Lionel Scaloni’s team seeks to recover from the defeat in the debut and is already preparing to face Mexico next Saturday for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
18:55 – The mockery of Éver Banega by his colleagues from Saudi Arabia
The midfielder with a past in the Albiceleste currently plays for Al-Shabab in the Saudi Professional League and was the victim of ridicule from his teammates, who went looking for him and sang songs to him while laughing. “After the victory of our Falcons, the Lions surprise Commander Banega,” they wrote from the club along with a video posted on social networks.
18:25 – Carlos Valderrama on the debut of the Argentine National Team: “He did not give two passes in a row”
“When you play badly, you lose. Argentina played badly,” Valderrama began, and the reason, from his perspective of having played badly, is because he “did not give two passes in a row” when “Argentina’s forte is the ball.”
The ex-soccer player believes that the players of the team led by Lionel Messi “did not think that Saudi Arabia was going to press him as they did” and in relation to this he added that “they did not realize it or they thought it was easy”.
On the other hand, the Colombian explained that despite being a minor team “Saudi Arabia never respected him”, although he made it clear that “Argentina is still my candidate, they have to win two games”, and closed: “As long as I have life He is the candidate I have.”
17:55 – Messi received the support of his entire family after the defeat against Arabia
During this Wednesday, the Argentine 10 received a visit from his wife Antonella Roccuzzo, his three children, his brothers and also his mother and father went through the University of Qatar to accompany him.
17:25 – Mario Kempes criticized the debut of the Argentine National Team in Qatar 2022: “The game was left over”
In an analysis of the game, Kempes said: “This has to be taken very calmly, to learn from the mistakes made. Games are never won before they are played. I think that Argentina overcame the rival a little, very cancheritos at times, and paid for it“.
“Now we have to put on the work overalls again, forget that they are the figures and the ones chosen by all as candidates to win the world championship, and start from scratch. They have already realized that by not playing with powerful teams from Europe, because it couldn’t be done either, these things happen,” he explained in dialogue with Radio 95.1 Pulse.
16:50 – Ramón Díaz’s message to the Saudi Arabian players who defeated the Argentine National Team
The former River, Independiente and San Lorenzo coach posted a photo on his Instagram stories with the initial formation and left a message with “Congratulations guys.”
Of the eleven chosen by Hervé Renard to start the game, nine are led by Ramón in the cast that is currently in fourth position in the local competition, five points behind Éver Banega’s Al-Shabab, who was also the victim of ridicule from his companions.
16:15 – Goycochea: “What worries me the most is the mood”
The former goalkeeper of the National Team assured Télam that “the defeat against Saudi Arabia in the World Cup in Qatar was a terrible blow and, although in football you can never leave aside the technical-tactical or the physical, on this occasion I I’m more concerned about the emotional aspect ahead of the next match with Mexico”.
15:40 – The Mexican jewel in Qatar 2022 that FIFA compared to Messi and Neymar
This is Alexis Vega, who at the age of 24 is not only one of the figures of Chivas but also of the Mexican team. In the prelude to the World Cup, from FIFA included him in a survey along with Neymar and Messi in which people were asked which number 10 would be most decisive in Qatar.
“I still don’t believe it. I saw some publications out there where Neymar, Messi, high-quality players appear and seeing my photo next to them is a dream that I am living. We are nothing, hours away from starting a World Cup and I am going to represent my country in the best way”, reflected the footballer in dialogue with FIFA.
15:10 – The National Team continues its preparation before facing Mexico
This Thursday. the group directed by Lionel Scaloni will carry out a new training session behind closed doors. As reported, this time it will not be available to the press.
14:40 – Tite spoke of Argentina’s defeat because “it serves as an analysis” and he beat Brazil’s debut
The coach of Brazil was consulted about Argentina’s defeats against Arabia and Germany with Japan for the first date of group C and E, respectively. Within this framework, Tite reflected: “It serves as an analysis, as a reflection. There is no greatness or greater or lesser facilities. Perhaps that is the great aspect, there are no labels or labels. Each country has its pride to give the best.”
14:10 – When will Scaloni speak again?
The coach of the Argentine National Team will give a press conference next Friday at 9:30 in the morning, prior to the match against Mexico.
13:30 – The changes that Tata Martino analyzes to face the Argentine National Team
In this context, for the crucial game on Saturday, Tata analyzes the entry from the beginning of Jiménez, who only played a handful of minutes yesterday against Poland, or the nationalized Rogelio Funes Mori from Mendoza.
In that case, the one who will leave the starting lineup will be Henry Martin, while Kevin Alvarez will replace Jorge Sánchez on the right side. These two modifications would not be the only ones that Martino will make, who is also considering including Héctor Herrera in midfield for Charly Rodríguez and Néstor Araujo for Héctor Moreno in defense.
13:00 – Olarticoechea on the matches against Mexico and Poland: “We will have to live up to it”
The world champion in 86 said: “Now all finals are coming because you have no margin. You will have to be up to the task. We lost to Cameroon in 1990 and we knew how to overcome that moment. Argentina has what. Two difficult rivals are coming, but they are not impossible. I know that the boys are going to leave everything in each game. If they are aware of what is coming, they will take it forward.”
12:30 – Vasco Olarticoechea gave his opinion on the failed start of the National Team
“The team lacked the second goal to settle the game and it was not possible due to the offsides. That would have been key to liquidate. Still, I admit that the rival surprised me: how they played, the concentration they had. I think they played the match his life, how they shrunk, how they got in. They didn’t get long, but they scored two great goals, one next to the post and the other up top. He didn’t hit the ball, but there were mistakes that cannot be made in the future,” said the former soccer player.
12.00 – The players of the Argentine National Team receive their families
After practice this morning, the team led by Lionel Scaloni and captained by Lionel Messi, author of the penalty goal in the 1-2 draw with the Arabs, receive visits from their relatives within the grounds of the University of Qatar. It is the first time that this has happened since the beginning of the concentration.
The meeting was already scheduled in advance and the idea is that the closest circle of soccer players visits them after each game in the World Cup. However, from the coaching staff they believe that this meeting can also serve to renew strength and clear their heads a bit after an elusive debut that was not in anyone’s plans.
11.04: Macri’s hunch with the Argentine National Team in the World Cup
“It’s a game that can be lost, in terms that if we win the next ones, nothing happens”poured the former president of the Nation in dialogue with Radio La Red. And he gave his hunch for the next clashes in Group C with Mexico and Poland: “The two games that remain are very winnable and we qualify. It is a test of the mettle, the conviction of the team and the coach. We have 72 hours to think and reflect. Let’s take it that way”.
09.57: The impact of the defeat of Argentina in the Las Vegas betting houses
La Albiceleste was surprised by Saudi Arabia and the main bookmakers were shocked by the news. How were the quotas of the Scaloni team.
08.33: How many points does Argentina need to qualify for the round of 16?
The draw between Mexico and Poland benefited Lionel Scaloni’s team since it depends on itself because if he wins both games he will qualify for the next instance. However, the defeat on the first date could complicate his intentions to advance as head of the group.
08.17: What are the changes that Lionel Scaloni could make
Scaloni analyzes several changes. Will closely follow Christian Romero, who showed the lack of rhythm due to the injuries of the last time in Tottenham. If Cuti is not there, everything suggests that he will be replaced by LIsandro Martinez. There could also be modifications on the sides since Gonzalo Montiel or Marcos Acuña could enter.
Finally, in the middle of the court Enzo Fernández is one of the options to strengthen and give play to the central circlebut also Alexis Mac Allister is another of the candidates to get into the main eleven by Alejandro Papu Gómez or Leandro Paredes.
07.35: Details of the practice of the Selection
The first minutes were open to the press and At the beginning of the training, those players who were not starting in the hard blow suffered at the start of the World Cup or played a few minutes were part of it.. The rest carried out regenerative works.