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Posted by Roy (Roy Nemer) Thursday, July 10, 2014 Go To Comments

Argentina to play in blue jersey at World Cup final

News emerging out of the media in Argentina is that Argentina will be wearing their blue jersey when they play Germany in the final of the World Cup. While this is not confirmed, it does look to be that Argentina will wear the blue jersey and Germany will wear white.




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albiceleste
(United States)
Posted on 7/18/2014 at 1:00 AM
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I was very pleased with my los albiceleste the way compete , the way the fight , nothing to be ashamed of good job Sabella in the rest of the team, very proud


Sol
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 9:29 PM
0
Screw Germany and their English kits.

I pray our guys can recuperate on just three days rest.

Bless Sabella and Los Albicelestes.


Sherwan
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 4:31 PM
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Hope DiMaria recover very soon and be able to play. God willing we shall come over the German's on Sunday. I really need the third star on the jersey so please Argentina make it happen. This is our world cup and we should have it and take it back to Argentina. Vamos Argentina and best of luck.


Maximus
(Mauritius)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 4:10 PM
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awesome upload faisal.


Caniggia
(Hong Kong)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 2:35 PM
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I hope DiMaria can come on for Lavezzi.
Leave Perez, Biglia and Mascherano as they are.


mic
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 1:37 PM
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Brazil scored one against Germany. they also ripped apart German defense three times after the restart. Germany surely have some weaknesses. everyone has. but let's not overlook the fact that they are also the most talented and in-form team in the wc.

I think Kun should start. we need someone who can create chances on his own and draw away some attention from Messi. We played a great defensive game against Netherlands but we need to have more firepower upfront. Lavezzi worked hard but looks like he has lost his scoring boots.

In Sabella, we trust.

another one containing Vlaar's reaction after the penalty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpqM3-qCOX0


argentine
(Ghana)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 1:27 PM
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i really prefer that jersey


mic
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 1:21 PM
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how many of you noticed that the ball bounced back and stopped on the line after Romero saved the first penalty? I love it now but it could be really cruel.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R1AyIV-tQM


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 1:06 PM
1
why are we discussing here the reason behind the team success players vs the coach. It doesn't matter, we are playing the finale since 1990.....let's discuss the best way or player selection to beat the arrogant Germans.

My nephew who is only 8 years old told me: "it's easy to make a plan against Germany, just copy and paste first half of Algeria's game, and cope/paste second half of Ghana game.....you would win the game". I thought that was both funny and smart thinking from a young boy.


mic
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 12:53 PM
2
I thought maxi Rodriguez was on the verge of an emotional breakdown before taking the final penalty. that penalty also was awful. he shouldn't take any penalty if the game proceeds to tie-breaker.


Faisal
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 12:00 PM
1
From Maxi Lopez,

Following thing I only expect:

1. Pakerman is the greatest coach ever for Argentina and should remain coach until his death.

2. We should only play fantasy type of football

3. Pastore should be our world cup squad cause he's our Aimar/Riquelme.

That's it oh sorry one more thing,,

4. Grondona " The Mafia"

This 4-4-2 he's explaining right it wasn't his primary issue when he used to moderate a blog. Yeah sometimes he mentioned it but his main objective was to criticize Grondona and Sabella. Now he tries to get credit out of nothing. Shame on him.

Argentina has been led by Sabella and his tactics and if any player influences the team that's Leo Messi. Yes Mascherano is a born leader and he has been so influential and will be always.

Now the fact is if we ever managed to win a world cup with Messi that would be largely because of his presence within the team.

Because of Messi we beat Bosnia, Nigeria and Iran.

Because of Messi Iran and Switzerland parking the bus against us.

Because of Messi Belgium and Netherlands couldn't play their normal Game.


It doesn't really matter whether or not messi score, assist or playing bad. It's just his presence will give you lot of options and you can crate lot of fearing buzz to the opposition team and that cost their normal game plan.

World cup Winning formula for Argentina :

Messi + Right Tactics + Players commitment and Unity

--- 75 + 10 + 15 = 100

That's It we will surely win The World Cup ---- 2014


ddr1123
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 12:00 PM
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All
Please ignore Maxi Lopez. I used to think he understands the game. However, his same analysis over last 10 years makes me believe he is a one trick pony. I don't think we have to bash Sabella and AFA and Grondona for everything. I do not know much details, I am not in football profession, but I do not know about any Football Federation that is pure with no corruption. I do not know a team that has no weakness or a coach who has no limitations. Still countries in world cups and other trophies with limitations.

I am really worried that this guy will mess this group. He single handedly closed worldcupblog. Hope this do not happen here.

Sabella has a plan and he is very passive aggresive. Remember Batista had to suck up and take Tevez in. Sabella did not. There are people who gets what they want, but others don't get it. There are people who says "fuck you" but smiles.

Coming to me, personally, I do not like too much of a pragmatic approach. I am not a fan of that. I am not a fan of Mourinho type Chelsea or Inter. But right now I do not care. I just want Argentina to win the world cup. If it is Sabella style, no problem.


gabo
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 11:59 AM
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I think at this point Enzo Perez is indispensable! yes, we got a clean sheet against Switzerland but we had to get lucky once or twice! We needed a miraculous tackle from JM after Enzo was subbed off against the Netherlands too! somehow, when he is in, we are solid! Maybe Di Maria's injury was a good thing after all! he should either sit on the bench or replace Lavezzi? I definitely want to see JM, Biglia, and EP there.


Maxi Lopez
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 11:56 AM
0
TALLMAN

"who picked the squad SABELLA

who picked the teams SABELLA

whos playing solid bilardoism-sabellaism football ARGENTINA who the manager again SABELLA "

Noooo
Bilardoooo at every question.
Why do you think the argie list is always the last one to be communicated by FIFA?
Go to sleep...


Faisal
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 11:40 AM
2
To
Maxi Lopez and Sabella Haters,


Courtesy By Bleacher Report:


Profiling Alejandro Sabella, Argentina Manager Who Rarely Receives Praise.

Alejandro Sabella has a cut a comic figure on the sidelines throughout Argentina’s World Cup campaign. Whether receiving a squirt of water from Ezequiel Lavezzi, falling over himself following a missed chance, or wincing when two players collide, his reactions have made him an internet star—GIFs and Vines trail in his wake.

But what about Sabella the coach; Sabella as the man who has led Argentina to their first World Cup final since 1990?

For years, Argentinian coaches have been classified as either “Bilardistas” or “Menottistas,” depending on their approach to the game.

The former group takes its name from Carlos Bilardo, the arch-pragmatist who led Argentina to World Cup success in 1986; the latter from his antithesis, Cesar Luis Menotti, the chain-smoking philosopher whose attacking football led the nation to World Cup glory in 1978.

Defensive-minded coaches are categorised as “Bilardistas,” while those of a more attacking bent are labelled “Menottistas.” Other schools exist—most notably the “Bielsistas,” who follow Marcelo Bielsa’s energetic, high-pressing model—but Argentinian football is largely defined by its two World Cup-winning coaches.

Sabella, who on Sunday will have the opportunity to become the third, definitely veers toward the “Bilardista” end of the scale. As a player he won two league titles under Bilardo’s command at Estudiantes, and he later coached the same club to a league title and success in the 2009 Copa Libertadores.

Estudiantes conceded just two times in eight knockout round ties, and six times in 14 matches overall, during their triumphant Libertadores campaign. His Argentina side have been similarly parsimonious and are yet to concede in the knockout stages of this World Cup.

Argentina played a more open brand of football during the qualifiers but such an approach never really sat right with Sabella. As per the BBC’s Tim Vickery, when Argentina’s opponents counter-attacked, there were times when all Sabella could do was shut his eyes and pray, such was the lack of defensive cover.
The 3-5-2 formation in which Argentina began the World Cup against Bosnia-Herzegovina was further indication of Sabella’s circumspect nature. They were dreadfully poor in the first half of that match—despite going in ahead at the interval—and were much improved following a half-time formation change.
Sabella has since found the balance he craves in a 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 formation, with the positioning of Lionel Messi dictating the exact alignment.

Sabella directs operations from the touchline.
The caution with which his sides play is mirrored by Sabella’s public remarks.

While Argentina’s supporters have repeatedly chanted a song that, as per Sid Lowe of The Guardian, asks Brazilians “how it feels to have daddy in your home,” Sabella has consistently played down expectations.

He did so again following his side’s semi-final victory over Netherlands, as per FIFA.com, making particular reference to Germany’s extra day of rest.
They haven’t played extra time and we’ve played two, and played one day after Germany. Germany is always a difficult hurdle to overcome. We’ll see if it’s a minor issue, the fact we’ve played after and the Germany game was decided in the first 45 minutes, so they could ease off in the second half, whereas we had to spend all the effort, and every last drop of sweat to reach the World Cup final.

Were the same words to be uttered by another coach, the conclusion would probably be that they were engaging in mind games. But Sabella is a coach marked by three qualities: honesty, humility and loyalty.
For 15 years following his retirement as a player, Sabella served as a trusted lieutenant to his friend and former teammate Daniel Passarella. His time as Passarella’s assistant took in spells with the national teams of Argentina and Uruguay and club jobs in Argentina, Brazil, Italy and Mexico.

It was not until 2009 that he finally stepped out of Passarella’s shadow, and only then because Passarella had decided to end his coaching career. In an interview with Ole (in Spanish) in 2010, Sabella admitted that their friendship had prevented him from leaving Passarella’s side sooner.

Sabella takes a low-key approach to management, letting his players take credit for their successes. He plans meticulously and delivers clear and concise messages to his players.

When asked by Ole about his favoured player type, he stated that he prefers an intelligent hard worker over a technical player with little intelligence.
The group dynamic is very important to Sabella. As per Sam Kelly of ESPN FC, part of the reason Sabella has consistently ignored calls to select Carlos Tevez is because of the potential harm his inclusion could have on squad harmony.

The togetherness of the Argentina squad was very much evident during the penalty shootout victory over Netherlands. Javier Mascherano's words of encouragement to goalkeeper Sergio Romero (“Today you’re going to become a hero,” as per Marca) ahead of the shootout were emblematic of a strong and determined group of players.

Sabella’s side have been far from spectacular en route to the final. They have quietly gone about their business, doing just enough to progress on each occasion. In this way, they are a manifestation of their coach: Understated, yet effective.

Argentina are one match away from a third World Cup crown. Win it and whether he likes it or not, Sabella’s name will be elevated to a position alongside those of Bilardo and Menotti. Who knows, maybe in a few years we’ll see a new generation of coaches with a new tag: “Sabellistas”.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 11:39 AM
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???????????????????????????? :-(


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 11:30 AM
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TOO much pressure on him and it shows.

Bring Simeone, Messi likes him.



Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 11:25 AM
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Sabella will leave the job...whatever happens in Final...!!!!


gabo
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 11:21 AM
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@ Aslam: he was also there as the "ball boy" when we won 1-0 back in 2010.


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 11:17 AM
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"Against Messi i have played on several occasions and my memories are positive I think I've never lost to him in an official match" - Thomas Muller

A big lie...He was there..when we won 3-1 against German..but he was subbed off..!


baker
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 11:09 AM
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i will leave it here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0SX9a7iHEk


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 10:56 AM
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But he can play?


Khan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 10:44 AM
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@Dfox - He is 80% fit. Progress is going on rapidly. But may not start in final.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 10:34 AM
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Any news on DiMaria? anybody?


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 10:33 AM
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MY friends Germans will try to score they will pressure hard the first 30 minutes we must use this to our advantage to tire them out and strike at opportunistic times when they least expect it with well prepared tactics


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 9:28 AM
0
Liverpool fans twitter reaction to rojo's performance against dutch.....


hereisthecity.com/en-gb/2014/07/10/liverpool-fans-react-on-twitter-to-rojo-performance-against-the/


Tallman
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 9:12 AM
0
who picked the squad SABELLA

who picked the teams SABELLA

whos playing solid bilardoism-sabellaism football ARGENTINA who the manager again SABELLA

maxi you keep letting droplets of poop fall from your mouth , you almost had me forgiving you HOW STUPID OF ME

this is SABELLAS DOING GROW UP


Mission
(Hungary)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 9:06 AM
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@Richard

Let it be The Terror Trio. I like that. :))


Tallman
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 9:04 AM
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ANYONE THINKS THIS ISNT SABELLA NEEDS TO STOP SNIFGING GLUE AND DROPPING ACID

THIS TEAM IS PURE SABELLAISM PURE BILARDOISM FACT

ITS A ESTU LIKE TEAM THAT SABELLA ALSO BUILT TO WIN ARGENTINA LEAGUES AND SOUTH AMERICAN CUPS

THE 433 COUNTER COULD NEVER WORK IN THE FINALS ASVNO ONE WOULD COME OUT TO PLAY SO SABELLA SLOWED THE TEMPO DOWN AND PLAYED SLOW BUILD UPS THEY STILL SAT IN THERE BOXES

THRU INJURIES ETC HE HAD TO CHANGE SO WENT FULL BLOWN SABELLISM AND PLAYED A SLOW CONTROLLING GAME WILLING TO GO THE DISTENCE AND STIFELED THE COMPETITION

WE JUST NEED TO GRAB GOALS NOW IN THE 90 MINUTES


TheVickerman
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 8:33 AM
2
The bottom line is this :

The last 3 games especially, our team has shown the ability to be a cohesive, organized defensive unit, who play well in the system, know their responsibilities and help each other out. Our defense, which was under the scanner by media, opposition and even our own fans has shown the chemistry and level required to stifle the opposition and play well.

From an attacking standpoint, we have been stymied a bit, partly because of injuries to key personnel, partly due to the opposition playing very defensively, and well against us, and partly because of lack of more creative support. We haven't fulfilled our potential by our own standards, but there is 1 game left. And it's a big game.

I think the above is something that practically most, if not ALL folks in this blog and the general audience agrees upon.


HOW we achieved this is another matter, and this is where opinions are divided. Some want to believe that the players have taken over a team, rallied around 1 leader , and suddenly transformed into an efficient, well drilled team, with little or no inputs from the coaching staff, or even ignoring it. I respect this line of thought/opinion, but don't agree with it.

Regardless of the abilities of the individuals, a coaching staff and their work is very important, especially in this day and age. Nobody is a blind Sabella-maniac or die-hard fan here. In fact, he was widely criticized for his choice of player personnel, tactics in many games and so on. But he was also given acknowledgement for the things he did right , which have been discussed before out here at length. Why are we so hesitant to give credit when and where it's due , if we can criticize as well? Just because a person got something wrong before doesn't mean he can't get it right at a later point in time.

Hell even our brilliant players such as Mascherano, Messi and so on have had bad games, mistakes and such. If we took a view where we judge them only on their mistakes, we'd never acknowledge them for improving and crediting them for all the good things they do. Why is it so different for a manager? Criticize his bad decisions all you want, but when things start working, are we really going to say that he was absolutely incapable of having ANY inputs in it and it was magically because of the players ONLY?


vimal
(Malaysia)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 8:27 AM
0
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2125111-grading-the-world-cup-final-xis-head-to-head this is interesting n the ratings ere r fair i wud say


Tallman
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 8:21 AM
0
A SCOTISH GUY ON UK SKY SPORTS SAID YESTERDAY WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW

WORLD CUPS DONT ACTUALLY SHOW WHOS BEST OR SECOND BEST OR THIRD ALL THE TIME THE TRICK IS GETTING TO THE FINAL

ARGENTINA HAVNT WON ANYTHING SINCE 1994 AND IT AMAZES ME THAT HAPPENED THERES STAR PLAYERS AND THERE TEAMS ARE ALWAYS THE BEST UP THERE WITH BRAZIL ITS JUST VERY STRANGE THEY DONT HAVE AS MANY WORLD CUPS AND THERE WINLESS STREAK IS SO LONG

THIS TEAM AND MESI ARE VERY GOOD BUT AS A TEAM WEAKER THAN 2002 2006 ETC ARGENTINAHAVE HAD SOME AMAZING TEAMS ANDLOTS OF STARS


THE DIFFERENCE THIS TIME IS THEY HAVE FIGHT AND A MANAGER THAT FIGHTS THE TRICK IS GETTING TO THE FINAL THEN THRU DESIRE WINNING IT


HIS EXACTLY RIGHT


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 8:18 AM
1
The only one i m missing now is fazio..... Jst, jst imagine a GARAY-FAZIO pairing at center.........!!!!! Oh my word....... Will b tooooo brutal towards our opponents.........

GARAY-FAZIO --- THE MONSTERS
ZABA-ROJO --- THE WARRIORS
BIG-MAS-PEREZ --- THE DEVILS


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 8:17 AM
1
Argentina has overcome two big challenges already in this WC.

1: Crossing the Quarter Final hurdles: We did not pass this stage after 1990..!!

2: We won against Netherlands: We NEVER won against Netherlands in history in NORMAL time...!! In 1978 final we won in extra time and we won another won on Penalties...we have very inferior status to them.

Against German we have superior status. Argentina won 9, Drawn 6 and lost 5. Interestingly after 1990 final between Germany and Argentina we played 8 matches. Argentina won 4 drawn 3 and lost just one..!
In 2010 (4-0) was their only win..!! In 2006 they progressed on penalties after the score 1-1.

We crossed the two BIG barriers already...So i am very confident..we will defeat them in Final. We are always superior to them.


Tallman
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 8:14 AM
1
DUDES STOP NIT PICKING IM SCK OF WEIRD SHIT WERE SOMEONE GOING THAT ONE STAGE FURTHER IS SOME KIND OF EVIDRNCE TO OVERAL QOULITY

WE HAVE HAD TEAMS MANY MANY TEAMS THAT ARE CLEARLY SUPERIOR

ITS ALSO ABOUT REFS - LUCK -ETC

THERES TEAMS IN THE FINAL OVER THE PAST FEW WCs THAT SIMPLY DO NOT BELONG THERE

THE FRANCE VS ITALY FINAL WITH ITALY WINNING IM SORRY BOTH SIDES WORE POOR AS FUCK ANY OF ARE ARGENTINA TEAMSOVER THE PAST 20 YEARS INCLUDINGBTHIS ONE WOULD BEAT THEM 9 TIMESOUT OF TEN

IF COUNTRYS PLAYED A LEAGUE OVER A YEAR ARGENTINA WOULD WIN IT MORE TIMES THAN ANYONE ELSE THAT IS CLEARLY EVIDENT


ARGENTINAS 2006 POSESSION SIDE WAS BETTER THAN SPAINS SPAIN DIDNT HAVE THERE GOAL KEEPERS RIBS BROKE SPAIN NEVER HADTHE FIRE OF OTHER SIDES DESPERATION TO BEAT US

ARGENTINA HAS PAIN BEFORE GLORY ITS ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THAT, WE HAVE TO TAKE TE MONKEY OF ARE BACKS


THIS WC HAS HAD ARGENTINA DO EXACTLY THAT WE DESERVE TO BE FINALISTS AS DO GERMANY

SABELLA IS ONE OFTHE MANAGERS THAT SETS OUT HIS TEAM LIKE A 70S TEAM UP FOR TE WAR WITH STAR PLAYERS IN FREE ROLES HE KNOWS HOW TO WIN

ITS A SHAME ARE SWEET GLORIOUS SEXY FOOTBLL HASNT WON IN YEARS ITS A SHAME AS MAXI SAYS THE AFA ARE CORRUPT MORONS

THIS IS THE CURSE BREAKING WE NEED TO WIN AND WE NEED TO NOW KEEP WINNING COPA AMERICA IS NEXT

NO MORE EXCUSES NO MORE STUBBEN MANAGERS NO MORE FEAR

KEEP THIS GOING

MAXI AT LAST IS SAYINGBTHINGS I NOTICE THE 442 IN GERMANY BEAT GERMANY BOTH SABELLA AND MARADONA

WE HAVE PLAYED THIS VS BOTH HOLLAND AND BELGIUM A FLOATING 442-433 WITH 442 WE CAN FLUD THE MIDFIELD CENTER WITH 4 PLAYERS IN A BOX FORMATION BIGLIA-MASCH-PEREZ-MESSI OR LAVEZZI OR DIMARIA

IT CONTAINS THERE TWO OR THREE AND MAKES LIFE VERY HARD ...WE NEED NOW TO SPRING ARE ATTACKS FROM IT BETTER

IV SADTHIS A MILLION TIMES MARADONA SHOULD HAVE STUCK WITH THE SOLID 442 AND WORKED ON IT IN CAMP 2010 WOULD HAVE BEEN ARES


ZAB-DEMI-GARAY-ROJO
-----BIGLIA-MASCH----
-------PEREZ
--------------------DIMAR-----
-------MESSI--------------
---------------HIGUAIN-------


messidinho
(Nigeria)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 8:06 AM
0
Muller, kroos and lahm should be made to see pepper. During setpieces cover and upset their tall defenders(metersacker, howedes,hummels) and muller, simple. Counter kills germany
Shoot hard and fast when tthe chance is there



Pradi
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 8:05 AM
0
Marcelo lippi.....? I dnt knw, for me he look like god, what we seeing now is all created by him, what we enjoying now is his contributions, and our future is on his hands...........


Richard
(Netherlands)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 8:05 AM
0
@ Mission

Suggestion:

not Terrible Three (Masche, Biglia, Perez)
but
Terror Trio :-)

from our point of view: Terrific Trio





di3z_dion
(Albania)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 7:57 AM
2
Max Lopez, amigo. I am not going to diss you any more, you have a deep footbal understanding, but you are way too conservative and reluctant to understand that times have changed.

You said, Argentina in the semis is normal... Please tell it to your Peckerquarterfinalsman...

It is not normal, but it is thanks to a coach who was the underdog... I know that in Argentina you are all coaches, from the hairdresser to the stevedores, but reality is much bitter bigger for you to understand.

I will not forget one post of you, which I have no reason to make it up. In there you stated "Sabella sits there in his office and thinks how he can make Argentina lose"... This requires no comment at all.

You could say this for Julio Grondona and I'd have agreed with you completely.

Having said this, please come with your feet on earth. Mascherano was there but in 2010 it was thanks to a clown of a coach we lost. Now it is thanks to a coach we won. Ask this man how he could stand to the "Invicible Armada" that was Barcelona in 2009, with a mediocre team (for European standards) like Estudiantes and stand to the dying minutes.

Muchacho, I am mad for this team more than you... You will be there when the team will come to Ezeiza and in Plaza de Mayo when the bus with the heroes will come triunphant displaying the World Cup. SHout also for us and most of all, go and kiss the hands of Don Alejandro Sabella.


Notoraj
(Finland)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 7:52 AM
0
I agreed Zoroster...Messi must work harder then just walking sometimes!! This is the final of lifetime HE Must take the maradona's role!! 86 Maradona did 90 dribble Messi so far 60 or something!!

Messi showed time to time some sign of frustration and I just don't get it!!!!! He must put his everything in this game!! as Zoro said there will be no tomorrow or it's no La liga


Zoroaster
(Germany)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 7:48 AM
0
@baker i think i know why there were so many ppl against sabella after the first 2 matches even i got upset by the way how argentina did play.the defense was shacky noone can deny that just remember the game against iran where we won the match in the last min.there was no cordination at all no combinations nothing impressive.but sabella fixed the defense somehow and we were all happy at the end.he took a goal keeper to brasil who had 4 games played in the league ? not sure about that and im too lazy to google lol noone can deny it is frustrating for us when you see the defense sucks which was kind of expected but the offensive power without movement and lacks creativity lacks cordination and on the other hand you see colombia trained by pekerman plays beautiful football and has great success.how would you feel ?

big up to sabella he proved me wrong big up to romero and demichelis they proved me wrong (till now and i wont stop hoping and preying till we have the trophy)


you can flame me if you want but this is my opinion you dont have to agree with me but from my point of view bielsa is the best coach in the world and 2002 desaster had nothing to do with him.we were just unlucky this time we have been lucky till now


Zoroaster
(Germany)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 7:32 AM
1
maxi is right we need to avoid the first goal against us if we fall behind noone of us knows how the team can deal with it.maybe we can equalize the score but the chances are low in my opinion.you guys talk about the match in germany and as i said yesterday lahm neuer and schweinsteiger werent in the german squad which doesnt mean we cant do it but even there we got lucky in the first 15mins because the germans had some good chances but romero did pretty well and after 24mins hummels got injured and couldnt continue after 30 min germany played with 10 men because of a red card.

all in all i realy believe that we can do it and messi needs to play as if there is no tomorrow.he needs to run back and help the defence if they take him out from the game so he cant help much for the attack wont be a big problem because other oppotunities will show up for the other players but messi needs to help out while defending. we cant play with 10 men only because he refuses to run or gets frustrated cause of not being able to dominate the game.


good luck argentina ^_^


claudiolopez77
(Kenya)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 7:27 AM
0
I think the key is back four and our defensive midfielders. So far they have done a great job at nullifying the opposition attack.

The other part that has to step up even more is Messi. If he does his runs and open up the German defense ( which is very weak) we might create havoc. Only thing is our other strikers need to improve. We cannot afford to waste chances.

One Palacio has wasted two chances so far. On against Belgium and the other one against Holland. We just have to use these chances especially against the Germans.

Overall I'm not afraid of the Germans. They just had a great game against Brazil that's why the media doesn't give us a chance but we will make our own chances and capitalise on them.



baker
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 7:25 AM
0
I am not questioning your loyalty to NT , but i am not getting your point against sabella


Maxi Lopez
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 7:10 AM
0
BAKER, I never said Argentina will lose. I said Argentina would lose if we didn't defend all together. That is 2 different things but you seem to like shortcuts.


Mission
(Hungary)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 7:10 AM
0
Sabella has built a team that can play effectively against every kind of opponent. He knew that south american teams like to attack and leave spaces. So for the qualifiers he built a counter attacking team that uses those spaces and the Four Fantasticos were born.
The WC is different. He knew that european teams play more organized football and if we let them to have space and opportunities, they will use that. And when Di Maria was injured, the Terrible Three (Masch, Biglia, Perez) was born with its space eating qualities. It was not the players who found that out. It was Sabella.


baker
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 7:00 AM
1
Players did it themselves.....?

1:Players forced sabella to move back to 4-3-3 after first half of bosnia match..?

2:players forced to make 2 vital changes for the team , biglia and Demi after the poor performance of gago and FF.

3: It is players who asked sabllea to bring perez for dimaria..?


I just cant understand this , sabella made our medicore defense in to , one of the best organised defense in 2 years , cant you give a drop of respect to him..?


Zoroaster
(Germany)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 6:58 AM
0
@caniggia that channel is mine >:P


Maxi Lopez
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 6:48 AM
0
BAKER,
Don't worry, I've always supported Argentina and before you were born.
It seems you believe we are Trinidad & Tobago unable to beat Switzerland and Belgium.
Argentina in semi final is normal.


Maxi Lopez
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 6:46 AM
0
BAKER,
The players did it themselves. They took Sabella with them, not the contrary. Re-watch the games, especially the first round, it's clear.

ASLAM,
Sabella is not the topic but you Sabella fans don't get it. Yes, only the result counts. That's why people will remember Maradona and not Cruyff. So what? You have better chances to win a WC with efficient possession futbol. The thing is that you only have few chances.


Mission
(Hungary)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 6:44 AM
0
There are two ways to win a WC in the past 3 decades.
1: Defend well, have someone, who can score goals to save your ass, and most importantly DO IT AS A UNIT!
Argentina 86, Germany 90, Bra71il 94, Italy 06
2:Overload the midfield, and have a lot of creative players. France 98, Bra71il 02, Spain 10

Look at the 2 teams who are in the final now! We are 1, and ze germans are 2.

Sorry for the double posts, I don't know the problem.


baker
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 6:40 AM
0
Now i am worried , when maxi was telling Argentina will loose , we were winning comfortably.
but since he is started supporting NT , am kind of worried now.



Maxi Lopez
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 6:36 AM
1
When we play 4-4-2, we don't lose against Germany. Under Maradona, we won 1-0 at their home 6 months before the WC. Thanks to Higuain.

We must use 4-4-2.

If Germany scores first, in the first 30 minutes, you know what happen next... A violent 0-4. Don't under-estimate them: they prepare this WC for 10 years.

If Germany doesn't score in the first half, which will be the case believe me, the Cup is ours.

But Sabella must not act like he is Capello and use 5-3-2 or 4-3-3 like he did in the first round!

4-4-2 is THE condition to win the WC. If Di Maria comes back (I doubt about it), then he must use Perez on the otherside.

Mascherano will do the rest.

Argentina will get a new star because it's destiny.


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 6:34 AM
1
@Maxi, Still you want to tarnish Sabella and his work. Dear Maxi..any day we will prefer Sabella to win the WC than Pekerman....result matter..not beauty. Thats what Sabella is...and we know Mascherano has a big role in team and in dressing room...but same Mascherano was there before...and we did not win..! We can still play beautiful football after WC....now we need WC...i don't mind how we played..!


baker
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 6:28 AM
0
Maxi Lopez: So you are saying , these achievements are not because of sabella..?


Maxi Lopez
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 6:26 AM
1
MISSION,

According to what we have been doing since 2006, that German database is telling everything and its contrary! It's gonna explode. Our weaknesses from yesterday are our todays's strenghts.


Maxi Lopez
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 6:20 AM
0
In theory, when your squad starts to assimilate the coach’s defensive system and begins to be efficient in terms of anticipation and covering, that’s when you know you have a basis to work on. Everything starts from the back. That’s phase 1, the easiest to learn (6 months minimum for a tactical NT). All you need is to convince the players about defending as a unit, which doesn’t mean at all that your strategy is only defensive.

Phase 2 is the difficult part: it requires 3 years minimum of hard work on movement without the ball and creativity (if you have some!). That’s when you develop your futbol. Without working this phase, your potential is locked at 20%. That’s pretty where we are now.

The coaching staff’s job is to train the same group of players around a formation (or two) that suits their strengths and weaknesses, and make the squad grow in phase 1 then 2 within a determined long-term project. In theory, that’s how you must prepare a WC.

Argentina fulfilled Phase 1 in 120 minutes against Switzerland. After 120 minutes. That is when a team born: Argentina 2014. Mourinho needed 2 years with Inter to do that. We did it in 120 minutes (don’t say it’s not surprising). Give me one example of a team that was formed in 120 minutes. No example in futbol history. Nothing. Nada. This is the argie miracle. The only similar example that comes to my mind is France 2006 in which Zidane took the squad on his shoulders and replaced a pathetic coach. But that took months. If all the other nations had AFA, they wouldn’t even qualify for WC.

All I want to say is that our players built a team on their own thanks to an awesome leader that suffered a lot in 2007 and 2010, who understood the reasons and convinced his teammates to defend all together. The “phenomenon” happened recently. Not against Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria or Switzerland in which we were absolutely pathetic in terms of futbol, unable to make 3 passes in a row and play as a team, and when we weren’t helped at all by the coaching staff (awful substitutions, 1 month of 5-3-2 “preparation” to abandon it for a 4-3-3 that was exposing our midfield/defence, 3 years of time loss for several reasons, with Desabato, Guinazu, Brana and co). The “phenomenon” happened against Belgium when we used 4-4-2 and when Di Maria got injured. That was the U-Turn.

To the Sabella maniacs (and ex-Batista fanatics), that compose this blog, I would say that Sabella was lost, isolated and without credibility after the first game. His lack of reaction and incorrect substitutions during the first round didn’t help neither. Nobody knows what happened inside the squad. One thing is sure, NOW, there is a strong link between the team and Sabella that was NOT here before the end of the quarter final: Mascherano.

I’ve always loved Mascherano since the River days. Now he is my hero. He is currently becoming a legend in Argentina. Romero who saved our asses in 2010 is becoming the new Goycotchea.

All I want to say is that Argentina is THE futbol country. The only one. Brazil and Italy are behind. There is no words to describe what argie passion is. People cry when they lose. People cry when they win.

Realize what our players did with the most corrupted federation and the mafia on their back. It is the argie miracle I was hoping for in 2010. It is destiny. We will win.

VAMOS ARGENTINA POR SIEMPRE


Mission
(Hungary)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 6:01 AM
1
Germans said, that at the University of Köln they have a big database about every player and opponent and they use that for the worldcup. Well, I wonder how they analyse Argentina and Sabella. In this last month we played a few different 4-3-3, at least two 4-4-2 turning into 4-2-3-1. Every one of our players had different roles against every opponent. I dare to say, that at NT level we are the most versatile and unpredictable team of the past 30 years.

Germans are overconfident. Believe me, I live in Europe, I know a few germans. They are nice guys, but tend to be scornfull, if you let them. Even Low said after the 7-1, that the most important thing for them was to stay on the ground after that victory. I think he knew what he was talking about. He knows the players. I don't think they will stay on the ground. Even the media makes that a hard thing to achieve. In hungarian tv there was a poll about the final on Sunday. It was 100% Germany. (I didn't vote :)) ) And I think it is good for us. Let them have the big face and let us have the big result.

Conte (coach of Juventus) put Llorrente on X. Alonso against R. Madrid when they played in CL. That was a bit unusual, but it worked, made that a hard game for Real. I'm not a coach and don't think that Sabella read this. Just saying.

About the colours and the shirt...Don't worry guys, as my father used to say history doesn't write us, we are the ones who write history. If we win in a confident way on Sunday, the next time we reach the final every one of us will demand the blue shirt, because it is "good charma".

Can't wait 'till Sunday. I've been waiting for that since '90. Alright guys, LET THE MISSION BE COMPLETE!
VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!!


maya
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 5:12 AM
0
Noooooooooooooooooooo... we must play with our traditional dress..please god change german minds


Suresh
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 5:09 AM
0
Warriors are ready for the final battle and sabella knows how to tackle the german machine and break their wall.

Vamos Argentina


Caniggia
(Hong Kong)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 5:02 AM
0
Friends - here is the link to the full 2012 friendly. Let the media hype up Germany.
Let Sabella do his work based on his learnings from this match and what he's seen so far from both sides in this WC.

http://youtu.be/y_HSH73t_cw


Chainsaw
(Iran)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 4:55 AM
0
Ha, I knew the 1990 final memories comes to mind. Hopefully we change the bad memories this time.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 4:43 AM
0
Jst watched brazil game again, they were utter fools, headless chickens, lead by a big fool... Special cap, neymar shirt at anthem.... They were extremely emotional came out to do something extravagant, to prove something in style, oozing with overconfidence, lost de head, open attacking from min 1, got 1...2.... lost de presence of mind, 3....4....5.... done, game over......

Here is where sabella n our team differ, we even respected iran..... Tha t is what gonna make de dfrnc......


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 4:27 AM
0
He is not de same now..... Muller n kroos r de one to mark, also lahm.... Muller in n around box is dangerous, shud read his movements n mark all time, also shud win battle on air.....


Diego86
(Australia)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 4:22 AM
0
Here is what I found on Di Maria
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2688195/Angel-di-Maria-trains-Argentina-star-bids-fit-2014-World-Cup-final.html


Tahmid Raj
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 4:16 AM
0
Mesut Ozil played well against argentina in 2010 he should be guarded well by zabaleta


gedona
(Ethiopia)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 4:08 AM
0
Any news about Di Maria?


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 4:06 AM
1
Before SF...i told it here. "We will wear our home jersey in all matches if Brazil make it in to final. If Germany make it...we have to wear fist time our away jersey".

And what happened in SF..? Netherlands was home team as per FIFA fixture. So Netherlands decided to go for 'home' Orange and white..but our home shorts is similar to their. So we had to go for 'away' kit...but it is not allowed, both cant go Dark jersey. So Argentina had to use home jersey. But still our shorts and their shorts are white. So as a away team we had to change our shorts..!

And what will happen in Final..? Yes as per FIFA fixture...it comes Germany Vs Argentina. We are away team. As Germany home team...its upon them. They can chose...and they will go for their Home kit. Then we cant use our home kit. Both are light color jersey..! We have to go for away blue jersey. And blue shorts..? Its up to German again...if they go for old style black shorts..we need to use white shorts.

In normal case German will play in White and white
We have to go for Blue and Blue...!


After the BIG Brazil win in away kit...they will chose away? If they go for home..we will play in blue...and will it make them feeling of playing against Italy, a team they always struggled..? I think Germany will be in trouble to chose their kit..!


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 3:31 AM
0
Honestly our Match will depend how good are defense is we need them to completely shutout Mueller and Klose/Gotze...I think Mascherano has the potential to complete ruins kroos creativity with some master defending. Biglia must help when either schweinsteiger or khedira make runs both won't at the same time i know that for sure. Laveezzi/enzo/DM have to test german fullbacks to open up space. Higuain has to make lots of good runs and movement. Also we cannot turnover in our own half of the field that will prove costly.


Batigol9
(Estonia)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 3:01 AM
0
I posted it before, but just like to know, if you feel the same in your countries? Is there few Argentina fans?

"How I enjoy being Argentina fan right now. In Estonia, there are not lot Argentina fans in here (only little kids, who admire Messi). But there are A LOT of Brazil, England, Holland and Germany fans.

Argentina has reached final and all my friends are trash-talking that Argentina is not impressive, is boring, Germany will trash them and blablabla. Well, I enjoy this situation and answer that Argentina hasn't concede a goal in play-off round. I also say, that Argentina's boring game is because opponents don't let them play, yet opponents also never dominate games."


Renjith
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 3:00 AM
0
Awesome Vickerman...


Richard
(Netherlands)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 2:58 AM
0
@ Vickerman
Love your post!


GAB
(Australia)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 2:58 AM
0
@TheVickerman, a well said and comical tribute my amigo.


Richard
(Netherlands)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 2:57 AM
0
Interesting article in newspaper: teams wearing blue in the final usually win. Most recent victories in blue shirts: Italy and France.

Key to winning will be to shut down Toni Kroos. He is the initiator of most German attacks and very dangerous. He is strong, an accurate passer and can shoot with both his left and right foot.

Besides that we need a 'distractor' upfront to take the pressure off Messi as the single creator. Di Maria is a must.


Diego-maniac
(Lebanon)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 2:52 AM
0
Messi higuain dimaria will tear the German defense apart... German defense is much weaker than that of Belgium Switzerland or Holland and if they dare to attack us nd leave some space for our attacking trio I'm expecting a goal festival on the counter attack... Germany's only chance is to change their game plan to close spaces behind which will remove a lot of their attacking midfielders power...

I expect messi to score a chip shot on neur who was happy to play as a sweeper in most of Germany's games ...


cleanball
(Indonesia)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 2:43 AM
1
Albiceleste's peak performance will be in the final 14th July; Messi will be the conductor of the orchestra;

Although most of us are skeptical on our defense but by now it has become our strength; and of GK's fear under Romero - now Romero is a new hero. Sure that our attacker are ready to take the turning point.

Playing formation will be 4-3-3 which will transform into 2-4-4 or 2-3-2-3 when possession is won.


Brisco
(Finland)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 2:31 AM
1
Screw the analysts and screw the european media! Germany isn't unbeatable machine, it's just a team which has played good games and not so good games with few players shining here and there and a good coach to make some basic tactical moves in WC, BUT Argentina has all of that happening too. I believe that it is going to be a one goal game (again) and we are going to win it! In the end what really counts is the heart and soul. The teams are even (0-0), but ARG has slightly more talented players which combined with the true "wanting it more" -spirit (just look at the difference between ARG and GER in celebrating the goals and victories with team mates) will make la albiceleste the champions of the world. Di Maria will come in as super sub for overtime and make the goal of his life and career assisted by Messi (who's going to play a match of his career) and then my friends.. we will go crazy!


TheVickerman
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 2:23 AM
5
My weird tribute to the starting XI:

Romero - you magnificent beast! Thank you! Why did we ever doubt you ? You proved that the gorgeous but horrific beard on your face is better than willy's shiny head! We are not even worthy enough to ruffle that wonderful beard of yours! The way you walked around the goal-line like a damn maniac, striking the posts with your legs before the penalties - BEAST!

Demi - Oh you beautiful creature! We doubted your speed, but you proved you can get to the ball faster than we all dropping our pants down when we see hotties in our beds . Experience counts, as you proved it Demi. We heart you. In a sexual way.

Garay : you gorgeous, graceful lad. Courage, and heart. More heart than Shakira's cleavage. The way you dispatched your penalty to the roof of the net. That's how it's DONE!

Zabby : Warrior personified . You took your knocks and went on! In a weird way, the bandage on the mouth suited you. You looked like a crazed dog, frothing at the mouth against any attacks. INTIMIDATION!

Rojo : Oh Rojo, where do I even begin? You run like the wind. Nay, faster. You tackle efficiently. You show zest. You made us love crow for food. Because that's exactly what you've made us all eat Rojo- hot, steaming , lovely crow for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I'd like mine with some vegetables please , Sir Rojo.

Mascherano: Maestro . Heart .And Soul. For you had made the crazy, speedy barking Robben your own, personal B$%$ch throughout the game,- I hearby pronounce thee - The dog whisperer. 'Nuff said.

Biglia : You blonde beauty. Just a year back, you were suffering from depression. How you rode it all out. Now if anyone is depressed, it's the opposition. Depressed every time they bring the ball to see you and The Dog Whisperer standing like a WALL. Courage!

Enzo : Left midfield? Check. Support Rojo in defense? Check. Central midfield? Check. Slither around with the ball in attack? Check. Make telling passes? Check. Generally boss it around ? Check. You gorgeous, versatile, venomous beautiful snake!

Lavezzi : The minute there were pictures of you on the pope's chair with everyone around you, we should have known you possess divine powers. The power to smile about and bring a smile. The power to magically get yourself selected . The power of speed. You are the pope of the team.

Higuain : Oh Higgi. How we all mocked you for getting out of shape. How we all said you were having a steak too many. But you have proven that curves are indeed dangerous. The defenders couldn't see behind your ostensibly large frame, allowing others to sneak around them. You have outsmarted us all, Higgi. And your tireless work-rate is a stuff of mathematical improbability! Message to world - Be fat and beautiful. Like Higgi.

Messi : You evil genius. People criticize you for walking around. Harsh. Little do they realize that the football is actually a part of your body. An extension. Like a 3rd testicle. You need the football attached to you, and then you come alive. And HOW! You find spaces where none exists, where even Indian Autos cannot maneuver. Critics be damned. Naysayers be cursed. You are footballgasm . Question, why is there no "O" In messi? Because he gave it to everyone else.




GAB
(Australia)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 2:06 AM
1
@Pablo.d, I laughed out loud after reading your comment about the dilemma the Yellow fans/people have :)

Here's some interesting numerology for you which I just conjured up and is a great omen...it's been 28 years since Argentina's last WC win. Add 8 & 2 and you know what you get. It means Messi will play his best match of the tournament and be man of the match, resulting in a win for us.

Sounds great in theory doesn't it :)

Vamos puta madre!!!



Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 1:57 AM
0
@Msi2 I can't wait to see Icardi Paredes Correa Ocampos Iturbe Lamela man so much talent lol


msi2
(France)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 1:35 AM
0
Ayr18> Iturbe is probably the closest new generation striker to join the NT after this WC.


arg2014
(Canada)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 1:32 AM
1
Germany is the best team in the world? look at that:

1) Ghana who couldn't qualify to round of 16, but was able to get a draw with the germans. At some point the result was Ghana 2, Germany 1, and Germany was chasing the game.

2) USA troubled their penalty area and Germany struggled to win the game.

3) Round of 16 against Algeria: The Cinderella team was attacking them on the counter and took them to an extra time after 0-0 result in regular time. Algeria was able to score against Germany.

4) QF against France: Germany scored a single goal against a team that was attacking them for the entire game but their poor finishing let them down and exited before destroying the Germans by their talented attackers.

5) Semi final: Brazil came vulnerable losing their talisman and their captain, were having an off day and Germany showed some muscles to score several goals before giving Brazil time to close their defensive gaps and adjust. Germany was superhero after that.

You get my point? only one game against the injured Brazil made them the absolute favorite going into this final. Stupid media !!


guled
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 1:15 AM
2
the truth is our players want more then the germans and that makes big difference


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 1:05 AM
0
Random news:Iturbe has joined Juventus :)


chandran!
(India)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 12:56 AM
0
What is the rule to decide which team is home and away??


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 12:20 AM
2
The Germans wanted to play the Dutch, why? Because they knew exactly what to expect.

The Germans seemed invincible after destroying Brazil's shitty defense and of course the media and their infatuation with the Song, "what have you done for me lately" kissing up to them as if they're the best thing since sliced bread.

Nobody is invincible, Ghana almost beat them, Algeria took them to EXTRA time and they only managed to score one on The Ballerina's Team.

ARG needs to keep doing what they been doing, they wanna mark Messi with 2-3 players? Let them and its not like its anything new, are they gonna play us tough? WHO HASN'T thus far.

El Pipita is hungry, passionate and aggressive as hell and wants to prove something, El Pocho has played his heart out and hopefully we'll have DiMaria for 30mins or so.

This game should not be about 2006, or 2010, IT SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT 1990 and the great injustice we suffered.

We already paid for Maradona's hand of God goal, 24 years worth without reaching the semifinals and here we are playing for the CUP. ONE MORE GAME.
Nobody is invincible, even the machine as the media nicknamed them.



Ari
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 12:15 AM
0
By the way, we have played at least one game with the away shirt since 1986 in each world cup.
Our greatest games Serbia in 2006 and England in 1986 have been with the away shirt.


Trini Pupi
(Trinidad And Tobago)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 12:13 AM
0
Once again i am losing sleep...
i posted alot of tactical posts etc in qualifiers,friendlies etc. Now I go on faith and trust in the team that WE all love...despite all our different opinions...my Argentina BROS AND SISTERS! MAY FORTUNE BLESS US AND END YEARS OF SORROW....VAMOS ARGENTINA!
(I THINK I AGED EVEN MORE DURING LAST GAME...ALSO BROKE DOWN EMOTIONALLY AT THE END) for the wait has been since 1990!


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 12:12 AM
1
im still laughing as what to do if you are yellow supporter? support you deadly rivals? or support the team that have just inflicted the greatest humiliation to yellow football ever, at home and in a w/c semi final leaving you country and people in shock and tears.


Ari
(United States)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 12:11 AM
0
We will wear the away jersey, it is not a rumor, it was determined before the tournament started.
We were home in the first two group games, away against Nigeria, home against the Swiss and Belgium, away against Holland and Germany.
We had the albicelste on against Nigeria and Holland because it matched their home shirt. But it doesn't match Germany's, that is why we will be wearing the away shirt.


SulaV
(Canada)
Posted on 7/11/2014 at 12:07 AM
0
which german player post more threat than robben??Robben can dribble , he can assist he can score goal he can cheat.. if we can completely shut down robben we can shut down the germans too!! the germans may have some world class players on the bench but only three can come off the bench! if ghana and algeria can push the germans to brink of defeat why can we??


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 11:55 PM
1
Neymar is not rooting for ARGENTINA but he's rooting for Messi and Masche to win the WC!!

Well well well, he just moved down ONE notch on my dislike meter.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 11:52 PM
0
Did they flip a coin or something?


Asil The Sloth
(Malaysia)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 11:44 PM
0
Look, IF Messi drags 2-3 Germany players with him, Sabella must kick everyone else asses to step-up for the last time, we definitely have a chance.


guled
(United States)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 11:13 PM
0
it is true no body is giving us a chance,but it is fine for us, few said we will win v Holland, they talked about how van gaal will destroy us like spain and it didn,t happen, we have to remember we are in country were they don,t like us, also the baised European media are supporting Germany and messi has few enemies who are terrified to see him and argentina lift the cup,but the good news is we have hungry team who will do every thing to win the cup, let us have faith in sabella and the team


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 10:59 PM
0
just as sabella like it to be the underdogs, its best we are as the pressure is not on us.


xtreme
(United States)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 10:55 PM
0
It's sad how all analysts count argentina out, is Germany really that good? Please God, ive been waiting this win sunday for decades already. I believe we will prevail.


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 10:52 PM
0
Everyone is counting argentina out. I really hope we prove them wrong we must win!!


San Isidro
(United States)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 10:43 PM
0
Almost EVERY pundit is saying Germany will win. So if holland beats brazil 5-1 does that mean we are more evenly matched?

All I can say is if our offense shows up for this game like it can with the way the defense and midfield has performed we should win this game.

It disgusts me that so many players like mascherano Biglia Rojo are not getting their due for their performances. Frankly I love Messi but he did not have his best game against Belgium or Holland. He is due for one, and I would bet that he would rather die on the pitch than lose this game so get ready. The other key is if we score we have to continue to play because you can't go in a defensive shell against Germany.


Faisal
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 10:40 PM
2
Mascherano should be the captain for Argentine team since he's the born leader.
The way Mascherano committed himself for the team that just washed way all the critics against him.

He was our true inspirational, brave and commanding leader against the mighty Dutch. Practically he's defensive tackle (One of the best of the tournament) against roben saved our day.

I salute Sabella for reading the game properly and his tactics.

I salute Mascherano and the team defense under his wings Demichilis, Zabaletta, Garay and Rojo.

I salute Biglia and Perez for their inspirational performance.

I also salute Higuain, Levezzi and other team members for being such heroic and patriotic performance.


But again we come this far that's 90% because of Leo Messi.

Messi is the reason both Belgium and Netherlands were afraid to go whole heartily for any powerful attack.

Messi is the reason Iran and Switzerland parking the bus against us.

Messi is the reason we managed to win against Bosnia and Nigeria.

Messi is the reason our defense can hold some breath and our midfield, forward find some spaces.

If he's not there for us I doubted we could even managed to overcome Switzerland.


Messi is our real messiah because he's panicking the opposition campaign and destroys their normal game plan.

With Messi if we ever win any world cup that's purely because of he's presence in the team. It doesn't matter whether he scores or not or he played bad.

He's presence with right formation is good enough to win a world cup.



Vamos Argentina.


hubber
(Zimbabwe)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 10:15 PM
0
This game will come down to which team can better implement their style, and probably which team scores first. If the Germans not only win the possession battle (they will), but continuously have meaningful possessions and create enough chances to keep the Argentines on their heels, they'll win.

If they can score first, force Argentina to send more numbers forward chasing the goal—leaving them more vulnerable on the attack—the Germans will likely take advantage of that fact, add a second tally and win the game.

But if Argentina can stay compact and support the back four, they have the type of disruptive midfield that could really keep the Germans off-balance. As Germany forces more numbers forward, Lionel Messi should be able to find more space to work in the midfield and could really hurt Germany on the counter.

Whereas Germany wants to build through the midfield and allow their creators like Toni Kroos and Mesut Ozil to pick apart an opposing defense with pinpoint passing, Argentina are more comfortable staying behind the ball and quickly moving it forward to their attackers to win one-on-one battles or quickly find a through ball or cross that beats a defender scrambling to get back in position.



The tricky part for Germany is that if they play their style of football, it might leave Messi with far too much space to operate in. And Messi given space is enough to beat any team. Just consider how the Dutch dealt with him, according to Miguel Delaney of ESPN FC:

Because Dutch head coach Louis van Gaal absolutely knew the danger of leaving Messi space, he effectively sacrificed his attack in order to stifle him. That is the only way to explain why Nigel de Jong rarely strayed more than three yards from the playmaker and why, when he did, Messi immediately had two other players around.

It is also why the Dutch didn't offer an attack of note until close to the 90th minute, when they began to feel confident enough to get forward after Argentina began to tire and the match entered that curiously ragged period extra time always produces. Van Gaal knew that if you don't try to suffocate Messi, he is capable of tearing you apart. The unfortunate consequence, of course, is that the need to pin players back also saps your own forward line, which means both attacks are somewhat nullified.

Is Germany capable of playing such a style? Probably not. More likely, they'll press and play organized, possession football. They'll be less cautious than the Dutch going forward, of course, because they are far better at holding onto the ball and dictating the style of the game. But still, Messi will have more room to operate.

So while the Germans win possession, Argentina will sit back and play classic counter-attacking football. It's a tactical battle as old as the game itself, and should be fun to watch unfold.

Personally, I'm of the belief that Germany will have success playing their style, but I've also seen Messi do more with less in this tournament than any other player. Germany may be better for much of the match, but Messi only needs a few seconds to make any team pay.

I say his few seconds of brilliance will trump Germany's general control of the match.

Prediction: Argentina win, 2-1.


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 10:06 PM
4
it makes no difference if we wear skins we are going to win.


guled
(United States)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 9:55 PM
0

I don't like away shirt, I am trying to remember if away shirt team won the cup before and I can't find it, I am not worried about this but I like the home jersey, any way I believe we will win it



chejose
(Canada)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 9:48 PM
1
Don't fall for superstitions, let the team decide their own fate...Albiceleste or dark blue...if it's meant to be it's meant to be no matter what shirt they are wearing


fesa
(Singapore)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 9:34 PM
0
It's 1986 all over again !
With the away jersey.


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 9:30 PM
3
Guys who cares what jersey we wear. They will wear it with pride!!


Arge
(Suriname)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 9:28 PM
0
No not away jersey plz. Remember 1990 & 2006.


argkarl
(China)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 9:22 PM
0
We will play like Italy.


haman
(Bahrain)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 8:49 PM
0
No.. we worn the away jersey back in 1990, when Diego shed his tears. We want the home jersey with the black victorious shorts.


San Isidro
(United States)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 8:48 PM
0
That's the same color we wore when we beat them 3-1 in Germany. And in 2010 we wore our home jersey. Glad about the change!


hubber
(Zimbabwe)
Posted on 7/10/2014 at 8:44 PM
0
we need our home jersey pliz
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