Thursday, October 09, 2008

2010 WCQ – Argentina vs. Uruguay (Match Thread)

Okay, let’s start discussing about this coming weekend’s match. I know I’m eager to start something right away. This is why I’ve decided to open up this article.

Firstly, let’s look at the table standings; we have 3 wins, 4 draws and one defeat. We have not won our last five matches. We’ve only manage just four points from a possible fifteen. By any means, this is not good at all for Argentina.

I don’t know whether another bad result could lead Coco towards the exit door. All I can say is that this is a critical time for him to do something. We have seen the list of his
provisional squad plus the additional local based players. Man to man, with a squad like that there is NO way that we can’t beat Uruguay (and Chile a few days later).

My message on behalf of everyone here to Coco and the team; We Want a Win!!! We Want a Win!!!

Keep those comments coming as we kick off the countdown to Saturday’s game. The match will be played at the El Monumental at 1810 hours local time.

12 comments:

2010 Mundial Futbol said...

Thanks a lot for your invitation.
We come from Spain and sure we will stay in your comments next Saturday.
We have here a lot of good argentine football players and sure we'll look their actions in 2010 World Cup soccer

www.2010mundialfutbol.com

Anonymous said...

I am hearing that he has done practices with and without Riquelme to see how the team works together. And I say lets give it a go and play 60=70 minutes without Riquelme then bring him in as a sub.

Anonymous said...

GOAL MESSI!!!!


JACK!!!

Anonymous said...

Messi with a header! And Argentina wearing the dark blues at home

Jack!

Anonymous said...

Cambiasso off the post!! REBOUND AGUERO!!! SOCREOS!!!! 2-0 for Argentina 13min in!!

JACK!!!

Anonymous said...

Almost a 3rd for Argentina, Messi just misses.

Jack!

Anonymous said...

Game has slowed down a bit. But I think everybody else wants this game to end 4-0..

Jack

Anonymous said...

Uruguay scored 2-1 now

Jack!

johnny said...

Well, a win is a win, but pretty ugly. At times in the second period it looked more like a combination of futbol and rugby. Or something. So, for Chile-no Roman, no Tevez, no Messi and no Masche. Do I have that right ?

Is Gago injured ? Is that why he is not on the squad now ? He will be missed big time Wednesday without Masche.

Juan y Fer said...

Hello,
poor second half, but of course the result is the important thing.
Regards,
http://saqueneutral.blogspot.com/
( a blog about sport in English and Español)

Anonymous said...

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Argentina were counting the casualties on Sunday after beating neighbours Uruguay 2-1 in an often brutal River Plate derby.


Coach Alfio Basile said forward Sergio Aguero, midfielder Javier Mascherano and defender Martin Demichelis were all doubtful for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier away to Chile after Saturday's bruising tie in Buenos Aires.

In addition, playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme and striker Carlos Tevez are suspended.

Riquelme, ever-present in the qualifiers, was booked for arguing with the referee over a free kick in the second half while Tevez, sent off in two of his previous three internationals, was given a yellow card for petulantly kicking the ball away.

Basile will now be forced to field a team without Riquelme, which many critics have urged him to do in any case.

"We're expecting a very tough match against Chile," said Basile.

"I remember when we went there to play at the Copa America in 1991, they certainly made us feel like the away team," said Basile, who was in his first stint as coach at the time.

Saturday's win, achieved with goals from Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero in the first quarter of an hour, ended an exasperating run of six successive draws - four in the qualifiers and two in friendlies -- for Basile's team.

But the crowd once again left the Monumental stadium with the feeling that Argentina had not played to their potential.

Argentina were not blameless for the vicious second half, allowing themselves to get drawn into a physical battle.

Riquelme, in a public row with a Boca Juniors team mate earlier this week, provided a pinpoint cross for the first goal and had his name cheered by the crowd but faded badly in the second half as he again looked short of fitness.

And, despite having Diego Milito on the bench, Basile again decided to play without a target man, only bringing the striker on near the end.

Argentine media gave a lukewarm response to the performance. "Just a little bit of breathing space," said La Nacion on the cover of its sports' supplement.

Jack

Anonymous said...

You know after the first half the game just died, I think Argentitna just got scared and wanted not to get a tie, that simple. Now I do wonder who tey will field on Wends. And somebody asked if Gago was hurt and he is hurt right now. I think Banega will be in, Di Maria will be in, Milio will be in. It will be a tough tough game no doubts about about that, but a W is a must.

Jack!