Tuesday, May 11, 2010

THE OFFICIAL LIST OF 30

By now, some of you may have already know it and some may not. Nevertheless this is the official list of 30 preliminary squad players as stated in the latest news on FIFA's website.

 

Goalkeepers

Sergio ROMERO (AZ Alkmaar/Netherlands)

Mariano ANDUJAR (Catania/Italy)

Diego POZO (Colon)

Defenders

Nicolas BURDISSO (Inter Milan/Italy)

Martin DEMICHELIS (Bayern Munich/Germany)

Walter SAMUEL (Inter Milan/Italy)

Gabriel HEINZE (Marseille/France)

Nicolas OTAMENDI (Velez Sarsfield)

Fabricio COLOCCINI (Newcastle/England)

Juan Manuel INSAURRALDE (Newell's Old Boys)

Clemente RODRIGUEZ (Estudiantes)

Ariel GARCE (Colon)

Midfielders

Javier MASCHERANO (Liverpool/England)

Sebastian BLANCO (Lanus)

Juan Sebastian VERON (Estudiantes)

Jesus DATOLO (Olympiacos/Greece)

Jose SOSA (Estudiantes)

Maximiliano RODRIGUEZ (Liverpool/England)

Mario BOLATTI (Fiorentina/Italy)

Juan MERCIER (Argentinos Juniors)

Angel DI MARIA (Benfica/Portugal)

Jonas GUTIERREZ (Newcastle/England)

Javier PASTORE (Palermo/Italy)

Forwards
Sergio AGUERO (Atletico Madrid/Spain)

Diego MILITO (Inter Milan/Italy)

Martin PALERMO (Boca Juniors)

Carlos TEVEZ (Manchester City/England)

Gonzalo HIGUAIN (Real Madrid/Spain)

Lionel MESSI (Barcelona/Spain)

Ezequiel LAVEZZI (Napoli/Italy)

27 comments:

Pai said...

*Sigh*
I should go smack my head for expecting anything better.

Anonymous said...

No cambiasso, no zanetti?! without these types of players its a squad without a real captain and a real engine. Argentina should have stuck with 41212 with riquelme behind the strikers and playing full backs instead of 4 cb's.

Collicini should go nowhere near a preliminary squad as many others shouldn't.

Blanco is one of the few domestic players in the squad I like but he is only young and should go next world cup instead.

I really hoped maradona would pull something off with his team selection but it remains to be seen how the squad he has chosen will perform at the world cup....

Ally x

Fadi said...

No zanetti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This sucks.....

Tim said...

So I think it's safe to say that if Messi did indeed give Maradona a list of some sort, this is nowhere near what was on it.

Anonymous said...

I hope Argentina win this world cup. Messi should be shine this edition. But Argentina did not perform well in hot country. Like in Japan which is hot during summer.

Zanetti is very experience player and very few people can pass him. And he also a utility player.... i hope this time will be great for argentinA team.

Sir Raul

Albi fan from Bangladesh said...

Guyz

I am dissapointed for not to see these players in this current squad:

1.Cambiasso
2.Zanetti
3.Banega
4.Lucho Gonzalez

I am also frustrated to see:

1.Collocini
2.Heinze
3.Maxi Rodriguez

However, I will not comment on local based players as i couldnt follow their performance on league, since i am from Asia, Bangladesh. I hope you will describe about the performance of following local based players:

1.Nicolas OTAMENDI (Velez Sarsfield)
2.Juan Manuel INSAURRALDE (Newell's Old Boys)
3.Clemente RODRIGUEZ (Estudiantes)
4.Ariel GARCE (Colon)
5.Sebastian BLANCO (Lanus)
6.Jose SOSA (Estudiantes)[heard he's good]
7.Juan MERCIER (Argentinos Juniors)

My analysis on Team selection:

*Goalkeeping-ok
*Forward-brilliant
*defence-good
*Midfield- not bad but can be brilliant, concern is who will deliver the passes to the forwards from midfield, i heard pastore can do that but no backup

Some emotional selections in my point of view:
1. Palermo- for that lucky goal
2. Bollati- also for that finishing goal
3.Heinze-Most nervous diffender i have ever seen even at this age-- heard a rumour about his businessman brother in Reebokor addidas bla bla... can u share?
4.Augero:son-in law +have talent but not in form and rather not hardworking
5.Masheron- With current form no way he sould be in national team but since Diego declared him as captain nothing to do.

My guess Heinze and Masche will be suspended during WC for their unnecessary rough tackle.

Anyway , I am a die hard fan of Albiceleste from my age of 10 in 1990 . so i m still confident and thanks to Diego for not doing Disaster at least by including 50% new player or so..

Veron told in an interview after qualifying WC that players are not clear about their duty and responsibilty on the field from manger(diego). So now it is the time to be united as a team ...Albiceleste...my heart is beating for u ..

Anonymous said...

it is so sad, the ligue 1 player of the year was not chosen and the best defender and midfielder of seria A were not chosen.

I hope mercier and new faces can be up to the challenge.

Sir Raul

andaman said...

Sir Raul, I think South Africa will be winter time during the World Cup. But I think it won't help much.

Really sad not to see my boy Banega on the list.

Mohd said...

my only wish: maradona never lives to see the world cup

its sick but this is just how i feel.

Raj said...

This is the first time in more than a decade there is no expectation from an Argentine team. Though they have the best player in the world, they have no one to support him. I think superstitions have got the better of common sense in team selection. The hype that is being built up is similar to 78 and 1986 world cup where coaches proved everyone wrong. World Football has progressed but not Argentine football.

The Basile episode is just one more distraction that has plagued Argentina football. It might be true considering the involvement of Veron and Heinze among others.

Looking at the defense and midfield, who is going to create plays from the back. None of the 4 defenders have the capability to counter attack. And with Jonas,Mascherano,Veron and DiMaria, the only hope is on DiMaria. Just praying that he develop better footballing sense learning from Messi. Also hoping that Pastore is given a chance.

Interesting discussions everywhere is use Inter tactics to bring success. People are forgetting that Inter lost the game sitting and defending. In the first leg Inter had an attacking formation. The crap that just keep defending and play on counter attack suits only certain teams like Brazil.

Anyway Messi will be made a scapegoat in this sad Argentine football politics.When will Argentina ever see a sane coach?

Rune said...

Don't know what to say. This was even worse than I feared it would be.
Palermo, Coloccini, Garce, Insaurralde, Datolo, Mercier, Bolatti, Sosa and Blanco. When he could have picked Lisandro, Gaby Milito, Garay, Insua, ZANETTI, Zabaleta, Cambiasso, Lucho, Banega, Aimar.
Blanco is shure one for the future, but this is to early. The only positive thing for me is that Maxi is among the 30 names.
I will NEVER forgive Diego for not picking Zanetti, just like I have never forgiven Pekerman for doing the same tragic mistake.

Thank you, Maradona! You have destroyed our chances in South Africa and you have broken the hearts of us many argie fans around the world.
Go fuck yourself, you worhtless cunt!

argentina4life said...

WOW!!! grt squad guys ... i love u maradona... vamos argentina!!!!

pablo.d said...

i really guttered and angry at this team or more to the point who is not in the team.
why the hell are are some if not all these players not going Lisandro, Gaby Milito, Garay, ZANETTI,Cambiasso, Lucho, Banega, Aimar,
why why why.
Albi fan from Bangladesh mach is the best passer in the epl this season with a pass compleation rate of 87%.
diego as a player i love you but today i hate you, im sorry but im really angry and as raj said the only consolation i have at least their is no expectation with argentina in this world cup.

Alex Camacho said...

The 7 changes that should have been, position by position:

1. Gabriel Milito for COLOCCINI
2. Garay for INSAURRALDE
3. Zanetti for GARCE
4. Cambiasso for MERCIER
5. Aimar for BLANCO
6. Licho for PALERMO
7. Gago for BOLATTI
8. Banega for SOSA
9. Lucho for DÁTOLO

Each of these I think are pretty clearly a mistake by Maradona. To me the biggest travesties are 1-6, but where we will feel it most is in the fullbacks and creative midfield (Garce/Zanetti, Aimar/BLANCO, Lucho/Datolo)

Anonymous said...

chill guys!!! grt squad !!! love u maradona...

tchaikovsky said...

still think it is an ok squad..
one positive is that with this sub optimal squad selection, Messi wont be under the same pressure as before and people will blame maradona for the failures.

Players who shouldnt have made for sure - palermo, datolo, gutierrez,and garce

Players who should have made the squad - zanetti, gaby milito

players who are Ok but could have been replaced by better players - veron,pozo, heinze and coloccini

I still think we can make the semis and beyond. 4-4-2 wont bring out the best of messi since higuain is selfish, but messi can still do it on his own. I sincerely hope that diego plays maxi instead of jonas in first 11 or even tevez instead of dimaria (who still can pass)

slightly disappointing but Okish squad. Quite similar to French squad of 98 (no cantona and ginola) but they still won

tchaikovsky said...

still think it is an ok squad..
one positive is that with this sub optimal squad selection, Messi wont be under the same pressure as before and people will blame maradona for the failures.

Players who shouldnt have made for sure - palermo, datolo, gutierrez,and garce

Players who should have made the squad - zanetti, gaby milito

players who are Ok but could have been replaced by better players - veron,pozo, heinze and coloccini

I still think we can make the semis and beyond. 4-4-2 wont bring out the best of messi since higuain is selfish, but messi can still do it on his own. I sincerely hope that diego plays maxi instead of jonas in first 11 or even tevez instead of dimaria (who still can pass)

slightly disappointing but Okish squad. Quite similar to French squad of 98 (no cantona and ginola) but they still won

tchaikovsky said...

still think it is an ok squad..
one positive is that with this sub optimal squad selection, Messi wont be under the same pressure as before and people will blame maradona for the failures.

Players who shouldnt have made for sure - palermo, datolo, gutierrez,and garce

Players who should have made the squad - zanetti, gaby milito

players who are Ok but could have been replaced by better players - veron,pozo, heinze and coloccini

I still think we can make the semis and beyond. 4-4-2 wont bring out the best of messi since higuain is selfish, but messi can still do it on his own. I sincerely hope that diego plays maxi instead of jonas in first 11 or even tevez instead of dimaria (who still can pass)

slightly disappointing but Okish squad. Quite similar to French squad of 98 (no cantona and ginola) but they still won

Anonymous said...

and i am frustrating ARIEL ORTEGA is not included!

Vitalij

Anonymous said...

What is Diego doing, for Gods sake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God help us, and Messi & Huguain too. I don't trust Veron: i have seen him playing for Argentina before and he disapointed me.
I hope something good comes from al this... and to think i wa dreaming with a third copa!!!!
Despertate Diego!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

johnny said...

Alex Camacho had it right on.

Maybe by 2030 the AFA will see the light and consider hiring a foreign coach. There is WAY too much garbage involving many things outside of futbol that find their way into the workings of the NT in Argentina. You might as well let a bunch of gossiping, half crazy old ladies pick the squad.

LM10ARG said...

Well, it is OFFICIAL now. Maradroga doesn't want Messi to surpass him so he is doing everything possible.

Anonymous said...

These 11 players should not be on the list:

Nicolas OTAMENDI
Juan Manuel INSAURRALDE
Clemente RODRIGUEZ
Ariel GARCE
Sebastian BLANCO
Jesus DATOLO
Jose SOSA
Mario BOLATTI
Juan MERCIER
Martin PALERMO
Ezequiel LAVEZZI

These 11 players should be on the list:

Jsvier Zanetti
Gabriel Milito
Ezequiel Garay
Pablo Zabaleta
Pablo Aimar
Locho Gonzalez
Esteban Cambiasso
Fernando Gago
Javier Saviola
Lisandro Lopez
Hernan Crespo

Anonymous said...

These 11 players should not be on the list:

Nicolas OTAMENDI
Juan Manuel INSAURRALDE
Clemente RODRIGUEZ
Ariel GARCE
Sebastian BLANCO
Jesus DATOLO
Jose SOSA
Mario BOLATTI
Juan MERCIER
Martin PALERMO
Ezequiel LAVEZZI

These 11 players should be on the list:

Jsvier Zanetti
Gabriel Milito
Ezequiel Garay
Pablo Zabaleta
Pablo Aimar
Locho Gonzalez
Esteban Cambiasso
Fernando Gago
Javier Saviola
Lisandro Lopez
Hernan Crespo

Nachiket said...

I certainly do not expect anything from this time's Argentine team...2nd round at the most...
V do not hve a vry strong defence and leaving out Zanetti and Cambiasso has weakened it even further...though v have sum of the best attacking players in the world(Messi,Tevez,Di Maria)...dis is not a complete team as there's not much solidarity at the back...
God help the albicelestes...!! :-(

Anonymous said...

this squad kinda reminds me 1990 world cup team. messi is gonna be maradona and higuain( hopefully!!) would be cannigia. dont expect something special from this team but who knows.

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