Monday, May 24, 2010

Squad numbers announced!

I know a lot of you have been waiting for this news to come out. The squad numbers have been announced and without further introduction, here they are:

1.Diego POZO
3.Clemente RODRIGUEZ
4.Nicolás BURDISSO
6.Gabriel HEINZE
7.Angel DI MARIA
8.Juan Sebastián VERON
9.Gonzalo HIGUAIN
10.Lionel MESSI
11.Carlos TEVEZ
12.Sergio ROMERO (still first choice keeper. Doesn't want to wear number 1 cause he thinks is bad luck to him)
13.Walter SAMUEL
15.Nicolás OTAMENDI
16.Sergio AGÜERO
18.Martín PALERMO
19.Diego MILITO
20.Maximiliano RODRIGUEZ
21.Ariel GARCE
22.Javier PASTORE
23.Mariano ANDUJAR


Anonymous said...

I am Argentinian, I live in the USA and I just found your blog. I love it, and it helps me to get info en la seleccion argentina without having to search for 1 hour. But I am curious. Where are you from, and why do you write about the seleccion argentina in English?
Thanks for a great blog!

Anonymous said...

welcome "anonymous" to mundo.
the great man who started this wonderful site is sebastian and he made his name as the espn soccernet writer for the 2006 w.c for argentina and from that came this awesome sight for all us argentine supporters to celebrate in style or vent all things argentine(thank you seba)
their are many of us from around the world on here and im an argentina in new zealand.
all the best and welcome again.

Anonymous said...

Pronx (Australia)
Hey Pablo, I'm a kiwi born Samoan now living in Australia, My neighbour was argentine and fuelled my passion for Argentine football. My favourite player is Riquelme and I'm sad he's not playing but the National team is more important than any one player. I love argentine football and have a real dislike for Brazilian football, they are so over-rated. Nice to know someone else from NZ is on this site.
Vamos Argentina.

tanguero said...

Thanks Sebestian, for this great blog.
I am a big of the Albicestes.
Just like Argentine Tango, Argentine football is subtle and beautiful in my opinion. It is also effective. I also like to think that Argentina produces the best dribblers. I also think that excellent and effective dribbling is a better way to twist a stubborn defence out of shape
as compared to say short passing (like Spain does) or showboating.

Anonymous said...

pronx hola,
were abouts are you from in n.z?, another kiwi is pauline(she writes a lot in this site)i think pauline is from auckland.
im down south near dunedin.
i was lucky enough to see arg play vs aussie 2 years ago at the m.c.g.

Anonymous said...

regarding the 1 shirt its nether here or there becouse mascharano is no..14 yet his are first choice DM bolatti has the 5 shirt and he aint first choice ether palermo or milito would have suited the 9 more than higuain as the more CF than him iv always thought 11 suited tevez and 7 i link to wingers and dimaria has that its funny because tevez has been a 10 for argentina thats gota hurt lol i think 8 has always suited veron too OH AND HAPY BIRTHDAY i turned 38 my self on the 20th jesus 38

GK said...

Korea defeated Japan yesterday 2-0 in Japan and are starting to look dangerous.

Later today our other two group B rivals also have friendlies.

Nigeria-Saudi Arabia

Greece-Korea DPR

ninan said...

my starting line up




The tenacity and physical qualities of Tevez can be best utilized in a central midfield (CM) position. He has the strength and skill to win tackles, dribble past defenders and
produce killer passes. If we can utilize Tevez in CM, we may not miss Banega much. ( I believe that Banega is currently the best argentine CM having a good balance of defending,attacking and passing skills)

Though not an equal replacement for Zanetti, I think Jonas is the best makeshift right back among our available options

But i still fear that when it comes to facing very good teams like England and Spain, the pressure will be felt on our defense in the absence of Zanetti and Cambiasso, I am afraid that the mediocrity of Heinze and the senility of veron will be exposed in these games

Anonymous said...

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps
Goals Club

1. GK Diego Pozo February 16, 1978 (1978-02-16) (age 32) 3 0 Colón

12. GK Sergio Romero February 22, 1987 (1987-02-22) (age 23) 6 0 AZ

23. GK Mariano Andújar July 30, 1983 (1983-07-30) (age 26) 4 0 Catania

2. DF Martín Demichelis December 20, 1980 (1980-12-20) (age 29) 25 1 Bayern Munich

3. DF Clemente Rodríguez July 31, 1981 (1981-07-31) (age 28) 12 1 Estudiantes

4. DF Nicolás Burdisso April 12, 1981 (1981-04-12) (age 29) 29 2 Roma

6. DF Gabriel Heinze April 19, 1978 (1978-04-19) (age 32) 64 2 Marseille

13. DF Walter Samuel March 23, 1978 (1978-03-23) (age 32) 54 5 Internazionale

15. DF Nicolás Otamendi February 12, 1988 (1988-02-12) (age 22) 7 0 Vélez Sársfield

21. DF Ariel Garcé July 14, 1979 (1979-07-14) (age 30) 4 0 Colón

5. MF Mario Bolatti February 17, 1985 (1985-02-17) (age 25) 5 1 Fiorentina

7. MF Ángel Di María February 14, 1988 (1988-02-14) (age 22) 8 1 Benfica

8. MF Juan Sebastián Verón March 9, 1975 (1975-03-09) (age 35) 70 9 Estudiantes

14. MF Javier Mascherano June 8, 1984 (1984-06-08) (age 25) 57 2 Liverpool

17. MF Jonás Gutiérrez July 5, 1983 (1983-07-05) (age 26) 16 1 Newcastle United

20. MF Maxi Rodríguez January 2, 1981 (1981-01-02) (age 29) 36 12 Liverpool

22. MF Javier Pastore June 20, 1989 (1989-06-20) (age 20) 1 0 Palermo

9. FW Gonzalo Higuaín December 10, 1987 (1987-12-10) (age 22) 5 2 Real Madrid

10. FW Lionel Messi June 24, 1987 (1987-06-24) (age 22) 44 13 Barcelona

11. FW Carlos Tévez February 5, 1984 (1984-02-05) (age 26) 52 9 Manchester City

16. FW Sergio Agüero June 2, 1988 (1988-06-02) (age 21) 21 8 Atlético Madrid

18. FW Martín Palermo November 7, 1973 (1973-11-07) (age 36) 14 8 Boca Juniors

19. FW Diego Milito June 12, 1979 (1979-06-12) (age 30) 20 4 Internazionale

Anonymous said...

Pronx (Australia)
Hola Pablo, Originally from Auckland, I was there at the melbourne game, forced my 2 friends who are brazil fans to wear argentine tops, went to the hotel where they were staying to wish them well as they boarded the bus before the game. You must be a highlander fan as well, Always on this blog, loving reading the insight of all the fans and the passion for Albiceleste.

Anonymous said...

hola phonx,
i forced my 2 german friends to go gto the game as well :)
the highlanders are real bad and soccer is always the greatest game.
melbourne is a great city and my bro lives their.

Irbrahim said...

guys. Our defence is not so weak . To be frank better than spain & england. We have Samuel 'The Wall' had wonderful season, currently best defnder in the world, Demi Not so bad, it will take couple of days to recapture his form after injury , still solid, Heinze had a Wonderful season capturing French leagu with Lucho, Burdisso had Fantastic season, On form ,Solid One of the best defender of seria, Otamendi had a good season, not so bad, Despite still lacks big game experience ,Clemente Rodrigez Show his brilliance in club world cup as both RB & LB , Gutirezz a tireless work horse despite limited technics.So our defence is currently best after Brazil. Im pretty sure better than Overhyped england. English Defenders had been foolished by our argentine strikers i,e Tevez & Milito The overrated john terry.England has only two media hyped defenders like ferdiand, & terry.Spain has only one decent defender, Pique & Off form Old Puyol.Im pretty confident if maradona plays with three forwards , messi just behind three strikers, i,e Hiuain, Milito & tevez. Maxi on thright, Di maria on the left, We can terrorise any defnce in the world wwith ease. We have the best attacking force in the world.Still patore & veron can be used in the mid with mascherano.So brazil,spain, England, italy Be careful of argentina