Argentina vs Croatia - Friendly, 12 November 2014

Discussion in 'Argentina: Selecciones Nacionales' started by Rattlehead, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    Carlos Tevez was called to the Argentine squad by former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino this time and his call-up was the first time he was brought to the Argentine team since his horrendous display at Copa America few years back.
    The Juventus star hasn’t been called up since 2011 but Gerardo Martino has explained his decision to call the striker back as a one that was inevitable.

    The former Barcelona boss said that it was almost impossible to ignore the in-form striker who has been in fantastic form scoring tons of goals in Serie A.

    The striker has scored 8 Serie A goals so far, joint top in the league and would likely join the starting lineup for Argentina when they face Croatia this game.

    Meanwhile, Sunderland defender Santiago Vergini has also been called to Argentina squads who enjoys his second cap, his first being in 7-0 victory over Hong Kong in Asia last month.

    Marcos Rojo has been ruled out for this game following an injury to his shoulder playing for Manchester United and as a compensation to the defender’s absence, Argentina have called uncapped Sporting Lisbon defender Jonathan Silva.

    Possible Starting Lineups:

    Argentina: Guzman, Zabaleta, Vergini, Demichelis, Vangioni, Gago, Perez, Gaitan, di Maria, Messi, Tevez.

    Croatia: Subasic, Srna, Corluka, Vida, Pranjic, Brozovic, Rakitic, Modric, Kovacic, Kramaric, Mandzukic.

    http://hamrofootball.com/2014/11/10/argentina-vs-croatia-preview-possible-lineups-prediction/

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  2. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I was taking the line-up seriously, until I saw Vangioni and Gago's names.. Martino didn't call up any local players out of respect for the Argentine club teams who are still scheduled to play both domestic and international matches during these upcoming FIFA dates. Both Vangioni and Gago play for Argentine clubs (River and Boca, respectively) and were therefore excluded from this roster.

    So that leads to my question.. any clue on the team that Martino will field vs. Croatia? Are Guzman and Vergini actually going to start?
     
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  3. SupaMario

    SupaMario Member+

    Aug 31, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA Tigre
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Yeah, plus Croatia is fielding their bench, and the likes of Modric,Rakitic,Mandzukic will be on the bench, I believe they have a Euro qualifier VS Italia few days after this game. Which I do not get why they would have to field a second team, it's almost impossible to miss these Euro's when nearly half the delegation of UEFA will be there, moving from 16 to 24 teams:rolleyes:.
     
  4. jimmi_moh

    jimmi_moh Member+

    Mar 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    i think Demi and ottamendi going to be partners with zabaleta and jonathan silva in flanks.
     
  5. cromagnum

    cromagnum Member+

    Aug 13, 2007
    Croatia is going to play a B team. Not sure why they are even playing this game as they are saving there best players for Italy on Sunday.
     
  6. jimmi_moh

    jimmi_moh Member+

    Mar 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    in training Tata tried

    Romero

    Zabaletta- Demi- Fazio- Ansaldi

    Enzo- Masch - Banega

    Messi- Kun - Di Maria
     
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  7. johnbarley2

    johnbarley2 Member

    Jan 19, 2013
     
  8. johnbarley2

    johnbarley2 Member

    Jan 19, 2013
    #8 johnbarley2, Nov 12, 2014
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  9. Diego Maradona

    Diego Maradona Member+

    Apr 8, 2007
    London, England
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    well I am off now to see the game now, I really hope Tevez plays and scores
     
  10. jimmi_moh

    jimmi_moh Member+

    Mar 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    the line up

    Romero; Zabaleta, Fazio, Vergini, Ansaldi; Banega, Mascherano, Enzo Perez; Messi, Aguero and Di Maria.
     
  11. Leon12

    Leon12 Member+

    Jan 5, 2006
    Man of the world
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    My brother is going to the match, I am very, very jealous.
     
  12. Christina99

    Christina99 Member+

    Sep 22, 2013
    Buenos Aires
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    me encanta la selección, todavía me duele no haber ganado ese ultimo partido del mundial (era nuestro...) pero banco a estos pibes por sobre todo, y todos sabemos q cuando conectan y están a su nivel, son los mejores del mundo.

    me intriga ver como funciona carlitos y si puede acostumbrarse a ser suplente y pensar en ganarse la titularidad

    ojalá lio y angel hagan las maravillas q suelen hacer
     
  13. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Goal Croatia

    Let see if Tata's team can comeback from behind.
     
  14. HollywoodHayat

    HollywoodHayat Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Beautiful goal by Croatia. Arg dont look comfortable in Martinos style were all over the place.

    Plus again he goes for 2 very slow CBs
     
  15. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Typical Kun NT version, missing easy one.

    Wasted another.

    And then another, easier than Pipita chance against Germany. Should have been 2-1 by now.

    We didnt look like a proper team so far.
     
  16. Leon12

    Leon12 Member+

    Jan 5, 2006
    Man of the world
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    You have to laugh, for their clubs our strikers are the best in the world, for the NT they would miss an open goal from on the goal line.
     
  17. SupaMario

    SupaMario Member+

    Aug 31, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA Tigre
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    He was offside, flag was up
     
  18. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Just bring one Tevez, at least we've seen enough of Kun in last 4 years. Should try something new upfront every once in a while.
     
  19. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Few mins later, he was in one on one situation.
     
  20. SupaMario

    SupaMario Member+

    Aug 31, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA Tigre
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    You mean earlier, his last shot, he was offside.
     
  21. Leon12

    Leon12 Member+

    Jan 5, 2006
    Man of the world
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Except Tevez is not something new upfront, he is our Emile Heskey :)
     
  22. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Well, Kun is our Torres now.

    Could have scored again, what a waste of extra pass.
     
  23. HollywoodHayat

    HollywoodHayat Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Problem with this system is that it relies heavily on CBs being able to distribute and unfortunately were not deep in that department.

    Also, the guys look all over the place with no cohesion
     
  24. Leon12

    Leon12 Member+

    Jan 5, 2006
    Man of the world
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    His goal scoring record for Argentina is actually pretty good, especially as most of the time he has come on as a sub. It's just that when he starts he never looks as effect.
     
  25. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    That wont be much problem if Kun can actually scores.
     

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