Maradona to get rid of called up players?


Are these players finished with the national team?

Maradona is on his way to Europe and according to the Argentine media, Maradona is going to meet with many of the players that have been called up during the WC qualifying campaign to tell them that their services will no longer be needed.

Some of the players mentioned are:

Zanetti, Heinze, Maxi Rodriguez, Gago, Milito, Lisandro Lopez, Nicolas Burdisso and possibly even Aguero and Tevez.

Is Maradona really about to clean house?

Which players deserve to be left off the upcoming call ups?

Will it make a difference in the remaining WC qualifiers?

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13 Responses to Maradona to get rid of called up players?

  1. Mike Cando says:

    I like the way Lisandro Lopez has been playing recently. I don’t think he’s gotten enough of a chance to show his quality out on the pitch. Ideally I’d like to see him partner up with Higuain and Messi. Just my opinion 🙂

    • pintadoazulblanco says:

      I agree with you Mike. I think that Lisandro & Higuain deserve an opportunity in the lineup.

      It’s ridiculous that in light of Argentina’s goal scoring problems those two proven goal scorers are not being given a chance to play with the Argentina shirt.

  2. Argentinafan says:

    this is a damn shame if its true. gago and heinze have to go obviously, but to treat pupi like this is disgraceful from maradona. the guy has play 135 times for his country: you strip of his captaincy, then you cut him?! maradona is a complete fool. I also wonder why lopez is getting axed…all the guy does is score goeals in europe, and he had that one for us against russia, but hes never had a chance in the qualifiers. i think this just proves how stupid pelusa is.

  3. pintadoazulblanco says:

    I agree with you about Zanetti but it must be said that he has not played well as of late. Zanetti does deserve respect, his career with the national team has earned him that respect and besides, what other options does Argentina have in the right back position?

    It’s disgraceful that Maradona would handle Zanetti in that manner but it’ll probably happen.

    As far as Licha, I’ve read that he along with Burdisso have not hidden their discontent about the the way that Maradona has handled their call ups.

    It’s beyond ridiculous that he would no longer call up two players like them, that got called up for the WC qualifiers but were left out of the lineup.

  4. Argentinafan says:

    we could always bring back hugo ibarra?! as a boca fan i liked when he was used by basile, but hes too old now too. i guess zabaleta should be given a run out. let the U20 and Olympic lads a chance to shine
    ======================Romero
    Zabaleta=======Fazio=============Garay/Gonzalo========Insua

    ==========Veron========Mascherano========Di Maria

    Messi==================Pipita===============Zarate

    thats one hell of a team. el cuchu cambiasso could be slotted in for veron

  5. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Ibarra? Maybe 2-3 years ago but not now. I wonder if Zabaleta will ever get a chance. Maradona is reportedly looking at Napoli’s Hugo Campagnaro to replace Zanetti. I don’t know if that’s good or bad.

  6. Humbird says:

    The players are not the problem. The problem is that we have neither strategy nor tactics. The Lord God Almighty could play at right back and still we would lose.

  7. I dont understand the animosity towards gago, the guy plays his heart out every game and is the closest we have to Redondo. Not too long ago, when Mache and Gago played as double 5’s he had several perfect games. That said, gago is a team player and if there is one thing missing for Argentina, is the concept of a “team”. Against paraguay he looked obviously frustrated and disolutioned at the lack of structure.. i dont blame him for that. I defended Maradona up to this point, but the guy has nothing to offer. He should still be behind the scenes, in the locker-room, etc.. but not as coach. Cutting out Zanetti, gago, licha etc is just ridicuous.. they should at least bench! But its becoming more and more obvious that maradona can only see through the lens of Napoli, and Boca players. I am going to start wearing a kaka shirt soon..

  8. Mike Cando says:

    What do you guys think about Lucho Gonzalez. It looks like he’s healthy again and ready for action at Marseille!

  9. Argentinafan says:

    lucho has never cut it for argentina. however, i’d welcome him back. i think maradona’s use of napoli players is absurd. campagnaro got sent of this weekend and conceded a penalty. zabaleta has captain argentina through the youth ranks, he has also played for the full senior team in big situation and won’t panic. I am a Boca fan, and as i understand it, Maradona called up palermo to try and please the boca fans (myself included) who turned on him after the riquelme situation. Now, it seems that in order to get in the best graces of River and their fans, Maradona is going to call up el Burrito Ortega. la seleccion= a circus

  10. pintadoazulblanco says:

    I think that Lucho is definitely an alternative on the right side of the midfield but I don’t look at him as a permanent solution.

    I think that all the national team chaos and his own current situation with Atletico is affecting Maxi.

    At this point, it’s probably best for Maxi to sit out the rest of the WC qualifiers and try to regroup with his club team.

  11. jerry touze says:

    it s really impossible for me to believe that diego will leave lissandro out, after he made the most of his small given chances, like in games against russia, in little time. he needs to start up front with crespo or milito, and messi back in the middle or on the wing like in barca. also impossible to believe, he ll do that to el pupi, pupi is still rocking at inter, still outstanding, wow, i love diego, like we all fans of argentina, but even i a big diego lover is not feeling safe with him and his decisions for the team of my heart, and i m from haiti, but some of us there love argentina, mainly from diego, s miracle career time, but come on diego, show some respect to zanetti, and how could he ever leave di maria out for so long, until now after what di maria has done for the team in beijing s olympics, wow, di maria is better than gutierez n datolo put together, he s the best left winger any country can ever have, WTF IS GOING ON IN DIEGO S HEAD? I LIKE THE FACT THAT HE CALLED PABLITO BACK AND I M OK WITH HIM CALLING ORTEGA, EVEN IF ORTEGA HAS TO COME LATE IN THE GAMES. MY ONLY DISCONTENT IS ABT LISSANDRO, PUPI,NOT BEING APPRECIATED FOR WHAT THEY TRULY ARE. NAPOLI HAS NO TEAM RIGHT NOW, AND BOCA IS NOT DOING GOOD, WHY CAN T HE CALL EL CATA DIAZ, WHOSE GOAL AGAINST COLOMBIA 1-0 IS THE REASON WHY WE STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO QUALIFY. WHY NOT CALLING SCHIAVI, HE S GOT A GOOD HEADER, AND EXPERIENCE, WALTER SAMUEL IS PLAYING STRONG, WHY NOT CALLING HIM? WITH THE AMOUNT OF STRONG TALENTED PLAYERS THAT ARGENTINA HAS AT THE MOMENT, IF I GET TO MAKE THE TEAM, I BET WE WOULD WIN THE DANM WORLD CUP, IF WE CALL OUR BEST PLAYERS AS I JUST MENTIONED, I DON T MIND SOME OF THE YOUTH PLAYERS NEITHER, FASIO, ZABALETA, MAXI MORALES ETC………… WELL WE JUST HAVE TO PRAY FOR DIEGO TO GET HIS HEAD STRAIGHT N STOP BEING BIAS AGAINST SOME PLAYERS, ESPECIALLY LISSANDRO. THIS IS A DISCREASE, A GUY SO STRONG POWERFUL, SKILLFUL AND FAST LIKE LISSANDRO NOT STARTING UP FRONT WHEN WE HAVE FORWARD PROBLEM, WOW……. I FUCKING GETTING TIRED OF THIS WITH DIEGO S BIAS, N I M SOMEONE WHO LOVES DIEGO, HE S MY INSPIRATION, BUT I DON T LIKE THE SHIT HE S DOING TO LISSANDRO, N DID TO DI MARIA, THE BEST DRIBBLER WE GOT RIGHT NOW, WITH FULL TECHNIQUE N BODY AND LEGS MOVEMENT,WITH 2 GREAT FEET. HOW CAN DIEGO BE SO BLIND, WELL AT LEAST I HOPE HE CALLS LISSANDRO 4 THE WORLD CUP N NOT DISRESPECT ZANETI N KEEP HIM WITH THE TEAM, ESPECIALLY, THAT THIS WILL BE HIS LAST CHANCE TO PLAY ANOTHER WORLD CUP, PUPI IS THE MALDINI OF ARGENTINA, THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES N RESPECT HIM 4 EVER, JUST LIKE PAOLO MALDINI, I GUESS DIEGO DON T REALLY KNOW WTF HE S DOING THEN, POR FIN, LO DIGO.

  12. jerry touze says:

    OH ARGENTINA FANS MY EMAIL IS: ARGENTINAFOOTBALL 1 @ YAHOO.COM. YOU GUYS ARE WELCOME TO SEND ME E-MAILS. QUE VIVA LA ALBICELESTE, LET S HOPE DIEGO GET HIS MIND RIGHT, N BE THE ICON THAT HE IS, NOT ONE THAT STARTS TO IRRITATE HIS OWN FANS, THAT S SUCH A SORRY SHAME.

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