Football News Posted by Roy Nemer Saturday, June 21, 2014 Go To Comments LIVE Mundo Albiceleste Chat! Comments You must be logged in to add a comment. Click Here to log in. If you dont have an account and would like to join Mundo's community, Register Here Notoraj (Finland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 9:05 PM 0 Gago!! why u have to commit a foul for no reason just before the half-time?? and giving a chance to iranians from a set-piece Notoraj (Finland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 9:03 PM 0 Di Maria coud give his wife to pleased Diving Diva ..Ronaldo!! but did nothing for his country Notoraj (Finland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 9:01 PM 0 Higualins that 14th minutes open net misses was unforgivable ..with that goal we could experience a goal fest...Garay shud have scored from that fking header !! Di Mari go to see your Diva and his on and off injured knee! Kun_Kafu (Malta) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 6:34 PM 0 we cant play with Gago in the middle!! we cant play with aguero, higuain, messi and di maria all together! with Gago in the pitch, is like we are playing with 10 men.. day (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 5:41 PM 0 umm am not upset, we won both games without playing good so that is good news, and we know the players will get better, so don't get so anxious just be patient :) Aslam (Qatar) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 5:23 PM 1 What every one has to understand that...(myself included)...This is modern football...almost all players are more or less equal..World cup draw occurred 6 months back and since then every team know who their opponents are and every teams got plenty of time to asses,plan and implement the idea....to shut a main player or players and a team. Small team has done much of these work and they executed it superbly. They got the result. They wanted to show something other than coming losing and just leaving. May be they utilized all modern technology for this. All big gun were over confident on their players and on their victory but it did not happen as they thought. dammage7 (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 5:14 PM 1 the issue is we want to win the world cup.england lost to good teamswe are upset cos of the lack of heart desire from our playersi dont care about brazil, germnay italy just argentinawithout sounding extreme parents dont care about other people children, just their own, so they want the best from them. thats how argentian fans feel Aslam (Qatar) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 5:08 PM 0 Spain lost 2 matches, Italy lost, Uruguay lost, England lost......Germany drawn, Brazil drawn....but if we win 1-0 or 2-1.....ya...there is a big issue....!!! day (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 4:27 PM 0 we just need to up the pace coz 4 3 3 is only effective when u move the ball faster especially when teams play defensive dammage7 (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 4:01 PM 1 rojo is banned for next game so sabella will unleash basanta vs nigeria SulaV (Canada) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:57 PM 0 Aguero and Higuain needs confidence and sabella should stick with them against Nigeria... Park the bus teams have frustrated many teams in the past and it was nothing new for Argentina....having said that Enzo perez need some time on the pitch... i was surprised sabella didnt send Maxi in.. a perfect player for Park the bus situations like today... And for those complaning about our defense... we looked compact and solid in the first half but had some nervy moments in the 2nd because our players including the defenders were pressing forward for the goal,,, this is what a Park the bus team can do .. i also agree with some of you Sabella should have substitiuted one of aguero or higuain after the break and brought in either maxi or lavezzi or palacio.. Ugly win but i will take it!! Pradi (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:54 PM 0 Enzo is a defensive mid or b-b as best, in attacking or creative wise he is average only... GAB (Australia) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:42 PM 1 Well, at least we're not peaking too early :)Our team lacks pace and that needs to be rectified. We have a few star players still far from 100% fitness (Aguero & Higuain). Gago is too slow and lacks defensive ability and he needs to be dropped and Enzo to replace him.I'll give Iran credit, they defended really well and counted better than us and were much faster.People need to relax because Argentina are playing in 2nd gear. They will crank it up to at least 4th gear come the knockout phase.And Messi......que Gooooolasssoooooooo!!!!! dammage7 (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:40 PM 1 i kknow if only aguero scored more than the number of his selfieslavezzi and palacio did more today than what aguero/higu did in 2 gamesalso gago is super slow, let biglia playcan some one tell me, is enzo able to defend dammage7 (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:38 PM 1 agree ishtiaque, need to play same squad with changes who will play in last 16start with messi lavezzi palacios and biglia from the go. maybe rest zaba and fede San Isidro (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:38 PM 0 DanmageI like your formation. San Isidro (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:36 PM 1 Also somebody needs to tell aguero he needs to stop posting Instagrams and twitter pictures every 2 f*ing minutes as this is the WC and not a social media contest. This is a WC, where the hell is your head man? You can do that shit if you are scoring not when your game is like crap. pablo.d (New Zealand) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:33 PM 0 talk about a rock and a hard place, do we make changes like lav and pal to start in the next match or do we give hig and kun a last chance to prove they should be starting in the next match as we cant go into the knockout stages with kun and hig being in such poor form. dammage7 (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:29 PM 0 agree time to drop gago, i was saying before squad was picked he was shit and once again im right----vs nigeriacampagnaro- garay -demicheslis - basanta--------enzo------biglia---messi--------------ricky---------lavezzi---palacios San Isidro (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:28 PM 0 I always wonder, there are other big names on this team other than messi. Don't they have any fucking pride to show better than this??? Any of them. This is going to be their last World Cup for many of them. This is the legacy they want? Pretty sad. outlaw (Poland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:28 PM 0 With that playing We won't reach even quarter final. Switzerland is really better. xtreme (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:27 PM 0 @clau, I'm glad you're just a fan who has nothing to do with the national team whatsoever. With your way of thinking and attitude, they will surely have no chance as you predicted, so i gotta thank god that negative thinking of such has nothing to do with the national team. And you mentioned the betting odds, I'm sure Spain of last world cup had gone from the hottest favorite to the least favorite after first match. Let me tell you something, you act exactly like a odd maker, place your judgement solely on a match result, and see things solely on the negative side and ignore the positive aspects they have shown today. Ok, now you say you would place Germany as the top favorite, and i'm sure you'd turn a 180 degree if Germany struggle to beat Ghana today....and god knows you might even predict costa rica to win it all cuz they HAVE BEEN WINNING and showing promise base on your logic. Istiaque (Bangladesh) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:27 PM 0 We must field the same squad in our last match!! Any team would have looked terrible against a side who defends with 10 men for effs sake! Remember Barcelona in their prime against Chelsea? If they had 2-3 players in their attacking third we would looked great. mark my words.To say it out loud: We must not change our starting eleven( this one!) in the last match at any cost unless there is an injury.Against Nigeria, it will be a completely different match. Di maria, kun and pipita needs confidence! let them have it in our last match.Messi and Romero saved our ass in this match, and Rojo was great! We have 6 points and conceded 1 goals in two matches...which is less than Netherlands. So keep calm and have your faith in Lio & Co. pep (Argentina) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:26 PM 0 Pradi, france played 433 but has very fast center backs (varane and sakho) and right and left back... in the midfield france also has muscle and super athletics... ff and garay rojo are turtles compare to frances back 4... and gago and dimaria are mediocre defending compare to frances midfield... gago was kicked out of 4 teams in the last 4 years for not defending... we can and we will the world cup... i trust sabella, and hope he will rely on a 442 system with biglia and enzo and gago on the bench... pep (Argentina) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:20 PM 0 time to play 442, 424 but with gago on the bench.... it is limited what can be expeced of a team whose midfield leader gago was kicked out for free for real madrid, valencia, roma for bad defending,, and has been mediocre on his return in argentina for a reason.... he has no pressing, no decent defense.... argentina 4 4 2, with biglia and enzo.... Chris (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:19 PM 1 Terrible terrible terrible... I feel like it's getting worse...No idea what's going on. Our defense can't seriously be THIS bad !?!Sabella just sits there the whole game...come on man!!!The guy looks more nervous then the actual players..What the fuck happen to aguero ???Estaba apagado !!!! San Isidro (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:17 PM 1 RomeroZabaleta garay Fernandez RojoEnzo Biglia Augusto RickyPalacio messi Last game maanus (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:10 PM 0 Game is very bad gabo (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:08 PM 0 good job by the ref! all we need to win this world cup now is a couple of non-calls by the refs and some wonder goals from Messi. And of course, we need Romero to keep making dream saves. outlaw (Poland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 3:05 PM 0 Basanta for FernandezCampa for ZabaletaPerez for Di MariaPalacio for HiguainLavezzi for Aguero.NO OTHER WAY, Pradi (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:59 PM 0 biglia, Ricky, augusto, enzo all where sitting on bench and is dying for a chance.... We dont hav mid at all.... I cant understand why people criticizing masche, a single man cant do breaking plays aline in mid, itz an impossible task... France played 4-3-3 yesterday but check de stats how many kilometres their front 3 ran.... I felt rojo was poor, not even a single decent cross.... Poor zaba didnt hav a man to link up through right wing, messi didnt even seeing his runs, when lavezzi came in saw some beautiful plays between them... Lucky we didnt hav chile or costa rica in our team... theophilos (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:58 PM 0 Important to draw the right conclusions after each match:1)Argentina is not playing at peak. Great. Rather late(86,90) than early(98,06,10). 2)Iran parked the bus. Its impossible to score under those conditions regardless of lineups and formations. Argentina did.3)Lets see the 3rd game. Its a marathon not a sprint. outlaw (Poland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:56 PM 0 Di Maria the headless chicken day (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:56 PM 0 no need to be pessimistic at this stage, we won wat was always going to be a difficult game, but we need to move the ball faster and then we will play better claudiolopez77 (Kenya) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:56 PM 0 @Xtreme...firstly, I'd like to say that let's have a civil discussion and no need to be hostile about other people's opinion. It is just an opinion and that is it, it doesn't matter in any way shape or form about what will actually happen on the pitch.Okay...let's talk. We can only make conclusions based on the evidence presented to us and so far it looks like Arg are not doing good at all. Do they have a room of improvement? Of course they do. Will they? That's the big question. So far there hasn't been any improvement from the previous display.If I were a bookmaker I would give Ger greater odds of winning the final than our team. If I pick Arg as favorites to win I wouldn't have made the choice in an objective way but rather have been emotionally influenced.If Arg wins the WC I'll be as happy as anyone but so far there isn't any evidence to make me think they will. msi2 (France) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:55 PM 0 Also where are those who were saying that messi was reserving for the WC? Caniggia (Hong Kong) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:55 PM 1 Credit to Queroz for snuffing out our counter attack after we won the ball from back from opposition corners. They closed down DiMaria's passing options on the break really well. Iran planned everything well and played solid, put pressure on our weak spots - namely Rojo, Zabaleta, including restricting our attack to crappy crosses into the box for 6 Iranians to clear. Messi had a minimum of 3 defenders on him at all times and Gago could not pass the ball to him at all. There still seems a lot of pressure on the players and you can see it their faces. I think Palacio and Lavezzi really changed the complexion of the match with their movement allowing Messi to have a chance with "only 2" defenders on him for that goal. Frustrating to watch, but at least for Messi - he is really living up to expectations even though he would prefer his team mates to be firing together. Had Aguero, Rojo and Garay put away those early chances the game would haven been plenty different, instead of a sea of red shirts in the box for pretty much the entire match. Lots to think about. Toby (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:52 PM 0 I think the main problem is that the 'Fab 4' haven't turned up. Higuain and Aguero are unfit and out of form, Di Maria has regressed to the player that used to get so much hate on this forum, and aside from his two moments of magic, Messi is currently a shadow of his former self. Our midfield and defence was always going to be a worry. We were only ever going to challenge if the 'Fab 4' were at their best. SulaV (Canada) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:52 PM 0 Roy please put sabella's name in player ratings against iran... Please!!! iman (Iran) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:51 PM 0 We need coach such as Deshan and diego Simeone outlaw (Poland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:47 PM 1 "If Germany were to play Iran do you think they'll have a hard time to get a win? I don't think so but I'm sure someone will say otherwise just to give an excuse for this team's performance" msi2 (France) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:47 PM 0 This team is a disaster in its functioning. No midfield, poor individual outputs (should i say again).... some supporter (Argentina) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:46 PM 0 Not too many comments, but Agüero and Higuaín can't play, Palacio and Lavezzi in. Also, Di María better improves or he should be replaced.Other than this, we qualified for the next round, so it's ok. Parking the bus is not that good of an option for our rivals from now on, and Iran literally stayed on their field the entire freaking match. If you're really not happy about anything, just remember all the other champions, and for football's sake, remember Italy 90. iman (Iran) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:42 PM 1 England by use young players,very better than old argentina players,I sure in domestic argentina legue there are alot of youngsters that could help national team but because of weak coach we dont see them Pradi (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:42 PM 0 Aguero surely have some fitness problems.... The body buiding has created surely some problems for him... Same to higuain, he lost his flexibility.... I want higuain n aguero to share de 90 mins, 60 to higuain n 30 aguero... Need more involving players at mid... xtreme (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:36 PM 1 @claudio, your so called being realistic only goes match by match, I think you'd think whole differently after Argentina blowing past the next opponent and be like, "man, was I dumb to doubt this team". Lets be real, EVERY FREAKING WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS has struggled in the past early on, and it makes 0 freaking sense to doubt our chances now..Room for improvement yes, writing us off already...??? what are you?? get outta here. Honestly, I'd be much more worried if we blew past opponents like in the past. Tell me, what did that get us...being labeled as the favorite after group matches????? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, 0 fucking thing, it means no shit, i repeat, NO SHIT to blow past everyone in group stage. The most important thing is to improve as the tournament goes on, and we all know our players are much more capable of what they have shown today. That's another good sign because that means they can only get better. I just know you will see a different ARG team in knockout stage when it really matter. So shut it with all the stupid negative comments. They surely didn't play as well as expected, but you gotta give some credit to Iran, they played their ass off trying to frustrate the Argentine attacks, and we did have some moments of brilliance and just lack some finishing touch and luck, or else all you pessimist writers wouldn't be talking shit in here, you'd be praising like no others. outlaw (Poland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:35 PM 0 "and higuain should be made to lose weight"Right dammage7 He is so slow San Isidro (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:34 PM 0 A while ago, after the champions league I went on a rant that said something to the effect that fu**king Dimaria better play for his country the way he plays at Madrid. Nobody said anything and we kept congratulating his sorry ass for winning the CL. If you notice, we lack pace in the game because the midfield is not generating fast paced action. This is not mascherano or gagos job. Mascherano is defensive and gago is short passes to messi. The work pace falls on dimaria. He has been inaccurate slow and non existent in 2 games. That is why messi is falling so far back. Dimaria is not generating any pace in the midfield. Until this changes we are in trouble. We have to see what Ricky can do because dimaria is a shell of what he was. Iran is a good team. They have given up 1 goal in 6 games. There was a clear penalty that was not called on us. Romero saved our ass a couple times. In the end, the players need to show up. This means you dimaria, aguero, and higuain. A win is a win, but there is something severely wrong with the psyche of this team. Shinobushinobu (Singapore) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:34 PM 1 Am I the only one feeling happy? I also expected easy win, but after seeing how discipline are the Iranians, I understand now why Nigerians could only manage 0-0. On the paper, Iran is the weakest, but they play without any burden and with 11 players defending. It's obvious Argentina was the better team and Iran was overwhelmed to defend their goal. We can see all 11 red-shirt in their own half most of the time. We all know the team that park the bus can be deadly in counter attack since the opponents will be drawn away from their area. Messi really saved the day. It's very opposite from 2010. We looked great in group stage, won with big margins and looked very confident until meeting with Germany. Now, we looked not so convincing, but I'm hoping we will be growing steadily. Romero, Rojo, Mascherano, Gago, Di Maria were best players from our team. Worried about Higuain and Aguero. Messi didn't get to see the ball most of the time. But really, he has saved our team twice now, true genius know how to make use of his limited chance. Next game, I hope other players can score as well to give them some confidence. Come on Higuain and Aguero!!Also, very happy to see the supporters!!! Hope they keep it up for our beloved team!! Good nite everyone, time for me to sleep. Toby (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:34 PM 0 I feel like I've aged about 10 years watching our two games. rup (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:34 PM 0 higs and aguero is in aweful form they cant even conrol the ball midfield was too slow perez and alvarez need to come dmjo (Kenya) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:33 PM 0 Itold people here that we have problems in midfield,iran has showed that to us,imagine if it could be germany or france?,the repeat of last world cup in south africa against them could have occured.peaple have written albiceleste off,for me is a good sign because argentina in previous world cup have been dominating the groups stages only to be eliminated in 1/4 finals.may be this one is differnt.aguero and higuain are let down they dont show any hunger at all,is it because messi is getting all the credits or what?.my best line-up ROMERO;CAMPAGNARO;ZABALETA;GARAY;ROJO;DEMICHELIS;PALACIO;MASCHERARO;AGUERO;MESSI;DI MARIA.we need to stregnthen the midfield. fotobirajesh (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:33 PM 0 We were lucky Romero managed to save a few.Please friends, whoever is blaming the heart of the team also please suggest how you break an 11 man defence plus their heart and pride. De maria, how I wish, he has a bit more brain. He is a brilliant player, but many a times, his decision making is horrible. Glad for Rojo too. guled (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:32 PM 0 I can't believe what happened today romero saved us ( I was big critic of his) and messi came to the rescue but sabella needs to do something higuan abd aguero are shit, gago is useless and di Maria the headless chicken is back , the game v Nigeria is good to expremint Budhasmilez (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:30 PM 0 This was such a poor performance. I dont know where we are going from here.Even after defending with 10 men in the box it was Iran that looked more promising in the break.I have still not understood why it took sabella 75 mintues to look for a change when both Aguero and Higuain were adding zilch to the team. Thats beyond me. outlaw (Poland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:30 PM 0 Pradi, you kidding - Higuain?!!! The weakest player pep (Argentina) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:29 PM 0 to me, gago should no start, he should play the last 30 minutes.... gago is a liability in a team that has 4 forwards on the field....in the 433 argentina needs to have enzo or biglia and with teams like iran press immediatly ...but, i think argentina should use a 442 ... and enzo and biglia... ghostdeini (Albania) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:28 PM 1 this one of the situations where I personally criticized Sabella for three years.we are built to play counterattack and not for breaking defenses open.we will struggle against teams like this if we dont score early on.Pastore, Lamela or an old Riquelme would have helped for such situations.Our fantastic four will shine against bigger teams, but our defenses will probably struggle.the only player that was great today was Romero.Messi beside the goal was awful do not live in denial, Aguero and Higuain look tired, di Maria was also bad.I believe in the team, the individuals, but not on Sabella, if we win we will despite a bad coach like Sabella.I say no team has shown me to be unbeatable in this tournament, so we have a chance to win, we have players that can decide games....so do not get overconfident after a win, or after a player scores a goal but also do not get unsure after a bad display.We must improve, maybe it´s a good thing that we struggle now and not when it really matters. krishna (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:28 PM 0 @Zulfiker, Not only Fab4, the whole team sucked, except Romero....They absolutely doesn't have any desire to win this world cup. They look tired, disinterested.... I don't know what to say....It's really painful to watch this team play.... Pradi (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:27 PM 0 Zaba,fede,garay,rojo.Ricky,biglia,masche,di maria.Messi,higuain. claudiolopez77 (Kenya) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:26 PM 0 @Xtreme...it is not being pessimistic it's being realistic. This team is not good enough. I'm glad I'm more reserved on my expectations so if we get knocked out it won't be such a surprise and utter heartache I've felt before. I just hope if we get knocked out you won't have the blues for a week or two. zulfiker (Bangladesh) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:24 PM 0 Lets accept it .. 1. Romero is our man of the match for the first two matches.... not messi .2. Fab 4 has been played like shit for the entire match ...3. with right tactics and defensive balance even an pele , maradona , messi forward line can be stopped4 . We may win the world cup and there is very much possibility that we would score 1 or 2 goals per match .so stop dreaming about THRASHING every opponent.5. WE win of we lose ... Argentina forever. claudiolopez77 (Kenya) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:21 PM 0 @ Richard... I concur, we played better in 2012 group matches than this kind of display it is woeful to watch. No progress whatsoever I said that last week but people defended the display. I've watched the game for a while and why I don't claim to know a whole lot about it, I knew we weren't good enough to win the whole thing but never expected such an awful performance. iman (Iran) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:20 PM 0 If we are in group D we are omited early Batigol9 (Estonia) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:18 PM 1 Two games and all my fears has been there, what I has written in this blog several times. We don't have decent midfield players. Gago is bad, Mascherano is bad. Period!Di Maria? Wow! He has best long passes in modern football, but in this WC he has been terrible. Higuain/Agüero? They were injured and they are not in form.Messi - It's not normal, he needs tu play as goalscorer and playmaker. But good thing is, that almost every WC winners has started slowly.And another good thing: Romero has been GOOD. joji (Kenya) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:16 PM 0 Where are those guys who used to say bout fab 4.only messsi and dimaria are really showing.thats why tevez and icardi were needed.wen i said out of form its so evident wit aguero n higuain.messi i luv u man... dammage7 (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:16 PM 1 system is fine certain players lack hunger and arent botheredwe can win the world cup if sabella has ballsbring in biglia, lavezzi palacios and ricky for di maira, gago and higauin aguero. maybe campa for zabaleta and we have a great teamand higuain should be made to lose weight argentuban (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:15 PM 1 Higuain was TERRIBLE..... vish (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:15 PM 1 Looks like Aguero and Higuain are not fit. Better we play with Palacio and Lavezzi, they will also fall back for defending. xtreme (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:15 PM 0 Why so many idiots so pessimist about argentina chances in this world cup? We won for god sake, and let me reassure you...ALL WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS in the past has struggled at some point early on, so IT's actually a GOOD SIGN to struggle early on as long as we improve as the tournament progresses and peak at the right moment, thats all that matters. I see good things out of this match, we created numerous chances, and goals will come sooner or later, I still have full confidence in Argentina lifting the cup. I will call out every single one of you being so negative about this when we finally won the cup in a month time. dammage7 (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:14 PM 1 messi's wonder goal should not over shadow a shit performance gedona (Ethiopia) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:13 PM 0 Are you watching cr7? day (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:13 PM 0 we are playing too slow, in 4 3 3 we need to play much faster, can't break down defences if u r going to play slow passes.don't think was a great game for dimaria or gago, dimaria needs to refind his form. romero did great. and saved by messi once again, the rest of the players need to step up and start playing properly. iman (Iran) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:13 PM 0 Very disaster for argentina Richard (Netherlands) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:13 PM 1 We only have the best attack on paper, not on the pitch. So many countries have a better attack. We do have Messi! We played better in the group stage in 2010 under Maradona!4-3-3 right tactic, but wrong players. We need at least 4 substitutions. dammage7 (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:13 PM 1 sorry i mean defending Pradi (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:12 PM 0 I have told this so many times earlier, playing aguero-messi-higuain together is almost like playing with 10 players.... The only thing stopped my tears is watching gago, but imo we need to sacrifice him in de rest f de tournament, no midfield pressing at all, biglia or enzo perez is must, iran breaking us like this then think f some capable attackers... Anyway seeing luck for de first time in de biggest stage... dammage7 (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:12 PM 1 i know iran were attacking but ageuro and higuain need to be dropped for poor effort and hunger gedona (Ethiopia) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:11 PM 0 ***Messiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Excellent!Brilliant!Fabulous!Sensational Genius! Marvelous!... outlaw (Poland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:11 PM 1 Basanta for FernandezCampa for ZabaletaPerez for Di MariaPalacio for HiguainLavezzi for Aguero.NO OTHER WAY claudiolopez77 (Kenya) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:10 PM 1 Okay. Second game is over and lucky lucky Argentina and brilliant brilliant Messi. Last game we saw how they played and for some poor funs they just can't get it in their minds that this team isn't good enough.Reasons for the poor showing given were a bad formation and it's just the "first match". Now what is the reason for this awful showing today?We have no sense of purpose, spirit and desire and you cannot win the WC with this performance. Poor passing, bad touches, no ideas whatsoever. Every single player did not show up. Aguero? poor, Higuain? poor, Zabaleta? poor, Di Maria? poor. I can go on and on but you get the drift.If we meet a decent team WE WILL BE KNOCKED OUT! no question about it. I absolutely feel sorry for Iran they did not deserve the loss. They at least deserved to get a draw if not a win.One final question. If Germany were to play Iran do you think they'll have a hard time to get a win? I don't think so but I'm sure someone will say otherwise just to give an excuse for this team's performance mmh007 (Argentina) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:09 PM 1 ListenDo you guys who talking shiit have sny idea sbout football. Iran was defending with 11men and the team who will attack us will be in trouble bcoz than Messi them lot will get chances. Every time Iran attacked they were stressed. Anyway it's six points and WC win by like this. Not far you can look at Spain. Every time team struggle they will grow as a team dollon (Bangladesh) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:09 PM 0 ARGENTINA 71% IRAN 29% outlaw (Poland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:09 PM 0 I'm tired with Di Maria shitty passes dammage7 (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:07 PM 1 vs nigeroa- campa - demichlis - basanta - rojp-------biglia----mashernao--------------------------ricky------lavezzi-messi--palacio Aslam (Qatar) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:07 PM 0 Argentina has world's best attack...but still after 2 matches it is Messi the only Argentine player on the score sheet...! vish (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:06 PM 1 Anyway thro to the next round, so there is no pressure next match. Sabella must try Perez or Alvarez. Awful with the set pieces, corner after corner wasted arg2014 (Canada) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:04 PM 1 Sabella is not the right man for this team to bring a victory. Awful tactics.....Go rewatch our game against Romania and you see same plan. What did he learn from that game? Zero.Bring on a new coach coming July. Aslam (Qatar) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:02 PM 0 But i am sure...our team will slowly reach our potential. Luckily no BIG game until SF. We have enough time...we will reach our goal..! vish (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:02 PM 0 But for Messi and Romero it would have been an embarassment.Aguero looks out of form as also Higuain Richard (Netherlands) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 2:01 PM 1 What a lucky escape. I am disappointed with the team. Di Maria, Higuain so bad. Gago only slows play down. The complete lack of speed and lack of dynamic play. Messi to the rescue. We must change so much. Perez for Gago, Alverez, Palacio and Lavezzi in.I'll admit my mistake to the Romero believers: he saved us several times. Sudhirfadi (Japan) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:59 PM 0 I got nearly injured while celebration............. Keep it up messi the leader....... Shut up critics, messi truly a sensational..... Aslam (Qatar) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:58 PM 1 If we play like this...we don't even deserve QF. I need some changes in the team if we don't try hard. I don't single out any player...every one were awful..for me it is a match to forget...except that winning goal. mmh007 (Argentina) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:56 PM 0 All of you doubter suck that. Get in there bund of idiots. sandy (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:56 PM 0 messi 1 - iran 0 mmh007 (Argentina) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:55 PM 1 Any fucking doubt on Romero. Don't say bcoz of Messi we win and blah blah. It was hard out there get through. They have fucking Media and bunch of doubter like you but WE HAVE MESSISUCK THAT sandy (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:50 PM 0 again messis one man show! Aslam (Qatar) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:49 PM 1 Messi the Maaaaradonaa...!!!! sandy (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:48 PM 0 what is sabella shouting at the players? sandy (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:47 PM 0 so nearly a goal! again luck favors us! guled (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:46 PM 0 Romero to the rescue, we need to calm down our team is not as good as we thought baker (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:42 PM 0 This team lacks the spirit of blue and while shirt sandy (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:41 PM 0 roho in the right wing! sandy (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:38 PM 0 good tackle by mascherano sandy (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:34 PM 0 lavezzi and palacio! chris (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:33 PM 0 Whr s our mid no pressing n no proper passing n y arent attackers even taking the pain to defend....our team s playing lime a amateur team sandy (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:27 PM 0 lucky to not concede Toby (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:27 PM 0 This is a nightmare right? I'm going to wake up in a second. guled (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:24 PM 2 Di Maria the headless chicken is back sandy (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:21 PM 0 i think gago will be substituted for perez Toby (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:11 PM 0 WAKE UP!!!!! sandy (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:03 PM 0 to inject some pace, will sabella introduce maxi who will move like a snail? sandy (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 1:01 PM 0 will enzo perez be introduced in the second half? Rune (Norway) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 12:58 PM 1 All those idiots talking before the game about 5-0 or 6-0 and Messi hattrick.....they just don't know shit about football. We should be extremely happy if we can manage a 1-0 win here. Let us face it; this team haven't got a cat's chance in hell of lifting the cup. gedona (Ethiopia) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 12:57 PM 0 *** And everybody (including myself) thought Argentina has an easy group. It a is good since it is a tough test for Argentina. keep your cool. Sustain pressure. They will eventually crack. Vamoss Argentina!!! Pradi (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 12:56 PM 0 HHHHHHHHHeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllllll........... Toby (United Kingdom) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 12:52 PM 0 This is so depressing. guled (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 12:50 PM 0 Team is struggling this fab 4 is unbalancing the team, higuain is of form , hope Ricky is introduced in his place Richard (Netherlands) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 12:47 PM 0 They are playing way too slow. Speed, speed, movement of the ball, too many people standing still or walking. gedona (Ethiopia) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 11:58 AM 0 Vamos Argentina*** gedona (Ethiopia) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 11:54 AM 0 I expect clean sheet from the gk; integrated, solid defense,strong midfield that links up well with attack and defense and, dictates the pace of the game; sharp accurate attack and injury free ending. rony (Bangladesh) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 11:40 AM 0 live streaming link ? Damianno (Poland) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 11:36 AM 0 Confirmed line-up:Argentyna: Sergio Romero - Pablo Zabaleta, Federico Fernández, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo, Javier Mascherano, Fernando Gago, Ángel Di María, Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuaín. JZ4 (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 11:36 AM 0 VAMOS ALBICELESTE !!!!!!!I can see some of the Iranians getting marching order theAbNormalOne (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 11:23 AM 0 Any confirmed line-up Deb (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 11:15 AM 0 My expectations are simple. Good Fab4 chemistry and defensive display with minimum physical hassles. Scoreline doesn't matter. rup (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 11:07 AM 0 waiting for this chat for very long fotobirajesh (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 10:40 AM 0 Friends, here is a must read interview with Masche. Sorry, if someone has aleady posted this.http://pegamequemegusta.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/mascherano-interview-ole/ FCBMessi (United States) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 10:23 AM 0 GOOSEBUMPS! Incredible video from @Gillette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZRKaFDvr14 Leo (India) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 10:22 AM 1 Vamos Argentine Rahat (Bangladesh) Posted on 6/21/2014 at 10:20 AM 1 Thanks Roy for this Live Chat. Mundo is getting better day by day.