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Argentina Team for World Cup 2010

Two-time World Champions Argentina makes it the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals after some of the most grueling matches during the qualifying rounds. With one of the football greats Diego Armando Maradona coaching the team, the Argentineans are on the race to win the world cup for the first time in 24 years. The team including Messi, Veron, Tevez and a host of other young players who have proved their mettle on the field, might just atone for all the recent disappointments and help Argentina lift the coveted trophy once again.
 
The team started out in the qualifiers under Coach Alfio Basile, who was quickly replaced by Maradona after a defeat to Chile in the tenth match, which brought them down to the third position in the group table. Yet, La Albiceleste (White and Sky blue) won the next two matches by narrow margins to seal their berth at the FIFA World Cup.

Argentina recorded their lowest ever tally in the ten-team group system with just 28 points from eight wins, four draws and six losses. After their first ever defeat to Chile, they suffered even more humiliation at the hands of Bolivia, losing 6-1. After their second-ever loss at the hands of Brazil at a home qualifying match, Argentina got back into the game and mustered a win against the Peruvians and edged out Uruguay 1-0 in the final match.
 
Most of Argentina’s hopes rest on the shoulders of Lionel Messi, who is currently regarded as the best footballer in the world. He has scored repeatedly for Barcelona but is yet to make a serious impact wearing the national jersey. Supporting the extremely quick Messi will be Captain Javier Mascherano and the hugely experienced Juan Sebastian Veron, who was blamed for Argentina’s poor performance in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Known as one of the most colorful and brilliant footballers in the world, coach Diego Maradona has brought his impulsiveness and competitive spirit to the game, succeeding Alfio Basile. He has previously coached Boca Juniors and played in four successive World Cup Finals tournament from 1982 to 1994. His tremendous experience coupled with his straight-talking attitude could be just enough to encourage the Argentineans to go for the World Cup this year.
Argentinean Team/Squad For The FIFA World Cup 2010
 
The Pre-World Cup list of players for Argentina is given below.
 
Player
Position
Mariano Andújar
 Goalkeeper
Diego Pozo
 Goalkeeper
Sergio Romero
 Goalkeeper
Nicolás Burdisso
 Centre Back, Defensive Midfielder
Martín Demichelis
 Defender
Ariel Garcé
 Defender
Gabriel Heinze
 Left back / Centre back
Nicolás Otamendi
Defender
Clemente Rodríguez
 Wing back
Walter Samuel
 Centre Back
Mario Bolatti
 Central Midfielder
Ángel Di María
 Left winger
Jonás Gutiérrez
 Winger
Javier Mascherano
 Defensive Midfielder
Javier Pastore
 Attacking midfielder
Maxi Rodríguez
 Winger / Midfielder
Juan Sebastián Verón
 Midfielder
Sergio Agüero
 Striker
Gonzalo Higuaín
 Striker
Lionel Messi
 Second Striker
Diego Milito
 Striker
Martín Palermo
 Striker
Carlos Tévez
 Forward


Date - Time Venue
Detail
Results
12-June 11:00 Johannesburg - JEP Argentina Argentina vs Nigeria Nigeria Argentina won by 1-0
17-June 08:30 Johannesburg - JSC Argentina Argentina vs Korea Republic Korea Republic Argentina won by 4-1
22-June 15:30 Polokwane Greece Greece vs Argentina Argentina Argentina won by 2-0
27-June 15:30 Johannesburg Argentina Argentina vs Mexico Mexico Argentina won by 3-1
03-July 11:00 Cape Town Argentina Argentina vs Germany Germany Germany won by 4-0


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