What do you think about this? Opinions please.

Discussion in 'CONMEBOL' started by dale_wilster, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. dale_wilster

    dale_wilster Member

    Jul 4, 2001
    Cochabamba, Bolivia
    Nat'l Team:
    It seems that Nelson Acosta, DT for Bolivia, has a preference in his goalkeepers. It is Leo Fernandez, who in my opinion, really has not played very well. He is frequently out of position and his distribution is poor. There are at least three keepers who I feel are better than him. However, I am not the coach.

    Fernandez (not be confused with "Gato" Fernandez) is a naturalized Bolivian citizen. He was naturalized about five years ago (If i recall correctly). Probably he was naturalized to not count as a foreigner on a Bolivian league team and maybe even to play for the National team.

    He was born in Argentina.

    During the game against Colombia, when the Bolivian national anthem was playing.. he was the ONLY one who did not have his heart on his chest. Perhaps this was symbolic. If he does not hold allegiance to Bolivia, can we assume that the country he still holds allegiance to is Argentina?

    I find this unacceptable. Even Cristaldo, who was Argentine and naturalized..had his heart on his chest during the anthem and no one has questioned his allegiance.

    Now for the tricky part. Bolivia's next game is against Argentina in Buenos Aires. Should Leo sit this one out to avoid any type of misunderstandings? Gato Fernandez who is the no. 2 is currently injured and will probably not get called up.

    Will Leo put his heart on his chest when the Argentine anthem plays?

    I am very troubled by this. :(

    What do you think?
  2. loloy_vinotinto

    loloy_vinotinto New Member

    Mar 22, 2003
    Maracaibo, Venezuela
    Te lo digo por la gran cantidad de jugadores naturalizados que han desfilado con la casaca vinotinto que no deberias preocuparte mucho por eso. Aun aquellos que cometen el delito grave de nos sentir la camiseta, juegan a un nivel alto porque se quieren mostrar... y asi obtener un buen contrato y hasta reconocimiento
  3. DanRod78

    DanRod78 New Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Kansas City, KS
  4. guri

    guri Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    My God!!! Where did he put his heart?

  5. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    andres mendoza does no sing the national anthem

    yet he plays his heart out for peru

    another case very similar tp your

    is julio cesar balerio a naturalized peruvian back in the 98 qualifiers

    when we went to montevideo to play against uruguay he stopped everything including a penalty by francescoli
  6. loloy_vinotinto

    loloy_vinotinto New Member

    Mar 22, 2003
    Maracaibo, Venezuela
    Re: Re: What do you think about this? Opinions please.

  7. Saltenya94

    Saltenya94 Member

    Jul 29, 2003
    DC United
    welll lets hope not...

    i wouldn't worry... there if of course the famous Peruvian goalie who let Argentina, score an amazing 6-0 victory so Argentina could surpass Brazil in the 78' world cup, everyone said Argentina payed the Peruvian goalie off... and of course b/c he was originally born in Argentina...

    but i wouldn't worry either, i mean the goalie arguably is the most important member of a team, but with that said, there's 10 other guys out there, fighting thier hearts out.... this is World Cup qualifiers baby!!!!

    This is what everyone dreams about.... that and playing for a big club, in your own country or abroad... but playing the Big World Cup, is something every soccer player, and non playing-soccer player has dreamed in thier lifetime.... i know i wish i had more skills, or never stopped playing in junior high......

    all i hope for bolivia, is they don't have anymore 5-0 routs like the one they had in Uruguay... let's go D'
  8. Mario

    Mario New Member

    Mar 11, 2000
    San Salvador, El Sal
    si, se deberia de sentar para evitar malos entendidos

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