Dec 6. World Cup was drawn. Argentina will begin on Sunday, June 15, 7pm against Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro in Group F. In second match we face Iran in Belo Horizonte on Saturday 21, 1 pm. We close the group against Nigeria on Wednesday 25, 1 pm in Porto Alegre.
Oct 15. In week 18, Argentina lost 3-2 to Uruguay in Montevideo with goals from Rodríguez (6), Suárez (-penalty- 34) and Cavani (49). Maxi Rodríguez scored two equalisers for our National Team (15, 41). Goals. Argentina lined up: Romero; Campagnaro, F.Fernández, S.Domínguez, Basanta; A.Fernández (82 Icardi), Banega (68 Somoza), Biglia, Maxi Rodríguez, Lamela (76 Sosa), Palacio.
Argentina won the South America group and ended at the top of the standings with 32 points followed by Colombia with 30, Chile with 28, Ecuador with 25 (all four qualified for World Cup) and Uruguay 25 (play Intercontinental Play-Offs against Jordan, won 5-0 in first leg in Amman, drew 0-0 in Montevideo).
All 32 countries are qualified : Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay, Spain, Germany, Italy, England, Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, United States, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana, Algeria, Japan, Iran, South Korea and Australia. The draw will be held on December 6.
Oct 11. In week 17, Argentina beat Peru 3-1 at the Monumental stadium. They started losing with goal from Pizarro (21) but they turned the scoring around with two goals from Lavezzi (23, 35) and one from Palacio (47). Goals. Argentina lined up: Romero; Zabaleta, F.Fernández, Garay, Rojo; Banega, Biglia, Di María (91 Somoza); Palacio (81 Lamela), Agüero, Lavezzi (87 Maxi Rodríguez).
Oct 7. Sabella added: Orión (BOC), Seba Domínguez (VEL), Mercado (RIV), Somoza (LAN), Braña (QUI) and Maxi Rodríguez (NEW). Mascherano, Higuaín, Ansaldi and Ricky Álvarez got injured and are out.
Sep 28. Messi got injured. Sabella called up Mauro Icardi (INT-ITA) instead.
Sep 27. Alejandro Sabella called up 23 'foreign' players for week 17 and week 18 against Uruguay in Montevideo on Tuesday 15: Romero (MON-FRA), Andújar (CAT-ITA); Zabaleta (MCI-ENG), Rojo (SPL-POR), Fede Fernández (NAP-ITA), Garay (BEN-POR), Campagnaro (INT-ITA), Basanta (MON-MEX), Coloccini (NEW-ENG), Ansaldi (ZEN-RUS); Augusto Fernández (CEL-SPA), Banega (VAL-SPA), Mascherano (BAR-SPA), Biglia (LAZ-ITA), Lamela (ROM-ITA), Di María (RMA-SPA), Sosa (MET-UKR), Ricky Álvarez (INT-ITA); Messi (BAR-SPA), Agüero (MCI-ENG), Higuaín (NAP-ITA), Lavezzi (PSG-FRA), Palacio (INT-ITA).