Argentines who play for other national teams: would they make Argentina's squad?

Discussion in 'Argentina: Selecciones Nacionales' started by argentine soccer fan, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Rogelio Funes Mori blatantly expressed his interest today in getting naturalized as a Mexican citizen in order to play for their NT. With Martino now in charge of el tri, it seems quite likely it could happen.
     
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  2. RiverGaucho

    RiverGaucho Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    It would be no surprise. Mexico is a country with no tradition in football and will take any argentine or brazilian. Funes Mori is a laughing stock in Argentina, but is a big idol in Monterrey, and like so many before him, will play for the NT.

    Lets not forget, the likes of Guilles Franco, Lucas Lobos, Matias Vuoso, Chaco Gimenez, have all played for mexico... They even wanted Pavone at one point, which is just sad.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see Guido Rodriguez end up on the Mexican NT. I am surprised someone like Marchesin decided to fight it out as the Argentina NT goalkeeper, he would be the unquestioned starter for Mexico long ago.

    Just think about it, Mexico hosted the world cup twice and couldn't even make the semifinal. As disastrous as Argentina's world cup was, it was just as good as Mexico's, who was embarrassed 3-0 by Sweden and than trounced by Brazil. A truly pathetic footballing nation where the clubs move around like american franchises.
     
  3. SupaMario

    SupaMario Member+

    Aug 31, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA Tigre
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    If I am not mistaken, I remember the U.S. was thinking about naturalizing both them or something in those lines. I believe they held green cards, since they had lived in the US for apparently eight years. But they never became naturalized citizens and went back home. I kinda wish they did, so we wouldn’t have to have Ramiro play as a CB.
     
  4. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    A bit late... but it turns out this kid made his official debut with the Paraguayan NT earlier this year in a 4-2 loss to Mexico.

    He was also taken to Brazil for the 2019 Copa America, where he started in all four matches played by the Paraguayan NT throughout the competition.

    Seems he's doing quite well at Cerro Porteño too..
     
  5. Gilbertsson

    Gilbertsson Member+

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Apr 1, 2012
    Geneva
    Club:
    Toronto Croatia
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Arzamendia should play for Spain, after all both surnames are Spanish. Arzamendia is Basque surname, part of Spain.
     
  6. Milan05

    Milan05 Member

    Dec 2, 2015
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I don’t understand why so many young Argentinian players today go to America. Ezequiel Barco is just one example of this. MLS is a mediocre league and has strict wage-caps so they don’t even make that much money.

    Instead of MLS, they could join a midtable Bundesliga team and make just as much money, live in a great country, and play at a significantly higher level. Also playing in Germany gives you a far better chance of being called up for the NT, see Alario.
     
  7. Gilbertsson

    Gilbertsson Member+

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Apr 1, 2012
    Geneva
    Club:
    Toronto Croatia
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    European leagues are more demanding in training sessions. That's why European footballers end in MLS after they turn 33, 35 years, because they can't follow European tempo. Many footballers don't want to play actively, they don't care about the Champions League, World Cups, EURO's, Copa America. Fans are much more brainwashed with titles, trophies, derbies, national teams. For footballers, football is only an occupation. Many of them don't even watch football on tv. They want to close their existence questions. For normal life, you don't need more than 3,4 millions of dollars. Many players would rather spend their entire career on the bench in some better club than playing active football in some weaker club.
     
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  8. SupaMario

    SupaMario Member+

    Aug 31, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA Tigre
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Andrés Cubas to represent Paraguay. He never really panned out. Had glimpses here and there but just fell short.
     
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  9. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    This guy would never make it to Argentina's squad (and I doubt he will ever play for Colombia either) but Germán Cano has been emphasizing a lot through the media that he is interested in playing for Los Cafeteros.

    Not sure he is good enough and he is up there in age but it is something I just wanted to throw out here into this thread since I read an article about it recently.
     
  10. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Never heard of this guy (nor has Martino even made mention of calling him up), but 30-year-old Argentine defender Emanuel Aguilera declared that he would consider playing for Mexico.

    Aguilera previously played for Defensa y Justicia (was part of the team that gained promotion), Godoy Cruz, and Independiente before moving to Mexico, where he has won three titles with Club America.
     
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