New starting backline against Mexico.
Maradona confirmed in yesterday’s press conference that Burdisso will replace Samuel in the lineup because Samuel is not 100% fit.
Maradona did not confirm the rest of the starting lineup.
The speculation in the Argentina media is that this will be the starting eleven against Mexico today:
Maxi Rodriguez-Mascherano-Di Maria
Needless to say, a very important game today.
In recent years the Argentina-Mexico games, in every competition, have been close, hard fought, exciting games.
No reason to expect anything different today.
Argentina’s backline and the defensive midfield support will have to be in top form today. Argentina’s defense will need to rise to the occasion and give its best performance in the world cup.
The good news for the team’s play buildup is that there is a possibility that Veron will not be in the lineup today.
Unfortunately, it appears that Pastore will not be taking his place in the lineup but with Maxi, Di Maria, Tevez, Messi & Higuain, Argentina should be able to launch lethal attacks.
Argentina though, really does need an attacking midfielder like Pastore, who has the pace, vision, and passing skills to link up well with the rest of the team.
We’re only a few hours away from kickoff.
It’s do or die.
The world cup really begins now.
Share your thoughts on today’s game.
90 minutes to kickoff.
The Argentina starting lineup confirmed: