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Posted by Roy Nemer (Roy Nemer) Sunday, June 22, 2014 Go To Comments

Angel DI MARIA: "Wel'll improve with every match."

Angel DI MARIA spoke at a press conference for Argentina. Here's what he had to say:

"The important thing for us was to win. They are 7 matches in which one has to give everything to be able to win. We played well against Iran though at times it was difficult."

"Not many people can score the goal that MESSI scored. We're happy to have him with us. It's difficult to play against a team that drops so deep."

"Wel'll improve with every match."




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Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 4:53 PM
0
@rup,

Thank you for your wonderful words.


rup
(India)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 1:16 AM
1
many members here saying before worldcup that these group matches r like friendly now those r so dissapointed that even saying 2002 was better who were out in group stage frankly by iran match performance i was so dissapointed that i was very sad i couldnt sleep that night because of sadness never an argentina win feels like they r out from group stage but i have overcome it and i realizes that how pathetic argentina play in 2 games they undoubtebly have the talent you know i always believe "FORM IS TEMPORARY BUT CLASS IS PERMANENT" and eventually even if they loose i will support them not like suddenly i change side and criticize messi,maria,sabella if i am a supporter then i should back them even when the chips r down even in the most bad times and i have belief in this team this team can win it all but it all upto god if he wants we will surely win it messi will lift the cup that will be amazing scene for me i never saw maradona play live or lifting the cup but im seeing a genius named messi who will be surely help us to lift it after 28 long years


Istiaque
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 12:55 AM
3
greetings elcholo aka elprincipe! where are you man? get regular! we need you, elpipita, Johnny, Leandro, Kenneth & Mafioso all times!

Before last week there was only negativity on this site. Now there is a Virus Called maxi lopez! We need warriors now!


cleanball
(Indonesia)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:08 PM
0
I see the team is growing, the next third game against Nigeria will proof that Sabella's selection is not a mistake, he brings the right players.He build the team around Messi and will succeed.

Whatever happened in the last previous games can be a good lesson and makes the players stay on the ground.

Just needed the Sabella's instinct sharpness to select the right players in starting XI and right time to do subs. The magic will happen.


gabo
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 9:20 PM
1
@ Pino: people are not complaining about the margin necessarily. it's rather the lack of creativity, movement, passion, and team work that upsets us. This team is starting to refresh my memories of 2002.





gabo
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 9:14 PM
0
@ joesoccers: Nigeria will qualify with a draw (gives them 5 points!)


joesoccers
(Canada)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 8:44 PM
0
nigeria can qualify with a draw, but both games, nigeria v. argentina, and iran v. bosnia are going to be played at the same time.

nigeria can't take the chance and play for a draw and hope bosnia beats iran.

they have to go for the win. especially if iran scores early against bosnia.

but if bosnia goes up by a couple of goals, then nigeria can go for the draw.

plus, nigeria is only up by 1 goal over iran.

2 goals by iran will put them thru in case of a draw.



Pino
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 8:39 PM
0
So we did not beat Bosnia 3-0 and Iran 5-0 and people here are complaining about everything, lol. Saying we are not going to win the WC because we did not win with a larger margin. The game against Bosnia could've easily been 3-0 with the right formation (4-3-3). The Iranian game was total defensive game in their part, I have not seen that good of a defense in a while (NT only).

Our group, as I mentioned before, is he only group that scored the least amount of goals so far during the group stage. Which means, no one is really trying to open their game. Anyways, I will let Argentina do the talking on the field.

By the way, who ever thought Argentina played horribly bad against Iran, all I got to say is, go watch the game again. Iran had parked the bus like Chelsea does, it's difficult to score against teams that just want to defend.

So far so good, hopefully Aguero and Higauin are practicing like no other this week. If not, I want to see Palacio and Lavezzi start or get more minutes. Palacio and Lavezzi will give their all, Aguero and Higauin are DIVAS on the field, which I don't like, you cannot be a DIVA playing for the Argentinian NT, ok, they are at their clubs (that's their role their), but for the NT, I want them to play defense and run back and help out. If Aguero and Higauin don't run, then put in Palacio and Lavezzi, this is the WC, not some bullshit tournament held every year.


Mikail
(Malaysia)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 7:18 PM
0
http://www.beinsports.tv/soccer/article/6a5oxspxb6rf1rdssnx6mxwpf/title/iran-file-complaint-over-unjust-refereeing-against-argentina

Iran file complaint over unjust refereeing.

They are still butthurt over the non existent penalty.

I've looked at the replay from different angles and it was clear that it wasn't a penalty. In one of the angle it looked like it was Dejagah who tripped himself up by intentionally putting his leg in front of Zaba's planted leg as Zaba was clearing the ball to safety. Besides Zaba got to the ball first before hitting Dejagah in the process. So, how can Iran called it clear penalty?


ghostdeini
(Albania)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 7:15 PM
0
@Maxilopez
greeting my friend, since 2006 we are repeating the same words over and over again warning about our regress.
people dont like to hear the truth.
I know you are one of the craziest fans ever who loves the team like no other.
f... Grondana
I believe in the players and hope that despite the obstacles they are facing they somehow win the CUP.
Obstacles: Grondona, Afa, nepotism, coaching, yes media, yes fans...and other opponents.
keep your head up, hope that our individually gifted players lead us to glory and then we will all be happy and maybe start over and return to our roots.




Messay
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 6:57 PM
6
@maxi lopez...

it is truly sad that you were the sole reason why many wonderful bloggers left the argentina blog in the past (including myself. I left because of you and your attacks)... further, you were the reason that blog eventually ceased to exist. Now, you come on here and spew your ideas again!

why shut down another blog, to come on here and do the same? seriously?

your obsession with pekermen is baffling! outside of the youth team, pekerman didn't no produce anything of worth the praising you give him! If fact both him and maradona as a coach reached to the quarter finals!

Pekerman got trashed in the confederation finals in Germany! We barely even made the finals after winning every game in PKs and eventually getting drummed by our bitter rivals 4-1. Leading up to the world cup in 2006... we were losing most of our friendly games...!

His player selection was abysmal to say the least. The likes of Scolani & cufre were called instead of our two best defenders at that time in Zanetti & Samuel. Ayala, was coming back from a sever injury that year! Heinze was rushed back from a severe knee injury and his first game back was the World Cup! Saviola was a bench warmer, but was given a start instead of both messi and tevez!

We barely defeated Ivory Coast in our first game. Fortunate that we even won. Go back and look at the stats if you think otherwise!

Sure we beat Serbia 6-0. A team that almost boycotted the world cup due to a raging civil war that was happening at the time of the world cup! thats it. Thats his highlight. We beat a deflated team that lost to all the other teams by 6!

We played a 0-0 match against holland. We needed a miraculous extra time golazo from Maxi to even beat mexico. And we eventually lost to Germany! So what exactly is your obsession?

IF you seriously wanna talk about beautiful game play? then that award needs to go to The Argentina team of 07 During the Copa America! Sure we lost to brazil in the final!

But we played some of the most beautiful of games! we scored freely, moved the ball wonderfully, possessed and attacked well... but we got killed in the counter attack by brazil in the final.

The world Cup is about results!

I am not a defender of sabella. I will root for our team regardless. I don't think coaches have ill will to their national teams. I don't believe sabella sits in his office, and thinks of ways to have argentina defeated (which i know you believe is the case).

go read what Christian vieri had to say about the argentina vs iran game!

"What do people expect? there are only few teams that will come out and try to attack Argentina and brazil in this world cup! The key is for the players not to get frustrated and get out of character. when being defended by 11 players, it comes down to magic. And argentina have a few players that can create magic, as we saw today" - christian veiri on Being Sports!

as i said, it is a shame that you shut another blog, to come here and do the same. Utter shame!


tamthebam
(Scotland)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 6:38 PM
0
JOESOCCERS, NIGERIA can qualify with a draw. I think they'll play defensive and try and counter.


joesoccers
(Canada)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 6:30 PM
0
every time argentina plays, the eyes of the world are on that game to see messi.

the opponents know this, and they play against argentina like it's a world cup final.

it's like an underdog getting a shot against the heavyweight champion of the world.

they play the best they can against them.

it's why teams like bosnia end up losing to nigeria.

nigeria has to win the next game, so they are going to attack, it should open up lots of space.


theophilos
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 6:13 PM
5
Id like to add my 2 cents about some of the crazies here on Mundo like El Pipita already has done so eloquently:

If you are going to state opinions they must be based on facts, not selective facts.

FOR EXAMPLE: Maxi Lopez's obsession with denigrating Sabella as someone "not good enough" because "he is not good enough to coach in Europe" ignores the fact that the last 3 South American managers to win a World Cup, Bilardo, Perreira and Scolari had ZERO European managerial experience.

Also that Sabella was lucky with Estudiantes because Veron was "the real coach" is not based on ANY evidence. Its an insult thrown out there solely because Sabella's Copa Libertadores and Apertura championships undermine his view that Sabella is not good enough for Argentina.

Maxi the idiot also ignores the fact that when Sabella resigned from Estudiantes both players and management pleaded with him to reconsider. This doesn't sound like an auto-pilot hands-off coach.

.



Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 5:31 PM
1
Maanus we are not tiki taka.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 5:31 PM
0
Also my critic about Higuain, Zabaleta and sometimes others is by good intentions


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 5:19 PM
0
dammage7 isn't only vain critic or troll because he still proposes he's own line up and quite depth analyses.
I disagree with many but I don't see a real troll here


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 5:14 PM
0
go to xtratime forum and look at argentina threads, i am there since 2004, in fact only i post.

go t 2006 and my obsession with julio cruz

fangio, norman...miss them guys


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 5:10 PM
0
elpipita@ I think dammage7 is a specific type of fan with big temperament, much emotional and firmly believe to his idea for changes our team. But he is long enough here to believe he is not a troll. He has very alternative thought about team therefore he is trying make it through.
And he also want all the best for our team I believe. You also I believe
although you are so different
Nothing bad with a lot of negative comments about bad game


maanus
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 4:58 PM
0
Argentina still not get it game.....same like tiki taka


maanus
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 4:56 PM
0
Brazil now playing attacking game


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 4:52 PM
0
Brazil with the two most expensive defensive players on the market?!! so much for that.

Cameroon defense might as well be passing the ball to Neymar!

ARG's defense is fine but we just need our massive dual Turbo-Jet Engine to start kicking and then we'll be flying as we should.


tamthebam
(Scotland)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 4:51 PM
1
@ Mafioso, AGREED!


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 4:47 PM
7
Actually feeling frustrated,angry,not satisfied with the performances of Argentina so far is not wrong.But it is wrong to post your same frustrations,angers over and over again.You do not feel optimistic,ok we got your point.But why saying same old garbage over and over again?I mean whats the point?

Can Maxi Lopez say anything without using the keywords Grondona,Bilardo,AFA,Pakerman,Enganche,2006?

How many times dammage7 needs to tell us that Higuain is garbage and Palacio should start?

Once this blog had the balance.It was a place for discussion.Now it is a place for madness led by trolls and freaks.




iman
(Iran)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 4:14 PM
0
Bielsa is an exellent coach,he is really better than sabella, every one knows


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 4:08 PM
0
imagine if they lost :o


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 3:59 PM
0
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BRAZIL BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBRAZIL BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


mamoun "elpipita"
(Iraq)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 3:58 PM
8
@ Maxi Lopez no offense man but do you actually read what you write?
Basile, Bielsa, maradona and batista (???) better than Sabella??
I understand that you aren't happy with the change in Argentina's playing style since Sabella came on but for god's sake try and exercise and modicum of objectivity!

I still content that Sabella is a good coach and I have repeatedly said in the past that I will only regard him as a great coach if he wins the world cup. With that being said under sabella the albicelestes weren't thrashed 5-0 in Buenos Aires (Basile) or humiliated by a brazil B side (3-0 in copa 07) all under Basile's guiding light!
Under Sabella Argentina didn't experience one of it's worst defeats at the hands of Bolivia or come within an inch of not qualifying. All this thanks to Diego's genius.
As for Batista, well this is the same clown how fielded a C team against Nigeria in a humiliating 4-1 defeat whereby he stupidly announced the Copa 11 squad BEFORE given that said C team a chance to go out and prove themselves.
And let's not forget about his immortal quote of "I don't consider copa 11 a disappointment!" Really Maxi, that guy is better than Sabella?

Pekerman was a great coach and his Argentina is one of my favorites but the man committed the ultimate sin by not learning from his damn mistakes (the very definition of an 'idiot'). Twice, no once, but twice did he make the mistake of taking out Riquilme and going defensive to protect the lead in friendlies against Croatia and England and both games ended with a defeat, so you'd think that he learned a lesson from those friendlies (that's what they're for after all) but no he goes and makes the same damn mistake in the QF of the world cup.
Atleast Sabella acknowledged his mistake against Bosnia and corrected it quickly in the second half.

@Dammage and Arg2014, fellas I get the fact that you're down about the albicelestes performances thus far but enough with the all the damn negativity!!! ENOUGH! you said your piece and you rightfully vented your frustrations but you guys are killing this site with your negativity!
Look after the game against Iran I came in a wrote a big post about my disappointment with the team but then I got over it and now I need to have faith that things can come right.
If things don't come right and the performances that we've had thus far were harbingers for worst things to come then so be it! There is not a damn thing we can do now but keep the faith even if we've been let down time and time again since 1990 we need to keep the faith because that's what fans are supposed to do.

A parting comment before I go everyone, please stop talking about the quarters and the semis and who Argentina might be meeting in those fixtures because may as well be setting your selves up for a big disappointment.
If this world cup has taught us anything is to expect the unexpected and to keep our feet on the ground instead of our heads in the clouds.

Oh and before I forget @Dammage and Maxi Lopez, before you start saying things like Bielas ia better thant Sabella or label him "king" please remember that Bielsa's Argentina was by far the country's more disgraceful performance in a world cup since 1962, let that sink in for a minute!!!
It boggles my mind when I hear people declaring support for 'loco' and his rigid tactics that got Argentina nowhere.


guled
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 3:52 PM
0
I think the USA will beat belguim if they meet, we don't want get a head of our selves but we have good opportunity to reach the semis with out playing a top team , if we reach there and meet holland it will classic but we can beat them no doubt, this is good chance I hope our players took advantage of it


Chalz
(Oman)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 3:42 PM
0
Optimisim always sounds Nice... Very Nice indeed but do all things happen to our liking??? or do all things come to pass....??? No....never will.... Thats How feeble mankind are.... Reality is the truth.... Even If we like it or not.
.
Argentina may be better in the upcoming games but in reality do we have it in us???
.
An Arab friend of mine told me yesterday 'do u still believe i n yr team considering the way they are performing?? I told Him Yes with that team we are winning this world cup ... He said If so i will shave of my beard'.
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@baker, pls dont be a bilardo in saying Pekerman & Tocalli never accomplished anything . Argentina is not forgotten on world stage after 1990 is Just bcoz of that beautiful 2006 team.
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Overconfidence hurts and hurts real bad... So frens..... Just keep praying.
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Be true to yourself does this team really is greater than 2006???.... Ok they may win the world cup but .... It will be a boring world cup winning team... Not the spirit of Argentina.
.
Menotti school of thought.
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theophilos
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 3:34 PM
0
The Dutch are totally committed to a 2-3-5 defensive unit and counterattack and its working for them. Against a more dangerous offensive team it may not be enough as evidenced by the Australia game. So I think Argentina - Netherlands semifinal would be classic.


theophilos
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 3:29 PM
0
Would like for Argentina to experiment next game with an extra midfielder such as Alvarez or Perez. That's not asking too much is it?


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 3:29 PM
0
@about meeting the Netherlands....

We have to make the semifinal first. A bit presumptuous at this point given we can barely beat Bosnia and Iran. Switzerland and Belgium won't be easy.


ElCholo
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 3:10 PM
4
Di Maria has 4 roles on this team.

1. Initiate counterattacks - few chances to do this in the last match but he did start our best which is the one where Higuain's touch failed him at the end.

2. Provide width - did this excellently, providing 16 crosses, winning corners.

3. Dribble and create on the edge of the box - see his excellent dribble between 2 players that led to the free kick. See the play that set up Aguero's shot to the far post. See his play with Rojo that created his own shot from the tight angle. See the chance he had at the top of the box.

4. Defend - he had 4 tackles, only Masch with 5 had more.

Di Maria is going to lose balls. He is a high risk, high reward player. He's certainly the 2nd best player in this side and was better than Messi until Messi's goal.

Just tired of all the Di Maria nonsense on this board. Thought we were done with it after the WCQ but apparently a couple of unimpressive victories and people want to drop our best players, including the one who had a great performance.



outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 3:05 PM
0
ElCholo@ The problem precisely is Di Maria intertwined excellent games with very, very bad games. Unless iterative loosing the ball isn't bad playing for you.


tamthebam
(Scotland)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 3:02 PM
0
Arg2014, you sound very upset, you should calm down. Carrying all that negativity around will make you ill. I get the feeling you're just waiting for the team to fail so you can come pn here and say I TOLD YOU SO! AND THAT'S JUST SAD! Football is not an exact science, there are three possible outcomes in every match, an uncertainty.


Argentino Trucho
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:59 PM
0
Ok, ok... so we aren't looking ahead to see who we might play. That's fine.
I think the Nigeria game will be a decent game by us, but the second round everything will be clicking.


Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:52 PM
0
@Maxi lopez, now you blame Maradona to defend Veron?! Hahaha......really clever!


ElCholo
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:50 PM
1
The article sucks.

They are including Di Maria's crosses as passes which is why their stat is way off. His pass % was 76%. More important, he wasn't "isolated." Di Maria is not a striker who needs service. He's the midfielder/winger providing service. He had combined well with Rojo on the wing to dominate the flank.


rup
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:42 PM
0
nice article
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2106667-argentinas-misfiring-superstars-need-to-find-form-in-world-cup


rup
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:37 PM
0
i dont care about nethrlands play semifinal or not what i care is how we play and need to get the rhythm and form back quickly otherwise small teams also can eliminate us nobody is helping messi thats the problem mayb they r low in confidence mayb they r tensed a good win against nigeria can improve our game immensely remember we were playing shit in qualifiers and behind in half time against columbia but aguero substitute change all not only we won we also started to play better and better so we need that kind of inspiration to improve drastically


rup
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:30 PM
0
for me 2006 side was the best side argentina ever had offcourse in my watching time as i didnt watch 78,86.90 play live they couldnt win because of some referring decision and offcourse because of egoistic coach named pekerman still not seeing messi in that quarterfinal pains me a lot


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:30 PM
0
dont worry netherlands will not beat croatia


ElCholo
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:25 PM
0
I'll be very happy if we get to the semifinal. Who knows if Netherlands will be there? Talk about getting ahead of ourselves.


Argentino Trucho
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:21 PM
0
Is anyone worried about us meeting the Netherlands in the Semifinal? I guess we will be firing on all cylinders by that time so it won't be such a big deal.


samad
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:14 PM
0
@ELCHOLO IF WE WIN ONE MATCH WITH CONfidence BGG U WILL CHANge Ur OPINION


iman
(Iran)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:02 PM
0
Hello maxi lopez, I agree with you completely


Amlan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:01 PM
0
Don't know when we were so much depressed with Argentina even when the team had progressed to the next stage. This world cup is giving me a different feeling.


zulfiker
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 2:00 PM
0
ohhh this Netherlands team played the perfectly balanced match of this world cup .. what a defense !!!van gaal is master of tactics... hats off


ElCholo
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 1:59 PM
2
It's funny how it took most Argentina fans so long to come around to Di Maria. He has always performed great for us. Even after the olympics most fans hated him. He took a bunch of blame in 2010 when Diego had him playing a very narrow role hugging the touch line.

Now after a couple of matches in which he played average to well but the team underwhelmed, all the hate is out again. He wasn't close to our problem in either match, not tactically nor in execution.

Of all of our cracks, he has the most fight.

At the same time pecho frios like Pastore and Banega are still glorified.


ElCholo
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 1:47 PM
0


"Someone here was challenging me if France would win the WC. We all know that S.American team will win it for sure, so if Argentina stumbles, it's not up to "Europe to get the trophy, in fact still many S.American teams are ready to snatch the WC like Brazil "host", Chile, Colombia, and even Uruguay despite being in the group of death.

Sabella better start looking for a job now because I can see the exit is coming soon this WC."

Brazil who have been criticized by everyone and have 4 points against big, scary Croatia and Mexico?

Chile who will lose to Holland 1-0 having had only 7 shots with 1 on target the whole match with not one being a good chance?

Uruguay who were destroyed by Costa Rica 3-1?


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 1:44 PM
0
Its funny how some of you seriously overrated chile! When they meet a bigger rival like holland they cant win. Who did they beat? Australia? A weak spain?


joesoccers
(Canada)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 1:41 PM
0
dimaria can't be afraid to score in the world cup.

that one shot on net when he was alone, if he didn't hesitate and look for the pass, he had an excellent chance to beat the keeper to one of the sides.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 1:37 PM
0
di maria was ok, infact he is prob argentina most technically skilful player, prob is only has one foot.

did u see his cross where he scooped the pass then crossed it


ElCholo
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 1:34 PM
1
@arg2014 (aka loser)

Sure, Di Maria played with no heart. That's why he had 18 crosses, 6 dribbles, 4 tackles, and was generally our focal player. That's why he had the brilliant dribble on the edge of the box setting up the free kick. That was almost in the area, i.e. almost a real pk, not the fake one that you call "pure.".

Di Maria plays with more heart than any player since Heinze.

Funny how you have given up after 2 matches. Sabella should just have them start packing and forfeit the R16 match that they already earned.

NEWSFLASH: It's very hard to win the world cup. Even the big countries have a slim chance of winning. The 32 best teams fighting for 1 cup. You need to be good and need to have luck.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 1:34 PM
0
batista was fine up until 4/12 before copa america

beat portugal, brazil, spain


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 1:16 PM
0
do you expect Di Maria tell the media that: "yes we played bad in the last 2 games against an attacking team and defensive game, our midfield was suffering, and the chemistry of players was zero, most of our players played with no heart including me because I was thinking about Ronaldo's orders in the next season."

Someone here was challenging me if France would win the WC. We all know that S.American team will win it for sure, so if Argentina stumbles, it's not up to Europe to get the trophy, in fact still many S.American teams are ready to snatch the WC like Brazil "host", Chile, Colombia, and even Uruguay despite being in the group of death.

Our game against Iran could ended draw since there was a pure penalty wasn't given to Iran, poor Iranians. Sabella better start looking for a job now because I can see the exit is coming soon this WC.


Maxi Lopez
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 12:53 PM
0
REY, we didn't!!!


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 12:49 PM
0
Maxi how is sabella the worst?! Batista and maradona are TERRIBLE! Sabella can do better than pekerman did. you cant see the future stop being so pessimistic.


Parik
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 12:42 PM
0
@Maxi Lopez

I think you are overrating the achievement of possession based football too much. The success of spain has everything to do with xavi and iniesta controlling the midfield as opposed to possession based football. Argentina won both its worlds cup in the past with fast and direct approach as opposed to your theory. How do you rate pekerman as a good coach, what has he achieved apart from the 6-0 drubbing of serbia ? What has bielsa achieved, we got kicked out in the first round of 2002 world cup ? I still dont get how you can prove that possession based football has won teams world cups, there have various approaches in the past world cups that have led their teams to glory, you are considering an approach by spain as an exception in 2010,please provide me couple more scenarios where this has worked ?


rey
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 12:33 PM
0
If we scored early against Iran it would of opened the game and we would of won by a higher margin


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 12:31 PM
1
what pekerman had achieved for argentina...? we are overrating 2006 team just because of our 6-0 victory against serbia


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 12:25 PM
0
i dont think italy will lose to uruguay.
i do think is very important for argentina though to win the group


Faisal
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 12:19 PM
0
Prediction last 16 team:

South & North America Zone: 9
Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Chili, Ecuador, USA, Mexico and Costa Rica

Europe: 4
Netherlands, France, Germany and Belgium

Africa: 3
Cote'D Ivoire, Nigeria and Algeria


Maxi Lopez
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:59 AM
0
PARIK,
Barca became the best team ever because of possession by studying what Pekerman and Bielsa and other brilliant coaches did. Possession futbol gave 1 WC and 2 EURO to Spain. Possession the best solution to win in this game. Now you know. Cheers.


Maxi Lopez
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:56 AM
0
JULKER9,
Maradona put Veron in jail after the Nigerian game that we played pretty well. At least we had discipling at the beginning. After that who knows what happened in Maradona's head. He wanted to be the boss. 0-4.


theophilos
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:41 AM
1
The fact that Maxi Lopez rates Maradona as a better coach than Sabella should permanently discredit anything that comes out of his mouth.


Faisal
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:24 AM
0
Trust Me:
Holland, Germany, Brazil, France all are real scare to play with us.

We don't have to avoid anyone cause we don't need to. All the big team observes that we are defensively doing really well and Messi is scoring even he's not performing well and that's a real scary news to all the big teams.

As we all know when Messi starts scoring he always wins the tournament. (doesn't matter Barcelona/Argentina)


ElCholo
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:23 AM
0
I don't mind the negativity on the forums and in fact analysis is what makes us better. A good manager should never be satisfied. The problem is the criticism and sense of impending doom the media stirs up because it affects the players.

Look at this interview with Di Maria. You can see how irritated he is with the insidious questions from journalists trying to create controversy for a news story.

Every single player is playing his heart out. There are no ego issues. If we lose, if we play poorly it's down to bad tactics or the opponents simply being better.

http://www.ole.com.ar/mundial/argentina/Seleccion-jugo-mal_0_1161484103.html


Parik
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:17 AM
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@Maxi Lopez

It is unbelievable with the amount of negativity you carry around. I remember you from the argentina world cup blog and all you cared about was midfield possession. Tell me where has that led to spain in this world cup ?

Argentina haven't peaked but to blame everything on sabella is absolutely ridiculous. It is because of Sabella that Messi has begun to score frequently for argentina. It is because of sabella we have something called a defense which was non existent since 2007. And speaking of the midfield we have a very talented bunch of individuals in mascherano, di maria, gago, perez, biglia, maxi rodriguez, ricky (it is just that these guys haven't hit top form in this world cup yet). Keep watching and see how the performance improves as this world cup goes along. Please leave this blog if it pains you that much to see argentina play. We don't need your negativity, it is inflicting for other people who are here to read something innovative and meaningful about our beloved argentina !! Thank you and please leave with a kind request from passionate argentina fans


ElCholo
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:14 AM
1
@ Maxi

Is it realistic to be sure that we will concede against Nigeria when:
1) we have typically held them scoreless
2) when our current team's record is better defensively than in the past
3) when Nigeria have looked poor in the WC and in their friendlies
No, it's not realistic. It's totally unrealistic. It's pessimistic.
We might concede against them but we probably won't. It's certainly not guaranteed.

Yes in 2006 our midfield was better. Now it's a weak point. I agree. But to say we have better talent is ridiculous. In 2006 we had 2 of the best 5 playmakers on the planet - Riquelme, Aimar and 2 of the best top 5 DM's on the planet - Mascherano and Cambiasso. Maxi Rodriguez was also in his prime but nobody even considered him close to the others level. Veron didn't even make the squad. Now our best midfielder is Masch at 30 who is not at the level he used to be. Our best playmakers are Gago and Banega (complete failures at multiple clubs). Unless you want to count Di Maria as a midfielder, none of today's midfielders would make the 2006 squad so let's not pretend our talent is better.

As far as Sabella being a worse manager than Maradona and Batista. On what basis?
His results with the national team have been far better than either of them .
His results at club level have been far better.
His adjustments during the first 2 matches here have been spot on.
There is no objective reason to believe he is a worse manager.


Faisal
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:12 AM
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No big team perform commandingly well except team like: Colombia, Chili and Costa Rica.

# Brazil has been bad so far but no body complaining much from Brazilian campaign.

# Spain was in comma in both of their matches

# Holland concede 3 goals against Asian qualifying struggling team Australia

# France concede 2 late goal for being over offensive

# Germany almost loosing the game against Ghana

# Portugal and England are so disappointing

# Italy had no clue against Costa Rica

# Belgium performance not up to the mark

# Uruguay did well against less patriotic England but was complete mess against Costa Rica

Now, what about our Argentina ???

--> They didn't perform well so far but when one team parking the bus and targeting opposition leg, what on earth you are expecting from our boys? I think they did well not tried too hard at least they save their leg which will be important for up coming games.

"Vamos Argentina"


Deb
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:12 AM
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So many things have already gone in our favour, have you guys noticed it?

1. Brazil played shitty football and still look set to top their group.
2. Spain couldn't top Group B.
3. Uruguay and Italy both are fighting for D2 position. D1 is Costa Rica already.
4. Amidst all the surprises and upsets, France still holding on to that E1 spot.
5. Germany had a tough matches, but they are going to head it nevertheless.
6. Portugal are out. So G2 will be USA. And the way they are playing, they can very well beat Belgium (H1).


All these are facts. And all these work in our favour. We are just talking about Gago and Di Maria and Aguero, but these are equally important factors.

There's a pattern in each and every upset / surprise this world cup. What is that? The pattern is each of them have helped Argentina in some way or other.

Keep faith.


Roy Nemer
(Canada)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:08 AM
1
The team blitzed through the group stages in 2010, everyone was talking about how the World Cup is ours and look what happened.

This time, the team is winning, hasn't peaked and people are complaining. This is the first time in a long time the team hasn't destroyed someone in the group stages. Let's see what happens.


Roy Nemer
(Canada)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:06 AM
2
II don't understand all this negativity. First match, Sabella messed up with the formation, but the team in the second half wasn't terrible.

Match against Iran, they had 10 players in the area, nearly impossible to do anything. Had the finish from Higuain, Aguero and Garay been better, Argentina would have been winning 3-0 at half time.

Higuain, Di Maria and Aguero can't keep playing horribly, it's impossible. One of them will score soon. No need to worry.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:03 AM
0
positivity leads to dejection.

i remember in 2010 on the radio alot of english supporters were sending positivity on the radio...only to crash 4-1 vs germany

the reality is on the field and argentina are not performing to a level as we know they can.

its ok to accept shit players playing shit, but when we can so called stars playing shit then thats different. and im not talking about goals and efforts etc im talking about players running their guts out.

i think higu put weight on from actually running less

if gago is scared of falling to pieces if he runs with the ball take him off for perez. enzo can really chnage def to attack very quickly

and tell masherano to stop trying fancy passes


Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 11:02 AM
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@ Maxi Lopez

Veron "the coach" was included by Maradona in 2010 World cup squad. But did he give Argentina any title or even a semi final spot? I mean if he really so capable to manage his team by himself(even without coach) than what the hell was happend in 2010 ?


Deb
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:59 AM
0
I can see a lot of veteran members keeping away from this blog. Either they are dejected, or busy. The first one is a real possibility.

All I have to say is guys, there are 2 ways to go deep into the tournament. Either you play your A game or you play teams that are weak. Everybody should agree to this, right?

It's perfectly understandable to be worried about our performances. But this is a world cup, not some tournament to prove how good Argentines can play. As much as we analyze our own game, it is equally important to watch the other games. And support a few teams here and there, make sure we don't face heavyweights too soon.

Am not trying to inject false hope into the members here, but let's see what happens in the Chile Netherlands match. Let's hope Chile win. And Brazil beat Cameroon tonight. If these 2 results are in our favour, the teams in our bracket would be Switzerland, Belgium, USA, Chile and Costa Rica. I am repeating this, the World Cup final is a real possibility despite everything.

We need to get to our A game soon, I agree. But what if we manage to keep winning games without playing our best football? Like we did against Bosnia and Iran. Possible, right?


Request guys like Johnny, El Principe, Kidulthood, Roy, El Pipita, Mafioso, Vickerman, and others (sorry if I missed you out) to return to Mundo. And keep the positivity going. I personally am also not very happy with our game, but we are still in the tournament. We can still have a good game (like Colombia in the qualifiers) and get things turned upside down. It's all about when we peak.

Vamos Argentina.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:59 AM
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Higuain= LEADS ASS


Firash
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:58 AM
0
We probably meet Switzerland in round of 16 and Belgium or USA in round of 8.then we meet Chile/Holland in semi final.
Looks like we have a good fixtures and we can avoid Germany and France and Brazil until final....
Wake up players and make true our dreams. Together you can do it with God grace.
Vamos Argentina .........


Firash
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:54 AM
0
After watching the two games in WC 2014, i am very much worried about our team, the beauty of football is not at all there. Gago is walking with the ball and very slow match. Guys belive it we have an easy fixture (comparatively)and we can reach semi final without much effort. only thing players have to keep in mind to win WC.
We have a very good team but not playing as expected...
my BP is getting increased when i watch our game :-)


dmjo
(Kenya)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:47 AM
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I hate negative comments in this site,i mean how many times we have been labelled favourites only to be bundled out in first round or 1/4 finals.how about italians,england,portugal or even brazil to have all struggled to win matches? iam telling you there is no underdogs no more in football,you make sligth mistake you got punished period.


guled
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:46 AM
1
Sabella is defensive coach but he has attack minded players in his roster that is the issue, he likes to play conservitive football but players like messi want to play attacking football , the solution is to play 4-4-2 against big teams, the good thing is if we finish first in the group we may not play a top team untill in the semis and may be in the final so that is a bonus


Faisal
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:45 AM
1
@Maxi

At least, please don't be so pessimistic and don't bring Grondona again. Grondona situation is not important right now. may be after tournament. At the moment, Sabella did well and I have full faith on Sabella and Messi.

Our next coach will be the beast "Diego Simione". That's 90% confirm if Sabella failed to win this tournament.

Important Note to Everyone:

If you think negative than everything will be negative around you. But if you think positive then positive result will embrace you.

The great example is Diego Simione. He believed in his players and gave them confidence that they can compete against Real Madrid and Barcelona and that's exactly what happened. Even in a good average team like At. Madrid won the La liga and reached the CL final.


Be faith on our team and cheer for them.

"Vamos Argentina"


guled
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:39 AM
0
Some of us here talked about gago and his struggles when facing physical teams and how he slows the ball, I hope sabella gives enzo Perez a chance in the game v Nigeria , he absolutely deserves a spot and him and Ricky may solve our midfield weakness


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:34 AM
0
veron>>estudiantes

pekerman, bielsa AKA king, basile all knew their starting formation and 11. sabella knows his "preferred" system.

i think he is like a kid on a playstation playing different formations with different players


San Isidro
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:32 AM
0
I don't think we need to win with flair for everyone to be happy. But I think PabloD said it best, there are some basic footballing things that this team lacks that is causing all the disappointment.

I don't believe in "saving" anything. You take each game one at a time and you give it your all. As all of you know, anything can happen, and you don't want to go through by getting "lucky'. Sure we won the games, but we could easily be with 2 points or 1 point if it wasn't for a break here and there.

There are 23 players on this roster. We need to see what some others can offer if for nothing than to give us some alternatives down the line.


che guevara
(Ethiopia)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
0
cheapest ever comments are posted by Dammage.......


Faisal
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
0
I don't understand why everybody so much upset about our players?

Guys we will play well when it matters. We don't have to be hyper active (over enthusiasm attitude) like Holland and France. We are experienced & calm and improving steadily but surely and that's okay.

We are The Favorite and will remain favorite till our world cup final match in july 13.

Messi, Aguero, Mascherano, Gago, Garay, Romero, Di Maria all had experience to win either Olympic Gold Medal or Fifa Under 20 world cup. They all know what it take to win a big tournament.

In 2010 world cup, Maradona was over enthusiastic and tactically he made some mistake which cost our title and in 2011 Copa America, Tevez should take much of the blame for his arrogance towards Messi and also he pondered the party by missing penalty kick.

At least Sabella did the right thing in tactically and emphasizes much on our defense. Our star players will definitely perform very soon and the team mobility will increase before our first knock out match. Because we will find 6 days before playing our 2nd round match by this time players will adapt Brazilian atmosphere completely and team will be more Gel.

Aguero is an expectational talent. Only he can score almost same type of goal like messi does. Higuain is the perfect 9 for us not Palacio/Levezzi. Di Maria will be exceptional very soon. He reserves all his strength for big match cause he's a big match player (Remember last month CL final).

Against Iran, at least we played better than Bosnia. I rather happy we are not picking early and improving match after match.


Maxi Lopez
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:30 AM
1
Argentina's futbol has been desintegrating since 2006.
Pekerman > Basile > Batista > Maradona > Sabella
Everyone can notice that, even blind fans.
The next coach will probably be Grondona's son at that rate... :(

In 2006, we had one of the most entertaining midfield ever, built around 3-5-2 (a real version) and now, we have absolutely no midfield. None. Nada. Niente. Rien. Despite having better players!

Our only strategy is to sell the propaganda that we've eaten the past years: that "Messi, our savior, must feel happy". Di Maria and others want to be stars too and do solo kamikaze dribblings like against Germany (0-4). They continue because there is no pilot in the plane.

It's just unbelievable.

Regarding many persons here who accuse the realistic ones of living in fantasy world, it's funny to see how far stupidity can bring them. Go at the hospital and examine your heads. They have a very limited memory. These people are the same who massively praised Batista before spitting at his face. They will do the same with Sabella. That's the reason why I don't and won't post much here or elsewhere.

Sabella is one of the worse coach I've ever seen. You can acknowledge he's zero when reading what he does during games. Lets hope our players improvise a team before the semis against Holland (if we get there). But I'm afraid they are not clever enough to coach themselves. Veron was. That's why Sabella won titles at Estudiantes. That's why he why he initially wanted to bring him to Brazil 2014.

Pathetic.

Vamos Argentina...


guled
(United States)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:28 AM
0
Nigeria plays open attacking game that will suit us perfect, we will see what sabella changes but the same line up won't work some players who think they are still in holiday need to be replaced .


vish
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:14 AM
0
Claudio Caniggia, Batigol, Crespo were very good headers. There is no one in the present who can equal those three.How i wish we had those kind of players.


vish
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:06 AM
0
Cant win matches with only field goals. Set pieces are very important, that"s the reason Iran escaped against us and that is why park the bus teams are able to frustrate us. I know there is no quick fix solutions for this


vish
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 10:00 AM
0
The real weakness is inability to head the ball into the net. We had more than 10 corners against Iran and even though Rojo got his head to a few.there was no direction. Even in the first game against Bosnia self goal Rojo got it into the leg of the defender without aiming there and it was a lucky goal. We need someone to score of set pieces. If we had a good header the scoreline against Iran would have been 3 or 4-0.


ElCholo
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 9:34 AM
1
Higuain is the player who really worries me. We don't have a proper replacement for him. Palacio has played well recently but he is not the same player.

Higuain's touch has been terrible, he's looked slow and hasn't won a single header that I can recall. His best moment was actually a tackle.


ElCholo
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 9:28 AM
0
I would happily take the 1st half performance against another team that tries to bunker.

During the 2nd half the players got too over-eager which led to the mistakes and Iran's chances.

The main adjustment Sabella should make next time is dropping Aguero for either Lavezzi or Ricky Alvarez to provide width on the right wing. In fact, you could tell that he instructed Aguero to move to the right wing after the 1st half and Kun tried his best but that's not his spot and he's not in form. Lavezzi was brought on instead and we looked more dangerous and better defensively. Sabella confirmed this in his interview.

Wouldn't mind seeing another midfielder for Gago in this match but would it be Enzo? Does he play right midfielder?

If we end up playing Switzerland or Ecuador we're going to see similar tactics in R16.

If we play a team like Germany or France, we'll need another midfielder in which case Aguero will be dropped as well. Can't really see Aguero starting another match in this WC.



Tommyboy
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 9:21 AM
0
Awesome.


Anees Albiceleste
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 9:21 AM
0
http://www.vamosargentina.in/performance-analysis-after-first-two-matches-team-argentina/


Anees Albiceleste
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 9:21 AM
0
http://goo.gl/epAcfu


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 9:11 AM
1
im not negative im realistic. optimism in 94 98 02 06 2010 got me nowhere

i agree with the post about france haing 2 box 2 box players with 1 DM

we can do this if we get strikers to defend

thants why i feel lavezzi and palacios would be perfect as they track back as forwards


----enzo--masherano-di maria

----lavezzi---------palacios

--------------messi


Faisal
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 8:35 AM
0
We only lacked speed and enthusiasm against Iran and both will come naturally.

You should noticed from the start of the game Iran players targeted our star players leg and referee should book 2/3 Iran player in the first half.

I think Messi and other tried to avoid some dangerous injury that's why they were over conscious.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 8:32 AM
0
I think we need aguero or higuain at a time, they r more clinical than lav n pal.... But de problem is shud not give over duties, only scoring duties around box... I believe if got adequate support they will score... Adding two creative mids sacrificing one striker n gago will giv better out of messi n hig/pal.... Lavezzi is better in wings than in front of de goal i feel...


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 8:31 AM
0
this crappy iran team has 11 players on their own half for almost 90minutes of the match....with that crappy tactics, any best team in the world will have a hard time breaking into it, creating chances, scoring goals, win the fans' heart and all.
to me, the only chances we could win that kind of game in the future against any team is most of it by some individual skills. argentina have messi. most team would just give up after 90minutes. but messi and his friends don't, and they keep trying and get that goal they deserved. so we should give credits to this boys. they took the match seriously, very seriously. you can criticize some players for their poorest works against iran that almost conceded the team a few goal, but in the end, they work their asses off to keep the clean sheet until the end.
like maria said, they can only improve.

oh yeah, this is world cup, and argentina came to win, so of course the players take it seriously. don't be such a fool saying they're not.


Faisal
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 8:27 AM
0
Argentina will play well from knockout stage. We don't need to be so worried about it. Aguero, Higuain, Di Maria, Mascherano all our star player will perform well when it matters. We don't have nothing to prove to world of media.

Sabella and his team knows exactly what they're doing.
Trust me guys, our players know this is one in a lifetime opportunity to win the world cup and they won't ruined it. Plus they don't need motivation cause they're already motivated.

Yes we just overcome a big hurdle against Iran and personally i believe Players didn't expect the match would be that tough.

I am sure players will pick their game at the right moment and that will be in the knockout stage.

Vamos Argentina


bunchowhero
(Hong Kong)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 8:06 AM
0
If Argentina didn't play well, it's not just because of Aguero and Higuain but the other players didn't give enough support to them. We need to inspire from France: 1)playing 4-3-3 with 1 defensive and 2 box to box midfield players full of energy who can cover the backs when they attack, tackle and help to organize 2)the left/right black who participate in attacking 3)lot of permutation between the 3 forwards. We have players for doing that, Zabaleta looked so tired in the last game because nobody is covering him when he attacked. We need to deploy Biglia on the right along with Maschereno in the middle and Di Maria on the left. Messi, Aguero and Higuain should move a lot more. If Higuain still not fit, I'd try Ricky Alvarez and make Messi play closer to the goal. It's never too late to make changes


ElCholo
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 7:59 AM
3
@dammage7

Argentina will definitely concede vs Nigeria? Typically we have beat them 1-0. Typically they have not scored against us. Our defense is better than it has been in the past. Nigeria offense has been poor.

Sometimes the negativity gets old.

Argentina played well in the first half. Iran had no chances except the 2 pointless freekicks Zabaleta handed them. On the other hand, we had about 6 good chances. That is good against a bunker and Di Maria knows it. Real Madrid and Barca who have much more time than us to gel and frankly, better players overall fail against bunkers.

Di Maria in particular played a decent match. Funny to see all the old critics of Di Maria jump on the bandwagon saying nonsense like he never shows up for Argentina. He will give the ball away and make bad decisions but he's also about the most dynamic player in the world.


haman
(Bahrain)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 7:45 AM
0
Richard- You are pragmatic and you know better than so many clueless posters here!

The last game Argentina played well, was the one against Paraguay in the qualifiers. The one that they took seriously and showed the world how football should be played.

If that's the case, they should start performing in the knockout stage, when Sabella keeps scratching his head, "to do or not to do"!!!!


Richard
(Netherlands)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 7:44 AM
0
@Dammage7
Thanks for making both paths clear. There can be no debate. We must finish first!


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 7:42 AM
0
agree

the fab 4 work, but not just them 4

fab 4 is

-----lavezzi----messi----di maria

----------------palacio--------


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 7:33 AM
2
Stop saying fab 4 boys... Itz just a fantasy formation.... If it didnt work against iran (park de bus) it is not gonna work agsinst anyone else.... It is purely a counter attacking formation.... It is crystal clear no team play WC like friendlies.... Every teams emphasise on defence first in dis tournament n no one play open football, especially against us, not even brazil will do that, bet me.... If we wanna win we need to create chances n work hard... Messi-higuain-aguero together on pitch is recipe for failure.... one of kun/hig shud b sacrificed n messi need to play as second striker.... If we are playing in this pace we need 3 creative midfielders along with masche in mid, or if we are gonna play more pacy direct football 2 DMs n 2 AMs....


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 7:20 AM
0
argentina need to win end of
inf we come 2nd then our route is

france, germany brazil and holland/italy

if 1st then potentially

swiss/ecuador, ghana/usa/belgium, costa rica/chile/mexico/ivory coast


Mikail
(Malaysia)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 6:57 AM
0
The match against Nigeria is very important even though qualification to the 2nd round already assured. It is because we need to maintain the winning momentum until the very end of this tournament. A draw is certainly not an option and I don't even want to contemplate about losing.

So, whatever team that Sabella will send to play Nigeria it must better get the win. Futhermore, we must maintain a presence inside the opponent's box to occupy their CBs and the other forwards must make more movements upfront especially in the final third whether with or without ball.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 6:46 AM
0
actually werent be suprised if they beat us.
i think it will be more open but argentine will definately concede

if ghana can hold germany and likely go on t beat portugal, then nigeria will not lose ot argentina on current form.

they dominated bosnia better than we did


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 6:45 AM
0
nah nigeria will attack. will be similar to 2010 but more difficult as argentina as not as organised as they were in that match


baker
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 6:45 AM
0
if brazil draws today they will be in our side of the bracket.
If chile tops the group , i think they will go for draw.


argentina fan
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 6:01 AM
0
I think Nigeria will play a defensive football like Iran as they need a draw to secure last 16.


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 6:00 AM
0
Dammage that does not mean it will happen this time. That post didnt make any sense.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 5:45 AM
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veron said the same thing after nigeria match in 2002 and look what happened, lost to england and drew vs sweden

he also only daw 45 minutes vs england after that comment


che guevara
(Ethiopia)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 5:13 AM
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That is the sprite that we are looking for, Maria! We are all demanding you to replicate your forms against Chile since all European horses are out already by now.


JZ4
(India)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 4:33 AM
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Palacio should start ahead of Higuain.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 4:17 AM
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We can't blame Iran for our crap passes , poor crosses and lack of heart


cleanball
(Indonesia)
Posted on 6/23/2014 at 3:58 AM
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