Argentina will be looking to bounce back
Argentina don’t usually take kindly to losing and their recent loss to Brazil at the Copa America, will ensure they come to Australia on September 11 prepared to get back the winning feeling they are accustomed to.
Argentina don-t usually take kindly to losing and their recent loss to Brazil at the Copa America, will ensure they come to Australia on September 11 prepared to get back the winning feeling they are accustomed to.
The world ranked No. 2 lost 3-0 to their arch rivals in the final played in Venezuela, while at the same time, Australia was not exactly enjoying its inaugural foray at the Asian Cup finals. The loss to Brazil only compounded the disappointment felt by all Argentineans following the quarter final exit at the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals to hosts Germany a year earlier, a tournament that also raised Australia-s profile to new heights in world football.
That makes the September 11 clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground even more appetising for fans, as the need to regroup for both countries will be motivation enough with FIFA World Cup qualifying starting in 2010.
With this in mind, Australian fans can look forward to seeing a host of stars from the world football superpower.
There is no doubt that Argentina possess some of the finest talent on the planet and any team that can-t find a place in its starting line-up for the likes of Pablo Aimar and Hernan Crespo (against Brazil), you know has to be world class.
The mouth-watering prospect of seeing the mercurial talents of Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Carlos Tevez (Manchester United), Juan Riquelme (Boca Juniors), just to name a few, for many Australians will be a once in a lifetime experience.
Argentina may also look to blood several youngsters, most likely from its successful National Under 20 team that recently were crowned the 2007 FIFA World Youth Champions in Canada. That team possessed several new world stars in the making, with Sergio Aguero named the tournament-s star player, scoring six goals in the process and several goals that many seasoned professional strikers would gladly claim as their own. Maximiliano Moralez was another standout, the pocket dynamo midfielder finishing the tournament with four goals and third in the Player of the Tournament standings.
It-s an event that should not be missed by any Australian sports fan. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.au
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