Argentina vs Brasil

We all know that Argentina-Brasil is the biggest rivalry and the biggest game in world football.

Because of Argentina’s place in the WC qualifying standings, today’s game is of even more importance than usual. Today’s game is for Argentina, as big of a must win as any game has ever been against Brasil.

All clasicos are different and today’s has the additional factor of the game setting. The game will take place outside of Buenos Aires, in Rosario, which is a city that is smaller in size but is just as big as Buenos Aires in the fervor and passion that the fans there have for football.

Playing in Rosario Central’s smaller but more intimate stadium where the fans can be heard and felt by every player is without a doubt a plus for Argentina.

What can we expect to see tonight?

Based on what was seen in the practice sessions this week and what Maradona said during the week, Argentina will begin the game with a 4-4-2 lineup that will change when the team goes on the attack.

Zanetti & Maxi Rodriguez will make attacking runs from their flank as will Datolo from his side of the field.

Veron will position himself alongside Mascherano when the game starts but Veron will not remain there for long as he will move constantly and attempt to have alot of contact with the ball and be responsible for the play buildup and leading the attack.

Upfront, the idea is for Tevez to attack the Brazilian center backs with his pace and physical potency and for Messi to move all around the attacking front.

Defensively, Argentina will have to watch out for Brasil’s dangerous counter attacks. The backline (Zanetti & Heinze in particular), Masche and Datolo will need to be focused and aware of their positioning at all times because otherwise Brazil’s fullbacks and especially Kaka & Robinho with their pace and skill will be lethal.

Dominguez & Otamendi, playing together for the first time on the national team will have stay on top of Luis Fabiano and not give him room to maneuver, to escape their tight marking because if he does he can also be lethal.

Will tonight be Messi’s game?

All Argentina fans are waiting for Messi’ big game with the national team, for Messi to perform with the Argentina shirt as he does in Barcelona.

In Barcelona, Lio has a team structure behind him, has a team that plays by memory and plays well. In Argentina it is the complete opposite.

But, all eyes will be on him tonight. If Messi finally breaks through and plays like he can, Argentina will win.

Having an in form Messi is an advantage that no other team in the world has. Only Argentina has it. Messi is truly our ace of spades.

Tonight, Argentina has to win, no other result will suffice.

Tonight, Argentina will have an entire stadium painted white & sky blue, full of rabid fan support, pushing the team on.

Tonight, every player on the field will have to rise to the occasion.

And Argentina fans, everywhere in the world. It is time.

Llegó la hora de alentar a muerte a la Argentina!!!!!!!!!!

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15 Responses to Argentina vs Brasil

  1. Mike Cando says:

    I’m soooo pumped for this match! I’m leaving Buenos Aires now for Rosario as I was lucky enough to get tickets to see it live in the Gigante de Arroyito. It’s going to be crazy for sure as we are all excited over here! Thanks for the great post…VAMOS ARGENTINAAAA!

  2. Humbird says:

    VAMOS ARGENTINA!

  3. utsav says:

    ya today is the biggest match for argentina,messi n for all albiceleste fans all over the world.i m from nepal and in nepal there are lots of argentinian fans. we all are here in the club to watch argentina vs brazil match. its still about 7 hours left to start the match but club is already full.we all are really tensed.we all are dressed in blue and white shirt n singing and praying for argentina’s win.we cant wait. i hope messi shines as well as whole argentina team. May argentina crash brazil. best of luck to argentina. VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Greetings to you and all Argentina fans from Nepal.

    I am counting down the hours as well.

  5. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Esta noche, cueste lo que cueste, Argentina tiene que ganar!!!!

    Cueste lo que cueste, Argentina tiene que ganar!!!!

  6. chris says:

    Mike Cando, IM Jealous as hell that u are gonna be there.. thats HISTORY !!!

    congratulations, my stomach is in nots at this very moment, and its getting even worse. Vamos Argentina, si se puede ganar… Hey Mike Cando, if you can, can you take pictures or video tape if possible ? send them to Pintadoazul and have him post them ???
    have fun brother, enjoy it !

  7. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Vamos vamos Argentina
    Vamos a ganar
    Vamos vamos Argentina
    Vamos a ganar
    Yo te sigo a todas partes a donde vas
    cada vez te quiero mas!!

    Vamos vamos Argentina
    Vamos a ganar
    Vamos vamos Argentina
    Vamos a ganar
    Yo te sigo a todas partes a donde vas
    cada vez te quiero mas!!

  8. utsav says:

    hey guys cant wait anymore!! we all r really awaiting for the game to start.now we r counting minutes for the start of play. cant wait to see argentina win against brazil and hope they do it in style. hope for the best. VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I lived in Argentina for a year and am now in San Diego CA, surrounded by Brasilian fans, I will be wearing my remera de la seleccion de Argentina!!! Vamos vamos Argentina!!!!

  10. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Nevermind all those Brasil fans. Represent!!!!!

    I’ve been wearing my Mascherano shirt since 5:30am today.

    6 1/2 hours to go until kickoff.

  11. argentina fan says:

    i’m watching the colombia vs. ecuador game right now and hoping for a 0-0 draw or colombia win. if ecuador win, they will over take us, adding to the pressure. If Colombia wins, things will be very tight with tem and ecuador sitting two points behind us. thats not even taking into consideration the result of the uruguay peru match. This has got to be the most dramatic day of football for so many nations in many, many years.

  12. pintadoazulblanco says:

    I would’ve liked to have seen that game but I’m already paying $35 to see the Argentina game.

    I’m listening to it on La Red. It sounds like its a pretty boring game so far.

    A tie would be a great result for Argentina.

    Speaking of today being a dramatic day, Portugal was four minutes away from losing and not qualifying to the WC but they scored a goal and stay alive.

  13. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Right now, Maradona is holding the tactical meeting and it is being reported that he prepared a motivation video and is showing it to the team.

    Looks like Guardiola has started a trend.

  14. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Colombia 1-0 Ecuador 5 minutes left

    Peru 1-0 Uruguay 2 minutes left

  15. shamim says:

    Vamos Argentina!! Good luck with Paraguay!! A true fan from Finland (Bangladesh)

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