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Posted by John (Sivan John) Sunday, June 15, 2014 Go To Comments

Press Conference With Sabella & Romero

Today as expected, there was a press conference prior before today’s scheduled training; Alejendro SABELLA together with Sergio ROMERO spoke to the press.

SABELLA have mentioned that he has not decided on what is the finalized team that will face Bosnia.
 
"The team for the match against Bosnia is still not yet being decided. Since we started the previous training, we had a number of problems with some players. Now, except for Rodrigo Palacio, are all available. We will continue to evaluate who is at better condition at the last minute”
 
He also stated that everyone in the camp will give their very best to achieve the targeted goal and feel gratitude for all the recognition. He stated that everyone in the team has a responsibility towards the shirt and the support of the people.

 
On what could be his approach for the match against Bosnia (the latest rumors has it he might opt for a 5-3-2 formation).
 
"You cannot attack well not defend well. And you cannot defend well without attacking well. There must be a balance between both."
 
On Lionel MESSI, he says that it is important to create an environment which will allow MESSI to be comfortable and provide 100% for the team. He has also made it clear that Argentina is not the favorite and that he doesn’t like the tag.

 
"I think Bosnia has a creative team with some good technical players. They have players who could win aerial battle and have had good results lately. Football is a very even game and difficult to predict".
 
Sergio ROMERO has stated that “It me gives me great joy for being in the World Cup.  We’re hoping to get a good result in the first game. The support that people give us is very important for us. We have grown a lot in the last three years and we will try to meet expectations. Playing at the Maracanã stadium with so much history, it's amazing."
 
Meanwhile here is a clip taken from the training session at the Maracanã Stadium on Saturday night.

 

With all that said, it’s all about waiting for that very moment when the referee blows the kick off sound. Have a great Sunday everyone!




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el principe
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 1:06 PM
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Switzerland Ecuador better be draw. It'd be better for us. I tell you why:

If Ecuador win, their next game is against the lowly Honduras. They could go 2-0-0. That'd put huge pressure on France to top the group.

So it is better if it's draw. I want Ecuador. Switzerland does not look good, but they are coached by a good experienced German coach.


leonard
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 1:03 PM
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go argentinaaaa!! the whole of india is behind you.it even made to ole.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 12:58 PM
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Argentina fans in India:

http://www.ole.com.ar/mundial-2014/aguante-hindu_0_1157284499.html


Deb
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 12:19 PM
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History says players who give their 100% in champions league fail to perform in the world cup. We need to use Di Maria very sensibly. He should be more of a surprise element and doing household work (maintaining possession, helping in defence, holding balls, passing to Messi and Aguero) most of the time. He shouldn't be overburnt.


maraDON
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 11:55 AM
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maxi-dimaria-messi-kun on the pitch at the same time IS HARDLY NEGATIVE


maraDON
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 11:54 AM
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FIRMATION IS JUST A STARTING POSISSION LOL yes the whole blog is fully aware the players MOVE DUDE its still a formation

and yes sabellas formations can change YOUR TALKING AS IF US DISCUSSING FORMATION THINK THE PLAYERS STSND STILL LIKE CHESS PEACES

lol players moving and running doesnt change the fact THEY PLAY IN FORMATIONS


Deb
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 11:49 AM
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I would want 4-3-3 today, just so Sabella can have a look at his priority formation and keep it reserved for future use later into the tournament.



Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 11:44 AM
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Many said here they are surprised by European team..really..? Actually the prediction of 'European team will struggle here' is true... No need to be surprised...!

Why you surprised..? Is it because of Holland's win..or Italy's win...? Guys..they won against other European teams..! Holland big win is not showing how big they are...that shows how bad Spain played. Italy won against a lackluster England team. Yes Uruguay lost...but against whom..? not against European team but against an American team..!

Two European team may reach SF...but thanks to the path. They have to face each other in QF. They are not going to reach the Final..this time it will be a Latin Final..!



leonard
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 11:42 AM
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@pino exactly what i am talking about. i have watched a lot of defense vs offense matches where the defensive team sits very deep and invite the fullbacks to provide the width and then counter easily due to the overcommitment to attack which plays right into their hand. i think this is what sabella is trying to prevent.


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 11:31 AM
1
where is kid , who owns sabellas mind....?


Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 11:09 AM
1
A new "Fantastic Four" HD youtube video! Really amazing!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ciZ9jcorRQ


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 11:01 AM
1
Bosnia playing mainly 4-2-3-1 or 4-1-3-2. But against us they will defend as much as they can and will counter attack. Any result than losing is BIG gain for them. Even loosing at less margin is also a gain for them to qualify to the second round. They will play 4-5-1 and rely on counter i think so...!

Flexibility is our Key...Sabella has clearly won there..! We can start with 4-3-3 and adjust to the any formation we needed. You can even see a 3-4-3 with same lineup by Rojo(Basanta) sitting at back and Zaba joining the midfield.


Freeman E
(Namibia)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 10:53 AM
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I think Sabella is a Bianchista.


sandy
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 10:50 AM
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i think argentina will start with a 3-5-2 and play a safe game. then when we get the opening goal and make sure that bosnia is a not a threat, we will switch on to the 4-3-3 in the second half. anyway i don't know how bosnia can be a threat!
may be sabella wants to scare the bosnians in the second half showing higuain!


rup
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 10:13 AM
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actually i think they r practising 5-3-2 just to confuse opponent so that nobody can prepare any gameplan against us in knock out also


rup
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 10:09 AM
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dont care abt brazil or any other nation we r playing today we dnt want any oher country to peep in even if they r ours most hated rival


rup
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 10:05 AM
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i dont know i prefer 4-3-3 but as its our 1st game some caution is good that way we can ignore those shock we first have to ensure we top the group and qualify


Batigol9
(Estonia)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 10:05 AM
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Brazl squad against Mexico has leaked. Any surprises?

https://www.facebook.com/thomasunicorn/photos/a.520313494745499.1073741828.459983430778506/520320381411477/?type=1&theater


Pino
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 10:04 AM
1
The 4-3-3, which I also like, you cant guard the flank play that easy and load the middle in defense with four strikers. It's one of our weapons, and probably the most dangerous in attack.

Also, by using the 5-3-2/3-5-2 formation, if Sabella chooses to go with:


1. You set the defense, 2. Control the tempo, 3. Give our defense confidence once were settled, 4. Get the nerves out, if any if defense is concerned). 5. It's more of an offense attack than a 4-4-2.

It's not that defensive as some might think.

Sabella is going to use the 4-3-3, so don't think were going to play 5-3-5/3/5/2 the whole tournament.

Different opponents attack differently.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 10:04 AM
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holland only changed to 3-5-2 due to the injury to strootman. other wise van gall would have played 4-3-3

as for bosnia, they will be very defensive....so why is sabella picking defensive formation.

if he is cautios vs bosnia, god known how cautious he will be vs spain or portugal- 7-2-1

just play 4-3-3.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:57 AM
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@Aslam

It is not saying we're copying Netherlands, it is from the website ole.com.ar. I am just translating it.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:54 AM
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We all know that Sabella is Bilardistas not Menotistas. Bilardistas means just like Bilardo, winning at all cost. In today's football it is similar to Simeone's or Mourinho's.

Menotistas means just like Menotti, football is beautiful. Basile is Menotistas.

When Sabella took over, I knew it would be interesting because we have been producing amazing attacking talents and he will be coaching the greatest attacking group in the world.

I praised him when he used 4-3-3 and still looked good defensively. I always know that his plan C (not B) tactic is 5-3-2. I always said that his plan A is fantastic four. Plan B: fantastic four with different players with Palacio or Lavezzi. Plan C is 5-3-2.

We'll see if he'll use 5-3-2 or not. I know Sabella knows what he's doing. He's talking about the balance. I hope someone reminds him about the balance of Bilardistas and Menotistas too. Now in 2014 is a bit different from the era of 1986 or 1990. We have a lot of attacking talents now.

5-3-2 is extremely effective when we have like 8 blue collar players (hard worker, good teammates who do the dirty work) along with 2-3 superstars. Exactly like what we see in Netherlands with their 3 superstars (Sneijder, Robben, and Van Persie with 8 whatchamacalit players). Or it is similar to Estudiantes that almost beat Barca that had only the likes of Veron, Boselli, or Perez with 8 hard workers.



Pino
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:51 AM
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Also, it's not like the 5-3-2/3-5-2 is set in stone. We can easily add more fuel in attack, if we need too.

It's called subs, lol.

A couple of years ago, people complained about Sabella not having a plan B. Now we have a plan A, B and C.

Bosnia might play us differently than a year ago, but, that's not their strength, their strength's is flank play, and Dzeko around the box area.

With the 5-3-2/3-5-2 formation, you load up the middle(Dzeko wont have that much space to operate), and you stop their wing play, so, that takes their strength away.

We will see, This is what I'm hopping for.

Vamos Argentina!


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:49 AM
1
@el principe, Please dont use the words we are 'copying Madrid' or 'copying Netherlands'. As you said it...3-5-2 is one of Sabella's first formation. Hes not looking to Real or Netherland for formation. He has his on view..we have seen that till now...Dimaria played great in Real this season..but he had already excelled under Sabella in that role. We have better player than Netherlands in all area...no need to copy them. We have got our own style..!


Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:46 AM
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Hmmmmm......I think Sabella is nervous!


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:45 AM
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@maraDON and @pino

Here no one crticizing 5-3-2/3-5-2 formation , But why..?
we have used these formation only tough matches like in la paz and away against ecuador. and of course against bosnia when we are not having higuain and messi.

we have drilled for 4-3-3 , why cant we use that..?


leonard
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:40 AM
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@aslam @el pricipe and everyone doubting the formation, i think contrary to the belief the 3-5-2 is more effective against weaker opposition than the stronger ones.the fab4 is most effective against the stronger teams.do you guys agree?


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:40 AM
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There are two countries that are huge underdogs in this WC 2014, 2 teams fielded defensive formations, they won big time: Costa Rica (5-4-1) and Netherlands (5-3-2).

The likes of Brazil, Italy, Colombia, Chile used their normal formation and won.

It seems that Sabella is about to follow the first pattern instead of the second.


maraDON
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:39 AM
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in attack 532 does look good

--fern-garay-basan--
--------masch------
zab--maxi-dimar--rojo
------messi--kun--------

or dimaria in the wingback area and gago in the midfield

im still hoping are 433/4312 is used tonight


maraDON
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:35 AM
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it sees to be based on higuain playing or not i preferthe 433 to be used i dont want sabella showing the wrorld cup his TRUMP CARDS


maraDON
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:32 AM
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532/352/3511 is the exact formation that was used by bilardo in 1986-1990 it ca be flexable between defence and attack but is a defencive set up


what we have this world cup tho is AMAZING PACE in 1990 we only had caniggia

in 86 we had maradonas pace along with a cpl of other players
this cup we have messi-dimaria-lavezzi-kun-palacio etc bags and bags of speed zabaletta is fast to and enzo etcare fadt midfielders

im sure we shall see both 433 and 532 but with far far fr more preperation time at the finals sabella might find its time tobmake 532 the first choice formation rather than the second choice

we have more time to make it work


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:30 AM
1
This is the first ever WC for Bosnia and you know how much pressure they will have especially at the back. And a best attacking team in the world is going to use a defensive team and giving arms to the opponents..? No..way..!

Yes Bosnia is very good in attack..so we want to use 5-3-2 all of sudden..at the starting...? NO...this is not knock out...you have second chance here...use your best team...Come on...Bosnia is not Germany..! Yes we played against Bosnia with the 5-3-2 formation and won it 2-0...that does not mean we are going to use the same formation. Garay,Gago and Messi did not play in that..just remind you that..! And you think Sabella is confused..? No way man....then you don't know Sabella.

Thumbs up for 4-3-3 to tear the Bosnia defense apart. Dzeko is an excellent player...who can head...score with both legs...and has long range shots. On his day he will be a big threat...but no need to be panic...still we can outscore them easily. Their defense is not good.

I dont bet on 5-3-2. Sabella will use 4-3-3....!


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:29 AM
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Although it is not confirmed yet, but ole.com.ar latest article said that Sabella will most likely go with 3-5-2 (5-3-2). The factor that motivates this is a country called Netherlands.

3-5-2 is coincidentally the same formation as Sabella used at Estudiantes, but it is viewed as more of a defensive formation. This kind of formation would normally be effective when facing stronger opponents just like how Netherlands did against the stronger (on paper) Spain.

It is said that Messi and Aguero will play Robben and Van Persie role. Di Maria will take Sneijder role as the vocal point of the offense. Rojo will take Blind role.

So instead of copying Madrid, Sabella is copying Netherlands.

Again this is not final, but ole is predicting this.

The formation:
------------------------Romero
------Campagnaro-------Fede-------Garay
--Zaba-----------------Masche----------------Rojo
----------------Maxi------------Di Maria
----------------Messi----------Aguero

If that's the case, then be it, although I am not happy with this. I just hope he will get Higuain a chance in the second half and start playing the fantastic four.

If Sabella sees fantastic four tactic as his "secret weapon" instead of main weapon then be it.


maraDON
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:26 AM
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what the hell is STRANGE about 532 with maxi and dimaria , we have already beaten bosnia with the exact same formation - messi

its a formation SABELLA STARTED WITH and has continued to use thru out his argentina manegment

the idea AS I HAVE STATED HERE BEFORE WHEN THE BLOG HAD A SCIZO EPISODE ABOUT DIMARIA IN THE PLAYMAKER ROLE WITCH IT WASNT BUT YOU ALL WOULDNT READ AND OBSORB ?????


the idea is you have wingbacks AND wingers the wingers move inside as inside right-left and the wing backs hug the out side line with messi dropping back and mascarano in his holding role

the midfield gets loaded with players and mascharno has protection from the left side and right and 3 behind HE DOESNT FACE THE OPERSITION MIDFIELD ALONE

AKA GERMANY 2010????

BY HAVING MAXI AND DIMARIA AND TWO WINGBACKS ATTACKS CAN BE WIDE OR SEMI WIDE AND WINGERS CAN CUT INSIDE TO THE CENTER

BOTH MAXI AND DIMARIA CAN DO THIS VERY WELL...

by dropping a centerback and bringing on a forward we can instantly flip back to a 4312 witch we are calling here a 433

i told you guys over abd over with dimaria going SLIGHTLY INSIDE with a back 3-5 sabella was creating the following

---masch----
-maxi---dimar--
-----messi----- a circul of players in the midfield

then the doubters would say OH OH BUT THSTS LIKE 2010 but this time we have two wingbacks and 3 c/bs so the exposure of 2010 is cured

mascharano has two players by his left and right and a solid 3 behind

removing the threat of mascarano being alone vs 2,3,4 midfilders like germany 2010

funny how i was right ALL ALONG


leonard
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 9:00 AM
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only pino talks sense about the formation.guys its not like sabella invented the formation yesterday.almost a year we are using this formation. i am sure in every training the team practiced this as an alternative.


Toby
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 8:47 AM
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So excited for the game tonight. The nerves are jangling, but...

Es un sentimiento ... no puedo parar!

Vamos, vamos Argentina,
vamos, vamos a ganar,
que esta barra quilombera,
no te deja, no te deja de alentar!


Pino
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 8:44 AM
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The 5-3-2/3-5-2, if you use it right (Estudiantes), can be a very high scoring formation with good defense.

Look at Holland the other day, 5 goals with the 5-3-2/3-5-2.

Sabella uses thus formation a lot against certain teams.

If Sabella decides to go with 5-3-2/3-5-2, all I got to say, when the whistle blows at the start of the game is, VAMOS ARGENTINA!


Pino
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 8:37 AM
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It's not like were experimenting this 5-3-2/3-5-2 formation. We played this formation before.

Let Sabella do his job, and stop complaining.

I don't care what formation we play, as long ass we play good soccer and play good defense, and of course, Sabella uses his subs correctly by reading the game correctly.


Pino
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 8:32 AM
0
People relax

Some act if you can't score with a 5-3-2/3-5-2.

Bosnia plays with the flanks a lot, that's why.

If that does not work in the first half, we have 3 subs!

We will play good today, today is our day.

Vamos Argentina!


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 8:20 AM
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Jst showing some goals bosnia scored at qualifiers... They r got so many guys with good powerful shots n headers... So many piwerful long rangers... I m worried mainly only because of romero... Dnt knw, i cant be confident on him... Really hoping he put on a brilliant performance today....


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 8:13 AM
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Wat i believe is he is simply creating chaos in opposition mind.... I had a feeling earlier itself that he wont use 4-3-3, cause we are playing that for a long time now and its easy for oppositions to create tactics agsinst that n stop us... What hpnd to spain n barca was a great exsmple to that, all know now how they r gonna play n what they r gonna do wit de ball... So i think itz good to go wit a new style... I believe he know what he gonna do but is acting intelligently... Ltz hope so...


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 8:05 AM
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Mafios, great point.... If there is problem defensively, need to find out de best back 4 available n de best goal keeper have rather than increasing de number f personnel...


haman
(Bahrain)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:58 AM
1
An attack consisting of Messi and Aguero would be more than enough, he just needs to load the midfield and hold the ball to dominate the field. its Bosnia with due respect, no need to counter attack or drop back, we should dominate and score as much as we can, the same condition should be applied through the first round with varying between 4,3,3 and 3,5,2 or 4,2,2.

Vamos Argentina


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:57 AM
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And pipita is trained along with second training team always , i dont think he is unfit.



baker
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:50 AM
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An in the 5-3-2 we are fielding only Masch as DM...?

No i cant get that logic . please sabella prove me wrong in play time


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:47 AM
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Basically we will see one of these options tonight:
A. Start the original fantastic four and our best line up (Higuain in)

B. Start 4-3-3 but with Lavezzi instead of Higuain as the first practice a few days ago. For me this is the second best option, but Lavezzi must be used in Gareth Bale's role (right forward) and he must defend the right side area when being attacked.

C. Start 5-3-2 with the strange new experiment line up of the last practice yesterday of Romero; Zaba, Campagnaro, Fede, Garay, Rojo; Masche, Maxi, Di Maria; Aguero, Messi

This line up has never started before. Maxi is always a great super sub in Sabella era. And believe it or not, this line up has the exact same midfield trio (Masche, Di Maria, Maxi) as the Maradona's team that got beaten 0-4 by Germany where we looked awful in midfield.

For me this is the worst scenario. Even if he put Gago in place of Maxi, we'd be too defensive. It's like only Di Maria, Messi, and Aguero who are offensive minded. 8 others are defensive minded. We'd copy Netherlands then. Netherlands also only had 3 offensive minded players vs. Spain in Sneijder (Di Maria), Robben (Messi), and Van Persie (Aguero). It's not like we're facing Colombia at Colombia. Why that scared of Bosnia?

D. Surprise. I don't know what, but it will be a surprise.

We'll see one of these for sure tonight. I feel from Sabella's interview that he worries too much. He doesn't sound too confident. Please, Maradona and Batista both experiment and failed. Just not this time. The winning team scare anybody. Just use that.

Sabella said he will learn from Madrid, then go learn how Madrid use their fantastic four and look lethal both offensively and defensively.


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:47 AM
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Exactly Mafioso we are all so proud about sabella for sicking with same line up and formation through out the qualifiers and we were happy with the chemistry we had in our team.
And even we criticized other teams saying , they are not even finalized their first 11.

But right now all of a sudden why sabella pressed the panic button..?
is it because of the shocking defeat of spain and uruguay...?
or is it really because of the fitness of pipita and palacio...

i am not sure guys , i thought of sleep early and woke up early for the match , but i dont think i can sleep now :)



ddr1123
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:45 AM
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Few thoughts going through my head:

1. Bosnia is a decent side.
2. Every world cup has a trend. This one has lots of goals. Everyone is scoring. Whatever be the reason (I have some, but that's not the point).
3. European countries are not playing as crap as I thought they would.

Super excited. GUYS, I GOT THE AWAY JERSEY AS A FATHER'S DAY GIFT TODAY. A TOTAL SURPRISE. GOING TO WEAR IT ALL DAY LONG!!!

PREDICTING 2-1. Let the team concentrate on winning the game. 3 points in the bag, job done. No need to criticize too much. Lets win first!!


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:35 AM
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For the game, most of us predict 3-0. To be too attacking like Chile is not good, but I hope Sabella won't settle for a 1-0 only. We're not Chelsea.


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:34 AM
1
Now I'm getting angry at Sabella.24 hours before kick-off of the 1st WC match he is finding there is balance problem in attack and defense?He is gonna drop Higuian for defesnive balance?Why not drop Romero first?

I'm hearing Higuain will be dropped because he has not played a match since a while..Oh well!How many match has Romero played during the last 12 months? This is ridiculas.If there can be excuse for dropping our top socorer of the qualifier,then keeping Romero in the team is a huge crime..I'm no anti Romero,everyone knows that,but this is just simple common sense.

If all these things are to confuse opponents,then it's great.But if this is for real,it's not smartness,it's just madness.Experimenting at WC never works.Ask Maradona !!


hugo8
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:16 AM
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maybe hes a tactical genius we shall wait and see.


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:15 AM
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If the line up what we are hearing is true ,

zaba--hugo-garay-FF--rojo

---maxi--masch---dimaria-
----messi----aguero----

this lineup and formation never played together under sabella. and in this lineup only masch is as DM . i dont think that is a good choice

I still believe sabella is trying to confuse opponents


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:04 AM
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bosnia are a dedcent side. most of the last yugoslavua squad in 1990 was croats and bosnians.

they have finally come through the wars and will qualify frequently for major tournaments

sabella needs to play best players to get best out of messi


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:02 AM
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i agree, he is resulting to a diff formation.
this is a guy who picked his squad at the last minute as he had doubts and wasnt sure

he is still unsure of the best formation

this will be the downfall of our world cup.

when we sadly fail it will come down to sabellas tinkering and uncertainties with his starting 11



hugo8
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 7:01 AM
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i do not rate the italians, they are top slow. Colombia can beat Itay i believe. You simply need to play a high pressure game against the Italians


albiceleste_joy
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 6:12 AM
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Guys Bosnia is not a small team and they are by no way to be underrated. They are the highest scoring europian team and have the highest europian highest scorer in the wcq. And we've seen that in this world cup giants are being killed like flies. So it's best to be little more cautious in the first match. Or atleast start with this formation and then send Higuain at around 55-60 minutes and switch to 4-3-3 then. There are some doubts over Higuain's match fitness too. He didn't even participate in the friendlies. So it's best to let him settle into the game slowly instead of rushing him and getting an unexpected result.


tamthebam
(Scotland)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 6:06 AM
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All this talk about formations is interesting but as long as the TEAM functions as a UNIT of ELEVEN we will be ok! VAMOS ARGENTINA!


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 6:01 AM
0
fans are flowing in to brazil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haOGe_wX_7A


leonard
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 5:55 AM
0
calm down everyone i am sure sabella know what he is doing.the article posted below gives no reason why argentina should not use 3-5-2.seems like sensationalism to me.


drexlex
(Lebanon)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 5:43 AM
0
i think he's only afraid of the opener a draw or loss will devastate our players and chances . once we win the first game , he will use the fantastic four vs Iran and Nigeria however 5-3-2 will remain an option against big teams in the first half and beginning of the second until we need a goal like he did vs Colombia when aguero was sent in and won the game .


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 5:33 AM
0
i share the same thoughts @elprincipe .
if we are worrying about bosnina and going for 5-3-2 , what formation we are going to place when we face much stronger opponents


di3z_dion
(Albania)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 5:31 AM
1
When times are good or bad,
This team will always drive me mad
Argentina you were my first love
When you play my spirit flies like a dove
When you win or when you lose,
My heart will always melt and fuse
Bring this World Cup at home,
In Vatican I will erect you a dome.



el principe
(United States)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 5:27 AM
0
I trust Sabella and I just hope he doesn't watch too much World Cup like us. Not paying attention to the strengths of other teams is not good, but paying too much attention is not good either. I think Sabella is affected by Netherlands victory over Spain.

It is better to focus on our own team.

I would be upset if our co top scorer in the WCQ Gonzalo Higuain will be used as just a reserved player throughout the tournament. If we play 3-5-2 or 4-3-3 (with Lavezzi) and do well, I don't think Higuain will jump to the key player the next game.

We need all the fantastic four to be our KEY PLAYERS not just rotation players.

Higuain is still one of the best #9 in the world. He plays better for the national team than he does for both Napoli and Madrid. We need him this World Cup. We can't just use him for 30 minutes in each match.

You know Batista was making a major mistake in Copa America. His 4-3-3 had looked pretty good before he decided to sacrifice one of the forwards (I think Di Maria) for Tevez and ruined the tournament. I mean why did he EXPERIMENT in the tournament? He had his winning team that beat the likes of Brazil and Portugal in the friendlies. So stick with it.

I hope Sabella is the same way. That article:
http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2014/6/15/5810530/argentina-tactics-lineup-3-5-2

is a good one. I agree with that. Please Sabella, you've used the fantastic four for years and now don't make our plan B as plan A and our plan A (fantastic four) as plan B.


MS
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 5:19 AM
0
If Higuain is fit Sabella will play with 4-3-3 formation. And If Gago is not fit I think he will use Enzo. So Masche and Enzo can destroy the opposition attack. Dimaria and Messi can hold the attacking strings from mid.


Suharta
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 5:09 AM
0
Very much eager to watch the match. can not wait...wish Messi gets hattric today.


Riyaz Abdul
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 4:47 AM
0
I hope Argentina will make an impressive start. I think its better to follow 4-3-3 formation.


sandy
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 4:24 AM
0
who all will play in the last eleven and what will be the formation like? will it be like
- - - - - -Garay - - - - -FF - - - - -Basanta - - - -
Zabaleta - - - - - -Gago - - - - Masche - - - - -Rojo
- - - - - - - - --Messi - - - - - - - - -Maria - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Hig - - - - - - - - - - - -

and Romero?


dollon
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 3:57 AM
0
i am waiting to watch what i want.........


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 3:47 AM
0
That means pipita is fit too , lets go for 4-3-3


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 3:46 AM
0
thank you John for this updates. some of it have answered my questions in my previous post.


pa
(India)
Posted on 6/15/2014 at 3:46 AM
0
http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2014/6/15/5810530/argentina-tactics-lineup-3-5-2

Argentina fan voice of importance of higuain and how changing the formation would affect the team strength. He should use 4-3-3 atleast in the first match

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