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Posted by Roy Nemer (Roy Nemer) Saturday, May 31, 2014 Go To Comments

Speculation on who could get cut

Some speculation about who can get cut and who can make the list for the World Cup.

While it's only speculation, it looks like Enzo PEREZ will be included in the list for the World Cup along with Martin DEMICHELIS. With PEREZ's inclusion, Jose SOSA is likely to get cut. With DEMICHELIS making it, one of Nicolas OTAMENDI or Hugo CAMPAGNAO is set to get cut. Augusto FERNANDEZ and Ricardo ALVAREZ are also supposedly fighting for a spot.




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Ari
(United States)
Posted on 6/2/2014 at 12:31 PM
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I agree this is the best team Argentina can possibly have except for Romero.

Speaking oh Romero, I was watching the highlights of the painful 0-4 loss to Germany the other day, as stupid as their first goal was, I remember Romero conceded a similar goal in one of his few appearances for Monaco this season.

I will be very nervous watching the games.


wavingflag13
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/2/2014 at 7:56 AM
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Chris formation does not matter as long as you can shore up the defense . Maintain the routine. Look at atletico madrid no clever tactics no dramatic application and use of different formations. Keep it simple.

Argentina would be fine as long as we don't play 4-2-4 maradona's mad formation ! and everyone presses and defends till death including messi .

Aguante Argentina


vineet
(India)
Posted on 6/2/2014 at 7:42 AM
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joy, are you following the Argentine team. I am following it for last 4 years and can tell you , except of romario, this is the best team possible.


joy
(India)
Posted on 6/2/2014 at 6:47 AM
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a frustrating combination for argentina side...it seems like a ordinary team except messi higuain aguaro and di maria..back line is so poor..our goal keeper romero has no quality to stand uder the post..while rojo basanta demichelist are not enough substitute for defence...no young players like icardi lamela itrube..some quality midfilders like pastore guaitan got no chance...and also carlos tevez a wrong decission made by sabella..

argentina have no chance to play sm maximum r2 or qf..


rup
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 9:48 PM
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all who thinks dimaria is or masche unreplacable maybe somewhat right but to think that argentina can win the worldcup without messi is plain impossible they cant win without messi if messi is injured argentina screwed big time all the players should help him thats it and sabella also know that thats why he is creating a team centred around messi and only this reason tevez omission occur cause we know messi cant play that well when tevez in the team gago also preferred because of the understanding between messi and gago


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 6:04 PM
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@Baker

Lavezzi did play with the second team in 3-5-2 yesterday practice. Read my post on the previous article.

The team was: Andujar; Campa, Otamendi, Basanta; Augusto, Biglia, Banega, Sosa, Maxi; Perez, Lavezzi


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:39 PM
1
Report : Valencia has reportedly signed Enzo Perez for 25 m from Benfica, Rodrigo de Paul - Enzo Perez - Nico Otamendi-Ever Banega-Cartabia, Valencia should be the team for every amigos at La liga.
Teams I hate most
Chelshit and plastic Saint Germain, for Brazilian hyperfavouritism.


joji
(Kenya)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 1:09 PM
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Argentina keeper the weakest in the tournament ,allah help arg coz they really need ur prayers


pa
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 1:02 PM
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https://betting.betfair.com/football/world-cup/world-cup-2014-opta-stats-why-the-following-eight-teams-will-not-win-the-tournament-010614-205.html?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C8813227836

Opta stats interesting i love brazil to get included but its ok


chris
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 12:49 PM
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i always ask myself who is going to be argentina's most influential player in the world cup...is it messi or dimaria...or kun...but den i get a feeling dat all our players are gonna play a big important part in the world cup....so i think sabella should have different formations up his sleeve..v already use 4-3-3,4-4-2.5-3-2,but i feel v mst also use 4-3-1-2 and 4-2-3-1...and v have got a squad capable for all the formations


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 12:39 PM
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@Leandro : welcome back !!!!!


Leandro
(United States)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 12:24 PM
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Vamos vamos Argentina !!


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 11:31 AM
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One of our key advantages is Starting XI is settled and they are playing together for 2 years.Even if one player is injured,we know who will be the substitute.

If we look to our opponents,none of them are so sure about their XI yet.Not even Brazil.Disappointing season from Paulinho and fred will force Scolari to make some changes.Loew rotates his players a lot,Prandelli possibly is not even sure of his formation.Similar situation for Spain and Netherlands.

Sabella's patience on playing the same squad is paying
off.We more ready than our opponents.On the other hand ,our first match is at 15 June meaning we have 3 more days for training.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 10:41 AM
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augususto played really well in trainingg and is a good chnace to go. oh no ricky :-(


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 10:30 AM
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@Johnny: yea, how could I forget Mr. Vickery


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 10:29 AM
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Zabaleta will not play all 7 games continuously..Zabaleta does not need to play all games during the group stage..Sabella can basically play the bench players against Iran with the inclusion of just Di Maria, Messi (who will be gunning for the Golden boot) and Higuain (who also will be gunning for the Golden boot) while resting Aguero..Same goes for Nigeria..The only time we might see Sabella preferred XI in the group stage might be the first game against Bosnia Herz..


Johnny
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 10:27 AM
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Mr. Vickery should be respected as well. Very savvy about football south of the border.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 10:21 AM
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These are the only three journalist I take seriously when reading a world cup article about Argentina, everyone else don't have a clue what they're talking about.

A)Graham Hunter (ESPN):Covers Spanish football and FC Barcelona for Sky Sports, the BBC, ESPN and a number of newspapers and magazines across the world.

B)Sam Kelly (ESPN): Sam Kelly is based in Buenos Aires and has been ESPNFC's South America correspondent since 2008.

C)Daniel Edwards (Bleacher report):A journalist based in Buenos Aires



outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 8:48 AM
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@Aslam. Zabaleta - nothing special in NT.


vishk
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 6:52 AM
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So wats d latest news on the starting lineup for the first friendly?
Any surprices before trimming the squad??


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 5:08 AM
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:)


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 4:43 AM
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@baker Lavezzi busy taking pictures, don't give a rats' ass about training...you can see how pissed Sabella is in the picture.


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 3:40 AM
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@baker, He is clicking photos there...!


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 3:35 AM
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BTW what happened to lavezzi...? he is not yet featured in training line ups.


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 3:10 AM
1
@baker,

I think Sabella was thinking to attack with one full back and other will stay at back. If Zabaleta cant play, may be Sabella will use Rojo to attack and can use a Otamendi or other to stay at back. Dimaria will be shifted to other wing then.

It is like Dimaria and Zabaleta to attack through wings or Dimaria and Rojo in either sides.


Johnny
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 3:06 AM
1
Amen Aslam ! Mascherano is indispensable. No offense to anyone, but no one can replace Masche and that includes Biglia. Masche is a tackling beast.


Nithe
(Nepal)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 3:05 AM
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I think Otamendi should get chance over demichelis because otamendi is more suited to european playing style who loves to tackles hard and he is not see and wait type of defender; he tries to win the ball on his own just like Mascherano does and he was superior pace than Demichelis.
Enzo should be selected over Sosa without any second thought.
whereas Ricky should be given chance over Augusto because he has more tricky skills than augusto and it has been learned that Augusto is lacking fitness due to injury and we can't have many injured list going to WorldCup hoping that they will gain match fitness by the time tournament starts.


HollywoodHayat
(United States)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 3:00 AM
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The no replacement arguement is not a realistic one because every team on planet earth has no replacement for their best players! Its plain simple u cant replace superstars and mvps. Eventually u will downgrade when u go to ur bench but if that bench player can step up and play a good game then thats good enough.

Argentina are amongst few teams that shouldnt even make a no replacement arguemet because they have superstars sitting on their bench.

Backup defense includes Capagnaro whos always been known to be a solid performer in all defensive positions and right there with him is Demicheles who has experience and was always known to be a good defender.

Backup midfield include some amazing bench players who can start for any other NT Biglia, Banega, Perez, Alvarez are all stars on their respective teams.

Offensively its Lavezzi, Palacio and Maxi which is a combination of superstardom and experience

This is a very strong roster so if anyone is about to complain about deepness, Argentines should be the last to do so


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:58 AM
1
For mascherano we have biglia as back up and he had proved his metal already.
for dimaria we can include maxi and make some tweaks.
for messi , we can go for 4-4-2 by adding 2 extra midfielders.
in case of gago , now we have perez and biglia can also play the role of gago
for pipita and kun we have palacio and lavezzi

for garay and FF , we have demi/basanta/ottamendi
for rojo we have basanta

but for zabaleta...?


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:51 AM
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@baker,

Possibility of getting cards and missing matches are high in the case of Zabaleta and Mascherano. They always earn cards so easily..! Without them we will struggle in those matches.


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:47 AM
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i know aslam , zaba can play 7 matches in a row. I am talking about the worst case scenarios where he can get carded/minor injury.


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:45 AM
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Mexico lost one of his midfielder named Montes or something, badly injured in a friendly against Equador.

Well, this is what i don't want to see happening in Argentina team during the next few friendlies in just a few days before WC. I'm pretty sure Sabella will line up every main player he has in upcoming friendlies; Zaba, FF, Garay, Masch, Gago, Maria, Messi, Kun, Hig. I don't think he will left out any of these names. If one or two of them get an absolute unnecessary injury, then we are so screwed.
Say FF get injured, he's sub?? Demichelis = terrible sub, error prone, slow as hell, even Campagnaro are better than him.
or Maria get injured, his sub?? Alvarez or Sosa = both equally a disaster.
or Kun get injured, his sub??? Lavezzi = Argentina profesional team photographer who recently has a chance to be the back up striker.

Sabella should place all subs to play in this friendlies, except for Romero, because who knows someone will kick him in the ass, and he will get badly injured or something and we say goodbye to him forever, and then we will welcome Caballero in the team.

Lets start the World Cup now!!!!


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:42 AM
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@baker,

playing 7 match continuous is too much to ask from zaba..??

Come on man...Zaba can play many more matches during that one month...if he is not injured. Hes bundled with energy.


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:38 AM
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playing 7 match continuous is too much to ask from zaba.
i know hugo is no match for zaba , but atleast he can do the job.
and i dont trust ottamendi in that place.


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:37 AM
1
@ el principe, I will add one more name intto your opinion:

As per you,

Players who have absolutely no replacement in the team:
1. Pablo Zabaleta
2. Angel Di Maria
3. Leo Messi

For me, 4: Mascherano

If he is not there....you will come to know how much you miss him. I cant imagine an Argentina's 3 man midfield without Mascherano. He provides much needed balance for the team and can cover much area. If he is not playing we will struggle a very hard.


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:35 AM
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At the end of the day all great works of our defence-midfielde-attack can be spoilt by the genius of Sergio Romero, finger crossed for him.


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:31 AM
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@baker, I expect your profile picture guy would be enough for these 7 matches, Campagnaro is avarage as a RB in 4 man defence, he is great as a Rt sided CB in 3 man defense, I expect Otamendi to choose over him.


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:24 AM
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These are all crap articles regarding Argentinas defence, it is just a myth which was created following 2010 WC disaster and it was created by the coach who was nonexisting, over emotional, our defence is amongst the best which consists of a soon to be a Bayern Munich player, Napoli, Manc, Sporting Lisbon, Inter Milan plauers, , Demichellis has been the best defender in the second half of the season at EPL, tell me what else donky luiz has done besides warming up the bench for Chelsea or Dante who was avarage for Bayern pr Alvess who was nonexistent as a RB for Barca whereas Rojo was the best centre back of Portugal last season, the only issue I have about Sabellas selection os that of Gk position where I would like to see the likes of Geronimo Rulli and Willy Caballero.


Sudhirfadi
(Japan)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:23 AM
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Arglover, biglia is even better than masce in some area such as link up with forwards.. I still remember his time with anderlect with classy argie long hair player.. What a player he was their. He was too difficult to handle in trackling. Yes as you say he is our main weapon too.. Arsenal are still regreting about his missing.


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:12 AM
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Including perez is a very good move from sabella.
But right now i am worried about our depth in full back situation.


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 2:11 AM
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@Sudhirfadi, don't forget to add the likes of Ever Banega, Ricky Alvarez, Lucas Biglia or Enzo Perez, Banega on song is among the best midfielders in the world, I am a huge serie A fan and I can tell you Biglia is one of the best tacklers at present, Biglia has tremendous determination for Argentina (just look at his world class display v Uruguay), this man has all the attributes of a fantastic box to box and defensive midfielder, Alvarez during the first half of the season was the best player in Serie A, Mazzari is a stupid coach who likes to deploy a overcrowded midfield and that affected Alvarez game, I am a follower of few Benfica fanblogs and many of them regard Perez as their player of the year, the objective is that these guys are underrated due to Argentinas lack of success in international football for a long long time otherwise no way I can see Spain, Hermany or Brazils midfield better than us, if Argentina at least reaches the final they would be the hottest property in transfer market just like Brazils 2002 wc winning team and must not forget World cup is a tournament which is not won by the hottest favourite team 90% of times.


Sudhirfadi
(Japan)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 1:42 AM
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Jz4, what you are saying. In 2010 we had tevez along with hig, messi,dimaria( not high game experienced) and only one recog mid fielder masce but now we had masce along side dimaria and gago to compete the best mids around world. Plus point is that di maria works for crosses and killer passes , like 2010 masce trackles and this time we had gago to link up with messi ...in 2010 fab 4 were just inexperienced with tevez dictatorship but now fab 4 is mixed with mid role remember maria is recognize as a top mid fielder unlike 2010. Gago is the plus point to have now....... Messi too play deep to help mid....


pa
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 1:39 AM
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http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2081928-why-fernando-gago-must-be-handed-a-world-cup-starting-spot-for-argentina

Excellent article how gago is important to team and especially to messi


JZ4
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 1:23 AM
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Ciao Sosa,Augusto and Otamendi


JZ4
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 1:22 AM
0
I have strong doubt about the fab four against BIG teams
2010 Masche Dimaria Messi Hig Kun Maxi
2014 Masche Dimaria messi Hig Kun Gago
Now what will happen this time against Brazil or Germany


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 12:30 AM
0
Greece has a solid defense, arguably the best in Europe (going by the amount of goal they concede per games) but Greece does not have the balance team to win the world cup because they fall short in the mid and striker position..Sabella is getting the balance of the team right and we have come a long way since 2011..


guled
(United States)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 12:25 AM
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Goalkeeper can rediscover his form, if not the other backup goalies can step and perform , andujar at one point was good keeper who knows he may get back his form, remember Valdez was shit for few years but last year he was perhaps the best in the world , so no one knows what is gonna happen but it is true we have goalkeeper issue, hopefully it will end up good for us


HollywoodHayat
(United States)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 12:23 AM
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Defensively Argentina are not bad at all. Yes i do agree that were not the best defensive team in the world or have the best defenders but if it comes down to names we have the best RB in world football playing along one of the best CB's in world football. Add to that a potential driven LB and one of the best DMs then we have ourselves an arguement here.

However, defense is team work. If they play as a unit then they can be good defensively. Its all about the team playing as a team more than anything else.


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 12:22 AM
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Arg that has to be one of the most ridiculous articles ive ever read. Garay and fernandez are continuous starters for Argentina. Garay is a top defender and fernandez is improving. Plus whats wrong with starting zabaleta continuously? Hes one of the best right backs in the world.


chandran!
(India)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 12:22 AM
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If compagnaro dropped who would back up zabaleta in rb position ...


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/1/2014 at 12:18 AM
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People been saying Argentina has a lackluster defense since the defeat at the 2010 world cup without watching many games of the team afterwards..If the name Argentina comes up, its, oh, ''they don't have any defense..''Some so call ''journalist'' are just trying to use the defense as a way to undercut the team..Argentina has an excellent chance to win the world cup, so why not come up with these negative article about the defense every other day, as if Argentina is the only team with problems..All this does is play into Sabella and Argentina hands..The more they underestimate Argentina defense the better for us..Italy got beaten in a final 4 - 0 and Spain got beaten in a final 3 - 0 yet they concentrate on Argentina because of what happen in 2010..The world cup in South Africa was all Maradona fault, the way how he set up the team was always a recipe for disaster even the game against Mexico in the round of 16 was not convincing for us..All I know is that Sabella is no Maradona and the team has a solid/capable back line that can hold its own..I'm done reading these stupid articles on the web, let the games begin because I sure know Argentina will prove all these pundits wrong especially the back line..


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 11:54 PM
2
Defense in football lingo means both defenders and goalkeeper work together to guard the goal, and our goalkeeper hasn't played for a year.


guled
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 11:51 PM
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The defense is not as bad as they are suggesting , it all depends on sabella if he adds one more midfielder against top teams and plays biglia with masch not gago the defense will have protection


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 11:45 PM
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http://www.timescolonist.com/lacklustredefence-could-be-argentina-s-achilles-heel-at-world-cup-1.1099424

The defense that has never been solved.


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 11:36 PM
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Although I don't like the inclusion of Demi over Fazio, but if one of Demi/ Otamendi has to make to the final list, I would go with Demi for sure. Otamendi is a bad choice for many reasons, but mainly he has no Character like someone mentioned on here.

Cut Sosa, Augusto and Otamendi.


el pibe
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 11:26 PM
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sosa augusto Fernandez perez should be out. We need defenders people. Otamendi Demichelis Ricky Alvarez should make it easily. We need another playmaker in the midfield like RIcky. Otamendi has experience from last world the same with Demichelis. Sosa A. Fernandez Perez out.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 10:16 PM
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I hope to GOD nobody on this squad suffers any injuries.


Johnny
(Argentina)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 9:29 PM
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I'd guess Sosa is history (finally) and that Otamendi is going to beat out Camp. My guess is that Campagnaro at 33 is slowing up. He was never the fastest guy around. Just a hunch on my part. I'm also betting Enzo is a done deal. He has a better rounded skill set than some of his rivals for a spot.

Vamos a ver.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 9:18 PM
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guled: Costa is Brazilian, he would have suited his homeland style better than Spain style..There is no proof that Costa will be successful under Del Bosque system..Semeone style suited Costa because its more South American style of a system similar to Dunga style...Llorente is physical, so too Negredo, this is nothing new for Spain having physical players..Costa had one decent season in Europe so people need to calm down over him, its not like he's proven at international level...I saw him played against Italy for Spain and he look completely lost on the pitch..Not underestimating Spain, but they haven't learn from the Brazil thrashing..


guled
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 9:09 PM
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Kid scolari is already regretting costa omission , brazil doesn't have a striker like costa ,costa if fit will give Spain another dimension, he is hustler kind of striker very physical , Spain lacked that now they have , that is the reason delbosque wanted him, Spain is still tough team, with good defense good goalie and good midfield and now a drogba like striker, they are as dangerous as any team don't underestimate Spain


Vlad
(Haiti)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 9:06 PM
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Demichelis in... otamendi out
Ricky in...augusto out
Enzo in...sosa out


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 8:55 PM
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Was Navas injured are something? I 'm surprise they drop Navas, he's like the only one that bring raw pace to the Spanish side..Pedro is a one trick pony, with his step over move..Spain did not need Mata, if you already have Silva and Cardoza, then why the Mata inclusion...Llorente should have been in the team..Costa is injured so I don't know why Del Bosque putting so much faith in a guy who never played in their system..Costa had a decent season but noway he should have been selected over Llorente..Spain is that desperate they had to select a Brazilian reject..Spain will be the most hated European side in Brazil..Just watch how the Brazilians people will come out to support both Chile and Australia whenever they play Spain..


SulaV
(Canada)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 8:11 PM
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Negredo didnt make the spain squad!!! So Vicente del Bosque thinks he can win the world cup with injured costa, villa and torres??? Over reliance in midfiled will sink spain's ship!


haman
(Bahrain)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 7:06 PM
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Ok, lets go with Demichelis. At least he has character!


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:52 PM
0
This is no time for distractions, our guys should not be thinking about the transfer window now, all focus should be on the world cup.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:49 PM
0
Toure n aguero warned by man city mngmnt on breaking de contract rules by speaking confidential club tansfer issues open on media... tttwwwaaayyynnn.....


guled
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:49 PM
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Di Mara is not envious if messi he always defends , di Maria is selfless player , any player who played with Barbie must be selfless


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:35 PM
0
Montolivo out of wc...


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:33 PM
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bo_Du2pCAAAY7XS.jpg

I think in that pic, Gago was telling Messi that he has to score from one pass delivered by Gago....only one chance as Gago knows that he could get injured after that golden pass and the result is shattered glass.


Freeman E
(Namibia)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:22 PM
0
Don, I agree with you that none of the European teams look like a world beaters at the moment but then again don't ignore the fact that most teams aren't at full strength and playing in the 1st gear, cause coaches are using these matches as tactical experiments There's no win at all cost pressure. I don't expect Argentina to play at full throttle for 90 minutes in the up coming friendlies.

However it wouldn't be wise to conclude that none of these teams can't beat Brazil. Brazil is not going to walk over these teams either in a serious situation they'll have to earn their victories, they're a balanced team but their attack is limited, mark my words. In the knock out matches, anything can happen, if you've seen our 2nd round match in 90 vs Brazil, then you know what I'm talking about. Brazil could have won 3-0 or more easily before Maradona set up Caniggia for the late winner. Therefore drawing conclusions from friendlies can be very misleading.

Anyway, I don't care a about who can beat Brazil. All I wish and want is Argentina to reach the final and win, I don't care about who we face there, be it Japan, Cameroon, Greece or Russia.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:19 PM
0
Where r they gonna place kun... Barca need to sell alexis, pedro n tello to bring in him...


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:18 PM
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Aguero always says that Messi is better than him, so humble whenever he talks about Messi....a true friend. I don't see Di Maria replies same way, he's more envious of Messi.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:16 PM
0
I saw somewhere that barca is targeting higuain... Also saw somewhere man city replied as that kun is their key part on champions league project n is aiming for ballon d'or for their star player trough european sucess something something.....


guled
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:13 PM
0
Di Maria is not even respected at real , aguero will choose barca with messi, he can't play with egoistic Portuguese guy at real, he rather enjoy with his friend and teammate Leo where they will form great partnership but first let us win the World Cup


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:07 PM
0
According to Peter Coates (golazo Argentina), both Madrid and Barca are interested in Aguero.

I just wonder. Di Maria and Messi are there with Aguero. Will they both try to lure Aguero to their teams? It'd be a "fight" then. A healthy fight among the fantastic four.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:05 PM
0
I know, after seeing that guy broke his leg I'm so nervous man..


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:04 PM
0
I wish to try wit de second string in friendlies...


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:04 PM
0
Pradi: that's why I am kind of ok with the two friendly games we got..I mean T&T and Slovenia will not be trying to prove anything against us..The Ecuadorians and Mexicans are playing as if it was a world cup game..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 5:00 PM
0
Pradi that's one of the reason I hate friendlies before the world cup..I see people come on here saying why don't Argentina played tougher teams instead of T&T and Slovenia, really? I rather we play no games..Hopefully Sabella just give Messi and the regular starters just one half in both the games..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:57 PM
0
Pradi Brazil is not relying on possession football either..This just shows us that Argentina has a plan B and not solely depending on sideways and backwards passes in games.Argentina can out possession any team in the world if they put their minds to it..


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:57 PM
0
F**k.... Do we really need friendlies, that too aftr squad announcement...???


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:55 PM
0
Dont we have a quality natural left back or right back in national league with NT caliber...


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:53 PM
0
Guys look at this terrible incident that happen to a Mexican player during the Ecuador game..He broke his leg ..I am still cringing after watching this.

https://mtc.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/E8ACB178881084610895537401856_2ee08bb7825.0.3.4390073547927773782.mp4?versionId=Kj8p3xsIyIUeKBltx5Me0MJhC6oBNdOk



Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:52 PM
0
Adeel@ Thatz a perfect combination...


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:51 PM
0
Very boring game by holland n ghana...


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:50 PM
0
Dondappayouth@ Our team itself is not even gonna play in south american style dis WC... What masche told in intrvw is we dont even hav de possession rate of germany...


iman
(Iran)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:38 PM
0
I will very happy about this,sosa is not a good player,he was one of the cause of atletico failure in champion legue final.and i prefer Riky over fernandez


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:38 PM
0
@arg2014

I think even before Kidult used "Kidulthood", he used that DonDappaYouth name. Am I right Kidult? Kidult is the Obelix of Mundo. He loves to change his appearance all the time.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:35 PM
0
Demichelis is a high profile player. There are a lot of plus and minus with him going to the World Cup.

The plus:
-Experience
-Great form
-Hungry to prove
-Long hair (remember Richard says that Argentina need long haired guys to win the WC)

The minus:
-Has a history of being under performed in important matches (e.g vs. Germany 2010, City vs. Barca in 2nd round CL)
-Highly inconsistent. Sometimes he looks like the best defender in the world. Other times, he makes rookie error (vs. South Korea in WC 2010).
-high profile name meaning that his famous name already makes him the 5th among the defender. The fact that he replaced Garay in the starting 11 today meaning that he's already ahead of Basanta and Campagnaro.

The worst scenario with him in the World Cup: What if we face a strong team in any elimination round and Sabella changes his mind and go for the experience factor and start Demichelis with one of Garay/Gede. That'd be nightmare.

The best scenario with him in the World Cup: We are leading against a strong team with just a few minutes left. Then he came on to add toughness.

If he does not demand to start and he is happy enough to just tutor our younger defenders. He'd be a plus. Just don't start him in the elimination rounds. That's all.





arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:30 PM
1
@el principe: who's this new blogger "DonDappaYouth" who's anti-European teams? sounds familiar, but I could be mistaken.....Does he have a Singaporean passport?


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:27 PM
0
Mexico might not have make deep runs at past world cup tournaments but they always peak in time just before every world cup..That's why they always make the second round of the world cup since 1990..Mexico in good form will always trouble Brazil and they have the ability to beat Brazil..


loquito
(Iran)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:20 PM
0
Enzo prez , jose sosa , otamendi and alvarez will eliminate from the list ...existing of Demi is a good news for Argentina defense line


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:11 PM
0
After watching Spain, Italy,England, Holland and Portugal none of these teams can beat Brazil in South America..So now I am waiting on Germany.Germany playing against Armenia though is a poor choice of a game to play before the world cup where there defense will never get tested..France right now, is the only European team that can match up with Brazil imo, France defense is shaky though with Sahko playing in the back..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 4:05 PM
0
Greece and Portugal play the same type of game..Both these teams are two negative playing side.Portugal though is massively overrated..


Adeel
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:59 PM
0
I always prefer gaitan and di Maria 2 wingers, Enzo and mascharano 2 midfield player, messi and aguero to strikers, rest still the same. Unfortunately Sabella didn't like gaitan in the team so we have to deal it with Augusto and Ricky.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:53 PM
0
guled Demichelis just won a championship title in the fastest playing league in Europe..If he could withstand the pace in England then I see him having no problem in Brazil where the game will slow down dramatically..Was Otamendi even playing club football? What have he (Otamendi) done lately that make you have so much confidence in him?


Deb
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:44 PM
0
Why hasn't Lavezzi featured in any of the training teams yet? Is he all okay? What's up with Garay, Zabaleta and Aguero? Hope all is fine. We still have more than 2 weeks for our first match though. And almost a month for our first knockout match.



dollon
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:39 PM
0
if it happend then i well be very happy.....


guled
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:36 PM
0
If Demi is true argentine defender then we have problem ,I can't think any defender who is mistake prone as Demi


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:36 PM
0
Otamendi wasn't even a starter at Porto he is average. Fernando and Mangala started over him but fernando got injured lol


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:32 PM
0
Otamendi got no skill and is not technical great with the ball..Demichelis surpasses Otamendi in all these area except for pace..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:30 PM
0
Otamendi play is way too European like style..Campa and Demichelis play the way of true Argentine players..


guled
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:27 PM
0
Campagnaro is must, Ricky over augusto, otomendi over Demi


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:23 PM
0
Gago and Messi having a discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bo_Du2pCAAAY7XS.jpg


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:23 PM
0
Messi being tackle by Enzo Perez.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bo_CKq1CAAEua2e.jpg


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:18 PM
0
maraDON the guy in the back ground look blurry, maybe its really the tall man..


maraDON
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:13 PM
0
or that aint messi in the background but its the tall man ?


maraDON
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:12 PM
0
look at sabellas face he is pointing at the tall man ,his like wwwhhhaaat its him the tall man obviously behind the camera so we dont see him ,not that his face can be photographed its just a blur....


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:06 PM
1
Players who have absolutely no replacement in the team:
1. Pablo Zabaleta
2. Angel Di Maria
3. Leo Messi

If any of these three is unavailable, we'd get weaker, especially #1 n #2. Absolutely no replacement for Zaba and Di Maria. Messi can be replaced by Palacio or Lavezzi but we'd be weaker since it's Messi.

Other than these three, if anybody else is unavailable, we'd be just fine.

The back ups:
#1 Romero -> Andujar (both are so so)
#2 Garay -> Demichelis
#4 Zabaleta -> Campagnaro
#6 Fede -> Basanta/Demichelis
#3 Rojo -> Basanta
#5 Masche -> Biglia
#8 Gago -> Banega/Biglia/Enzo
#7 Di Maria -> Maxi/Ricky/Enzo
#10 Messi -> Palacio
#11 Aguero -> Lavezzi/Palacio
#9 Higuain -> Palacio


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 3:04 PM
0
hugo+ demi over otamendi

ricky and perez over sosa and augusto


Argentina Kerala
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 2:54 PM
0
We need Hugo instead of otamendi. I wanted to see Demi going out from the list but that's not gonna happen.


Dë§TìñY2018
(Kenya)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 2:48 PM
0
hahahahaaa SOSA!!!!!!!!


pallab
(India)
Posted on 5/31/2014 at 2:45 PM
0
lets see

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