Messi, Tevez, Higuain in the starting lineup.
According to La Nacion, Maradona will have three forwards in the lineup for the World Cup opener against Nigeria.
The starting eleven will reportedly be:
GK – Romero
D – Demichelis
D – Samuel
D – Heinze
M – Jonas Gutierrez
M – Mascherano
M – Veron
M – Di Maria
F – Messi
F – Tevez
F – Higuain
An explosive lineup in theory, with Higuain, Messi, Tevez and Di Maria.
These are all players with pace, mobility, passing skills and goal scoring ability.
I don’t think that the defense will be a set 3 man backline, with Jonas in the lineup he will move back and forth from the right-midfield spot to the right-back spot.
Argentina can switch from a 3-4-3 formation to a 4-3-3 in the middle of a game.
I still prefer to see Pastore instead of Veron in the lineup. I think Pastore would be able to link up better with Di Maria and Messi and contribute more to the play build up than Veron.
All things considered, I like the starting lineup that is being reported.
What do you all think of this possible lineup against Nigeria?