Argentinae naitional fitbaw team

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Argentinae
Nickname(s) La Albiceleste (The White an Sky Blue)
Association Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA)
Confederation CONMEBOL (Sooth Americae)
Heid coach Edgardo Bauza
Caiptain Lionel Messi
Maist kaips Javier Zanetti (143)
Tap scorer Gabriel Batistuta (57)
Hame stadium Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti
FIFA code ARG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA rankin
Current 5
Heichest 1 (Mairch 2007)
Lawest 20 (August 1996)
Elo rankin
Current 4
Heichest 1 (Julie 2007)
Lawest 28 (Juin 1990)
First international
 Uruguay 2–3 Argentinae Argentinae
(Montevideo, Uruguay; Mey 16, 1901)[1][1]
Biggest win
Argentinae Argentinae 12–0 Ecuador 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; Januar 22, 1942)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakie 6–1 Argentinae Argentinae
(Helsingborg, Swaden; Juin 15, 1958)
 Bolivie 6–1 Argentinae Argentinae
(La Paz, Bolivie; Aprile 1, 2009)
Warld Cup
Appearances 15 (first in 1930)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg : 1978, 1986
Copa América
Appearances 39 (first in 1916)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg : 1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993
Copa Roca / Superclásico de las Américas
Appearances 13 (first in 1914)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg: 1923, 1939, 1940, 1971[2]
Confederations Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 1992)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg : 1992

The Argentinae naitional fitbaa team (Spaingie: Selección de fútbol de Argentina) represents Argentinae in fitbaa an is controlled bi the Argentine Fitbaa Association (AFA), the govrenin bouk for fitbaa in Argentinae.

La Selección (naitional team), kent as the Albicelestes (sky blue an whites) an aw, haes appeared in five Warld Cup finals, includin the first feenal in 1930, which they lost, 4–2, tae Uruguay. Argentinae wan in their next feenal appearance in 1978, beatin the Netherlands, 3–1. Argentinae, led bi Diego Maradona wan again in 1986, a 3–2 victory ower Wast Germany. They again made the Warld Cup finals in 1990, an lost, 1–0, tae Wast Germany efter concedin a penalty kick in the 85t minute. Argentinae made their fift appearance in a Warld Cup feenal in 2014, again luisin tae Germany, 1–0 durin extra-time. Argentina's Warld Cup winnin managers are César Luis Menotti in 1978, an Carlos Bilardo in 1986.

Argentina haes been vera successful in the Copa América, winnin it 14 times an winnin the 'extra' Sooth American Championships in 1941, 1945 an 1946 an aw. The team wan the FIFA Confederations Cup an the Kirin Cup an aw, baith in 1992, an the Argentine olympic team wan the Olympics fitbaa toornaments in Athens 2004 an Beijing 2008.[4]

Argentinae an Fraunce are the anerly twa naitional teams that hae wan the three maist important men's titles recognisit bi FIFA: the Warld Cup, the Confederations Cup, an the Olympic toornament. They hae baith wan their respective continental championship an aw (Copa América for Argentinae, an UEFA European Championship for Fraunce).[5][6]

Argentina is kent for haein rivalries wi Brazil, Uruguay, Ingland an Germany due tae historic occurrences wi ane anither throuoot fitbaa history.[7]

Argentina wan sax o the 14 fitbaa competeetions at the Pan American Gemmes an aw, winnin in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995 an 2003.

Players[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current squad[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 2 Jun 2014, Argentinae manager Alejandro Sabella named the 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA Warld Cup.[8]

Caps an goals updatit as Juin 7, 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date o birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sergio Romero (1987-02-22) 22 Februar 1987 (age 32) 47 0 Monaco Monaco
12 1GK Agustín Orión (1981-07-26) 26 Julie 1981 (age 37) 3 0 Argentinae Boca Juniors
21 1GK Mariano Andújar (1983-07-30) 30 Julie 1983 (age 35) 10 0 Italy Catania

2 2DF Ezequiel Garay (1986-10-10) 10 October 1986 (age 32) 18 0 Portugal Benfica
3 2DF Hugo Campagnaro (1980-06-27) 27 Juin 1980 (age 39) 15 0 Italy Internazionale
4 2DF Pablo Zabaleta (1985-01-16) 16 Januar 1985 (age 34) 36 0 Ingland Manchester City
15 2DF Martín Demichelis (1980-12-20) 20 December 1980 (age 38) 38 2 Ingland Manchester City
16 2DF Marcos Rojo (1990-03-20) 20 Mairch 1990 (age 29) 22 0 Portugal Sporting Lisbon
17 2DF Federico Fernández (1989-02-21) 21 Februar 1989 (age 30) 26 2 Italy Napoli
23 2DF José María Basanta (1984-04-03) 3 Aprile 1984 (age 35) 10 0 Mexico Monterrey

5 3MF Fernando Gago (1986-04-10) 10 Aprile 1986 (age 33) 49 0 Argentinae Boca Juniors
6 3MF Lucas Biglia (1986-01-30) 30 Januar 1986 (age 33) 18 0 Italy Lazio
7 3MF Ángel Di María (1988-02-14) 14 Februar 1988 (age 31) 47 9 Spain Real Madrid
8 3MF Enzo Pérez (1986-02-22) 22 Februar 1986 (age 33) 7 1 Portugal Benfica
11 3MF Maxi Rodríguez (1981-01-02) 2 Januar 1981 (age 38) 55 16 Argentinae Newell's Old Boys
13 3MF Augusto Fernández (1986-04-10) 10 Aprile 1986 (age 33) 9 1 Spain Celta Vigo
14 3MF Javier Mascherano (1984-06-08) 8 Juin 1984 (age 35) 98 3 Spain Barcelona
19 3MF Ricardo Álvarez (1988-04-12) 12 Aprile 1988 (age 31) 7 1 Italy Internazionale

9 4FW Gonzalo Higuaín (1987-12-10) 10 December 1987 (age 31) 36 21 Italy Napoli
10 4FW Lionel Messi (Captain) (1987-06-24) 24 Juin 1987 (age 32) 86 38 Spain Barcelona
18 4FW Rodrigo Palacio (1982-02-05) 5 Februar 1982 (age 37) 17 3 Italy Internazionale
20 4FW Sergio Agüero (1988-06-02) 2 Juin 1988 (age 31) 51 21 Ingland Manchester City
22 4FW Ezequiel Lavezzi (1985-05-03) 3 Mey 1985 (age 34) 31 4 Fraunce Paris Saint-Germain

Recent caw-ups[eedit | eedit soorce]

The follaeing players hae been cawed up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date o birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest caw-up
GK Óscar Ustari (1986-07-03) 3 Julie 1986 (age 33) 2 0 Ingland Sunderland v.  Italy, August 14, 2013

DF Emanuel Mammana (1996-02-10) 10 Februar 1996 (age 23) 1 0 Argentinae River Plate v.  Slovenie, June 7, 2014
DF Nicolás Otamendi (1988-02-12) 12 Februar 1988 (age 31) 16 1 Brazil Atlético Mineiro 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
DF Lisandro Ezequiel López (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 29) 4 0 Spain Getafe 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
DF Gabriel Mercado (1987-03-18) 18 Mairch 1987 (age 32) 1 0 Argentinae River Plate 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
DF Gino Peruzzi (1992-02-09) 9 Februar 1992 (age 27) 4 0 Italy Catania v.  Romanie, March 5, 2014
DF Lucas Orbán (1989-02-03) 3 Februar 1989 (age 30) 1 0 Fraunce Bordeaux v.  Bosnie an Herzegovinae, November 18, 2013
DF Facundo Roncaglia (1987-02-10) 10 Februar 1987 (age 32) 1 0 Italy Fiorentina v.  Bosnie an Herzegovinae, November 18, 2013
DF Fabricio Coloccini (1982-01-22) 22 Januar 1982 (age 37) 39 1 Ingland Newcastle United v.  Uruguay, October 15, 2013
DF Sebastián Domínguez (1980-07-29) 29 Julie 1980 (age 38) 8 0 Argentinae Vélez Sarsfield v.  Uruguay, October 15, 2013
DF Cristian Ansaldi (1986-09-20) 20 September 1986 (age 32) 3 0 Roushie Zenit Saint Petersburg v.  Peru, October 11, 2013
DF Santiago Vergini (1988-08-03) 3 August 1988 (age 30) 1 0 Ingland Sunderland v.  Paraguay, September 10, 2013

MF Éver Banega (1988-06-29) 29 Juin 1988 (age 31) 24 2 Argentinae Newell's Old Boys 2014 FIFA Warld Cup preliminary squad
MF José Ernesto Sosa (1985-06-19) 19 Juin 1985 (age 34) 19 1 Spain Atlético Madrid 2014 FIFA Warld Cup preliminary squad
MF Fabián Rinaudo (1987-05-15) 15 Mey 1987 (age 32) 4 0 Italy Catania 2014 FIFA Warld Cup preliminary squad
MF Érik Lamela (1992-03-04) 4 Mairch 1992 (age 27) 6 0 Ingland Tottenham Hotspur v.  Bosnie an Herzegovinae, November 18, 2013
MF Rodrigo Braña (1979-03-07) 7 Mairch 1979 (age 40) 9 0 Argentinae Quilmes v.  Uruguay, October 15, 2013
MF Leandro Somoza (1981-01-26) 26 Januar 1981 (age 38) 4 0 Argentinae Lanús v.  Uruguay, October 15, 2013
MF Francisco Cerro (1988-02-09) 9 Februar 1988 (age 31) 1 0 Argentinae Racing v.  Italy, August 14, 2013

FW Franco Di Santo (1989-04-07) 7 Aprile 1989 (age 30) 3 0 Germany Werder Bremen 2014 FIFA Warld Cup preliminary squad
FW Mauro Icardi (1993-02-19) 19 Februar 1993 (age 26) 1 0 Italy Internazionale v.  Uruguay, October 15, 2013

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Pelayes, Héctor Darío (September 24, 2010). "ARGENTINA-URUGUAY Matches 1902–2009". RSSSF. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  2. Title shared wi Brazil
  3. Efter 1988, the toornament haes been restrictit tae squads wi no mair nor 3 players ower the age o 23, an these matches are nae regardit as pairt o the naitional team's record, nor are caps awairdit.
  4. "Football gold for Argentina". BBC News. August 28, 2004. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  5. "– Argentina on". FIFA. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  6. "– Tournaments". FIFA. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  7. "Great Footballing Rivalries : Argentina vs. Uruguay « SportsKeeda". Sportskeeda.com. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  8. "Argentina World cup squad: Carlos tevez left out".  |first1= missin |last1= in Authors list (help)