.

Pep Guardiola played Tello A LOT and Messi enjoyed the partnership.

Btw, your Alexis Sanchez will likely head to Juventus next season. Everyone knows the players who don't have what it takes to play there.


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:12 PM
1
The earth is where the Real Argentina fans are in and I'm not sorry.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 2:00 PM
0
Facebook is where the Real Argentina fans are, sorry, I just had to say it!!!


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 1:35 PM
4
We are just 20 days away from WC and here people are busy with posting all the non-sense about Tata and Barcelona.Who cares about Barcelona?If you are so interested in Barca,go to totalbarca,that's a nice place
for barca fans.


Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 1:35 PM
0
I am very pleased to see that finally Real hails on Di Maria! A player of his quality should be respected by any other club. But in the case of Real it wasn't happened before the end of this outstanding season. Angel performs & shut the dirty mouth of Real's fan$! Though Di Maria proved his worth once again & gets what he desreved but i would be more pleased if he consired a move from his club. Because now a days Argentine players are wieredly disvalued by Real! In that case a move could be geat for his future career.

BTW, here's the link oh his appreciation_______

http://www.marca.com/2014/05/19/en/football/real_madrid/1400485811.html



Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 12:35 PM
0
Watching now psg-montepellier game replay... Pastore is just oozing with confidence... Dnt know how many of you see that game, there is a lavezzi goal ruled out off side, came after some sublime football between pastore n lavezzi... Pastore shud hav given some care on his physiq too... A pastore with lavezzi energy would have won ballon d'or atleast once for sure... If barca want to play tiki-taka they need to buy pastore or kovacic like players, not ramires or sanchez...


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 12:34 PM
0
Chelsea bench: Mark Schwarzer (GK),Ashley Cole,Frank Lampard, David Luiz,John Mikel Obi, Torres, Demba Ba, Eto,Andre Schürrle.

Barcelona bench: Pinto (GK),Song, Bartra, Tello, Sergi Roberto,Pedro,Montoya, Afelley.

Mourinho had players on his bench that could come on and change the outcome of a game unlike Tata who had an average bench throughout the season with Barcelona..Its laughable to compare Chelsea squad to Barcelona, even Atletico Madrid have had a stronger bench than Barcelona with just little money!!!

Abs Nigeria will not, I repeat, will not defeat Argentina in Brazil..Nigeria does not have the defense to contain Argentina team.Even with Argentina bench we would still win..Nigeria is always talk and no show, weren't they suppose to beat Argentina in South Africa? And they(Nigeria) could not even get out of a group with Greece and Korea..Iran will be tough for Nigeria they should worry about Iran and not Argentina because I can see Iran beating this Nigerian team, I would not be surprise if it happen..

Ok, why are we still talking about Tata and Barcelona? I mean, it's world cup time now, Barcelona can redeem themselves in 4-5 months time unlike the world cup the next one is in 2018..

This was the talk on Mundo several months ago; I hope Barcelona get knockout of the UCL at the quarterfinal stage (it happen then everybody on Mundo goes mad because Ronaldo was scoring a lot of goals,while Messi was out of the running),people were saying here that Messi should take 3 months off following his recovery from injury, people were saying Tata should not play Messi in every game, people were saying that Messi should be sub more often..Its not Tata fault Neymar missed an empty goal against Real Madrid during the Copa Del Rey finale, its not Tata fault he got a weak bench, its not Tata fault the team did not sign defenders after losing to Bayern 7 - 0 and losing to Real Madrid in every single game last season due to poor defense, its not Tata fault Messi was walking around on the field, its not Tata fault Rossel was doing shady business behind close door, its not Tata fault Valdes got injured, its not Tata fault Pedro play selfish when he's suppose to pass the ball to a wide open Messi, its not Tata fault that Messi hate playing with Tello, its not Tata fault Barcelona bought Neymar for 100 million with no results to show for it, its not Tata fault Marca was reporting that Messi and his father owed the Spanish government 10 million dollar in back tax, its not Tata fault Messi was caught up in drugs smuggling lies..You guys can pin all the blame on Tata all you want and use him as a scapegoat, but at the end of the day every emperor will fall..

This Barcelona team was a crop team, no beating around the bush, you Barca fans don't want to here it, yes they had a crop team this season and deserves to win nothing....Barcelona betrayed Tata, and he (Tata) will get to tell it all in his up coming memoir..


Greets.


haman
(Bahrain)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 12:30 PM
1
arge2014- In that sense, you are right.

I don't blame Tata for no winning La Liga and the few bad displays this season. He still achieved what others couldn't.
Since he got in charge of the team, he talked about an enhance that is clearly needed and brought up few names to be signed, but he didn't get the support from the Management.
He also mentioned that he needed a #9 player in his team for a plan B, yet again he was ignored.

Now lets compare to Ancelotti, who simply got all the names he liked in his team, he couldn't even win La Liga with a better squad from A-Z and fifnished behind the poor Tata who had to disparately deal with what he has!
No bench players and injuries. I was blaming him for over depending on Cesc, but again Xavi wasn't in his best days and he had no other choices!

If TATA had all the names he asked for in his team, he would've easily reached the final of the CL and won La Liga without a single doubt!


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 12:23 PM
1
Tata himself admitted in a press conference that he failed in Barca, words came out directly from his physical mouth. Why are we making a case here that every Argentinian coach has to be a world class? Enough has been said. I'm closing this argument.

Bring on the update on Argentina training camp.


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 12:15 PM
0
Haman: I'm not saying a British club can beat a Spanish club....I'm talking about the regional and cultural affect on club weight....in England, each club has their supporters and that's why the game can go either way and away games are the hardest. In Spain, Barca (under a decent manager) and R.Madrid can beat any team home and away. This year we witnessed some surprises due to Atletico's new signings and don't forget the world cup year that reduced the danger of Messi and Ronaldo on weak teams. British have different approach to referring games and rooting for clubs than Spain and that affects the competition, again I'm not saying British football is better or harder than Spanish, I'm saying leading and dominating the table is harder in England than in Spain....don't forget small British clubs get paid more than small clubs in Spain, and that is a financial factor up there that makes a huge difference since talent alone can't pass all barriers.


haman
(Bahrain)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 11:37 AM
1
arg2014- La Liga is really under rated. And I dare you bring any team from the premier league and let them face the likes of Sevilla, Bilbao and Socidad. Then we can talk.

Mourinho is shit and went trophy less for two seasons in a row!


haman
(Bahrain)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 11:34 AM
0
elprincipe- Ricky wasn't bad at all. In fact, he was the type of a player Sabella needs in his midfield!
If you go back through the match, count how many times he tracked back and won the ball form the opponent, he's all around the field.

Inter have a great prospect for the future in, Ricky, Kovacic Botta and Icardi. If those youngsters played together for two to three seasons, they cause havoc to any defense!


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 11:24 AM
1
I have been watching Alvarez and he's inconsistent, another Banega kinda player, and that's why I'm not sold completely on having him in the roster.

@Haman: you can't compare Chelsea with Barca in terms of the weight of club plus EPL is different than La Liga. In England, it is possible that a relegated zone club beats a top club where in Spain the competition is limited to several clubs (in the past was only Barca, R.Madrid and Valencia).

Barca and even after getting thrashed 7-0 against Bayern was still considered the team to beat. Tata left the team now like another M.United disaster.

Second: Mou was able to get Chelsea to the semi final of CL, and the best 4 teams in Europe since CL is a higher standard competition than the league....Barca was out in the QF. Chelsea came 3rd in the EPL and Barca 2nd by one goal difference than Real (no much difference).

Barca has a better quality player and attacking ability than Chelsea but Mou has achieved more than Tata with the talents hes given. Mou has changed results after switching tactics and came up with plan B while Tata has no plan B in his vocabulary since Sesc is his striker and Messi is his midfielder.


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:55 AM
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Neuer might miss the wc!


guled
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:37 AM
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Glad that messi finally understood that barca is ungrateful team, their board has been bushing him out for a while, now he spoke out by saying if they don't want him there he will leave, messi should go to city , it is a place were he will be at home and they treat him like king, I am not a fan of city but at least they welcome argentina players very well, it will be the best move for him , pep will try to get him also at bayern, but I prefer city , vamos Leo


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 10:06 AM
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el principe. I also watched that match and I agree with you. Botta much better than Alvarez. Alvarez and Banega are not fit to NT.


guled
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 9:41 AM
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Let us take it easy on tata issue, after all he is argentine coach who become barca coach in bad time, let us wish him well


rey
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 9:10 AM
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Does anyone what times the Argentina games will be in Europe?


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 8:30 AM
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@Cleanball

Thanks for mentioning Vanderley Luxemburgo and Luiz Felipe Scolari. These two are the perfect examples of how South American coaches with NO/LIMITED experience of European football failed in Europe.

Vanderley is at least as successful as Carlos Bianchi in South American region (Brazil). Luiz Felipe Scolari is not that much behind and was the World Cup 2002 winning coach of Brazil, but they both failed in Europe.

South American is South American. The football there is played differently from Europe. South American teams hardly played European "park the bus". South American appreciates beauty and technical ability 100 times more than the Europeans. Europeans value highly speed and power more than South Americans. So it is just different.

It's irony how South American legendary coaches failed in Europe, but that's the fact.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 8:17 AM
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I watched Inter last night. They started 7 Argentines (Carrizzo, Zanetti, Campagnaro, Cambiasso, Botta, Alvarez, and Milito). It was almost like watching Argentina B team playing. They played great for 70 minutes, dominating the game against Chievo and leading 1-0. They lost 1-2 finally due to poor subs by the coach.

Botta showed a glimpse of his talent especially when one on one. For me he needs to move on loan to smaller clubs to get more minutes to show what he's capable of.

Ricky was bad. He was really in poor form. His dribbling was not effective, his decision making was bad.

If he gets to the World Cup, which is very likely, he will be close to useless with his form.

Campagnaro made no mistake, but played only 45 minutes. Cambiasso was solid as a sweeper, not DM. Milito showed that he's still got it.

One non Argentine that really impressed me was Mateo Kovacic. This guy is he closest thing to Xavi Hernandez. Barca must consider buying him before he gets too expensive.

I also read that Inter new owner was a huge fan of German trio in 1980's of Inter: Brehme-Matthaus-Klinsmann. Inter are likely to let go some of the Argentines. At least 3 are out. It is confirmed: Milito, Cambiasso, and Zanetti.

Barca is interested in Benatia (Roma), serie A best center back this season.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 8:12 AM
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What s de situation of augusto?


Amlan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 7:37 AM
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Yeah @mariandrianto, I do not take any interest any more in club level football or in the players who have not managed to get into the WC squad considering the worldcup is only 3 weeks away from now....

I would now read even a two pages long post on Augusto with more attention than on Tevez (I am a huge Tevez fan).


haman
(Bahrain)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 5:29 AM
1
If tata is a failure in Barca, then how is Mou in Chelsea?


marindrianto
(Indonesia)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 4:10 AM
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can we start to have thread about WC and its preparation?


cleanball
(Indonesia)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 4:08 AM
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For me Tata at Barca is not a big failure compare to Moyes (MU), Luxembargo (RM) and Scholari ( Chelsea), Barca lost the CB and limp over on their defense. He made the second place and reach the final Copa which its not so bad. Messi is not fit and fresh over all the season; Tata did made a good start only finish bad


Abs
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:45 AM
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As for Tata, I am really wondering why he didn't just stick with Getafe instead of choosing Barcelona ?!


Abs
(United States)
Posted on 5/19/2014 at 3:44 AM